Monday, August 17, 2009

Review and Tour: Sunflower Serenade by Tricia Goyer

Title: Sunflower Serenade (Home to Heather Creek)
Author: Tricia Goyer
Pages: 258
Publisher: Guideposts
Genre: Fiction / Christian
Edition: Hardback - many thanks to Amy of LitFUSE Publicity Group for including me in the book tour!

Perfect for : Personal reading, Book club read, Gift book

In a nutshell: Let me start by saying that this book is absolutely beautiful! It is a hardback book that is full color, perfect to give as a gift for the book lover in your life. I would frame it if I could ;). That said, the book is just as great while reading. I loved the gentle wisdom Charlotte used and shared throughout the book. There were also plenty of spots with humor to keep things light. While I'm not exactly a city-girl, I'm not as familiar with country life, so this book was like stepping into another world for me - it was refreshing and fun, and I'd like to think that I learned a few things along the way about country life, and that I'm feeling a little more inspired by the miracles and gifts God has given us.

About the Book:
About Sunflower Serenade: A small-town summer...

The days are long and lazy, the corn is high, the sunflowers are in bloom, and everyone in Bedford is gearing up for the biggest event of the summer: the annual county fair. But when a Nashville music producer approaches Bob about using Heather Creek Farm to film a country star's new music video, he and Charlotte are faced with a dilemma. Will they allow the glamour and enticements of big-city life to encroach upon their peaceful home? Will the excitement of celebrity drown out the simple joys of summer?

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.

Link to buy book: Click here. The books come in a 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).

About the Author:
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 make their home in Montana.

Contest: Playing on one element of the book - big city entertainers vs. old county fair – the contest for this blog tour is City Girl Goes Country! Share your funniest story (about you or someone you know) about a time when you as the “city girl” goes to the country or “country girl” goes to the city. Enter the contest here.

Tour Schedule: Visit the Tour Schedule to see what other reviewers had to say!

If you have reviewed this book and would like me to add a link to your review, please include a link in your comment!

2 Comments:

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks Wendi for Blogging about my book. The cover is great isn't it! Guideposts does a great job on their cover art.

Your readers can win this book and the entire set of the Home to Heather Creek series by visiting my blog!

http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

I just read a book by her recently. Good author and she has many books available!

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