For immediate release: For years, Amber traipsed around the Northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet by refusing to let anyone get close to her. Her latest stop landed her a job at a logging company with a family unlike any she’s ever known. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, she watches for cracks in the façade. Crossing Values (Ambassador International; January 2012; $11.99/paperback) was written by author Carrie Daws who believes many people will be able to relate to Amber’s history of struggles. “So many of us have events, fears and people from our past that we don’t want exposed,” explains Daws. “I think that’s what makes Amber such an intriguing character.”
Daws hopes readers will also be inspired by the actions of those who take time to notice Amber and show her love. “Sometimes God places hurting people in our path,” says Daws, “but we’re too caught up in our routine or task to notice. Crossing Values is about what can happen when we stop and take time to care.”
Daws spent six years writing regular online devotionals, which is why she created a free 7-day devotional for Crossing Values’ readers, which can be downloaded by visiting CarrieDaws.com/Freebies. It’s a tool to help book clubs, small groups and individual readers delve further into the themes and characters of Crossing Values. Also available through the author’s website is a free Discussion Sheet perfect for book clubs.
This is Carrie Daws debut novel. She and her husband live in central North Carolina with their three children. Besides writing fiction novels, she stays busy with homeschooling, working part time, and volunteering within two military ministries.
For more information or to connect with Carrie Daws please contact Ambassador International publicist Alison Storm via email at [email protected]. You can also learn more at CarrieDaws.com or Twitter.com/CarrieDaws.