Thursday, January 1, 2015

Makin' Miracles By Lin Stepp

Set in Tennessee's postcard-perfect Smoky Mountains, Lin Stepp's Makin' Miracles is an inspiring tale that reveals why love and forgiveness are most important just when they seem most impossible. . .
Zola Devon has always been a little different. Half Tahitian, with long black hair and dark eyes, she's especially distinctive in the mountain town of Gatlinburg. She even stocks her gift shop, Nature's Corner, with items that reflect her island heritage and tantalize tourists. But it's her spot-on intuition that truly sets Zola apart. When she gets a hunch about a person, she's almost always right. And when the surly photographer who owns the gallery next door starts meddling in her business, she can only hope that, for once, her instincts are wrong.
The one thing Spencer Jackson loves more than his camera is the majestic scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Reeling from his painful past, he's settled in a cabin in the woods to train his lens on the breathtaking landscape. A woman as uniquely beguiling as Zola could only throw his simple, uncomplicated days into chaos--and force him to lay bare his darkest secrets. But as their lives become unavoidably intertwined, they both may discover the beauty of the truth, and the joy of the unexpected.

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I'm a native Tennessean, a businesswoman, a college faculty member, and an author. I've been on faculty at Tusculum College for over 12 years and have worked in marketing, sales, production art, and regional publishing for over 22 years.

Starting in 2009, my fictional novels in the Smoky Mountain series began to come out. All these novels are contemporary romance - with a dash of suspense, a touch of inspiration, and a big dollop of Appalachian flavor. Each of the twelve novels is set in a different place around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park so readers get to enjoy a visit to a the mountains along with a good, heartwarming story.

To read more about these novels, visit my author's website at:
I love to go to Gatlinburg TN. so when I found out this was set in Gatlinburg TN I was so excited.
The story starts out a little bit slow but picks up over half way.
The characters are well rounded.  I would have liked a little more detail.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. New author to me. Thanks for your honest review Mary!

    Judy B

  2. I have never heard of this author, but the book sounds interesting.

  3. I love those Smokies! Lin Stepp is a new author to me as well. It is always nice to run across new authors.

  4. This book sounds interesting once to get into it. Thanks for the great review.