Monday, November 17, 2008

My Mother's Wish by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt(AND GIVEAWAY)

***Leave a comment on this post until November 24 at midnight to be eligible to win a copy.***


Summary:
A grandfather’s song turns a diner into hallowed ground, like a church. A contrary girl with a gypsy heart feels the tug of home. A mother, far away, confronts impossible expectations. And a truck driver named Jedidah keeps his foot on the gas to sweep you into an unforgettable story of belonging and grace.


Readers looking for a meaningful, powerful read on a winter’s evening or with the family will love the rich 1960s nostalgia captured in the Midwest of Jedidiah’s and Ellee’s story; the peace found when family strife boils over, and the gentle reminders of the influence and effect every life has on another.


My Mother’s Wish is an unforgettable, powerful tale that ends on a memorable Christmastime note, but will be cherished and reread year-round for its bold message of grand hopes, impossible expectations, and the gift of grace that comes in between.

My Review:
Although this is a quick read it is an excellent one. It will stay with you for a long time. I highly recommend it. :)


Author Bio:
Jerry Camery-Hoggatt, Ph.D., is professor of New Testament at Vanguard University , in Costa Mesa , California . A professional storyteller, he is the author of the highly-acclaimed Christmas stories When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four (in trade adult and children’s picture book editions) and Givers of Gifts; plus Irony in Mark’s Gospel and Grapevine: A Spirituality of Gossip. His passion is theology and storytelling, which he believes are meant to go together. Jerry and his wife, Shaleen, are the parents of three children.

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9 comments:

Sandee61 said...

Ooh...this looks like a wonderful book. Please enter my name in your giveaway. I enjoyed your blog, and like you, I love to read Christian fiction and find new-to-me authors.


Thank you,
Sandy

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Kristi said...

I love to find good stories during the Christmas season! Please enter me in the drawing for this book.

Thanks,
Kristi

AmandaSue said...

This sounds like a really good book i'd like to be entered in the giveaway thank you!

Tarasview said...

I'd like to win this book!

Bookfool said...

Sounds wonderful. Did it make you cry or smile or is it just heartwarming, in general? Hope those aren't stupid questions, but I'm not in the mood to cry -- I've done enough of that, this year. :)

Carrie said...

Sounds like fun! I'd love to win a copy.

BTW, I'm also just getting ready to post my review of The Negotiator so check my blog for that by the end of the week! (I liked it.)

Carole said...

I definitely want to read this book, so thank you for posting about it and the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Cheri2628 said...

Wow, this sounds like a wonderful story, just the kind I like to read this time of year!

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Carolynn W. said...

Please enter me, I would love to read this book, it sounds wonderful! Thanks!
carolynnwald[at]hotmail[dot]com