Saturday, February 6, 2021

Star Struck in Willow Falls by Pat Nicholas: Excerpt, Review, & Giveaway!

 Starstruck in Willow Falls JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Star Struck in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Starstruck in Willow Falls

Title: Star Struck in Willow Falls
Series: Willow Falls #3
Author: Pat Nichols
Publisher: Iron Stream Media, LPC
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Genre: Women's Fiction

As a Hollywood film crew and famous movie stars swoop into Willow Falls to film a full-length motion picture, the small town’s new normal as a popular North Georgia tourist destination is thrown into chaos. 
Weeks away from marrying the manager of the town’s new winery Rachel Streetman fears her life-long dream to act is drifting into oblivion and leaving behind bitter regret. She wonders if auditioning for a role in the movie will boost her lackluster career or open the door to a lifestyle incompatible with the small-town life she has come to accept. 

Rachel’s sister, Emily Hayes, also has a dream—to be a famous author. But the release of her debut novel is upstaged by the Hollywood invasion. When she and Rachel accept the role as the director’s liaisons, their patience is stretched to the limit by starstruck residents and ego-driven celebrities. 

Can these two sisters survive the chaos in Willow Falls and still achieve their dreams?

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Pat Nichols

Retired from a twenty-seven-year corporate career, Pat Nichols is proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams. She draws on her experience working with hundreds of amazing women from all walks of life to create stories about women facing challenges and triumphs in pursuit of their dreams. The Secret of Willow Inn, Willow Falls series book one, is a 2020 Selah award Winner. Starstruck in Willow Falls received a NGCWC Georgia Peach Award. Pat and her husband live in Duluth, Georgia and continue to celebrate their fifty-plus-year marriage. She is a mother of two and grandmother of four. One precious granddaughter lives with the angels. She is grateful for God’s blessings through the peaks and valleys of life.

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My Thoughts

Star Struck in Willow Falls by Pat Nichols is a sweet, heartwarming story.  A film crew is coming to Willow Falls.  Rachel and Emily are working as liaisons between the director and the town.   Rachel’s wedding plans take a different route when she learns what it means to get married in a small town.  Emily’s first book is ready, and she is having her book signing.  Will Willow Falls survive an invasion from a movie crew? I found the story easy to read thanks to the authors conversational writing style.  I liked the characters which seemed realistic and relatable with my favorite being Sadie.  I thought the author captured the small town feel with the setting, the characters, the people’s behavior, and attitudes.  There is humor scattered throughout the story.  The author captured what it was like for a film crew to invade a small town.  I would not want to have been Rachel or Emily trying to keep everyone happy.  I especially enjoyed the ending.  Star Struck in Willow Falls is the third book in the Willow Falls series, and I believe it is best to read this series in order.  Star Struck in Willow Falls has drama, humor, romance, family, and friendship in one charming tale.  



“That won’t keep everyone from bugging us. Uh oh.” Emily pointed to the mail truck pulling into a parking space in front of the Willow Post headquarters. “The temperature

in here is about to heat up ten degrees.”

Mary huffed. “Try twenty.”

Mirabelle clutched a newspaper in her right hand, her lips pinched. She stormed into the office. “How long have you known about this?” She slammed the paper on the table in front of Emily and drummed her finger on the headline. “Director Selects Willow Falls to Film Feature-Length Movie. Did you keep it a secret to give your sister an advantage?”



(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Starstruck in Willow Falls JustRead Giveaway 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 2, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 9, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Star Struck in Willow Falls is available from Amazon*.  The first two books in the Willow Falls Series are The Secret of Willow Inn and The Trouble in Willow Falls.  All three books are available through Kindle Unlimited.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Do not forget to enter the giveaway.  Good Luck!  Tomorrow I am featuring Killer Content by Olivia Blacke.  It is the debut of A Brooklyn Murder Mystery series.  I hope that you have a satisfying day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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  1. Thank you for your review on "Star Struck in Willow Falls" by Pat Nicholas and for being part of the blog tour.

    Sounds like a wonderful story and one I would thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thank you for commenting, Kay. I'm delighted the story sounds wonderful to you. If you haven't read the first two books in the Willow Falls series, you might want to begin with The Secret of Willow Inn to discover how Emily's and Rachel's lives intersect.

  2. Thank you, Rita. I hope you have the opportunity to read the Willow Falls series.

  3. Sounds like a good read. I love the cover.

  4. Thank you for your review! - JustRead Tours

  5. I am in love with this cover!! Absolutely beautiful! Reading this asap!

  6. Sweet cover! I enjoy small town setting. Thank you for hosting.