Faces of Courage Epic Book Launch by Susan K. Beatty

About the Book

Book:  Faces of Courage

Author: Susan K. Beatty

Genre: Christian Woman’s Fiction

Release date: May 11, 2021

Fear strangles even the faithful sometimes.

Despite every attempt to be brave, fear has defined Olivia Stanford’s life: with each new foster home, when her adopted parents died leaving her all alone again, trusting and marrying her husband, Frank, and coping with his football injuries and career loss.

Without faith, fear only grows in the face of adversity.

When Frank becomes abusive, Olivia enters a terror-filled life in her upscale Southern California home. Common sense demands she dig deep for the courage to confront him–to demand change. Fear and confusion push back.

And just as courage finally blooms within her comes the terrifying diagnosis: breast cancer.

Some say courage is found at the intersection of faith and grit. How will Olivia manage to summon either in the midst of this new battle?


Faces of Courage Excerpt Six

Olivia stroked Zoe’s bangs away from her face and kissed her forehead. Her shoulders slumped. Continue to get along. For the kids. And we’ll be fine.

In the master bedroom Frank sat up against the bed pillows, his arms folded across his chest. “Tell Pastor David to impose on someone else for Bible study. I don’t want those people here anymore.”

“But, Frank—”

“You heard what I said.”

The force in Frank’s voice pushed Olivia back, her father’s voice reverberating in her head—the same hot anger, an anger that scorched her soul and often ended in a beating. Olivia slipped off her dress and hung it in the closet with a shaky arm. “Okay.” Olivia whispered, looking back at her husband through lowered lashes.

With a glare that sent heat rising up her chest, Frank snapped off his bedside light and jammed himself under the covers, turning his back to her.

Olivia’s chest and neck burned as she silently shut herself in the bathroom. Just get along. As long as we’re safe and healthy, that’s all that matters.

But where would she get the courage to keep them safe if he became violent?






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“Courage: The intersection of faith and Grit”

Susan K. Beatty is passionate about finding courage through faith and grit, particularly through the trials of breast cancer. Her daughter is a metastatic breast cancer “thriver” and has been an inspiration for her writing. Susan retired from a full-time job in 2017 and is now pursuing a novel-writing career. Her first novel, “Faces of Courage,” is in revision. Susan is the author of “An Introduction to Home Education” (AKA “California Homeschool Manual”), was the assistant director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and is the president of her local ACFW-OC Chapter. She is a professional writer/journalist. Susan is proof you can begin a fiction writing career after age seventy.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Splashes of Joy
    Apr 24, 2021 @ 03:13:45

    Reblogged this on It Takes a Book.



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