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A Deeper Love - Giveaway and Review

A Deeper Love Book Tour

About the Book

A Deeper Love by Heidi Gray McGill

Book: A Deeper Love

Author: Heidi Gray McGill

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 31, 2023

What was that movie line about relationships built on intense experiences?  Oh, yeah. They never work.

I get paid to do my dream job, usually by wealthy men who thrive on adventure. But when their adrenaline rush is gone and vacation is over, I’m still here, on a tropical island, with people who mostly leave me alone. And I like it that way.

Except for this guy. Seriously, Dan is the last man I want to get involved with. If he got Decompression Illness, the doctors would likely call it Mercedes Bends. He’s privileged and entitled and would never leave his city life behind for the challenges of living on a remote island. Which is a total relief, I’m telling you.

Don’t get me wrong—he’s prime shark bait, but I’m not ready to fall deeply in love with someone who won’t stay. There’s no such thing as going “too deep” where spiritual things are concerned. But when it comes to relationships, I’ll stay at the surface and snorkel rather than dive into the depths.

Take a trip to the Suamalie Islands where palm trees sway, the sand and sea pulse with life, and the people will steal your heart.


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My Review 

5 Stars

Heidi Gray McGill writes a wonderful vacation romance that takes the reader on a journey under the ocean. I loved the way the author described scuba diving. It was easy to imagine the beauty.


The thing that surprised me the most about this book was that it is written in the first person in the present tense. I have never read a book in the present tense, so it took me part way through the first chapter to get used to it. Once I did, I enjoyed the style very much.


The characters were relatable and very well developed. Alicia longs to be a wife and mother, so when sparks fly between her and Daniel, she is cautious. As a scuba instructor, she is used to encountering tourists and knows better than to give her heart to a vacation fling. Yet the connection between her and Daniel is strong. They share the same faith and I love the way the author wrote the romance cleanly and God-honoring.


Daniel struggled to speak up for himself with his controlling father. This is a major influence in his spiritual arc. Daniel’s spiritual arc spoke such truth to me that I even quoted a portion of it in my journal and spent time meditating on it. I love when Christian fiction becomes personal like this.


I strongly recommend this book to fans of Christian romance and clean romance. You must read this!


Genre: Christian Romance, Vacation Romance

Location: Suamalie Islands

Romance: Very clean. Light kissing.

Faith: Truthful Biblically based theme. Wonderful spiritual arc for Daniel.


Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Celebrate Lit Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Heidi Gray McGill

Whether historical or contemporary, you will find Heidi’s Christian Fiction works to be full of God’s redeeming love.

Everything Heidi writes is purposeful. She believes in bringing a reader into the awareness of who God is to them and how He interacts with them on a personal level. She does this by crafting characters so relatable you feel part of who they are.

Heidi reaches deep into the reader’s heart through masterfully written words and offers ways toward healing by seamlessly applying God’s Word throughout her stories.

Heidi and her husband of 30+ years live in South Carolina. Besides writing Christian fiction with relatable characters in life-changing stories, Heidi relishes time with family and friends. She enjoys scrapbooking, playing games, traveling, and building bridges with her grandsons that must fall with a loud crash and usually involve a monster truck.

More from Heidi

My husband and I are scuba divers. I prefer clear water, bright fish, live coral, and the gentle swells of the ocean. I also enjoy the peaceful cenotes of Mexico, where being above water is just as stunning as being under. My husband has taken me to some remote and beautiful places.

My favorite scuba trip was to the Island of Dominica in the Caribbean, where my parents served as volunteer missionaries. On that trip, I saw a baby octopus and felt the boiling water from the active volcano vents as it bubbled up from the ocean floor.

My husband prefers diving for shark teeth and treasure in murky, fast-moving, brackish water. He thinks running into alligators, catfish the size of large dogs, and snapping turtles is part of the adventure. He also is an extreme cave diver, relishing the challenge of seeing places few have ventured. Small places and dark water are not my thing.

Owning a scuba shop seemed like the natural choice for my main character in A Deeper Love. Being able to share the underwater world and beauty of a tropical island through words became my next challenge.

Alicia Garry, affectionately known as Algae, is as formidable as her military father. She’s adventuresome and intelligent unless it comes to love. Then, she lives up to her family name, which means watchful in French. Relationships with clients never end well since they always leave, so she keeps things professional with her customers.

That is until she meets Daniel McMaster. Like most of Alicia’s clientele, Daniel is a businessman who craves adventure from his dull life. He comes from money, makes and spends money, and is way out of her league.

When she has feelings for Daniel, she wonders if she’s swallowed a bit too much seawater.

In A Deeper Love, you’ll meet a boat captain with cheesy jokes, a kind neighbor child who melts hearts, and a God who knows the future. Throw in some Little Mermaid quotes and songs, and this story comes alive with romance and Algae’s desire to be part of Daniel’s world.

Book a trip today with Scuba Deux Adventures Dive Shop, where you’ll embark on an adventure far beyond the ocean’s depths.

Blog Stops

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The Lit Lady, January 23

Simple Harvest Reads, January 24 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, January 28 (Author Interview)


A Deeper Love Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Heidi is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift card and a 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.

3 תגובות

Roxanne Cruz
Roxanne Cruz
28 בינו׳

It sounds like the descriptions in this book will bring the world under the sea to life.


Tracie M Cooper
Tracie M Cooper
28 בינו׳

Describe your writing routine.


Heidi Gray McGill
Heidi Gray McGill
27 בינו׳

Thank you for the courtesy of this review. My favorite words: I strongly recommend this book to fans of Christian romance and clean romance. You must read this! I appreciate your thoughtfulness.


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