Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Unbound by Grace" by Michelle Massaro Book Tour And GiveAway

About the book:

Book Title: Unbound by Grace  
Author: Michelle Massaro  
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance  
Release date: July 21, 2018  

When the past holds the future captive, there is only ONE chain breaker… Tori Bishop has carved out a safe circle of friends who know nothing of her privileged status. But when she’s roped into attending a glitzy fundraiser, she brings along strong and steadfast Derek for support. As long as her secret stays safe, she never has to question his motives. Derek Miller wants his life to count for something, to make a difference—especially in the life of Tori Bishop, the spunky smart-mouth who loves razzing him. But if his prison record comes to light, she’s sure to take off running. When Tori and Derek get involved in building a local women’s shelter, the extra time together stirs more than an ember of attraction. Haunted by the fear of exposure, each must wrestle with the chains of their pasts to experience freedom, love, and the full depths of God’s grace.

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My Review
"Unbound by Grace" by Michelle Massaro is a clean love story. The two main characters, Tori and Derek both have secrets they don't want the other one to found out, as well as having different backgrounds.

They both have to learn that their preconceived thoughts aren't want God wants.

"Unbound by Grace" is Derek's story of a second chance and Tori's story of learning to accept what God has given her and not to worry about if someone likes her because of her money.

There were some scenes and a few words where I cringed when I read them, (not that all readers are as finicky as me) because they just seem not to belong in a Christian read. Even, with me saying what I just said, the book is a clean read and a wonderful story and yes, I recommend the book. The words that made me cringed were words that were said by a character who was an unbeliever.

Tori and Derek were minor characters in the book, "Grace in the Flames", so of course I had  to add it to my to be read list. 

I say " Unbound by Grace" by Michelle Massaro is a wonderful story to read and be reminded that love is still alive and well in the fiction world. Because, we all know that there is a little bit of real life in fiction.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author

MICHELLE MASSARO writes contemporary fiction soaked in grace. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband of over two decades and their four children. She’s dabbled in homeschooling, teaching Creation Science, and leading worship. When she isn’t tinkering with words, Michelle enjoys old Rogers and Hammerstein movies, making kefir, and Sudoku. A new lipstick and a good French roast always make her happy.

Guest Post from Michelle

When I sit down to write a new story, I tend to gravitate toward some pretty deep emotions. The raw kind we all have known at one point or another. It’s what connects us all as human beings, no matter how different we are on the outside. If we can learn to see ourselves in others I believe that’s where compassion is born, as well as some self-revelation. Like King David hearing the story of the rich man stealing the poor man’s lamb and realizing he was that man! In Unbound by Grace, I was approaching the story of two super fun characters I had introduced in my first novel, Grace in the Flames. In that book, they were side characters. But I always adored writing their scenes. They were both so entertaining! And the chance to put these two together and give them their own book was just too delicious an idea to pass up. I got to put them into some interesting surroundings (anyone been to watch a horse race lately?) and take them to some very exposed, vulnerable places as well. Through them I was challenged to get inside someone else’s skin, and understand. Plus, they kept me smiling as well! This story was a blast to write, and I hope you enjoy these fictional friends of mine as much as I do. It’s such a pleasure to meet new readers. I hope to hear from you soon!

Blog Stops

Real World Bible Study, September 20
Godly Book Reviews, September 20
Among the Reads, September 21
The Power of Words, September 21
Bibliophile Reviews, September 22
Fiction Aficionado, September 24
Faithfully Bookish, September 25
Carpe Diem, September 27
Lis Loves Reading, September 28
Simple Harvest Reads, September 29 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Janices book reviewsSeptember 30
The Mimosa Blossom, October 1
Texas Book-aholic, October 2
                                                    BigreadersiteOctober 3


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a grand prize package that includes a notebook, a mug, a bookmark, a pen, a signed copy of Grace in the Flames, and an Amazon Gift Card ($40)!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries! Click the link below to enter.


Kara Marks said...

This sounds really interesting!

Michelle Massaro said...

Thanks, Kara! :)

Michelle Massaro said...

Thank you for having me on the blog and for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. :)

kim hansen said...

Sounds good.

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for your review on "Unbound by Grace" by Michelle Massaro and appreciate your being part of the book tour.

Enjoyed reading about the book and the guest post. I'd love the opportunity to read this book.
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