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Friday, September 19, 2008

Get Cosy, Josey! Blog Tour

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.

I love being a book reviewer because it means I get free books to read. And Get Cosy, Josey! is a fabulous book - fun, realistic, inspiring, and addictive!

I cannot tell you how in the world author Susan Warren managed to weave in themes about wifely submission, witnessing, and everyday married life without making this book "preachy" or dull, but she did! Perhaps one reason she was able to accomplish those tasks is because she wrote from her personal experiences as a missionary in Siberia.

The story begins with the heroine of the story, Josey, agreeing to her adventurous husband's plea to move to Siberia to minister to the people there. Josey is a very real person - we are privy to her innermost thoughts, good and bad, and therefore can relate to and empathize with her struggles with finding her place, being kind and gracious, submitting to her husband, and adapting to a very harsh living environment. But Josey is in no way a depressing, sanctimonious, or wet-blanket character. She meets challenges with good humor and a steady determination to give her best as a Christian, wife, mother, and missionary.

Even though Josey did not want to move to Siberia, she did so out of submission to her husband. Throughout the book, she struggles to figure out what misconceptions regarding submission have shaped her attitudes and what true submission is.

In and out of scrapes, Josey will have you alternately laughing and crying as you tag along for her journey to Siberia. Whatever you do, don't miss out on this book!

Here's the official blurb and info:

Visit Susan’s blog tour post to read what other bloggers thought of this book.

Get Cozy, Josey by Susan May Warren: How do you get cozy when your new "home" is a frozen tundra? Josey's dreams of small-town Minnesota bliss melt away when her hubby's relocated to a Siberian village. No indoor plumbing...or junk food! But this feisty former missionary knows how to multitask: juggling toddler twins, empowering local housewives, spreading God's word - no worries, Josey. It's finding time alone with the man of her dreams that will take some real work!

About Susan: Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep’s Clothing, a thriller set in Russia, was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader’s Choice award. A former missionary to Russia, Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota.

Links:

Buy book here: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1028342&item_no=86268

Read first chapter: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/c1_CozyJosey.html

Susan’s website: http://susanmaywarren.com

Susan’s blog: http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/scribbles/

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