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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - A Search for Redemption Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #3 Author: Jo Ann Brown Hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours

 Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Search for Redemption by Jo Ann Brown, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Search For Redemption

Title: A Search for Redemption

Series: Secrets of Bliss Valley #3

Author: Jo Ann Brown

Publisher: Love Inspired Trade

Release Date: August 23, 2022

Genre: Amish-inspirational romance

Bestselling author Jo Ann Brown returns to the Amish community of Bliss Valley, where finding a new beginning means facing the past…

After losing both her fianc√© and the happy life she anticipated, Amish maedel Grace Coffman is still stitching the pieces of her life back together. But between working in a quilting shop with an unscrupulous Englisch boss and caring for her ill parents, her threads keep unraveling. At first, the arrival of a kind, attractive stranger feels like a coincidence. But the more Grace learns about Joel Beachy and his story, the more their meeting seems like providence…

Joel's return to Bliss Valley—and the Plain people—is his last chance to redeem a life filled with missteps. Yet in Grace, Joel finds something he never imagined: trust, courage and even the possibility of hope. When Grace suddenly finds herself the guardian of her nephews, Joel sees an opportunity to keep two wayward boys from repeating his mistakes. But Joel's dark past isn't quite finished with him. And now he must pray that his new life is strong enough to withstand the pending storm of trouble…and secrets.

“Brown is a gifted writer who makes unforgettable characters that invite the reader to join them on their journey.” —Publishers Weekly bestselling author Marie E. Bast

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Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown has published over 100 titles under a variety of pen names. A former military officer, she enjoys taking pictures and traveling. She has taught creative writing for more than 20 years and is always excited when one of her students sells a project. She has been married for more than 40 years and has three children and two rambunctious cats. She lives in Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania. She enjoys hearing from her readers.

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A Search for Redemption is book three in the Secrets of Bliss Valley Series. The series is written by Jo Ann Brown. I have read all the books in the series, but they can also be read as stand alone books. This book is a  Love Inspired Trade Book. I love that they have expanded the stories and you really feel that you get to know the characters on a deeper level. 

This story brings us back to Bliss Valley. Grace is working in a tourist location. Her boss, Tiffany is not great to work for. She takes a lot of her frustration out on Grace. Grace feels like she is put in the middle when it comes to the quilters getting paid. Grace was born late in her parents lives. She is not married and has been the sole provider for her parents for a long time. 

Joel Beachy is back in Bliss Valley after being released from jail. He hurt a lot of people in his youth and he is not sure that he will be welcomed back. He hopes to find a job at the construction site near Bliss Valley. I felt bad for Joel. He is a broken man that feels like he does not belong anywhere because of his pasts. 

I loved the story of redemption. Joel finds friends where he never thought he would. The author has woven so many issues that one may face into this book. This would include: Running from our pasts, family issues, work issues and so much more. I really enjoyed this story. This is my favorite book in teh series. 
Thank you to the author, publisher, JustRead publicity tours and Netgalley for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 


(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 1, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 8, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on A Search for Redemption, this sounds like a wonderful story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

  2. A Search for Redemption sounds like an inspirational read that I will enjoy reading, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, for sharing your thoughts! Have a spectacular day!

  3. thanks so much for sharing your review on our tour - we're glad you loved it :)

  4. I need to read the series, it sounds very good