Blog Blitz: One Woman Falling by Melanie Campbell (JustRead Tour & Giveaway)

October 28, 2020

One Woman Falling Blot Blitz 

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for One Woman Falling by Melanie Campbell, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


One Woman Falling

Title: One Woman Falling 
Author: Melanie Campbell
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: August 1, 2019
Genre: Inspirational Women's Fiction

Cassie Peterson lives in an invisible prison of fear, chained by self-doubt and guarded by a relentless warden—her husband. Derrick’s verbal and physical abuse as well as his alcoholism have left Cassie alienated from her family, without friends, and certain she can’t survive on her own. 

After an unexpected police visit, Cassie realizes the survival of her four-year-old daughter, Renee, depends on Cassie’s courage to leave. What she doesn’t plan on is Derrick’s vengeful custody fight. 

While walking through the treacherous world of divorce, Cassie is encouraged by her spunky new friend, Missy Langdon, to pursue her love of waterfalls. Cassie finds solace in the waterfalls on the agonizing weekends she’s forced to hand Renee over to Derrick. Meanwhile, unexpected help comes in the form of Brian Sutton, an attorney at the firm where Cassie works—but what price will she ultimately pay for his assistance? 

As Derrick’s threatening behavior escalates, Cassie questions her choices. How long will her daughter suffer before the custody case is resolved? Why is she drawn to waterfalls during this chaotic time? And who will stand with her when everything comes crashing down?


We continued along the path. Moments later, I heard the soft roar of rushing water. The trail had leveled out, so I was able to breathe easier. I picked up my pace, keeping in time to my quickened heart rate. We came upon a bend in the trail, and I saw the real waterfall through the trees. Missy smiled, seeming to share my excitement. We hurried ahead until we had a better view. The trail became muddy and we maneuvered around several rocks. We found a little alcove with water dripping off its edge and stood in its shelter to watch the falls. 

Mesmerized by its raw beauty, the fall held me. For a moment, nothing but the sound of rushing water filled my head. No echoes of Derrick’s voice. No worries about paying bills. Not even concern for Renee or Nannie or what my future held. Was this what peace felt like? I stepped closer, letting the water from the alcove drip on my face, hopeful the drips would conceal my tears. 


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Melanie Campbell 
Melanie Campbell’s debut novel, One Woman Falling, won the 2020 Oregon Christian Writer’s Cascade Award for contemporary fiction and is a finalist for the Selah Award for first novel. One Way Home, the second novel in her Whispers of Grace series, releases on November 1, 2020. 

Melanie wrote her first story when she was eight-years-old and has been in love with the power of storytelling ever since. She is also passionate about social issues and holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon, which she obtained during her stint as a single-mom. She’s now married and lives in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with her family and several spoiled pets. 

When not writing, Melanie enjoys exploring Oregon’s beautiful outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and going for drives in the country. In less-than-favorable weather conditions, you will find her enjoying an intriguing book and a strong cup of coffee.

CONNECT WITH MELANIE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of One Woman Falling and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

One Woman Falling JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 27, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 3, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Review Isaiah's Legacy by Mesu Andrews

October 14, 2020

Title: Isaiah's Legacy
Author: Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-7352-9188-1
Publication Date: February 18th, 2020

About the Book:
The drama of the Old Testament comes to life as Judah's most notorious king ascends to the throne in this gripping novel from the award-winning author of Isaiah's Daughter.

At eight years old, Shulle has known only life in a small village with her loving but peculiar father. When Uncle Shebna offers shelter in Jerusalem in exchange for Shulle's help tutoring King Manasseh, Judah's five-year-old co-regent who displays the same peculiarities as her father, she's eager to experience the royal court. But Shulle soon realizes the limits of her father's strict adherence to Yahweh's Law when Uncle Shebna teaches her of the starry hosts and their power.

Convinced Judah must be freed from Yahweh's chains, she begins the subtle swaying of young Manasseh, using her charm and skills on the boy no one else understands. When King Hezekiah dies, twelve-year-old Manasseh is thrust onto Judah's throne, bitter at Yahweh and eager to marry the girl he adores. Assyria's crown prince favors Manasseh and twists his brilliant mind toward cruelty, beginning Shulle's long and harrowing journey to discover the Yahweh she'd never known, guided with loving wisdom by Manasseh's mother: Isaiah's daughter, the heartbroken Hephzibah. Amid Judah's dark days, a desperate remnant emerges, claiming the Lord's promise, "Though we're helpless now, we're never hopeless--because we serve El Shaddai." Shulle is among them, a girl who becomes a queen through Isaiah's legacy.
My Thoughts: got in the way of posting this when I was planning on it. Last time I worked on this post, it was 1 day before having baby boy. I will say though, in all of that time since I've read this book, the story has stuck with me. I still find myself thinking on different aspects of the story and the characters and their actions and their consequences they were issued.

Isaiah's Legacy is a powerful story. It is dark, it is gritty, it is a story that is very much an emotional gut punch. This story is taken directly from the Bible, so know this story isn't any bloodier than the Bible itself. 

We know who Manasseh was. We know his legacy he left over Israel. We know he ended up being the polar opposite of Hezekiah, his father. Reading a story from his perspective was so interesting. Granted, I had no sympathy for him as an adult in this story, but the way he portrayed as a child and know that palace life is a game of chess and he was a pawn as a child, made me have compassion for him. 

Shulle is a girl you just hurt for. She is used and abused by people who should care for her, but sadly they only care for themselves. She is young and has no power. And is pushed in to doing what others want.

The story of Isaiah's later life plays out in this book and of that of Hepzibah. These are two strong people of the Bible, and knowing what they will face as the story goes on is hard, but also so interesting to read about as a possibility to what they may have said or how they acted in these hard times. 

Mesu Andrews is a superb story teller. She is able to bring these people who once lived and bring them back to life with a what-if look. She never strays from what the Bible says, but makes it a story that you can connect with.

This book, along with her others, I could re-read over and over again. There is so much detail and richness surrounding the characters and background, it makes you apart of it all.

5 out of 5

About the Author:
MESU ANDREWS is the Christy Award-winning author of Isaiah’s Daughter and numerous other novels, including The Pharaoh's DaughterMiriam, Of Fire and Lions and Love Amid the Ashes. Her deep understanding of and love for God's Word brings the biblical world alive for readers. Mesu lives in North Carolina with her husband, Roy, and enjoys spending time with her growing tribe of grandchildren.

Thank you to the publisher, I received a copy of this book for free, in exchange for an honest review.

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