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Trial By Patience (The Trials #3)

By: Tabitha Bouldin

Release Date: August 12th, 2019

Publisher: Through the Fire Publications

Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 408 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon

Add On: Goodreads

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Danny Solomon owns and operates Break Away Acres, an equine therapy center for abused kids and teens. Using his God-given ability to see the past, Danny has vowed to help as many kids as he can. Phoenix Nichols is his new trail guide, but her history and her pain put her in need of Danny’s help. After years of abuse, both Danny and Phoenix struggle to find their place. While Danny is happy with the world he’s created at Break Away, Phoenix is ready to bolt at every shifting shadow. When her past drags her back, Danny will be left to pick up the pieces. Can he show Phoenix the way to God? Will Phoenix finally find a safe place to land?

My Review

This book broke my heart in more ways than one. I was on the verge of tears throughout this entire novel. The storyline of this book is one that is both difficult but very real and active in our world. It is so sad to see so many kids go through abuse. 

Ms. Bouldin did a phenomenal job at capturing the heart and emotion of kids going through abuse and trauma. It was real, raw, and sob worthy. 

The characters were both amazing yet broken. They fit the story perfectly. I couldn’t ask for a better cast of characters. 

One thing that I really loved about this book was all the faith content. Danny continually pointed everything back to God. Danny made sure he gave Him all the credit which was awesome to see. 

The one thing had me a little off about this story was Danny and his family’s gifts. The whole concept just made me a little uncomfortable. This is why this book received 4 stars instead of 5. 

Overall, I enjoyed this book as much as one can when it contains these hard topics. Ms. Bouldin did a fantastic job at both researching and writing. I did not read the two books before this one but this one can be read as a standalone, at least in my opinion. 

*FTC: I received this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to give a positive review. All though are my own.*

About the Author

Tabitha Bouldin

Tabitha is a small-town girl with an oversized imagination. She grew up creating characters and enjoys giving them life through words and pages. Just one year shy of obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing, she plans to make sure her characters stand the test of time. When not writing or reading, you’ll find her either homeschooling her two boys or outside digging a new flower bed for her roses.



To celebrate her tour, Tabitha is giving away the grand prize of an eBook copy of her book and $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the here to enter.

Tour Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 22

Retrospective Spines, August 23

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 23

The Christian Fiction Girl, August 24

mpbooks, August 25

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, August 25

Just Your Average reviews, August 26

Books, Life, and Christ, August 27

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 27

Godly Book Reviews, August 28

Remembrancy, August 29

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 31

janicesbookreviews, September 1

A Reader’s Brain, September 2

Inklings and notions, September 3

Emily Yager, September 4


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