Herb of Grace Blog Tour: First Chapter Sneak Peek

August 9, 2014

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I'm happy to be apart of the Herb of Grace Blog Tour today and feature the newest book by Adina Senft, Herb of Grace, the first book in the new Healing Grace series, and offer a look into the first chapter!

Title: Herb of Grace
Author: Adina Senft
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014

Amish widow Sarah Yoder has been struggling to raise her two teenaged sons and provide a home where family and members of her Old Order Amish church can find fellowship and friendship. Though she is close to her in-laws, lately it feels like her relationship with her boys is splintering. Her stepson Simon wants to move out west with his cousins to find work. And her youngest, Caleb, is spending far too much time over at the tumbledown home of a man who left the church long ago. Henry Byler only returned recently to Willow Creek when he inherited the family farm--under protest--and now seems caught in a struggle between the faith of his childhood and the world he's come to know.

Ruth Lehman, the local Dokterfraa, believes Sarah should use her gift for growing plants to become an herbal healer, too. Sarah is reluctant, however, uncertain if caring for others will take her away from her family--the place where she believes God wants her. But when she feels called to help members of her community, she soon discovers that the heart can be scarred as deeply as the body. As she compiles her herbs, she waits for God to do his healing work in a man who rues a harsh decision, in a lonely prodigal who has lost everything, and maybe even in a herbalist-in-training who firmly believes she will never love again.
First Chapter Sneak Peek:
You can take a look at the first chapter of Herb of Grace, the first book in the Healing Grace Series HERE.

or here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/232031723/Herb-of-Grace-by-Adina-Senft-Chapter-1

About the Author:
Adina Senft grew up in a plain house church, where she was often asked by outsiders if she was Amish (the answer was no), she made her own clothes, and she perfected the art of the French braid. She holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches as adjunct faculty.

Writing as Shelley Bates, she was the winner of RWA’s RITA Award for Best Inspirational Novel in 2005, a finalist for that award in 2006, and, writing as Shelley Adina, was a Christy Award finalist in 2009.
A transplanted Canadian, Adina returns there annually to have her accent calibrated. Between books, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing the piano and Celtic harp, and spoiling her flock of rescued chickens.

You can connect with Adina at:
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Thanks for joining in and checking out this new release!
If you would like to learn more about Herb of Grace and see what all has been featured on other blogs (there has been some really fun things!) 
Here is a link to take you to the Blog Tour List.


  1. I really like the title - so gorgeous - and two thumbs up for the cover. Thanks for sharing, Kate!

  2. Ganise, The cover is very pretty! The colors are great. :-) Thanks for visiting!


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