Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grace Given by Beth Shriver

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Grace Given
Realms (January 8, 2013)
Beth Shriver


Childhood memories of her grandfather's ranch came alive as Beth wrote her first Amish story. Her parents grew up in the country, so she appreciates pastoral life and respects those who make a living off the land. She visits a nearby Amish community just south of Fort-Worth for an occasional church service or brunch with the bishop and his wife. And on the way home she stops at the community store to get some plum jam!

Beth received a degree in social work and psychology from the University of Nebraska. She worked as a caseworker for Boulder County Department of Social Services before starting a family. Beth and her husband, two children, along with two cats and a beagle live in Texas after moving from their first home in Colorado. She freelances for the local papers in her area and writes columns, devotionals for magazines, and novels in a variety of genres in both fiction and nonfiction. Beth is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Literary Agency.


“Never doubt in the darkness what God has shown you in the light.” —Amish Proverb

Elsie Kline can’t forgive her sister for leaving the community. Gideon Lapp helps Elsie through her bitterness by studying the Martyr’s Mirror book that is centuries old, describing their ancestors’ sacrifice for their faith. But he feels there is something more. When the community moved to Texas, they were not welcomed by some of the locals. They have told Katie and Elsie that harm will come to their community if don’t go back up north where they came from. Gideon stays by Elsie’s side as she learns to give grace and to humble herself to accept grace as well. “Beth has a heart for helping others, whether through her nonfiction and fiction writing or in other capacities. It has been my pleasure to read and respond to her work during the past few years of knowing her.” —Leanna Ellis, Author of Facelift and Forsaken and winner of the National Readers Choice Award.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Grace Given, go HERE.

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Deanna said...



David Meigs said...

Scheduled for midnight. :)


Tarasview said...

posted http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.ca/2013/01/grace-given.html

Rulan said...

My post is here... http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/grace-given-by-beth-shriver.html

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Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow @ http://jassgreatreads.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=6X2aaTwBAAA.UMRUsA1XTpHBERoHwFM76w.XTH1hNRDmgXd22AzbEaSJw&postId=7439480322540789370&type=POST

Athena said...


Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/grace-given.html

Heart2Heart said...

Another wonderful Amish novel with a twist I've never read before. Loved it!!!


Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of this amazing tour!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andi said...

My book arrived yesterday.

Jenny said...

Standard post is up...just got this one as well.


Brittanie said...


Pam said...


Posted. Haven't had time to read yet.

apple blossom said...

tour posted


Lynn said...

standard post is up for this tour. I just receieved the book in the mail yesterday.


Christy Janes said...

Received in yesterday's mail, but no time to read it before tour. :( Here's my link:


Erin Slocum said...

Loved the book. Here is my link: http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/01/grace-given-cfba-review.html

Lindsey IEMommy said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with a review!


Lauri M said...

I have not yet received the book, but here's my post:

Julie J. said...


Anonymous said...

Posted here with review

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