Beyond the Silence to Love + Giveaway

Beyond the silence of those who trust in the Lord, will honor be restored or will tragedy strike again?

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Title:  Beyond the Silence
Author:  Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher:  Bethany House
Release Date:  January 5, 2016



The shadows over this olive grove hide more than just the truth. . . .
Lillian Porter has always wanted to fulfill her mother's dream of going west, so when she hears about a nanny position in Angels Camp, California, she defies her grandfather and takes a chance on a new future. But she quickly wonders if she made the right choice. Murky rumors swirl around Woodward Colton, her new employer, but the gossip doesn't match the man Lillian comes to know. 

Still, something dark did happen in the family's past. Lillian's seven-year-old charge hasn't spoken in over a year. Gently, Lillian tries to coax him out of his shell, hoping he'll one day feel safe enough to share what scared him. But the Colton olive farm is no longer a safe place. Lillian encounters suspicious characters on their land and mysterious damage done to the farm. When the housekeeper is brutally attacked, the town once again suspects the worst. Will discovering the truth help Lillian clear the name of the man she has come to love---or will it endanger her even more?

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A powerful and tragic opening. One that will get you into the story the moment you read those words. Once you're in, you won't want to put this down until you finish. You're emotionally connected to the story, its characters, their healing process and a wonderful lesson that everyone should learn.
"'Cause I shore don't want anyone but my God-fearing husband upstairs with me.  And the man next to me right now ain't actin' like he's God-fearing.  Especially when his opinion seems to be based on a bunch of malicious whispers rather than fact.  As I recall, maliciousness and whisperings are sins that are listed right there with murder as to being disfavored in the eyes of God. It's all right here in Romans chapter one." (21)
Spoken by Mrs. Carla, whom I just adore. She speaks her mind and is one that will tell you what the Good Book says.  From her past experiences, she denounces gossip as what it is. Just gossip and rumors with no proof, and it is this horrible rumor of murder that plagued our main character, Colton and his family. I feel for him and for Jimmy. I've had my share of experience with rumors and gossip that had tarnished my reputation to some degree back in the day. Though I can't change anyone's mind, I've learnt to trust in God and focus my attention on His words, not the words of others that don't even know me.  And with that experience, I feel connected to Beyond the Silence and looked forward to a triumphant revealing of truth that will abolish the whispers out there.

Beyond the Silence shared with us a story of love and healing that requires one from the most basic and important kind - healing from the Lord. Our heroine, Lillian is kind-hearted, independent and have a lot of spunk the moment you meet her. Just take in the scene of her telling off one of the train passengers that was putting an unwelcome move on her! Colton is searching for light in times of darkness with the murder of his wife, the trauma his son had witnessed, and the betrayal of the people of Angels Camp, whom he had thought were his friends. Jimmy, at such a young age carries the burden of knowing the truth and the fear that more harm will come to his love ones if he talks. Characters with painful pasts and presents that seeks the ultimate healing of love and God's grace. I feel and care for these characters. An emotionally engaging story that will have you reaching for your Kleenex. I highly recommend.

Now scroll down and enter Beyond the Silence Loaded Fire Giveaway and check out their Facebook party!

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest opinion. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, best-selling author of more than 100 books. Having given her heart to Jesus at the young age of six, Tracie has always felt called to some form of ministry, and writing fulfills that mission field.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family---especially her three grandchildren---Rainy, Fox, and Max.

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Kim Woodhouse is a devoted wife and mother, and a third generation Liszt student. She has passed down her love of the arts to hundreds of students throughout the years, recorded three albums, and appeared at more than 700 venues.

Her quick wit, enthusiasm, and positive outlook through difficult circumstances have gained her audiences at conferences, retreats, churches, military functions, and seminars all over the country.

The Woodhouse family's story has been on the front page of newspapers, in magazines, articles, medical journals, and most recently featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They were also asked to share their story on The Montel Williams Show and Discovery Health Channel's Mystery ER.

Kim has been writing seriously for fifteen years. Songs, plays, short stories, novels, picture books, articles, newsletters---you name it---she's written it. It wasn't until a dear friend challenged her to "do something with it," that she pursued publication. She now has multiple books to her credit, with more on the way.

Kim lives, writes, and home schools in Colorado with her husband and their two children in a truly "Extreme" home. 

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Tracie and Kimberley are celebrating the launch of Beyond the Silence with a Loaded Fire Prize Pack giveaway (details below) and an author chat party on February 11!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of Beyond the Silence
  • A Kindle Fire 7
  • A $50 Amazon gift card to load your Fire with books
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 2/11. The winner will be announced at the Beyond the Silence Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Tracie, Kimberley, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!



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