May 12, 2008

You Won't Soon Forget This One......

I've been given the honor of sharing a fascinating book with you--and I jumped at the chance to be part of this blog tour. If you're an avid reader like myself and you heart fiction that doesn't forget God's hand in our lives, then you've probably heard of Tricia Goyer already. Maybe you've read some of her books, Life Interrupted, My Life Unscripted, From Ashes to Dust, and so many more. She's got a clear grasp on hunting down historical details, adding characters that are intertwined and drenched with energy and hope, then placing those characters into a plot that's going to keep you turning pages all night long!

A Whisper of Freedom is the third book in her Spanish Civil War Series. Here, you'll catch up with Sophie's heart and her hair raising adventure right from the beginning. It's hard to imagine how heart-wrenching it it was to be caught up in the Spanish Civil War, but Tricia's attention to detail combined with her story telling talent gives us a glimpse. Not only that, here she writes far more than a book, but captures a story of faith not to be forgotten.

If you're feeling as drawn into the series as I am, you can win the entire three book series in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War Series. And in entering, you get a fun meme to post on your own blog. This meme gives you an opening to share missions and/or charities you have a heart for. Oh...and to sweeten the pot just a little, they're throwing in gourmet chocolate coins too. You know.... reading chocolate. I read better with chocolate in one hand and a book in the other!

Copy the meme questions below and answer the questions, then head over to Tricia's place and let her know your meme is up. That's it! It's almost as easy as getting lost in an amazing Christian novel while popping gourmet chocolate coins into your mouth. Click HERE to grab the questions off Tricia's blog and let her know you're playing.

1. List three things you would do with a chest full of gold (assuming you got to keep it!)
  1. Update the nursing home my friend John resides in and hire employees worthy of working with the beautiful aging residents.
  2. Bring Gervasio to the US to study medicine.
  3. Pay our debts and the debts of all our friends and family (assuming it's a big chest).

2. List three charities/missions/organizations you support (and why).

  1. Cornerstone Church....they are my family.
  2. because the concept is so simple yet so Scripture and come to know the miracle within those pages.
  3. Compassion International...we sponsor two beautiful children, Catherine and Gervasio.

3. List three ways you have volunteered your time/services

  1. I used to be a candy striper (loved loved loved the jumpers, lol)
  2. Visiting elderly at the nursing home.
  3. Church--wherever I'm told to go.

4. List three things you keep "hidden" when company comes over.

  1. My kids! (Okay I'm kidding, but sometimes I wish I could)
  2. My sewing room--it's downright dangerous if you don't know what you're doing!
  3. That's about it, honestly, my friends know I'm not pulled together all the time. And when I finally decided to let them see the real me, suddenly I was free to welcome my friends anytime!

5. List the last three things you've lost.

  1. My bank card.
  2. My gold nugget necklace.
  3. Is my mind too cliche?
6. List the last three things you've found.
  1. My bank card (car).
  2. My gold nugget necklace (where it belongs, pshh last place I look!)
  3. $5.00 in my jacket--love that!
*There's MORE! Tricia has set aside five signed copies of A Whisper of Freedom for you, my friends, to win. If you want to win your own signed copy (and I know you do), just sign up for her newsletter HERE!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hi, first time here. I love your beautiful tribute to your sister in naming this blog after her. I think that will stay in my mind quite a while. --i also reviewed this book, but did you know the link to the meme is not working? I've been trying all over, and none of them go to a stick post. Just wondering if you know anything about that.

Compassion dave said...

If I had time, i'd do the entire survey. But I do have the time to write Compassion Internationalis the way to go

D... said...

I'll have to get in on this once I have some time to myself!

Sharon Sews said...

Oh Stacey, I love when you do lists - I feel like I really get to know you. At least now I know where this fascination with wearing pink came from, LOL.

I hadn't heard of Tricia Goyer until reading the reviews on your blog - and if and when I find time to read fiction again I'll check out some of her books.

It's hard to choose only three to support isn't it? There's so many wonderful ones. We sponsor a child through World Vision so I'd support that organization, my church home (of course), and Samaritan's Purse are my top three right now.

And you do know that I expect to see that sewing room when I visit - right?

Stacey said...

Well then Sharon, I best get cleaning! This post was done before John died, the tour was postponed..I should update that to say 'resided', huh.

Cannot wait to see ya, my friend!

Anonymous said...

I'm with Compassion, too! Thanks for the tout!

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks for sharing about my book. I appreciate it!!! And, yes, it's a BIG chest of gold!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Now Stacey...I think Sharon would appreciate seeing that SPECTACULAR sewing room. Sharon, just make sure you have shoes on...those needles on the floor HURT! :)

LaCresha said...

I will have to add this author to my list. I enjoy each visit to your blog and added you to my blogroll :o)

jennyonthespot said...

I am not a huge fiction reader - partly because I don't what to read! This book sounds right up my alley - I love faith combined with history. Are you familiar with francine Rivers - is this book similar to her writing?

Anonymous said...

Ok, why haven't you shown up in my reader the last few days? Hmph. In any case, hiiiii staceyyyyyy

I called you again today!