Saturday, April 14, 2012

Need You Now... a book review AND Giveaway

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Available in print: April 10, 2012
 ISBN: 978-1-59554-887-0
Published by Thomas Nelson

Need You Now is Beth Wiseman's first contemporary Christian novel.  If you have enjoyed her Amish genre novels, then you will definitely enjoy this!

"When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn't always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried them through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of Darlene's students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it's now.

Experience a family's triumphant defeat over lies, betrayal, and loss
while still clinging to the One who matters most."  

-  Thomas Nelson Publisher

Beth Wiseman's groundbreaking contemporary novel not only delves into the complexities of marriage and family, but also our need to seek God's will in all we do.  After moving the family into Darlene's late grandmother's home, the family slowly adjusts to small town life - or so they believe.

Need You Now opens the door to numerous issues which are plaguing our society.  Beth gives us a peek into the world of cutting as a way to cope with stress.  It is so skillfully written into the story that you find yourself praying for the character.  As the concern for their daughter rises, Darlene and Brad find themselves drifting apart from each other... but for different reasons.  Darlene begins receiving inappropriate attention from a single dad, while Brad lies to her by omission.

I had a difficult time putting this book down to go and do my chores.  (Who needs a clean house, anyway?!?)  Beth has given the characters depth to where you feel as though they are your friends.  I love it when a book draws me in.  But as the saying goes, "All good things come to an end."  So there lies the problem.  Need You Now made me smile and cry as the Hendersons walked through this time in their lives. 

Pull up a chair and read this great novel that will stay with you long after you finish the last page!

I received a complimentary copy of Need You Now from Thomas Nelson / Handlebar Marketing and their BookSneeze program for this review.

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY!

To enter this drawing, follow me on GFC and/or Twitter
and leave a comment below; be sure to add a contact email address!

The giveaway will end on 11:59 PM on April 30, 2012.

I will use random.org to choose a winner on May 1, 2012.

Good luck and happy reading!


(US residents only)
Blessings,

    Ellen

34 comments:

  1. thanks 4 the awesome books god bless you

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  2. Your books are very wholesome and enjoyable !! I love reading all of them and can't wait to get this one !! Thank you for the contest and chance to win the free copy !! God Bless You !!

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  3. Love your books and recipes. LeAnn angel4god@charter.net

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  4. i have not read it yet but have read lots of reviews on this book this book has got me interested and its on the list of the books i want to read i am wanting this book tooooo i am starting a blog also on the books i have read and i have read beth wisemans books she is awsome i have read all of her books except for the most christmas amish books i read all of them and waiting on her next books coming out and soon to be released i cant wait !!!!

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  5. I always enjoy reading Beth's novels.
    Kim Moity, Chesapeake, VA
    kamoity@yahoo.com

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  6. Love Beth books love to win this one:)I fallow you on gfc thansk Jennie the_tabers@comcast.net

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  7. I loved reading the Amish novels but this one sounds really great too. Just learned what GFC is and am following now and here is my comment. I would love to read this book. sherryhill@cableone.net

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  8. Oh how I need "Need You Now". Please enter me and maybe I will be lucky this time.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  9. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person Beth.... and the Amish have taught me so many valuable lessons! You are terrific.
    dmh5858@msn.com

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  10. Your books have brought healing to my heart! Cant wait to read! Lily.Langman@gmail.com

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  11. Beth's books never disappoint. They only leave you wanting more!
    sandy.rutkowski@gmail.com

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  12. I have read several of Beths books but not this one yet so to win would be fantastic, thanks for sharing. I have signed up to follow your site.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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  13. Read tis in two segments on my Kindle. It was hard to wait for the second segment as Beth left us at such a crucial time in the family's life. I would love to win a paper copy to share with friends who don't have a Kindle.Ruth

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  14. I am following you via GFC. Thanks for the change to win this book!

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  15. I am also a twitter follower!

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  16. Oh yes I have gotta enter this contest...I am a big fan of Beth Wiseman's...really enjoy Beth's books.......pure joy..................babyruthmac16@yahoo.com

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  17. I followed you on twitter. Thanks! rhonda_nash_hall@comcast.net
    @rgayle122161; http://colormeactive.blogspot.com

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  18. thanks so much for the chance to win Beth's books. I really love her writings. Janice Gaw Jgaw@twlakes.net

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  19. Thanks so much for doing these awesome giveaways! Love Beth's books :)

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  20. I love Beth's books. This is the only one I have not yet read. I would love to win it. sandy.rutkowski@gmail.com

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  21. Please enter me as i love Beth's books
    Carol

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  22. Would love to have a copy of these two outstanding books

    Patricia sissy51@suddenlink.net

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  23. Thanks for the opportunity to have a chance to win this book!

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  24. I'd love a chance to win this book... I have been wanting to read it...
    leej_7@charter.net

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  25. This is awesome...love books!

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  26. Teresa Wade SherokeApril 16, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Your books are always good and this one will be no different i'm sure!

    tsheroke@sbcglobal.net

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  27. I love, love, love Beth's books and have heard nothing but great reviews on this one. I'd love to win a copy of Need You Now.

    I am a GFC follower.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Thank you. I am following on Twitter. I spent my birthday money on a few of your books and I love them!

    Joy

    Joyfullymeallen@gmail.com

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  29. I love to win this book, I have a collection of your books I love reading them.
    Vickie
    vickk@comcast.net

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  30. i would love to win this book i have heard so much about it got me interested i love love your books


    zoot2girl@yahoo.com

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  31. Nice review. (I already have a copy so you don't have to enter me in the drawing). But I did want to chime in and say I really enjoyed this book as well. Beth Wiseman writes fearlessly with the stresses and struggles that are an inevitable part of a marriage and raising children--yet offers hope in the face of those challenges.

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  32. Awesome this book is on my wishlist so hope I win :) thanks for the giveaway please enter my name in the hat. Have a blessed week
    angelsofmyeye( at) yahoo ( dot) com

    I'm new to your blog and its wonderful to meet someone who also is a home educator . I absolutely love it.

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  33. You always have such good books that you post about. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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