Welcome to the Blog Tour for Lavender Tears by Sondra Cunningham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Lavender Tears
Author: Sondra Cunningham
Release Date: March 12, 2021
Genre: Christian Historical Biblical Women's Fiction
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What I liked about the book …
The characterization and fictionalized story the author created of Mary, Martha, Lazarus, and Jesus.
The emotional highs and lows that Ms. Cunningham put Mary through. It gave connection to the little that is known about Mary. Especially having Mary go through the trauma of rejection, barrenness, and loss are things all of us women deal with and it made her real.
I loved the addition of Mary and her mother being gardeners of lavender.
What I didn’t like about the book …
When the author had the opportunity to tie things directly to the Bible she missed it by having things chronologically out of order. I also didn't like how the Lord's Prayer was changed toward the end of the book.
I love reading biblical fiction and have read a lot of it. What I enjoy besides the story is that it draws me back to the Bible to read the story again. This book definitely drew me to the Bible and a few commentaries.
Even with the things I didn't like about it the book was a page turner and I wanted to know more about Mary.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
(1) winners will receive a hardcover copy of Lavender Tears, Target gift card for $10, a digital copy of the Lavender Tears Devotional, and a lavender sachet!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 19, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 26, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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