Strength in the Storm ~ Review with Giveaway

Strength in the Storm JustListen Blog Tour

Welcome to the Audiobook Blog Tour for 
Strength in the Storm by Laurel Blount, 

Strength in the Storm  
Johns Mill Amish Romance #2 
By Laurel Blount 
Read by Stina Nielsen 

Emma Hochstedler's life and world were destroyed when her parents were murdered. She has been living with her grief and guilt. Her younger sister was traumatized by the event and Emma's attempts to help have only hindered her sister's healing. But Emma needs to be useful and helping the Christner family with their aunt seems to be best for everyone involved.

For years, Emma has held a special place in Sam Christner's heart she's the only one he can see a future with even if Emma can't see it. With his sister needing time to heal from the loss of her husband, Sam agrees to have Emma nurse his Aunt Ruth. And as an added bonus he can see Emma more frequently when checking on Ruth.

As Emma appears to begin thinking of Sam as more than her childhood friend, Sam experiences hopes for the future. But once again tragedy befalls the small community of Johns Mill. As Emma, Sam and those closest to them try to sort out the latest life-changing events to impact them and their community they will have to learn to lean on the strength of one another to weather and survive the coming storm. Can healing come while staying strong just for the appearance or does it come when accepting help from those who offer it? Only time will tell (and reading the book).

The audio edition of this book is excellent. The narrator does a superb job in relating the story and giving voice to the various characters. I really appreciate the depths that each character reveals. I also like seeing how Sam adjusted to his circumstances allow other newfound strengths to surface when he most needed them.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book via Libro.fm with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.


Strength in the Storm audiobook
Title: Strength in the Storm audiobook 
Series: Johns Mill Amish Romance #2 
Author: Laurel Blount 
Narrator: Stina Nielsen 
Publisher: Books On Tape (audiobook) 
Release Date: February 22, 2022 (audiobook) 
Genre: Amish Romance / Christian 

In this touching Amish romance, a brokenhearted woman and a steadfast man discover that the safest place to weather tragedy is in each other’s arms. 

After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose. 

Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again. 

But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through. 

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Laurel Blount

Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes captivating romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart. She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals. Connect with her at www.laurelblountbooks.com

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  1. I love the cover and synopsis, this is a must read book and series for me. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

  2. Thank you for your review on "Strength in the Storm" by Laurel Blount and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour.

    Can't say enough about this author's books. Always greatly anticipated.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Sounds good - and I find stories in Amish world fascinating

  4. Looks like a book I will enjoy.
    Thanks for the contest.

  5. Love the cover, Laurel, your book sounds like my kind of book! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Blooming with Books, for sharing your review! Have a spectacular weekend!

  6. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing!


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