Far Above Rubies – Guest Post

Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty. A Guest Post, Book Spotlight + Giveaway! Via Justread Publicity Tours and by The Travelers Wife.

Far Above Rubies JustRead Blog Tour Welcome to the Blog Tour for Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Far Above Rubies: The Story of Louisa MacDonaldTitle: Far Above Rubies: The Life of Louisa MacDonald
Author: Jolyn Canty
Publisher: Azure Star LLC
Release Date: April 14, 2021
Genre: Biography

Her husband—a friend to Mark Twain, mentor to Lewis Carroll, and the man C.S. Lewis called his “master”—was one of the greatest Christian writers of the Victorian era. She was his hidden gem, the bulwark and bastion on which he could lean.

Though she was an accomplished musician and singer, an advocate for the poor and neglected, and a published author, she didn’t need the spotlight, but was content to be her husband’s biggest fan and companion. She bore eleven children and adopted and cared for several others.

Enduring hardships few of us will ever experience, this petite woman faced them with courage and strength. Her name was Louisa MacDonald.

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Jolyn Canty

Jolyn Canty is the wife to her beloved Earle, the mother of six, and the adoring Nana of three grandchildren. She is a talented artist, a passionate quilter, and a long-time devotee of George MacDonald.


Guest Post: Something you are thankful for

Although it may sound strange, I am thankful for suffering.
With each difficult trial I have faced, God has taught me to choose joy, and to praise Him through the pain.  This has certainly not been an easy task for the Lord, because I am a very slow learner.
After a very painful childhood, I had mastered the fine but devastating art of “whining.”  Thankfully, Jesus knocked and entered my heart when I was a teen and has been carefully purifying me through the various fiery trials of life.
From abandonment and divorce, remarriage and several miscarriages, the trials of rescuing and raising wounded children, the cancer diagnosis of Sparky and the recent cancer diagnosis of my own, and more recently severe arthritis and chronic pain.  In and through all these things He has given me a heart to rejoice and sing.
I learned from my mentor, Elisabeth Elliot, to live with open hands, and to say “Lord, I am willing to receive what You send, to relinquish what You take, to suffer what You inflict, and to be what You require,” and to be “Broken Bread and Poured Out Wine.”
I am a slow learner, but I am Oh! so grateful for His patience and grace.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Far Above Rubies JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 6, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Ebook and gift card available for international where available. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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