Blog Tour: TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins

TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins
Paperback 383 pages
Publication: June 26th 2012 by Harlequin
ISBN: 037321054X (ISBN13: 9780373210541)
Source: Net Galley

Your heart misleads you.
That’s what my friends and family say.

But I love Noah. And he loves me. We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other’s arms. It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won’t be.

Because he’s Amish.

And I’m not.

TEMPTATION is new series by Karen Ann Hopkins and I have the pleasure of being a part of her blog tour. Today is the first day of her blog tour and I am happy to jump start everything with a Guest Post from Karen. Please read this informative post then continue on for more Author information and an opportunity to enter in a contest for this novel and other great prizes.

A day in the life of an Amish teen: 
Hard work and responsibility are parts of every Amish teen’s life.  Whether girl or boy, they’re expected to contribute to the household’s income and livelihood.  After graduating in the eighth grade, Amish teens are finished with schooling and thrust into the workforce, either leaving the home for a forty hour work week or putting that much time into in a family business.    Jobs include carpentry, metal work, farming, and welding for the boys and butchery, bakery, woodworking, retail, teaching, child care, and housecleaning for the girls.  Usually, 90% of a teen’s income is given to the family as an intricate part of the family’s financial survival.  Part of the ten percent that the teens retain is saved towards the teen’s future married life, while the rest is for their own enjoyment. 
Even though Amish teens work hard, they also play hard.  Oftentimes, they will take short trips with their church groups, visit relatives and friends, and participate in activities such as hunting, horseback riding and skiing.  A usual day for an Amish teen begins at five o’clock in the morning, followed by prayer, breakfast and morning chores.  After working an eight hour work day, the youth will arrive home to afternoon chores before dinner with the family.  The evenings are playtime for the young people.  They can be found at the church’s youth group gatherings, such as singings andball games or they may be seen riding their horses or bikes on the roadways.

Follow this tour:

Monday,June 25th - Ravenous Reader
Tuesday, June 26th – Xpresso Reads
Wednesday,June 27th -  Harlequin Paranormal blog
Friday, June 29th – Page Turners
Monday,June 2nd – Evie Bookish
Wednesday, July 4th –  I Like These Books
Friday,July 6th – The Cozy Reader
or follow the Temptation tour page.

Karen Ann Hopkins

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

TEMPTATION is out Tuesday, June 19th by HarlequinTEEN,  please check out these other sites for more information on Karen and TEMPTATION.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The second give-away is for the chance to win an awesome, grand-prize Harlequin romance pack, consisting of:  1 copy of TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins, 1 copy of SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington, 1 copy of INSIDE by Maria V. Snyder, 1 pair Harlequin socks, 1 red Harlequin bag, 1 large Harlequin notebook, 1 small Harlequin notebook & 1 pack of 3 Harlequin notepads

Entries in the daily give-away also count toward the grand prize give-away.

12 comments on "Blog Tour: TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins"

jcjean wrote: June 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Temptation looks like a good read. I'm always looking for something new to read and I've never read anything like that, well, starcrossed lovers: yes. The Amish Community, no. Excited for it!

Na wrote: June 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Thank you for providing more insight on the Amish life. It has a nice balance between being responsible and enjoying life - something I can relate to. I've always wanted to try horseback riding!

The Lovely Reader wrote: June 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

This looks like a great read. Thank you for giving away a copy here. Fingers crossed!

brittkneesaur wrote: June 25, 2012 at 4:13 PM

eeek! Yes! I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the chance :)

Maria wrote: June 26, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Fingers crossed!

Vivien wrote: June 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Really excited to read this one!

Evie wrote: June 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I'm loving the blog tour! I loved reading Temptation and thought it was a beautiful, enlightening novel :) And I love the guest post - so informative! I feel that I'm learning more and more about the Amish and their way of life and I have to say that it's a great experience! Thanks for the great post, hon!

Giselle wrote: June 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Great post! I love reading about the Amish culture it's so different and fascinating! I just finished this book a few days ago and I really enjoyed it! Great post!

Randi M wrote: June 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Love the guest post! :) The more I learn about the Amish way of life, the more I realize there is no way I would ever survive. I'm far too intertwined with modern technology, but also, I struggle to wake up before seven most days. They have definitely earned my respect!

alicia marie wrote: June 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

thanks for the awesome giveaway! i'm looking forward to reading this
one : )

Christina Fiorelli wrote: June 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Christina K. in the rafflecopter

I love the little guest posts on the tour, and it's very interesting to learn about Amish life. How different it must be, and I can't fathom not continuing school. Can they pursue their research on their own?

Emma wrote: June 30, 2012 at 11:07 AM

TEMPTATION sounds like a great book. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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