Book Review of 'Even If Nothing Else Is Certain' by Amy Willoughby-Burle

Happy Monday Bookworms!

Welcome to another week!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter.  My household was feeling a tad under the weather, so we had a very low-key day at home, and it was actually kind of nice.  We are gearing up for some severe weather in my neck of the woods this afternoon, and I think the storm front has been blowing up all the allergens.  Spring has most definitely sprung!

If you're going to be hit with these crazy storms that are headed our way, I pray that you stay safe, and I hope that you enjoy my thoughts on a great historical romance.

Even if Nothing Else is Certain JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Even If Nothing Else Is Certain by Amy Willoughby-Burle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Even If Nothing Else is Certain

Title: Even If Nothing Else Is Certain 
Series: Love for Certain #2
Author: Amy Willoughby-Burle
Publisher: Fireship Press
Release Date: March 27, 2024
Genre: Historical Romance (clean)

Even if nothing else is certain … love still is. 

Ruby Foster loves her job as a Pack Horse librarian, but secretly she dreams of being a nurse. Since there are no schools for nursing in the hills of rural Kentucky in 1937, Ruby contents herself with harvesting medicinal plants, delivering her beloved library books, and dreaming. Dreaming mostly of a life that doesn’t leave her living in the past. Until one day she discovers that “past” camped out by the Hell for Certain creek. Could it really be Cole, the one who left her heartbroken so many years ago? Just when she starts to believe in her dreams and hope for love again, Cole reveals his true colors. Or is the truth she sees only another illusion? When nothing else in the world seems certain, can the bonds of friendship bring one searching heart and one lost soul together again?  

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My Review

I was so excited to delve into this novel.  I have been loving historical fictions lately and there’s nothing better than being introduced to a new (to me) author!  The first thing that caught my attention was the incredibly descriptive imagery.  It is almost poetic in its telling, and it didn’t take long to capture my imagination and submerge me in this world.  This is a very character-driven novel, with many of townsfolk mentioned almost as much as the main characters, and everyone is so likable.  Well, Cole’s character wasn’t one of my favorites, but he eventually won me over.   I am a sucker for a good redemption arc, and this is magnified in this novel.

There are ghosts of the past that haunt the entire novel that tugs on your heart.  Throughout the story Cole has flashbacks to further explain what happened in his past, and why he struggles like he does.  I appreciated these brief reminiscences as they give more depth to Cole’s situation and did soften my heart towards him the more into the story I got.  The past holds him captive and keeps him almost frozen in time, which is something that is incredibly relatable.  

Ruby’s character is truly an angel and seeing the evident connection between her and Cole was so sweet.  Their moments together were some of my favorite scenes.  The ending was refreshing, and even though it was predictable it was sweet, nonetheless.  I am so glad that I was able to read this well-written and heart-tugging novel and be introduced to a new author!  There is truly nothing better.

My Rating: ★★★★

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About the Author

Amy Willoughy-Burle

Amy Willoughby-Burle is an award-winning fiction author living in Asheville, NC with her husband and five children. Her fiction focuses on the importance of family and friends and centers on the themes of forgiveness, second chances, and finding the beauty in the world around us. She is the author of the novels The Lemonade Year, The Year of Thorns and Honey, The Other Side of Certain and Even if Nothing Else Is Certain. Her short fiction has been published in numerous journals and in her collection, Out Across the Nowhere. 

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, signed copies of The Other Side of Certain and Even if Nothing Else is Certain, and librarian & plant themed bookmarks, stickers and postcards!

(1) additional winner will win a signed copy of Even if Nothing Else is Certain!

Even If Nothing Else is Certain JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight April 1, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 8, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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*I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher through JustRead Tours
All views and opinions expressed are completely honest, and my own.


  1. This looks like a great novel. Thanks for hosting this tour.

  2. lovely review, Christi! You need to read book 1 also - i loved it! Looking forward to reading this one soon too. Praying you stay safe in storms <3

  3. Congratulations on your book!

  4. This sounds like my kinda book! Love the cover!

  5. Thank you for sharing your review of Even If Nothing Else Is Certain , this sounds like a wonderful book and series and I am looking forward to reading the stories myself

  6. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review.


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