Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Robin's Reward by June McCrary Jacobs

Bonita Creek’s librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin’s life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff’s harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin’s hope of finding true love withers again.

Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin’s. Susan’s anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin’s young relationship.

Robin’s journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to remain strong and true. But will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together?

If you are a in the mood for a sweet, gentle, Christian fiction book, then this is probably exactly what you are looking for!

Robin's Reward really is sweet.  The main characters are polite and well mannered, educated and smart.  Robin is a bit jaded due to events in her past.  She takes offense quickly and has a hard time trusting Jeff.  Robin has a beautiful garden full of flowers and vegetables that I fully envied in my head!  :)

This book felt like a blanket on a cold day.  You can cozy up with it and be lulled into a serene place.  The down side to lulled and serene is that sometimes I felt like things were moving so slowly.  The story, while sweet, lacked the emotional investment that I was looking for.  My heart never pounded, my gut never clenched.  I felt like I was being told a story and sat on the outside looking in.

Still, I enjoyed much of the book and I fully appreciate that this book is squeaky clean.  No swearing, no sexual content.  This is a Christian fiction book so there are Christian elements and talk of God.

June is giving away two signed copies of 'Robin's Reward' on her website. (United States residents only. No purchase necessary.) The Rafflecopter contest will end on May 31st, and June would like to invite readers to enter for a chance to win one of these paperbacks. Here's the link to the entry form: http://www.junemccraryjacobs.com/robins-reward-autographed-copy-giveaway/ 

Award-winning author, June McCrary Jacobs, was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing’s 2013 Holiday Tale Contest for her debut novella, ‘A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom’. ‘Robin’s Reward’ is her first full-length novel, and is set in her favorite location in California—the Mendocino coastal region. This book is the first installment of the ‘Bonita Creek Trilogy’.

June’s original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and blogs in the past few years. When she’s not writing, reading, or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, and visiting art and history museums. She also enjoys touring historic homes and gardens and strolling around the many historic Gold Rush towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In the summertime you can find June at a variety of county fairs and the California State Fair admiring the sewing projects, quilts, and handiwork other inspired seamstresses, quilters, craftspeople, and artists have created.

June enjoys connecting with readers, authors, aspiring writers, bloggers, designers, sewers, quilters, and crafters. Please connect with June at the following platforms:

Email: junemccraryjacobs@gmail.com

Website & Blog: http://www.junemccraryjacobs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/June-McCrary-Jacobs/153549754836128

Amazon.com Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/june-mccrary-jacobs

Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/June-McCrary-Jacobs

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/june-mccrary-jacobs/a3/6a8/779

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