16 May 2018

Giveaway & Guest Review of My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado by Rebecca Jepson


(Barbour Books, May 2018)

Andrea Stephens' Guest Review

I simply loved Millie Cooper! She has overcome so much to make a better life for herself. After heartbreak, she leaves Nantucket and becomes a well-trained, respectable nurse, “the equal of any doctor,” with a gentle reassuring touch to her patients. Yet, when faced with the man who caused her heart to break, “she went from a confident nurse in the Rocky Mountains to a trembling girl on the Nantucket shoreline.”

How can she work for his family? She prays over the decision many times and always comes back to the question the disciples faced in the boat on the stormy seas. “Where is your faith?” I loved how the author has Millie relying on her faith even when she knows it will cause her pain. Millie faces it, knowing she is not alone.

This is where things get very interesting. I can't spoil the story though.
You need to know that Katherine Drexel is a mean, shrew of a woman toward Millie.  John Drexel is the oldest son, financially responsible for his family from a young age, he puts their needs and comfort above his own. Stephen Drexel, in my opinion, seems to an entitled brat, at least in the beginning.

This book has beautiful descriptions, family drama, secrets, catastrophic loss, misunderstandings galore and among it all, a wonderful love story.

There is more than one heart that belongs in Glenwood Springs. I will say it again, I loved Millie Cooper.

My favorite line from the book “...she'd choose to trust her Lord, He'd taken her on a choppy, blustery voyage that ended with not with sunshine, but with a rainbow. A promise. One she'd heard before, but hadn't dared to believe. “I will be with you, your troubles to bless.”

Now, I recommend that you all get this book. You will see faith in action and it will touch your heart in ways you can't imagine.

*I purchased a Kindle copy of this book but must thank Barbour Publishing for providing me with an early copy. No review was required but I cannot help but share my love for this series of My Heart Belongs books. 

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Publisher's Book Description
Millie Cooper, fisherman’s-daughter-turned-nurse, flees a painful entanglement with the wealthy Drexel family who summered near her childhood home in Nantucket, only to encounter them again six years later in Glenwood Springs. The serenity of her mountain hideaway in a town with healing springs is disrupted when she faces caring for the elderly mother and the expectant wife of Stephen Drexel, the man she’d once loved—at the request of his brother John, the man who’d kept them apart. Will Millie forgive the wrongs she feels were done to her, or will she come to see them as a blessing in disguise that leads her to greater joys?

Journey now to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, of 1888 and meet a woman on the precipice of unexpected love.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this review for a chance to win a paperback copy of My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, ColoradoMillie's Resolve by Rebecca Jepson! (Void where prohibited by law.)

56 comments:

  1. I love anything set in Colorado. My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado sounds like a very interesting story. I have to add it to my to read list.

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    1. I'm sure you will love this book. Rebecca Jepson does an amazing job of describing "Glenwood Springs"
      Thanks for coming by!

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  2. The Heart Belongs books are always good, aren't they? Such a pretty location for the story, as I remember from a vacation visit some years ago. Thank you for the review and the opportunity to particpate.

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    1. Yes they are. I have loved the locations of the My Heart Belongs books. Colorado has so many beautiful places.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  3. This sounds wonderful! I would love to read it, as I very much enjoy Christian novels where the protagonist lives by faith - and it is evident in what we read. Thank you for the chance! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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    1. It is wonderful, Jeanie! I hope you get to read it soon.
      Thanks for coming by!

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  4. Lovely review for My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. I really liked your favorite line--isn't it true God takes us on a rough course at times for us to experience the rainbow He has at the end. Blessings.
    marilynridgway78[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thank you for coming by Marilyn. I love the promise held in a rainbow.
      I think you will enjoy this book.
      Blessings!

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  5. This book sounds really, really interesting! My husband has been to Colorado a few times with a friend of his. They both drove to and back from eastern NY which is a 30 hour drive one way. He always said he wants to live there. I'm look forward to reading this book. Thank you for your review and the chance to win a copy.

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    1. I was blessed to live in Colorado for a year. It was gorgeous!
      I hope you get to read this book soon.
      Thanks for coming by Karen!

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  6. Wonderful review Andrea!
    I ordered the book & am waiting for it's delivery.
    Blessings,Tina

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    1. Thanks Tina! I'm so glad you are getting the book.

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    2. Andrea, my copy arrived today! Now, I have to wait to get to it as I have several books to read/review before I can read it...sigh. Maybe I'll sneak it in between a couple books... ;-)
      Blessings, Tina

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  7. What a great book! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. I love Colorado! The colors in the fall are like no other and it's majestic mountains are breathtaking. I would love to read this book.mauback55@gmail.com

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    1. I loved Colorado the one year we lived there. I think you will like this book.
      Thanks for coming by, Melanie!

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  8. Thank You for the opportunity o win this terrific book.
    MarilynDKC[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Thank you for coming by the blog, Marilyn.
      Good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. This looks like a great read.
    JoanEC128[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. It is a great read! I hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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  10. This sounds like my kind of book. Thank You for the giveaway.
    MarionMPC[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. I love the My Heart Belongs books! There seems to be something for everyone.
      Blessings!

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  11. Love Colorado! Sounds great!
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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    1. I think you will like it Nancy. Colorado is beautiful!
      Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

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  12. I really enjoy the "My Heart Belongs" books, thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hi, Wendy! I love this series! The books are just the right size.
      Blessings!

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  13. Awwww sounds like a great read! :D

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    1. Sabrina, thanks for coming by. It is a great read!

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  14. The storyline certainly sounds interesting and I can see that the shrewish Katherine Drexel drives the tension in this novel. It sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. Katherine is certainly a force to be reckoned with, but there are other things that drive the tension too. I think you will enjoy reading it, Perrianne!

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  15. To be released from the past to live in the present. Thank you for bringing attention to this story. I would like to win a print copy. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen. I hope you get a chance to read it soon.

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  16. I love the My Heart Belongs series! This sounds like a wonderful story. Looking forward to reading it! jumpforjoy[at]gmail[dot]com.

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    1. I love this series too, Joy!
      Thanks for coming by.

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  17. We have a few of these books in the church library but not this one.
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win, "My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, CO.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This one is newly released. I hope you've had a chance to read some of this series, Janet.

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  18. I don’t think I have read any of the I don’t think I have read any other ‘My Heart Belongs’ series, but would love to start!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, I think you will like at least a few of these. You must read Carrie's My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island.

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  19. I received an early copy from Barbour too. Good book!
    I have already wrote my reviewed

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    1. That's great Brenda! I'm glad you got to read it.

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  20. I loved the review for my heart belongs in Colorado. It makes me put the book on my TBR list. I've read other 'M Heart Belongs to' books and they are consistently well written as well as very interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Freda. I'm glad you've enjoyed some of the other My Heart Belongs books. I think you will like this one too.
      Good luck in the giveaway.

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  21. Thank you so much for your great review. I also love this series and this book sounds so very interesting. I can't wait to read all about Millie. Thanks for this contest. flowersmarylou85(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Millie is a great character! I think you will like her. I have loved reading this series.
      Thanks for coming by, Mary Lou!

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  22. Sounds fantastic! The author is new to me but I’ve loved My Heart Belongs series!
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Hi, Mindy. This was a new author to me too. I hope to read more from her.

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  23. I love these books! This sounds so good!
    duellonlysis(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I love reading all the different places this series offers. I've met a few new to me authors too. This one is good! I hope you get to read it soon.

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  24. Sounds like such a great read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi, Mary. It is a great read!
      Thanks for coming by.

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  25. What an outstanding review! I will have to read this book now. Rarely do I ever but books just from reading reviews, but I can't resist after reading this one. Thank you so much. It sounds like such a good book.

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    1. It is a very good story.
      Thank you for your kind words.
      Blessings!

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  26. Thank you for the interview! The story sounds intriguing with family drama, secrets, and a wonderful love story...count me in :)
    Blessings, Natalya

    kykla99ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I think you will like it.
      Thanks for stopping by, Natalya.

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  27. Excellent review, Andrea! I'm enjoying this series so much!

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. It's been a great series. I wish Barbour would have a book for each state.
      Thanks for stopping by, Caryl!

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