Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Three Little Things by Patti Stockdale, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Three Little Things
Author: Patti Stockdale
Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance
One forbidden love. Two broken hearts. Three Little Things.
Hattie Waltz should forget the troubled neighbor leaving for boot camp in 1917. He forgot about her ages ago. It had always been the Waltzes verses the Kregers, his family pitted against hers. When she hands him a farewell gift, a chemistry lesson unfolds. The good kind.
Arno Kreger can’t leave Iowa or his old man fast enough. He’s eager to prove his worth on the battlefield and stop blaming himself for his brother’s death. Before entering the train, he bumps into Hattie. He’s loved her forever, always from the sidelines, because nobody crosses Hattie’s pa.
One innocent letter soon morphs into many. Arno and Hattie share three little secrets in each letter and grow closer together. But he’s on his way to war across the ocean, and she’s still in her father’s house. Their newfound love will need to survive dangers on both fronts.
I had never heard of Patti Stockdale before but I am sure glad I took a chance and picked up THREE LITTLE THINGS. Ms. Stockdale instantly hooked me and pulled me right in from the very first page and never let me go. Hang on tight! It is going to be a very crazy and bumpy ride! Patti Stockdale’s debut novel is loosely based on the letters her grandparents exchanged during the war. THREE LITTLE THINGS has just the right amount of romance, mystery, and historical fiction. Hattie and Arno are going to feel like the reader’s friends before the middle of this amazing story.
THREE LITTLE THINGS shows how when we turn ourselves over to God anything is possible. I highly recommend this book for readers who enjoy clean reads with true to life characters. One forbidden love. Two broken hearts. Three Little Things. Patti Stockdale grabs her readers by the heart and never lets them go. Hattie has always had a crush on Arno, her neighbor. When he leaves for boot camp in 1917, she knows she should just forget him. He is nothing but trouble and her father would never approve of them courting. But Hattie and Arno start corresponding and they really get to know each other by revealing three little things in each letter.
All the characters in THREE LITTLE THINGS are very relatable and not perfect at all. You can’t help but feel each emotion that they are dealing with. When one of them was happy, I was happy. When Hattie was crying, I was crying too. I love when an author does that to their readers. I truly was an emotional mess after reading this heart tugging story. Now that I have read THREE LITTLE THINGS and discovered Patti Stockdale, I’m excited to read more of this new to me, auto buy from now on author. If you are looking for a heart tugging read that is filled with troubling times, but still fills you with hope, please take a chance and read THREE LITTLE THINGS. It is so real that you need to keep the tissues close by because your emotions are going to be on one crazy roller coaster ride. Once you finish devouring this story, you are going to want to tell everyone you know about this awesome book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Publicity Tours. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patti Stockdale loves hope, history, and a good happily ever after. She can’t remember numbers, so she married a statistician. Thanks to him, she’s lived all sorts of places and worked all sorts of jobs. While employed by an NFL team, she once answered the phone by the wrong team name. She doesn’t work there anymore. For 11 years, she directed the programming at a nonprofit senior center and hosted an annual talent show, rocking a Dolly Parton wig, Annie Oakley boots, and a sweet—although snug—Batman costume. She no longer works there either. These days, Patti writes books and occasionally educational assessments and magazine articles.
(1) winner will receive a prize package including a signed book with a bookmark, a pair of socks with a proverb tucked inside, a $10 Amazon gift card, and a vintage bookmark!
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