Hometown Hope excerpt

Hello, reader friends! Join me in welcoming author friend Laurel Blount for a JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour and giveaway celebrating Hometown Hope! Isn’t this a fabulous bookish cover?!

about the book

Title: Hometown Hope
Author: Laurel Blount
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date:
June 18, 2019 (print), July 1, 2019 (ebook)
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He’ll do anything for his daughter…
Even fight to regain an old classmate’s broken trust.

In the three years since her mother’s death, widower Hoyt Bradley’s daughter, Jess, hasn’t spoken—until she suddenly begs him to save her favorite bookstore from closing.

Hoyt is desperate to hear his daughter’s voice again, but he and the bookstore’s pretty owner, Anna Delaney, share a less-than-friendly past.

Working together is complicated enough…but can they avoid falling in love?

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She was going to blow this. She just knew it.

“Miss Anna?” Jess wiggled insistent fingers in her direction. The little girl was already holding Hoyt’s hand, but she wanted Anna’s, as well. “Let’s go get some pizza!”

She took Jess’s hand, feeling the little girl’s slightly sticky fingers twine trustingly around her own. Hoyt’s eyes met hers, and he grinned.

That grin had the butterflies in Anna’s stomach multiplying like rabbits. She knew why Hoyt was smiling. Jess was talking. That warm light in his eyes was all about his daughter. It had nothing to do with Anna.

But for a second, standing there, feeling tiny fingers in hers and seeing Hoyt’s face soften in that smile, it sure felt more…personal.

It felt like family.

about the author

Laurel Blount lives on a small farm in middle Georgia with her husband, their four children, a milk cow, dairy goats, assorted chickens and ducks, four spoiled cats and one bossy goose with serious boundary issues. She divides her time between farm chores, baking, homeschooling and writing. She’s busy, but she’s never bored!

HOMETOWN HOPE is Laurel’s third Love Inspired romance. Her debut Love Inspired novel A FAMILY FOR THE FARMER was the recipient of the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence in the Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements category. This book also received two 2017 Holt Awards of Merit and was a finalist in the 2017 Carol Awards. A BABY FOR THE MINISTER, her second Love Inspired, was released in September of 2018.

Whenever she’s not working, you can find Laurel with a cup of tea at her elbow, a cat in her lap and a good book in her hand. She loves to hear from readers! Drop her an email at or visit her website,, and be sure to sign up for her monthly newsletter!

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tour giveaway

One winner will receive an autographed copy of Hometown Hope, a $10 Starbucks gift card, a travel coffee mug, and a bar of Milltown soap–which is produced in the author’s hometown. (Dough bowl is not included.)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 17, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 24, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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tour schedule

Follow along at the link above to learn more about this book and earn more giveaway entries!

10 thoughts on “Hometown Hope excerpt”

  1. Yes, another great book from Laurel Blount! I’ve read them all and am a big fan! One of the many things I like in the series is that I get to meet the characters from previous novels and see how their lives unfolded. Can’t wait for the fourth book!


  2. This is a great book with just enough suspence, romance, and surprises to kerp you hooked from page one!


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