10/19/11

"The Baker's Wife" by Erin Healy (Review and Giveaway!)

5 STARS!!!!!
ABOUT THE BOOK - 
 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.

MY REVIEW -
Wow! This book was amazing! Hold on to your seats, you are about to go on a crazy suspenseful ride.  This books never lets up. It starts out with a bang and just continues to build from there. This book reminded me of a Ted Dekker book, that is how edgy it is.
~An accident
~A missing person
~An explosion
~Hostages
~An ex-con
~An ex-preacher
~A clairvoyant ex-preacher's wife
~A cop gone "mad"
~A missing diamond necklace
~An abortion
~And lots of accusations!
Sound like a good book? Its fantastic! I read this book in two sittings. I could not put it down.
The Character development in this book is excellent! I really felt like I knew all the people, but I really did not care for Diane, the ex-con. I did really like Audrey and her family though.

I while back I had everyone vote on which book I should read and this book was the winner. Wow! I am so glad this book won. I would have hated to miss out on reading this.  Seriously guys - you have got to add this to your wish lists!

Thank you Thomas Nelson aka "Booksneeze" for giving me this wonderful book to review.

THE GIVEAWAY - 
I am giving away my copy of this book. Remember - do not base your interest on my review!
* Please either comment here or email me at (forevereading at gmail dot com) with your email address!!
* Please be from the US or Canada.
* If you are not a follower, please become one (but not necessary to win).
* Winner will be chosen and announced via random.org on Nov. 1st.
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

**Please be aware that I do not have any rules on how many of my contests you enter or how many times you win! So good luck everyone!

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like a winner! Please include me. I'm a follower.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  2. I've heard excellent things about THE BAKER'S WIFE and have it on my wish list.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  3. Opps - forgot to say that I'm a GFC follower.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  4. I find the storyline very interesting and would like to read this book.
    I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  5. O wow. Sounds compelling. Like a book begging to be made a movie. Great review.
    (not an entry)

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  6. Sounds like a great book!

    Please enter me :)

    Lratrandom@gmail.com

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  7. This was the book that I voted for, and I am so glad to hear that you loved it! It sounds amazing, and those plot points you listed were all eyebrow raising! I would love the chance to read this one, so please do enter me in your very generous giveaway, and thanks for hosting it and sharing the book!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  8. This book sounds really good!

    beths0103 at yahoo dot com

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  9. This book is not my usual kind of read but I have to admit it intrigues me so I would love to read it. Thanks!

    I'm a follower.

    Margaret
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I want to read this one! I found it the other day in Amazon and almost bought it but I'll see if I can win it instead. Lol.

    Please enter me...thanks!

    darreads (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I want this book!!!!
    Please enter me....
    RJB
    loki304(at)tds(dot)net

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  12. I think she's a talented author. I read one by her last year and enjoyed it.

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  13. Wow, it sounds like a wonderful read if you've given it 5 stars. I'm always keen to find new authors. Please enter me as I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for a lovely post, Sally xx

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  14. Wow I really want to read this one. Sounds like it would make a great movie.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. thanks for the chance to read erin's latest novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would love the chance to read this novel. Please enter me in your drawing
    Miriam
    My Wheels Have Eyes
    miriamallen22@yahoo.com

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  17. sounds like a good book - I have seen it reviewed on a couple sites and would love to read it.

    I am a GFC follower.

    kayswederski@yahoo.com

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