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The Live Without You Blog Tour (Review and Giveaway!)

by Kellyn Roth |
February 20, 2019

Today I have a very special review to share … one of Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy! This novel was written by a dear friend of mine, and I’m so excited for her.

At the end of this review is a giveaway as well as a link to the blog tour schedule (be sure to follow along)! Looks pretty awesome to me.

ALSO, stay tuned for an exciting post this Saturday!

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

Title: Live Without You

Author: Sarah Grace Grzy

Genre: Christian romance (contemporary)

Era: contemporary

Setting: United States

Publisher: Sarah Grace Grzy

Source: from the publisher

Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy

Live Without You by [Grzy, Sarah Grace]

Piper Redding is a loner, but lonely. Everyone she loves has abandoned her and opening her heart to others is just asking for more pain. She can’t help but blame herself for her brother’s tragic death six years ago, and in her guilt, she shuts herself off from the world. No one could love her—not even the God who promised to be there for her but wasn’t.

For paramedic Ezra Bryant, failure is not an option. He’s had enough of it, and only by God’s grace is he able to put it behind him. But when a traumatic event brings Piper’s greatest fear and Ezra’s failures to light, can they use that event to allow God to mend their broken pieces? Can love triumph over fear, and grace over guilt?

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Live Without You was a nice, quick read for me on a winter afternoon. I finished it in a couple hours, which is one of the best things about novellas—they almost never drag!

Now, this book isn’t at all my genre. I really struggle to read most contemporary novels … in fact, I can only think of one or two that I didn’t put down two or three chapters in, bored to death!

However, this didn’t happen to me with Live Without You. I actually got through the whole story—and fast! So I was thrilled as, though I love the author very much and knew I wanted to adore the book, I was rather afraid it might drag for me!

It didn’t. It was a quick read the starts out with a bang (*winces at the bad joke*) and didn’t drag once. I was never like, “Well, I absolutely need to put this down …” Instead, I wanted to finish it!

Gotta love the characters …

I especially liked how Piper and Ezra would just hang out—getting coffee (haha) or pizza—and how he went out of his way to take care of her! Good job, Ez. Good job.

I personally didn’t much care for the main character, Piper Redding, though I loved her name. But that’s just because we’re very different in personality and tastes and all, so I was just like, “Ehh …” It wasn’t the characters’ fault; she was quite real!

I did find myself like Ezra a lot! (And again, that name!) His relationship with his dad was awesome, and I liked his friend a lot, too. I feel like more delving into his backstory could’ve been done, mostly because he got me interested! (e.g. what? There wasn’t MORE? ?)

What a fantastic debut!

Honestly, I was hugely impressed with this book! Debuts are often good, and even show a lot of promise, but it’s rarely that you go, “Well, this didn’t even have to be a debut.” The author writes like she’s a lot more experienced than I know her to be … this could be her fifth book! Or more.

But yeah, that was an awkward way of saying … the author did an amazing job, and I am so proud of her, and I want to give her a big hug and a pat on the back and a cookie!

Now, the setting—I was thrilled with this! Northwest, y’all! That’s good to see. I feel like I need to read more books set close to me.

Ah, the cover …

On a random side note: that cover! I can’t stop looking at it. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the font choices and all … it looks great. *applauds SG* (By the way, we’re working on Reveries a bit together … she’s such a delight to work with!)

So, mostly, this book wasn’t for me in genre or themes, but I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves sweet contemporary romances with serious themes and medical details!

Mostly, I’m just so, so impressed with the quality, content, and themes of this adorable story. Wow. It was great.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

The Giveaway

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Grand Prize ~ $20 Amazon gift card, Signed Paperback of Live Without You, Specialty designed mug.

Second Prize ~ $5 Amazon gift card, ebook copy of Live Without You

3 Third Prize Winners ~ Ebook copy of Live Without You

Grand prize open to US entrants only, 2nd and 3rd prizes available internationally. Giveaway runs from 12AM 1.21.19 – 12AM 1.23.19. Victoria Lynn Designs retains the right to disregard any entries that they deem bogus or spam. Good luck to the entrants!


Want to Follow Along with the Tour?

Find the schedule here!

The internet has been out all day, and I’m too exhausted to add a p.s. section, so that all will have to do!

Thanks for hanging out with me for this post.


~Kellyn Roth~

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13 Responses

  1. This book sounds so awesome!

    My favorite Bible Verse is Romans 8:28- And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

  2. I’m so glad this was a fun read! I’ve been wondering I I should look into reading it myself. I love the cover!

    My favorite bible verse is Provers 31:25-26
    She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.

    1. It took me literally half an hour to figure out why everyone is posting their favorite Bible verses here, lollll. 😛 I’m pretty clueless.

      And that’s a good one! I agree!

  3. I’ve been looking for more clean contemporary, so I’m excited to read this one soon or soon-ish!

    My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7
    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

  4. I think this is probably my favorite Bible verses: Joh 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

  5. Great post! I will really have to check this new read out!
    Hmm, favorite Bible verse? That’s tricky, but I really love Romans 5:1: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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