Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Breathing on Her Own by Rebecca Waters, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Breathing on Her Own
Author: Rebecca Waters
Publisher: Ambassador International
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: November 5, 2019
An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life.
Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident.
While two families grieve, details emerge that shake Molly to her core. As she prepares her daughter for what lies ahead, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes.
If it’s true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?
Life never seems to turn out the way we expect. Whether it’s feeling like we’re invincible until we discover we aren’t, or we try to control and micromanage everything until we discover we can’t. Regardless of our area of need, God has the ability to meet us where we are at. But while coming to faith (or renewing it) can feel like a giant weight is lifted off of our shoulders, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have to deal with any earthly consequences from our carnal choices. This story dived deep into one family’s reaction and healing following a terrible accident. Everyone handles trauma in different ways and the author did a beautiful job of painting some of those reactions through Laney’s family members. You can’t force another to come to Christ or be a good person, but you can pray for them and offer encouragement. You can’t take back your bad choices, but you can choose where you go from them. Life is messy and has its fair share of heartache, but when we lean on the Lord, He can help mend our broken hearts.
This was my first read by this author but I would most definitely be interested in reading more from her in the future. I can’t imagine being placed in the same situation as the characters in this one, but their saga fully gripped my emotions. What if? No one wants to ask that question but it’s one that’s imagined here in a way that forces you to consider. The author did an amazing job with this one.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rebecca Waters has been a writer most of her life. Her first published work was a story in the school newspaper she wrote in second grade. For many years Rebecca used her stories as illustrations in church settings and to entertain her own three daughters. Her professional writing included educational articles and research. Following her retirement as a professor of education from Cincinnati Christian University, Rebecca turned her pen to the world of fiction. She has also published several articles in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest.
(1) winner will receive a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts eGift Card and signed print copy of Breathing on Her Own (US only) OR a digital copy of the book and $10 gift card (outside the US).
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 21, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 28, 2020. Print copy US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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