My Beauty for Your Ashes by Traci Wooden-Carlisle


The lives of four people from completely different backgrounds merge after one tragic accident. The layers of secrets surrounding them begin to unravel leaving pain in its wake.
Elder Paige Morganson has fought hard to overcome her past, but the doors she thought were closed have just burst wide open. She will have to hold onto her faith in God to see it through.
Elder Brandon Tatum moved to a new town to make a name for himself. The last thing he expected was to develop feelings for another Elder. Mason Jenson prides himself on the life he has built for his family, but when his daughter ends up in the hospital he finds his abilities will only get him so far. Victoria Branchett has ruthlessly survived the death of her only daughter by fierce determination, but is the strength she has relied on enough to see her through a failing marriage and an ailing grandchild?

As they sift through the debris of past dreams and hopes left by the wayside they are offered a lifeline and given an opportunity to receive God’s Beauty for their ashes.

Gripping, Engaging & Well-Written
ByT. Cokeron
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“My Beauty for Your Ashes” is a wondrously engaging novel that draws you in and keeps you eagerly reading until the very end. It's written with a deft hand and a clear love of God, weaving a story about a group of people who find themselves tested and tried in everything from their faith in God to what they truly believe. The story is uplifting, emotionally charged, lushly written and incredibly evocative. It has a strong base in faith and God, not only entertaining the reader, but adding that little bit of mystery and splendor of God's will and path for us all.

The novel is well written with a fast-pace and a passionate tone, forging a connection between the reader, the characters and the message behind it all… creating a wonderful experience of faith, love, life and the wholly consuming expanse of God's love. This is a story that grips your heart and makes you feel a gamut of emotions, from hopeful to sadness and everything in between. It's poignant, honest, dramatic and enjoyable at the same time. Overall, this was a truly engaging novel that entertains while reaffirming the promise of God's love and His will for our lives.