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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - The Weather Girls: Sunny Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: The Weather Girls: Sunny

Author: Jennifer Lynn Cary

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: September 6, 2021

She got stood up on Valentine’s Day…

…Then she lost her job

Could the legend of the cardinal change her luck?

With a disposition as bright as her name, Sunny shakes it off the worst day of her life and makes a new start. She’s got the brains that it takes, but she’s more than a little scared. It’s not just her reputation on the line.

Would this cockeyed adventure be the thing her siblings need too?

Pat only wants peace in the family and never dreamed doing a favor for his sister could drop him into so much hot water. Torn between what he’s always wanted and what is staring him in the face, someone is bound to get hurt.

Odds are it will be him.

But then, only the cardinal knows for sure.

Return to 1970 Indiana with Sunny, the first book in The Weather Girls series—get into the miniskirts, bell-bottoms, and Christian family values.

You’ll love Sunny for the music, the fashions, and the hilarious antics, because who can resist a romantic trip down memory lane?


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Cary likes to say you can take the girl out of Indiana, but you can’t take the Hoosier out of the girl. Now transplanted to the Arizona desert, this direct descendant of Davy Crockett and her husband of forty years enjoy time with family where she shares tales of her small town heritage and family legacies with their grandchildren. She is the author of The Crockett Chronicles series and The Relentless series as well as the stand-alone novella Tales of the Hob Nob Annex Café and her recent split-time novel The Traveling Prayer Shawl.


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I was born in the 50’s, grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, and married in 1980. I relate to K.T. Oslin’s song “80’s Ladies” a little too well. 😉

Though we moved from Kokomo, Indiana in 1972, it always will be my hometown.

A few years ago my sister headed up a plan to have an annual Cousin’s Reunion in Kokomo. Two cousins came from Ohio and my sister and I came from the west to converge on our family who still call Kokomo home. Each trip back reminded me of how much I loved growing up there.

One day Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” came on the Oldies station and caught my attention. Then I remembered the songs “Stormy” and “Windy” and wondered what it might be like for girls with that sort of name—especially if their surname was Day. Would their dispositions match their names? Why would their parents give them those names? The questions kept coming and I fell in love with the whole storyline.

The best part was putting the house I grew up in into the book(s). Yep, as you read the story, Hazel Day’s house is set up mostly like the one where I grew up only I added a den and an extra bedroom upstairs.

Ferguson House is based on the Seiberling Mansion—I love that place and tour it every chance I can when I get back to Kokomo. It’s amazing.

I also included favorite landmarks. Scotty’s Drive-In saw a lot of me in my early teen years. Great for grabbing a coke and not that far from either school or home.

The funny thing about memories is that they can blur and morph over time. Thankfully someone from my hometown has put together a Facebook page where I can ask questions and get more than enough answers.

Many locales I remember no longer exist, so writing about them helps them live on.

I hope you will check out Sunny and 1970 Kokomo and come back for the rest of The Weather Girls trilogy.

Abundant blessings!

My Thoughts

 The Weather Girls: Sunny is a Christian Historical Romance that is written by Jennifer Lynn Cary. This is book one in The Weather Girls series. This is the first book that I have read by this author. I will admit this is an instance where I judged the book by the cover/title. I was not sure what to think when I started reading. However once I got started, I wanted to delay everything else in my life and finish the book. This was a case where "one more chapter" kept me up late. This book is set in the 1970's which is not a period I read about often - and I enjoyed it. I am an 80's baby - so I understood the culture and song references. 

The Weather Girls are three sisters. Sunny, Stormy and Windy. They have some major life changes and they all end up back at the home that they grew up with Gramma in Kokomo, Indiana. This book is Sunny's story. It starts off with her losing her job in the treasury department through the governor's office. She considers this the worst day ever. She returns home and tries to figure out what to do next with her life. With the help with her Gramma and Gramma's friend, Chloe she buys a historical mansion and has a great idea for a business. However, there is a competitor that wants her hands on it also - that she sends her brother, Pat to scope it out. 

Pat is not thrilled when his sister sends him to do her dirty work. He does not count on being completely taken by Sunny. He is intrigued by her brains and beauty. He finds himself wanting to help her get the business off the ground. He is a corporate lawyer and comes from  a family of money, but he desires so much more. He does not disclose his last name at first for he wants Sunny to see him for him, and not for who his family is. 

I love these characters. I love that these characters have to figure out themselves, and how to bring God to the forefront of their lives. These characters have made mistakes, and they need to heal and allow God to work in their lives. I loved meeting the Day family - all the sisters. I cannot wait to read the rest of the sisters story. 

Carve some time out to read this story - you will fall in love with the Weather Girls and their Gramma. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - All thoughts are my own. 

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To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon card with signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing the review. Sounds like a good book.

  2. This sounds so cute and sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, this sounds like a must read book and series for me

  4. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  5. I was not familiar with any novels by Jennifer Lynn Cary, but this one sounds delightful. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  6. This sounds like a terrific book.

  7. I love the names of the three sisters in this series.