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About the Book

Book:  Blessing on the Run
Author: Alana Terry
Genre:  Christian Suspense
Release Date: December 16, 2018
Blessing on the Run coverDanger she can’t escape.
Temptation she can’t ignore.
And the secret that could destroy everything …
Blessing’s worked hard as a single mom. Caring for her son, struggling to pay the bills, and straightening out her life after years on the street … It’s the hardest job she’s ever loved.
Until her ex-boyfriend reappears with a secret that could cost her freedom, her family, even her very life.
Blessing promised herself never to return to the hell she escaped from. But that was before she had a child to worry about.
A child who will die if Blessing makes the wrong choice …
Or the right one.

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There is so much packed into this story that I couldn’t put it down. I love the way the author chose to write the story with the character as the narrator throughout the book. It is hard to grasp what Blessing has been through and each detail became more painful than the last. By reading the story the author shows how a young woman becomes entangled in a life she didn’t choose. In the deep reaches of her soul, Blessing has always wanted to be truly loved and not used by men. 
The only way I can think of Jarrod is a person who preys on innocent children. I will say the author delivers a character that is realistic and easy not to like. He has the ability to get in Blessings head and make her believe he cares for her. I can understand her thinking since all she has known is abuse which she interprets as love. I wanted to jump into the pages and take Jarrod by the collar and throw him in jail. Oh he says all the right things to Blessing but his attitude is horrible when she goes through something no twelve year old child should have to. 
The story is definitely a hard one to read, but it shows how easy a young person can fall for lies when they have felt  unwanted for so long. It is easy to control them with words they want to hear and promises they believe are true. I think I stayed mad through the entire book because all I wanted to do was rescue Blessing. Her ability to write a story with topics that are not popular to talk about makes her writing so intriguing. I love how the author weaves faith into her stories while showing how easy the enemy can slip into someone’s life with broken promises. 

One of the best things about this story is examining forgiveness. It is hard to comprehend that God would forgive someone for murder, rape, abortion and so many other sins we see as horrendous. In this story that one word , forgiveness, is the most powerful word to  try to accept.  We must always remember that there is no such thing has a little sin or a big sin. Sis inGod’s eyes is sin. He doesn’t compare one to the other. He does however forgive each of us and wants us to find freedom. 

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

About the Author

alana terryAlana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

More from Alana

Are you afraid of anything? Maybe you have a phobia, like a fear of spiders, heights, or (if you’re weird like me) fish. (That’s a story for another day!)
When I was pregnant with our first son, I had some weird nightmares which fueled my fears. One night I woke up my husband in a panic to tell him to pray for our baby because we were being chased by a demonic cheese grater (yes, you read that right – a demonic kitchen appliance!). Regularly in my nightmares, I dream that someone or something is after my kids (and they’re usually not possessed cooking utensils, by the way).
One way I work through my fears as a mom is to turn them into stories. And even though I haven’t found a way to work a demonic cheese grater into my novels, you can read about a mother’s worst nightmare in this novel, Blessing on the Run.
 Blessing has worked hard to turn her life around after a rough life on the streets, but in this exciting suspense novel, her past it about to catch up to her.
Join Blessing and her parents (if you’re a fan of the Kennedy series you already know who they are!) for an adrenaline-packed thrill ride you won’t soon forget.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, February 19
Inklings and notions, February 20
A Reader’s Brain, February 21
For Him and My Family, February 23
Betti Mace, February 24
Simple Harvest Reads, February 25 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, February 25
Bigreadersite, February 26
Emily Yager, February 27
 Artistic Nobody, February 28 (Author Interview)
Blogging With Carol, February 29
For the Love of Literature, March 3 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, March 3


To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away the 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.


  1. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  2. Hi Deanna,
    I see you enjoy Christian suspense. Might you be interested in reviewing my newest release, HOPE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE? Think Nancy Drew in a Frank Peretti world. I'm happy to provide you a copy in any format you prefer. Please email me at or through my website for more details on the book.
    Thanks! Jim

  3. This author does a great job with suspense. I read this book awhile ago, and it was a real page-turner.

  4. Sounds like some hard subjects but it looks like the author handles them well.

  5. I didn't realize that Blessing was the main character's name!
    The author's story about the demonic cheese grater made me chuckle. I have some crazy dreams, too!

  6. This sounds like a very good read!