Review & Giveaway: A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown,
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Title: A Wish for Home

Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #1

Author: Jo Ann Brown

Publisher: Love Inspired Trade

Release Date: March 30, 2021

Genre: Christian contemporary romance/Amish

Caught between who she is…and who she was.

Lauren Nolt hasn’t forgiven the Amish community of Lancaster County for shunning her parents. But returning as a successful Englischer working for large developers is just what she needs to get a promotion and give her parents the life they deserve. Coming face-to-face with her childhood bully, Amish widower Adam Hershberger, is the last thing she wants. Yet when her world’s shaken by a shocking discovery, Adam’s the only one she can confide in…

Adam’s never forgiven himself for the part he played in Lauren’s past, nor what drove him to do it. But as developers threaten his great-grossdawdi’s farm, she’s the only one who can help. And with his little girl determined to bring him and Lauren together at every turn, keeping his distance is impossible. Now they must learn to trust each other—even as their secret feelings grow stronger. But is love enough to bridge the gap between their very different worlds?

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A Wish for Home was an interesting and enjoyable second chance story. English, Amish, and even a local Mennonite community were included in this tale. Right from the beginning of the book, there was tension between the two main characters, Lauren and Adam. They had a childhood history together and it was not a nice one. This led to a strained beginning, which had to be overcome. I liked the way the author handled this. Lauren showed her kind heart with her willingness to forgive Adam and the way she treated his daughter.

I liked that Adam owned up to the fact that he had made many mistakes and had not been a nice person when he was younger. He definitely had reasons behind his behavior, yet he did not hide behind those things. It was clear that he had changed his ways and was no longer the angry teen he used to be.

Lauren had a lot to deal with in this story. She struggled with doubt, hurt, worry, and feelings of betrayal. She also felt displaced and seemed to wish for a home where she felt she could belong, as the title implied. Returning to work near the Amish community she grew up with reminded her of what had been missing in her life for many years.

I really enjoyed this story by this new-to-me author and now look forward to reading more books by her in the future.

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book.


Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jo Ann Brown has created characters and stories for as long as she can remember. After college, serving as a US Army quartermaster officer, getting married and increasing her blessings with three children, she sold her first book in 1987. Since then, she has sold over one hundred titles. RT Book Reviews called her “a truly talented author.” She loves teaching and established the romance writing course at Brown University. She divides her time between Florida and Massachusetts with her husband of over forty years. Find out more about Jo Ann and her books at



(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Wish for Home!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 30, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 6, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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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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5 Responses to Review & Giveaway: A Wish for Home by Jo Ann Brown

  1. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Such a pretty cover and sounds great. Thank you for sharing. Happy Resurrection Day.

  2. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours book tour for “A Wish for Home” by Jo Ann Brown.

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Beautiful cover on a wonderful sounding story.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. JustRead Tours says:

    Thank you for sharing! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  4. Roxanne C. says:

    This book sounds very interesting, especially with the inclusion of English, Amish, AND Mennonite communities. I want to know how the details work out for this couple to have a HEA.

  5. Pingback: Welcome to the A Wish for Home Blog Tour & Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

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