Thursday, May 7, 2009

Two book giveaways for Mother's Day! (reviews)

Formula for identity loss:
1. Take one multifaceted, intriguing human being.
2. Bless her with a child.
3. Mix with today’s cultural assumptions.
4. Add the demands of motherhood.
5. Presto! All identity except Mom disappears.
For every woman wondering what happened to the unique combination of gifts and abilities she was known for before kids came along, Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira has good news: in Mama’s Got a Fake I.D., Rivedeneira helps moms reclaim their full identity as creative beings, gifted professionals and volunteers, loving friends, children of God—and mothers.
This inspiring and practical guide shows women how to break free from false guilt, learn a new language to express who they really are, and follow God’s lead in sharing their true self with others. After all, motherhood doesn’t have to mean losing one’s identity. Instead, being a mom makes it possible for a woman to discover a more complete identity as the person God made her to be.
Author Bio:
The former managing editor of Marriage Partnership and Christian Parenting Today, Caryn Dahlstrand Rivedeneira has been a trusted voice writing and speaking to women for more than a decade. Today she is the managing editor of GiftedForLeadership.com, an online community for Christian women in leadership. Rivadeneira works from home in the Chicago suburbs, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

In Enduring Justice, Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her thoughts. Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. And when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.
A racist’s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. When the attack turns personal, is healing still possible?
This thought-provoking novel deals with healing from sexual abuse, the balance of justice and mercy, and maintaining mixed-race friendships in the midst of racial tension. Readers who enjoy investigative thrillers by Dee Henderson, Colleen Coble, and Catherine Coulter, and who watch crime dramas like Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and Without a Trace will love this book—and the entire series.
Author Bio:
Amy Wallace is the author of Ransomed Dreams and Healing Promises, a home school mom, and self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books including God Answers Moms’ Prayers and Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there! I have an extra copy of each book for two winners for a gift to you for Mother's Day! This contest is open to all who live in the United States. Just leave a comment about a time when you felt loved as a Mom, or how you displayed love to your mom. Please include which book you would prefer to win, as well.This contest will be open until May 19, 2009. You can do all the extras: blog this contest, tweet this contest, comment on other posts of mine, subscribe to my blog, add my button, etc. Just be sure you leave extra comments for the extra credits so you get the credit for it! :)

10 comments:

Samantharae said...

When my son was almost 2 and he came up to me gave me a hug and kiss and said he just wanted "to give me love".

He is so sweet and now almost 6.

-Both books sound great, so either would be just fine.

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Samantharae said...

I am a subscriber.


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Samantharae said...

I commented on Power for Mom's giveaway.

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Samantharae said...

I commented on Chicken Soup for the soul giveaway.

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Staci said...

After one very long day, I was feeling very down. Hubby came home, took over everything, and let me take a bath and relax for a bit. When I came downstairs, I found the he and my 4 year old had cooked dinner and cleaned up for me. I definitely felt loved as a mom that day!

Both books sound great-I'd love to read either!
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Staci said...

I subscribe.
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Staci said...

And have your button.
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Jackie said...

As a mom, I feel loved every day. My teenage daughters hug me when they wake up in the morning and I still get a kiss good bye when they are leaving for school. I consider myself very lucky!

I'd most like to read In Enduring Justice. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Jackie said...

I subscribe

I'm Losing It! said...

Hey Sarah, I'm not entering this contest, as I also participated in this book tour...But I wanted to let you know that I linked my book review/giveaway to yours...since I'm giving away "Dear Mom" over on my blog...but not the two books that you are here.