Thursday, May 10, 2012

Forever Hilltop~Book Review

 

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About the book:
The charming and often hilarious Forever Hilltop series follows the experiences of former city dweller Alex Armstrong as he settles into his new role as pastor of a Scandinavian community in rural North Dakota. Alex is sometimes baffled by his parishioners and their colorful ways, but he comes to appreciate their simple wisdom. One thing's for sure -- life in Hilltop Township is never dull! This new two-in-one format features An Unlikely Blessing along with its sequel, Surprising Grace.


In An Unlikely Blessing, Alex Armstrong is a former city dweller who has just accepted his first parish assignment to a small community in the wilds of North Dakota. In Hilltop Township, Pastor Alex becomes familiar with the residents and their odd traditions, from julebukking to King Oscar's fish balls. And then there's the excitement the single pastor creates among the unmarried women in the community! Alex soon discovers that his new church home has as much to teach him as he has to teach them.


In Surprising Grace, Alex Armstrong is settling into his new role as pastor of Hilltop Church, and he's even starting to understand the strange ways of the people who populate this barren stretch of North Dakota prairie. But he also finds that his flock needs help and counsel like he never imagined. In this cozy and entertaining read, Alex must choose between the woman he once loved -- and the home he's come to love.

My Thoughts

I just loved Forever Hilltop! When I finished reading An Unlikely Blessing I could not wait for the second book to come out! (you can find my review here) I just loved Pastor Alex!

This wonderful story continues in the sequel Surprising Grace. We find Pastor Alex settling in to his new role as pastor to these small communities in North Dakota. He is learning more about the folks in his parish and more about living in a small community. 

Alex has to learn to deal with and minister to the community and now his ex-fianc√©, the reason he left the big city and moved accepted this position in North Dakota wants him back. However she does not want the church. Alex has to decide between the parish he has come to love and the woman he was once in love with.  It seems that everyone knows everyone else’s business in these two churches, but they all tend to help each other out when one of their own is in need.

I think if you love reading about small towns and communities that come together, you will really enjoy this book! 

Forever Hilltop contains both books: An Unlikely Blessing and Surprising Grace!

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Judy Baer was born and grew up on a farm on the prairies of North Dakota, experiencing many of the same things as her Hilltop characters. An only child, she spent most of her days with imaginary people-either those she read about or those she made up in her head.
Baer graduated from Concordia College with majors in English and education and a minor in religion. While at the time, she was simply studying what interested her, Baer later realized that she was educating herself for her future career as a Christian writer. She certainly put her education to use as she is the author of more than 75 books.
A certified professional life coach now certified in three coaching disciplines, Baer coaches primarily professional and aspiring writers. She is also a faculty advisor in the Department of Human Development at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Baer has two daughters and three step children. She and her husband live in Minnesota.
She invites you to visit her at her web site
www.judykbaer.com for more information on her and her books.

@JudyKBaer is giving away a Kindle for YOU … and one for a Friend in her Forever Hilltop Giveaway! Celebrate with Judy by entering to win a Kindle for you and a friend!


One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi to Giveaway to a Friend!
  • Forever Hilltop by Judy K Baer for you and a one for a friend

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disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions in this post and on this blog are my own.

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