My thoughts: I enjoyed this story and the surprising depth that it had to it! When Janie and Drew are thrown together by a wise woman and inherit a place with stipulations attached to it, they are forced to work together. I enjoyed the dynamics of the two of them, as well as the relationship that Riley forms with Drew. I hurt for the characters as their secrets held them back. I can only imagine how it would be to be in a position like Janie was, with keeping her destructive relationship with her ex from her daughter and those around her.
This is a wonderful book and I look forward to reading more by this author!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review and is in no way influenced by receiving a complimentary copy.
About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.
She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.
She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.
Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.
More from Jill
I have a confession. I own a collection of journals. A huge collection. At last count, there were sixty-two beautifully bound books, some with plain covers, others with verses or artistic designs. You could say I’m a hoarder, but I find comfort in knowing I have an unlimited number of blank pages to record my hopes, dreams and prayers. That’s exactly what I did on June 22, 2008. On that day, I wrote the following:
I want to be a writer, not just a writer who keeps a journal or casually writes stories. I want to be a published writer. Lately, I’ve become obsessed with reading author’s websites, their bios, how they got started writing and how difficult or easy it was for them to get published. This is what I want to do with my life. This is what I will do. I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. God has put this dream in my heart and now I will pursue this dream.
Fast forward to March 31, 2015. I made a last-minute decision to enter Harlequin Love Inspired Blurb to Book Contest. I submitted a one sentence blurb, along with one page of the first and only book I’d ever written.
On April 13, 2015, I was stunned to learn I had advanced in the contest. I then submitted a synopsis and the first three chapters.
On May 15th, I was notified I had moved on in the contest. I was required to submit the entire manuscript. At that time, the book was merely a rough draft, so a lot of rewriting was required before my deadline.
On August 17, 2015, I received a call that forever changed my life. While working my day job, my cell phone rang—it was New York calling. An editor from Harlequin had called to offer me a contract on the first book I’d ever written. My first book Second Chance Romance was released on March 1, 2017.
Five published books later, I still fill my journals with my dreams and prayers.
Through the Lens of Scripture, November 30
Sara Jane Jacobs, November 30
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 1
Britt Reads Fiction, December 1
Texas Book-aholic, December 2
Batya’s Bits, December 2
Vicky Sluiter, December 2
She Lives To Read, December 3
Inklings and notions, December 3
For Him and My Family, December 4
Labor Not in Vain, December 4
deb’s Book Review, December 5
lakesidelivingsite, December 5
Pause for Tales, December 5
Locks, Hooks and Books, December 6
Reviewingbooksplusmore, December 6
Older & Smarter?, December 7
Remembrancy, December 7
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 8
Artistic Nobody, December 8 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Hallie Reads, December 8
Ashley’s Bookshelf, December 9
Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, December 9
Captive Dreams Window, December 10
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 11
Tell Tale Book Reviews, December 11
Lighthouse Academy Blog, December 11 (Guest Review from Marilyn)
Splashes of Joy, December 12
Godly Book Reviews, December 12
Through the Fire Blogs, December 13
EmpowerMoms, December 13
To celebrate her tour, Jill is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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