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Monday, May 14, 2018

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About the Book

Loving Brock
Title: Loving Brock
Author: Joan Deneve
Genre: Contemporary Christian Women’s Fiction & Romance
Release Date: April, 2018
For years, Brock Whitfield served God with joy and contentment at the mission hospital he founded in Angola.
When Joy Stockman joined their team as a surgical assistant, he found a woman whose zeal for God and heart for people equaled and in many ways surpassed his own. Before he knew it, his admiration and respect for her blossomed into love. After years of serving alone, Brock began to hope that God was giving him another chance to love and be loved in return.
A crisis arose within the family causing Brock to put his personal plans on hold. As he prayed for guidance, Brock’s faith and obedience were put to the ultimate test as God brings the perfect person into his life and then asks him to give her up.

About the Book

Joan Deneve
Joan Deneve enjoys being a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and author, but her favorite role and defining title is that of Christian. Joan teaches English in a Christian school and has a passion to help young people fall in love with Christ and equip them to become all God wants them to be.
Joan shares her life with Rene’, her husband of forty years. Together they reside in Prattville, Alabama, a quaint city with southern charm and hospitality.
Joan loves to laugh and spend quality time with family and friends.


Missionary work can be a sacrifice but when you are called to it, it is very rewarding. Brock hears the call and goes to Africa to help the villages that are in need of medical treatment. I loved reading about the adventures he had and the description of the places he visited. The author does a good job of making you feel like you are there with him as he treats patients. Brock is a wonderful character filled with compassion. I know there must have been times when it was hard for him but God surrounds him with patience and endurance.

Joy was a delight to know. I loved that her age didn't stop her from doing what God told her to do. When I think of missionaries I always envision younger people who are excited about a new adventure. I could relate to Joy so much since I'm close to her age. Her desire to serve is contagious and she fits in well with the others. 

Brock and Joy work well together and it seems like they sense what the other needs as they work closely with the people in the villages. I especially liked it when something happens to Joy and the author shows how much Brock has come to care for Joy. It is a well written scene and I liked how their characters start to share feelings for each other. Joy doesn't know a lot about Brock. What happens when something from his past is revealed? Can she look past it or will it change how she feels about him?

As the author starts to reveal Brock's past, I felt how wonderful it is to know that God forgives and is ready to give second chances. Brock's story is filled with pain, guilt and redemption. I loved how he shared with Joy his painful past and how he came to know Jesus.  The story is emotional and I   loved how the author draw readers in with characters that share real life problems. Brock faces a had decision that will test his faith and trust in God.The author has written a story that is powerful and shows how forgiveness can set you free. It is one of the best stories I've read about second chances, sacrifices and trusting God.

"Sometimes the only way we'll ever turn to God is when we don't have any other place to go'"

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

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, May 4
Remembrancy, May 7
Carpe Diem, May 10
Bigreadersite, May 12
Artistic Nobody, May 13 (Spotlight)
Reading is my SuperPower, May 13 (Interview)
margaret kazmierczak, May 15 (Interview)
Henry Happens, May 16
Quiet Quilter, May 16


To celebrate her tour, Joan is giving away a grand prize of the entire The Redeemed Side of Broken Series, African blend coffee, coffee mug, a magnet from Angola, and a personalized message from the author on a special card from Angola!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. Sounds like such a great story. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  2. Thank you for your review on "Loving Brock" by Joan Deneve which just confirms my desire to read this book. Appreciate your being part of the book tour. I really do love this book cover - it speaks volumes.
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  3. thanks for the great post and review :)