Where She Belongs by Johnnie Alexander

Where She Belongs book cover

After losing her husband, Shelby Kincaid is eager to finally lease Misty Willow, her childhood homestead that had been sold to the Sullivans, a family that has an old feud with her relatives. Yet it has become abandoned and fallen to disrepair in her absence. She dreams of moving her two young daughters to her hometown and restoring the beautiful home that carries fond memories of her grandparents. But to restore the house, she has to work with AJ Sullivan, a descendant of her grandfather’s worst enemy. As old family feuds rise again, Shelby finds an unlikely ally in the Sullivan family, causing her to face an old fear and forcing her to make a decision of the heart.

The setting of this novel is poetic in its beauty and the plot contains several layers that make the story more multifaceted and interesting. Unfortunately, I did not really like the main characters. It was difficult for me to connect with them. In addition, the beginning chapters were a little confusing with the introduction of multiple names and storylines. I also thought the writing was superficial despite the complexity of the plot. Nevertheless, the overall themes of the book as well as the remarkable history connections make the story enjoyable. I would recommend it to those who want a romantic read with an interesting storyline.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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