Sunday, May 31, 2015

Coffee Cake Days--Amanda Tero's Short-Story Release Tour!




I'm excited to introduce you to a writer that I've recently discovered and whose work I have been so encouraged by. I won one of Amanda's short stories in a giveaway a few weeks ago. I was excited to have won the giveaway. :-)

Amanda's story wasn't too long, and so I thought, "I'll take a few days to read this." As I started reading, I found that it was difficult to put down. Amanda's style is very down-to-earth and easy to get into. I read the book in one sitting and found myself recommending it those around me. 

So, when Amanda announced that she would be releasing "Coffee Cake Days," I knew that I wanted to join the "bandwagon." Another excellently-written short story, detailed, thought-provoking, and fun to read, all at the same time. 



What I like -- no, love -- about Amanda's short stories are that they are written from a careful Scriptural and spiritual point-of-view without being overtly "preachy;" it is clear that Amanda's aim in writing is not merely to entertain (although her stories are entertaining), but rather also to encourage her readers toward a deeper, closer walk with the Lord Jesus. 

She uses very ordinary people in everyday situations to illustrate that obedience to Christ is not only in the so-called "big" things, but in all the little details of life. And that this is where the rubber meets the road.

I won't give away the plot of "Coffee Cake Days" . . . I will only tell you that I enjoyed it immensely. One other thing that I appreciate about Amanda's writing is that she maintains a sense of humor in her writing without being sarcastic or crass. The humor is good, clean, down-to-earth humor, something that is more difficult to find these days, especially in literature for young girls and women. 

Appropriate Age Group for Coffee Cake Days: Girls 8-18 (also appropropriate for family-style reading)

Amanda's Biography:

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate whose desire is to provide God-honoring reading material.


Her current projects include short stories and novels-in-progress. When she was a young teenager, Amanda was obsessed with writing. However, the Lord helped her to realize that she was writing for her personal pleasures and purposes - not His. For several years, she put away "pleasure writing" and wrote mainly Biblical articles for several years (which she still continues). She found the time of writing silence beneficial in gleaning from God's Word and strengthening the focus of why she writes. Since 2013, the Lord directed her to begin writing fiction again. Her desire is to glorify and exalt God in all of her writing. She desires to challenge girls to focus on their relationship with God and grow in Him and His Word. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!
Amanda's books are available as downloads and ALSO, more recently, available in PRINT:





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28 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the recommendation - I'm always looking for quality Christian books for girls. These sounds like a winner. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from What Joy is Mine.

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  2. You're welcome, Rebecca! I'm glad that you stopped by; God bless you!

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  3. Aw, thanks for your sweet and encouraging words!!! Praise the Lord! Thanks so much for sharing, Rebekah!
    ~Amanda

    "He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

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    1. You're welcome, Amanda! It has been a blessing to get to know you; I'm glad that the Lord allowed our paths to cross and I'm thankful for your faithful witness to Him through your writing.

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  4. Yes I'm with Rebecca - thanks for the recommendation! The age gap between myself and the younger girls are church/youth isn't huge but I find it does make a big difference when it comes to our preference for reading material. I'll keep this one in mind :)

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad that you stopped by! :-)

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  5. she sounds like an interesting writer. I think I will look her up on my kindle.

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    1. I have really been blessed by her writing; I hope that you also find her writing a blessing!

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  6. Looks like an awesome book...thanks for sharing it with us at Testimony Tuesday!

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    1. You're welcome, Holly! I really enjoyed it!

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  7. Good to know about these! I love short stories and they just aren't around so much right now -especially clean, humorous, poignant ones! Thanks for spreading the word via #TestimonyTuesday!

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    1. You're welcome, Bethany! I'm glad that you stopped by! :-)

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    1. They are really wonderful books! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Thanks for letting us know about Amanda's books. She sounds like she is approaching fiction in a fresh and spiritually inspiring way, Rebekah. I'm not much of a fiction reader. I just have so many non-fiction books I'm reading all at the same time, that the thought of adding another book to my plate seems like too much. But perhaps I'll have more time as the summer unfolds. Thanks so much!

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    1. You're welcome, Beth! She really is a godly young woman who is seeking to honor Him through her writing. If you have the opportunity, I think that you would really enjoy her writing (but I know how busy things can be!) God bless you!

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  10. It's always so hard to find good short stories for young women! Thank you for sharing this review with us at #InspireMeMonday!

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    1. Oh, you're welcome! I know what you mean!--it is difficult; I was so glad to come across Amanda's writing; it is refreshing!

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  11. Visiting you from 3DLessons for Life. I so appreciate being introduced to good authors, thanks. Also, must say I love your image at the top of your webpage...lovely.

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    1. You're welcome! I really enjoyed her short stories and her gentle spirit really shines through her writing. Thank you for visiting; God bless you!

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  12. I am going to recommend these to my daughter! Thank you so much!

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    1. You're welcome, Jen! Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this great book review with us at Good Morning Mondays. Sounds like an interesting read and it wonderful to have God honouring stories. Blessings

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    1. You're welcome, Terri; I really enjoy her writing! Blessings to you, also!

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  14. How cool! Will have to check her out sometime soon! Sounds like it is right up my alley :-)

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    1. Sharita, I think that you would enjoy her writing! Have a blessed weekend! :-)

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  15. Looks like a fun book to read. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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    1. You're welcome, Barbie; I'm glad that I could share it! The Lord bless you!

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