Book review: Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander

March is National Reading Month and National Craft Month.  I’ve been working to get caught up on both my reading and some craft projects!

Where She Belongs is available from Amazon (affiliate link).

One of the novels that I finished was “Where She Belongs” by Johnnie Alexander.  Thank you to the publisher, Revell, for providing a free copy of the book to facilitate my honest opinion.

Set in Ohio, this Christian fiction is book one in the new Misty Willow series from Johnnie Alexander.  This novel introduces readers to Misty Willow, the location of protagonist Shelby Kincaid’s ancestral home.

Shelby is determined to get the old homestead back in the family and fix it up for herself and her young daughters after the death of her husband.  Immediately she find herself at odds with the previous owner, AJ Sullivan, and involved in an intricate saga between their families going back two generations.

The novel unfolds over a short time period, with several twists and turns that keep the story moving forward without being too predictable.  It has a mix of historical details, family drama, legal battles, and life and death medical situations.

The back cover provides a good description of the book without giving away too much of the plot.  It says, “With writing that evokes a strong sense of place and family history, Johnnie Alexander deftly explores the ties that bind us to home – and the irresistible forces that draw us to each other.”

The book has 351 pages that move along quickly. I was surprised by some elements of the ending but was satisfied with how the plot wrapped up.

Before this book, I had never read any of Johnnie Alexander’s work, but I will be looking for more from her in the future.

Thank you to Revell for providing a complimentary copy of “Where She Belongs” by Johnnie Alexander to facilitate my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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