“More Than She Dreamt” by Sandy Faye Mauck

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About the Book

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It was more than she dreamt.  But as the romance began to bud, she felt the thorns of a heartless beauty rise to tear it apart.

Young widow, Katie Jensen, endures patiently under her oppressive uncle in desolate Arizona Territory. She tries to keep her promise to her dead aunt to be a witness and take care of her uncle but when his tirades grow worse, she gathers her two precious little ones and runs.

Making their way to an unknown land, they come to the town of White Rock, which is strangely like the place in the dreams Katie has been having. They are welcomed into the cottage of a kindly grandmother who takes in borders.

When Danny, the older woman’s grandson, comes home, he finds surprises in store: a crisis, a beautiful young woman, and her adorable children who bring laughter and life into all their weary souls.

Katie is filled with hope when an unexpected romance sparks but there is a vindictive raven-haired beauty and an old enemy conspiring to put it out—permanently.

Will God give Katie rest as she and the family pray for their enemies?

Can she stand strong in her faith when fear overwhelms her?

 

My Thoughts:

Katie, like many women, deals with doubt – doubt in herself. She has faith that the Lord is with her, but she has difficulty seeing the end purpose of God’s plan. Like many women, she doubts that she is pretty enough, smart enough, worthy enough, to be loved by someone who, in our eyes is a prince. Sandy Faye Mauck weaves a wonderful story about a woman who comes to terms with who she is and WHOSE she is. Her prince is a man who has seen the worst in others and is able to deal wisely with the situations in which he is faced. My favorite character, however, is Grandma Gwen who has seen so much pain in her life yet turns to the One who continues to give life. Her faith in the Lord and continued optimism in those around her inspires me to want to be like her at that age, if not sooner.

About the Author

sandymauckSandy Faye Mauck writes Historical Romance in the light of the gospel and with the heart of her Savior.

Slip into a comfy chair with a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate and travel back to the first years after the turn of the century.

Enjoy faithful Christian characters who have come through a spiritual wilderness into a place of hope. Stories of charming romance sprinkled with humor and topped with redemption. And be sure not to put the cup too close to the edge of the table because there are enemies lurking about.

Sandy lives in her own happily-ever-after with her Bible doctrine writer husband in the west they love. They have five children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys crocheting (a different kind of yarn) and is also a professional artist.

Guest Post from Sandy Faye Mauck

Hi everyone! Sandy Faye Mauck here! Today I launch my book on Celebrate Lit!

They say to write the book that is missing from your bookshelf. So I did. I wrote a story that brought the purity of a Christian romance with a touch of humor and endearing characters who live what they believe, with real enemies and redemptive grace.

More Than She Dreamt is set at the time just after the turn of the century. Probably my favorite time travel place if I had to choose because of the interesting changes and the lovely clothing and yet there was indoor plumbing, and lights, LOL!

My greatest writing inspiration (other than my Lord), was my favorite author, Grace Livingston Hill. She could tell a story, make you feel you were there in every sense. Grace could bring romance, excitement, and enemies and then touch your heart with a truth of God’s word that would penetrate your heart. I hope to do this as I write my heart and I add humor because that is who I am.

I hope you enjoy this Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and the special personal giveaway at the end!

Blog Tour Stops

June 14: cherylbbookblog

June 15: Singing Librarian Books

June 16: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

June 17: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

June 18: Bigreadersite

June 18: Cassandra M’s Place

June 19: A Greater Yes

June 19: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

June 20: Pause for Tales

June 21: Daysong Reflections

June 22: A Holland Reads

June 23: Splashes of Joy

June 23: Christian Bookaholic

June 24: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses

June 25: Red Headed Book Lady

June 25: It’s Storytime With Van Daniker

June 26: Bukwurmzzz

June 27: For the Love of books

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Sandy is giving away a charming keepsake box filled with some Rose Arbor themed prizes. Enter here: https://promosimple.com/ps/9c26

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4 thoughts on ““More Than She Dreamt” by Sandy Faye Mauck

  1. The book is not only a good read but is so inspiring. Grandma Gwen is such a blessing to all of her family and friends who becomes her family. Katie shows that it’s possible to be a woman that is Godly and Strong without becoming hard through Adversity. Looking forward to reading the next book! So awesome to have my Mother in Love be the author of such a wonderful book! Hats off to her for such an Encouraging Achievement!!!

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  2. Thank you, Petra for your terrific review of Sandy’s “More Than She Dreamt,” which is on my TBR list. What an enchanting story Sandy has woven as she is using her God-given talent for His glory. j

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