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Her Merriweather Hero by Rachel Skatvold



About the Book


Book: Her Merriweather Hero


Author: Rachel Skatvold


Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance


Release Date: October 27, 2020




He just wanted a place to rest and recuperate.


She only needed a repairman to help fix up her beach house.


For marine sergeant, Tyler Banner, nothing could be further from the memories of his time in Iraq than the slow, easy pace on Merriweather Island. Taking up a job as a physical trainer serves to keep him in shape while he enjoys a little downtime. Making friends with the local vet—veterinarian, that is—on his morning jog is just a bonus.


When Kendall’s sister tricked her into recruiting Tyler’s help one day, she didn’t fortify herself against a breach to her heart. Making friends with the marine was easy, but helping him overcome the PTSD that holds him captive isn’t. As she picks her way across a minefield of memories and horrors Tyler endured, Kendall begins to hope he could be the man she’s prayed for.


Falling in love wasn’t in Tyler’s orders, but a new deployment to Iraq is. How can he convince Kendall not to go AWOL when she hears? What can he do to convince her that they’ll make it… together?


This “Merriweather book” is the fourth in a new series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

Click here to get your copy!


About the Author


Rachel Skatvold is a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance and encouraging blogs. Rachel completed her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas in 2014 and is now working on the Hart Ranch Series, set in the Montana wilderness and the Ladies of Ardena Series, set in medieval times. She is also a contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming, Brides of Pelican Rapids and Independence Island Series. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons. You can find more information about Rachel and her books on her website: www.rachelskatvold.com.

More from Rachel


Her Merriweather Hero has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding stories I have written. Often when I am starting a new book, I immerse myself in the world-building process, which involves a lot of research and notetaking. This time around, I had the amazing opportunity to work with Celebrate Lit and the authors in the Independence Islands Series to map out these beautiful island stories. It has been an exciting journey so far.

This story was inspired by my parents who met through letters while my dad was in the Marine Corps. They both came from different backgrounds, with my mom being from Massachusetts and my dad from a small town in Iowa, but their differences didn’t stop them from falling in love. For Her Merriweather Hero, I used themes of opposites attracting, New England, and the Marine Corps from my parent’s love story.

Kendall is a young veterinarian who moves to the Independence Islands with her sister to start a new mobile clinic. There, she meets Sergeant Tyler Banner who is on medical leave after a tour overseas. She tries to avoid Tyler at first, determined to concentrate on making her business a success, but over time she can’t ignore the handsome military guy who keeps ‘accidently’ crossing her path. It doesn’t help he lives a few doors down from her fixer-upper beach house. Can she continue to try to ignore him or is it true that opposites attract?

This romantic island tale is also inspired by the verses from Hebrews 6:18-19 which describe God as our anchor. The characters feel tossed around by waves of difficulties at certain parts of the story, but He is always the anchor who keeps them secured.



Blog Stops


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 16


Daysong Reflections, November 16


Texas Book-aholic, November 17


lakesidelivingsite, November 17


Inklings and notions, November 18


21st Century Keeper at Home, November 18


Joanne Markey, November 18


For Him and My Family, November 19


Emily Yager, November 19


Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 20


deb’s Book Review, November 20


Locks, Hooks and Books, November 21


Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 21


Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, November 21


Artistic Nobody, November 22 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)


Rebecca Tews, November 22


Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 23


The Cafe Scholar, November 23


Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 24


Adventures of a Travelers Wife, November 24


The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 24


Aryn The Libraryan 📚, November 25


She Lives To Read, November 25


Simple Harvst Reads, November 26 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)


Livin’ Lit, November 26


Sara Jane Jacobs, November 27


Rebekah Reads, November 27


Connect in Fiction, November 27


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 28


Life, Love, Writing, November 28


Blossoms and Blessings, November 29


Batya’s Bits, November 29


Godly Book Reviews, November 29



Giveaway




To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!


Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/103a0/her-merriweather-hero-celebration-tour-giveaway

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