Lo, How a Rose Blog Tour


About the Book


Everything is against them
Born into slavery, Rapha is a Philistine who is almost twice as big as his Israelite masters. They find any excuse they can to beat him. When he is accused of murder, he runs off into the desert, planning to never return and hate all Israelites forever.

Nava’s mother died when she was born.  Since then she has been raised mostly by her father, but her grandmother and grandfather have also helped. Her passion is to help those who need it most, whether it is watching the healer’s young daughter, Rina, or bringing fresh tunics for the Philistine slave who receives far too many whippings. When Rapha runs off into the desert with no water, Nava begs her father to go after him and bring him back safely.

Will Nava’s father find Rapha? Can Rapha learn that not all Israelites are untrustworthy? Will Nava trust her abba and Rapha to Yahweh’s care or take matters into her own hands?


A Beauty and the Beast reimagining set during the time of King David.



My thoughts: Lo, How a Rose was a super cute, short-and-sweet read, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but set in Bible times. I loved Nava's personality, and I remember thinking halfway through how, if I was a mom, I'd want a physical copy for my daughter. Faith is really good at weaving in historical Biblical fact, which I love! Super cute retelling, especially for a B&B re-telling junkie :)   

About the Author

Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings.

When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.

Giveaway


As mentioned earlier, this book was released on the author’s 28th birthday! So she’s doing a super fun giveaway by sharing 28 fun facts about herself. To enter the giveaway, you need to collect all 28 fun facts and copy them onto this Google form with your email address and name. You will be entered to win the following:

·         Trust and Obey paperback
·         Lo, How a Rose paperback
·         Handmade rose from my wedding
·         A Trust and Obey mouse pad

This giveaway is only open to those in the US. For those who are not in the US, you can fill out this form to receive eBooks of Trust and Obey and Lo, How a Rose.


Fun facts:
  1. family gets together most consistently
  2. I recently started doing Young Living as a second business 
  3. I now run 4 small businesses from my home: Blog Tour Orchestrations, writing teaching, writing, and Young Living Essential Oils

Here are the other participating Bloggers so you can gather all the fun facts for the giveaway!

October 26
Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Lit Aflame – Book Review

October 27
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Special post from the author
Kaylee's Kind Of Writes – Book Review           
His Princess Warrior – Book Review

October 29
Frances Hoelsema's Blog – Book Spotlight
sgwilloughby – Book Review    
The Treasure Within – Author Interview           

October 30
Bookish Orchestrations – Giveaway Winner

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