About the Book
Book: Trial by Patience
Author: Tabitha Bouldin
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: August 12, 2019
Danny Solomon operates Break Away Acres, an equine therapy center for abused kids and teens. As a former abuse victim, Danny knows how important it is to let these kids know that someone still cares. God has blessed Danny with a gift: the ability to see the past of anyone who meets his eye. The information he is given through this gift allows him to know how he might best help those around him.
Phoenix Nichols is Danny’s new trail guide. Her job is to help with the horses and keep an eye on the kids. With a past more painful than anything Danny has ever encountered, he finds himself unable to resist trying to help. When her past becomes her present, her trust in Danny is the only link she has to finding God…and peace.
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In My Opinion
Phew, is this book a hard one to read. Not because of the writing, pacing, plot, or any other technical issues. No, all those things are wonderful. It’s the subject matter that makes this a tough one but at the same time, this book is needed in today’s fallen world.
Both Danny and Phoenix have suffered horrid abuse. Phoenix’s torture is ongoing while, with the help of a loving adoptive family, Danny has taken his experiences and turned them into a way to help children in current abusive situations.
Tabitha Bouldin unfolds the worst of Danny’s and Phoenix’s abuse slowly as these two get to know each other. This works well for the book. Too much too fast just wouldn’t be believable for these two broken, hurting people. And while readers are adequately aware of some of the experience and pain our hero and heroine have survived, the details are never graphic (though they are uncomfortable, as they should be).
As Phoenix seeks an elusive hope, Danny desires to protect her. What they both discover is their answer lies not in themselves, but or each other but in God.
This is the first book I’ve read by Bouldin, but after meeting the characters in this book, I want to know more. If you haven’t read anything by this author yet, be sure and look her up.
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About the Author
Tabitha is a small-town girl with an oversized imagination. She grew up creating characters and enjoys giving them life through words and pages. Just one year shy of obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, she plans to make sure her characters stand the test of time. When not writing or reading, you’ll find her either homeschooling her two boys or outside digging a new flower bed for her roses.
More from Tabitha
Danny and Phoenix are the main characters in Trial by Patience, but Danny isn’t a new character. As part of The Trials series, Danny is introduced in book 1 as a scrappy six-year-old. Two years after I finished writing book 1, he’s twenty-eight. (Don’t you love how time can be manipulated in the literary world.) Fun fact: When I wrote book 1: Trial by Courage, I had no idea Danny would get his own book. God works in mysterious ways and His sense of humor astounds me. I had a million ideas and half-started manuscripts littered my desk but I had no idea what to focus on next. Within two weeks of Trial by Courage’s release, three people asked me when Danny’s story would be ready. The first time, I blinked slowly and shrugged (I wasn’t about to tell them I had no intention of writing about Danny). Second time, I laughed. Third time, I knew it was an honest question and I started writing. A year later, I typed THE END, had an author copy printed and handed it over to my sister for proofing. Little did I know I wasn’t anywhere near finished. Danny’s story would NOT leave me alone. I was constantly trying to reassure myself that it was done, just minor adjustments…boy was I wrong! Six months ago, I realized I needed to change the ending, which lead to a complete rewrite of the last half of the book and major changes in the beginning chapters. Talk about scary, and exciting, but mostly scary. I even made another copy of the original script in case I changed my mind about this new ending. I shouldn’t have worried. I’m in love with this new copy and every angsty minute that went into making Trial by Patience the book it is today.
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