Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Skizzer-Book Tour and review and a contest

Oh my gosh! Another great book! Im thrilled to have been able to read this and recommend it to you!!! I have never read this author but look forward to reading more. SHe really connects with the reader.Love the background ! Anyone who likes a good fiction novel will like this book. I hope hubby will read it next. You know when you have a really clear dream and you can remember details from your dream? This book is that clear. Her details to the story helped paint a wonderful story and it was easy to see the story in your mind.!!!!

You are lucky as well! Not only is there a contest on the book tour site, they gave me another copy to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and I will use pick a winner on Thursday afternoon!!!

What's the Most Important Thing You've Ever Lost and Then Found?

A.J. Kiesling will select the winning response based on originality and sizzle!

Buy the book:

A.J. Kiesling's website:

The book tour schedule can be found here The author is giving away a great prize so head on over there and answer the question

What's the Most Important Thing You've Ever Lost and Then Found?

The author will choose the winner!
This is what the author had to say about the book

The story centers on two sisters, Claire (the main character) and Becca, her younger sibling. At the outset, Becca has disappeared--up and leaving her husband with just a cursory note offering no real explanation. Claire drives to North Carolina to pursue a hunch that Becca might have fled to the town where they grew up, perhaps taking refuge with their elderly Aunt Jess. She stops at a place where they used to play as children—an old estate the local kids called haunted—and finds a letter addressed to "Skizzer" inside a sister-secret box she and Becca left there more than twenty years earlier. The letter says "something both terrible and wonderful has happened" and that Becca needs time to herself, urging Claire not to look for her. But of course that's exactly what Claire and her distraught brother-in-law do. The story weaves between the present and the past through flashbacks to the girls' growing up years in North Carolina. The search for Becca ultimately takes Claire and her brother-in-law to England, to a town that imprinted the girls heavily in their youth. The theme of the story is that the people we think we know best don't always turn out to be who we thought they were.

A.J.'s bio: A.J. (Angie) Kiesling grew up loving trees and words--trees because they formed the natural backdrop and playground for her childhood years in rural North Carolina, and words because they captivated her from as far back as she can remember. When she wasn't romping through the woods with her siblings, she might be found with her nose in a book--or lost among the shelves at the local library.
She has worked in the Christian publishing industry since 1985 as an author and editor. A former religion writer for Publishers Weekly and Religion BookLine e-newsletter, she frequently reported on spirituality trends and religion book publishing. Angie is the author of numerous books, including
Skizzer (a novel, Revell), Where Have All the Good Men Gone? (Harvest House), Jaded: Hope for Believers Who Have Given Up on Church but Not on God (Revell), and Soul Deep: Prayers and Promises for Cultivating Inner Beauty (Barbour). She also ghostwrote Live Like a Jesus Freak (Albury), the popular follow-up to D.C. Talk's bestseller Jesus Freaks.
Beginning her career as a staff editor for Charisma magazine, she went on to cover industry news and book trends for the award-winning trade periodical Christian Retailing, followed by an editorial position on the startup website Over the years she has worked as an independent book editor and writer for some of the leading names in book publishing: Baker Publishing Group, Jossey-Bass, Thomas Nelson, Honor Books, Harvest House, Creation House, Barbour Publishing, and Xulon Press, among others. Today she heads up the editorial department at Xulon Press, a print-on-demand publisher based in Orlando.
About Skizzer: After receiving news of her sister Becca's abrupt disappearance, Claire Trowling must piece together the shadowy remnants of a past she's long forgotten in order to find her. A cryptic note scrawled in Becca's handwriting leaves more questions than it answers. When a stack of mysterious letters bound by a rare necklace is found, Claire races to discover the secrets that hold her family captive. Suspenseful and full of intrigue, Skizzer takes you on a transcontinental hunt for answers, weaving seamlessly between the distant past of childhood and the urgency of the present."This debut novel from Kiesling is a quick and engaging read with plot revelations meted out skillfully enough to keep the pages turning.... [The book has] an adventurous story, a compelling protagonist and thoughtful musings on the real meaning of sisterhood." -Publishers Weekly

Don't forget to comment here to win a copy of this very cool book.

Plus visit the book tour blog to enter the authors very cool contest..!


Nikki said...

Just wanted to send a hello and to tell you I REALLY miss seeing you on the weekends. You always make me laugh and make my nights better.


Margaret Miracle said...

Sounds great! I could use a book for the long flight to China next week:)

Cristy said...


I LOVE your blog, and I love to read!! What a great combo:)

Thanks for your honesty and integrity! It shines in all you do.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Amy! I am glad to see things are going well with you!

Take care!


Lynn said...

This is great that you are reviewing the books! I hope I get to read this one soon. Love, Lynn

Special K said...

It seems like I have so much less time to read now that Micah's here. I hope to enjoy a little me time with a book soon.

Tammy said...

I love the new look. It may not be all that new but it's new to me since I have been out of pocket a few weeks. Great to catch up on you!

The 5 Powell's said...

How do you get to review books? I wanna review something - how about free clothes - mine & the kids, free cd's, free dvd's...I'll review and do a darn good job of it too! Heehee!
This book sounds really good! I'm glad you get to do this b/c you LOVE to read! :)
Go see my showgirl in action! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun book adventure you are beginning. Sounds fun!
Miss seeing you at work!

redmaryjanes said...

The book sounds wonderful! I love that you are starting to do reviews. Most important thing I ever lost and found would be the ring I got when my son Zachary was born with his birthstone on it. I have a birthstone ring for each of the boys and I make a point to wear all 3 of them each mother's day. Zach's was lost for 2 years which was so sad for me. When I found it, I just couldn't believe it.

Victoria said...

Sounds like a good book, I am always looking for a good read! I read your previous blog and I am glad you found some things on WW you like. I have a whole bunch of reciepes if you would like me to email them to you. I found MOST of them to be pretty good! Vicki

The Straight's said...

Looks like a good book. Wish I made the time in my busy schedule to read more often. May have to start now.

Kim said...

Cool contest Amy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy... I hope you and Michael had a great Memorial Day... We are looking forward to our next CG meeting!! I'll look for you at church on Sunday!!

See you soon!

Leslie said...

Amy...Wow...sounds like a great book. Thanks for highlighting some Christian fiction books.

Lily Makes 3 said...

Hey Amy! Great contest!

Dannye said...

just dropped by to say hello, and that your blog always makes me smile (as do you)...thanks for all the pick-me-ups you provide, and for the wonderful advice and reccos given each and every week!! You are truly an inspiration....and as always I would feel honored if you picked me!! Everyone could use an inspiring book!!

Pam and Jeff said...

Looks like another great book. I am ordering the last one you reviewed. My book club folded due to the store closing where we met. This has been a great way to learn about new books to read. Thanks!!

Kelly said...

Sounds like a great book. Great job on the discription sis :)

Susan said...

Oh I'm sad that I'm too late for the drawing. This sounds like a book I'd be interested in.



Wendy said...

sounds like a great book - I'll need to check it out. I've missed seeing you - can't wait to see you next week.

Michelle said...

I know I'm late to the contest, but wanted to say this sounds like a great book! Thanks for the review, I've put it on my to read list now!