Saturday, January 21, 2017

Martin Hospitality Cover Reveal

I am super excited for my friend Abi whose first book is releasing Feb 4. Martin Hospitality is such a sweet and amazing read, and one I would definitely recommend. I have a review coming in just a few weeks.

Martin Hospitality Summary:
Gemma Ebworthy is eighteen, pregnant, and alone. Now that she’s been evicted, she spends the night in a barn, never dreaming that tomorrow could bring kindness of a life-changing magnitude.

The Martins aren’t a typical family—even for rural Kansas. With more kids than can be counted on one hand and a full-time farm, Gemma must make a lot of adjustments to fit in. But despite their many differences, Gemma finds herself drawn to this family and their radical Christian faith.

When Gemma’s past collides with her yet again, she must begin revealing her colorful history. With every detail Gemma concedes, she fears she will lose the Martins’ trust and the stable environment she desires for herself and her unborn child. Just how far can the Martins’ love and God’s forgiveness go?

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Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn’t completing the stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn’t for her), it was jotting down the ideas.

But in 2015, a story grabbed her—one she had to finish. Inspired by a crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn’t looked back since.

Writing is her ministry, freelance editing her job, and reading her pastime—all of which prove that God really does know what He’s doing when He inspires a 6-year-old with a pencil in her left hand.

And now for the reveal!

I hope you will check out Abi's blog and get a copy of her book when it comes out February 4th! It is worth the read.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Returning

The Returning (A Seer Novel Book 3) by [Dekker, Rachelle]

They say the Awakening is coming.
That she’s the key.
But can she find her identity in the light
Before she perishes in the dark?

Twenty years have passed since Carrington and Remko Brant’s baby, Elise, was kidnapped and they were forced to leave her captive in the Authority City. Though they fled with the Seers far from Authority reach, they’ve never given up hope of rescuing their daughter from the man who betrayed them. Now Authority President, he’s ushered the city into a new era of “peace”—one where the Scientist Roth Reynard’s Genesis Serum has eradicated all memory of emotion or rebellion.

But the mysterious Aaron and his Seers are once again on the move, threatening the illusion the Authority has worked so hard to build. As the Seers send seven chosen warriors to rescue Elise and bring restoration to the Authority City, the lines are drawn for a final battle between light and darkness. The key to ultimate victory may rest within the strangely powerful girl who has felt forgotten but was never abandoned—a truth she’ll need to wage war against the powerful forces of evil.

When I first began to read the Seer books, I was a bit hesitant, but overall excited. With each book Rachelle writes, you can see two things. Her growth as a writer, and how each book is better than the last. I enjoyed the Choosing. It had a message young girls need to hear, and then with the Calling and finally the Returning, each message and story got better and better. Yes it may be set in a dystopian world, but it is not the old cliche type setting that's story has been told in similar and plentiful ways, It is in its own area of writing. Rachelle has created an amazing new world, where the cliche just doesn't even fit in. I found myself quite enjoying it.
So when I saw that the third book in the series was finally coming out, I was stoked to be able to get my hands on it. Set 20 years after the second book, so much has happened, yet not so much that you feel left in confusion. When Carrington and Remko had to leave their newborn child, you were left with such heartbreak, but now you are able to see her and what has happened to her.
I loved the character development with Elise and Willis, and then Jesse. Rachelle did such a good job with each of her characters, making you grow attached to them, secretly rooting for some while totally despising others.
I also loved how the authoress showed the spiritual warfare going on. I love stories that show the Light vs. the dark, and I feel like Rachelle did a wonderful job showing what was going on.
Is the Seer series one I would recommned? Yes it is. The series is a new dystopian world and has a creative and captivating storyline, as well as amazing characters,

Genre: Christian dystopian
I received this book from the publishers for an honest review.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars