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Cover_Twitter_LightFromDistantStars_JRWelcome to the Takeover Tour for Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker with JustRead Publicity Tours! 



Title: Light from Distant Stars
Author: Shawn Smucker
Publisher: Revell
Release Date:
July 16, 2019
Genre: Literary Fiction / Contemporary Magical Realism

When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. As the last one to see his father, Cohen is the primary suspect.

Over the next week, Cohen’s childhood memories come back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his father being asked to leave his pastoral position. The game of baseball that somehow kept them together. And the two children in the forest who became his friends–and enlisted him in a dark and dangerous undertaking. As the lines blur between what was real and what was imaginary, Cohen is faced with the question he’s been avoiding: Did he kill his father?

In Light from Distant Stars, master story weaver Shawn Smucker relays a tale both eerie and enchanting, one that will have you questioning reality and reaching out for what is true, good, and genuine.

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Shawn Smucker is the author of the young adult novels The Day the Angels Fell and The Edge of Over There, as well as the memoir Once We Were Strangers. He lives with his wife and six children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. You can find him online at

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(1) winner will receive this wonderful prize pack from Revell!


Prize pack includes:

(1) copy of Light from Distant Stars
(1) Gold plated star necklace
(1) Light from Distant Stars Journal
(1) $10 Gift Card to Starbucks

Be sure to check out each stop on these tours for more chances to win. Full tour schedule on this tour shown below. Giveaway begins at midnight July 16, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 23, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.




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  1. Alicia Haney

    Hi, this book sounds intriguing a real page turner! I love the cover and I really like the excerpts of this book! I will definitely be adding it to my TBR list. God Bless you all.

  2. Mrs. H.

    This book goes outside of my normal genre “comfort zone” when it comes to reading. I can’t wait for a chance to read it!

  3. Rosanne

    This book sounds fascinating. And cheers to you raising 6 children and having time to write. I raised 4 and could only fit it in now and then

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