Monday, February 22, 2010

Winners, Reviews and More Giveaways!

I just wanted to congratulate the winners of the recent "Hear No Evil" Book giveaway with over 49 people entered, I decided to giveaway two copies of the book so more than one person could enjoy it. Please join me in congratulating Misha at From My Front Porch In The Mountains and Skoots1Mom at My Hands, His Glory. If both of you ladies can email me, I can get your mailing information and get these books out to you this week.

I also had the wonderful priveledge of completing what is called a Spring Fiction Giveaway where you are randomly sent two great books to review. Here is more about the wonderful program.

Value Fiction For Your Spring Break

Colorado Springs, CO— Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this spring break with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s six full-length novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, February 16, 2010). At the low cost of only $5.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford.
Full-length novels offered include:

by Robin Jones Gunn - Jessica has moved to a new town to start a new life. But a friendly fire-fighter and a suspicious boss both want to know what she’s hiding.

Beneath a Southern Sky
by Deborah Raney – Daria Camfield is expecting her first child when her husband Nate is reported dead on the mission field. Devastated, she returns to the States and soon marries again. But two years later Nate is found alive in the jungle. How can Daria possibly choose between he two men who love her?

The Golden Cross
by Angela Elwell Hunt – Aidan O’Connor may be a poor barmaid but she’s also a gifted artists. When a famous cartographer takes her on as a student, Aidan is swept into an adventure that will bring her back to her heavenly Father, and into marriage with the love of her life.

Deep Harbor
by Lisa Tawn Bergren – Tora, Elsa, Kaatje, and Karl face trouble, tragedy, and treachery across the Wast, Hawaii, Japan, and the high seas. These four immigrants from Bergen, Norway, each grow closer to God and learn afresh the value of faith, family, and coming alongside each other in times of need.

Faithful Heart
by Al and Joanna Lacy – The adventures of certified medical nurse and dedicated Christian Breanna Baylor continue as she travels by wagon train to visit her sister, Dottie, in California. Little does she know that her most dangerous encounter might be with Jerrod, her brother-in-law, who’s suffering from dementia caused by combat fatigue.

Yesterday’s Promise
by Linda Lee Chaikin – Rogan Chantry faces danger from tribesmen, ruthless politicians, and his own family as he searches for gold in South Africa. In England, his beloved Evy is injured by a mysterious assailant. The greed and intrigue surrounding the diamond mines could very well drive them irrevocably apart.

My Reviews on Beneath A Southern Sky and Secrets

I was provided with a complimentary copies of Beneath A Southern Sky By Deborah Raney and Secrets from Robin Jones Gunn to review for Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Beneath A Southern Sky By Deborah Raney

Here was another great read for me. This book completely transported me to the Rain Forests in Columbia and the farms of Kansas all within the pages of the book. The best part of these books is that they are all Christian love stories and you find the characters searching for answers to their problems in prayer to God.

It is a love story unlike any other that begins in the Rain Forests of Columbia where you meet Daria and Nate, who are missionaries for God. Nate is a doctor who is called away to a village to help with a medical emergency while Daria waits for his return among the drug cartels and villagers with whom she can barely speak and understand the language. When Daria learns that Nate has been killed in a fire, she moves back to Kansas to begin her life as a single mom caring for Nate’s child.

While there she finds a job at a veterinarian’s office of Colson Hunter and over time develops and new love for him. He is in turn while grieving and keeping a secret from Daria, falls for her and her daughter Natalie. Cole proposes to Daria and it’s only after she gets married, she receives a telegram informing her that her first husband Nate has been found alive.

This book reminds me of the classic romance movies, and will completely leave you guessing ‘til the end on which choice Daria makes. I absolutely loved this book and finished it within hours of starting it!

I have included a link with more information on where you can purchase this book below:

Secrets By Robin Jones Gunn

I absolutely loved this book and could see reading this over spring break or on a beach in the summer. For the price point on these Christian based romance novels you can’t do wrong as well as the content of the story. These are both books I have passed along to my oldest teen daughter, who like me, is a die hard, hopeless, romantic at heart.

This story is about a young girl, Jessica, who suddenly finds herself in falling in love with a firefighter after just moving into a small town in Oregon. She longs to just lose herself in the small town life and seeks a job as a teacher in the local high school. Yet it seems like God has different plans for Jessica, and no matter how hard she tries to hide the secrets of her past, they won’t stay hidden.

I don’t want to ruin any part of the story for you but this one had me hooked from the very beginning and I completed it in a few short hours. The best part I love about this book is it’s ability to remove you from your current place in time, and transport you someplace else while you are immersed in the story.

If you are interested in finding about more about the author and where you can purchase this book, I have provided you with a link below.

So here is the next giveaway, leave me a comment and you will be entered to win both books so you can begin your Spring Break and enjoy these great books as well. The giveaway ends on Friday, February 26th. You only need to comment once to be entered!


A Joyful Chaos said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway and thrilled if I won!


Parsley said...

I'd love to be entered!

Denise said...

Sound like awesome books.

christy rose said...

congrats to the winners! it sure looks like you have been able to complete some reading girl! and some great books it seems too! :) Hope you are feeling better today!

Joyce said...

Count me in...I just read a Robin Jones Gunn book and liked it. But Beneath a Southern Sky is the one I really want to win-sounds so good!

Thanks Kat...hope your day is going well.

Mari said...

I have read several Robin Jones Gunn books and always enjoyed them. Thanks for doing a giveaway~!

LV said...

I do not know how with all you have going on, to read and do reviews on so many great books. I love to read, but this blogging business takes a lot of time for me and I do not get to read as much.

Down On The Farm said...

I just found your blog and I'd LOVE to be entered. I love to read!!! Have a great day!

Skoots1moM said...

thanks...i sent an email your way...the next books sound good, too!

Mich said...

Sounds like some good books..

Crown of Beauty said...

Wow, two books to win with a single entry!

You sure have been reading a lot these months!

Do they give you mailing expenses, Kat? I suppose not, so thank you too for spending to give your readers joy! What greater joy for a blogger than to win a a free book... cause a blogger is usually a reader...or we wouldn't be blogging in the first place!

Well, I am excited for anyone who wins this giveaway... Beneath a Southern Sky sounds like a great read!


Andrea said...

Sending LOTS Of hugs and prayers,

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I gound your blog through Joyce's blog. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. The books sound great! Love & blessings from NC!

He & Me + 3 said...

Great giveaways and congrats to the other two winners.

petrii said...

I do love me some good reads. Hope you are feeling better.

Love you friend,

Laura said...

Congratulations to the two winners. How fun!! Please enter me as well in this new giveaway. We're always on the look out for new books. Thanks!!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Kat, oh please enter me, I could use a good book or two.

I hope you are feeling a little better..continued prayers for you...


Carol said...

I love to read so your giveaway is perfect for me. Thanks for having it, Kat. I hope you are having a great day when you read this.

Love & Hugs,

Heckety said...

These sound just great- please put my name in the hat?

Darcie said...

Congrats to the winners!

Thanks also for another chance to win some more books!

Beth E. said...

Please enter me!

~Sandy said...

These look awesome!!!!! I would LOVE to have some new books to read. So please enter me in your awesome giveaway:)

Jolanthe said...

I would love to be entered! :)

Amy said...

Sounds wonderful...count me in! Thank you!!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

This sounds wonderful my friend. I'll have to be sure to take a break during Spring! LOL!

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

Count me in, pleas! I LOVE to read and these two books look sooo good!

Thank you for such a nice giveaway!


Journaling Gina said...

I'm in! Would love to curl up with these!

Unknown said...

G'day Kat ~ I am sorry, I thought I had entered. TYSM for getting ahold of me ... I must have gotten side tracked, no surprise.

I am honored to be entered,

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Charlotte said...

Hi Kat, Count me in. I meant to stop by yesterday but I was out of the office most of the day.

Hope your having a lovely day....

SusanD said...

Oh yes, please count me in for this wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Miti said...

Thanks for the heads up! Those books look really good. I'm in!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Count me in....spounds like great reading

Unknown said...

I thought I had commented but apparently I didn't.

I have read books by Robin Gunn as well so please, count me in.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Throw my name in girl!! These books came at perfect time for you....we all need to "escape" every once in awhile!

SophieMae said...

Hey there, thanks ever so for visiting me and entering my giveaway! And for leading me here! I'm a huge Robin Jones Gunn fan already, but have yet to read Secrets. Beneath a Southern Sky sounds quite intriguing, as well.

Hope you win something wonderful for your birthday! 8-]

Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Please put my name in the hat to win one of these great books! I would expecially like to read the Robin Jones Gunn book.

Thanks Kat!

Lee Ann

Annesphamily said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog. I love this giveaway, and I am following you! I have to laugh sometime because I love so many different blogs I can never just pick one! I like the way you use words! God Bless You & thanks for sharing

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They sound like very good books.
Books can change you like nothing else because it's all done in your mind, it's your vision, so different then watching a movie.