Johnnie Alexander wrote Where She Belongs. While Ms. Alexander is a new author for me, I am sure to be looking for more of her books in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style as well as her storytelling.
The main character Shelby is a widowed mother who has purchased the home that was owned by her grandparents when she was a child. The man she purchased it from, AJ was given the home as a punishment from his grandfather, so he is happy to part with it. But Shelby and AJ strike up a sweet friendship and end up finding reasons to look into their own pasts for answers and reconciliation.
I was immediately drawn into Where She Belongs, for the characters that you want to know more. I loved seeing the the of mom Shelby was with her young daughters, but also the genuine friend she was to AJ.
There are a number of questions about the past that keep popping up, and the twists to get to the answers will keep you turning the pages.
I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
NOTE: I was offered a copy of Where She Belongs in exchange for an honest review by Revell.
About the book:
Shelby Kincaid is ready to move on from her grief. With high hopes for the future, she longs to purchase her family’s ancestral homestead so she can raise her young daughters in the only place she ever truly belonged. She plans to transform the abandoned house into the perfect home of her memories. But she’ll have her work cut out for her.
AJ Sullivan never wanted the homestead. Inherited as a punishment from his grandfather, it has sat empty for fifteen years and fallen into ruin. He’s glad to finally unload it. But a clean break isn’t possible when he can’t get the young widow Shelby off his mind.
Welcome to Misty Willow, a place that will have as great a hold over the reader as it does over its inhabitants.