Imperfect promises. Can a wounded heart be healed?

Promises. Yes, we’ve heard them, some come true and others, well, you know, they don’t. They can be heart filling or heart-wrenching. My first love promised to be my sweetheart for always, but he broke my heart. He also opened my eyes to how love can be manipulated. Used for its ends and then thrown away. From this experience, I told myself not to give my heart away too quickly. It took a long time to trust again and even then, guarded.

My heart took a lot of healing, but before that, I had to forgive. Who? Firstly myself then the young man who had wounded it. I had to forgive the wasted years that took me away from God’s will for me. Why? Because God wants us to love, to give and receive it. I had encased my heart in bitterness, chained it tightly so as not to get hurt again. Secondly, the perpetrator, he needed forgiving for his actions toward me as they chained me to the past and the act. Without mercy towards myself and him, I couldn’t move on. I would remain a victim, hurt by broken promises.

“Don’t think. Do. Sometimes you have to lance a boil and let the bad stuff out so you can start the healing process” -Imperfect Promises.

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Margaret Kazmierczak reviews Imperfect Promises by Elizabeth Noyes

My Penny’s Worth

I have not read the other four books in this series. However, that did not affect my enjoyment of this book. Both Shea and Jonas came across as believable characters with pasts that changed their present lives.

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Did I like the main characters?

Yes, I liked Jonas, the protector, the man who ached for someone but couldn’t quite get his act together. He knew where he was with his horses! I felt the neediness in him to express his emotions and like me reticent to open up.

“I figured the Army would toughen you up, but I never dreamed they’d take my happy-go-lucky son and send me back a ghost of the man.”

Shea attacked her days with a smile on her face and ached at night. She too hindered by past damage walked a lonely path. Determined not to get hurt.

“Lone animals, injured ones, in particular, make easy prey for predators.”

How that resonated with me.

Is there depth to this book?

There are many instances of a deeper meaning in this book. I could sense wisdom in the writing. It is easy to get caught up in the storyline, which is intelligent, fast and at times unpleasant, but there are pearls of gold nuggets for those of us who have been hurt in life.

“If you put your mind to something, chances are you can make it happen, but tears won’t help.”

In my opinion, Imperfect Promises draws on the pledge from the Father. He wants us to know that He will never leave you because His love is higher than the messiness of life. He sees beyond it and loves no matter what. However, the main characters are like you and me desperate for that Fatherly love. Struggling to strive for it but failing due to our baggage.

“Sometimes you have to get out of your own way and trust the good Lord to figure things out for you.”

What about the antagonist?

Oh, the villain was nasty, homegrown and full of hate. A darkened soul only out to destroy. A portrayal of the sick world without God. Yes, Ms. Noyes wrote a realistic antagonist.

In what way did this book affect you?

For me, the book oozed pain and had me turning the pages to get it finished. Indeed I read it faster than I usually did. The plot thickens quickly, and the enemy is well camouflaged. Elizabeth Noyes does a smart job of misleading the reader. And her descriptions, like paint on a canvas.

“His eyes darkened, filled with daggers, broken bottles, guns and rusty chains as he stared.”

Would I recommend Imperfect Promises?

Yes, I would, but I would also recommend reading the other four in order as I expect they are as good as this book. I have done what I do with a newspaper read from the end to the beginning – my dyslexic brain!

Thank you, Elizabeth for writing this book. I would like to give it 4****

*I received this book for free. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.*

Click here to purchase your copy!

This interview was brought to you today by Margaret Kazmierczak author of “How to Make Victoria Sponge” And a contributor to Heart”wings” devotional.

Giveaway

If you enjoyed this book review please let me know in the comments and don’t forget to enter Elizabeth’s GIVEAWAY. See below for details.

About the Book

Margaret Kazmierczak reviews Imperfect Promises by Elizabeth NoyesBook Title: Imperfect Promises (book 5)

Author: Elizabeth Noyes

Genre: Action, Suspense, Romance

Release date: August, 2018

Award-winning romantic suspense author, Elizabeth Noyes raises the bar in this stunning conclusion of The Imperfect Series!

Jonas Cameron

Former Special Forces operative, Jonas Cameron, traded his past and his service for his family back in Idaho and the ranch he loves. But ghosts have a disturbing way of not staying where you leave them.

Shea Townsend

Shea Townsend is on her way to becoming a chef extraordinaire until her father’s illness pulls her from culinary school and back to Montana to care for him. After his death, disinherited and alone, she sets out to make a new life for herself, one which may or may not include the too-alpha, too-sexy Jonas Cameron.

Terrorist Threat

Jonas learns of a homegrown terrorist threat against him and his family at the same time a mysterious stalker sets his sights on Shea. Determined to neutralize both dangers, Jonas calls on old friends for help and draws upon his own very specialized skill set to end the menaces to Shea and himself.

As the danger escalates, secrets are revealed and the truth emerges in a deadly cat and mouse game with Shea caught in the middle.

Fast-paced action. Heart-pounding adventure. This is not your ordinary romantic suspense story!

About the Author

ENoyesElizabeth Noyes—professional writer, aspiring author, dedicated dreamer—lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and best friend, Paul, who listens tirelessly while she regales him with all the tales in her head of damaged, but very human characters clamoring to be heard.

A native of the Deep South, she claims to still “speak the language,” even after traveling around the world for most of her adult life. Recently retired from a career as a professional business writer and editor, she now fills her days editing, critiquing, reading, playing with the grandkids, learning more about Social Media than she ever wanted, and putting her stories into words to share with others.

Guest Post from Elizabeth Noyes

The Imperfect Tie Between Characters, Themes, and Titles

I love reading across all genres. If it’s well- written, I’m an easy catch. What I don’t like is when fictional characters are portrayed as model-worthy with perfect looks, perfect physiques, and perfect personalities. Yuk! I’ve never met a perfect person.

To quote Mark Twain, “The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.”

Believable characters

I want characters with the same flaws as you and me—judgmental, short-tempered, guilt-ridden, egotistical, defiant, withdrawn, too-skinny, compassionate, couch potatoes, foolish, silly, serious, low self-esteem, arrogant, hurt, guilty, deceiving, generous… in other words, real people. These are character traits I relate to, and they come alive on the pages, giving hope that we can also learn from our mistakes and grow into something better.

The characters in the Imperfect Series let themselves and others down. They struggle with life issues, make poor decisions, grieve over mistakes, and then pick themselves up and go on.

Imperfect

In Imperfect Wings, guilt and low self esteem plague TJ, while her male counterpart, Garrett, struggles with anger issues. In Imperfect Trust, yeah, trust was a problem for both Lucy and Wade. With Imperfect Bonds, Cassidy fights for her sister’s forgiveness as she deals with feelings of inadequacy … both of which carry over into her relationship with Derek. In Imperfect Lies—yep, another obvious theme. Lies from the past come back to haunt Mallory and James.

In the final book of the series, Imperfect Promises, the main male character, Jonas, is by a nature a control freak. He suffers from guilt over a perceived failure when at his deepest core he is a protector and perfectionist. Shea, the female protagonist, rose from the ashes of a devastating childhood to forge a new life for herself. Both discover that promises made to themselves and to others can’t always be kept. Despite best intentions, life sometimes gets in the way.

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How to fight for a revolutionary way of life

How to fight for a revolutionary way of life

Have you ever been a revolutionary? In my younger years, I felt a strong urge to question everything, and I did. I made waves, big ones that cost me my career. Do I regret my actions, no! Why – because someone had to stand up to the big guys and say no. I felt like David standing in front of Goliath but without a slingshot,  naked and alone. However like David, I knew I had God on my side, and He would make this revolutionary strong. I believed in black and white which as a curious young adult seemed simple to define, not so in The Revolutionary written by Kristen Hogrefe, where the boundaries are far mistier.

Margaret Kazmierczak reviews The Revolutionary by Kristen Hogrefe

My Penny’s Worth

The Revolutionary by Kristen Hogrefe is the second in the Rogue series and a worthy sequel. You can read my review of the first book The Rivesionary here.

Portia Abernathy continues her fight from the first book and with it the skilful writing of Kristen Hogrefe emersed me in the middle of the conflict once again. And how she fights! But what can this nineteen-year-old do about her desperate situation? Her sense of justice propels her forward which I can identify with.

What I liked

The bad guys and they are nasty, provide Portia ample opportunities to give up, but like a true revolutionary she finds an inner power to forge on. Used and abused to the point of not knowing who to trust Portia looks for an alternative answer. She can’t even trust her own identity which is chopped and changed to suit whoever rules over her. I particularly like the creativity of Ms Hogrefe in her flair for bringing deeper meaning into the book. No doubt I would have struggled with multiple identities, harsh words and actions if I had been Portia.  Especially with no explanation as to why – just threats if she doesn’t comply.

There is so much in this book 

The character’s personal lives begin to unravel, and Portia has to deal with some unpleasant truths. Fear is a constant bed companion, and the descriptive writing portrays vivid visuals. One of my favourite quotes is, “He unlocks the chains on the door. They fall to the side like clattering dead men’s bones.”

The author tackles dictatorship and total contempt for those beneath them. Inequality and brutality like the Nazi extremists of WW2. But Ms Hogrefe takes the story to another level when revealing the layered answers to this cruel dystopian world.

Would I recommend reading the Rebel Series? 

Most definitely, because this type of dictatorship is already happening, maybe not to the same extent but we live in a society that looks out for itself and pushes aside the weak. We need a Portia Abernathy, a revolutionary to bring us back to what’s right, a hero of the people.

Can I have the third book in the series now, please?

Thank you, Kristen Hogrefe, for writing this book. I would like to award it 5 stars.

*I received this book for free. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.*

Did you like my book review, comment below and let me know? 

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About the Book

The RevolutionaryTitle: The Revolutionary: Liberate the Captives 

Author: Kristen Hogrefe 

Genre: Young Adult, Action, Adventure 

Release Date: March 2018  

Freedom costs more than Portia wants to pay, but revolutions run on sacrifice … and blood. 

Three months a satellite prisoner, Portia wonders if the Brotherhood has left her to die—until she plunges into the domain of an underground smuggler contacted by her brother. But her rescue comes with a price tag only she can pay, and now, she must forfeit her identity to act as a spy back in the dizzying politics of Crystal. There, she learns that her enemies want the Dome to approve mass satellite executions. No one knows why. Worse, they’re using her friend Luther, now a Court Citizen intern, to sign the short-term orders. She desperately wants to confide in Luther, but can she still trust him with the company he keeps?

Plagued by shadows and guilt for leaving her protector Gath behind on the satellite, Portia must find a way not only to rescue him and the other prisoners, but also to destroy the slave camps once and for all.

About the Author 

KHogrefeKristen Hogrefe is a multi-published novelist and teacher who challenges young adults and the young at heart to think truthfully and live daringly.

Her publishing journey began in 2010 with the first book in her young adult (YA) suspense trilogy Wings of the Dawn. She completed the trilogy in the fall of 2014, and in 2016, contracted with Write Integrity Press for a new YA dystopian trilogy: The Rogues.

An educator and mentor

Kristen also has the heart of an educator and mentor. She teaches secondary language arts for Alpha Omega Academy and served in youth ministry for many years. Through Word Weavers International, she encourages aspiring writers and acts as president for an online writing group. She enjoys speaking events that allow her to connect with readers and other writers.

A lifelong Florida resident, Kristen loves adventuring outdoors and running with friends. Connect with her online at KristenHogrefe.com.

Guest Post from Kristen Hogrefe 

Identity, Coffee, and a Sprinkle of History in The Revolutionary. 

The primary purpose of fiction is to entertain, but I think good fiction goes deeper by teaching us something about human nature, something about ourselves.

The Revolutionary 

The Revolutionary begins three months after Portia arrived at a satellite prison camp. She feels forgotten by her brother and friends who promised to rescue her. Deeper than the physical pain of starvation, she battles the emotional rawness from the dehumanization of her identity. A number replaces her name, and the Wasps who mistreat prisoners mockingly call them “rabbits.”

Struggling with identity 

When a two-faced smuggler helps her escape, her identity struggles continue. She dons multiple aliases to survive and help the Brotherhood launch a daring plan to destroy the satellite camps and oust the ruling Friend and Dome.

The theme of identity is one I hope will resonate with teens and adult readers alike. At some point, we all ask ourselves, “What defines me?” Is it our friends, an academic program, a relationship, or a job? While those things describe our day-to-day lives, they themselves shouldn’t define us. The source of our true identity must come from somewhere deeper. That’s the question Portia has to wrestle with, and one I hope readers will consider.

A Cup of Joe 

Confession: One aspect of characterization I enjoy is giving my characters a small piece of myself. One of my early readers for book one, The Revisionary, remarked, “Let me guess. You like coffee.”

I laughed and replied, “How could you tell?”

Maybe lines like this one gave the fact away: “I start a pot of coffee. At least the aroma makes life smell better” (Portia, The Revisionary).

In book two, I incorporate the memory-association of coffee for Portia as she thinks back to simpler times (like dorm life with Lydia). Coffee also serves as a catalyst for an important scene where Portia, in disguise, serves her enemies and in turn learns of their disturbing plans for the satellites.

What about you? Are you a coffee drinker? If you are, I hope you’ll enjoy a giveaway opportunity for a Starbucks gift card. After all, coffee does make life smell better.

A Sprinkle of History 

Two summers ago, my brother and I had the opportunity to visit the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It’s the historical site for the “shot heard round the world” that ignited the American Revolution.

In book two, Portia and the Brotherhood launch their own threadbare revolution. Though the odds are against them, they’re determined to stop the abuses by those in power.

My own visit to this famous site helped inspire Portia’s journey of discovery and the Brotherhood’s fictional parallels to the American Revolutionary War. Writing the scene where she rediscovers this birthplace of liberty was one of my favorites, because I walked the North Bridge and poured over books researching what happened that fateful day. I hope the scene comes alive for my readers and quickens their interest in history and its relevance for us today.

Blog Stops 

Among the Reads, April 10

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Moments Dipped in Ink, April 11 

Inklings and notions, April 11 

The Fizzy Pop Collection, April 12 

proud to be an autism mom, April 12 

Aryn the librarian, April 13 

Multifarious, April 13 

Ashley’s Bookshelf, April 14 

A Greater Yes, April 14 

It’s Storytime With Van Daniker, April 15 

Texas Book-aholic, April 15 

A Reader’s Brain, April 16 

Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 17 

Carpe Diem, April 18 

MargaretKazmierczak, April 19 

A Baker’s Perspective, April 20 

Bibliophile Reviews, April 21 

Simple Harvest Reads, April 22 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng

Pursuing Stacie, April 23 

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 24 

Janices book reviews, April 24 

Bigreadersite, April 25 

Reading is my Super Power, April 25 (Interview)

Giveaway 

4212fd39-a0b7-4d2c-afe6-e0583b9c0f83To celebrate her tour, Kristen is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/ca44

I love Authors Interview 16 this is Kristen Hogrefe

I love Authors Interview 16

KHogrefe

Welcome readers to I love Authors Interview 16. Today I have Kristen Hogrefe on my couch.  Her book The Revolutionary is on tour with Celebrate Lit from 10-23 April. I am delighted that I have been allowed to interview Kristen and read her book. My review will be out on 19 April and I hope you will visit again to read it.

The Revolutionary

Now, let’s all give Kristen a warm welcome.

Kristen – Thank you so much, Margaret, it is lovely to meet you.

Thank you, Kristen. I know we are sitting on a beautiful couch, however, I would like you to imagine we are stranded on a desert island!

Kristen – This sounds fun!

Let’s get started then, Kristen.

Who would you like to be marooned on the island with and why?

Kristen – I’d pick my twin brother and his wife because they are two of my best friends. Also, with their background in the park service and wildland firefighting, I’m pretty sure we would not only survive but thrive.

I am sure you would Kristen with such helpful family. It sounds like all you would need to do is sit back and write!

 

For my next question, we are going to let you have something special as a treat.

What luxury would you like to have washed up on the beach?

Kristen – A large, waterproof Tervis containing an iced caramel latte would be wonderful.

I think we can arrange that, but your brother and sister-in-law might be a bit jealous so perhaps we might need to send you two more Kristen!

While we sit here basking in the sun can you tell me…

What favourite sentence do you like from your most recent published book?

Kristen – “Portia, nothing worth having is easy. You need to train if for no other reason than to prove to yourself that you can.”

I like that saying, Kristen. It is a good motto for life. I think it is similar to “I can’t do it yet”, rather than “I can’t do it.” We all need to strive for those goals.

There’s not a cloud in the sky and it is so peaceful Kristen so tell me..

I know you like writing but do you have another passion?

KristenI really enjoy music and have played the piano and sung in church groups since I was a teenager. Just recently, I started learning guitar, because why not? Music aside, I enjoy trying new things, especially when they involve the outdoors. This year, I went skiing for the first time and had a blast.

That’s a wonderful talent to have to be able to play the piano. I love your can-do attitude, yes why not learn to play the guitar and ski. I hope you go on to do many other interesting pursuits too. How about bungee jumping?

Oh, what a shame this is my last question, Kristen.

To leave the island, you have to describe your main character in five words, can you tell me what they would be?

Kristen – Small, brave, broken, resourceful, visionary

I am so excited about reading your book Kristen, your description of the main character is calling to me! It’s been a privilege to talk to you and I hope you have a successful tour with Celebrate Lit.

Kristen – Thank you once again, Margaret.

Be upstanding for the talented Kristen Hogrefe. Yes get your hands out of your pockets and show your appreciation.

If you would like to purchase Kristen’s book then click here.

And don’t forget Kristen has a GIVEAWAY at the end of my post, so please do enter.

Margaret Kazmierczak interviews Kristen Hogrefe author of The Revolutionary
About the Book

The RevolutionaryTitle: The Revolutionary: Liberate the Captives

Author: Kristen Hogrefe

Genre: Young Adult, Action, Adventure

Release Date: March, 2018

Freedom costs more than Portia wants to pay, but revolutions run on sacrifice … and blood.

Three months a satellite prisoner, Portia wonders if the Brotherhood has left her to die—until she plunges into the domain of an underground smuggler contacted by her brother. But her rescue comes with a price tag only she can pay, and now, she must forfeit her identity to act as a spy back in the dizzying politics of Crystal. There, she learns that her enemies want the Dome to approve mass satellite executions. No one knows why. Worse, they’re using her friend Luther, now a Court Citizen intern, to sign the short-term orders. She desperately wants to confide in Luther, but can she still trust him with the company he keeps?

Plagued by shadows and guilt for leaving her protector Gath behind on the satellite, Portia must find a way not only to rescue him and the other prisoners, but also to destroy the slave camps once and for all.

About the Author

KHogrefeKristen Hogrefe is a multi-published novelist and teacher who challenges young adults and the young at heart to think truthfully and live daringly.

Her publishing journey began in 2010 with the first book in her young adult (YA) suspense trilogy Wings of the Dawn. She completed the trilogy in the fall of 2014, and in 2016, contracted with Write Integrity Press for a new YA dystopian trilogy: The Rogues.

Kristen also has the heart of an educator and mentor. She teaches secondary language arts for Alpha Omega Academy and served in youth ministry for many years. Through Word Weavers International, she encourages aspiring writers and acts as president for an online writing group. She enjoys speaking events that allow her to connect with readers and other writers.

A lifelong Florida resident, Kristen loves adventuring outdoors and running with friends. Connect with her online at KristenHogrefe.com.

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, April 10

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, April 10

Moments Dipped in Ink, April 11

Inklings and notions, April 11

The Fizzy Pop Collection, April 12

proud to be an autism mom, April 12

Aryn the librarian, April 13

Multifarious, April 13

Ashley’s Bookshelf, April 14

A Greater Yes, April 14

It’s Storytime With Van Daniker, April 15

Texas Book-aholic, April 15

A Reader’s Brain, April 16

Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 17

Carpe Diem, April 18

MargaretKazmierczak, April 19

A Baker’s Perspective, April 20

Bibliophile Reviews, April 21

Simple Harvest Reads, April 22 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)

Pursuing Stacie, April 23

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 24

Janices book reviews, April 24

Bigreadersite, April 25

Reading is my Super Power, April 25 (Interview)

Giveaway

4212fd39-a0b7-4d2c-afe6-e0583b9c0f83To celebrate her tour, Kristen is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/ca44

I love Authors Interview 7 this is Misty M Beller

I love Authors Interview 7

Misty

This is Misty M. Beller

Welcome to I love Authors Interview 7 in this interview we meet Misty Beller, author of This Treacherous Journey which is currently on tour with Celebrate Lit from 3rd-16th February – Let’s all give Misty a warm greeting.

Hi, Misty, it’s a pleasure to have you sitting on my couch today here at I love Authors.

Misty – Thank you, Margaret.

So Misty, I hope you are up for a little imaginary jaunt as I would like you to picture yourself on a desert island. This means we are going back to basics!

Misty – Sounds like fun.

Great, my first question is..

What food would you miss the most being on a desert island?

Misty – Mountain Dew! I know it’s not technically a food, but it’s my daily staple.

Hang on I’ll have to look that up as I’ve not heard of it before. Oops, I can’t as we are on a desert island and have no internet! I am assuming that it a drink as you say technically it is not a food. Am I right?

Misty – Yes you’re right, perhaps you don’t have it in England.

We might but I’ve just not heard of it. Oh, am I advertising?

 

My next question is..

You are allowed to invite another person to stay with you on the desert island, which of your characters would you choose and why?

Misty – Hmm… Well, Simeon would keep me alive and well, no matter what it took. So he might be the one to choose! On the other hand, Emma, the heroine from This Treacherous Journey, is smart and caring and a great person to have on your side. If I didn’t have to worry about staying alive, I’d bring Emma. Can I just bring them both? ?

Well as you asked so nicely, how can I refuse. Let’s throw away the budget and say yes!

 

On the island, you have time to think, although I am not sure you will with both Simeon and Emma!

Can you tell me why you decided to become a writer?

Misty – I’ve always LOVED reading, but never really thought I could be a writer. Finally, I added “Write a Novel that’s Published” to my bucket list. I knew if I didn’t start then, I might never. Once I started that first book, I realized I love it! Now, I write full time and thank God every day for this blessing He’s given me!

It certainly is a blessing Misty and I am so happy for you that you are able to write full time.

 

It’s time to talk about the weather – yes, I know we Brits love that subject!

The desert island is very hot, do you like hot or cold weather and which helps you focus on your writing better?

Misty – I love to see cold weather and to write about it, but honestly, I don’t actually like to be cold. If I can sit inside by a warm fire and look out at the snowy mountains, that would be perfect!!

Perhaps you ought to come to England where you can see lots of cold and wet weather to spare – my favourite place is by a warm fire too!

 

Now you have a chance to leave my island..

In order to do so, you have to describe your main character in five words, can you tell me what they would be?

 

Misty – Ooh, that’s fun! I would describe the hero, Simeon, as rugged, intense, hurting, strong, and caring. My kind of guy!

Perhaps you could send him over the channel to me Misty!

I think your answer deserves a ticket off the island, what do you think readers?

And now to wrap things up

I have really enjoyed my time with you Misty. It’s been entertaining. Thank you, so much, Misty, for being such a good sport.  It has been a delight sharing my couch with you and I hope you have a successful blog tour.

Misty – Thank you! It’s been so much fun!

Let’s all give Misty a hearty clap, yes and wave those flags too, in fact, wave anything you like – well within reason 🙂 You’ve been a wonderful audience.

Because Misty is a lovely lady she has a GIVEAWAY for you, my dear readers. All you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of my post and enter. Easy peasy. And if you are interested in purchasing Misty’s book the link is here:

Click here to purchase your copy!

I love Authors was invented by Margaret Kazmierczak – well who else would pick such a silly punchline!

Please read on for more about Misty M. Beller and This Treacherous Journey.

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About the Book

This Treacherous Journey(2)Title: This Treacherous Journey

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian historical romance

Release Date: February 6, 2018

 

The Treacherous Journey

Widowed and with child, Emma Malcom is fleeing from the reward offered for her arrest. She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defence before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety?

The Mountain man

Simeon Grant makes bad choices. His deceased wife and twin babies are lost to him now because of his reckless decisions, and the penance he pays by living alone in this mountain wilderness is only a small piece of what he thinks he deserves. When a city woman, heavy with child, appears on his doorstep with her injured brother, her presence resurrects the memories he’s worked so hard to forget. And when she asks for his help to travel deeper into the mountain country, he can’t help wonder why God would force him to relive the same mistakes he’s already suffered through. Or maybe taking these two to safety could be the way to redeem himself.

Will they overcome?

But when their travels prove more treacherous than he imagined, Simeon finds himself pressing the limits of his ability to keep Emma and her brother safe. Can he overcome the past that haunts him to be the man she needs? Will Emma break through the walls around Simeon’s heart before it’s too late, or will the dangers of these mountains be the end of them all?

About the Author

MistyMisty Beller

Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

A combination of the simple life and writing

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Writing is a dream come true for Misty. Her family–both immediate and extended–is the foundation that holds her secure in that dream. Learn more at www.MistyMBeller.com.

Blog Stops

Bibliophile Reviews, February 3

Christian Author, J.E.Grace, February 3

History, Mystery & Faith, February 4

A Greater Yes, February 4

margaret kazmierczak, February 4 (Interview)

Kathleen Denly, February 5

Blogging With Carol, February 5

Faithfully Bookish,  February 6

Books n baubles, February 6

Mommynificent, February 7

Connie’s History Classroom, February 7

Reading Is My SuperPower, February 8

The Fizzy Pop Collection, February 8

proud to be an autism mom, February 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 9

Mary Hake, February 9

Blossoms and Blessings, February 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 10

Texas Book-aholic, February 11

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, February 11

Zerina Blossom’s Books, February 12

Bigreadersite, February 12

Kat’s Corner Books, February 13

Janices book reviews, February 13

Jeanette’s Thoughts, February 14

Carpe Diem, February 14

A Baker’s Perspective, February 15

Karen Sue Hadley, February 15

Pursuing Stacie, February 16

Simple Harvest Reads, February 16 (Guest post from Mindy)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/c8e4