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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson

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Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

An Unpresentable Glory


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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: An Unpresentable Glory  
Author: Eleanor K. Gustafson  
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: July 1, 2018  
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance  

“I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.”

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.

Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.


Synopsis:

“I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.”

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.

Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.


An Unpresentable Glory excerpt

She sat down and blew a breath. What was wrong, and what could she do about it? He had said it wasn’t life threatening, but shouldn’t she call a doctor? This is really stupid. A man—in my house—mysteriously ill—requesting secrecy. Was there any identification? No wristwatch even, and nothing bulged in his pockets. Who is this guy? 
She studied his broad head and tapered, stubbly jaw. Only his temples and chin showed signs of gray. His nose sketched an irregular line down his face, and an untidy clump of hair fell across his bloodless forehead. She reached to pick wisps of hemlock detritus from hair that itself resembled hemlock bark—scraggy, with a reddish tinge. Yes, he had come from the preserve, one of the few stands of hemlock in Westchester County. 
He seemed cool to her touch—too cool, actually. No fever. No rash. Pulse rapid, but steady. No sign of a cold or congestion. A virus, perhaps? Lyme disease? She had no clue. He could die right here in her guest bedroom. How would she explain that? He had said it wasn’t life threatening, but had she done the right thing? If she’d gone inside for her phone, how far could he possibly have crawled? Certainly not through her locked gate. And why wasn’t she calling 911, despite what he’d asked? She shook her head and sighed. What I’ve done, I’ve done—stupid or not. Lord, You dumped this man here. Help me care for him 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ellie grew up in Branchville, NJ, in a county with more cows than people. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois as a music major, then married a pastor/college professor/tree farmer/organist and writer. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. Music was Ellie’s first love until she tried on the cloak of writing and found it a comfortable fit. However, early writing attempts saw friends—and even her mother—advising her to stick to music as a career. She pushed manfully along, though, and An Unpresentable Glory is her sixth novel. “God first touched me through story,” Ellie says, “and made the bigger Story come alive. I love Him passionately!”

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3 comments:

  1. The more I read about this book, the more excited I become. I have a feeling it will be in my possession when I really need the message it contains.

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  2. Thank you for all the information on "An Unpresentable Glory" by Eleanor Gustafson and for being part of the book tour. Enjoyed reading the excerpt and would love the chance to read the book.
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