Monday, October 11, 2010

Giveaway! Snow Day by Billy Coffey

In this debut novel, Peter is a simple man who lives by a simple truth--a person gains strength by leaning on his constants. To him, those constants are the factory where he works, the family he loves, and the God who sustains him. But when news of job cuts comes against the backdrop of an unexpected snowstorm, his life becomes filled with far more doubts than certainties.

With humor and a gift for storytelling, Billy Coffey brings you along as he spends his snow day encountering family, friends, and strangers of his small Virginia town. All have had their own battles with life's storms. Some have found redemption. Others are still seeking it. But each one offers a piece to the puzzle of why we must sometimes suffer loss, and each one will help Peter find a greater truth--our lives are made beautiful not by our big moments, but our little ones.


My Review:
The narrator in this delightful book is Peter Boyd, and the plot is about one day in his life. He represents Everyman, someone with whom we can all connect.

Each chapter can stand on its own and yet is an individual gem strung together into a frame story that ends up a stunning necklace of a tale. Each one of these pearls of wisdom should be read over and over again. Included is a trip to a grocery store where Peter learns life's lessons taught by examples from the people he encounters. We witness Peter as he plays with his children, interacts with his wife, and fills out a job application. During this time, he reflects on his life's goals.

I think this would make a wonderful Christmas gift.

Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Faith Words for my copy.

If you would like to read an excerpt, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.
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In addition to furnishing me my review copy, the generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host a book giveaway for one (1) copy of his hardback book!
  • The winner is restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment.
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST November 2nd and pick the winner. I will contact the winner via email to get her mailing information. The winner will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from the winner within three days, I will select another winner.
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
Example of email in code: you[at]yourmail[dot]com

32 comments:

bj said...

I would love a chance at this book, Sally.Thanks so much.
bjconklin@xanadoo.com
xo bj

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, Sally. You can enter my name please. eileen3600@live.com

LV said...

I will take this one too. Anything you read sounds good.

xinex said...

Sounds interesting! xinex@cableone.net

katdish said...

I already have a copy of the book, but thank you for the great review and for offering Snow Day to your readers.

Maureen said...

I've been following Billy's posts for a while. He's an exceptional story-teller. I'd be delighted to have his book.

Kim, USA said...

I sure do love to have this book. Hope I will be pick as a winner ^_^
kissess4u7@aol.com

Blondie's Journal said...

it sounds like a great book, Sally. My email is blondiesjournal@gmail.com

Thanks!

Jane

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Looks like a good read Sally !
diane.soroko@gmail.com

Donnie said...

It sounds like a wonderful read. I would love to win a copy and read it by the pool in Florida. Thanks, Donnie W.

ki4ggs(at)gmail(dot)com

Cathy said...

That looks like a great book, Sally. cathyls7(at)gmail(dot)com

Mildred said...

Looks like a good book to read between Thanksgiving and Christmas on a cold, blustery afternoon!

I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

mildredwnalley@gmail.com
mildredwnalley(at)gmail(dot)com

Sailing Simply said...

This sounds like a book I would love to win.
Thanks!
mlkeels@sc.rr.com

Margitta said...

I love to read - and this book sounds a good read!

Libby's Library said...

I'd love to be included - thanks so much.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Donna said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I would love to read it. I see you like Christian Fiction ... my fav too!
My email is kahuna24@bellsouth.net

Machelle Blankenship said...

What an awesome blog, I love the critique and the sale of books. One stop shop...very cool. Thanks for stopping by The Blackwood Cottage!
machelle

Annie said...

What a lovely sounding book. If I don't win, it will definitely be on my Good Reads list to read. My email is annieelf@gmail.com

Thank you for drawing this give away to my attention, Sally.

Donna C said...

I would love to win this book.
fdcj82[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alicia said...

sounds like a great book!

aliciaahutchinson[at]yahoo[dot]com

Crafty Gardener said...

Please enter my name to win the book, Snow Day. thanks to you for hosting this and the Hachette Book Group for donating the book.

craftygardener at xplornet dot come

Mama Zen said...

This sounds wonderful!

kelli at pfrog dot net

Linda M. said...

Sally,

Please enter my name for a chance to win this book. Thank you!!

adge said...

I would so love to be included in the giveaway. Thank you for your review. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Sally,
Please enter me in your give away. Thank you!
Valerie
valeriebircher[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That book looks really interesting, hope I win!
Cindy
applestonecottage@gmail.com

The Paint Splash said...

The book sound like a delightful read. I would love to be entered in your drawing. Debbie

Dina said...

I'm sure we'll have some major snow days soon, this would be perfect to read on those days.

thanks,
Dina

dlsmilad at yahoo dot com

Grandmother Wren said...

sounds delightful -
I'm glad I still have a chance to enter!

kwrenb at gmail dot com

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i'd love the book! thx a BUNCH!
blstef1 at mts dot net
thank you !

SmilingSally said...

The winner is:

Eileen in MD

eileeninmd said...

Thanks, Sally! I am so happy! This is a first, I never win anything. I can not wait to read my copy. Thanks again, Eileen