Virtual Book Tour – The Laughter of God by Herb Marlow

Virtual Book Tour – The Laughter of God by Herb Marlow

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I’ve got another Virtual Book Tour for you today – showcasing “The Laughter of God” by Herb Marlow.  You can follow the rest of the tour right here.

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Intriguing tales … told Texas-style … are the hallmark of legendary author, Herb Marlow.  The acclaimed writer, educator, and counselor offers a rich series of historical and adventure novels that are destined to become classics for readers of all ages. These timeless treasures spark the imagination and remove the mystery from history as readers interact with captivating characters and creatures.

Herb Marlow has been featured on TV, radio and in print publications nationwide. He is an established authority on childhood issues, a motivational speaker for children and adults, a professional counselor, an author, and a rancher. He and his wife Lynn presently reside on a small working ranch in East Texas.

Dr. Marlow spent a portion of his adult life as a pastor.  During those years, seeing the myriad of heartaches faced by the people he served, he returned to the university to obtain his Ph.D. in counseling and to begin a private pastoral counseling practice. Though basically retired, he continues to provide limited counseling today.

Marlow has published over forty-five books, both print and electronic, including fiction for children (“Twisters, Bronc Ricers & Cherry Pie,” “Jack the Border Collie,” etc.), young adults (the four-book “Guns of the Civil War” series, “Hood River Home,” etc.), and adults, and professional works addressing counseling issues, writing and education, and a trilogy of books on parenting. As a freelance writer, Herb’s stories and articles have been published in many national periodicals and professional journals, as well as online blogs. His clean adult books include: “The Laughter of God,” “In Harm’s Way,” “Cowboy Riches,” and its sequel “Mesquite Riches.” And he’s an Old West author too, with several books and collections of short stories to his credit including “Outlaws West,” “Trouble on the Bosque,” “Dangerous Ground,” and “High Lonesome.”

Herb is a captivating speaker and storyteller whose tales engage children and adults alike. Bringing his own real-life stories of challenge and triumph into each speaking engagement, he helps people see their worlds from a higher point of view.

You can follow Herb at LinkedIn and at Writer’s Exchange

His novel is “The Laughter of God”

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Who is the quiet warehouse worker named Bill Harmony? He seems to be no more than a humble man disturbed by a revival at his church run by a TV evangelist who claims he can heal and raise people from the dead. Bill and two friends set about exposing the man. In the mean time, Harmony is going about quietly helping many people. At a final revival service, the phony evangelist is exposed, along with the church’s pastor, for using tricks and illusions to fleece the crowd. Bill disappears from that final service, but people in the congregation begin telling of the things he has done for them – including salvation, healings, life-changes and raising a child from death. Everyone, including his close friends, begin to ask, “Who is Bill Harmony, anyway?” And we wonder the same thing…

You can buy the book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s an excerpt from the book…and read all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway!

Bill Harmony was a plain man, a laborer at a warehouse, stacking boxes on pallets and helping to load trucks. He was not an imposing man, being somewhat shorter than average, of stocky build. His features were ordinary, and his brown hair was cut very short. His normal working uniform consisted of a heavy tan cotton shirt, and a pair of blue jeans held up by a belt and wide suspenders. His shoes were the rough shoes of a workingman, with steel capped toes and ankle high laces.

Bill was a quiet man who rarely said much, but he was also friendly and generous, always willing to help his fellow workmen, some of whom took advantage of Harmony’s generosity. He was well liked by all of the employees in the Farsee Wood Products Company warehouse, and most of his superiors respected him for the good workman that he was. The only person that didn’t like Bill was the warehouse manager Carl Boyle.

Carl was the opposite of Bill in every way. He was a big man, with a large belly kept in condition by daily intakes of beer and fried foods. He wore what hair he had (he was bald on top) in a pinched back ponytail. His face was clean-shaven, but not attractive. His nose had been broken at some time in the past and not well reset, and his teeth were brown and rotting. He was loud, profane and coarse, and his cronies were exactly like him.

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