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Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire / / Blog Tour

GUYSSSSSS!!!! Guess what?? My good friend and AMAZING critique partner is releasing her very first book!! I’m so excited for her. And for the world. This book is so wonderful. Just…ahhhhhhh. The feeellllllsssssss!!!!!


Just look at that stunning cover!!!! The watercolor is just absolutely perfect for the story. *squeals*



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 a 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?


My Review:

Miss Abigayle’s writing style has an old-fashioned feel to it that absolutely sucks you into the story while giving you the warm fuzzies. I loved how well-rounded the characters were (EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!) and how I could relate to each one in different dimensions. Even the “villain” character…I felt so sorry for him. Maybe I shouldn’t, because I didn’t like him and I wanted to hug him all at the same time, but…. Wow. It’s rare for me to find a book I enjoyed this much. While Martin Hospitality isn’t exactly what could be considered an “edge of your seat adventure”, it certainly holds its own in a world full of YA adventure novels. This is the kind of story that you want to curl up with and forget life’s problems for a few hours. I am SO EXCITED for book two!!!


About the Author:

Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn’t completing the 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 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 editing 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.



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6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire / / Blog Tour”

  1. Pam McDonald says:

    has it been released? will I be able to download to my Kindle?

  2. I keep hearing about this book and now I want to read it. :) Thanks for sharing your excitement, Ivy.

    • Ivy says:

      It is a wonderful book and deserves lots of excitement! :D I hope you are able to get it and enjoy it!

  3. Abigayle says:

    Thank you so so much for participating, Ivy!!! You’re so sweet ^.^ And your review *sniff* It’s so fun to be doing this publishing thing together!!!

    • Ivy says:

      It was my absolute pleasure! And yes, it is so fun to be doing this together! I’m so glad we can! :D

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