Tour and Giveaway for Carmen’s Journey of Courage by Susan K. Beatty

Carmen's Journey

About the Book

Book: Carmen’s Journey of Courage

Author: Susan K Beatty

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: September 14, 2021

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Truly the odd woman out, Army weapons expert Carmen belongs to a family where PhDs are almost a second surname.

Oh, and she’s also persona non grata since that one little incident back in her teens.  The one that her Tia Graviella still hasn’t forgiven her for. The one her parents and siblings will never let her forget.

A trip to Mexico City, complete with a bit of groveling at Tia Graviella’s feet, might just be what it takes to gain forgiveness and a fresh start with her family. Not only that, her tia is ailing, and someone needs to check up on her.  Carmen can solve two problems with one would-do-anything-to-avoid-it trip.

Something is off, however, and as Carmen investigates, she begins to wonder if there’s more to her aunt’s troubles than ill health.

When Carmen sets her course on making things right, will it repair more than the wreckage from a youthful miscalculation?

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I found Carmen’s Journey of Courage a really nice read, and being short it can be read in a for hours. Carmen comes from a family of educated people so she is not the favorite because she decides to join the military. When her aunt needs help in Mexico, Carmen is the one that takes the time to go to her, not knowing how her aunt would feel because of an incident that happened years ago when Carmen was a teen. What she found there was very interesting.

I enjoyed Carmen’s story and I felt for her because of the way her family treated her, and also for the guilt she has had for so very long. Susan K Beatty does a wonderful job writing the story, with characters that play their parts well. I love the Mexico setting and enjoyed the detailed scenes and the wonderful food details. Carmen’s interaction with her aunt was unforgettable and I like the way Beatty weaves the story details with this twists and turns together to come up with a wonderful ending. Though readers were left with a cliffhanger, so I’m looking forward to the next book. If you enjoy a really good contemporary story with a little mystery, I encourage you to check this one out.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About the Author

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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.

More from Susan

Have you ever known in your heart you needed to ask someone to forgive you, but the thought scared you so much you were convinced they would reject you? So scared you couldn’t bring yourself to ask?

Sometimes we are more fearful of man than God, conveniently ignoring the responsibility to be right with others and to live in peace. It’s hard to live in peace when that thing, that whatever it was we need to apologize for, is lying like a lump of toxic waste in our hearts.

In Carmen’s Journey of Courage, Carmen ignored her need to ask for forgiveness for years. Well, she didn’t really ignore it, she just kept burying it every time she thought of it. Which was often.

It took an outside force to get her positioned in such a way that she had to face the situation.

Carmen is the odd woman out in her family. Every one of her siblings possesses enough educational degrees to wallpaper a room. But not Carmen. Her two older sisters’ treatment of her pushed Carmen in the opposite direction and toward a desire to find her own way on her own terms. Instead of college, Carmen enlisted and excelled in the army.

As God sometimes does, He uses the exact person Carmen would prefer to avoid—her oldest sister—to get her to Mexico City and their great aunt. Circumstances are not what she expects. She needs to face more than her tía and solve a mystery with the aid of her army training.

It’s a journey of courage.

We all face tough decisions. I wrote Carmen’s Journey of Courage to inspire bravery when life is hard.

Find your courage at the intersection of faith and grit.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, October 1

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 2

lakesidelivingsite, October 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 3

Inklings and notions, October 4

For Him and My Family, October 5

deb’s Book Review, October 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 7

Betti Mace, October 8

Splashes of Joy, October 8

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 9

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 10

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 11

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 12

An Author’s Take, October 12

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 14

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Susan is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/11dcb/carmen-s-journey-of-courage-celebration-tour-giveaway

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Oct 08, 2021 @ 10:38:10

    I like the review and cover.

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  2. megan allen
    Oct 08, 2021 @ 13:16:01

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing !

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  3. Beatrice LaRocca
    Oct 08, 2021 @ 18:52:52

    A lovely cover and synopsis, this sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, the author’s bio and book details

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  4. carylkane
    Oct 09, 2021 @ 17:35:44

    Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Roxanne C.
    Oct 09, 2021 @ 18:30:01

    Carmen’s story sounds intriguing.

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  6. broccoli45
    Oct 10, 2021 @ 17:08:21

    Looks like a good read.
    Marilyn

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  7. Emma
    Oct 11, 2021 @ 00:06:29

    This sounds really good!

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  8. Debbie P
    Oct 12, 2021 @ 21:13:52

    This sounds like a great book.

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