Friday, September 19, 2014

THE BETTER MAN BY AMY VASTINE - BOOK TOUR / EXCERPT

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.



The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014


Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

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EXCERPT:

Nana!Simon burst into the foyer, his drawing clenched in his hand. You wont believe it! Youll never believe who we saw today!
Kendall gave her mother an apologetic grimace, but Nana was too startled by Simons verbosity to notice. Who? Who did you see?she asked, crouching down to his level. He handed her the picture hed drawn.
My dad! We saw my dad right down the street!
Kendalls mother looked to her for confirmation. We saw someone who looked like him,Kendall explained. I know you want to believe it was Daddy, Simon, but we know hes in heaven, right?
Mom,Simon said, exasperated. You saw. It was Dad. I prayed he would come back and he did. You should have seen him, Nana. He was for real and he got in a cab by the park. I can show you.He took his grandmothers hand and tried to pull her out of the house.
Hold on,Kendall said, placing a hand on the door as he tried to pull it open. Why dont you go clean up your markers and let me talk to Nana a minute. Then you can take her to the park, okay?
Moooom,he whined.
Itll only take you a couple of minutes.
I dont wanna.
The whining was much easier to fight than the silence. Go.She pointed back at the family room.
Snatching his drawing back from his nana, Simon spun around and stomped all the way down the hall. He was lucky he was cute when he was mad.
I forgot to call you back and tell you I had to bring him home,Kendall said when the two women were alone.
Im so sorry.
What in the world is going on? Did he see this Trevor look-alike on the way to school? Is that what set him off?
Kendall sighed. They had a helper dad in the classroom today. Thats what set him off. We were walking home when we saw...Trevor.Saying his name brought back her own version of the yucks.
Maureen Everhart knew her daughter better than anyone. The look she gave her daughter as she pulled her back into the kitchen told Kendall she understood today had taken its toll. It wasnt Trevor.

Kendall leaned against the counter and wrapped her arms around herself, shaking her head. Her mom was right. It wasnt. Trevor was dead. He had left and now he was dead.


Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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8 comments:

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    1. I love the little boy on the cover, too! The handsome hero isn't hard on the eyes either ;)

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  2. This sounds good, and tugs at my heartstrings

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  3. Thanks so much for being on the tour! xoxo

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    1. It is my pleasure! I cannot wait to read it. Although I have a feeling there are going to be lots of tears on my part :)

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