Thursday, November 5, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Matching Points by Nancy J. Farrier

Book: Matching Points

Author: Nancy J. Farrier

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 9, 2020

She doesn’t hold his past against him…can he forgive hers?

Fresh out of prison, Asia Jessup wishes she could change her past and maybe her future. She has no family and no one to turn to. All she has is her newfound faith. She returns to the town where she spent a couple of idyllic summers to find family she didn’t know she had. Her devastating secret won’t bring a joyful reunion. Will it destroy her last hope?

Ian Kittridge has his own thriving restaurant, is a respected business owner, and is active in his community. Thanks to a teenage Asia’s empathy one summer he’d been pulled back from the brink of ruining his life and ending up like his father—a murderer. He is working hard to eradicate the past and rise above the murmurs of “like father, like son.”

When Ian runs into Asia he can’t believe she’s returned to their coastal California town. Although he’s eager to reconnect, he isn’t looking for a serious relationship—he can’t take the chance of becoming his father. Asia is wary of Ian’s friendship because of her shameful past and the sins of her mother and father. As Asia’s secrets quake the family she hoped to find, can she and Ian find their way through the storm, to a peaceful resolution, and look toward the future?


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Christian Romance is a favorite genre of mine. Nancy J. Farrier is a new to me author. The book synopsis really blew me away and I really wanted to read the book. 

Asia Jessup is looking for a "Fresh Start" at life. She just served time in Prisonand has no family or nowhere to go, so she returns to a town where she spent a couple of Summers as a teen. Asia is a new Christian and she feels God is guiding her to a Fresh Start. She arrives to the town and discovers the town Restaurant Owner is Ian Kittridge, someone she helped in his teen years. Ianruns into Asia and is excited she is back in town. He has been working hard to keep his life on track and is not sure if Asia will "relapse" and would he fall also. Asia and Ian both have troubled pasts and both are working hard at a Fresh Start and keeping things good in life. Can Ian and Asia help each other stay on the right path in life? Can they forgive the past and will there be a good future as a couple? 

WOW, this book really is Fascinating and Intriguing. It is also a book about
hope and forgiveness. A Page turner book from the very first page. I really
enjoyed this book and I believe readers of Christian Romance will enjoy it
as much as I do! 

Nancy J Farrier is a best-selling, award winning author of over twenty-five books. Nancy has written both historical and contemporary fiction, as well as nonfiction for the Christian market. Her Southwest fiction is filled with characters who face real life issues, which she hopes will encourage her readers. Nancy lives in Arizona in the Sonoran Desert and loves the sunshine and most of the time enjoys the heat. She lives with her husband or thirty-seven years, four cats, and dog. Nancy enjoys early morning hikes, spending time with her family, reading, and going to church.


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From the moment I first pictured Asia standing across from that quilt shop, I knew I had to tell her story. She carried so much emotional baggage and such longing, but I didn’t know why. Going on that journey to find where she’d come from and why she was here at this place, in this moment, was such a rollercoaster ride.


Exploring the theme of family and how our families impact our past proved both exhilarating and painful. I remember hearing a man say he couldn’t help being the way he was because of his father’s influence. That man was a Christian. My first thought was that he has a new Father and he is to be like Christ. Like God.


This is why both Ian and Asia struggle with the concept of having a parent they were compared to in an unflattering light. Ian couldn’t change what his father did, he could only make his own choices and be a different person. To be like Father, like son. Asia, too, had people assume she would be her mother’s daughter, but she wasn’t. Her choice was to live a different life, despite pressure to be as immoral as her mother.


Our choices are what make us who we are. How we choose to live. How we choose to forgive. How we choose to love. And Who we choose to love and follow.


Exploring these themes in Matching Points kept me on my toes. Seeing Asia and Ian work out their choices and their journey proved exhilarating. I hope my readers find encouragement in the pages of this book and the lives of the characters.

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 13

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To celebrate her tour, Nancy is giving away the grand prize package of a Kindle Fire 7 and a handmade quilted table runner!!

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. Irvin said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, I am inspired to want to read it now!

Helen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing your review, this sounds like a good story.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author details, this sounds like a great read

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really good story!

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