Friday, February 23, 2018

He Hideth My Soul | First Line Friday, Book Review, and Blog Tour

Once again, I'm happy to join Faith and the release of another of her books! If you like clean Christian westerns, Faith Blum is an author you may want to check out.

Before I continue with the tour, though, here's the first line!

Dear future wife,

These letters are my way of trying to keep from going deep into despondency again. At least that is my hope. In them, you will learn more about me than anyone has ever known before.

Ooh... yes, a book that begins with letters to a future wife! ;)
Share a first line, and enjoy my little portion of the tour! :)

 Connecting with Hoarding Books for First Line Friday! Hop over and connect with your first line!


Have you ever had a hard time loving someone? I think everyone probably has at one time in their life. But what would your life be like if you've never had the courage to love anyone? Faith Blum explores that idea in her new book, He Hideth My Soul. 

About the Book

He’s never had the courage to love anyone…

The only thing Otis Miller has ever wanted to be is a doctor and he wants to be the best. A surprise talk with his Aunt Eleanor days before his twenty-first birthday leads to a visit from his grandfather’s lawyer and the discovery that he is the heir to a large fortune. With all the papers signed, Otis heads to Chicago to follow his dream.

After graduating from Jenner Medical School, Otis goes to the mine he owns in Colorado to see how things are and to provide medical care for everyone in town. He finds horrible working conditions and learns to make difficult decisions that will be best for all

Will Otis learn to let God cover him in the depths of His love? Can Otis hide in God’s presence whenever he doesn’t know where to go next?

Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.

About the Author

Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and spend time with her husband.  She lives in Wisconsin in a small town with her husband and cat where she can write to her heart’s content during the day. Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ.


Faith is giving away three prizes! The grand prize is a paperback of her new book. First and second prizes are both an eBook of He Hideth My Soul. Enter here for the chance to win!

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My Review

Continuing Otis’s story from “Lily of the Valley” was a treat for me. He was a troubled kid who grew up into an uncertain adult—yet one whose faith was firm in the Lord. This is a sweet story about his life from about age 21-25, the surprises and sorrows, troubles and triumphs.

His marriage was one of convenience yet was so sweet! There really wasn’t a ton of extreme romance, though, which I appreciate. There were couples who fell in love and married, but the inner emotion wasn’t highlighted or dramatized.

There was a definite godly message with a clear salvation message. A lot about trusting God and clinging to His promises.

I’d recommend this to conservative readers 16 and up, maybe slightly younger.

*I received this book from the author and happily provided my honest review*

Tour Schedule

February 20
Bookish Orchestrations – Introduction Post
Creating Romance – Book Spotlight
Rachel Rossano's Words – Book Spotlight

February 21
Rebekah Lyn Books – Book Spotlight

February 22
Ruth's Real Life – Book Spotlight

February 23
With a Joyful Noise – Review
God's Peculiar Treasure Rae – Book Spotlight

February 24
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Post from the author

February 26
Bookish Orchestration – Giveaway winner post


Rebecca Van Daniker said...

I’m sharing about “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky on the blog today. My first line will come from “Keturah” by Lisa T. Bergren since it’s the closest book to me.

10 June, 1773
Rivenshire, England

In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened. his daughters received them all.

Happy Friday!

Susan Dyer said...

Happy Friday!!

My FLF comes from a book I’m hoping to get to soon, Looking for a Hero by Debbie Macomber.

Savannah Charles watched the young woman wandering around her bridal shop, checking prices and looking more discouraged by the moment. Her shoulders slumped and she bit her lip when she read the tag on the wedding gown she’d selected.

Have a great weekend!!

Iola Goulton said...

This sounds interesting, but you said it's book 2 in a series. Should people read the first book first?

I'm sharing the first line from If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock on my blog today, which is definitely a series where people should read the first book first (If I Run).

I'm about to start reading The Winsome Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller,which releases in March. Here's the first line:

The deeply blue Gloucestershire sky brought comfort as Catherine Winthrop emerged from the tenant farmhouse.

I love Carolyn Miller's books, so I'm looking forward to reading this one!

Suzie Waltner said...

I've not heard of this author before and will have to check her out. Letters to a future wife is a good place to start.

Right now I'm reading this one:

Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited. (Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger)

Happy Friday!

Becky Smith said...

Happy Friday! My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken:

“Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.”

Becky Smith said...

Yes, I have a sister who is hard to share with.

Anneliese Dalaba said...

Hmm... A letter to his future wife. I'm interested. On my blog, I’m featuring A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Here, I will share a line from a book I am currently reading. The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. The first line in the Preface is “One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven?” I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Nicole Santana said...

Sounds really good!

Happy Saturday!!!

On my blog, I'm sharing the first lines from Lisa T. Bergren's fantastic novel, Keturah. Here, I will share the first lines from the novel I'm currently reading, A Brush with the Beast by Richard Sones.

"Good night, Mr. D," chirped an elderly secretary as Nick left his office on another late night. Slim, young, black briefcase in hand, he walked briskly toward the door.

englishmysteriesblog said...

Happy Thursday!

Amanda Tero said...

@ Rebecca – I’ve enjoyed the Turansky books I’ve read—but haven’t read that one yet.

@ Susan – that’s a great start for a book!

@ Iola – I think it can be read as a stand-alone. Usually, Faith’s characters intertwine, but the stories are pretty stand-alone.

@ Suzie – I hope you do!

@ Becky – I need to try some “My Heart Belongs In…” books

@ Anneliese – ooh, I need to read that one by Witemeyer!

@ Nicole – those sound like great books.

@ English mysteries – thanks!

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