About the Book
Book: A Dream of Family
Author: Jill Weatherholt
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release date: June 29, 2021
To give a little girl a home…
she must take a chance on forgiveness.
From the minute Molly Morgan saw sad-eyed little Grace, she longed to give her a happy home. But Molly’s struggling bookstore is endangering her adoption chances. Outgoing entrepreneur Derek McKinney has a puppy Grace adores—and a plan to save Molly’s business. But can he and Molly put their troubled past behind them in time to make a family for a lifetime?
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Molly longs to make a difference in a child's life through adoption, but her struggling bookshop puts all her dreams of adoption on the line. When a face from the past offers his help, can she forgive Derek in order to give Grace a forever home?
An engaging read with a strong backstory and likable characters. Grace is a sweet girl who loves animals. I like that Derek thinks of fun creative ways to make Molly's bookstore standout, he is very outgoing and great at coming up with fresh ideas. I liked that Molly lets Derek help her out, despite their past, they find that they have more in common than they think. Plus, Derek has a pretty cute dog.
This is a charming read, with a well put together plot, and likable characters that you can root for throughout. I liked that they are both strong Christians. Heartwarming and enjoyable, this is a sweet read of family, fresh starts, and forgiveness, that you won't want to miss!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About the Author
By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.
She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.
She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.
Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.
More from Jill
Working in a library or a bookstore has always been a dream job of mine. As book bloggers and readers, you may have had that same dream.
Sadly, I’ve never made that dream come true. So instead, I created a fictitious character, Molly Morgan. In A Dream of Family, Molly Morgan owns and operates a bookstore, so by writing her story, I was able to somewhat fulfill my dream of working in a job where I’m surrounded by books all day.
As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., I loved the bookmobile. Twice a month a small library on wheels rolled into the neighborhood and parked in front of our house. There was nothing better than to feel the wallop of arctic air the moment I climbed aboard. It was the perfect escape from the hot and sticky summer months. Like a time machine, the endless rows of books transported me to distant places. It was there I was introduced to The Box Car Children and Nancy Drew Mysteries. One stamp of black ink,and it was mine to devour for two weeks.
I haven’t seen a bookmobile since my childhood, but they still exist today. Thankfully, libraries and bookstores are still in our communities, offering wonderful programs to inspire young readers. But as I watch public libraries reduce their hours and bookstores close their doors, I’m grateful to have grown up in a time where bookmobiles traveled the streets of my neighborhood. Those days, my biggest decision during summer vacation was what book to take to the pool.
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