Book Snippets Blog is happy to promote books from new authors, and this month it comes with its ever so popular Advent Calendar, a place where you can read a new entry every day, and meet new authors in your favourite genre:
Forced into the new First Lady role of the Shady Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Leah Westchester-Jackson becomes stamped out of her true gifts and passions. This leaves Leah experiencing a fake identity, as she reluctantly attempts to appease her father and husband. Already the victim of family drama such as sibling rivalry, favoritism, colorism, and a lack of maternal bonding, Leah loses a sense of restraint when her heart becomes shattered into millions of pieces from the chaos of betrayal, legalism, and hypocrisy. At that point in her life, she plummeted onto a journey where she searches for completion outside of the walls of the traditional church. During Leahâ€™s journey, we find many cultural themes that the church often finds difficult to deal with such as metaphysics, transcendental meditation, mind science, gender confusion, and more. Will Leah find her true identity and healing during this adventure without her traditional Bible study notes? Kyle, Leahâ€™s husband and the new Pastor of Shady Hill has his own battles. Climbing out of the dangerous gutter of his past life and landing in the safety of the Westchester family ministry has given him a great new start. Butâ€¦will his past skeletons come out to haunt him and disrupt his already broken marriage and ministry? This is the gripping story of a woman scorned while attempting to define true worship, spirituality, and love. â€œLeahâ€, whose name means â€œwearyâ€, portrays the kind of character who takes the term â€œlevel upâ€ to a new level.