Monday, June 24, 2019

Expecting Sunshine Virtual Book Tour

Expecting Sunshine
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: She Writes Press; 1st edition (April 18, 2017), 2nd edition (May 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631521748
ISBN-13: 978-1631521744
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her “Year of Distraction.” She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be—too caught up in mourning not only for Zachary but also for the future they might have had together. It is only when Chute learns she is pregnant again that she sets out to find healing and rediscover her identity—just in time, she hopes, to welcome her next child.

In the forty weeks of her pregnancy, Chute grapples with her strained marriage, shaken faith, and medical diagnosis, with profound results. Glowing with riveting and gorgeous prose, Expecting Sunshine chronicles the anticipation and anxiety of expecting a baby while still grieving for the child that came before—enveloping readers with insightful observations on grief and healing, life and death, and the incredible power of a mother’s love.

Cassandra's Review-  You must be prepared to hear of complete sadness and a story that will rip into your heart.  I was so mixed with emotion and could only feel a heavy lump in my throat while reading most of this book, however the outcome is more positive and humbling. 

Below the Moon
Series: 8th Island Trilogy (Book 2)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: SparkPress (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1684630045
ISBN-13: 978-1684630042
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

Below the Moon (Book 2) coming October 2019

Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family—her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend—in locating the cure to her illness. This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea. The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos—and it is Ella who holds the key to unlocking its mystery.  Caught in a web of betrayal, mistaken identities, secrets, and love triangles, Ella, Tessa, and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds. On this journey—armed with unearthly abilities and unexpected allies—each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fears.

Cassandra's Review-  I would say that this book is not like any other out there and the imagination is almost completely real.  A great read for passing time and the chapters flew by. 

I received complimentary copies.

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