10 July 2019

The Mosaic Collection: Stacy Monson | Guest Post + Giveaway

For His glory…
The Mosaic Collection is an international community of women authors who use faith-based fiction to touch hearts with the good news that Christ’s finished work on the cross has made us one family, and to nurture affection for the people God has placed within our circles of influence, so that the grace and glory of God may become visible and personal to everyone we meet.

…and our good
We are sisters, a beautiful mosaic united by the love of God through the blood of Christ. We have experienced the redemptive, restorative power of God’s grace in our marriages and families, and we believe our God is able to heal, restore and redeem our brokenness. His love fills us with the courage to persevere, and to offer others a Christ-like compassion that is full of His wisdom and grace.


When the truth cost her everything, she thought there was nothing left to lose.

Mikayla Gordon loves nothing more than sleeping under the stars, reeling in the “big one,” and long hikes in the wilderness. A medical crisis reveals a 30-year-old secret that turns everything she’s known and believed upside down, unraveling her dreams and her identity.

In search of answers, she follows a trail from Minnesota to Colorado and discovers more unwelcome secrets even as she falls in love with the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and a wilderness camp leader who shares the greatest secret of all.

Knowing her life can never go back to what it was, she must make decisions that will impact far more than just her future.

Publisher: His Image Publications
Release Date: August 7, 2019


The idea for When Mountains Sing started with the question, “What if what you always believed about who you are turned out to be false?” We grow up trusting the adults around us to tell us the truth. As children, we usually see our parents as infallible, honest, forthright, wanting the best for us. But sometimes what they thought was best early on turns out to be a painful, devastating mistake in hindsight. At that point, emotions are often all-consuming as people struggle to come to terms with the mistake and find a way to create a new normal.

When Mountains Sing follows Mikayla who has unintentionally uncovered a secret permanently alters her life as well as her family. She sets out to find answers that will help her put a new framework to her life. Through that process, she’ll learn to adjust how she sees herself, what she sees as her identity, and how to forgive those who’ve hurt her the most.

All of my books are based on the premise of “who are you, and who gets to decide?” Society tells us through a constant barrage of messages that we aren’t enough, we should look/feel/act/eat/drink this way to have a good life. But at the core of us, who were we created to be?

God has given us His DNA and created a one-of-a-kind person with a purpose (perhaps more than one) that is meant to impact the world in big and/or small ways. When we let ever-changing societal opinions shape our self-image and our life choices, we bury who we truly are—and, I believe, spend our life wondering why we feel so empty as we search for something more. To live our best life, we have to understand who God created us to be, and spend our life living that out. It’s what God wants for us—a truly abundant life—and it’s the best and only way to live.

Those are lessons Mikayla has to learn on her search for answers to her biggest question – “who am I?”


Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of The Chain of Lakes series, including Shattered Image, Dance of Grace, and The Color of Truth, as well as her newest release, Open Circle. Her stories reveal an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the Twin Cities, she is the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, a proud mom, and doting grandma.

Cornerstone message from the collection: Our identity is found first and foremost in God. Made in His image, we bear His DNA. We are fully, unconditionally loved by our Creator. While society tells us we don’t measure up, we aren’t good enough, we need to conform, God tells us we are loved exactly where we are being who we are. He invites us daily to walk with Him, look to Him for whatever needs we have, and to trust Him no matter what happens to or around us because He is always there for and with us. Despite the negative messages that rain over us, His message shines through – you are loved.


(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card & an ebook prize pack*!

Winner will receive an ebook of:

Where She Belongs
Pieces of Granite
Christmas on a Mission
Other Side of the River
The Third Grace
Carolina Grace
The Benefit Package (a devotional)
Dance of Grace
When Love Calls

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 10, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 24, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open internationally, but international winner will receive a gift card only (may be substituted for a Book Depository gift card if winner cannot accept from US Amazon)

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.



  1. Thanks for letting me stop by, Hallie!

  2. Beautiful message Stacy - looking forward to seeing how it plays out in your book.

  3. Beautiful story. I am looking forward to reading these books.

  4. I am looking forward to reading this book on my summer vacation!