Saturday, September 19, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: When Hearts Collide by Sara Beth Williams

About the Book

Book:  When Hearts Collide
Author: Sara Beth Williams
Genre:  Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2018
A reckless mistake landed Jacob “Jay” Mathews behind bars, but it was his inescapable guilt that led him to God. Upon his release, with the help of a spiritual mentor and friend, he strives to move forward with his life. Determined to graduate college, get a job, and follow God’s word, the last thing Jay needs or wants is a girlfriend. Until he meets Lacey Bennett.

When fervent prayers for reconciliation between her divorced parents go unanswered, and her older sister tragically dies, Lacey questions how God could allow such tragedies to befall her family. Turning her back on her past and God, she focuses on her future. College and theater are her ultimate goals; falling for the one type of guy she swore to avoid—a Christian—is not. No matter how much she wants to resist, Jay is irresistible.

As their relationship deepens, Jay struggles with Lacey’s unresolved anger and her unwillingness to even discuss faith. All he wants to do is reveal how God changed his life, but doing so would mean revealing his status as an ex convict. Finally, as she begins to rekindle her faith, past secrets collide, threatening to destroy everything they’ve built. Now, Jay must rely on his faith more than he ever has before. Can they learn to forgive—or is their relationship fractured beyond repair?

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About the Author

Sara Beth Williams is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a lovable old lady pit and a spunky Pomeranian-Shih Tzu mix. She lives in Northern California. When she’s not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub and AllAuthor.

More from Sara Beth

I’d had the beginnings of the story that is When Hearts Collide, in my mind for many years after I graduated high school. There are a number of personal experiences both from high school and after, which have influenced this story. Attending a memorial service for a fellow high school student who died in a car accident heavily influenced the early drafts of my novel; however, over time the accident itself, and the surrounding circumstances morphed into something else entirely.
The more books I read, no matter the genre, the more I am drawn to authentic, broken characters, who long for (and hopefully achieve) a second chance – both in love and in life. This is the essence of When Hearts Collide.  Both Lacey and Jay long for a second chance in many aspects of their lives. 

One of the key components in my writing and storytelling is creating authentic characters who experience real life challenges while embarking on a journey of faith.
I hope you truly enjoy this story of romance, faith, forgiveness, and second chances. 

Blog Stops

Inklings and notions, September 9
Remembrancy, September 10
Simple Harvest Reads, September 11 (Author Interview)
Godly Book Reviews, September 12
Artistic Nobody, September 14 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Texas Book-aholic, September 15
A Baker’s Perspective, September 17 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, September 18
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 19
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 20
Blossoms and Blessings, September 21 (Author Interview)
Cultivating Us, September 21
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 22


To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the winner’s choice of one Sara’s books!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

When Hearts Collide is the first book I had the pleasure of reading by Sara Beth Williams. I will most definitely be looking for more by her in the future. Lacey is one character that I was able to connect to right from the beginning. I could relate to her on so many levels. I loved the lessons learned throughout the book of letting go, learning to have faith, moving on, redeeming yourself and having second chances. There was nothing I could complain about with book. 

I am giving When Hearts Collide a very well deserved five plus stars. Miss Sara Beth Williams has earned herself a new fan. I can not wait to get my hands on her next book A Worthy Heart. I highly recommend this one for readers who love to read clean and sweet romance. 

I received When Hearts Collide from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


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  2. This sounds like a wonderful book.

  3. Wonderful review! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Nice cover. It sounds like a very interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.