Book Review: A Mother for His Twins by Jill Weatherholt

A Mother for His Twins
Jill Weatherholt


There’s never been a better time to pick up a feel-good book and A Mother for His Twins by Jill Weatherholt was the perfect remedy for me. Weatherholt’s book is part of the Harlequin Heartwarming Inspirational Romance novels, in which modern characters with real-life problems learn to let go of sadness and past mistakes, to grab that second chance at love.

In this story, Joy Kelliher is a first-grade teacher in the small town of Virginia’s Whispering Slopes, nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains. She’s working on her master’s degree because her biggest dream is to honor her father’s legacy and become principal of the school. Sure she will never have a family of her own, Joy’s work and being around children has taken on a profound importance.

Then Nick Capello returns to Whispering slopes and Joy’s life is turned upside down. They were high school sweethearts, with plans to marry, but he’d left town suddenly and with no explanation fourteen years earlier. Now he’s back with young twin sons and is vying for the same principal job.

Readers hope that Joy and Nick will find their way back to each other, but each faces unique and shared hurdles of deeply-buried pain, anger, resentment, jealousy and misunderstandings. In addition, both have questioned their faith when bad things have happened to them.

I enjoyed this polished and loving story, the characters and community of Whispering Slopes, a place that offers the appeal of small-town living, and where friends and family care about each other. Weatherholt writes smartly with both humor and realism and, through Joy and Nick, shows readers that there is a way to get past hurt and loss.

In a note to readers after the book, Weatherholt talks about how her characters get trapped in the “if only” mindset. “If and only—two words that can start a person down the road of self-doubt.” There’s always a way to start down a new road and this story shows how.

Jill is the author of two additional Love Inspired novels, Second Chance Romance (read my review here) and A Father for Bella. Learn more about Jill Weatherholt here.

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96 thoughts on “Book Review: A Mother for His Twins by Jill Weatherholt

  1. Well, if this isn’t the nicest surprise…thank you so much, Barbara! I appreciate you taking the time to read A Mother for His Twin and writing such a lovely review. You truly brightened my week! ❤

    1. You are very welcome, Jill. I enjoyed A Mother for His Twins very much. I need to go back and read A Father for Bella, now that I see the connection! By the way, I meant to say this in my review, but I loved the hamburger incident and how it was resolved. I didn’t see that coming and thought it was great!

      1. I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Barbara. I’d like to think that my stories bring some hope into a reader’s world…even if it is fiction. I’ve written another book and started a new one, so I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember the hamburger incident right this second….eek! You might need you refresh my memory in your next email. 🙂 I’m glad you liked it though!

      1. It’s great that you are building a community in your Whispering Slopes stories, Jill. I think of it whenever I’m driving my son to college in Virginia!

  2. Barbara, a lovely review of a book I loved … Jill is a gifted writer and I always settle down with her books in the knowledge I’m in for a great treat! 😀

  3. What a wonderful review, Barbara. Jill’s one of my #mustread authors, and A Mother for His Twins is one of my favorites! Waving to Jill. Hope you’re both staying healthy and hopeful right now. xoxo

      1. Too chilly the last couple of days for hiking. Hopefully tomorrow. 🌼🌻❤

    1. HI Tori – thanks so much for stopping by to read my review. I’ve read Second Chance Romance but I need to read A Father for Bella before Jill comes out with another book! Slow down, Jill 🙂

  4. This is a book I’ve both read and reviewed. Lucky me, I can count on Jill as a faithful friend, though we’ve never met in person. Kind author that she is, she also reviewed my memoir, Mennonite Daughter.

    If you need an escape from the grim pandemic gripping the world right now, A Mother for His Twins is the book for you now. 🙂

  5. Hi Barbara, Thank you for featuring Jill and her book “A Mother for His Twins.” I had the opportunity to read this engaging book when I was camping last Fall. A agree how it was a feel-good book. I especially like your phrase “Weatherholt writes smartly with both humor and realism.” I did mention to Jill how I shed a few tears at the end, happy tears. A compliment to the author and the book.🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Erica. I remember the picture of you reading A Mother for His Twins while camping. You looked so cute! I’m happy my books create a good feeling for the reader, that’s important to me. Thanks for popping by. ❤

    1. I still need to read A Father for Bella – Bella shows up in this one 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer – I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. 💙💛💙

  6. What a wonderful review Barbara and it’s reminded me that it’s about time I delved into this feel good book of Jill’s. Thank you!

  7. What a lovely review of Jill’s book! I am so glad you didn’t give too much away as I have it but haven’t read it yet! I enjoyed both her previous books very much indeed. Congratulations, Jill on such a wonderful review!

    1. Hi Clare – yes I’ve learned over the years not to reveal too much in a book review 😉 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I read Second Chance Romance, but somehow missed A Father for Bella but I will definitely read it. Thanks for stopping by!

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