The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Ferguson plus Giveaway

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My Rating: 5 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐










The Art of Rivers (Coastal Hearts #3) By Janet W. Ferguson

Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 299 Pages June 30th 2019 by Southern Sun Press LLC.

About This Book

​Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing.

After the tragic drowning of his cousin, James Cooper Knight spends his days trying to make up for his past mistakes. He not only dedicates his life to addiction counseling, but guilt drives him to the water, searching for others who’ve been caught unaware of the quickly rising tides of St. Simons. When he rescues a peculiar blond woman and her sketch pad from a sandbar, then delivers this same woman to his deceased grandmother’s properties, he knows things are about to get even more complicated.

Tragic circumstances draw Cooper and Rivers closer, but they fight their growing feelings. Though Cooper’s been sober for years, Rivers can’t imagine trusting her heart to someone in recovery, and he knows a relationship with her will only rip his family further apart. Distrust and guilt are only the first roadblocks they must overcome if they take a chance on love.


A few months ago I read Janet Ferguson’s book, Magnolia Storms, and it was such an awesome  story, I loved it. So when Art of Rivers came up for review, I knew it would be a great read, and it was. I enjoyed this book so much. I quickly fell in love with the characters, they all were so realistic and developed so well throughout this story. My heart hurt for Rivers because of the tragic past she has endured. And Cooper was nothing like I expected, he had my heart from the beginning. And the work he does is not only rewarding, but it’s life changing, in a world that needs people like him so much.

Rivers has been through so much, and trying to deal with the house full of things her fiancee has left her wasn’t easy, but it had to be done. But she had no idea what she would fine. And Cooper was doing what he felt the Lord wanted him to do, stay clean and sober and do whatever he can to make a difference in people’s lives. And after five years, it was still difficult. And the only way he survived was Trusting in the Lord. You don’t want to miss finding out what happens to these two broken people, with a tragic past. A past that God takes them from completely, and gives them a new hope, a new meaning.

I love and appreciate the way Ms. Ferguson clearly shows Jesus in the lives of her characters, and does it in a way that doesn’t offend. It just sounds like Christians today living their everyday lives. This is an enjoyable book for anyone wanting a good clean read. And the cover is beautiful, the name very clever, so what’s there to loose!

A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.



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Other Books in the Series

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About the Author

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.


Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card and signed copies of the first two books in the series, Magnolia Storms and Falling for Grace US only Ends November 6, 2019


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Janet W. Ferguson
    Oct 31, 2019 @ 22:07:36

    Sweet! Thank you so much! I am so happy you enjoyed The Art of Rivers and Magnolia Storms!



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  5. Tracie Cooper
    Nov 04, 2019 @ 15:36:06

    I am very excited to read this book!



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