9/9/11

Help me decide!!! (giveaway!)

These books will be available to review, the catch? I can only choose one!
All of them look good to me! I really can't decide. So I need your help.
In your comment - vote for which one you would like to see me review and giveaway, remember to include your email address. You will be entered to win a packet of bookmarks!


THE BAKER'S WIFE  by Erin Healy
If what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, why is Audrey growing weaker by the day?
When her husband Geoff, a pastor, lost his job after a scandal rocked their congregation, Audrey's never lost faith.
They decide to resurrect a failing bakery as a way to heal family wounds and restore their place in the community.
Running late to the bakery one foggy morning, Audrey strikes a vehicle. Emerging from her car into the fog, she discovers she hit a motor scooter. But there’s no rider in sight. Just blood.
The absence of the driver is a mystery, especially to Sergeant Jack Mansfield, the detective and church member responsible for firing Geoff from his pulpit. The scooter belongs to Jack’s wife, Julie, a teacher at the local high school, who has vanished…like morning fog.
Though there is no evidence to support Jack’s growing suspicion that Audrey and Geoff were involved in Julie’s disappearance, the detective is convinced of their guilt. When he takes the tiny bakery and its patron’s hostage, Audrey must unravel the secret of Julie’s disappearance and her own mysterious suffering before Jack hits his breaking point.
 
 
WAKING HOURS by Lis Wiehl
Welcome to East Salem. A deceptively sleepy town where ancient supernatural forces are being awakened.
A local high-school girl is found murdered in a park amid horse farms and wealthy homes of northern Westchester County, New York. The shocking manner of her death confounds the town and intrigues forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris, who is determined to unravel the mystery. All the suspects are teenagers who were at a party with the girl—yet none remembers what happened. Could one of them be a vicious killer? Or is something more sinister afoot—something tied to an ancient evil?
But it’s not just her waking hours that challenge Dani. Each night, her eyes open at 2:13 due to troubling dreams. Dreams filled with blood, water, and destruction. Is it a clue—or a supernatural sign?
Across town, former NFL linebacker Tommy Gunderson finds his state-of-the-art security system has been breached by an elderly woman. Mumbling threats in Latin, she attacks him with an uncanny, preternatural strength. Before he has time to process the attack, someone close to him is implicated in the girl’s murder at the park. He agrees to help—and finds himself working with Dani, the only girl who could resist his charms years ago when they were in high school.
A heavy darkness is spreading. Yet a heavenly force is also at work.
It will take astute analysis and forensic skills to solve the crime. But Dani and Tommy suspect there’s more the the mystery than murder, more to their growing friendship than chance . . . and more to the evil they’re facing than a mere human killer.
 
 
THE WONDER OF YOUR LOVE by Beth Wiseman
Katie Ann lost the love of her life. Then God offers her a new beginning in Colorado.
Katie Ann Stolzfus lives in the small Amish community of Canaan, Colorado. At forty she is widowed and raising her first child. But baby Jonas will never know his father, and Katie Ann wonders if her Heavenly Father hasn't forgotten about her as well. Is it really God's plan for her to be a single parent?
Eli Detweiler has come to Canaan for a wedding and a long vacation. Having raised six children following the death of his young wife, Eli is finally an empty-nester. He's enjoying the slower pace of having no one to care for but himself.
When Katie Ann and Eli meet, there is an instant connection. Yet as strong as the attraction is, they both acknowledge that a romance would never work. He is done parenting, while she has just begun.
But as their friendship slowly blossoms into feelings that are as frightening as they are intoxicating, Katie Ann and Eli question if the plans they made for themselves are in line with God's plans.
Can Katie Ann entrust her heart to another man, and rediscover the wonder of God's love?
 
 
THERE YOU'LL FIND ME   by Jenny B. Jones
Grief brought Finley to Ireland. LOVE WILL LEAD HER HOME.
Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen-year-old. She’s witty, tough, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to compose her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother, Will.
She decides to study abroad in Ireland so she can follow Will’s travel journal. It’s the place he felt closest to God, and she’s hopeful being there will help her make peace over losing him. So she agrees to an exchange program and boards the plane.
Beckett Rush, teen heartthrob and Hollywood bad boy, is flying to Ireland to finish filming his latest vampire movie. On the flight, he meets Finley. She’s the one girl who seems immune to his charm. Undeterred, Beckett convinces her to be his assistant in exchange for his help as a tour guide.
Once in Ireland, Finley starts to break down. The loss of her brother and the pressure of school, her audition, and whatever it is that is happening between her and Beckett, leads her to a new and dangerous vice. When is God going to show up for her in this emerald paradise?
Then she experiences something that radically changes her perspective on life. Could it be God convincing her that everything she’s been looking for has been with her all along?
 
 
SUNRISE ON THE BATTERY  by Beth Webb Hart
Now that she’s arrived at her ultimate address, will Mary Lynn’s longed-for view of the harbor satisfy the craving of her heart?
At last, Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville are living the life they’ve dreamed of. Two self-described “small town bumpkins” from Round O, South Carolina, they made a small fortune selling the little gems of lowcountry real estate Jackson inherited and now they are living in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, carefully working their way up the social ladder in hopes of meeting their ultimate goal:  to give their three daughters the life they themselves never had. 
But the long-forgotten God of Mary Lynn’s childhood seems to be trying to get her attention in clear and unusual ways.   So clear and strange she can no longer deny it.  When Mary Lynn prays for Jackson to open his mind and heart to God, her prayers are answered beyond her wildest imaginings.  Now Jackson’s dramatic conversion (which includes street witnessing, giving away a lot of money, and inviting poor, desperate and marginalized people into their home) is threatening their social status as well as their family mission statement.  Is she willing to go along with him?
What would it be like to go “all out” for God?  Jackson, a sharp and focused Type A man, is unafraid and willing to go all the way.  Mary Lynn has her doubts.
 
 
To win a packet of bookmarks (who doesn't love bookmarks, right?) -
Vote for favorite in a comment or email me at - forevereading at gmail dot com
Be sure to include your email add. so I can contact you if you win.
Winner winner will be chosen via random.org on Sept. 14th
 

18 comments:

  1. The Baker's Wife! The Baker's Wife! The Baker's Wife!

    I'm hoping I can request it too =D

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  2. Hmm...I'm going to go with The Baker's Wife, because that one I can't decide if I'd want to read or not -- and seeing someone else's review could help me decide, haha :o) The two I *definitely* want to read for myself are There You'll Find Me and Sunrise on the Battery, and am hoping I can snag one of them... :o)

    quarterback.girl[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. You're right tough to choose here. I'll go with the Baker's wife. It does sounds really good.

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  4. I'll agree that The Baker's Wife sounds interesting, but I kinda like There You'll Find Me. So that gets my vote. :)

    ~Asheley
    asheley.tart@gmail.com

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  5. Hard to decide but I vote for
    .......The Bakers Wife.......

    RJB

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  6. Waking Hours sounds really good and different.
    lvsgund at gmail.com

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  7. Ooooooooooooo I see your dilemma. I can't pick either.
    (not an entry)

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  8. i vote for beth webb hart's latest novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  9. Tough call - I'd choose either The Baker's Wife or Waking Hours.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  10. I would have to go with The Baker's Wife. It sounds so intriguing!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  11. That is quite a varied selection. I think I'd pick Waking Hours.

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  12. I choose Waking Hours.

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  13. I would choose the Baker's wife.

    pamfreecycle at gmail dot com

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  14. Because of my mood I would pick THERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Jenny B. Jones.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

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  15. The Baker's Wife because it sounds kind of psychologically twisted :)

    I just signed up to follow and grabbed your blog button for my book blog @ www.duhpaynes.com

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  16. I was undecided between Bakers Wife and Waking Hours but my vote is for Waking Hours.

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  17. I would choose Sunrise on the Battery. :)

    Great blog, by the way! I found you on the Blogging for Books site. I always like finding new book review blogs. :)

    Holly

    www.bookshelfreviews-holly.blogspot.com

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  18. Well, I see most everybody else wants you to pick the Baker's Wife. Not me, I want you to pick The Wonder of Your Love.

    You already knew I was different.

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