Who doesn’t like a good mystery? I’m sure there are a few, but most people do like mysteries. What about a mystery within a mystery. Faith Blum’s new novella is just that. First there’s the mystery of who tried to dupe five mail order brides. Then Adelaide finds out someone is claiming she’s a runaway bride. What happens to her? Find out in Blessed Assurance.
About the Book
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
Adelaide lost her parents a year before and now a rich man in town is making unwanted advances toward her. Desperate, she writes to two men and quickly accepts the one from Cheyenne, Wyoming. On the final leg of her journey, in a stagecoach with four other mail order brides, her suspicions are confirmed. Will she ever find a man she can truly trust?
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, someday 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.
There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs as well as learn about any events she has coming up.
Four days later, Adelaide had packed up everything she wanted to bring. Going through her mother’s and father’s things had been hard and she struggled to keep only what would fit in her trunk. A hanky and pocket watch from her father, her mother’s comb and mirror set, some linens, and the baby gown her mother had made for her were all she kept. She also sold the farm and rebuffed Mr. Raskins each day as she packed. After running into Mr. Raskins the first time, he thought it necessary to talk to her each time she was in town. If she didn’t know better, she would think he was trying to court her without actually telling her so.
As she prepared, people started getting curious, but all Adelaide told them, including the snoopy Mr. Raskins, was that she was going West. She boarded the train and breathed in relief when she saw Mr. Raskins run up as the train gained speed. If looks could create things, he likely would have created thunder and Adelaide shuddered to think what would have happened if he had been just a few minutes earlier.
The train ride to Chicago was uneventful and Adelaide was thankful not to have anyone sit near her so she didn’t have to try to make conversation. Sleep was fitful, but she did manage to get some. In Chicago, she had a little time before her next train arrived at the station, so she walked around the station multiple times to stretch out her legs more easily. She wasn’t brave enough to try to take a walk into the city itself, even though she would have had time.
Faith’s sister, Naomi, graciously hand painted two beautiful bookmarks for this giveaway. There will be one lucky winner. The bookmarks are made with Adelaide in mind. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Letters from Annie Douglas Lima-Excerpt
With a Joyful Noise-Excerpt
Rebekah Lyn Books-Excerpt
Blue-Brown Books-Author Interview
Singing Librarian Books-Excerpt
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Excerpt
Ramblings of a Young Author-Review
Jaye L. Knight-Excerpt
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt
The Abrahamic Adventures-Excerpt
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Character Interview (Adelaide)
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Conclusion and Winner