Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Enduring Love
Title: Enduring Love
Author: Toni Shiloh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Belle Peterson is hiding a secret. Seeking sanctuary in the small town of Maple Run, she’s intent on starting her life over—one she hopes honors Christ. The plan was going great until an undeniable attraction to Micah has her wondering if she’s changed at all.
Micah Campbell can’t understand why Belle is so uptight and wants nothing to do with her until the gentle whispers of God tell him to befriend her. He didn’t count on the feeling of protectiveness to rise up or that spark of attraction.
Can love really conquer all or will Belle’s past be too much for Micah to handle?


About the Author

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com.


Guest Post from Toni Shiloh

Hey there, Reader Friends!
I’m so excited for the kickoff of Enduring Love. This is book 3 in the Maple Run series and features the story of Belle Peterson and Micah Campbell. You may remember meeting Micah in book 2 of the series, he is Luke Robinson’s best friend. I tell you, this book has a special place in my heart, one that brought out all the emotions in me.
Belle Peterson is living a life filled with shame and regret. She knows mentally that she’s been forgiven, but can’t reconcile the fact to how a redeemed life should look. And when Micah Campbell walks in her life, she’s certain that she has to stay as far from him as possible to keep from back sliding.
Y’all know our wants rarely meet with reality. I had fun throwing Belle and Micah together in Maple Run. Sometimes to their chagrin but always to my pleasure. J Characters from Buying Love (book 1) and Finding Love (book 2) will make an appearance, rounding out the family that has been created in my fictional town of Maple Run, Virginia.
As you take the time to read Belle and Micah’s story, I pray you keep this verse in your mind. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 KJV
God does not want us to live a life of shame and guilt. Once we ask for forgiveness, He gives it to us freely. Walk in an abundant life, my friends, and bless others with the grace you so freely received.
Blessings to you,
Toni

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I really enjoyed reading this emotional story. One of the hardest things to do is overcome your past. If you allow it, it can cause you to continue on a downward spiral. You can ask for forgiveness, but until you believe you are forgiven the enemy will continue to remind you of it. I'm sure we have all done something that we were ashamed of. Belle believes she is damaged and no one will ever want her. I felt her pain and guilt as she tried to start over in a new town. She has a hard time of letting anyone get close to her and I could relate to her when she said, "Can't shake the demons from the past."  One thing I have learned over the years is that if we keep looking in the rear view mirror, we will never be able to see what is ahead.

Micah is a wonderful and dare I say handsome man. He is smart and lights up a room with his smile. He has been hurt by someone which makes him  a bit weary of trusting others. As he and Belle start to get to know each other, I wondered how long they could hold each other at a distance. I was rooting for them, but I really liked how the author let them each explore how to forgive and believe in themselves. There is a lot of pain in Belle's eyes and only turning to God will heal her. I loved the scriptures the author used and how each character turned to prayer at their darkest moments.

The story is truly a gift for me. I know what it is like to have parents who don't love you. I know what it is like to feel unloved and unwanted. Belle committed a sin she thought she could never be forgiven of. Her shame broke my heart as I remember the moment I felt shame for my past mistakes. Thank you for writing a story that brings truth to the surface and characters that search and pray for better relationships. The love of God really shines in this story.   I loved how the author used a subject that was difficult and gave us depth and compassion with her words.

I received a copy of this book  from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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Giveaway

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To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting this great, fun tour and letting us find out about terrific books to read. Thanks also for the great giveaway.

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  2. This sounds like a worthwhile story!

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  3. Thanks for this beautiful review!

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