Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blog Book Tour with Giveaway

I'll try not to be confused if you won't, okay?! I'm excited to be part of another blog tour this week. This is completely separate from my Booked for the Holidays giveaway - this giveaway will be done strictly from comments received on this post. You don't won't to miss this sweet book!

Mothers & daughters. No relationship in the world can be as tender and sweet. . .or as fraught with landmines! As all the hopes, dreams, and expectations of the older collide with the yearnings, determination, and independent personality of the younger, the two can, at times, seem destined to be no closer than two ships that pass in the night.

Such is the story of Ellee and her mother in My Mother's Wish. Named for her grandmother Eleanor, Ellee spends most of her young life feeling rejected by her mother for not being that grandmother, even down to the tug-of-war over whether she goes by Eleanor or Ellee. When Ellee leaves home in hurt and frustration, she discovers that sometimes God sends the most unexpected of individuals to minister to us and show us the way home. This heart-warming little 80-page book would make a perfect stocking stuffer for the daughter you long to let know how treasured she really is, or as a reminder to yourself that you are beloved of God, just as you are.

A grandfather’s song turns a diner into hallowed ground, like a church. A contrary girl with a gypsy heart feels the tug of home. A mother, far away, confronts impossible expectations. And a truck driver named Jedidah keeps his foot on the gas to sweep you into an unforgettable story of belonging and grace.

Readers looking for a meaningful, powerful read on a winter’s evening or with the family will love the rich 1960s nostalgia captured in the Midwest of Jedidiah’s and Ellee’s story; the peace found when family strife boils over, and the gentle reminders of the influence and effect every life has on another.

My Mother’s Wish is an unforgettable, powerful tale that ends on a memorable Christmastime note, but will be cherished and reread year-round for its bold message of grand hopes, impossible expectations, and the gift of grace that comes in between.

Jerry Camery-Hoggatt, Ph.D., is professor of New Testament at Vanguard University, in Costa Mesa, California. A professional storyteller, he is the author of the highly-acclaimed Christmas stories When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four (in trade adult and children’s picture book editions) and Givers of Gifts; plus Irony in Mark’s Gospel and Grapevine: A Spirituality of Gossip. His passion is theology and storytelling, which he believes are meant to go together. Jerry and his wife, Shaleen, are the parents of three children.

The publisher has provided 2 copies of this book for me to give away here. Please leave a copy on this post by Friday (11/21) at noon CST for your chance to win. (US Addresses only, please) Be sure to include an email address if you don't have a blog so I can contact you if you win.

You can also buy the book at Amazon, CBD, or Family Christian Stores.

Happy Reading!


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Anonymous said...

How do you find such cool books? I think you might even love books more than I do and I didn't think that was possible!

sara said...

that sounds like a great book. count me in!

Gwendolyn said...

Oooooh, oooooh, pick me! Do you know how long it has been since I have read a good book? I have resorted to raiding my sixteen-year-old's bookshelf. LOL

Anonymous said...

This sounds amazingly sweet!
I would love to have it.

I'm a mom of 2 teen girls....and lately....the sweet girls...have turned on me.
Wow! I never knew!


Kerri said...

Linda, this book looks great! Being a daughter who struggled growing up and now being a mom to an adult daughter, it would be wonderful to read this for myself (and to share with my daughter!)

Anonymous said...

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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

This looks like a good one!


Gena Larson said...

Count me in! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

Please count me in.

Kim said...

Would love to be a part of this giveaway! Thanks for finding books that sound as if they're right up my alley!


Mel said...

i have been scouring your blog you have such an assortment of books listed, which is awesome...

this one sounds great, as the mom of a teen girl, and the daughter of a mom LOL, it sounds wonderful!!!

Mom2three said...

My daughter and I read many of the same books and this sounds like a great book for us to read. I have already posted the link button on my blog.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

Books rate at the top of my list as things I gotta have.:-) I really appreciate your book reviews. I would love to win a copy of this book.

BP said...

You sure have some great ones to give away!

VaQueenBee said...

My mom, my teenage daughter, and I all love to read. This would be a good book for all three of us. I have a collection of "Christmas books" that I pull out each year after Thanksgiving. It would be nice to add to that collection!

Thanks for hosting and thank you to the author!

Beverlydru said...

Books and my piano are best friends forever. This book sounds sweet and powerful at the same time. Please enter my name. Thanks!

Karin said...

Please enter me in the book giveaway.....thanks!

Sit A Spell said...

I have a teen daughter who loves to read MORE than I fun to be able to read this together during her Christmas break. : )

Tanja said...

Sounds good. I'd appreciate at chance at winning this book. Please include me. Thanks!