Saturday, February 4, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Fleeing Egypt by Jaycee Pierce


Book: Fleeing Egypt

Author: Jaycee Pierce

Genre: Women’s Fiction (Christian)

Release date: October 24, 2022

When Jennifer (Jen) Hoyt leaves for college, the word ecstatic feels like an understatement of how she feels. She can finally move away from the dysfunctional family who neglected and abused her to make a better life on her own. After being an overachieving outcast in school, Jen is confident of academic success, but what she wants most is to be a part of a loving family.

During her first year of college, Kyle, a friend of a friend, captures her heart, but her attempts to “make him love her back” have dire consequences. When Jen finds out she is pregnant, she knows one thing: she wants to keep her baby. Will Kyle decide to form the family she so desperately wants? If he doesn’t, how will Jen keep her baby safe from those who hurt her? Jen doesn’t know the Lord yet, but He’s already making a way for her.


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Christian Fiction is a favorite Genre of mine to read. I recently read Fleeing Egypt by Jaycee Pierce. Jaycee is a new author and this is her debut novel. 

Jennifer (Jen) Hoyt has had a rough life, she has never felt a sense of family. She was neglected and abused by her mother. She is now leaving to go away to college and she is very much looking forward to living on her own and starting a new life away from the abuse. She knows she can have Academic Success, but she hopes to find a loving family in her College Years. Jen meets a young man named, Kyle, during her first year at College. Jen is smitten by Kyle and she is now expecting a child. She is determined to keep the baby and ends up moving away and finds a job as Caregiver to an elderly couple. Stuart, who is the son of the elderly couple, becomes a friend and encourager to Jen. Stuart is glad he gave Jen a chance to work for his parents, even though he initially was unsure if a pregnant young lady could do the job. Will Jen find the loving family she has always deserved and desired? Will her future include Kyle or Stuart? 

I will admit that the book started off a bit slow for me, but once I connected to the storyline in the second chapter, I was hooked!! I felt sad for Jen that she had endured so much in her life and College seemed like her "escape". Kyle was not a favorite character, he seemed so rude and discouraging to Jen. Jen made some decisions that were for the good of her life, especially becoming a caregiver. I think Stuart was my favorite character in the book. He was loving and encouraging and Jen really grew to be a better person knowing him. The author has a great writing style and I look forward to reading any future books she writes! FANTASTIC BOOK!


No one is more surprised than I am to read the word author and know it applies to me. I had different dreams as a child, and this was not remotely on my radar. At three, I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer. When I was eight, I “ran for president,” telling people to vote for me in the election year when I would finally be thirty-five (I had calculated it precisely). In my teens, I had lowered the barand just wanted to be a lawyer. While those doors never opened, God has faithfully led me on a winding path to get me where I am today.

I have held a variety of jobs: customer service representative, loan processor, professional video game player, city councilwoman, church secretary, math teacher, and most importantly, mother. While I was training to be a teacher, God inspired me to write a yet-to-be-published children’s book. Not long after, I began this novel. I wrote a week each summer between school years while my son and his father were camping without me. Depending on how you want to count time, it either took me five weeks (of actual time in front of a computer screen) or three years (looking at a calendar) to finish. Then I spent several years editing and finding a publisher. I hope that you find as much pleasure from reading it as I got from writing it.



More from Jaycee

God works in mysterious ways. I honestly never intended to be a writer, and this entire endeavor started in a way that seemed almost accidental at the time. I had just finished my first year of teaching mathematics. That summer, the members of my immediate family went on a five-day “male bonding” camping trip.


Left home alone, I called friends and family members to reconnect and fill my need for social interaction. One conversation in particular left me with a lot of “what if” questions about how life would have been different for me without God in the picture. I wrestled with different scenarios and then decided I needed to organize my thoughts.

I started writing and thirteen hours later ended up with about 40 pages of text. I sent those to my cousin, Jill, who wanted to know what happened next. Her encouragement kept me writing until this novel was completed, two summer camping trips later.

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 3

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 4

Artistic Nobody, February 5 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, February 5

Cover Lover Book Review, February 6

For the Love of Literature, February 7 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 8

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 9

Susan K. Beatty, Author, February 10 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, February 12

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, February 13 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, February 14

Guild Master, February 15 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, February 15

To celebrate her tour, Jaycee is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Fleeing Egypt sounds like an emotional and inspirational book for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review!

Have an awesome weekend!

Nova said... Best Blogger Tips

this sounds like a great story about family and belonging

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Stuart does sound like a good man. Kyle sounds like a jerk.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your review of Fleeing Egypt, this sounds like a story that I will enjoy reading and I am looking forward to doing so

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