Review & Giveaway: A Search for Redemption by Jo Ann Brown

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Search for Redemption by Jo Ann Brown,
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Title: A Search for Redemption

Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #3

Author: Jo Ann Brown

Publisher: Love Inspired Trade

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Genre: Amish-inspirational romance

Bestselling author Jo Ann Brown returns to the Amish community of Bliss Valley, where finding a new beginning means facing the past…

After losing both her fiancé and the happy life she anticipated, Amish maedel Grace Coffman is still stitching the pieces of her life back together. But between working in a quilting shop with an unscrupulous Englisch boss and caring for her ill parents, her threads keep unraveling. At first, the arrival of a kind, attractive stranger feels like a coincidence. But the more Grace learns about Joel Beachy and his story, the more their meeting seems like providence…

Joel’s return to Bliss Valley—and the Plain people—is his last chance to redeem a life filled with missteps. Yet in Grace, Joel finds something he never imagined: trust, courage and even the possibility of hope. When Grace suddenly finds herself the guardian of her nephews, Joel sees an opportunity to keep two wayward boys from repeating his mistakes. But Joel’s dark past isn’t quite finished with him. And now he must pray that his new life is strong enough to withstand the pending storm of trouble…and secrets.

“Brown is a gifted writer who makes unforgettable characters that invite the reader to join them on their journey.” —Publishers Weekly bestselling author Marie E. Bast

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A Promise of Forgiveness


A Search for Redemption is a good addition to the Secrets of Bliss Valley series. Those who have read the first two books will enjoy seeing some characters from those stories, yet I think readers could jump into this book, as well. This story can stand on its own, yet there is an underlying storyline that does appear in each book of the series.

It was great to meet Joel Beachy in this story. He has been spoken of in the previous novels as a young man who left the Amish and then ended up in trouble with the law. It was interesting to read about what really happened to him and to see how he grew emotionally from the start of the book to the end.

Like any community, there were both kind and unkind people and this Amish community was no exception. I enjoyed the dynamics of Grace’s family. They had been through a lot, but I thought they all grew closer to each other throughout the book and were a strong unit by the end. I liked Joel and Grace and was happy with the way things worked out for them.

(4 stars)

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


Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers.

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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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9 Responses to Review & Giveaway: A Search for Redemption by Jo Ann Brown

  1. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the review. Sounds like a good book.

  2. This is a new author for me. I searched for her books and saw somw great ones!

  3. Roxanne C. says:

    This sounds like a wonderful Amish romance with an interesting storyline.

  4. Shelly Peterson says:

    Sounds like a great Amish romance.

  5. Eva Millien says:

    A Search for Redemption sounds like a must read for me, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Britt, for sharing your review! Have a fabulous day!

  6. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for your review on “A Search for Redemption” by Jo Ann Brown and for being part of the blog tour. Lovely cover and a fabulous sounding book all have this book already on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. Lelia “ Lucy” Reynolds says:

    Thank you for sharing. I would love to read.

  8. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing your review of A Search for Redemption, this sounds like a wonderful book and series and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories.

  9. Marisela Zuniga says:

    This sounds like such a good series, thanks for sharing

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