Welcome to the Blog Tour for With Me in the Storm by Karen E. Ingle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: With Me in the Storm
Author: Karen E. Ingle
Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
If she escapes her past, can she survive the storm to come?
Maddie's California dream-turned-nightmare is a perfect storm of abuse, trafficking, and unwanted pregnancy. She sees only one way out, until a network of strangers offers a solution that could save her life and her baby's.
But escaping back to Minnesota hinges on Chris, the fiancé she rejected for the drug dealer who now owns her. After all she's done, is it too much to hope Chris will perform this generous act of love?
And what if love isn't enough to protect Maddie when a deadlier storm closes in?
About the Author
Karen Ingle admires women’s resilience and courage that emerge when faced with a pregnancy that rocks their world. As a freelance writer, she has interviewed such women, met them, and served them. She’s also rubbed elbows with the gutsy people who care deeply enough to support women in their journeys out of dark despair into bright hope. Now Karen is weaving those true stories into the compelling novel, With Me in the Storm, and others still to come in her Rumors of Light series.
Connect with Karen by visiting kareningleauthor.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
With Me in the Storm is written by Karen E. Ingle. This is the first book that I have read by this author and it will not be my last. The author has crafted a beautiful story of a lost and broken woman, who lost site of God, to find herself in the darkest of situations to a story of restoration and redemption. This book does deal with drug dealing and human trafficking. The author does a phenomenal job in shining a light to dark areas.
Maddie finds herself pregnant and scared. Her drug dealing boyfriend/pimp tells her to get rid of it or he will get rid of her and she is so scared and broken. She starts dialing numbers for assistance and gets Tricia the executive director of the Dos Almas Pregnancy Center. Tricia recognizes the fear in Maddie's voice and helps her make some connections to escape.
Zach is a scary dude. He is used to getting his way and will hurt women to do it. Maddie is terrified of him. He is a very dangerous drug dealer and human trafficker. When he finds Maddie gone - he manipulates her only friend to telling him where she is.
This story drew me in within the first few pages. I did not want to stop reading. I could relate to so much of this story. I was pregnant at a young age - while I was not a victim of trafficking I was not in a good situation. I actually stayed in a maternity home for unwed teen moms which was similar to Dos Almas. They were an amazing resource for those who chose life. So I felt Maddie's story.
The author has crafted a wonderful reminder that God forgiveness is for all. No matter what we have done in life, God will forgive. Thank you to the author, publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
(1) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of With Me in the Storm, $10 Amazon gift card, notecard, sticker, handmade bookmark, and a packet of "Maddie's favorite hot cocoa mix"!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 27, 2023. 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. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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