“Out of The Storm” | Intro Novella in Jody Hedlund’s Beacons of Hope Series

Before I tell you what I think of this new series… I have to say – I’m really glad it’s been nearly a month now since I read Jody’s post about eBook prices… I’ve had several weeks for my temper to cool and I’m now… well, somewhat calm.

It would not be fair to take out my frustration on her books… would it?


Fine then.


Imagine my surprise when I realized I had never actually reviewed this book on my blog. What on Earth happened…

Well, I dunno but I’m reviewing it NOW!
You can’t get much better than FREE! And the fact that it is an AMAZING story is just one BONUS of this FANTASTIC new series by Jody Hedlund!

OK… Yes, I have to admit it. I was not a huge fan of Jody’s new YA series but this series… I LOVE!

This first story, even though it’s a novella – does more than just introduce the series. It sets the tone completely. It tells us that we are diving into a wonderful series and it’s very exciting.

If you haven’t read it, go snag it! It’s FREE!


And here is a bit more about the novella – just in case you still need convincing [remember – it’s FREE!]

Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known–and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund’s Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.


And watch for my next review. I’ll be talking about the next book in this series – the first full-length book; Love Unexpected.


Review © JCMorrows 2015

Appalachian serenade by Sarah Loudin Thomas | A Novella in the Appalachian Blessings series



I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this novella. But let me tell you, it is more than worth the “price” – especially since it’s free!

I would happily BUY a copy of this if it ever becomes available in paperback – not that I’m unhappy with the eBook… I really enjoy having a REAL book in my hands when I’m reading!

Especially a GREAT BOOK!

If “Miracle in a Dry Season” – the next book in this series, is anywhere as well-written as “Appalachian Serenade”, I will be a very happy woman!

Sarah Loudin Thomas does not write as if this is her first (actually it might be her second, I’m not entirely certain) book!


Her characters are vivid and colorful and there is the perfect amount of description to give you a clear picture of them.

And the story is absolutely beautiful! Sarah does a novella right! She gives us enough of a lead-in that we don’t feel like we’re being rushed through. And there are enough pages to give a decent story arc!

BRAVO Sarah!

I don’t know about you but I can not wait to read “Miracle in a Dry Season”!




More about “Appalachian Serenade”:

Delilah Morrissey has always wanted to be a mother, but when she becomes a young widow, that dream now seems farther away than ever. Unable to continue to live alone in Chicago, her only option is to accept her sister’s offer to move in with her family back in West Virginia. Will Delilah have the faith to pursue a new dream–even if it means giving up the old?

In this charming novella, debut novelist Sarah Loudin Thomas introduces readers to Wise, West Virginia–a small town nestled in an Appalachian valley where the everyday miracles of life and faith play out in stories of healing, hope, and love.


You can find more information and/or buy the book from these popular sites.


SARAH’S PAGE AT BETHANY HOUSE – You can “buy” the book here too.


This book is free and I “purchased” it from AMAZON.




I have no control over the ads you may see below.

I am sorry if any of the content is inappropriate

“Home to Pebble Creek” by Vannetta Chapman

home to pebble creek 972208_618068678227299_1189904992_nVannetta Chapman was the author of the first Amish fiction book I read (A Simple Amish Christmas) and so, when I saw this, I had to snatch it up.

I also snagged “Christmas in Pebble Creek – another freebie of hers that was released recently.

I’ve been reading lots of books by different authors, trying to get a good feel for who is good and who is not so good and Vannetta is definitely one of the best!

I know it’s a freebie but that just makes it even more worth it!

Get it and read it!

And get her other books! And read them!

You won’t regret it!

Disclaimer: I have no control over the ads you may see below. I am sorry if any of the content is inappropriate.

God Bless You!