Tuesday, 30 October 2012

$25 Gift Card Giveaway: Healing Notes (Sweetwater Canyon #2)

Original Title: Healing Notes
Series: Sweetwater Canyon #2
Author: Maggie Jaimeson
Publisher: Windtree Press
Release Date: July 26th 2012
Genre: Romance

Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.

Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.

A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.

First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.


Claire crawled onto a stool on the other side of the island and smiled.  Neither of them talked for several minutes as they listened to the water in the pot heat.

“When I grow up, I’m going to play with Sweetwater Canyon all the time.”

“Are you sure you want to hang out with all us old folks?”

“You’re not all old. Well maybe a little old. But Kat isn’t old.”

Rachel smiled. “That’s true. She’s only seventeen.” And going on twenty-five it seemed sometimes.

“Oh, seventeen? That is old.” Claire put a finger to her lips and furrowed her brow. “How old do I have to be to play in the band all the time?”

“Probably at least eighteen.”

“But, you just said Kat—”

“Kat is different, because her mother plays in the band and can watch her all the time.”

“Well, you can watch me all the time. You can be my mother.”

Rachel gulped.

“Well, can’t you?”

“Can’t she what?” Noel walked in the room and lifted Claire off the chair in a big hug, swinging her around the room. “Can’t she what? She can do anything she wants.”

“See,” Claire leaned forward and looked at Rachel over Noel’s shoulder. “See, even Daddy thinks you can be my mother.”

“Whoa.” Noel set Claire back on the stool. “I’m not sure what I walked in on here.” He sent an accusing glance to Rachel. “You already have a mother, Claire.”

“I know. Not my real mother. My second mother. You know, like my friend, Megan. Her mommy and daddy got divorced and her daddy married a new mommy. So, Megan has two mommies now.  See?  Rachel can be my second mommy. Okay?”


Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.

HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books.  The final two books will be available in 2013.

Website: http://maggiejaimeson.com
Blog: http://maggiemeandering.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Jaimeson/118916694787820
Twitter: @maggiejaimeson


Maggie will award one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop.

Prize: Cover Flat

In addition, she will award  a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour, and a $25 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn host.  You must leave an email address to be entered into any of the drawings.

So, to win this cover flat and/or $25 gift card, all you have to is COMMENT in this post.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.


  1. The story sounds beautiful and I love the cover.

  2. Thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release!


  3. Vidya, Thank you for hosting my book on your blog. It is so exciting to get the word out finally. Though I loved writing the first book in the series, this second book is even more special because of the wounds of both my hero and heroine.

    Erin, Thank you for the congrats. It has been a year in coming, after the first book in the series. So, I've been rather impatient with getting it out. However, the good news is that the final two books will both come out next year. So, readers won't have to wait as long to get them.

    Yvette, I'm glad you love the cover. Bosha Struve is a very talented artist and I am so fortunate to have her working on all four book covers in this series. Speaking of covers, I'd love to hear from all the readers on this blog as to what it is they look for in a cover. Yvette, maybe you can start by telling me what made you love this cover. The colors? The father and daughter? Rachel's back as she hold's the fiddle (my favorite part by the way). I'm always interested in why readers are drawn to one cover over another.

    1. Aside from the colors I just love the tenderness that you can see coming through from the father holding the child. I also get a sense that he is intently listening to her playing the fiddle and that she really doesn't know it. She is so in tune to her playing that she has no idea she is soothing the dad and child..Ok, so my imagination can run with me but that is what I see....

  4. Healing Notes sounds like a great story.


  5. I love the touching cover, so sweet and beautiful

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  6. Thanks for the heads up of new release.

  7. Thanks, Really enjoyed reading the excerpt :)


  8. Great excerpt!

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  9. Ingoborg, Michelle, and Eloquence, I'm really glad the excerpt draws you in. I think it really shows the complications of this story with the father/daughter relationship and an ex somewhere.

    Shannon, I love the cover too. All the covers for this series are being done by the amazing Bosha Struve, a true artist and I feel so very lucky to have her my covers.

    Good luck to each of you in the drawings.

  10. wonderful excerpt...thanks for sharing!

  11. Nice excerpt. Congratulations. The cover is sweet and conveys a sense of peace. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. This looks like a very sweet book. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  13. The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!

    Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.

    I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.


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