Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Where She Belongs

By Patricia Bradley

Happy New Year, everyone! 



Where She Belongs is going to be one of my favorite books of 2016! It has romance, intrigue, complications, and a little mystery.

Here's the back cover blurb:

Shelby Kincaid is ready to move forward after the death of her husband left her devastated. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family's homestead, Misty Willow, so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she has her work cut out for her.

AJ Sullivan never wanted Shelby's family homestead in the first place. His grandfather left it to him as punishment for not following his wishes, and he's let it fall into ruin. AJ's more than happy to unload it to this spitfire of a woman. But even after angry exchanges over the state of the house, he can't get her off his mind.

With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home--and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.

Have you ever wanted to go back to a place in your memory that was home? Our memories tend to make everything bigger and better, and when Shelby returns to the place of her dreams, there is much work to be done before it becomes "home." All the while two men are vying for her attention. 

As she settles into Misty Willow and restores the old homestead, a mystery unfolds about how her family lost the farm. And AJ grapples with something from his past that may keep him from declaring his love for Shelby. 

If you love stories with romance and intrigue and two men competing for the love of one woman, this upbeat contemporary romance will leave you wanting more, and the good news is...Johnnie Alexander has more stories set in Misty Willow! 

Have you ever tried to "go home"-- return to a place in from your childhood? How did it work out for you?




14 comments:

  1. Ooh, sounds good, Patricia! Thank you for the recommendation.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tamera. And if you like WWII historicals, Johnnie's book Where Treasure Hides is awesome! It wouldn't surprise me if this is made into a movie.

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    2. Hi, Tamara. Good to see you here.

      Oh, Patricia. Wouldn't it be grand to get a movie deal? We can dream!

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    3. I completely agree about the movie deal idea for Where Treasure Hides. It would be fabulous on the big screen. And, Where She Belongs is a delightful read.

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  2. What a beautiful cover. Gosh, my Kindle might explode, but this book sounds too good to pass up.
    I remember going back to my elementary school, as an adult. What I once thought was a massive building, seemed so tiny and confining.

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    1. Hi, Jill. Isn't that amazing how our perspective changes as an adult? The hero in the third book of the Misty Willow Series encounters that when he returns to his uncle's farm after being away for a long time.

      I love the cover, too, and thank Revell's talented team for designing it.

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  3. I know, Jill. I went back to my old neighborhood and the hill we used to ride our bikes up so we could coast down was so...not steep! It thought it was Mt.Everest when I was a kid!

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  4. I am happy where I am today....no desire to return to my past. If I could go back in time, it would only be to see my mom again.

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    1. I understand wanting to go back to see loved ones, Debbie.

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  5. I got to go back to Pennsylvania where I was born a few years ago. We left when I was in 3rd grade. It was so strange, walking the streets I remembered walking when I was younger. It was great to go back too and see the house I used to live in and walk around the neighborhood. Nothing really looked the same. I saw the elementary school and the school I was in for 1st,2nd,and 3rd grades wasn't a school. Those grades had been moved to the elementary school. Going back sometimes helps you see how much you've grown.

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    1. Sally, that's a great insight. We can be nostalgic but still appreciate change. Thanks for sharing your "going home" experience.

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  6. Hi, Patricia! Thanks so much for your post. This is truly a story of my heart as Shelby's "home" is a real house where my family lived when I was a teenager. Some houses seem to stay with us forever, and that's certainly true for me.

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