Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Mother’s Strength by Allie Pleiter

Posted August 24, 2021 by meezcarrie in Allie Pleiter, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 12 Comments

Wander Canyon #4

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2021

Will finding her son a friend

lead to forever love?

Single mom Molly Kane will do anything to help her son overcome his anxieties—including enlisting former police officer Sawyer Bradshaw to give him golf lessons. Sawyer’s a loner, yet he quickly forms a bond with little Zack. And with Molly. But protecting Zack means Molly must keep her heart off-limits from Sawyer, even as her little boy draws them together…

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I love the Wander Canyon series by Allie Pleiter, and with each new book I think “Ok, this one is my favorite.” But y’all, I really super duper mean it this time: A Mother’s Strength is my hands-down favorite.

The way Pleiter writes children is a delightful mix of adorable humor and heart-tugging depth without being over the top cutesy, and I particularly can’t wait for you to meet Zack in A Mother’s Strength. Love his heart, I could relate to him with his anxiety issues, and I melted all over the place at the dignity & affection Sawyer instinctively knew to give him from the beginning. Speaking of Sawyer, he wears quite nicely the ‘broody hero who is flabbergasted at how quickly these people worked their way inside his defenses’ persona, and I loved watching him fall hard for Molly & her son Zack in spite of the walls and armor around his heart. He and Zack were the source of most of my smiles in this book, including a few chuckles, and their similar personalities – nearly exact opposites of ‘flood of sunshine’ Molly – add an extra layer of sweetness to the story.

Molly and Sawyer’s slow burn romance is super swoony, and I really liked how Pleiter paced their journey from casual acquaintances to falling in love with a tentative friendship in between. Their kisses range from tender to passionate, but undergirding each one is a depth of emotion that brought tears to my eyes (even as I was fanning myself with delight). Watching them help each other overcome their internal and external struggles touched my heart, their opposites-attract personalities allowing them to complement each other’s strengths & weaknesses.

Bottom Line: A Mother’s Strength by Allie Pleiter is a sweet & swoony romance that also explores deeper issues like paralyzing anxiety and wounded hearts. Molly, Zack and Sawyer’s paths toward healing delightfully intertwine, and readers will experience a range of emotions as they follow the journey. From chuckling out loud to grinning like a fool, swooning blissfully, and wiping away a few stray tears, I enjoyed every page of this read and I am already eager for the next visit to Wander Canyon!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / fantastic on every level!

KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion

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An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter spends her days writing books and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, and speaks nationally on writing, faith, and creative productivity. Allie currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Sign up for her newsletter at

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12 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): A Mother’s Strength by Allie Pleiter

  1. Sunnymay

    I love the energy on the cover and want one of those all encompassing hugs. As a mom, I’m interested in relationships with kids and grown ups.

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