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Monday 19 September 2016

☀ Petite Madeleine: Meadows Shore [3] - Eva Charles

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Petite Madeleine: Drew's Story , a Contemporary Romance by (, Quarry Road Publishing, 237 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Petite Madeleine: Drew's Story is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

This is the third book in the Meadows Shore series.

Author Eva Charles will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


The Claytons and Harringtons are back, with a second chance romance!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.

Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.

Now almost a decade later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?

Teaser: Excerpt

Chapter One

      Drew Harrington wandered around Fort McHenry searching for inspiration. Why not? Francis Scott Key had found his there. And after last night’s baseball game, God knows he could use some. That along with an ace pitcher and a few hot bats.
      As the general manager of the Boston Blues, the buck stopped with him. The good, the bad, and the ugly, and last night had been butt-ugly. Crying the Blues was the headline in the Boston paper, in bold black letters plastered above the masthead, a space normally reserved for reporting the death of a sitting president or a devastating stock market crash. But it was Beantown after all, a city that prided itself on the success of its sports teams.
      The local sportswriters had a field day writing his obituary yet again. It didn’t matter one bit that it was the season opener. They were a ruthless bunch, and their mantra was “what have you done for me lately?” Fortunately, the team was on the road, and that helped shield his young players from the worst of the harsh hometown critics.
      It was a soupy eighty-seven degrees in Baltimore, with the air thick and stale when he made his way out of the Fort. It was only the beginning of April, but it felt more like the dog days of summer. He’d run down this road yesterday, and noticed a bakery just up ahead. Another half block and he arrived on the doorstep with his shirt clinging to his back.
      Ahhh, air conditioning! A blast of cool air hit him when he opened the door to Lola’s, a cute little place with a handful of tables and a showcase full of mouthwatering goodies. Bite-sized éclairs, ginger scones, lemon squares … and madeleines. His heart clenched, and he swallowed the large lump forming in his throat before it completely blocked his airway.
      Some called madeleines cookies, others, miniature cakes. He rarely saw them outside of Starbucks, triplets wrapped in tidy cellophane packages, displayed in a careless pile beside the cash register.
      They resembled Cassie’s cakes, with their elongated shape and honey-blond hue, but he knew they wouldn’t taste the same. The rich, buttery texture that had melted on his tongue and seeped into his soul belonged only to Cassie.
      It was impossible to separate her from the tiny sponge cakes, and every time he saw one, it tore at him, leaving him raw and edgy, jonesing to storm through the city swinging a smooth ash stick, whacking at everything in his path. He’d all but sworn off Starbucks, because these days he couldn’t afford even half an hour spent licking his wounds— self-inflicted wounds.

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The Series: Meadows Shore

Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly…or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

All books in the Meadows Shore series are meant to be read as stand-alone novels—without cliff-hangers.

Please be advised that the profanity and graphic sexual content contained in this novel are not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18.

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

A Wedding At Meadows Shore [1]

After Sophie Clayton catches her husband in bed with a young intern, she creates a new life for herself as the executive director of a failing domestic violence agency. It’s the perfect job for a woman born to fix everything. A friend’s broken heart, a tattered agency, a flat tire—she’ll roll up her sleeves and make it as good as new. Sophie rarely encounters anything she can’t fix…until she meets the devastatingly handsome and insufferably arrogant, Max Parker. One of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, he’s never without a stunning young woman on his arm and in his bed.

When Sophie’s forced to deal with Max, sparks fly, and somewhere in the crossfire of verbal daggers and clever barbs, she discovers his darkest secret.

[Published 2 May 2016, 190 pages]

My Sweetest Sasha [2]

Cole Harrington, the oldest of those swoon-worthy Harrington brothers, is a gifted trauma surgeon with a cocky smile and a whole lot of swagger. He’s assigned an executive coach after he smashes the thermostat in the operating room to smithereens.

Alexa Petersen is a nice girl from Minnesota who’s been tasked with shadowing the naughty trauma surgeon, and writing a report to end his promising career. While she might prefer pretty lace panties, Alexa’s not afraid to slip on a pair of steel-toed boots when Cole needs to be knocked down a notch or two.

Hospital drama and small-town woes, the truth obscured by secrets and lies, and nothing is as it appears—not even Cole and Alexa.

[Published 1 June 2016, 269 pages]

About the Author

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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Nikolina said...

Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

Hello! Thank you so much for hosting Peite Madeleine today! I'll be around all day to answer questions from readers.

Unknown said...

Hi Nikolina! Thank you for following the tour, hope you're enjoying it!

Unknown said...

Hello Lisa, thank you, I'm very excited about the tour! Good luck with the drawing!

CJ said...

If you were only allowed three, what are your desert island reads? :)

BooksChatter said...

Hello Eva! Pleasure having you around today!


Unknown said...

Clojo, only three, huh? Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and the Bible. I think that these 3 books can keep me entertained, swooning, and thinking for a long time. I wouldn't count any of these as my favorite reads, but one has to be practical when headed to a desert isle. If I could sneak a fourth, it would be David Starkey's Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for letting me hang-out here today, and chat with readers! I can't tell you how much I appreciate what a wonderful job you do showcasing featured authors on tour--your blog always looks great! Have a lovely week, filled with sunshine and warmth!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!