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

Monday, May 18, 2009

Book review and contest ( gotta read the review to find the authros contest)

SO I once again got to read and review a book by Susan May Warren, one of my new favorite authors. Reading her books goes by so quickly and her stories are so easy to visualize. I hope you have picked one up, but if not, try this one!!!!! Want to read more about God's unconditional love, check out this book and Susan's other ones. I Loved Nothing But Trouble, just like her other ones. Pj is such an interesting character and I guarantee to you will see yourself just a little bit in PJ~~~

This book tour is going on all week. Go check out other book reviews and interesting blogs

About the book: PJ Sugar knows three things for sure:

After traveling the country for ten years hoping to shake free from the trail of disaster that’s become her life, she needs a fresh start.

The last person she wants to see when she heads home for her sister’s wedding is Boone—her former flame and the reason she left town.
Her best friend’s husband absolutely did not commit the first murder Kellogg, Minnesota, has seen in more than a decade.

What PJ doesn’t know is that when she starts digging for evidence, she’ll uncover much more than she bargained for—a deadly conspiracy, a knack for investigation, and maybe, just maybe, that fresh start she’s been longing for.

It's not fair to say that trouble happens every time PJ Sugar is around, but it feels that way when she returns to her hometown, looking for a fresh start. Within a week, her former teacher is murdered and her best friend's husband is arrested as the number-one suspect. Although the police detective investigating the murder--who also happens to be PJ's former flame--is convinced it's an open-and-shut case, PJ's not so sure. She begins digging for clues in an effort to clear her friend's husband and ends up reigniting old passions, uncovering an international conspiracy, and solving a murder along the way. She also discovers that maybe God can use a woman who never seems to get it right.
Read the first chapter:

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.
and just in case you are still wondering about this book, read what the author has to say
Here is a contest from the author
PJ Sugar's first novel - Nothing But Trouble is popping up all over the country! Go Hunting for Trouble, and let me know where you see the book.
Send me the Name of the Bookstore where you found it (and the city, please), and we'll put your name in a drawing for a preview copy of
The Great Christmas Bowl my Christmas Novella, coming out this fall! (Promo coming soon!) And…send me a PHOTO of you and the book in the bookstore, and we'll add your name 5x!
And you'll also be eligible to win a cool SUGAR Personal SPA BASKET!!
So go....Hunt up Trouble!
All the details here
A note from Susan May Warren
Sometimes, do you feel like you just don’t fit in? You look around you and if anyone knew how difficult it was just to put yourself together, to smile when you feel completely overwhelmed, to even figure out what you were making for supper, they’d know what a mess you were. Maybe you totally relate to those words in 1 Peter – God’s elect, strangers and aliens in the world. Do you feel like when you look in the rear view mirror, all you see are your mistakes?

Maybe not. But if so, then PJ is your gal. I wanted to write a story about the person in so many of us who just wants to get it right…but can’t seem to stay out of trouble. My friend and I have what we call the “stupid mouth” club…and we report our weekly foibles (usually on Monday, after Sunday church!). PJ is our charter member. She’s the girl that changes her mind, always hopes for the best, is always discovering that she is just a little different than everyone else. PJ is us.

And that’s good news. Because God loves PJ. He loves her messiness, and her impulsiveness, her heart bent toward others, the hope that fuels her actions. And He has a plan for PJ – one that includes her weaknesses as well as her strengths.
Yep, I need to hear that – need to hear that I don’t have to be perfect for God to love me, use me, sing over me. Need to hear that although I don’t fit in, well, I’m not supposed to…in fact, I’m supposed to be a little…alien.

I wrote PJ for everyone who feels just a little messy, just a little like they can’t quite get it right. And who needs to hear that God loves them. Period. Full stop. Hallelujah.
and if you read all the way to the end, if you leave a comment on this blog, I will draw a name to receive my copy of the book.


Susan said...

I'm going to have to check this one out. I am gathering my summer reading list now cause I've got a lot of reading ground to make up this year!


Christy said...

I need a book to take with the family as we go camping next weekend - yikes. I am NOT a tent kind of girl and have NO desire to frolic in the woods or cook from a campfire. But my lovely husband thinks "It'll be fun!!!" Yea, right. I tried, but he won't let me drive separately. So I figure if I'm reading the whole time, at least my mind will be on something else. So please put me in the drawing!!! Love you Amy!
Christy Lines

amy said...


Dont have a blog account but loved the last book you recommended..I will go check this author out


Pam and Jeff said...

I will have to check it out.

Alyson and Ford said...

Thanks for the review. I am looking for audio (Books on CD) books to listen to going to and from work. Would love to find some of these on CD; I'll look at our library this week. Thanks!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Susan said...

Thanks for the great review. There IS a little of PJ in all of us!

Susan May Warren