A BORROWED LIFE by Kerry Anne King – Review & Giveaway

Kerry Anne King takes on a subject most writers wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole in her new novel, A BORROWED LIFE (LakeUnionPublishing). A Pastor’s wife finds herself suffocating in a basically loveless marriage, when her Pastor husband suddenly dies. She tries to get on with her life, but finds judgment from others around every corner. Kerry writes with such sensitivity and acumen readers will know she struggled and succeeded to write this story fairly and with perception.

For twenty-six years Liz has perfectly played the part of Mrs. Thomas Lightsey, exemplary pastor’s wife and mother. But maintaining appearances for the congregation and catering to her demanding husband takes a toll, and she’s lost herself in meeting the expectations of others. When Thomas suddenly dies, Liz feels shock, grief, and, to her surprise, the siren song of freedom. Dare she dream of a life to call her own?

Despite the resistance of her daughter, Abigail, to even the smallest changes, Liz lands a role at the community theater. Inspired by new friends and the character she plays, she explores life’s possibilities, including an unexpected—and steamy—relationship with her leading man.

Just when Liz thinks she might be winning, life hits her with an unthinkable shock. She’s pregnant at forty-nine. Torn between conflicting loyalties to her daughter, her lover, her unborn baby, and herself, can Liz find a way to rebuild her dream life one more time?


Kerry Anne King (who also writes as Kerry Schafer) is a Washington Post and Amazon charts bestselling author who writes compelling and transformational stories about family and personal growth. She loves to add in mystery, humor and an undercurrent of romance, and celebrates when she succeeds in making readers both laugh and cry.

Kerry Anne has been chosen as the 2020 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Association. Her most recent novel, Everything You Are, is a finalist in the Nancy Pearl Awards hosted by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She is enthusiastic about encouraging and supporting other writers and is the host of Tell Me Your Secrets, a videocast/podcast featuring lively, informal interviews with authors and other people involved in bringing books into the world.

When not absorbed in creative pursuits, you’ll find Kerry Anne hanging out with her real life Viking on their little piece of heaven in rural northeastern Washington.

Thanks to Suzy Approved tours we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us how what you’re looking forward to this fall. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please

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40 thoughts on “A BORROWED LIFE by Kerry Anne King – Review & Giveaway

    1. I’m looking forward to the beautiful Autumn leaves. They’re just magnificent here. I ALWAYS seem to look at them like it’s the first time I have seen them. God’s blessings paintbrush.
      This book is very timely for me. ❤️

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  1. Labor Day is the same as any other day. I love to read. This book sounds very interesting. Liz is young and deserves to have love in her life. I’m curious how her situation turns out.

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  2. I didn’t do anything for Labor Day except clean the house, do a little work on the computer, and a little reading. I am so looking forward to reading and reviewing this book. Love this author! Thank you for the chance

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  3. Sounds like a great story. So many women feel some freedom along with the grief when they lose their husband. Sad but true I guess. For Fall I’m looking forward to consistently cooler temperatures and a clearer of the air due to the fires.

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  4. This fall I am looking forward to cooler weather and I am really looking forward to planting Pansies. Thank you for sharing about this book “A Borrowed Life” , it sounds like a Great read from a Great Author. Have a Great rest of the week and stay safe.

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  5. I’m confused, some are answering about what they did fir Kabor day and others are answering about what they like about fall….I like the changing leaves and cool air!

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  6. I’m a Summer girl and hate that the days are getting shorter. I like heat & the outdoors. That said, I would choose a cooler weather menu with my soups, stews, etc. Also changing up the wardrobe.

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