Friday, August 26, 2016

A mystery within a mystery

Of the three novellas I have published this summer, this one is my favorite. I'm not exactly sure why, though. It could be because this was my favorite cover to create. Or that Adelaide and I are more similar. Or it could be the unusual love story Adelaide has. Whatever it is, this novella is near and dear to my heart and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

First, though, here's a little about the book. And there's a really nice giveaway, too. If I do say so myself.

About the Book

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Adelaide lost her parents a year before and now a rich man in town is making unwanted advances toward her. Desperate, she writes to two men and quickly accepts the one from Cheyenne, Wyoming. On the final leg of her journey, in a stagecoach with four other mail order brides, her suspicions are confirmed. Will she ever find a man she can truly trust?

 About the Author  

Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she
could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana, someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.
There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs as well as learn about any events she has coming up. 


The months passed quickly as Adelaide watched Katie marry a widower with two children; Eve and Evangeline marry twins, Franz and Frederick; and even Joanna, after some resistance, start courting. Then Elizabeth and Lane were married and Mr. Harris moved in with Joanna, Mr. Reese, and herself.
Adelaide loved attending each wedding and although she wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to marry, she wasn’t jealous of any of them. Mr. Reese had kept his promise and didn’t try to play matchmaker, but Mr. Harris had never made the promise and when he moved in, he tried.
Mr. Reese did not share her list with Mr. Harris, but Mr. Harris had an uncanny ability to find men who almost fit.
About eight months after moving to Mr. Reese’s house, he asked Adelaide to join him in his den.
“Please sit.” When she was seated, he continued, “Mr. Harris has agreed to stop playing matchmaker after I rejected his last two attempts. That last thing on your list always seems to get them.”
Adelaide bowed her head and twisted her fingers in her lap. “I wondered about that.”
“Is it really that important?”
Adelaide met his eyes. “Yes, it is.”
“If he isn’t willing to court me at least six months and wait that long, he isn’t really that interested.”
Mr. Reese sighed. “All right. I can understand that. I just don’t understand why they aren’t more patient.”
“Me neither.”
He sighed again. “That is all. Thank you.”
“You’re welcome. Are you that anxious to marry me off?”
Mr. Reese smiled. “I wouldn’t mind you living here the rest of your life, but you are so good with children and keeping the house and all those wifely things that it would be a shame for you not to get married and have a house of your own and children of your own.”
“It will all happen in God’s timing.”
“That is true. Thank you for the reminder.”
Adelaide smiled and left the den.


My sister, Naomi, graciously hand painted two beautiful bookmarks for this giveaway. There will be one lucky winner. The bookmarks are made with Adelaide in mind. Aren’t they gorgeous?

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Tour Schedule  

August 26
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction

August 27
Blue-Brown Books-Author Interview

August 29

August 31

September 1
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Character Interview (Adelaide)

September 2
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Conclusion and Winner

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