Book Review | Rebuilding Joy

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Rebuilding Joy JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Rebuilding Joy Title: Rebuilding Joy Series: RenoVations #2 Author: Regina Rudd Merrick Publisher: Bellville Street Books Release Date: June 2, 2021 Genre: Contemporary Romance A waitress, a contractor, and an FBI agent walk into a café … Single mom Darcy Emerson Sloan has enough to do raising twins and running a restaurant. She’s doing fine on her own and doesn’t need the complications of a man in her life. But when her café turns into a crime scene, putting her and her children are in danger, she begins to take interest in the handsome young FBI agent that comes on the scene. Contractor Del Reno is as even-keeled as they come, but even he has his limits. And Darcy Sloan has pushed him too far. Every time he tries to help, it backfires. But now that Darcy and her kids are in trouble, he has no choice but to come to her aid and to protect her. She’s just going to have to deal with it. Secret tunnels, organized crime, adorable children, and a wedding. Just another day in Clementville. PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound



Regina Rudd Merrick

Regina Rudd Merrick is a multi-published writer, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, lover of all things beachy and chocolate, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Married to her husband of 35-plus years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and the keeper of a 100-year-old house where she lives in the small town of Marion, KY. Connect with Regina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or on her website at

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Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick is a small town Christian romance. Darcy is a single mom determined to go it alone. Del Reno is the contractor helping refurbish the apartment above Darcy’s cafe.

This is the second book in the RenoVations series. I haven’t read the first book, so it did feel like I was missing some backstory. Perhaps that is why it felt awkward when concerted effort is made to point out that, though Del’s dad recently married Darcy’s mom, Del and Darcy are not brother and sister.

My favorite part is when Del is babysitting Darcy’s kiddos. It is especially sweet. The ending is suspenseful and I love that secret tunnels are involved. I wish there were more time spent on them, but perhaps if I had read the first book, I would have a different perspective.

All in all, Rebuilding Joy is an entertaining read and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from JustRead Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.


(3) winner will receive their choice of ebook or signed print copy of Rebuilding Joy!

Rebuilding Joy JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 7, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on June 14, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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