Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Every Sunrise" - Book Giveaway & Review


Recently I was given the opportunity to receive a copy of Trisha Goyer's newest installment in the HOME TO HEATHER CREEK SERIES FROM GUIDEPOSTS, "EVERY SUNRISE".

Here's some information about the series provided by the publisher:

About the Home to Heather Creek series: Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford , Nebraska.

Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores! But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.

And some information about "EVERY SUNRISE" by Tricia Goyer, the seventh book in the series:

About Every Sunrise: The bleak winter days make February on Heather Creek Farm a test of endurance, and as winter wears on, Sam becomes more and more withdrawn and unhappy. Bob is busy planning a surprise for Charlotte , and Christopher is excited about a local writing competition, while a Valentine’s Day flower from a secret source lifts Emily’s spirits. But when Sam disappears from the farm one night, chasing a memory of the father who abandoned them all, Charlotte and Bob need all the help—and prayer—they can get to bring him home safely. This broken family needs God’s help like never before, but their trials remind them all that every sunrise brings a new beginning.

Although this is a series of books that follows the same characters and the books have been written by several different authors, there is a thread of continuity that runs through all the books and ties them together.

As with the other books, the characters' need for God's guidance and constant search for His will in their lives is a theme that is woven throughout the book. The Christian focus of the books is well done and not overly preachy.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it for a good, heartwarming read. You can buy the book by clicking on any of the bold links above, or you can go to the GUIDEPOSTS HEATHER CREEK WEBSITE and click on the links at the bottom of the page to learn more about each book in the series and buy them individually or collectively.

Or, you can read on and learn how to enter to win my copy of the book. :-)

For another way to win, check out the author's website and her....

Contest: Okay…this book is loaded with yummy food: strawberry cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, baked chicken with cornbread, chocolate cake, pancakes with homemade syrup, French onion soup, parmesan crusted chicken…well you get the idea! So the contest for this tour will be the EVERY FOODIE contest! Leave a comment on the blog tour post ( at Tricia’s site with your favorite meal and a recipe (feel free to post more than one recipe!)! She’ll choose the one that most tantalizes her taste buds to receive an entire set of the Home to Heather Creek series (books 1-7)! Five runner’s up will win a copy of Every Sunrise (or another Tricia Goyer book of their choice). Let the mouth-watering commence!

For even more chances to win your very own copy of the book, you can check out the book's blog tour for other blogger's reviews of the book, many of whom are also giving away copies of the book. Just CLICK HERE to participate in the blog tour.

Now for the giveaway details: If you'd like to enter to win a free copy of TRICIA GOYER'S "EVERY SUNRISE" leave a comment on this post. Only one comment per person will be counted.

This giveaway will be open until noon Central Standard Time on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at which time I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.

Please NOTE: This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only. Please be sure you have a working link or a valid email address with your entry comment. It's a bit difficult to contact you to tell you you've won and get your name and address information without a valid link or email address.

I'll announce the winner on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Best of luck to everyone!I'm burning the midnight oil to get this book review written and posted so I can get in bed at a halfway reasonable hour. For me anyway. ;o)

My nephew Danny made me a very happy fat girl this afternoon when he called to ask me if I'd like to go fishing with him on Friday morning. That's kind of like asking a Baptist preacher if he'd like to have some fried chicken!

Of course I said "Yes, please." Or possibly, "Boy howdy, you dang betcha!" Or something like that.

So my Friday just got booked up. First fishing trip of the new season. Yeah boy, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!

And with that, I wish you all a splendiferous Friday. I hope y'all enjoy your day as much as I anticipate enjoying mine.


MightyMom said...

catch me a bigun'!!

got a lot of fridays to munch through ya know!1

Karen H. said...

Good Early Mornin' Diane,
I would love to be entered in this book Giveaaway. It sounds really interesting. Since I got to a Methodist Church we don'thave Guideposts, buy my Momma does she she is Baptist. Goin' fishin' huh? Hope you catch the Big One and don't let it get away. LOL. Hop you take your camera with you and take some pictures. It has been nice but it was really windy yesterdayafternoon. Have fun fishin'today.
karen H.

Linds said...

Happy fishing, Diane! I expect to see THE photo of the season tomorrow. A giant fish, if you please!

Lib said...

Hi Diane,
Sounds like a good book :o)
I have the iron skillet on waiting for a big fish fry:o)
Have a great day!

Dawn said...

Wow, from ice storm to snow storm to fishing all in one month! Crazy!! Have fun!

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for having me on your blog! I appreciate it!

Gigi said...

Oh man...I saw on Facebook that the fishin' wasn't so hot. But I'm sure it was just lovely being out by the water, huh??!!

Have a blessed weekend Diane!

coreymom40 said...

Woo Hoo, fishin, you betcha.
Hope you had fun.

RennyBA said...

What a great book review Diane!

Hope they where biting :-)

Love & hugs and a wonderful weekend!

tam said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for the opportunity. I am still laughing at your fishing response, keep us updated.

nancy said...

Woo-Eee! fishin' already? What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane, I haven't been blog reading for several days due to some remodeling, sick hubby (who is on the mend), and some extra activities. It is still snowing here in n. Idaho, a real blizzard today. The only fishing going on around here is ice fishing and to do that this week one would need to shovel the snow off the ice. I have never heard of butter peas, but butter beans, yes. Please enter me in the book give away. It sounds like a good series. Take care...v from n. Idaho
P.S. I have a great and easy way to do brussel sprouts in the oven. Let me know if you want the recipe. It works with fresh or frozen but I actually prefer it done with the frozen sprouts.

Mary said...


I'm not eligible since I live in Canada, but thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of this series. It sounds like a book that I would enjoy and since I write for Guideposts anthologies, I always like to support them.


Teresa said...

I love "series" books! I will definitely have to check these out!
(tpearson at uga dot edu)