Friday, February 10, 2017

Martin Hospitality: Blog Tour

*Swooshes curtains aside*
Step right up folks for this limited sneak peek of a fabulous book. (Actually, it's not limited. You're free to buy this book now, that's why we're letting loose it's fabulousness to the world.)
I should warn you to prepare yourself for excessive fangirling in this multimedia presentation. *clears throat*
So sit back and enjoy seeing the cover, oooing and ahhhing over it again, and then going and buying the book. (Because you KNOW you want to...)
Without further ado, here is the gorgeous cover I already shared with you all: 
About the book:
Gemma Ebworthy is eighteen, pregnant, and alone. Now that she’s been evicted, she spends the night in a barn, never dreaming that tomorrow could bring kindness of a life-changing magnitude.
The Martins aren’t a typical family—even for rural Kansas. With more kids than can be counted on one hand and a full-time farm, Gemma must make a lot of adjustments to fit in. But despite their many differences, Gemma finds herself drawn to this family and their radical Christian faith.
When Gemma’s past collides with her yet again, she must begin revealing her colorful history. With every detail Gemma concedes, she fears she will lose the Martins’ trust and the stable environment she desires for herself and her unborn child. Just how far can the Martins’ love and God’s forgiveness go?

Fangirling moment:
Here is where I put aside a section for gushing about the book. BECAUSE I REALLY LOVED IT!!! I was given the delightful job (though it could hardly be called a job) of beta-reading "Martin Hospitality" last year and enjoyed every minute of it. :) 
Gemma is both loveable and easy to relate to as she tries to cope with first a new environment and then having everything coming crashing down around her later. The Martin's are a beautiful example of a harmonious (but still imperfectly human) Christian family who seek to glorify God with their everyday life. Some of them grew nearer and dearer to my heart than others, but I loved them all. <3 (*whispers* Josiah + Gemma = TOTALLY ADORABLE...just saying) Gemma's baby alone makes the whole book worth reading again. I actually fell in love with that little tyke and all its cuteness. ^_^
 I will refrain from giving spoilers, but you guys...*deep breath* YOU GUYS NEED THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIFE, OK? Just...please go buy it and read it. For my sake. Please. 
The different settings are perfect, and the villain is shudder-worthy. Despite having a large number of minor characters running about in different parts of the book, Abi does a fantastic job keeping them unique from each other. Which I know, as an author myself, is a very hard thing to do. So, in a nutshell, here's my thoughts about the various parts of her book:
The characters: sdlkqsrlkhasflkhafasflknafafslb <3333
The plot: AMAZING!
The villain: *shudders* perfectly horrible
The themes and messages: In awe. I am in AWE. 
I loved how Abi was able to bring the gospel message into her book in an interesting, non "preachy" way. I loved how the Martin's answered Gemma's various questions with intelligent, thoughtful answers that made logical sense. I was so blessed and encouraged by this book, which I know was Abi's goal, and I know you will be too if you read it.
Am I looking forward to more books by Abi? ABSOLUTELY. (You'll help me convince her to write a sequel, right? ;) 

About the author:
Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn’t completing the stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn’t for her), it was jotting down the ideas.

But in 2015, a story grabbed her—one she had to finish. Inspired by a crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn’t looked back since.

Writing is her ministry, freelance editing her job, and reading her pastime—all of which prove that God really does know what He’s doing when He insp
ires a 6-year-old with a pencil in her left hand.

Annnnd (special bonus!!) an exclusive interview with the author IN VIDEO (I told you it was multimedia, didn't I?):

Now comes the moment that you were waiting for: that moment I tell you to go find this book at Amazon and buy it. And then when you get it, read it. Because then, you can join all us other fans of Abi's work and we can talk together like this:
"I know, right?" *hugs characters and book*
"I completely agree"
So, what are you waiting for?? GO READ "MARTIN HOSPITALITY". That's totally an order. ;) 


  1. XDD Thanks so much for such an enthusiastic fanfare post, Rebekah! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed MH this much ^.^ I am working on plotting the sequel right now and I'll be getting you your paperback of MH shortly ;D

    1. Oh, you're very welcome!!! I had so much fun reading your book and I look forward to having it forever on my shelf. ;) I can't WAIT to read the sequel. *bounces*

  2. Yes, come to Kansas and you can visit meeeee!!!! :D ;)

    Loved your review, Rebekah! :)

    1. It's really a bummer that plane tickets cost so much. ;) I would really love to come anyways though. XD
      Aw, thank you! ^_^

  3. Looks so exciting! I'll have to order a copy soon and get reading. ;)

    1. Yes, you do! *shoves you toward Amazon* XD Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment too! ;)

  4. Great review, Rebekah! This sounds like a really good book!


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