Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Sinner in Mississippi by D.L. Lane

Book:  The Sinner in Mississippi
Author: D.L. Lane
Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2020

Not expecting me to live, the midwife cleaned me up, wrapped me in an old tea towel, and placed me in a knitting basket beside the wood-burning stove. According to Mama, the storm raged until morning, but I never made one sound. So, hours later, when they peeked in at me, they were surprised to see me sucking my thumb, staring up at them with eyes the color of bluebells.

Mama told me, that’s when she cried.

See, she hadn’t shed a single tear during the harsh pain of giving birth or out of fear of the horrible storm taking the house and her with it, but she sobbed when she saw me. To her, it would have been better for all of us if I’d passed on in the night, carried off on the wings of angels, never to suffer the evils of this world. And sometimes, I wondered if she hadn’t been right.

Mississippi Singleton

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WOW, just WOW. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, as the synopsis was a bit sad. D.L. Lane is also a new to me author. Let me just say I am blown away at how beautiful this book is. Great Storyline and the writing style is very easy to read and beautiful. 

The book is set in the 1930's and the main character is Mississippi Singleton. She was born one month early and even though her mom never admitted it, she believes her early birth was due to Abuse on her mom by her biological father. Mississippi was not expected to survive, but not only did she survive, she thrived. She had to become an adult at an early age, when her mom died when she was 14. She is growing up and 
believing she isn't worthy of anyone's love. Then she meets, Thayer Drayton King who is a wealthy business man. He also is a leader in the community with great Morals and Beliefs. He takes Mississippi under his wings and gives her a comfortable home. They begin to spur a romance. Will the romance thrive? Does Mississippi begin to trust others? 

The book does have some "trigger" points some readers may find difficult to read about. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, probably one of my favorite this Summer! FANTASTIC Read! 

D.L. Lane is a wife, musician, a graduate of Liberty University, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2010 she walked away from the day job and started a writing career using a pen name. As far as the world was concerned, she was very successful writing romances, however, success aside, she knew she wasn’t on the right path but stubbornly kept on going for nine years. Although a Christian and raised in a religious home, D.L went her own way, leaving God out of her choices until He said, “Enough.”
Weary and seeking guidance, she finally listened and left the course she was on as an established novelist to take a new path—putting God first in her life where He always should have been.

More from D.L.

I love writing, and I love to challenge myself as an author, and so I thought, why not write a fictional historical piece. This was a test for me since there are many things to research when writing during a different era, especially when I wasn’t around at that time. But I prayed about it, grabbed my laptop, and started writing about a poor, uneducated girl who grew up in Louisiana during the Great Depression in a motherless home with a group of reprobate males.
Not unlike the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, a boy despised by his brothers who plotted against him, later rose from the depths to become one of the most powerful men in Egypt, facing the very men who had been responsible for the atrocities he’d suffered. Joseph had a choice. Let them die or help the ones who never helped him? This story weaves some of that same treachery with truth, teaching not only the heroine but the hero the ultimate meaning of love.

I wanted to give readers a book demonstrating the fact God will never leave us, even if we have left him for a time. That a personal relationship with Christ is our ultimate source of strength, and with His help, we can be pulled out of the depths of great sorrow, rising to heights we never imagined possible.

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To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away the grand prize package of a $10 Amazon eGift Card and a free Audiobook of The Sinner in Mississippi!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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D.L. Lane said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog, and for taking the time to read and review Mississippi's story. Blessings, D.L. Lane

Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

James Robert said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like an intriguing read.

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