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Hi everyone! It’s been a long time since my last post but I’m back with yet another Creative Book Tour (hosted by MTMC Tours) post today. Read on if you like small town and second-chance romances because I’ve got some amazing book recs for you!! But first

let me introduce you to Jennifer Bardsley’s latest book, The History of Us.

In this small-town contemporary romance set in Port Inez, Washington, you get a second-chance romance and some family drama. Andrea and Dustin have managed to avoid each other for more than a decade now but after Andrea’s father’s prized coin collection goes missing, they team up to find the culprit together.

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The History of Us
Jennifer Bardsley

Title: The History of Us
Author: Jennifer Bardsley
Publication date: July 12, 2022
Publisher: Montlake
Pages: 304
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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From Sweet Bliss author Jennifer Bardsley comes a poignant romance about a small-town crime that throws together ex–high school sweethearts who have never quite gotten over their past.
Andrea Wint’s life in the small town of Port Inez, Washington, is a simple one. She works, enjoys the gorgeous view from her bay window, and visits her dad at the memory-care facility. Her father is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, but Andrea brings in one coin from his valuable collection every day—little bits of precious metals that seem to bring him back to himself, even if just for a few moments.
So when Andrea’s house is burgled and the coins disappear, she’s bereft.
To track down the culprit, she turns to Dustin Karlsson, who just happens to be her former high school sweetheart. Years ago, they broke each other’s hearts, and some wounds are slow to heal. But Dustin feels indebted to the ailing Tom Wint and wants to help.
What’s more, Dustin has a personal stake in finding the perpetrator. In fact, he suspects the thief could be his own brother-in-law, a gambler and a drunk who skipped town, leaving Dustin’s sister and two young nieces behind.
As Dustin and Andrea travel the Pacific Northwest in an effort to recover the missing coins, old feelings rekindle. Maybe their happily ever after can still be minted.

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Books to Read after The History of Us

If you loved the sound of The History of Us and would love to read more small-town and second-chance romance books, then you should definitely add these FIVE books to your tbr!!

1. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

This is a small-town romance with all the vibes from The History of Us! Although this doesn’t have a second-chance romance trope, but if you love the single-parent trope then you should add this to your tbr.

2. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

One of my absolute favorite second-chance romances! From childhood friends to lovers, Percy and Sam’s romance was filled with all the delicious angst.

3. In the Weeds by B.K. Borison

I LOVE Beckett and the residents of this small town are so adorable!!

4. Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglas

Childhood friends-to-lovers and so messy. I loved it!

5. The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

Law of moses by Amy HARMON

The Law of Moses back by Amy Harmon is a very emotional second-chance romance, set in a small town. This also has a paranormal aspect to it but I read it in 2018 so I can’t spoil it for you even if I tried.

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INTL Giveaway!

Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where two winners will receive a paperback copy of The History of Us. Giveaway ends on September 3rd, 2022. Winners will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

Tour Schedule:

August 22
@thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 23 – Bookstagram

August 24
@sophiesreadingcorner – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 25
@alessasbookshelf – Bookstagram

August 26
@readreadnosleeprepeat – Bookstagram

August 27
@pavlinamich – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 28
@thebibliolife – Bookstagram

August 29
@bookbringer – Bookstagram

August 30
@book_rambler – Bookstagram & Book Blog

August 31
@celiamcmahonreads – Bookstagram

About the Author

Jennifer Bardsley believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. A graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and two children. Jennifer’s “I Brake for Moms” column has appeared in The Everett Herald every week since 2012. She also writes Young Adult Paranormal Romance under the pen name Louise Cypress. When she’s not writing books, or camping with her Girl Scout troop, you can find Jennifer walking from her house to the beach every chance she gets.

Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram

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Thank you for reading! Have you read any of Jennifer Bardsley’s books before? If you liked my recommendations or would like to suggest more then let me know in the comments below!


Author: Book Rambler

Hi! I'm Shalini. I am an avid reader, daydreamer, future scientist. In order to ramble about books with you, I created this blog. You can find me here and on any of my social media channels.

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