loving grace blog and review tou

Welcome to the Loving Grace by April Smith blog & review tour plus giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


loving grace Title: Loving Grace


Author: April Smith


Publisher: Ambassador International


Release Date: March 20, 2018


Genre: Christian Fiction, Young Adult Romance

Grace Summer lands herself in a melon load of trouble when she becomes torn between the boy of her dreams and the boy almost next door.

As the newly crowned Watermelon Queen, she is thrust into the spotlight, meets the dreamy Warren Hartley, and continues trying to get over an accident that rocked her world. Mix in working with Beau Baron who Grace happens to fight with just about as much as breathing and the metaphorical sparks fly.

Like most things in life, Grace must learn to take the good with the bad. While the good is the handsome and fun Warren Hartley, the bad is Beau Baron—or at least being around his annoying and rude self way more than she would like. For Beau, Grace is nothing more than aggravating and an irritating reminder from the night of the accident.

Tensions soar as Grace and Beau fight to love themselves and maybe, just maybe, each other.


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Wow, all I can say is, this story gave me the feels all over! Keep the tissues close by as you are reading LOVING GRACE by April Smith. She will have your emotions all over the place. Once I started reading, it was very hard to stop! The twists and turns made it impossible to put down, as I had to know what was going to happen to Grace after so much family heartache! What an awesome story. All of April’s characters feel genuine and relatable and put your emotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride. As you are reading, you will find yourself cheering for all of them, praying they can work out their problems and be happy once again. You will also wonder how much heartache a person can stand before they completely break down and shatter.

LOVING GRACE is all about family and the past and the secrets that come out are heart tugging. It had me wanting to eat watermelon with each and every page. Grace is the newly crowned Watermelon Queen and it was fun getting a behind the scenes introduction into the world of watermelons and pageantry. I had to know what was going to happen to Grace and Beau and all the secondary characters. Grace is shattered after a family tragedy that leaves her feeling so alone in the world. LOVING GRACE is a sweet young adult contemporary story that will hold you hostage until the very last page. Once you start reading, it will be very hard to put down!

LOVING GRACE is without a doubt one of the better YA books I’ve read in 2018 so far. I was instantly emotionally invested in all of the characters. April Smith really knows how to write about family drama, heartbreak, and forgiveness. It was interesting to see Grace torn between two guys, one who she knew since she was younger and the other, a new guy in her life. Which one would she choose? I can not wait to read more by this wonderful and heart tugging author.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Publicity Tours. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.



April Smith grew up spending summers working on her best friend’s family watermelon farm and she was one of those watermelon queens she writes about. She has her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching.


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loving grace blog tour giveaway


Ambassador International is giving away:

(1) JustRead Summer Fun Book Box, which features Loving Grace as well as at least 4 quality items which complement the story. Find out more here.

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 16, 2018 and last through 11:59pm July 23, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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tour schedule

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