Friday, August 07, 2009

The Hope of Refuge Giveaway

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?

About the author:

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 was recently covered on ABC Nightline. These are questions that ABC Nightline, Time magazine, and other media outlets are asking. But really the only way to understand the appeal is to read a fantastic book. Enter The Hope of Refuge by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall. In the start of a brand new series, Cindy offers rich characters and insights into this often cloaked world, which you’re sure to enjoy. If you'd like to watch the piece by ABC's Nighline click on the picture of the video below:

If you're interested in purchasing The Hope of Refuge, you can visit Random House & see all of the different options where you can purchase the book online.

I have a copy to giveaway, so leave a comment!

And if you'd like to meet Cindy, check out her tour:
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!


housemouse88 said...

Please count me in for this giveaway. It sound like a wonderful story. Have a great day.

Abi said...

I love reading Amish books. I have some of Cindy's books. Please include me in this drawing thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda W. said...

I definitely would love to win this book. All books Amish are great to read, especially when they have first-hand knowledge as does Cindy. Please enter me. Thank you.
newdesertroses at gmail dot com

windycindy said...

I enjoy reading books that center around the Amish way of life!
Please count me in.....Thanks, Cindi

Edna said...

I love the amish books and would love to win this one, but I like any type of Christian fiction books and read all the time. Retired so I have plenty of time.


janet k said...

I enjoyed her other 2 books, would love to read this one too and then pass it on.
dandjklein (at)gmail dot com

Carol said...

Cindy's books sound good! I would love to read this one! Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
mittens0831 AT

Carole said...

I enjoy Amish fiction very much and Cindy is an excellent writer, so I would love to win a copy of The Hope of Refuge.

Cindy's TV interview was very interesting and I learned a few new things - like married men growing beards since wearing a wedding ring would be too austentatious. Most moving was the way they could offer instant forgiveness to the school shooter, though.

Thanks so much for the contest!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anita Yancey said...

I think this would be a very interesting book. Please enter me. Thanks!


Deborah said...

If there is still time, count me in for the give away. I like any book that has a character with my name...I hope she's nice.

Carolynn W. said...

I would love to read Cindy's book, thanks for the chance to win!

Holly said...

I'd love a chance to win this book. Amish fiction is fun reading, and Cindy is fast becoming a favorite of mine.


Sally Bradley said...

If it isn't too late, I'm in, Cara. Thanks! sallybradleywrites [at] gmail {dot}

Kat Bryan said...

I've always found the Amish lifestyle very interesting. This sounds like a very good book.

Toystory said...

I am curious about the Amish, and this looks like somewhere I can quench some of that curiousity.

Casey said...

I have read all of Cindy's books but this one and would love to read it!


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