Faces of Courage Epic Book Launch – Excerpt

About the Book

Book:  Faces of Courage

Author: Susan K. Beatty

Genre: Christian Woman’s Fiction

Release date: May 11, 2021

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Fear strangles even the faithful sometimes.

Despite every attempt to be brave, fear has defined Olivia Stanford’s life: with each new foster home, when her adopted parents died leaving her all alone again, trusting and marrying her husband, Frank, and coping with his football injuries and career loss.

Without faith, fear only grows in the face of adversity.

When Frank becomes abusive, Olivia enters a terror-filled life in her upscale Southern California home. Common sense demands she dig deep for the courage to confront him–to demand change. Fear and confusion push back.

And just as courage finally blooms within her comes the terrifying diagnosis: breast cancer.

Some say courage is found at the intersection of faith and grit. How will Olivia manage to summon either in the midst of this new battle?


Faces of Courage Excerpt One

The back of Olivia’s neck prickled. Too close, Frank. Too close.

If only she could tell her husband to move that former linebacker body away from her. For the briefest of moments, she watched from her front door as their Bible study guests wandered down the driveway illuminated by inlaid lights. She eased the door closed.

“I’m sick and tired of those church hypocrites.” His voice boomed, echoing in the marbled-floor atrium.

Her ears rang, but she didn’t dare put her hands to the sides of her head. Didn’t he realize he might wake up the kids and frighten them? It was a good thing she’d sequestered the dog in Dylan’s room. She tucked her chin to her chest and, without turning around, tried to edge past him in a well-practiced escape.

He seized her arm and whirled her around to face him. “Did you hear me?”

Olivia shrank into herself. “They’re our friends.” Her voice wobbled.

Frank gripped her arm harder, his turbulent gray eyes flashing above his scruffy-looking facial hair. “Friends! They’re just holier than thou hypocrites. Always telling me how to act when they’re just as bad.”


Excerpt One: https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/faces-of-courage-epic-book-launch-excerpt/
Excerpt Two: https://www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.com/posts/faces-of-courage-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Three: https://tabithabouldinauthor.home.blog/2021/04/20/faces-of-courage-book-launch/
Excerpt Four: http://www.simpleharvestreads.com/posts/faces-of-courage-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Five: https://www.fictionbooklover.com/posts/faces-of-courage-book-excerpt/
Excerpt Six: https://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/faces-of-courage-epic-book-launch-by-susan-k-beatty/
Excerpt Seven: https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2021/04/epic-book-launch-faces-of-courage-by.html

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“Courage: The intersection of faith and Grit”

Susan K. Beatty is passionate about finding courage through faith and grit, particularly through the trials of breast cancer. Her daughter is a metastatic breast cancer “thriver” and has been an inspiration for her writing. Susan retired from a full-time job in 2017 and is now pursuing a novel-writing career. Her first novel, “Faces of Courage,” is in revision. Susan is the author of “An Introduction to Home Education” (AKA “California Homeschool Manual”), was the assistant director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and is the president of her local ACFW-OC Chapter. She is a professional writer/journalist. Susan is proof you can begin a fiction writing career after age seventy.

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