Autumn's Harmony by Donna Wyland ~ Book Review + Giveaway

May 24, 2021


About the Book

Book:  Autumn’s Harmony
Author: Donna Wyland
Genre: Contemporary Women’s fiction
Release Date: October 20, 2020


For every woman who has ever desired

to make sense of her past, find joy in

the present, and discover God’s purpose

for her future.

Anna Bentley needs a new life. Struggling in a long-term marriage with two children and carrying a secret that stole her joy many years ago, she begins to search for the key to happiness in marriage and in life. When peach martinis, lacy lingerie and Nicholas Sparks novels fail to quell her discontent and spice up her failing marriage, she finds what she was looking for in the most unlikely place.

Autumn’s Harmony is a poignant and witty tale about the healing power of forgiveness, reconciliation and new beginnings.


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My Thoughts

It took me a while to get into this story. I kept glancing at the back of the book to make sure I was reading a Christian fiction book and here's why. The  beginnings of the story read as a regular mainstream contemporary women's fiction.  There is a bit of colorful language that I wasn't expecting and some mentions of intimate aspects of married life that I also wasn't expecting but that being said the main character of this story is not a Christian and neither are the people that she is surrounded by. This changes as we continue reading her story. That being said I think the author could've gotten her point across without having to use any of that. 

I personally didn't connect with Anna's character, while I felt bad for her at times I wanted to shake some sense into her and make her appreciate the blessings that were all around her. Good thing she had her friend Vicky to instill that wisdom into her. This is the first book in a series of three so it will be interesting to see where the story and this family ends up in their journey.

I really enjoyed Donna Wyland style of writing. I especially liked the titles on each chapter that gave you a bit of a clue of what the chapter would be about. I also liked the Group Guide at the end as I think this would be a great Book Club book as it will bring forth lots of conversations. 

Overall I thought this book was well written and brought forth a message of God's grace and unconditional love. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really Liked it

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author


Donna Wyland is an award-winning author whose personal essays and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. Her published work includes picture books, Your Home in Heaven and If I Could Ask Jesus, and a gift book titled Surrender. Donna is a mother and grandmother, and she lives in the Midwest with her husband surrounded by quilts, crafts, and oodles of books. To learn more, visit or connect with Donna on LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.


More from Donna

Anna Bentley needs a new beginning. Most women have felt the same way at one time or another. When life is routine and marriage & family are a struggle, where can you find true happiness? Anna discovers her new beginning in an unlikely place – the same place I found mine when I was thirty-three. Join Anna on her journey to reignite the happiness in you.

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To celebrate her tour, Donna is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of Autumn’s Harmony and a $25 Magnolia Market E-Gift Card!!

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like a good read