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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blog Tour for:Faith, Hope and Gravity by Merrill Osmond and Shirley Balhmann Also Enter to Win Audio Book or CD from Merrill!

Product Details:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477681787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477681787
  • FTC, FYI: Review e-copy 

Book Description:

Faith, Hope and Gravity is the spiritual, magical adventure of teenage Liam Kane as he discovers some of the same lessons Merrill Osmond learned as the world-traveling lead singer of the Osmond Brothers. Merrill, like Liam, was often misunderstood for his visionary quests to understand those who looked for answers to life's questions. Liam's talents gain him international notoriety as "The Prophecy Boy" who swims with dolphins, dreams of a mysterious red door, and champions those who are misunderstood. Surviving kidnapping, near-drowning, and imprisonment ultimately leads to the discovery that despite inherent differences, when people respect one another's unique abilities, the thread of commonality that runs through mankind grows ever stronger. Turn the pages and join the unforgettable journey.

My Review:
Faith,Hope, and Gravity is one of those books that you read, and then immediately hand it off to your kids. This story not only entertains, but leaves so many great messages for the reader. As you read about Liam's journey through life, and his many struggles as he tries to find his place in the world, most people will be able to relate to this character. I feel like tweens and teens especially will read Liam's story and feel this story was written for them.

I loved reading on Shirley's blog how Faith, Hope and Gravity came to be. Here is what she said...

"Did you know that the main character in Merrill Osmond's book is named "Liam?" It's there for a reason... it means "defender"... but I also like it because it kind of sounds like "Merrill" said backwards. 

Whether you're an Osmond fan or not, "Faith, Hope and Gravity" offers a thought-provoking adventure story about talents and unique abilities and what we do with them. (And, yes, everyone has talent.)

Many people have asked how I came to write Merrill's book. It started after my friend, Alicia Feree, who knows sign language, joined my writing class. She was acquainted with Merrill's son, Justin, and referred him to me to write his story. Once Justin's book, "Hearing with my Heart" was done, (CLICK HERE!)  Merrill asked if I'd be interested in working with him on a book project. We talked, he gave me his notes, (a LOT of notes) I read and outlined, we talked some more, I wrote, we read, and talked some more. And what we came up with is "Faith, Hope and Gravity."
If going on a world-wide reading adventure while discovering insights to make your life happier sounds good, be sure to get your copy."
You can purchase your copy HERE!

 Now, how would you like to win some prizes offered by Merrill Osmond. There are several ways to enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

The giveaway is open to US addresses only. 

You can enter to win either: Both prizes will be given away...2 winners!!!
Audio book of Let the Reason Be Love written and narrated by Merrill Osmond

Let the Reason Be Love - In this new medium, Merrill Osmond continues to entertain us through real-life journal excerpts and fascinating life stories set against a show business backdrop. But more than a melody of family and fame, he blends into this work the harmony of his faith. Just when we feel alone or unprepared on this stage of life, here are new tunes and steps to motivate and inspire. The middle man in this famous family not only presents us with a backstage pass into his unusual life, but beckons us open-armed into his unusual heart, offering the best reason of all to keep singing and dancing. To followers of Christ and truth-seekers everywhere, here is a gift, as down-to-earth as a book about God can be.

Broadway compilation CD by Merrill Osmond

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Go visit other blogs on this tour to read interviews with Merrill and enter other giveaways!

October 1-Jewel Adams

About the Authors:

Merrill Osmond is a world-class entertainer, producer, author, motivational speaker and renowned lead singer of the Osmonds. Merrill and his siblings have produced 47 platinum & gold records and Merrill has written the lyrics for five #1 hit records. Merrill is a co-founder of the Osmond Foundation, which originally produced “The Children’s Miracle Network” Telethon. He has produced presidential inaugural events for both Reagan & Bush. Merrill is excited to release his first novel, Faith, Hope & Gravity.

Shirley Bahlmann has written a wide variety of genres, including historical fiction, novels, biographies, how-to, and how-not-to books. One of her favorites is a children’s book titled “When the Chicken Crossed the Road” which comes with instructions and a chicken-colored washcloth so you can roll your own chicken! Shirley finds the most annoying thing about being a prolific writer is sleep, because she’d rather be writing.

1 comment:

  1. My mother was a kid/teen during the time that The Osmonds were most popular, and she had a huge crush on Donny. She likes to talk about it. Especially about the poster that you had to buy a magazine each month to collect a piece of.

    So, when the movie came on TV about The Osmonds, some 15 or so odd years ago, and she wasn't home to see it because she had had a stroke, I recorded it for her. It was a good film, and had great music.