24 February 2023

With Me in the Storm | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


If she escapes her past, can she survive the storm to come?

Maddie’s California dream-turned-nightmare is a perfect storm of abuse, trafficking, and unwanted pregnancy. She sees only one way out, until a network of strangers offers a solution that could save her life and her baby’s.

But escaping back to Minnesota hinges on Chris, the fiancé she rejected for the drug dealer who now owns her. After all she’s done, is it too much to hope Chris will perform this generous act of love?

And what if love isn’t enough to protect Maddie when a deadlier storm closes in?

Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2022


“Chris, it’s about Maddie.”

His mouth tightened. A dose of equal parts fear and anger pumped up his heart rate. He sucked in a long breath, then let it go. “What about her?”

“She wants to come home.”

Fear evaporated. Anger alone clamped down on his chest. Home? What did that mean—now? He sat silent. Waiting.

“She has asked if we would go get her.”

Chris glanced down at his fist balled up against his thigh. “And you said...?”

“I said I would ask you.” His mom was equally good at silent waiting. She probably knew he was sitting there wanting to kick something, wanting to hijack the ambulance to California, wanting to punch somebody, wanting to give in to hope. If only he’d been able to forget Maddie, to stop measuring every other woman against her. If only she hadn’t slashed his heart and left him bleeding. But he hadn’t. And she had.


Karen Ingle admires women’s resilience and courage that emerge when faced with a pregnancy that rocks their world. As a freelance writer, she has interviewed such women, met them, and served them. She’s also rubbed elbows with the gutsy people who care deeply enough to support women in their journeys out of dark despair into bright hope. Now Karen is weaving those true stories into the compelling novel, With Me in the Storm, and others still to come in her Rumors of Light series.

Connect with Karen by visiting kareningleauthor.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of With Me in the Storm, $10 Amazon gift card, notecard, sticker, handmade bookmark, and a packet of “Maddie’s favorite hot cocoa mix”!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 20, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 27, 2023. 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.



  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "With Me in the Storm".

    Sounds very interesting and would love the opportunity to read and review it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I look forward to reading this.