Books & Beverages Blog Tour 2016
“Welcome to the Books & Beverages Blog Tour hosted by Mountain Brook Ink publishing! We’re so excited that you are joining us for the next two weeks of fun. We look forward to introducing you to some new authors — maybe you’ll even find a new favorite! The tour begins at Annie Douglass Lima’s blog on February 15, 2016 and goes through March 1, 2016, ending with Anna Weaver Hurrts. Please check below for the complete schedule of the tour.
Heather L.L. FitzGerald – Debut author of young adult fantasy series, The Tethered World Chronicles
Kimberly Rose Johnson – Multi-published author of sweet romance series, The Wildflower B&B Romance
Angela Ruth Strong – Multi-published author of Finding Love in Sun Valley, Idaho, book one in the Resort to Love series
Each stop will include an opportunity to enter for a FREE KINDLE FIRE as the grand prize, as well as three runner-up opportunities to win a $10 Starbucks gift card! Check the bottom of the post for either a Rafflecopter FORM or a Rafflecopter link for your chance to enter!
And now without further adieu, please welcome:
Angela Ruth Strong
Bio: Angela Ruth Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book (http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/faithmediaandculture/2012/07/mpi-to-bring-popular-love-finds-you-book-series-to-television.html), she’s decided to rerelease it and write sequels as a new series titled Resort to Love. This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner also started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors, and she’s excited to announce the sale of her first romantic suspense novel to Love Inspired Suspense. For the latest news or to contact Angela, visit http://www.angelaruthstrong.com.
And Now here is a special guest blog from Angela!
By Angela Ruth Strong
One of the things readers most often mention as intriguing about my book Finding Love in Sun Valley is the Bible study my heroine Emily does on the subject of water. She prays and she gets answers from her research into God’s word. Then she shares this study with my hero Tracen who also finds answers to his prayers through this same study.
There’s no huge conversion. There’s no enemy to overcome. There’s just the simplicity of people needing direction in their everyday life and finding that direction by seeking the wisdom God has already shared.
When I was invited to guest post on this blog, I decided to talk about prayer because the whole purpose for anything I write should be to point readers in the direction where they will find answers for their own lives. God’s there for us, and he wants to partner with us through prayer. This is a pretty cool idea because usually partners are considered equal. We are not God’s equal, but still he waits for us to act. He practically begs us in 2 Chronicles 7:14.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
God wants to heal us. But he’s got some pretty good boundaries. He’s not going to interfere unless we want him to. And you can actually see a formula for this in his book:
- Someone prays.
- Heaven opens.
- Stuff happens.
Elijah prayed for rain. The disciples were in prayer when the sound of a rushing wind from heaven filled the upper room and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. And even Jesus prayed before heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove. That’s some pretty amazing stuff.
Prayer doesn’t have to be complicated. It just has to be honest. One of my favorites is, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” from Mark 9:24.
I may be an author, but God is the author of life. And you get to talk to him about your life story. Ask him what he’s plotted out for you. Ask him for the strength to overcome obstacles. Ask him to redeem you.
As much as I hope you like my book Finding Love in Sun Valley, I want your life story to be better. I want stuff to happen for you. I want it to be heavenly.
Angela’s new book Finding Love in Sun Valley Idaho is out now and it is a great book that you will not want to miss out on. Here is a snippet of what it is about: Actress Emily Van Arsdale has returned to her Idaho hometown – with an entire film crew in tow! With its stunning scenery and reputation for hosting celebrities, Sun Valley is the perfect setting for Emily’s newest romantic comedy. Tracen Lake is happy to work as a stunt consultant for the movie but not as thrilled to deal with a bunch of high-maintenance Hollywood types. But Tracen is surprised to discover in Emily a down-to-earth Idaho girl who does all her own stunts and loves the outdoors. As filming wraps up and Emily heads off to her next gig, will she be able to leave Sun Valley – and Tracen – behind?
Enter to win a Kindle Fire or Starbucks gift card
Please click this link to be directed to the giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Blog Tour Schedule
2/15 – Annie Douglass Lima
2/16 – Beckah
2/17 – Ginger Solomon
2/18 – Sandra Robbins
2/19 – Jennette Mbewe
2/20 – Erika Keswick
2/21 – Marisa Deshaies
2/22 – Autumn Macarthur
2/23 – Crystal Scott
2/24 – Stephanie Florentino
2/25 – Diana Montgomery
2/26 – Liz Tolsma
2/27 – Sarah Ruut
2/28 – Ashley Taylor
2/29 – Kat Vinson
3/1 – Anna Weaver Hurrts
13 thoughts on “Books and Beverages Blog Tour with Angela Ruth Strong”
Thanks for this post. Prayer is very powerful because we have a big God. I have been humbled by some prayers God has answered in my life recently.
I have read Love finds you in Sun Valley,Idaho and it is great!
I enjoy getting to know authors in these blog tours. I keep adding books to my tbr list. It helps me to read about bible studies and prayer because I am learning in a fun way. Thank you.
I must add Finding Love in Sun Valley Idaho to my list of books to read. It sounds like such a wonderful book to read.
My quiet time in the Word yesterday was in 1 Kings and I was reading about Elijah’s prayer for rain, and the prophets of Baal who tried to bring down fire. What a powerful prayer Elijah prayed, combined with faith that God would actually answer. A true faith booster. I appreciated your faith and scripture references in your book.
Someone prays… Heaven opens…. what a beautiful message! Thank you. 🙂
I love that you want your book to point others to see how faith works in our daily lives!
How interesting to do a study on water! I love the idea of partnering with someone on that level. We’ll definitely never be equal to God. My husband and I just read that chapter in Mark last night!
I love that your book shows how to appropriate faith in the context of real life (just like the last time I showed up in my hometown with a film crew). 😉 Seriously though, we’ve been commissioned to make disciples, and teaching how to study God’s Word and pray definitely falls in line with that. Thank you, Angela! I can’t wait to read it!
Thank you for giving me an opportunity to learn New To Me Authors, and Books.
I trust that God uses you Mightly, and gives me a new insight thru books.
I really like that your focus is on helping us learn to pray and take things to God for our everyday lives.
Thanks for the post I Love Clean Reads and they all look like Good Authors