Friday, November 19, 2021

The Weather Girls: Windy by Jennifer Lynn Cary Blog Tour

About the Book

Book: The Weather Girls: Windy

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: November 9, 2021

She grew up without a mother…

…but her little one wouldn’t.

Can the cardinal help her find true love?

Her family thinks Windy is a flighty accident waiting to happen. But with more at stake than herself, she needs to put her creativity to the test and prove them wrong.

Is there such thing as too much independence?

Kris is a private man of few words, but somehow Windy broke through his defenses. He’d like to be more than a friend, but that would mean revealing his secret.

Will he trust Windy with what he’s kept hidden?

And if he does, will she view him as someone worth building a life with?

Only the cardinal can say for sure.

Return to 1970 Indiana with Windy, the third book in The Weather Girls series for some peace, love, and Christian family values.

You will love Windy, the final book in The Weather Girls trilogy, because everyone knows the sweetest love is the one we wait for.

Click here to get your copy!

My Review

This has been a fun series set in 1970. This book brings back so many memories of the era, such as the unpopular Vietnam War and the attempts to avoid the draft by going to Canada. There are fun memories too, like the songs mentioned and still using pins on diapers.

Several issues are explored within the context of a well told story. God redeeming mistakes of the past is a big one as Windy has a baby conceived outside of marriage. While that may be the most important issue in the novel, there several more, such as feeling the pain of abandonment caused by a parent with mental issues and dealing with embarrassing inabilities. God's grace and mercy and redeeming love are well shown in this novel.

Windy is the youngest of the Day sisters and her story finishes out the series. You can read my reviews of the older sisters and earlier books in this series: Sunny and Stormy. This novel would be best appreciated if the previous stories were read first. Each one of them is entertaining and encouraging women's fiction.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

 

About the Author

Historical Christian romance author Jennifer Lynn Cary likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.

More from Jennifer

Do you remember The Mod Squad? I loved that 1960s TV show and thought Peggy Lipton’s character, Julie Barnes, was the coolest.

A few years ago my sister sent me a photo. She’d just gotten her hair done at a Blow Bar for the first time. With thick, naturally wavy hair, she was shocked at the transformation and had to share. “Jenny, it’s not just straight, it’s Peggy Lipton straight!” I didn’t need to question the reference. I knew exactly what she meant even before checking out the photo link. Peggy Lipton’s hair was board straight. But more than that, she had that pale blonde look with dark brows and lashes. In color draping terms, she’d be classified as a Winter.

Peggy Lipton is who came to mind as I imagined Windy June Day, the youngest of the Day sisters. I also saw her as extremely artistic and brave, but she needed her own book to fully tell her story. In her sisters’ books, you get an idea of her personality but with Windy, now you get to know what went on in her head—her fears, her spiritual journey, her essence. You also get to better understand her fierce nature and amazing potential.

I really loved writing all three of these stories, but there was something personal about Windy’s. I also was an unwed mother and had to consider my daughter before I could think about any relationship. I also learned the freedom of forgiveness and turning my past, my future, my daughter all over to the One who could bring beauty from ashes.

Windy looks at a lot of things that we today have chosen to forget or have learned to look at differently. It’s funny to think that not that long ago, those things were the normal, everyday life. I hope Windy brings back fun memories or gets you to talk to someone who might remember those days.

Blog Stops

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Texas Book-aholic, November 21

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, November 22

Inklings and notions, November 23

For Him and My Family, November 24

Blogging With Carol, November 25

deb's Book Review, November 26

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 27

Pause for Tales, November 27

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 28

Connie's History Classroom, November 29

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 30

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 1

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, December 2


I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

16 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Great review, thank you.

megana said...

I am excited for another release in this series! Thanks for sharing!

Stormy Vixen said...

Hello again, Jennifer, your book sounds like an excellent read and I love the cover! Congratulations on your release of The Weather Girls: Windy and good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Avid Reader for sharing your review! Have a wonderful holiday season!

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of this story, this sounds like a must read book and series for me

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the review.
Marilyn

slehan said...

It has been a very fun series. I finished Windy this week.
Thanks for the contest.

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Yay!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Thank you so much! Wishing you a blessed holiday season!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Thank you!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Yay! Good luck!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Thank you for the lovely review.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

Caryl Kane said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

Amelia said...

Thanks for sharing!

Amy Woolard said...

Great reviews!!

Jennifer Lynn Cary said...

Thank you!