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BLOGWORDS – Saturday 12 June 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-SATURDAY – BOOK REVIEW – ANCHOR MY HEART by SARA BETH WILLIAMS

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY-on-SATURDAY – BOOK REVIEW – ANCHOR MY HEART by SARA BETH WILLIAMS

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THE BLURB

In the aftermath of tragic loss, worship leader Matt Lawson is grappling debilitating anxiety. The blessings he’d taken for granted—a dream job, a woman he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with, and his God-given musical talent have crumbled at his feet, leaving him reeling in despair, unable to face the wreckage of the life he’d envisioned for himself.
Tara Pierce is ready to put past hurts behind her as she prepares to graduate college and take a leap of faith in her career. When Matt’s grief causes him to isolate himself from everyone he knows, she refuses to stand idly by and do nothing. She has traversed similar terrain before. No one deserves to travel that road alone.
Unexpected attraction flares as Tara reaches into the sea of Matt’s grief and helps ground him in reality. But Matt’s not ready to give himself away again. Can Tara risk her heart and their friendship and let God step in to heal where she can’t?

THE AUTHOR

39109190_275553673174770_3413648626860163072_nSara Beth Williams is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a lovable old lady pit and a spunky Pomeranian-Shih Tzu mix. She lives in Northern California. When she’s not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub and AllAuthor. She is all about connecting with readers!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaraBethWilliamsAuthor
Twitter: @WilliamsSaraB
Instagram: @sarabethauthor2018/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18403465.Sara_Beth_Williams
Website: http://www.authorswilliams.wordpress.com/
BookBub: @swilliamsauth

MY REVIEW

Don’t we all strive to be in control, at least to some degree? Do we not all resist “letting go and letting God” when we need to the most? Turn away from those who love us most, those whom we need the most.

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book; the main character, Matt, was so off-putting. I just really couldn’t like him.

But I persevered (I’m glad I did) and I came to understand why he annoyed me so—not only was he wallowing in his grief, he was trying to control his emotions on his own—and [SPOILER] from the past.

Of all Matt’s friends, Tara was able to crack through the armor Matt had built up. She’s been there; she knows the pain he’s suffering. And man! is she tenacious! That’s a good thing when God places someone on your heart.

The story—Matt’s grieving—seemed to D-R-A-G on and on… Then again, we all know people (or have been that person) who cling to their pain. Ms. Williams certainly did justice to his fight. I appreciated how she portrayed the ebb and flow of his friends rallying around him and giving him space. The gentle nudges to move forward, and straight up advice to [SPOILER.]

Of course the element of romance was a tightwire act; both of them wanting to move into a relationship, both of them with questions.

Ms. Williams threw them a curve ball that gave them both the space they needed. Literally and figuratively. And I loved how she resolved it for them.

This story sure got my attention, and now I’d like to go back and read the first two in the series.

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

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