Hello everybody! Today it is my privilege to be part of the blog tour for Jayna Baas’ new book, Preacher on the Run! *Drumroll and trumpet fanfare please*
This is a 1700s North Carolina tale, recounting the clash between the “common people” and their oppressive rulers shortly before the American War for Independence. So without further adieu, here is the synopsis:
North Carolina, 1771
Robert Boothe has spent the last four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators in standing against North Carolina’s corrupt British government. Just being an unlicensed dissenter preacher is enough to make Robert a target, but he refuses to back down from his conscience. Aside from a sympathetic court justice, the village of Ayen Ford has no other champion for its poor and defenseless.
Then Charles Drake, emissary of His Excellency William Tryon, comes to town with one ambition: winning the governor’s favor, no matter what it takes. And Robert Boothe just might be his last chance.
All Robert wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to live and worship God. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor’s men want him dead. And that safe place is farther and farther away.
You can run, but you can’t hide . . .
I have to say, this book does have my interest peaked. The time leading up to the revolution was a very turbulent time with lots of interesting history involved. From what I understand, this book is entirely from the author’s imagination, but is based on the real life situations that early freedom-loving Americans would have faced in the years before our independence. You can find the kindle edition on Amazon here, and the paperback at Jayna’s website here. I would definitely encourage you to go get it, read it, and always remember to leave a review! (If you want to know my author’s opinion on reviews, you can always go back and read my post about it here.)
Oh, and there’s a giveaway too! Take a look at this!
Make sure to sign up for a chance to get the book free. While a necklace isn’t exactly my thing, getting a book for free sounds awesome! You can sign up for the giveway by clicking the image above.
Unfortunately I haven’t read the book yet, so the ideas and opinions expressed therein may or may not be those of the MHQOC.
Anyway, go check out the book and have an amazing weekend!