Saturday, March 14, 2020

"The Builder’s Reluctant Bride" by Stacey Weeks Book Tour and GiveAway

The Builders reluctent bride

About the Book

Book:  The Builder’s Reluctant Bride
Author: Stacey Weeks
Genre:  Christian romance, women’s fiction
Release Date: July 8, 2016
The Builders reluctant bride coverHe wants a second chance. She says there’s no going back. Ten years ago, a public disgrace sent Jenna Jenkins running from her hometown. Now, the success of her professional future hinges on joining her hometown church restoration project. Her partner and team leader on the job is William Scott—expert renovator, volunteer fireman, and the ex-flame who ruined her life.  William is in crisis, facing the tightening screws of personal and professional failure. When the interior designer on the church renovation project turns out to be Jenna Jenkins, William sees it as a chance to make amends. But Jenna wants nothing to do with him.  How much will William sacrifice to redeem his mistakes and prove his love? Can Jenna protect her heart this time or will William break her for good?

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I really enjoyed "The Builder’s Reluctant Bride" by Stacey Weeks and would like to read more about these characters. I know I have said this a lot lately, but I really believed this book would make a great movie. It is a clean read and I didn't found anything to negative to commit on, what a refreshing read. It seems so many books lately have at least one curse word or a scene that seems wrong in a Christian novel, but I am really glad to recommend this novel without any warning except to say it will make your heart sing.

There is a paragraph where William is explaining that God is with us in the bad times and it isn't his plan to have death, abuse and etc to happen but it is because of sin that these things happen. I only included this sentence in this review because of the coronavirus threat we are all worried about and to say that while reading this scene in the book, I was thinking "Wow" this book isn't about that at all but the words are true about everything threat and tragic we faced. God is with us through it all.

"The Builder’s Reluctant Bride" by Stacey Weeks is a story about second chances and learning to forgive ourselves and others.

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

About the Author
stacey weeksStacey Weeks is the multi-award-winning author of Glorious Surrender (2016), and Chasing Holiness (2020), inspirational romances The Builder’s Reluctant Bride (2016), Mistletoe Melody (2018), Mistletoe Mission (2019), and inspirational romantic suspense novels In Too Deep (2017), and Fatal Homecoming (2019). Stacey lives in Ontario where she speaks at women’s conferences, teaches writing and bible study workshops, and writes about the things of the Lord.

More from Stacey

Afflicted but not Crushed
I created the character, Jenna, from The Builder’s Reluctant Bride, during a time of life filled with chaos. Changed ripped stability out from underneath me. I couldn’t tell if my challenges were from God deigned to build my faith or if they were a temptation from the enemy to doubt God. Life struck with a severity that stole the breath from my lungs, so I retreated into a fictional world to process. I needed to be reminded, like Jenna, that my current struggles didn’t negate the ways God was using me. I needed to remember that God would use everything in my life to shape me into His image and draw me closer to Him.
“I thought after his mom died, I had lost the both of them. Then, you came around.” The corners of his eyes crinkled.
“Me?” she squeaked.
“Yes. You changed everything for him. I know you left for college right after graduation, so you likely didn’t see the change. But God took that seed you planted in my son and grew this man.” He gestured to William, who stood with his fire jacket off and held a dog while it licked his soot-covered face. “This man of God.” Carmen looked squarely into her eyes. “I am indebted to you, Jenna.”
She squirmed at his unquestionable sincerity. She didn’t deserve his praise for directing his son to faith, the same faith that later let her down in every conceivable way.
When life’s chaos hit Jenna, it caused her to question her faith and question God’s goodness. It took her time to sift through the mess and find the truth. God is good.
Never changing.
It might not feel good. You might want to give up. You might think there is no way for God to redeem your story, but Jenna would tell you that you would be wrong.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, March 17 (Author Interview)
Andrea Christenson, March 20 (Author Interview)
A Baker’s Perspective, March 22 (Author Interview)
CarpeDiem, March 24
By The Book, March 25 (Author Interview)
For the Love of Literature, March 27 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Stacey is giving away the grand prize of a dainty bracelet with each word spelled out in Morse Code with beads!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Caryl Kane said...

Great review, Debbie! Thank you for being part of the tour.

Stacey Weeks said...

What an encouraging review to read! Thank you, Debbie, for your thoughtful comments about my book. This was my first novel. It holds a very special place in my heart, and it makes me happy to know you were encouraged through the story.


I would love to win, read and review paperback version of "The Builder's Reluctant Bride". Love the cover and book excerpt/blurb. Sounds like a great read.
Hope I win. thank You for this opportunity.