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<p style=”text-align: center;”>&nbsp;<strong style=”text-align: center;”>[Insert Tour Banner Here]</strong></p><h1><span style=”text-decoration-line: underline;”>About the Book</span></h1><p><strong>&nbsp;[Insert Book Picture Here]</strong></p><p><strong>Book: </strong>The Fragrance of Violets</p><p><strong>Author: </strong>Susan K. Beatty</p><p><b>Genre: </b>Christian Women’s Fiction</p><p><strong>Release date:</strong> May 17, 2022</p><p><strong><em>Life crushes us with its weight sometimes.</em></strong></p><p>Fiona’s father abandoned her when she was twelve. So when she learns that he’s the groom’s father in the wedding she’s been assigned to manage, all the old hurts resurface. Maybe if he’d just explain himself and ask forgiveness, she’d get over the pain he left her with—pain she obviously hadn’t left behind after all.</p><p>When Nason discovered he wasn’t Fiona’s biological father, and when her mother tried to sabotage his marriage, he felt like he had no other option but to leave and never look back. Running into her again—awkward to say the least. And he can’t understand why she feels betrayed—why she expects him to seek forgiveness.</p><p>As if life weren’t complicated enough, Fiona meets Trevor, which sparks a possible romance. New faith, an overdose, and revelations combine with Trevor’s discipleship and shows her how forgiveness really works.</p><p>What will it take for Nason to swallow his pride and see how his actions hurt an innocent child?</p><p><em>The Fragrance of Violets</em>—as Mark Twain once said, “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><pre>Click <a href=”https://amzn.to/3kZEfR1″>here</a> to get your copy!</pre><p>&nbsp;</p><h1><span style=”text-decoration-line: underline;”>About the Author</span></h1><p><strong>[Insert Author Picture Here]</strong></p><p>Who says you can’t begin a new career after middle age? Certainly not <strong>Susan K. Beatty</strong>. She is passionate about writing about finding courage through faith and grit, particularly through the trials of breast cancer and other life trials. Her daughter is a metastatic breast cancer “thriver” and has been an inspiration for her writing. Susan’s first novel, <em>Faces of Courage</em>, debuted May 2021, as part of the Faces of Courage series, including several novelettes. She is also the author of <em>An Introduction to Home Education</em> (AKA <em>California Homeschool Manual</em>). Susan is a professional writer/journalist and is active in the writer community. She is proof you can begin a fiction writing career at any age.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><h1><span style=”text-decoration-line: underline;”>More from Susan</span></h1><p>The <em>Fragrance of Violets</em>’ story has yearned to be told for many years now<strong>—</strong>before I created my tagline, Courage: The Intersection of faith and grit. But it fits perfectly. A similar situation existed a long time ago in the life of an acquaintance. I thought all parties handled it badly, and I longed to make it right. Of course, being an outsider, the only way I could make it right was by creating a novel.</p><p>Fiona and Nason, the main characters, are total figments of my imagination, and the details of the story are substantially different. But the core, abandonment, the need to ask for and grant forgiveness, and the courage to meet them, is real and universal.</p><p>I desired to show that even when we think we’ve done nothing wrong, we need to seek the Lord and ask Him to reveal where we need to own up to our mistakes and seek forgiveness. Also, I wanted to show that although it is difficult to forgive when we’ve been horribly wronged (and how horrible to have the person you thought of as your father abandon you and with no apparent explanation or remorse), it’s possible with courage. The courage that comes from faith and action.</p><p>My prayer is that Fiona and Nason (despite his past) will inspire readers to find their own courage through whatever situations in which they find themselves.</p><h1 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration-line: underline;”>Blog Stops</span></h1><p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>[Insert Blog Stops Here]</strong></p><h1 style=”text-align: center;”><span style=”text-decoration-line: underline;”>Giveaway</span></h1><p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>[Insert Giveaway Picture Here]</strong></p><p style=”text-align: center;”>To celebrate her tour, Susan is giving away&nbsp;the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!</p><p style=”text-align: center;”>Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.</p><p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>[Insert Giveaway Link Here]</strong></p>