A Breath of Heaven Review, Guest Post and Giveaway!

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About the Book

 

Title: Breath of Heaven

Author: Alana Terry

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Release Date: December 9, 2017

Breath of HeavenShe hasn’t fallen out of love with her husband. She just can’t stand his church.

Nobody told Katrina being a pastor’s wife would be easy. But she never imagined that the stress she and her husband would face from his new job could so easily destroy their marriage.

In spite of her mother’s disapproval, Katrina marries a pastor whose job immediately plucks her away from her music, her symphony, and the city life she loves and plants her in the small town of Orchard Grove, Washington.

If she knew going into her new life that she’d be sacrificing her music career for a congregation full of gossips and backbiters and that the pressure of her husband’s new job would turn him into someone she hardly recognizes anymore, she might have reconsidered marrying him in the first place.

Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything about that now.

Or is it?

 

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My Perspective

 

Alana Terry is not afraid to shy away from difficult situations and real life drama, and this book is proof of that. I think as society as a whole has this preconceived idea that being a pastor’s wife is all laughs, smiles, giving Godly advice, and being that perfect role model in the church. The truth is, that is not always the case, and this book portrays that beautifully. In this sense, I found I could relate easily to Katrina. Although I am not a pastor’s wife, I could imagine that I would never live up to the standards that I set for those I know. On top of being placed in a brand new environment, Katrina struggles with something catastrophic that only her and her husband know about. And again, I found myself able to totally relate to her, because I am that person – I keep the big stuff buried inside. It takes a lot for me to admit when something is really wrong to anyone other than my husband. And sometimes it does consume me, much like it consumed Katrina.

So did I learn anything from reading this? I sure did. Your church family cannot help you, become close to you, and even begin to understand you until you let them in. Let. Them. In. That means the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes, it might be uncomfortable. Yes it might be embarrassing at times. BUT, you gain a family from it. You gain a support system. Thank you Alana Terry for writing a novel that not only touched my heart, but reminded me of the importance of relying on my church family, and being there so they can rely on me. Thank you for writing a novel that shows the difficult nature of being a pastor’s wife, and the toll it must take on some women. Thank you for keeping it real.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

About the Author

 

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Alana 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 midnightsun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.

 

 

 

Guest Post from Alana Terry

 

I used to think being a pastor’s wife would be glamorous. Now I know better!
Although I’ve loved the different churches where my husband has been called to serve, being a couple in full-time ministry can definitely take its toll on a marriage.
Breath of Heaven is a novel in my Orchard Grove Christian women’s fiction series, which deals with real-life couples facing real-life issues. In Breath of Heaven, two newlyweds are thrown into the world of church politics, and the honeymoon period is quickly over.
I wrote this novel to give an inside peek at what it’s like if you’ve never been a pastor’s wife as well as to offer some hope and encouragement to women who know the stress of being married to someone in full-time ministry.
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Giveaway

 

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To celebrate her tour, Alana is giving away a grand prize of books 1-3 in the Orchard Grove Christian women’s series (paperback or ebook)!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/d06f/breath-of-heaven-celebration-tour-giveaway

8 thoughts on “A Breath of Heaven Review, Guest Post and Giveaway!

  1. Thank you for your review on “Breath of Heaven” by Alana Terry and for being part of the book tour.

    I’d love the opportunity to read this book. I think it would be amazing to read a story from the side of the pastor’s wife. Even in saying that it’s like she is only good as his wife and not as an individual person so would be interesting to see how the story unfolds.

  2. Thanks, Alana, for describing an interesting prospective of ministry from a minister’s wife’s point of view. I am a pastor’s wife, too! I grew up in the Eastern jungles of Paraguay, where my missionary parents contacted and reached the Ache’ tribe. . . I know what it’s like to live in an isolated jungle environment, ministering to local national people, as well as to the Indian tribe we worked with. . . Now my husband and I minister in a small, rural church in Montana, enjoy getting the Gospel out, hiking, and also reading good CF!
    Therefore, I would love to read your book! Thanks for your prayers for us, and also for the opportunity to enter your giveaway! I truly would appreciate winning a print copy of your timely book for pastor’s wives:) Lual Krautter “Like” my Western art at http://www.facebook.com/LualOKrautter My email: krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet

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