Thursday, April 22, 2021

Epic Book Launch: Faces of Courage by Susan K. Beatty

About the Book

Faces of Courage

Author: Susan K. Beatty

Genre: Christian Woman’s Fiction

Release date: May 11, 2021

Fear strangles even the faithful sometimes.

Despite every attempt to be brave, fear has defined Olivia Stanford’s life: with each new foster home, when her adopted parents died leaving her all alone again, trusting and marrying her husband, Frank, and coping with his football injuries and career loss.

Without faith, fear only grows in the face of adversity.

When Frank becomes abusive, Olivia enters a terror-filled life in her upscale Southern California home. Common sense demands she dig deep for the courage to confront him–to demand change. Fear and confusion push back.

And just as courage finally blooms within her comes the terrifying diagnosis: breast cancer.

Some say courage is found at the intersection of faith and grit. How will Olivia manage to summon either in the midst of this new battle?

Book Excerpt

Faces of Courage Excerpt Seven

        Olivia plunged her hands into the dishwater, taking comfort in its warmth, hoping to dispel the lack of sunshine outside the kitchen window and the sleepless night Frank’s diatribe caused.

        How could he demand she cancel Bible study? And ignore her this morning? She should stand up to him and refuse. It was her house too. And her friends. But no, she wouldn’t—couldn’t—do that. Besides, wasn’t she supposed to respect her husband, be a good wife?

        Olivia finished rinsing the silverware, stuck it in the dishwasher, and slammed the door. She was lucky to have a husband and children. She needed to deal with the hand she was dealt. She stuffed down thoughts of rights and respect and stepped out of the sliding glass door onto the patio, wrapping her sweater around her chest against the wind.

        Inhaling the crisp early morning air, she sought a whiff of something in the cold scent-barren day to prove she wasn’t alone. At least cold was relative here in Southern California, not below zero like in Buffalo where she spent her childhood. Was it only February? Spring was still around a corner. Or two.

        The yipping of the terrier next door and the soft chirping of a cedar waxwing broke the quiet.

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About the Author:

“Courage: The intersection of faith and grit”

Susan K. Beatty is passionate about finding courage through faith and grit, particularly through the trials of breast cancer. Her daughter is a metastatic breast cancer “thriver” and has been an inspiration for her writing. Susan retired from a full-time job in 2017 and is now pursuing a novel-writing career. Her first novel, “Faces of Courage,” is in revision. Susan is the author of “An Introduction to Home Education” (AKA “California Homeschool Manual”), was the assistant director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and is the president of her local ACFW-OC Chapter. She is a professional writer/journalist. Susan is proof you can begin a fiction writing career after age seventy.

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