The Valentine Proposal

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

The Valentine Proposal by Beth Pugh.

Can Love Be 10 Years in the Making?

Award-winning photographer Mason Montgomery is back in Pine Valley, Kentucky. Hopefully, for good, if his business proposal is accepted. On paper, he’s the perfect buyer for Forget-Me-Not Photography. Too bad the seller, Ol’ Man Rowe, doesn’t see it that way. He’s looking for a family man to take over, and Mason’s bachelor status doesn’t fit the bill.

For shy Lily Anne Dawson, life has not turned out the way she’d hoped. Working at her mother’s bakery and editing for the local newspaper is a far cry from her journalistic dream. She’s a failure. A lonely failure worrying about infertility with no romantic prospects in sight.

That all changes when a decade-old promise to marry on Valentine’s Day pushes the two together at their high school reunion. The impromptu proposal offers a solution to their problems. But marriage requires honesty–and both have secrets. Secrets that could make or break their budding love.

From Goodreads

Author Information

Beth Pugh is a wife and mother searching for contentment among the chaos. She writes stories with heart like baby bear soup hoping to inspire others with her words. She has been published by The Good Men Project, Scary Mommy, Sasee, The Sun Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Lexington Herald-Leader, and On Parenting at The Washington Post. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering for the Chicago Cubs or curled up with an e-book on the couch.

From Author Website

First Line

[Graphic Text]: Mason Montgomery sat at a back-row table and nursed his diet soda, because he was a responsible adult.

My Review

The Valentine Proposal is the first book in Beth Pugh’s new Pine Valley Holiday sweet romance series.

I had the opportunity to read an early copy of The Valentine Proposal and loved it right from the start. The characters are fantastic and I was rooting for them to find their happily ever after. I also love that this story takes place around Valentine’s Day.

If you love sweet, contemporary romance, especially reunion romances, then grab a copy of The Valentine Proposal. I can’t wait to return to Pine Valley for The Santa Run releasing later this year!


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Iron Stream Media, then purchased a copy. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Retail Links

Amazon | BN.com | Indiebound
Goodreads | BookBub

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12 thoughts on “The Valentine Proposal

  1. Wasn’t aware drink a diet soda made you a responsible adult. Since I rarely drink soda (and never diet), I guess that makes me an irresponsible adult. Actually, based on my life, that may be about right. 🙂

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