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Monday, October 11, 2021

 

Sunny-weather girls

About the Book

Book: The Weather Girls: Sunny

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: September 6, 2021

TheWeatherGirls1 Sunny CoverShe got stood up on Valentine’s Day…

…Then she lost her job

Could the legend of the cardinal change her luck?

With a disposition as bright as her name, Sunny shakes it off the worst day of her life and makes a new start. She’s got the brains that it takes, but she’s more than a little scared. It’s not just her reputation on the line.

Would this cockeyed adventure be the thing her siblings need too?

Pat only wants peace in the family and never dreamed doing a favor for his sister could drop him into so much hot water. Torn between what he’s always wanted and what is staring him in the face, someone is bound to get hurt.

Odds are it will be him.

But then, only the cardinal knows for sure.

Return to 1970 Indiana with Sunny, the first book in The Weather Girls series—get into the miniskirts, bell-bottoms, and Christian family values.

You’ll love Sunny for the music, the fashions, and the hilarious antics, because who can resist a romantic trip down memory lane?

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Cary likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.

 

More from Jennifer Lynn

I was born in the 50’s, grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, and married in 1980. I relate to K.T. Oslin’s song “80’s Ladies” a little too well. 😉

Though we moved from Kokomo, Indiana in 1972, it always will be my hometown.

A few years ago my sister headed up a plan to have an annual Cousin’s Reunion in Kokomo. Two cousins came from Ohio and my sister and I came from the west to converge on our family who still call Kokomo home. Each trip back reminded me of how much I loved growing up there.

One day Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” came on the Oldies station and caught my attention. Then I remembered the songs “Stormy” and “Windy” and wondered what it might be like for girls with that sort of name—especially if their surname was Day. Would their dispositions match their names? Why would their parents give them those names? The questions kept coming and I fell in love with the whole storyline.

The best part was putting the house I grew up in into the book(s). Yep, as you read the story, Hazel Day’s house is set up mostly like the one where I grew up only I added a den and an extra bedroom upstairs.

Ferguson House is based on the Seiberling Mansion—I love that place and tour it every chance I can when I get back to Kokomo. It’s amazing.

I also included favorite landmarks. Scotty’s Drive-In saw a lot of me in my early teen years. Great for grabbing a coke and not that far from either school or home.

The funny thing about memories is that they can blur and morph over time. Thankfully someone from my hometown has put together a Facebook page where I can ask questions and get more than enough answers.

Many locales I remember no longer exist, so writing about them helps them live on.

I hope you will check out Sunny and 1970 Kokomo and come back for the rest of The Weather Girls trilogy.

Abundant blessings!

MY REVIEW 

This has been a wonderful start to a new series. I loved the setting of the 1970s with all its nostalgia. We are introduced to The Weather Girls with names that remind you of songs that were popular at one time. I couldn’t wait for the author to introduce us to the Day family.

The first book lets us get a glimpse of each sister but the main focus  is about Sunny. Oh how I loved her sweet spirit and happy outlook. She is the oldest and has always taken the responsibility of looking after her sisters. That sure is a big task to take on for Sunny but she does it with unconditional love. At some point she will have to realize that she doesn’t have to do everything on her own. 

What transpires in the  story for Sunny is hard on her as her love life falls apart. I was so upset that she was humiliated in from of everyone at her job. Looks like she will have to find a new career and the best place to start over is at her Gramma’s  house. It’s the perfect place to heal her heart and be surrounded by her family. Gramma is the heartbeat of this family and I so wished I had a Gramma like her. She is caring, nurturing and always there to pray for the needs of others. She can be a firecracker at times but I love that she watches over her family. 

A new business adventure helps Sunny start to have happiness again and it brings her other sisters together as they join forces. What a wonderful idea they have as a new life is breathed into a very special home. I’m not telling what the business is because that needs to be unveiled by each reader. It did bring a smile to my face as these three sisters work together and grow closer as their dream is born. 

We can’t forget about our dashing Pat. He is a big help to Sunny in the early planning stages and they do find themselves attracted to each other. Family secrets get in the way and I wasn’t sure if they  would find a happy ever after. The story is sweet and filled with deep faith. I can’t wait to read the next story in this series.

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

Blog Stops

Blogging With Carol, October 6

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Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, October 7

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 9

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 10

The Author Reads, October 10

Texas Book-aholic, October 11

Inklings and notions, October 12

Boondock Ramblings, October 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 13

Connie’s History Classroom, October 14

For Him and My Family, October 14

Batya’s Bits, October 15

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 16

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 17

deb’s Book Review, October 18

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 18

Vicky Sluiter, October 19

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 19

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card with signed 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.

https://promosimple.com/ps/11fdc/the-weather-girls-sunny-celebration-tour-giveaway


6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review. Sounds like a good story.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this story, this sounds like a must read book and series for me

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  3. Awesome review! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This sounds like a fun story!

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  5. This sounds like a terrific read.

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  6. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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