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February is ALL THE LOVE (giveaway!)

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IMG_0197.jpgCan you believe it’s already February!? It’s a busy month at my house. Valentine’s Day and the Daddy/Daughter Ball and our anniversary–PLUS my little sister is having her first baby and the whole family is so excited. I truly love Valentine’s Day. We don’t go too crazy over here, but chocolate is a MUST and there are cards and usually some stuffed animals and the kids love all of it.

One thing I always think of around this time of the year is my novel Looks Like Love. Maybe because the cover is pink and white. Maybe because it’s a story of a girl seeking out adventure, and stumbling across a little romance along the way. It’s a novel that digs into the question What does love look like?  The main character, Kasey, has been dumped by her long-time boyfriend, so she heads off to visit her best friend, who just happens to be British. London is calling! So Kasey embarks on a trip of self-discovery, a touch of romance, and a lot of fun. When she gets back, things at work get crazy. The advertising firm where she works has finally landed LETA, a cosmetics company branching out with their first fragrance, called Love. Kasey’s tasked with finding out what love looks like, and then finding a way to sell it. From double-decker tour buses to glamorous galas–you’ll want to join Kasey on her journey to find out the truth about love.

The picture above includes a little “Book of Days.” I dug that out this morning when working on an Instagram photo post. This is one of my treasures. It’s the journal I filled out on my Europe trip, way back in college. I’m so thankful I wrote down even snippets of every day I was there. It was a trip of a lifetime and that little book helps me remember the details. The month I spent in Europe was the inspiration behind Looks Like Love. The places that Kasey visits–such as Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, Bath, and more–are places I went to on my tour and that were stamped on my heart forever. The last week of the month was spent in Paris and Rome and Florence with my dad. The next year I would get married, so those days of just the two of us were extra special. (Though, I will say that admiring the Statue of David with your dad is an interesting experience! Ha! But we made it through and had an amazing time, from exploring Paris, to traveling via train in a sleeper car on our way to Rome (two little grannies shared our cabin!), to dinner in Florence. Those are moments I cherish.)

So, in some ways, Looks Like Love is imprinted with the heart memories of that trip. It’s one of my favorites and I hope you’ll check it out. Hop over to Amazon and read the first chapter!

The fun of Valentine’s isn’t just romance, and that’s part of what I love about the book. (Though romance is wonderful of course!) It’s exploring the many ways we see love in our lives–family and friends and so much more. Being loved by the people closest to us, and loving them well in return, makes all the difference.


I thought I would do a little giveaway as my Happy Hearts Day gift to you! I’m offering one free Kindle e-book download for Looks Like Love. All you have to do is leave a comment (click on the rafflecopter link) telling us a vacation spot that’s on your bucket list, and for an extra ticket (not required), hop over and like my Facebook page . Since I want you to have this before Valentine’s Day, the raffle will run until February 9th. So spread the news, grab some white chocolate (Kasey’s favorite), maybe a little pink champagne, click on the link below, and get ready!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


About Brandy

Brandy Bruce is an award-winning author, editor, wife, mother, and someone who really loves dessert. She has a BA in English from Liberty University. She currently works as a freelance editor--reading, writing, editing, and making good use of online dictionaries. She's married to Jeff and has three beautiful children.

21 responses »

  1. Love love love! Greece is on my bucket list! ❤️

  2. I would love to visit Ireland ☘

  3. Italy. Would love to spend at least a month there.

  4. Gail Hollingsworth

    I have several places on my bucket list, all in the US. Niagra Falls, Macinaw Island, Alaska and Hawaii.

  5. I would like to go to Vancouver.

  6. I would love to go to both Hawaii and Alaska. Two really different places!

  7. I have so many places I would love to go, but to pick just one I would choose…. Cologne, Germany!

  8. Hmm. . . Europe. . especially London, England.

  9. Top 3: France, England and Ireland. I would love to travel to these places!

  10. i would like to go to switzerland

  11. England, Ireland, and Scotland are on my bucket list.

  12. I would like to visit the British Isles and Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.

  13. Alaska! Hoping to visit there summer of 2019 for mine and my husband’s 25th anniversary!

  14. My ultimate bucket list vacation is a tour of Florence, Venice, and Rome in Italy!

  15. So many places, but I’d say Italy probably ranks first.

  16. I used to want to go to Ireland so badly (and I still would love to), but I’ve become (a bit obsessed, actually, haha) with watching “Escape to the Country”, and if given the chance to go on a vacation anywhere in the world, I would choose the countryside of England. You book sounds incredible!

  17. My husband and I just decided to go to New Orleans. We need to save up some money first, and we’re not sure if or when we’ll ever get to go, but just the idea of it has me so excited!

  18. Would love to go to the UK!

  19. Mary Lou Kleveland

    Hawaii is the vacation on my bucket list. My husband and I had wanted to go there for our honeymoon but it didn’t work out. Now we are shooting for our 25th anniversary!


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