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Monday, July 11, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway! 'When Sparrows Fall' by Meg Moseley

The Review: Miranda Hanford is a widowed mother of six children, living a secluded life controlled by her pastor.  She wants out of the cult-like church that has been her life since she married at age 19.  When she faints and has a bad fall after fasting, her brother-in-law Jack comes to take care of Miranda and the children.  He is shocked by their reclusive lifestyle and wants to help them.  Miranda tries to hide her secrets from Jack while figuring out a way to escape the church. 

When I read the description of 'When Sparrows Fall' by Meg Moseley, I was eager to read a fictional book about a homeschooling family.  I soon learned there were many more reasons why I would enjoy this book!  I started out having a hard time getting into the story, but that changed quickly, and I soon couldn't put it down.  It is well-written-the author does an outstanding job of drawing you into the characters' lives.  A discussion guide is also included, so I think this would be an excellent choice for a book club!  Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.



The Giveaway:  I have two copies of 'When Sparrows Fall', the one that I read and another brand-new copy!!  I will mail this copy to a winner drawn at random.  You have two chances to win:
1.  For the first entry, leave a comment with your name, email address, and the name of a book you've enjoyed recently.
2.  For the second entry, leave a comment with your name and email address, letting me know that you are following me on Google friend connect. You must be a new or current follower to have this second entry. 

The giveaway will end on July 20th, 2011 at 11:00pm MST.  I will announce and email the winner the next day, July 21st.  GOOD LUCK!!!

34 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

This books sounds really good! I like the idea about reading about a homeschooling family and is sounds like there is quite a bit of drama, too. I just finished reading Stories I Only Tell my Friends and really enjoyed it.

Lori
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mysteryhistorymom said...

I am a follower and just dropped by from the Crew! Please stop by and say "Hi!" sometime! Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

Amy said...

I've been doing a lot of reading lately, narrowing down will be hard. A couple weeks ago I read Lady of Milkweed Manor and loved it. I've read a few others by this author and she never fails to pull me in.

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Amy said...

I'm a follower!

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Lisa said...

This sounds like an interesting book to read! A recent book I've enjoyed is The Ark, The Reed, and The Fire Cloud by Jenny Cote. It is very good, too.

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Lisa said...

I'm now following you on GFC.

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The Buckner Family said...

Sounds interesting! The latest interesting book I read was Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. It is a prequel to the Anne of Green Gables series.

Thanks!
Stephanie
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The Buckner Family said...

I am a new follower of your blog! :)
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Sarah said...

Sarah
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As for a book I've enjoyed recently: that's hard since I've enjoyed The Missionary, Summer Dreams and Pieces of Light

Sarah said...

Sarah
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I'm following you on GFC

Daughter of the King said...

Sounds like a interesting book to read. I just read Red Riding Hood.

Daughter of the King said...

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Debbie said...

I just finished reading Dreamers, by Angela Hunt.

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Debbie said...

I'm following on GFC from the Crew.

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Hifam said...

This sounds like a fun book to read. I love reading youth fiction with my kids. The last one we read was "Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians".
Jody H.
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Hifam said...

I follow with gfc (psychdog).
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~SALLY~ said...

This sounds like a fantastic book! I am currently reading Dressing For The Lord and love it!

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~SALLY~ said...

I am a new GFC Follower ~SALLY~

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plainoldsarah said...

i'm enjoying "big rock candy mountain."

sarah
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Aaron said...

Rebecca Zepp
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The last book I read was Total Money Makeover.

Anonymous said...

Sharon Berry aka. Shari Humphreys

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I most recentley read "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright.

vwestermeyer said...

I recently read Stories I Only Tell My Friends

Michelle said...

I just finished Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place.
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Anonymous said...

I just read the Hunger Games trilogy. thanks!
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Laurie said...

Recently,I read I see you everywhere by Julia Glass

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Laurie said...

new GFC follower laurie1993

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jadavis said...

Jessica
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The Education of Little Tree

jadavis said...

Jessica
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I follow you with GFC (jadavis42)

andisueks said...

I am just finishing Three Cups of Tea. It's a great book!

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andisueks said...

I am following you on GFC, andisueks.

Thanks,
Andrea
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Amanda said...

Amanda C
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Gone In a Heartbeat

Amanda said...

I follow on GFC.

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Lmbrunken said...

Larissa Brunken

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The last good book I read was the twilight series.

Lmbrunken said...

Follow on gfc
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