I was holding my breath–and then…
Okay, so I’m participating in a blog tour with Justreads–something I’ve never done before! The tour started up today and will run the rest of this week, with four different blogs featuring HOMETOWN HOPE (releasing tomorrow–yay!) each day. This is exciting stuff–and I’ll admit I was holding my breath to see how my newest book baby was going to do!
So today–I bopped over to the wonderful The Power of Words and I found this beautiful review by blogger and fellow Georgian Carole:
There’s so much to like in Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount! Sometimes a Love Inspired story is exactly what I’m looking for, and Hometown Hope is a gem in this line of books. Setting, characters and romance all blend together in a thoroughly enjoyable read.
First of all, setting adds a special touch because the author vividly conveys Pine Valley, a small town located in middle Georgia, probably not far from where I live. The main characters feel real, like people I could meet every day, and I cared about them from the very beginning. The story also engaged my emotions, keeping me eager to turn the pages. (…)
She concludes with this sweetness: I enjoyed this feel-good story very much and am eager to read all that Laurel Blount writes.
And then I clicked over to the also wonderful site Splashes of Joy and found these equally kind words from reviewer Joy: Author Laurel Blount does an amazing job creating realistic characters in a sweet small town setting and writing a sweet story that will warm our hearts long after we finish this book. If you enjoy a good clean romance, this is one you will really enjoy.
And–WHEW!! There’s my big sigh of relief–and the happy dancing can now officially commence!
You can read the entire reviews–and enter the Hometown themed GIVEAWAYS I’m doing with Justreads by clicking on the links I provided above! (The giveaways include the same items I offered for my newsletter subscriber exclusives–but are two separate offers! Yay! Two more chances to win goodies! ) And while you’re visiting, be sure to show Carole and Joy some love, won’t you? Cause they just made my day!!
Thank you for featuring my blog review, Laurel. I’m obviously drawn to southern settings, but there has to be more to a story than that. Your writing, characterization, and storyline are very good and I just want to call readers’ attention to it. May God continue to bless your writing, Laurel.