I’m honored to have friend and fellow inspirational author Kate Breslin with us today, sharing about her upcoming release, As Dawn Breaks!
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
Beloved verse 4:14 in the Book of Esther (NIV), the story of Hadassah, a woman forced to hide her true identity, and though she became queen with all of the material luxuries her rank afforded, she suffered her share of trials. Knowing her own people would die, yet doubting her ability to save them without revealing her secret. A woman who asked God more than once, “Why me?” when she didn’t understand then His great plans for her.
In my upcoming novel, As Dawn Breaks, my heroine Rose Graham explores this same question, when after a seemingly random event she’s offered a chance at freedom—to escape her misery by becoming someone else. And with every guinea of good fortune that finds her, she’s convinced her daring act was God’s plan for her all along—until her trials begin, and resurrect her old fears, making her falter and threaten to expose her secret. Her confidence in God’s plan begins to flounder as she asks, “Why me?” in much the same way Hadassah did thousands of years before.
Most of us have experienced something similar. One minute we’re counting our blessings and the next our lives are a shambles, and we find ourselves questioning God’s plan. We may even ask why He let this thing happen, or sadly believe we’ve been abandoned by Him and turn away. But God never leaves us, nor is He responsible for the bad. Like Rose, He gave us the freedom to choose, and our heavenly Father watches patiently while we, His children, stumble and fall then pick ourselves up only to stumble again.
In As Dawn Breaks, Rose is quite the accomplished seamstress. She can sew perfectly onto a collar the tiniest piece of lace and one day dreams to have dress shop of her own. If we could imagine for a moment each choice we make as a single piece of thread, and throughout our days those threads becoming a wall tapestry with hundreds of thousands of choices running together to create an image of our character. At times the image might become distorted, or even ugly in our eyes, as pulled-out threads represent the wrong paths we took or decisions we made. Yet God is the master Sewer and has His patchwork of Fixes. He knows what we will do before we even consider it, and He’s always ready to turn the bad into the beautiful if we just trust Him. He’s the only One who can make us better for our suffering—wiser, more resilient, stronger, confident. And He offers Rose these gifts, for she has bigger challenges ahead and will need all of them in order to succeed.
“Lord was this Your plan for me all along?” she asks, and if Rose survives she’ll understand that with God’s help, every choice, every circumstance in her life has brought her to this place, for such a time as this.
What a great message! Can’t wait to read it, Kate!
Former bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing’s 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her novel, For Such A Time, won the 2015 Carol award for Debut Novel. Kate’s fifth novel, As Dawn Breaks, releases November 2021. When she’s not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington’s beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, both within the U.S. and abroad.
Please visit her at www.katebreslin.com.
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Kate has graciously offered to give away a copy of As Dawn Breaks (when it releases in November) or her most recent release, Far Side of the Sea (winner’s choice) (US addresses only).
My favorite time of day is mid-to-late morning. I’m not really a morning person or a night owl, though I tend to stay up later at night just to spend time with my husband and oldest son, who are both very late night owls!
That’s so sweet of you, Lila. I’m not a late-night person either, but thankfully my husband isn’t either. =)
My favorite time of day is evening.
Thanks, Jane! I love sunsets and quiet evenings!
I usually get up at 4:30am so I guess I’m a morning person.
Yes. I definitely would say that qualifies you as a morning person. =) Thanks for stopping by!
I like to get an early start too! Thanks for stopping by to enter!
I would say so. LOL! That’s an EARLY riser for sure! =)
I am definitely not an early morning person, so I guess that makes me more of a night owl?
Hi Betsy! Thanks for stopping by to comment and enter!
Hi, my favorite time of day is the morning, my husband and I walk our pup every morning. It is so nice to smell the fresh air outside and as we walk we get to see the beauty of nature. This morning I saw a teeny tiny Horny Toad. I love seeing all the beautiful wildflowers in the desert that grow and flower with nobody tending to them except of course God. Our pup always puts a Big smile on my face every day that we take him for his walk. I also stay up for a while at night reading, it is my favorite time to read. Kate’s books sound like Great reads, and the book covers are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing about them and introducing us to her. Have a great rest of the week and stay safe.
Alicia, thank you! And I too love my morning walks, being close to God in nature and admiring His handiwork. The fresh air, the beauty, inspire the rest of my day. Blessings to you!
Ah, Alicia, you’re a woman after my own heart! I love taking walks in the great outdoors and viewing God’s creation. My husband and I usually walk both morning and evening! Thanks for sharing.
Honestly, it depends on what the day has planned. I love mornings & nights…I can be perky at 5:30a.m. or staying up until 3a.m. 🤪 Thank you so much sharing this!!
Wow, Becky! You have a wide range of perky time! Very easy to please. Good for you!
I am more of a night owl, but sometimes I am tired from the day’s events, and this owl falls asleep earlier than usual. 😉
LOL! I think we all have those type of days, Roxanne! Thanks for stopping by to enter!
I am a night owl. Kids are asleep and it’s my time to shine. 🙂
Nice! That works well for you, I’m sure. Thanks, Ashley!
My favorite time of day is the morning. When thongs are still and the sun is just coming up. It’s the time I enjoy spending with the Lord.
I so agree, Rachel! Thank you! =)
I’m usually up early and go to bed late, so I’m Kind of both. My favorite time of day is early afternoon.
Hi Lucy! Early afternoon is my most productive writing time! -)
I love the quiet of the early morning. I go walking at 4:00 am. Afterwards I do my devotionals and prayer time.
Kate Breslin is one of my favorite authors! I’m excited to read As Dawn Breaks. 🙂
Me too, Caryl, just not quite that early! =) I love watching the sun rise! Yes! I love Kate’s writing.
Thank you so much, Caryl!
And you are an early bird! I usually rise about 7 a.m though I’m trying to work that back to 6 a.m. I find I can get a lot more done before the end of the day. Blessings to you!
I am more of a morning person, although not early morning! I enjoy the morning in knowing I have the day to look forward to!
I’m with you, April! What a great attitude! Thanks for stopping by.
Definitely early morning for me! It’s peaceful, quiet and makes for perfect reading time before my family wakes up
Yes! I love the stillness of morning as well! Thanks, Emily.
I have always been a night owl mainly because I have insomnia, but it has afforded me some beautiful prayer times and wonderful book reading time, too. I am riding earlier lately since I have a bonus grandgirl to keep so I love that, too!
What great ways to make use of your time, Phyllis! Thanks for sharing!
I’m not sure I’m really a night owl or an early bird=) I guess I’m more of a night owl as I’d like to stay up and read.
Hi Patty! Books are great at keeping us up far too late, for sure. Thanks for stopping by!
These books look great!
Thanks, Holly! I hope you’ll have a chance to check them out. Thanks for stopping by Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog!
Thanks, Holly! I hope you’ll enjoy reading the stories!
I used to be a morning person but since I retired I can stay up later. When I wake up, I enjoy staying in bed to read and have my morning cup of coffee. Pure bliss!
That does sound blissful! A wonderful routine to start your day! =)
Mornings are best for me! Starting with my time with Jesus then the rest of the days seems to fall into place.
What a wonderful way to start your day! Thanks, Debbie!
I am both Night owl & morning person. get quite a bit done when house is quiet and then up early as the cats loves to wake me up:)
My cat is an early riser as well. LOL! Thanks for stopping by, Jodi!
My time of the day is early morning.
Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway!!!
Have a great day!!!
You’re welcome, Sherry! Thanks so much for stopping by to enter. You have a wonderful day as well!
Thank you, Sherry!
The book sounds great!
And I’m not a morning person, and I can get up early if I need to. I like evenings best and it’s my favorite time to read.
Hi Linda! I read more in the evening as well! Thanks for stopping by to comment and enter. Blessings!
Thanks, Linda! I hope you’ll get the chance to read As Dawn Breaks!
My father time of day is evening. My hubby and I get to spend time together.
That’s wonderful to hear, Barbara! Thanks for sharing!
I enjoy the evening the best. It’s that time that I am most artistic and find myself coming up with new ideas.
Hi Julie! It’s great to know when that prime creative time is. Mine is usually early afternoon…or in the shower before bedtime. Then, I have to hurry and write my ideas down or I forget them by morning. =)
Thanks, Lisa! So glad you stopped by to enter.
Night is my happy time- everyone is finally in bed and a book is waiting for me to read. Yeah!
Hi Nancy! Sounds very soul satisfying. =) Thanks for entering!
I am an early morning person. I get so much done when it is quiet. I read more in the evening.
Hi Lori! Yes. I love the peacefulness of early morning. Thanks for stopping by.
I am not as much of a night owl as I used to be, but I still love my night time because that is my reading time! I love to settle down with a good book.
Yes, indeed! Especially in the colder months. Thanks, Jan!
I’m a early morning person. I’d love to win a print copy of either books! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Lual Krautter Email: email@example.com
Thanks, Lual! The best to you in the giveaway!
Thanks so much, Lual! Good luck!
I am up early and enjoy starting the day with energy. I do chores, walk and then slow down later on and read and relax.
Sounds like a wonderful plan, Anne! Thank you!
I like the early afternoon. Don’t know why, just do! Thanks for the chance to win.
Nothing wrong with that. I think that’s when I’m most productive with my writing. Thanks, Faith!
I love Kate Breslin’s books! Thanks for this giveaway.
You’re welcome, Betty! Yes, Kate is a gifted writer.
Betty, thank you so much! I wish you all the best on the giveaway!!
I am a morning person.
Good for you, Bridgette! Thanks for stopping by to enter.
I’m a night owl. I guess I really was never a morning person. If you catch me before 9 AM well I don’t know how I’ll be LOL. I do love the day but more a night owl.
If you’re a night owl, I can see why you sleep in until 9 am. =) Thanks for stopping by to enter, Crystal!
Actually I don’t sleep until 9 AM but get up at 6:30 AM only because I have to. I just don’t function well until 9 AM.
My favorite time of day is early evening and I am a definate night owl .
Hi Susan! It’s good you know when you shine! Thanks for dropping by to enter.
My favorite time of day is early morning.
I love the peacefulness of early morning as well! Thanks, Anita!
I enjoy evenings, especially when I can watch the sunset.
Yes! I love going for a walk at sunset! One of my favorite times of days as well.
Definitely a morning person! Don’t ask me to make decisions after nine o’clock at night!
I’m with you on that. LOL! Thanks, Barb.
I am a morning person. I get up early , go for a walk, and then take my shower. Ready for the day!
Sounds like a great start to your day, Saundra. Thanks for stopping by!
My favorite time of day is sunrise as it holds the promise of an entire day of hope. My friend used to collect sunsets. When I asked her how to do it, she answered, ” I collect them in my mind.” This has never left me, so I collect sunrises and sunsets. I especially like seeing the moon rising, the stars and the rainbow colors the sunset makes as it flows down into the horizon and the sky commences to deepen the darkness.
Oh, Sunnymay, you are a woman after my own heart. I LOVE sunrises and sunsets. I once read a book entitled, Never Miss a Sunset which really stuck with me. I try to abide by that. Thanks so much for sharing.
I am usually an early morning person, but there are times that I can be a night owl too!
Hi Stephanie! Sounds like you’re pretty easy going. Glad you stopped by to enter. The best to you in the giveaway.
I am a morning person.
Thanks for stopping by Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog, Debra!
I’m more of a morning person. I find I can get more things done then as its when I have the most energy.
I know what you mean! I have my best energy early in the day as well. Thanks for dropping by to enter.
I am a night ow1. It is quiet and more peaceful so that I can get some reading done.
Yes. Evening is a great time to catch up on reading! Thanks, Cherie!
I have more energy in the morning. My husband and I enjoy watching sunrise and sunset.
I’m much the same on both counts! Thanks, Karen!
I read Far Side of the Sea and I would rate it 5 stars.
Thanks for stopping by, Vivian. I’m certain this book will be equally as good. =)
Vivian, thank you so much! I hope you’ll enjoy reading Rose and Alex’s story as well.
Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoy reading historical romance. God bless you.
Hi Debra! Glad you stopped by. It’s hard to beat a good historical romance. The best to you in the giveaway! God bless you too!
I so miss early mornings but have had to become an evening person. 🙂 Early or late, I’m eager to read Katie’s new story!
So glad you stopped by, Mary Kay! The best to you in the giveaway.
Thank you, Mary! I hope you enjoy Alex and Rose’s adventure!
I’m definitely an early morning person! Time for coffee and the Word, a walk with my old dog to start my day!
Hi Linda. That sounds like a great start to the day! Thanks!