Healing Skye by Janet W. Ferguson ~ Book Review + Giveaway

January 30, 2022


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing Skye by Janet W. Ferguson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Healing Skye
Title: Healing Skye 
Series: Coastal Hearts 
Author: Janet W. Ferguson 
Publisher: Southern Sun Press LLC 
Release Date: December 16, 2021 
Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance 

People can’t be trusted. 

Animals always made more sense than humans did to marine biologist Skye Youngblood. After her mother’s suicide, she left Alabama and never looked back. These days, she pours her heart into protecting nature’s sea creatures. When she returns to Dauphin Island, Alabama, for a temporary manatee migration study, her dark past is much too close. She can’t let her guard down. But how can she keep her heart hidden when a kind man with a genuine smile makes her want a fresh start? 

Charter fishing pays the bills for widower Pete Thompson and his little girl, but like his father, a pastor, Pete can’t help but fish for men. Only, after growing up under constant scrutiny as a preacher’s kid, Pete’s ways are a bit more unconventional. And the bulk of his life revolves around raising his precious daughter. 

When he witnesses the car wreck of a new marine biologist on the island, it doesn’t take a genius to see that more than just her physical pain needs tending. Pete feels called to help Skye find true healing, but he’s navigating dangerous waters. And he’s not at all sure he’ll walk away unscathed. 

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | AmazonBookBub




This was such an extremely good story. It is part of the Coastal Hears series but it is a stand alone story. The author did such a great job at creating this realistic characters and very relatable. You felt every emotion with them as you read. Both of these characters have so much depth to them. Skye feels broken after being physically and sexually abused when she was younger and has carried that with her all of her life. She doesn't trust anyone or open up to anyone except her pets. Pete has lost his wife to cancer and has been raising his daughter on his own. He is also running from the call God has placed in his life. 

I really enjoyed the growth of these two characters, especially Skye. She really opened herself to trust someone else. I also really enjoyed reading about a character opening themselves up to hearing from God and that is exactly what Pete does. Those nudges that God sometimes gives us were not ignored by him and the way they were confirmed by Skye's mom were a great reminder on when God sends someone to our lives to confirm things he has spoken to us. 

The love story was perfect in pacing due to the circumstances that this story brings about. Skye's story is not an easy one to read or tackle. If you are sensitive or sexual/physical abuse is a trigger then please be aware that this is what this story is dealing with. The author does it in a very gentle and graceful way but I still want you to be aware and not be caught off guard. 

This was my first book by Janet W. Ferguson and it certainly will not be my last. I have now saved all of her books on my TBR author's list and can't wait to read more from her. 

My Rating: 5 Stars/Really Loved it

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


Janet W. Ferguson 

Janet W. Ferguson is a Christy Award finalist and the FHL Readers Choice Award-winning author of realistic inspirational fiction. An avid reader, she loved books so much she found a job as a librarian so she could be around them all day. Then she turned that love of story into writing faith-filled novels with characters who feel like best friends. You’ll laugh and cry as the quirky heroes and heroines chase their happily ever after. ​Janet and her husband live in Mississippi where they say y’all a lot, and she forces him to visit the beach as often as possible. They have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space. 

CONNECT WITH JANET: Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Healing Skye, a T-shirt supporting the Manatee Network, magnetic butterfly bookmarks, prayers to share, a creative Bible study journal, a magnet, and a seashell from the author!

Healing Skye JustRead Blog Tour Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 24, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Healing Skye JustRead Blog + Review Tour

JustRead Publicity Tours 

*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Post a Comment