About the Book
Book: Searching for Home
Author: Jill Weatherholt
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release date: December 28, 2021
Can three little matchmakers lasso a cowboy father?
When injured professional bull rider Luke Beckett returns to his hometown to recover, he doesn’t expect his B and B host and physical therapist to be his first and only love, Meg Brennan. He’s also unprepared for Meg’s adorable triplets to steal his heart. Luke’s past has him doubting he’s good enough for Meg and the children, but they might be just what the doctor ordered to help him heal…
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About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.
She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.
She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.
Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.
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It happened in slow motion.
I was traveling on the interstate at 65 mph, in the far-left lane. The traffic was heavy but moving.
Then the unthinkable happened. A wheelbarrow fell off the back of a pickup truck in front of my car.
Swerving to my right lane wasn’t an option, it was full of cars. The left shoulder was narrow and led to a steep drop off.
I gripped the wheel and had a split second to weigh my options. If I maintained my course, the wheelbarrow would burst through my windshield. If I went to the right, I could cause a multi-car pileup. There was a tractor trailer close behind me, so I couldn’t hit my brakes.
I prepared myself for the worst. Then I prayed to God to help me.
Moments later, when I was safely off the interstate, I burst into tears. I was still alive. No one was injured. But how? I couldn’t recall how I got to the exit ramp. How was I able to guide my car around the wheelbarrow?
Later, I realized that God was truly in control of my life. Growing up in the church and listening to my grandmother, I had always known God loved me. But that day, I felt His love more than I ever had my life. He wanted me to live. But why?
I’d like to think that He wasn’t quite finished with me. That maybe He had better things in store for me. Perhaps He blessed me with a gift to weave together a story that can give a person hope. A story that can bring a little light into what is sometimes a dark and scary world. After all, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer. Like that day on the interstate, it’s all God’s goodness.
This story is a look at second chances while dealing with the past. I absolutely adored the triplets . Children deal with loss different ways. These poor children were abandoned by both parents at such a young age. Tucker seems to be having the hardest time. He blames himself for them leaving. He thinks if he wasn’t so shy or maybe if he did better at things they wouldn’t have left. My heart went out to him as he carries such a big burden.
Meg steps up to take care of her nieces and nephew. Now she faces raising them on her own, running the B&B the parents abandoned and digging herself out of financial debt. I liked that she never once regretted her decision and shows the children unconditional love. Her plate is full and then someone checks into the B&B that will change everything. I’m sure she is not prepared for the new guest especially since it is someone from her past.
Luke is a well known bull rider who has come back to his hometown to recover from an injury. The book goes into more about his relationship with Meg so I will leave that for readers to discover on their own. I like how Luke steps up to help Meg fix up the B&B and spends time getting to know the children. Tucker seems drawn to Luke and they form a special bond. I did worry what would happen when Luke decides to go back to Colorado.
I loved how the author lets us see what children go through when they lose a parent. For them it was hard to understand why their parents chose to leave them. These moments in the story are emotional and tug on your heart as the children yearn for a family. The faith element is good as Tucker continues to ask God for a family. The ending is sweet and shows how forgiveness heals broken hearts.
“Love is never complicated when you follow your heart.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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To celebrate her tour, Jill is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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Thank you for your lovely review, Deana! I'm happy you enjoyed Meg and Luke's story. I had a lot of fun writing this book. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I liked the review. The cover is nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Rita. I enjoyed Deana lovely review, too.Delete
What inspires your book plots?ReplyDelete
Hi Tracie! Thanks for visiting and for you question. I usually have a character in mind first. I like to journal from their point of view. I also listen to a lot of music for inspiration.Delete
Searching for Home sounds like a great book for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review! Have a fantastic weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Stormy! I appreciate all of your Twitter shares, too! :)Delete
This sounds good! Triplets would be quite a challenge.ReplyDelete
I know! I can't even imagine having triplets. Thanks for visiting, Emma!Delete
This is a wonderful review, and I look forward to reading about the triplets as well as Meg and Luke.ReplyDelete
I agree, Roxanne. I really appreciate Deana's lovely review. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Good book for winter reading.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the contest.
Thanks for stopping by, slehan!Delete
Thank you for your review on "Searching for Home" by Jill Weatherholt and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.ReplyDelete
Another fabulous book by a wonderful author. Jill's ability to tell an amazing story while weaving it with a thread of faith never disappoints. Great cover to accompany a great story!
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