The third book in the series . . . and I absolutely loved it.
Guys, you have to read these books, all of them, ‘kay?
To celebrate this release, I have a review of the book, but also an exclusive bit of info on the inspiration behind Ivory Bledsoe, the bubbly librarian =) If you keep searching, you’ll find the secret code #9.
Can two lonely people find more than a fleeting friendship or
will a prejudiced town keep them apart?
WhenIvory 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?
With this installment of the series, we get to meet Ivory Bledsoe, the big city girl who has come to the small town in the mountains. She is definitely different from the other locals, and she struggles to find her footing in her new home.
This book was definitely more romantically inclined than the other three, although there wasn’t anything I skipped or skimmed over. I enjoyed seeing the relationship develop and strengthen through the trials, and I was glad that the romance wasn’t based only on emotions.
I enjoyed watching Ivory grow as she realized that following the Lord’s plans for her life isn’t always the easiest thing in the world.
I enjoyed the writing style of this author — I’ve read a few books of hers, and I always enjoy the details and emotions she is able to evoke in the reader.
Now — A. M. Heath is sharing about the main character — Ivory Bledsoe — and she’s sharing a bit about her other books, book sales that she currently has going on, and a fun giveaway! So, without further ado, let’s get to the exclusive blog tour content, shall we?
This time, I have exclusive bonus content for you at each and every stop. Tucked away, inside each post is a key word/phrase. If you complete the phrase, you’ll earn bonus entries in the giveaway. Have fun!
My Inspiration for Ivory’s Heart #9
It’s common for my heroines to carry a small piece of myself. Usually, it’s a single attribute of mine that I blow up and make a larger part of the character.
For Ivory, she took my friendly sympathetic side. She’s a great deal more outgoing than I am. But we both have this deep desire to make sure no one is left out. I can’t explain why I’ve always felt that way, but I have.
I can recall a particular moment in high school when, with knees knocking, I stepped way outside my comfort zone and invited an intimidating classmate to join me for lunch because her sitting alone hurt me more than my being shy did. I remember being so afraid that she’d judge me or scoff at my offer, but she didn’t. It was actually the start of a sweet friendship. And it was this memory and this tender desire that I implanted into my latest sweetheart, Ivory Bledsoe.
Virginia: Bigreadersite: Review and Character Interview: Ben Thrasher
Karen: Karen Sue Hadley: Review and Common Great Depression Desserts
:::About the A. M. Heath:::
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.
I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.