2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Cox & The Edge of Belonging

Posted October 15, 2021 by meezcarrie in 2021 The Christy Award, Amanda Cox, Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, historical / 17 Comments

Happy Friday! Continuing until October 28th (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of featuring all of the 2021 The Christy Award Finalists! Today I’m featuring Amanda Cox and her first novel Christy Award finalist book The Edge of Belonging! You can check out a list of all the finalists HERE.

The Edge of Belonging #1

GENRE: Inspirational Dual Timeline Fiction
RELEASE DATE: September 8, 2020
PAGES: 397

When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.

Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.

In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.


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I asked the author…

What do you most want your readers to take away from the edge of belonging?

There were many sweet truths that God spoke to my heart while writing The Edge of Belonging, but if I had to pick one thing I hope readers take away from the book it would be for them to gain a greater awareness of the people they pass each day that feel unseen.

My character, Pearl says it best. “If the story of my life could say one thing, I’d hope it would show the importance of venturing into the highways and the hedges to let invisible people know they’re seen and loved. To invite them in.”

That truly is the story of Pearl’s life, and it is the story I hope The Edge of Belonging sings out through its pages.

Amanda Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling, but her first love is communicating through story. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. She lives in East Tennessee, with her husband and their three children.

Amanda Cox is offering a signed, print copy of The Edge of Belonging to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read the first novel Christy Award finalist The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox? Or, if you’ve read it already, what did you love about it?

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17 responses to “2021 The Christy Award Finalists (and a Giveaway!): Amanda Cox & The Edge of Belonging

  1. Roxanne C.

    Dual timeline stories are becoming a favorite for me. I really want to know the mystery and secrets of this one and how the two timelines are connected.

  2. Suzanne Sellner

    I love stories about adoption since we adopted our daughter, and I love split-time stories! I’d love to read this book.

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