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.
Interview with Adelaide
Faith: Hello, Adelaide and welcome!
Adelaide: Hello, Faith. Thank you for having me today.
F: I’m always happy to introduce my characters to people. Is there anything you’d like to share about yourself that most people wouldn’t know?
A: *scratches behind her ear* When I was ten, I wanted to be an old maid schoolteacher. I grew out of that fairly quickly, though and changed my ambition to wanting to be a wife and mother.
F: That’s very interesting. Somehow I can’t see you being a schoolteacher your whole life.
A: *laughs* Me, neither.
F: You made a list for Mr. Reese to quiz young men with before they could come calling. Why did you do that?
A: I may have come West to be a mail order bride, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have standards I want met. I knew it was easy to get sucked into something that isn’t God’s will, so after much prayer, I came up with four things for Mr. Reese to ask the young men.
F: Do you mind sharing those four questions?
A: *smiles* Not at all.
- Are you a born-again Christian? If they answer yes to that, they get another question: What do you mean by that phrase?
- How far are you willing to go to earn someone’s trust?
- Who do you love more than anything else?
- When you enter a courtship, are you willing to court the young lady for at least six months before you ask her to marry you?
F: That is quite the list. Thank you for sharing it and for joining me today.
A: You’re welcome. I’m glad I could come.
My 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?
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