About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Samson & Amish Delilah by Thomas Nye: Review Tour and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit


About this Book



Book: Samson & Amish Delilah
Author: Thomas Nye
Genre: Christian Amish Fiction
Release Date: August 19, 2019

Everyone in America has fallen in love with Delilah, leading lady in a bestselling Amish novel. When media giants discover that Delilah is a real person, the pursuit is on. Dave joins the search not realizing that by finding her, he would fall into the story and become Samson. 



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MY THOUGHTS.....


I haven't read an Amish story quite like Samson and Amish Delilah but this isn't meant as a critical comment. Author Thomas Nye shares dual stories about two young women named Delilah and even though I thought the story was a little slow at the beginning, I soon found myself eager to learn more. Nye uses many twists and turns and some hidden secrets and as I continued to read, I began to understand the importance of finding the real Amish Delilah and the reference to Samson in this book title.

Forgiveness is a central theme in this story and the words of Delilah's grandfather explain it best. "If you realize that your own sins put Jesus on that cross, then you can forgive others." These are words that are practiced daily by Amish people and they are what all of us should try to do! I also appreciated that the importance of being raised by Godly parents was shown in both Amish and English families.

This is my first Thomas Nye book and I wonder if perhaps he will continue the story of Dave, Delilah, and a great little boy named Earl?

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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About the Author



Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend. Walking a mail route for the U.S. Postal Service keeps Thomas close to nature and affords him many quiet hours which he uses to dream up novels. Over three decades of friendships with Amish neighbors has revealed a simple wisdom that he weaves into his writing.  

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Most authors agree that during the course of writing a novel, the characters seem to come alive and emerge with personality traits we ourselves didn’t originally plan to give them. Not only did the lead characters of Samson and Delilah take on a life of their own, they also pulled the story in a direction I never planned to go. Samson and Amish Delilah is a book about a book. You will soon discover that the characters are reading along with you. They even try to guess the ending and have discussions about it. As I worked on the final few chapters, I could almost feel Samson and Delilah urging me forward, as though they needed me to write out solutions to the issues they were facing. I could almost hear them calling to me, “Please—finish this book—we want the world to hear our story.” Maybe all of this is just me projecting my feelings on them. LOL. Either way, I’ve gotten to know Samson and Delilah pretty well and I’m sure they would want you to smile, laugh, cry, and learn about the power of forgiveness along with them. Thomas Nye P.S. It so happens that I feel Samson and Delilah nudging me forward with a follow-up novel. Wink, wink.

Blog Stops
For Him and My Family, September 7
Batya's Bits, September 7
Moments, September 8
D'S QUILTS & BOOKS, September 9
Bigreadersite, September 10
Pause for Tales, September 12
Maureen's Musings, September 12
Emily Yager, September 13
Older & Smarter?, September 14
Texas Book-aholic, September 15
Mary Hake, September 15
janicesbookreviews, September 17
Inklings and notions, September 18
For The Love of Books, September 18
A Reader's Brain, September 19

Giveaway



To celebrate his tour, Thomas is giving away a Thomas Nye Gift Box, which includes four books by Thomas Nye: Samson and Amish Delilah, Under the Heavens, Amish Park, and Plain Everyday Heroes!! Along with bookmarkers and an Amish designed coloring book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. Connie good review!! I've read a couple of his other books. They're good too

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