Monday, November 15, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Grace

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Grace (A Christmas Sisters of the Heart Novel)
Author: Shelley Shepard Gray
Genre: Christian fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: November 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Grace
Avon Inspire; Original edition (October 26, 2010)
by
Shelley Shepard Gray






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:







Shelley Shepard Gray is the beloved author of the Sisters of the Heart series, including Hidden, Wanted, and Forgiven. Before writing, she was a teacher in both Texas and Colorado. She now writes full time and lives in southern Ohio with her husband and two children. When not writing, Shelley volunteers at church, reads, and enjoys walking her miniature dachshund on her town's scenic bike trail.







ABOUT THE BOOK

It's Christmastime at the Brenneman Bed & Breakfast, and everyone is excited about closing down for the holiday.



Anna and Henry will be celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple, and for Katie and Jonathan Lundy, it's their first Christmas with baby Stefan. Winnie and Samuel Miller plan to stop by as well for a wonderful two weeks of family and rest.



But when two unexpected visitors show up, hoping to stay for Christmas, the family must test their commitment to hospitality. Levi is a widower who lost his wife four years ago and can't bear the thought of another Christmas alone. And Melody is a young pregnant woman who won't open up about how she ended up on her own at Christmas at almost nine months pregnant.



Anna, who knows a thing or two about keeping secrets, doesn't trust her, and strives to find out the truth about these two strangers who have disrupted their holiday. But as the Christmas spirit descends on them all, as well as snow that traps them in the inn, a healing and hopefulness takes over, allowing new relationships to be built, and the boundaries of family to be extended.



If you'd like to read the first chapter of Grace, go HERE.

What I Liked:  It's a little bit funny - I've been avoiding Amish novels lately because I'm subconsciously worried there won't be enough action in them, but I found plenty of action and drama in this romance, even amidst a peaceful Amish setting.  It was an easy-reading page turner with the sweet happy ending that all Christmas books should have... :) 

I appreciated the inside look into Amish life, which was melded well with outsiders in this story, especially as two friends, one Amish and one not, explained the impact Jesus and their loves had on their lives.

What I Didn't Like:  Not really anything!

CymLowell

46 comments:

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful story.

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grannyvon said...

I am a big fan of Shelly Gray fan and I love the Amish books. Grace is the next one one my list and I would love to win. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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Merry said...

I'm hearing good things about Shelly's book, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
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I'm a follower.
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Maureen said...

I love Shelly's books! She is a gifted writer. Please include me!

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Maureen said...

I am a follower and a subscriber.

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fredamans said...

Looks like a great read! Thank you.

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fredamans said...

I am a follower/subscriber.

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karenk said...

i'm interested in this christmas story...thanks for the chance to read it :)

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karenk said...

i'm a follower/subscriber :)

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Debbie F said...

Please include me! Sounds like a great read. Thanks

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I'm a follower!

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Please enter me.

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misskallie2000 said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas story and I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

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karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

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Emma said...

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Katie M said...

Looks like a fun read! Count me in!

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Charlotte Kay said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book! It sounds like a great read:)

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Charlotte Kay said...

I am a GFC follower:)

Elizabeth said...

Books looks good.

Visiting from Cym Lowell's Book Party, which I missed this week, but am checking out the posts today. :)


Elizabeth

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a B&B I'd like to visit! Thanks for the info and chance to win.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to curl up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and this book. It really sounds so good. Please enter me in this contest.

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Chrizette @ All the days of said...

Please enter me - sounds like a lovely book :)

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I am also a google friend follower

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Bcteagirl said...

This sounds like such an interesting story, and the cover is beautiful :)

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Rhonda said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

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PinkStuff28 said...

I would love to win this ..since it's almost the holiday season ,and that book would be a perfect read.



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PinkStuff28 said...

I'm a GFC follower.


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Cathie said...

I'd love to win this for my sister! GFC follower.

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Thanks!

katklaw777 said...

Looks like an interesting book, thanks.

alexa said...

Alexa Nernberg
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Grace sounds like a nice Christmas read. Please enter me. Thanks for the nice giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I hope I win, thank you! I love books.

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Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

I'm a new follower.

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wmmahaney said...

I love Christmas stories. This one sounds great.
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