10 September 2018

Different Than Expected | An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson

Welcome to the blog tour & giveaway for An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor K. Gustafson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


“I trusted you, and some day, you may know just how much you hold in your hands.”

Linda Jensen leads a relatively quiet life in Westchester County, New York, as the owner of a highly-acclaimed garden. Inherited from her parents, the garden is her pride and joy. What is not so joyful is finding a strange man sprawled near her delphiniums! The mysterious man is sick, unable to do anything more than drink water—and beg for secrecy. Ignoring all alarm bells, Linda sees to his needs, but her caring act takes on unexpected significance, an unpresentable glory.

Seeds of trust, and perhaps love, are planted in Linda’s garden haven. But as secrets are revealed and scandal hits the headlines, the act of caring for this man threatens to tarnish both of their reputations. Like weeds in Linda’s garden, circumstances threaten to choke out their fledgling relationship, and small moments prove to be the biggest influencers—on a national scale.

Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: July 1, 2018


Eleanor K. Gustafson’s An Unpresentable Glory is not the story I expected when I began reading. Sure, it has the touch of romance I hoped for—but mixes in politics, tragedy, mental illness, gardening, and an overwhelming helping of God’s grace, too. All together with well-developed characters, a unique style, and many emotions, it’s an interesting story. I enjoyed seeing the journey of Linda and Jay from the beginning to the end. An excellent read. 


Thanks to JustRead Tours, I received a complimentary copy of An Unpresentable Glory and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Ellie grew up in Branchville, NJ, in a county with more cows than people. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois as a music major, then married a pastor/college professor/tree farmer/organist and writer. Together, they have three children and eight grandchildren. Music was Ellie’s first love until she tried on the cloak of writing and found it a comfortable fit. However, early writing attempts saw friends—and even her mother—advising her to stick to music as a career. She pushed manfully along, though, and An Unpresentable Glory is her sixth novel. “God first touched me through story,” Ellie says, “and made the bigger Story come alive. I love Him passionately!”


(1) winner will receive:

a print copy of An Unpresentable Glory, and
choice of (1) garden in a bag from Potting Shed Creations

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight September 10, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 17, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. glad this book surprise was a good one! :) Thanks Hallie!

  2. Thank you for your review on "An Unpresentable Glory" by Eleanor K. Gustafson. Appreciate your being part of the JustRead Tours book tour.

    I would appreciate the chance to read this book.

  3. The more I read the reviews on this book, the more I NEED to read it asap!!