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Book Tour – She Who Knows No Fear

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Title: She Who Knows No Fear

Author: Barbara Bras

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Release Date: December 8, 2017

Cassie’s dream is about to come true. She’s marrying her best friend, the love of her life.

She will never be alone again.

But when Zack fails to return from surfing, Cassie’s safe world comes crashing down around her and she begins her struggle anew.

Haunted by her conviction that her late grandmother left her something that will help her, Cassie discovers hidden “treasures” in the house she inherited.

With the help of her stepmother, Cassie unlocks the secrets of her grandmother’s journey and along the way finds the ultimate answer for her own life.

My Thoughts

This is the second book in a series. And…once again, I haven’t read the first. So I’m left feeling a bit out of the loop. It does work to read this as a stand alone, but I think the story would have flowed a bit more for me had I read the other one first.

Cassie is getting married at the beginning of the book. (From the back cover blurb, I had formed some conclusions as to what I thought this story would be about. But when I started reading, I discovered I was wrong!) She and her husband have been good friends for a long time, and were very excited to begin their new life together.

However, Cassie has issues that she continues to deal with. In fact, an underlying part of this story is that Cassie struggles a lot with fears, and especially the fear of being left alone. This is very easy to relate to. It stems back to her feeling of being abandoned as a young girl. The author uses this in an excellent manner to help remind us to turn our worries over to God.

Then she decides to explore the old house they’re living in, which had belonged to her grandma. When she makes a discovery, it gives her something new to think about.

I like the part where she’s reading her grandmother’s letters and trying to figure out what happened in the past that caused her family to arrive at where they are at in the present day, especially in reference to their relationships. There were some interesting twists and turns as she dug in to uncover their secrets.

I was almost finished with the book before I realized that it was not actually a ‘current day’ story. It’s set in the sixties, but I had no idea until I read about the day President Kennedy was assassinated. (have you ever done that–taken for granted you knew what time period you were reading about, only to find out you were wrong?! 🙂 )

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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About the Author

In 2015, Barbara Bras left her career to pursue her dream of serving God. She believed that her first step was to share the amazing story of God’s blessings in her life. Wrapped in God’s Grace, A Life Rediscovered does so through a trio of narratives. It begins with the story of her son’s miraculous adoption and the challenging years that followed, her grandparents’ remarkable survival in Armenia, and her own quest for purpose and love. Once written, Barbara realized her life’s new purpose. Captured by St. Paul in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, she views her writing as a tribute to the God who comforts and strengthens us in hardships and trials, and as her mission to encourage others. Her first novel, She Who Knows, A Tale of the Heart, seeks to inspire and encourage. The sequel, She Who Knows No Fear: Another Tale of the Heart, released in December 2017. Solo Deo Gloria, To God Alone Be the Glory

 

 

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Barbara is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card plus a signed copy of She Who Knows and She Who Knows No Fear!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/ca74

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