His Gift by Joan C. Benson ~ Just Read Tour, Review and Giveaway

His Gift JustRead Blog Tour 
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for His Gift by Joan Benson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


His Gift Title: His Gift
Author: Joan C. Benson
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing 
Release Date: July 26, 2020
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Dreams Can Come True!

Brace yourself for a thrilling race through the twists and turns of a young woman determined to see her dream come true. On the cusp of the stock market crash of 1929, seventeen-year-old Molly has aspirations for a career in music after high school. With the passion of an athlete preparing for the Olympics, she trains relentlessly to become the best she can be. As her world collapses in unimaginable ways, she is left to find peace and purpose in the midst of her crisis. The message of His Gift is universal to anyone who has ever dared to dream in spite of uncontrollable circumstances. The reader will discover with Molly, the hope and peace in a life when yielded to the Giver of all gifts.

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My Review: 

Based on a true story, His Gift,  is the story of Molly who finds her dreams of being a concert pianist dissolving with the 1929 crash of the stock market.  

A heartwarming coming of age story, about dreams and how they change. Molly is a gifted young woman, with a talent for music and the dedication to really go somewhere with her gift. I loved how supportive her friends and family were of her dreams, even though times were changing. 

This story is well written, with realistic characters, delving deep into Molly's faith and the difficult questions about her future that she faces. A story of friendship, family, faith, God's providence and provision. Straightforward and heartwarming, a wonderful coming of age tale of growth and faith. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.  


Joan C. Benson

Joan C. Benson is a freelance writer, a former reading specialist and educator, wife, mother of four adult children, and a proud grandmother to eight cherished grandchildren. She has been a contributing author to numerous magazines from children to adult content. With a long career of writing for English language learners, Joan has contributed to both student and teacher programs for various educational publishers creating all genres of texts and curriculum. Most recently, her debut historical fiction novel, His Gift, was released by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. Joan lives in Chesapeake, VA, with her husband and their two Bichon Frisé dogs. Follow her at www.joancbenson.com.

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His Gift JustRead Giveaway

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  1. I enjoyed your review, this sounds great

  2. The book sounds my kind of read.

  3. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  4. This book sounds like an excellent read.

  5. thank you for your review. working hard on our dreams are so important. the human mind needs dreams to make and follow and make happen. i love to red about and see in real life where God leads us in following our dreams.

  6. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.


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