Friday, November 17, 2017

Into A Silent World by Carmina Edwards

About the Book

Title: Into a Silent World  
Author: Carmina Edwards  
Genre: Biography, Memoir  
Release Date: August 15, 2016

Following Amy’s adventures in A Door Cracked Open, she heads into a world which will test her faith and perseverance to the limit. Instead of settling into a simple, safe and unchanging life like she imagined, Amy is strongly drawn to a vocation with even higher requirements, prompting her to plan some seemingly impossible missions in order to reach her goal.

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My Review

have to say this was an eye opener for me. My only exposure to the life of the nun is the Hollywood version presented in Sound of Music (which don't get me wrong is an epic classic- but still, probably not too realistic lol). Since I am also not Catholic, I did learn a lot about all the different procedures and terms used within that realm. I have to say this book helped me see a personal side of nuns, and a great determination in our heroine to serve the Lord in the way she thought best. I learned that advice comes from those that want to see us fulfill the Lord's plan for us, and not what we think may be the best course, no matter how determined we may be to do it. I know in my own life, the Lord's plan is unexpected and so much more fulfilling than my mere plans as a human. I have to say that it was a little hard for me to follow because I am not Catholic so it was hard for me to fully comprehend or engage with. However, the characters were personal and endearing, like a good friend. It gave a personal humanity to the face of a nun in a very realistic authentic way that I can imagine any young girl would struggle and strive in to be the best for the Lord they can be were they seeking the life of a nun. Amy is so spunky, full of life, and determined, yet timid too. I believe that Into a Silent World really does open a door to a new setting and new background that can be personal and a very enjoyable, well plotted read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own.

About the Author

I am a mother of two wonderful grown up children and currently living in the UK, after living in Sweden for three years where I wrote my first book, “A Door Cracked Open.” I was blessed to be able to spend six months in USA before returning to the UK, my home country, to work with my editor in California on the edits of this book and visit friends. I am an avid reader and linguist, having also spent some years living in France and have been fortunate enough to have taught Swedish and French over twenty-five years and translate for businesses and manuscripts in both languages. Being unemployed the past few years, has led to me becoming homeless. However, I never give up hope. As I try to portray in my books, God has always had His hand on me. Once again, He has stepped in right at the last minute. I now have a new job in Sweden and will be moving back there. Because I feel passionately about helping the homeless, a large percentage of my royalties will go directly to them.

Guest Post from Carmina Edwards

“Into a Silent World” follows on from Amy’s story in “A Door Cracked Open.” With a new beginning ahead of her, a long standing dream about to be realized, she was unprepared for the events which were about to unfold over the next two years. Why would God send her to this place of “absolute conviction” and allow her to remain there for that long, if He never meant for her to be there? Amy struggles to understand and seeks His will, but determined that it was His plan, she persevered in order for her dream to be fulfilled.

Blog Stops

Just Jo’Anne, November 7
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Janices book review, November 10
Reading Is My SuperPower, November 13 (Interview)
The Power of Words, November 14 (Interview)
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Splashes of Joy, November 16
A Reader’s BrainNovember 17
Multifarious, November 18
Artistic Nobody, November 19 (Karin Perry guest post)
Texas Book-aholic, November 20


To celebrate her tour, Carmina is giving away
Grand Prize:
Paperback copies of A Door Cracked Open & Into a Silent World
1st – 3rd place:
Ebook copy of A Door Cracked Open!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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