Book Review – What We Found in Hallelujah by Vanessa Miller

Book Review

Can the Reynolds survive another “storm”?

This heartwarming story of two sisters heading back home because a “storm” is brewing. Hope and Faith go home to help their mother, Ruby out, supposedly. The sisters really do not want to go back home because of the family secrets and family drama.

This story is about mother-daughter relationships, forgiveness, redemption, and family secrets. Can their faith be restored after all the years of hurt, drama, and abandonment? The characters were likable, realistic, and relatable. I could comprehend the mother and her daughters. I felt like I lived right next door and I grew up with Trinity, Hope, and Faith. The setting was South Carolina where I exactly live right now but in a fictional city. It was so realistic that I could picture some of the scenes in the story. I really like how the author incorporated a lot of Southern charm.

This book was personal to me and it made me think about my life and my relationship with my own children. When will my pain stop and my praise return? Also, this book brought me back to my childhood with the Jiffy cornbread and Glory greens. Lol

I recommend this book to avid readers and book clubs. I give this book 4 stars.


Another storm is on the horizon for the Reynolds women. And the only way out is to go through it.

Good things never happen in November—at least not for the Reynolds women. It was the month they lost their patriarch. And the month when fourteen-year-old Trinity went missing during a tropical storm. So Hope Reynolds isn’t surprised when it becomes the month she walks in on her boyfriend kissing another woman. Or when she receives a panicked call from her mother about a mistake that could cost the family their treasured beach house.

Meanwhile, Faith Reynolds-Phillips is facing her own financial struggles. She’s also looking down the barrel of divorce and raising a daughter who reminds her so much of her younger sister, Trinity, that sometimes it physically hurts. The last place Hope and Faith want to be is in Hallelujah, South Carolina, during hurricane season. Going home will force them to confront the secrets that have torn their family apart. But if they can survive another storm, they’ll have a chance to rebuild on a new foundation—the truth.

In the latest novel from prolific writer Vanessa Miller, three women must find the strength to endure the storm and the faith to believe in a miracle.

“A heartwarming, page-turning, beautiful story about family secrets, mother-daughter relationships, forgiveness, and restored faith.” —Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author

  • Inspiring contemporary fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • Other books by Vanessa Miller: Something Good

Amazon: https://amzn.to/43PD2AF

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