Monday, November 7, 2011

Pump Up Your Book blog tour: Space by Emily Sue Harvey

From the back of the book:

Emily Sue (Harvey) delivers us a deeply moving story of a family on the brink. Dan and Deede Stowe have worked for year, planning and saving for their idyllic retirement years. Just when they finally are about to realize their dream, their adult, recovering drug-addict daughter, Faith, moves back in with them and everything changes. Their “miracle child,” complete with druggie baggage, upsets the tranquil balance of the Stowes’s existence. Private romantic moments evaporate. Faith’s endless needs intrude hour by hour, devouring their finances, their emotions, and most crucially, their space. In turn, Faith finds herself bereft of everything she cherished most: her health, her marriage, her child, her family, her reputation and, most of all, a space to call her own.

About the author:

Emily Sue Harvey, author and speaker, writes to make a difference. She is a past president of the Southeastern Writers Association and has contributed to several volumes in the bestselling Chicken Soup and Chocolate for Women series. She has also published articles in multiple women’s magazines, websites and other anthologies.

She is the author of the novels Song of Renewal and Homefires, as well as the novella Flavors. Her new novel Spaces will be followed by another novel (Unto these Hills) later in 2011. To find out more about Emily, visit or

Just my opinion:

This is a book that will definitely grip your heart. Here is a happily married couple who are looking forward to the golden years. They’ve spent years planning for it and everything seems to be going according to that plan until their grown daughter returns home – complete with a number of issues revolving around her drug addictions. Between her lies and stealing from them, as well as the court and rehabilitation costs, the couple watches their life savings begin to disappear. It’s a horrible situation any family could, unfortunately, find themselves in.

Emily Sue Harvey delivers the story with such finesse and understanding. She relates the pain and agony the characters must deal with in a way that takes you right into their hearts. You feel their anger, their frustrations and their sadness as they try to fix what’s gone wrong in their lives.

I’ve been a fan of Emily’s writing for quite a while now. I took part in the Pump Up Your Book Homefires blog tour in June (you can find that review here). And I’ve also read her novella Flavors, so I’m looking forward to her newest novel Unto These Hills when it hits the stands.

Emily certainly has a way of pulling the reader right onto the pages of her stories, often not an easy thing to do for an author. She also shows how a little hope and trusting in God to see you through difficult situations can be an immense help in times of need.

Please check out her books and give them a try. I’m sure you will enjoy them.

For more information about this blog tour, go to the Pump UpYour Book website. For information on purchasing Space, check out this link to Amazon, where it is available in both paperback and Kindle editions

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