About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

New Wine Transportation Company: A Springville Story by Heather Norman Smith


Can a holy mission change Springville for the better?

Springville Community Christian Church is nestled in the foothills of North Carolina in a quiet, Mayberry-esque community. But when a ruthless businessman from out of town sets his sights on quaint downtown Springville as the perfect location to open a bar, the town's calm is disturbed and the church's pastor is pulled into the chaos.
Pastor Daniel Whitefield seeks only to do the will of God. Nothing more, nothing less. When he's pressured to join the Springville League of Churches-a coalition in protest of the bar-he resists, causing tension with friends and congregants. Daniel further risks his credibility by organizing a taxi service for the bar s customers, as a way to witness of God's love to them.

The seven members of New Wine Transportation Company are excited to minister in their community, despite the naysayers, but as damaging rumors about the pastor and his wife spread, Daniel begins to question the project. Is it worth the risks involved? And can they really make a difference by giving folks a ride home after a night out drinking? Maybe there's more at stake than they know.


This is an enjoyable story of faith and grace, and I was gently reeled in by this touching tale. Many of the citizens of Springville are against a bar that has opened in their small town and their instincts are to shut it down, and to do it quickly. Until...Minister Daniel Whitefield convinces a few men in his congregation that the better good might be served by making sure that the customers get home safely. This is the beginning of the New Wine Transportation Company, and the events that follow are both entertaining and thought-provoking. I smiled, I laughed, and I was even moved to tears, but I was certainly never bored!

New Wine Transportation Company has suspense, some unorthodox circumstances, and even a touch of romance, but the spiritual thread is what I enjoyed the most. Do we respond to wrongdoing by doing more wrong? Are we allowing God to direct our steps, and truly accepting of His will in our lives?

Author Heather Norman Smith has written a touching story of faith in action, and I recommend New Wine Transportation Company to all who enjoy Christian fiction. I look forward to reading more of her books.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book that I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


Heather Norman Smith is a Christian Fiction and devotions author. Her goal is to use the written word to entertain and encourage while illuminating the redemptive love of God. She also enjoys writing songs and singing about Jesus. Heather is proud to be a life-long North Carolinian and aims to present the beauty of the Tar Heel State in her fiction. Her home is just outside Winston-Salem, NC, where she lives with her husband, their four children, and several pets.

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