“Desert Willow” by Patricia Beal, book review

Desert Willow JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Desert Willow by Patricia Beal, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Desert Willow by Patricia BealTitle: Desert Willow
Author: Patricia Beal
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?

College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.

Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?

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My review:  Clara graduated from college with her degree in dance.  Now the hard work starts, getting paid to dance.  While her mother is in Brazil with her ill grandmother, Clara heads to Texas to deliver a letter.  The strange request is the last thing her grandmother asked of her, and to honor her, she is now in Texas.

Andrew is stationed in Texas and was excited to hear that a friend from overseas is heading to the same duty station.  When he arrives at the air port to greet the family, he is surprised to someone else meeting them too.  Immediately, he thinks Clara is a beautiful woman with a sweet spirit, and wants to get to know her.

This is a sweet story of two young people who are dealing with old hurts and learning to move on and love again.  I enjoyed the story.  It was a bit predictable at times, but it moved along at a good pace.  I read this while traveling and liked it.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book from the author.  All opinions expressed are my own.


Patricia Beal

Patricia Beal has danced ballet since her childhood and has performed with pre-professional companies in South America, Europe, and the United States. She fell in love with a handsome airborne infantryman at Fort Bragg, married him, and quit her day job to have his babies. Soon came the desire to have book babies, too. Patricia is a Genesis Award semi-finalist, First Impressions finalist, and the author of A Season to Dance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, 2017). She writes from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Desert Willow JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight February 10, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on February 24, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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6 Responses to “Desert Willow” by Patricia Beal, book review

  1. Calvin says:

    Really interesting book, nice review.

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great book.

  3. Thanks so much! – JustRead Tours

  4. James Robert says:

    Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  6. Melissa W says:

    Looking forward to reading this one!

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