the Wild West? Faith Blum has a new book that explores the life of three
orphans born during that time. She’s with us today to tell us a little about
her book. Make sure you read to the end to see the super fun giveaway she has
going on, too!
About the Book
through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could
carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the
even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of
bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.
and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger
car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the
protecting his brother and sister from the men his mother entertained. Even
more so after her death, when the townspeople refused to help the orphans of a
town prostitute. He’s been protector and provider, despite the hardships. He’s
learned that no one will help, no one cares and if he wants to survive he’ll
have to rely on his own strength not just for himself but his family as well.
seems willing to. Between her kindness and the lecture she gives the Christian
Leaders, Titus’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better. With help and
provision from the local believers things should be easier, his burdens are
lifted. So why does it feel like life is spinning out of control?
will never fail? Can he learn to allow God to be the Shepherd of his life and
lead him? Or will life continue to push him every which way?
About the Author
various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch
movies, and play games with her family.
She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they
raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of
their walk with Christ. If you want to know when her latest book comes out, go
to her website to sign up for her New Releases Newsletter
so you can get an email when her next book in the series comes out. You will
also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her
readers, so feel free to contact her.
My Kind of Romance
has their own views on many things, including romance. How much is too
much in a book? How much is too little? Should you even read romances?
It’s something I’ve thought about a few times and as a writer, it is
also something I’ve needed to think about.
As a reader, I like a
good romance, but I’m very picky about what I personally consider a good
romance. As an author, I’m also very picky about what I write as a
Just what is that? I’m so glad you asked. If you read my
books and there is a romance/love story in them, most of them will have
the following characteristics:
- A sweet, clean romance with no “pink” parts
romance that develops naturally and without some sort of crisis
happening that makes them suddenly realize “I really did love him/her!
And now s/he’s dying! My life is over!” Then at the last possible second
the lover miraculously gets better and all is well. (purposely
- The kissing is all G-rated or lower with simple descriptions like “He pecked her on the lips” and other such phrases.
- So far
in my books, each couple has gotten to know each other through a
courtship since that was the way it was done back then. I may eventually
delve into other methods such as dating, but that will depend on many
know many authors, Christian and secular alike, write more “spice” into
their stories, but I have come to the personal conviction that a good
romance is one you can believe could really happen, that doesn’t create
premature feelings (or feelings you should only feel about your spouse),
and is something God wouldn’t mind you reading.
As an author,
that is what I endeavor to do. If you disagree, I am 100% okay with
that. You can either choose to read my books or not. I will not be
offended in any way. If that is what you’ve always wanted to read in a
book, great! One of my slightly more romance-y books is free February
23-27, 2017! (Note: This story inspired Savior, Like a Shepherd! Click HERE to find it.)
EIGHT prizes! She has two paperbacks and two eBooks of Savior, Like a Shepherd up for grabs as well as one paperback and
three eBooks of her Hymns of the West
Novellas: Volume Two. The novella collection contains the novella that
inspired her latest series as well as her new novel. Fill out the rafflecopter for the chance to win one of the prizes:
and Pistols – The History of Paint (Note: the giveaway on that post is
Spotlight of Titus
Character Spotlight of Tabitha
Books– Guest Post – About the Town
Allerding– Author Interview
Author– Book Spotlight
Snitker, Author – Character Spotlight of Trevor
Ramblings, and Reflections– Character Interview
Reviews– Character Spotlight of Titus Hine
Notebook– Guest Post – My Kind of Romance
Joyful Noise– Book Review
Guest Post – Why Orphans?
Books – Book Review
Peculiar Treasure Rae– Character Spotlight of Trevor Hine
Authors– Author Interview
Words– Guest Post – What’s the Inspiration and song connection?