Sweetest. Cover. Ever.

As my fledgling newsletter’s wonderful subscribers just found out, Hometown Hope officially has a cover! Hometown Hope CoverAnd come on, ya’ll, isn’t that just the sweetest picture ever?  It wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Love Inspired doesn’t usually feature indoor scenes on their covers, for one thing. And my other two covers centered around the hero and heroine. So this one was a real surprise! But I have to say, I am completely and utterly in love with it–the way that clear light washes over the little girl in the window? It just makes my heart happy!
I’ll tell you, my hat is off to the talented artists who create these covers. Every time I get a new cover I think…well, okay. This one is officially my favorite. I’ll never like another one as much as this!
And then the next one comes along…and I like it even better!
Hometown Hope is my third book set in Pine Valley, Georgia. It tells the story of two prickly opposites–brainy bookstore owner Anna Delaney and blue-collar building contractor Hoyt Bradley–who reluctantly team up to help out a traumatized little girl and stumble into a very unexpected romance. If you’ve read A Baby for the Minister, you’ll recognize these two. It was such fun giving these folks their own happily ever after–and catching up with Natalie and Jacob from A Baby for the Minister  and Abel and Emily from A Family for the Farmer. But if you haven’t visited Pine Valley yet, don’t worry! Each of my books can be read all on its own.
Hometown Hope will officially be released on June 18, 2019. And–guess what? That’s my birthday! How cool is that? I’m going to have to figure up some birthday-themed fun for sure!
Three months to go, ya’ll! I’m counting the days! If you’re as impatient as I am, you can preorder the book here
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Thanks for happy dancing with me! Having you all to share this with makes it twice as much fun!


  1. Natasha Tharp on March 3, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Congrats on your 3rd book!!! The cover with the little girl looks absolutely gorgeous! ??? also Congrats that this beautiful book will be coming out on your Birthday?? ? I must say I don’t have any of your books sadly but I’m hoping to get this one at some point. Again Congratulations on your book and a very early Happy Birthday to you!!! ??? p.s. do you ever giveaway copies of your books?

    • laurelblountbooks on March 3, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      Hi, Natasha! Thank you! I am nuts over this cover! Yes, sometimes I give away copies–if you subscribe to my newsletter, you’ll be sure to be in the loop for the next giveaway!!

      • lisadsapp on June 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm

        This looks like its going to be a great story to read. Happy Birthday! And happy book day!

        • laurelblountbooks on June 3, 2019 at 2:38 pm

          Thank you, Lisa–I really hope it will be a fun and uplifting read! I’m still tickled that my book and I are sharing a birthday–so fun!

  2. lisadsapp on June 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    This looks like its going to be a great story to read.
    Happy Birthday And happy book day!

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