Wednesday 27 May 2009

Amy Wallace - Enduring Justice Blog Tour

I've never been involved in a Blog tour for a book before, so this is quite a new blogging experience for me.

To begin with I had no idea what I should do, but Amy suggested to me to look at what some fellow bloggers did for her last book, and the ideas started to flow.

Now, to get on with things.

Enduring Justice

Secrets Can’t Last Forever


Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her memories.


As a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. Difficult cases and broken relationships have plagued his entire year. But when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.


A racist's well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. The dividing line is the choice to heal. But when the attack turns personal, is justice enough?


Amy Wallace is a wife, homeschool mom, author, speaker, and avid chocoholic. She loves crafting high-action suspense that delves deep into heart issues, but who she really is can be summed up in a few short words: Amy is a daughter of the King learning to live and love with laughter.Amy is also the author of the Defenders of Hope series: Ransomed Dreams, Healing Promises, and Enduring Justice, a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes, and God Answers Moms’ Prayers. Visit Amy at and join the Dark Chocolate Suspense newsletter

Ransomed Dreams - Multnomah - April 07

Healing Promises - Waterbrook Multnomah - April 08

Enduring Justice - Waterbrook Multnomah - April 09

God has called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace

2 Timothy 1:8-9


Since I'm not an author, I thought I'd ask Amy some questions about the books that she reads. Here are her replies.

Do you have a favorite novel?

Absolutely! My all-time favorite novel is The Restorer by Sharon Hinck. I love how Sharon’s book make me laugh, cry, and worship Jesus.

Are there any authors whose books you just HAVE to read as soon as they are published?

Again, absolutely! I think writers have to be huge readers too, and in that process we find favorites. My faves include Sharon Hinck, Mark Mynheir, Trish Perry, and Dee Henderson.

(Beth: Dee Henderson's books are some of my favorites too.)

Do you read to your children?

Long before I ever contemplated writing, I read to my children. It’s honestly one of our favorite things since we read together almost every day. Even my husband loves for me to read to the whole family, and we finished Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott in a few weeks’ time because they couldn’t get enough of it.

(Beth: Little Women was one of the first chapter books that I read as a child. I've loved all four of the books since then, plus many of Louisa May Alcott's other books.)

Is there a book that you remember from your childhood?

I read some creepy things as a young teen and unfortunately still remember them well. I don’t remember any childhood books, other than the silly It’s a Doggone Mystery chapter book I wrote in fifth grade. But the books I remember reading as a teen are Flowers in the Attic, Something Wicked This Way Comes and Catcher in the Rye. My current favorite children’s book from homeschooling my girls is The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

Is there a book that has really impacted you in the past year?

Two come to mind. One is Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory and the other is The Restorer’s Journey by Sharon Hinck. Both books drew me closer to Jesus by showing me how He worked in the Bible and in the characters’ lives. Beautiful words, deep thoughts and intriguing stories. That’s why these two books stand out amid all the others I read in 2008.

(Beth: I've also read Dinner With a Perfect Stranger. It's a powerful story. The sequel A Day With a Perfect Stranger is also good)

Are there any books that you have read and then wanted to re-write the ending yourself?

Honestly, that’s how my husband knew I could write and why he pushed me into the writing journey. Back in 2001, before I’d even thought about writing, I rushed through seven books I’d found at the library and insisted my husband read too. When he finished, I’d tell him how I would change it, what the sequel could be, and even what back-story would have helped me understand the plot.

But… I’d hate to name names, since that could be super hurtful. And also because reading is so subjective. What I will say is plenty of writers have been inspired by something they read (in their opinion good or bad) simply because God gives ideas that are unique to them.
(Beth: I really know I'm not a writer, although I sometimes would like a different ending, I can never come up with anything.)

If you were stuck on an island and could only have 2 books with you other than your Bible what would they be and why would you choose those?

Sherlock Holmes, simply because I’ve never found the time to dig into the huge, imposing volumes.

The Restorer because it showed the gospel in such a way that I loved Jesus more after experiencing the beautiful story.

Thanks so much, Beth, for having me over to your blog for a chat!

Beth here again. I feel so privileged to be part of this blog tour.
Before I go, there's a few other things I would like to mention.
If you would like to start reading this great book please click here for the first 2 chapters.
Amy puts out a really insightful newsletter on a regular basis. I have greatly appreciated reading it and would recommend it to you. For more information please click here.
Amazon is selling the book, along with many other online and walk-in stores. You can also purchase the first two books in this series - Ransomed Dreams and Healing Promises.

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