#NewBook: The Gift by Gwen M Plano @gmplano #suspense #familydrama #feelgoodfiction #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well.

Today, I’m delighted to announce the release of the second book in the Harbor Pointe Series: The Gift. I’ve read every novella in the series, and I love them all! You can find the series HERE.ย 

My Review:


The Gift by Gwen M Plano book coverA heart-wrenching and heart-warming story of struggle, determination, the kindness of strangers, andโ€”ultimatelyโ€”redemption through forgiveness

โ€˜A scream echoes through the snow-laden branches of redwood trees that crowd an old Chevy pickup.โ€™ย From this gripping opening line, the author drags the reader into the scary world of Shelly, a young woman of 16 who finds herself pregnant, rejected by her parents, and alone in a snowstorm. To make matters worse, her truck runs out of fuel in a remote forested wilderness, and Shelly goes into early labour.

This is a heart wrenching and heart-warming story of struggle, determination, the kindness of strangers, andโ€”ultimatelyโ€”redemption through forgiveness. Faith and the importance of community thread throughout this narrative, with characters that make us root for them and care what happens. Below are some lines I loved โ€ฆ

โ€˜Evidence of little Annie was nowhere to be seen, even though she lived in their broken hearts.โ€™

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โ€˜Basically, I need someone on the ground who cares as much as I do. Someone I can depend upon to assess situations quickly and mobilize. I want this area preserved for our kidsโ€™ kids.โ€™ย โ€ฆ An important reminder in this day and age, where climate change and the destruction of natural habitats is a real problem.

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โ€˜He sits and stares blankly, reviewing the last hour. A job, a home, andโ€”soonโ€”a marriage.โ€™ย โ€ฆ A wonderful reflection on how life can turn on a hairpin without warning.

If you like cosy reads about family, community, coming of age, and coming to terms, you are sure to love this book.ย The Giftย byย G M Planoย gets a solid five stars, and I highly recommend this feel-good read.


NOTE ON RATINGS:ย I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER โ€” Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! โ€” An okay read. Didnโ€™t love it. Didnโ€™t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS โ€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA โ€”Lots of issues with this book.

Universal Purchase Link for The Gift: https://mybook.to/TheGiftbyGwenMPlano ๐Ÿ˜Š

23 Comments on “#NewBook: The Gift by Gwen M Plano @gmplano #suspense #familydrama #feelgoodfiction #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

  1. It sounds terrific! I love it when I find a good book and then can go on to read the rest of the series. It’s been a while since I’ve had that! Great review of Gwen’s book, Harmony.

  2. Great review and quotes from the story, Harmony! It really was a fantastic read ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  3. Thank you, Harmony, for your encouragement and support. Your review warms my heart. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Gift. Hugs. ๐Ÿค—

    • My absolute pleasure, Gwen. A Lovely book that folks from many walks of life will enjoy! Wishing you every success. Hugs ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Š