Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Most Unsuitable Match Review & Giveaway

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Most Unsuitable Match
Bethany House; Original edition (August 1, 2011)
Stephanie Grace Whitson

I remember when Stephanie first started writing. My mom brought home her books because they knew each other through homeschooling. I learned so much in those historicals about Nebraska. And that flavor of making history come alive through a romance continues. This current book is set primarily on a steamboat racing up the Mississippi. The year 1869 comes to life through the eyes of Fannie, a young woman facing life alone and thrust into circumstances she doesn't know how to control. This book joins a long line of engaging fiction from a talented author!

I have an extra copy. To be considered, leave a comment with a way to reach you and your favorite body of water. Mine is probably Lake Huron because Mackinac Island sits in it.

A native of southern Illinois, Stephanie Grace Whitson has lived in Nebraska since 1975. She began what she calls "playing with imaginary friends" (writing fiction) when, as a result of teaching her four homeschooled children Nebraska history, she was personally encouraged and challenged by the lives of pioneer women in the West. Since her first book, Walks the Fire, was published in 1995, Stephanie's fiction titles have appeared on the ECPA bestseller list numerous times and been finalists for the Christy Award, the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year.

Her first nonfiction work, How to Help a Grieving Friend, was released in 2005. In addition to serving in her local church and keeping up with two married children, two college students, and a high school senior, Stephanie enjoys motorcycle trips with her family and church friends. Her passionate interests in pioneer women's history, antique quilts, and French, Italian, and Hawaiian language and culture provide endless story-telling possibilities.

An unlikely attraction occurs between two passengers on a steamboat journey up the Missouri River to Montana...

She is a self-centered young woman from a privileged family who fears the outdoors and avoids anything rustic. He is a preacher living under a sense of duty and obligation to love the unlovable people in the world. She isn't letting anything deter her from solving a family mystery that surfaced after her mother's death. He is on a mission to reach the rejects of society in the remote wilderness regions of Montana. Miss Fannie Rousseau and Reverend Samuel Beck are opposites in every way... except in how they both keep wondering if their paths will ever cross again.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Most Unsuitable Match, go HERE.


Lisa Nelson said...

Please enter me!!
Thank you!!
Lisa Nelson

Digging for Pearls said...

Please enter me too. As for favorite body of water....I guess the Atlantic Ocean.

Jodie Wolfe

Renee Ann said...

I'd love to be included in this giveaway, and thanks for the opportunity. I haven't read Stephanie's books yet.

My favorite body of water is the Atlantic Ocean. I like visit a friend in Maine whose cabin overlooks a lovely bay . . . wish I were there now!

reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lynn McCallum said...

This book looks amazing! Please enter me in the contest. My favorite body of water is the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick.

Emily C. Reynolds said...

I also haven't read any of Stephanie's books, and this one looks intriguing. I love the concept of meeting aboard a steamship, always a promise of adventure!
Please enter me, and thank you for hosting this giveaway.

kristen said...

Sounds like a fun read!
My favorite body of water would have to be Falls Creek, which has my favorite waterfall, Falls Creek Falls. Not a very creative name, but this three-tiered waterfall is not to be missed in a trip to Washington state.

kristengjohnson (at) gmail (.)com

Jackie S. said...

Please enter me! Have heard so much a about this book and am anxious to read it! Thanks!!


Jackie S. said... favorite body of water is Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA 'cause I live near there!

Anonymous said...

I would say that I like Smith Mtn Lake only because that's near home. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thank you
Christianfictionbookfan (at) hotmail (dot) com

windycindy said...

I live in the Midwest and would be thrilled to read Stephanie's book!
Many thanks, Cindi

karenk said...

would love to read stephanie's latest novel...thanks for the chance, cara :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com


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