Heyy friends so today I get the opportunity to participate in the 13 Reasons Why Blog Tour hosted by Faith and Kaitlyn to celebrate the releases of their new books, both of which deal with the theme of suicide. This blog tour has been so encouraging to me and I highly recommend going and checking out the author’s websites to see all the great content they have posted.
Saved by God’s grace, Faith Potts is a teenage writer and homeschool graduate, living with her family and beloved yellow labs in the North Carolina mountains. When she’s not weaving stories, consuming large amounts of coffee, reading stacks of books, or studying American Sign Language, she can be found laughing harder than is healthy, daydreaming, and—of course—blowing dandelions.
Having just returned to American soil from the desert sands of the Middle East, James Greene is done with his life. ‘Double amputee’ doesn’t seem like a strong enough phrase to label the physical and emotional pain he bears. Add the lack of love and communication with his family members, the demons that haunt him day and night, and he can find nothing worth living for. Ending it all is the only way out.
Alexandria Lorance is a not-so-ordinary physical therapist, content with aiding in her patients’ recoveries. Her work gives her fulfillment, but alone in the silence, she still endures the hidden scars of a past, unhealthy relationship. Reminding herself that true healing is found in Christ alone, she seeks to show kindness and love to everyone she meets.
When these two broken ones’ paths intersect, the spark of friendship is ignited, bringing hope and joy to both. Can they step out of the darkness of suffering and into the freedom of grace?
A Marine, broken by war. A therapist, scarred by words. A chance meeting in a parking lot bonded them together. But can love grow in these two hurting hearts? Or are they truly too broken to ever find lasting happiness?
Hahah so I waited too long to write my review and started to forget about this book 😬 I’ve done that more than a few times. Anyhow, first off congratulations to Faith on this gorgeous book and on such an amazing blog tour! I was astounded by how many people I’ve seen posting, and I could not be happier for you and Kaitlyn. On a side note, I cannot wait to read Beloved! Freedom was such a powerful book and I loved it from start to finish. One of my top thingies for books is side characters, and this book had plenty of them. Loved them all 😍 I’m a big fan of Kellon and Callie and just all the characters in general. Alex and Jamesss ahh their relationship and the healing that comes with it just speaks out so loudly against suicide and darkness and loneliness and I couldn’t be more grateful that Faith chose to write their story ❤ I also loved watching James help others who had been through the same thing he had. AND NOW FOR MY FAVORITE PART OF THE BOOK *cough* the title. Guys guys I was so excited when I realized that she named it freedom because of the freedom we find in Christ like wowww ahh that was just such a cool reader moment. So uh haha this review was not extremely cohesive or long but I do want to highly recommend this book to you all and tell you to all go love on Faith and her books 😁
As a part of their amazing blog tour, Faith and Kaitlyn are hosting a giveaway featuring their new releases! Click the link below to enter:
Guys so about the tour I just wanted to say how creative and cool the name is and their theme and just everything that all these blog posts stand for. It is just so cool to me 🙂 Every day, Faith and Kaitlyn have been posting reasons to live and doing everything they can to give hope to the hopeless through their blogging and writing. When you get a chance, thank both of them ❤
P.S. I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG that just reminds me so much of this book and of James and I think that you should all go listen to it. Like right now. Soldier by James TW
Reasons to live: Music. People. Those who are just as hopeless as you are and the hope that is found in Christ. Freedom.
The tour wraps up tomorrow, so don’t miss your chance to participate in the giveaway and the end of the tour!
Till next time, Isabel