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Secondhand Hearts by @AuthorKathrynH is a Love and Romance Festival pick #sweetromance #giveaway

Title: Secondhand Hearts – A Last Chance Beach Novella

Author: Kathryn Hills

Genre: Sweet Romance, Clean & Wholesome, Contemporary Romance, Beach Reads, Later-In-Life Romance, Second Chance At Love

Book Blurb:

Life takes you down many winding paths. Will theirs lead to love on Last Chance Beach?

Tasked with convincing her beloved grandmother to move back to the mainland, Kat Worthington returns to Last Chance Beach. This vacation island paradise is filled with cherished memories, and the thought of relocating her loved one weighs heavy on Kat’s heart. Is the alternative to uproot her life, stay on the island, and help run Gran’s charming B&B and antique shop?

Handsome neighbor, Ben Hadley, sure hopes it is. He and his playful pup are doing their best to upend Kat’s plans. Will their efforts convince her to stay?

Or will it require some of Gran’s special island magic?


“Look at that… Didn’t even break the pot.” Gran gave Kat a sassy little wink. “You’ve always been one for divine timing, Kitty.”


“Yup, I knew I had a matching teapot to the set that came in yesterday.” Gran stood a little straighter and squared her chin. “Besides, I’m not alone. Ben is here.”

“Who the heck is Ben?”

“That’d be me.” A deep, male voice came from behind, startling Kat. Spinning with a gasp, her eyes widened when connecting with six feet plus of drop-dead gorgeous, dark-haired man. He met her stare full-on without so much as a hint of humility, and he nodded a curt greeting.

“Haddie Marshall, are you up to your old tricks again?” Ben brushed past Kat. “I told you to wait and I’d look with you.”

“Well, I didn’t want you fussing. I know you’re busy.”

“Excuse me,” Kat interrupted, not bothering to disguise the irritation in her voice. “Who are you, and why would you allow my seventy-seven-year-old grandmother to climb to the scorching top of a barn and up a ladder for a teapot?”

The man stared at her in silence. One dark brow cocked in obvious annoyance.

“Ben Hadley…meet my first grandbaby, Kitty Worthington,” Gran announced with a proud smile.

“It’s Kat, Gran. Or Katrina,” she grumbled. “No one has called me Kitty since the fifth grade.”

“Oh, shush, child. You’ll always be Kitty to me and Grandpa Mike.” The elderly woman’s smile fell away. She took a wobbly step forward to hand Ben the box. “Be a love and take this down for me. I think I’d better hang on extra tight to the railing after all this excitement.”

“I’ll take the box,” Kat snapped. “You help my grandmother back to the house, where we can turn on some air conditioning.”

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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?

I LOVE, Love, love reading and writing happily-ever-afters! I write everything from edgy time-travel fantasy and historic paranormals, to sweet contemporaries. Oh, so spicy to clean and wholesome. Yet my readers KNOW they’ll get a satisfying, romantic love story from me. It’s the #1 rule of writing romance, which I respect and treasure.

Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:

Humm… I think my favorite way to add a touch of romance to any day is candlelight. It doesn’t even need to be real flame. There are SO MANY authentic-looking faux candles out there. Plus, candlelight isn’t just for couples. Pour a glass of wine and light the candles for you and your pet!

True story… I leave my flickering faux candlesticks in the windows of my colonial-style home from autumn until early-spring. I enjoy the ambiance they provide during the darkest days of the year. 😊

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 February 1 – 28, 2023.

Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of KATHRYN’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts...all sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories involve time travel. And ghosts! Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure.

When not writing, this best-selling author is researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband and daughter, and four crazy dogs.


Feb 15, 2023

My favorite cozy book is Driven series by K Bromberg!


Rita Wray
Rita Wray
Feb 07, 2023

Sounds like a book I will enjoy.


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Feb 07, 2023

Thank you, Kathryn, for sharing your book in our Love and Romance Book Festival!

Feb 07, 2023

Thank you for sharing about one of my FAVORITE book destinations - Sandpiper Cottage with the Secondhand Hearts Antique Shop! In my opinion, there's no place like Last Chance Beach. Just ask Gran. It's the "island magic." 😉

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Feb 07, 2023
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And who is gonna argue with Gran. Certainly not me! LOL! I love Last Chance Beach.

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