Friday, July 3, 2020

"Flowers from Afghanistan" by Suzy Parish Book Tour and Give Away

Flowers from Afghanistan

About the Book

Book:  Flowers from Afghanistan
Author: Suzy Parish
Genre: Christian War Fiction
Release Date: August 10, 2018
FlowersFromAfghanistan_h12364_750Weighed down by guilt following the death of his two-year-old son, Mac McCann accepts a year-long position training police officers in Afghanistan. Leaving his wife Sophie to grieve alone, he hopes the life-or-death distractions of his self-imposed exile will build a wall between him and his pain.
As camaraderie builds between Mac and the men on base—including a local barber and his precocious little boy—Mac’s heart becomes invested in stories beyond his own tragedy and he learns he is not the only one running from loss. But when the hour of attack arrives, will he be able to see past his guilt to believe there’s still something—and someone—worth living for? With touching details based on true events, Flowers from Afghanistan is a redemptive journey of healing, a chronicle of hope in crisis, and a testament to the faithfulness of God through it all.

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"Flowers from Afghanistan" by Suzy Parish is a great debut novel. I really felt like I was watching the scenes unfold instead of reading them. The characters are "real" And not just people in a book.  I  felt the emotions that these characters felt and I cried when there little boy died, I was saddened when one soldier's wife said she wanted a divorce and I cringed when the barber asked for protected for his son against being taken for sex. This novel has a lot of tropics discussed but it also shows hope and forgiveness. It is also a story about a marriage.

This book made me realized more what a family goes through when a loved one is oversea and is a soldier.

I recommend this book whole hardly. It was a fast read for me.

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


About the Author
Suzy Parish AuthorSuzy Parish wrote as a Community Columnist for the Huntsville Times. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Suzy discovered her love of books as a child in Richmond, Virginia when she took refuge from the summer heat in the local Bookmobile. She believes the power of literacy can change lives and stewards a Little Free Library in a local park. She currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her husband, a retired Investigator from the Huntsville Police Department. Their tennis-ball addicted dog, Charlie, is her writing companion.



More from Suzy

Have you or a family member served in the military or as first responders? I had you on my heart when I wrote Flowers from Afghanistan. You might say this novel is my “Thank you” to families all over who sacrifice their time and sometimes even their lives to help make the world a safer place.
It’s also my hand, reaching out through my keyboard to beautiful children like the character Bashir. These children want the same things as any child the world over, shelter, food, and to know they are loved. And finally, this book is a love letter from myself to Jesus Christ. He is the reason I write.

Blog Stops

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, July 4 (Author Interview)
Genesis 5020, July 6
Artistic Nobody, July 10 (Author Interview)
Quiet Quilter, July 13
For the Love of Literature, July 14 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, July 14

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Suzy is giving away the grand prize of a copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


2 comments:

Suzy Parish said...

Thank you for your wonderful review of Flowers from Afghanistan! I’m glad you were drawn into the world of Mac and Sophie. They represent military families everywhere. My hope is that this book shines a light on the struggles military and first responders face every day. Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Lilly said...

Sounds like a great book!