Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beyond the Storm

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Beyond the Storm
Abingdon Press (October 2012)
Carolyn Zane


Author of 35 books, wife, mother and yes…hot (flasher) lives with her fabulous husband, Matt and their 5 children and 3 dogs in the scenic Willamette Valley in Oregon. When asked to describe her family, Carolyn likens her crowd to the Brangelia Bunch saying modestly, “Only we’re better looking.” Right now,Carolyn is back in the saddle with her new title: Beyond The Storm, coming out in October 2012! In the mean time, be sure to catch her on the critically acclaimed TOOHOTMAMAS Blog where Carolyn and Wendy tackle Marriage, motherhood and menopause: How to do all three and stay out of prison! They are hilarious! You'll wet yourself, guaranteed! Visit them at: www.toohotmamas.wordpress.com.


After a tornado rips through her town, store owner Abigail comes across a piece of fabric from a wedding dress among the devastation. Abigail is moved to start collecting other swatches of fabric she finds – her neighbor’s kitchen curtains, a man’s necktie, a dog’s bed – which she stashes in shopping bags. As she pursues her seemingly absurd quest, horrible realities spark the question, “What kind of a God would allow such tragedy?” 

As she struggles to reconcile her right to happiness amidst the destruction, Abigail begins piecing together a patchwork quilt from the salvaged fabric in hopes it will bring some peace. But a new relationship with Justin, a contractor, may require too much of her fragile heart.  Will her pain and questions of faith give way to the courage to love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Beyond the Storm, go HERE.

Today marks the end of Christy's Book Blog as it has been for the last 7-1/2 years. No one's life remains the  same for that period of time, and mine has changed since the inception of my blog. During this time, I have made so many friends and read wonderful books I may never have picked up without the opportunity to blog them. But I don't have the time to read like I used to; in 2010 I read 445 books, in 2011  I read 250. This year I have yet to break 100. I know that's still more than many others, but for me, it makes it so that I want to make sure that the books I read are ones I truly love and want to share hours with. I spent some time today looking through a list of the books I've read during this time, and there were some I wish I hadn't wasted my time on, some I love dearly years after putting them down, but the majority I can't remember a single thing about them. I want to read only memorable books. I may still share my reviews with you here, but there won't be any more blog tours (except for the rare one I signed up for prior to this and need to fulfill my obligation to). Thank you so much everyone for visiting me here, reading my reviews, and maybe even reading some of my recommendations. I apologize for being mostly absent for the last several months. I hope that our time here together has blessed you somehow.

God bless,