Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Home from the Storm by Laurel Blount, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Home from the Storm
Series: Johns Mill Amish Romance #4
Author: Laurel Blount
Release Date: December 26, 2023
Genre: Inspirational Romance Amish
In this stirring Amish romance about love and second chances, a shunned man returns to protect the wife he left behind—and falls in love with the family he never knew he had.
After a senseless loss, hotheaded Caleb Hochstedler left his Amish faith and his young wife to seek justice. Two years later, he tracks his parents’ killer back home to Johns Mill, where he’s astonished to learn he’s the father of twins. Now he’s determined to protect his children and the woman he still loves—if she’ll let him.
Her new husband’s abandonment broke Rhoda Lambright’s heart and proved her father, the bishop, right. Such a stubborn man could never be happy among the peaceful Amish. When Caleb unexpectedly returns, Rhoda is caught between her rock of a husband and a very hard place.
Her church forbids divorce and requires forgiveness, so Rhoda lets Caleb back into their home. But can she ever let him back into her heart? One thing’s for certain sure. This second chance will take all the faith they can find.
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In My Opinion
Throughout the Johns Mills Amish Romance series, readers have gotten bits and pieces of Caleb Hochstedler’s character. Now, in the series conclusion, Laurel Blount gives us Caleb and Rhoda’s story, and it does not disappoint.
Caleb is not the kind of person you think of when paired with the word Amish. He’s stubborn and quick-tempered with a strong sense of justice. He fights with the rules the Amish live by and butts heads with his leaders. Rhoda has a quiet strength—one which has sustained her over the two years Caleb has abandoned her—but the last thing she wants is to experience the pain of Caleb’s leaving all over again.
Home from the Storm is a wonderful story of how God holds onto us even in our pain and suffering. How He patiently waits for us to turn to him. The pages of this book overflow with redemption of family and faith. Of forgiveness and discovery of who God created us to be.
Blount’s conclusion to this series not only gives readers a peek into the lives of each of the Hochstedler siblings we’ve met already, this story also gives us the hope that no matter our choices, no matter how far we’ve strayed, God does not abandon us.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes inspirational romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart! She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals.
An enthusiastic multi-tasker, Laurel writes for both Berkley/Penguin Random House and Love Inspired/Harlequin. She’s a Publishers Weekly best-selling author and the recipient of ACFW’s Carol Award, The New England Reader’s Choice Award and GRW’s Maggie Award. She’s represented by Jessica Alvarez of Bookends Literary Agency.
Home from the Storm is Laurel’s twelfth book—and more stories are in the works! Stay tuned!
Connect with Laurel by visiting laurelblountbooks.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.
(1) winner will win print copies of Shelter in the Storm, Strength in the Storm and Courage in the Storm plus a $25 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight December 11, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 18, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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