Thursday, May 24, 2012

Moving On - A Prairie Romance by Annette Bower Review + Giveaway



Anna is a mysterious woman that has just moved to Regina Beach. The residents of the small town know everyone’s business and they are very interested in discovering Anna’s secrets. Nick was a Sergeant in the Canadian Army, doing active duty until a horrific accident sent him home to recover. He helps Anna feel safe and comfortable in her new environment, just as he has always done for his men in strange, dangerous places. Meanwhile, he focuses on preparing for his future physical endurance test to prove that he is capable of returning to active duty.

Anna doesn’t talk about her past, and Nick doesn’t talk about his future therefore she is shocked to discover that his greatest wish is to return to active duty. She won’t love a man who may die on the job again. Intellectually, she knows that all life cycles end, but emotionally, she doesn’t know if she has the strength to support Nick.


Moving On is an engaging romance with two battle-scarred heroines.  Anna, who is licking her wounds and beating herself up with guilt and Nick, who is wounded while in Afghanistan both find themselves in the small town of Regina Beach.  They both want to heal and they help each other, finding romance along the way.  But it's their futures that may prevent them from having a life together.  They both have different goals.

With captivating characters, exceptional writing and an engaging plot, Moving On: A Prairie Romance is a sweet romance that will transport you to another time for a few hours.  If you enjoy romances, definitely pick this one up.  Annette is a whiz at storytelling, as this reviewer was completely ensnared in her web. Laughs, love and great writing = a big winner!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Annette Bower lives and writes in Regina, SK Canada. She is an author of many short stories published in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. She explores women in families, women in communities and women at the beginning and end of love and their quest for love. She pursues the writing craft in workshops, conferences, Writing with Style, Banff Centre for the Arts, Victoria School of Writing, Sage Hill Writing Experience, the Surrey International Writing Conferences and the Romance Writing of America Conferences.   

When she isn’t writing she walks or bikes around the streets and parks in her neighborhood imagining complex worlds behind seemingly ordinary events.  

Her first contemporary romance, Moving On A Prairie Romance is published by XoXo Publishing™ a division of Ninni Group Inc.  




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25 comments:

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    1. Dear Wendy, Minding Spot hostess and Eeyore fan,
      Thank you for reading Moving On-A Prairie Romance and enjoying Nick and Anna's story. I thank you for the recommending the laughter along with the love to romance readers.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  2. I can't wait to read this one. It sounds like Annette has a special talent for words and making them come to life.

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    1. Good Morning Cait045,
      Thank you for reading Minding Spots review. I'm glad that she mentioned the humor in the Nick and Anna's love story. Laughter is a necessary tension breaker in a story as well as life.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  3. It is good to know there's some humor in the story...it does seem like it could be very intense without it!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Good afternoon Anonymous,
      Thank you for stopping in at Minding Spot and reading Wendy's review of Moving On-A Prairie Romance. There are gentle scenes and humor that interrupt the intense scenes.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  4. I haven't read books set in that location before, so I'm looking forward to that part as well. It's good to know about the humour. With an injury there is mostly a lot of drama and angst in a lot of stories, that I've read, humour not so much.

    anzuazura at yahoo dot de

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    1. Dear Lana A,
      Welcome to reading about Regina Beach, Saskatchewan Canada. As an author I attempt a light touch with drama. Moving On-A Prairie Romance is a sweet romantic story that goes along a journey with two people who learn to grow and change and also become friends.
      Thank you for dropping in at Minding Spot and reading Wendy's review.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  5. What a great review. Makes you want to rush out and get it to read.

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  6. Dear MomJane,
    The convenience of purchasing electronic books is that we can purchase from our very own home. I do a great deal of book window shopping at night just before I go to sleep and sometimes, I give in and make a purchase from my e reader. However, it is difficult for me as an author of an e book to experience the joy of opening a box of books and feeling the sheer pleasure of a concrete book.
    Perhaps one day during your e-book shopping, Moving On-A Prairie Romance will be in your cart when you check out.
    Thank you for stopping in at Minding Spot, reading Wendy's review and commenting.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

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  7. Hi Annette...Is there a big writing community locally in SK? Has the Internet made it easier to collaborate with other writers and critique groups?

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    1. Dear Catherine Lee,
      Yes, Saskatchewan has a vibrant writting community but you are right the internet has opened up all areas. For me though it has been on line classes. The only times I have received critiques on line has been through either the workshops or contest feedback.
      Some of my writer friends belong to many online groups and have made many writer friends from all over the world. I haven't taken advantage of those groups as of yet. I do belong to an online chapter of the RWA but I am not an active member. As I said in one of my earlier posts, it is easy for me to chase shiny things and therefore not write. Getting to know people online would be a shiny thing. When I critique I read each piece at least once without comment, and on the second and third read, I offer my suggestions. That takes time.
      Thank you for dropping in at Minding Spot and reading Wendy's review.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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    1. Hello Danielle,
      Thank you for finding Minding Spot and reading Wendy's review. Moving On-A Prairie Romance is a good sweet romantic read and it shares a little about the Saskatchewan landscape.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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    1. Hello Sonya,
      Thank you for dropping in on Minding Spot and reading the review of Moving On-A Prairie Romance.
      Wendy did a great job when a reader gets the impression that the book that is reviewed is a great read.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  10. I always prefer it when a story includes humor--I feel that makes life so much better, both in fiction and in reality!

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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    1. Dear Clynsg,
      I agree and I appreciate that Wendy mentioned the humor in Moving On-A Prairie Romance. Both Herman and Nick say,"A good laugh is like an internal massage." I agree with them.
      Thank you for stopping in at Minding Spot.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  11. I love humor in books. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Dear Tore,
      Thank you for stopping in and commenting. You are entered in the contest. Thank you for thinking of acquiring Moving On-A Prairie Romance if you are the winner. It warms my author heart to know that readers are out there waiting to read my book.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  12. kllawson@yahoo.comMay 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Another great review. You must be on Cloud Nine!

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    1. Hello Kllawson:
      Yes, I am very excited to have these reviews for a first book. Thank you for dropping in on Minding Spot and commenting on the review of Moving On-A Prairie Romance.
      Yours truly,
      Annette Bower

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  13. Love the excerpt. Sounds like a great read! Thank you for the opportunity. I've been reading romance books since I was 12, so 20+ years. Love them!

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  14. Dear Michedt,
    Thank you for finding the review on Minding Spot and commenting.
    Romances come in many forms and ways to find love.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

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  15. Hello Everyone,
    I have all the names for the draw. Thank you for participating.
    Yours truly,
    Annette Bower

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