An Assortment Of Tags

Greetings, folks! It’s been a rainy past few days, so what better way to enjoy the rain that write my novel? Oh, wait. This is a blog post. Well, same difference! Besides, I’ve been writing like crazy (I am crazy, after all) in Seek. It’s sooo CLOSE TO BEING DONE AHH. But more on Seek later. 🙂

Anyway, I’ve been tagged- well, tagged, and also, I’m stealing some tags. So. I am doing some tags! Thanks to Paul,  Hailey, and Jazzy (I stole this tag from both Paul and Jazzy, but they’re good sports, ha) for some tags. They all did the Blue Sky tag and tagged me; so, thanks, people!

 

  The Blue Sky Tag RULES:

 

  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer their 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

 

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Paul’s questions:

Why did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was able to write- and before then! My first book was me telling a story aloud, while a family member wrote it down for me. I illustrated the whole book, too. I still have it! I don’t remember how old I was then… I should ask my parents. Hm…

It wasn’t ever a huge, conscious ‘I’m a writer now!’…. I’ve always been writing. Telling stories. Little ones, big ones. On paper or aloud. I guess to say ‘why’, it would be entirely God’s doing. God made me a writer, a story teller. Words are a gift from Yahweh. So, I started writing because God put it in me to. 🙂

What are you currently writing?

I am currently rewriting my novel, which I wrote in July 2016, Seek! I am on draft two, and I rewrote most of it during April’s camp NaNo… But I am still finishing it up *screams*. Seek has been what I’ve been mainly working on. It is my first novel to finish!

Do/did you sleepwalk? Sleep talk?

No. I’ve never sleep walked before. I think I have talked in my sleep, but not a lot.

What’s one book or movie that makes you cry every time?

A movie that makes me cry every time would be…. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. I have watched that movie twice, and it makes me cry like a baby every time. It’s not that I’m a hard person to cry during movies… lots of movies and books make me cry out of sadness. Almost every Francine Rivers novel I’ve read has made me cry. Jesseca Wheaton’s ‘A Question Of Honor’ made me cry. The Magnificent Seven made me cry a little (mostly angry, though. Anyway.)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty… just sky rocketed me. It grounds me in such a big way. Maybe it’s weird. It doesn’t seem like a movie you cry to. The movie just hit me in a resignating way…. by the time the last song plays, and the photos roll… I’m a baby. The movie is so beautiful to me.

If you could time travel back in time once as far as the second century, what specific event would you attend?

I know there’s a lot of things to go see, and to do…. I’d like to see the Civil War. I wouldn’t want to go to WWII, you know, but I’d still want to meet a soldier back then who was fighting. There’s so much history that would be epic to go and live…. but I don’t really want to choose any of that. If I had the chance, I would go back in time and meet my Ma’s Granny and Grandpa. I believe they were watching me in heaven, before I was born, but if I could go back and actually meet them…. that’d be cool.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

Person… person… hm… My parents. I know, that’s two people, ha. But it’s true. I don’t have this ONE person that I adore as some ‘follow figure’…. but my parents are people I look up to. I know they don’t have all the answers to life- but they have wisdom and guidance that is always amazing.

What are the two most influential books you have read?

THE LIVING WORD OF GOD! The Bible, of course. ;D But, assuming that one is a given… let me choose two more. 😛

The first is This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. A LOT of books have influenced me… but that book…. has stuck with me. It’s so true and done in such a great way. The second book would be… maybe And The Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers. That was a great book. It wasn’t so much that it hit me on a relatable level, though. Peretti’s book sort of did.

What is your favorite song? Why?

Awful question because it is impossible. xD I love a ton of songs. Way too many to pick one! And I love each one for a different reason… A song by Elvis or Bon Jovi, would remind me of my parents, so those are favorites. A song that helped me through a hard time, like one of Twenty One Pilots’ song. I can’t answer this question.

Do you like to eat sushi?

NO. NO. Nope. Absolutely not. I have not tried it, and will not. That stuff has parasites! No thanks. ;P

Have you ever thrown a book across the room? Why?

Yes, I have. More than once. xD Usually because I’m mad someone died. Or it sucked period.

What is creativity like for you? Is brainstorming like hitting your head on the wall or like peacefully soaring through the clouds, enjoying the view below you?

A bit of both, I’d say. Sometimes, it’s like clawing at a brick wall as bricks are thrown down at me- oh wait, I’m making them fall on me by hitting the wall. Other times, it’s like getting a present dropped in my lap and before I realize I’ve opened the box, bam! A big chocolate cookie.

If I’m forcing myself too hard, as in looking past the obvious, then it can be very tricky. If I pray, talk, and let the story/characters move themselves…. it works alright.

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Hailey’s Questions:

 

Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog in 2013 to share my writing bits. During that time, I was writing a novella ‘Flying And Diving’. I finished that novella when I was 12 years old. I was publsihing each chapter on my blog. Unfortutantly, I lost the whole novella because I deleted the posts…. and didn’t save them. So. But yes; I started my blog to just rant and ramble.

If you could have dinner with any one person who’s alive right now, who would you choose?

Other than my family members, right? Because I’m dying for a vacation and an awesome family dinner. Yeah.

Probably….. anyone? Ted Dekker. I know, I know; but I’d really like to meet him and just talk about writing, Yeshua, and just…. everything. So. I guess him.

 

Favorite book of the Bible and why?

ALL OF THEM. I can’t choose just one. 😛 I really love Psalms, Isaiah, John…. those are go-to books.

Favorite music genre to listen to?

I don’t have just one genre. I’ll listen to rock, pop, instrumental…. some of everything.

What’s your earliest memory?

Uh…. I have a LOT of ’em, but one, I was like… 4 years old? And we were moving in our van, and I had my princess pillow…. I remember that. Haha.

What job would you be great at, and what job would you be horrible at?

OK SOO…. I’m open for any job or mission that God has for me. I’d do my best. I’m doing my best right now, ha. But….. I really pray I can do something at home. I pray to be a published author, and have a small farm/ranch with my family…. So, whatever God says, but I want to be a stay at home worker. 😉

I’d be bad at a lotta jobs, lol! Like… waitressing (shh that’s a word). I don’t think I could do it. Like, I don’t know if I’m that good of a listener and I doubt I could be very nice for long…. so. Oops. 😛

Dream vacation spot?

Somewhere in the mountains, like Pigeon Forge of Gatlinburg. Also, THE BEACH. BEACH.

When writing, are you a plotter or a pantser? (fyi- plotters have a detailed outline beforehand, and pantsers [me] just make it up as they go along!)

Somewhere in between, I don’t know. Don’t really care… I mean, I don’t wing it totally, but there’s a point where I don’t have it all plotted to the T…. I pray and trust God to guide me, and if something’s gotta be changed or tweaked, that’s awesome. 🙂

What makes you angry?

Hm. Different things. Abortion makes me angry; it breaks my heart. People being rude to the elderly makes me angry, and parents not having a grip on their kids (like letting them run across the parking lot. uh.) is annoying….

What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?

I’ve written 3 books (that I completed) in my life. One story when I was younger, a novella when I was 12, and I wrote my first novel when I was 14 (Seek. I’m rewriting it now.). I also won an art contest at the library; the art thing was judged by Dan Walter McKnight soo that was cool. I also won first place in the USEWF championships.

All in all; I’m proud of my family. We’ve all come so far in life. Nothing has stopped us, because of JESUS. Accomplishments are great, but the biggest thing to be proud of us is loving others. And loving God.

What has God been teaching you lately?

God has been teaching me to have absolute faith. To not be scared, or to lose faith, just when it seems that all the doors are shut and you’re in a hallway of utter darkness. You have to keep fighting, keep praying; and at some point, simply be still. And know that HE IS GOD. Nothing else is god. No one else. Jesus loves us, and He won’t let us fall away.

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Jazzy’s questions:

 

Who is your favorite song artist at the moment?

UHH…. I’ve been listening a lot to (at the moment…) Jon Bellion, Twenty One Pilots, and Linkin Park. Jon Bellion is sorta new to me, though.

ICE-CREAM or FROZEN YOGURT?

ICE CREAM. I don’t really like frozen yogurt.

What is one word/phrase that is uniquely yours? (like I say “OMYGUAC”) If this is not applicable, what is your favorite phrase to use as an exclamation?

Uh… Sheezits. Sheezits. I made the word up. It’s like my ‘AH’ word. Haha!

 

Are you a neat-freak or an artistically organized mess?

Both, I guess. I’m not a total mess (thanks, Mom), but…. I also have some areas where I’m not immaculate. 😛

How would you label your humor? (silly, blond, sarcastic, dry, savage, etc.)

Very sarcastic and dry. Occasionally savage but sometimes, folks don’t know I’m joking, so I try to tone it down… I can also be a huge goof.

Who was your Bible hero when you were a kid? Has that changed?

I watched Veggie Tales all the time but… I don’t remember a Bible person I actually focused on. Hm. But now, I really learn from Moses, and Ruth, and King David.

Do you have a life-verse?

Not exactly. The whole Bible is my life verse.

How would you change society for the better?

I WOULD MAKE EVERYONE WATCH DAFFY DUCK. Ha. kidding. Can’t force people against their will, right? Not very American. But seriously: I would have to demolish abortion. How can a society go up, when it allows the murder of innocent babies?

What is one memory that your heart clings to and no matter how old and worn it becomes, you still have the same feelings now as you did then?

Hmmm… that’s hard. I have a few… But this is really tricky. Wow. I’m sorry I just can’t find this one.

What is one of your weird obsessions?

Hm… Obsessions? I don’t know. I like collecting rocks, but that’s not a weird thing…

When did you just totally act upon impulse, regardless of consequences?

Ha, just one incident? ;D Well, one non-important time, I grabbed someone’s kid from running across the karate dojo floor. 😛 Uh… GEEZ I know I have done impulsive things but I’m drawing a blank.

 

 

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MY 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE BLUE SKY TAG: (and yes, I was tagged twice, but I’m only doing one set of questions + people.)

  1. One song that has hit you really hard lately (or, just one that has been very groovy for this summer time!)?
  2. Favorite summer activity you’re looking forward to this summer?
  3. If you had to beat up one historical figure (just someone in the past…) in an Ikea, who would it be?
  4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? One example of how you’d use it?
  5. If you could have a dream vacation, what would the day look like? What would you do?
  6. Say you could step into a book and live there for a while; which book would you visit, and why?
  7. What do you do when you get stumped in creativity? (writer’s block, artist’s block, etc…)
  8. If you had to describe yourself in a book, write that description.
  9. If you could meet one of your own characters, and bring them to present day earth, who would it be, and why? What would y’all do?
  10. What is one joke you made recently that got everyone to laugh?
  11. One movie that always makes you cry? (Yesss I stole this one from Paul but I’m curious!)

 

 

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And, so, for the Blue Sky Tag, I TAGGETH THEE:

Hannah // Furious Ever Afters 

Sarah // The Introverted Extrovert 

Victoria // Ruffles And Grace 

Leah // Lead Me To Grace 

Allison // Allison’s Well 

Blessing // Counting Your Blessings One By One 

And THOU shall be tagged. If I did not tag you, and you want to do this, you are now tagged. Be sure to link your post to me in the comments so I can see it. 🙂

God bless you all!

-Ang

 

 

 

SO! That was a huge tag post. 😛 THANK YOU again to the folks who tagged me. And thanks to the one who left their windows open for me to climb through and steal the tags anyway. 😉

God bless!

-Ang

 

God Never Changes

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Change.

Maybe that word makes us freeze up. Maybe that word is one we try to avoid. Maybe that word is one we hate to think about. Maybe that word is the one we seemingly know all too well.

Change.

So many things change. People change. Places change. Life changes. Sometimes, it seems everything changes, all at once, or like a long line of tumbling dominoes.

What do you do?

When everything seems to ignite in a chaotic mess of questions, messes, and fear. When the horizon is so blurred, you are afraid to look ahead. You can barely seem to make sense of where you are at this very instant. What do you do, when it seems all of the paths ahead are jumbled? Like the spider’s web does the world lay before you.

What do you do?

No one can avoid change. No one can stop it. No one can run from it.

Change isn’t always bad, of course. You have the good changes. You have the change of winter to spring, when the flowers push out from the cool dirt, and greet the blue sky. But for someone who does not like spring, this change is not a good one. It all depends on how you look at it. What will you get if you are dead set on disliking spring? You cannot stop the change of the seasons. Every season is beautiful- but if you are determined to not see the beauty, you will not see it.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

 When you’re a Christian, that doesn’t automatically mean when something bad happens, or change happens, you immediately are optimistic and brave. When you’re a Believer, life does not become perfect. You do not become perfect. The difference is, you trust in Yahweh. That He has a plan, better than yours. That He is Greater than any change you fear. When you have faith in the Lord,  you understand that you still do have a choice. You can choose to be brave and have faith, and see the beauty. Or, you can make the choice to refuse to see the beauty.

 Change can be beautiful. Change can be scary. The very thing about change is that it’s new. People don’t always like what is new to them. What’s unknown.  

What do we do?

Well, there is One who never, ever changes.

Yahweh.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” – Hebrews 13:8

The Lord does not change.

While we are stumbling on our path, blinded, lost, crying, confused- the Lord is there. Nothing can catch Him by surprise. Nothing can stop His Plan. Jesus Christ Messiah has already won, at the Calvary. Though our feet may stumble, He is the Light on our path (Psalms 119:105)!

 

When change stares us in the face, rocks our boat, and makes the sea boil and rise- we must know to whom we belong. We belong to Messiah. Jehovah Lord. It is He who knows our path.. It is the Creator and Savior of this world that we were in the hands of.

Why should we be afraid?

We must remember that change is nothing new to the Lord. Look at Jesus’ life. He traveled place to place. He was mocked, ridiculed. . He had a family, parents, siblings. He had his friend betray him. He was arrested. Jesus was prosecuted. If anyone knows about changes, good and bad, I think it would be Messiah. As Christians, we are called to follow in Yeshua’s example (1 Peter 2:21). Yeshua was without sin- He did not sin when these things happened to Him. We are human- we sin. But by Yeshua’s sacrifice, by His blood, we are forgiven: our crimson stains are white as wool. So, while we cannot go through life without sin- we can follow Yeshua’s example.

Through change, let our praise be loud to the Lord most high! Through change, good and bad, let us sing a song of glory to the One who Loves us most. Through change, good and bad, let us remember who Loves us. Who knows the Way. Who will not forsake us. Who hears our every whisper, cry, and song.

Change is not a bad thing. Change is what makes us grow, learn, and see. Change is what builds us. And if change shatters our hearts and scrapes our hands- then we must make the choice to look to God, to pray that He builds us as HE wills us to be, with the pain and confusing times and scars. That through the storms, we still have a thankful heart. By being thankful for the good and the bad, we are doing as God wills.  When we look at our scars, let us remember that our Messiah bears the scars of His Sacrifice as a reminder, also.

   Every trial, every triumph- I pray that the Lord is with me. That through it all, I come out of each season with love in my heart.  That I come out of each season how the Lord wants me to be. I pray that through it all, I can glorify Him. Praise Him. Help others see His Light.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.  There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.  The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. -Psalm 46:1-7

 At this time of my life, there is a lot of change going on. There’s a path ahead that God is leading us to- but it is unknown to us. I am excited for it, for the opportunities, the beauty- but it is unknown. It is a huge step. But I have faith in God to guide us and love us, no matter what happens.

 Life is a journey. We do not have to always see the path ahead. We do have to have faith in the Lord, and trust Him. Follow Him. Through change and all. Because Yahweh never changes. And we can be sure He has our backs.

Revelation 1:8 – I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

 

YHVH bless.

-Angela Watts

My 15th Birthday!

October 30th was my 15th birthday! Ahh! (!!!) And a VERY HAPPY ONE at that! 😀 Yeah, I know I’ve never given my age out- but I found that my Ma and Tory put my age out already so… So yeah… I’m now 15. That’s…. Crazy.

It was an absolutely amazing day. Oh my goodness.

We went to town- ate out at Cracker Barrel (the pizza place, with ‘New York pizza’ was closed… but no biggie!), made a quick stop at Pet Smart, and then got cupcakes at Gigi’s! 😀 Then we went to Walmart and shopped. ♥

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It was seriously a great day!

I’m so glad we all had fun… 🙂 I’m so grateful for my family…. They all mean the world to me. 🙂 Even if we’re far away or under the same roof (which gets loud… I may add haha!), I love them all to bits. They gave me a great day- and Yahweh did, and He also gave me a WONDERFUL family. Or as I like to call us, a ‘bunch of crazies’. ;D

 

And, for my birthday…. I got a puppy! Welcome to the family, Waylon!

Now, actually; we got Hank Jr. first, before my birthday, for Rey. 🙂 And then Tory told us he had a brother and… That was my surprise! 😀 We went and got all kinds of puppy stuff for him… 😀

They are absolutely sweet pups- Australian Shepherd mixes. 🙂  We adopted them from a friend who works rescue and stuff; someone just dropped them off, I guess… 😦 But they enjoy their new home here!

So, yeah! Life has been very good. 😀 I had a GREAT birthday, the pups are sweet additions to our family, and we’ve all been doing very well! 🙂

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 And now time to ramble a bit, because hey- what else am I good at? ;D

One thing that has been huge for me is… I feel like Yahweh has completely changed my heart- I didn’t even know it needed changing! But I have been working with stuff in life and… A few days before my birthday, I forgave my sister Meesha. None of you know about her, or what happened, but that’s OK. I’ve just been struggling with her lately, the whole mess that went on, and how she left- and finally, how much she hurt me when she lived here… It’s been going on for a bit, off and on, since I read Joseph RiverWind’s book (find that post here!)… But I forgave her last week.  It was so simple- I was blown away (still am!) at how different I feel inside! I was outside writing/editing Seek… And I just stopped in the story again and asked God ‘How does this end? What happens between these two?” And I realized I couldn’t write it because I didn’t know.And then Yahweh showed me that I was ready to forgive Meesha.

So praise be to Yahweh… I am so joyous, and I am very grateful to God… this peace only comes from HIM!

And another thing on my heart that we were introduced to is The Samaritan’s Purse- Operation Christmas Child. Now, if you don’t know what this organization is (or even if you do) go check them out because they are seriously a gift from God. Here’s the link to their website: Samaritan’s Purse

We are doing the Christmas shoe boxes this year- and if you feel like Yahweh has placed it on your heart, it would be amazing if you did, too!

Doing it.. touched me. We’ve seen how poor some places can be, and how these people can have nothing, or their lives can be so hard- and yet, they have hope. It truly amazes me.

The people out there that are waiting to hear God’s Word. To see the people receive these shoe boxes, and then see the love for Yeshua grow in them, and watch them share it with their families… It is absolutely AMAZING to me.

I pray to help people, even if it is behind the scenes and small steps at a time. I know first that God wants me to start small- with my own family, maybe my own community. But this is something He’s shown me… It really touched me, all of those people, and sharing His Love with them…

I will be doing a post about all of this farther, but for now I’ll say: God has put it on my heart. ♥

  Acts 6:4 – But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

 

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I am not doing NaNo this year, as I said before- however, I am editing my novel Seek and it is coming along very well! Yahweh continues to show me things and fill me up… If I only pray and seek Him. ♥

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Well! I guess that’s it for now… I’ll be back to posting and stuff soon. 🙂 I’ve just been really enjoying life. ;D  YHVH bless!

-Angela

What about you? Are you doing NaNo or editing- how is it going? Do you like Australian Shepherds? Do you do the Christmas boxes? Talk to me, folks! ♥

 

 

 

 

 

Heaven Above

My Dad’s Aunt Lynn passed away last weekend…

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I thank her for all she did…. And I rejoice because she rejoices in heaven with Yahweh Father. ♥

Last weekend (16th-18th), Mamaw and Papaw Jim came down to visit. We had a good visit… Lots of talking about the Bible, and pictures of out ancestors. 🙂 And…. horses!

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My first time riding Lucy went great! 

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All ready. 🙂

This was Sugar Baby’s first time on the trail… and she did AMAZING! She did SOO good. We passed all kinds of stuff and she didn’t freak. Sugar Baby is a great girl. 🙂

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Rey and her pony. xD

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Laney got on Maddy… and she’s the cowgirl. 😉

I meant to post this sooner, but life has been kind of tough lately… But we’re trusting Yahweh and listening to Him. ♥

I hope you like the pictures. 🙂 YHVH bless.

-Angela

Kellyn Roth’s The Lady of The Vineyard Blog Tour: Book Review

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Hello! I have exciting and great news! Kellyn Roth, author of  The Dressmaker’s Secret and her newest novella, The Lady Of The Vineyard, is doing a blog tour for her book’s release! It’s a big deal and super great! 😀 So, congratulations, Kellyn! Let’s get this rollin’. 🙂

Now, I did and author interview and a book review. Here’s the author interview, and this post shall be my book review for her dear lil’ book; The Lady Of The Vineyard.  🙂 I had the honor and fun of beta-reading the novella. 

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I also really think this cover is great. =) They look like I imagined them, and it’s so sweet.

 Synopsis:

 

Judy has lived with her egocentric mother since her parents divorced when she was a baby. When her father, Troy Kee, shows up at her sixth birthday party and whisks her away to his vineyard in France, Judy is more than happy to go with him. But Adele, Judy’s mother, isn’t quite ready to give up her daughter. Can Judy forgive Adele? More importantly, can Troy?

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Order The Lady of The Vineyard on Amazon

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  This book is set in the 1930’s, in England/France. So yes; not my ordinary cup o’ tea. But let me tell you something; and amazing new cup of tea for me.

  This book was quite excellently written. The story unfolded and was portrayed in such a way, that it really fit.  It wasn’t a load of information all happening messily and fast; and it wasn’t a small portion dreadfully pulled out. The book was a current of events, emotions, and lessons- that all flowed and spilled and came about in a realistic way.

The story had such a quaint feeling to it… And the characters all fit that feeling. It was very pleasant!

 The roles each character played was great. I don’t want to give huge spoilers on them, or like retell the entire book (haha, which I’m good at… ); but they were all rather real. You felt for some of them, and you got frustrated with some. You had Judy, the innocent eyes that held the story together, that wove things back together. You had Judy’s mother, Adele. Sure, you got frustrated with her, but in the end, she woke up. You had Judy’s father, Troy, and you had to respect the guy (even if you thought he was crazy for a split second… haha). And Judy’s granny- she was way too real, let me tell you! ;D

Personally, for me, this story was sort of familiar, personally…. And this book held hope. 🙂

  It was really nice to feel and see that: hope.

I know that the author (Kellyn) wanted to have God in it, and God was shown in the story (Troy was a Christian, and we saw him talk about stories and faith with Judy).  This book had Yahweh in it, I think. Troy knew Yeshua: this was shown in small ways, in his words- and they were so very true. I feel Troy was praying for Adele the whole time: we all knew he loved her still. It can be very hard to love someone, and them not return that love so readily. That was where love and hope came in this book.

   Adele wasn’t directly going to Yahweh at first: she was acting on the spirit that had entered her… to do what she thought ‘felt right’. I believe this is an actual thing: Yeshua can put things in our hearts, whether we are ‘saved’ or not…. If we are His, we are His before we meet Him. This was so great with Adele.

I know no one is perfect: Adele, she was a lost lady. She and Troy made mistakes. But to see them come back together… I by no means am saying that anyone can get unlost, or saved, or find joy, without Yeshua our Abba. He is the Only Way. In this book, Kellyn wanted to have this as one of the lessons I think. Of course, perhaps it w0uld be easier to have such a spiritual, important journey unfold over a course of time- and this was a short novelle. But I think Adele did come to find Yeshua- the moment she came to and found her family again… I do believe Yeshua was with her, and that she found Him soon after. It was a God given miracle she felt moved to do better in the first place.

So, personally, I don’t think it was at fault of not having a lot of ‘Christianity’ in it… Yeshua was in it, and I was thinking when I read the epilogue- man, they’re a family. Of course Yeshua’s love came in them all… We saw them happy, joyous, and I just felt that yeah; Yeshua was with them right then. For me to feel that; it was better for me, rather than say, a bunch of preaching about God, but no SPIRIT of Yehovah…

 I think that Kellyn did a great job weaving Yeshua into this book. The story line, the matters; weren’t happy go lucky. They’re real things that happen, and the emotions and ‘results’ or real, too. Sometimes in life, these kind of stories don’t have the happy endings we all like. But this book did. It gave me hope, too. Yahweh was found and known in this little book, and it was done in such a way, it wasn’t preachy or nonexistent. It was realistic and hopeful. I loved it.

 The writing style! I think it really fitted the mood and story. The author did their research, because it had quite the air of fancy and British to it. 😉 It was usually flowing pretty smooth, and the dialogue fit each character nicely, and it was all very easy to understand. Again, I beta read, so stuff was edited when needed- but it wasn’t needed often. And, I went over and skimmed the final draft after Kellyn edited it after we beta read it… I really was cooeing then because it was soo nice. ;D *ahem* Anyway…

 It was a sweet little story. It made me laugh. It made me think about it. It made me smile with nice soft feeling. And… it made me feel like I had been sucker punched in the gut. 🙂

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 It was told wonderfully, with truth; and it showed that sometimes we can be lost, but there is always someone who loves us and Yeshua loves us most of all.  I loved this book, it was unlike anything I’ve ever read, and Kellyn’s little masterpiece was absolutely endearing.

  Congratulations, Kellyn Roth,  because you’re a great writer, and this book is fantastic. 🙂 *cheers! Celebration

time! *spreads cookies, grape juice, and balloons all around*

 

YHVH bless!

-Angela

 

Author Bio:

author-photoKellyn Roth lives with her parents, two little brothers, incredibly needy cat, and faithful border collie Gidget on a ranch in the country. She’s a Christian, country girl, and professional skydiver (yes, we are playing two truths and a lie here). Ever since she could talk, she had a fascination with words, always making up songs and poems. Now a homeschooled highschooler, she spends her spare time (away from the real world) writing novels when she’s not procrastinating or blogging (which is just a higher form of procrastination) at kellynroth.wordpress.com.

 

Author blog:https://kellynroth.wordpress.com/

Book blog:https://reveriesreviews.wordpress.com/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/KellynRoth

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Kellyn-Roth/e/B01B0W0O7U?ref_=pe_1724030_132998060

Blog Tour:

 

Thursday (the 8th):

Lana (The Music of Words) ~ author and character interview

Faith Potts (Stories by Firefly) ~ review, book spotlight

Aardvark Magazine (Aardvark) ~ author interview, book spotlight

 

Friday (the 9th):

Jesseca Wheaton (Whimsical Writings) ~ review, book spotlight

April McLauren (April Dreams) ~  author and character interview, book spotlight

Alyssa (Writing Anyone) ~ review

 

Saturday (the 10th):

Lily (Living By Chapters) ~ review, author and character interview

Grace (The Girl Upstairs) ~ author interview, book spotlight

Selene Silver (Hearth) ~ review, character interview, book spotlight

Katrina (Katrina Creative) ~ author and character interview

Kate (Wandering in Bookland) ~ review, author interview

 

Sunday (the 11th):

Angela R. Watts (The Peculiar Messenger) ~ review, author interview

J.C. Buchanan (Beyond the Amethyst) ~ review

Daisy Ferrell (Happy Days with Anonymous A) ~ character interview

 

Monday (the 12th):

Morgan Dusky (Studies in Character) ~ author/character interview

Willowy Whisper (http://willowywhisper.com/) ~ book spotlight

Kate Willis (Once Upon an Ordinary) ~ author interview