My Beauty For Your Ashes by Traci Wooden-Carlisle

Book 1 in the Promises to Zion series

Elder Paige Morganson has come back from the brink of suicide and dealt with most of the anger and pain from her past. Now, she serves as a well-loved minister at her church, and full-time writer and women’s motivational speaker.
As she juggles these roles, she is also artfully dodging her pastor’s attempts at matchmaking. Her world is rocked when a door she thought closed forever opens once again, spilling secrets even she was unaware of.
Elder Brandon Tatum has finally stepped out from under his father’s shadow and is looking forward to what God has in store for his new ministerial career. He has no time for stubborn, golden-eyed beauties who haunt his dreams.
Widower Mason Jenson’s top priority is his daughter, Vivian. When a near-fatal accident jeopardizes her livelihood, his search for a living donor brings him face to face with a beautiful, golden-eyed woman who looks oddly familiar.
Vivian’s grandmother, Victoria Branchett, would also do anything to ensure the health of her granddaughter. But in her mind, Mason Jensen is not to be trusted. Especially since she believes he is to blame for her daughter’s death.
As the years of secrets binding these four together begin to unravel, will they overcome their anger and prejudices to find the peace and love they have long desired?

Wow!!! “My Beauty for Your Ashes” is absolutely wonderful and wonder-filled!!!

I found it impossible to put this book down; reading well past bedtime! It is a rare gem!
I love clean Christian romance novels… this is one of the best I have read in a long time. It is full of genuine twists and turns, that just keep you turning the page and unsure of what will happen. The storyline is extremely well thought out and developed; it is rich, deep and thought-provoking. Unlike the majority of romance books, you couldn't tell what way it would end…
The characters are real, full of life and grit. They are not one-dimensional; but multi-faceted and full of surprises; just like the plot. We see weaknesses and strengths in all the characters; each one unique and carefully developed. I genuinely did not know if Paige would start a romance with Brandon, Mason or neither… and I will not spoil the storyline!! But do read it to see!!
I have just finished this book and am going immediately to buy book 2 in the series. I cannot recommend this book enough! I think Traci Wooden-Carlisle has just become one of my favourite writers… not a flippant comment from a very avid reader!! ~ Amazon Reader