Monday, August 3, 2009

"The Hope of the Refuge” by Cindy Woodsmall + FREE Giveaway

“The Hope of the Refuge: An Ada‘s House Novel” by Cindy Woodsmall is an utterly mesmerizing book. Bittersweet to say the least, it will have readers turning page after page. The story is about a tough blond woman from New York with a child. Widowed, she is constantly fleeing from a stalker she knew while in foster care. When the stalker finally one-ups her by reading her diary, he knows every nuance about her daughter and every possible place they could try to escape to. Then, however, she remembers a small Amish town her mother brought her to once and told her to not write about. The blond woman goes there and causes quite a stir. Her long lost friend is shunned for taking the woman in. Drama ensues as the friend falls in love with the New Yorker and dumps his betrothed. Not to give anything away, but the story is priceless and full of performance. As for romance, there is nothing graphic. Religiously, the book speaks of God and mentions Jesus briefly. Equip with a glossary in the back, readers have no problem translating some Amish colloquialisms that give the book depth. This book has a predictable ending, but the route to it is anything but.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall is on tour, and she may be coming to a city near you! Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Cindy and have her sign her newest title The Hope of Refuge at one of the following events.

*Tuesday, August 11 7 – 8:30pm, Barnes & Noble, 5141 Peachtree Parkway, The Forum, Norcross, Georgia, 30092, (770) 209-4244

*Wednesday, August 12 7 – 8pm, Barnes & Noble Opry Mills, 515 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, (615) 514-5000

*Thursday, August 13 6 – 8pm, Barnes & Noble, 2540 Futura Pkwy. #135, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, (317) 838-7941

*Friday, August 14 6 – 8pm, Barnes & Noble, 1550 West 75th, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516, (630) 663-0181

*Saturday, August 15 1 – 3pm, Baker Books, 2768 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546-6139, (616) 957-3110

*Sunday, August 16 2 – 4pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3700 Rivertown Parkway Ste. 2058, Grandville, Michigan 49418, (616) 531-1825

*Monday, August 17 7 – 8:00pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1739 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212, (614) 298-9516

*Tuesday, August 18 7– 8:30pm, Joseph Beth Booksellers, 2705 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203, (412) 381-3600

*Wednesday, August 19 6 – 8pm, Hackman’s Bible Book Store, 1341 Mickley Road, Whitehall, Pennsylvania 18052-4610, (610) 264-8600

*Thursday, August 20 1 – 3pm, Rachel’s Country Store (Amish dry goods store), 6352 McClays Mill Road, Newburg, Pennsylvania 17240, (717) 530-9452

Can’t make the tour? You can still follow Cindy’s adventures on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. See you there!

*To enter to win a free copy of “The Hope of Refuge,” leave a one-sentence response with why you should get the book. Full names are not required, but please leave your email. This contest ends August 11.


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