Friday, June 9, 2017

  JUNE 9, 2017


       We don't need to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful nor do we need to wait until Valentine's Day to show others we love them. The same is with books, you don't have to wait until a specific day to read a book written around that day.  The Valentine Verse by JoAnn Durgin is such a book. It's a great reminder to appreciate what you have and who you have in your life. I loved this book. I loved Thornton's gut level honesty, no beating around the bush, no playing games kind of guy. He's humorous, actually several characters are funny. Vara's family is afraid she'll become an old maid because of a former betrayal. This book was entertaining, uplifting, funny and a joy to read. Live each day to the fullest and enjoy all the many blessings that comes from God.                          P.S.(A fund-raising ball, a blackboard and a no-nonsense grandmother and nosy sisters will keep you turning the pages).

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5 

   Valentine’s Day isn’t just for February 14th anymore! Love should be celebrated every day of the year. That’s Thornton Fielding’s philosophy. In spite of a few false starts in the arena of love, he holds out hope he’ll eventually find the woman of his dreams. The problem? He loves his job, and there’s no end in sight to his travels. But when Thornton returns to his tiny hometown of Cherish, Minnesota, he meets a beautiful and intriguing woman he believes might be God’s answer to ending his bachelor status—permanently.

Vara Alexandris is soured on love and scoffs at the notion of soul mates. But soon after meeting the handsome and unconventional Thornton, the speech and language pathologist suspects he might be the perfect ally to help jump-start her stroke patient’s recovery—if only Vara can keep Thornton grounded in Cherish long enough. This man who spouts romanticized and idealistic ideas about love seems all too eager to resume his world travels. Could it be Thornton actually prefers globetrotting in order to avoid a romantic relationship?

Is it time for Vara to call the dreamer’s bluff? And can Thornton convince Vara to put past heartache behind her and trust in God’s plan for her heart?

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Christmas Challenge, The Lewis Legacy Series, and The Wondrous Love Series, join Vara and Thornton in JoAnn Durgin’s latest release full of her trademark humor, romance, and lively, small-town characters in a story of God’s fierce passion and loving guidance for His children—if only they'd pay attention! The Valentine Verse is sure to warm your soul during any season of the year.

USA Today Bestselling Author JoAnn Durgin's debut novel, Awakening (November 2010), is the beginning of the beloved Lewis Legacy Series of contemporary Christian romantic adventures with eight books and counting, including Prelude, the prequel to the series. Pursuit, Lewis Legacy 8, released in January 2017, and three more installments are planned for the series (with a spin-off series lined up right behind it where you never know when one of the original TeamWork volunteers or a Lewis family member might pop up unexpectedly to keep it fun)! 

JoAnn is also the author of the Amazon top-selling Whisper to My Heart, Catching Serenity, as well as Heart's Design and its sequel, Gentle Like the Rain. Her other books include The Wondrous Love Series, Perchance to Dream, Echoes of Edinburgh, The Christmas Challenge, and the popular Starlight Christmas Series.

A former estate administration paralegal, JoAnn now writes full-time, and she loves nothing more than sharing her stories of faith, family, and love. She lives with her family in her native southern Indiana.

Thank you for checking out JoAnn Durgin's Author Page on Amazon. Blessings!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this awesome review of The Valentine Verse, Karen! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Thornton and Vara's story. Blessings!