Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My Father's House

About The Book:  My Father's House (March 2016)  Growing up, life is idyllic for Lily Rose Cates due to one constant --- her father's love.

But in her sixteenth summer, all that changes without warning. There begins Lily's struggle to find herself and the life she's lost. . . . Marriage promises fulfillment, but her happily-ever-after barely survives the honeymoon. Her husband's sophisticated façade hides a brooding man with even darker secrets.

When all illusions shatter, Lily must make hard choices --- abandon her husband or risk losing much more than her marriage. She flees their home in Detroit and sets out on a fearful journey to a house in Georgia that her husband knows nothing about. This is one woman's compelling tale of love and survival as she finds her way back home to who she's meant to be . . . in her father's house.
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About The AuthorRose Chandler Johnson's award-winning devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments released in July 2013 from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Her devotions, poems, short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications over the years. My Father' House is Rose's first novel. Rose has lived near Augusta, GA for the last twenty-nine years. For the last twenty plus years, Rose has been a French and English teacher. Currently she is an adjunct English instructor at a technical college. Rose enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her six children and their families. Another devotional is in the works and another Southern lit novel.

My Thoughts On The Book:  I took my book on a beach vacation.  I wanted something to read while sitting under an umbrella listening to the surf.  I almost put the book down because the story started out a bit slow but then when I least expected it the sweet little romance became a thriller and the pace picked up and I could not put it down.  The honest truth was I didn't want to put it down! I was quickly drawn into the idyllic small town life in the South.  The reader finds themselves in a place where you know your neighbors, invest in your neighbors, spend time on your front porch,  look out after each other.  Because it is written in first person it reads just like an autobiography and you feel as if Lily Rose is telling you her story.  It was an absolutely captivating story and a must read!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publishing and Create Space Independent Publishing Platform as part of their Blogging Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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