Sunday, 31 January 2016

Book Review: Where She Belongs

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From the Back

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.

My Reflections:

Johnnie Alexander has created a complex and thought provoking story with her newest novel Where She Belongs. This is the first book in the Misty Willow series, and I can tell you I am anticipating book two with baited breath.  Misty Meadows is a quaint little town, I would love it if my small town had this homey welcoming feel!

Shelby Kincaid is a sweet young widow with two small children. Wanting to start fresh in a familiar setting she shucks off the big city life and returns home to Misty Meadows. She returns to her family home which is owned by AJ Sullivan a handsome but neglectful property owner.
The disrepair is not entirely AJ's fault as he really never wanted the old house to begin with, it was left to him by his grandfather in his will. Shelby's dreams die just a little bit more, her heart is heavy when she discovers the state of the house, she has such hopes to start fresh.

Biblical values are themes thought this book. I enjoyed the character development and parallel storyline of this novel, the multilayered drama added such a pop! I loved the way Johnnie Alexander wove family dynamics and faith into the storyline, still allowing for our humanity to shine through. It is refreshing to have realistic characters.

 This book is so much more than just a simple boy meets girl type of drama, a real gem.
Kudos to Johnnie Alexander she has rated Where She Belongs in my literature to keep category.

I received this book free of charge from Graf-Martin Communications in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Graf Martin!

The Author

  1. Johnnie Alexander
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    Johnnie Alexander

    Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to...

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