Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Saving Gideon
B&H Books (October 1, 2012)
by
Amy Lillard


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A Word from Amy:I’m a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son–a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that’s why I adore romances.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I’m a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that’s me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)

Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven’t seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn’s and Audrey’s.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Gideon Fisher wants one thing out of life -- to be left alone. This is not the Amish way, but he’s devastated after the death of his wife and son to the point of losing his faith. He buys a farm on the outskirts of the district and pulls away from his community. But when a freak spring snowstorm brings a beautiful Englisher to his farm, what choice does Gideon have but to let her in?

Dallas socialite Avery Ann Hamilton is intrigued by the Amish farmer who pulls her out of the snow and into his austere lifestyle. Poor little rich girl, Avery has just gone through (yet another) bad breakup. Every man she meets only wants her for her father’s money. All she has ever wanted is to be loved for herself. Avery soon discovers the Oklahoma Amish country is the perfect place to hide out and heal her broken heart.

But she finds a peace in those back roads that she’s never felt before. Now her life has purpose and meaning as she connects with God and those around her. And there’s something more as she begins to care for this man who needs both love and forgiveness.

Gideon never wanted to live again much less fall in love, but Avery finds her way into his heart, showing him the beauty of life and God’s greatness. Yet as the feelings between Avery and Gideon grow, can they overcome their dissimilar lifestyles, or will their sheer differences pull them apart? If you would like to read the first chapter of Saving Gideon, go HERE
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Amy 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:

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Lori at Noggin Bits
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Abi at Scraps of Life
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Tori at Learning To Be Thrifty

24 comments:

jsparrow747 said...

My review of Saving Gideon begins, "I loved this book. I hated this book."

Check it out at jsparrow747.blogspot.com

Erin Slocum said...

Loved the book. Here's my review. http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon-review.html

Ernie W. said...

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

Heart2Heart said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to review this amazing book. I love it when authors combined different genres to create something beautiful and fun to read.

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Rulan said...

Mine is posted here... http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/

And David's is here...http://novelspotlight.blogspot.co.nz/

abi said...

posted

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard.html

CarlybirdK said...

Posted:
http://carlybirdshome.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard.html

jenmom said...

My post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon.html

LOVED this book!

Charity said...

Post is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Really impressed with this book!

http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com

Brittanie said...

Posted.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting at midnight.

Julie J. said...

http://molcotw.blogspot.com/2012/10/cfba-saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard.html

Deanna said...

Posted http://ldgermany.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon.html

Tarasview said...

posted
http://tarasviewonbooks.blogspot.ca/2012/10/saving-gideon.html

no review, book hasn't arrived yet

Athena said...

http://athena-theloosescrew.blogspot.com/2012/10/book-reviewsaving-gideon.html

Andi said...

Posted!
http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon-reviewed.html

IE Mommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2012/10/16/saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard-review/

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Review later.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted. http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=13327

Lynn said...

http://www.ladybug-chronicles.blogspot.com/2012/10/saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard.html

Lauri said...

Here's my link:
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2012/10/cfba-saving-gideon.html

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Janna said...

Loved it! Reviewed and posted.

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Posts with preview up, but forgot to leave link with all the surgery stuff.

http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2012/10/15/saving-gideon-by-amy-lillard-preview/