Tuesday, May 28, 2013

An Innocent Mistake Causes a Lifetime of Consequences!

Be sure to enter the contest and attend a fabulous FB party!!

One winner will receive:
  • A Nook HD
  • The Offering by Angela Hunt 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 4th. Winner will be announced at the The Offering” Facebook Author Chat Party on June 5th. Connect with Angela for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Angela will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.
So grab your copy of The Offering and join Angela on the evening of June 5th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

By Angela Hunt 

About The Offering:

From bestselling author Angela Hunt, the heart-wrenching story of a young mother who unknowingly gave away her own child after serving as a surrogate for a childless couple.
After growing up as an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can't afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter. . .
Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy's world and leaves her reeling. Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.
Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened---could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child? Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what's best for the little boy she has never known.

My Thoughts of this Book:

Angela Hunt is an extremely talented author. The subject she chose for this book is one that is often in the news and one that many of us have experienced. Infertility seems to be hitting more couples all the time- or else, people are just freer to discuss it. The first chapter grabbed my attention, as my husband and I had experienced the difficulty of not being able to have children. Angelas book is one that you begin to read and cannot put down. The topic and plot attached itself to me and would NOT let go! I HAD to finish this book. What a page turner!!

The character are so realistically described that I cried with them, as well as rejoiced at a success. They were so easy to identify with that they became part of me. Amanda, the surrogate, was a kind, caring person who was striving to do her best for two families- her own and a childless couple.  When an unexpected tragedy occurs, you feel her intense pain and agony. Giving up the child she is carrying is more of a sacrifice than she had thought. Every pain is felt by the reader. The adoptive couple, from France, is also in a conflict situation. Their problem in having a biological child is one that I could completely understand- the stress, the pain, and the waiting.

The plot was full of unexpected twists and turns. Just when everything seemed to be going smoothly, another surprising incident would occur, and it did not stop, even when the baby was given over to the adoptive parents. The drama kept going on!!  Many times, I was completely surprised by the new event. The drama and tenseness of particular parts were wonderfully described, so that you were on the edge of your chair waiting to see what would happen. 

What a great book!! A current topic! A drama unfolds in such a unique way, that you can not possible stop reading, until you have finished!!
Definitely , a five star book!! I will be watching this author!

To read other reviews: http://litfusegroup.com/author/ahunt 

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/l6HiW

Meet Angela: 
With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than one hundred books, including "The Nativity Story". Hunt is one of the most sought-after collaborators in the publishing industry. Her nonfiction book "Don't Bet Against Me", written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Angela's novel "The Note" (with sales of over 141,000) was filmed as the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie for 2007 and proved to be the highest rated television movie in the channel's history. Angela's novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RITA, the Christy Award, the ECPA Christian Book Award, and the Holt Medallion. She often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences, and she served as the keynote speaker at the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers' national conference. She and her husband make their home in Florida with mastiffs. In 2001, one of her dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest dog in America.

Book was supplied by Litfuse and the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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