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A Million Little Choices


Narrator: Erin Bennett

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ISBN: 9781646070558

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Publication Date: 11/07/2023

Format: Paperback

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)



Sometimes secrets just won’t stay hidden . . .


Now from USA Today bestselling author and Christy Award Hall of Fame inductee Tamera Alexander comes the story of two women from different centuries living in the same house who share strikingly similar journeys.


Claire Powell’s life is turned upside down when her beloved husband admits to a “near affair.” But when Stephen accepts a partnership with an Atlanta law firm without consulting her and buys a historic Southern home sight-unseen—it pushes their already-fractured marriage to the breaking point. Claire’s world spirals, and she soon finds herself in a marriage she no longer wants, in a house she never asked for.


In 1863, Charlotte Thursmann, pregnant and trapped in a marriage to an abusive husband, struggles to protect her unborn child and the enslaved members of her household. Desperate, she’s determined to right the evils her husband and others like him commit. But how can one woman put an end to such injustice? Especially if her husband makes good on his threat to kill her?


Both Claire and Charlotte discover truths about themselves they never realized, along with secrets long hidden that hold the power to bring God’s restoration—if only they choose to let it.


This Southern historical fiction novel includes:

  • Dual-timeline plot

  • Thought-provoking treatment of the themes of difficult relationships, infidelity, forgiveness, and trust

  • Discussion questions—you’re all set for book club!







My Review


Tamera Alexander's latest, A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES features two women from different centuries living in the same house with similar journeys. Secrets emerge in this moving, spiritual, and thought-provoking 'contemporary meets historical' domestic family fiction.


Sometimes, secrets won't stay hidden.


2019 Denver, Colorado. Claire Powell's life is pulled out from under her when her husband, Stephen, admits to a near affair. (faithful or not)? Can she believe him? They also have their daughter, Maggie, to think about. Are they using Maggie as a pawn in their marriage?


Stephen accepts a partnership with an Atlanta law firm without consulting her and buys a historic Southern home without seeing it first. Their marriage has not been strong and is now at breaking point. She never asks for this house! Her life is spiraling out of control.


March 1863: Charlotte Thursmann is pregnant and trapped in a marriage to an abusive husband as she struggles to protect her unborn child and the members of the household. Desperate, what is she to do? Her husband has threatened to kill her.


Could this house be a gift versus a curse?


Through dual timelines, both Claire and Charlotte discover truths about themselves they never realized, along with secrets long hidden that hold power for God's restoration—if only they choose to let it.


I enjoyed the two women's friendships (Claire/Bernice) and (Charlotte/Nettie). The lives of four women, more than 150 years apart, converge. I was intrigued more by the historical past perspective than the contemporary present. I enjoyed the journal and the dedication and wisdom of her life, honoring the memory of those enslaved by the horrible tragedies. (reminding you of the Underground Railroad).


A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES is a captivating, compelling, and redemptive story as the characters work toward healing and faith.


The author explores choices we make every day that lead to consequences, both good and bad. We all have choices we make every day. Make them count. I enjoyed the EPILOGUE in Buckhead, Atlanta (where I have previously lived).


An inspiring story of marriage, forgiveness, hope, infidelity, grace, trust, faith, healing, and choices that matter infused with Biblical scriptures. A MILLION LITTLE CHOICES is a Christian poignant tale of two women, separated by time and joined by circumstances. Ideal for book clubs and further discussions. (Discussion questions included).


Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers and NetGalley for a digital advanced reading copy. #CoverCrush



@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

My Rating: 4 Stars

Pub Date: Nov 7, 2023




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About the Author


Photo credit: Mandy Whitley Photography


USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander is one of today's most popular writers of inspirational historical romance. Her novels continue to garner reader loyalty around the world, with her latest, Colors of Truth, hitting both the US Amazon and the Netherlands bestsellers lists right out of the gate.


Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on best-seller lists—including ECPA Bestsellers, CBA Bestsellers, and #1 Amazon Bestsellers in Historical Christian Fiction.


Tamera was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2020, which is the highest honor awarded Christian fiction. She's a two-time recipient of the coveted Carol Award bestowed by American Christian Fiction Writers, and is also a two-time winner (six-time finalist) of the RITA Award.


Tamera lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Joe and two lovable but rambunctious Australian Terriers, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels. Tamera's most recent "greatest joy?" Her first grandchild, Leo, a precious little boy.


Her books have been translated into multiple languages including Dutch, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Portuguese and more. For more about Tamera's books, visit www.TameraAlexander.com





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