Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Bridegrooms Review & Giveaway

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I'm lucky enough to be able to review books for WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. The latest book they sent me is The Bridegrooms, by Allison Pittman. Here is the publishers description:

Tragedy hits the Allenhouse family on a hot summer night in Ohio when a mother of four vanished. Eight-year-old Vada virtually grew up overnight and raised her three younger sisters while her father lost himself in his medical practice in the basement of their home.

Now, Vada is a grown woman, still making her home with her father and sisters. Her days are spent serving as an errand girl for Cleveland’s fledgling amateur orchestra; her evenings with Garrison Walker, her devoted, if passionless, beau.

Dizzying change occurs the day the Brooklyn Bridegrooms come to town to play the Cleveland Spiders and a line drive wallops the head of a spectator. The fan is whisked to the Allenhouse parlor, and questions swirl about the anonymous, unconscious man.

Suddenly, the subdued house is filled with visitors, from a flirtatious, would-be sports writer to the Bridegrooms’ handsome star hitter to the guilt-ridden ballplayer who should have caught the stray shot. The medical case brings Dr. Allenhouse a frustration and helplessness he hasn’t felt since his wife’s disappearance. Vada’s sisters are giddy at the bevy of possible suitors. And Vada’s life is awakened amid the super-charged atmosphere of romantic opportunity.

I really enjoyed this book. It's different, interesting and fun. The characters are believable and I really fell in love with Vada and her family. This book has a great Christian base, but you don't need to be a Christian to enjoy it.

The plot keeps you guessing and dips into women's rights as they looked in the 1800's. This book is about love, self discovery and finding and following your happiness.

This book was provided for review and giveaway by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

To make this the perfect beach read, I'm throwing in an adorable flower print tote bag I picked up from Target. Just throw in a beach towel, sunscreen, and a bottle of water and your set to go.

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Leave a comment on this post for one entry.

Be or become a follower of this blog for another entry (leave a seperate comment).

Tweet about this giveaway & send me a URL link (leave a seperate comment). Can be done once a day.

This contest will end at midnight on Thursday, May 27th. Make sure I have a way to reach you if you're my winner.


27 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i would love to win this book! and the tote is great too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

and, i am already a follower!

He & Me + 3 said...

Super cute tote and I love the yellow toes. Cute.

He & Me + 3 said...

You know I follow

bigguysmama said...

This sounds like a great read! Love the tote you got & I like the yellow toenail polish! *wink*

~Mimi
mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

Already following you. =)

~Mimi
mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

bigguysmama said...

Here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/bigguysmama/status/14402655880

~Mimi
mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

slommler said...

Sounds like a great read!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!
Hugs
SueAnn

slommler said...

I am a follower!!
Hugs
SueAnn

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Count me in...your review was just enough to make me want to read the book. If I don't win...I will have to buy it....or check it out from the library.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am a follower already

Emily said...

I would love to read this book! And I love the tote bag!!! :)

Emily said...

And, of course, you know I am a follower!!

Amy said...

what a sweet and fun giveaway..

I could so see my self reading this book and having this cute bag with me we head out this Summer..

I am follower of yours..

Thanks for hosting this giveaway..

Amy said...

Here is my comment..

Have a wonderful weekend..

I hope I win.. Joking but I do..

I just love that bag and it loves me..

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'd love to win!! That tote has my two favorite colors too!

PS I spy your cute toesies in yellow polish - love it!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Of course I'm already a follower!

MargoPego said...

Entering! :) I've already left a comment on another entry, & I'm off to Tweet now. :)

MargoPego said...

http://twitter.com/mejknowles - my Tweet about the giveaway is here, & I'm also now following your blog. :D

Suze said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Consider me entered!

Suze said...

I'll be a follower from now on.

t said...

Cool giveaway! I always enjoy a good read. :)

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hipchic~cynde said...

I hope I win, looks like a good book and I love to read

hipchic~cynde said...

I am a new follower :)

Lucy said...

I love to read! (And I love the yellow toes!)

Jenn said...

Ooh! This sounds good!! :)

bigguysmama said...

Ugh, how'd I forget about tweeting? Here's my recent one: http://twitter.com/bigguysmama/status/14806450552

~Mimi
mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com