09 March 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh

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My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
Publication: June 10th 2015.
BSamantha Marie Ramsden has three brothers. Craig, John and Matt. When tragedy strikes their family, Craig takes on the task of becoming his siblings legal guardian. It’s hard enough being someone’s guardian, but when you’ve only recently entered adulthood yourself it’s almost impossible to know where to draw the line between sibling and ‘parent’.

This is made even harder on him when Sam starts to get close to a long time friend, Jason. It looks like their friendship could turn into something more. An idea that Craig has never been too happy with. Spanning six years, My Heart is Yours explores family, friendship, love and much more. As well as asking the question: Would you defy family for love?

Reviewed by Kelly.

Two people with horrible childhood experiences come together in this sweet story of love and endurance. Jason and Sam have known each other since they were about 6 years old. Sam was adopted by a family with not a whole lot of money but a lot of love. Her biological parents were awful to her and she witnessed her biological father shoot her mother at point blank range. When she was a teenager her adoptive parents died leaving her brothers as her guardians. Jason’s father beat him and drank heavily.

Jason was a shy kid and quiet. He has always loved Sam from afar. Sam always liked being around Jason. But neither made a move on their feelings. Everyone else knew how they felt. Sam was smart and got into Princeton but even with a scholarship they didn’t have enough money to send her. Then another tragedy hit. Yet Jason was always there for Sam and Sam was always there for him. This is their story.

If you want a sweet story with real life choices, a little predictable, lots of sorrow, overcoming horrible situations, finding love and family, than this might be for you.

Playlist for My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh... 

1-Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

2-Mariah Carey- Open Arms

3-Lifehouse- You And Me

4-Edwin McCain - I’ll Be

5-Iris-Goo Goo Dolls

6-Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love

7-Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?

8-Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

9-Elvis Presley - You’ve Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

10-The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand

11-Earth Angel - The Penguins

12-Journey - Open Arms

13-Nate Reuss - Nothing Without Love

14-Paramore - My Heart

Tour-wide giveaway
A signed paperback of My Heart is Yours + signed swag + a paperback of selected Emily Dickinson poetry (that's the MC's favorite poet) (US only)
An e-book copy of My Heart is yours (INT)
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Amanda Leigh graduated with a BA in English and Communications and a double minor in Psychology and Creative Writing. During college, she worked on the literary magazine and loved every minute of it. She adores cats and has one named Sawyer – named after one of her favorite characters in Lost. Amanda enjoys reading, writing avidly in a journal, writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, cooking, listening to music, singing, swimming and art – particularly photography. Amanda is a bit of a chocoholic and is slightly obsessed with office supplies. She has many ideas for stories so keep an eye out for more work from her.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Kelly! This sounds like a sweet read! :)

  2. Sounds like a great read--sweet, hearbreaking, and heartwarming. Thanks for the chance. :)