Robin's Reward

Robin's Reward

by June McCrary Jacobs

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Overview

Bonita Creek's librarian Robin Bennett is heartbroken after being abandoned by her husband, Thomas. The mysterious and handsome Jeff Clarke arrives unexpectedly and touches Robin's life with his wit and warmth. Then, without warning, Jeff's harsh words and abrasive actions scare her off, and Robin's hope of finding true love withers again. Just when it seems Robin and Jeff might have a future, Susan Stinson, whose cruel taunting has plagued Robin since they met as young teens, decides Jeff should be hers, not Robin's. Susan's anger and jealousy escalate dangerously. Her vindictiveness threatens the foundation of Jeff and Robin's young relationship.Robin's journey through the peaks and valleys of her life meanders along the twists and turns of new challenges. Is a relationship which began with both parties harboring secrets destined to survive? Can they move past their troubles and the obstacles in their path to find love and happiness together? When their pasts rear their ugly heads, Jeff and Robin must use their faith to remain strong and true. But will it be enough for them to embrace a life of love, trials, and blessings . . . together? **************"Robin's Reward, a sweet romance with great characters, is as refreshing as a walk among flowers."Author Rebecca H. Jamison, Sense & Sensibility: A Latter-Day Tale

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508717508
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Bonita Creek Trilogy , #1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author, June McCrary Jacobs, was the winner of Cedar Fort Publishing's 2013 Holiday Tale Contest for her debut novella, 'A Holiday Miracle in Apple Blossom'. 'Robin's Reward' is her first full-length novel, and is set in her favorite location in California-the Mendocino coastal region. This book is the first installment of the 'Bonita Creek Trilogy'.
June's original sewing, quilting, and stitchery designs have been published in over one hundred books, magazines, and blogs in the past few years. When she's not writing, reading, or sewing, June enjoys cooking, walking, and visiting art and history museums. She also enjoys touring historic homes and gardens and strolling around the many historic Gold Rush towns in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In the summertime you can find June at a variety of county fairs and the California State Fair admiring the sewing projects, quilts, and handiwork other inspired seamstresses, quilters, craftspeople, and artists have created.
June enjoys hearing from her readers and other authors, bloggers, sewers, quilters, and crafters. Connect with June on her website/blog at: junemccraryjacobs.com or by sending her an email message at junemccraryjacobs@gmail.com. Follow her on her Author's Facebook page, her Goodreads Author page, and her Amazon.com Author page. (Links to these platforms may be found at: junemccraryjacobs.com).

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Robin's Reward 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Robin's Reward by June McCrary Jacobs is a well written book. The story is fun and dramatic with lovable characters. There is a lot of religion included in this book and it's a very clean read for any age reader. Robin's Reward is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I won a copy of this book from Goodreads.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet, cozy read. The story flowed like water over a riverbed. There were a few twists and turns, snags and valleys, but the ending was blissfully sweet. I liked the banter between the characters and the small community feel of Bonita Creek. I feel like I only got to know the characters on a surface level. Because there were so many events that started and concluded throughout the story, I didn't feel like I could connect with either character very well. I liked them for the most part, but sometimes their words and actions frustrated me. The message of the story was all about putting your trust and hope in God, leaning on Him in the tough times and the good times, and letting His love fill your life. Overall, this was a sweet, cozy read with a happily ever after feel. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.*
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Robin's Reward is a romance with lots of drama, emotion and small town. It is a clean read. It does mention faith, prayer and God in a realistic way. I love the town hall meeting. It is my favorite scene in the book. Makes you want to clap and cheer too. There are characters that I like and some you want to boo and hope they can be stopped in there tracks. Robin Bennett is a small town of Bonita Creek’s librarian. (My dream job.) She has had some tough breaks. I really like and admire her. She is making a difference in her town. After Robin's divorce she has a hard time trusting men. Jeff Clarke is starting a new job in Bonita Creek. He meets Robin and flirts with her. He has no idea what she does. Jeff's job is a secret. Susan Stinson sees the handsome Jeff move in across from her and wants to date him. She is a model. She was a mean girl growing up and targeted Robin. Jeff & Robin have a lot of things that determine to keep them apart. It is a little bit too much at times. This is the second book that I have read by June McCrary and I have enjoyed both and look forward to reading more from her in the future. I was given this ebook to read by the author and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Robin's Reward and be part of it's blog tour.
ETrupkiewicz More than 1 year ago
Robin Bennett, the librarian in small-town Bonita Creek and a master gardener, never expected life to change quite so dramatically and with very little warning. It begins with Jeff Clarke, a recent addition to town whose career and motives are suspiciously unclear ... a concern that bothers Robin even as she finds herself attracted to him, especially when they make friends in the most unexpected way. But when a jealous classmate from Robin's past targets her, and when Jeff's reason for being in town comes to light with shocking consequences, Robin begins to wonder if even her deep faith will sustain her. Author June McCrary Jacobs presents ROBIN'S REWARD, book one in the Bonita Creek Trilogy, to be released later this month. The work is a sweet, small-town Christian romance, with all the earmarks of the genre, including clean content (no curse words, no violence, and nothing inordinately sexual, unless you count a couple of kisses) and the traditional happily-ever-after (HEA) ending. (But you'll have to read the work to find out what that HEA looks like, in practice!) Also reassuring for the genre standards is the faith-based content, with the town pastor playing a sizable role in the story, as well as the characters' own faith journeys, respectively and together. Christian fiction has never shied away from things like saying grace at meals, prayer in moments of crisis, thanksgiving, worship, and other like topics, and McCrary Jacobs's work is no exception. As an example of traditional Christian fiction, such as that published in decades past by authors like Janette Oke, the book meets the aforementioned expectations organically and without surprise, and readers who prefer that genre may be content with the offering. Stacked against other contemporary published fiction in general, however, the work falls flat to a degree, with what readers who are not necessarily Christians will likely see as relatively two-dimensional characters, not enough plot beyond a few weak misunderstandings, a fair amount of preaching, and a wholly unbelievable "villain" whose motives are never fully rounded out. Additionally, the work is less showing (fleshed-out scenes with plenty of dialogue and character actions) and more telling (summary, flashback, internal monologue) which makes for a dragging pace and the feel that "not enough is happening." Still, if you enjoyed the more documentary-style (as opposed to plot-driven) approach to writing taken by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE series, you'll likely appreciate ROBIN'S REWARD for similar reasons. # # # Author: June McCrary-Jacobs Title: ROBIN'S REWARD Series: Bonita Creek Trilogy (#1) ASIN: B00TSU8XD4 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.