About the Book
Title: Preacher on the Run (A Novel of the Regulator Uprising)
Series: For Liberty & Conscience #1
Genre: Christian historical fiction
Length (physical copy): 326 pages
Publication date: April 12, 2020
STANDING FOR TRUTH COULD COST HIM HIS FREEDOM.
It’s 1771, and Robert Boothe has spent the last four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators against North Carolina’s corrupt British government. All he wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to live and worship God. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor wants him dead.
FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM COULD COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Being an unlicensed dissenter preacher has already made Robert a target. Then Colonel Charles Drake comes to town with one ambition: winning the governor’s favor, no matter what it takes. And Robert Boothe just might be his last chance.
YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE.
For fans of historical fiction, Jayna Baas’ novel, Preacher on the Run, is a must-read. The story is written with a strong feeling of patriotism and a passion for history, making it a fascinating and moving story. Plus, unlike many books of historical fiction, there is minimal romance except between the main character, Robert Boothe, and his wife, Magdalen.
I watched as the events unfolded with bated breath. Baas’ historical scenario of the North Carolina Regulators and the persecution, hostility and bounties they faced were presented in such a way that I felt like I was there with them. As each character came to life on the pages, I could feel their faith, terror, optimism or depression, along with their need to protect and be protected. Everyone seemed so real; some I admired and respected, while others I despised.
Thrills, excitement and tension abound, and I found myself reading as quickly as possible so I could see what happened, yet still wanting to relish the sequence of events. Preacher on the Run gives you the feeling of being so engrossed in a film that you don’t want it to stop. I’m very much looking forward to future books in the series.
I received this book from the author. However, my review is voluntary, and all opinions are my own.
(Some storylines may be triggering)
Jayna Baas (pronounced as in “baa, baa, black sheep”) lives in northern Michigan with a great family of real people and the family of pretend people who live in her head. (Yes, she does know her characters are not real. No, she does not want you to tell them she said so.) Notorious for working on several projects at once and writing her series in the wrong order, she believes German writer Thomas Mann was correct in saying, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people.” She enjoys writing and reading in a wide range of genres, but her favorite story is this: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
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Prize: One signed paperback copy of Preacher on the Run, one bookmark with a Bible verse and cover artwork, and eight assorted photography notecards. All entrants will receive a promo code for Jayna Baas’s online bookstore.
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Blog Tour Schedule
September 13–24, 2021
Sept 13: Blog tour kickoff @ Books by Jayna (https://www.booksbyjayna.com/blog)
Book spotlight, behind-the-scenes post
Sept 14: Kristina Hall (https://kristinahallauthor.wordpress.com)
Book review, author interview
Sept 15: Jenny Knipfer—Author (https://jennyknipfer.com/blog/)
Book spotlight, excerpt
Sept 16: Vanessa Hall—Author of Christian Fiction (https://vanessahallauthor.wordpress.com/)
Book review, character interview
Sept 17: Captive Dreams Window (https://captivedreamswindow.wordpress.com/)
Sept 20: Southern Gal Loves to Read (http://southerngallovestoread.blogspot.com)
Sept 21: Amanda Tero—Blog (http://amandatero.com/blog)
Book spotlight, guest post
Sept 22: Connie’s History Classroom (https://connieshistoryclassroom.blogspot.com)
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