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In the Trenches by Virginia’dele Smith is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #audiobook #giveaway

Title: In the Trenches (Green Hills Book 2)

Author: Virginia’dele Smith

Narrator: Xe Sands

Genre: Wholesome & Heartfelt, Small-Town Romance

Book Blurb:

He lives in the spotlight. She hides in the shadows. With secrets and a spark between them, can they escape to forever?

Max Davenport craves a break from the press. Constantly on the run from paparazzi and over-enthusiastic women, the football star takes to the small town of Green Hills to embrace a simpler lifestyle with his sister. But his pulse unexpectedly quickens when he discovers his sibling’s usually frumpy-dressed friend swimming in his backyard pool…opening his eyes to her breathtaking beauty.

Janie Lyn needs to stay under the radar. Desperate to remain hidden for reasons she dare not reveal, she’s thrown when her private crush suddenly shows more than a passing interest. Struggling to resist temptation, she’s terrified to risk her dark secret being exposed in his limelight.

As Max’s attempts to persuade Janie Lyn to be seen out and about with him continuously fail, he fears that their relationship won’t survive her steadfast hesitancy. And when Janie Lyn finally opens up about what she’s dodging, her dangerous past threatens to put both their lives on the line.

Can the couple step into the public eye and still find their happily ever after?

In the Trenches is the gripping second book in the wholesome Green Hills romance series. If you like well-drawn characters, deep attractions, and thoughtful settings, then you’ll adore Virginia’dele Smith’s heartwarming tale.

Get In the Trenches to leave drama behind!

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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?

Selfless love is the hero in this book, and it’s brought to life perfectly with Xe’s narration! The right thing and the easy thing are rarely the same — well doing the right thing and doing what we want is equally challenging. Maxwell Davenport is the alpha male we LOVE to love, and when Max’s willpower is tested, we can’t help but cheer for this strong, supportive, patient, kind, funny, magnetic man. He and Janie Lyn have a wonderful love story that is definitely a must-listen audiobook!

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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21 jun. 2023

yes, war of the gods by Meg Xuemei is my fave right now!


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20 jun. 2023

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

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