Eight At The Lake Blog Tour

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Eight at the Lake JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Eight at the Lake by Lin Stepp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Eight at the LakeTitle: Eight at the Lake Series: Mountain Home Author: Lin Stepp Publisher: Mountain Hill Press Release Date: April 1, 2022 Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance Set in the charming historic town of Dandridge, Tennessee, on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp’s sweet and touching story follows the unlikely romantic attraction between two characters with nothing in common but an undeniable zing. Samantha King, a nationally known storm chaser with Weather First, is covering a hurricane hitting the Florida Panhandle when a sign slams into her, tossing her over a wall and into the pounding surf. Accidents demand recovery and Samantha reluctantly heads to her Aunt Dixie’s in Dandridge, Tennessee, for a needed rest. The only plus, besides time with Dixie, is sharing time with her sister Andrea’s children, taken in years ago by Ford and Laura McDaniel when Andrea and her husband were killed. Samantha has spent little time with the children over the years, due to her demanding work schedule, but she is purposed to get to know the children better while in Dandridge. Ford McDaniel, with a busy veterinary practice and part ownership in his family’s lakeside resort, often wonders how in the world he ended up with eight children on his own. Yes, he and Laura agreed, as godparents to their best friends, Andrea and Adam Bradley, that if anything ever happened to them they’d raise their kids, but who imagined that scenario would ever occur? Still, he and Laura seemed to manage okay until Laura died, shattering his world and leaving him with eight small children to raise on his own. Now Andrea’s celebrated sister Samantha is in town for a while and it’s hard for Ford not to resent her carefree life—or to ignore his attraction to her, a relationship he clearly knows can only go nowhere. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | BookBub



Lin Stepp

Lin Stepp is a New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling international author, A native Tennessean, businesswoman, and former faculty member at Tusculum College, Lin has over twenty published novels set around the Smoky Mountains near her home and the South Carolina coast. She and her husband J.L. also write regional guidebooks and have three published guides to Smokies hiking trails and TN and SC state parks. Lin enjoys hiking and exploring out of doors, speaking for events, and sharing about her work and interests through her monthly blog and newsletter, both on her website at: www.linstepp.com

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My Review

I love the chance to read a clean romance and this one is lovely. The story of Ford and Samantha is more than a romance focused on the couple. Ford is a widow with eight children! Four children are his biological and the other four were adopted when the parents were killed. Ford is a very busy and ultra-scheduled man who has his entire life figured out. Everything goes by the clock so that he can be a good dad and earn a living. The fact that they get to live at a lake resort in Tennessee just makes it so much better. Samantha is related to the four kids, but spends every moment as a storm chaser/meteorologist. When she gets severely injured she recuperates close by the resort with her Aunt Dixie and tries to become a part of the children’s lives. Samantha and Ford have instant fireworks, but know that she’ll only be in town through the summer. Will there be any way for these two to get together?

The book is a fun and easy read. The story is uplifting and the characters share their faith, which is an important part of their lives and decisions. The serial killer sub-plot is interesting, but doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of the book. I love the interesting and educational ideas woven into the story. The author is an educator and you can feel it in her charming writing.


(1) winner will receive a print copy of Eight at the Lake and Light the Way plus bookmarks for each book!

Eight at the Lake JustRead Giveaway

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  1. I am a fan of Lin Stepp and I would love to win! I collect anything lighthouse.

  2. This sounds like a great book!

  3. This book sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks!

  4. Lisa … Thanks for posting about my new Mountain Home book … and for the kind words in your review. Have a happy spring … Lin Stepp

    1. Author

      It’s my pleasure 🙂

  5. Sounds like a good read.

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