Happy Monday, Reader Friends!
I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to talk all things books with me! I’m sharing my thoughts on Sarah Monzon’s Jocelyn, book two in the Sewing in SoCal series.
Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and get ready to preorder (it releases tomorrow)!
About the Book
WWSOD—What would Scarlett O’Hara do?
Anything to survive, that’s what. But instead of a man-eating Southern belle in hoop skirts and big hats, my version of existence looks an awful lot like a financial conglomerate employee staring blankly at budget analysis spreadsheets. Either way, the motto has served me well most my life. Until now, that is. The corporate retreat location has just been announced, and this city girl is headed to a dude ranch in the country. How will Scarlett help me survive that? No, this time I’ll turn to the sage advice of preteen YouTubers and their ponies to keep me from making a fool of myself.
But who’s going to help me navigate the kind yet reticent cowboy in the black Stetson—the cattle ranch owner who’s slowly claiming corners of my heart?
I’m a huge fan of Sarah Monzon and if you’ve followed my blog already, I’m sure you know that. What you might not know is I also have the pleasure of being one of her critique partners. I’ve been critiquing her books since Freedom’s Kiss and always feel that each book is better than before.
Jocelyn holds a special place in my heart for so many reasons. One, she likes Scarlett O’Hara. I know everyone isn’t a fan, but I grew up watching Gone With the Wind and the sequel. Sure there are things I don’t like but that was what the fast forward button was for.
I digress, Jocelyn is a fan of Scarlett’s too. Jocelyn is NOT a fan of the great outdoors. (I’m not saying I hate the outdoors, but it wouldn’t be my first place to pick for enjoyment.) All in all, I could really identify with Jocelyn.
Another reason I fell in love with this book is Malachi. Oh man, he is just the best! He’s comes from a line of Buffalo Soldiers so hello! He’s the quiet type and I found that absolutely endearing. Not to mention his family is hilarious and he quickly moved to the top of list of favorite Monzon heroes.
I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to spoil anything, but Jocelyn will be one of my rereads. AND, this series is just the best. Wait until y’all read Nicole. 😉
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher but liked is so much I got my own.
About the Author
A Carol award finalist and Selah award winner, Sarah Monzon is a stay-at-home mom who makes up imaginary friends to have adult conversations with (otherwise known as writing novels). As a navy chaplain’s wife, she resides wherever the military happens to station her family and enjoys exploring the beauty of the world around her.