Monday, July 6, 2009

Grab Bag Fiction Giveaway!

Value Fiction Brings Readers Summer Relief

Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this summer with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s eight full-length, historical novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, June 2, 2009). At the low cost of only $5.99, these well-read “getaways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.

Full-length historical novels offered include the following; I had the opportunity to randomly review two of them.

The Captain’s Bride
(ISBN-13: 978-0-307-45806-3)
by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Book One in Northern Lights series.
Experience an epic saga of perseverance and passion, faith and fidelity in a sea adventure from the gentle hills of Bergen, Norway, to the rocky coast of Camden, Maine.

Tommorrow’s Treasure
(ISBN-13: 978-0-307-45808-7)
by Linda Lee Chaikin,
Book One in East of the Sun series.
Family secrets and a passion for a man of a higher social class draw Evy Varley into a dangerous mystery and disturbing questions about her past.

The Silver Sword
(ISBN-13: 978-0-307-45809-4)
by Angela Elwell Hunt,
Book One in The Heirs of Cahira O’ Connor series.
The auburn-haired O’Conner women push against social limits. Their tale is one of peril, courage, vengeance, love and sacrifice.

The Veil
(ISBN-13: 978-0-307-45807-0)
by Diane Noble.
Hannah McClary dares to question the truth behind the shroud of secrecy that cloaks a nineteenth-century sect known as the Saints. Soon she and Lucas Knight, the young man she loves, find themselves fighting for their lives.

MY THOUGHTS: This was a riveting book as I was not familiar with this history of the Mormon settlers. This was a fascinating account of those "Saints" who followed their leaders unquestioningly, the dictatorship and duplicity of those leaders, and the other individuals who allowed the Holy Spirit to move in their hearts and draw them to Christ, at great peril. And although it is a work of fiction, at the end of the book Diane Noble provides much supporting documentation of the actual historical events.

Under the Distant Sky
(ISBN-13: 978-1-60142-245-3)
by Al and Joanna Lacy,
Book One in Hannah of Fort Bridger.
Join Hannah and Solomon Cooper as they journey by wagon train to a new life on the frontier. Will they overcome tragedy and great opposition as they strive to live their dream?

A Promise for Breanna
(ISBN-13: 978-1-60142-244-6)
by Al & Joanna Lacy,
Book One in Angel of Mercy series.
Suspense, danger, romance and spiritual truth each play a part in this heroine’s life as she faces the man who once broke her heart and led her to mistrust men.

(ISBN-13: 978-1-60142-256-0)
by Linda Windsor,
Book One in Fires of Gleannmara.
Maire, Warrior Queen of Gleannmara, finds her fierce heart gentled by a reformed mercenary, a Christian, who’s taken hostage during a raid.

A Gathering of Finches
(ISBN-13: 978-1-60142-247-7)
by Jane Kirkpatrick.
A turn-of-the-century Oregon coastal couples’ life is seen through the eyes of the wife, her sister, and her Indian maid who discover reasons why money and possessions can’t buy happiness or forgiveness, or relieve consequences of choices.

MY THOUGHTS: This is another work of fiction about real folks. Jane Kirkpatrick is a masterful writer who captures the emotions and angst of her characters. So much so, in fact, that this book actually made me very sad as I was reading it and watching Cassie make her choices and search to fill the void in her life. Whether she ultimately made the best final choice, I will leave for you to find out.
I will give one of these books to two of you. Just leave a comment on this post by Wednesday (7/8) at 12:00 noon CDT and I will draw 2 names. If you prefer one book over the other, indicate that in your comment; otherwise I will just randomly choose. Continental US residents only please. Be sure you include a way for me to contact you if you don't have a blog!

Look for these books where Christian books are sold. I saw them on a special display at Wal-mart last week.


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sara said...

oh, I am sitting in the Dallas airport and just decided to check my blogs!!! so glad I did...yes, please enter me!!!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Oh yes! Please enter me! I love to read just about anything, but the Mormon historical novel sounds intriging...thanks!

Latte With Me said...

FUN!! You know how I love books!!

skoots1mom said...

fun, fun, fun THE VEIL sounds really intriguing

thanx for offering

Rachel said...

Sounds lovely! I'm always looking for another good book.

TCKK said...

I would love to read any one of them, but I think I'd like to read "The Veil" the most.

Carol said...

I would be happy to win any of these books! They all look good!
Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT

windycindy said...

Hello, All of your book choices are fabulous! I would appreciate being entered in your delightful drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi

Kim said...

Hey Linda!
I'm doing a give away too starting tomorrow using The Veil. I hope folks take advantage of these great books at great prices!

Window To My World

Anonymous said...

I would love to read any of these, but i already have the Silver Sword by Angela Hunt, so just not that one.