Tuesday, June 9, 2020

"Relentless Love" by Heather Greer Booktour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book:  Relentless Love
Author: Heather Greer
Genre:Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Without passion, there is no love. Without love, is she even living? Relentless Love Cover
Living with limits protects a heart from hurt. After unexpectedly losing her husband, it’s a lesson Katie Blake has learned well. From moving in with her elderly father to staying at home with her son, Sammy, Katie’s life has been arranged to avoid further pain.
After three years, life feels stagnant. It’s time to carefully venture into the world once again. Sammy needs friends his age, and Katie needs a project to focus on.
As Sammy adjusts to preschool, Katie finds her perfect job. Her position even allows her to befriend Anna, a young mother who needs encouragement. Events also bring Nathan Phillips, a childhood friend, back into her life. Each successful step forward encourages Katie to continue opening her heart. By the time her friendship with Nathan begins to deepen, Katie is ready to pursue the relationship.
Nathan’s encouragement gives Katie strength to make tough decisions regarding her father’s care as his dementia progresses. But when Sammy is injured while in Nathan’s care, Katie knows she’s made a mistake. It won’t happen again. Abandoning their relationship in favor of safety is only the beginning. Katie has felt God calling her to help change Anna’s situation, but the risk is too great. God will have to find another way to help.
It takes a strange message from her father for Katie to understand God’s relentless love and desire for her life to reflect His love. But will Katie take the risk or continue limiting love in favor of a life without hurt?

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"Relentless Love" by Heather Greer is the third book in this series, I suppose that a reader would enjoy this stories without reading the other two but as for myself I am glad I read the other two first.

These books are stories that clearly show what we can can handle if we let God walk with God and lean on Him.

"Relentless Love" is about Alzhemer's and fear and guilt about loving someone new after a spouse dies and about facing fears.

I loved the ending and would be happy to see a new series come from the ending, I can't share much more because that would be a spoiled alert but I am sure other readers will want a new series after reading this book.

I encourage you to read Katie's story and wept and rejoice with her as she learns that she isn't alone but that God 's relentless love has never left Her.  But that she has left her first love.

 This is my favorite passage in the book " It isn't about what we can handle or not. Job was given more than any man can handle. The earliest believers faced persecutions that no man can handle. Even today in some countries, believers are being tortured and tested in ways men aren't equipped to deal with. But it's okay. It isn't about how much strength we have. It's about how much of God's strength we accept into our situation. In my opinion, the saying should be God won't give you anything that you and He can't handle together. He's the strong one. We just need to learn on
Him in the tough times." This is a great reminder to me. I think we should all remember this rather the times are rough or easy. We need to lean on Him at all times.

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

About the Author

Heather Greer is a pastor’s kid and pastor’s wife from southern Illinois. Though her nest is quickly approaching the empty stage, with three of her four children out on their own, she enjoys the times she gets to spend with all her children, husband, and grandson. Equal mix geek and romantic, you could as easily find Heather watching an episode of Doctor Who as the latest Hallmark movie. Of course, you may find her baking, reading, or crafting too!
Heather’s writing and teaching ministries revolve around a passion to see believers grow in their faith. Though God has used her most often with teens and adults, she has worked in ministries reaching all age groups through the years. It is Heather’s prayer for God to use what she writes in her books and on her blog to challenge and encourage readers in their faith walks.

More from Heather

Authors leave a bit of themselves on the pages of what they write. Whether it comes out in a name or character’s special interest or a faith lesson the author had to learn themselves before they could put in on paper, somewhere in what is written readers will find a hint of the author in the story. This glimpse into the author’s world add a feeling of authenticity to the story.
My family and friends will quickly recognize at least one of these windows into my world as they read Relentless Love. Though I didn’t intend it, my personal experiences with dementia and Alzheimer’s care are woven into the story. While the exact details are different, I was a full-time caregiver to my grandmother through the middle and late stages of her life with dementia. Dealing with the confusion, illogical thinking, obsessing, and paranoia that are portrayed in the story is part of everyday life for a caregiver.
In including Katie’s experience with her father’s deteriorating mental health, I pray others facing the same struggle find encouragement and strength. And because my time with my grandma was blessed with sweet memories, in spite of the struggles, I’d like to share a recipe she passed down to me in high school. I cannot make this cookie without thinking of the one who made it first and all the lessons she taught me about what it means to love God, our families, and others.
Lace Cookies  – from the kitchen of Sue Ellen Forby
1 cup oats                                            3Tbs. flour
¼ tsp. salt                                            1 stick butter
1 cup sugar                                          1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. baking powder                         1 egg
Directions: Mix oats, salt, sugar, baking powder, and flour. Melt butter and pour over dry ingredients. Add vanilla and egg. Mix well. Refrigerate at least one hour, until set.
Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into marble sized balls and place at least 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Edges of cookies will be golden brown. Remove from oven and carefully slide parchment from pan to let cookies cool completely before removing them from paper. These cookies puff during cooking but flatten out completely as they cool.

Blog Stops

Andrea Christenson, June 3 (Author Interview)
Rebecca Tews, June 5
My Devotional Thoughts, June 7 (Author Interview)
By The Book, June 10 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, June 12
Artistic Nobody, June 13 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)


To celebrate her tour, Heather is giving away  the grand prize of $30 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Marisela Zuniga said...

The cover is so pretty!

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful review, Debbie! Thank you for sharing.

Julie Waldron said...

I love the cover, thanks for sharing the review.