About the Book
Book: Unfortunate Homecoming
Author: Sherri Wilson Johnson
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release date: April 5, 2022
Renovating the old family home and living on the quiet Magnolia River in Magnolia Springs, Alabama sounded perfect to Shaun Bartley. But when trespassing treasure hunters threaten not only his life but his ex-wife’s life too, will he fight for what is his or forfeit the fortune in order to save their lives?
After ten years on the Okefenokee Swamp as a fishing guide, Shaun Bartley returns home to conduct tours on the Magnolia River and to renovate his great great-grandfather’s old home. When Deputy Fire Marshal and volunteer fire fighter Sierra Beaumont, Shaun’s ex-wife, warns him about deadly treasure hunters who will kill for a chance to explore his property, he thinks she’s trying to run him out of town. When he discovers she’s pregnant with twins by her recently deceased second husband, Shaun can’t help but want to be there for her. But Sierra’s heart has been broken twice, and she’d rather raise the children alone than be abandoned again.
Shaun must deal with his past and find a way for Sierra to forgive him or risk losing any chance he may have at winning back her heart. Since keeping her safe means keeping her far from his home and the trespassers, yet she is the Fire Marshal assigned to his case, it will take a miracle for them to survive.
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About the Author
Sherri Wilson Johnson is an Inspirational Romance novelist and graphic designer. She lives in Georgia with her husband and their two dogs, and they are empty-nesters. Sherri loves spending time with family, vacationing at the beach, curling up with a good book or working on her current work-in-progress. She dreams of a second home on some beach somewhere some day, where she can plot romantically suspenseful novels all day and night.
More from Sherri
Unfortunate Homecoming is comprised of many of my favorite things: Historic houses, a water source (river, lake or the ocean—it doesn’t matter!), men with beards, strong female heroines who get things done while still being tender, a murder or crime of some sort, and faith! Oh, and a secret that takes until the end of the book to figure out. I love a good mystery and a page-turning suspense. I hope this story is that for you!
This is book three in my Jeopardized Reunions series, which is set in the Mobile Bay area of Alabama. This particular story is set in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a gorgeous, quaint town with less than 1,000 residents. It’s a dreamy place that I was fortunate enough to visit while on my vacation in August of 2021, and I will return there next week for a book signing at the local library.
My heroine is a Deputy Fire Marshall and a Lieutenant in the Magnolia Springs Volunteer Fire Department. I was thrilled when a Lieutenant who helped me with my research invited me for a tour of the actual fire department in my book. What was even more exciting was the fact that while I was there on the tour, they got a call and left me at the station! I promise I didn’t get into too much trouble, haha! The smalltown charm was definitely present and so authentic that day.
You can see my pictures and video from my visit here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSuoaEVp53p/
I hope you will consider checking out Unfortunate Homecoming and the other books in the series, all set on Mobile Bay and all written as standalones. The common thread? They are all reunion romances. So while my characters have a past that tore them apart, they have the promise of a future.
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Unfortunate Homecoming is a Christian Romantic Suspense that is written by Sherri Wilson Johnson. I have read a few other of the author's stories, and have gotten to know her through social media and I really enjoy her stories. I really liked this one because the locations she based her story on, are semi close to me and I know where they are.
Shaun Bartley returns to a scene from his past to give tours on the Magnolia River and to renovate his great great-grandfather’s old home. His ex wife, Sierra Beaumont warns Shaun that there are treasure hunters that want to explore his property, and will let NOTHING stand in their way. The treasure hunters set the great grandfather's home on fire and Shaun sees his dreams of turning it into a tourist destination go up in flames, literally. Sierra is a volunteer fire fighter, so she gets involved. I liked this aspect of the story since they were forced to work together to find out who the treasure hunters are, and what exactly they want.
Previously, their marriage ended in divorce. It was difficult for both of them. So seeing them rebuild that relationship as touching. They have to be able to forgive each other, show compassion, and rebuild the relationship that made them fall in love. The book is full of action and suspense, so it will keep your adrenaline going.
The characters are well written and well developed. The author does a great job writing her scenes to where you can picture yourself there. Her reminder of the forgiveness that God has extended to us is woven in seamlessly.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this story, all thoughts are my own.
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