Amanda Tero

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Amanda Tero grew up attending a one room school with her eleven siblings—and loved it! She also fell in love with reading to the point her mom withheld her books to get her to do her chores. That love of reading turned into a love of writing YA fiction.

Amanda is a music teacher by day and a literary guide by night, creating stories that whisk readers off to new eras and introduce them to heroic but flawed characters that live out their faith in astonishing ways.

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Amanda Tero I enjoy being able to share what God has helped to learn in stories. If I had narrow it down to what's "best," probably the excitement of seeing how G…moreI enjoy being able to share what God has helped to learn in stories. If I had narrow it down to what's "best," probably the excitement of seeing how God provides the ideas I need and brings a story to completion. :)(less)
Amanda Tero I design all of my own book covers using Photoshop Elements 10 (I know there are programs out there specifically for graphics design, but it's what I …moreI design all of my own book covers using Photoshop Elements 10 (I know there are programs out there specifically for graphics design, but it's what I have). I like using a few images and putting them together (the eraser tool is fantastic!) to create one-of-a-kind covers. Feel free to ask more in depth questions. :) I'm willing to answer in more detail.(less)
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Another WWII Novel to Add to Your Shelf

 

This book completely transported me into pre-WWII Germany. There were so many historical tidbits thrown in of the culture of Germany, such as author and composer bans as well as the growth of uprisings and introductions of new bans. I enjoyed the historical aspect of this book so much!

 

The themes and plot complimented the historical setting very well. I found both Evelyn’s and Peter’s jobs in

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Letters (from a scatter-brained sister) (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:40PM
Description: “How could you, in good conscience, leave the kitchen in the hands of me, a giddy sixteen-year-old??” So begins Nicole’s letters to her sister who has recently “deserted” the family because of marriage. As Nicole attempts to take over the kitchen, she begins to wonder if the kitchen will take over her?
Debt of Mercy (short story) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: After hearing a sermon on Matthew 18, the story of Raboc and Ancel brewed in the back of my mind for a few weeks. February 23, the Lord allowed me to finish the rough draft of Ancel’s story (2, 133 words). It is not my desire to retell Scripture or reinterpret it neither is this story intended to be an allegory. It is simply a story to demonstrate forgiveness and a few of the lessons that I have learned in that subject.
Maggie's Hope Chest (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: It was the gift that Maggie had desired throughout her teen years. Yet was God's purpose for this gift for her to fulfil her own desires? Or did He have something much better in store? Something that Maggie could not quite understand?
Noelle's Gift (short story) (Select)
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Description: Mama needed happiness for Christmas, but Noelle was only eight. What gift could she give?
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This book completely transported me into pre-WWII Germany. There were so many historical tidbits thrown in of the culture of Germany, such as author and composer bans as well as the growth of uprisings and introductions of new bans. I enjoyed the his ...more
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Another great suspense by Patricia Bradley! I had fun analyzing who the antagonist was through the clues dropped. It is mildly disturbing to read about criminals who are normal in “real life” yet manic in their passions. Yet, I will admit, that fact ...more
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I have been told for a while now to try Jocelyn Green. I finally did. And my friends were right. She’s a good fit for me. I look forward to someday exploring more of her books.

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"5 stars & 5/10 hearts. This was a fun read! I enjoyed seeing Lena & all the others after "A Strand of Hope" & "I Love to Tell the Story." (I haven't read "The Secret Place of Thunder" yet but I plan to soon! I don't have book 3). I liked the message " Read more of this review »
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"To use the vernacular, this book SHOOK me. Maybe it was just a right-time-right-book kind of thing, but the message behind this book hit me in the feels and has stayed with me long after. I won't spoil it - but the title is a good indicator of what t" Read more of this review »
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“There comes a point in our lives when we must decide for ourselves. Will we surrender to the God of the universe and place our trust in Him as our God, or will we fight against Him?”
Amanda Tero, Quest for Leviathan
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“It is impossible for one to show love unless he has accepted love.”
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“I prayed the Lord would bring you home alive. That He would reveal to you the greatness of His plans above your own.”
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“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
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“No.” Elizabeth shook her head. Resolution seeped through her, as powerful as adrenaline. “No one can command my convictions. They are mine, given to me by God and meant for my life’s journey. You can destroy my possessions, but you cannot take what is in my heart.”
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“Our God isn’t stingy with His grace, like we are sometimes.”
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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
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“Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
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Shantelle Thank you for the friend request, Amanda! :)


Amanda Tero Olivia wrote: "Thank you for the friend request :)"

And thanks for reviewing my stories. :) :)


Olivia Thank you for the friend request :)


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