LitFuse Tours Featuring Forever Hilltop by Judy Baer

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Forever Hilltop

by Judy Baer

Forever Hilltop by Judy Baer

 About the book:

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.

In An Unlikely Blessing, Alex Armstrong is a former city dweller who has just accepted his first parish assignment to a small community in the wilds of North Dakota. In Hilltop Township, Pastor Alex becomes familiar with the residents and their odd traditions, from julebukking to King Oscar’s fish balls. And then there’s the excitement the single pastor creates among the unmarried women in the community! Alex soon discovers that his new church home has as much to teach him as he has to teach them.

In 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 loved — and the home he’s come to love.


About Judy: Judy Baer was born and grew up on a farm on the prairies of North Dakota, experiencing many of the same things as her Hilltop characters. An only child, she spent most of her days with imaginary people-either those she read about or those she made up in her head. Baer graduated from Concordia College with majors in English and education and a minor in religion. While at the time, she was simply studying what interested her, Baer later realized that she was educating herself for her future career as a Christian writer. She certainly put her education to use as she is the author of more than 75 books. A certified professional life coach now certified in three coaching disciplines, Baer coaches primarily professional and aspiring writers. She is also a faculty advisor in the Department of Human Development at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN. Baer has two daughters and three step children. She and her husband live in Minnesota. She invites you to visit her at her web site for more information on her and her books.

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In Judy Baer’s “Forever Hilltop,” Alex Armstrong is trying to settle into his new role as pastor of a Scandinavian community, Hilltop Township, in rural North Dakota. Hilltop is a small community where everyone knows everyone else. A strange and different kind of people for Pastor Armstrong. People who need Alex and his counseling more than he ever thought.


When I saw that this was a Guideposts book, I knew I was in for a real treat! I haven’t read anything from Guidepost but awesome books! I was blessed to grow up in a small community like Hilltop Township, where we all knew each other, no matter our role in life, and no matter the color of our skin. We were all friends, sometimes all like one happy family. When someone needed something, someone else was there to help out. And that’s how it was in Hilltop. Judy Baer has created a unique cast of characters that will grip your heart and won’t let go, even after you finish reading the book. This story truly takes you away into another world, pulling you into the pages, giving you a feeling that you are right there in the story. And when you take a break from reading, you feel as though you will miss something.


This is a two-in-one deal, with both series books together, which I love. That way you don’t have to wait to find out what’s gonna happen. It’s all there in one big book, but not to big that it’s difficult to handle.


I encourage you to run out and grab a copy of this wonderful book, sit down and take a journey to the lovely little Scandinavian community of Hilltop Township, North Dakota. You will be very pleased you met this little community and its lovely people.


I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.


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