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Monday, May 19, 2008

Blog Tour: A Whisper of Freedom

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity for providing a free review copy of this book. No other compensation was received for this review. The opinions contained herein are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

Note: I thought I had scheduled this post to publish on Sunday, May 18, but I guess I just saved it as a draft instead - my apologies, and I'll get it right next time!

A Whisper of Freedom was my first introduction to author Tricia Goyer, and I will certainly be reading more of her books! Even though this was the final book in a three-part series, I was able to pick up the story with no problem, for which I am thankful.

Set in Spain during their relatively unknown civil war, A Whisper of Freedom has all the elements necessary to keep readers glued to its pages: danger, mystery, betrayal, love, and even a fabulous treasure! Along with the excitement, Mrs. Goyer interweaves timeless themes such as sacrificial love, forgiveness, and redemption.

"A Whisper of Freedom proves that courage and commitment don't always result in outward victory. But there are whispers of hope and freedom that resonate through even the darkest night."

About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including , My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.

If you wish to read an excerpt from this exciting book, you can download it as a PDF file. You can also watch the series trailer, visit Tricia's website and blogs, or buy the book from Amazon.com. If you sign up for Tricia's newsletter, you will be entered to win one of 5 signed copies of A Whisper of Freedom. To find links to reviews by other bloggers, visit the blog tour schedule.

As part of this tour, I am participating in a fun meme, and if you participate in this meme, you could be one of three brave players who win their own lost gold (gourmet chocolate coins and three books in the Chronicles of the Spanish Civil War series.) To enter all you have to do is answer the MEME on your blog and then leave a comment on Tricia’s blog tour post that you’ve posted your MEME. Easy.
  1. List three things you would do with a chest full of gold (assuming you got to keep it):
    a. Sell some of it and go on a world tour with my family. :)
    b. Give 10% to my church.
    c. Put the remaining gold in a safe deposit box.
  2. List three charities/missions/organizations you support and why.
    a. Our local church - the Bible says that we are to give freely unto the Lord, and we always support our church first.
    b. World Wide New Testament Baptist Missions - this is the mission board founded by our pastor; we know what they believe and also know that our money is being used to spread the Gospel
    c. Forest Glen Bible Camp - Mr. Incredible has been on several missions trips to help this camp; I have been on one. We personally know the camp founder/director and his parents. We know their beliefs and know that this ministry is worthy of our support.
  3. List three ways you have volunteered your time/services:
    a. Piano - have played the piano wither full or part-time for the churches I have attended since I was in Junior High.
    b. Children's ministries - I have helped with several different ministries, including Patch the Pirate Clubs, Children's Church, Sunday School, Nursery, and a Children's Choir.
    c. Design work - For causes/organizations I deem worthy, I have discounted or donated in full my design abilities.
  4. List three things you keep "hidden" when company comes over:
    a. Dirty laundry!
    b. Dirty dishes
    c. ???
  5. List the last three things you've lost.
    a. Debit card
    b. Driver's license
    c. Keys
  6. List the last three things you've found:
    (See previous question)

4 comments:

dana wyzard said...

How did I get to THIS page, and then to the other page that is dated May 22? Am I in the Twilight Zone? Spooky!

dana wyzard said...

OK. What's a meme and is this one of your advertisements?????? If it is, YOU ARE GOOD!!!

Revka said...

I'm not sure which page is dated May 22, Dana. Sometimes people dates their posts for later dates so that they will stay at the top of the page instead of getting covered with new posts.

Also, a meme is a series of questions that bloggers answer on their own blogs.

No, this is not an advertisement post, though I considered making it one. :) I am part of a blogger's book tour club (for lack of a better word). We receive books to read and review on our blogs - lots of fun! :)

Tricia Goyer said...

Thanks so much for joining the tour and playing along with the meme!

Blessings Revka,
Tricia