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The Best Intentions
Scotland's Melody
The Secret Society of Salzburg
Secret of the Sonnets
20-40-60-Minute Dinners: Meals to Match the Time You Have
Through the Wilderness: My Journey of Redemption and Healing in the American Wild
Secret Santa Claus Club: A Tool to Help Parents Unwrap the Secret of Santa
Mr. Pudgins
Revenge Never Rests
The Best Mistake
Meriden Park
More Inspirational Stories for Young Women
The Great Tree: A Christmas Fable
To Capture His Heart
The Call of the Sea
Livvy and the Enchanted Woodland
Come, Gentle Night
The Bad Boy Theory
Guide To Smart Wedding Planning: What You want to know and everything you haven't thought of yet.

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2023 Goodreads Reading Challenge

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2023 Reading Challenge
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Friday, January 20, 2023

Beauty From Ashes { Beauty from Ashes Trilogy #1 } by Pamela Hart-YA Fantasy Book Review


Beauty From Ashes JustRead Blog Tour      Welcome to the Blog Tour 

for Beauty from Ashes 

by Pamela Hart, 

hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Beauty From Ashes Title: Beauty from Ashes 
Series: Beauty from Ashes Trilogy #1 
Author: Pamela Hart 
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing 
Release Date: July 25, 2022 
Genre: Young Adult Clean Fantasy Romance (Allegorical) 

****I received a complimentary book from publishers, publicists, book tours, and or authors.  A review was not required and all opinions and ideas expressed are my own.****

Book Summary
How far are you willing to go for love? 

When Prince Arnion volunteers to infiltrate the prison colony of Gehenna, romance is the last thing on his mind. Rescuing its inhabitants is his only priority. But the corruption in Gehenna runs deep, fueled by the obsessions of its fanatical leader—a king rumored to devour human hearts. 

To succeed, Arnion must conceal his identity from the people he’s been sent to save, including a young woman he’s inexplicably drawn to. And when her life is threatened by two merciless guards, the prince risks everything to save her. 

Afterward, she wants nothing to do with him or his promises of rescue. But she soon realizes there’s more to Arnion than meets the eye, and what he’s about to unleash on Gehenna will change everything. 

My Review
Beauty From Ashes is a YA Fantasy, mixed with a Sci-Fi and Dystopian feel. The story is based on an allegory of Christ's life and his love for people. If you are Christian, you will recognize things in Beauty From Ashes that will remind you of stories from the Bible. If you are not religious, you will enjoy a story of a brave prince from a futuristic world that battles evil beings while trying to save the world. 

Prince Arnion is going undercover into King Lucien's kingdom of Gehenna to help free the people being held in bondage as slaves there. The people have been brainwashed and have lost all hope. Arnion starts making friends and opening the eyes of the people about what is really happening. I loved when he met the downtrodden woman named Arcadia. Slowly he wins her over, opens her eyes to the spirit within her, and a romance starts to blossom. There is some violence as people are beaten and killed by Lucien's guards. It is not overly graphic. It just signifies how harsh the conditions are in Gehenna along with the people starving. It's nice to see the longer that Arnion is there the more the people are changing. You can feel your own spirits rising as they begin to have hope again. Of course, there is a happy surprise at the end and things are left open for another book.

This book can be read by teens and adults. There are many aspects that will appeal to readers with action, romance, and of course angst. 

3.5-4 Stars from me for Beauty From Ashes.

~*~*~*~*PURCHASE Beauty From Ashes~*~*~*~*


Falling Star

The second book in the Beauty from Ashes trilogy

A wave of violence is sweeping across Elorah, threatening to undo the fragile peace.

As the web of deceptions draws tighter around Eiren, Acadia is startled to discover an insidious enemy much closer to home.

****Meet  Author Pamela Hart****

Pamela Hart is the author of Beauty from Ashes and City of a Thousand Tears. Raised on a steady diet of fantasy, science fiction and anime, she spent most of her childhood failing to acquire a Boston accent. Since then, she has slurped ramen in Ikebukuro, stampeded through flamenco lessons in Granada, and splashed her way across a fishpond for the Milkman Triathlon in Dexter. During her travels, she tends to overpack horrendously, but never regrets cramming her backpack full of books to devour along the way. She wanders the planet with Joe, the love of her life, and her adorably maniacal Boston terriers, Willy and Marvin.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Beauty from Ashes, 2 themed bookmarks, a $15 Amazon gift card, a book themed tote bag, and a book themed pencil case!

Beauty From Ashes JustRead Giveaway

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