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Tuesday, April 12, 2022


Unfortunate Homecoming

About the Book

Book: Unfortunate Homecoming

Author: Sherri Wilson Johnson

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release date: April 5, 2022

Unfortunate Homecoming final 11.7.21Renovating 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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About the Author

2017-kjp-2 smallSherri 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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What would you do if you  decided to restore an old family home and nothing but danger starts happening? Poor Shaun thought he had made a great investment but now it seems like the house is hiding secrets.  There are rumors that treasure may be found on the land or stowed away in the house. The mystery drives the story forward  with danger that seemed to never stop. 

I liked Shaun and Sierra running into  each other again after their marriage collapsed years ago. Sierra is investigating a fire that happened on Shaun’s property. It is easy to figure out that these two will rekindle their romance.  I really like second chance stories where the characters address their flaws with faith and trust in God. Sierra isn’t so sure she believes in God until something shakes her to her core. She sees it as a miracle but I like to think God  was showing  her that he heard her cries and was there to protect her. 

There is one thing in the story that bothered me. Sierra is seventeen weeks pregnant with twins  yet  she places herself in dangerous situations related to her job. She upset me that she felt the need to do her job and help Shaun out. I wanted her to not be so focused on her job and more concerned for her twins. But then I read something that made me change my perspective of her. In the moments when danger was eminent Sierra turned to God and a new feeling of peace surrounded her. Sometimes she have to get to a place where Jesus is the only answer. For me Sierra found herself needing God and wanted Him to be in her life. He sure showed up big time and Sierra embraces her new relationship with Jesus .  It was very emotional and I cheered that Sierra finally let go of her doubts and put her trust in God.

The author does a good job with keeping the  mystery going and putting our characters through a series of edge of your seat drama where their lives were in constant danger. There is a great faith element in the story and as previous mentioned changes one life in particular. God is a God of second chances  and He loves to see people reconcile.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

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For Him and My Family, April 16

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Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, April 21 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 21

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 23

Simple Harvest Reads, April 24 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)



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.


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful and so precious review! I am so touched that this story touched you the way it did me while I was writing it!

    1. I loved your book so much. Can’t wait to read more from you.

    2. I loved your book so much. Can’t wait to read more from you.

    3. I loved your book so much. Can’t wait to read more from you.

    4. Awww, thank you! If you're interested in the other books in the series, I'm happy to send the ebooks to you!

  2. Unfortunate Homecoming sounds like a captivating and thrilling read and I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review! Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you for posting such nice comments on my blog.

  3. Thank you for sharing your great review, the book sounds good

  4. Second chance/ reunion romance is one of my favorites, but add mystery/suspense and I am totally in.

  5. Thank you for sharing your review of Unfortunate Homecoming, I like the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to reading this story myself