Welcome to the blog tour and giveaway for Bounty Beyond Reason by Kari Trumbo, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Bounty Beyond Reason
Author: Kari Trumbo
Series: Brides of Blessings #7
Release Date: May 9, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romance
For the last four years, she’s wanted to watch him hang.
Hannah Gale has to avenge her husband’s death and the loss of her future and watching Emitt Hayes swing will do just that. When she’s able to catch him, she can bring him back and claim the bounty, redeeming some of the wealth Emitt stole.
Emitt stole a horse to redeem a debt.
It started a landslide of events that changed many lives, and a has eaten at him ever since. He’s taken on the name Cort Nelson to hide. When his past catches up with him, Hannah is more fire than he’s expecting. His quiet, hidden life will never be the same.
A hidden danger appears that could cost them both their lives, can Cort admit to what he’s done and be the man Hannah needs and can Hannah release her grudge to grab hold of a future worth having?
About the Author
Kari Trumbo is a best-selling author of Christian and sweet romance.
She writes swooney heroes and places that become characters, with historical detail and heart. She’s a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn’t writing, or editing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them.
Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota, land of frigid toes and mosquitoes the size of compact cars, with her husband of almost twenty-one years. They have two daughters, two sons, two cats, and one hungry wood stove.
Bounty Beyond Reason is my first Kari Trumbo novel, but it most definitely will not be my last. This book is FANTASTIC! It has so much action and passion that I could not put the book down. When I had to, I did it begrudgingly! This story is so engaging, the characters are well written, and the romance is perfect. The villains are quite awful, and when justice is served I was left quite satisfied.
Hannah is the main character, and she is feisty and exceptionally brave. I appreciate that she isn’t a stereotypical “weak” woman who needs her fainting couch. Instead, Hannah is a fighter. She doesn’t see herself as small and helpless. She sees herself as capable and strong. There is a fabulous moment where Cort comes to Hannah’s defense as if she were this typical fainting female of the 1800s, but Hannah stops him in his tracks and says, “I don’t think you understand just how strong we women are.” Then she thinks to herself, “He couldn’t know how many times she’d bruised her shoulder learning how to aim [her] rifle, or how many nights she’d shivered, laying against her horse for warmth. Women were resourceful, not weak.” By the time I finished reading this paragraph I cheered out loud. I love when literature illustrates a realistic, fully feminine, strong, determined, capable woman. In this day and age, our daughters definitely need more characters like Hannah in their reading material to illustrate a good role model. Hannah is this and more, and I will gladly give this novel to my daughter when she is of the appropriate age.
In addition to Hannah’s excellent character, I also really love and appreciate the timely message found in Bounty Beyond Reason. There is a moment where Cort is drawn to chapel. He needs a moment of peace and quiet. It is at this point that Cort realizes he has been working alone to find his path in life. He has turned from God in the belief that only weak people need God to take care of things for them. The absolute best part is that Cort comes to understand that while he may have been wrong in his past and shunned God from his life, it didn’t mean he couldn’t turn things around for his future and ask God for forgiveness in the present. I love this message! It is NEVER too late to seek God. No one on this earth is beyond saving because God is that BIG and CAPABLE that he can save us no matter our conditions.
Bounty Beyond Reason is a wonderful novel. I am so glad that I took the time to read this highly engaging story. If you are looking for a clean, romantic, Christian Western with tons of action, a sweet romance, and a timely message then this novel is for you. Purchase Bounty Beyond Reason today. You will not be disappointed that you did.
I received a review copy of this novel in eBook form from the author and Just Read Tours. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Kari Trumbo is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as signed copies of Blessed Beyond Measure and Bounty Beyond Reason! One winner. US only. (International winners may be eligible but for gift card only.)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 28, 2018 and lasts through 11:59 pm June 4, 2018. Winner will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
For the full tour schedule and more giveaway entries, head to JustRead’s Launch Page HERE.