Blessing on the Run Book Tour: Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

About the Book


Book:  Blessing on the Run
Author: Alana Terry
Genre:  Christian Suspense
Release Date: December 16, 2018

Danger she can’t escape.

Temptation she can’t ignore.

And the secret that could destroy everything …

Blessing’s worked hard as a single mom. Caring for her son, struggling to pay the bills, and straightening out her life after years on the street … It’s the hardest job she’s ever loved.
Until her ex-boyfriend reappears with a secret that could cost her freedom, her family, even her very life.

Blessing promised herself never to return to the hell she escaped from. But that was before she had a child to worry about.

A child who will die if Blessing makes the wrong choice …

Or the right one.



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About the Author


Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

More from Alana

Are you afraid of anything? Maybe you have a phobia, like a fear of spiders, heights, or (if you’re weird like me) fish. (That’s a story for another day!)
When I was pregnant with our first son, I had some weird nightmares which fueled my fears. One night I woke up my husband in a panic to tell him to pray for our baby because we were being chased by a demonic cheese grater (yes, you read that right – a demonic kitchen appliance!). Regularly in my nightmares, I dream that someone or something is after my kids (and they’re usually not possessed cooking utensils, by the way).
One way I work through my fears as a mom is to turn them into stories. And even though I haven’t found a way to work a demonic cheese grater into my novels, you can read about a mother’s worst nightmare in this novel, Blessing on the Run.
 Blessing has worked hard to turn her life around after a rough life on the streets, but in this exciting suspense novel, her past it about to catch up to her.
Join Blessing and her parents (if you’re a fan of the Kennedy series you already know who they are!) for an adrenaline-packed thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

My Review

I have heard about this author- Alana Terry- many, many times, but despite my love of the Christian suspense genre, this was actually the first book I had had the chance to read from her. While I cannot say that the story itself was my favorite, the writing was very good and I can certainly see myself searching out more from her in the future.

Here's the thing about this story: it doesn't shy away from the tough topics. Rape, prostitution, abortion, substance abuse... these are just some of the rather unsavory topics talked about in this book. These are not unheard of topics in the Christian fiction genre, however the approach felt much different to me. The story is told from the point of view of Blessing, a girl who was manipulated as a very young girl into a 'romance' with an older man and lived a life filled with prostitution, abuse and addiction. She had left that life behind to find a more stable life as a single mom living with her live-in boyfriend. Certainly not your typical lead in the Christian genre, is it? Still, though it's perhaps unsavory, it's still a reality. That kind of abuse has long lasting, harmful effects and while it's easy to not like Blessing for some of her decisions and reactions, it certainly can be rather eye-opening to that experience.

It also leads the way for a very messy story of redemption and God's grace. We know that God can forgive a multitude of sins, but I think we still struggle with that concept when pasts are a little messier. While I think that many more conservative Christian readers may shy away from this book, I do believe there is a good message to be gained from it if given the chance, and certainly worth a read.

Blog Stops

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Inklings and notions, February 20
A Reader’s Brain, February 21
For Him and My Family, February 23
Betti Mace, February 24
Simple Harvest Reads, February 25 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, February 25
Bigreadersite, February 26
Emily Yager, February 27
 Artistic Nobody, February 28 (Author Interview)
Blogging With Carol, February 29
For the Love of Literature, March 3 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, March 3

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away the grand prize of a $30 Amazon Gift Card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

3 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing this book, it sounds like a very great read and I'm glad I got to hear about it.

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  2. Thank you so much for your well thought out review. I love that you saw the redemption element in there. I'm glad you enjoyed Blessing.

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