Thursday, September 13, 2018

~ BLOG TOUR AN UNPRESENTABLE GLORY ~

~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'AN UNPRESENTABLE GLORY'  --
AUTHOR ELEANOR 
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, 
Author Bio, Excerpt & Giveaway~

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Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

an unpresentable glory Title: An Unpresentable Glory  
Author: Eleanor K. Gustafson  
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: July 1, 2018  
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance  

“I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.”

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.

Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.


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EXCERPT:

Labor Day week was an odd time to celebrate anything; but for nearly a decade, Linda and Bonnie had made an annual trek to Philadelphia to mark another cancer-free year for Bonnie. She had survived not only her own bout with breast cancer, but the death of her husband, as well. The celebration was bittersweet but had become sacred to them both. They had no set agenda and did whatever came to mind. One year, they spent thousands on shopping and going to the theatre. Another, they worked among the poorest of the poor.

This year, they were touring funky art galleries and learning the art of rock climbing at a storefront gym not far from their hotel. They had just emerged from the gym, counting bruises as they walked the narrow sidewalk toward the hotel district. Bonnie stopped short. 

“My purse! I knew if I put it in the bottom of the locker, I wouldn’t see it, and sure enough . . . ” 

They swung around abruptly, almost colliding with two men close behind. “Oh!” said Bonnie, recognizing the face on the right. 

“Oh!” said Linda for a far different reason. The man on the left stiffened, his hand moving toward a holstered gun. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ellie grew up in Branchville, NJ, in a county with more cows than people. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois as a music major, then married a pastor/college professor/tree farmer/organist and writer. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. Music was Ellie’s first love until she tried on the cloak of writing and found it a comfortable fit. However, early writing attempts saw friends—and even her mother—advising her to stick to music as a career. She pushed manfully along, though, and An Unpresentable Glory is her sixth novel. “God first touched me through story,” Ellie says, “and made the bigger Story come alive. I love Him passionately!”

CONNECT: website | Facebook | Twitter

BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK SHARED BY THE AUTHOR:


***My first garden:  God planted a gardening seed in my soul–perhaps genetically. An aunt routinely won blue ribbons at the local flower show. When I showed interest in flowers, I was granted a small patch, perhaps two by three feet, to plant johnny jump ups and small marigolds. My tiny arrangements got only token ribbons, but I was hooked.

***Daughter Rachel planned an unusual wedding. The church was empty of flowers, with just some sheet-covered boxes up front. During the processional, assorted friends carried in flowers and set them on boxes. Then came the wedding party, with Rachel carrying a large bouquet of flowers, fresh picked from my best-ever annual garden. During the ceremony, one of the bridesmaids noted a spider exploring Rachel’s veil. That topped off the wedding, making her spider-wed! 


an unpresentable glory blog giveaway
TOUR GIVEAWAY
(1) winner will receive:
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 10, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 17, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



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COMING UP SOON ON 'READING, WRITING & STITCH-METIC':
-- Monday, September 17th: A Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday post featuring two 'Super Skills' books by Stephanie Turnbull: 'Art Skills' and 'Craft Skills'. Post includes a book spotlight and review.

-- Wednesday, September 19th: Blog Tour Stop for 'Love and Secrets at Cassfield Manor'. Post includes book spotlight, excerpt, behind-the-scenes facts shared by the author, and giveaway. Tour organized by Singing Librarian Books.

-- Friday, September 21st: Blog Tour Stop for 'The Ornament Keeper'. Post includes book spotlight, excerpt, and giveaway. Tour organized by JustRead Publicity Tours.


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