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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska Review and BOOK GIVEAWAY!

**And the winners are Amy and Tristan!  Congratulations, ladies!**  



My Thoughts:

Like many little girls, I grew up hoping someday to be rich and famous.  Oh, to be a beautiful actress or lead the thrilling life of a musician!  What could be better?  And then I grew up and discovered that the famous pay a large price for stardom.  Ginny Marshall is on the verge of having all her dreams come true in Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska.  The reality of this puts her into panic mode and she struggles to reassess what she really desires out of life.  Only Brett Miller, her ex-fiance, can set things straight for her but she ran off after he proposed to her years ago.  What is it that Ginny is so afraid of?  The answers can only be found in her troubled past...

I really enjoyed reading Love Finds You in Glacier Bay.  Tricia Goyer & Ocienna Fleiss begin by sharing the history of Glacier Bay and it's fascinating!  They traveled there together to get the true flavor of this unique and charming town in Alaska.  I do believe that the gorgeous scenery and friendly people may actually make up for the limited wi-fi access!:)  My favorite character was the independent and tenacious Grandma Ethel.  Her one track mind (to find her grandson's true love) moves the story along at a pleasant pace and when she shares a package of old love letters with Ginny I wasn't able to put the book down!  It's endearing how a love story from the past combined with a present day romance are woven together so perfectly to heal the broken heart of a child.

The main characters, Ginny and Brett, are beyond cute- they are believable.  They are quite attracted to each other and occasionally battle with "self-control".  You know what I mean!  There is mention of playing chess outside so the neighbors can keep an eye on them and also a time or two that Brett struggles to be in the same room with Ginny.  Romantic- yes!  Tricia and Ocienna have done an amazing job delivering a refreshingly "clean" love story (with plenty of passion!) with a definite focus on God.

*Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska!!!*  (I'll randomly select a winner on Saturday, February 16th)

Singer Ginny Marshall is one signature away from the recording contract of her dreams—a deal that would guarantee success for the former foster child, who still struggles to bury the memories of her painful childhood. But Ginny needs advice from the one person who will look out for her best interests—her former fianc√©, Brett Miller. She travels to the remote town of Glacier Bay, Alaska, where the town’s colorful characters and stunning scenery provide respite from LA’s pressures.
In Glacier Bay, Ginny discovers a box of old letters and is swept up in the love story between Clay, an early missionary to Alaska Territory, and Ellie, the woman who traveled there to be his children’s governess. When Ginny is reunited with Brett in Glacier Bay, will she discover—as Ellie did—that healing and love are sometimes found in the most unexpected places?






{MORE ABOUT TRICIA GOYER}

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.
In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.
Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.


Ocieanna Fleiss

{MORE ABOUT OCIEANNA FLEISS}

Ocieanna Fleiss is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area.
Find out more about Ocieanna athttp://ocieanna.com/.








Celebrate with Tricia and Ocieanna by entering their "Glacier Bay" Giveaway and RSVPing for their Facebook Party on Feb. 12th!


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One fortunate winner will receive:



  • A gorgeous handmade “Glacier Bay” bracelet

  • A handmade cowl in "Glacier Bay" blues and greens

  • A bottle of custom-made "Glacier Bay" sparkle polish in blue

  • Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss and their two other “Love Finds You” titles {Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington}

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 11th. Winner will be announced at the "Glacier Bay" Author Chat Party on February 12th. Connect with authors Tricia and Ocieanna, get a sneak peek of their new book projects, try your hand at the Alaska trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be great giveaways—gift certificates, books, and more!



So grab your copy of Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska, and join Tricia and Ocieanna on the evening of February 12th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)






Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!


*I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

5 comments:

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sounds like a really sweet story!

Jerelene said...

I bet that this is a wonderful book to read. I've always wanted to go to Alaska:) Blessings!!

Rhoda Castro said...

Wow! I should definitely check it out! Oh and tell Amanda she should get her letter by Wednesday of next week!

Rhoda Castro said...

Hey Lori!

I'll check this book out to see if they have it at my local library! It sounds like a really good book so I'll check it out. Also I sent out my letter today to Amanda so she should get it by Wednesday morning. Please tell her.

Tristan said...

That book sounds like a wonderful read!!!!