Friday, June 30, 2017

Belated Post: Dandelion Dust Blog Tour

Yes, this is terribly late. I was supposed to do this post on Thursday. -_- I have already apologized to poor Faith, and now I'm apologizing to all of you. Profusely. I beg you to forgive me. PLEASE. This beautiful, touching story deserved better, as did it's equally beautiful author. I'm just going to say it again, because it makes me feel better about myself: I AM SO SORRY.
Now, enough of the apologies. On to a much more delightful part of my post today.

Take no note of the dates...*looks into sky and whistles a few random bars of Amazing Grace*
Let me introduce you to the fabulous novella Dandelion Dust. A touching story of family strength, steadfast love, and abundant faith in times of testing. Sacrifice. Hope. And a LOT of tears and feels. Make sure you have a Kleenex box nearby. Trust me on that one.

Here is the beautiful cover:

And, the summery:
Like a speck of dandelion dust riding the tides of a prairie wind, life is fleeting. Though I never realized just how fragile it was until that day . . .
Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married.
The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed.
As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?
Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.

And, here is my Goodreads review:
Faith, Faith, Faith! This was amazing. I'm so sorry my hectic schedule kept me from enjoying this heartwarming tale sooner. I think I've fallen in love with each and every one of your characters and you had better be plotting the sequels or so help me...
I rarely cry while reading, but I choked up not once, but at least FIVE times while reading this. I'm glad I had a Kleenex box nearby.
It was a beautiful, inspiring, and uplifting read that I want to have on my bookshelf as soon as possible.

Last, but not least, I give you an exclusive, just-for-Rebekah's-Remarks-followers-and-nobody-else, interview with the one and only FAITH POTTS from STORIES BY FIREFLY!!!!!! *cue confetti and fanfare* *also cheering and clapping* *and anything else happy and excited that I missed*
I threw some pretty crazy questions at her...this should be entertaining...*insert evil laugh* FOR ME.

1: What inspired your book's plot/characters?
The inspiration for the basis of the plot actually came from a dream I had. (I know. Weird, right?) Nope. That sounds completely normal to me. XD I started with what the dream gave me, and just went with it. Of the characters, some of them are based off of friends and family members, and others are just figments of my overactive imagination. That sounds familiar. ;P

2: Do you have a favorite chapter/scene?
My favorite scene would be the 'haircut scene' from chapter thirteen. It was just so much fun to write, and I feel like the characters' personalities showed through well. For the record, that was one of my favorite scenes too. Gave my poor heart a chance to heal a little. Chapter thirteen could be counted as *one of* my favorite chapters from the book, as well as chapter six. 

3: This is a cruel one, but too much fun to pass up: in five words or less, sum up your book. (Without spoilers. *evil laugh*)

*makes a face and growls* Okay, I'll try. My five or less words: emotional. heartbreak. relationships. trusting. Ooo...good answer. So much for my devious plan. :P

4: Favorite fangirl/boy response from a reader?

Oh goodness, that's a hard one! I don't know that this is my 'top favorite', but I can definitely say I was grinning pretty big when one of my beta-readers told me Ryder was "the most adorable thing ever." Well, he IS. I second that reader's opinion! :D
5: Tell us something you learned in the making of this story. :)
Through the making of this story, God taught me many life lessons. One of them being to cherish those close to me and not take them for granted. Another was to be open to God's will for my life, and to be willing to wait for His perfect timing. And that's just two of them. ;) Thanks so much for doing this Faith! Once more, I apologize for my lateness...I really loved beta-reading your book, and I look forward to holding a copy in my hands! (Along with a bountiful amount of tissues. ;)
Have any of you read Faith's book? If not, go pick up a copy HERE. No excuses. Shoo.

Blog Tour for Project Canvas!! *cue intense celebration*

GUYS, I couldn't be more excited to share about this incredible book that is going to be available for you to get your hands on in just ...