Surprising Grace by Judy Baer~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ May 17th, 2012

Last year, I was able to review the 1st book in this series and really enjoyed it. You can read that review here. I really enjoyed it so I looked forward to reading the next installment.

Book 1 left quite a few loose ends and I wanted to know what happened!

Book 2 is called Surprising Grace and the book I received to review actually had both books in one.

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.

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 planned to marry—and the home he’s come to love.

Surprising Grace picks right up where book 1 An Unlikely Blessing ended. These books remind me a little of the Mitford series. They have funny characters and humorous situations but the author nicely weaves in Biblical truths. The struggles the characters and churches face make the book interesting and not all “fluff.

Even though this is a light easy to read book, it’s very enjoyable and well written. And now I have to say that my opinion of the ending is the exact same as my opinion of the ending of book 1—WHAT’ S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT!?


You can read more reviews of the book at LitFuse Publicity.

Learn more about Judy Baer here.

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Disclosure: I received Forever Hilltop which includes both books in 1 from LitFuse Publicity in order to provide the review. All opinions are my own. 


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