Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Blitz, Excerpt, & Giveaway: For Sure and Certain by Anya Monroe!

Sure & Certain
Date: 02/05/15

from Goodreads:
***She knits, cans jam, and lives in the
city. He’s an Amish college student, breaking the rules. They're so right, it's

Marigold, a recent high school graduate with a shady past, is looking to
redefine herself. She doesn’t know what she wants exactly, but college isn’t

When she meets Abel, an Amish guy on Rumspringa, his ‘running around’ time, she
doesn’t plan on falling for someone wearing a straw hat and suspenders. But she
can't help it, Abel is the breath of fresh air she's been waiting for.

Abel, who’s moved to the city for a summer program at Jamestown, never imagined
Marigold would be drawn to the life he was trying so hard to avoid. His family
expects him to take over the family farm; college parties and dorm life don’t
quite fit in with their plans for him.

Opposites attract, but nothing is easy with love. When they trade places for
the summer they learn a life together isn’t as for sure and certain as they


She took in his suspenders and straw hat on the humid summer morning. His gray eyes and shaven face were a pleasant surprise. Most hipsters around campus wore a beard, or at least an ironic mustache. She liked seeing his jaw, he looked strong. A different kind of strong than most of the college students she met.

"My name's Abel,” he said, sticking out his hand politely. She shook it, his hand calloused and rough.

"Abel. Like, Cain and Abel?”

He nodded.

“Are your parents Bible thumpers or something?"

He smiled, one of those wide smiles that aren’t self-conscious or self-aware. A smile offered freely and easily accepted.

“Sort of,” he said, not seeming to take offense to her intrusive question. “They're Amish."

Marigold tilted her head to the side and he matched her movements, as she realized the broad fell pants and black boots were not about being urban-chic.

"And you?" she asked.

"I'm a guy." He didn’t offer more of an explanation, and Marigold understood that. The pause. The purpose of holding back. She was here at this café, trying to muster up the courage to apply for a job, after all.

"What's your name?" Abel said breaking the un-awkward silence, as if he could sense it heading in that direction.

"Marigold," she answered.

"Were your parents hippies or something?"

That made her laugh. She knew asking about his parents’ spiritual beliefs had been rude, and she liked that he didn’t let her off the hook.

"Sort of. My parents are writers,” she explained.

"I see. And you?"

That's when Marigold looked up at him plainly, deciding if she should say anything more than the obvious, that she was a girl.


the Author

Monroe likes to write stories and paint words on her walls. She believes in
love at first sight and fights for happily-ever-afters. As a wife and mom to
six kids, she carves out time to write between carpool pick-ups and date nights
because words are her heartbeat. She lives a ferry ride from Seattle and is a
total Pacific Northwesterner who drinks chai lattes and wears Birkenstocks and
has dreadlocks. She's a cliché, but doesn't mind it. Not even a little.

She documents her lovely-messy life on IG @anyamonroe. Find her there!

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  1. Thank you for having me here! It is so fun to discover new blogs through the blitz!

    1. Thank you so much! This book sounds absolutely fantastic.

  2. Enjoyed the excerpt, the dialogue was fun and believable! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Right? I can't wait to read this one myself! Good luck :)

  3. This sounds adorable and I love the excerpt. I don't know why, but I've always loved the names Cain and Able for characters, and this Able is a delight.

    1. There's that inner Catholic school learnin' lol

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