Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Heart Changer Blog Tour


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio with JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: The Heart Changer  
Author: Jarm Del Boccio  
Publisher: Ambassador International  
Release Date: April 26, 2019  
Genre: Middle Grade Biblical Fiction

Can an Israelite captive, wrenched from all she loves, serve the very man who destroyed her village?

Miriam is asked to do the impossible: serve the wife of Naaman, commander of the Syrian army. Clinging to treasured memories of home and faith, Miriam faces captivity with worry and bitterness.

Little does she know the Heart Changer is wooing and preparing her for a greater mission far beyond what she could imagine.

This middle-grade historical novel reflects the heartache and angst of a young refugee in a foreign land where all hope seems lost.
I absolutely enjoyed this Biblical Fiction story especially since it's such a small account in the massive book of countless stories that Miriam's story may often be overlooked, which makes me admire the author's ability to bring it to life! I'm always intrigued to see Biblical stories come to life in fiction even if they're not totally accurate, which is why it's "fiction", it helps open the eyes of the reader to whole new forgotten worlds of past peoples and culturals. The author did a fantastic job of doing this! I could relate to Miriam and her struggles with her feelings even at a young age. Though I'm an adult and struggle often with feelings of anger and unforgiveness even though I continue to lay it at God's feet, we sometimes forget that children and teens struggle with such feelings due to circumstances beyond their control. Be we have a Loving God who never leaves us or forsakes us and continues to work on changing our hearts, no matter how long it takes, just as He did for Miriam.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.



Jarm Del Boccio (‘J’ pronounced as a ‘Y’) finds her inspiration in everyday life, but in particular, when she travels the globe, observing the quirky things that happen along the way. Focusing on lives of characters from the past, Jarm is devoted to breathing new life into the pages of history. 

Jarm has a background in elementary and high school education, and served for seven years as a school librarian. Grateful for the opportunity, she taught three missionary kids in an isolated area of Papua New Guinea. She is part of SCBWI and American Christian Fiction Writers, and has published articles in “The Old Schoolhouse” magazine. 

“The Heart Changer,” her debut MG historical/biblical fiction, released with Ambassador International April 26th 2019. Jarm is content with the journey God has placed her on, and lives with her husband and adult son and daughter (when they are not away) in a tree-lined suburb of Chicago.

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(1) winner will receive 1 print (US only)

AND (1) winner will receive 1 ebook (open internationally except where prohibited by law)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 20, 2019 and last through 11:59 pm May 27, 2019. US only. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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