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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review Part II (With a Giveaway!)

Although I'm still waaaaayyy behind on reviewing, I actually wrote the one for One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf over a month ago.  In the aftermath of the theater shootings in Colorado, I feel a little weird posting it, let alone offering a copy of the book as a giveaway like the book's publicist asked me to.  After debating the issue, I'm going to go ahead, if only because the novel brings to light the way shootings like these affect not just those killed or injured and their families, but all of us.

Like all of you, I was shocked to hear about the tragedy in Colorado.  Everything that could be said about it has already been said, so I'll just add that my prayers go out to all the victims.  May God bless and heal them.

Even though I didn't love, love, love One Breath Away, you might, so I'm giving you the opportunity to win a paperback copy of the book.  All you have to do is leave me a comment saying you're interested in winning.  Easy cheesy.  I'll pick a winner on August 10.  If you don't have a public blog that you update frequently, please leave your email address in your comment.  Also, because the book will be mailed by the publicist, the giveaway is only open to readers with U.S. or Canadian mailing addresses.

Another tidbit I forgot:  I was supposed to give you this link, so you can continue to follow Gudenkauf's book tour.  And, if you're interested, the author will be doing a live chat today.  You can get all the deets by clicking the icon below:


  1. I would love to win this book. My Daughter-in-law is a middle school principal and I think she would also be interested in this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Please enter me. I have had this book on my wishlist.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  4. This is on my TBR list so I would love to win it! Thanks for the chance!!


  5. I would like to read it so please enter me.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  6. Any time a shooting, or other tragedy comes to life it's always a sad, shocking moment. It brings back other shootings. I remember just last week reading up not just on the latest one in Colorado but others years before. I think this is a story that will be touching in more ways than one.

    GFC: Na
    FB: Fiery Na

  7. I would love to give this book, and author, a try. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Scary premise. After reading your review, I'd love to study how the novel is structured! Thanks for the giveaway! jennbrisendine AT comcast DOT net


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