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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Now I'm giving away a copy of Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter!!!

All you have to do to win is enter a comment. Please note that for this giveaway you must live within the USA. And don't forget to leave me a way to reach you if you win! Best wishes!

About the book:

When Sam's estranged step-father dies, she inherits his ocean-front cottage in Nantucket--not because he kindly bequeathed it to her, but because he neglected to ever create a will. Sam returns to the island she left 11 years ago with her daughter Caden to fix up the house and sell it, but she isn't counting on is the fact that Landon Reed still lives two doors down from her childhood home. As their long-dormant romance begins to bud again, Sam must face the fact that Landon still doesn't know why she really left the island. Will the secrets she's hidden all these years tear them apart? Or is Landon's love really as unconditional as he claims?

My review:

I love a romance with deep emotion, a bit of angst, and plenty of romantic tension. Well this story packs a powerful punch in all three areas. It's an allegory and one of the coolest examples I've ever read. There are many, many women in this world who are just like Samantha, and there are many people in this world who are running from Christ as well. If He only knew what my heart was really like, they think, then there is no way He could love me. Wrong. And this story so beautifully illustrates that point. Samantha wanted Landon so badly, yet she was terrified of his intense love. And the scenes where he showed his love to her were so beautiful and powerful! Oy, I loved that. It literally swept me away.

Though God is never mentioned in this story you still see His love on every page. In Samantha's thoughts you hear the same doubts that Satan often puts in people's heads. Don't trust him. Don't let anyone love you. It hurts too much when they leave you. Poor Sam was abandoned by so many people, and that affected every stupid decision she made. And she made plenty of them. Quite a few you experience right along with her. The sense of desperation and self-loathing is multiplied with every wrong choice until she thinks there is no way that he could really love her. Not if he knew. And just like she hurt Landon in so many ways, we hurt God by rejecting His unconditional love.

This is an awesome read. It's hard to put down and will make your heart pound right along with Sam's. Highly recommended!

Surrender Bay
was published by Thomas Nelson and released in November 2007


Amy said...

Please enter me for this!!! I've been dying to read this book. :)


carla stewart said...

This book sounds great. Please enter me.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very excellent book. Please count me in!!

windycindy said...

Hello! I love the sound of the book. The cover is beautiful. Looks like the place I dream to live at! Please enter me your drawing for this book. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi

Nell said...

I would love to read this, please enter me.

Cherie J said...

This book sounds great! Please enter me in the drawing.

Brittanie said...

Enter me please. :)
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Nell said...

Please enter me also.

ForstRose said...

Please enter me for Surrender Bay.


Nancy said...

This sounds so good. Please enter me.
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Hannah said...

i'd love to win a copy of this book! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Surrender Bay sounds very good...please enter me. Thanks, Gloria

Anonymous said...

please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

Toyhabilitation said...

Sounds like a good read! Please enter me in the drawing also,

Anonymous said...

this sounds like a wonderful book to read! Percy
ps, the biopsy came back Neg!! l am soo happy!

ladystorm said...

pick me, pick me :)


Anonymous said...

I've love to read this book. Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

Count me in please. Sounds like good book.

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Tidy Bowl said...

Sounds great!



Sally Bradley said...

I'm so eager to read this book. I've read another of Denise's books and loved it. Please enter me.

Ausjenny said...

I too have been dying to get this book
please enter me
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Pamela J said...

I have been interested in reading this book since the first time I read about it. Thanks for sharing about it here and please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.
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Stacey said...

Please toss my name in. I've been wanting to read this. Thanks.


becca dowling said...

Michelle, if you haven't drawn for this giveaway yet, please enter my name. I've heard good things about it from the ACFW Bookclub, but counldn't get a copy in time.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me to win I just saw this on the loop. I hope that I'm not too late.
Nora Stlaurent

Michelle said...

And the winner is Stacey!!! Whoo hoo!

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