Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Book Review with a Giveaway: A Home for Her Daughter by Jill Weatherholt

About the Book

Book: A Home for Her Daughter
Author: Jill Weatherholt
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release Date: September 1, 2020

Inheriting a house, money and a camp is the fresh start Janie Edmiston has been praying for. But the will stipulates Janie must work with her childhood friend—and crush—Drew Brenner, to get the camp running…or lose it all. The newly divorced mother and the widower aren’t looking for love, but sometimes it takes a child to show two broken hearts the way forward…together.

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My Review

In this Inspirational Romance from the Love Inspired collection, it's a darling little girl that takes center stage, beginning with the charming cover.  Riley's mom, Janie, and her best friend from high school, Drew, have been named beneficiaries in the will of a woman who had been dear to them.  But there are stipulations before they receive their inheritances, and they must work together to achieve a common goal before the offer expires.  Both Janie and Drew have no romantic interest in each other, because they haven't healed from past hurts.  But their love for Riley, and their shared goal eventually brings them together.

I enjoyed how the story played out.  Drew was very helpful in pursuit of the goal, and Janie began realizing and using her strengths.  Their journey was encouraging to experience, and the story had plenty of great developments.  And even though it was fiction, I enjoyed reading a story that took place geographically close to me.

As Drew and Janie's thoughts were revealed to the reader, they seemed a little emo to me, and it was frustrating how they would cut themselves out of potential happiness because of what had happened in their previous relationships.  Other than that, I enjoyed this story and would read more from this author.

I received an e-ARC from the author, through Celebrate Lit, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.
 

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.

Blog Stops

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
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, December 10
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

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Jill is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/103f4/a-home-for-her-daughter-celebration-tour-giveaway

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing A Home for Her Daughter, Kathy. I appreciate it. I love the name of your blog!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. I also loved that Riley was a pleasant child-not spoiled and so respectful of adults!

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    2. I'm glad you enjoyed her, Kathy. Thanks for hosting me today!

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  2. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I enjoyed reading how you got started with your publishing career.

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