Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Book Giveaway: Love’s First Bloom

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Ruth Livingstone’s father has worked tirelessly over the years to rescue prostitutes from the streets and brothels of 19th century New York City. When he is accused of killing one of the women, he sends Ruth away to avoid the media frenzy, but also to help protect someone else innocent ~ the woman’s 18 month old daughter.

Ruth assumes a different name and in the her new village she is known as Widow Malloy. She waits anxiously for news of her father’s trial and is unable to tell anyone her true identity. Reporters are searching for Ruth, including Jake Spencer. After he moves to Ruth’s village and gets to know her better, he is torn between revealing the secrets Ruth holds or protecting her because of the growing affection he has toward her.

My Thoughts

At first I though I had the storyline in Love’s First Bloom by Delia Parr all figured out, but there were several twists that kept me interested until the very end of the story ~ enough that I stayed up way too late one night. One of the things that really struck me is the tendency we have to gossip and believe stories that are ‘sensationalized’ just for the sake of selling news. Love’s First Bloom is a wonderful story of God’s redemption and the importance of following God’s principles ~ not man’s.

Find Out More

~ Visit Delia Parr’s website

~ Buy Delia’s book at Amazon

~ Read my review of another of Delia’s recent books, Hearts Awakening

The Giveaway

Would you like to win a copy of Love’s First Bloom? I have one copy to mail to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this post ~ be sure there is a way for me to contact you. The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, October 12th at 8pm.

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This book was provided for review by Bethany House. All opinions expressed in this review are solely my own.

28 comments:

  1. This book sounds intriguing. Like I really need something that will keep me up too late to finish...

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  2. That looks good! Even if I don't win I will put it on my ever growing list. I love these reviews you do and find them so helpful. Thanks!

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  3. Sounds like a great book, I am in need of a good late night book. :^)

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  4. I would love a copy. Have you read the Zion Covenant series by Bodie Thoene? They are great.

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  5. I love to read, and this sounds like an amazing book about our amazing God. I hope I win or that my church library gets this book! My email is jasgirl30@yahoo.com

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win it! Sounds like a good read!

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  7. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Sounds like a great book. I tend to stay up to late reading too. That must be the only "free" time we have.

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  9. I stumbled upon your sweet site through a linky list and would be glad to win this book. (I love your prayer--more of Him, less of me!)

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  10. This sounds like a fantastic book! I love great stories like this and would love a chance to read it.

    Emily ebdye1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Sounds like a book for me!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. oooh, i love a good christian romance!! i'd love to win!!

    amber (afren07@gmail.com)

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  13. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I have this one in my pile to read. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm reading Masquerade right now - I think you reviewed that previously, didn't you? Anyway, I am enjoying that one as well.

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  15. I would love to read this book, please count in for this giveaway. sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  16. I would love to win a new book! thanks!

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  17. Sounds like a great book! I follow you on Twitter @thouartjules :-) and would love to be entered!

    julia (at) thouartjules (dot) com

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  18. This sounds like a great book! Would love to win it!
    My email is kathleencorbin@att.net.

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  19. Sounds like a great book. I need a new read!
    Email address blessby2(AT)gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for the review, I was hoping she had a new book available soon! It's so hard waiting for those new books : ) I'd love to win it, please!
    potosrose(@)gmail.com

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  21. i haven't heard of this author, but this book sounds so good! Thank you for the contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  22. This sounds like a wonderful book and I would probably be up way too late as well!

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  23. Oh, I would so love to read this book! Please sign me in! (:

    natymaia_28@hotmail.com

    -Natalia Maia

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  24. just found this post...right under the time limit (unless you're in a different time zone). love stories like this!

    stacy_wiedenmann@hotmail.com

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  25. This sounds like a wonderful book and I would probably be up way too late as well!

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  26. i haven't heard of this author, but this book sounds so good! Thank you for the contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win it! Sounds like a good read!

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  28. Sounds like a great book, I am in need of a good late night book. :^)

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