About the Book
Book: Footprints on Her Heart
Author: Tabitha Bouldin
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release date: November 23, 2021
He’s saving the world, one animal at a time.
Trent Raines’ opinion, happily ever after has four paws and doggy breath. He spends his days isolated at the shelter, taking care of animals. Especially now that romance seems to be spreading across the islands faster than fleas in summer.
She lives a safe life behind the camera lens.
Kara Parker’s job at the animal shelter keeps her too busy to worry about romance. Sure, the boss is cute and all, but her introverted nature is perfectly happy as a photographer and website designer, thank you very much.
Even a quick trip to the mainland to retrieve a truckful of animals won’t change their minds.
Or so they think.
As Trent comes to understand Kara, he discovers there’s more than meets the eye in his quiet employee. Together, they plan a Christmas adoption festival that’s certain to empty the animal shelter in record time. Until a blast from Trent’s past puts all the animals in danger.
Sure, Trent and Kara are fine on their own, but they’re even better together.
What will it take for these soulmates conquer their fears and rescue the animals before it’s too late?
Footprints on Her Heart continues the Hooper Island stories of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.
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Once again we return to the Independence Islands for another standalone contemporary romance. This time, we are on Hopper Island, where the inhabitants are recovering from a hurricane. Trent Raines, a gentle man with a murky past, runs an overflowing animal shelter. When will Trent stop trying to do penance for the past and believe God gives freedom and a new life?
Kara Parker is a talented photographer who works at the shelter. She is quiet and shy and doesn’t believe in her own abilities. Can she trust God to stretch her beyond herself? What will happen as these two scarred adults dance around each other’s feelings and actions?
It is always fun to meet up with previous friends from the islands, and Bouldin gives us several other past characters that help with the continuity of the series.
I especially resonated with Kara, who felt like no one listened to her ideas. Suddenly, she finds herself committed to a project that is out of her league. Will she learn the lessons God has for her?
I found myself wishing I knew Trent’s father. He sounds like a wonderful man to have in your corner and such a great picture of God as our loving Heavenly Father.
I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher through Celebrate Lit. No positive review was required and all opinions are my own.
“God’s got this…Let Him carry you. He’s the master of the waves, and only He can turn back the tide.”
“…he’d decided to learn something new, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and accepting that the future held more than a past mistake.”
Great! God Can Conquer Pasts & Love Issues
About the Author
Tabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and has been writing since 2015. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you’ll find her curled up with a book. Tabitha’s genre of choice is Contemporary Christian Romance which she describes as: Adventure with heart.
More from Tabitha
I love animals. Always have. I was the kid who always brought home the injured animals and tried to make them better. I am the adult who feels guilty for walking by a hungry cat without feeding it.
When I write, those animal-loving tendencies come out. My characters will rescue animals, care for them, and love them unconditionally. My contributions to the Independence Islands are no different. When it began, I knew I needed a pet groomer, and the animal shelter developed from Mel’s love of animals. That’s when Trent showed up.
Trent walked onto the page as Mel’s partner in founding the animal shelter, Forever Pals, but I didn’t know he wanted his story told until several months after I started writing the series. I tried putting him off, but Trent was having none of that. He’s a bit overzealous and ready to share his love story with you, even if he’d rather I didn’t tell you about his troubled past.
The more I dove into Trent’s story, the more I realized he’s the kind of guy you’d call in the middle of the night when a stray dog shows up in your backyard. He doesn’t care. He’d upend his entire life to care for the animals, and he loves each one instantly, no questions asked. People…not so much.
I had the best time writing this story. Footprints on Her Heart is one of those books that I fell in love with from the very beginning. The story put itself on the page, all I had to do was be the engine and let it come to life. Those are my favorite. I wish every book came as easily as Footprints. Even though that isn’t the case, I’ll always hold this one as a dear friend. Kara and Trent make such a cute couple that I think they need to make an appearance in every island book I write from here on out.
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To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize package a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
7 thoughts on “Footprints on Her Heart by Tabitha Bouldin”
I love these stories! Thanks for sharing!
Megan, you are so welcome. These stories are so heartwarming, aren’t they? I love the faith aspect and reality of this one, plus just how relatable Trent and Kara’s issues are!!
Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.
Footprints on Her Heart is quite a ride! Good luck in the contest!!
These characters sound so likeable (yet still realistic), and that makes me want to find out what happens for them. I also love pets, and want to see things work out for them too!
Thanks for this giveaway, and sharing about this book. Hope you are having Happy Holidays!
Madie, Sounds like you will enjoy Footprints on Her Heart! Good luck with the giveaway, and may you have a blessed Christmas season!
Tabitha, congratulations on your release of Footprints on Her Heart and I enjoyed following the tour and learning all about your book, which sounds like a wonderful read for me and I cant’ wait to read Kara and Trent’s story! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Becky, for sharing your thoughts! Have a magical holiday season!