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Review – Jessie Belle by Jennifer Peel

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So I’m doing my review a little differently today. I’m part of the blog tour for Jennifer Peel’s ​Jessie Belle hosted by the Singing Librarian. So if my review is a little more detailed, that’s why. 🙂 So let’s get started!
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Nestled in the picturesque Rocky Mountains, lies the quaint town of Merryton, Colorado. You will never find finer people or better friends. But try keeping a secret in Merryton and you will soon find that the good townspeople are better than any private investigator or undercover journalist. The men and women of Merryton are like living barometers, and when a storm is brewing in the life of one of their own, they are sure to get to the bottom of it–and forecast it on the Merryton grapevine. 

Jessica and Blake Summers know a thing or two about what it’s like to be the latest and greatest news on the vine. Their thirteen year marriage has had more than its fair share of heartache and loss. Then the past comes knocking, in the form of a teenage girl, a daughter Blake never knew existed. The news sets the Merryton grapevine on fire. 

In the wake of this revelation and firestorm, Blake and Jessica are forced to reevaluate their own relationship and priorities, all while learning that raising a teenage girl is not for the faint of heart. But in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty, they discover that Madeline may just be what the doctor ordered to heal their broken hearts and mend their own tattered relationship. 

Will they have the courage to look forward and find a greater love than they could ever imagine? Or will past hurts and the town grapevine tear them apart?

You can purchase this book on Kindle.​


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Jennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.
 
You can find Ms. Peel at her Website, Facebook, and Twitter.​

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Y’all ​this book was amazing! When I first read what the book was about, I was intrigued. I mean who wouldn’t be? Let me just tell you…the book blurb doesn’t even scratch the surface.

This book grabbed me from page one and by the end of Chapter One, I was captivated. Sure, I had chores to do, errands to run, and my own writing, but how could I put the book down when it just kept getting better?

So I didn’t.  (Okay, I did have to go to sleep but I picked it back up once I woke up.)​ I kept reading until I reached the end. And now it’s over. And now I wish it was a little longer. Or that I could have a sequel to see how Jessie and Blake are doing. Oh wait, I didn’t even share my feelings on the characters, did I?

So Jessie Belle has had her share of heart aches. Even though I have not experienced the type of loss she has, I identified with her so much. My heart just went out to her and I had to keep reading to see if she was learning how to cope in this messed up world we live in.

And Blake. To me, he was the stereotypical guy. Not the fantasy guy we read about, but the one who could be your spouse, brother, friend, you get my drift. But what made Blake a hero in my book was his willingness not to give up on his marriage. Y’all that works for me. And of course it helps that he cleans up after himself (if you’re married and read the book you get it).

I could literally go on and on about this book, but then I’d enter the realm of possible spoilers and I don’t want to do that. So I’ll tell you Blake and Jessie are real people. You’ve probably run into them and didn’t realize who they were, because do we ever show our deepest feelings for the world to see?​

So all this to say: READ THE BOOK! (And I’m not yelling, just highly prompting and encouraging you to hit that Kindle link I put in the “About the Book” section.

I give this a 5 out of 5 stars!
*I received a review copy of this book from the author via Singing Librarian Book Tours. ​​​​​

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For more fun and all things Jessie Belle​ visit these blog sites:
November 9: Singing Librarian Books

November 10: Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance (that’s me) November 11: Wishful Endings
November 12: Bookworm Lisa & Katie’s Clean Book Collection
November 13: Reading is My Super Power
November 14: Mel’s Shelves
If you are interested in becoming a Singing Librarian Books tour participant, apply HERE.
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