Sunday, August 05, 2012

Chasing the Wind by Pamela Ewen

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Chasing The Wind
B&H Books (August 1, 2012)
by
Pamela Ewen


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Until recently retiring to write full time, Pamela Binnings Ewen was a partner in the Houston office of the international law firm of BakerBotts, L.L.P., specializing in corporate finance. She now lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband, James Lott.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Inprint, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting the literary arts in Houston, Texas, as well as the Advisory Board for The New Orleans Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans; Pamela is a co-founder of the Northshore Literary Society in the Greater New Orleans area. She is also a member of the National League of American Pen Women.

Pamela’s first novel, Walk Back The Cat (Broadman & Holman. May, 2006) is the story of an embittered and powerful clergyman who learns an ancient secret, confronting him with truth and a choice that may destroy him.

She is also the best-selling author of the acclaimed non-fiction book Faith On Trial, published by Broadman & Holman in 1999, currently in its third printing.

Although it was written for non-lawyers, Faith On Trial was also chosen as a text for a course on law and religion at Yale Law School in the Spring of 2000, along with The Case For Christ by Lee Stroble. Continuing the apologetics begun in Faith On Trial, Pamela also appears with Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, Darrell Bock, Lee Stroble, and others in the film Jesus: Fact or Fiction, a Campus Crusade for Christ production.

Pamela is the latest writer to emerge from a Louisiana family recognized for its statistically improbable number of successful authors. A cousin, James Lee Burke, who won the Edgar Award, wrote about the common ancestral grandfathers in his Civil War novel White Dove At Morning.

Among other writers in the family are Andre Dubus (Best Picture Oscar nomination for The Bedroom; his son, Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog, a Best Picture Oscar nomination and an Oprah pick; Elizabeth Nell Dubus (the Cajun trilogy); and Alafair Burke, just starting out with the well received Samantha Kincaid mystery series.

ABOUT THE BOOK

At 8:47 A.M. on Wednesday, October 12, 1977, new-to-town businessman Bingham Murdock flew his small plane into New Orleans, banking it in such a way that a ray of sunshine shot through the city at light speed.

Amalise Catoir saw the flash from her sixteenth floor law office window. Finally feeling alive after the death of her abusive husband, she imagined seeing the plane was a fate for her eyes only; a special connection between the unknown giver and she, the recipient of light.

But someone else saw it, a six-year-old Cambodian refugee in foster care for whom a sudden burst of brightness reminds him of artillery fire.

Destined to cross paths with the man and the child, Amalise doesn’t yet know the deeper spiritual lesson she will learn: that we are responsible not only for the things we do, but also for the things that we don’t.

If you would like to read an excerpt of Chasing The Wind, go HERE.


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Pamela 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:

Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Carla at Those Were The Days
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Debra at Soul Reflections
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at For Him And My Family
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jennifer at Mother of Three
Jennifer at Adventures In McQuill-land
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
JoyAnne at Deco My Heart
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at heartscribblings
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Lisa at Seeking With All Yur Heart
Loren at The Heart Of A BookWorm
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Susan at New Every Morning
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tori at Learning To Be Thrifty

22 comments:

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/

We Hope... said...

Posted

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Kim said...

http://berlysue.blogspot.com/2012/08/chasing-wind-by-pamela-bennings-ewen.html

Heart2Heart said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to review this fantastic book. What an interesting story that truly shows us what the results of our actions can lead to!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/08/chasing-wind.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Erin Slocum said...

Here is the link to my review!
http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/08/chasing-wind-review.html

jsparrow747 said...

http://jsparrow747.blogspot.com/

is posted

jenmom said...

I just got my book the end of last week. I have not been able to finish the book as of yet; however, I have posted the author and book info and will add my actual review when I have completed the book.

http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2012/08/chasing-wind.html

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review. http://hismorningglory.blogspot.com

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

scheduled post, hopefully review to come

Brittanie said...

Posted.

JoyAnne said...

Posted!

Andi said...

My preview is up.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=12662

Posted with review.

Jenny said...

Posted...

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2012/08/review-of-chasing-wind.html#.UCKm3qNBCSo

Link to Post

Mom Blogger said...

Although I do not see my name/blog on the list, I did request this book -
here is my post link: http://lovez2read.blogspot.com/2012/08/over-edge-by-mary-connealy-cfba-tour.html

Susan @ Loves 2 Read

carla stewart said...

posted today

heartscribblings said...

I'm up!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted with a review--wonderful book!

Joy Hannabass said...

Posted here
http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/cfba-presents-chasing-the-wind-by-pamela-ewen/

Janna said...

I received my book too late to get it reviewed but I posted the info.