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Friday, August 3, 2012

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway for, Choosing Charity, by Terri Ferran

Product Details:

  • Title: Choosing Charity
  • Author: Terri Ferran
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Bonneville Books (July 10, 2012)
  • Genre: Womans Fiction
  • ISBN-10: 1462110657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462110650
  • FTC FYI: I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:
I turned my attention back to Alicia. My brown eyes and dark blonde hair looked nothing like hers and I detected no resemblance between us until she turned her head and smiled slightly. From that angle, I saw her high cheekbones with a slight hollow near her hairline. I have her cheekbones.
“We should begin, Arthur,” Alicia said. I detected no emotion in her smooth voice and I wondered what she was thinking. Can she see a resemblance? Can she tell I am her daughter?

With a new job, a husband she adores, and a life full of friends, Kit’s life seems pretty much perfect—well, aside from the fact that her husband is in school and way too busy for Kit’s liking. And of course she’s still dealing with the fall-out from her adoptive parents’ divorce.

But when Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, she’s not sure how to react. What good could possibly come from getting to know someone who left you in a dumpster to die?

Exquisitely written and full of heart, Choosing Charity is a can’t-miss read that’s sure to remind you why Christlike love is the greatest virtue of all.

My Review:
I loved the characters in this book. I haven't read the other books in this series, but I will be going back and reading them. Now, with that said, this book worked very well as a stand alone read. I loved the main character's fun and quirky personality. You come to figure out that her past experiences contribute a lot to how she reacts to things. Another thing I wanted you to know, this was yet again a book that was a quick read. I didn't want to go to sleep, and I stayed up late...ON a school finish this book. This has been happening a lot this summer. I chalk it up to reading many great books by awesome writers!! 

This book has a lot of heart. It will pull at your heart strings. It will make you think "what if...". Some of the subjects in this book are adoption, abandonment, infertility, organ donation and emotional healing. Some things are quite controversial. Terri Ferran does a great job in the way she covers all of these tough subjects. My favorite characters have to be Kit and Charity. The interaction between these characters made me LOL and cry. I truly felt empty after finishing this book because I missed them and their conversations. This novel is about what could happen to real people, in very real situations, who turn to family and God to make it through their tough times.

Overall I loved this book. I truly like Terri's writing style and want to read more of her books. Add this book to your summer reading list. I know that it is probably full already, but you won't want to miss this very moving story.

How would you like to win all three of Terri's books in this series? The information is down below. All you have to do is comment on this blog post and other blog posts that are part of the blog tour.

Giveaway Info:

As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Visit the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

Launch Party Info:

The official launch party for Choosing Charity will be held on August 11th from 3-7 PM at Seagull Book in The District in South Jordan. Terri will be joined by three other authors: Diony George, Carla Kelly, and Wendy Paul. Prizes and refreshments will be offered so come join the fun!

Other Books in Series:

·         Finding Faith (#1):

·         Having Hope (#2):

Author Bio:

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn't have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time.

She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life.

Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).

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  1. I'd love to add these books to my summer to-read list! And it would be even better if I could win them! : )

  2. Great review Sheila! I'm loving this series! I re-read the first one and can't put down the second. Can't wait to get started on this one!
    Thanks for being part of the tour!

  3. Thanks for the review, Sheila! I want to read this book.

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  4. This series sounds wonderful! I haven't heard of it before, but it's already on my TBR list. I'd love to have all 3 of them! :)


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