Tag Team Giveaway – A sweet romance – Joshua’s Folly by Taylor Dean

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We Tag Team an author and publish our posts at the same time.

Whether it’s for a cover reveal, giveaway, review, interview, or something more, the author will be tagged by us and you will be alerted to go to Laura’s blog or mine to see additional content. It’s really fun to see how differently we view the same book and you get an extra chance to win with our giveaways!


Great timing for Taylor to release Joshua’s Folly. How about something warm to drink?

 Who would think hot chocolate could hold so much meaning?  It will never be the same after you read Joshua’s Folly and find out the special meaning it holds for Marissa and Joshua.

Feel free to make yourself a cup, pull out your comfy blanket and let’s find out what is so intriguing about hot chocolate.

 photo goodreads-badge-add-38px11_zps1ae6e47f.jpgNight was so peaceful for 11 year old Marissa.

Mary said would things would get better, but Marissa didn’t think so.

Marissa couldn’t sleep. She would walk the halls, but when she saw his photograph on the wall, she felt better.

His name is Joshua.

Daffodils (c) Sherry Fundin

Daffodils (c) Sherry Fundin

Joshua’s Folly is a romance novel, without ghosts, the supernatural or murder. It is not a novel I would normally choose to read, but because it is by one of my favorite Indie authors, I knew I would read it no matter what it is about. I did enjoy Marissa’s story and for you romance lovers out there, Taylor Dean is an author you will want on your TBR list.

Joshua actually has two Follies. One is his Garden of Eden on the ranch, the other…………….you will have to read the book to find out.

Marissa had lost her parents at eleven years old and I cannot begin to imagine what that would be like. When Mary finds out that Marissa wanders the house at night, gazing at Joshua’s photograph as if it is a lifesaver, she gives her a copy and tells her he will be her guardian angel. I thought, oh no, get out the tissues.

“A smart aleck firecracker and a “guardian angel.”

Joshua is raising his child alone and Mary arranges for Marissa to spend time at Joshua’s ranch, helping out with his daughter, Bethany. Bethany has advanced social skills and language because she spends most of her time around adults. My son was the same way, so it was easy to relate to her.

I love the banter between Marissa and Joshua. Bethany joins in and I couldn’t help but smile and laugh right along with them.

Taylor’s romance is always clean and I chuckled when she describes Joshua’s thoughts on kissing Marissa. You will have to read for yourself to find out how sweet it is.

Taylor talks about Marissa having one thought in her head, while having a conversation at the same time about something different. Do we ever really know what people are thinking, even as  we are speaking face to face?  Do it and see if anyone catches on.

Flowering Tree (c) Sherry Fundin

Flowering Tree (c) Sherry Fundin

“Josh, you have a great sense of humor. Don’t use it to tear people down. Use it to

build people up.”

I know something has to happen and I felt Marissa’s sadness and her heart plummet when it does, even though I know it has to end with happy ever after. Now that’s good writing.

This is a ROMANCE, a simple love story. I was told that Joshua’s Folly was not like Taylor’s other books I have read, but I love her writing so my expectations are still high. She has a way of writing that gets me involved. The characters are well developed and I find them easy to relate to. They sound as if they could be your friends and family.

A couple of times the story slowed for me, but I still enjoyed Joshua’s Folly. For all you Romance lovers out there, this is a sweet, clean love story that will warm your heart and leave you with a happy ending.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  3 STARS – Would Recommend To Others

I received a signed paperback copy of Joshua’s Folly in return for an honest and unbaised review. Taylor wraps the book up in a lovely package. Thank you Taylor. I will be reviewing For Nick next, so be sure and come back to check out another of my Taylor Dean reviews.



Taylor Dean


Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up.

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taiwan flag smiley animated gif Pictures, Images and PhotosTaylor Dean always has a special giveaway and this one is sweeter than most.

2 (two) US winners: a signed paperback of Joshua’s Folly, a tote bag, two bookmarks and two packets of hot chocolate

2 (two) International or US winners: an ebook (Kindle only)

Entry is easy. Leave your email and tell us whether you are entering the US or International giveaway, then answer the question:

“What do you do to get cozy with your mate?”

****For a second chance to win, go to fuonlyknew****

Giveaway ends February 17, 2014.

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16 thoughts on “Tag Team Giveaway – A sweet romance – Joshua’s Folly by Taylor Dean

  1. Wow! YOu really did an amazing review. I feel mine is too short now. I see we felt the same and even came close to saying the same thing a few times. LOL Good thing we know each other and post at the exact same time:)
    Lovely pics to go with your review.

    • I think yours was great. You seemed to cover the things I missed. Great minds think alike, so I am not surprised that both covered the best things about Joshua’s Folly. Thanks on the pics. I took them in Highland Park in Rochester New York. I visited it often and loved walking around seeing all the beautiful color.

    • You are very welcome Taylor. This is a sweet story and I am very happy to share it with my readers. Next. ^_^

  2. I don’t have a mate to get cozy with, but if I did cuddling while talking about anything and everything would be nice.

    • All in due time, Dalene. Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Good luck on this fantastic giveaway.

    • All her covers are so cute. When I see them, I know it is hers. She has a new book coming out and I will share the cover and trailer with you VERY soon. ^_^

    • Thanks, Emily. I think we all need to be vampires to read the books on our TBRs, let alone the ones we will be adding. LOL I think you would love Taylor Dean’s books. Sweet, clean romance. Sometimes there may be a ghost, a vampire, or killers, but it will end with a smile on your face.

  3. Unfortunately I don’t have a mate to cozy up to. I’m in the middle of a divorce after 36 years of marriage. Never thought I would be in this predicament. Reading is my passion so if I had a special someone & since it’s winter I think a warm fire, a glass of wine, each of us with a good book, snuggled up together underneath a cozy quilt would be one of my ideal moments.
    Joshua’s Folly sounds great , just what I need a love story with a HEA! I am entering the U.S. giveaway. Thanks for the chance!!

    • Reading is an escape for me, so I am glad you have that. Nothing wrong with curling up by the fire alone, cozy with a glass of wine and getting lost in a good book. I think I could have worded the question a little differently. I don’t want anyone to feel left out. Dean Taylor is an excellent author and I think you would enjoy her books. Good luck.

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