Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Where She Belongs By Johnnie Alexander

Shelby Kincaid is ready to move on from her grief. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family's ancestral homestead so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she'll have her work cut out for her.
AJ Sullivan never wanted the homestead. Inherited as a punishment from his grandfather, it has sat empty for fifteen years and fallen into ruin. He's glad to finally unload it. But a clean break isn't possible when he can't get the young widow Shelby off his mind.
Welcome to Misty Willow, a place that will have as great a hold over the reader as it does over its inhabitants. With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and personal history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home--and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.

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Johnnie Alexander, author and freelance editor, writes stories that linger in the heart. The first of three contemporary romances, Where She Belongs, releases in January 2016 (Misty Willow Series, Revell).

Her debut novel, Where Treasure Hides (Tyndale, 2013), won the ACFW Genesis Contest (2011 Historical Fiction). "Beneath the Christmas Star," her first short story, appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer--Tales of Joy and Wonder for the Holidays (2013).

Johnnie also has won the Best Novel award at the 2010 Florida Christian Writers Conference and both the Best Novel and Writer of the Year awards at the 2009 FCWC. She is a 2012 Bronze Medalist in the My Book Therapy Frasier Contest.

A graduate of Rollins College (Orlando) with a Master of Liberal Studies degree, Johnnie treasures family memories, classic movies, road trips, and stacks of books. She experiences farm life in the Memphis area with a small herd of alpacas and Rugby, the princely papillon who treed a raccoon.

This is my first book by Alexander and I must tell you not my last one. I loved every page and not jut because it was set in Ohio where I was born.
I loved the rich history and the generational differences in the characters were so much fun. 
I can not wait to go back to Misty Willow in book two and find out what is going on. I would love to live in Misty Willow, the house seems like my dream house.
You are going to fall head over heels in love with Shelby's two daughters as well. Don't miss this one, you are sure to find your spacious place while reading this book.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I have never heard of this author but the book sounds really good.

  2. Sounds like a fresh new author for me to enjoy. Awesome review!!!! Thanks

  3. Never heard of this author, I love to find new authors. Thank you for this review Mary,I want to give her a try.

  4. I'm not sure I have heard of Alexander. I am looking forward to readind her for the first time.

  5. Oh boy oh boy. This sounds great I can't wait to read this book.

  6. I don't think me or my wife have heard of this author either. At your word I will buy her book and give her a try.

  7. Mary you just keep me busy with all the great books that you review. Now you are introducing me to a new author. I am excited to read my first book by her.

  8. This sound so good. I just bought my ticket to Misty Willow. I will travel there as soon as it gets delivered.

  9. I am going to buy this book right now on amazon. It sounds so good.

    1. Emma, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  10. Thanks for sharing this author with us. This book sounds really good. Blessings!