Saturday, May 18, 2024

Healing of the Heart: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Healing of the Heart JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Healing of the Heart

Title: Healing of the Heart
Discerning God's Best #4
Heidi Gray McGill
Heidi Gray McGill Books LLC
Release Date:
May 10, 2024
Christian Historical Romance, Post-Civil War, Inspirational Fiction

He’s sworn to heal others, but at what cost to himself? 

Step into the bustling streets of post-Civil War Philadelphia, where cultural injustice and class disparity run rampant. Amidst this chaos, Thomas, an aspiring doctor from the wilds of Missouri, struggles to find his place in a society to which he is unaccustomed. But when he meets debutante Emmaline Whitaker, she teaches him more than the social graces - she holds the key to his future. Only it is the independent, fun-loving Theodora Morse who holds his attention. 

As Thomas navigates the complexities of high society, he must also confront his inner turmoil. When devastating news comes from home, Thomas is forced to use his waning faith to determine the desire of his heart. Will Thomas stand by his convictions and fight against the malaise of those around him, or will he choose the safety and comfort of his new life? 

In this powerful Christian historical fiction, award-winning author Heidi Gray McGill weaves a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption in the City of Brotherly Love. 

 For Misty M. Beller, Lacy Williams, and Linda Ford fans, this standalone novel in the Discerning God’s Best series will capture your heart and leave you breathless. You’ll love this book if you enjoy gripping historical drama and compelling characters. Binge-read the entire series on Kindle Unlimited.

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More Books in This Series

    Matters of the Heart 

About the Author

Heidi Gray McGill

Heidi Gray McGill is a distinguished author acclaimed for her impactful Christian fiction works. Her Discerning God’s Best series has earned numerous awards. Despite facing challenges, such as blindness, Heidi has authored eight compelling books, showcasing her versatility as both a traditionally and independently published author of both historical and contemporary fiction. Heidi’s writing is purposeful, skillfully interweaving God’s love and wisdom into relatable characters and captivating narratives. Based in a charming town near Charlotte, NC, Heidi shares her life with her devoted husband of over three decades. Beyond her literary pursuits, she finds joy in cherished moments with family and immersive adventures through the pages of books.

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 Author Guest Post

Writing is My Ministry: Crafting Stories of Faith and Joy 

Keywords: Writing as a ministry, Christian fiction, Faith-based storytelling, Finding purpose in writing, Overcoming self-doubt 

In a world filled with noise and distractions, finding one's purpose can be akin to navigating through a dense forest. Yet, amidst the chaos, there are those who have discovered a profound calling—a ministry in the art of writing. 

For me, writing is not merely a passion; it's a ministry. I don't consider myself an evangelistic writer, but a hands-on craftsman, weaving threads of faith into the fabric of my stories and characters' lives. There's a certain joy in creating characters so real that they linger in readers' minds long after the reader turns the last page. My goal? To leave readers yearning for the same kind of faith as their newfound literary friends. 

As an avid reader myself, I find solace and adventure in wholesome romances, clean mysteries, historical fiction, and literary classics. Books offer me a gateway to traverse both space and time, second only to the actual experience itself. And if anyone discovers the secret to time travel, well, my inbox is open! 

But beyond the realms of fiction lies a deeper purpose. My journey into writing began not with a thunderous call from above, but with a gentle nudge—a prompting from the Divine. When my previous ministry shuttered its doors because of the upheaval of Covid, I felt compelled to continue sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Thus, I picked up my pen, or rather, my keyboard, and embarked on a new chapter of my life's journey. 

In the realm of independent publishing, the road is seldom smooth. There are moments of doubt, comparison, and self-criticism. Yet, amidst the storm, there is a beacon of truth—a reminder to test our own actions against ourselves, not against the accomplishments of others. Comparison, after all, is the thief of joy. 

One particular verse, Galatians 6:4, serves as both a challenge and a comfort. It urges me to focus not on the accolades or achievements of others, but on my journey of growth and obedience. It's a reminder to silence the cacophony of self-doubt and tune in to the symphony of God's purpose for my life. 

But I don't walk this path alone. Surrounding me are fellow writers, kindred spirits who see their craft not as a competition, but as a ministry—a shared endeavor to spread light in a world that often feels shrouded in darkness. Together, we form a community of believers, uplifting and encouraging one another to stay the course and keep our eyes fixed on the Author and Finisher of our faith. 

In the words of Martin Luther, "My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." Likewise, in the journey of writing, community acts as a balm for the soul, providing solace and refreshment in times of weariness. 

So, to fellow writers and seekers of purpose alike, I extend an invitation: find your community, embrace your calling, and never lose sight of the eternal significance of your ministry. For in the tapestry of words, woven with threads of faith and joy, lies the power to touch hearts, transform lives, and glorify the Author of all creation. 

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of Healing of the Heart!

Healing of the Heart JustRead Blog Tour giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 14, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 21, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only for print. If winner is outside the US, an ebook will be provided instead. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds like a book I will like.

  2. Thank you for sharing. This sounds like a really good read.

  3. This sounds like an amazing book! Id love to read it!

  4. It was nice getting to know more about Heidi and her writing

  5. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for hosting.


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