Dearly Beloved by Peggy Jaeger Blog Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway @peggy_jaeger

 Welcome to my stop during the Dearly Beloved blog tour which includes an excerpt and giveaway.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn’t believe in marriage. His father’s six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He’ll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn’t plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though.

When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

Janelle grasped her daughter’s arm and moved her behind the room divider separating the main room from a side one. Even though I wasn’t asked to, I followed them.
“I just got off the phone with Button Valentine who said she heard from her husband that your father is attending the wedding. Is this true? Have you invited him?”
Okay, first, Button? Seriously? I’m assuming this was a grown-ass woman along the lines of Janelle’s age. To know someone in that decade was called by such a ridiculous moniker almost made me regret ever being annoyed at Nanny for using my hated nickname.
Isabella squared her shoulders and stared her mother down.
“Yes, I did. And he’s coming.”
“Have you completely lost your mind?” Janelle spat.
“No, Mother, I haven’t. Daddy wants to be there on my wedding day, and I want him to. It’s my decision who I invite. You haven’t wanted to be included in any of the planning or decisions, so I get to say who I want and who I don’t.”
“Is he giving you away? Because he doesn’t deserve to.”
“No. Slade is still walking me down the aisle.”
“Well, thank goodness for that small grace. Although I feel Fred would be the more appropriate choice. He’s been more of a father to you than that man ever was.”
“That man is my father, Mother. And despite whatever happened between the two of you, he still is and always will be.”
“Is he bringing that woman with him?”
Isabella rolled her eyes again. “They’re married, mother. Have been for over a year, and yes, Shirley is invited, too.”
“This just gets worse by the minute.” Janelle flapped her hands like an angry bird. “Now I not only have to endure the man who cheated on me with his secretary and broke my heart, but his newest chippy, as well. This is more than can be tolerated.”
Janelle’s face reddened under her foundation. For a moment, I feared she was going to explode, literally and figuratively, and that was the last thing I wanted for Isabella.


Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children’s book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer’s Disease during her time running an Alzheimer’s in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.
In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader’s Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.
In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest.
A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.


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