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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Travelers Rest

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Traveler’s Rest

Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
Ann Tatlock

 A YOUNG WOMAN determined to honor her commitment...

AN INJURED SOLDIER convinced life is no longer worth living...

A RETIRED DOCTOR certain it's too late to be forgiven...

Jane Morrow has a dilemma. She's engaged to Seth Ballantine, a member of the National Guard's 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and he's returned from Iraq severely wounded. Jane hasn't seen him for nearly a year, and with trepidation, she heads to the VA hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, where he is being treated.

Seth isn't happy to see her. He'd asked her not to come. He wants to end the relationship. But Jane loves him, and despite his injury, she's determined to convince him that they can have a life together. Her faith has never been strong, yet she hopes God will answer her prayers and tell her what to do.

Beautifully written, Travelers Rest takes readers on a journey through pain and tragedy to a place of hope and redemption.
You can read the first chapter by going HERE.

 Ann Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel All the Way Home. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon. Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina. 
You can visit Ann at her website,which can be found HERE.  At Ann's website, you'll find more info about Travelers Rest as well as the link to order the book from and discussion questions for use with the book.
Ms Tatlock has written a rich story with layers of emotional realities - the reality of racial tension still evident in our country, the heartbreak of war and our military families, as well as the search by some for faith in a God they can not see. 
This book would be an excellent choice for your next book club.  Be sure and bring your box of tissues with you!  The story is so timely with many of our military men and women coming home with injuries.  As I read the book, I couldn't help but think it was probably all too real for many of our military families.  It has given me a new appreciation for what many are going through even now.

Happy Reading,


Tesha said...

I really do not know much about military families what a good way to get educated.