About the Book
Book: A Dream of Family
Author: Jill Weatherholt
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release date: June 29, 2021
To give a little girl a home…
she must take a chance on forgiveness.
From the minute Molly Morgan saw sad-eyed little Grace, she longed to give her a happy home. But Molly’s struggling bookstore is endangering her adoption chances. Outgoing entrepreneur Derek McKinney has a puppy Grace adores—and a plan to save Molly’s business. But can he and Molly put their troubled past behind them in time to make a family for a lifetime?
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In My Opinion
A struggling bookstore, a little girl who will steal your heart, and two people who carry deep hurts make A Dream of Family by Jill Weatherholt a heart-wrenching read. But also, one that ends in hope and happiness.
Molly’s childhood is filled with disappointments and more and now she’s about to lose not one but two dreams for her future—her beloved bookstore and her chance at adopting little Grace. This little girl stole my heart (as she did Molly’s) the moment I met her. And then there’s Derek. The man who had a hand in stealing another of Molly’s dreams two years previous.
Weatherholt gives readers a story of forgiveness, family (both the blood relations and the people who come around you to support you through life) and trusting God’s plan for our lives. My only complaint is that it ended too soon.
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About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.
She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.
She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.
Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.
More from Jill
Working in a library or a bookstore has always been a dream job of mine. As book bloggers and readers, you may have had that same dream.
Sadly, I’ve never made that dream come true. So instead, I created a fictitious character, Molly Morgan. In A Dream of Family, Molly Morgan owns and operates a bookstore, so by writing her story, I was able to somewhat fulfill my dream of working in a job where I’m surrounded by books all day.
As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., I loved the bookmobile. Twice a month a small library on wheels rolled into the neighborhood and parked in front of our house. There was nothing better than to feel the wallop of arctic air the moment I climbed aboard. It was the perfect escape from the hot and sticky summer months. Like a time machine, the endless rows of books transported me to distant places. It was there I was introduced to The Box Car Children and Nancy Drew Mysteries. One stamp of black ink,and it was mine to devour for two weeks.
I haven’t seen a bookmobile since my childhood, but they still exist today. Thankfully, libraries and bookstores are still in our communities, offering wonderful programs to inspire young readers. But as I watch public libraries reduce their hours and bookstores close their doors, I’m grateful to have grown up in a time where bookmobiles traveled the streets of my neighborhood. Those days, my biggest decision during summer vacation was what book to take to the pool.
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Jill Weatherholt says
Thank you for your lovely review, Suzie. Sorry the story ended too soon for you. I have to stay within my required word count. LOL! Thanks for sharing!
Suzie Waltner says
Ah, Love Inspired and their set word count, LOL!! 🙂
Jill Weatherholt says
I know! 🙂
Rita Wray says
Thank you for the review.
Jill Weatherholt says
Thanks for reading, Rita.
Megan Allen says
There’s nothing like a sweet, heart warming read to make you feel good. Adding to my tbr!
Debbie P says
This sounds like a sweet and really good read.
Roxanne C. says
I’m always glad to read a sweet story that includes disappointments and difficulties but has a happy ending because God’s grace transforms the characters.