Monday, May 21, 2012

Far from Here

I'm pleased to be hosting two book giveaways this week from authors I've mentioned here before, and even more exciting because the authors themselves are donating the books!

First up, a new novel from Nicole Baart:

Nicole is a fellow Iowan who lives in a neighboring town, and I've had the privilege to talk with her on a couple different occasions. I even asked her to speak at our local MOPS group this past year, and she was as articulate a speaker as she is a writer.

I read Nicole's first two novels a few years ago, and I confess I don't remember much about the stories. This newest one, however, I COULD NOT put down. I emailed Nicole immediately after closing the cover on the last page, and I told her I was blown away by the story and amazed by her talent. This story was a great read, and I think it would also make a compelling movie. Achingly real characters and a plot that draws you in so that you just have to know what happens next.

I will caution that this book is rated PG-13 for language and mature themes. Nicole's initial books were published by Tyndale, but she went a different route with this one. You can find a synopsis and additional reviews by clicking on the above link.

If you would like to be entered to win this book, please leave a comment on this post. I'd love to hear what you've been reading! A winner will be selected on Wednesday.

9 comments:

Mom said...

After reading this book synopsis, I'm intrigued by this story! Thanks for sharing :)

I'm currently reading "The Sweetest Thing" -- a book I heard about in Life: Beautiful magazine which is a harder read than I expected and Maryjane's Outpost (of Maryjane's Farm) which I've read before, but with summer coming, wanted to read again.

Love you! Mom

Tracy N said...

I'm currently reading some of my kids books as we prepare for the summer reading program at the library. I'm trying to find a series they will enjoy! (Mysterious Benedict Society is pretty fun!)
-Tracy

angie said...

I am reading "Lots of Candle, Plenty of Cake" and have "The Road to Grace" waiting in the wings. I enjoyed the parenting reflection in the memoir, but disagree with her ritualistic view of spirituality. Both are due at the library very soon, so I will be reading quickly.

kelseylynae said...

Sounds great. I'm reading "redeeming love" and "baby wise" and also getting ready to start the third book in the Mitford series (per your love for that series). Hope festival went well.

becka said...

I just read a delightful book called The Journey That Saved Curious George by Louise Borden. I have also recently read several mystery books about Rabbi Small by Harry Kemelman and just last night started a book by an author new to me called Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard. Your new book sounds interesting!

allie said...

I am reading Change your Brain, Change your Body by Dr. Amen. Great book as a medical professional and self-help. Have the China Study waiting to read after I complete this one. A novel might be helpful to get in the mix ;-)...

Congratulations on the dedication of Naomi on Mother's day. What a precious moment.

Erin said...

I just finished 'Shelter Me' by Juliette Fay, and it was also one of those books that I was so involved in the characters and I was completely absorbed in the story. Thanks for the book recommendation, I'm always looking for something new!

KellBell said...

I'm in the middle of "The Book Thief" a popular junvenile fiction book. I'll definitely been taking a look at this one. Thanks for sharing.

George and Jodi said...

This looks like a great book!

I need to start reading again now that school is out. My most recent reads have been Karen Kingsbury's Bailey Flanigan Series.