Monday, December 14, 2015

"Where Can I flee and In the Shadow of Thy Wings" By A. M. Heath Book Tour and Giveaway

 Ancient Words Series Book 1 and 2
"Where Can I flee and In the Shadow of Thy Wings"  By A. M. Heath
Release date: August 13, 2014 (Book 1), December 8, 2015 (Book 2)
Book Information:
Where Can I Flee
War is on the horizon during the spring of 1861. It will be an event that will change the lives of everyone in its path. The Harper family included.
Frank Harper is a young man full of dreams and ambitions. Even when the country is split and war breaks out, Frank will do whatever is necessary to see his dreams come true, even when that means putting on a uniform and leaving home.
For the first time, Claire Harper is forced to consider the reasons behind such a conflict. Should slavery be abolished? Which side should she be on, and what does God have to say about this? Claire is torn between her own opinions and those of her family. The struggle within her only increases when she repeatedly runs into a kind and handsome Union soldier. She longs to see her brother turn to Christ before it is too late. Desperate to reach her brother with the gospel, Claire pens a series of inspiring letters. Will she be able to handle all the obstacles of war and continue to be a witness to those around her?
How long can Claire last when her heart is torn in half and she is burdened for her brother’s soul? How long can Frank resist his sister’s urgent pleas or the gentle tugging from within? Can a man outrun a holy God?
In the Shadow of Thy Wings
Devastation sweeps across the land, and the families of Maple Grove cannot escape when war arrives at their front doors. After her father entrusts her with a new and dangerous task, Sally Chandler must find the courage to obey despite her fear. Meanwhile, her best friend, Claire Harper, is determined to serve others, even if it means putting herself in danger. But with a certain handsome Union soldier stationed nearby, Claire finds her heart in danger of falling for the enemy. Their differing loyalties create complications that neither could expect; her twin brother fighting for the Confederacy is only one of them. Frank Harper left home with one goal in mind – to become a prosperous plantation owner. Two years later, not only is he further from his goal, but he’s beginning to question his own desires–something that becomes more complicated when his heart becomes involved. The families of Maple Grove must learn how to survive the uncertainty of war and a country split in two. While the war in the nation rages on, the battle within grows stronger. Will they learn that the only safe place to hide is in the shadow of Thy Wings?

Author Information

Being raise in a small Tennessee town, A.M. Heath grew up with a love for southern history and nostalgia. She lives with her husband and four children in Southern Tennessee where they embrace the small town lifestyle.
My Review Of Where Can I Flee" by A. M. Heath
"Where Can I Flee" by A. M. Heath is a ,for lack of not knowing a better word to write, fantastic book. It is filled with all the emotions that this reader wants in a book! It has bitterness and love and fear and forgiveness and acceptance! 
This story is about a brother and sister who are separated by war.  Claire is devastated when her brother Frank joins the Confederate army. She is worried about his life but worries most about his soul.  

Clare's letters to Frank are written so well by the author's words that I felt like I was really reading letters that was written while the war was raging on! I actually felt their struggles and heartaches. I think the reason I like reading this story is because the facts are true and even though battle is described, the details aren't gory ( well a little to get the idea) and such but the reader can feel the pain and sorrow the soldiers and Claire faced!

There is even a new love interest in this story for Claire, but we have to wait for book 2 to see if it goes anywhere.

Yes this is Christian Fiction, but I recommend it to anyone that likes Historical Fiction, and yes I am going to say I believe this story would make a great movie.  Fans of "Gone With The Wind" would love " Where Could I Flee". It is not a remake of "Gone With the Wind" at all just the same time period in history.

"Where Could I Flee" by A.M.Heath is definitely a five story book. I was given a copy of " In the Shadow Of His Wings" from Celebrate Lit and the author for an honest review.

My Review of In The Shadow Of His Wings"  by  A. M. Heath
Wow is the first thing I think of when I think about "In The Shadow Of His Wings"  by  A. M. Heath. I usually saved the rating till the end of my review but I am giving this book five stars and I would give it ten if I could. Yes it is that good!This book is about Civil War and the Underground Railroad. It is based on history and interwoven with Biblical scriptures. I really love how A. M. Heath took history and combined Bible scriptures and added fiction to make a great story, that any reader that likes to read a clean love story and /or a Christian fiction and or Historical fiction can enjoy. 
This book is full of heartaches and sorrows as well as forgiveness and love and friendships. It literally made me cry  during a few of the scenes. I really think this and the first book in this series (

Ancient Words ) "Where Can I Flee" would make a great movie, I think it would be as good as the movie "Gone With The Wind".  

I think any reader would enjoy reading this novel without reading the first book, but I encourage you to read "Where Can I Flee" first to get the full benefit of the series. " In The Shadow Of His Wings" picks up where "Where Can I Flee" leaves off.

I literally woke up in the morning wanting to read this book and literally fell asleep at night reading it! 

There are surprises all through the story.

My Facebook posts were actually quotes from this book while reading it. I am going to include one such post now, "The way I see it,fear is a healthy thing. When you're scared, you're more likely to remember the One that holds you together. You remember the One that gives you courage. The One that guides you in the dark : that hides you behind the shadow of His wings. When a person is scared he doesn't have to be reminded to pray or to be careful, but, you see , a cocky person , one who is comfortable, isn't careful and he isn't mindful of the Lord ,either."

I am glad to say there is going to be a third book in this series. I am anxiously awaiting it.

I was given a copy of " In the Shadow Of His Wings" from Celebrate Lit and the author for an honest review.

Tour Dates: 
Dec 10: Cassandra M(spotlight)
Dec 11: Splashes of Joy

Dec 15: Bergdum

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A.M. Heath said...

I'm so glad you loved both books, Debbie!! Thank you for sharing them with your readers!

Debbie Curto said...

i am anxiously awaiting book 3