A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

Posted May 29, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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It is terrible the number of ways we tend to judge others. When Jesus taught that we should take the beam out of our own eye before helping others with the speck in theirs, it was because we don’t tend to notice the beam!! But, oh, how we see those specks!

A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

A Baby for the Minister

by Laurel Blount

Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date September 1, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 257


A minister with a heart of gold…
and a pregnant bride with no groom!

Jilted at the altar, Natalie Davis has no one she can turn to—until Jacob Stone steps in. The single minister’s drawn to the beautiful mommy-to-be and wants to help…even if it goes against his congregation’s wishes and could cost him his job. But when she refuses to accept charity, can he convince her she’s more than a ministry project?

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Natalie had felt judged by people in the church her entire life! First for her poverty, then for choices she made before she was a Christian!! So while she loved the Lord and followed him, she was hesitant to set foot in a church – even to get married.

I loved Jacob’s heart for ministry. It was so sweet that everyone in town felt that they owed him kindness and favors for ways he has ministered to them. He was so non-judgemental of Natalie and the way he accepted baby Ethan – and fell in love with him from the start! – was precious.

Jacob had a past, as well, though he hadn’t kept it a secret. When appropriate, he shared with members of his congregation. I really appreciated that. While secrets can add a great suspense element to stories, they also drive me crazy!!

There was a great mix of romance, tension, and small-town. Oh, and humor with Rufus the goat. In fact, he was a great character himself and the way his problem was resolved was perfect and unexpected!

If you enjoy sweet, small town romance with faith elements woven in, I recommend A Baby for the Minister.

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About Laurel Blount

Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!
HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.
Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at laurelblountwrites@gmail.com or visit her website: www.laurelblountbooks.com and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!

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One response to “A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

  1. What an honor to have this book reviewed on your lovely blog–and I always love seeing the quotes you choose to spotlight! Thank you so much for this wonderful encouragement!