Friday, June 7, 2019

Review, Blog Post, and Giveaway: A Marvelous Redeemer by Aleigha Israel

About the Book

She knew the decision would change her life. But she didn’t know she’d have to fight to survive. When Amira put her faith in Christ, she knew life wouldn’t be easy. But hiding her conversion from her Muslim family soon becomes the least of her worries. Forced to leave the only home she’s ever known, she travels to the island of Gabeburough, trying her best to make a fresh start. Two escaped convicts and a treasure map. A leafy paradise that becomes her home. Amira begins to wonder, where is her Redeemer when she needs Him the most? Caleb Haddington is prince of Carpathia. Life should be perfect, but he can’t get a certain dark-haired girl out of his mind. Amira was his best friend when he lived in France, but her letters to him have suddenly stopped. Her last letter is filled with terror that her faith will soon be discovered. Only a single hope keeps him alive; when the time is right, he’s going after her. He’ll bring her back and prove to the kingdom that he’s a man. But the journey proves to be more perilous than he’d ever imagined. Ridicule, comfortless days and the threat of a hurricane are just the start of his problems. Lying becomes easy for Caleb until his own life crumbles before him. Brought to his knees under the pressure of his actions, he comes to realize the sweetness of his Savior. Forgiveness, grace, and mercy are granted fully to those who ask. Caleb and Amira soon discover that they don’t just serve a gracious Savior, but a wonderful, magnificent, marvelous Redeemer.

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My Thoughts:

This was a story of a young girl and shows how one choice can affect her for the rest of her life. That one choice sees her being kicked out of her family home and thrust into a world with only the clothes on her back and what little food she could take quickly. This in itself is heartbreaking and I could never understand why a parent would do that to one of their beloved children but they would have done so much worse. Amira puts her faith in God, and though life looks bleak, she trusts with her whole heart.

There are several characters in this book and all are connected to each other in some way or another. This is a kingdom book which deals with several members of a royal family in Carpathia. I did not read the first two books so I was missing out on their previous adventures and trials but the author wrote in such a way that the characters after a time became quite familiar to me.

I would consider this a journey of family and friends as they try to navigate their lives in accordance with their faith and letting go of the past and doing their best to love one another and their neighbor. They were by no means perfect and each had some growth and learning to do. This is certainly a very inspirational read.

I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

About the Author

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!

More from Aleigha

I’m beyond excited to finally share Caleb’s Song with you all!! 

Something I love doing with my stories, is writing songs that become the character’s life songs. 

I’ve done it for most of my books. 

In A Marvelous Redeemer, Caleb suffers his way through learning several valuable lessons. 

But His Redeemer never left his side for a single moment. 

We don’t have to try and make it through this world alone, because Jesus walks beside us all the way. 

Through Jesus, we can find freedom, victory, peace, love and forgiveness. 

We can find ultimate joy in the sweet presence of our gracious, Marvelous Redeemer. 

I hope you enjoy Caleb’s Song! 

You can also check out his song on YouTube at: 

And read an exclusive interview with Caleb Haddington and more of the royal family on my blog: 

(And even have the chance to ask Caleb a few questions of your own!!)  

Caleb’s Song:  

“A speck on the horizon, nothing big, nothing tall.
Just an ant on this earth,

trying to break down this wall.
A trembling wind, a small ship on the sea,
Understanding this world is not all about me.
Trying to fix all my problems, trying to right all my wrongs.
I just need someone stronger to carry me along.

I can build up walls, and hide within,
but the pain is still there, with no way to win.
I need love,
I need a Savior,
I need the Prince who was born in a manger.
I need strength, in all my weakness.
I need a light to chase all my darkness.
I need Jesus, I need Jesus.
My well is so empty, my spirit is dry.
No relief from this pain, though I try and I try.
I can’t do this anymore, my life is a mess,
I just want to win this battle, nothing more, nothing less.
This world offers answers that only appease for a day.
But I’ve finally found my life source, the only One, the only Way.
My burden’s now been lifted, I’ve found a life boat on the sea.
My walls are broken down, I’ve found victory!
In His love, in my Savior, in my Prince
who was born in a manger.
He is strength, in all my weakness.
He is the light to chase all my darkness.
I’ve found Jesus, I’ve found Jesus.

Blog Stops


To celebrate her tour, Aleigha is giving away a grand prize package that includes “My Foolish Heart” by Susan May Warren, “The Blessing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Hidden Treasures” by Aleigha C. Israel, Song of the Mountains candle by @BookBurnCandles, a $10 Amazon gift card, and chocolate!!
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  1. This book sounds like a fascinating and fantastic read.

  2. Thanks for sharing your book and I enjoyed getting to hear about it.