Thursday, September 24, 2020

Celebrate Lit Presents: White Stick by Jacqueline Middler

About the Book

Book:  White Stick
Author: Jacqueline Middler
Genre:  Memoir
Release Date: May 13, 2020

When a positive pregnancy test upends her carefree coed life, Jacqueline Marie decides to end the life of her unborn child. That abortion and the one that followed not only destroyed two lives but also wrecked Jacqueline’s soul.
Unprepared for the emotional wounds abortion inflicts, Jacqueline turns to drugs and alcohol to mask her pain, but nothing she does assuages her deep-seated guilt. When staying with relatives in Florida—intended to give her a fresh start—she hears the gospel message, and while reading the creation story and promises of God, she encounters a God who loves her despite her choices.
As she experiences God’s grace and forgiveness, Jacqueline is able to finally forgive herself. Now a doula and a voice for the unborn, she shares her story to help other women who have had abortions know that healing and redemption are possible through Jesus.

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About the Author

An avid reader and devoted mother of three, Jacqueline Marie gives voice to the women who have had abortions and live with the regret and shame of that decision. White Stick is her debut work, birthed from the years-long journey to healing and redemption and her desire open the eyes of the world to the harm this choice brings to women. She has a degree from Johnson & Wales in marketing, with concentrations in English and psychology.

More from Jacqueline

White Stick was written in hopes of freeing women from the bondage of shame and guilt that comes with the choice of Abortion. This book’s purpose is to shed light on the after effects of what this choice does to a women’s soul and life. This choice is not the quick decision or the “easier choice” that the media portrays but can effect every one of your choices after for the rest of your life. Only Gods love and Jesus’s grace can free you. I was a Christian many years before I was able to forgive myself. Until you forgive yourself it is hard to walk in the plans God has for you. You the reader are able to walk with me through my abortion to redemption. This is a raw honest look at the devastation this choice brings.

Blog Stops

Artistic Nobody, September 22 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Rebecca Tews, September 23
My Devotional Thoughts, September 24 (Author Interview)
Maureen’s Musings, September 24
Texas Book-aholic, September 26
Inklings and notions, September 27
For Him and My Family, September 28
Stories By Gina , September 29 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, September 29
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30
Sara Jane Jacobs, October 3
Pause for Tales, October 5


To celebrate her tour, Jacqueline is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

A personal story of pain, self destruction, guilt, and then rebirth and forgiveness with the love of God.
The author share her heart wrenching decision to have an abortion, not one but  two, and the aftermath of getting rid of that "clump of cells," her babies.
As we follow her as she stumbles about her life with really no care for her survival, she uses all types of drugs and sleeps with many. Her poor parents really didn't know how to help her, and she eventually is led in the right direction, with a few stumbles.
I loved the path she finally finds and all with her hand in God's. A great read for those struggling with their past decisions, and also for those who might judge.

I received this book through Celebrate Lit and Redemption Press, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. I want to read this book after your review!

  2. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I enjoyed your review, thank you for sharing

  4. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keeping up the good work.


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