Friday, April 13, 2018

Guest Post & Tour Giveaway for "The Soldier's Homecoming" by Patricia Potter

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Soldier's Homecoming

(Home to Covenant Falls #5)

by Patricia Potter

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Superromance

He’s looking for roots. She won’t be tied down.

Army ranger Travis Hammond needs to heal physical and emotional wounds. A job in Covenant Falls checking out equine therapy programs for veterans is a start, but it’s only temporary. And he doesn’t need a partner, especially some reporter with the persistence of a terrier and irresistible green eyes. Like Travis, Jenny Talbot’s just passing through town. Unlike Travis, Jenny knows exactly where she’s going next—back to the Middle East, as soon as she recovers from her own war injury. But there’s a bend in the road for both of them.

Guest Post with Patricia Potter

When I started my first Covenants Falls book, I envisioned two books. I had no idea it would grow into a third, then a fourth, and a fifth, "The Soldier's Homecoming," now available in both e-book and large print paperbacks. The fifth and sixth are on the schedule in a special Summer Harlequin western series rather than SuperRomance. I hope you will look for it.

My heart just couldn't let the town and characters go. Apparently readers couldn't either, because they've stayed with the series and I'm ever so grateful. They have grown to know the town and its incoming veterans as well as I do.

I'd didn't start the series with any intent to focus on the healing needs of many in the military today, but one story led to another. Now that the military is a career rather than a two or three year duty, there are new problems.

Soldiers are away for year-long deployments multiple times. Their fellow soldiers become their family and when they leave the service, they no longer have the support of others who know what they experienced. The Covenant Falls series tells some of these stories.

Since Covenant Falls is a western town in which most residents own horses and/or grew up riding, horses took a stronger and stronger role in the stories, particularly the tale of an ex-Navy Seal in which a Pinto named Jacko and the birth of a foal were major in helping him cope with a painful past. It was that power to heal that turned me to making equine therapy programs a driving theme for the remainder of the series. I read several books and combed the internet for available programs.

One book, "Riding Home, The Power of Horses to Heal” really influenced me. "Horses," writes author Tim Hayes, 'help us discover hidden parts of ourselves. They help all of us become better people, better parents, better partners and better friends. Horses can be our greatest teachers because they have no ego, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion."

I hope you follow the rest of the series as the journey to heal continues.

― Patricia

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About the Author

Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America. The Soldier's Homecoming is her fifteenth book for Harlequin.

Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally
- 1 winner will receive signed print copies of of THE SOLDIER'S PROMISE, TEMPTED BY THE SOLDIER, A SOLDIER'S JOURNEY, and THE SEAL'S RETURN (US only)
- Ends April 18th

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