Friday, September 11, 2020

Hearts on Lonely Mountain


Can two lonely people find more than a fleeting friendship or will a prejudiced town keep them apart?


When Ivory Bledsoe left the city to minister to the 

people of the rural mountain town of Willow Hollow, she never expected to be shunned rather than welcomed. Seeing the town as a lost cause, she’s eager to return home, but when the bridge leading out of town is washed away during a flood, she finds herself stranded in the last place she wants to be.

Ben Thrasher was content with his quiet life until he met the new librarian. He can’t help but be drawn to the friendly and lively Ivory Bledsoe, despite her being at the center of the town’s latest superstition. It’s only a matter of time until she captures his heart, turning his world upside down in the process.

Has Ivory gotten God’s plan for her all wrong or is there still a way she can serve these people? And can Ben ask her to stay in a place where so few are willing to embrace her?


Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and a retired cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.

I’d love to share my testimony with you and you can read it in full on the blog. 

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 I thoroughly enjoyed reading  "Hearts on a Lonely Mountain". My heart hurt for all that Ivory faced as she works to acclimate to mountain life. A place where changes are hard to make and accepting outsiders is almost a crime. Faced with accusations no lady should have to concern herself with. But no one prepared her for a little boy who looked beyond old mountain lore and superstitions. No one certainly did not prepare her for the tike's uncle. Loneliness sets as she is not permitted to do the job of being a traveling librarian, she comes to depend more on Ben and his nephew. A delightful read and a humbling lesson all shaken together. As I read this story, God reminded me how easily it is to jump to conclusions about others and I find myself judging them for no apparent reason. I'm learning to just love others because  judgement belongs to the Lord. I also loved the sweet little lady (keep your eyes open for her) that serves the Lord in her actions and not just her words. You'll love it!



Rating 5*

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

Tour Stops:

Aug. 31:
Becky @ Blossoms and Blessings: Review and Ivory’s Romantic Fiction Recommendations
Anne @ The Naptime Author: Review and Overview of the WPA

Sept. 1:
Amanda @ Amanda Tero Blog: Review and Character Interview: Curt Armstrong

Sept 2:
Nyla @ Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess: Review and More Horseback Librarian Reads

Julie @ Bizwings Blog: Review and Historical Note on the Horseback Librarians

Sept 3:
Tarissa @ In the Bookcase: Review and Common Great Depression Sandwiches

Sept 4:
Hannah: Nook of Grace: Review and Hearts on Lonely Mountain Inspiration Picture
Deana: Texas Book-aholic: Review and Ben’s Love Song to Ivory

Sept 5:
Kaitlyn: Maidens for Modesty: Review and My Inspiration for Ivory

Sept 6:
Debbie: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations: Review and Ivory’s Children’s Book Recommendations

Sept 7:
Tara @ Tower in the Plains: Review and More Great Depression and Appalachian Reads
Jana @ Reviews from the Stacks: Review and Authentic Horseback Librarian Audio Clip

Sept 8:
Vicky @ Vicky Sluiter: Review and Character Interview: Gerrit Callon

Sept 9:
Connie @ Older and Smarter: Review and Interview with a REAL Mobile Librarian from Kentucky

Loretta @ Just Writing: Review and 1930’s Music

Sept 10:
A.M. Heath @ A.M. Heath Blog: 1930’s Slang
Abigail @ Read Review Rejoice: Review and Character Interview: Ivory Bledsoe

Sept 11:
Virginia: Bigreadersite: Review and Character Interview: Ben Thrasher
Karen: Karen Sue Hadley: Review and Common Great Depression Desserts

Common Great Depression Desserts 

When the Great Depression hit and standard pantry staples were either hard to find or too costly, the people took a more creative approach to dessert. Here’s a look at some popular desserts during the 1930s:

Baked Apples

Prune Pudding

Mock Apple Pie – made with crumbled crackers instead of apples

Vinegar Cobbler or Vinegar Pie – made with large amounts of vinegar to substitute the                   tartness of fruit.


Spice Cake with Tomato Soup

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  1. This book sounds intriguing and like a great page turner! I love the book cover. Thank you so much for sharing about it. Have a Great weekend and stay safe.