Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Double Giveaway!

UPDATE 10/9/11 9:45 pm WINNERS!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-10-10 02:39:17 UTC

Congrats to Beth and karenk! Email me your address ladies, and I'll send the books your way!

* * * * *

Along Wooded Paths
Tricia Goyer
(B&H Books)
ISBN: 978-1433668692
October, 2011/320 pages$14.99

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.

As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Read an excerpt.

Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Arkansas. Learn more about Tricia and her other books at her website.

I am thoroughly enjoying this series. If you are tempted to think, "Not another Amish book!", let me assure you, Tricia Goyer is one of the stand-out authors in this genre. I love how Marianna and her family, as well as their small Amish community in Montana, are stretched by the authentic Christianity lived out by the Englishchers in their midst. So many Amish books portray the Englischers as worldly and hostile to things of God, and the interactions between the two cultures are uneasy at best and, more often, distrustful and contentious. In this series, the Englisch are not only believers, they are co-workers, customers, neighbors and friends of the Amish. I particularly like how Marianna desires to did deeper into faith to find out the difference between Biblically-based beliefs and those traditions decreed by man. Toss in her heart's tug of war between her childhood sweetheart and the new friend who has opened her eyes to faith as she's never before experienced it, and I found myself glued to the pages of this completely mesmerizing yet thought-provoking novel. I highly recommend this book and this series. I eagerly await the next one!

You can read my review of book one in The Big Sky series, Beside Still Waters, here.

Come to a Facebook Party and Live Author Chat!

Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party, then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

Along Wooded Paths Party

See what other reviewers on the blog tour are saying about this book here.


Somehow, I received two extra copies of Along Wooded Paths, which is pretty incredible because I just "happened" to receive two copies of Beside Still Waters in Atlanta, one of which is autographed! (Although I didn't interview her, it was a pleasure to meet Tricia and take the picture above.) So two of you will receive a copy of both book 1 (Beside Still Waters) and book 2 (Along Wooded Paths) in this series. To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 pm CDT Sunday, 10/9/11. Leave a second comment/link saying you mentioned the giveaway on your blog or FB to receive a second entry. Limit two entries per person. US residents only, please. Be sure to include an email address if you don't have a blog.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Books and 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.”


View blog reactions


Beth said...

Oh my! I haven't heard of this author and I LOVE Amish books.
We lived 8 mimles from the Amish in Wisconsin and I frequented the bulk food store weekly. My favorite vacations include trips to see the Amish! Thanks for the review!

traveler said...

thank you for your lovely review and thoughts about this book. It would be memorable reading and a delightful story to appreciate. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy said...

I love books about the Amish and this one sounds excellent. Thanks for sharing your review.

karenk said...

i would love to read tricia's novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

I adore Tricia Goyer's books and reading about the Amish way of
life! Please include me in your
fabulous giveaway...
Many thanks, Cindi


I love the review and would love to be included in the giveaway so count me in.