Friday, February 13, 2009

This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury and Book Giveaway

I'm giving away 3 brand new copies of today's book! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winners on Friday, February 20. US and Canada addresses only (No PO Boxes). Good luck!

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


This Side of Heaven

Center Street (January 6, 2009)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's #1 inspirational novelist. She's written more than thirty novels, ten of which have hit #1 on bestseller lists, and her Center Street novel Just Beyond the Clouds hit #13 on the New York Times bestseller list. There are nearly seven million copies of her award-winning books in print, including more than two million copies sold last year alone. She lives in Washington state with her husband, Don, and their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.

Visit the author's website.


AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:



49 comments:

  1. Hey Deb,

    Sign me up -- would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Hugs,
    Julie

    gsusatcharterdotnet

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  2. Karen Kingsbury writes amazing books! I would love to have this one to pass on to my mother as she recovers from surgery. She has read every one of Karen's books that I have, and some besides, so I know she would enjoy this one, too.
    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!
    momofjimmy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. Karen Kingsbury is my favorite author, handsdown. I'd love to win this book. Thanks Deborah

    LDN on Paperbackswap.com
    Lisa

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  4. This Side of Heaven sounds great, include me in the drawing please!
    worthy2bpraised{at}gmail{dot}com

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  5. Anonymous9:17 AM

    I would love to read this book. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. This sounds like a really good book, thanks for offering it out!

    Leslie aka hugbandit7 at FR

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  7. Well, cool! I love Karen Kingsbury. I would love to read this book!

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  8. Please enter me!

    Anna
    writer_weaver(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I love Karen Kingsbury and would like to have a chance to win this book. Thanks so much!!

    Pam (aliadam from FR)

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  10. I usually pick up Karen's books each time a new one releases, but I don't have this one yet. Sign me up for that giveaway! :o)

    Christy
    orca0024 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Enter me as well-I hope this is where we do it lol!
    Keri (JaneAustenFan on PBS)
    keri.wilhelmatyahoodotcom

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  12. Add me to the drawing, Deborah! Thanks!

    Janna
    ryanx6 at msn dot com

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  13. Anonymous10:27 AM

    I love Karen Kingsbury's book!! They always give me a good cry :-)

    ~rin~ (rin on PBS)
    moocows53@yahoo.com

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  14. I've never read any Karen Kingsbury. Please sign me up!!

    dana{at}mccalled.com

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  15. Anonymous10:38 AM

    I've read several of Karen's books. Love them! I'd really like to win this one.
    Thanks.
    tgriffis(at)wayxcable(dot)com
    Teresa G (tgriffis, PBS)

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  16. Anonymous10:53 AM

    I love Karen Kingsbury's book, and this one sounds wonderful.

    Please enter me in the contest.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.

    rec(at)hiwaay(dot)net

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  17. melissa Conklin11:07 AM

    I love her books. She's my favorite author but I still have this one wishlisted. Please enter me in the contest.
    My email is Melissa_157(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Anonymous11:10 AM

    Hi! Please enter me in the drawing. Would love to start reading books by her.

    Connie

    ConnieJ at Frugal Reader

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  19. Anonymous11:34 AM

    I recently found Karen Kingbury and have been a fan ever since "meeting" Kari Baxter and the rest of the Baxter family! Please put my name in, too! Thanks~
    nckristen at PBS

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  20. I have always enjoyed Karen Kingsbury books. I'd love to add this one to that list. Please include me in the drawing.

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  21. mkcroz84@gmail.com, would love to give this to an 19 year old cancer patient, who loves and collects Karen Kingsbury.
    sun from FR

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  22. Anonymous2:22 PM

    I love Karen Kingsbury and would love to win this book.
    grnemae on PBS (grnemae@live.com)

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  23. entering for Kim (snapshot)

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  24. This may be hard to believe, but I have never read a Karen Kingsbury book! I want to, but my meager finances have kept me from buying any of them. Everything I see makes me want to read this book--so many people sing her praises. Please enter me in your drawing!
    Cathi H.
    chassan2[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. I love Karen Kingsbury!!! Her books are just wonderful!

    nicolec from PBS

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  26. Hey Deb,
    Please enter me in your drawing! I love all of Karen's books and I love to pass them on. Thanks for the chance.
    Andi @ FR

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  27. I really like Karen Kingsbury.
    Please enter me in the drawing!
    Thanks,
    sarah(dot)brenner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Just got your link via PBS.
    I would love to enter.
    I will keep your blog in my favorites from now on so I can check back and read.
    Thanks!

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  29. Mary Jo6:09 PM

    Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!
    Mary Jo Robertson
    rcmjrobertson [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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  30. Karen Kingsbury is a favorite author of mine. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    becca[dot]dowling[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  31. Please enter me! Thank you.

    resonated(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  32. Sign me up for this awesome contest, please! :)

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  33. Count me in....thank you!

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  34. I'm glad she's got a new one! mountain4hike at yahoo dot com

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  35. ladybug6:02 PM

    would love a chance to win this one!

    ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

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  36. entering for Cozette

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  37. Karen Kingsbury is my one favorite authors. Thanks for a chance to win.
    PBS ID-stargazer4
    Thanks Again

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  38. The book sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  39. What an adorable cover this book has. I like Karen's writing style! I would appreciate being entered in your marvelous book giveaway drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  40. Sounds good. Please enter my name too. Thanks!

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  41. Anonymous11:45 AM

    I love KK's books, I bet this is a good one.
    thanks for the chance
    Ingrid

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  42. Anonymous2:00 PM

    I'm always up for a Karen Kingsbury book!

    Penny
    frugalberrygirl at yahoo dot com

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  43. Wow, this one looks really good as well. Enter me please. Thanks! tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Thanks for another great book giveaway Deborah! I would love to win a copy of Karen Kingsbury's latest, This Side of Heaven. Love, love her books! Julie (JDobs @ FR)

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  45. This book sounds great. I would love to win a copy.Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. Please enter me in the drawing. After reading the first chapter I need more. Thanks for the drawing.


    b(dot)werts(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  47. I would like to be entered to win! This is one of the few Karen Kingsbury books that I haven't read.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  48. I love Karen Kingsbury! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
    cmrobin at bellsouth net

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  49. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Karen Kingsbury is a great author...thanks for giving us this chance!
    Fmartin 816 @ comcast . net

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