Be Thou My Vision


be though buttonFaith Blum is here with us today as she releases her new book Oct. 26, Be Thou My Vision, Book 2 in her Hymns of the West series.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Faith.

What inspired you to write your first book?

It all started with a picture and a story contest. I couldn’t actually enter the contest because I was too old and my story idea was way too involved for a short story. But, I wrote the story anyway. That was lots of fun.

How did you come up with the title of your current book?
When I rewrote the super rough draft of my first book and then started to read through it again, I realized that I had the characters singing the hymn “A Mighty Fortress” a lot. When I came up with more story ideas, I decided to name the series Hymns of the West.  Book two was easy to name since “Be Thou My Vision” is an Irish song and Anna and Caleb Stuart are half-Irish and half-Scottish.

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Here’s an excerpt from the book:
The church was empty when I dragged myself out of the pew and headed out the door. As I opened the door, the corner of my eye caught a flicker of movement which I chose to ignore. I walked down the steps and was nearly bowled over by two wild boys. With arms grown strong and quick from man-handling two brothers growing up, I grabbed the two boys before they had a chance to escape me.Anna Stuart is comfortable with her life. She may be a 30 year old spinster, but she has her routine and enjoys taking care of her father and older brother. One letter shatters all her routines, comfort, and enjoyment. After learning of her brother’s death, Anna feels like her life will never be the same again.Then she meets two motherless boys. Did God place them in her life to lead her to a new vision of life? Can she trust God to give her the desires of her heart before she even knows what they are?

Faith is having a PRE-ORDER SALE, ending Oct. 26!

Also, check out the other blogs Faith is visiting this week the next 12 days and follow the rest of the tour! 

Day One     – 10/20   Prairie Dust Trail
Day Two     – 10/21  Melanie Snitker
Day Three   – 10/22  Destiny of One
Day Four     – 10/23  Shanna Hatfield
Day Five     – 10/24  Jaye L. Knight
Day Six      – 10/25  Faith Blum
Day Seven  – 10/26  Kathryn Fogleman
Day Eight   – 10/27  Star Dust & Gravel
Day Nine    – 10/28  Keely Brooke Keith
Day Ten     – 10/29  E. Kaiser Writes
Day Eleven – 10/30  Elaine Cantrell
Day Twelve – 10/31  Rachel Rossano

Join Faith at the “Be Thou My Vision” Facebook Launch Party!
November 1st, 2014 at 7-8:30 pm
There will be door prizes: LOTS of books from various authors and genres.

Faith with Rikki-croppedAn avid reader, Faith Blum started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, moderating on the Holy Worlds Historical Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?).As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.You can find Faith on her Website, Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

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