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Coal Black Lies JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Coal Black Lies by Cindy K. Sproles, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Coal Black Lies

Title: Coal Black Lies
Author: Cindy K. Sproles
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: June 18, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Believing the bitter lies you tell yourself leaves little room for the sweetness of truth

Coal miner Joshua Morgan managed to do the impossible–he broke away from the stranglehold of the iron-fisted Barton family and the Company Store, to whom all the miners in the Appalachian Mountains are indebted. But it cost him the life of his young daughter, who was run down by a posse led by Thomas Barton while coming to collect Joshua’s payment to the store.

Five years later, a sweet but slow-witted young girl lands on his doorstep, and Joshua’s desire to protect her from the clutches of the Bartons increases his thirst for vengeance. Joshua sets out to discover where the girl came from in order to take down the Barton family once and for all.

His journey leads him to the truth about the day his daughter died, a reality he finds hard to accept. But when confronted by Thomas Barton himself, Joshua is forced to rethink the dark lies brewing in his heart. If he broke away, could Thomas have also? Despite his misgivings, can Joshua join forces with a man he once despised to free the miners from the tyrannical Barton family and forge a future of peace for both the young girl and himself?

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About the Author

Cindy Sproles

Cindy K. Sproles is the author of devotions published in newspapers across the country and a teacher at Christian writers conferences. She spent her formative years showing off her beloved Appalachian Mountains to others, and she and her family still live in the mountains of East Tennessee.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a print copy of Coal Black Lies plus book-related swag!

Coal Black Lies JustRead Tours blog giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight June 17, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 24, 2024. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Tour Schedule

Coal Black Lies JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Launch Page at JustRead

June 17
Happily Managing a Household of Boys
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
By The Book
Woven by Words

June 18
Only By Grace Reviews
Labor Not in Vain
Reading Is My SuperPower
Wishful Endings

June 19
Danielle’s Writing Spot
Connie’s History Classroom
Hallie Reads

June 20
Cover Lover Book Review
Inklings and Notions
Beauty in the Binding

June 21
Heidi Reads…
Reading Excursions
Dana Loves Books

Stephanie, Charity, Katie, Chelsie, Luann

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  1. clickclickmycat

    I read what this book was about, and I was almost out of breath. It seems like Coal miner Joshua Morgan endures a lot.

  2. Karen Sargent

    I must have this book! I shared the give-away on FB reluctantly since more entries decrease my chance of winning. LOL But we gotta share the love, right? And I’m going to purchase it anyway. LOL Can’t wait to read!

  3. Kay Garrett

    Love, love, LOVE Cindy K. Sproles books! She never disappoints her readers with an awesome story told so well with an amazing thread of faith.

  4. satkins08

    I live in Kentucky and I always enjoy when an author uses our state for a part in a book-thanks

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