Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Review & Contest Announcement

Quick note before the latest review.

This Friday, a very special movie - FIREPROOF - releases in 800 theaters nationwide. The movie stars Kirk Cameron, and is a "must-see" for all married couples. In the movie, a book is mentioned - The Love Dare. There's a very unique story behind the release of the book, so I decided to have a special contest! And it's a quickie!

Go see the movie THIS WEEKEND - Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, September 26-28th. Primetime or matinee - it doesn't matter. Encourage your friends to to see it.

Then, send me an e-mail with the details in a 2-sentence review of the movie, tell me how many you encouraged to go see it, and in what city you viewed the movie. Please put FIREPROOF in the subject line, so I'll know it's an entry.

Monday morning, I'll draw a name from all those who emailed me, and the winner will receive a copy of BOTH books - The Love Dare and Fireproof!

So tell your friends, and go see a movie! Make it a special date night with your spouse! Tim and I are already planning to go, and I hope you will too!

(P.S. Have you heard about Amazon's free shipping program? I use it regularly, and absolutely love it. Become an Amazon Prime Member, and you'll get free 2-day shipping all year long! I used it regularly during the holidays last year, and earned back the membership fee in just a month or two!)

Now, for today's latest review:

I'm currently in the middle of this book, and so far, I'm loving it! Plenty of conflict, great characters that I already care for, and a great setting. I'm looking forward to the weekend, so I can finish reading it! Even though I'm only about halfway, I can highly recommend When the Soul Mends.



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Cindy Woodsmall is a veteran homeschool mom. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter as she aimed for what seemed impossible.

Her first novel, When The Heart Cries, released in 2006 to much acclaim and became a Christian Book Association best seller. Cindy was a 2007 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist, along with Karen Kingsbury, Angela Hunt, and Charles Martin.

Her last book, When the Morning Comes, hit the New York Times best-sellers extended list and the Christian Book Association best-sellers list.

Cindy’s real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity.

Cindy, her husband, their three sons and daughter-in-law reside in Georgia. Her husband is a registered land surveyor and a vice president at an engineering firm. Their oldest son has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine and works at a local hospital. Their second son and his wife are both students at the University of Georgia. Their teen-aged son keeps the household energized with his love of music, books, and writing.


ABOUT THE BOOK:


Returning to the home she fled in disgrace, will Hannah find healing for the wounds of the past?

After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiancĂ© Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love?

To read the first chapter of When The Soul Mends, click HERE.

“A skillfully written story of forgiveness and redemption. Woodsmall’s authentic characters illustrate beautifully how wounded souls can indeed be mended.”–Susan Meissner, author of The Shape of Mercy

“Like the stitches on a well-loved quilt, love and faith hold together Cindy Woodsmall's When the Soul Mends, the brilliantly written third story in the Sisters of the Quilt series. With deft plotting and characters that seem to jump off the page, this novel offers the timeless truth that forgiveness is the balm which heals all wounds and a blanket for the soul.”–Kathleen Y’Barbo, author of Beloved Castaway

“What a vibrant, strong, emotional story! When the Heart Cries will grip you and not let go, I promise. Highly recommended!”–Gayle Roper, author of Allah’s Fire and the Seaside Seasons series

“Reaching deep into the heart of the reader, Cindy Woodsmall pens a beautifully lyrical story in her debut novel When the Heart Cries.”–Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Rekindled

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