Author Mary Jean Bonar Announces the Release of ‘Look to the Hills’

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“I lift up my eyes to the Hills . . .” Psalm 121:1

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Wherever you are, whatever you can do, seek out your purpose in God’s Kingdom.

In her new book of Christian fictionLook to the Hills: Book One of the West Hope Trilogy” (published by Trafford Publishing) author Mary Jean Bonar transports readers to the beautiful rolling hills of Pennsylvania, where a rural community comfortably lives with their traditional values.

Bonar writes that Janine Stephens, a goal-oriented city woman, had always hoped that one day she would learn more about the quaint little town of West Hope, Pa., which appeared to be a setting out of ages passed. As she begins to look more longingly toward those hills, she becomes fully aware that her dream was actually God’s plan coming to fruition. With trust in the “calling,” she and her husband John willingly leave everything behind and discover a refreshing joy while setting out on a spirit-filled journey.

An excerpt from “Look to the Hills”:

““Just a minute, please,” Kathy said detaining her mother, “Are you going to move here? Are you going to sell our house in Innensport? I just don’t understand.”
“Yes, that’s right,” said John.
“Holy cow! What brought this on?” asked Kathy.
John smiled. “Holy it is! It’s a long and wonderful story……..”

Bonar wants Janine’s journey to inspire readers to find happiness in their lives. “Wherever you are, whatever you can do, seek out your purpose in God’s Kingdom,” she says. “I hope that some of my readers will take another look into the feelings and sometimes hopelessness of others around them, and sincerely want to walk hand in hand with them.”

About the Author
Mary Jean Bonar is a retired piano teacher serving as director of music at her church. She has been a hand bell choir director for 25 years, conducting bell seminars and directing vocal choirs at national conferences. She has served on several local community boards, including as West Virginia state president of P.E.O. (an international women’s organization, and on the board of the Washington Symphony Orchestra of Pennsylvania. Bonar’s first novel “Overflowing with Hope” received the distinguished award of Tamarak Artisan from the board of the Tamarak Association of West Virginia. She is the author of “Look to the Hills,” “Blessed Abundantly,” and many unpublished Christian devotions and dramatic works for local churches. She also enjoys sewing, gardening and visits to their rural home from family and friends.

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