08 December 2020

A Home for Her Daughter | Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


One little girl could change her mom’s mind about love…

To give her daughter a brighter future…
she must leave the past behind.

Inheriting a house, money and a camp is the fresh start Janie Edmiston has been praying for. But the will stipulates Janie must work with her childhood friend—and crush—Drew Brenner, to get the camp running… or lose it all. The newly divorced mother and the widower aren’t looking for love, but sometimes it takes a child to show two broken hearts the way forward… together.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: August 25, 2020


A story as sweet as the cover! I love a good second-chance romance, and Jill Weatherholt’s A Home for Her Daughter does not disappoint.

Inheriting a camp gives newly divorced Janie Edmiston and her daughter a much-needed fresh start. Of course, this fresh start is not without its surprises, as it requires her to work with childhood friend (and crush) Drew Brenner to get the camp up and running. Neither Janie nor Drew seem to be ready for new love, and yet… it just might find them anyway.

Throughout A Home for Her Daughter, I enjoyed seeing Janie and Drew reconnect. Both have aspects of the past they need to overcome, and as they grow, it is easy to cheer them on. Riley, too, proves to be a delightful part of the story. If you need a quick and heartwarming read, the three of them make for a perfect one.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


By day, Jill Weatherholt works for the City of Charlotte. At night, and on the weekend, she writes contemporary stories about love, faith and forgiveness for Harlequin Love Inspired.

Raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., she now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her heart belongs to Virginia.

She holds a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and Paralegal Studies Certification from Duke University.

She shares her life with her real-life hero and number one supporter. Their relationship grew on the golf course, and now they have one in their backyard.

Jill believes in enjoying every moment of this journey because God has everything under control.


I have a confession. I own a collection of journals. A huge collection. At last count, there were sixty-two beautifully bound books, some with plain covers, others with verses or artistic designs. You could say I’m a hoarder, but I find comfort in knowing I have an unlimited number of blank pages to record my hopes, dreams and prayers. That’s exactly what I did on June 22, 2008. On that day, I wrote the following:

I want to be a writer, not just a writer who keeps a journal or casually writes stories. I want to be a published writer. Lately, I’ve become obsessed with reading author’s websites, their bios, how they got started writing and how difficult or easy it was for them to get published. This is what I want to do with my life. This is what I will do. I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. God has put this dream in my heart and now I will pursue this dream.

Fast forward to March 31, 2015. I made a last-minute decision to enter Harlequin Love Inspired Blurb to Book Contest. I submitted a one sentence blurb, along with one page of the first and only book I’d ever written.

On April 13, 2015, I was stunned to learn I had advanced in the contest. I then submitted a synopsis and the first three chapters.

On May 15th, I was notified I had moved on in the contest. I was required to submit the entire manuscript. At that time, the book was merely a rough draft, so a lot of rewriting was required before my deadline.

On August 17, 2015, I received a call that forever changed my life. While working my day job, my cell phone rang—it was New York calling. An editor from Harlequin had called to offer me a contract on the first book I’d ever written. My first book Second Chance Romance was released on March 1, 2017.

Five published books later, I still fill my journals with my dreams and prayers.


To celebrate her tour, Jill is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.



  1. I liked the review, sounds good.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind review, Hallie. I'm happy you enjoyed reading Janie and Drew's story. Thanks for reading!

  3. This is a very sweet story. I love Jill Weatherholt's stories. Always inspiring.

  4. Thank you for your kind comment, Melissa.

  5. Wonderful review, Hallie! Sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.