Monday, July 13, 2020

Book Review: Hometown Honey by Jessica Patch

About the Book

Welcome back to Honeyhaven!

The town is gearing up for the bicentennial and all the festivities including the annual Hometown Honey Pageant. Single mom Zayda Miller has never been a fan of pageants, particularly this one, but she needs cash and if she could pull it off and win, she could use the sweet prize money to help her achieve her dream. With zero talent or skill in the kitchen—why baking pies is part of the pageant is beyond her—she’s off to a pathetic start. When her high school sweetheart, up and coming chef, Stratton Shay returns to town for the grand event, she reluctantly allows him to help her in the kitchen, but they might be cooking up more than pies for the competition. Until they discover they both want the same thing. And for one of them to win, the other will have to lose.

You can get your copy here.

My Review

It was good to be back in Honeyhaven, a small, southern town where everyone knows everyone else.  The main characters are a group of young adults that have known each other forever, and the camaraderie and caring is wonderful.  But being in a small town, everyone knows everything about everyone else, and that can be difficult.

In this story, Zayda was really motivated to be successful in her business, so she could take care of herself and her son.  Stratton was a wonderful, godly man who was very patient with Zayda.  There were many ups and downs throughout the book, and lessons learned, and I enjoyed reacquainting myself with the characters from previous books.  The characters were very real with each other, so it may take a reader by surprise when there is some name calling in the book.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and recommend it for readers of Christian fiction and inspirational romance.

I received an eARC of this book from the author, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she's penned a contemporary romance or romantic suspense. When she's not hunched over her laptop (or in physical therapy because she's been hunched over her laptop), you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home watching way too much Netflix with her family, going on "adventures" in the name of book research, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter "Patched In" at Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

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