Sunday, April 3, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Strength in the Storm by Laurel Blount

Author: Laurel Blount

Genre: Amish Romance

Release date: February 22, 2022

In this touching Amish romance, a brokenhearted woman and a steadfast man discover that the safest place to weather tragedy is in each other’s arms.

After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose.

Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again.

But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through.


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Amish Fiction is my Ultimate Favorite Genre of books to read. Strength in the Storm by Laurel Blount is Book 2 in the Johns Mill Amish Romance. I had the pleasure of reading Book 1 in this series and I was excited to read this book also. 

Emma Hochstedler is still grieving the loss of her parents who were murdered recently. She has been in Ohio caring for her uncle but has returned to her town of John Mills. Emma is a quiet person and enjoys her quiet home. Although, she is finding it difficult to get back in her home with the Movie Crews around, filming a movie about her parents murder.  Samuel Christner is a local town Builder. He and Emma were Childhood Sweethearts. He sees her struggling with life now that she is back in town. He decides to hire Emma to take care of his elderly Aunt, as it is something that gives Emma purpose in life.  Samuel and Emma are spending more time together and Samuel finds himself falling in LOVE with Emma all over again. Tragedy strikes when Samuel and his young niece are in an accident. Will Emma be there for Samuel as he has been there for her? Will there be a Rekindled Romance and possible future for Samuel and Emma?

I truly enjoyed this book. It was filled with Twists and Turns, just as I thought the story was going one way, it changed! I LOVE a book that is very unpredictable. I also enjoyed how Emma and Samuel really helped each other out when they were down and out for different reasons. Emma and Samuel had a wonderful relationship during childhood and it was beautiful seeing them hopeful for second chance.  A WONDERFUL Amish Fiction Book! A book that anyone will enjoy!

Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes inspirational romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart! She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals.

A enthusiastic multi-tasker, Laurel writes for both Berkley/Penguin Random House and Love Inspired/Harlequin. She’s the recipient of ACFW’s Carol Award, The New England Reader’s Choice Award and GRW’s Maggie Award. She’s represented by Jessica Alvarez of Bookends Literary Agency.

Strength in the Storm is Laurel’s seventh book—and four more stories are in the works! Stay tuned!


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A word from Laurel:

Oh, I can’t wait for you to meet Emma and Sam—they’re one of my all-time favorite story couples! And what an intriguing combination they are: a gentle man known far and wide for his physical strength…and a heartbroken woman—his boyhood sweetheart—who’s his one and only weakness.

Don’t you just love a good second chance romance? I know I do! There’s something so satisfying about seeing a broken love story beautifully mended. Of course, it won’t be easy.  Emma and Sam’s story is mixture of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears—lots and lots of bumps on the road for these two. But they’re about to discover that love and faith shine their brightest in life’s darkest moments—and that trouble only makes a hard-won “happily ever after” even sweeter!

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To celebrate her tour, Laurel is giving away the grand prize package of a $75 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a great book.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a great Amish romance with some unusual twists.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Strength in the Storm, this sounds like a wonderful book and series, I am looking forward to reading this story

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