The Weather Girls: Sunny by Jennifer Lynn Cary ~ Book Review + Giveaway

October 18, 2021

 


About the Book

 

Book: The Weather Girls: Sunny
Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
Series: Weather Girls, Book 1
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2021


She got stood up on Valentine’s Day…


…Then she lost her job


Could the legend of the cardinal change her luck?


With a disposition as bright as her name, Sunny shakes it off the worst day of her life and makes a new start. She’s got the brains that it takes, but she’s more than a little scared. It’s not just her reputation on the line.


Would this cockeyed adventure be the thing her siblings need too?


Pat only wants peace in the family and never dreamed doing a favor for his sister could drop him into so much hot water. Torn between what he’s always wanted and what is staring him in the face, someone is bound to get hurt.


Odds are it will be him.


But then, only the cardinal knows for sure.


Return to 1970 Indiana with Sunny, the first book in The Weather Girls series—get into the miniskirts, bell-bottoms, and Christian family values.


You’ll love Sunny for the music, the fashions, and the hilarious antics, because who can resist a romantic trip down memory lane?

 

Click here to get your copy! Also available through Kindle Unlimited.

 





My Thoughts


This was a fun book! I really enjoyed that the characters names are based on songs that were written in the sixties and their personalities completely match their names. In this first book in the Weather Girls series we actually meet the three weather girls which are all sisters but this one focuses on Sunny. She is definitely a fun character and goes through a growth process throughout the story. 

The story is set in the 1970's and we get to experience the culture and the music of the time period. I don't think I have ever read a book in this time period so I found it fun and interesting. The author does a great job at keeping you interested and I really enjoyed her writing style. She also does a great job at pointing the message towards God. For Sunny she needed to learn that she wasn't in control but rather God. 

Overall I thought this was a sweet little story with some romance sprinkled throughout. I can't wait to read about the other sisters and find out more about them. If you are looking for something a little different than what you are used to reading I recommend you grab this one!

My Rating: 3 Stars/Liked it

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.




About the Author

 

Jennifer Lynn Cary likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.

 

More from Jennifer Lynn


I was born in the 50’s, grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, and married in 1980. I relate to K.T. Oslin’s song “80’s Ladies” a little too well. 😉


Though we moved from Kokomo, Indiana in 1972, it always will be my hometown.


A few years ago my sister headed up a plan to have an annual Cousin’s Reunion in Kokomo. Two cousins came from Ohio and my sister and I came from the west to converge on our family who still call Kokomo home. Each trip back reminded me of how much I loved growing up there.


One day Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” came on the Oldies station and caught my attention. Then I remembered the songs “Stormy” and “Windy” and wondered what it might be like for girls with that sort of name—especially if their surname was Day. Would their dispositions match their names? Why would their parents give them those names? The questions kept coming and I fell in love with the whole storyline.


The best part was putting the house I grew up in into the book(s). Yep, as you read the story, Hazel Day’s house is set up mostly like the one where I grew up only I added a den and an extra bedroom upstairs.


Ferguson House is based on the Seiberling Mansion—I love that place and tour it every chance I can when I get back to Kokomo. It’s amazing.


I also included favorite landmarks. Scotty’s Drive-In saw a lot of me in my early teen years. Great for grabbing a coke and not that far from either school or home.


The funny thing about memories is that they can blur and morph over time. Thankfully someone from my hometown has put together a Facebook page where I can ask questions and get more than enough answers.


Many locales I remember no longer exist, so writing about them helps them live on.


I hope you will check out Sunny and 1970 Kokomo and come back for the rest of The Weather Girls trilogy.


Abundant blessings!




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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 16

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Vicky Sluiter, October 19

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 19





Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card with signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/11fdc/the-weather-girls-sunny-celebration-tour-giveaway




7 comments

  1. This books sounds wonderful! such a great story to read and how pretty is this cover for it.
    @tisonlyme143

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  2. Thank you for the review. I can't wait to read it.

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  3. I think this will be a fun read! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  5. This sounds like a terrific book.

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