A Father for Bella by Jill Weatherholt – and my recent absence from Cozynookbks….

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 – 4.5 stars

When Joshua Carlson comes to stay at the Black Bear Inn for an entire month Faith is surprised. Most guests only stay for a quick weekend of skiing. That name, Carlson, sounds familiar to Faith, but Joshua isn’t saying much about who he is or why he’s there. She won’t press. After all, he did help her out in a tremendous way respecting her young daughter, Bella, as soon as he’d arrived.

Eventually, Faith finds out about Joshua’s real intentions and she’s heartbroken.

Presently, living in the little cottage on the Inn’s property has been home for Faith and Bella. Thinking about having to say goodbye to the property is overwhelming. But focusing on that while trying to manage the Inn’s restaurant is counterproductive, so instead Faith pours her energy into finding a way to keep her home.

Bella is getting attached to Joshua, and Faith is getting worried. But is she concerned about little Bella’s feelings for “Mr. Joshua,” or her own?

There’s so much to love about A Father for Bella. The wintry setting drew me in with its ski resort and cozy inn. Little Bella was adorable, and Faith’s reluctance to let go of the memory of her deceased husband while also fighting her attraction to Joshua kept me engaged in the story until the end. Add to that an accident, a calamity and a bit of mystery, and you’ve got a story that will keep you guessing and entertained until the final page.

If you enjoy a sweet read with a HEA that will leave you feeling relieved and fully content, then A Father for Bella is for you.

And if you enjoy Jill’s book, look out for her current release, A Mother for His Twins. I just spied it in my local Walmart. 😊


My recent absence from Cozynookbks

For those of you who have been following my blog for a while you will have noticed that I haven’t posted here for about two months. My mother suddenly became critically ill and we almost lost her. Since receiving that dreadful news I haven’t had the presence of mind or the time to read books. Since my mom was living over eight hours away at the time it was very difficult trying to balance everything. She was in the hospital for about six weeks and completed rehabilitation about a week ago. I am so happy to report that she is alive and making bits of progress each day.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to be catching up on the host of books and audiobooks that have been patiently waiting for me. I sure have missed all of you. 😊

25 thoughts on “A Father for Bella by Jill Weatherholt – and my recent absence from Cozynookbks….

  1. Beautiful review and cover. I have been thinking about naming my daughter, Bella. Such a beautiful name. This does sound like a wonderful read.

    How are you, Laurie and how is mom now? I pray that she is doing much better now x

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    • Hi, Diana!! 💕 It’s so great to hear from you. I’ve missed my blogger buddies so much. 🤗
      I’m doing okay, Diana. Taking one day at a time. Thankfully my mom is doing much better than she was a couple of months ago. It’s still a long road ahead of her, but I’m grateful she’s alive.
      Bella is a very sweet name. Have I missed something, Diana? Are you expecting a baby girl? I’ve been away from blogging for several weeks and haven’t kept up with posts. Did I miss an announcement? 🥰
      Thanks so much for stopping by and asking about my mom. It touched my heart.


  2. Welcome back! Wonderful review of what sounds like a good book. I’m sorry to hear that your mother was so sick. The distance must have made it even more difficult. I hope your own health held up through all of this. My prayers are with you, your mother, and your family as she continues to recover. God bless you!

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    • Hi, Linda. Thank you so much for your kind words. It’s been a tough couple of months, and the challenges are not over. My mom is coming along, but she’s still very sick. As for me, I try to take one day at a time. I haven’t had much time to read lately, and my mind has been so distracted by many things, but I’ve been doing what I can to get back on track. I’ve missed reading everyones’ posts. I’m hoping to get back to checking those regularly soon too.
      Thank you for stopping by. I’m so happy to hear from you. 🌸


  3. Great that you Mom has made good progress, so sorry to hear what a stressful time you have been through. I hope you get time to relax a little now. The book sounds good, nice and light with a cute little girl, always a pull in for me.

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  4. I am so glad to hear that your mom is okay now… it must have been devastating and difficult for you. I’ve missed you here on WordPress and am looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  5. Aw…Laurie, what a beautiful surprise. Thank you so much for this lovely review and the shout out for A Mother for His Twins. I’m so happy to hear the news of your mother. I know the last time we chatted, she was showing signs of improvement. Now, it’s time to take care of yourself, friend. I’ll continue to keep you in my prayers. Thank you again. ❤

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    • Hi, Susan!! ❤️🤗🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️ I sure have missed being here.
      Thank you for reading my post. 🥰
      Yes, it’s been a very stressful time. And although my mom is beyond the initial ordeal, she still has a ways to go as far as recovery is concerned. But I’m grateful she’s alive. ☺️
      I’m slowly transitioning back to reading. I’m so behind!! 🤦🏽‍♀️
      Thank you for welcoming me back. It means a lot to me. 🌸

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