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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Now I'm giving away Summer Snow by Nicole Baart!

To enter the giveaway simply post a comment about what intrigues you about this book and I will enter your name. I'll pick a winner on Sunday. Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win. Best wishes!



About the book:

Julia DeSmit is finally learning to accept her new life. Optimistic and anxious to begin again after dropping out of college, she is taking fumbling steps down a challenging yet hope-filled road.But the careful existence Julia has begun to build falls hopelessly to pieces when her estranged mother, Janice, appears on the front porch one icy March night. Mother and daughter have not seen or talked to each other in ten years, and a decade of anger, resentment, and bitterness follows in Janice's wake, along with a surprise Julia could never have anticipated. Julia is convinced that which is broken cannot be mended. Yet when she faces the very decision her mother did years before, she begins to realize what it means to truly accept grace. Will it be her undoing or the impetus for a change she'd never dared hope for?


My thoughts:

I loved, loved, loved After the Leaves Fall by Nicole so I know I'll love this one, too. I've only read through page 35 but so far I'm liking it as much as before. I just like the way Nicole writes. It's unique and her voice is confident and strong, almost lyrical. So be assured a review is coming for this one. I just have SO many books to read that it may not be as soon as I'd like.

27 comments:

Rel said...

It's just as good if not better! My review will be up at TitleTrakk soon!

Jewelz said...

This sounds like a really good book :)
Please enter me.
joyfuljewelz (at) gmail.com

Grateful Gramma said...

Hmmmmm... Sounds interesting. Please enter my name. Thanks!

stayathomemomreview said...

It would probably make me cry since I'm pretty much estranged from my mother.


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http://stayathomemomreview.blogspot.com/

dolls123 said...

Life after dropping out of college

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenn said...

Sounds like some relationships in my family.

preciousm21 at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Happy Thursday! I enjoyed reading
her book "Leaves Fall", also. I would like to see how her and her estranged mother's relationship goes. What do they have in common that may affect their realtionship?! Please enter me
in your wonderful book giveaway. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Karazay said...

What's intriguing?

1) Does she ever go back and finish college? That's my dream one day.

2) What's the decision she's facing that her mom also faced? Why are they estranged?

Please enter my name into your drawing.

Thanks!

nerakdunbar[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Tara said...

I tend to like mother-daughter themed books and this one sounds great. I also really like the title!

taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Carole said...

My favorite genre is books dealing with broken family relationships and the healing process. My mother and I had a wonderful relationship, which is probably why I'm drawn to the mother-daughter relationship. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Abi said...

Now I know what summer snow is. :) Only month on record that it hasn't snowed in ND is July. Oh, I'd love to win this book and read it.

Dina said...

I never really knew my mother and she died when I was a teen, I was raised by my grandmother so it would be nice to read how they get to know each other again.

Dina
dlsmilad(at)yahoo(dot)com

ReadingRobin said...

Sounds kinda like the story between me and my mom, only we were apart for three years. I bet it's goning to be a really good book. Thanks Michelle~
cm robin at bellsouth dot net

Smilingsal said...

Relationships between mothers and daughters are always interesting as they're so complex. However, to be so upset that a decade goes by . . . whew! I can't imagine that.

But, what made Julia drop out of college, and does she return?

smilingsal55(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan Stitch said...

I enjoy reading books that deal with relationships...it takes a lot of talent to pull a reader in based on so much conversation and no strong mystery or love interest to push things along. I really like the cover of this book, too! I love the smell of laundry dried in the sun. It reminds me of simpler times (well, maybe not simpler based on the amount of work that needed to be done!)

Please include me in the drawing

Susan Stitch said...

Oops -- forgot to leave my contact address. Sorry!

Susan
likes_to_stamp(at)sbcglobal.net

stampedwithgrace said...

I haven't read any of Nicole's books, so I'd love to win :)

Marla said...

Sounds like a good read. Please enter me in the contect. Thanks!
koinonia572001@yahoo.com

Marla said...

Sounds like a good read. Please enter me in the contest ; koinonia572001@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

free book is my favorite kind... Percy

Rachel said...

I can't wait to see what what kind of choices Julia makes for her future...
rachelpostma@gmail.com

squiresj said...

Sounds interesting as a Mother who has walked through rebellion for three years by oldest daughter. It was the hardest walk I've ever had to walk being a Christian and never rebelling against my parents. I wasn't prepared at all.
Jane Squires
HC 72 BOx 335
Wasola, Mo. 65773
jrs362@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

Once I start reading, I'm hooked for hours. I find a bit of myself somewhere in the book as well as others in my life and past. I'm excited to see how Julia chooses to use her situation and how others respond to it.

chuttenga@gmail.com

luv2read said...

Enter me in the drawing. spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Carolynn W. said...

Please enter me, it sounds great!

Nora St. Laurent said...

Please put my name in for the drawing. Thanks

Michelle said...

And the winner is...

stayathomemomreview!

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