Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount ~ Just Read Tour ~ Review

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



Title: Hometown Hope 
Author: Laurel Blount  
Publisher: Love Inspired 
Release Date: June 18, 2019 (print), July 1, 2019 (ebook)  
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He’ll do anything for his daughter…

Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.

In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing.

Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past.

Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?

Lucie's Review:

Hoyt Bradley hasn't heard his little girl, Jess, speak for three years since the death of his wife. But when his daughter begs him to help save her favorite bookstore, he can't refuse.

Anna returns home to care for her dying father, and after he passes she takes control of her father's struggling bookstore. She feels like her life is falling apart, but she doesn't have anything left except the store. Working together is a challenge with their less than pleasant past between them.

Hoyt and Anna though they have their differences, they share a devotion to their families. They work together to brainstorm ideas to save the bookstore, he tries to do what he can to help even though he may have bit off more than he can chew. Jess takes a liking to Anna, and is excited to help save the store.

Hoyt is an excellent father, and loves his daughter dearly. He is motivated and driven, devoted to his family. He is honorable, and wants to show Anna that he isn't the man that she perceives him to be and high school wasn't what it seemed.

Enjoyable easy to read story, I loved how Hoyt is a man of action and the setting of a small town bookstore. I admired his determination and dedication to doing the right thing. Jess is an adorable little girl with a love for reading and she has her own way of communicating with others. A charming small town romance, heartwarming and thoroughly enjoyable.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.




Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She's busy, but she's never bored!  

HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.

Whenever she's not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at laurelblountwrites@gmail.com or visit her website: www.laurelblountbooks.com and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!  

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(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Hometown Hope, a $10 Starbucks gift card, a travel coffee mug, and a bar of Milltown soap--which is produced in author's hometown (Dough bowl is not included.)

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 17, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.

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  1. I agree, nice review. Hometowm town sounds like an entertaining romance.

    1. Thanks, Myra! I hope that's just what it is--a fun and entertaining romance!

  2. Thanks so much everyone for stopping by!

    1. Thanks, Faith for featuring Hometown Hope here on your lovely blog--and special thanks to Lucie for the wonderful review!

  3. Great review. Great sounding book. And a great giveaway!

    1. Thank you, Dorothy!! I hope you enjoy the story!

  4. Sounds like a great book, I love the setting on the cover.

  5. Good review. Looks like a really nice story.


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