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Grocery Girl by Virginia’dele Smith is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #audiobook #giveaway

Title: Grocery Girl (Green Hills Book 1)

Author: Virginia’dele Smith

Narrator: Xe Sands

Genre: Wholesome, Small-Town Romance

Book Blurb:

She inhales life with every breath. He’s suffered a world of pain. Can they rise above tragedy to find their happily ever after?

Maree Davenport refuses to let a tearful past rule her future. After losing her parents at the age of five, the big-hearted fabric designer is determined to embrace her feelings and find happiness no matter what. So when she literally runs over a handsome new firefighter in the produce section, the hopeless romantic is certain she’s just collided with destiny.

Everyone Rhys Larsen ever loved has died. And though he may have hit it off with the pretty girl at the store, the haunted EMT knows better than to let her into his heart. But when an accident leaves her wounded and in need of care, he vows to nurse her back to health.

As Maree struggles to break through the grieving man’s walls, she fears his deep-seated superhero complex will make him unreachable. And as Rhys grapples with trying to protect the beautiful woman from his curse, he worries he’ll have to choose between doing the right thing and true love.

Can this conflicted couple reconcile their opposite takes on adversity and find purpose in each other’s arms?

Grocery Girl is the touching first book in the Green Hills wholesome small-town romance series. If you like strong but vulnerable characters, emotional growth, and quaint backdrops, then you’ll adore Virginia'dele Smith’s celebration of joy.

Escape to Green Hills today!

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Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?

I love audiobooks! As a quilter, I spend hours and hours listening to stories while cutting fabric, piecing toppers, and binding quilts. Xe Sands is my favorite voice artist, so having her narrate all four books in my début mini-series, The Davenports, is a dream come true. As with my Green Hills novels, I absolute adore how she brought Girls of Flight City, a World War II historical fiction gem, to life.

What makes this a must-listen audiobook?

Definitely the characters — it’s all about the people! Between their deep emotional journeys and the wonderful ways they love and support their family and friends, the Green Hills cast of characters take hold of your heart and immediately become your BFFs.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs June 1 – 30, 2023.

Drawing will be held on July 3, 2023.

Author Biography:

Ashli Montgomery is a wife, a momma, and an author whose passion is sharing love stories, books, quilts, yoga, recipes, and her favorite things in life. She is quilting to mend the mind by spearheading and educating a community of quilters through Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit she launched to use her quilting hobby as a platform to advocate for an end to Alzheimer's disease.

Ashli writes wholesome and heartfelt, small-town romance under the pen name Virginia’dele Smith to honor Syble Virginia Tidwell, Adele Gertrude Baylin, and Etta Jean Smith. These three cherished grandmothers were beautiful role models, teaching Ashli to love without judgment and to always put family first. Through Grandma Syble’s journals and appetite for books, through Momadele’s priceless cards and handwritten letters, and through many, many hours of visiting over fabric at Mema’s kitchen island, Ashli also learned to treasure words.

You are invited to join Ashli in Green Hills and learn more about Virginia’dele Smith and the many hats she enjoys wearing by subscribing to Ashli’s newsletter, The Gazette, at

Narrator Biography:

Xe Sands has over a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration and performance. From powerful first-person narrative to honest and compassionate personal development, to passionate and sensual romantic fiction, Xe Sands delivers a performance that is intimate and real.

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2 commentaires

13 juin 2023

War of the gods by Meg Xuemei is my fave!


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09 juin 2023

Thank you, Virginia'dele, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month!

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