Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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About the Book

Book: Secrets
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: February, 2018
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find–but the demons already have.
Four girls. Four sets of secrets. Four searching for answers.
Mackenzie is the shy, awkward new girl at school, depressed and desperate for a real friend. When she stumbles upon the deepest secret of a sarcastic, angry-at-the-world track star, Krystal, they become instant enemies-especially about the flirtatious baseball player, Bryce.
Tammi, a gloomy singer/musician who couldn’t care less about what others think of her, meets Sadie, a dancer and a people-pleaser with a cotton candy disposition. They have nothing in common until their lives begin to collide in more ways than one.
As the girls’ worlds begin to converge, their secrets rather than their similarities draw them together. Meanwhile, all that’s kept hidden has left them vulnerable to a battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep the girls chained to their pasts while angels of light work to free them.
Can good ever come from evil? Can beauty ever arise from ashes?

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About the Author

Beckie LindsayBeckie Lindsey is an award-winning poet, author, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. She is a major coffeeholic and enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. She also loves to hike and hang out with family and friends. Beckie and her husband, Scott have three adult children, two adorable cats and live in California.

Guest Post from Beckie

Why I write YA and the BFA series
By Beckie Lindsey

I believe a teenager still exists inside each of us.

We hear a familiar tune from our “glory days” and are instantly tapping our toes. Mentally, we’re back in high school —poofy bangs, scrunchie, neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirt — and all. Oh, wait. That’s me back in the ‘80s!

Ah, yes. There is something wonderfully awful about those coming-of-age years.

From the first kiss to the first breakup, there are memories we cherish and some we don’t care to ever revisit. Being a teen can be exciting, confusing, painful, joyous, or even all of those things at once!

No matter how different your teenage experience was from mine, one thing is true for us all: these years have an enormous impact on who we become as adults. We can all sympathize with the plight of puberty and the longing for independence and acceptance. Yeah, there’s still a teenager in all of us!

These are the reasons I write YA.

My hope is to use the power of storytelling to move past barriers and open hearts to accept how much God loves and desires a personal relationship with us.

At every age, we all need the grace and love of Jesus.

In the Beauties from Ashes (BFA) series, I write about relatable characters with difficult issues and traumatic pasts to enlighten readers about the unseen spiritual battle referred to in Scripture. Each character has a secret that has left them vulnerable to the battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep them chained to their pasts and angels of light work to free them.

The characters and their issues are complex, just like real life. In fact, some of the topics are often considered too taboo to talk about openly. But what is left in the dark, festers and grows. It is only in the light that we can be free. In the BFA series, readers experience the character’s quest for truth, love, grace, and freedom while hopefully finding the same for themselves.


Like an onion that is peeled, there seems to be more layers hidden until you almost want to give up. This book is like peeling away all the darkness, the secrets and the pain that the enemy has tried to place us under. Each girl in the story deals with a different issue that many are familiar with. We may know about incest, but do we know what emotional damage it does? It causes the person to crawl into a shell screaming for someone to save them. There is no one they can trust , so they continue to live with their secret.

The author delivers a book so intense and honest. I wanted to throw the book across the room though, because it brought up memories for me that are still painful. I loved the illustration of demons who are out there trying to devour us and whisper in our ears that we are nothing, it was all our fault or go ahead and give up. The enemy wants us to think that no one cares, but the powerful message the author gives shows us that God is there. He does care and He will help you .

Four girls who come from different backgrounds, join together to fight against the enemy. I thought it was a good example of how strong we are together vs fighting by ourselves. Be warned that the book does not hold back and talks about issues that need to be addressed. Its time to stand up and fight instead of turning our backs on each other.

I like how the author delivers a powerful story about four girls each dealing with something such as anxiety, bullying, bulimia, alcoholism, divorce and incest. The book has powerful words to encourage each of us to fight and never give up. I liked how these four unlikely friends band together to reach out to God for help. The story is one that made me angry at times and cry at others. One of the best parts of the story for me was when someone shared with a youth group about her trauma of sexual abuse. It is a testimony to help others who are struggling to know that they are not alone. I have always said that I wouldn't change one thing about my life. The things I went through made me stronger. If my own testimony can reach one person, then it is all worth it for me.

"For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith."

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

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To celebrate her tour, Beckie is giving away a grand prize of a $30 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d56f/secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway


  1. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

  2. This sounds good--but maybe a hard read?

  3. This sounds really interesting, thank you for sharing your review