Ta'Mara has published her Caselli Family series before, but she is now relaunching the series starting with The Pretender and Pit of Ambition! Join this super fun blog tour and find out more about the first two books (of five). Also, make sure you check out the great giveaway!
About the Books
The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguiseis the first volume of 5 in the family epic series
Caselli Family Series. It begins in South Dakota in 1975 where
eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beers in a bar and loaded guns were kept
under the counter. Frankie Valli sang My Eyes Adored You, and American
soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.
It’s within this
tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen,
and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined –
and had been for many years – yet they had no idea.
From the moment
they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but
a deliberate omission will keep them apart – and that same omission will be
responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception.
stories are interwoven with Biblical truths and light-hearted, real life events
from the author’s own past. Easy to understand and relate to, as well as
I was born and raised in South Dakota, and I love her people
and rich history. For many years I’ve also had a deep love for Italy and her
colorful chronology. I was fortunate enough to visit Italy on my 25th
wedding anniversary, and I added some of the details of my travels to my
fictional series The Caselli Family
My favorite sport is baseball – Detroit Tigers – and I can’t
wait until the next time I get to see them play in Comerica Park.
I live for the next family barbeque.
My husband and I own a national pizza franchise in Iowa,
where we currently reside. We have three grown children and one grandson. We’ve
rescued two cats and one Pomeranian.
I teach AWANA Cubbies and speak at women’s events.
Have you ever had a hard time loving someone? I think everyone probably has at one time in their life. But what would your life be like if you've never had the courage to love anyone? Faith Blum explores that idea in her new book, He Hideth My Soul.
About the Book
He’s never had the
courage to love anyone…
The only thing Otis Miller has ever wanted to be is a doctor
and he wants to be the best. A surprise talk with his Aunt Eleanor days before
his twenty-first birthday leads to a visit from his grandfather’s lawyer and
the discovery that he is the heir to a large fortune. With all the papers
signed, Otis heads to Chicago to follow his dream.
After graduating from Jenner Medical School, Otis goes to
the mine he owns in Colorado to see how things are and to provide medical care
for everyone in town. He finds horrible working conditions and learns to make
difficult decisions that will be best for all
Will Otis learn to let God cover him in the depths of His
love? Can Otis hide in God’s presence whenever he doesn’t know where to go
Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World
About the Author
Faith Blum is a 20-something author
of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play
piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and spend time with her husband.She lives in Wisconsin in a small town with
her husband and cat where she can write to her heart’s content during the day.
Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with
Faith is giving away three prizes! The grand prize is a
paperback of her new book. First and second prizes are both an eBook of He Hideth My Soul. Enter here for the
chance to win!
Otis woke up earlier than usual
the next morning. He didn’t know why, but he didn’t question it. He grabbed his
Bible and the candle on the nightstand and headed out to the back porch.
He sat down on the top step, lit
the candle, and held his Bible up to its light. Otis flipped open to the
bookmarked passage, or tried to, but it opened up to Galatians five instead. He
read the whole chapter, but verses 19˗24 really jumped out at him:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery,
fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders,
drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I
have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no
law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections
“Envyings, wrath, strife, and
seditions,” he whispered. “Father, you know how much I envy Joshua and
Priscilla and their beautiful family. I’m sorry. I never fully realized how
wrong it was. Help me to trust in Your timing for a family of my own.
“I don’t know what’s going on with
Joshua and Priscilla, but You do. Help them resolve this issue. If there’s any
way I can help, please let me be open and willing.”
He read, studied, and prayed until
the candle became useless, then he set the candle and Bible aside and went to
the barn to do the chores. If he got really lucky, he could even start the
coffee before Priscilla got up.