Please join me in welcoming Faith Blum as we take a look at her new release, Savior, Like a Shepherd. Faith's new book explores the life of three orphans born during the Wild West.
This cover is gorgeous and my favorite of all Faith's covers. Does that location look amazingly peaceful? Keep reading to learn more about Savior, Like a Shepherd, meet one of the characters, and then make sure you read to the end to see the super fun giveaway she has going on, too! ...
The ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.
I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd.
Titus Hine has always taken care of others. First in protecting his brother and sister from the men his mother entertained. Even more so after her death, when the townspeople refused to help the orphans of a town prostitute. He’s been protector and provider, despite the hardships. He’s learned that no one will help, no one cares and if he wants to survive he’ll have to rely on his own strength not just for himself but his family as well.
Then a stranger shows him the kindness and help no one else seems willing to. Between her kindness and the lecture she gives the Christian Leaders, Titus’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better. With help and provision from the local believers things should be easier, his burdens are lifted. So why does it feel like life is spinning out of control?
Can Titus learn that while man may fail him there is One who will never fail? Can he learn to allow God to be the Shepherd of his life and lead him? Or will life continue to push him every which way?
Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.
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Character Spotlight: Meet Trevor
Name: Trevor Hine
Age: 8 (at beginning of the book)
Trevor was born to Clarice Hine on July 9, 1872. He had an older half-brother who became the only father-figure he knew for a while. He was a quiet child from birth, always thinking things through and trying to help out whenever he could.
When his sister was born, he helped Titus take care of her while their mother entertained her “guests.” His primary job was to keep her quiet.
Personality: Timid, shy, creative, probably INTP, loves to read
Personal Goal: To help his brother as much as possible
Mr. Mills. He owed Willard plenty of favors. He thought through all the possible variables in involving Mr. Mills with his company. After thinking through each possibility, Willard grinned and headed for the door.
“Going somewhere?” Deputy Stevens asked.
“Yes. I’ll be back later.”
“I hold down fort here.” Deputy Stevens did a poor imitation of a Hispanic accent.
Willard stalked out of the office and headed to the mill at the edge of town. “Mr. Mills,” he said when he saw the owner.
“Sheriff Hanson. This is a pleasant surprise. To what do we owe the pleasure of your company?”
“I have a favor to ask you. Can we go to your office?”
Mr. Mills smiled. “Of course! Come.”
He led Willard to a small room with a desk and three chairs. They sat down.
“What did you need, Sheriff?”
Willard looked up at him. “I need you to not sell any more wood to Ezra Meyer.”
Mr. Mills’ mouth fell open. “What? Why? He’s one of my most faithful customers. And the best paying one. I can’t afford to deny him—”
“I could forget our arrangement,” Willard warned.
Mr. Mills’ eyes grew wider. “You wouldn’t.”
“Why would you not want Mr. Meyer to rebuild the slums? It seems like a good thing to do.”
Willard scowled. “I have my reasons and I don’t want to get into them with you. Stop selling your planks to Mr. Meyer and I will keep you safe. If you don’t, I won’t.”
Mr. Mills clenched his jaw. “I don’t like this.”
“You don’t have to.”
Mr. Mills’ jaw moved from side to side and he tapped his fingers on the desk. “Fine,” he snapped. “I’ll do it.”
Willard held his gaze until satisfied he had told the truth. “Thank you.” He stood up and walked back to the office.
About the Author
Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family. She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.
Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you want to know when her latest book comes out, go to her website to sign up for her New Releases Newsletter so you can get an email when her next book in the series comes out. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.
It's Giveaway Time!
Faith is generously giving away EIGHT prizes! She has two paperbacks and two eBooks of Savior, Like a Shepherd up for grabs as well as one paperback and three eBooks of her Hymns of the West Novellas: Volume Two. The novella collection contains the novella that inspired her latest series as well as her new novel. Fill out the rafflecopter for the chance to win one of the prizes:
Bonus Post from February 10
Petticoats and Pistols – The History of Paint (Note: the giveaway on that post is closed)
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Peggy's Hope 4U- Character Spotlight of Titus
Leah's Bookshelf- Book Spotlight
Rebekah Lyn Books- Character Spotlight of Tabitha
Zerina Blossom's Books- Guest Post – About the Town
Once Upon an Ordinary- Character Spotlight of Tabitha Hine
Sarah Allerding- Author Interview
Tara Ellis Author- Book Spotlight
Melanie D. Snitker, Author – Character Spotlight of Trevor
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections- Character Interview
Reveries Reviews- Character Spotlight of Titus Hine
Kelsey's Notebook- Guest Post – My Kind of Romance
With a Joyful Noise- Book Review
Writing Dreams- Guest Post – Why Orphans?
Zerina Blossom's Books – Book Review
God's Peculiar Treasure Rae- Character Spotlight of Trevor Hine
Homeschooled Authors- Author Interview
Rachel Rossano's Words- Guest Post – What’s the Inspiration and song connection?