A #Teatime review of A HOME FOR HER DAUGHTER by Jill Weatherholt

A teatime celebration for A HOME FOR HER DAUGHTER.

Welcome to my #Teatime celebration of Jill Weatherholt’s newest inspirational romance, A Home for Her Daughter. Jill is a special friend and an amazing author. I’m thrilled to chat with you about this sweet contemporary story.


To give her daughter a brighter future, she must leave the past behind.

Inheriting a house, money and a camp is the fresh start Janie Edmiston has been praying for. But the will stipulates Janie must work with her childhood friend—and crush—Drew Brenner, to get the camp running…or lose it all. The newly divorced mother and the widower aren’t looking for love, but sometimes it takes a child to show two broken hearts the way forward…together.


I was immediately drawn into this story and couldn’t stop reading!

An uplifting book about two people dealing with past hurts and helping each other find happiness! What adventures are ahead for Janie and Drew as they work together to save a childhood camp and try to heal from difficult pasts.

Divorced single mom Janie Edmiston returns to Whispering Slopes, Virginia, with her charming daughter. She learns she has inherited a summer camp from a dear friend, but the lady’s will comes with conditions. She and her former close friend, Drew Brenner, must work together to restore and open Rocky River Camp by July 4, or neither will be left anything. Working so closely with a woman he was once attracted to is a concern for park ranger Drew. He prefers his solitary life on the trail after a devastating loss.

The hurtful situation Janie needed to recovery from and the terrible guilt Drew carried were difficult…almost impossible…obstacles to overcome, but through trusting in faith, support from their small town community and the desire to establish a home for precious little Riley, a sweet romance develops between this couple. I was completely engaged with this story. I highly recommend A Home for Her Daughter to those seeking an uplifting story of overcoming challenges to reach special dreams ….and a beautiful happily ever after. Joy can be just beyond life’s difficult times!

Favorite quote: “There’s nothing sweeter than a child who speaks from the heart.”

*I received a copy of this book with no requirement to write a review. I’m pleased to offer my honest opinion.

Author Jill Weatherholt


This is Jill’s fourth Love Inspired contemporary romance, each filled with heart-touching inspiration and a sweet happily ever after. I’ve come to know Jill through her stories and interactions on her blog. She is an amazing friend….and a hummingbird enthusiast! You should see her “hummie” photos! To learn more about Jill….and to see those energetic hummingbirds….visit her website: www.jillweatherholt.com


I’m serving Sparkling Lavender Sugar Shortbread cookies for our celebration, along with Lavender Lemon Gunpowder tea from New Mexico Tea Company. The violet tea pot was a gift from my mother, hand painted by a friend of hers. The reason I’m featuring lavender? Lavender is the favorite color of little Riley, Janie’s daughter. So let’s celebrate a lovely day and a good book!

Sparkling Lavender Sugar Shortbread Cookies


In a food processor, blend together 1-1/4 cups flour and 3 Tablespoons sugar. Add 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces. Pulse until combined. The mixture will be crumbly. Turn out onto a cutting board. Sprinkle in 1 to 2 Tablespoons lavender-colored sparkling sugar. (I bought the lavender sugar from the Queen Mary Tea Shop in Seattle, Washington….my favorite place to celebrate with afternoon tea. To match a theme, you can use any color of decorator/course sugar. You could add a little flavoring, perhaps to go with the color….yellow course sugar with lemon extract would be good.) Knead together to disperse sugar. Flatten dough into a 5” x 8” rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Top with more colored sugar, if desired, patting in gently to stick to the dough. Put in the dough in a freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from the freezer and cut into 1 inch square cookies. Place each on a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for about 15 minutes, watching carefully so the cookies don’t brown. Take them out of the oven and cool on the pan until set.


A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. ~~Proverbs 16:9

Thank you for joining the release celebration for A Home for Her Daughter…..a hopeful story of trusting God during difficult times. I pray you feel close to our Lord when you are faced with life’s challenges.

With blessings and prayers,


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78 Responses to “A #Teatime review of A HOME FOR HER DAUGHTER by Jill Weatherholt”

  1. Melissa Henderson Says:

    I have read this book and love the story. Jill is a great writer. Thank you for sharing the recipe. The cookies look delicious! 🙂

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Melissa! I’m glad you loved this story. Jill writes such warm, uplifting books. Please have another cookie. I appreciate your visiting today! Blessings!

  3. Natalya Lakhno Says:

    Sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Welcome, Natalya! I do hope you get to read the book…and try the cookies. Thank you for celebrating with us! Blessings!

  5. Patti Jo Moore Says:

    Hi Sherida and Jill!
    Jill’s book sounds wonderful, and that cover is so very sweet.
    I must try making those cookies – – YUM!!
    I’m on a family vacation right now, but when I saw this post listed in my inbox, I knew I wanted to stop by – – Sherida’s blog is always a delight!

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Awwww, Patti Jo, thank you so much! I know you will enjoy Jill’s sweet romance. Little Riley is precious. I appreciate you for stopping by for tea, treats and the book review. Wishing you treasured time with your family! Hugs and blessings to you, my friend!

  7. Jill Says:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful review and post, Sherida. As I mentioned on Instagram, you’re the most creative book reviewer in town! You are so generous with the time you put into your posts. Are there any cookies left because those look yummy! xo

  8. Sherida Stewart Says:

    What a sweet compliment, Jill. Thank you! And I’m sorry, as soon as I finished the “photo shoot” for the post, my husband enjoyed the treats, so there aren’t any cookies left. He loves when I do tea treat blogs because he gets dessert. I need to bake up another batch for next week. Thanks again for your encouragement, my friend!

  9. Jill Says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Melissa. Did you leave me a cookie? xo

  10. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Natalya!

  11. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    How wonderful, Patti Jo! I hope you and your family have a wonderful vacation. Thanks for stopping by. I agree, Sherida’s blog is always a delightful read. And the treats! Yummy!

  12. Jane Sturgeon Says:

    Sherida, what a lovely review and your thoughtfulness flows with the lavender shortbread and a kind friend painting a teapot for your Mum to gift you. It’s a joy to visit here. Jill is a wonderful writer and a lovely soul. I wish her all the best for ‘A Home for her Daughter’. Much love to you both. <3

  13. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you, Jane, for your sweet comment! Jill is indeed a special person and a gifted author. I’m delighted you stopped by to visit today!

  14. Merril D. Smith Says:

    I’m here from Jill’s site. What a lovely review, and those cookies look delicious! I’m going to have to get some lavender sugar and try them.

  15. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Merril, it was fun to bake these pretty cookies to go with Jill’s book. Thank you so much for stopping in for tea and the review!

  16. GP Cox Says:

    Jill is a wonderful writer. Thank you for giving her new accomplishment such a terrific review.

  17. Sherida Stewart Says:

    I agree with your thoughts on Jill’s writing, GP. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

  18. Dora Hiers Says:

    What a lovely review, Sherida, and those lavender shortbread cookies look too beautiful to eat! I have A Home for Her Daughter on my kindle, and can’t wait to dive in! You’re so right. Jill is a treasured friend. Waving to both of you! Happy Thursday! xoxo

  19. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Waving back at you, Dora! I can’t wait for you to read A Home for Her Daughter. I know you will love it and enjoy meeting a certain character. Thank you for visiting today!

  20. Donna Connolly Says:

    Hi, Sherida – I read A Home For Her Daughter yesterday. I agree with everything that you have written in this review. Jill is an exceptionally talented author. I could not put this book down. I especially like Jill’s Whispering Slopes Series. I was delighted to return here for more.
    Thank you for sharing this spot-on review — and the Lavender Lemon Gunpowder Tea and the Sparking Lavender Sugar Shortbread Cookies. They were a delicious companion to this wonderful read!

  21. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you for your sweet words, Jane. I had a feeling your enjoy Sherida’s beautiful post. Her photographs are gorgeous. I appreciate you stopping by. xo

  22. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Aw…thanks so much for stopping over, Merril. If you try the cookies, I hope you’ll share them on your blog. They look too pretty to eat. I appreciate you popping over!

  23. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    How nice of you to stop over, GP. It’s great to see you here. Thank you for your kind words. Sherida would enjoy your blog as she is a big supporter of our military, like yourself.

  24. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you for your sweet comment, Dora. I thought the exact thing about Sherida’s gorgeous cookies! She had to remind me about Riley’s favorite color…I forgot! My brain no longer holds on to published books when I’ve moved on to the next book. That seems bad. Thanks for popping over! I hope you’re not skipping class. 🙂 xo

  25. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I’m laughing at your comment to Dora, Sherida. 🙂

  26. Diana Peach Says:

    What a beautiful post, visually as well as in content. Jill writes beautiful stories brimming with love. I enjoy how children and family play a strong role. The story sounds moving and the review is lovely, Sherida. Thanks for hosting Jill and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  27. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Welcome, Diana! I agree Jill’s stories of family bonds warm our hearts. Thank you for joining us today!

  28. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I’m so happy you enjoyed the book and revisiting Whispering Slopes. I’ve enjoyed the town and plan to spend a little more time there. Thank you for your sweet words and for taking the time to pop over. Sherida amazes me with the beautiful presentation of the reviews she writes.

  29. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I agree with you, Diana. Sherida’s presentation is incredible. I told her she should do home staging or designing. Of course, she’s a talented writer on top of all of this! Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate you stopping by. I know this is a busy time with your book launch, so thank you. xo

  30. john howell Says:

    A super review and beautiful presentation, Sherida. Thank for featuring jill today. We are all so proud of her.

  31. Sherida Stewart Says:

    John, thank you for your encouragement! Jill is such a special person. I’m blessed to feature her books.

  32. Bette Stevens Says:

    Wonderful review and post! Sharing…

  33. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Bette, welcome back! I appreciate your comment and sharing!

  34. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet words, John. We are all proud of you, too! Maybe we should have Sherida doing a staging of your new book. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, it means a lot.

  35. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you for stopping by, Bette. Sherida’s presentation is too pretty not to share. Make sure you grab a cookie. 🙂

  36. Vashti Quiroz-Vega Says:

    Hello, Sherida. Thank you for sharing this lovely review of Jill’s book and your shortbread cookie recipe. I enjoyed your post very much. Have a fabulous rest of the week! 😀

  37. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi, Vashti! I hope you get a chance to bake a batch of the cookies. Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a delightful weekend!

  38. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Great to see you, Vashti! Sherida did such a beautiful job with this post. It was a sweet surprise. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  39. Pamela Says:

    I am SO looking forward to reading this new book by Jill. I’ve read all of her other ones. She inspires, as do her characters and the answers they find in life. Thanks for a great review!

  40. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Pamela, exactly! Jill’s stories inspire us! Thank you for your thoughts.

  41. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you for your sweet comment, Pam. You’re an inspiration to me. I appreciate you popping over today. Don’t forget your cookie!

  42. Lauren Scott Says:

    Wonderful review, Sherida, thank you for sharing Jill’s new book. I’ve just ordered my copy and can’t wait to start reading. She’s such a talented author and her books offer real-life, feel-good stories. Your celebration is a lovely visual with your teapot, a precious gift from your mother, and those cookies look delicious. I’m a baker, so I may just have to give them a try. And then tying in Riley’s favorite color of lavender was brilliant. Thank you again and I look forward to reading about Janie, Riley, and Drew.
    ~ Lauren

  43. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Lauren, thank you for your gracious comment! I hope you try the cookies….maybe with autumn colors. I’m not too sure about a pumpkin spice flavor, however. Ha! You will definitely enjoy Jill’s new book!

  44. Lauren Scott Says:

    Sherida, I forgot to include my website on my comment, which is how I met Jill. 🙂
    Take care, Lauren

  45. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Lauren. I appreciate your friendship and support. I agree with you. Sherida’s presentation of her review is so lovely. I love how she used the lavender. Sherida, Lauren is a beautiful writer and poet. I’m sure you would enjoy her blog. Thank you for visiting, Lauren. Enjoy the weekend.

  46. Liz Gauffreau Says:

    Congratulations to Jill for such a wonderful review! I wish her every success for the launch of A Home for Her Daughter.

  47. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Liz, we’re so happy you stopped by. A Home for Her Daughter is a special book. Thank you for your comment!

  48. L. Marie Says:

    What a lovely post! Congratulations, Jill, on this your fourth Love Inspired book! You rock!
    I love the idea of tea and a good book, especially tea with lavender shortbread cookies. Yum!

  49. Sherida Stewart Says:

    L. Marie, please have another cookie. Yes, tea, treats and a good book are perfect together. Thank you for visiting!

  50. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thanks so much, Liz. I appreciate you stopping by today. Sherida’s post was a lovely surprise.

  51. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you so much, L. Marie! You’ve played an instrumental role in my publishing journey. I appreciate you! Isn’t Sherida’s presentation gorgeous? I appreciate you stopping by. Don’t forget a cookie!

  52. Lynn Says:

    Thanks for review. It is on my TBR list. Sweetness is always a refreshing read for the mind and heart. Thank you to Jill for bringing her stories to our world.

  53. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Lynn, thank you for stopping by today. Jill’s stories are indeed refreshing, lifting up our hearts. I hope you enjoy her newest romance!

  54. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Lynn. Your kind comment made me smile. This is why I write what I do. Enjoy your weekend!

  55. Liesbet Says:

    What a beautiful, inspiring, colorful, and tasty way to celebrate Jill’s new release. I just love the presentation of this tea time, Sherida. It’s a perfect setting the sweetness and love found in “A Home for her Daughter”. 🙂

  56. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you, Liesbet, for expressing your enjoyment of the new release celebration! Your comment about “sweetness and love” in Jill’s book is exactly right. I’m delighted you stopped in for teatime!

  57. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I love it too, Liesbet! I’m so happy you stopped by to meet my talented friend, Sherida. She’s surprised me with this beautiful post. And that tea pot! What a lovely gift from her mother. Thanks for popping over.

  58. Johanna Bradley Says:

    Heavens, those cookies make your eyes sparkle! Lovely review too 🙂 🙂

  59. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Johanna, thank you! These sparkling cookies are just right with Jill’s new book of sparkling hope! I’m so glad you stopped by for treats and the review!

  60. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I totally agree, Jo! Thanks for stopping by. xo

  61. Laurie I Says:

    Great review!! I love the theme tea. I’m looking forward to reading A Home for her Daughrer.

  62. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you, Laurie! You will enjoy reading A Home for Her Daufhter. I’m glad you stopped by for the review!

  63. Kate Johnston Says:

    Congratulations, Jill! The cookies look divine, and the book sounds just as sweet. I love Jill’s feel-good stories–especially these days. Thank you for a great review!

  64. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Kate, I agree with you. Jill’s stories are uplifting to read, especially now. Please enjoy another cookie! Thank you for visiting!

  65. Millie Thom Says:

    What a lovely review of Jill’s new book. It sounds like something most of us need to read, especially during these difficult times. Those Sparkling Lavender Sugar Shortbread Cookies look totally mouth-watering.

  66. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi, Millie! I’m so pleased you find my review and the cookies delightful! Thank you for joining us for our tea celebration.

  67. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    I thought you’d like the tea theme, Laurie. You and Sherida are both creative with your reviews. Thanks for stopping by!

  68. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Aw…thanks so much, Kate! I appreciate your support. You’re right, the cookies look delicious. Thanks for stopping over.

  69. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Hi Millie! Yes, my mouth waters each time I visit Sherida’s blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today.

  70. carol Balawyder Says:

    Oh, Sherida, I envy your beautiful post! And, what an inspiring review. I am eager to read Jill’s book and with such words as “I couldn’t stop reading” it’s just the kind of book I love. In any case, I’ve loved all Jill’s previous books in her collection. Congratulations, Jill and all the best. <3

  71. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you, Carol! The endings of Jill’s books always leave me with warm feelings….and the wish the story would go on forever. Fortunately Jill has more releases ahead for us. Thank you for stopping by for tea!

  72. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Carol. I’m happy you were able to see Sherida’s beautiful post. I appreciate your kind words and your support. xo

  73. Miriam Hurdle Says:

    I love the sweet story line of Jill’s book. It’s touching and inspirational. Your review is excellent and thank you for your recommendation, Sherida! Your tea and treat are lovely. Thank you!

  74. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Miriam, thank you for your kind comments! Being a mother, a grandmother and a former teacher, I’m especially touched by stories where children play an important part. Little Riley is such a sweetheart. Thank you for enjoying my teatime treats!

  75. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Miriam. Sherida is such a warm and welcoming hostess.

  76. Erica/Erika Says:

    Nice to meet you, Sherida. Your post is a feast for the eyes. Beautiful! It is extra special because the teapot is from your Mother and you baked the shortbread. I know Jill’s book will be a great read on my upcoming camping trip. Thank you for your review and infusing this post with part of yourself. Erica

  77. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Thank you, Erica, for your encouraging comment about my post! Have a fun camping trip! I know you will enjoy Jill’s newest book. I’m so glad you stopped by!

  78. Jill Weatherholt Says:

    Great to see you, Erica! I agree, Sherida’s post is beautiful. I hope you have a great and safe time on your camping trip. Thanks for popping over. Enjoy!

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