Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick // JustRead Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Rebuilding Joy JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Rebuilding Joy
Title: Rebuilding Joy
Series: RenoVations #2
Author: Regina Rudd Merrick
Publisher: Bellville Street Books
Release Date: June 2, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

A waitress, a contractor, and an FBI agent walk into a café … 

Single mom Darcy Emerson Sloan has enough to do raising twins and running a restaurant. She’s doing fine on her own and doesn’t need the complications of a man in her life. But when her café turns into a crime scene, putting her and her children are in danger, she begins to take interest in the handsome young FBI agent that comes on the scene. 

Contractor Del Reno is as even-keeled as they come, but even he has his limits. And Darcy Sloan has pushed him too far. Every time he tries to help, it backfires. But now that Darcy and her kids are in trouble, he has no choice but to come to her aid and to protect her. She’s just going to have to deal with it. 

Secret tunnels, organized crime, adorable children, and a wedding. 

Just another day in Clementville. 


A wonderful blend of small romance and suspense, which happen to be two of my favorite genres.

There is a lot going on in this book, between the amazing characters, as well as the mystery of big time crime in a small town. Even though I hadn't read the first book in the series it wasn't hard to jump in, and I loved their close knit family. Del is a great guy, I admired his thoughtfulness and strong faith, and how he is there for Darcy when she and her kids need him.

Darcy is a strong woman used to doing things on her own and has struggled since the loss of her late husband. She has a wonderful supportive family and I like how they keep reminding her of the blessings in her life.

Overall this was an engaging and entertaining read with great characters and a heartwarming, yet suspenseful plot, with strong elements of faith. A great read for people like me who love both heartwarming romance and suspense!

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

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Regina Rudd Merrick

Regina Rudd Merrick is a multi-published writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, lover of all things beachy and chocolate, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Married to her husband of 35-plus years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. Connect with Regina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or on her website at https://www.reginaruddmerrick.com

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(3) winner will receive their choice of ebook or signed print copy of Rebuilding Joy!

Rebuilding Joy JustRead Giveaway

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  1. This looks like my kind of book.

  2. Thanks for hosting, and reviewing, Lucie! I'm glad you enjoyed my book! :)


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