Review & Giveaway: Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Hometown Hope
Author: Laurel Blount
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:
June 18, 2019 (print), July 1, 2019 (ebook)
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He’ll do anything for his daughter…
Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.

In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing.

Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past.

Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?

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What a good story! I could really feel the emotions that these characters were experiencing. I felt for Anna as she had some awkward and even some insensitive encounters with former classmates.

I also felt for Hoyt. He kept trying to do things to help Anna or make her feel better about the situation with her bookstore, but everything kept backfiring! It was just one thing after another!

Hoyt, Anna, and Jess were very enjoyable to read about and I liked the way the relationships developed between all three of them. I had not read the first two books in this series, yet I had no trouble reading Hometown Hope on its own.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!

HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.

Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at or visit her website: and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!

CONNECT WITH LAUREL: Website | Facebook | Twitter


(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of Hometown Hope, a $10 Starbucks gift card, a travel coffee mug, and a bar of Milltown soap–which is produced in author’s hometown (Dough bowl is not included.)

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 17, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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10 Responses to Review & Giveaway: Hometown Hope by Laurel Blount

  1. anxious58 says:

    Enjoyed the review.

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a good book.

  3. Merry says:

    I enjoyed your review. Glad to hear this book can be read as a stand alone.

  4. Joye I says:

    I am always looking for new authors to read. This book sounds like the kind I enjoy reading.

  5. I so enjoy the Love Inspired books and this book and series sounds wonderful. I like uplifting books that makes me feel good after reading. Nice cover and great review.

  6. Sunnymay says:

    Thanks for your review of this worthwhile small town inspirational romance. And books with bookstores reminds me of all the indie bookstores I frequent.

  7. Laura W. says:

    Thanks for the review! What a fun prize pack. I enjoy reading Love Inspired books because they are quick and wholesome, and the perfect size to take anywhere.

  8. Great review and great cover, thanks for the chance!

  9. behapx2 says:

    Cute cover! I enjoyed your review.

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