Hearts on Lonely Mountain by author A.M. Heath is a Christian Historical Romance Fiction. I was immediately captivated by the story, history, and lessons that this inspiring novella offers. It is one of the best that I have read this year.
This is the tale of Nashville city girl, Ivory Bledsoe. The year is 1936 and she signs up to go to Willow Hollow to help with their fledgling library program. She has gathered boxes of books and magazines to stock the puny library. She has a heart for reading, books, and helping.
The people in the Hollow are skeptical of new people or outlanders. They have been taught folklore and superstitions for generations. Unfortunately for Ivory, she receives the blame for an incident and now everyone in town shuns her – everyone except the serious, man of faith Ben Thrasher and his energetic nephew, Gerrit.
The faith message in this book is beautiful. There are many timeless life lessons to ponder. I adore Christian books that do not hide or dilute the message of faith. This one lets it shine brightly.
It is obvious that the author has done extensive research on the horseback librarian program, area, and time period. I learned many things from this exceptional work. This is another thing that I love when reading, the gleaning of information.
I enjoyed the author’s writing style. It was inviting from the very start. Her characters were realistic and relatable. The conversations were smooth and sounded authentic. From the adept descriptions I was whisked away to a time and place in the past and I made many friends.
This is a great book for anyone. I highly recommend it and will be watching for more from this talented storyteller. It definitely receives 5 out of 5 stars from me. A copy was provided by the author, but these are my own, honest words.
About the Book
Hearts on Lonely Mountain
Author A.M. Heath
Length: 227 pages
Book 3 of 4 in Librarians of Willow Hollow Series
September 1, 2020
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?
About the Author
Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, 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.
From the Author
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More Horseback Librarians Reads
If this is the first time you’ve heard of the Horseback Librarians, then you’ll be thrilled to know that there are other books out there for you to enjoy. I’m not going to list the Librarians of Willow Hollow series, although there are 3 other books by 3 other authors to enjoy. Instead, I want to highlight 2 Christian fiction titles and 2 non fiction titles.
Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin
The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer
That Book Woman by Heather Henson
Down Cut Shin Creek: The Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky by Kathi Appelt
Blog Tour Schedule
Visit the other blogs on the tour to get the other secret code words!
Amanda @ Amanda Tero Blog: Review and Character Interview: Curt Armstrong
Tarissa @ In the Bookcase: Review and Common Great Depression Sandwiches
Kaitlyn: Maidens for Modesty: Review and My Inspiration for Ivory
Debbie: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations: Review and Ivory’s Children’s Book Recommendations
Vicky @ Vicky Sluiter: Review and Character Interview: Gerrit Callon
Secret Code #4: people