Monday, November 5, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Snow by Kathryn Hewitt




BLURB:
 


"Though your sins have stained you like the color red, you can become white as snow.”
Isaiah 1:18
 
Snow is a fiction novel, based on true events, about the struggles of a teenage girl and the consequences of a devastating mistake. Whether readers are young adults, exploring their sexuality for the first time, or an older adult, struggling to understand their teenage daughter, everyone will have a character in which to relate. 

Young adults will be gripped by the reality and bluntness of it's characters. Parents will appreciate the censorship of otherwise “uncomfortable” topics. With sexuality among young adults beginning at an early age, "family values" are now being pushed back into the forefront of parental teaching. Snow influences people with Christian values, such as sexual abstinence, pro-life advocacy, and prayer, without pushing God as the subject of the book. Biblically based information is strategically scattered throughout the novel with dialect and personal thoughts. 

The protagonist's quest to discover the path she needs to take unearths findings of a secret life, lead by her boyfriend. With two lives at stake, readers will eagerly anticipate the outcome only to find themselves with lessons and warnings about the consequences of making detrimental mistakes. Comfort will be found in understanding that God is bigger than any situation and He catches ever tear. Miracles so often go unnoticed, yet powerfully affect those they touch. Snow will set the stage for future novels reflective of countless miracles and divine intervention.

SYNOPSIS

It's May 14, Ruth is standing in her wedding gown anxiously waiting the moment she will marry Bo, the man of her dreams. However, she struggles to make it through the day without thinking about the demons that haunt her. Before she can walk down the aisle, Ruth must retrace her steps back to the past with the comfort of her best friend, Leigh, at her side. Memories and emotions flood over her as she confronts the choices she made 5 years ago.

Ruth had her life ahead of her. She was a 15-year-old High School Sophomore, on the school's Flag line, and racing toward graduating with honors. As a devoted believer in Jesus Christ, Ruth was active in her church youth group, sang in the youth choir and participated in all the youth ministries. Ruth was living and loving life, satisfied with what she had and what she had was all she needed. That is, until Luke arrived.

Luke attended the local Institution of Military Guidance and started going to Ruth’s church shortly after his arrival. After only knowing each other for a few weeks, Ruth and Luke became inseparable. Luke’s overwhelming charm, slowly turns into control as he begins to isolate Ruth from her family and friends. Being of "old southern" money, Luke showered Ruth with more than she'd ever known, while robbing what she valued the most. Through wily manipulation, Luke managed to blind Ruth's heart to her Christian convictions and use it for his own sordid satisfaction. Three days before Ruth's 16th birthday, with an innocent heart filled with indebtedness, Ruth gave Luke what she believed was the only thing she had of value, her virginity. For weeks, Ruth struggled night and day with the emotional destruction of her decision, but her nightmare wasn't over.

REVIEW BY: Charity, The Mom

Wow! What can I say about Snow? This book is AMAZING! Snow brought a wave of emotions over me as I looked back at the mistakes I made in my life, the mistakes I thought that I had long forgotten and gotten over. I felt like I was Ruth and that many of the mistakes she was making was the same ones I made or considered making at one time. I could NOT put this book down and cried several times throughout it. As a Christian woman, I have struggled throughout my relationship with God, as I only gave my life to him 5 years ago, and Snow is a story that shows how great the grace of God is. I HIGHLY recommend this book for any young adult girl or woman that questions decisions that they are making are have made. I look forward to reading all of Kathryn Hewitt's books and I think she has just became my new favorite author! I wish I could tell y'all more about this book, but I don't want to ruin it for anyone. Just believe me when I say, it is a MUST READ!

If its not obvious already, I give this book a high 5 out of 5 stars! 

Please note that Kathryn Hewitt will be checking in on my blog and this post throughout the day today, November 5, 2012, and will answer any questions that readers may have. Please leave your questions as a comment on this post and she will get back to you :)

AUTHOR BIO:

Kathryn Hewitt was born and raised in the small town of Camden, South Carolina. Breaking away from becoming a statistic, she was an Honors Graduate from Camden High School and went on to study British Literature and Sociology at Charleston Southern University, inspiring to teach High School English. 

Kathryn has a passion for teaching teenagers and reaching out to those who seem as though the world has closed the door. Because of her own experiences, including becoming a teenage mother at fifteen, Kathryn knows the value of life and the blessings it contains. Understanding the importance of making wise decisions Kathryn passionately seeks to instill that wisdom into the minds of every young lady she encounters. The inspiration for Kathryn's writings comes  from her own experiences, and she is never afraid to speak the truth that others refuse to acknowledge.
Kathryn married in 2005 and is a stay at home mom with her four sons. She and her family currently live in the same town she grew up.














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2 comments:

  1. Good Morning readers!!! A special thanks to Charity for giving such an awesome review. My prayer for this book, and the message for all my future books, is that it will give hope in seemingly hopeless situations.
    I will be checking in throughout the day so feel free to ask any questions you please!! :) I am an open book (no pun intended) and not afraid to step up and speak out!!

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