After the Silence by Rula Sinara – Guest Post & Blog Tour Giveaway

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.
After the Silence
(From Kenya, With Love #2)

Rula Sinara

Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 368 pages
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Does following her passion mean losing her way?
Marine Ben Corallis is an expert at facing death, but nothing comes close to the terror that grounds him when his wife is killed in a car accident the day he returns from duty. He’s left to raise an infant, a toddler and a ten-year-old girl who hasn’t uttered a word since her mother’s death.
It’s hard not to care for the widowed marine with three young children. Yet he’s still grieving, too burdened with guilt to fall in love again. And Hope Alwanga’s future as a doctor awaits her on the other side of the world, in Nairobi. If two such opposites can’t agree on a common country, how can they ever create a safe place to call home?
About Book One in the Series
(Each can be read as a standalone.)
The Promise of Rain (Book 1)The Promise of Rain
(From Kenya, With Love #1)

Rula Sinara

Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 384 pages

January 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He wants to take her child out of Africa…

The Busara elephant research and rescue camp on Kenya’s Serengeti is Anna Bekker’s life’s work. And it’s the last place she thought she’d run into Dr. Jackson Harper. As soon as he sets eyes on her four-year-old, Pippa, Anna knows he’ll never leave…without his daughter.
Furious doesn’t begin to describe how Jack feels. How could Anna keep this from him? He has to get his child back to the States. Yet as angry as he is with Anna, they still have a bond. But can it endure, despite the ocean–and the little girl–between them?

Rula Sinara

Rula Sinara lives in Virginia’s countryside with her husband, three boys and zany but endearing pets. When she’s not writing or doing mom stuff, she loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard (cool bugs included) or watching romantic movies. She also enjoys interviewing fellow authors and is a Special Contributor for USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. Her door is always open at her website and blog.

Soul Mates Stranded Oceans Apart

By Rula Sinara


How many of you have such utter, complete faith in love that you believe if two people are destined to be together, love will find a way no matter what hurdles must be overcome? What if those two soul mates have little chance of ever meeting one another because they live on opposite side of the world and neither one has ever set foot in the other’s country? And what if one is a widower—with kids—who is suffering so deeply that his heart is bolted shut forever and the other is a young woman so busy saving lives that she has no room in her life for more? Will love still find a way? Are soul mates so connected on a universal, cosmic level that somehow, every choice they make eventually leads to their meeting, no matter how improbable?


In my latest book, After the Silence, Ben Corallis, a widowed marine in America and Hope Alwanga, a medical intern in Kenya manage to meet despite the ocean between them, but that’s just the beginning of the impossible road ahead of them.


So what do you think? Can anything keep soul mates apart? Can a wounded heart love again after loss? What distances or hurdles did you overcome to be with your soul mate? What’s your love story?

Tour-Wide Giveaway


Gift Card Prize Pack: $100 Amazon Gift Card and ebooks of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence (open internationally)

US Prize Pack: Paperbacks of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence

3 ebook of After the Silence (open internationally)

Ends February 28tha Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. The novel sounds very interesting. I would love to read it. Thank you for hosting it.

  2. After the Silence is on my to read list now…looking forward to reading it.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Kathy!

  4. These books sound so heartwarming! That first one has a gorgeous cover, too.

    Thank you for the contest opportunity.


    • Thank you :). I really loved the cover of The Promise of Rain and was so happy the artists included the elephants that were so significant in the story.

  5. I love novels set in exotic countries

  6. Both of these books sound wonderful! A search and a wish for true love in a world where love is often mistaken lust. People who have many obstacles to overcome but will be stronger because of that and will truly value love. A refreshing change in today’s R rated world. I have not really had any obstacles to overcome in my marriage so I can’t compare myself to your characters but I can appreciate their struggles.
    Thank you so much for the contest!

  7. I like how the books include other countries besides the US. It’s fun to read about countries I’ve never been to. And the romances sound sweet.

    • That’s what I love about reading! I can visit/travel to places I’d otherwise not have the chance to experience. I know it’s not exactly the same thing as traveling in person, but for me it’s still a great (and less expensive lol) way to ‘travel’. It also helps me narrow down my wish list of places I’d like to visit in person some day :).

  8. steve weber says

    I think this book is going to be a real winner! thank you for the chance to win.

  9. I look forward to reading this book and other books by this author!

  10. Gloria Walshver says

    Love books Pertaining to babies.

    • Gloria, I do too! I raised three myself, so the cute, funny and challenging experiences to draw on are endless. I’m taking notes as they continue to get older, just in case I ever need an idea for a book lol.

  11. I love reading books that warm the heart these novels are in that category. Reading these books would make me feel warm and fuzzy . Thank you.

  12. Sounds like a wonderful read.

  13. Anita Yancey says

    It sounds like a great story. I really like it when a couple can over come their problems to get together.

    • Ben and Hope definitely have their obstacles to overcome, but that’s what I personally love about reading (and writing) a love story with a guaranteed happily ever after…I get to experience how they manage to overcome the odds.

  14. It sounds like such a good novel, thanks for hosting the giveaway so I can have a chance to win it!

  15. Certainly an interesting excerpt, looking forward to reading it! ??

  16. Sounds like quite the heart wrenching story, you know they are going to have quite the challenges

    • I have to admit, both The Promise of Rain and After the Silence were heart wrenching to write. But the second book really got to me because one of the secondary characters in book 1 dies in it. I still feel guilty for that!

  17. sounds interesting
    thanks for the giveaway

  18. The stories sound wonderful. I’d love to read them.

  19. Some great sounding titles here. Would love to read.

  20. These both sound like good stories. And I’d share with my mom!

  21. These look to be very interesting books that I would enjoy reading. I like books that are set in other parts of the world and I can learn new things.

  22. Wow These look so Great i want to read them yesterday Thanks for a chance to win them

  23. Both of these book sounds like great reads and so in keeping with everything going on in the world. Thank you for the great contest!

  24. Eric Moffitt says

    These look like Very Good Books Thanks

  25. Yes, I believe that many things can keep soul mates apart and a badly wounded heart cannot really love again….

    • Thanks so much for commenting, Nikolina. It’s definitely a topic that always keeps me thinking and wondering. I suppose there are just so many different variables and different situations.

  26. Tanya Phillips says

    The novel sounds like a great read. Hope I get to read it.

  27. Morgana DeLarge says

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! ??

  28. Filia Oktarina says

    These novels looks interesting, i want read them. Thanks for the post ??

  29. Oh they both look so good! I love romances! I think its very hard to keep soul mates apart….and hopefully will reunite!

    • Thanks, Laura! I think it’s so amazing how soul mates always find a way to one another. The real life stories I’ve read about or hear are incredible and so romantic!

  30. This sounds like such a sweet read and I’ve added it to my TBR stack. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day.

  31. I think that this will be a great read that I will want to read soon.

  32. Love the idea of the soulmate possibly being in another country and having to work through all that entails, especially with a pre-made family.

    • Lotus, I’ve heard of so many real life stories of soul mates coming together under impossible odds. I loved writing Ben and Hope’s story. Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I always appreciate seeing books with diverse characters.

  34. I like the concept of this novel…and I think yes..because if they are American they will finally meet in Afganistine

  35. Natalie Brown says

    Hi! I truly like reading romance and exotic books. So much fun!

  36. Mike Kozseluha says

    This will make a great birthday gift for a good friend of mine

  37. Shannon McConnell says

    Such a great giveaway! Book ooks great ??

  38. David Smith says

    The books look interesting. My fiance and I met where we used to work and were setup by some friends of ours then. My son’s mom passed away about 5.5 years ago just before his 9th birthday. It was extremely hard for me to get over that and get to a point where I was open to finding someone again. It was even worse for my son since his mom was the whole world to him. We managed to hang on and get through that time and my fiance now has made our lives so much better and given us the love and caring that we were missing.

    • David, thank you so much for sharing your story. I’m so sorry for your and your son’s loss and am saddened by what you both had to endure. But I’m also happy that you were blessed with a second chance at love and found someone to ‘complete’ your lives. Congratulations on your engagement and best wishes to you all for a wonderful life full of love and happiness.

  39. bloomerbear says

    I have SERIOUSLY been looking for this giveaway! It looks like an awesome one! The books look like something I could really see myself getting into! Thank you!

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  40. Thank you for entering!

  41. WOW, book looks interesting. Divine. OMG. Wow, prize Amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the Amazon gc to shop and eat again.

    • LOL, Edmond, your excitement is coming through! ?? I’m so glad you like the giveaway and wish you the best of luck in the drawing. Wishing you tons of success with your art career!

  42. sounds interesting

  43. this book looks amazing! thanks for sharing ??

  44. Thank you for the chance!

  45. I have a feeling that the setting of this novel is going to draw me to it. I am also going to suggest this to my mother because it sounds like the kind of thing she would like.

  46. Sarah Hayes says

    I think I would really enjoy this book

  47. Sounds really good!

  48. As you describe your book, it sounds really interesting for me because I love stories about people joined by special circumstances. I have a similar story, so I can feel identified with it. (Sorry if my english is not good!)

  49. Thomas Murphy says

    sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.