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Happy Valley Return to Edisto JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Happy Valley & Return to Edisto by Lin Stepp, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Happy Valley by Lin SteppTitle: Happy Valley
Author: Lin Stepp
Publisher: Mountain Hill Press
Release Date: April 2, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Escape to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee in this sweet tale of two young people who meet by chance, their paths soon overlapping and intertwining amid a cast of warm-hearted characters in the small rural community of Happy Valley.

With Grandpa suffering a heart attack, Juliette Hollander saw little choice but to head back to their Tennessee mountain farm in Happy Valley to help out.  She didn’t expect, or want, to leave behind her life and work in North Carolina to return to her grandparents’ home so soon. Nor did she imagine meeting, and working with, the mysterious man she met briefly last summer and never thought to see again.

Walker Logan spent the last two years traveling the United States, seeing the beauty of the country and running from his past. But an old rock house he sees while hiking near Abrams Creek Campground unexpectedly calls to his soul. With danger close behind, he never stayed in one place long enough to put down roots. Yet now, with a new vision, he decides to take the risk.

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Return to EdistoTitle: Return to Edisto
Series: The Edisto Trilogy #2
Author: Lin Stepp
Publisher: Mountain Hill Press
Release Date: April 2, 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Return to Edisto Island in the rich, Lowcountry story of a young woman’s difficult decision to run from threat and danger, changing the course of her well-ordered life and, in turn, the life of the young man who loved and lost her.

It was a long trip back to Edisto Island, South Carolina, and the beach house that shaped so much of Mary Helen Avery’s early life. Now her mind flashed between anger and hurt over the difficult situation she’d left behind at the job she loved.  Was she doing the right thing to leave? Should she have stayed to fight? She hoped at the quiet, beloved island she knew so well, she’d find the answers she needed and peace from all this turmoil.

J.T.’s heart took a familiar lurch when he saw the car with New Jersey plates parked at the Avery’s beach house. Even after ten years, the memory of Mary Helen Avery still tormented him.  Finding her on the porch weeping lit old fires he thought long dead. Was he a fool to hope for something more between them with all their problems of the past? Probably so, but if she stayed long enough, he’d find one more chance to try.

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Lin Stepp

Lin Stepp is a native Tennessean, businesswoman and educator. A New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon best-selling international author, Lin has eighteen published books, including her twelve beloved Smoky Mountain novels, all set in different Tennessee and North Carolina locations, her newest Mountain Home book, a novella in one of Kensington’s Christmas anthologies, and two novels in her new Edisto Trilogy, set on the South Carolina coast. Lin and her husband J.L. also write regional guidebooks, including a Smoky Mountain hiking guide and a Tennessee state parks book.

Stepp’s latest 2020 releases are Happy Valley, set in a quiet rural valley near the Smoky Mountains, and Return to Edisto, set at Edisto Beach, South Carolina. Lin’s previous title Claire At Edisto was the 2019 Best Books Award Winner in Fiction: Romance, sponsored by American Book Fest, her novel Welcome Back a finalist in the 2017 Selah Awards, and Lin and her husband’s guidebook Discovering Tennessee State Parks a 2019 American Book Fest Best Books Award Finalist in Nonfiction: Travel Guides and Essays.

Lin enjoys speaking for events, festivals, libraries, and book clubs, reading, hiking, exploring out of doors, and keeping up with her readers on Facebook, Twitter, and through her monthly blog and newsletter which you will find on her website at:

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Happy Valley & Return to Edisto, matching bookmarks, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Happy Valley & Return to Edisto 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 March 23, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on March 30, 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 mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Launch Page at JustRead

March 23
Adventurous Bookworm
A Modern Day Fairy Tale

March 24
Christian Bookaholic -1
Christian Bookaholic – 2
Beauty in the Binding

March 25
Library Lady’s Kid Lit

March 26
The Becca Files
Hallie Reads

March 27
Reading Is My SuperPower
Heidi Reads…
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic

Laura S., Pamela M., Sonnetta J., Christi F., Kendra N., Suzie W., Abigail H., Erin S., Carrie T.

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  1. Diana Hardt

    I love the beautiful covers. I liked the synopses. They sound like wonderful books. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Alicia Haney

    Both books sound intriguing and like very good page turners! Thank you for sharing about them.

  3. Bill & Chris Culler

    Have read all of Lin’s books and always anxiously awaiting the next one. Love her storylines of family, friendships, and life. .

  4. Kay Garrett

    Both ” Happy Valley” & “Return to Edisto” by Lin Stepp sound amazing. I would love the opportunity to read these books. They are now on my TBR list.

  5. Kathy Williams

    I have enjoyed reading all of Lin Stepp’s amazing books. Looking forward to reading Happy Valley and Return to Edisto.

  6. Jean Lasher

    So looking forward to Return to Edisto. Loved the story. Just wish I could return there myself love that place.

    • Stepp

      Watch for Book 3 … EDISTO SONG, Suki’s story, publishing next year, Jean Lasher. It will give you one more visit to Edisto.

  7. Lisa Golder

    Ordered both on my kindle. Tennessee is my favorite vacation spot. I enjoy reading about the areas around Gatlinburg.

  8. hendeis

    Love the cover.. pretty & bright! Love the setting.. countryside/mountains of Tennessee absolutely beautiful!

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