Summer Book Giveaway!
I don’t know about you, but summer is one of my favourite seasons for reading. Lounging in the sun by the lake, a cool drink in one hand and a book in the other — does it get any better? That’s why I am super excited to share with you this AMAZING summer giveaway! Sponsored by Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, one of my Canadian readers is going to win a box of eight, beautiful books — perfect for any end-of-summer getaways!
- Enter at the bottom of this page.
- Contest is ONLY open to those with a Canadian mailing address
- ONE winner will be drawn on Friday, August 14, 2020.
Ready? Here’s what you could find in your summer reading pile:
The Giveaway Books:
Why Would Anyone Go to Church by Kevin Makins
There are plenty of reasons to criticize, judge, and even walk away from the church. When Kevin was twenty-three and didn’t know any better, he started a congregation with some friends who were on the edge of faith. Together they hoped to discover whether the church was worth fighting for. In this brutally honest account, he shares their story of becoming a community of misfits, outcasts, and oddballs who would learn that, even with all its faults, the church is worth being a part of . . . and must be reclaimed for good.
If you’ve been burned or burned out by the church, if you’ve been silenced or misunderstood, if you’ve left or never even joined in the first place, this candid, hopeful book is your invitation to consider what you miss out on when you give up on church–and what the church misses out on when it gives up on you.
Stay with Me by Becky Wade
When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.
Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?
Unyielding Hope by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
Lillian Walsh has already suffered more than most. After the passing of her sister and birth parents when she was younger, and now her adoptive mother’s recent death, Lillian struggles to understand why God would allow her to lose so much. Yet her adoptive father seems ready to move on, boarding up their home to embark on an extended visit to his native Wales.
Then a lawyer turns up on their doorstep with news that again upends Lillian’s life. She has inherited a small estate from her birth parents and, even more shocking, her younger sister Grace is likely alive. Lillian rushes to reunite with her sister, despite the fear that they won’t be able to rebuild a connection.
When the two sisters meet, Grace is not what Lillian expected–she’s full of exuberance and big dreams despite being raised in difficult circumstances. Can Lillian set aside her own plans to join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both?
Cousin Camp by Susan Alexander Yates
Are your children and grandchildren scattered across the country? Are they right down the street? No matter where they are, if you long for more time, more fun, and more memories with the ones you love, Cousin Camp is the answer!
This inspiring book from popular speaker, parenting expert, and grandmother Susan Alexander Yates is a practical guide for creating special events that will help you develop meaningful, lasting connections with your extended family.
A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy
Nora Shipley has one goal–to carry on the legacy of her late father by taking over the scientific journal he started. To that end, she’s fought to be taken seriously among her male classmates and graduate as valedictorian of Cornell’s entomology program. When pressures to settle down rise to a fever pitch, she impulsively joins a research expedition in Kodaikanal, India, to prove herself in the field and win a scholarship.
But India holds several surprises–she is impressed not only by the beauty of its natural wonders, but also by the gentle nature she discovers in the rival classmate who accompanied her, Owen Epps. Instead of exploring, however, she is forced by the expedition leader to stay at camp and illustrate exotic butterflies the men of the team find without her. During the many quiet days, Nora befriends Sita, a young Indian girl who has been dedicated to a goddess against her will.
In this spellbinding new land, Nora is soon faced with impossible choices–between saving Sita and saving her career, and between what she’s always thought she wanted and the man she’s come to love.
Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes
In an aged brick cottage in London, the magic of the past comes alive each night for the family of a humble watchmaker. In her father’s fireside stories, Lucy Claremont’s fascination with the high seas begins, leading her to devote her life’s work to discovering the whereabouts of a legendary lost ship. But when tragedy strikes, it’s childhood friend Dashel and his knowledge of the stars that may help her solve the puzzle.
Two hundred years earlier, three young lives are altered forever when a shepherd rescues the privileged son of a powerful admiral. As the children grow, war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, deep love, and a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption that fades into obscurity as centuries pass.
As Lucy and Dash explore mysterious ruins on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers–and the healing–they so desperately seek.
These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker
Once held captive and tortured on a mysterious mountain, Dan was lucky to have made it out alive. But freedom comes at a cost. Left with little memory of the horrific ordeal, Dan can recall one thing–his escape meant leaving his brother behind.
With each day that passes, Dan waits with the other survivors in hope of his brother’s escape. But just as long-forgotten memories start rising to the surface, the sudden appearance of a wounded woman throws everything into question. As Dan struggles to know who to trust, he is caught once again in a paralyzing moral dilemma:
How far will he go to save the people he loves?
An Appalachian Summer by Ann H. Gabhard
In 1933 Louisville, Kentucky, even the ongoing economic depression cannot keep Piper Danson’s parents from insisting on a debut party. After all, their fortune came through the market crash intact, and they’ve picked out the perfect suitor for their daughter. Braxton Crandall can give her the kind of life she’s used to. The only problem? This is not the man–or the life–she really wants.
When Piper gets the opportunity to volunteer as a horseback Frontier Nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains for the summer, she jumps at the chance to be something other than a dutiful daughter or a kept wife in a loveless marriage. The work is taxing, the scenery is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and the people she meets along the way open a whole new world to her. The longer she stays, the more an advantageous marriage slips from her grasp. But something much more precious–true love–is drawing ever closer.
Giveaway is sponsored by Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications. Contest closes midnight PST on Thursday, August 13. One winner will be announced Friday, August 14, 2020. MommyMannegren is not responsible for prize or shipping. Contest is simultaneously running on our sister site, The 52 Book Club, but entries will only count once (no matter which site you enter on).
I’ve just started reading the book by Canadian author Kevin Makins, “Why Would Anyone Go to Church” he’s a great pastoral voice on this topic. Great book!
An Appalachian Summer looks really interesting! These are all new authors to me, except for Janette Oke. I used to only read Christian fiction, but it seemed like they were all so similar, so I decided to branch out into secular fiction. I would love to give any one of these a try.
Excited about Kevin Makins book “Why Would Anyone Go To Church” it’s such an important topic for this season in the world, for us as believers to reflect and assess our views of church and to remember it’s function and value!
Can’t wait to ready Beck Wade’s new book- she’s a great author! But love the cover of Set the Stars Alight… She’s an amazing author!!!
Can’t wait to ready Becky Wade’s new book- she’s a great author! But love the cover of Set the Stars Alight… She’s an amazing author!!!
I haven’t read a book in a while, but really love reading so much. I’m looking forward to finding some new authors to check out! Would love to read These Nameless Things:)
Thanks for entering, everyone! We have a winner — Doreen L. Congrats!