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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LEFT TO DIE // Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway

{Image provided by Ivy Rose.}

About the Book

{Image provided by Ivy Rose.}
Lindy Greene's life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn't even like babies.

Nathan Thomas can't find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus.

The Chinese mission field isn't for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: A tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.


Welcome back to Whispers on the Wind, Ivy! Would you mind telling us how the idea for your latest release, Left to Die, came to be?

The idea for Left to Die is inspired by my sister, whom we adopted from China almost ten years ago. The story was inspired by her and all the other orphans in the world who need forever families. I hope and pray that Left to Die will open the eyes of individuals and help them see how severe the orphan crisis truly is.

Where there any parts of Left to Die you found particularly difficult to write?

The hardest part of this story was the scene in the orphanage. In the first draft, I left descriptions vague and bland out of my own selfishness. The reason was clear enough to me: I visited my sister's orphanage. I saw how dirty it was. I stroked the cheeks of those tiny babies. I felt their desperate hands grip my fingers. And I wanted to forget all of that -- I had forgotten most of it. It wasn't until my mom read that section of the book and encouraged me to dig deeper -- to show my readers what it is really like without sugar-coating. So I did. It was hard, digging up those memories I had conveniently forgotten.

Thank you so much for taking time to answer my questions, Ivy! It's been a pleasure having you here! One more question, if you don't mind: Which Left to Die character did you find easiest to relate to?

Thanks for having me! Though it sounds cliché to say so, I can relate most to Lindy, the main character. She and I share a love for nursing, coffee, tea, and loving on other people. And an independence that gets us in trouble sometimes. ;)

{Image provided by Ivy Rose.}
About the Author

Ivy Rose is an eighteen-year-old history lover and literary enthusiast. Aside from writing, she enjoys being outdoors, eating chocolate, travelling, reading, and doing TaeKwonDo. She resides with her family of nine on the banks of the Long Lake in eastern Washington.

You can connect with Ivy via her blog, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Instagram.


{Image provided by Ivy Rose.}

Left to Die Prize Pack

Tour Schedule

Monday, January 23rd:

Tuesday, January 24th:

Wednesday, January 25th:

Thursday, January 26th:

Friday, January 27th:

Saturday, January 28th:


Oh my stars, Left to Die sounds like such an incredible story! And Ivy is an amazing author! Her debut novel, The Old River Road, remains to this day one of my absolute favourites.

A huge hug and "thank you" to Ivy for taking the time to answer my questions! ❤

So tell me: When will you be picking up your copy of Left to Die?



  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a part of my release!!! :D

    1. No problem, Ivy! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

  2. I'm certainly enjoying popping around to everyone's blog on this tour ;-) I will most definitely be checking this book out! :D


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