Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: A Path to Forgiveness by Lisa M. James

A Path to Forgiveness JustRead Blog Tour

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A Path to Forgiveness
Title: A Path to Forgiveness 
Series: The Prodigal Woman #1 
Author: Lisa M. James 
Publisher: Independently Published 
Release Date: January 21, 2022 
Genre: Christian Fantasy 

Reckless. Extravagant. Wasteful. These were all words that could describe Esther. Thirteen years of careless living had left Esther and her young son destitute. When her husband disappears at night, leaving Esther with the full burden of their debt, Esther has no choice but to claim her husband is dead and enslave herself and her child to stay alive. So severely had she broken the relationships in her life, she never expected a man from her childhood to speak on her behalf and carry the weight of her debt. Yet Esther soon realizes that escaping the demons of her past would not be so easy. 

Levi had little interest in seeing Esther again. When a promise to her father leaves him honor-bound to take her as his wife, he struggles with the bitterness he holds toward her for allowing her addictions and selfishness to derail her life. Yet, he could not hide the deep desire within him to be a husband and a father, even to a woman he did not love and a child that was not his by blood. 

Discover the story of a reckless woman in A Path to Forgiveness. 

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When a child was born in The Gourd, their parents had a choice to place them on the Rock of Seeing, a large boulder on a high peak in The Summit, where each child was given a gift, allocated by a Savan. Parents enjoyed bragging on which of the ten gifts their child was given which indicated that they would excel in that area. The gifts were perseverance, faith, beauty, healing, strength, wisdom, compassion, charisma, patience, and joy. Of course, the gifts of beauty and strength were the most coveted, and the least coveted was the gift I was granted as a child, perseverance. It was believed that those who were gifted with perseverance would have a life full of trials. For why would one need to persevere if everything fell in perfect alignment in their lives? And why would one covet a life full of trials?

I hugged my knees against me in the cold cell. Was it truly perseverance if I simply was forced to live through terrible situations I had created completely by my own accord? Could I blame the Redeemer for abandoning me now when I deserved the fate that awaited me? When I willingly lied to the court about my true situation to protect myself?

No. Simon would try, but no one would speak on behalf of a woman like me who had created a disaster of her life by her own choosing. A woman who deserved no mercy or forgiveness for her deeds.


Lisa James

Lisa M. James is an independent author, marketer, and former Sunday School teacher. She loves writing romantic fantasy novels featuring women of color for both young adult and adult audiences to enjoy. Her fictional writing is inspired by historical fiction, fairy tales, and Christian romances. When not writing, Lisa loves chatting about her faith, Disney movies, and football while drinking chai lattes. To keep up with her latest releases, subscribe to

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(1) winner will receive a Peacock embroidered shoulder bag, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a paperback copy of A Path to Forgiveness!

A Path to Forgiveness JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 17, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on January 24, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. I liked the excerpt, sounds like a good read.

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt and A Path to Forgiveness sounds like a great fantasy read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

  3. The excerpt is very interesting.

  4. This looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  5. A Path to Forgiveness sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I love all I have read so far. I am excited to read this.

  7. I didn't know "Christian Fantasy" was a genre!

  8. I love this cover! Thanks for sharing!