Title: LOVE FINDS YOU IN
Author: Gwen Ford Faulkenberry
Publisher: Summerside Press
Genre: Contemporary romance
Ellie Heinrichs dreams becoming a famous Broadway actress. Instead, Ellie is cast as a rural heroine in Branson’s outdoor drama, The Shepherd of the Hills. In a grudging attempt to get in touch with her character, Ellie translates her great-grandmother’s diary and is soon swept up in a tale of love and loss, wisdom and faith.
As Ellie grows close to Will Howard, her director and a descendant of the original shepherd of the hills, she finds her grandmother’s experiences merging with her own. And when the past offers a chance to repeat itself, Ellie must decide whether to
pursue her dream at all costs…or allow love to flourish in the beautiful Ozark hills
I have enjoyed most of the Love Finds You series, and was sad when they decided to discontinue them. When I found LOVE FINDS YOU IN BRANSON,
someone was getting rid of, I was happy to take it off their hands so I could
read it. I have been to Branson – went to college at School of the Ozarks and
have been to the Shepherd of the Hills productions. This book would be sooo
I’m sad to say it wasn’t. I couldn’t relate to the characters at all. It was all too coincidental. Ellie gets a job in Branson. The very next day her grandpa somehow has bought, furnished and gifted Ellie with a luxury condo on the lake. Complete with everything her little heart desires except groceries. Even a lovely note from “Opa.” I could go on, including waxing eloquent as another reviewer did, about a houseboat magically going through a dam to go from one lake to another, but I won’t.
I couldn’t connect with these characters at all and I was greatly disappointed in this book. More telling than showing, not engaging, and uninteresting. Ouch.
There are still a few Love Finds You books I haven’t read, and I will when I can, but this was definitely not one of the best.
Available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover. 320 pages.