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A Higher Ransom by Aleigha C. Israel: Promo Tour with Celebrate Lit

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Two lives so vastly different from each other… are about to be given a choice that will change the course of their lives forever.

King Raymond is ruthless. He will stop at nothing to see that every Christian is diminished.

But Anna Haddington doesn’t understand why she must keep quiet about her faith.

When her plans to stay with her aunt in Carpathia go quickly awry, Anna finds it takes all that is in her to trust God with the outcome.

This is a story full of mystery and sacrifice that will leave you questioning whether you have what it takes to give up everything for Christ, even your very own life.

Discover the account of three lives, all so different from each other. And find out how one person’s decision can affect the lives of so many.

Will Anna stand strong and not waver in her faith? Or will she crumble under the rule of the heartless king?

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BIO:             Aleigha Israel


ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL writer of inspirational fiction and poetry is an author of multiple books and enjoys sharing God’s love through the powerful art of storytelling.

Aleigha loves being a Community Assistant at the Young Writers Workshop and teaching writing classes to her talented students.

When she’s not daydreaming about a new story idea or playing with her sidekick “Marley” (a Pomeranian mix) she can usually be seen traveling with her family’s gospel bluegrass band, “Fret Not” or making personalized author swag for her business Literary Treasures.

She doesn’t have to search very hard for inspiration.

Living in the Israel household, it’s guaranteed there’s an adventure waiting around every corner!

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Book Review:

Definitely something new for me. I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like it before. There were ups and downs in the writing. The main thing I took away at the end: If it came to it, could you stand strong enough to be a martyr for God? It’s something we don’t like to think about, something a lot of people believe they will never be faced with. I pray you never face that decision, but the truth is, Christians are still being persecuted today. We might not see it with our own eyes, but it is happening.

A Higher Ransom was meant to show the strength it would take should we be asked to renounce our faith to save our lives. Anna showed tremendous spiritual fortitude. At times, I thought it was a bit too much. How did this twenty-year-old who had never faced any spiritual trial have enough strength to boldly claim God’s salvation despite knowing that doing so was to sign her own death certificate? Then, I realized, that way of thinking was taking me away from the story. We should always be prepared to serve God above all else, regardless of if we have been saved one day or a hundred years.

The writing in A Higher Ransom was simplistic and easily read. Which means that even young readers would be able to take away the strong message of unyielding belief. There were quite a few characters, with the story hopping from one perspective to the other. It was required in places so you could keep track of what was happening in other parts of the castle, but there were a few times I struggled to discern why we were hearing from certain people when it seemed to have nothing to do with Anna and her story.

Overall, I enjoyed A Higher Ransom. It made me think about my own walk with God and whether I would have the strength to deny fear and proclaim my faith for all to hear should I ever find myself facing persecution for my belief.

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