Thursday, April 9, 2020

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About the Book

Book:  Vestige of Legacy
Author: Sara Blackard
Genre: Historical, Time-Travel, Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Vistage of Legacy coverA women bent of survival…
…a man intent on saving…
…thrown together by a tumble through time.After running away from her foster home and surviving several years living on the streets, Samara has finally found her path in life—performing music with the hope of putting down roots. But when she is violently attacked and somehow ends up one hundred and forty years in the past, it appears her dreams for the future have once again been ripped from her.While trekking through the Coloradan Rockies in 1879, Orlando finds a wounded woman. He questions why God would put this small, weak woman in his path. As he races to save her from the harsh wilderness bent on destroying them, he hopes his failures of the past don’t catch up to them.Continue the breath-taking Vestige in Time series!

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MY REVIEW
Oh how I love an author who can describe things so vividly. This story is such a great read with the author’s ability to transport us back in time to 1879. We find ourselves in the rugged Colorado Rookies where wolves are plentiful and home life hard at times. The journey will be filled with sadness, danger, trust and hope.  
Samara’s past is shadowed by pain as she feels abandoned by those she loved. The pain she keeps inside causes her not to trust anyone. Her relationship with  God is almost non existent. I can’t image finding yourself in the middle of a dangerous situation and suddenly realize something is not quite right. If someone told me it was 1879, I think I would have to find the nearest hospital and check myself in. What I really liked about Samara was her vulnerability. She may think she is strong but on the inside is a little girl crying out for her parents.
Orlando is everything you could hope for in a man. He is rugged yet compassionate. His faith is strong and trusts God with everything he has. Orlando believes Samara has been brought to him for a reason. Will he be able to gain her trust?  The story is full of adventure and danger as Samara embraces her new surroundings. I enjoyed reading how Orlando protected Samara and guided her towards accepting her new life. 
There are times in the story where I wanted to tell Samara to stop being so hard  headed and allow Orlando to help her find peace. The author writes a beautiful story that captures the time period with realism. Samara will find herself at times wondering why God brought her to this place that is unfamiliar. I loved the theme of trusting God and letting go  of the past. I look forward to the next book in the series.  
“Everyone has a past. It’s what we do with it that makes a difference.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.  
About the Author
Vistage of LegacySara Blackard enjoys writing romantic stories full of adventure and weaved with God’s message of love. She makes her home in the sub-arctic of Tok, Alaska with her husband and five children. In between writing and publishing, she can usually be found either homeschooling her children, enjoying the Alaskan wilderness, or helping build their house.

More from Sara

A trip to the Alamo brings introspection and a bit of sweat.
Texas heat could melt a woman…
…I know. I experienced it this last September when I ventured south for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference in San Antonio.
I noticed several t-shirts in the gift shops that said “If you can’t take the heat, leave Texas!” I looked at those shirts and told them, “Not until the conference is over, you bully.” They don’t like it very much when you talk back to them.
I visited the Alamo while I was there. I could glimpse it of out the window of our hotel room (Thank you, Jesus for answered prayers!) Inside the walled grounds was a small museum one of the actors told me to check out. There wasn’t much in the museum. Old rifles. A few uniforms. Some personal items. I found Davie Crockett’s brush, and next to it sat this tin box that Crockett carried with him. It surprised me, because this box isn’t small. Crockett was a man in a foreign land, looking for a better future. What would cause a man to carry such an awkward box by horse across miles on his journey?
That box got me thinking about what things I carry? I had just finished the first draft of Vestige of Legacy. Samara, the heroine, carries her mother’s Appalachian dulcimer with her. She has the memories of her mother in the case, but she’s also packed it full of fears, regrets and lies. Do I have such a thing in the items I’ve lugged around the country as we’ve moved from place to place?
Then I started thinking about what do I want to carry with me? The answer quickly came back as God. In all the things I can take with me as I travel across the miles or down the street, I pray I’m taking God with me, pray He guides my thoughts, actions, and words. And here’s the crazy thing, I know He takes me with Him, carries me through all my troubles and through the joy. He says so in Isaiah 46:4  “And I’ll keep on carrying you when you’re old. I’ll be there, bearing you when you’re old and gray. I’ve done it and will keep on doing it, carrying you on my back, saving you.”
Wow… aren’t God’s promises amazing? What are you carrying with you? Are you like Crockett, lugging around this awkward box? You can bet, whether you recognize it or not, that God is faithful to carry you.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, April 10 (Author Interview)
Older & Smarter?, April 14
Betti Mace, April 15
Pause for Tales, April 22

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a copy of Vestige of Hope,and a copy of Vestige of Legacy!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

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  2. Wonderful review, Deana! Vestige of Legacy sounds like a must read.

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  3. I liked the review, sounds like a good book.

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  4. This sounds like a really good read.

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