The Baggage Handler “pack your bags”

Hello, reader friends! Join me in welcoming author friend David Rawlings for a special JustRead blog tour and giveaway celebrating The Baggage Handler but first, pack your bags!

pack your bags

I don’t know about y’all but packing bags is serious business for this mama. Each camping excursion, road trip, or random occasion which requires leaving the house, needs a varying degree of packing whether it’s sliding my Kindle into my purse for a doctor’s appointment or packing clothes and fun for a family vacation.

The amount of packing we do for each camping trip has decreased now that we have our own rig. Although I do encourage our kids to pack their own bags for camping trips, filled bags have to be mommy-approved (and usually folded and reordered chronologically. Even Izzy has a bag for her water bowl, a toy, blanket (or cooling pad), and leash!


about the book

Title: The Baggage Handler
Author: David Rawlings
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Magical Realism / Christian Allegory Fiction
Release Date: March 5, 2019

In a similar vein to The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying?

When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever.

A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job.

A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister’s house before her niece’s wedding.

And a young artist pursuing his father’s dream so he can keep his own alive.

When David, Gillian, and Michael each take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can’t imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave.

In this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load.

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about the author

David Rawlings is an Australian author, and a sports-mad father of three who loves humor and a clever turn of phrase.

Over a 25-year career he has put words on the page to put food on the table, developing from sports journalism and copywriting to corporate communication.

Now in fiction, he entices readers to look deeper into life with stories that combine the everyday with a sense of the speculative, addressing the fundamental questions we all face.

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tour giveaway

We’re collecting all the Baggage Passport Stamps to get rid of! Collect them all and enter the giveaway below. Each stop will have a unique stamp. Just enter the word(s) you’ll find on each stamp for more chances to win!

One winner will receive a hardcover copy of The Baggage Handler, a book tote from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

Be sure to check out each stop on this tour for more chances to win!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight April 1, 2019 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on April 8, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid. For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.

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Follow along at the link above to learn more about this book and earn more giveaway entries!

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