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Friday, September 4, 2020

Willow Hollow is a fictional town in Kentucky. Each of our heroines will be working for the same library but they each have their own story to tell. 
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Lena 3d
 Lena Davis is the daughter her mom never wanted.
But she survived. Through stories. Because books didn’t judge. Books weren’t angry she was alive. Books never expected her to be anything but who she was.
As she grows up, her beloved library becomes her true home.
So when the library is designated part of President Roosevelt’s Packhorse Library Project, Lena is determined to get the job of bringing books to highlanders, believing she’ll finally be free of her mom forever.
But earning the trust of highlanders is harder than she imagined, and her passion for books might not be enough to free her from her chains.
Lillian 3d
Her heart is in the right place…
Bored with her life in Castle Town, Montana, Lillian Sullivan follows her friend’s suggestion and joins the horseback librarian program in rural Kentucky. Not only does she anticipate sharing her love of books, but she also wants to spread the gospel among the mountain people.
However, Willow Hollow presents her with one trouble after another and she struggles to step outside her shyness to share the gospel.
What will it take for Lillian to share her love of the Best Story? Can the power of the gospel overcome the shyness of her own heart?
Ivory Paperback
Can two lonely people find more than a fleeting friendship or will a prejudiced town keep them apart?
When Ivory Bledsoe left the city to minister to the people of the rural mountain town of Willow Hollow, she never expected to be shunned rather than welcomed. Seeing the town as a lost cause, she’s eager to return home, but when the bridge leading out of town is washed away during a flood, she finds herself stranded in the last place she wants to be.
Ben Thrasher was content with his quiet life until he met the new librarian. He can’t help but be drawn to the friendly and lively Ivory Bledsoe, despite her being at the center of the town’s latest superstition. It’s only a matter of time until she captures his heart, turning his world upside down in the process.
Has Ivory gotten God’s plan for her all wrong or is there still a way she can serve these people? And can Ben ask her to stay in a place where so few are willing to embrace her?

MY REVIEW of Hearts On Lonely Mountain

This story was so refreshing and gives readers a look at what it was like in 1936. It was very interesting  to read about librarians who traveled to people who couldn’t come to the library. How fun it must have been to deliver stories that would encourage, bring joy and explore their world. 

Ivory is excited to be in Willow Hollow, Kentucky. I don’t think she expected the greeting she received when she arrived though. People didn’t want to talk to her, avoided her and called her Moon Witch. Poor Ivory was so upset that no one liked her. Can you imagine coming to a town where everyone thought you were evil? I loved Ivory’s sweet spirit and how she never gave up. 

Ben and his nephew were a great combination to help Ivory feel a lot more at ease in the town. I loved how Gerrit took to Ivory right away. He didn’t care what other people said about Ivory and I thought how sweet it was that a young boy showed the town that you should treat people the way you would want to be treated. The author weaves a romance in the story that takes time to grow. Ben is faith filled , knows scriptures and ignores the entire town and their suspicions of Ivory. It is a great lesson in trusting God and following the call that God has on your life.

I received a copy of this book from the author . The review is my own opinion.

Edna 3d
The mountains have imprisoned her long enough.
Edna Sue O’Connell came back to the Kentucky hills out of duty and can’t wait for the chance to escape again. Her work as a horseback librarian in rural Appalachia provides enough income for her invalid father to survive in the midst of the Great Depression, but it affords her with little else.
When an opportunity arises for Edna to take on an additional book delivery area, she spies a glimmer of hope that she might find a way out of Willow Hollow after all… and that she might actually make something of her life apart from the tragedy that has filled it thus far.

But the new routes give Edna more than she ever bargained for. Slowly, she finds that the mountains contain many valuable secrets – if she has the grit to meet them.
Bio: Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and a retired cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.

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Ben’s Love Song (Fri 9/4 Deana) #8

One of the ways I connect with my characters and their story is through song.
Ben is a quiet sort of man. He feels deeply, but he says so very little. It’s always a joy when a character “claims” a song. While it isn’t a perfect fit, it does capture the heart of this mountain man.
I hope you enjoy! 

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Tour Stops:
Aug. 31:
Becky @ Blossoms and Blessings: Review and
Anne @ The Naptime Author: Review and

Sept. 1:
Amanda @ With a Joyful Noise:

Sept 2:
Nyla @ Abba's Prayer Warrior Princess: Review and
Julie @ Bizwings Blog: Review and

Sept 3:
Tarissa @ In the Bookcase: Review and

Sept 4:
Hannah: *blog link error
Deana: Texas Book-aholic: Review and

Sept 5:
Kaitlyn: *couldn't access blog

Sept 6:
Debbie: Debbie's Dusty Deliberations: Review and

Sept 7:
Tara @ Tower in the Plains: Review and
Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks: Review and

Sept 8:
Vicky @ Vicky Sluiter: Review and

Sept 9:
Connie @ Older and Smarter: Review and
Loretta @ Just Writing: Review and

Sept 10:
Robbie @ Captive Dreams Window
Abigail @ *double check blog info

Sept 11:
Virginia: Bigreadersite: Review and
Karen: Karen Sue Hadley: Review and 

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