Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pass Me Not and I Love Thee | Book Reviews and Giveaway

Here we are again with two more novellas from Miss Faith Blum!

Pass Me Not

Another simple and sweet story from Faith Blum. "Pass Me Not" juggles the viewpoint of both Timothy and Abigail as they pray about a "marriage of convenience." Louise adds a little spicy touch to the story.

Again, as a novella, it is well-paced and doesn't get bogged down at any point.

Back Cover:
Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief
Kneeling there in deep contrition
Help my unbelief

Timothy is at his wit's end. His twelve year old half-sister has run off five housekeepers in almost a year. Since their parents died, she has grown wilder than ever. What can he do? As he looks for a new housekeeper, his eye catches sight of a mail order bride advertisement. One young lady has a younger sister and sounds like a God-fearing woman. Could this be the answer to his dilemma or will Louise run her off, too?

Approximately 18,000 words

I Love Thee
Following the story of Cole Baxter as he suddenly finds himself rather to his four nieces and nephews, "I Love Thee" is a short and sweet story. Though stories with challenging kids are fun, I enjoyed the four well-behaved children portrayed in this story (part of what leads me to sum this up as "sweet"). The kitchen scene with Rhoda and the kids was adorable! I also liked getting to know some characters briefly mentioned in Faith's novel, "Amazing Grace."

As the third of Faith's novellas that I have read, the story flows nicely and does not take long to read and enjoy.

Back Cover:
Mom and Dad dead STOP Please come STOP Gage

When his sister dies, leaving him with four children ages 8 and under, Cole Baxter gets desperate. He decides he needs a wife. He writes to a mail order bride before realizing he almost through away the best woman he could have.

Approximately 18,000 words

About Faith:

An avid reader, Faith Blum started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, Captaining on the Holy Worlds Historical Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?).
As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.
You can find Faith on her WebsiteBlogFacebook, and Twitter

See where else Amazing Grace has appeared on the web here.
If you want to know a little more about Faith, I interviewed her here.

Faith is giving away prizes to two people. The first prize winner will receive:

~A paperback of the novel that started the novellas, Amazing Grace (or novel of choice)
 ~One handpainted bookmark (painted by the author’s sister)
~A silver pen nib bookmark
First prize

The second prize winner will receive:
~An ebook copy of Amazing Grace (or ebook of choice)
~Two handpainted bookmarks (painted by the author’s sister)
Second Prize

From August 24-28 only, I Love Thee will be free! Also on sale during the blog tour are A Mighty Fortress which will be$0.99 from August 23-30 and Be Thou My Vision which will be $0.99 from August 30-September 6.

Tour Schedule

Monday, August 24
Tuesday, August 25
Wednesday, August 26-RELEASE DAY!
Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 28
Saturday, August 29
Sunday, August 30
Monday, August 31


Faith Blum said...

Thank you for the reviews, Amanda!

Amanda T. said...

You're very welcome, Faith! Thanks yet again for letting me preview your books!

"He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

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