Blog Tour takes place:
21 January 2019 – 1 February 2019
Love, not time, heals all wounds, but the scars remain forever.
Josh Kennedy experienced a difficult childhood no one should have to endure. Losing his family at the age of twelve, Josh learns that family isn’t about blood but who loves you in life. Adopted into a loving home, he begins to realize that a life full of love and friendship, is a life worth living.
Emily Sheppard came from a loving home surrounded by friends and family who adored her. At the age of fifteen, she experienced something so horrific, the rest of her life was forever altered. Withdrawing into herself, Emily walks through each day with a fake smile and a broken soul.
Until Josh Kennedy.
When fate reunites Emily’s brother with his forever love, it also delivers Josh right to Emily’s doorstep. Josh knew from the first touch that Emily was destined to be his One but her painful past kept him at an arm’s length. Josh keeps chipping away at the wall Emily erected around her heart until he had proven to her that no matter the past, the future is always a new chance at happiness.
When ghosts of the past begin to swirl around Emily, Josh must fight her demons while confronting his own. When presented with their chance at forever, will the two broken souls find a way to heal as one or will they allow the past to ruin their forever?
Twinsie Talk – EXCERPT
The large pile of paperwork on my desk seemed to grow, instead of shrinking, with each passing hour. I realized that I was making progress on the expansion plans, but some days I felt overwhelmed with all the research I had taken over since Caroline went on maternity leave.
I’d been hired by MSJ Media 6 months prior, assisting with the national launch of the Literacy Program Maddie and Lucas had created last year. I was dealing with the fitness and social aspects of the endeavor. Nine and a half months ago, I accompanied Caroline on a road trip that reunited her with her long-time love, Andrew.
Both couples were well on their way to a happily ever after with babies due any day. I was happy for my best friends and the growth of their families, but lately, I’d felt like I was destined to be alone. The reality that I was still single had begun to weigh heavily on my shoulders.
Maddie, my on-again, off-again college-girlfriend-turned-best- friend and her sister, Caroline, had brought me into their lives during college and they were both closer than family. Adopted when I was 12, I treasure the bonds of people who choose to be in your life, not those who are forced to by chance or circumstance.
At one point in time, I felt like Maddie would be my forever, but seeing her with her husband Lucas, I realize she and I were destined to walk different paths. I’m grateful she and I have remained friends and now, Lucas and Andrew are closer than brothers to me. Not one time had my relationship with Maddie been mentioned, and I would never disrespect their union with talk of the past.
For a few years, I casually dated, never looking for the person who completed me, who made me whole. Last year, I decided to stop looking for Miss Right Now and started looking for Miss Right. My entire life changed when I walked into Andrew’s gym in New Orleans earlier this year. Not only did Caroline reconnect with Andrew, but I met Emily, Andrew’s younger sister.
I walked into the gym with a plan to help heal Caroline’s broken heart and when I embraced Emily during our dance at the roadhouse, I knew she was the one for me. I could see on her eyes, she understood and had experienced more than most people and my soul was drawn to hers.
My heart was telling me that Emily was my One, but I was hesitant to make a move, afraid that I was feeling more than she was. We had gotten closer since she and her brother had moved back to Georgia, but I was allowing her age and her past to dictate a friend-zone, fearful the amount of passion and protectiveness I felt for her was more than she could handle.
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43435926-the-soul-that-redeems-me
Amazon — https://amzn.to/2SOrqJs
H.J. Marshall began her love of reading and writing at an early age and has always dreamed of being a writer full time. Moving frequently while growing up has given H.J. many different perspectives of life, community, and culture, resulting in a lifelong love of food, music, and history. After years of Retail and Non-Profit Management, H.J. decided to take a leap of faith and began to write the stories bouncing around her head.
When she is not writing, she enjoys the music of all generations and genres, living in her cabin in the woods, and cooking new and exciting meals for her husband. H.J., who loves to travel, has been a certified diver since she was 18 years old and has significant spent time in the Caribbean and Bahamas, meeting amazing people and seeing wondrous sites. Currently landlocked, H.J. dreams of her beach house, salty air, a life filled with laughter.
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