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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's a Great Day for a Giveaway!

I have one copy of White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner to give away to a reader!

The Janviers have the idyllic life - a beautiful home, great jobs, two wonderful kids - and surrounding it all is the proverbial white picket fence that protects them, offers them a serene sense of security. . .and hides all their secrets.

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen-year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands -- in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm -- and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband, Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a "normal" life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn't seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn't expect her arrival will affect him much -- or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won't make them go away.

Will Tally's presence blow apart their carefully constructed world, revealing a hidden past that could destroy them all - or can she help them find the truth without losing each other? From the author of The Shape of Mercy, one of Publishers Weekly's Best Religious Fiction Books of 2008, comes a tale of family secrets smoldering behind a white picket fence. (back cover)

It is easy to enter the giveaway - Just give me the title of another Christian Fiction book that you have read this year. Include your email address in your comment. U.S. Only. (sorry) One entry per person and the giveaway will Nov 24.


Virginia C said...

MONTANA ROSE by Mary Connealy.

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gcwhiskas at aol dot com

enyl said...

Prayers For Sale.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Susan Meissner's 'the shape of mercy.'

karen k

Stormi said...

Piece De Resistance by Sandra Byrd its book Three of her French Connection..great stuff.


Julie P. said...


Kaye said...

Actually, I've read a lot this year but the one I just finished is Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh.


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Unknown said...

This sounds good. I read Stretch Marks by Kimberly Stuart and another good one was Always Watching and Last Breath by Brandilyn and Amberly Collins.


DarcyO said...

Sounds great. I read Menu for Romance by Kay Dacus.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Sherrylinn said...

I've just started "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks.

Just finished "Emerald Windows" by Terri Blackstock.

slcremer at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

"The Shack" by William Young was good so was "Like Dandelion Dust" by Karen Kingsbury.

Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.


Anonymous said...

The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland.


Margie said...

Saints in Limbo by River Jordan

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

(Follower by email)

brizmus said...

I actually just read the Shack this year. Very good.


rubynreba said...

Never Far From Home by Mary Ellis.

ossmcalc said...

A friend just gave me a copy of "Emerald Windows" by Terri Blackstock to read. I would love to read White Picket Fences.

Thank you,


Miss Haley said...

Enter me please!!

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com.

Marie said...

The Seat Beside You -- it was very good!


Cindy said...

I read The Shack recently and thought it was a good read! I am currently reading The Moon Looked Down. While not exactly considered Christian fiction, it does have a moral lesson and after only reading a couple of chapters, the book has touched my heart.

I love Christian fiction. Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!


Jo-Jo said...

This sounds like one that I would enjoy. Earlier this year I read This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Lori said...

We have a group at church called Lit & Latte. We are currently reading Seal of Gaia by Marlin Maddoux about the Anti-christ. Good mysterious read.
Would love to be entered into the drawing. My e-mail is lannoe(at)yahoo(.)com. Thank you.

Sandra K321 said...

I read Ready Made Family by Cheryl Wyatt.

Gwendolyn B. said...

I haven't read any Christian fiction, but I'm seeing more and more titles that appeal to me. This title would be a good place to begin! Thanks for the chance.

geebee.reads AT gmail dOT com

Linda Henderson said...

I read Second Time Around by Carol Steward.

seriousreader at live dot com

Unknown said...

I read The Knight by Steven James, a great Christian murder mystery! Please include me in your giveaway!

Thank you!

Aimala127 AT gmail DOT com

Nancye said...

"This Side of Heaven"
by Karen Kingsbury

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Winning Readings said...

What the Bayou Saw by Patti Lacy...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

And we posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/white-picket-fences_21.html

Anonymous said...

Recently read The Last Song.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

"Oceans Apart" by Karen Kingsbury was the last one I read


Unknown said...

I recently read Montana Rose.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

wmmahaney said...

I just finished reading Deep In the Heart Of Trouble by Deanne Gist. Loved it.

Deb K said...

"Pieces of Silver" by Maureen Lang is the last book that I read~Very Good :)

Thanks for the chance to win!


CherylS22 said...

I just finished reading "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci - I loved it!
Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com


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