Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Where She Belongs By: Johnnie Alexander

Back of the Book

Can love redeem a broken past?
Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family's homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.

AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby's family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he's let it fall into ruin. AJ's more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can't get her off his mind.

With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home--and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.

Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.

My Thoughts

If you are looking for a sweet Christian romance or Hallmark type book, this is not the book for you.  Where She Belongs is clean, but, some characters use women and relationships for personal gain, the book is blunt and honest about the manipulative world that we live in.  With that said, once I realized it wasn't a Hallmark movie in a book, and got in a different mindset, I found it really enjoyable. 

With an underlined theme of finding your place, this story will pull at your heart strings as Shelby works to find peace and strength after great tragedy.  AJ is a kind, loving person, who is trying to prove he is nothing like his family.  Great scenes and wonderful dialog keep this book moving, and kept me entertained to the very last page.

I was given this book free from Revell Publishing for my honest review.

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