Monday, June 28, 2010

A Maze of Grace (Book Review - Giveaway Closed)

A Maze of Grace: A Memoir of Second ChancesIn her first book, He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Trish Ryan chronicled the ways in which finding faith led her to the happily-ever-after ending that had eluded her for so long.  Only it wasn't an ending.  It was a beginning.

In A Maze of Grace, Ryan picks up where she left off, sharing the early years of her marriage and the challenges that both shaped and startled her temptations regarding fidelity, the anxiety of shifting body image, the awkward nature of following Jesus in a decidedly secular family and city, and the struggles (depression, trying to conceive) that made her wonder if God had lost her file.

Author Trish Ryan is candid, and I think most women will find something in her memoir that rings true for them.  It took me a few chapters to get into the book, but after that, I didn't want to put it down.  In some chapters, the sentiments and experiences were so familiar that I could have written them myself; in other chapters, she writes of ideas that don't match my own, but she writes in a way that I learned to understand her perspective.

Learn more about A Maze of Grace, read an excerpt, and find out where to purchase a copy at the Hachette Book Group product page.

Win it: Thanks to FaithWords and Hachette Book Group, three readers will each win a copy of A Maze of Grace.

This giveaway is closed.
Here's how to enter: Just leave a comment. Super-easy!  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • Subscribe to at least one e-newsletter from Hachette Book Group. (1 entry)
  • Comment on a non-giveaway post on my blog. (2 entries per post, limit 6 entries total)
  • Visit author Trish Ryan's blog and leave some comment love.  Let me know which post you commented. (2 entries)
  • Follow Trish Ryan on Twitter. (1 entry)
  • Follow both me and FaithWords on Twitter. Tweet about this giveaway ( RT @FC_Melissa Enter to win A Maze of Grace by @TrishRyan from @FaithWords - 3 winners! http://bit.ly/arf084 ). (1 entry per day)
  • Subscribe to my blog in a feed reader or by email, or follow on Google Friend Connect. If you already do, leave a comment to let me know. Email subscriptions must be verified to qualify. (2 entries)
More details: Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 7/12/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winners will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Each winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. No P.O. Box addresses. Void where prohibited.

Good luck, and thanks for reading!

Disclosure: I received an advance reading copy of the book, at no cost to me, for review purposes. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  If you click through those links and make a purchase, I will be eligible to receive a small commission.

41 comments :

  1. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this! (email available via blog profile)

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  2. I would like to read this book. Thank you for the chance.
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  3. 2. I commented the T.G.I.F. article.
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  4. 1. I commented on the T.G.I.F. article.
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  5. I'm an email subscriber.
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  6. 2. I commented on the We Are The Body article.
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  7. 1. I commented on the We Are The Body article.
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  8. I signed up for Hachette's contest newsletter


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  10. This sounds like an amazing book.

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  11. Good luck everyone this is on my to read list.

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  13. I am an email subscriber (#2 of 2). Thank you for the opportunity to win. jls48152@yahoo.com

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  14. I am an email subscriber (entry #1 of 2). Thank you for the oportunity to win. jls48152@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love a chance to win this book!

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  16. I follow Trish Ryan on twitter as frugalmomto4.

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  17. I signed up for Hatchett's nonfiction newsletter.

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  18. I follow you and FaithWords on twitter and tweeted.
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  19. I am an e-mail subscriber. #2

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  20. I am an e-mail subscriber. #1

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  21. thanks for the chance
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  22. I would love to win this book, seems like a great beach read.
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  23. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. Sounds like a great book!
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  25. I subscribe via email...#2
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  26. I subscribe via email...#1
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  27. I signed up for the Christian newsletter.
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  28. I commented on the post "Conversations and Complexity"....#2
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  29. I commented on the post "Conversations and Complexity"....#1
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  31. thanks for the chance to win...
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  32. I'd love to read this book!
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  33. I'm now following Trish Ryan on twitter as andiev107
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  34. Sounds like a book I would like to read. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  35. I subscribed to a e-newsletter from Hachette Book Group.

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  36. I subscribed by email #1

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  39. I would love to win this - thanks!
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