What Hope Remembers

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Alexander, Johnnie. What Hope Remembers: Misty Willow Series- Book 3. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2017.

SUMMARY:
Returning home to her childhood community after a heartbreaking situation, Amy Somers isn’t exactly proud of the person she has recently become. Not having stayed especially close to her family, Amy can only wonder how she will be accepted back. When her high-school sweetheart, Gabe Kendall, rides into town, memories surround her even as she realizes Gabe may have some history due to personal choices as well. Romance, forgiveness, family and sweetness combine with a dash of country charm in the newest Misty Willow series novel by author Johnnie Alexander.

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having read one of the previous books in this series, I had hoped to revisit some of the characters yet again. Though this novel works as a stand-alone, it works even better when read with the series. A strong contemporary writer with just enough pizazz in her storyline to make it enjoyable, What Hopes Remembers is full of gentleness, understanding, love and surprises. Taking place on the ranch of Whisper Lane Stables is an added delight for horse lovers. Wonderful addition to a well-written series.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of What Hope Remembers from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

Where She Belongs

Alexander, Johnnie. Where She Belongs: Misty Willow Series- Book 1. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2016.
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SUMMARY:
Following the untimely death of her husband, Shelby Kincaid decides to move with her two young daughters back to her childhood home of Ohio. Strapped with the homestead property Shelby Kincaid hopes to buy, AJ Sullivan has let the house fall into disrepair. With family secrets tucked away, lessons to be learned and a home to be revitalized, Shelby and AJ may just find that their hearts have intentions of their own…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Always on the lookout for new authors, I have found one with Johnnie Alexander. Even better, starting a new series (Misty Willow) from the beginning and wanting to continue. More than just romance, a few surprises, secrets, turns and lessons of happiness mingle with faith, a good storyline and fun characters to create a well-rounded, enjoyable novel. With an excerpt from the next book due in fall of 2016, this is definitely a series I recommend and plan to follow.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Where She Belongs from Revell Publishing for my honest review*