Hometown Hope ~ book review

This was a great contemporary Christian fiction story, CLEAN Christian fiction,

about what God does, how He works in the lives of those who trust and depend on Him.  

It’s a story about 3 people, mainly, Anna Delaney, Hoyt Bradley, and his daughter, Jess.

Jess has selective mutism, which I had never heard of until I read this book.  She became mute after the death of her mother.

Anna is a bookstore owner, running a store her father had started and kept going until his death. Anna lives alone in the room above the bookstore.  Her business is failing, and she’s not sure how to get it to start making a profit again, so she is kind of giving up.

Anna and Hoyt had known each other in high school, and through a quick series of events, they got re-acquainted.  Hoyt was a praying man, depending on the LORD to give him wisdom and to help him daily.  His daughter Jess is very important to him.

Something I found to be very creative, was how Mrs. Blount linked Anna and Jess.  Read the book to find out more!  

Laurel Blount is a God-gifted writer, and you don’t want to miss reading her books.  She will immediately draw the reader into her richly descriptive stories about hope, perseverence, and building faith by depending on the Lord more and more.

My review here doesn’t do the book Hometown Hope enough justice.  Let me assure you, if you like clean Christian fiction, you’ll greatly enjoy reading this book.  Don’t pass it by!  It will engage your imagination and entertain your mind.  It will remind you of the importance of talking to the LORD daily!  Thank you Laurel, and please don’t stop glorifying God in your books.  Great storyteller!


Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, and an assortment of very spoiled animals. She divides her time between farm chores, homeschooling, and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!

  Her website:  https://laurelblountbooks.com/

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Her books, both in paperback(YAY!) and Kindle formats:    https://www.amazon.com/Laurel-Blount/e/B01LX9BGY5?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1582575680&sr=1-1

Book Review: Two Steps Forward


Suzanne Woods Fisher has written another excellent book! Two Steps Forward, The Deacon’s Family, has a theme throughout of caring for and protecting those who can’t defend themselves. Some examples are the 3-legged dog, the little boy named Joey, and in a way, the main character, Sylvie.

The romance was kept to a minimum, which enhanced the story all the more. Thank you, Suzanne, for having the perception about the majority of your reader’s preferences, to do this.
concerned about their individual stories.

Even though I haven’t read all of the Stoney Ridge series, or The Bishop’s Family series, I
understood the relationships and distinct differences between all of the characters. I did use the Cast of Characters list a couple of times, to keep things straight.

Amish Phone Shanty

The information about the blood type was fascinating to me, (which I won’t talk about now, since it’s a part of the whole plot), and has prompted me to do more research on that. THANK YOU for THAT, too, Suzanne! (I hope you do that often in your future books, for research nerds like me!)

This book is provided to me free by Revell Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group, without any obligation for a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

Romans 10:9-13;  John 3:16-21