Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Guest Post & Giveaway: Heather Norman Smith


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Grace & Lavender by Heather Norman Smith, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


grace and lavender Title: Grace & Lavender
Author: Heather Norman Smith
Publisher: Ambassador International
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: March 1, 2019

Recently retired Colleen Hill is always busy, constantly on a quest to make life more interesting.

When the ladies’ group at her church partners with the local children’s home, Colleen jumps in as usual, volunteering to share her passion for cooking with a troubled teenager named Grace. But Colleen must balance the new project with her pursuit of becoming a contestant on a television game show, along with all the other ideas her brain continually spins out.

Colleen’s daughter Melody is quite different. She lives a calm, simple life and is content with who she is. That is, until an unexpected opportunity to work with Grace, too, pushes her to reevaluate life and dare to take on bigger dreams. The path starts with a newly-found interest in soap-making and leads her to responsibilities she didn’t even know she wanted, including helping Grace understand the meaning of her name.

Grace & Lavender is a book for all audiences—a heart-warming story that reminds us to seek God’s purpose for our lives.

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I'm so excited to have Heather Norman Smith on the blog today! She's going to be talking about the first book that made her realize reading means a lot to her. 

If you keep scrolling there's a giveaway for Grace & Lavender written by our lovely guest. 😊

Alright, now on to the post!


What was the first book that made you realize reading means a lot to you?

I read Gone With the Wind in the eighth grade, mostly because I wanted to prove I could read a 1,026 page book (that was the format of the copy I had.) But I became so immersed in the world that Margaret Mitchell created, and it wasn’t until I was done that I realized how invested in the book I had become. I cried for two hours after reading the ending! That story had the power to draw out strong emotions. It made me care about characters as if they were real people. And it never left me.
Gone With the Wind was the first book that I realized could change a person’s life. Now I want to write books that God uses to change lives. I realize it won’t be my skill as a writer that does it. I’m no Margaret Mitchell. But I pray that the Holy Spirit will speak through my stories to draw people to Him.


Wasn't that great?! I love finding out what book sparked people's love for reading. What book sparked your love? 

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heather norman smith

Heather Norman Smith aims to entertain and encourage, while illuminating the redemptive love of God through her writing. Along with Christian Fiction, she writes devotions and children’s books. She also enjoys writing songs and singing about Jesus.

Heather is proud to be a life-long North Carolinian and hopes to present the beauty of the Tar Heel State in her writing. Her home is just outside Winston-Salem, NC, where she lives with one husband, two daughters, one son, two cats, and two dogs. Heather loves words and does not enjoy math, except when it comes to counting blessings.

CONNECT WITH HEATHER : website | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter

grace and lavender blog giveaway


(1) winner will win a print copy of Grace & Lavender (US only)

(4) winners will receive an ebook copy of Grace & Lavender (open internationally)

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight March 4, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm March 11, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for "Grace & Lavender" by Heather Norman Smith. Enjoyed reading her reply to your question and her love for Gone With The Wind. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this great sounding book which is on my TBR list.
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