Review: Earning Her Trust by Brenda Minton

Earning Her Trust was a riveting novel! Emery was a character with a tragic backstory of abuse. She emerged from her painful past with the help of her foster mother, Nan. Emery now counsels and helps children and teens who are working through their own troubling situations. But things get very personal for Emery when she is pulled into helping a man who bullied and hurt her emotionally when they were in school together.

I thought that the author did a good job of showing how and why Beau changed. He truly felt horrible for the things he had said and the way he had treated Emery all of those years ago. I liked that he did not shy away from apologizing to her and expressing his regret multiple times. Emery could see the difference in him, yet she still had trouble trusting her heart to him when they began to be drawn to each other romantically.

The two girls who Beau became guardian to went through a horribly traumatic event when their parents were murdered. The author did not downplay the problems that both girls were experiencing. There was a lot of anger and fear for them to work through and they had to learn to trust that Beau loved them and wanted to be a family with them. This was an emotional story that was hard to set down.

(4.5 stars)

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


With a little help, she can face any challenge…

How can she move on

when the past is knocking?

Just when Emery Guthrie thinks she’s put her childhood trauma behind her with the help of her beloved service dog, Beau Wilde returns to town. She can’t believe her high school bully now has guardianship of two orphaned children. But Beau has changed. And with her help, he’s determined to prove he can be a father…but can he convince Emery to become part of their family?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.


Book 1: Their Unbreakable Bond by Deb Kastner
Book 2: Finding Her Way Back by Lisa Carter
Book 3: The Veteran’s Vow by Jill Lynn
Book 4: Her Easter Prayer by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 5: Earning Her Trust by Brenda Minton
Book 6: Guarding His Secret by Jill Kemerer
Book 7: An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh
Book 8: The Cowboy’s Journey Home by Linda Goodnight



Brenda Minton lives in the Ozarks with her husband, three children and a few too many pets. She’s a pastor’s wife as well as children’s ministry worker.

Her hobbies include sitting on the porch drinking coffee and going out to eat with friends.

If you enjoy her Love Inspired Cooper Creek series, you can find Brenda most days drinking coffee and hanging out on Facebook.

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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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