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Guest Post & Giveaway: Journey to Faith by Tina Klinesmith

 

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faithcoverTitle: Journey to Faith (Journey #3)

Author: Tina Klinesmith

Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance

Publication Date: April 15, 2014

Cover Designer: Allison Brennan

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

Michele and David have it all: successful careers, a loving marriage and the perfect daughter. Until the past raises its head, intent this time on wrecking damage to their daughter. When tragedy strikes, they find their faith in God and His plans tested. Can their family remain strong in the face of adversity or will they crumble in ruins? Will love fail them when they need it most or will it restore their faith in what the future holds?

 

Six Words To Describe the Book

Fear: Actions, right and wrong, are most often driven by fear whether as simple as peer pressure or as complicated as losing life as you know it. Michele, David, Faith and Declan each face their fears throughout.

Hope: While fear motivates the action, hope gives confidence to continue moving forward in the face of fear, even when all appears lost. Hope, in spite of tragedy, is what lifts spirits and brings beauty from the midst of catastrophe.

Faith: Besides the obvious character in the story, faith is a central theme. Believing, with certainty, what you hope for will be accomplished because you know, in your heart, Who you believe in is far more important than any outward evidence.

Endurance: When faced with trials, it’s easy to grow weary. Michele and Faith handle their struggles in completely different ways but neither gives up. They continue to press forward in the face of exhaustion.

Understanding: This is where Declan and Micah excel. Both have been in similar positions to where Michele, David and Faith now find themselves and have survived. Neither shies away from offering a supportive shoulder, using their pasts to walk alongside, sharing the burden.

Love: Throughout the story, love emerges. Even as it evolves and changes, morphing into something greater, it moves beyond the boundaries of the family unit leaving a legacy.

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Purchase Link:  Amazon

~ About the Author ~

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Tina Klinesmith (1973-present) found she had a love for stories at the ripe age of 2 when her mother found her trying to read a romance novel. Even in childhood, she spent time crafting stories, plays and songs for family and friends.

Raised in the lush Central Valley of California, Tina continues to reside there with her wonderful husband, three children and a menagerie of beasts who believe they are also children.

Tina loves the outdoors and spending time camping, fishing and just hanging out with family and friends. She is an accomplished horsewoman and trainer as well as a fitness instructor and online coach. She loves to hear from her readers!

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Everything You Know by Mary Beth Bass

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Everything You Know CoverTitle:  Everything You Know

Author:  Mary Beth Bass

Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy (Romance)

Publication Date:  October 18, 2013

Publisher:  Boroughs Publishing Group

Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

NO ONE KNOWS EVERYTHING FOREVER

Emma Mathews never believed she was like everyone else, but neither did she think herself crazy. Meeting Joe Castlellaw, Henry Dearborn High’s newest student, was like waking on a cold rock in a strange place, the world bathed in liquid moonlight. Everything is different now…and fraught. Visions of a dark forest, a screaming woman and blood have begun to haunt Emma’s dreams, and not only at night. But Joe’s lonely beauty makes her float on air, and she would follow him anywhere–out of high school and through the great tree, to a world of poetry and political savagery, of magic and murder, to a life that is entirely theirs and yet unlike anything they have ever known.

3 Words that Describe, everything you know (a not-too depressing young adult fantasy):

 Loneliness:  At the beginning of everything you know Emma’s long-time best friend Izzy has moved on. Emma is stuck in that particularly empty coldness that comes from being shut out of a happiness you never questioned. Joe doesn’t even have that. His life until Emma is about protecting his mother, and the solace he gets from books, and from trying to imagine a different, better future for himself.

Family: A big family like Emma’s – she has four siblings – can feel like a mixed blessing. Someone always has your back, but you are also one of many fighting for attention, distinction, and affection. At the beginning of the story Emma defines herself against her siblings: brilliant Turner, beautiful Maude, popular Elizabeth, and adorable Sandy. She identifies herself by what she thinks she isn’t instead of by what she is. As Emma is challenged by the revelation that her parents have been lying about who they are and where they come from, and that the one person she trusts, Joe, is the reason for that lie, she begins to find the strength in herself to make the necessary choices no one else is making. As the situation grows to be almost more than she can handle, Emma is grateful to be part of a big, noisy, sometimes contentious group of people who will do anything for each other. Joe is fiercely protective of his unconventional, outsider artist mother. It has only ever been the two of them. He longs for some kind of connection with his mysterious birth family but those hopeful feelings are tangled up in anger at being abandoned, and a fear he’s shared with no one until Emma, that his birth parents left him because there was something unforgivably wrong with him. Questions about his birth family alternately drive and cripple Joe until just before the end of the story.

Sacrifice: Sacrifice is a tricky concept, most easily understood, or maybe most palatable, as the sacrifice a parent makes for a child. The idea of giving up something essential, of choosing to endure a loss that can’t be recovered from in order to help another person is hard to think about. Actual sacrifice hurts or it’s just another form of generosity. We don’t quite know what to make of it or how to look at it. Or maybe I don’t because I’m going on about it for so long before I get to the sacrifices made by characters in everything you know. “Everyone has a price” is a cynical, if at least partially truthful way of looking at the world. The flip side of that is everyone has something or someone for whom they’d give up anything. Different kinds of sacrifices drive almost every event in everything you know. Eury Vatic, Emma’s parents, Joe, Emma, her sister Maude, her brother Turner, her cousin Isohel, all risk something vital. Sacrifice is a selfless act, but the alternative is often unthinkable. Parents put the safety of their children before their own safety. Lovers put each other’s lives before their own. Ideas that make the world a better place are worth fighting for.

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~ About the Author ~

Mary Beth BassMore than a little obsessed with Keats and Moby Dick and fueled by loud music and cold grey days, Mary Beth Bass is the author of young adult fantasy and romantic women’s fiction. Her debut paranormal-women’s fiction hybrid, Follow Me received the Book Buyers Best Award for Time Travel, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

An occasional travel writer, Mary Beth has written about Paris, Bordeaux, and Yorkshire, where she hiked the moors to the legendary setting for Wuthering Heights and stood breathless in the parsonage room where Charlotte, Anne, and Emily Bronte talked out their stories with each other.

And if I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.

Also loves octopuses.

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