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Friday, September 4, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway - The Sinner in Mississippi Author: D.L. Lane --- On tour with Celebrate Lit

** My apologies to the author and Celebrate Lit that this was posted on the wrong blog -- you can also find it at: https://becauseisaidsomyadventuresinparenting.blogspot.com/ ***  


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About the Book

Book:  The Sinner in Mississippi

Author: D.L. Lane

Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Romance

Release Date: May 1, 2020

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Not expecting me to live, the midwife cleaned me up, wrapped me in an old tea towel, and placed me in a knitting basket beside the wood-burning stove. According to Mama, the storm raged until morning, but I never made one sound. So, hours later, when they peeked in at me, they were surprised to see me sucking my thumb, staring up at them with eyes the color of bluebells.

Mama told me, that’s when she cried.

See, she hadn’t shed a single tear during the harsh pain of giving birth or out of fear of the horrible storm taking the house and her with it, but she sobbed when she saw me. To her, it would have been better for all of us if I’d passed on in the night, carried off on the wings of angels, never to suffer the evils of this world. And sometimes, I wondered if she hadn’t been right.

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About the Author

D.L. LaneD.L. Lane is a wife, musician, a graduate of Liberty University, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2010 she walked away from the day job and started a writing career using a pen name. As far as the world was concerned, she was very successful writing romances, however, success aside, she knew she wasn’t on the right path but stubbornly kept on going for nine years. Although a Christian and raised in a religious home, D.L went her own way, leaving God out of her choices until He said, “Enough.”

Weary and seeking guidance, she finally listened and left the course she was on as an established novelist to take a new path—putting God first in her life where He always should have been.

 

 

More from D.L.

I love writing, and I love to challenge myself as an author, and so I thought, why not write a fictional historical piece. This was a test for me since there are many things to research when writing during a different era, especially when I wasn’t around at that time. But I prayed about it, grabbed my laptop, and started writing about a poor, uneducated girl who grew up in Louisiana during the Great Depression in a motherless home with a group of reprobate males.

Not unlike the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, a boy despised by his brothers who plotted against him, later rose from the depths to become one of the most powerful men in Egypt, facing the very men who had been responsible for the atrocities he’d suffered. Joseph had a choice. Let them die or help the ones who never helped him? This story weaves some of that same treachery with truth, teaching not only the heroine but the hero the ultimate meaning of love.

 

I wanted to give readers a book demonstrating the fact God will never leave us, even if we have left him for a time. That a personal relationship with Christ is our ultimate source of strength, and with His help, we can be pulled out of the depths of great sorrow, rising to heights we never imagined possible.


My Thoughts


This book was a hard one to read. Not because it was bad (It was not), because there is a lot to unpack within the first 40 pages. Beware, you will go on an emotional journey with this book. This book does contain instances of violent acts and sexual assault - However it is handled with amazing faith filled Grace. This is set in 1930's. This book starts out with the birth of a child that is not expected to live. The child was not wanted and grew up in a household with a lot of abuse. This was where the book got me - I was told my entire life that I was not wanted (by my mother) I was told that she wanted to have an abortion - but my father saved me. This has caused a very broken relationship with my Mother which God and I deal with on a daily basis. Thayer King was a local tycoon in the area - and sees Mississippi heading to the story - she gets in his car - and they start up a conversation. This is a turning point in her life. 

This book is filled with God's grace, forgiveness and healing. It is a powerful novel. There are the triggers that I stated above, but overall it is a fantastic read. This author has a real talent. I hope to read more from her. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 25

For the Love of Literature, August 26

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, August 27

Maureen’s Musings, August 27

For Him and My Family, August 28

Godly Book Reviews, August 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 30

Labor Not in Vain, August 30

deb’s Book Review, August 31

Pause for Tales, September 1

Betti Mace, September 2

Rebecca Tews, September 2

Daysong Reflections, September 3

Connie’s History Classroom, September 4

Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 4

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away the grand prize package of a $10 Amazon eGift Card and a free Audiobook of The Sinner in Mississippi!!

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/ffa5/the-sinner-in-mississippi-celebration-tour-giveaway

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  2. Thank you for hosting me on your blog and for reading and reviewing Mississippi's story. Blessings, D.L. Lane

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  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like an emotional and inspirational read

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