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Promo Blast for Live Without You

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Author: Sarah Grace Grzy

Blurb: Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her—not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t.

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For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?


Living Without You addresses the pain and loneliness that comes from feeling guilty over the death of a loved one.  I can not begin to imagine the pain and heartache that would come from that kind of loss.  Piper is strong yet she needs someone to walk alongside her.  At the same time, Ezra finds himself caught up looking after Piper, his best friend’s sister.

This book illustrates how even times of utter despair, someone can reach out to God for answers.  Even when we feel the farthest from God, we can still talk to Him and desire answers.  I expect a book set during the holiday season to be filled with lightness and happiness instead of death, nightmares, violence, and loneliness.  But this book pulled me into the story.

So check it out for yourself.

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Author Bio: Sarah Grace Grzy is a voracious reader, and if it weren’t for this crazy thing called ‘Life,’ she’d be tempted to spend all her days in front of a wood stove, book in one hand, coffee mug in the other.

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A lover of learning, she finds enjoyment in many things and has more hobbies than she knows what to do with. Sarah Grace is a freelance web and graphic designer, and when not working, spending time with her ever-growing family, or reading, she can be found painting, playing the piano, or fangirling with her sisters and friends. Sarah Grace inhabits the State of Great Lakes, and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else–unless it meant she could have a baby penguin, in which case, she’d gladly move to the South Pole.

You can find Sarah Grace Grzy on Social media on Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest: @sarahgracegrzy

You can purchase a copy of this book here.





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Promo Blast for Unwilling Promise

Unwilling Promise


Book Back Cover Copy:

Klarysa Tutko, a young single mother, moves to Caribou, Minnesota,
where her family is now living, to put her life back in order. All she
wants is to leave the past in the past; though a family friend has
other ideas and persuades her to make a promise that she is unwilling
to keep.


Unwilling Promise includes elements of abuse, death, as well as attempts to put lives back together.  I found the book was somewhat enjoyable to read, but I will not say it was my favorite book.  I felt the story was somewhat easy to figure out what was going to happen next at times.  At other times,  I found it difficult to concentrate on the story.

I find it difficult to imagine my best friend asking me to marry her husband after her death.  At the same time, I can not imagine trying to rebuild a life after divorce either.  I have seen the effects divorce can have on someone because my parents divorced when I was in my twenties. The one wish I would have for this book would be faith to play a more prominent role in the story.

Check it out for yourself.

I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.

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Author Bio:

Emily Yager writes Inspirational Romance novels set among the lakes,
rivers, and north woods of Minnesota. Is the author of the Pursuing
Voyageurs series.

When Emily is not writing, she is doodling over her notes, listening
to music, searching for a new history book to explore, or dealing with
the dramas of a bi-polar prima donna canine and writing puppy
sidekick, Xian. She lives on the family farm in northwestern Minnesota.

Social Media Links:

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Twitter @TheEmilyYager (

You can purchase a copy of the book here.