Thursday, May 31, 2018

C Reviews: Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Waterfall Press
Released: Sept. 19, 2017
382 pages
About the Book:
Beth Whitaker isn’t supposed to be a small-town girl. She’s always dreamed of leaving Willow Grove, Illinois, for the big city, but she feels trapped, struggling to make up for a mistake that’s haunted her for years. Just when Beth is finally ready to break free, her sister impulsively buys a beloved but run-down farm on the outskirts of town, and she begs Beth to help with the restoration. Reluctantly, Beth agrees to help—and puts her own dreams on hold once again.

Drew Barlow hasn’t been back to Fairwind Farm since he was a boy, and he’s spent all these years trying to outrun the pain of a past he thought he buried long ago. When he learns that the owner has passed away, his heart knows it’s finally time to do the right thing. Returning to Willow Grove, Drew revisits the old farm, where he attempts to piece together his memories and the puzzle of the crime he witnessed so long ago.

Both on a journey to find peace, Beth and Drew are surprised when they begin to experience a restoration of their own. But when long-buried secrets break through the soil and the truth unfurls, will it threaten their budding relationship—and the very future of the farm?

My Rating & Thoughts:    🌟 🌟 🌟 πŸŒŸ πŸŒŸ    (5 stars)   

I felt like Hometown Girl took me back to the small hometown and farm community that I grew up in. I could really picture walking through town and through Fairwind Farms. A small town community where people are there for each other and always pitch in and help each other out. I loved the unique supporting characters which were all well developed and each unique and realistically flawed their own way.

This story about healing, forgiveness and redemption also had an element of a mystery to be solved. This had my interest peaked into the book immediately. Drew was a man of few words and yet so full of emotion. I enjoyed watching his journey of healing and acceptance. Beth’s story was a journey of her discovering her true self. Along the way, she has to learn to forgive herself, learn to let others in and be vulnerable and to rely on God through the process.

This is a must read, and Courtney Walsh has quickly become a favorite author. 

Hometown Girl Quote 2

(I purchased my copy of this book, opinions expressed in this review
are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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