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Blog Tour Stop -- Sole Sister by Brooklyn James

 

Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for Sole Sister by Brooklyn James!

 
I am a huge fan of Brooklyn and her books and was so, so excited when I learned of a sequel.

It’s the book fans have been waiting for: Kat’s story is finally here! As the second instalment in the Boots My Mother Gave Me series shifts focus onto the younger of the LeBeau sisters, readers are sure to find themselves once again enthralled  and moved by Brooklyn James and her wonderful storytelling. 

What They Say:

The second book in The Boots My Mother Gave Me series, Sole Sister picks up several years later, continuing the story of Harley LeBeau and her rebellious sister Katrina ‘Kat’ LeBeau.
Relocating to Nashville to be closer to Harley and Miah, Kat aspires to launch her Sole Sister fashion line. A gutsy and impromptu plan suddenly lands her on the cover of The Ville Spill—the local celebrity gossip rag—alongside country music’s latest heartthrob, giving Sole Sister the push it needs. But Kat quickly learns that not all press is good press.

Years removed from an abusive childhood and teenage pregnancy, the past that Kat never talks about continues to seep into her life and relationships. Still struggling with the images of finding her
father after his suicide, Kat forges ahead, vowing to avoid past mistakes. To focus on her career and responsibilities as a single mother, she swears off the disappointments of love. The first man she ever loved, her father, broke her heart. The first boy she ever fell in love with, her daughter’s father, broke her heart.

What Kat didn’t plan on was Nashville SWAT Officer Connor Reese. She and Connor have more pulling them together than keeping them apart. Kat finds herself in familiar territory when her plan to steer clear of heartache is derailed after spending a night in his arms. Will facing her past help to secure her future? Will Connor offer her a second chance at life and love? Or will her heart break yet again?

Staying true to its predecessor, Sole Sister explores the dynamics of strength in sisterhood, the ongoing conflict and unconditional love between mother and daughter, and the courage to become more than one’s past.

What I Say:

I read and reviewed the first book in this series, The Boots My Mother Gave Me last year and I fell in love with her style. Harley, Miah, Ma and KitKat quickly grabbed my heart and held it for a year. I had Brooklyn's soft Southern drawl in my head as I read Sole Sister and I adored every single second I spent with this book. It didn't want it to end, which is exactly how I felt about "Boots".

Sole Sister carries on the story from Kat's point of view. We learn about how their past affected her as the younger sister. We see how KitKat has matured and grown up with her daughter Megan. We meet some fantastic new characters in Connor and Cooper. There's drama in the form of Shooter Williams and Jessie - Country Music Superstar - Stone.

We catch up with Harley and Miah and there twins Gia and Jacks too. Oh, and not forgetting Ma. The whole family comes together in happiness and sorrow. They help each other out when things get tough and they are always around to offer advice, love and support. Despite all of their tragedies and hardships, the LeBeau-Johnson crew are strong, loving and affectionate. I adore them and wish that they were real people in my life! There aren't many books that make me feel like that, but there is something about the way Brooklyn James writes that makes me wish that so much!

The ending of this beautiful book had me in floods of tears and made me so, so happy. I absolutely cannot recommend this book enough. It made me think of my Mum and miss her wisdom and hugs and warmth. She would have loved reading these books as much as I did! 

10/10 This is a high contender for my Book of the Year!




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Author Bio:
Brooklyn James is an author/singer/songwriter inspired by life in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. Her first novel,The Boots My Mother Gave Me, has an original music soundtrack and was chosen as a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. This book has ranked in Kindle's Top 100 Coming of Age and Women's Fiction. When she is not writing books, she can be found playing live music around Austin as part of an acoustic duo. Like most everyone, she treasures her time spent with family and friends. Brooklyn has been in a Weezer video, met Harry Connick Jr. as an extra on the set of When Angels Sing, and she was Mira Sorvino's stand-in on Jerry Bruckheimer's Trooper pilot for TNT. She enjoys reading, dancing, working out, fishing with her hubby, and a good glass of kombucha. Brooklyn holds an M.A. in Communication, and a B.S. in both Nursing and Animal Science. Her nursing career has seen specialties in the areas of Intensive Care and Postpartum. She serves as a Guest Speaker with a focus on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence and Suicide.

Find her at www.brooklyn-james.com or www.facebook.com/BrooklynJamesAuthor. You can also find her music on Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, YouTube, and Pandora.

Thank you to Best Chick Lit and the author for sending me an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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