Sunday, May 30, 2021

Shelter in the Storm by Laurel Blount New Release Review


About the book  

In this moving Amish romance, two broken hearts find hope in each other after a terrible loss.

Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend.

Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love?

As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.

And others are saying...

"With lovely, evocative writing, Laurel Blount brings to life a tender story of two wounded hearts, healing and finding lasting love in the wake of tragedy."--Marta Perry, National bestselling author of A Springtime Heart

"The perfect mixture of sweet romance and family drama. . . . the kind of hope-filled story that readers are hungry for."--Dana Mentink, national bestselling author

"I couldn't stop reading Shelter in the Storm. Laurel Blount mixes comforting, homey Amish romance with exciting suspense and cliffhanger chapter endings. Her characters are real and appealing, and I was rooting for them from start to finish."--Lee Tobin McClain, USA Today bestselling author of Cottage at the Beach

"Had me hooked from the first line. . . . This sweet, tragic story is touching and honest and beautiful. I highly recommend this book, and I can't wait for the next book."--Lenora Worth, New York Times bestselling author of Seeking Refuge

"Two very different worlds clash in this heartfelt story of faith, family, forgiveness, and love. Endearing characters warm the heart in this hopeful love story."--Tina Radcliffe, author of Ready to Trust

And I thought  ...

I have read several Romances by Laurel Blount and loved each one so when I was offered  her newest I jumped at the chance. 

I don't  read alot Amish  Romances  but since I like the author I was excited  to turn the pages. 

What I found was much more than I suspected.  And I was surprised how the Englischer world collided into the quiet  Amish Community.  

Laurel  Blount created a sweet love story edgy with suspense and drama. 

I was turning the pages but also a bit sad because I didn't  want it to end.  But since Shelter in the Storm is book 1 I'll get another chance to visit Johns Mill and some great characters.  

I received  a complimentary copy. 

My review  will appear on retail  sites and Good Reads. 

Buy  the book  


1 comment:

  1. To me-as an author--one of the best compliments in the world is "I didn't want it to end!" Thank you so much for featuring Shelter in the Storm on your lovely blog--and for making my day with this wonderful review!