Sunday, November 14, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Shut the Front Door by L M Karen

About the Book

Book: Shut the Front Door

Author: L.M. Karen

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Release date: July 15, 2021

The zany story of an alpha male pursuing a headstrong woman and the hilarious entanglements that follow.

Maddy’s dating profile couldn’t be more together. Maddy, however, feels utterly not together when Derek is in the room. She thought living next to her best friend Brittany, (who happens to be married to her brother, Matt) would be the best move of her life; not realizing it came with the complication of Brittany’s older brother Derek. Their undeniable chemistry and passionate personalities make it hard for Maddy to continue ignoring his determined pursuit. This is a feel good romantic comedy with a hint of excitement.

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About the Author

LM Karen writes contemporary Christian fiction romance. As a longtime lover of words, she can generally be found behind her laptop or with a book in her hand. A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, her heart is in the mountains. She eventually made use of the voices in her head by putting them on the page.

More from LM Karen

I like writing characters who are flawed but are loved anyway. Who have maybe made a mess of things, or are consumed by fear, or have some growing to do, because isn’t that all of us? All of my characters get happy endings because as Christians we all get the happy ending. We are flawed, we are human, we are sinful, but we are loved. We are forgiven.

One of my favorite things about Maddy in Shut the Front Door is that she is fearless. She is bold and unapologetic about who she is. But even Maddy with all her confidence still has insecurities about being accepted, and just wants to be loved at the end of the day. She just wants to know that she will be received for all she is by the one person she loves the most. I think that’s a very relatable desire and what we all really want. One of my favorite things about Christian fiction is that we are reminded within the fun and sweeping nature of romance that we are always and eternally loved by God.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 10

CarpeDiem, November 10

Texas Book-aholic, November 11

Genesis 5020, November 11

Inklings and notions, November 12

Living’ Lit, November 13

For Him and My Family, November 13

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 14

deb’s Book Review, November 15

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, November 15

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 17

Kayem Reads, November 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 18

Wishful Endings, November 18

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 19

By The Book, November 19

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 21

Remembrancy, November 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 22

Simple Harvest Reads , November 23 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, November 23


To celebrate her tour, LM is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

Shut the Front Door: The Entanglements of Cop vs. Lawyer is the second installment from L M Karen’s Oak Street series. I really enjoyed the first book, Summertime Lilies, and was looking forward to reading this one. I thought it was a great read. This one of those reads that is short but full of entertainment with fun and delightful characters. I loved it!

Shut the Front Door: The Entanglements of Cop vs. Lawyer is getting four and a half stars from. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading sweet, heartwarming and clean romance. I hope there will be a third book from the Oak Street series releasing in the near future. 

I received a digital copy of Shut the Front Door: The Entanglements of Cop vs. Lawyer from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Added to my tbr! Thanks for the book rec!

  2. Shut the Front the Door sounds like an excellent read and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Locks, Hooks and Books for sharing your review! Have a magical holiday season!

  3. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you for sharing your review of this story, this sounds like an excellent book and series, a must read for me

  5. L.M., Shut the Front Door sounds like a great book and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks for sharing your great review with me, Locks, Hooks and Books! Have a spectacular holiday season!

  6. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  7. I love the cover! The colors and graphics are great.