Saturday, June 6, 2009

Book Giveaway: How Sweet It Is

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The letter from her grandfather explained little, but did resonate something with Deena:

"Trust God. Put your whole hand in His, not just one finger or two. Get to know the feel of your hand in His. This is the only way I have found to live, really live."

Deena was haunted by the memories of the accident that ripped away all that was precious to her. She moves from the comfort of all that she knows in Atlanta ~ a wonderful job, friends and family ~ to her grandfather's cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. As much as she would like to keep to herself, her grandfather's will requires that she help out at an after-school program for six months teaching cooking to the children at 'The Center'.

Deena scars run deep ~ both physically and emotionally and the time spent at The Center provides an opportunity for her to experience healing and forgiveness as she develops relationships with the children she works with and the other adults in the community.

How Sweet It Is by Alice Wisler is a story of renewed hope, love and purpose. Wisler's characters have fun little quirks that make them memorable and the story enjoyable ~ all while gently reminding the reader to put their whole hand in God's and discover how truly sweet life can be.


If you'd like to win a copy of How Sweet It Is, just leave a comment on this post and I'll put your name in the 'hat'. Comments for the giveaway will be open until next Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8pm. I'll randomly pick a winner and announce next Saturday. This giveaway is open only to US residents.

*** This giveaway is now closed ***

On my nightstand ... and not sure what order they will be read in...

  • Free Yourself to Love: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness ~ Jackie Kendall
  • Sometimes a Light Surprises ~ Jamie Langston Turner
  • Words Unspoken ~ Elizabeth Musser
  • Finding Favor with the King: Daily Inspirations ~ Tenney
  • Grace Based Parenting - Dr. Tim Kimmel

Be sure to stop by and visit 5 Minutes for Books and their monthly meme called "What's on Your Nightstand?" and also the Saturday Review.


  1. Sounds like a good book. Hope I win a copy! :)

  2. Please count me in. Thanks!

    lilacbutterfly [at]

  3. I'd love to give a copy to my Mom for her birthday!!! Thanks!

    ~Emily Joy

  4. Sounds like a great book! And free is even better ;)

  5. Sounds like an interesting read!

  6. Thanks, Jolanthe, for posting this!
    I love the way you have written the review for my novel.

    ~Alice J. Wisler
    author of How Sweet It Is and Rain Song

  7. Sounds like a great book. :) Feel free to rig the contest so I can read it while I am recovering from surgery... ;) JK...thanks for doing great giveaways!

  8. oh I need a new book!!!


  9. I'd love to be included...if I tell you how tiny you looked at church today...would that help?? ;)

  10. Hi, I am a new follower. :)

    GAhome2mom (Janet)

    gahome2mom at gmail dot com

  11. okay so after this weekend.. I am not so sure I am ready to read this book.. :-P however it sounds like a really awesome page turner!

  12. Hey, this sounds like a good book, please enter me for the contest. Thanks.


  13. I'd love to be entered! The cover of the book hooked me already. :)

  14. I would love a chance to read this book and then pass it on to my daughter, my mom,and my mother in law. Books get lots of use around here.
    Thanks for the chance!!

  15. I would love to have a copy. Thanks.

    rebeccaannec at gmail dot com

  16. I love to win + read this, thanks!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com


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