Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Journey To Love ~ New Family-friendly Novella from author Amanda Tero

I'm excited to tell you about a brand new historical novella and offering you the chance to win a free print copy! You excited? Me too: stay with me for details! 

New historical fiction novella -- and series -- from the pen of Amanda Tero.

The Orphan Journeys Series

Journey to Love (Marie's Story, 1901)

 Now orphaned, Marie is swept miles away from the only life she knew to be sheltered by unknown guardians. Caught in the challenges of a new life, she cannot prevent changes from happening, but she can keep the Bowles and their friends at arm's length. Or can she?

While things appear to transition smoothly on the outside, Marie struggles against the turmoil she faces on the inside. She sees something in the Bowles and her new friends that she had never experienced before...but should she trust what the preacher is teaching when it goes against everything she had accepted as truth? Is God really a God of love? If He is, then is Marie willing to accept it?

Follow Marie as she begins the journey to love.

My Review

I was blessed to be a beta-reader for my dear friend, Amanda's, Journey To Love! This is the first novella in Amanda's new Orphan Journeys Series, which is a fictional novella series based off of the American Orphan Train saga, following orphans not only as they adjust to a new life, but also as they embark upon a spiritual journey.

As I read Journey To Love, I was drawn in to Marie's world of doubt and fear. I could identify with her questions about how to trust, why evil things happen if God is love, what is truth and  how to be free from a heart of fear and bitterness. I don't want to give away spoilers, but I've never read a story that so beautifully  embodies the Word's promise of "perfect love casteth out fear". What I enjoyed most about Journey To Love was how the truth of scripture was beautifully interwoven throughout Marie's journey and its simple presentation of the gospel. I also greatly appreciated the family friendliness of the story (my 12 and 10 year sisters loved it!) and how well the theme and plot complimented each other. Journey To Love has been one of my favorite historical fiction novellas and I highly recommend it for every family, child, mom, dad, aunt -- okay -- everyone! :)

Journey To Love is available for order on Amazon in both Kindle and print. My post is also part of a two week blog tour, so please feel free to check out these other tour members for more reviews and information about Amanda and Journey To Love. (No, I've not forgotten the giveaway -- keep reading! :))

3/28 - www.alishainprogress.blogspot.com

About Amanda

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda
Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com

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  1. I love Journey To Love, it is so inspiring and shares so many truths about God and salvation.
    Cheers for the person who wins this:):)

    1. Totally agree, Phoebe!! Thank you for commenting!! :)

  2. Wonderful verses about love:
    John 3:16
    1 John 4:7-8, 18
    How sweet the Father's love for us!!

  3. I am so glad that this young lady is writing books to promote Jesus. Although I haven't read the book, I will be looking into it. We currently have three books if similar content based on the orphan train and am excited when wholesome books become available.

    1. I agree, Amy! Thank you for sharing those beautiful verses and for your encouragement!

  4. Thank you for being a part of my blog tour, Kenzi--and for being so supportive of my writing! You're a blessing! <3

    1. It's my pleasure, Amanda!! Congratulations again on the debut of "Journey To Love!

  5. Journey To Love is such a good book, I would highly recommend it to anyone who does not know God's true love. Miss Amanda is a GREAT writer!! I suggest her other short stories. Miss Amanda, God's blessings on your writing!