Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two Announcements.

Happy Thursday, friends! *silently promises to come up with a more normal intro than stating the day of the week* 

But, Thursday, y'all. That means tomorrow is my favorite day of the week. xD Okay, okay, I'll abandon the rabbit trail and get down to business... Anyone remember the two upcoming-epic-things I mentioned in my most recent wrap-up post


Well, I'm here today to tell y'all about those. One of them is blogging related and the other isn't (although it sort of is?), but I'm pretty sure y'all are gonna enjoy hearing about both when the time comes. ;) 

First up, the blogging related announcement! Many of y'all probably recall the Five Fall Favorites party that Rebekah Morris at Read Another Page hosted last year. Well, it's happening again and I'll be taking part! 

Book recommendations, discounted and free books, a super awesome giveaway (including a signed copy of Dandelion Dust :))...there is simply no reason you shouldn't attend the party! 

It will be going on Monday, October 2nd through Friday, October 7th with daily posts from each of the participants on the invitation below. (Some but not all of the bloggers will be posting on Saturday to announce the prize winners.) 


Spread the news, peeps! We're going to have SO much fun!! 



Secondly, the not-really-blogging-related-except-sorta announcement. (On this one, I'm giving y'all a bit of backstory. Just hang tight, bear with me, and don't you DARE skip ahead.) 

In the spring of 2015, I started this blog. One of my first followers and commenters was an young, aspiring author who's blogs I had been reading for several months. She commented, asking if I'd like to swap emails. I agreed, and we started talking. Every couple days...every day...several times a day... Over that spring/summer/fall we quickly became great friends, and kept discovering the oodles of things we have in common. Writing, reading, family, books, Nazis, blogging, school. (We literally have the strangest conversations sometimes.) 

That fall, my family was planning a trip out west and, of course, I was immediately like "Are we going through Kansas?!" Turns out, we would probably be coming through some part of Kansas on the way home. So, of course, I asked if it would be possible to meet my friend and her family. 

(By the way, this certain, amazing girl is Jesseca Dawn from Whimsical Writings for His GloryDid I forget to mention that until now? Pfft, half of y'all had probably already guessed it.) 

Although not a long visit, we were able to meet up with her family for the evening and get ice cream. It was SO amazing to meet in person someone whom I had only talked to online!! 


Yeah, that's us...a really terrible, really fuzzy picture. But look how young we look, y'all!! o.O

Nearly two years has past since that quick meeting. During that time, we remained friends (obviously) and talked, almost jokingly at first, about when we would be able to get together again. (When you live 1,000 miles apart, this is not exactly simple.) 

Then, sometime back in August, Jess was like "ya know, I should come visit you this fall." My immediate response was "YES YES COME," followed quickly by, "please be serious!!" 

And she was. And, yes, it is happening. *squeals and grins and dies* 


PEOPLE. This girl is coming to see me in, like, less than three weeks!! And I get to spend ten glorious days with this beautiful, amazing, inspiring, young lady!!! <3 One of my favorite people in the world!! <3 

*cue background noise of dramatic screams* *cough* Yeah, I'm sorta-kinda excited and probably won't sleep a wink for a week before she gets here. XD 

All that said...blogging friends, y'all are special. Very special. Don't let anyone ever tell you that such 'online friendships' aren't real friendships. Because they are – or can be. And I'm blessed to have the best ones out there. <33 

(Jess, I'm so thrilled this is happening. <3 Forgive me for stalking your social media to collect that second picture? *wink*) 


~Faith 

Monday, September 18, 2017

From the Shelves {Autumn Reads}

Happy Monday, friends! Welcome to the first installment of a new series. :D 


Several people expressed an interest in seeing more such posts at the close of the bookshelf tour. So I've came up with From the Shelves, which will be book recommendations from my physical books. Sound fun? :D 

This edition will be autumn reads. From the Shelves won't be a monthly occurrence, but I do have several others planned for the next little while. ;) 

Here goes!!


HISTORICAL. 



This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof is, simply put, a masterpiece. It's winsome and beautiful, heartbreaking and dear. It shattered my heart all over the ground and yet I love it so much. <3 I read it last September, and it makes for the perfect autumn read. 

historical fiction // christian fiction // young adult // romance // tissues recommended 



I have two words to describe any Janette Oke book I've read, The Winds of Autumn included. Warm and real. They are the stories that never fail to warm my heart, make me smile, and make me feel. (This is book two in a series that I would suggest reading in order, though it could be read as a standalone.) 

historical fiction // christan fiction // early 20th century 



I read the Amish Beginnings trilogy by Suzanne Woods Fisher this year and really enjoyed them! The Newcomer was probably my least favorite of the series (shouldn't say that when I'm trying to recommend the book, huh?), but it was still a super good read. And the majority of the book is set in the fall of the year! 

*Read my full review of this book here

historical fiction // christian fiction // amish fiction // romance // revolutionary war era 


CONTEMPORARY. 


Although I haven't had a re-read lately, I read the Summerhill Secrets series several times when I was 10-13. House of Secrets (book six – the first book of the second volume) is one of my favorites of the ten book series, and just so happens to be set in October. Wonderful autumn book! <3 

contemporary fiction // christian fiction // great for teens 



Martin Hospitality is a super amazing book. I had the privilege of beta-reading for Abi, and I totally fell in love with the story. So beautiful and inspiring! It isn't completely set in the fall, but it definitely feels like a fall read to me. ;) 

*Read my full review of this book here

contemporary fiction // christian fiction // indie author // young adult 



(I know...I know...a repeat author. But at least the books are vastly different. ;)) I hadn't read many of Beverly Lewis' adult books, until a friend recommended them to me awhile back. I decided to give them a try, and when this book came available for review, I grabbed it. And...(surprise!) I loved it! The writing style is simplistic, the friendship endearing, and the romance sweet. An autumn-feeling book! 

*Read my full review of this book here

contemporary fiction // christian fiction // amish fiction // romance 


TBR. 



Yes, that is sunflower petals. No, it's not as nice as I'd hoped it would turn out. 


// From the Start by Melissa Tagg // 

  Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays...until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley. 

  Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend's hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he's lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he's never really done normal before.

  While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it's like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn't part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that's ever happened to them? 

This book just sounds so sweet! After reading Three Little Words (prequel to the Walker Family series) earlier this year, I knew I wanted to read more. I grabbed this one on a CBD sale and I can't wait to read it!! Obviously, I don't know yet if this book is actually set in the fall, but...doesn't that cover just look like an autumn read?! :D 


// Theft and Thanksgiving by Emily Thomas // 

  Anne Gibson is alarmed when identity thefts leave elderly Blue Hill citizens with bank accounts drained and credit cards maxed out. When a mysterious young woman arrives at the library's first book club meeting and starts asking personal questions of Anne's friend Mildred Farley, Anne wonders if the stranger is behind the thefts. As Anne sets out to uncover the truth, she discovers that there is far more behind the woman's curious behavior than she could have imagined. 
  Meanwhile, when Anne learns that her parents can't come for Thanksgiving, she and her children plan a big dinner at the library for their new friends. But will their guests' last-minute cancellations make the family's first Blue Hill Thanksgiving a lonely one? 

This book sounds so darling! Though I haven't read any/many lately, I do enjoy a good mystery. And this one sounds great! And a Thanksgiving setting? Need I say more? 




I hope y'all enjoyed! Have you read these? Want to now? Any requests for other posts in the series? What's on your Autumn TBR? 

~Faith 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Snippets of a Story + National Suicide Prevention Week



Happy Tuesday, my peoples! 

I realized that it had been awhile since I posted (in other words, I didn't last week), so here I am. I was planning to post some book recommendations (y'all are gonna get those next week instead :D), but I've decided on something else. 

Story snippets. 

More specifically, snippets from my current WIP, A Soldier's Story. (Some of y'all may remember this story from when I talked about it here.) I've never before publicly shared snippets of this story. And I've shared very little about it/of it with friends. 

So why am I sharing now? The reasoning for that lies in the second half of the post title. 

I found out yesterday (thanks to an Instagram post) that this week is National Suicide Prevention Week. A quick Google search informed me that this has actually been a thing for 40-something years? (And I've never heard of it? Not that I've been around for over 40 years, buuuuttt...) 

This realization made me think of my story. You see, parts of it has to do with suicide. (Particularly soldier suicide and the heart-aching statistics surrounding it...but that's a post in itself.) I think that's part of the reason I haven't shared much about this story. It's a story that is dear to my heart (okay, they all are...), and I don't want it to read and torn apart by anyone. Not that I think y'all would do such a thing! It's just, for whatever reason, been/being harder for me to share of this story than of previous written works of mine. 

So. All of that being said, I have decided to share the beginning of this work (currently almost-30k, btw!) with you all today. Although I don't have it broken into chapters yet, the italicized part will be the prologue and the other will be the beginning of chapter one. :) 

*deep breath* Here goes... 


~*~ 


  The soldier stopped in front of the telephone. He inserted his quarters, lifted the phone to his ear, and punched in the desired number. And waited. Waited. 
  Just when he was on the verge of giving up, the call was answered. 
  “Hello?” 
  “Hey, Dad, it's me.” 
  “James! Hello son, where are you?” 
  “Well, um, I'm on my way home. But I have a favor I'd like to ask. I have a friend that I want to bring with me.” 
  “Sure, son. Your mother and I would love to meet him.” 
  “Okay, but…there's something you ought to know before you see him.” 
  “Oh?” 
  “Yeah, he, uh…he got hurt pretty bad in the fighting… lost an arm and a leg. I don't just want you to meet him; I want him to live with us. He doesn't have anywhere to go.” 
  The son’s words were met with silence. Awkward silence during which he fidgeted and waited, almost expecting the next words. 
  “That's too much for you to ask of us, son,” his dad said. “Someone like that – who we don't even know, I might add – would be a terrible burden to your mother. I suggest you forget about this guy and come on home. He’ll make his own way in the world.” 
  The son pulled the phone from his ear and slammed it into the box, causing the entire stand to jangle and rock. 
  The father spoke his name a few times before deciding they'd gotten cut off and hanging up the receiver. Not caring enough to wonder at the odd disconnection. 
  Meanwhile, somewhere across the country, a young soldier stood staring at the pay phone, contemplating his next move. 


~*~ 


\\ Alexandria 


  My heart pounds, blood pulsing through my temples. No, no, no… I race up through the flights of stairs. Seeing as how I'm just recovering from a cold, I'm getting winded quickly but this is still faster than the elevator. 
  Please, let me get there in time. 
  The plaque on the wall is a blur as I blow past. Did that say 4th floor? Only three more flights. I can do this. 
  As my feet gobble up the metal stair treads, the image I saw from the parking lot flashes back through my mind. Back to the second when I looked up and saw a person on the roof, leaning over the edge. A man, unless I'm sorely mistaken, who looked like he was about to jump. 
  Suicide
  No. 
  With a second wind (or third?), I fly up the last flight of stairs and shove my weight against the door that lets me out onto the rooftop. 
  My gaze bounces first to my right, then to my left. I don't see him. Please, please, be here. 
  I walk out across the roof, dodging what appears to be a dead rat. I hurry across the concrete rooftop until I can see the side of the building which overlooks the parking lot. 
  There he is. 
  I draw closer to the spot, being careful not to make any loud or sudden noise and startle him into going over the edge unintentionally. Studying him, I notice with gratitude the uniform he wears. And I wince when I see that he's missing two limbs. 


~*~ 


On the story note, did you like it? Interested to learn more? Got any constructive criticism to offer? 

On the suicide prevention note, I may be writing more about that on Chosen Vessels this Saturday. Also, I totally suggest checking out Julia's, Mikayla's, and Grace's posts on the subject. 





Hope y'all are having a fabulous week! 
~Faith 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Farewell to Summer, Start of School, and Hallmark Movies // August Recap

Today is September. Hahaaa. Silly, Faith. There's no way that's right. *checks calendar* *repetively* 



\\ Life. \\ 

>> I talked to a styrofoam box. (And no, I'm not even kidding.) 

>> I took pictures of pretty things. Like, vines, cornfields, and flower petals. <3 





>> I had a strange convo about a broken tractor thingy. 

Me: *walking up the drive* 
Dad: *comes by on the tractor with the bush-hog behind it* 
Me: *points* That don't look so good. 
Dad: That's what happens when you bush-hog in a Christmas tree field. 
Me: It looks like it's been welded together before. 
Dad: It has. Several times. 



>> I started school. 12th grade. I'm a senior. That's just sorta kinda frightening, ya know? 

>> I apparently was very lame and legit did not have a life because I can think of nothing else to go here. Oh well. 



// Books. // 


I read 17 books this month, y'all. *screams* I haven't read that many books or pages since March. MARCH!

Regal Hearts: Episode One by Livy Jarmusch -- 4 stars 
Waking Up by Ted Dekker -- 4 stars 
The Vintage Wren: Week 1 by Chautona Havig -- 5 stars 
When the Clouds Roll by by Myra Johnson -- 3.5 stars 
Edward's Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan -- 5 stars 
The Vintage Wren: Week 2 by Chautona Havig -- 5 stars 
Tea with Emma by Diane Moody -- 3.5 stars 
The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher -- 5 stars -- Review HERE
Whisper Goodbye by Myra Johnson -- 4 stars
To Get to You by Joanne Bischof -- 5 stars
Sing a New Song by R.S. Oswald -- 4 stars 
Mother by Kathleen Norris (adapted by Jennie Chancey) -- 5 stars 
Descent by R.S. Oswald -- 3 stars 
Father, Forgive Them by Sarah Holman -- 4.5 stars 
Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe -- 4 stars -- Review to come. 
Choosing Courage by Peter Collier -- 4.5 stars 
Genesis -- 5 stars 


I bought 4 books this month. (I started to type "only" between those first two words, but NO. I'm trying to cut back. Trying to force myself to read all the books I have before I buy more. Keyword? Trying.) 


The Angel of Bastogne by Gilbert Morris 
Love Finds You in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts by Melody Carlson 
Unforgettable by Trish Perry 
Something Beyond the Sky by Siri L. Mitchell (Spontaneous purchase! I never read by this author, never heard of this book – nothing. But it sounds good. :D) 



\\ Writing. \\ 

Word count: 1,367

So...basically, I failed at writing this month. If that's even a thing? I wrote hardly anything. And what I did write was in this story, so...I'm thinking about finishing it before seriously moving ahead with This Summer. ;D 

I'm also considering submitting this WIP to a publisher... Honestly, that thought is terrifying. But at the same time kinda cool. Any advice? :P 



// Music & Movies. // 


I watched lots of Hallmark movies, y'all. I watched the series of Signed, Sealed, Delivered episodes. Along with the next 5 movies. XD Other Hallmark movies were The Reckoning (finally finished that series <3) and The Perfect Bride. 

I also watched Moondance Alexander and half of The Waltons: Season 7. (Pearl Harbor was bombed, peeps. *sobs*) 

*does not know what I listened to other than the obvious answer of Pandora, so sneakily skips that part* 



\\ Blogging. \\ 

I hit 55 Google followers!! Thanks, guys!! :D 



Epic Posts... 









// Goals. // 

~ August Goals 

>> Finish beta-reading project.   I DID IT, PEOPLE. (Admit it, you thought that would still be on the list when I'm a 62 year-old spinster.) 

>> Read 10 books.      *smirks cheerfully* 

>> Begin again posting weekly on Chosen Vessels.     #success

>> Start school.     *smirks not-so-cheerfully* 

>> Catch up on blogging and emails.       .....kinda of? 

>> Write 10k in new writing project.      *cries* Um, no. I don't think I even wrote in TS

>> Edit 14 chapters of War Tears.      *laughs like a maniac* I edited like the prologue, y'all. The PROLOGUE. *rolls eyes at self* 


~ September Goals 

>> Read 10 books. 

>> Write in A Soldier's Story. 

>> Edit in War Tears. 

>> Survive school. 

>> Continue posting weekly at Chosen Vessels and here. 

>> Get/stay caught up on emails and blogging. 



ALSO! Two super epic things are going to be happening in the month of October. Now, obviously this month is not October (thank heavens – its flying by fast enough as is), but both of those things will be announced sometime this month. So stay tuned... :D 


How was your August? Your whole summer? Got a favorite memory? Have you started school? Read an epic book? Wrote an epic book? Let's chat, friends. <3 
~Faith 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Sunshine Blogger + Early Writings {A Tag Collab}

Hello dears! 

Today I bring to you a bit of a tag collaboration. I was tagged for the Sunshine Blogger Tag (quite awhile ago, actually... *cough cough*) and then more recently, the Early Writings Tag. Because I don't have the time (or energy? xD) to do two posts within a decent time frame to when I was tagged, I'm combining them! 



Thank you to Lisa @ Inkwell for tagging me for the Sunshine Blogger Tag!


RULES: 
– Answer 11 questions

– Tag 11 bloggers
– Ask them 11 questions


QUESTIONS: 
1. Do you have favorite fictional families/siblings and who are they?
The Keiths from A Life of Faith: Millie Keith! Sweetest family, y'all. <33 


2. If you could reform one villain (book or movie) who would it be?
Hmm...I usually don't like the villains if they're, like, wicked evil. And the villains that I would like to reform usually end up getting reformed by the end of the book/movie. XD Maybe I need to read more villains? 


3. If you could work with/be the apprentice of/learn from one historical figure (hero or not) who would it be?
Maybe Benjamin Franklin. :D 


4. Have you ever dreamed (when you were asleep, of course) that you were in a book or movie? If so, which ones?
I probably have, but I can't think of anything right now. 


5. What are you favorite kinds of book titles (e.g. one word, a reference, symbolism, with a certain word in them...)?
Usually titles with a symbolism or reference to something in the book. I love it when I'm reading and go "so that's where the title idea came from!" 


6. If you could be the "sidekick" of one fictional character, who would it be?
I would love to hang out on the Circle C with Andi Carter...or roam around Pleasant Plains with Millie Keith...or explore Acktar with Leith Torren. *sneakily gave multiple answers*


7. If you were a superhero, what would be your power?
Creating stories and worlds and people and places with only the 26 letters of the English alphabet. *nods soberly* Also, speed reading. That would be epic. 


8. If you entered a fictional world, what is the worst thing that could happen to you?
I could die? I could never get back to my real world? The possibilities are endless, I believe. xD 


9. What kinds of book covers don't you like?
Uh....ones that aren't pretty? Okay, seriously. I don't like covers that have multiple little things on them and look crowded. I don't like covers that not match the rest of the series. I also don't like covers that have people kissing on them. A cute couple? Okay, fine. But actually like kissing on.the.cover? Not okay. Actually, kinda gross when you think about it. 


10. Which fictional character would you want as your sidekick?
Rafe Sullivan from A Question of CourageI would end up being more his sidekick, because he would be the one starting the trouble...but, ahh well. 


11. What fictional character would you want as your arch-nemesis?
...to be fair, I had to look up what 'arch-nemesis' even means. (I knew nemesis, but arch? Like, archangel? *didnt get it*) Okay, back to the question... Wait, why would I want anyone as my enemy? *makes face* *tries to think of an answer* *stares at bookshelf* I dunno, maybe Respen Felix? *pretends I haven't referenced TBoA 4697425 times already* 



Well, that was fun! I tag...anyone who's ate ice cream in the last 24 hours! *wink*

(I know, I know, I cheated. Forgive me if I tag people on the next one?) 


~*~ 


Eve @ Edge of Night tagged me for the Early Writings Tag. Thanks, Eve! :D

RULES: 
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Copy/paste and answer the following questions:
    • 1) What horrendous book did you write as a child?
    • 2) What did you learn from it?
  • Talk about as many books/writing projects as you like!
  • Tag 5 other bloggers.

QUESTIONS: 
1) What horrendous book did you write as a child? 
To be perfectly honest, I did not write a book as a wee child. I did, however, start writing a book in 8th grade. It was called The Letter in the Attic (wow, suspenseful, Faith *insert sarcasm*) and it was about two Amish girls who were cleaning one of them's attic and – surprise! – found a letter. They didn't know what the contents of the letter were and things kept happening to prohibit them from reading it. 

I never finished it, and I honestly don't know how it did/would've ended. At one time, I think I'd planned for there to be a map inside the envelope (maybe along with the letter?). The girls thought it would lead them to buried treasure, but it ended up leading them to a community cemetery. (See? I was warped from a young age.) And yeah, I don't know what that would have turned out as either. :P 


2) What did you learn from it? 
Heh. Good question. XD 

– That I can't write a mystery very well. 
– That I can't do 'pantsing' without having a general idea of where I'm headed. 
– That I can read and enjoy Amish fiction, but I can't write it to save my life. 
– That a story needs solid character, a believable plot, and a well developed setting to be worth spending anybody's time on. 
– That you should follow the saying of 'putting a bit of yourself into every story', but you also can't add random facts of your life into the book where they don't belong. (Example: one of the girls' family had two yellow labs. #shocker)
– That, chances are, you can always better your grammar... Did I mention this book was one big run-on? Or that there wasn't a single paragraph in the entire, 10-page, hand-written thing? *grimace* 


SNIPPET: 

 "Missed a spot!" A voice from behind her said. 
 Thirteen year-old Rachel Miller spun around to find her best friend Beth Zook, standing at the top of the attic stairs. 
 "Oh, hi!" Rachel said with a sigh. "Mom had this great idea last night. 'Now that schools out for the summer' she said 'I'll expect all you kids to help with the cleaning, starting in the morning, bright and early.' And here I am." 
 "Enjoying every minute of it, I'll bet," Beth said. "I seen your mom already, she said you were up here." 
 "So what are you doing?" Rachel asked. 
 "Well, I thought I could help you clean up here and then we could head down to the creek and go in wading," Beth replied. "What do ya say?" 
 "I say yes! Absolutely!" Rachel grinned, "let's get to work!" 

~*~

 Four hours worth of cleaning later, two dust-covered girls were almost finished. 
 "This is the last one," Beth said, glancing around. 
 "It's looking pretty good up here," Rachel smiled. "But I'm glad we're almost done. 


*points up* That's legit all I added to a document, because just typing the story up was making me gag. 


To endure this embarrassment (kidding – it was kinda fun), I tag... 


Until next time, 
~Faith 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Writing Update ~ This Summer

Anyone remember the 'more info to come' that I promised it the recent August recap post? Well, here it is! :D 


Introducing...a prequel to Dandelion Dust! Yup, that's right. My beloved recently-published novella is going to have another (hopefully shorter) novella that will chronologically succeed it! 

The title isn't official yet. I know I want the title to have the word 'summer' in it. And I'd like for it to be only one or two words so that it goes nicely with Dandelion Dust and Wanderings (sequel to DD *isnt sure if I've ever mentioned it here before* *doesnt think so*). 

Summer, This Summer, Our Summer, One Summer... I've came up with a million possibilities. XD Right now, I'm leaning more toward This Summer. Because 1) I JUST LIKE IT, and 2) it matches the whole first-person-present which will be the style of this book as well. 

I can't really talk about the setting without being repetitive and boring, since it's the same as Dandelion Dust (think 'ranch in Oklahoma'). Same goes for the characters, as they're only a year or so younger in this one...and did I mention adorable as ever?! 

This will start the summer when Charity visits her friend Hannah's family, meets Ryder, and...yeah. *squeals* It's gonna be ammmaazzee. 

I'm considering doing a split POV with Charity and Hannah...but at the same time, I kinda want to keep it as just Charity's POV, like DD and the same as Wanderings will most likely be. 

I can't offer snippets since I haven't written that much of the book. Mainly, because I've working on this WIP and... <3 <3 <3 I recently updated my outline, and I kinda feel like the plot has turned a bit, but THATS OKAY. It's going to be fabulous. XD #randomparagraph #thatdoesnotbelonginthispost #whatever

Back to This Summer... Anyone want some sneak-peek pics from the very-sparse storyboard? :D 






Did you enjoy this post? Have you read Dandelion Dust? Would you like to see a writing update spotlighting Wanderings? Or another WIP? I'm open to suggestions! :D 

~Faith 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Reintegration // Book Spotlight + Blog Tour

A perfect citizen. A captured rebel. One decision could destroy them both...

Doesn't that tag line make you want to read the book? :D Yeah, me too. Read on to glean details on Ashley Bogner's debut novel! 




// Summary 
As a Regulator, seventeen-year-old Katherine Holliday’s duty is to protect the people of the Federation from a group of violent rebels who have exiled themselves to the mysterious wilderness. When one of these rebels is captured within the Federation, the government leaders propose an alternative to execution, a procedure they call Reintegration. The procedure involves erasing the rebel’s memory and attempting to make him a member of society. The rebel, a young man named Matthew, is not the violent criminal Katherine expects, and she can’t help but befriend him. A few weeks after Matthew’s Reintegration, Katherine realizes the procedure failed and she is now presented with a choice no one else can help her make. Can she warn her superiors that Reintegration failed, which could mean death for Matthew? Or will she defy everything she knows to help him escape—and risk her own execution?



// Author Bio
When Ashley Bogner was in third grade, she decided she would be a published author when she grew up. Ashley is a homeschool graduate and has lived in seven different states. She completed a year of Bible college and in the fall will begin pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. After college, her plan is to work in the Christian publishing industry. When not writing, she can be found baking, posting book reviews on her blog, and watching her favorite movies over and over to the point of memorization.


// Social Media

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Do you want to read Reintegration?