Thursday, June 4, 2020

"Valley of Shadows" by Candace West Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book:  Valley of Shadows
Author: Candace West
Genre:  Christian Historical Fiction
Release Date: March 17, 2020
Final Final Final Valley of ShadowsForgiving is far from forgetting.
Lorena Steen gave up on love years ago. After arriving at Valley Creek to visit her daughters, she stumbles first thing into Earl, the husband who abandoned her.
As for Earl, facing Lorena while fighting his own demons tempts him to flee town. How can he rebuild a relationship with his daughters and cynical neighbors when guilt shadows every step?
While the storm brews between them, another storm descends on Valley Creek. Will a ghost town stand in its wake?
But then the townsfolk devise a plan. All they need is a former concert pianist and violinist. A wife and husband estranged.
Can Lorena and Earl set aside their feelings to rescue a community? Even though it sweeps them back through valleys best forgotten? Especially when a forbidden love claims his right to win Lorena’s heart?

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"Valley of Shadows" by Candace West is the second book in the "Valley Creek Redemption" series. And all I can say is "Wow" this series clearly shows what God can do if we allow Him to work in us.

This is a series of redemption and forgiveness.

I really think his series would be enjoyed better if read in order.

Yes, the series deals with physic abuse, both spousal and child, as well as alcohol but again I really recommend this book but with a warning to have tissues handy. This series has lessons that I learned to apply to my life as well as the characters. I know this book tour is for the "Valley of Shadows" but I really don't remember what significant lessons are from what book because I read both book right together.

But, I did learn this from one of the book "You can't live by what other people do or say. If you do, you'll spend the rest of your life being miserable. What you do and say is what matters. That's whats counts in the end."

I really love books that entertain us as well as help us learn truths that enrich our lives if we apply them. This is another series that proves "Fiction is real life". 

This book did make me cry because of the alcohol abuse, because I have and had family members that were alcoholics, but the series has a great ending.

I received contemporary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are mine own.

About the Author

Candace PoseyCandace West was born in the Mississippi delta to a young minister and his wife. She grew up in small-town Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello. When she was twelve years old, she wrote her first story, “Following Prairie River.” In 2018, she published her debut novel Lane Steen. By weaving hope-filled, page-turning stories, Candace shares the Gospel and encourages her readers. She currently lives in her beloved Arkansas with her husband and their son along with two dogs and three cats.

More from Candace

Why I Wrote Valley of Shadows
Can a villain become a hero? When I ended my debut novel Lane Steen, I knew someday I had to discover if a kidnapper and alcoholic was worth saving. Could that same person save a town after tragedy strikes while wrestling with his own demons?
Earl Steen had a dark valley to cross.
With a destroyed reputation, Earl must prove in Valley of Shadowsthat God has not wasted His efforts on him. Also, Lorena, his estranged wife, has her own score to settle. How can she when the villain no longer exists?
Nothing tugs at my heart more than lost, unrequited love. My second book focuses on their lost relationship. Earl and Lorena had haunted one another long enough. Could God mend what Earl had shattered?
Sitting down to write, I returned to Valley Creek and uncovered places within Earl’s heart that I never knew existed. Lorena’s struggles became mine as she grappled with understanding and forgiving. The dark places of their past somehow had to merge with the light of a hopeful future.
Getting Earl and Lorena to rediscover their love was a journey fraught with tension, grief, frustration, and hope. Was it worth every rewrite, every long hour staring at my computer screen waiting for my characters’ next move?
You bet!

Blog Stops

For the Love of Literature, June 5 (Author Interview)
Betti Mace, June 9
Artistic Nobody, June 10 (Author Interview)
Blossoms and Blessings, June 14 (Author Interview)
Pause for Tales, June 15
By The Book, June 16 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Candace is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card, one signed paperback copy of Lane Steen and Valley of Shadows!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Marisela Zuniga said...

this sounds really good, thanks for sharing

Candace West Posey said...

Thank you so much for having me, Debbie! Your kind words blessed me. I'm happy the stories touched you.

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

Vivian Furbay said...

What an interesting story! Would like to read this to see if this couple gets back together. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a very good read.

Julie Waldron said...

This sounds like an intriguing book.