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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway~Grace Given




I recently read Grace Given by Beth Shriver, which is book two in the Touch of Grace series.  This is the story of Elsie Yoder, a young Amish woman living with her family in Texas.  Elsie's sister and the young man Elsie had feelings for have suddenly left the community.  Along with that, Elsie and other members of her community have been harassed by local young men.  Elsie deals with her fear and sadness by withdrawing.  Gideon Lapp has feelings for Elsie, and tries to comfort her and get her to open up to him.  They also try to do the right thing in dealing with the harassment of their people.

I was immediately drawn to Grace Given because the setting is so different from other Amish fiction.  I've never read about Amish in Texas!  The different location and small community were interesting to read about.  Grace Given is a good mixture of romance and mystery, with an exciting storyline.  This is the second book in the series, and I had not read the first book, but I had no trouble reading this one.  Now I want to go back and read the first book!

GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Charisma House, I just happen to have an extra copy (brand new) of Grace Given to give away!!

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*Disclosure: I received this book free from Charisma House in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

21 comments:

tarter95 said...

I love the Bible.

Jacquelyn said...

I like all the books by Janette Oak

Sally Guillen said...

Really liking VMK Fewings right now.

Jane said...

Arabah Joy is one of my favorite authors!

Lisa Brooks said...

V.C. Andrews
Flowers in the Attic is my favorite book

Kristie said...

I LOVE Amish fiction. I love Shelley Shepard Gray, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter and so many more. I'm a librarian so this is a dangerous question. Ha ha! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

ellie said...

Right now I'm very into the White House Chef cozy mystery series by Julie Hyzy.

Elle Emme Bee said...

I love Stephen King books

Samantha Remington said...

I love Tamora Pierces books.

Melissa Dealmeida said...

I love Nora Roberts!

christie said...

love the twilight books

Megan Parsons said...

My favorite author is Beverly Lewis! She got me started on Amish books when I was a teen. I have hundreds of Amish books now and love them! I have my fingers crossed on winning this book. Thanks for the chance!

Jane Ritz said...

I love lots of books and books of different genres. The first book I came to love was the Bible, the second as a child was aA Wrinkle in Time. At 57 , I still love those books. Thanks for this giveaway. This book sounds very interesting.

Nancy said...

My favorite book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Nancy
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tina reynolds said...

Since I was a kid where the sidewalk ends

Angel Drummond said...

Dee Henderson. The O'Malley Series

debbie said...

Favorite author is Ann Rule.

Debbie Lewis said...

I like to read J D Robb books

Jayme Hennessy said...

It is really difficult to choose a favorite book, but my favorite author is Nicholas Sparks. I love the realist view of romance that he portrays in the books (not the movies). I love reading Amish stories because I have a great-uncle who is Amish and lives in Lancaster. I read many books though with my goal being 52 books each year.

Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

My dear friend and fantabulous author is Cheryl St. John. LOVE HER!

msleyh said...

favorite book the Bible