Grace & Lavender

Heather Norman Smith

GRACE & LAVENDER is the first book I’ve ever read by Heather Norman Smith. To be honest, I fell in love with the cover the minute I saw it. I knew I would read it anyway, because It is set in my new home of North Carolina, but the cover really pulled me in. I loved everything about this beautiful story and I’m excited to read more by Heather. She has a way of grabbing her readers and she never lets us go. She made Springville seem like a real North Carolina town. Grace has been abandoned and is living at a children’s home. Colleen is recently retired and tries to stay busy. Melody is Colleen’s daughter and lives a very simple life.

GRACE & LAVENDER is filled with twists and turns as well as faith, family, love, hope, and had me staying up way too late one night to finish! I had to know where Heather Norman Smith was taking us and what would happen to Colleen, Melody, and Grace. Poor Grace will pull at your heart strings and never let them go. There is so much heart in Heather’s writing that I was left with a huge smile on my face and my heart very happy. I could totally see GRACE & LAVENDER becoming a Hallmark movie and I would love to see it. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I’ve known them for a long time.

Make yourself a yummy hot drink, get your favorite blanket and get on the couch. GRACE & LAVENDER is an awesome way to spend the afternoon or evening. Once you start, you won’t be able to put it down and will find yourself cheering for these three ladies as they try to navigate their way through a very different and unique situation. I really wanted to reach in to this story and give Grace a hug over and over again. Heather Norman Smith will pull you in from the very first page and never let you go! Now I’m praying that she is working on a sequel next because I really want more.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Publicity Tours. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Grace & Lavender by Heather Norman Smith, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


grace and lavenderTitle: Grace & Lavender
Author: Heather Norman Smith
Publisher: Ambassador International
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2019

Recently retired Colleen Hill is always busy, constantly on a quest to make life more interesting.

When the ladies’ group at her church partners with the local children’s home, Colleen jumps in as usual, volunteering to share her passion for cooking with a troubled teenager named Grace. But Colleen must balance the new project with her pursuit of becoming a contestant on a television game show, along with all the other ideas her brain continually spins out.

Colleen’s daughter Melody is quite different. She lives a calm, simple life and is content with who she is. That is, until an unexpected opportunity to work with Grace, too, pushes her to reevaluate life and dare to take on bigger dreams. The path starts with a newly-found interest in soap-making and leads her to responsibilities she didn’t even know she wanted, including helping Grace understand the meaning of her name.

Grace & Lavender is a book for all audiences—a heart-warming story that reminds us to seek God’s purpose for our lives.

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heather norman smith

Heather Norman Smith aims to entertain and encourage, while illuminating the redemptive love of God through her writing. Along with Christian Fiction, she writes devotions and children’s books. She also enjoys writing songs and singing about Jesus.

Heather is proud to be a life-long North Carolinian and hopes to present the beauty of the Tar Heel State in her writing. Her home is just outside Winston-Salem, NC, where she lives with one husband, two daughters, one son, two cats, and two dogs. Heather loves words and does not enjoy math, except when it comes to counting blessings.

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  1. Thank you for your review on “Grace & Lavender” by Heather Norman Smith and for being part of the blog tour.

    I would love the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Sounds like a wonderful book.
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