CONTEST is CLOSED: the Winner is scottsgal
Having read several book by Tricia Goyer, I jumped at the chance to read and review Every Sunrise, from the Home to Heather Creek Series. Tricia has a unique way of letting the characters unfold and endearing the reader to them. When I stepped into this family’s life and my emotions were drawn into their immense struggles and triumphs, I internalized the power of God’s grace.
Any given family may be dealing with similar issues:
- Grandparents raising the children of their deceased daughter
- A pre-teen girl trying to find her place at school
- 17-year-old Sam, deaking with the immense pain of losing his mother and never knowing his father
But the beauty of Christian fiction is that God communicates deep truths through someone else’s story. It’s not as raw as confronting our own issues head on, but He gently draws open those places in the heart that you never intend to open.
This story pricked the places in my heart where I held the insecurity of dicovering ‘romance’ as an early teen. And although I didn’t lose my parents, I went through times of feeling alienated from them, and remembered what it felt like to feel alone. Sam’s journey, in many ways, paralells our own journey to find meaning in life.
If you want to find out what others are saying about this book, and enter the Every Foodie Contest (information below), visit the Blog Tour at the LitFuse Blog
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winter days make February on Heather Creek Farm a test of endurance, and as winter wears on, Sam becomes more and more withdrawn and unhappy.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.
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.
You can buy Every Sunrise as a part of the Home to Heather Creak series by clicking here. The books come with the series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just want to order Every Sunrise you must call the customer service number (1-800-431-2344).
Tricia Goyer is such an inspirational person. I am more inspired by her as I read her books and follow her on Twitter (@triciagoyer), and I am currently reading two more of her books, My Life Uscripted, and Life Interrupted
About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family makes their home in Montana .
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!
You can win a copy of the book from me, by simply leaving a comment on this post!
The contest is open to Continental US residents through Friday, March 13, and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday!