Friday Weekend Escape to Adelaide: The River Torrens

We’re returning to Adelaide in South Australia and escaping for the weekend to the River Torrens. The river flows from the Adelaide Hills on the eastern side of Adelaide, through the city to empty into Gulf St Vincent.

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The Riverside Precinct of the River Torrens is in the heart of the city and close to amenities, including the Adelaide Oval.

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The footbridge in central Adelaide is home to the romantic Love Padlocks. Couples can fix a padlock to the bridge railing. They can include their initials, names, date and a message on the padlock before tossing the key into the river.

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Popeye recreational boats cruise along the river and under the City Arch Bridge of King William Road to Adelaide Zoo. It’s lovely to walk along the river bank and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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My last visit to Adelaide holds special memories because I saw my debut book, Falling for the Farmer, for the first time on the shelf of a book store in Adelaide.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our weekend escapes to Adelaide. Next week we’re returning to Sydney, Australia, and the setting for Winning Over the Heiress, my February 2015 release. Have a great weekend and Happy Australia Day!

ACRBA Tour Falling for the Farmer by Narelle Atkins

3 – 7 March 2014

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Falling for the Farmer

Heartsong Presents

By

Narelle Atkins

About the Book

KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE

And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

About the Author

NARELLE ATKINS writes contemporary inspirational romance and lives in Canberra, Australia. She sold her debut novel, set in Australia, to Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line in a six-book contract. She is also a member of International Christian Fiction Writers group blog.

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com

Narelle is a co-founder with Jenny Blake of the Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance (ACRBA). http://acrba.blogspot.com

Her debut book, Falling for the Farmer, will be a February 2014 release, followed by The Nurse’s Perfect Match in May 2014 and The Doctor’s Return in August 2014.

Website: http://www.narelleatkins.com

Blog: https://narelleatkins.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NarelleAtkinsAuthor

Twitter: @NarelleAtkins https://twitter.com/NarelleAtkins

Narelle: I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to tour Falling for the Farmer with ACRBA. Please check out the ACRBA post and visit the participating blogs in the tour.

http://acrba.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/acrba-tour-falling-for-farmer-by.html

Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase plus giveaway

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KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE

And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

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Congratulations! You’ve reached Stop 6 and the end of the Falling for the Farmer blog chase. Please fill in your answers to the questions located on each of the participating blogs in the form below.

Contest terms and conditions:

If you have five correct answers, you’ll be entered in the drawing to win one of three print copies of Falling for the Farmer.

You can receive an extra entry in the drawing by signing up to receive email notifications when my new books release. Current subscribers to my email list will automatically receive an extra entry.

You can also receive an extra entry in the drawing if you leave a comment on the ACW blog chase post at Stop 1.

The maximum number of entries per person in the drawing is three. The winners will be announced on this blog on Wednesday, February 12.

Below are the links to the five blogs, in case you missed any of the stops or answers to the blog chase questions. The answers to the questions are located in each blog post.

Stop 1: Narelle’s question on Australasian Christian Writers (ACW)

http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/

Stop 2: Iola’s question on Iola’s Christian Reads

http://www.christianreads.blogspot.com/

Stop 3: Dotti’s question on Ink Dots

http://dorothyadamek.blogspot.com.au/

Stop 4: Jenny’s question on Come Meet Ausjenny

http://ausjenny.blogspot.com/

Stop 5: Ellie’s question on Soul Inspirationz

http://soulinspirationz.blogspot.com.au/

“Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.”

The blog chase contest has closed and the winners will be announced in a comment below.

To receive an extra entry in the drawing, please subscribe to my email list. You will only receive two emails when I have a new book releasing, and your personal information will not be disclosed to anyone or used for any other purposes.  The emails may contain special information and benefits for my email subscribers only.

http://www.narelleatkins.com/subscribe.html

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Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
All rights reserved. ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.
Copyright© 2014 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
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Falling for the Farmer online book launch and giveaways

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I’m excited that it’s nearly February and Falling for the Farmer officially releases in 5 days on Tuesday, February 4. To celebrate the launch of my debut novel, I’m going to be visiting a few blogs and offering print book giveaways (worldwide, to anywhere The Book Depository will deliver).

My Blog Visiting Schedule:

Today (January 30): Ausjenny blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://ausjenny.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/getting-to-know-you-with-narelle-atkins.html

February 1 (US time): Lena Nelson Dooley blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-farmer-narelle-atkins-one.html

February 4 and 5: International Christian Fiction Writers (worldwide print giveaway)

February 4 (US time): Book Review

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/review-falling-for-farmer-by-narelle.html

February 5 (US time): Author Interview

http://internationalchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-this-debut-author-of.html

February 5: Official Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase and Launch Day celebrations starting at Australasian Christian Writers (worldwide print giveaway of 3 books)

http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/falling-for-farmer-blog-chase-plus.html

February 10: Ink Dots blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://dorothyadamek.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/narelle-atkins-falling-for-farmer.html

February 10 and 17: Iola’s Christian Reads (worldwide print giveaway)

http://christianreads.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/author-interview-and-giveaway-narelle.html

http://christianreads.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/author-interview-narelle-atkins-part-2.html

February 10 (US time): Trish Perry blog (worldwide print giveaway)

http://trishperry.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/narelle-atkins-and-free-books.html

Additional book giveaways:

I’m also offering a print book giveaway of Falling for the Farmer on Goodreads (February 1-28).

February 3: Soul Inspirationz (3 print books giveaway, worldwide)

The lovely Ellie Whyte organises a monthly promotion of the Love Inspired range of books on Soul Inspirationz. Falling for the Farmer will be included in her February promotion and Rafflecopter giveaway.

http://www.christianfictionsite.com/

February 8: Inspy Romance blog (Kindle book giveaway)

I’m interviewing my dear friend Susan Diane Johnson (aka. Suzie Johnson) on the brand new Inspy Romance blog. We’re offering a joint Kindle giveaway of Falling for the Farmer and Suzie’s brand new release, True North.

http://www.inspyromance.com/

If you’re a fan of contemporary romance, I highly recommend visiting the Inspy Romance group blog. We are offering a number of contemporary romance book giveaways this week and next week.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the release of Falling for the Farmer. And, good luck if you enter one, two, or all of the book giveaways!

Heartsong Presents February New Releases

My debut book with Harlequin’s Love Inspired Heartsong Presents line, Falling for the Farmer, is releasing next week on February 4, 2014.

Next week I’ll be giving away three print copies of Falling for the Farmer on my blog (international giveaway) from the Falling for the Farmer Blog Chase.

The first stop on the blog chase will be the Australasian Christian Writers blog on Wednesday, February 5 (Aussie time). The blog chase will travel around Australia and New Zealand, ending up here on my blog. There’ll be fun questions to answer as I celebrate the official release of Falling for the Farmer with my Australasian Christian Writer friends.

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KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE 

And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.

Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

Chapter One excerpt

She had to escape now!

The long aisle surrounded by rows of smiling faces awaited Kate Lawson as she paused for photos at the back of the church, her sweaty hand clutching her father’s tuxedo-clad forearm.

Her fiancé stood at the end of the aisle, a triumphant grin on his face as his gaze swept over the crowded church.

Her father’s eyes misted. “You’re doing great.”

Kate shook her head. “Dad, I’m sorry. I can’t do this.” She lifted her wedding dress off the plush carpet and ran out of the church, her low heels scraping the stone steps as she sprinted to the bridal car.

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Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Rocky Mountain Romance

SHEILA McINTOSH IS HEAD OVER HEELS FOR BEN JACOBS

But they haven’t spoken since his sister Courtney’s wedding last summer. Now that they’re back together again on Courtney’s Montana ranch, Sheila’s wondering if she only imagined that Ben cared for her—and their time together was just a beautiful dream.

Ben’s crazy about Sheila, but he’s too shy to tell her, and he’s praying for another chance to win her affections. Can this sweet computer expert overcome his shyness and show her that sometimes dreams really do come true?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

The Cowboy Takes a Wife

ANNIE WHITAKER HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PLAIN JANE 

But in the bustling gold-rush town of Canon City, Colorado, she turns heads, especially that of cowboy Caleb Hutton. Annie’s seen Caleb many times in her father’s mercantile, and she’s surprised and pleased when he takes a special interest in her.

Caleb’s faith was shattered when his fiancée jilted him for a wealthier man. But as he gets to know Annie, his view of women—and God—soon takes a turn for the better. Can Annie’s steadfast faith help the former preacher find his way back to his calling and a second chance at love?

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

The Widow's Suitor

CORA ANDERSON ISN’T LOOKING FOR LOVE 

The young widow is just trying to make a life on the prairie for herself and her newborn son. When handsome newcomer Luke Dow shows up at her cabin door, she soon relies on the man’s help with her homestead…and dares to dream of the future.

Luke came to the small South Dakota town to build a hotel and make his fortune. But he never expected to care for anyone, let alone the beautiful Cora and her baby boy. When Cora’s land claim is challenged by a neighbor, Luke will do all he can to protect her and her home—and claim her heart.

Read a FREE sample at Amazon.com

Cover Art Copyright © 2014 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited.
All rights reserved. ® and ™ are trademarks owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies, used under license.
Copyright© 2014 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Cover copy used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Book cover reveal: Falling for the Farmer

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KATE LAWSON IS A RUNAWAY BRIDE And she’s incredibly grateful when Jack Bradley offers her a job on his apple farm. Working side by side in the orchards with her best friend’s brother seems like the perfect way to get over her disastrous engagement. Until Kate finds herself falling hard for the handsome farmer.Jack Bradley knows city-girl Kate isn’t here to stay. Yet suddenly he’s imagining a life with her in the country. When Kate considers going back to the city, can Jack find a way to show her that her real home is here on the farm, by his side?

Narelle: I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my debut contemporary inspirational romance set in Australia. Falling for the Farmer will be released on February 4, 2014. It is available for Pre-Order at the following stores:

Amazon.com

Christianbook.com

The Book Depository (free delivery worldwide)

Barnes and Noble

Parable Christian Stores

Cokesbury

AllBookStores.com