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Shelter in the Storm (A Johns Mill Amish Romance Book 1)

In this moving Amish romance, two broken hearts find hope in each other after a terrible loss.

Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend.

Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love?

As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.

Meet Laurel

Laurel Blount, inspirational romance authorHi, there! I’m Laurel Blount, and you’ve found my little corner of the writing world! Do you like inspiring, make-you-smile-out-loud romance books, friendly company, winding country roads, belly laughs and hot cups of tea? Well then, kick your shoes off and settle in to stay awhile, my friend, because you’re going to fit right in!

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Latest News...

Both Hometown Hope and A Rancher to Trust were finalists for the New England Readers' Choice Award in the category of Romance with Religious/Spiritual elements.

A Rancher to Trust won 1st place and Hometown Hope won 2nd place. What an honor--I'm thrilled to pieces!

A Rancher to Trust with 1st place winner badgs, Hometown Hope with 2nd place badge - New England Readers Choice Award

ACFW Carol Award Winner


A Rancher to Trust

ACFW Carol Award Winner
1st Place New England Readers Choice Award, 2020
2020 Maggie Award Finalist badge
Badge for 2019 Maggie Finalist, Georgia Romance Writers

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Pine Valley Complete Series

A Rancher to Trust

Searching for forgiveness…and a future.

Little girl sitting on a window ledge reading a book.

Hometown Hope

He’ll do anything for his daughter… Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.

Happy man embracing pregnant woman with dirt road and country background

A Baby for the Minister

A minister with a heart of gold…and a pregnant bride with no groom!

Book cover for author Laurel Blount's "A Family for the Farmer" pictures a man and woman leaning on a fence with two toddlers and a goose in the foreground. Red barn in the background.

A Family for the Farmer

He has three months to fight for a lifetime with the family he loves.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)