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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All of You + Giveaway - A Carrington Family Novel Book 2 - Sarah Monzon

"Sometimes the past reaches forward to bring hope to the future."

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
Maryland, Present Day

Jacqueline Rogers can rebuild anything...except the shambles of her past. A restorer of vintage planes, she's worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of the guys. The last thing she needs is a former Navy pilot fighting his own inner demons stepping in to defend her from dangers she thought she’d outrun long ago. Some battles must be fought alone.



After a freak accident severs Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington’s dreams, as well as two limbs, he’s left with nothing but a fragile faith and a duty-bound promise to watch out for his friend’s baby sister. A promise she insists is as unnecessary as it is unappreciated. But when she turns the tables and begins to weld together the broken parts of his life, it may be his heart that is in need of protection. 



England, 1942

With the world at war yet again, Alice Galloway rejects her father’s traditional expectations and offers her piloting expertise to the Air Transport Auxiliary. She may be a woman in a man’s world, but when she overhears key intelligence, she must find the strength to transcend boundaries and her own fears. Or countless people may die.



My Thoughts
As a newly converted contemporary fiction reader (previously I was strictly Historical), Sarah Monzon's books hit a sweet spot in my heart. A split timeline that weaves the past and the present together in a tapestry that is full of beautiful and unique characters. 

I simply adore what Sarah is doing with this series. The dual timelines are so much fun and make it VERY hard to put the book down. ONE of my favorite parts was reading about the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) in All of You. The ATA employed several women during WWII to transport planes. I think this is a part of history that is so important, yet not widely known. You can read more about the ATA HERE. In addition we get to follow Jack around as she flies and repairs planes in the present day thread. I just LOVE IT! It was super easy to jump back and forth for me. And just emphasizes my complete adoration of history. 

As Michael struggles to adjust to his new "normal", he is trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. When our lives are taken completely off course from where we were headed, when we were doing what we THOUGHT God had called us to do, it raises a lot of questions. It can be tough and confusing and hard to trust that the end result will be good. But through it all it is so important to keep our focus on Christ. I know that is cliche, but it is true. Sarah mentions the song "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott in her book and so I wanted to include it here for you. Listen to the words, to her heart, let it soak into your spirit. And remember that no matter what we go through: 
"Sometimes I gotta stop 
Remember that you’re God
And I am not"



All of You speaks to the heart and the message is loud and clear: We may not always know why God allows things to happen to us, but putting our trust and faith in Him...to believe that HE knows what He is doing...will lead us to the ultimate freedom. Take it ONE DAY AT A TIME. Allow Him to guide your step. Don't be passive, step through the doors that He opens for you. I pray that as you read All of You, your heart hears the truth on these pages. There is so much I could share about this book, but I will stop here because I want you to read it for yourself! AND, because I love this book so much...I am hosting a giveaway for an eBook copy of All of You! This book releases on May 15th and will be sent to the winner on that day.


I want to hear from YOU...What book have you read with a unique setting/character?


I received a complimentary copy of All of You from Radiant Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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About the Author
Sarah Monzon is a Navy chaplain's wife and a stay at home mom to the two cutest littles in the world. Playing pretend all day with them isn't enough, she spends the evenings after their heads hit the pillow to create her own imaginary characters. When she isn't in the world of make believe, she can be found in the pine forests of western Washington taking care of her family, fostering friendships, and enjoying all the adventures each day brings.Her debut novel, The Isaac Project, skyrocketed to Amazon bestseller status while her Sophomore book, Finders Keepers, has finaled in contests such as the Inspy Awards and received a 4 star review from Romantic Times.
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Giveaway copy provided by myself. I was not compensated for this giveaway.

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12 comments:

Paula said...

A unique character that I have come across recently is in a book by Roseanna M. White. The heroine is dyslexic and kept it a secret from her family and appeared spoiled but was really philanthropic. Thanks for the great review.

Kay Garrett said...

I love the The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club Series by Wanda E. Brunstetter. It's sit in an Amish setting but the mixture of people and how they interact makes it more than Amish stories.

Connie said...

Shira from Shadow of the Storm was quite fascinating! Connilyn Cossette has created a wonderful Biblical fiction story that features this strong Hebrew woman.

Sarah Monzon said...

Thank you so much for that beautiful review, Rachel!

Trisha Robertson said...

Wonderful review, Rachel! I look forward to reading Sarah's book :)

Caryl Kane said...

I enjoyed Mary Weber's Storm Siren trilogy.

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by Paula!

Rachel said...

Oh that does sound fun!

Rachel said...

I am reading her new book soon! I AM SO EXCITED!!! Her books have been on my TBR!

Rachel said...

My pleasure Sarah! <3

Rachel said...

Thank you Trisha!

Rachel said...

Eeeep! I NEED to read this one!