Hello and welcome to the Blog Tour for A Path To Acceptance by Lisa M. James, hosted via JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: A Path to Acceptance Series: The Prodigal Woman Series Author: Lisa M. James Publisher: Independently Published Release Date: May 19, 2023 Genre: Christian Romance / Fantasy
Wanton. Tainted. Immoral. These were all words that could describe Penelope. After being forced into a world of harlotry to cover her parents’ debts, Penny learned how to survive without feeling. When a mysterious man approaches Penny with an offer to free her from her situation, Penny soon discovers that leaving her tavern could not rid her of the reputation she gained as a harlot. Would anyone be able to see beyond her tainted past? Abandoned by his father as a child, Ryland refuses to depend on anyone but himself. Surviving as a mercenary for wealthy landowners, he accepts an assignment to free a harlot from a life of slavery. Frustrated when he is forced to take her under his care, Ryland discovers there is more to this harlot than her beauty. Can her unshakeable faith bring him back to a Redeemer he has long since rejected? Discover the story of a tainted woman in A Path to Acceptance.
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*I read an early copy of this book. This does not affect my review. This review is voluntary.*
This was such a beautiful story! While it does deal with harlotry, trafficking, and mercenary themes, the author does a good job of keeping it vague and off-screen for much of the story. There is a couple of times when a character will have a crude (not cussing, but subjective) remark made toward them, and a couple of times Penelope kisses someone, namely Ryland, but she is also attacked by another character later on. There are also magical elements in this series.
The story was well written and I enjoyed meeting Ryland and Penelope in this one, and look forward to going back to reading the first book in this series. I loved meeting Levi and Ezra in this one! It’s likely not a book for everyone, but I enjoyed the themes, tropes, and cast in this story.
It took a bit for me to really get into the story overall, but I did enjoy the tone and worldbuilding early on, and within a few chapters I couldn’t put this one down! I also loved seeing Penelope learn to take her role working with the servants and steward of the manor seriously, and getting to see her find ways to help others along the way as she goes. This was a beautiful redemptive message, and a lovely way to pay-it-forward.
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About the Author
Lisa M. James is a Romantic Fantasy and Christian Fantasy author. Her novels have made the Amazon Best Sellers list for numerous categories, including: Fairy Tale Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery Fantasy, Christian Fantasy, and Religious Romance. She is committed to creating fantastical worlds with clean romances and diverse female leads. When not writing, Lisa can most often be found watching Disney movies or enjoying homemade chai. Connect with Lisa by visiting lisamjames.com to follow her on social media and sign up for newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of A Path to Acceptance & a Vera Bradley Crossbody bag (plum pansies print)!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 22, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 29, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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thanks so much for reviewing this book on the tour! 🙂 I love beautifully redemptive stories! ~Carrie
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You’re welcome. Redemption stories are some of my favorites!
Thank you for the review, sounds good.
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I haven’t read the first book yet, but I want to. I was able to enjoy this one as a stand alone as well though!