Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Your Arms by Merry Farmer ~ Review ~ Blog Tour ~ Giveaway

In Your Arms by Merry Farmer

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In Your Arms by Merry Farmer is not only a nice historical romance story, it also deals with social issues of the time. I found this to be a very enjoyable read. 

Lily Singer doesn't remember much of her childhood before she was taken to the school where she was raised. She doesn't know anything about her background and this has left her with a feeling of never knowing where she belongs. She has never felt like she fit in anywhere. She loves her teaching career and has a fabulous relationship with her students. I really admired Lily. She stands up for what she believes in and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. 

When she meets Christian Avery, sparks fly! At first these two have a lot squabbles. It was fun reading about these two and their disagreements. While they entice each other's tempers there is also a lingering attraction that is almost combustible. I love how the more time Christian spends with Lily the more he finds himself fighting for her causes as well. 

There is an Indian family that lives outside of town. Lily is very fond of the family and does a lot to teach the children. A few people in town are quite mean and rude to the family and Lily tries to help the family. This puts Lily is a bad position with some of the town members. Christian wants to help as well but he and Lily don't agree on what is best for the family and their children.

There is a lot of drama and some mystery involved in this book. When you add in the steamy scenes between Lily & Christian, you get one really great story in my opinion. Overall I found this to be a very delightful read.

I had not read any work by Merry Farmer before In Your Arms however, I would certainly be open to reading more of her work now.

I was given the opportunity to read this book for this blog tour. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

About In Your Arms

Lily Singer has never belonged. Taken from her tribe as a child and raised in a white man’s school, she no longer has a place in either world. Teaching has become her life. When that life is threatened by rumors and prejudice after a string of robberies, she must turn for help to the one man who spells disaster for her carefully ordered existence. Will he save her or steal her heart?

Christian Avery, Justice of the Peace, is used to having things his way. Cold Springs is his responsibility, and when its citizens blame the local Indian population for the mysterious robberies, it’s up to him to restore order and maintain calm. The one person who refuses to follow his lead is the beautiful, native-born Lily. Her defiance turns his life upside down.

But when town gossip shifts from robberies to romance after a foolish indiscretion, Lily’s job and reputation are on the line. She must choose between the only life she has ever known and the only place she has ever felt at home, in Christian’s arms.

About Merry Farmer:

Merry Farmer
Merry Farmer is an award-winning author of Historical Romance and what she likes to call “Sci-Fi for Women.” She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two cats and enough story ideas to keep her writing until she’s 132. Her second novel, The Faithful Heart, was a 2102 RONE Award finalist and her unpublished futuristic novel A Man’s World won first place in the Novel: Character category at the 2013 Philadelphia Writer’s Conference. She is out to prove that you can make a living as a self-published author and to help others to do the same.

Find Merry Farmer on her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Amazon Author Page.

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In Your Arms is available on AmazonAmazon UKSmashwordsBarnes & Noble, and iBooks.

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  1. I love romance because I can depend on a Happy Ending...unlike what happens sometimes in real life. It gives me an opportunity to escape from the day-to-day worries and provides a warm happy feeling. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the release!

  2. p.s. And thank you for the lovely review!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Elf, I always look forward to your comments :)

      I agree I love a Happy Ending, too bad we can't write our own sometimes :)