Sunday, November 30, 2008

Giveaway! Let Me Introduce You to My Favorite Author

Angela Hunt at A Life in Pages is my favorite author. She writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With over three million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books to novels.

Her books have won the coveted Christy Award, several Angel Awards from Excellence in Media, and the Gold and Silver Medallions from Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. In 2007, her novel The Note was featured as a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Here's her latest:

They Dared to Dream of Love

In the land of Pharaoh, Tuya has always been a slave. As a little girl, she was sold as a playmate to a wealthy child who became her best friend. But as she approaches womanhood, beautiful Tuya is betrayed and cast out. Now she belongs to Potiphar, captain of Pharaoh's guard.

Yet her heart is owned by handsome Joseph, sold into slavery by his own brothers. Proud, arrogant Joseph dreams of freedom, of his own household, of Tuya as his queen. Shared dreams will sustain Joseph and Tuya through the deepest of sorrows and most unbearable of separations…but is it God's will to make the dream their destiny?

My Review:
The story of Joseph as told in the Bible is a familiar one; I've read it many times. So I first thought that this book wouldn't appeal to me. I should have realized that anything Angela Hunt writes is going to be GOOD. She takes the biblical account and using her attention to detail, fictionalizes it so that I end up thinking, "Yes, it could have happened like this." It just makes sense!

Her ability to weave information gathered from what must have been a massive research project, and create twists and turns so that readers always "expect the unexpected" just amazes. You may ask, "How can there be surprises in a well-known story?" Ah, you'll have to read it to see for yourself.

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Angela Hunt is graciously providing me with two (2) copies of Dreamers for this giveaway!
  • Winners are restricted to the United States. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment
  • (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST December 7th and pick the two winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code: yourname[at]hotmail[dot]com


Amy said...

Wow, she sounds like a great writer! I would definitely be interested in the drawing. My e-mail is altartemis[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Wendy said...

Sounds great ! Please enter me!

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Thanks for the chance ! :)

Angela said...

Thanks so much for the kind review, Sally! And for the thank-you note--it was waiting in the mountain of mail when I returned home. :-)

You're the best!


Sara said...

Today we talked about favorite Old Testament stories - how interesting to come home and read this review.

I would love the book....

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Elizabeth said...

This sounds right up my alley. I love historical fiction that is well-researched.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Count me in!
libneas dot blogspot dot com

Coloradolady said...

please enter me for this one too.

Clif said...

I don't know how I discovered "A Life In Pages", it was probably from reading some writer's blog. I enjoy the blog and I am sure I would enjoy her books, but since I have already been selected for two book I need to "back off" and let others have a chance. I just want you to know I appreciate what you do for readers--especially this one.

windycindy said...

What an interesting lady/author. I would like to read this take on the story of Joseph. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

sharon54220 said...

I would love to win this book.

sharon54220 said...

I would love to win this book.

sharon54220 said...

I forgot to leave my eamil address:

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a wonderful read! Please enter me

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Great author I have heard alot about this book. This is my first visit to your blog. Great giveaway!

kalea_kane said...

I just love Angela Hunt! Please give me a chance too!

Thanks a lot! :)


jeanne said...

Hi Sally, sounds like another good book. count me in. I would like to be introduced to your favorite author.
Thank you so much.

Linda said...

This sounds like a very fascinating story. I have been reading a lot of books lately about the Middle Eastern cultures and stories that go back to Bilical times. I would certainly love to have this book!

Lori said...

Sounds like a great read! Please enter me.



Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Looks like another great book!

Anonymous said...

This looks like it would be a great book. I would like to enter.

Barbara said...

Sounds like a great book. Plas enter me in the drawing.
barbcsanders [at] bellsouth[dot] met

Barbara said...

Oops! That is barbcsanders [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anya said...

Count me in. Thanks.


Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great book. I could really get into reading this one. Please enter me.

Bridget said...

This sounds too great to not toss my name in for the drawing! I think this sounds like a MUST read!!!!

CC said...

This sounds like a have to read book..and is set in some of my favotite times. Please enter me..
cat_white_cloud (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks so much for offering these giveaways..

Theresa N. said...

I'm very intrerested in this book. Please sign me up for the giveaway.
Theresa N

Suzie Button said...

Sounds intriguing! Please enter me too! Thanks for the giveaway! Suzie

Smilingsal said...

As of 6 PM, the two winners are Sara and Jeanne.