Monday, January 14, 2013

Choices of the Heart Giveaway!

Update Saturday, 1/19/13 WINNER!

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Choices of the Heart
(The Midwives)
Laurie Alice Eakes
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0800719869
January 2013/384 pages/$14.99

She thought she had left her old life behind . . .

Esther Cherrett comes from a proud line of midwives and was trained by her mother to take over the family calling. When a terrible scandal threatens all she holds dear, Esther flees, taking a position as a teacher in the wild western mountains of Virginia. But instead of the refuge she was seeking, Esther finds herself in the midst of a deadly family feud-and courted by two men on opposite sides of the conflict. All she wants is to run away again.

Yet could it be that her past holds the key to reconciliation-and love?

In this gripping story of trust, deception, and bittersweet loss, you’ll discover the true meaning of choices of the heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of Lady in the Mist, Heart's Safe Passage, A Necessary Deception, A Flight of Fancy, and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats.


MY THOUGHTS

Whether it's a tale of gilded halls of the Regency or one of a midwife in a more provincial setting, Laurie Alice Eakes is equally adept at crafting a compelling story. Choices of the Heart transports the reader deep into the woods of the 1840's Appalachian Mountains, in the midst of a bitter feud. Eakes masterfully portrays the lack of opportunity, education, and hope that plagues so many of the family members in a manner that doesn't even hint of caricature or ridicule. On the contrary, my heart broke as I felt the despair of those who were trapped by their choices, their surroundings and their family bonds. Esther's story also moved me as she fought to overcome the memories and shame of her experiences back home, casting aside her calling as a midwife and healer to become a teacher where she hopes she is safely hidden. Choices of the Heart is the perfect title for this book as Esther and others within the novel must make the most important choice of all. I highly recommend this book to you!

GIVEAWAY

I have an additional copy of this book to give to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CST Saturday, 1/19/13, and I will randomly draw a winner. US mailing addresses only, please. You must include an email address if you do not sign in to Blogger for your comment so that I may contact you if you win. Winner will have 48 hours after being notified to respond or another winner will be chosen.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell 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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11 comments:

pol said...

I like reading books by this author and would love to be in your drawing, thanks for sharing your thoughts on this story. I like to read about midwives and this one sounds just a little different...

Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Hannah said...

Looks like a great book. I love Laurie Eakes and would love to win :)

Megan Parsons said...

Laurie Eakes is a great author! Love her books!

makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Laurie is a new author to me. I would love to read this book. Great review.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

tickmenot said...

I would love to win this.
This book has a good story line!
ischu9@aol.com

Mary Lou said...

Sounds like a great read....love my Kindle but oh, how I love the feel of an actual book in my hands. Have been a book lover since I was a little girl. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary Lou
dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read laurie's latest novel...

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Andrea said...

Would love to read this story. I am fascinated by midwives. Thanks!

andrea2russia@hotmail.com

Amy Campbell said...

I'm looking forward to Laurie's release. Thank You for giveaway.
Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

Nancee said...

Nice review, and thank you for offering a giveaway of this book. It sounds like a great read.
Nancee
quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Andrea said...

I'm so happy to have won. Can't wait to read this! Thanks so much!