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Freya: The Confession

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Freya: The Confession (The Freya Series – 2) by Ashley Emma

Could you forgive someone for killing your child–even if it was an accident?

Two years ago, Freya Wilson accidentally hit an Amish man with her car, killing him instantly. She left him and drove away, terrified her violent ex would locate her using his police connections if she turned herself in.

Adam Lapp, the victim’s brother, left the Amish after his brother Robert’s death to become a police officer at Covert Police Detectives Unit and seek justice for his brother’s death. After getting some information from a witness, he makes it his personal mission to track down the mysterious woman in the silver car who killed Robert and left him dead in the street.

He wants to make her pay.

When Freya tells him the truth, he doesn’t arrest her as planned. He expected the woman who killed his brother to be heartless and cruel. He never expected her to a timid, kind, and beautiful woman who is running for her life from a controlling ex who wants her dead.

He didn’t expect his heart to want to forgive her and get to know her more.

When Freya asks him to take her to his family so she can also tell them what happened, he agrees.

But when Freya meets Robert’s parents Hannah and Aaron Lapp, along with his widow Maria, will she have the courage to say what she came there to say, or will she crumble?

Will she find hope in the ashes, or just more darkness and sorrow?

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Praise for Freya

“Freya is a heartwarming story, set against the backdrop of the clash of values between the worlds of the Amish and the ‘English’. Written with sensitivity, as well as the tension that keeps the plot moving, you get to understand the feelings, motivations of the characters, as well as the transformative power of confession and forgiveness. Big themes, skilfully set out in a short story – that takes talent!”
-Susan Jagannath, bestselling author of The Camino Ingles

“As a short story, it was wonderful to see that there are still people in the world who can forgive even the worst things in life. Made me think more about what’s going on in the world today. It packed more meaning than in a novel.”
-Amazon Customer

“I LOVE these Amish books by Ashley Emma. They not only grab your interest and keep you reading, they give you a feel like you know a few Amish people and care about them. This is the most powerful step to understanding a culture different from your own. Thanks, Ashley, you have broadened my horizons and you made it fun on the way! There is also a homespun gentleness and honesty about the spiritual side of these differences. If everyone acted like this, Christianity would have a better world view and there would be less hatred in the world. There is nothing more we could ask for from a few books!”
–Chris McKay Pierce, author of Customer Service can be Murder

Author’s Bio

Ashley Emma wrote her first novella at age 12. She wrote her first full-length novel at age 14 and self-published it at 16. Before that, she made books out of printer paper and staples.
She wrote eight full-length manuscripts before the age of 25 and is now a best-selling full-time author. (Many more titles coming soon!)

Ashley has a deep respect and love for the Amish and wanted to make sure her Amish books were genuine and realistic. When she was 20 she stayed with three Amish families in a community in Maine where she made many friends and did her research for her Amish books. To read about what it was like to live among the Amish, check out the Ashley’s Amish Adventures books.

Her bestselling book Undercover Amish received 26 out of 27 points as a finalist in the Maine Romance Writers Strut Your Stuff novel writing competition in 2015. Its sequel Amish Under Fire (coming soon!!) was a semi-finalist in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write novel writing competition also in 2015. Two of her short stories have been published online in writing contests and she co-wrote an article for ProofreadAnywhere.com in 2016.

She judged the Fifth Anniversary Writing Contest for Becoming Writer in the summer of 2016.

Ashley owns Fearless Publishing House in Maine where she lives with her husband and two children. She is passionate about helping her clients self-publish their own books so they can build their businesses or achieve their dream of becoming an author.

For more info and some free author training please visit her website.

On her website you can also join her email list to receive a few of her eBooks for free and be the first to know about new releases! She also loves hearing from her readers, so send her an email.

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My Review

5 stars

Freya Wilson was on the run from her abusive fiancé when she accidentally hit and killed an Amish man, Robert Lapp. She meets his brother, Adam who left the Amish community to find his brother’s killer. This story follows Freya and Adam as they return to the Amish community. Although Freya is scared, it is time that she tells Adam’s family about what happened to Robert.

This is a short yet heartbreaking and warming story. Freya is broken by the fact that she killed Robert. You can tell that she truly did not want this to happen. Unfortunately she was trying to hide from her ex. The reactions from Aaron, Hannah, and Maria make this story even more special.

This is a wonderful story. I am really curious about the first book and will be hunting down a copy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Lost Heroes

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Lost Heroes (The Warrior Edda – 1) by Jason Armenta

Freya Einarsdodder had sailed along the Gray Coast as a hired sword for years, cutting out a living among the warring factions of the south. Fierce, strong and with a striking beauty she has always had to trust her instinct and her blade as she fought for her place in the world. When she heard rumors of a Norse captain looking to take on crew in the great city of Calderon, she was eager for the chance to sail once more with her own people. There was no way she could have known that she would end up on a longship, with a thief, a priest and the imposing Captain Wolfgeir. Now dangerous waters await them all, filled with foul creatures, vicious pirates, magic and a ruthless king who may have a score to settle with the captain and his crew. But what is more dangerous, the wary king, the monsters that surround them or the captain himself; a man driven to succeed, a man determined to pry wealth and glory from whoever or whatever gets in his way.

Lost Heroes is the first book in a new Norse fantasy adventure series called The Warrior Edda. It is a fast paced, action-packed adventure novel that features intrigue, romance, conquest and plunder. With compelling characters and exciting storytelling, Lost Heroes, will plunge you into a deeply magical world fraught with danger and glory.

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Author’s Bio

A gifted storyteller, Jason Armenta has been creating worlds, characters and epic stories for over 25 years. Jason recently published his first novel, Lost Heroes: The Warrior Edda Part 1, a Viking adventure novel, which is the first in a series. Jason captures readers with his dynamic characters and exciting adventures. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and a Masters Degree in eBusiness Management. His future writing plans encompass multiple genres including Viking adventure, fantasy, science fiction and espionage stories.
Jason lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.

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My Review

5 stars

Freya Einarsdodder is a warrior and has spent many years fighting alongside and proving herself to the men she travels with. Then she hears of a Norse Captain Wolfgeir and wants to travel with her country men again. The set sail to The Mystic Isles and begin an adventure with pirates, monsters, and evil men.

Freya is a true warrior woman. She is not going to be looked at like some fragile waif. She will kick your butt up around your ears for doing so and I just love her for it. Freya joins a new crew and everyone has to work together to find how they best operate as one. And they will have plenty of hair raising adventures to find this out.

It was very easy to falling into this story and hard to put it down without knowing how the crews gets through that step of danger. This book has everything and it is the first in a series. I can’t wait to see what Jason Armenta has up his sleeve for the next book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Author Marketing Experts for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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