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, September 09, 2008

Book Review, contest, and a book give away

Get Cozy Josey by Susan May Warren


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so my review is below. In order to win a copy of the book, leave a comment here and tell me the last book that you read. The publishing company will be sending the book to the winner!!!!

I loved this book. I loved the story line, the characters and the location. If life seems to just be flying by and you can not seem to get a handle on things, you will relate to this character. Not many books make me giggle out loud, but I could picture Josey so clearly! HAHA! Susan May Warren could easily become one of your favorite authors!!!!

Scroll down for the authors very cool contest. Also, if you are looking for new blogs to read, check out the others on the book tour. Fun stuff!!!!!!

About the book: How do you get cozy when your new "home" is a frozen tundra? Josey's dreams of small-town Minnesota bliss melt away when her hubby's relocated to a Siberian village. No indoor plumbing...or junk food! But this feisty former missionary knows how to multitask: juggling toddler twins, empowering local housewives, spreading God's word - no worries, Josey. It's finding time alone with the man of her dreams that will take some real work!

Story behind the series:

Behind the Pages

“Why don’t you write your life story?” During my eight years as a missionary in Russia, friends from all over the world, in response to my letters, would pose that question. I’d shrug, saying….I’m not sure how to do it.

Fast forward three years. Chick lit is beginning to hit the shelves. An insightful editor at Steeple Hill challenged me to try my hand at this new genre. I thought -- what would I have to write about – missionary stories?

Thankfully, she had vision, and when I proposed an idea about a single missionary headed to Moscow for a year, she embraced it. Finally I’d found a venue for my story…although fictionalized…mostly.

I laugh that finally, I got to write about all the fallacies, all the frustrations, and all the foolishness of being a freshman missionary. Mostly, I got to write about the one thing that God taught me – that He’d been at work in my life to bring me to this place, and the places beyond, all my life. And that I didn’t have to be perfect. I just had to surrender and trust.

Just like Josey.

And in Chill Out, Josey, I let the adventure continue with more of my hilarious (at least I think so!) adventures as a pregnant woman navigating the bus, the subway and most of all LIFE in Russia. I hope you'll laugh (and cry!) with me/Josey as she tries to figure out just how to stop worrying about life...and just learning how to CHILL OUT, JOSEY!


About Susan: Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep’s Clothing, a thriller set in Russia, was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader’s Choice award. A former missionary to Russia, Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota.

Links:

Buy book here: http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1028342&item_no=86268

Read first chapter: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/c1_CozyJosey.html

Susan’s website: http://susanmaywarren.com

Susan’s blog: http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/scribbles/




Contest! The “Get Cozy” Contest!

Tell your readers to head over to Susan’s blog tour post : http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/scribbles/2008/08/get-cozy-josey.html and leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a Get Cozy gift basket! The basket will be loaded with Godiva chocolate, Starbucks coffee, Harry and David Moose Crunch, gourmet hot cocoa, and a fab pair of snuvvy PJs!

In your comment tell Susan your favorite winter time activity or winter memory!

Schedule Link: http://sprightly-amyanne.blogspot.com/2008/08/josey-is-headed-to-siberia.html

Please post this link or the schedule on your blog tour post!

8 comments:

Jose said...

The last book I read was "Love In The Time of Cholera". Oh unless you count "Finding Keepers" a book by Monster.com, I read that one last.

redmaryjanes said...

The last book I read was...oh man, I can't remember the name. It's the one by the father who adopted his daughter from China and she had the wound on her head. Do you know the one I'm talking about????

Leslie M said...

The last book I read was "Captivating" by John & Staci Ethridge. It was awesome.

Oatsvall Team said...

THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT INJUSTICE non-fiction and JUST ABOVE THE CLOUDS fiction ...

both are good reads ..

Pam and Jeff said...

Last books I read-Twilight and The Shack. Quite a combination, huh?

Special K said...

I just finished Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow. Not his best, but a great read by the pool, nonetheless!

Boo Bear's Place said...

I've been reading "the Ruins" by Scott Smith and Its been very very hard for me to get into reading it.

Hannah said...

The last book I read was The Baby Chronicles by Judy Baer. Its a funny novel. I would love to win a copy of this book! Susan May Warren is one of my favorite authors! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks