Thursday, September 13, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 16, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a new or old follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” or “Follow by Email.”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways here.

Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler

Alice J. Wisler is the author of four novels, two of which were nominated for a Christy Award, Rain Song and How Sweet It Is. Her other titles are Hatteras Girl and A Wedding Invitation. Alice grew up in Japan as a missionary kid, but now writes in Durham, North Carolina. Her son Daniel died from cancer treatments in 1997 at the age of four. In addition to writing inspirational Southern fiction, Alice teaches grief-writing courses both online and at conferences. Visit with her at http://www.alicewisler.com.



From the book’s back cover:
Fifteen years ago Gideon Miller ran away from an Amish life that seemed perfect. But it held a childhood secret he could not leave behind. Gideon, now an auto mechanic in Twin Branches, North Carolina, helps Amish youth relocate to modern society, earning him the nickname the “Getaway Savior.” When Kiki, an autistic teen, enters his shop wanting a job, Gideon struggles to accept her although he’s infatuated with her sister Mari. Furthermore, a surprise visit from his younger brother Moriah forces Gideon to realize that his need for God’s forgiveness is far greater than he anticipated.

From Jo:
This story of a boy who runs away from his Amish family and lifestyle is somber yet enlightening. Because of the harshness of Gideon Miller’s father and his home life, Gideon doesn’t know how to have fun. Wisler expertly paints a character that is dedicated, responsible and serious. Gideon is one dimensional until a little girl and her big sister pry away his Amish shell and expose him to smiles, laughter, and God’s forgiveness. Every character is well developed and memorable, and the setting descriptions are realistic.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 16, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Still Life in Shadows by Alice J. Wisler. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.


Till next time … keep on smiling.

34 comments:

  1. I have started watching "Breaking Amish" on TLC and noticed that some of the Amish kids running away said that they never have fun. So that goes right along with this book. I am very interested in this book. My brother is severaly autistic so not very many people understood him when he was growing up. This is an interesting part of the book to me.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Carol, this book enlightened me to a side of the Amish I had not read before. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  2. would love to read alice's latest novel. thanks for the chance.

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karenk, you're welcome. Thanks for being a follower and a subscriber. Glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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  3. This book sounds intriguing. Would love to win it! pat at ptbradley dot com

    I'm a follower and email subscriber

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    1. Pat, this book is indeed intriguing. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. And thanks for being a follower and email subscriber

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  4. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wendy, you're welcome. It not only sounds like a great book, it is. I'm glad you stopped by and left your comment.

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  5. I would love to read this.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jan, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  6. I really want to read this book. Heard so much about it and some good reviews. I have it on my wish list. So many good books out there, my wish list will be wishing for a long time. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    I'm an old follower and email subscriber of your blog.

    Karen
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Karen, you're welcome. Glad you're a follower and email subscriber--thanks. I appreciate your stopping by, reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  7. Thanks, Jo, for having STILL LIFE IN SHADOWS as your guest here!

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    1. Alice, you're welcome. I'm reading many good reviews about Still Life in Shadows. One of my commenters have a treat if they win this book. Alice, thanks for stopping by.

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  8. New follower .Would love to win a copy of this book to read .It sounds wonderful .Thank -you ,Dana Wilkerson Spille

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    1. Danna, thanks so much for being a new follower. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to enter you in the drawing.

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  9. Oh, my heart is so touched about your son; God Bless you.

    I would enjoy reading this book as it seems a little different...and that can be good.

    Am I right, a google account gives you my email address?

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    1. Loretta, thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment. My only option to get more info about you is to click on your name. When I did this I only saw the blogs you follow. So I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to enter you in the drawing. You can leave it in a secure manner--look at the first comment on this blog for an example of how to do this.

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  10. O would I love to win! I would like to read this book. I haven't read any of yours yet, but look forward too.
    joeymll@frontier. I am new also.

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    1. Diana, thanks for your comment and for reading my blog. Come by again for other book drawings in the future.

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  11. I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds awesome, thanks for the chance. God bless you guys.

    Glenda Parker
    parker.glenda@ymail.com

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    1. Glenda, you're welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment. I think the book is awesome.

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  12. I have all of Alice's books except this one. I would love to have it for my next "good time" to read, maybe on a day when my hubby is busy elsewhere or a night when he's playing music with his friends. I am a follower, Jo.

    annknowles03@aol.com

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    1. Ann, thanks for being a follower. If you win maybe you'll get your "good time" very soon. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  13. Thank you for reviewing the book and the chance to win it. I've had my eye on this book for some time but haven't gotten around to getting it yet.

    I'm an old follower of your blog via GFC.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Kay, you're welcome. Glad you dropped by again and left a comment. A wonderful weekend to you too.

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  14. Thank you for offering this giveaway. I included in my weekly round up of contestant on my site too.

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    1. Keiki, you're welcome. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. And thanks for including this book on your site.

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    2. Keiki, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  15. Thank you for offering this.

    Susan

    skwrightAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Susan, you're welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment. Come by again and watch for more book giveaway drawings.

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  16. Would love to read this book! Anything Amish, I'll read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I follow your blog via GFC and I'm recently new.

    Blessings.
    prettyinpurplerose(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Kevlin, you're welcome. So glad you're a recently new follower. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  17. Your novel sounds so interesting, I am a new follower, please enter in your giveaway. Thanks Helen M. Gardner
    rhea__42@hotmail.com

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