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I’ll Stand By You by Sharon Sala Review

Title: I’ll Stand By You

Author: Sharon Sala

First published June 1, 2015

386 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.28


Sharon Sala’s heartwarming novel, I’ll Stand By You, tells the story of Dori Grant, a single mother living in the small town of Blessings, Georgia. Despite facing the judgment and gossip of her neighbors, Dori has always managed to survive.

However, when tragedy strikes and she loses everything in one night, she has no choice but to turn to the community that has shunned her. Luckily, the Pine boys, who are considered to be troublemakers, step up to help.

Johnny Pine, who has been taking care of his siblings since his mother’s death, sees Dori’s struggles and offers his support. Together, they learn that love and family can be found in the most unexpected places.

About the Author

Sharon Sala, a proud Native Oklahoman, still resides within a mere two-hour drive from her birthplace. She initially published her work in 1991 and has since become a distinguished author, with over 135 published books across seven unique genres.

Her written works span across romantic suspense, mystery, young adult, western, fiction, women’s fiction, and non-fiction.

Her notable accomplishments include being an eight-time RITA finalist, a prestigious Romance Industry award. She has also won the Janet Dailey Award, the National Reader’s Choice Award five times, and the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence five times.

Sharon Sala has also been honored with the Heart of Excellence Award and the Booksellers Best Award, along with receiving the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award RITA, presented by RWA. In recognition of her 100th published novel, RWA awarded her the Centennial Award.

Editoral Review

I’ll Stand By You, written by bestselling author Sharon Sala, is a heart-wrenching and emotionally charged novel that explores the strength of familial bonds, the power of love and loyalty, and the resilience of the human spirit. This novel was first published on June 1, 2015, and has been captivating readers ever since.

Sharon Sala is a prolific author who has written more than 100 books, including several New York Times bestsellers. Sala is known for her ability to create gripping stories that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

She is a masterful storyteller who has a unique talent for building complex characters that readers can relate to. I’ll Stand By You is an emotionally charged novel that explores the story of a young woman named Tara who has to rebuild her life after a tragic accident leaves her without a family.

After the accident, Tara finds herself alone and desperate, struggling to come to terms with her loss. Despite the odds, Tara finds love and support from an unexpected source, an ex-soldier named Josh.

The story is set in the small town of Blessings, Georgia, where the residents are known for their unwavering sense of community and loyalty. Sala expertly crafts each character, taking the time to develop their individual stories alongside the main plot.

Tara and Josh’s story is intertwined with the stories of the other residents of Blessings, creating a rich and immersive narrative that leaves readers feeling like they are a part of the town. Sala’s writing is of the highest quality, and her storytelling is both engaging and thought-provoking.

Her ability to create rich and detailed characters that readers can connect with is commendable. This is a novel that is impossible to put down, as Sala weaves a complex and compelling plot that keeps readers guessing until the very end.

The pacing of the novel is perfect, and Sala expertly balances the emotional moments with the more lighthearted ones. The plot structure is well-organized, and the story flows smoothly from beginning to end.

Sala’s choice of setting is also noteworthy, as the town of Blessings plays an important role in the story, creating a sense of place that is both familiar and unique. Overall, I’ll Stand By You is an excellent novel that showcases Sharon Sala’s unparalleled talent as a writer.

The novel has a few flaws, including a predictable plot twist, but these are minor in the grand scheme of things. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys heartwarming stories that explore the power of family, love, and friendship.

This is a novel that will leave readers feeling inspired and moved. I would rate this novel a 4.5 out of 5, based on the quality of the writing, character development, pacing, plot structure, and themes.

While the novel does have a few flaws, the strengths of the novel far outweigh them. It is a novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers, including fans of contemporary fiction and romance.

Overall, I would highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for a unique and engaging reading experience.