Two books have found their way into my home that I will not have time to read and review. I'm hoping two of you will want to be among the first to see these these.
The first one is The Secret by Beverly Lewis. That's right! I have a copy of an ARC by this popular author. The book goes on sale on March 31. This is the first book in Lewis's new series, Seasons of Grace.
From Amazon: In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep in the night? Why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time beau. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis. Surely fate would not allow her father to lose his only daughter after the death of his wife a few years before. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County--the last place she and her mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? As the lives of four wounded souls begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt, they each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles--and glimpse the merciful and loving hand of God.
The second one is called The Scavengers' Manifesto by Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson. This is not an ARC but the finished book. Along with it you'll get some press materials to help you create an exciting review. The book goes on sale in April.
From Amazon: An exciting new movement is afoot that brings together environmentalists, anticonsumerists, do-it-yourselfers, bargain-hunters, and treasure-seekers of all stripes. You can see it in the enormous popularity of many websites: millions of Americans are breaking free from the want-get-discard cycle by which we are currently producing approximately 245 million tons of waste every day (that’s 4.5 pounds per person, per day!).
In The Scavengers’ Manifesto, Anneli Rufus and Kristan Lawson invite readers to discover one of the most gratifying (and inexpensive) ways there is to go green. Whether it’s refurbishing a discarded wooden door into a dining-room table; finding a bicycle on freecycle.org; or giving a neighbor who just had a baby that cute never-used teddy bear your child didn’t bond with, in this book Rufus and Lawson chart the history of scavenging and the world-changing environmental and spiritual implications of “Scavenomics,” and offer readers a framework for adopting scavenging as a philosophy and a way of life.
Here's all you have to do to win one or both of these books.
1. One chance: Leave a comment telling me which book you want. You can enter to win both books; there will be a separate drawing for each book. Be sure to put your email in the comment so I can contact you if you win.
2. Extra chance: Tweet or blog about this giveaway. There is only one extra chance per book, if you are entered for both books, you'll have to Tweet or blog twice. Leave a comment with the link to your tweet or blog post.
Who can enter? Anyone from anywhere around the world. If you're not in the U.S. or Canada, be aware that I'll be sending the book the least expensive (read: slow) way.
Last day to enter: March 25.
Winners announced: March 26 (picked by random using a random number generator)