Saturday, April 23, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Unfortunate Homecoming by Sherri Wilson Johnson

About the Book

Book: Unfortunate Homecoming

Author: Sherri Wilson Johnson

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release date: April 5, 2022

Renovating the old family home and living on the quiet Magnolia River in Magnolia Springs, Alabama sounded perfect to Shaun Bartley. But when trespassing treasure hunters threaten not only his life but his ex-wife’s life too, will he fight for what is his or forfeit the fortune in order to save their lives?

After ten years on the Okefenokee Swamp as a fishing guide, Shaun Bartley returns home to conduct tours on the Magnolia River and to renovate his great great-grandfather’s old home. When Deputy Fire Marshal and volunteer fire fighter Sierra Beaumont, Shaun’s ex-wife, warns him about deadly treasure hunters who will kill for a chance to explore his property, he thinks she’s trying to run him out of town. When he discovers she’s pregnant with twins by her recently deceased second husband, Shaun can’t help but want to be there for her. But Sierra’s heart has been broken twice, and she’d rather raise the children alone than be abandoned again.

Shaun must deal with his past and find a way for Sierra to forgive him or risk losing any chance he may have at winning back her heart. Since keeping her safe means keeping her far from his home and the trespassers, yet she is the Fire Marshal assigned to his case, it will take a miracle for them to survive.


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I really love Christian Romance books. Add in some Suspense and Mystery and I really LOVE the genre. Unfortunate Homecoming by Sherri Wilson Johnson is the most recent book that I have had the honor of reading. 

Shaun Bartley has returned to his hometown, Magnolia Springs, Alabama,  after being away for 10yrs. He has traded his Fishing Guide job to be a Tour Guide along the Magnolia River and he will also be renovating his Great, Great Grandfather's House. He feels all is going well until he is made aware of some Treasure Hunters trespassing on the property. Sierra Beaumont, who is the local Deputy Fire Marshall and his ex-wife, informs of that the Treasure Hunters will kill the Property Owner so they can hunt. Shaun is grateful for the warning. He also discovers she is pregnant with Twins from her recently deceased husband. Shaun feels obligated to protect himself, but more importantly Sierra and the unborn Twins. Sierra isn't so sure about getting close to Shaun again. She has had  her heart broken twice and she feels she is ready to raise the twins on her own. Will Shaun be able to convince Sierra he still cares for her and be able to win her back? Will Shaun and Sierra be kept safe from the Trepassing Treasure Hunters? 

I can honestely say this book was filled with Twists and Turns from the very beginning of the book. I was intrigued by the storyline as soon as I started reading. I could not and did not put the book down until I finished reading it. I really LOVE who Shaun has respect for Sierra after all the years apart. Sierra is a tough and independent woman who wants the best for her and her twins. I LOVE how Shaun was careful in offering help to her and she had "walls" that had to come down. A VERY Sweet Second Chance Romance story! I HIGHLY Recommend this to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance with some Suspense! GREAT BOOK! 

Sherri Wilson Johnson is an Inspirational Romance novelist and graphic designer. She lives in Georgia with her husband and their two dogs, and they are empty-nesters. Sherri loves spending time with family, vacationing at the beach, curling up with a good book or working on her current work-in-progress. She dreams of a second home on some beach somewhere some day, where she can plot romantically suspenseful novels all day and night.


More from Sherri

Unfortunate Homecoming is comprised of many of my favorite things: Historic houses, a water source (river, lake or the ocean—it doesn’t matter!), men with beards, strong female heroines who get things done while still being tender, a murder or crime of some sort, and faith! Oh, and a secret that takes until the end of the book to figure out. I love a good mystery and a page-turning suspense. I hope this story is that for you!


This is book three in my Jeopardized Reunions series, which is set in the Mobile Bay area of Alabama. This particular story is set in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a gorgeous, quaint town with less than 1,000 residents. It’s a dreamy place that I was fortunate enough to visit while on my vacation in August of 2021, and I will return there next week for a book signing at the local library.


My heroine is a Deputy Fire Marshall and a Lieutenant in the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department. I was thrilled when a Lieutenant who helped me with my research invited me for a tour of the actual fire department in my book. What was even more exciting was the fact that while I was there on the tour, they got a call and left me at the station! I promise I didn’t get into too much trouble, haha! The smalltown charm was definitely present and so authentic that day.


You can see my pictures and video from my visit here:


I hope you will consider checking out Unfortunate Homecoming and the other books in the series, all set on Mobile Bay and all written as standalones. The common thread? They are all reunion romances. So while my characters have a past that tore them apart, they have the promise of a future.


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To celebrate her tour, Sherri is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Unfortunate Homecoming sounds like my kind of book and I like the cove, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your thoughts! Have an awesome weekend!

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading. Thank you for sharing.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like a great series, thank you for sharing Unfortunate homecoming

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your awesome review of Unfortunate Homecoming, this sounds like a thrilling read and I am really looking forward to it

Sherri Wilson Johnson said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

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