Saturday, January 25, 2020

'Indebted" by Charmayne Hafen Book Tour and GiveAway

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About the Book

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About the Book

Book:  Indebted
Author: Charmayne Hafen
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Mythology
Release Date: August 25, 2019
jack5.500x8.500.inddWhen the abandoned princess discovers a friend, some muscle, and a passion for swords, she also acquires the crucible by which she uncovers the mysterious key to unlock her grief and win true freedom. Or will her strength confound her future in the kingdom to which she rides?
At the mythical edge of the Berkshire Forests, Wren finds herself rattling around in an austere castle, abandoned by the King and Queen. King Belodawn seems to blame his daughter for the mysterious disappearance of his wife, and he avoids his daughter at all costs in favor of conquests requiring his person away from the kingdom. But, things are about to change; the princess has matured. Wren’s spirit refuses to remain the lost bird she became at age twelve. With the aid of the cook and the cook’s son, Wren discovers her unknown dexterity in sword fighting. With it, she believes a new community in which to live will open up but is this young girl prepared to encounter deceptive ghosts, angels, and demons in the maze of the forest to attain her aim?

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I just knew I wasn't going to like the book 'Indebted" by  Charmayne Hafen, but I am so happy to post that I was so wrong, I loved this book.  I don't usual like books with dragons, witches, but this book is so different from other stories that involves these characters. This book actually focuses on the Christian message of  God and Jesus's love.

This book is about Princess Wren's search for love and belonging.

I definitely recommend this book to all readers who like stories that show characters struggle just like we do.  This is a story that will stay with me for a while.  I kept telling my husband the whole time I was reading this book, that he would like the movie if it was made into one.

I love this statement from the book " Life is especially hard if you don't know you are loved" , which is truly what this story is about.

Wren's struggles with guilt because she believes that it is her fault's that her mother has disappeared. I really loved the ending. 

This is also a clean love story so I say this book has everything that makes it a fast, keep turning the pages novel which includes the Christian message that God loves us and sent His son, and forgiveness and friendship and love and  that suspension of disbelief needed for us all to see the possibility of walking in faith with others in traumatic times and to experience the wonders of God’s word to us.

So I say Well done, Mrs. Hafen, you have made me look at dragons stories through a different set of lens. I am looking forward to reading more of your books.

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

About the Author
headshot Charmayne HafenCharmayne Hafen is a graduate of John Brown University and has her masters in counseling from the Denver Seminary. Her love of Celtic mythology in Christian themes inspired her to write her debut Young Adult novelIndebted: The Berkshire Dragon. She is a fan of the author, Stephen Lawhead.
She has written several short stories for children, teens, and adults, as well as the fantasy trilogy being published in 2020 by Capture Books, called, The Land of TwilightShe is currently working on the development of her sequel to The Berkshire Dragon.
Charmayne has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and psychology as well as a Master of Arts degree in counseling. When she’s not writing, Charmayne is running counseling groups for adults and a therapeutic photography group for teens. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband John and her two chihuahuas, Pepe and Frida.

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Hello, Readers, Educators, Book Reviewers and Celebrate Lit Bloggers!
Although I am new to a lot of social media, I have heard that your group is a fantastic resource to new authors. Being a little bit of an introvert, you might even call me reluctant or a slow starter, but I assure you that I can imagine strategies and battle in the heavenlies for readers’ minds with the best of ’em. I say, “Let’s go!”
Please feel free to connect with me on any social media platform, or to write to me directly. I have loved engaging with anyone who has read my book and has sent me a comment or question. Because Indebted was published, I was thrilled to be able to speak to a group of college students taking coursework in literature and writing at Texas Tech last year.
I love facilitating creative writing seminars especially speaking to authors about how to join a system of discipline and creativity to overcome writer’s block.
My hope, however, is to be able to engage more students in elementary school and junior high about the topics in my books because I write about the things facing young people with a certain perspective that the Lord sees them right where they are, that God actually cares deeply for them, and that He has answers for them.  These answers include that Jesus paid the penalty for a kid’s lying, bullying, violence, disbelief, envy, and rebellion and that bringing them to back to God means that they get to be adopted into His kingdom as princes and princesses.
I hope that my books provide that suspension of disbelief needed for us all to see the possibility of walking in faith with others in traumatic times and to experience the wonders of God’s word to us.
Sincerely and Gratefully,

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, January 22
Mamma Loves Books, January 26
Wishful Endings, January 26 (Author Interview)
By The Book, January 28 (Author Interview)
janicesbookreviews, January 29
A Baker’s Perspective, January 31 (Author Interview)
Blogging With Carol, February 2
Artistic Nobody, February 4


To celebrate her tour, Charmayne is giving away the grand prize of a pillow made with one of the illustrations!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Rita Wray said...

I liked the review, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the persuasion to buy this book.