Monday, July 21, 2014

Keeping Faith - Teaser Tuesday

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I think I'm in love with Tom Henderson, the hero in KEEPING FAITH. Tom and his sister were raised in poverty - neglected and uneducated - but in spite of that rocky start, he grew into a good and caring man. I'm enjoying the story of how this cowboy's life changes when he takes on his deceased sister's baby as his responsibility.

In my Teaser, Lucille (a local seamstress and the story's heroine) is teaching Tom to read and she's wondering if he's more than just a good-looking cowboy.

Teaser (from 35% on my Kindle):
He played hard, but he worked hard, too. He showed the world a devil-may-care attitude, but she wondered now if perhaps beneath the dimpled smile and light-hearted words, a far more serious side existed. She wanted to get to know him better.

Genre: Western Historical Romance
Length: 292 Pages
Amazon Link: Keeping Faith (The Sunset Series - Book 2)
Other Books by Christina Cole: Amazon Author Page

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
      Everything they say about Tom Henderson is true. Born in a barn, the bastard son of a drunken whore, he’s got nothing to offer, and any dreams he might have are as far away as the distant snow-capped Rockies -- and probably as unattainable. He’s long had his eye on pretty Lucille McIntyre, but that’s just one more impossible dream.
      Lucille has always been considered the prettiest and most popular girl in Sunset, but her father’s sudden death has left her shaken and sad. Now, life seems to be passing her by.
      When a prim and proper spinster arrives to deliver a squalling 3-month-old infant to Tom, his life and Lucille’s both change. His decision to keep the baby girl sets off a firestorm among the good ladies in town who don’t consider him fit to raise a child.
      Together, Tom and Lucille will do anything in their struggle for keeping Faith.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.



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41 comments:

Vonnie R said...

I would like to get to know him too. ;)

My TT

madamevauquer said...

Ah, you have Tom and I have Vincent (from Beauty and the Beast). http://wp.me/pZnGI-9M

Christina Cole said...

Hi, Vonnie...it's Christina. I definitely fell in love with my hero, Tom Henderson, while I was writing his story. I think he will live in my heart for a long time.

Christina Cole said...

Of course, I had to pop over to your blog to "meet" Vincent. :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like an engaging story, and one that tests the strengths of the characters. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “ KATWALK”

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Is he playing hard to get? <__< I cannot help but picture Liam Hemsworth for the role! Ha ha ha

If I Stay By: Gale Forman

madamevauquer said...

Thanks for stopping by. This Vincent and Catherine are quite different from the ones in the current tv series.

Lexxie Lin said...

Sandra, Keeping the Faith sounds awesome! Exactly the kind of complicated romance I enjoy, and hey, there's a cowboy *grins* Excellent teaser this week! Happy reading.

Here's my TT post for this week.

JC Jones said...

I love western romances. This one sounds like it is right up my alley.

sherry fundin said...

I used to watch and read westerns with my dad. This sounds like a good one.
My TT

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's quite different from any historical western romance I've read. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There are plenty of complications in this story, which just makes the plot more interesting. And Tom has the most delightful dimples!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm looking forward to reading the entire Sunset Series.

Franny said...

I am not entirely sure this would be my cup of tea, but your teaser is definitely something...
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!
Here's mine (for everyone else): http://darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/teaser-tuesday-29.html

Sandra Nachlinger said...

LOVE those rowdy cowboys!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've read several books by Christina and enjoyed them all. Although this book is part of the Sunset Series, it stands alone (but I'm going to read them all!)

JLS Hall said...

I've read a lot of romance novels, but don't think I've ever read a western romance. I should do something about that! This one sounds very tempting. Good teaser!

Maya Love said...

It's a sweet teaser. Glad you're enjoying the book. I like western historicals too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Christina Cole writes delightful western romances. You'll enjoy them all.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

You'll enjoy getting to know these characters.

Cleo Bannister said...

That teaser sounds like it comes from an enormously fun book, as does the synopsis. Thanks for visiting my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/teaser-tuesday-july-22/

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a heart warming story that will make you smile.

Kero Sunshine said...

The teaser sounds good and the synopsis too. May be someday I'll try a cowboy book.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Kero.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

oh,, I'm liking this... are you carrying on, Sandra? enjoy!

Tribute Books Mama said...

I never read a Western Romance, nice teaser!

Trish said...

uh oh! this tease is juicy!
Trish - my teaser

Yvonne said...

This sounds so good!

Heather said...

Sounds like there's a lot more to this cowboy than meets the eye. Mine: Mr. Monk Gets on Board

fredamans said...

You can tell she is quite smitten with him, obviously more than she can tell too. :-)

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds just like many cowboys I've known.

Kim @ Book Munchies said...

That's a cute teaser!

Kim @ Book Munchies

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Tom is an interesting character with a lot of depth. I enjoyed getting to know him.

sparklingbooks93 said...

Guy with dimples? Guy with a hidden serious side? Oh my, that teaser just made me want to go and read this book now! :D
Great post and thanks for stopping by!

Stormi Johnson said...

Oh my, had me at Cowboy...lol. He sounds like a really sweet guy and that sounds like a great story! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Leslie said...

Hmm.. I've never read a western romance. Enticing teaser!
Thanks for stopping by my TT
http://disturbia0509.blogspot.com/2014/07/teaser-tuesday-2.html?m=1

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I think you'll enjoy it. Both Tom and Lucille are terrific characters.

bibliosa said...

Oh he sounds intriguing!

Alicia Batista said...

Ooh, great teaser!! You got me interested too, and wondering what else might lye under there...lol!

Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

Alicia Batista said...

Ooh, great teaser!! You got me interested, and wondering what else might lye under there as well...lol!

Thanks for stopping by my TT @ Addicted Readers! :)

jacquie said...

What a great teaser....interesting premise!!

Eustacia Tan said...

Sounds like an interesting guy, great teaser!

Thanks for dropping by my blog

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