It’s time for the 3rd Librarian to make her appearance here on the blog! Today, I shall share my thoughts on Lillian Bledsoe! This is a new-to-me author, and all things considered, I really enjoyed her style!
Hearts on Lonely Mountain
By A. M. Heath
Librarians of Willow Hollow Book #3
Series Rating || 3 Stars || Solo Rating || 3.5 Stars
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About the Book ||
Can two lonely people find more than a fleeting friendship or will a prejudiced town keep them apart?
When Ivory 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?
About the Author ||
Being raised in a small Tennessee town, A.M. Heath grew up with a love for southern history and nostalgia. Her husband and 4 children embrace the small-town lifestyle and southern standard of back porch relaxing, sweet tea, homemade comfort food, strong Christian values, and tightly woven family bonds.
My Review ||
Disclaimer: I do not approve of romance novels. I committed to reading this series and reviewing them in it's entirety. Also, I received an ARC copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.
I love Mrs. Heath’s style! It was delightfully old fashioned but not in a way that bogs one down. I loved Ivory’s name and the little notes through the story that gave it a distinct 1930’s flare! That said, I was super annoyed by all the “Sanitized” swearing in this book. It’s a disturbing trend I’m seeing in Indie authors of late that needs to stop!
There was an instance where an unmarried couple was stranded by a storm with a child. Nothing inappropriate happened, but I didn’t like the situation. All the talk of witches and the use of alcohol as medicine was also unneeded and unappreciated. I also disapprove of kissing, holding hands, hugging, or dancing before marriage. This was overdone at the end of the book.
The spiritual lessons in the story were well written, and I loved seeing how certain characters were befriended. Garrit was my favorite even if the spelling did throw me off 😉
The head librarian took a weird turn in this story that I didn’t like. It didn’t seem like the librarian I had come to know and love over the last two books. The other librarians were consistent, however. And I loved the bridge analogy!
I’d recommend this book to readers 21+ as one situation was not appropriate for minors. For more details, contact us! Otherwise, I immensely enjoyed the story!
That's all for now! Have a blessed day!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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