Shadowed by Grace in FIRST Magazine

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First ReviewMany times along this writing journey I have been surprised by God making a way where there is no way. This week that happened yet again, when I found a review of Shadowed by Grace in First for women.

My wonderful publicist, Jeane Wynn, worked for months with an editor at First, hoping to find a novel that would interest the magazine for their Books We’re Reading feature. We’d heard they might review it, but weren’t entirely sure when. We’d heard May 21st, so last Thursday I decided to buy the current issue of First, assuming it would be the May 21st issue.

First coverIt wasn’t. Instead, I found stacks of fresh June 2nd issues waiting at the grocery store. Then at CVS. I tried not to be too upset that I’d possibly missed it. I told myself I’d stop at one more place. When I walked into Wal-Mart, I hoped against hope that I’d find the right issue. Like the other spots, it had fresh issues dated June 2nd. I bit back disappointment, but decided to open it anyway and see who had been profiled.

I literally jumped and squealed when I saw the review of Shadowed by Grace. The poor gal at the self-check lines didn’t know quite what to make of me as I told her my book was in the magazine. My 13 year old will tell you that I floated out of Wal-Mart or sprinted.

This review captured the heart of Shadowed by Grace, and it’s been fun to have people tell me they discovered the book through the magazine. Now my prayer is that other authors will find their books profiled in the magazine in the future.

For the rest of the month you can find Shadowed by Grace on sale in Kindle at Amazon. Be sure to spread the word. I’d love to have lots of people discover Shadowed this month. It makes a great vacation read. Would you be willing to help spread the word? You can do it easily by using the following:


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