Sunday, May 23, 2021

Autumn's Harmony Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

About the Book

Book:  Autumn’s Harmony

Author: Donna Wyland

Genre: Contemporary women’s fiction

Release date: October 20, 2020


For every woman who has ever desired

to make sense of her past, find joy in

the present, and discover God’s purpose

for her future.

Anna Bentley needs a new life. Struggling in a long-term marriage with two children and carrying a secret that stole her joy many years ago, she begins to search for the key to happiness in marriage and in life. When peach martinis, lacy lingerie and Nicholas Sparks novels fail to quell her discontent and spice up her failing marriage, she finds what she was looking for in the most unlikely place.

Autumn’s Harmony is a poignant and witty tale about the healing power of forgiveness, reconciliation and new beginnings.


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author


Donna Wyland is an award-winning author whose personal essays and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. Her published work includes picture books, Your Home in Heaven and If I Could Ask Jesus, and a gift book titled Surrender. Donna is a mother and grandmother, and she lives in the Midwest with her husband surrounded by quilts, crafts, and oodles of books. To learn more, visit or connect with Donna on LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.


More from Donna

Anna Bentley needs a new beginning. Most women have felt the same way at one time or another. When life is routine and marriage & family are a struggle, where can you find true happiness? Anna discovers her new beginning in an unlikely place – the same place I found mine when I was thirty-three. Join Anna on her journey to reignite the happiness in you.

My Thoughts

As I started to read Autumn's Harmony, I couldn't help but feel like this felt different than the many other Christian fiction novels I am accustomed to reading. In the beginning especially it really felt more like a mainstream contemporary women's fiction. There were a few reasons for this.

First of all, the leading lady in this story is not a Christian, nor are any of the initial characters we are introduced to. While the heroines in Christian fiction are not always Christians at the start of their stories, it does seem like they already have someone close to them that is. It seems to me that it was not until probably halfway through the story or so until we're introduced to Christian characters.

The second reason is that it was perhaps a bit more colorful in the language department than one might expect from the genre. Don't get me wrong, it is still pretty clean but there are a handful of curse words used, as well as some pretty colorful discussions of Victoria's Secret and references (without much detail) given to the intimate aspects of married life.

Still, I think it was this less than perfect aspect of the story really made Anna's story feel all the more real. As a reader you couldn't help but feel her heartache and pray that she would find the happiness she was looking for. While it was a fictional story, it felt very much true to life and I loved that. Anna wasn't the only character that felt real to me... I so enjoyed the side characters as well. I must admit a few of them even reminded me of some special people in my own life, which is perhaps another reason I was drawn in as much as I was. Though it felt a bit slower paced, it was still a fairly quick read and one that I honestly wasn't quite ready to end.

If you enjoy a story that reminds us of God's grace and forgiveness, and will encourage and inspire... this is certainly one to check out. 

Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, May 18

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 19

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 20

Genesis 5020, May 20

Texas Book-aholic, May 21

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, May 22

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, May 23

Spoken from the Heart, May 23

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, May 24

deb’s Book Review, May 25

HappyWhenReading, May 25

Inklings and notions, May 26

Batya’s Bits, May 27

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 27

For Him and My Family, May 28

Older & Smarter?, May 29

Pause for Tales, May 29

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 31


To celebrate her tour, Donna is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of Autumn’s Harmony and a $25 Magnolia Market E-Gift Card!!

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


"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24