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Sunday, July 24, 2011

New giveaway! Now I'm giving away Abigail's New Hope by Mary Ellis.

To enter for a chance to win a copy of this book, simply post a comment about someone you know who has a disability and pet peeves (if any) you have about how they are treated. Mine is people who talk to a person in a wheelchair like their mind isn't all there. People would often talk loudly or in simple terms to my mother who had MS. Her mind was sharp. It was her body that didn't work. That used to bug me. Anyway, do you have any pet peeves? I'll pick a winner next Sunday using the Randomizer program. Best wishes to you all.

Abigail's New Hope (Wayne County Series)About the book: 

As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies—but the baby is saved.

When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel’s reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who’s deaf and thought to be simple minded by his community. She endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.

My thoughts:

I haven't read this book, though I may have it somewhere in my house. I don't think I do. Anyway, it sounds like an interesting read to me. Abigail's New Hope was published in April 2011 by Harvest House.


Tore said...

I don't really know anyone with a disability but I know they are treated different. I have seen it. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

Carol N Wong said...

I have several friends who have disabilities. I met them all through work before I retired.

The first one has cerebral palsy.
A lot of people assume that he is also not very sharp. He has a college degree and worked 20 years in the federal government.

The second one is deaf. Also with a college degree. A lot of people treat him like he is invisible because he can't hear. This makes him feel left out. The least they could do is write what they are talking about out.

The third one is blind. Another degree holder, people often assume that he doesn't have any idea of what they look like because he can't see him. Just by listening to your voice, he can determine your sex, height, weight and your current mood!


Books Are A Blessing said...

I'm not in a wheelchair, but I'm on disability because severe back problems. it peeves me when someone ask me about my back, then will say 'well my back hurts sometimes and I just keep going anyway.' In other words..I'm faking it I guess despite many years of Drs records Dr visits and Drs not letting me work...oh well. People can be rude!
I would love this book...sounds wonderful!

LuAnn said...

Even though information is so much more readily available and disabilities are no longer hidden in a back room, people still tend to stare at those who are "different" than they are. That really irks me.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

I'd love to read this book. It sounds like one I would enjoy.

My sister-in-law is disabled due to a terrible accident she was in many years ago. Those who know her story appreciate her guts and determination to overcome severe disabilities. Those who don't treat her as though she was a baby and didn't understand a thing. But she's one of the most vivacious, fun-loving people I know. She can beat the best of us at any conversation! My peeve is that people make assumptions and don't take the time to get to know those with disabilities.

joyce williams said...

I wish mental health issues didn't have the stigma that comes with them. I see people teased and treated badly because of it.

joyce.williams2 at yahoo dot com

Krista said...

I know several people who are mentally disabled, and it just frustrates me really badly to see how some people treat them like they're not worthy!

Anyways... this book sounds wonderful and I would love to read it.

karenk said...

i agree w/ you michelle...

thanks for the chance to read this novel.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Margaret said...

This looks like a great read. My niece is ADHD and acts quite differently. Many people have mistreated her and it angers me! My consolation is that she has a heart for GOD and more often than not ends up teaching those who ridicule her a thing or two!

Thanks for the chance!

Jo said...

My husband has M.S. For the most part he does fairly well and uses a walker but there are time when he does need a wheelchair as well. When he does need to use the wheelchair, there are times that people look at him like he is faking it.


Emma said...

I have several friends who have disabilities. Abigail's New Hope sound wonderful. Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the chance! augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Debra Ullrick said...

I love reading books like this. Please add my name to the drawing!

Debra Ullrick
christianromancewriter [a] gmail [dot] com


Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...


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