Sunday, August 11, 2019

"The David Years" by Lillian Duncan Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

Book: The David Years
Author: Lillian Duncan
Genre: Woman’s Lit
Release Date: August 2, 2019
The David YearsNia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?”
“Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible?”
“I guess.”
“There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. It’s a time for you to grow in your relationship with God.”
“And then later I get to be king?” Nia giggled.
“I meant that figuratively not literally but these are your learning years–your David Years.”’
“My David Years. I like that.”
Nia Johnson has spent the past four years developing a closer relationship to God. She wants to believe she’s still anointed to become a healer at Puzzle House but as each year passes, she has more and more doubts.
Now that she’s graduated from high school and is an adult she is sure it’s time to take the mantle of healing Rachel passed to her so many years before. But the harder she tries, the more it eludes her.

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"The David Years" by Lillian Duncan is the second book in the " Puzzle House" series and I really recommend reading the them in order. I liked the first book better but, "The David Years" was a good read also. The reason I don't like it as well as the first one is because it didn't have as much life changing statements as the first one.
In the first book, "Puzzle House" Nia learns that she is to be a faith healer.  Her aunt tells her that while she is waiting for that to come to pass it is Her David years.  She goes to college and while there she learns that not everyone that says  that they are a Christian are.  
She also learns that everyone that goes to a Christian  College is  there because they want to follow God but are there because of parents and etc.
Nia learns that  healing only comes because of love and not because of her wanting it to happen.
I really liked all the characters in both books but my favorites are Bart and Nia. I like Nia because she really does try to do the right thing even through she does get off the strait and narrow for a little bit of time.  I like Bart because he is just a normal guy who after a tragic event questions his faith which I think we all do. I am glad both of these turns back to Jesus.
These books deal with hurting people and serious topics. In "Puzzle House" the subject is terminal illness and in "The David Years" the subject is alcoholism and  drug usage and occult practices that uses crystals for healing. 
I know the review is for "The David Years" and I have included both books, because I think both books should be read together.  I don't know but the ending makes me think that there could be a third book. I would so read another book with these characters.
These books really show that God does use anyone that is willing to be used and that He does love us all in spite of our failings and sins.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These are my opinions. 

About the Author
Lillian DuncanLillian lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband. She writes the types of books she loves to read. Even though her books cross genres, they have one thing in common, faith-based stories that demonstrate God’s love—and lots of action. OK—that’s two things.
She was a school speech pathologist for over 30 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease.
Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit:

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The David Years is the second novel in the Puzzle House series. In Puzzle House, Nia was anointed to become a healer. The David Years starts out where Puzzle House stopped.
Nia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?”
“Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible? There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. David was tested many times during those years. Those years were very important to David’s growth as a man so that he would be the king God wanted him to be when the time was right.”
“So what are you saying, Auntie?”
“I’m saying these are your David years.”
And so the story begins. Most of the book takes place after Nia’s high school graduation during her first year in college. She’s impatient to begin her time as healer and tries to make that happen in her timing—not God’s.
But God will not be rushed and whether Nia likes it or not, she’s still in her David Years—her learning years. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘we learn from our mistakes.’ Well, Nia learns a lot that year. In other words, she makes a lot of mistakes.
My college years are long, long past so I thought it might be hard to get into the mindset of a college student, but it really wasn’t. I thought back to all the mistakes I made during my college years and the story took off from there!
Even though Nia is a college student, her story will resonate for anybody who’s facing changes in their life, no matter the age. We all have learning years throughout our lifetime—our very own David Years.
Life changes whether we want it to or not. A new marriage. A baby. A divorce. A new job. Retirement. No matter what age we are, we all struggle with finding our place in the world, especially when life changes. The good news is that as Christians, we may not have all the answers, but we know where to find them.

Blog Stops

CarpeDIem, August 3
Book Love, August 4 (guest post from Donna Cline)
Artistic Nobody, August 5 (Spotlight)
Power of Words, August 8 (Spotlight)
Simple Harvest Reads, August 10 (Spotlight)
Texas Book-aholic, August 12
Bigreadersite , August 13
janicesbookreviews, August 14
A Reader’s Brain, August 15


To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and the choice of one of her eBooks!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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