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.


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Her new sister-in-law stood in the kitchen doorway, a broom in one hand and a concerned look on her kind face. 

“Nothing’s wrong, Naomi.” Emma forced a smile. “Except that I’m sitting here woolgathering when we have such a full morning ahead of us.” She brandished the basket. “I’m off to the coop, and then I’ll be ready to help you pick the cucumbers.” 

Naomi’s brow puckered. “You’re seeing to the chickens?” 

“Ja.” This time Emma’s smile came more easily. “I thought I’d take the job off your hands. You’re doing more than your share already.” That was true. Her brother Joseph had chosen well. Not only was Naomi sweet-hearted and devoted to her new husband, but she was patient and hardworking, a welcome addition to a family who’d weathered so many troubles. “Since your heart operation, I’ve had to scramble to find any chores left to do.” 

“I like to work,” Naomi said. “After so many years of being sickly, it’s a real blessing for me to finally be able to do for other folks.” She glanced over her shoulder. “But it used to be Miriam’s job to tend to the hens, ain’t so? Back . . . before, I mean. Joseph told me it was her favorite chore.” 


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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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