Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Final Note Review + Giveaway!!

I recently was given the opportunity to review a book titled, The Final Note, and it was written by Kevin Milne. This was a new author to me and I was unsure of how I would like the book. Read below to see my thoughts:) But be sure to stick around as there is a giveaway as well you will definitely want to enter!

ABOUT THE FINAL NOTE
In this brand-new novel from bestselling author Kevin Milne, readers will be inspired yet again by the themes of love, loss, and renewal. Ethan met and fell in love with Anna while studying music abroad in college. He married her, and fully expected to grow old with her. After all, they were young, life was good, and faith in each other came easily, as evidenced by the Love Notes Anna periodically left between the strings of his guitar.

On their wedding day, Ethan promised to love, honor, and cherish his wife...and to write a song for her. Fast forward to the present day. Despite his grand promises, reality has proven to be much harder than he anticipated. Instead of composing hit songs, he's working long hours to provide for his family, and still promising to finish Anna's song. His formerly hopeful spirit is almost too heavy to carry, weighed down as it is by regret.

His grandfather, a veteran of World War II, knows a thing or two about regret and bitterness, and has his own stories to tell. One in particular, has the potential to change Ethan's attitude and help him put the past to rest, if he can open his heart to the truth of it.

Can an old soldier's tales of war help Ethan relinquish his anger? Is it too late to finish the song he began for Anna on their wedding day? Will he be able to remember why he fell in love so many years ago? In this tale of loss and heartbreak, love and forgiveness, Ethan is about to discover that the final note has yet to be written.

MY REVIEW-This book was a new one for me and the author was someone I had never heard of. I did go to his website and I found that he is the author of several other books. Needless to say, after reading this one, I put them on my wish list:)

I was put through every type of emotion while I was reading this book. Kevin is an excellent writer!! My favorite character was probably Annaliese. She seemed so bent on helping Ethan and getting through life, even with all it's twists and turns. I loved how this book shows that life is not always fair and even though we get down, we can still get back up. And it is all part of our journey. The other good thing was how we make a promise and either give up on it or work to fulfill it. Very good thoughts on this.

This is a book I think even a guy would like. Not too much romance and pretty much a beautiful story. This was well written and the musical aspect was nice as well.

Readers, Hachette Books has offered to giveaway one of these books to my readers. Get your entries in below.

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me who you would give this book to, or if it would be for you:)

US and Canada ONLY!!
NO PO BOXES!

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a comment for each entry.

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day.

This giveaway will end 5/20. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Hachette Books. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

69 comments:

Nora St. Laurent said...

THANKS for your review and bringing this book to my attention. This does sound good.

You wanted to know who I'd give the book to. First of all I'd read it and then I would donate it to the library for others to enjoy in the fun.

Blessings

nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
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PoCoKat said...

This book would be for me.

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PoCoKat said...

GFC follower

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debbie said...

It would be for me, I would like to read it.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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leanne_mac said...

I would love th read it.
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leanne_mac said...

I follow you on GFC.
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I follow you on twitter as leanne_mac
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Linda Kish said...

It would be for me.

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Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

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lewalk said...

I would give this to my hubby's mamaw. I would of course ask her to share with me when she's done. Lol.

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Entered Kaydie Book.

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Entered Throw the Devil off the Train.

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lewalk said...

Shared on FB.

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lewalk said...

Tweeted.

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BrittanyGale said...

The book would be for me :) Sounds good.

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BrittanyGale said...

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Subscribe via RSS feed


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Tweeted

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ann said...

i would keep the book myself and after reading it donate it to the farmers market trade a book shelf

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Christi said...

I'd read the book first. But then it would make the rounds from my mom, to my cousin to my best friend....

Wanda said...

First I'd read it myself then pass it along to a friend.

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lewalk said...

I would give this to hubby's mamaw, but only if she let me read it when she was done. Lol.

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lewalk said...

GFC follower.

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lewalk said...

RSS subscriber.

Google Reader
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lewalk said...

Twitter follower.

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lewalk said...

Entered Throw the Devil Off the Train.

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lewalk said...

Entered Dragonfly Soaps.

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lewalk said...

Entered Reach and Rembrandt.

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lewalk said...

Entered Pure Silk.

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lewalk said...

Entered Kaydie.

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lewalk said...

Tweeted.

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lewalk said...

Shared on FB.


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lewalk said...

Shared 2.

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Shared 3.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would keep this for myself.

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Karen Greenberg said...

This book would be for me, but I would pass it along to either my mom or on my blog.
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Karen Greenberg said...

I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
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Karen Greenberg said...

I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
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I posted your giveaway on Facebook!
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

what a sweet story
I would love to read this book

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I shared on my Face Book

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2
I shared on my Face Book

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3
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I tweeted your giveaway

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Tequila said...

I have read several of Kevin Milne's books and have enjoyed all of them. If I won. I would read the book myself and then pass it along to someone else.

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Crystal Marie said...

I usually read them first and then pass them along for other people to read who have shown interest :)

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Anonymous said...

thanks for your review, sounds like a good book, so i will keep it for myself
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Diana said...

I would read it first then lend it out
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I follow on GFc
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Bingo said...

I love Kevin Milne's work so I would keep the book for myself

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I am a Google Friend Connect follower


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Bingo said...

I follow you on Twitter...thanks for the chance at Kevin's new book

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Timster said...

This does sound good.

Anonymous said...

I would first read it and then forward it to my friend readers.

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Cynthia

Anonymous said...

I also enter your Pure Silk contest.

Thank you for the chance.

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maryjaco1 said...

I would it 1st & then share it with my husband.
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kp said...

I'd share it with family members and friends after I had read it.
KP

Donna said...

I would like to read it myself. My daughter would like it also.
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I follow on GFC.
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Donna said...

I follow on twitter(donnak4).
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G. said...

I would love to read this book, and then share with our church library.

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