Monday, April 4, 2011

Beside Still Waters Giveaway!

UPDATE Thursday 4/7/11 7:35 pm:

CALENDAR WINNERS!
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Congrats to Quilly and StillMagnolia. Email me your addresses, ladies, and the calendars will be on their way to you!

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Beside Still Waters
Tricia Goyer
(B&H Books)
April, 2011/320 pages/$14.99


Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she's ever known.

When Marianna's family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about.

As Marianna struggles to find "home", she also encounters God in intimate ways. Click here to watch the book trailers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. Visit www.triciagoyer.com for more info.


BESIDE STILL WATERS GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the release of the first book in the Big Sky Amish series Tricia is giving away 10 copies of Beside Still Waters and a pair of super cute antique Amish salt & pepper shakers.


Details at Tricia's blog, It's Real Life.

BONUS! Each person who enters the giveaway will receive a FABULOUS Montana Amish Calendar. Hurry, it’s only available while supplies last!

MY THOUGHTS:
Tricia Goyer is one of those rare authors whose writing talents spans a variety of genres, and her first Amish novel brings a welcome and fresh approach to this popular category of Christian fiction. Tricia has taken the familiar elements found in many Amish novels and probed beneath the surface peeling back the labels "Amish" and "Englisch", as Marianna and her family wrestle with what it really means to know God. I was immediately drawn into the story and fell in love with these folks, even as they struggled through their many years of grief and heartache. If you enjoy Amish fiction, this is a must-read. Even if you don't particularly care for this class of novels, I urge you to pick up this one. It is as refreshing as an afternoon Beside Still Waters. I look forward to the next book in this Big Sky series!


CALENDAR GIVEAWAY! I have an Amish wall calendar to give to two of you. These are simple yet beautiful calendars containing pastoral Amish scenery, recipes, tidbits of information about the Amish culture, and more. Leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CDT Wednesday (4/6/11) to be entered. US residents only, please. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave an email address to be included.


To visit other participants in this Blog Tour, click here.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing & LitFuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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5 comments:

quilly said...

My review for this one started with the words, "Not your typical Amish romance novel. Hooray!" This was a great read.

How did you get calendars? I am jealous!

Diana Ferguson said...

Thanks, Linda, for the info.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I thought it was a great read myself.

Maureen said...

I read a lot of Amish books, and this one looks wonderful. Love your giveaway. Please include me!


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quilly said...

Congrats to me! (Oh, and StillMAgnolia, too, of course!) ;)

Thank you, Linda!