Reader Friday – Johnnie Alexander

Patricia Bradley Reader Friday

I’m late posting today because I was a guest of the wonderful Memphis book club, Juliet, last night to discuss Justice Delayed. We ate at Corky’s, which is mentioned in the book! I had such fun talking about writing and the ladies had such interesting questions! And the food was wonderful! If you’re ever in Memphis, be sure to stop by Corky’s and enjoy one of their barbecues.

And now onto this week’s book, What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander. It’s the third book in the Misty Willows series.You don’t have to read the other two books in the series to know what’s going on, but they are so beautifully written, you will definitely want to. This book, like the others, has a little mystery in it.

Here’s the back cover copy:

When Amy Somers loses her job as a lobbyist, she moves to Misty Willow, well aware that she’s crossing bridges she’d burned years before. With all the mistakes she’s made and the uncaring things she’s done–even to her own family–she can hardly believe that happiness will find her, especially when Gabe Kendall, her first crush and her first kiss, rides back into her life atop a buckskin mare.

A former Marine, Gabe is at loose ends after serving a prison sentence for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He sees beyond Amy’s hard exterior to the girl he once knew and loved, and he longs to see her open her heart. Yet with his vision clouded by shame for his past and fears about the future, he finds it difficult to see the path ahead.

But the memory of that long-ago kiss just may have the power to reignite a romance that brings out the best in both of them.

What Hope Remembers by Johnnie Alexander kept me up past one o’clock this morning, but who needs sleep when you have to know how the story ends! I loved this story about Amy and Gabe, two very imperfect people. In the other two Misty Willow, Amy was the one you love to hate, but in What Hope Remembers, Johnnie reveals the hurt and pain behind her actions. And Gabe. He is the perfect hero. Wounded and unfairly accused…I love the way she redeems both characters. This is a book you won’t want to put down! It’s definitely a 5-Star book!

So, what are you reading this week? Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for one of the books from my library mentioned this month or last.