Just As I Am

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Faith Blum’s newest novella is available! This one is double trouble! Not only is it about twins, but these twins have reckless and adventurous spirits. When they go against their family, they run into more trouble than they bargained for.

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Just As I AmJust as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Eve and Evangeline Collins are adventurous twins who decide to take a risk and head west as mail order brides. Their parents are less than pleased, but do nothing to stop them. Eve and Evangeline don’t realize their danger until they stop just outside Cheyenne. Will they ever see their family again?

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Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana, to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

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Excerpt

Eve and Evangeline were kept busy that afternoon and didn’t get a chance to talk until they headed up to bed.
“What did you think of the Lichtensteins?”Eve asked Evangeline.
Evangeline sighed. “I hope Frederick asks to court me.”
“Franz is sweeter.”
Evangeline shook her head.“Not within a long shot. Did you like Franz?”
Eve nodded.“But could you be the wife of a pig farmer?”
“As long as he doesn’t require me to help with much out there.
“We probably shouldn’t even dream about it until they ask anyway, should we?”
Evangeline sighed. “Probably not. But it sure is fun to dream anyway.”
“Did you see any other eligible young men?”
“No, I wasn’t paying attention after Franz and Frederick started talking to us.”
“Me, neither.”
“We should finish our letters and mail them tomorrow.”
Eve nodded.“I guess I’ll go to my room and finish my letter. Goodnight, Evangeline.”
“Goodnight, Eve.”

Review of Just As I Am

Hello friends, Onisha the webmaster here to share my review. I am enjoying these novellas.

Eve and Evangeline Collins are fed up with boring men in their boring Ohio town. Their feet are itching for adventure and when Eva discovers a newspaper advertisement for a mail order bride in Cheyenne, Wyoming, both twins jump on the chance to marry cowboys. After much thought and rewriting, the sisters send off a letter offering both of them as brides. When the train tickets arrive, they are excited and laugh off their parents fear.

Sadly the parents were justified in their anxiety and the girls end up in dire straits. Will they meet the cowboys they dream of or ask their parents for tickets to return home?

I am addicted to this series of novellas. I look forward to the next installment to learn about Adelaide. She is intriguing.

After reading the book, I had some questions for Eva and Evangeline and although they are quite busy,  they were gracious enough to reply to my request.

Eva likes to tease and make jokes, is her character taken from someone in
real life?
Evangeline: Great question, Ma’am. I think I would need to ask my author that one.
Faith?
Faith: Thanks, Evangeline. I can honestly say, no, she wasnt taken from someone in real life. I probably put in a touch of my sister in her character, but other than that, she is just a product of my imagination.
Evangeline: *crosses arms* Very flattering.
Faith: At least I didm’t kill you off like other authors sometimes do with their characters.
Evangeline: Thanks. I guess.
Eva was fed up with the men back east. What did she find interesting in the western men that the ones back east lacked?
Evangeline: An adventurous spirit. Being audacious myself, I always wanted to marry someone who could keep up with me rather than force me to drag him around. The men back east were all too stuck in their ways. It was really quite boring.
If you would like to learn more and read come excerpts, visit the other stops on the tour!

 

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, July 26
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour introduction
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt #1

Wednesday, July 27
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Character Interview
Jaye L. Knight-Excerpt #2
Potter’s Word Publishing-Author Interview

Thursday, July 28
With a Joyful Noise-Author Interview

Friday, July 29
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima-Excerpt #3

Saturday, July 30
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Excerpt #4
Majestic Golden Rose-Author Interview
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Excerpt #5

Monday, August 1
Rebekah Lyn Books-Review and Character Interview
Honey Rock Hills-Review
Abrahamic Adventures-Review

Tuesday, August 2
Bookish Orchestrations-Giveaway Winner

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Comments

  1. Great to have you here again, Faith. Congrats on the new book.

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