Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Better Man: Guest Post

A Themed Tour through Prism Book Tours.

The Better Man (Chicago Sisters)The Better Man
by Amy Vastine
Adult Romance 
Harlequin Heartwarming
January 1st 2014

Kendall Montgomery's six-year-old son has barely spoken in the past year, locked in his world of silent grief. Then one day, he spots his dead father across a crowded street.

Max Jordan moved to Chicago to be closer to his own son and prove he can be a better father than his deadbeat dad. His striking resemblance to Kendall's husband and his track record with fatherhood make her determined to keep her distance…until Max helps her little boy come out of his shell. But can she trust him with their future? How can she be sure he won't take off just when they need him most?

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.

Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

Guest Post by our Author:

Thank you so much for having me guest post on your blog today. I am so excited to be here. The Better Man is the first book in my Chicago Sisters series. Obviously, sisters play a big role in all three books. I’ve seen lots of inspirational quotes about sisters on Pinterest and on Goodreads. 

“Sisters are the perfect best friends.” 

“Being a sister is better than being a princess.” 

“A sister is worth a thousand friends.” 

All of these may be true, but my favorite sister quotes are the ones that make me laugh. 

“Sisters are like fat thighs. They stick together.” 

“Sister, always remember that if you fall, I will be there to pick you up. After I finish laughing.”

“I smile because you are my sister. I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it.”

Kendall Montgomery is the middle sister and the heroine of The Better Man. Her sisters are always there for her, even if they drive her a little crazy sometimes. Her younger sister, Emma, is a nurse who has lived somewhat of a charmed life. Everything always seems to go Emma’s way (until I get my hands on her, of course!) She tends to believe that everything that happens is part of some big plan and everything will work out in the end because everything always works out for her. Her optimism is helpful at times. Sometimes, Kendall needs the more rational sister to help her out. Lucy is the oldest of the Everhart family and the one who doesn’t believe in coincidence or fate. She believes things just happen and you deal with them as they come. There’s no cosmic plan, you simply need to learn how to roll with the punches. Lucy has taken a few punches in life, that’s for sure. 

Despite their different views on life, Lucy and Emma never fail to support their sister through the toughest times of her life. Wouldn’t we all love to have people like that in our lives? I have two brothers. No “real” sisters, but I have been blessed with some amazing women in my life. I have fabulous sister-in-laws. On my husband’s side of the family, myself and the wives of my husband’s brothers call ourselves “The Outlaws”. We’re the three troublemakers, giggling at Christmas about something wild that’s going on whenever our husbands’ big, boisterous family gets together. I have friends who I think of as sisters, amazing women who support me and comfort me when I’m having a rough day. Some live down the street, some across the country. All of them, I consider part of my family. 

What about you? Do you have a sister? Someone who treats you like a sister? What does being a sister mean to you? I’d love to hear what you think. 

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  1. Great guest post, thanks for sharing it!

  2. Love this post! I have two sisters--and they are all of those things and more. I love being able to count on their honesty, humor, and optimism no matter what life throws my way. Can't wait to read about these Chicago Sisters!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carol! It sure is nice to have such an awesome support system. Your sisters are also lucky to have YOU! :)

  3. dude you are doing better at posts than I am....In my defense I had to travel home for three days ;).

  4. Great post, thanks for sharing :) Loved the funny sister quotes!