Welcome to the Blog Tour for With Me in the Storm by Karen E. Ingle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: With Me in the Storm
Author: Karen E. Ingle
Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
If she escapes her past, can she survive the storm to come?
Maddie’s California dream-turned-nightmare is a perfect storm of abuse, trafficking, and unwanted pregnancy. She sees only one way out, until a network of strangers offers a solution that could save her life and her baby’s.
But escaping back to Minnesota hinges on Chris, the fiancé she rejected for the drug dealer who now owns her. After all she’s done, is it too much to hope Chris will perform this generous act of love?
And what if love isn’t enough to protect Maddie when a deadlier storm closes in?
The author’s heart for women in domestic abuse and human trafficking was easy to spot right from the beginning. The style of writing made it nearly impossible to put the book down because I couldn’t help but need to know what happened next. Without spoiling, I have to admit that I couldn’t get over the likelihood of certain events that happened particularly in the beginning. I’m not sure if it was simply because they were rushed, under-developed, or if there was some other reason unexplained. Some of the content didn’t seem to add up for the danger of the situations, but then it seemed to turn up even hotter than expected in others. And in my opinion there were too many POV’s that were unnecessary. I wish my mind didn’t keep thinking about the likelihood about some of it, because really even though I kept thinking about it, I still couldn’t put the book down. I think it’s because while some of the content itself might not have added up… the hearts of the characters were impossible to miss. The trauma, the fear, the anger, the healing, and every other emotion they went through.. Human trafficking is no joke. It’s easy for people to think it doesn’t happen locally, but the truth is it can (and does) happen everywhere. One of my best friends works with a ministry that works to hep ladies escaping human trafficking. It’s a huge undertaking and stories like this can help not only call attention to the horrors of the reality, but the heroes who help them. Overall I did enjoy the read, and would be interested in reading more from the author again in the future.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
About the Author
Karen Ingle admires women’s resilience and courage that emerge when faced with a pregnancy that rocks their world. As a freelance writer, she has interviewed such women, met them, and served them. She’s also rubbed elbows with the gutsy people who care deeply enough to support women in their journeys out of dark despair into bright hope. Now Karen is weaving those true stories into the compelling novel, With Me in the Storm, and others still to come in her Rumors of Light series.
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(1) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of With Me in the Storm, $10 Amazon gift card, notecard, sticker, handmade bookmark, and a packet of “Maddie’s favorite hot cocoa mix”!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 27, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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