Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Contemporary Romance

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"I highly recommend [Jo's books] to readers of all different genres." --Deanna 
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A SIDE OF FAITH by Krista Phillips

Krista Phillips is the author of Sandwich, with a Side of Romance and A Side of Faith. She enjoys life with her husband and their four beautiful daughters in Tennessee. She is an advocate for congenital heart defect and organ donation awareness and blogs at 

Welcome, Krista. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Mary, Jesus' mother. Seriously, being a mom to God's son? I have so many how-to-be-a-good-mom questions I'd love to ask her!!

Please tell us a little about your novel, A Side of Faith.
I'd love to! A Side of Faith is a novella sequel to my first novel, Sandwich, with a Side of Romance.

He is everything she never wanted...
Rachel Carter is on top of the world. A new job in a new town, friends, and a house to call her own. Men? Eh, someday. And when the time comes, she’ll go for a nice safe geek or something. She will NOT be repeating the mistakes of her youth.

But then Cameron Foster comes knocking on her door, reminding her of the man she vows never to think of again.

God wouldn’t send her a man who reminds her of everything she is trying to put behind her...would He?

What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
You know, my daughter and I had a great discussion about this. She read my book and did a book report on it for school (she thinks it's cool that her mom writes!) Anyway, we were talking about the takeaway message of the book, and she told me that it was not to judge someone by how they look on the outside.

I thought about that for a bit. There is definitely that element in there, but it goes much deeper too. Rachel didn't just judge Cameron because of his hair color or height. She let what she'd gone through in the past dictate how she was going to live her present. She put limits on God, instead of allowing him full reign in her life.

That's what I hope readers get out of the book. That your past should stay in the past, and to keep your heart open to what God has for you today.  

Where can readers find you online?
I LOVE to connect with readers!
You can find me on...

Where can readers purchase A Side of Faith?
A Side of Faith is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much, Jo, for being such a gracious hostess today! I enjoyed sharing a little about my book with you all!

You’re welcome. Glad to have you visit with my readers and me! One of the commenters to this post will be randomly drawn to win a copy of A Side of Faith, which you’ve offered.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A White Christmas in Webster County by Laura Hilton is Marilyn W. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.


  1. Interesting blurb

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. bn100, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  2. I loved Krista's book Sandwich with a Side of Romance and look forward to her newest book. We all need a side of faith in this life! :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com
    I'm a follower via GFC.

    1. Merry, yes we do! Thanks for leaving your comment. I appreciate you following my blog!!

  3. Great post. So many times we put limits on God.

    1. Patricia, glad you enjoyed Krista's visit. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

  4. thanks for the chance to read krista's latest novel, jo. I'm a follower, too :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

    1. Karen, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. So glad you follow my blog!!

  5. This one sounds like a winner! Thank you, Jo!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Melanie, you're welcome. I really enjoyed reading A SIDE OF FAITH. Thanks for commenting.

  6. I know that I would enjoy reading A Side of Faith. Sandwich, With a Side of Romance was so good and I'm anxious for a sequel.

    1. rubynreba, you would enjoy this one if you enjoyed Krista's first sandwich book. Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.