You’ll want to read this. No, not this blog, the new novel I want to tell you about.
Out of the Shadows will debut in less than a month, and it will change the way you look at the world. It’s been described as a cross between Bourne Identity and Hunger Games and while those comparisons give you an idea of the mystery thrill ride it is, it doesn’t do justice to the depth of meaning you’ll find in this story. Willow is a young woman who is beginning to discover that she is not what she grew up thinking herself to be, and she holds a pivotal place in the future of the world.
I’m rarely this excited about a new book, and all the more because it was written by someone I’ve known since her childhood. Tessa van Wade was the daughter of a family I grew close to when she was four years old. I’ve watched her grow up alongside my daughter as a young woman, wife, and mother and more recently have watched her bloom as an author and someone with a powerful journey into the love and life of Jesus.
Here is what is on the back cover:
You are not who you think you are.
A seemingly ordinary existence is shattered when Willow is assaulted and left for dead near her San Francisco home. It is not a random attack, as she soon discovers. The stranger who rescues her tells her she’s part of a hidden race of people whose oppressive government is on the verge of a violent uprising.
Against her will, she is drawn into a maze of deception and conspiracy, which defies everything she has ever known. As she attempts to separate fact from fiction, she becomes too entrenched to retreat.
Her only hope is to discover the truth before it is too late.
You’ll find it is not only true of Willow but you too, and that’s what makes the adventure of this book so amazing. If you’ve read enough, you can pre-order it here from Amazon or here from Blue Sheep Media.
Out of the Shadows by Tessa Van Wade, published by Blue Sheep Media
Release date: June 8, 2021. • Paperback • 272 pages
Here’s a brief endorsement I wrote for the cover of Tessa’s book:
One of the most beautiful, deeply-layered stories I’ve ever read.
Out of The Shadows will hold you spellbound from first the page, and leave you craving for more after the last one.
Tessa van Wade has created an iconic woman in Willow who has to discover her identity to fulfill her destiny.
Wayne Jacobsen, author of He Loves Me, Live Loved Free Full, and co-author of The Shack.
Wait! There’s more.
Tessa is looking for avid readers who are connected on social media to join her Launch Team. So, if you’d like to read a pre-release copy of the book and help her make it available to your world, please follow these two easy steps. (1) fill out this Google form and (2) click this link Out of the Shadows Launch Team | Facebook and answer the questions there. That’s it.