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Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Tour: Just Over the Horizon by Susan Rush

Today we Welcome Author Susan Rush to my blog!! I really enjoyed her book and did a review for it which you will find below! But first, let's get to know the book and the author!

Book Blurb:

Is it possible for a traveling hospice nurse to find romance in a small southern town? After all, she is only passing through and
needs to focus on her job. A job that requires compassion and dedication. She can't afford to have any distractions.
Since her grandmother's death, Sarah has been alone. No family. No friends. No distractions.
Just the way she likes it. Traveling from town to town is an adventure, meeting new people, exploring new places, but could her solitary life be growing lonely?
Much to her surprise, two vastly differing men compete for her attention in the small historic town of Camden, South Carolina. Nate, the adopted son of one of Sarah's patients, is a true
Southerner with a sarcastic wit and genuine warmth. On the other hand, Dr. Joseph Thornton is a caring oncologist who is known as the best catch in the state. Who could say no to his Hollywood smile and emerald eyes?
No distractions. This has been her goal as a hospice nurse. But distractions is exactly what she gets. Will she be tempted to put down roots in the small town?
It's a good thing Sarah's eccentric Nana left her a mysterious box. Nana's gift provides the guidance and comfort Sarah desperately needs as she faces heart­wrenching trials. Not only does she have the stress of caring for the dying, she has to visit patients in the ghetto. What dangers await a beautiful young nurse making home visits at night?

Enduring sadness and trauma, Sarah's childhood faith is shattered. She tries desperately to hold onto Nana's godly legacy, but it is slipping away. When a bizarre stranger appears at her door with devastating news about Nana's past, can her cherished box continue to provide answers and deepen her faith or will Sarah realize her life has been based on nothing but lies?

I did not know what to expect from this book. But what I found was much better than anything I could have expected! I absolutely loved the depth of the characters, the strong will of Sarah (the MC) and the love she holds for people, even when they have wronged her. I was really touched by the characters, their willingness to learn and move forward, their openness to people who I personally would not have been so open with, and their strength through their trials. And through it all is a subtle, yes sweet love story that touches your heart! I would recommend this book and would definitely read it again. It was pleasant surprise and definitely left me feeling light hearted and thoughtful.

Author Bio:

Susan grew up in Charlotte, NC and has a psychology degree from Furman University and masters in social work from the University of South Carolina. She jokes that God didn't lead her to a career in hospice; He took her kicking and screaming the whole way. Now passionate about end­of­life care, she has worked with hospice for more than twenty years. She loves sharing about God's redemptive love and grace during life's most challenging struggles. Susan presently serves as a hospice director and lives in Columbia, SC with her husband and three children. Her whole family is fluent in sarcasm and on any given day, you can find them bantering away.



Snippet #9

In spite of this, Sarah enjoyed their easy, congenial conversation. Mae Belle shared that they had just celebrated sixty-two years of marriage. The couple was openly affectionate, holding hands and smiling at each other often. Sarah learned that their only child, a son, had been killed in Vietnam.
As soon as Mae Belle’s eyes filled with tears, Coach wrapped his arm around her shoulder. “Now you know you really had dozens of sons. My Mae Belle took in any strays I found, and as the high school football coach, I found lots.”
The sparkle returned to Mae Belle’s eyes. “All it took was one bite of my venison or catfish stew, and thems boys was mine.” Mae Belle cackled. “Theys called me Mama Mae.” She dabbed her eye as she laughed. “Some still dos.”
The conversation turned more serious when Coach shared about receiving the cancer diagnosis and their eventual acceptance that nothing more could be done. Sarah patted his hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze. “Don’t worry, Coach. I’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need while you transition to heaven.”
“Such a nice way of puttin’ it.” Mae Belle nodded.  Sarah took Coach’s vital signs, assessed his skin, asked what seemed to be a hundred questions and just as she was finishing her paperwork, there was a knock on the door.


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Tour Schedule:

January 8
January 9
January 10
January 11
January 12
January 13
January 14

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