Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

Posted August 12, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

Hometown Hope

by Laurel Blount

Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date July 1, 2019
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Georgia Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 288


He’ll do anything for his daughter…Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.

In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing. Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past. Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?

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

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An adorable, grieving child. Small town. Friends turned enemies – or at least non-friends. Not to mention the beautiful cover! It sounded like the recipe for a great book and therefore I had to give it a read.

I liked the way that Anna was intelligent and yet insecure and shy. She was overly nervous around people, especially crowds. Somehow, however, she didn’t come across as a stereotypical nerd. She was simply Anna. Her dedication to her recently deceased father was admirable – she had put her life aside to help him.

Single dad, Hoyt was a somewhat typical dumb-jock type, then again, he wasn’t. He was a successful business owner and had an incredible love for his daughter. I loved that he was sensitive enough to cry. And that he was willing to do whatever it took for his daughter.

This was a very sweet story of three broken and lonely people given a second chance at happiness. Hoyt was so funny in his attempts to show kindness to Anna for her help. Burning dinner, arranging to do something extra special for her which resulted in very differently from what he expected!

The story was well written with some great lines! I really enjoyed the way Hoyt’s best intentions kept turning out in ways he didn’t expect. Until the one gesture that was just perfect!

If you enjoy sweet, inspirational romances, Hometown Hope is one you’ll be glad you read.



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 “Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount – Book Review, Preview

  1. Alicia Haney

    This sounds like a very cute and good book and I would love to read it! And oh yes, what we don’t do for our kiddos or grandchildren! 🙂 I Love the cover it looks so Sweet. Thank you for this blog!Have a Great week. God Bless you.