Friday, December 22, 2023

Epic Book Launch: Call to Embrace by Maryann Landers

About the Book:

Book Title: Call to Embrace

Author Name: Maryann Landers

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release Date: November 1, 2023

She’s detached in a stormy marriage because of both of their unfaithfulness. Now she faces the aftermath of her compromise with an unwanted pregnancy. Will fleeing bring her the freedom she yearns for?

Emily Corentin wants to escape the jagged edges of her brokenness. She believes the only option she has is to take her young daughter, leave her husband, and end the unintended pregnancy with an abortion. But her plans take an unexpected turn when the homeless shelter she finds is not the type of help she wanted. She’d buried religion years ago with the death of her Gran. Any God-fearing place will only confirm how much God abandoned her.

An offer from a shelter volunteer may be the lifeline she and her daughter need, but Emily only sees it as a means to an end. The unlikely friendship that follows, draws her closer to the answers she may have carried with her all along. But rash decisions bring new challenges that drag her further into a sea of helplessness.

When all hope is lost in despair will she be washed away by the patterns of her past? Or will she answer the call to embrace the mercy of the cross and in turn bring reconciliation to her marriage?

Book Excerpt

I'd spent most of the night packing a few items into my backpack and forming a diminutive plan. Eric's blasting words had confirmed my choice to meet with Heather, an old friend from Prince of Wales, who had agreed to help me with Destiny without asking questions. Conveniently, she had no contact with Eric, so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything getting back to him. I would drop Destiny off with her, find a clinic to help me, and then file for divorce.

All Destiny and I needed to do was walk down the road a couple of miles. It was more than a little farther, as I'd led Destiny to believe, but it was our only hope for the day.

I picked up Destiny and carried her close to me as we neared a large flow of water from a melting snow pile. Winter in Anchorage seemed to last forever. I hadn’t expected the harshness it brought compared to the maritime climate of Southeast Alaska. Even though Anchorage was a coastal city, it still had temperatures well below freezing, and at one point, they'd dipped below zero Fahrenheit, which had been a new and bitter experience for me.

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Alaskan based author Maryann Landers writes women’s faith filled fiction based on true stories of extraordinary women of her magnificent state. She loves to showcase the unique north and give her readers a little taste of rustic Alaska.

While writing in her log home in the woods she is also looking forward to her next adventure with her Alaskan husband, juggling mom tasks such as crafting homemade meals from moose and caribou meat, building DIY projects from scrap wood piles and guiding her teens in their homeschooling.

To learn about her inspiration to write Alaskan based stories read her blog at

Her first novel in the Alaskan Women of Caliber Series; Alaskan Calibration released June 2021.

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