with sympathy (and a cover reveal!!)

I don't think I've ever posted a sympathy card on this blog. Probably because this is the only one I've made. I guess they're not in very high demand. :P

Speaking of things that I've never done, today I have a cover reveal for you all! (which I don't think I've ever participated in before, but hey there's always a first time.)

My friend Abigayle Claire over at The Left-Handed Typist will be publishing her first book Martin Hospitality in about a month! I'm so excited to read this book when it releases. You are certainly welcome to check out this book on Amazon starting February 4.

I've heard lots of good things about it seeing that several of my friends and my brother had the privilege of beta reading it.

Okay, well that was a long introduction and I'm sure you're all ready to see Martin Hospitality's beautiful cover...

Here's the synopsis:
Gemma Ebworthy is eighteen, pregnant, and alone. Now that she's been evicted, she spends the night in a barn, never dreaming that tomorrow could bring kindness of a life-changing magnitude.    
The Martins aren't the typical family - even for rural Kansas. With more kids than can be counted on one hand and a full-time farm, Gemma must make a lot of adjustments to fit in. But despite their many differences, Gemma finds herself drawn to this family and their radical Christian faith.  
When Gemma's past collides with her yet again, she must begin revealing her colorful history. With every detail Gemma concedes, she fears she will lose the Martins' trust and the stable environment she desires for herself and her unborn child. Just how far can the Martins' love and God's forgiveness go?

About the Author

 Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn't completing stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn't for her), it was jotting down the ideas.
But in 2015, a story grabbed her - one that she had to finish. Inspired by a crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn't looked back since.

Writing is her ministry, freelance is her job, and reading her pastime - all of which prove that God really does know what He's doing when He inspires a 6-year-old with a pencil in her left hand. 

<3 ashley


  1. That is a really pretty sympathy card!! Thanks so much for participating in my cover reveal, Ash :D

    1. Thanks so much Abi! And I'm so excited I got to take part in it :)


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