My baby is now out and available to the world. Not literally, but it seems like it. The Solid Rock is by far my favorite novel of the series. There are many reasons for this. 1.) I’ve always loved reading mysteries, but was always intimidated by writing one. Now I’ve written two (one not published yet) and I think I’ve even done them both successfully! 2.) The spiritual themes in The Solid Rock are so much deeper than in my previous books. For more on those themes, check out the guest post I’m doing on Thursday on the Trust and Obey blog. 3.) It was the easiest rough draft to write. I wrote the entire rough draft (about 60,000 words) in 32 days by hand. God has blessed this book in so many ways. 4.) My cover designer came up with a great idea after my original idea didn’t work.
Make sure you read through all the way to the end of the post so you can find out about my free book, the giveaway, a fun release party, and links to the other blogs on the tour. Be sure to check out some of those blogs for different excerpts and fun interviews.
About the Book
Joshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.
He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”
Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.
Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand?
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“I’m nearing the end of my investigation,” Edward told his daughter.
Elizabeth smiled. “That’s wonderful!”
Edward steepled his fingers and avoided her eyes. “I probably won’t be able to finish.”
Elizabeth started and sat straighter. “Why?”
“The men I’m after are ruthless and I have reason to believe they know who I am and what I’m doing. I have extensive notes and instructions prepared. If something happens, read the instructions and follow what they say. Trust no one except the agent sent to you and the men on the list.”
“There will be a list with the instructions.”
“Are you really in that much danger?”
Edward looked down at the desktop. “I don’t think they will kill me. But they don’t want me getting any closer to learning their identities and plans.”
“Do you know who all is involved and what they are doing?”
Edward shook his head and finally met her eyes. “I have strong suspicions about who the leader is, but I don’t know for sure what is happening or why.”
“How can you investigate when you don’t know what’s going on?”
“If I say anything more, it could endanger you.”
“How would they know you told me anything?”
He smiled. “You inherited your father’s investigative mind. You wouldn’t be able to keep yourself from looking into it. Especially if I disappear.”
Faith is giving away a full set of paperback books! Fill out this form to earn entries to the giveaway. Each entry gives you one point, plus there are opportunities for bonus entries.
If you haven’t read any of my books and would like to try one for free, I am working on getting A Mighty Fortress available for free on all formats. It is currently free on Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. If you also wouldn’t mind helping me get it free on Amazon, I would appreciate that. To help, all you have to do is grab 1, 2, or 3 of the links where it is free and go to AMF’s Amazon page, click on “tell us about a lower price” and submit a link or three. Thank you!
To celebrate her release, Faith is holding a Facebook party on March 31st from 2-4 Central time. You can join her and 3 other authors here. There will be fun, games, giveaways, excerpts, and more. Some of the giveaways will stay open through Friday evening, April 1st. Fun fact: the other three authors are all homeschool moms.
About the Author
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’s 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, writing, 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.
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