Monday, June 16, 2014

Child of Mine


GIVEAWAY

LEWIS, BEVERLY
LEWIS, DAVID
CHILD OF MINE

Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.

Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.

Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?

My Review:

An intriguing story that alternates between Kelly's desperate search for her kidnapped daughter and Jack's life raising his orphaned niece. The plot thickens as their stories intersect. Far from predictable there's a few surprising twists that left me gasping out loud.

A touching story that explores the depths of a mother's love. Kelly's situation is heartbreaking -- her life has been on hold for eight years as she searches for her missing daughter. She clings to her faith but that doesn't stop her from taking things into her own hands. Her struggle to let go and let God is palpable.

Jack and Natty are an awesome duo. There's some laugh out loud moments between those two. And Natty's Amish nanny makes a unique addition to their little family. But love is complicated and each of the Lewis's character faces the challenge of  finding peace with their own situation.

An incredible, rich, hopeful read.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Child of Mine 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 . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 22 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

40 comments:

  1. Love this review! Sounds very intriguing - especially the Kelly´s situation and quest to find her lost daughter. I love books who are rich on raw, real feelings!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. This does indeed sound very intriguing! I've not read anything by Lewis in quite awhile...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And it's different because it's not a truly Amish story. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. As Patty above said, I've not read anything by Bev Lewis in quite awhile and she is a superb author! And as always your review is superb as well, and I would love to get to know Kelly, Jack and Natty (and their LOL moments) better. Thx for the opportunity!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Natty is soooo much fun. Everyone should have a child like her in their lives. Good luck, Diana.

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  4. I love Beverly's books and have been seeing articles on this one, thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck!

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  5. I want to find out if it is Kelly's daughter!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Then you'll have to read the book! Good luck!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely review. I am eager to read this intriguing story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  7. I love Beverly's books, read most of them already and want to read this one too. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's a great author! Good luck, Becky!

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  8. I would love to win this book to add to our church library collection of Beverly Lewis's books.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Janet. Good luck!

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  9. Oh Kav. Thanks for having Beverly's book. I love her and got to finally meet her in April on my birthday. So neat! Her first book, The Shunning was the first Amish book I read and I was hooked forever. She is the Queen of Amish books. I have been looking forward to this book and thanks for giving me a chance to win it. (If Diana will just stay out of my way) LOL
    Maxie > (mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. LOL -- now, now, Maxie, you and Diana just take your number and wait in line. :-) So neat that you got to meet the author. That must have been an awesome experience. Good luck!

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  10. Now I want to know, is the missing daughter the nanny or the little girl???

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo [dot] com

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    1. Bwhahahaha...you'll have to read it to find out. Good luck, Doreen.

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  11. I want this book! :) Beverly is my favorite Amish writer.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  12. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  13. I am intrigued by this one and would love to read more. Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's an intriguing read. Good luck, Melanie!

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  14. Believe it or not, I don't think I've read a Beverly Lewis book yet. Would love to try for this one!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Gasp!!!!!!!! This would be a good one to start with. Good luck, Cheryl.

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  15. I love reading Amish fiction and this sounds like a very interesting story that would be a page turner for me for sure!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's a great addition to any Amish lovers collection. Good luck, Maryann.

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  16. If I won, I would give the book to my 80 year old aunt. She loves Amish reads.

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope she's converted you too, Diane. Good luck!

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  17. I love reading Amish fiction. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    thereadergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I can't wait to read this one. I've read most all of Beverly Lewis books and I am so looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Kate. Good luck!

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  19. This is the first review I have read about Child of Mine. An interesting story unfolds and I would like to receive it in our mailbox! Thank you for your intro into this story! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. It definitely has an interesting angle. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  20. I can only imagine the anguish of being separated from your child because of a kidnapping. Child of Mine sounds like a great book. Though I'm not a huge fan of Amish books, I do like Beverly's books.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. It's certainly an emotional read. Good luck, Pam.

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