Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – 1st John 4:7-8
Howdy, friend! I’m excited to share a book spotlight for TWO books today! =D Be sure to check these cool books out because there’s a giveaway, as well!
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Sing the Wondrous Story
an Orphans of the West novella
Jason was kicked out three years ago. His judgmental actions and decisions caused a rift and turmoil within his family, especially concerning his sister, Jessamine. Now God is leading him to return home—a home he isn’t certain he will be welcomed back to. The last three years has led to personal growth, he still has a lot to learn. Can he overcome his past mistakes or will he always be the black sheep?
Jessamine has popularity and the attention of many in town except the two men she wants to catch for herself. She lives for those moments of attention and needs to marry a rich man to buy all the pretty things she desires. There are two men who fit that and she will stop at nothing to find a husband to make her life perfect. When Jason returns and challenges her actions, will she be able to let go of her plan? Can she find love in more than herself?
He Leadeth Me
(Orphans of the West, #4)
Gage was eight when his parents died, but despite that, he has been content with his life. He misses the farm, though, and when his uncle gives him the deed and tells him to go back, he seizes the opportunity.
Almost a full day’s ride, Gage reconnects with his friend, Danny and settles into farm life. Then someone shows up claiming Gage’s long-dead father owed a large sum of money that has accrued thirteen years of interest.
What will Gage do when he learns of his father’s past? Will he let God lead him no matter what happens?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings.
When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.
Wednesday, September 12th
Intro Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Sing the Wondrous Story Spotlight // Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Author Interview // Germaine Han @ The Writing Mafia
Thursday, September 13th
Book Spotlight // Kaylee @ Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes
Saturday, September 15th
Book Spotlight // Angela R. Watts @ The Peculiar Messenger
Monday, September 17th
Review of Sing the Wondrous Story // Abigail McKenna @ Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors
Wednesday, September 19th
Author Interview // Maddie Morrow @ What a Novel Idea
Guest Post // Medomfo @ Writings from a God Girl
Thursday, September 20th
Guest Post // Rachel Rossano
Friday, September 21st
Book Spotlight // Amanda Tero @ With a Joyful Noise
Saturday, September 22nd
Review of Sing the Wondrous Story // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Monday, September 24th
Review of Sing the Wondrous Story // Grace Maples @ Proclaiming His Excellencies
Tuesday, September 25th
Review of Sing the Wondrous Story // Chloe @ Purely by Faith Reviews
Wednesday, September 26th
He Leadeth Me Spotlight // Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Review of Sing the Wondrous Story // Hanne T @ RockandMinerals4Him
Wrap-Up Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Enter the giveaway! The winner will receive a notebook, metal bookmark, and a paperback copy of one of the books (their choice).
Thanks for joining me, y’all! Be sure to give Faith a follow. 🙂 And before you head out, I’m almost to my goal amount of beta readers for Seek! So if you’re interested, sign ups close on the 20th!
INTERESTED IN THE BOOKS? =) THEY SURE SOUND AMAZING!
The month of September has been a whirlwind so far. I got sick and am still recovering. We’re on the verge of packing our house because we sold house #1 (more on this to come). And, today, 9/11, I fasted for the first time. The fast ran from 6 AM to 6 PM today (I didn’t eat till 7:20 though). During that fast, we prayed for North Carolina — that God will guide hurricane Florence out to sea and have mercy on the US.
September 11th has been sobering today, as well. Our nation changed seventeen years, and it has never been the same. We cannot forget the lives lost and given that day. Remember. And continue to pray for mercy over our nation!
I do have exciting news. Seek is coming to an end sooner than I expected, so beta reader sign ups are OPEN! You can sign up HERE:
I have to run write, so that’s all for now. 😉 Thanks so much and see y’all soon. God bless!
HOW HAS YOUR SEPTEMBER BEEN? DID YOU SIGN UP, FRIEND?
Hello, friend! In July, I entered the Golden Rain Short Story contest, hosted by Annie Louis Twitchell. The theme was remembrance. My mind immediately landed on the idea of a veteran/Army inspired short story… But I wanted to go further. I wanted to remember something that hurts a great deal but we often shy away from.
My following short story won the contest. Please note, that once the next winner of the Golden Rain contest is announced, this story will be removed off the website and I will be publishing it on Amazon Kindle only, and it will remain free. Please remain in prayer that every soul will believe suicide is not the answer.
As you may have heard of, 22 veterans a day are lost to suicide. Suicide has become a dark stronghold on this nation, but we cannot let it win. Jesus wins. To fight the lie that suicide is, we must pray. Please share this story to help reach others.
There was a road that I could not guide,
A long, winding road full of kind dreams,
But I could not stop the danger, no matter how hard I tried,
So her road ended, and I pushed on.
There was a road, for a girl who loved to dance and skip,
But the road was cut short,
And I sat in a white bed, with her on my hip,
Promising the road would go on and we’d face it together, but her road ended in a big white room, and my road goes on forever.
There is a road that crawls to a cemetery, near a big white church,
And I go sit there and often wonder,
Beside two gravestones under the strong silver birch,
Of where those two roads travelled into heaven that I cannot see.
— Roads, WAR, by Angela R. Watts (copyright 2018 all rights reserved)