About the Book
Book: Strength in the Storm
Author: Laurel Blount
Genre: Amish Romance
Release date: February 22, 2022
In this touching Amish romance, a brokenhearted woman and a steadfast man discover that the safest place to weather tragedy is in each other’s arms.
After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose.
Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again.
But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through.
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About the Author
Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes inspirational romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart! She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals.
A enthusiastic multi-tasker, Laurel writes for both Berkley/Penguin Random House and Love Inspired/Harlequin. She’s the recipient of ACFW’s Carol Award, The New England Reader’s Choice Award and GRW’s Maggie Award. She’s represented by Jessica Alvarez of Bookends Literary Agency.
Strength in the Storm is Laurel’s seventh book—and four more stories are in the works! Stay tuned!
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A word from Laurel:
Oh, I can’t wait for you to meet Emma and Sam—they’re one of my all-time favorite story couples! And what an intriguing combination they are: a gentle man known far and wide for his physical strength…and a heartbroken woman—his boyhood sweetheart—who’s his one and only weakness.
Don’t you just love a good second chance romance? I know I do! There’s something so satisfying about seeing a broken love story beautifully mended. Of course, it won’t be easy. Emma and Sam’s story is mixture of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears—lots and lots of bumps on the road for these two. But they’re about to discover that love and faith shine their brightest in life’s darkest moments—and that trouble only makes a hard-won “happily ever after” even sweeter!
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Strength in the Storm is the second installment from the Johns Mill Amish Romance series. It is, also, my first introduction to books written by Laurel Blount. Since I have not read the first book in the series, I feel this one can be read as a stand alone. I thought it was a pretty good book to read. I enjoyed getting to know Emma and Samuel. Emma’s past was so heartbreaking to read. I could understand her heartache. I loved how Samuel was there for her. I had to keep reading to find out how it will all end for them.
I am giving Strength in the Storm four stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean Amish romance. I will be going back to reading the first book from the Johns Mill Amish Romance series, Shelter in the Storm, to see what happened previously.
I received a digital copy of Strength in the Storm from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.