Today is a blog tour for Ms. Faith Blum’s newest western novel! I recently read my first Hymns of the West book and I loved it! So you should definitely check out the series. And best part is, book 1 is free right now. 😀
Before I share an excerpt, here’s a little bit about the book and the author!
Joshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.
He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”
Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.
Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand?
Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. Now that she’s grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying. When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, writing, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.
By seven o’clock, Joshua was back in his hotel room. In the morning, he would finish reading the notes and have a plan formulated.
He pulled a pencil and pad of paper from his saddlebag and started a preliminary report on his hypotheses, comparing and contrasting each. The outlaw one was more plausible and easier to defend against. Plus statehood was still years in the future, so why the hurry?
A knock on his door interrupted his musings. “Who is it?” he asked as he hid his saddlebags under the bed.
Joshua took out his pistol and opened the door slowly. The sheriff stepped into the room and looked at the pistol.
“Usually it’s the outlaws who greet me with a pistol.”
Joshua grinned, holstered his gun, and held out his hand. “Joshua Brookings. Nice to meet you. Elizabeth’s told me many good things about you. Sorry about the gun, but I’m too close to finding answers to take any risks now.”
Leland shook Joshua’s hand. “I understand. I’d probably do the same thing in your shoes. But how do you know you can trust me?”
Joshua gestured toward the chair under the window and the sheriff sat in it while Joshua sat on the bed. “Edward Harris put you on his ‘people you can trust’ list.”
Sheriff Granger grunted. “So he investigated me, did he? I suppose that’s a good thing. What d’you need from me?”
“The names of two capable, single, young men who might be interested in helping Elizabeth and me track down the kidnappers.”
Faith is giving away a full set of paperback books! Fill out this form to earn entries to the giveaway. Each entry gives you one point, plus there are opportunities for bonus entries.
To celebrate her release, Faith is holding a Facebook party on March 31st from 2-4 Central time. You can join her and 3 other authors here. There will be fun, games, giveaways, excerpts, and more. Some of the giveaways will stay open through Friday evening, April 1st. Fun fact: the other three authors are all homeschool moms.
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour Introduction
Writing Dreams-Excerpt and Spotlight
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Spotlight
Frances Hoelsma-Excerpt, Spotlight, Interview
Tee Garner-Excerpt, Spotlight, Interview
George’s Shorts-Spotlight, Review, Interview
Karan Eleni-Excerpt, Spotlight, Review
Rebekah Lyn Books-Excerpt
Zerina Blossom’s Books-Excerpt, Spotlight
Life is a Four-Letter Word-Spotlight
In the Bookcase-Excerpt, Review
Ruth’s Real Life-Excerpt
Kelsey’s Notebook-Review, Interview
With a Joyful Noise-Excerpt, Spotlight
Melanie D. Snitker, Author-Excerpt, Spotlight
Clean Indie Reads-Spotlight
Jaye L. Knight-Excerpt, Spotlight
Stories by Firefly-Excerpt, Spotlight, Interview
Kendra’s Thoughts-Excerpt, Interview
Prairie Dust Trail-Review
The Overactive Imagination-Excerpt
Reading in June-Excerpt, Spotlight
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt, Spotlight
Trust and Obey-Guest Post, Spotlight
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections-Tour Wrap-up, giveaway announcement