Strength in the Storm Epic Book Launch

Strength in the Storm Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book: Strength in the Storm

Author: Laurel Blount

Genre: Amish Romance

Release date: February 22, 2022

In this touching Amish romance, a brokenhearted woman and a steadfast man discover that the safest place to weather tragedy is in each other’s arms.

After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose.

Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again.

But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through.


Strength in the Storm Excerpt 4

“Oh, ja, I know you don’t mind taking over her work, and of course, I don’t mind, either. The problem is . . . I’m not sure all our helping is gut for Miriam.” Naomi hesitated, her forehead crinkled with concern. “I am new to this family, Emma, and I don’t want to make trouble. It’s only that being sick for so long myself, I know better than most folks how tempting it can be to stop trying, especially if people around you make it easy to stay where you are.” 

It was plain how carefully Naomi was choosing her words, trying not to cause offense. Still, Emma felt stung. Since returning from her stay in Ohio, she’d taken on the job of Miriam’s care, making certain that her sister wasn’t upset or troubled, hoping that plenty of love and calm would speed her healing. 

“Well, but your sickness was a physical one, Naomi. Miriam saw our parents killed right in front of her. It’s no wonder she’s fearful, and I don’t think it’s wrong of us to be gentle with her.” 

“We should be gentle, ja. But we must help her see that she’s not only loved but also needed. Otherwise, I’m afraid her fears about going outside will settle in and be that much harder to get shed of.”


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Award-winning author Laurel Blount writes inspirational romances full of grit and grace—with characters who’ll walk right off the page and into your heart! She lives on a farm in Georgia with her husband, their four fabulous kids, and an assortment of ridiculously spoiled animals.

A enthusiastic multi-tasker, Laurel writes for both Berkley/Penguin Random House and Love Inspired/Harlequin. She’s the recipient of ACFW’s Carol Award, The New England Reader’s Choice Award and GRW’s Maggie Award. She’s represented by Jessica Alvarez of Bookends Literary Agency.

Strength in the Storm is Laurel’s seventh book—and four more stories are in the works! Stay tuned!

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