January 6, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway- Wanted by Shelley Shepard Gray

This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced soon.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Wanted

Avon Inspire (January 6, 2009)

by

Shelley Shepard Gray




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Hidden is Shelley’s first foray into inspirational fiction. Previously, Shelley lived in Texas and Colorado, where she taught school and earned both her bachelors and masters degrees in education. She now lives in southern Ohio where she writes full time. Shelley is an active member of her church. She serves on committees, volunteers in the church office, and is part of the Telecare ministry, which calls homebound members on a regular basis. Shelley looks forward to the opportunity to write novels that showcase her Christian ideals.

This is the second book in the Sisters Of Heart series. The first was Hidden.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Twenty-year-old Katie Brenneman has always quietly fancied Jonathan Lundy. So when the brokenhearted widower asks her to help him take care of his two young girls, Katie knows it will be a trying time-yet she cannot pass up a golden opportunity to get to know this man better.

Just as she's settling into her new life, a message arrives from Katie's past, threatening to expose her darkest secrets. During her Rumspringa, her running-around years, she experimented with activities forbidden in the Amish way of life. Frightened by how far she'd strayed from her values, Katie ran back home, vowing to cut all ties with the outside world. Now her transgressions are coming back to haunt her, just as Jonathan seems willing to welcome her into his heart.

Will the past destroy Katie's chances for love? Or will Katie finally allow herself to accept God's love, forgive her past...and receive everything she's ever wanted?

If you would like to read an excerpt of Chapter 1 of Wanted, go HERE

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My Thoughts:

A grand adventure leading to a sweet romance- truly a love story to the core. My heart was warmed and my spirits lifted by the passion and depth of love this story created. A great read for any romance lover. Go grab a copy and enjoy!!

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To Win:

We are offering a copy of Wanted by Shelley Shepard Gray as well as a $5 Starbucks Gift card to one of our lucky readers. To Enter:

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Contest ends at midnight on Wednesday, January 14th. Winner will be announced on Friday, January 16th. Contest open to US residents only.

Good Luck!!

77 comments:

  1. I already subscribe to your blog!

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  2. This book sounds right up my alley!

    I have been reading a lot by Tracie Peterson. I love her books!

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  3. I haven't read for awhile---sick Mom...boys home from college. I'd love to start back with this one!

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  5. A favorite book I'm reading lately is Love & Respect : The love she most desires, the respect he desperately needs by Dre Emergson Eggerichs

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  6. I'm currently reading The Quilter's Daughter by Wanda Brunstetter.

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  7. I have been reading Sundays at tiffany's by james patterson

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  8. Hello, What a fabulous sounding book. I really enjoy reading books about the Amish way of life!
    I am currently reading Dawn of a Thousand Nights-
    A Story of Honor by Tricia Goyer. Great book!
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  12. The book I have been reading lately has been "Kate Moss: The Complete Picture" - it's really good though, I've become very involved in it! LoL!

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  13. Right now I'm reading The Parting by Beverly Lewis. Beverly is one of my all time favorite authors along with Cindy woodsmall. I recently finished the Annie's People series by Beverly and loved it and When the heart Cries by Cindy. I'd love to read this book.
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  17. Hi, I mostly read the Bible. Thanks for the giveaway. I would enjoy reading this book.

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  18. I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. It was very eye opening to say the least.
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  19. I am currently reding Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas for my Bible study. I'd love to win. Looks like a good book.

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  20. One of my last favorites that I read was "dandelion dust" by karen kingsbury. This sounds like a good book and I haven't read a love story in awhile, so I'd love to be entered thanks!
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  21. I've just discovered Beth Kendrick and I'm reading through her books right now.

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  24. Most of my reading has been baby-related, like the Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, since baby #2 is appearing soon...My friends have been trying to get me to read the Twilight series, but I think I'd rather stick to a nice romance like this book. Thanks for the review & giveaway!
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  25. That looks like an interesting book. I need a good read for the cold winter nights.

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  26. My favorite read these past few months has been So Big by Edna Ferber. I highly recommend it.
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  27. I have been reading the twilight series... Just finished new moon.

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  28. I've been reading Anne of Green Gables. I've read it a million times but I love going back through the series.

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  30. i've been reading George Mueller's autobiography...such a praying man!

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  31. my dd and i are fans of traci peterson, janette oakie and the like. this book sounds great! my fav so far has been redemption.

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  32. I have been reading the twilight series.
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  33. I read 'My Hands Came Away Red' by Lisa McKay. It was riveting! I loved it and recommend it to everyone. It is fictional, but truly inspiring

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  34. I would love to win this book for a friend. I am currently reading "Holiness for Housewives" and am being blessed immensely by it.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
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  35. i recently read blessings by anna quindlen and it was a pretty good book:) thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I'm reading the Twilight series right now and loving it!

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  37. I recently read the Yada Yada Prayer Group book, it was a good read!

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  38. I PROMISE that my favorite read as of today is my daughter's Algebra book. I am considering becoming a nurse and I am soaking up whatever help I can get.

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  39. I am reading Outlander and cannot put it down! It is THE best book I have ever read!!!!!

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  46. I am currently reading The Parting, which I just got for Christmas.

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  48. I am looking forward to reading this one! It sounds wonderful.

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  49. I just started a book by Randy Singer.
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  50. It sounds super corny but I saw the Twilight movie before I read the books...I actaully liked it so now I am reading the first book.

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  54. I've been reading, Confessions of a Shopaholic which is just hilarious. Thanks for the giveaway

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  55. I am reading Stephen King's It (again). I love all of his books.

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  56. I have been reading Nancy Pelosi's Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters. I have also been on a Grisham kick lately...I'm not sure why I didn't read them sooner.

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  63. This sounds like a great book. I would like to read it. Thanks!

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  64. read kathy lamb books they are amazing i cannot put them down!!!

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  67. We live close to several Amish families and would love to read more about them. Have read a lot of Danielle Steele books and really enjoy them.

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