The Author Reads – Book Review of ‘Sunny,’ The Weather Girls Series, Book One, by Jennifer Lynn Cary
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- About the book
- My review
- About the author
- More from Jennifer Lynn
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About the Book
Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary
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?
In My Opinion…
I chose this book as if I was in a bookstore, only I did it virtually.
First, I picked it for its whimsical cover that drew me in.
Second, I chose it because of the back cover copy.
Third, I read the first chapter and I was hooked.
Personally, I don’t like surprises and the main character, Sunny, gets smacked in the face almost immediately with a life-altering one. If I could crawl inside the pages of this story and hug her, I wouldn’t hesitate to do so.
This story is set in a decade I grew up in, so I became very nostalgic reading the details and loving every trip down memory lane. Jennifer Lynn Cary does an excellent job of landing us in the early 70s and makes her characters likeable and dislikeable.
As the story progresses, I fell in love with Gramma and how she takes care of the three siblings, Sunny, Stormy and Windy, all in a season of unexpected change.
The girls bond together and prove the power of family and the power of love as they create the perfect destination wedding platform in an old Victorian home, despite their personal challenges. I’m so emotionally invested in these girls that I can’t wait for the next book.
I received a copy of this book for free via ebook for the Celebratelit.com book tour.
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 50s, grew up in the 60s and 70s, 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.
To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card with signed copy of the book!
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