Truth from Taerna #4: Sustainer’s Smile
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Kingdom adventure fiction ~ Suffering strangles her soul. How can she ever smile again?
A helpless newborn . . . that’s exactly how twenty-four-year-old Liliora Ellith feels in her efforts to speak up on behalf of the youngest members of Taerna’s pleasure-driven society. Her tender heart for the defenseless and deep aversion to conflict throw Liliora’s soul into turmoil when tragedy opens her eyes to the quiet yet heartrending war on Taerna’s babies—both born and unborn. Adon Olam’s word coupled with a secret in her own past fuel her determination, but the challenges ahead of her threaten to send her spiraling into hopeless depression. At the very end of herself, can her own utter insufficiency be anything less than the catalyst for complete disaster?
Book four of six in Truth from Taerna, Sustainer’s Smile is a clean, pro-life family-friendly kingdom adventure fiction novel. It can easily be read as a standalone. No magic or romance. No violence other than abortions, which happen off-page. Recommended for teens and up due to dealing with abortion.
Praise for Sustainer’s Smile
“I loved seeing a heart for life coming through its pages.” ~ Amazon reviewer
“This book is now one of my favorite books.” ~ Amazon reviewer
“As someone with a history of reading books for the romance, I was really impressed with how engaging the plotline was—and not a drop of romance.” ~ Amazon reviewer
About Truth from Taerna
Truth from Taerna is a six-book kingdom adventure fiction series born from a heart to communicate the truths of God’s kingdom—the spiritual realm hidden from our physical senses—in an engaging story format. Each book focuses on an aspect of spiritual truth that today’s church often downplays.
Each book can be read as a standalone. Each book follows a sibling of the family as they learn and grow closer to Adon Olam (God). These books have no violence, no magic, no language, and minimal squeaky clean romance.
Promise’s Prayer: Kaelan and Carita learn the true importance and place of prayer in their quest to save the world.
Victory’s Voice: Book-loving Ellisia attends Academy and discovers the true power of spoken words in the spiritual realm.
Surrender’s Strength: Laelara discovers her true identity when a mix-up forces her to live a double life and come to the end of herself.
Sustainer’s Smile: Liliora makes peace with her past and discovers her future among the cradles of Taerna’s unwanted babies as her present reality meets tears, heartbreak, smiles, and the sustaining hand of Adon Olam.
Memory’s Mind: Quiet and analytical Kelton learns the importance of focusing his mind and meditating on the Word of Adon Olam as his skills prove crucial to Frydael despite his aversion to public scrutiny.
Romance’s Rest: Even in heartbreak, big-hearted, animal-loving Kethin discovers the true meaning of love—and covenant relationship with Adon Olam.
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Erika Mathews writes Christian living books, both fiction and non-fiction, that demonstrate the power of the kingdom of God through ordinary people, transforming daily life into His resting life. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. Outside of writing, she spends time with her husband Josh, mothers her little ones, reads, edits, enjoys the great Minnesota outdoors, plays piano and violin, makes heroic ventures into minimalism, clean eating, and gardening, and uses the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at restinglife.com.