Cover Reveal for Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes

I started this blog a little over 4 years ago never imagining that I'd connect with so many fun and interesting people with the same love for books as I have. One of the first people I had the chance to "meet" through this blog was fellow reader, Amber Stokes, then known as Border's Girl (you'll have to ask her about that ;-) ). Not only is she a reader but a book blogger AND an author! I haven't had the chance to read her book, Bleeding Heart, yet but I'll just bet that it's going to be AWESOME! Today, I'm so happy to be a part of the cover release party for the book! I'm sure it will be a great success. I don't know about you, but just based on the cover alone I can tell it's going to be my kind of story. So drumroll please...

The cover for Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes!

Isn't it lovely? I can't wait till this book is released and I can read it!!!!!!!!

The Story:
Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey.

Summer 1886 Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.

But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken. Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?

A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.

All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.

Inspirational Historical Romance


Breaking hearts should be considered a crime. That would make Elizabeth Lawson an outlaw and Joe Clifton the victim. And that wasn’t a far stretch in Joe’s mind. She had rounded up his heart, branded her name across it when it should never have belonged to her, and then left him high and dry. Still, he was getting sick of hanging around the scene of the crime. He just didn’t know where else to go.

Lake Tahoe had once been his favorite get-away destination, a place where he could go to just sit back and enjoy the view of water as clear as a shined-up mirror. Now those crystal depths and the unmoving boulders along the water’s edge taunted him, bringing back memories of a happy proposal and a less-than-happy scene where his heart was handed back to him on a silver platter – bruised, broken, and bleeding.

He didn’t want to make any more memories like that. So he made a promise to himself: He would never let anyone break his heart again.

Meet Amber:
Amber Stokes has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a passion for the written word - from blogging to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. After her brief time at college in Oregon, she is now back home among the redwoods of Northern California, living life one day at a time and pursuing her passion via freelance editing and self-publishing her debut novel, Bleeding Heart. You can connect with Amber on her blog, Seasons of Humility.

 For more information please visit Amber's new author website HERE.

Happy Reading!


  1. Your enthusiasm makes me so happy, my friend!! Thank you for your kind words! I'm so glad we met, as you know how instrumental you were in helping me get started on my own blog - and you know how blessed I am by our continued friendship! :)

    Thank you for being a part of the cover reveal! And yes, anyone can feel free to ask me about the "Borders Girl" nickname. ;)


    1. I'm so glad we can all support each other in our endeavors! I wish you nothing but the best with your book!


  2. Borders Girl? Sounds interesting. Does it have something to do with hanging out at the bookstore? That's my favorite thing to do :)

  3. SO happy for Amber and now I too am curious about Borders Girl.

  4. Awesome! Great post, Renee - I love visiting all the blog reveal sites and reading all this enthusiasm. Even not being able to read Amber's book yet, I think it's going to be a great read and one that will touch many of its readers. So proud and happy for Amber. :)

  5. Julie and Juju: Borders Girl was the nickname Julie Lessman gave me when I told her that I had started reading A Passion Most Pure in Borders, and would read a little bit more over various visits. ;) I think I was getting close to halfway through (?) when I convinced my dad to buy it for me, LOL!

    And Julie, I LOVE hanging out in bookstores, too! I so miss Borders, as it was the only big bookstore in our county... :(


    *Waving to Rissi - you're so sweet to visit all these blog posts!*

  6. Lovely cover is right! I wish "Borders Girl" much success with her book!

    1. Thank you so much, Suko! :)


  7. Bleeding Heart is quite a simple name. I like the book cover and good to read this review!

  8. Another great blog Renee. And congrats Amber. Love the book cover. Best wishes.

  9. Thank you all for your kind comments! I just got back from over a week of vacation so it was nice to read your thoughts! I'm so excited to read Amber's book and I'm so glad that you all are too!

    Renee C.


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