Blog Tour: FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by Sarah Morgan @HarlequinBooks

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour to celebrate the book birthday for Family for Beginners by Sarah Morgan! With a cover like this one, how can that not set the scene for a great summer read? I love the cover! Family for Beginners makes for a great summer read and doesn’t require much from readers expect your favorite place to read it with your favorite beverage.


Author: Sarah Morgan 

Publication Date: 5/5/2020

Publisher: HQN Books

Book Summary:
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with a life-affirming exploration of love, loss, and how families come in all shapes and sizes…

New York florist Flora Donovan is living the dream, but her bubbly optimism hides a secret. She’s lonely. Orphaned as a child, she’s never felt like she’s belonged anywhere…until she meets Jack Parker. He’s the first man to ever really see her, and it’s life changing.

Teenager Izzy Parker is holding it together by her fingertips. Since her mother passed away a year ago, looking after her dad and little sister is the only thing that makes Izzy feel safe. Discovering her father has a new girlfriend is her worst nightmare—she is not in the market for a replacement mom. Then her father invites Flora on their summer vacation…

Flora’s heart aches for Izzy, but she badly wants her relationship with Jack to work. As the summer unfolds, Flora must push her own boundaries to discover parts of herself she never knew existed—and to find the family she’s always wanted.

Author Bio: USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.

Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family. Find out more at

My review

Family for Beginners explores loss, belonging, acceptance and family in a lighter, more dramatic way this dark emotional reader is used to. It provided an emotional response from me that had me feeling a few emotions for the family in this story.

The characters are all likable yet a little frustrating at times with their ability to create some high drama in the family and to the story. I felt for the characters each looking for acceptance and a place to belong after a loss that changes their world. I cared for them and their conflicts with themselves and each other. Now this family is overflowing with love with each other, and at times the dark reader in me was drowning in it. I think I really need to read more books like this. Lol Even though I found the drama high and at times I wanted it to stop, it felt very realistic, and I couldn’t help but love the characters.

The story wraps up nicely, and I had a feel-good feeling after reading this warm and uplifting story. I recommend for a summer read!!

Social Links: Author Website Twitter: @SarahMorgan_ Facebook: @AuthorSarahMorgan Instagram: @SarahMorganWrites

Buy Links:  Harlequin  Indiebound Amazon Barnes & Noble  Books-A-Million Google iBooks Kobo

Thank you to HarperCollins/HQN for my NetGalley copy!

10 thoughts on “Blog Tour: FAMILY FOR BEGINNERS by Sarah Morgan @HarlequinBooks”

  1. Sounds like I would love this book! Some great emotion in here. I really like it when a character comes in and brings out the real love in people I am thinking this would be Flora.
    I love the review!

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    1. I think you would really like this one T! I was thinking about you as I was reading it! I didn’t get a print so I think you should check overdrive for it. The author has a few books you would probably like. This is my first so I can’t recommend any but this one!

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    1. Thank you, Jonetta! This is my first from the author. I need to look at more. I love that we had the same perspective on it!

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  2. I did not sign up for this tour because I didn’t know if I had time to read it, but I got an audiobook, so I listened to it and really enjoyed it. I liked it for all the reasons you stated, but I do enjoy family stories that end happily. Great review Brenda, so glad you liked it.

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    1. Thank you, Carla! I fell behind so I listened to some of it too! It made it a bit more realistic to listen to it and I little frustrating too. lol I am glad to see you enjoyed it!

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