Saturday, June 25, 2016

More than she Dreamt


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About the Book

It was more than she dreamt.  But as the romance began to bud, she felt the thorns of a heartless beauty rise to teaSo far, this is starting out to be a wonderful read.

Young widow, Katie Jensen, endures patiently under her oppressive uncle in desolate Arizona Territory. She tries to keep her promise to her dead aunt to be a witness and take care of her uncle but when his tirades grow worse, she gathers her two precious little ones and runs.

Making their way to an unknown land, they come to the town of White Rock, which is strangely like the place in the dreams Katie has been having. They are welcomed into the cottage of a kindly grandmother who takes in borders.
When Danny, the older woman’s grandson, comes home, he finds surprises in store: a crisis, a beautiful young woman, and her adorable children who bring laughter and life into all their weary souls.
Katie is filled with hope when an unexpected romance sparks but there is a vindictive raven-haired beauty and an old enemy conspiring to put it out—permanently.
Will God give Katie rest as she and the family pray for their enemies?
Can she stand strong in her faith when fear overwhelms her?


I loved  this novel because I can tell Sandy really has the love of God in her writing.
She brings her characters to life through love, happiness and laughter. 
In a part of her book she writes be anxious for nothing for the Lord will provide in His own time. 
I loved how God took care of Katie and the children through Grandma Gwen and Danny. Danny seems like such a kind hearted guy. it's like he's made just for Katie. 
I really like the children Jeremy and Sarah. 
I love how you first meet a person and it feels like you have known them all of your life!
Sandy makes her characters feel real and I feel as if I have made new friends  through this book. She will be added to my list of favorite authors. 
Gretchen is a perfect example of how we don't always get our way no matter how hard we try and how bad we want something.  It is also a perfect example of what a spoiled brat she is!! 
I however feel like Katie's uncle desevered what he got. Karma does come around when we least expect it. I am glad that he found peace before he died. I just wished that it could've come sooner. The joy of the Lord is the best happiness there is. I can a test to that!!! I have the joy of the Lord down in my heart to stay!! It is such a wonderful feeling!! I always have Jesus as my friend no matter what!!! 
I can't express how very much I enjoyed being taken to another time and place. Sometimes it takes awhile for my family to call me out of a book as wonderful as this was. It's like when I open a book I never know where I"m going to travel next!!!  
I received a copy of this book from Celebritlit blogging team in exchange for my honest opinion.  Thank you for letting me be a part of the team even though I make mistakes and be forgetful.
About the Author

Sandy Faye Mauck writes Historical Romance in the light of the gospel and with the heart of her Savior.

Slip into a comfy chair with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and travel back to the first years after the turn of the century.
Enjoy faithful Christian characters who have come through a spiritual wilderness into a place of hope. Stories of charming romance sprinkled with humor and topped with redemption. And be sure not to put the cup too close to the edge of the table because there are enemies lurking about.
Sandy lives in her own happily-ever-after with her Bible doctrine writer husband in the west they love. They have five children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys crocheting (a different kind of yarn) and is also a professional artist.

Guest Post from Sandy Faye Mauck

Hi everyone!,

Sandy Faye Mauck here! Today I launch my book on Celebrate Lit!

They say to write the book that is missing from your bookshelf. So I did. I wrote a story that brought the purity of a Christian romance with a touch of humor and endearing characters who live what they believe, with real enemies and redemptive grace.

More Than She Dreamt is set at the time just after the turn of the century. Probably my favorite time travel place if I had to choose because of the interesting changes and the lovely clothing and yet there was indoor plumbing, and lights, LOL!
My greatest writing inspiration (other than my Lord), was my favorite author, Grace Livingston Hill. She could tell a story, make you feel you were there in every sense. Grace could bring romance, excitement, and enemies and then touch your heart with a truth of God’s word that would penetrate your heart. I hope to do this as I write my heart and I add humor because that is who I am.
I hope you enjoy this Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and the special personal giveaway at the end!


June 14: cherylbbookblog
June 18: Bigreadersite
June 19: A Greater Yes
June 20: Pause for Tales
June 22: A Holland Reads
June 23: Splashes of Joy
June 26: Bukwurmzzz


To celebrate her tour, Sandy is giving away a charming keepsake box filled with some Rose Arbor themed prizes. Enter here:

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