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Book Review: Preacher on the Run by Jayna Baas – Blog Tour and Giveaway!

About the Book

It’s 1771, and North Carolina preacher Robert Boothe has spent four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators against the corrupt British government. All he wants is a safe place for his family and church to live and worship in freedom. But the established church wants him to shut up. The governor’s men want him dead. Colonel Charles Drake is on Robert’s trail, and that safe place is farther and farther away. You can run, but you can’t hide . . .

Recommended for ages 13+ for violence

About the Series

Preacher on the Run is the first book (hopefully!) of the For Liberty & Conscience trilogy, which combines North Carolina Revolution-era history with Christ-centered fiction: page-turning stories of Christian people living Christian lives in the daring era of America’s beginnings.

My Thoughts

This book easily transports you back to colonial times and the struggles of Christians to come out from under the government run church and follow God and His Word instead of men.

I really appreciated the research that went into writing this novel and all the historical aspects that were incorporated into it. I also enjoyed the historical facts that were woven into the story and that they were pointed out to be real in the back of the book. (Don’t skip the back of the book! There, the author explains what in her story is fact and what is fiction.)

The spiritual aspect was really well done and Biblically accurate. The characters’ struggles with fully trusting in God felt very realistic and I enjoyed their “flawed” and real-to-life thoughts and actions.

This book is completely clean, but I just want to note that it is implied that a husband and wife are kissing or want to be kissing. There is some violence, but I would call it mild; people get shot, punched, nearly stabbed, and a few die, but nothing is overly described or graphic in nature.

I did come across a few typos or oddly worded sentences, but they weren’t too distracting and I felt that the book had been pretty well edited overall.

I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for the next one in the series!

Get Your Copy!

Paperback (direct from author)

eBook (Amazon)

Enter the Giveaway!

About the Author

Jayna Baas (pronounced as in “baa, baa, black sheep”) lives in northern Michigan with a great family of real people and the family of pretend people who live in her head. (Yes, she does know her characters are not real.

(No, she does not want you to tell them she said so.) She is notorious for working on several projects at once and writing her series in the wrong order. She hones her craft amid loud southern gospel music and an embarrassing number of composition books, and is convinced God wired her to write—she can’t not write, even though she believes German writer Thomas Mann was correct in saying, “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than for other people.” She enjoys writing and reading in a wide range of genres, but her favorite story is this: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Where to Find Her



YouTube Channel

Blog Tour Schedule

Week One 

Nov 2:

Leona @ Great Books for God’s Girls Guest post, excerpt 

Nov 3:

Madi @ Madi’s Musings Book review, interview 

Nov 4:

Kaitlyn @ Maidens for Modesty Book review, guest post 

Nov 5:

Laura @ Beautiful Things Book spotlight 

Nov 6:

Malachi @ Brainstorms With Rain Excerpt 

Week Two 

Nov 9:

Abby Rose @ Photos by Abby Rose Book review 

Nov 10:

Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook Guest post, excerpt 

Nov 11:

Lauren @ Novels That Encourage Book review, interview, exclusive ebook giveaway! 

Nov 12:

Abigail @ Read Review Rejoice Excerpt, book spotlight 

Nov 13:

Callie @ An Unfinished Story Book review

Week Three 

Nov 16:

Tara @ Tower in the Plains Book review 

Nov 17:

Kelly-Ann @ Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama  Excerpt 

Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage Book review, character interview

Nov 18:

Kassie @ Soldier Girl Stories Book review 

Nov 19:

Natalie @ Kenmore Pines 1 Book review, interview 

Nov 20:

Michaela @ Tangled Up in Writing Book review, excerpt, guest post 

Tour Wrap-Up 

Nov 21:

Giveaway winners announced in Rafflecopter widget and on Books by Jayna (

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