Thursday, June 28, 2018

Is a pastor's wife supposed to be perfect?? It appears so!! Make sure that you enter the author's giveaway!



                      "Breath of Heaven"
                         By Alana Terry

About the Book:


Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Release Date: December 9, 2017   
She hasn’t fallen out of love with her husband. She just can’t stand his church.
Nobody told Katrina being a pastor’s wife would be easy. But she never imagined that the stress she and her husband would face from his new job could so easily destroy their marriage.
In spite of her mother’s disapproval, Katrina marries a pastor whose job immediately plucks her away from her music, her symphony, and the city life she loves and plants her in the small town of Orchard Grove, Washington.
If she knew going into her new life that she’d be sacrificing her music career for a congregation full of gossips and backbiters and that the pressure of her husband’s new job would turn him into someone she hardly recognizes anymore, she might have reconsidered marrying him in the first place.
Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything about that now.
Or is it? 
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My Thoughts:

This book is the third in Alana Terry's Orchard Grove Christian Series. These books are so down to earth and realistic that you find yourself living this life alongside the main character, Katrina. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a pastor's wife? Your home is not your own! It belongs to the church, but not only that! YOU belong to the church, it appears!! Although this book is part of a series, it is an enjoyable stand alone novel. The problems that a minister's wife has to endure are thought provoking and indeed disturbing! Poor Katrina suffers, as she struggles to meet the high demands of her position.

All of the characters are described so realistically and in such depth, that the reader at once becomes engrossed in their lives, feeling every challenge, heartache and the dreadful feeling of insecurity. The plot moves quickly with just enough twists and turns to keep you reading long past your bedtime. Alana was able to insert some humor within this heart wrenching tale.

This author's ability is unique in being able to tackle difficult subjects in a caring, loving fashion, one that Christ would like us all to follow. The novel clearly shows us how important honesty is in a marriage. One must overcome our past with the help of our loving Father. None of us is perfect, neither are we worthless. However, God is always ready to heal us and forgive us. Only He can give us a brighter future.

This book is definitely worthy of five stars!! Alana Terry, I will be watching for your next winning novel! Your books just keep getting better and better!!
The thoughts and opinions expressed about this book are honest and my own. 

About the Author
Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnightsun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

Guest Post from Alana Terry

I used to think being a pastor’s wife would be glamorous. Now I know better!
Although I’ve loved the different churches where my husband has been called to serve, being a couple in full-time ministry can definitely take its toll on a marriage.
Breath of Heaven is a novel in my Orchard Grove Christian women’s fiction series, which deals with real-life couples facing real-life issues. In Breath of Heaven, two newlyweds are thrown into the world of church politics, and the honeymoon period is quickly over.
I wrote this novel to give an inside peek at what it’s like if you’ve never been a pastor’s wife as well as to offer some hope and encouragement to women who know the stress of being married to someone in full-time ministry.

Blog Stops

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Mary Hake, July 1
Carpe Diem, July 6
Bigreadersite, July 7
Margaret Kazmierczak, July 8 (Interview)

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away a grand prize of books 1-3 in the Orchard Grove Christian women’s series (paperback or ebook)!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/d06f/breath-of-heaven-celebration-tour-giveaway

7 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I am friends with a couple of pastors wives and it broke my heart when I was out to lunch with one, and I asked if there was anything I could pray about for her. She said that I was the first. Everyone assumes as the pastor's wife, she should bless the meal and ask if anyone else needs prayer.

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  2. Wow! I must admit I've never given much thought to the pastor's wives. I pray for my pastors but not always for their families. :( This sounds so intriguing and relevant. I can't wait to read it!

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  3. Lovely reveiw. I haven't read any of this series, but going to add them to my TBR list.

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  4. My daughter has been a pastor’s wife for 24 years and I would love to win the book for her to read. Thanks for the opportunity

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  5. People think pastor's wives should be perfect but they are just like anyone else. So are pastors. Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

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  6. This book is much needed for many women and their families who live lives of faith and struggle to see their pastor's wife as a flawed human who embraces God's grace for daily living. Thanks for writing this story and I hope to read it someday!

    --Diane Buie
    buierocks2002(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to be a guest on your blog. Have a wonderful day.

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