Saturday, September 8, 2012

Give Us This Day - June Foster


June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in Counseling. She travels full time with her husband in their RV. She's completed four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing and has a contract with WhiteFire Publishing for her book Ryan's Father. June is a member of ACFW and two scribes groups associated with the organization. She's attended three ACFW conferences.

To find out more about June Foster, visit her blogs, Life in an RV - The Traveling Writer or Infinite Characters. You can also find her at these links: AmazonFacebookTwitter, or Desert Breeze Publishing.



Give Us This Day
Jess Colton lives with his addictive nature he thought he'd left behind when he asked Jesus into his life. He gave up alcohol but replaced it with a more acceptable habit - overeating. Though his weight soars past 300 pounds, he’s baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison falls in love with him.

Holly Harrison can't forget the consequences of her past before she gave her life to the Lord. What Christian man would want a woman who lost her leg under her knee and unborn baby all in the same night? She's mastered her prosthesis and no one knows, not even Jess. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with him yet she sees past his bulk to the godly man he is inside. When Jess drives a wedge between them, Holly loses hope of a future with him.

Will Jess allow God to restore a food addict to good health? Can Holly learn to forgive herself opening the door for an unlikely romance?


Excerpt:

   Holly reached down and untied the shoe string of her left tennis shoe. Could she really do this?
   "What are you doing?" His questioning look accelerated the nervous pangs in her stomach.
   She lifted a restraining hand and continued her work. With an unsteady grip, she pulled her sock off exposing the curved metal of her prosthetic limb.
   Jess stared, his eyes the size of large plates. "Oh, good Lord, Holly. What happened?"
   Holly folded her jeans up to her knee exposing the entire device. She released the suction holding the hollow plastic casing over her knee stump and removed the entire leg, setting it next to the couch. Her heart thundered as she dared a glance at Jess.
   He sat motionless, his eyes wide open. "Why didn't you tell me?"
   "At first I thought you'd reject me if you knew. Now do you see? You're not the only one with a flawed body." Holly leaned back against the couch, her stub barely meeting the end of the seat. Her palms were like ice. She took the risk and showed him. No turning back now. He'd always know.
   Jess's voice was barely a whisper. "You haven't told many people."
   "No. Only my family and Dr. Murphy know. Zack, too. I was riding on the back of his motorcycle when the accident happened."
   "Holly, I don't know what to say." He gazed at her with woeful blue eyes.
   She wiped away another stream of endless tears. "After I came to know you, I figured you'd love me in spite of it. That's the kind of man you are. I didn't know how to tell you until now."
   Jess eased off the couch and slowly knelt in front of her. He folded her jeans a little higher, gazed at her with eyes of love and compassion, then bent down. She gasped.
   He lowered his lips to the stub and kissed it, then gazed up at her again.
   "I can't believe you did that. I love you for it."
   Jess blinked, a grimace painted on his face. With a groan, Jess moved back onto the couch. He slid his arms around her. "You're right. It would've made no difference in how I feel about you, but now this makes things even more difficult."

Book Trailer

Give Us This Day is the first in a trilogy called The Bellewood Series, a fictional city in Washington State. The characters find themselves in places all the way from Mt. Rainier to downtown Seattle to Elliott Bay. The titles of all three books are taken from The Lord's prayer. As We Forgive and Deliver Us are books two and three. 

Available at: Amazon Kindle and  Desert Breeze Publishing.

June Foster is giving away a copy of Give Us This DayTo be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your e-mail address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.

Read wherever you wander.
The Wandering Writer,



15 comments:

cjajsmommy said...

I don't think any author has come right out and addressed obesity. As I am on the path to victory myself, I'd like to read this book. I am looking forward to the next interview to find out what motivated the author to write this book. djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! I love Christian Fiction!

Juliecranford@hotmail.com

apple blossom said...

thanks for chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Looking forward with much anticipation to reading "Give Us This Day" by June Foster.
Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
Janet.
von1janet@gmail.com

Cathy Messecar said...

A unique plot and characters who seem to face the unusual with grace. I'm hooked. Please put my name in the drawing.

nylnestill said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

ann said...

sounds like a good book to read. it deals with issues and problems that people now a days have but dont always talk about. Interested in finding out the ending of these two who deal with their fallings in life

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win/read this book. It sounds terrific.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Julie Arduini said...

I'm hopping on not for the giveaway (I have the book and am loving it) but to tell you all how gifted June's writing is. Not only does she write well, she tackles issues we don't read enough about.

June was part of a critique group I'm in and I had the honor of critiquing part of her series. I can't say enough about how everyone needs to put June Foster and her books on your radar.

Barbara Shelton said...

Sounds like a book I can cry with and rejoice over. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

Blessed by Grace,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

HomePlace Gatherings said...

Would love to win this book and follow it with the continuing story.

Doreen
priviesandprims at yahoo .com

HomePlace Gatherings said...

Would love to win this book and follow it with the continuing story.

Doreen
priviesandprims at yahoo .com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Please enter me. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

Teela said...

Mrs. Foster's book looks like it deals with some "touchy" issues, some that we as Christians need to address. I would like to win/read/review her book Give Us This Day.
teelayoung@hotmail.com
http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com

June Foster said...

Sharon, I only saw this today. (Oct. 11) I would have loved to responded to your readers. Well, maybe next time. Thank you for allowing me on your lovely blog. June

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