Monday, August 3, 2009

The Hope of Refuge Review and giveaway

The Amish people and stories surrounding their practices fascinate me. The fact that they live with so few material possessions and so few modern conveniences makes me wonder why I can't make do with less sometimes.

Cindy Woodsmall's books chronicle events that could truly happen and show the hearts of the Amish. I love her characters because they are so real. The hero/heroine often struggles with following what they know is right versus the religious doctrine of the church. I have to make sure I have several hours to dedicate to reading when I pick up one of her books, because it is hard to put them down!!



From the publisher on The Hope of Refuge:
Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake , Pennsylvania , and it’s no place for an outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God–“Be me to her”– despite how it threatens his way of life.

Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting Cara, Ephraim’s sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that Ada envisions transforming unite them toward a common purpose–or push Mahlon away forever? While Ephraim is trying to do what he believes is right, will he be shunned and lose everything–including the guarded single mother who simply longs for a better life?


Cindy Woodsmall is the author of When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and The New York Times Best-Seller When the Soul Mends. Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. A mother of three sons and two daughters-in-law, Cindy lives in Georgia with her husband of thirty-one years.


Cindy Woodsmall was recently interviewed by ABC's Nightline and you can view it here.

Read more from the publisher and purchase the book here.

If you are in any of these areas - Go meet Cindy at one of her booksignings -

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


AND finally, If you are interested in a copy, leave a comment and let me know. I have one to give away using a random number generator. I'll pick a winner on Friday, August 14.

11 comments:

The Mrs. said...

I grew up around the amish and much like you, they fascinate me. To be able to live so close to society but still so far removed from it is an amazing feat to me.

Ann said...

I too have been fascinated with the Amish way of life. I would love to read this book.

Laurel said...

i'm with you in loving stories about the simplicity of amish life!

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a great novel. I'd love to have a copy (and I do have a US shipping address!) so enter me in your giveaway, please!

Shelley said...

i am so fascinated by the amish. pls puy my name in the hat. thanks

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

Hi,

I just happened upon your blog and I LOVE it! I also LOVE Cindy Woodsmall. She became one of my favorite authors a couple of years ago when my dad gave me her book, 'When The Heart Cries', for Christmas. I have been reading her books ever since. I would LOVE to have this newest one!

Please sign me up for the contest!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

Because of Him,

Teresa <><

http://toomanyheartbeats.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

I would love a copy of this book...and I'm in love with your blog, lol

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