Midwest Book Review featured Judith Sanders’ In His Stead on the Fiction Shelf of their Small Press Bookwatch in December 2012 calling In His Stead “a strong addition to contemporary fiction collections.”
“The book brought tears to my eyes on many occasions….Unconditional love at its finest… Sanders has written a magnificent novel that deserves to be heard. ” Mindingspot.blogspot.com
“This is a compelling, thought provoking and heart wrenching novel” Rafflecopter.com
“…Sanders makes readers feel as though they are there in the midst of the action…Emotions from laughter, tears, frustration, anger, and heartbreak are felt through each page.” Biddlebuzz.com
“I found myself unable to put the book down…Out loud bursts of laughter, deep breaths, giggles and tears…This is a book I would recommend any one and everyone to read.” Wifemomworklife.blogspot.com
“In His Stead by Judith Sanders makes a most compelling argument. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. I originally expected to find a hero of epic proportions, but instead found a character that far exceeds that notion. In His Stead is written with a descriptiveness that builds intimacy between unassuming characters..” Luxury Reading.com
“The characters are compelling and the story is well-written. Once you pick it up, you won’t want to quit…I do recommend this book…Go get it.” Earnest Parenting.com
“Best book I have read in a long time. The characters are so alive you find yourself…wishing they were your neighbors. I highly recommend this book..” Amazon customer
“In His Stead is a must read for anyone…” “For Judith Sanders on her authoring this book. “HOORAH” Jim Goodreads.com
“The premise is original, the characters well developed and the narrative is compelling. I read this book straight through and highly recommend it to others.” Amazon customer
“Bold and Thought Provoking… and brings the far-off war in Afghanistan home to the reader with painful reality. This is an exceptional book, and I highly recommend it to you.” Amazon customer
I’m on the air again Friday, 30 November. Here are the listings (times are Eastern times):
8:10-8:20AM Little Falls, MN WYRQ-FM
8:30-8:45AM Internet Radio KJAG
8:50-9:00AM Amherst, VA WAMV-AM
9:15-9:30AM Albuquerque, NM KDAZ-AM
9:35-10:00AM Ocala, FL WOCA-AM
10:05-10:35AM Centralia, IL Wily-AM
I’m on a “radio tour” this Wednesday morning, 28 November 2012. Listen in:
LIVE (Times are Eastern Time, NOT local)…
7:30-7:40AM Cedar Rapids, IA KWAY-FM
8:10-8:20AM Norwich, Ct WICH-AM
8:35-8:45AM Gloucester, VA WXGM-FM
9:30-9:40AM Colorado Springs, CO KCMN-AM
9:45-9:55 AM Shenandoah, IA KMA-AM/FM
TAPING for the following:
Bradford, PA (Buffalo) WESB-AM
Salisbury, NC (Charlotte) WSAT-AM
Port Huron, MI (Detroit) WGRT-FM
Carbondale, IL (Regional IL, MO, KY) WSIU-FM NPR
Corpus Christi, TX KCTA-AM
Wenatchee, WA KPQ-AM
SYNDICATED It’s Your Health Network News & IRN/USA Radio Network
Thanks to Cheryl at Cheryl St. John for sharing my holiday photo and Christmas wish.
A Tale of Redemption and the Power of a Father’s Love
The cause of war may have changed since America’s conception.
But the loss of a child remains unbearable.
Retired Army Ranger Thomas Lane once burned for the taste of gunpowder and the thrill of the battle. But as he struggles to cope with his own PTSD and the death of his eldest son, killed by an IED in Afghanistan, Lane learns that the price of war is far too dear.
Now the National Guard is calling on Lane’s youngest son to serve. Consumed with sorrow, Lane knows he will do anything to save his child—even if it means going in his place, a pursuit unheard of since the Civil War when slaves were sent to war in place of their masters, and one still drenched in derision.
In His Stead, the second novel by acclaimed author Judith Sanders, follows the tumultuous battle of Thomas Lane as he fights the United States Army, its JAG corps, a vengeful officer, the very son he is desperate to save, and his own wife, who has the Solomon like choice of losing either a husband or a son.
Capturing the essence of family life in wartime—the good, the bad, and the hopeful—In His Stead explores what it means to be a father and a man.
“Book lover and writer; fiction, fantasy, history, and dreams…the stuffing for my pages.” –Judith Sanders