Chin Up: The Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway of The Sinner in Mississippi

 



About the Book

The Sinner in Mississippi Cover

Book:  The Sinner in Mississippi
Author: D.L. Lane
Genre: Historical Fiction, Inspirational Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2020

Not expecting me to live, the midwife cleaned me up, wrapped me in an old tea towel, and placed me in a knitting basket beside the wood-burning stove. According to Mama, the storm raged until morning, but I never made one sound. So, hours later, when they peeked in at me, they were surprised to see me sucking my thumb, staring up at them with eyes the color of bluebells.

Mama told me, that’s when she cried.

See, she hadn’t shed a single tear during the harsh pain of giving birth or out of fear of the horrible storm taking the house and her with it, but she sobbed when she saw me. To her, it would have been better for all of us if I’d passed on in the night, carried off on the wings of angels, never to suffer the evils of this world. And sometimes, I wondered if she hadn’t been right.

Mississippi Singleton


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Book Review

I LOVED this book. I knew I would from the very first chapter. What I didn’t know, however, was the emotional roller coaster ride it would take me on. There is so much sadness and heartbreak, but also happiness and hope.

Mississippi Singleton is such an amazing character. Growing up in an abusive home, she’s already gone through so much for a girl her age. She’s stubborn and strong though, and full of sass. Thayer Drayton King is such a kind-hearted man and I fell in love with him instantly. You can tell from the moment that Mr. King and Mississippi met that Thayer really cared for Mississippi.

D.L. Lane is such a talented author and she beautifully captures every emotion in this story. And I guarantee you that you do not want to miss out on this book. I am so happy that I signed up for this blog tour and was able to follow Mississippi through her life.

I had received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team and was required to give an honest review.


About the Author

D.L. Lane
D.L. Lane is a wife, musician, a graduate of Liberty University, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In 2010 she walked away from the day job and started a writing career using a pen name. As far as the world was concerned, she was very successful writing romances, however, success aside, she knew she wasn’t on the right path but stubbornly kept on going for nine years. Although a Christian and raised in a religious home, D.L went her own way, leaving God out of her choices until He said, “Enough.”

Weary and seeking guidance, she finally listened and left the course she was on as an established novelist to take a new path—putting God first in her life where He always should have been.


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I love writing, and I love to challenge myself as an author, and so I thought, why not write a fictional historical piece. This was a test for me since there are many things to research when writing during a different era, especially when I wasn’t around at that time. But I prayed about it, grabbed my laptop, and started writing about a poor, uneducated girl who grew up in Louisiana during the Great Depression in a motherless home with a group of reprobate males.

Not unlike the story of Joseph in the book of Genesis, a boy despised by his brothers who plotted against him, later rose from the depths to become one of the most powerful men in Egypt, facing the very men who had been responsible for the atrocities he’d suffered. Joseph had a choice. Let them die or help the ones who never helped him? This story weaves some of that same treachery with truth, teaching not only the heroine but the hero the ultimate meaning of love.

I wanted to give readers a book demonstrating the fact God will never leave us, even if we have left him for a time. That a personal relationship with Christ is our ultimate source of strength, and with His help, we can be pulled out of the depths of great sorrow, rising to heights we never imagined possible.

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Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, D.L. is giving away the grand prize package of a $10 Amazon eGift Card and a free Audiobook of The Sinner in Mississippi!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog, and for taking the time to read and review Mississippi's story. Blessings, D.L. Lane

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review and the book and author details. This sounds like a must read for me and I am looking forward to it.

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  3. This sounds like a fascinating read.

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