Monday, August 29, 2016

"Tackling the Fields" By Janet W. Ferguson Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Cole Sanders is a changed man. The university quarterback questions his direction in life after serving on a mission trip in Honduras. Things that used to fill Cole’s ego seem empty after witnessing the developing country’s extreme poverty and the death of a precious child. The one glimmer of hope through his confusion is the fresh perspective he now has about his tutor, Audrey. She possesses something beautiful inside and out—something that might help him become the person he wants to be.

University senior Audrey Vaughn tutored Cole Sanders for an entire year and never imagined the popular quarterback would see her as anything more than a friend. After partnering with him on the mission trip, they are drawn together. And he appears to have changed for the better. To let Cole into her life, Audrey will have to overcome not only her brother’s distrust, but also the paralyzing fear still lingering from a past she’s tried to leave behind.

Cole can’t walk away from Audrey now that they’re back in Oxford. He’ll have to figure out how to keep her giant of a brother, a lineman on his football team, from killing him when the coach has his back turned. But can Audrey trust her heart to a player so similar to the one who stole so much from her in the past?

My Review: "Tackling the Fields" by Janet W. Ferguson is the third book in the (Southern Hearts Series ) and my favorite of the series so far.  I say so far because a fourth book is coming.

In my opinion "Tackling the Fields" by Janet W. Ferguson can be enjoyed as a stand alone, unless you are like me and must read series in order and in their entirety.

"Tackling the Fields" deals with hard subjects like drug abuse and alcohol and sex trafficking and porn and rape but nothing is explicit and this book is written without bedroom scenes or curse words. I applaud Janet Ferguson for writing about these subjects in an easy to follow story and in a way that all readers can enjoy. Please don't let these issues stop you from reading this book, I promise you this a clean story.

"Tackling the Fields" by Janet W. Ferguson is a five star book that details college life accurately.

There was a scene toward the end that was heart stopping for a moment because this reader was saying "Oh No, That cannot happen." No, I can't tell you anymore than this, you must read the book to find out for yourself.

The book is centered around football players and their families and friends but the book is really about becoming the person God intended them to be.  And for the record I do not like football but really wasn't bored with the few tackle scenes described in the story.

There are several themes in this book, such as trust, forgiveness and healing and yes it is a clean romance.  The characters all change as a result of these themes.

I was given a pfd copy of "Tackling the Fields" By Janet W. Ferguson by the author and Celebrate Lit for my honest review for the book tour.

About the Author

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served her church as a children’s minister and a youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.

Guest Post from Janet Ferguson

Hi, I’m Janet W. Ferguson, and I’m so excited to be back again and meet more readers through Celebrate Lit!

This is a story I didn’t want to write, but felt called to tackle. The loss of the dream, the loss of innocence, and life’s other unfair struggles can challenge our faith—can make us captive to fear and disappointment.

 In the South, we love football. In writing this book, I’m not trying to make a statement for or against the sport. My husband and son loved playing the game. After my son suffered a torn ACL, torn shoulder labrum, and four surgeries, he could no longer participate in the game he loved. He mourned the loss of the brotherhood of his team. I saw the popular pastime differently from his eyes. For young men, I believe it is a bond between friends for a common goal. Though the character in this book is totally fictional, I’m dedicating this book to my son, Luke.

The other sensitive topics in this story seemed particularly sad, but relevant in our society. Trust me, I didn’t prefer to research acquaintance/date rape or human trafficking, but both are going on all too often in communities both small and large. There are a number of organizations set up to help victims of these crimes if you feel a calling to help.

Someone reading this may have had something terrible that happened in their past or may know someone who has. God is able to set free the captives, set you free from the bonds that hold you. My prayer is that you find comfort in that truth.

Blog Stops

August 15: Quiet Quilter
August 17: Blogging With Carol
August 18: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
August 21: Karen’s Krayons
August 22: Bigreadersite
August 23: A Greater Yes 
August 26: Mary Hake


 To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away a $75 Amazon gift card Click here to enter:


  1. Thank you! So glad you liked Tackling the Fields :)
    Blessings, Janet

  2. Thanks for another great review!

    1. Hi Connie! Thanks for stopping in! I hope you enjoy Tackling the Fields if you read it!

  3. Nice review. SOunds like a good read.

    1. Hi Kim! Hope you like the Southern Hearts Series!

  4. Thanks for the chance to win this book looks really great