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About the Book

Book: Restored

Author: Tanya Eavenson

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Release date: February 10, 2016

RestoredSometimes love arrives when you least expect it.

Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart.

Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future.

But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and say good-bye?

 

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Guest Review from Mindy Houng

This is book 2 in Elizabeth’s chronicle of sorrows, hopes, and dreams. If you’ve read book 1 (Unconditional), I’m sure you fell in love with Chris and Elizabeth as they recommitted their lives to God and to each other. They both went through a tremendous amount of pain to arrive at a place of peace, love, and hope…and Chris became an incredibly swoon-worthy hero….and as this second book opens, he dies in the prologue without even getting a scene in the book. HE DIES!!! No, this is not a spoiler. The book blurb already told me Elizabeth is widowed and I knew this before delving into the story…but my heart still hasn’t recovered. Unconditional should be read before Restored. The heart-squeezing angst, sorrow, and love that Elizabeth and Steven feel in this story can best be understood by reading the first book to walk through Elizabeth and Chris’ lives some 12 or so years before this story.
Despite how much I felt rattled that Chris died, Steven is an equally likable and noble hero in this story (as he was in the first story) with his intelligence, self-sacrificing and compassionate and tender heart, undying devotion to Elizabeth and her two boys, and fierce loyalty. Elizabeth, even after several terrible tragedies, is stronger than ever in her faith and will to survive and love. This book explores more deeply such themes as grief from loss of family, hopelessness of dreams lost, human desire to be known and loved, despair in facing death, and sacrificial and unconditional love, which were all touched upon in the first book. The reunion of Elizabeth and Steven is sweet and sigh-worthy…for Steven has waited a long time to love her fully.
This book is a contemporary romance that will bring tears of sorrow and joy with the pages – don’t forget your box of tissues while reading it. I received a copy of the book via Celebrate Lit Tours and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.

About the Author

Tanya EavensonTanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/ on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.

 

More from Tanya

RESTORED is the second book in the Unending Love series. It’s a story I wanted to write, one I knew I could write, but still, it took six years to write. Not that it was difficult, but something was missing.

A friend and I attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and during the conference, we discussed RESTORED. We came up with different plots, but nothing felt right.

I decided then to take a hiatus from contemporary romance and to begin writing another genre I’ve always loved, historical romance. While doing research and working on my historical romance novel, doctors discovered I had cancer.

There are many times in a person’s life where he or she may reach an obstacle. It may be an illness, an accident, a difficult decision that must be made, or any number of other things. I’d reached that point in my life. It was a defining moment, not only dealing with my cancer prognosis, but asking the Lord if He truly called me to write as I thought, or was I mistaken. I stuffed my historical romance novel away and almost gave up on God’s call to write.

But through the fears and searching for God’s direction, I learned He did indeed place this desire to write on my heart and no matter what I was facing in my life, it didn’t diminish His call. I’m inspired by the Lord to write inspirational Christian fiction so people may know the love of Christ. To know the depth He will go to have a relationship with us. And though we struggle, He uses us—ordinary people like me—to do out of the ordinary things. Unexpected things—like writing. This propelled me to write RESTORED.

I began pouring into RESTORED the knowledge I’d gained through my own experiences and that of my stepfather and father-in-law, who were both diagnosed with melanoma. I know now that if I had written this story any earlier in my career, I wouldn’t be on such a personal level with my characters nor could I have written it from the heart.

I love this story. I love my characters, Steven and Elizabeth. RESTORED is about lost love being given a second chance when you least expect it. A story of how nothing is impossible with God.

 

Blog Stops

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Remembrancy, June 9

Godly Book Reviews, June 10

For Him and My Family, June 11

Spoken from the Heart, June 12

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 13

Texas Book-aholic, June 14

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A Reader’s Brain, June 16

Inklings and notions, June 17

Artistic Nobody, June 18 (Spotlight)

Just the Write Escape, June 19

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Tanya is giving away a grand prize of a $5 Amazon gift card and a pillow cover from RedBubble!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e4f5/restored-celebration-tour-giveaway

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