Monday, March 31, 2014

The Shepherd's Bride



GIVEAWAY

DAVIDS, PATRICIA
THE SHEPHERD'S BRIDE

Finding Refuge

Shunned by the Amish community, shepherd Carl King has given up on his dream for a family. Yet when captivating Lizzie Barkman shows up at the sheep farm where he works, Carl sees the wife he once dreamed of. Lizzie is looking for a new start, for herself and her sisters, and discovers Carl to be a kind and gentle man who cares deeply about the Amish way of life. But he is under the bann. Is it possible that this forbidden man holds the key to her family's safety—and the one to her heart?

My Review:

An emotional love story that uncovers some deep issues. Carl in particular is grappling with something that causes him to lose sight of our Saviour's redeeming love. He believes in its existence -- just not for himself. There's one simple little poignant scene...really just a paragraph of one that left me aching for Carl. So, I guess it would be an understatement to say that The Shepherd's Bride definitely engaged me emotionally.

Feisty, determined Lizzie is just what Carl needs to shake his self-exiled world upside down and sideways. But Lizzie has her own problems to worry about - a past to overcome and three sisters she desperately wants to find a safe haven for. And Hope Springs is certainly looking as if it might be the perfect place.

Add in a grouchy grandfather, a multitude of caring neighbours and a hard-working sheepdog and you get an incredible read full of conflict and romance...and, of course, a happy ever after for everyone.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Shepherd's Bride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 6 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.

21 comments:

  1. The Shepherd's Bride sound like a book I would enjoy. I would love to find out more of Lizzy's journey. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great read, Melanie. Good luck!

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  2. This sounds like a great book, thank you Patricia!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting book God bless you Have a terrific day
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  4. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. You're welcome Susan. Good luck!

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  5. I love it when books can get me emotionally connected to the characters! Thanks for the great review!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. This one surely does. Good luck Heidi.

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  6. Anytime I can read a good Amish book I'm happy!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Me too, rubynreba. I need to get some more. I think there are a lot of releases this spring that I need to get a hold of. Good luck!

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  7. I would love to read Carl and Lizzies story. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I love Amish fiction too, Maryann. This is a great one. Good luck!

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  8. I love an emotional story! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and the giveaway opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Britney. Good luck!

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  9. Oh Kav. Of course I would like an opportunity to win this book. Wishing I already had it. Sounds so interesting. Please put my name in the give-away. GOD bless, Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com (email addy for contact)

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  10. You're name's in the hat, Maxie. Good luck!

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  11. Great review but please don't enter me. I emailed you, but haven't gotten a response. Thanks, Kav!

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    1. Hey Diana! I'm a bit behind in my emailing...life really. :-)

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