Blog + Review Tour: Rebuilding Joy by Regina Rudd Merrick

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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. 



My Review 🖤

Rebuilding Joy is the second book in the RenoVations series, and is just a cute as the first book!  In Heart Restoration we get to see Nick and Lisa fall in love, and now there is a wedding on the horizon!!  So, the shift focuses to another Reno sibling, Del, and everyone's favorite proprietor, Darcy.  Del and Darcy have a special bond between them, and it was so great to see the two of them shine.  Del is such a kind-hearted and protective soul, and Darcy is so strong and independent, that the lighthearted friction between them added to the overall tension of this novel in the most delicious way.

Like in the first novel, amid the happiness there is a dark mystery that is lurking, but this time we get to see things from a unsavory characters perspective.  At first, I thought this might make the storyline more predictable, and parts of it is, but it actually deepened the mystery, and lead to several unexpected surprises that I was quite pleased with.  We get to meet new characters, catch up with several characters from the first volume, and the balance was sheer perfection.

It's obvious that as this series continues that it keeps getting better and better, which gets me excited!  I have bonded with these characters, and this charming town and its inhabitants, and I adore getting lost in this world.  The writing in Rebuilding Joy is transportive, showing the true talent of Regina Rudd Merrick, and continues to capture my heart and my imagination.

My Rating: ★★★


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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  1. Thank you for sharing! So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Thank you so much for your review, and for sharing! I'm happy you've enjoyed my books - now to find another RENO to write about! :)

    1. You are very welcome! That's funny you say that about finding another Reno to write about. I was thinking the exact same thing when I was writing my review! :)


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