Titus: Orphan, Unemployed, Caregiver


Hi! My name is Titus. I am the main character in Faith’s new book, Savior, Like a Shepherd. Today, I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. My author thought this was going to be a character interview, but I don’t like interviews. I’m more of the type who just likes to talk unstructured. First, I’ll let Faith tell you a little bit about the book, herself, and her giveaway. You’ll definitely want to check out the giveaway.

About the Book

SLAS eBook+ White.pngThe ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.

I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd.

Titus Hine has always taken care of others. First in protecting his brother and sister from the men his mother entertained. Even more so after her death, when the townspeople refused to help the orphans of a town prostitute. He’s been protector and provider, despite the hardships. He’s learned that no one will help, no one cares and if he wants to survive he’ll have to rely on his own strength not just for himself but his family as well.

Then a stranger shows him the kindness and help no one else seems willing to. Between her kindness and the lecture she gives the Christian Leaders, Titus’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better. With help and provision from the local believers things should be easier, his burdens are lifted. So why does it feel like life is spinning out of control?

Can Titus learn that while man may fail him there is One who will never fail? Can he learn to allow God to be the Shepherd of his life and lead him? Or will life continue to push him every which way?

Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.

Buy now on your favorite eBook platform: http://www.books2read.com/saviorlikeashepherd

About the Author

Author Picture 2015-2016 croppedFaith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family.  She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and have 2 dogs and a varying number of cats.

Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ. If you want to know when her latest book comes out, go to her website to sign up for her New Releases Newsletter so you can get an email when her next book in the series comes out. You will also find links to her other Social Media sites on her website. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.



I am giving away EIGHT prizes! I have two paperbacks and two eBooks of Savior, Like a Shepherd up for grabs as well as one paperback and three eBooks of my Hymns of the West Novellas: Volume Two. The novella collection contains the novella that inspired my latest series as well as my new novel. Fill out the rafflecopter for the chance to win one of the prizes:

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Character (non)Interview

wordswag_1486909374784-1Me again. Faith did give me a few guidelines on what to talk about. I’ll try to stick to them.

As I said, my name is Titus Hine. When the story starts out, it’s a few months after my mother’s death and I am twelve years old. I’m old enough and strong enough for a job, but no one will hire me because I am illegitimate. If it were just me I had to worry about, I wouldn’t worry at all. But I have to take care of my brother and sister, too.

I love my brother and sister and would do anything I need to for them to survive. I try to draw the line at stealing, though. My ma raised me with some morals. I’m just thankful the passengers on the train don’t know what I am so I can get some money from them when I can slip into the crowd without the porter noticing.

Faith said you all might want to know what my dreams are. They’re pretty simple. A comfortable job that makes enough to pay for a shanty or anything that has a roof on it so I can provide a simple living for Trevor and Tabitha. That’s the only dream I really have.

My time’s up. If Faith will let me, I’ll stop by in the comments if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can check out the other posts on the tour.

Autographed Copies

Tour Schedule

Bonus Post from February 10
Petticoats and Pistols – The History of Paint (Note: the giveaway on that post is closed)

February 16
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction
Peggy’s Hope 4U– Character Spotlight of Titus

February 17
Leah’s Bookshelf– Book Spotlight
Rebekah Lyn Books– Character Spotlight of Tabitha

February 18
Zerina Blossom’s Books– Guest Post – About the Town

February 20
Sarah Allerding– Author Interview

February 21
Tara Ellis Author– Book Spotlight
Melanie D. Snitker, Author – Character Spotlight of Trevor

February 22
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections– Character Interview

February 23
Reveries Reviews– Character Spotlight of Titus Hine
Kelsey’s Notebook– Guest Post – My Kind of Romance

February 24
With a Joyful Noise– Book Review

February 25
Writing Dreams– Guest Post – Why Orphans?
Zerina Blossom’s Books – Book Review

February 27
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae– Character Spotlight of Trevor Hine

February 28
Homeschooled Authors– Author Interview
Rachel Rossano’s Words– Guest Post – What’s the Inspiration and song connection?


4 thoughts on “Titus: Orphan, Unemployed, Caregiver

  1. Sounds like a cool book, Faith! 😀 I don’t read many books about orphans, but I do love Anne of Green Gables, of course. 😉 And I think Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers, is pretty close to an orphan…. Anyway, congrats on this series!

  2. Ashley says:

    HI Faith,
    Thanks for this giveaway. I would love to win one of your books. I have only read one book about orphans that I can remember. It is Journey to Love by Amanda Tero. I really enjoyed it.

    Love Ashley

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