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Jun 10, 2022

Sunrise Publishing's newest collection just released, and I'm crazy excited about Carrie Padgett's One Fine Day. This book and the others in this series take place in Rachel Hauck's Heart's Bend. Learn about her characters' backstories, how I cracked up in the opening scene, and what we might expect from the rest of the series, too! Listen in for all the details and see why One Fine Day might need to make an appearance at the top of your TBR list.

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When I opened the first chapter of One Fine Day by Carrie Padgett, I had no idea what to expect, really. I'd never read the books Rachel Hauck wrote that inspired this series, so I went in... blind. Well, on the first page, I cracked up.  Genius work with a bit of backstory that didn't feel like an info dump combined with natural humor, and I was hooked.

In more ways than one, this is a second-chance romance that I can't wait to read... or to listen to.  I still can't decide if I want to read it or snag the audiobook. What thinkest all?

Carrie and I had a great time chatting, and even the books she mentioned told me that I would probably continue to love everything about this book.  Besides, who couldn't love a book set in a place called "Hearts Bend"?

One Fine Day by Carrie Padgett

"A heart-warming romance, One Fine Day is a great way to spend a day and tease your sweet tooth. Now I need to head to my local bakery!" T. I. Lowe, bestselling author of Under the Magnolias

All she wants is a fresh start...

Chloe Beason LaRue left Hearts Bend after high school, determined to never look back. She shed her unrequited crush on Sam Hardy, moved to Paris, went to pastry school, found a good job, fell in love, and got married. She was happy in France. Then her husband tragically died. Now, Chloe just wants to move forward…but when her mom’s health is in jeopardy, Chloe heads right back to Hearts Bend where she’s hired as head baker for Haven’s, the premier bakery in town. She has no idea that moving home will push her right into the arms of the man who broke her heart.

He's not looking to fall in love...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Sam Hardy has too many broken memories in Hearts Bend to Return. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he desperately needs to invest in something to safeguard his future. Haven’s Bakery is up for sale—and his business partner believes the deal is too good to pass up. He has no idea that the owners have hired the one girl he can’t seem to forget…and the last thing he expects is to be her boss.

But it’s a recipe for romance…

Back in Hearts Bend for the first time in ten years and thrown together at Haven’s Bakery, Chloe and Sam have a second chance at first love. Indeed, the more time Sam spends selling pastries, the more he sees a new future. But when Paris beckons Chloe back, where does her heart belong? Can they find the recipe for leaving regrets behind and start something new?

Escape to Hearts Bend for a sweet story of romance, faith, and an unexpected happy ending.

Want more of Hearts Bend?

Hearts Bend Collection
Book1: One Fine Day
Book 2: You’ll Be Mine (coming soon)

You can find out more about Carrie Padgett and her books on her WEBSITE (including her Facebook page).

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