Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Messenger by Siri Mitchell

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Messenger
Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2012)
Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.

But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a speaker and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.

Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.


Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith

...until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannah's world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers?

Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him. Responsibility for a spy ring is now his, and he desperately needs access to the men in prison, whom they are seeking to free. A possible solution is to garner a pass for Hannah. But while she is fine to the eye, she holds only disdain for him--and agreeing would mean disobeying those she loves and abandoning a bedrock of her faith.

With skill and sensitivity, Mitchell tells a story of two unlikely heroes seeking God's voice, finding the courage to act, and discovering the powerful embrace of love.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Messenger, go HERE.

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Posting Information

The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764207962

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Siri can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amber at Seasons of Humility
Amy at Bow of Bronze
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at All Grown Up
Barbara at A Life Of Contentment
Becky at Becky's Blogs
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Casey at Writing For Christ
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at Country At Heart
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Hannah at Word Lily
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Jacque at Good Family Read
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Joy at Splashes of Joy
Joy at Edgy Inspirational Romance
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Katie at Christian Novels
Katie at Legacy of a Writer
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Pepper at Faith And Fiction On Fire
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Sharon at Hobbie On A Budget
Stephanie at A Cooking Bookworm
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife


Amber S. said...

I loved this book!! My review should be posted tomorrow (Wednesday) at:



Tarasview said...


CarlybirdK said...


Angela E. Arndt said...

Joined in the tour although I didn't sign up for it: http://joyonthebackroads.blogspot.com/2012/03/messenger-by-siri-mitchell.html

A Cooking Bookworm said...


Casey said...

Scheduled for Friday w/ review!

Pattie said...

Posted w/review just now. Loved it! Thank you Bonnie and Siri and the publisher for the book, and the Post Office for getting it to me in time way up here in Alaska!

Heart2Heart said...

Love Siri Mitchell's books because you get a look back at history as well.


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Ruth said...


MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...


Check today for an interview with Siri!

Jasmine said...

Scheduled to post tomorrow!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

IE Mommy said...

Good Morning!

Mocha with Linda said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Georgiana said...

Set to post in the morning.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with review.

Christy Lockstein said...

I am up with review here: http://christysbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/messenger.html


Joy Hannabass said...

posted here

Joy Hannabass said...

posted here

Lynn said...


Katie McCurdy said...

Forgot to leave my link for this tour. Woops! I posted it on Wednesday, the 8th.


Deanna said...


Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.