Monday, September 22, 2008

Blog Tour: Sweet September by Tricia Goyer

About the Book: Harvest time at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the kids don't seem to be getting into the spirit. One day while he's wandering through the fields, Christopher stumbles across an old piece of metal buried in the ground. He doesn't know what it is, but he hides it in the shed.

That night, the garden by the house is uprooted. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte is determined to find out, but is distracted when she gets news that Sam is failing school. The sullen teen is indifferent and won't study. He starts spending a lot of time with Pete. Though she loves her son dearly, Pete never finished high school, and Charlotte is afraid he'll encourage Sam to do the same. How can she help him get back on track?

A gripping story that examines the Stevenson family's history as well as its shaky future, Sweet September will bring you deeper into the loving community of Bedford and the deep ties of love that bind this broken family together. As they forge new connections, you'll be entertained, inspired, and reminded that God's grace can make all things new.

My Thoughts: The weather has been just a bit cooler here, which is what we can call fall in Southern California! ;) I was in the mood for a book to set the right tone for the season and this sure did the trick! I didn't get a chance to read the first book in this series, but luckily this book stands alone fine. It's a great story!

Blog Tour Contest: Since Sweet September is all about family, Tricia wants to meet yours. Leave a comment on the Tricia's blog tour post sharing who your favorite family member is and why and you'll be entered into a drawing to win William-Sonoma's Pumpkin Harvest Loaf Pan & Quick Bread Set.
About Tricia Goyer: Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in the mountains of Montana.
Giveaway:
I have an extra copy of this book to giveaway. I'm a bit broke due to BBAW giveaways, so this one is open to United States and Canada only. Thanks for your understanding. To enter, just leave a comment and tell me what you love best about fall.

27 comments:

Carolsue said...

I love the fact that when it's fall, it's cooler and the holidays are coming up fast!

Sandra said...

I has to be the leaves. Where I live they turn every imaginable hue and the forests blaze with colour for at least two months. Please enter me for this book. Thank you.

Julie P. said...

I love Penn State football! Also, I love all things apple!

bermudaonion said...

I love college football, too, but I'm a Hokies fan!

Janssen said...

Apple Cider and changing leaves. Yippee! I love fall.

Cindy said...

I love the fall colors. Everything looks so crips in the fall. Plus going to pick apples and pumpkins.

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wordlily said...

The weather is my favorite part of fall — cool, crisp days, perfect for being outside, maybe even outside beside a fire. Mmm.

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Stacie said...

I love fall, first of all because my birthday is in a couple weeks, but secondly I love the changing of the leaves, (I live in Iowa) and the smell of the air. I love crispness of it. Thanks for entering me!
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Shelly Burns said...

We don't really get a true fall in Houston, but I do love the cooler temperatures. I love to be able to cuddle up with a blanket and a good book on a cool night.
Thanks for the entry!

Alicia said...

I love the fall because it makes me feel cozy! I love the chill in the air and I love to wrap up in a blanket, read a good book and drink spiced cider!

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CherryBlossomMJ said...

The temperature outside, or maybe the color changes. It could be the hint of almost Christmas season... or it could be the settling down to be back in school and on a schedule. I do not know. Fall has always been my favorite time of year. I'd love to read this one. please count me in!
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Melissa said...

I love Fall most of all. The colors are beautiful, the crisp smell and the cooler temperatures.

Melissa

Crystal Adkins said...

I love the smell of the air and the colors of the trees. Plus the weather is just perfect at 70-75 degrees :) Thanks!!
Crystal
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Brenda Nixon said...
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Brenda Nixon said...

Oh, I love fall (Autumn) because it has two names. What other season is called two names? Summer is, ah well, just summer and spring is just that. Of course you could call summer - hot - and spring - cool in the mornings and warmer in the afternoons, but you get my drift.

Tricia - I love you, too. Blessings on your books and writing endeavors. You're so productive.
Brenda Nixon
www.BrendaNixon.com

Michele said...

I just posted today about what I love best about fall - the great picture taking opportunities! LOL I also love football normally but the Buckeyes and the Colts are making me not want that so much this year. Thanks for the opportunity for the book.

Booklogged said...

I love fall because of the harvest. Your efforts in planting and the hope and faith that watering and weeding will yield comes to fruition. The taste of sweet corn on the cob, crispy apples and a real tomato are worth waiting for. I love the cooler temps, the colors of the changing leaves, the softer sunlight angles that make everything charming.

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Trisha said...

When fall comes and canning season is wrapping up and Holidays are approaching, Swimming seems a distant memory and baking time is approaching...my favorite fall activity is reading. It sound cliche on a reading site, but tis true. I always read, but as it cools down I feel its time to cuddle up with a good book, one eye on the kids, one eye in my book...

Crystal M. said...

Fall colors are my favorite part of fall... when the leaves change colors. I just love it!
~Crystal M.
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Heather J. said...

Ahh, Fall ... the cooler weather, the beautiful leaves, Halloween, MY BIRTHDAY, Thanksgiving ... this is my very favorite season!

Michelle B said...

I love the colors of fall, the cooler weather, no humidity (yeah!), the smell of the fallen leaves in the woods and the warm sweaters back in the wardrobe. My favorite season.

windycindy said...

I have loved the Fall season ever since I was a young girl. Of course, raking the leaves into a humongous pile and then jumping into them was a blast. The lovely colors of the tree leaves are awe inspiring. Sweaters are a favorite of mine and so as soon as the cooler weather hits, on go the sweaters! Decorating for the fall is one thing I really enjoy. The little trick or treaters are so cute. Thanks, Cindi
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Tara said...

I love the changing leaves.

And ya, I spent $31 on postage today to send 3 books! yikes!

Bobbi said...

What's not to love about my favorite season, autumn! Cool crisp air, colorful falling leaves, frost on the pumpkins, spiders webs in the dew - I could go on forever.

I want to thank you again for all the work you did for BBAW - you were awesome!

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darbyscloset said...

What I love about fall are all the "feel good" foods that people make with the fall harvest. Like pumpkin pie's, apple pies, apple sauce, and good grief I cannot leave out mashed potatoes even thou I'll take that anytime of the year!!! I also love all the colors that the seasons change brings!!!
Darby
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Anita Yancey said...

What I love best about fall is that the leaves change color. So pretty. I also like that the temperature cools down some. Halloween isn't bad either.
ayancey@dishmail.net

blueviolet said...

I just love fall because of the crispness of the air, the beautiful clouds and brilliant blue sky, the colors of the foliage and the sense of renewal it brings with it to me.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

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