Thursday, February 25, 2010

'All Things Hidden' by Tricia Goyer - Book Review and Giveaway

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I have heard many wonderful things about the writing of Tricia Goyer; ‘All Things Hidden’ is the first book of hers I have read, and her 21st overall. 

Tricia currently resides in Arkansas with her husband and three children, where she homeschools, leads children’s church and mentors teenage mothers. 

This story involves the Stevenson Family of Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.   Charlotte and Bob Stevenson are raising the three children of their daughter, Denise (who perished in a car accident in California): Sam, Emily, and Christopher Slater.   

This book offers a sweet story about a Godly and loving family.  Charlotte is a wonderfully selfless woman who is caring and nurturing toward both her family and her friends.

A main theme in this story is the friendship between Sam, who is 18 and getting ready to graduate from high school, and Kendall, a new girl in town who is quite unconventional in both her dress and her demeanor (not to mention her name!).  Many of the characters in the story – loving Charlotte included – are concerned about the amount of time that Sam is spending with Kendall.  They are judging the book by the cover before reading the book.  Charlotte is reminded of the value of giving people the benefit of the doubt.

Another interesting side story is Charlotte’s investigation into her great-great-grandfather, Elijah Coleman, who was convicted in 1879 of the theft of money earmarked to build the new Bedford Community Church.  Charlotte is intent on clearing his name, and her family’s reputation as well.  The ending of the book handles that aspect very well and very neatly.

I found this to be a sweet story which brought to the surface many of the truths found in God’s Word- grace, redemption and forgiveness, among others.  This series would be especially enjoyable to young people in their pre-teen and teenage years.  The Slater children are learning many valuable lessons through their very Godly grandparents, including the value of kindness and forgiveness.  Although this is the only book in the ‘Home to Heather Creek’ series that I have read, it is not necessary to have read the preceding books in the series; it stands alone.

I am pleased to be participating in the ‘All Things Hidden’ blog tour with these other bloggers in association with the LitFuse Publicity Group.

This book was provided to me for review purposes by Guideposts in association with the blog tour supervised by the LitFuse Publicity Group. 
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I would like to pass this hardcover book along to one of you! 

You can receive entries in several ways; please use a new comment for each entry, if you don’t mind!:

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Or any combination of the five!  Please limit one entry per option; thanks!

Please limit entries to U.S. residents.  The deadline for entry is Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 11:50 p.m. Eastern Time.  The winner will be chosen by the Random Number Generator.  The winner will be notified on Friday, March 5, 2010 via email.  So please be sure to make sure your email address is in included in your comment.  Thanks for participating!  

40 comments:

rubynreba said...

This sounds like a good book. Please enter me - thanks!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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Linda said...

Never a boring book from Tricia. Please enter me. Thanks.
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Linda said...

I'm a follower on Twitter.

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I subscribe by Google Reader.

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Linda said...

Already a friend on FB.

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Sue said...

I'd love this! Thank you for the giveaway.

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Casey said...

Please enter me, this book looks good. :)

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Julia said...

Please enter me. I am a Tricia Goyer fan.

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Amy said...

I have yet to read a Tricia Goyer book, but I think she's really cool.

Amy

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Cindy W. said...

I would love a chance to win a copy of your book.

Blessings,
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Carmen sent me.

Cindy W. said...

I am a Follower

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Cindy W. said...

I've requested to be a friend on Facebook.

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Abi said...

i'd love to win this book. Thanks

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follower.

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twifanheather said...

Sounds like such a good book! :)
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twifanheather said...

Following your blog!

twifanheather said...

Following on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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Following your blog via NetworkedBlogs on Facebook!

Wendy said...

I love her books! Thanks for offering it.
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Judylynn said...

Carman sent me! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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I am a follower of your blog!


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I am a Twitter follower!

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Deborah said...

This sounds like a really interesting book! I would love to entered into the drawing!
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Deborah said...

I am a follower. And a huge fan.

Deborah said...

I am a follower via Facebook Network blogs!
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Deborah said...

I also follow you on Facebook.
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Anonymous said...

Would love to read this! Please enter me. Carman sent me. Thanks!!!
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Anonymous said...

I am a folllower of your blog!!
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Joan said...

Thank you for an opportunity to win a book by Tricia Goyer. It does sound like a sweet book.

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Joan said...

I forgot to mention that Carman sent me.

ladijo said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

Blessings,
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ladijo said...

I am following your blog

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I am following you on twitter

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I am your friend on facebook

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Nancye said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Nancye said...

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I follow you on Twitter
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Facebook Friend (Just sent you a friend request :)

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