As an avid reader of Sherry Wilson Johnson’s work, it thrilled me to read her latest book, A Season at the Grand. I can confidently say that the author never disappoints. Her writing style is engaging, her characters are relatable, and her stories keep you hanging on to every word.
A Season at the Grand is no exception. From the first page, it drew me into the world of Amelia Harris, a professional photographer, and Titus Overton, the manager of the Grand. With every chapter, I was eager to see how their story would unfold. The setting of Mobile Bay in the early 1900s was beautifully described and through the beautiful writing, I felt like I was there with Amelia as captured the beauty of the area through her camera lens.
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Trust God’s Plan
What I loved most about this book was how the author tackled themes of faith and trust in God’s plan. As Titus and Amelia face challenges and danger, they must learn to lean on their faith and trust that God will guide them through. Their struggles and triumphs were relatable and inspiring, and I rooted for them every step of the way.
Overall, A Season at the Grand is a wonderful and uplifting read that I highly recommend to anyone who loves Christian Historical Romance novels. Sherry Wilson Johnson is a fantastic storyteller. If you haven’t read any of her books before, I urge you to check them out! I give A Season at the Grand 5 out of 5 stars.
Note: I was fortunate to receive a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for an honest review. Rest assured, my thoughts were not influenced by this arrangement! I was under no obligation to write a positive review or receive any compensation. I am simply being transparent and complying with FTC regulations.
A Season at the Grand is on tour with Celebrate Lit.
Author: Sherri Wilson Johnson
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: May 9, 2023
Can the perfect picture reveal the truth before it’s too late?
Photographer Amelia Harris has had enough of her aunts’ meddling matchmaking. So when The Photographic Times commissions her to spend the summer on Mobile Bay taking portraits of the elite and capturing nature for penny postcards, Amelia happily accepts. But this job is not as simple as it appears, and Amelia must defend against naysayers if she’s to ever gain respect in a man’s world. And that doesn’t leave any room for romance.
Point Clear Resort General Manager Titus Overton never wanted the position he inherited when his cousin passed away. If it were up to him, he would be traveling with the Audubon Society to far-off places, enjoying the solitude of nature instead of providing relaxation for his guests. And now he has to deal with the big-city photographer stomping her way through sand dunes that house the migratory birds nesting there. But when she reveals an admiration for his feathered friends, it reawakens a longing in his heart he’d buried after the death of his fiancé.
When threats arise against Amelia and the other resort guests, Titus knows he must step in to help. But she insists they trust God for deliverance. How can he turn to a God who took away his first beloved?
As the danger closes in, he must find the courage to overcome his past before someone gets hurt—especially the woman he’s come to love.
Sherri Wilson Johnson is an Inspirational Romance novelist, graphic designer and lover of all things book related. She’s always been a sucker for a good love story—whether it’s real life or fiction (both historical and contemporary). Completing her first novel at the age of eighteen, and later burning the only copy in the fireplace, she continued learning the craft of writing and now writes Contemporary Romantic Suspense and Historical Romance with a splash of suspense and/or mystery. When not writing, she’s usually assisting other publishing professionals or helping authors realize their dreams of becoming published. Sherri and her husband are empty-nesters and live in Georgia with their two dogs. She loves spending time with family, vacationing at the beach, curling up with a good book or working on her current work-in-progress. She dreams of a second home on some beach somewhere some day, where she can plot and write romantically suspenseful novels.
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A Season at the Grand is set in Point Clear, Alabama on Mobile Bay, because it is one of my favorite vacation spots. I adore sitting on the dock and watching dolphins while birds of all types fly overhead. I am always inspired by the ocean, and many stories have come out of my time in the Mobile Bay area.
Point Clear is also the setting of my novella, Bayside Betrayal, which also involves the Grand Hotel but under a fictitious name. Bayside Betrayal is the launching story of my Jeopardized Reunions series, which is a series filled with contemporary reunion romantic suspense stories. Why am I telling you about this series? Well, book five, which I am writing now, holds a special attachment to A Season at the Grand because one of the characters is a descendent of the couple in the story. I’m so attached to this setting that I think I may have to keep writing stories set there for years to come. I hope you’ll check out A Season at the Grand and my other books too.
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