Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Patchwork Dreams By Laura Hilton Blog Tour +Grand Prize Giveaway!

I just recently read a book that I wanted to tell you about. I received it for a blog tour with KCWC Blog Tours.


Becky Troyer has committed the ultimate sin, and finds herself on the edge of her Amish community. Jacob Miller believes he was sent to the Old Order Community in Missouri to help out a distant cousin. Instead, he discovers he was part of an arranged swap—sending men from his Pennsylvania district to the Missouri district to bring new blood into the Amish community. Becky dreams of marriage, but doesn't dare hope that anyone would choose her—not with her history. Can God use the lies that have affected Becky and Jacob to bring them together? Or will Jacob rebel and head home to his first love?

Laura Hilton graduated with a business degree from Ozarka Technical College in Melbo
urne, Arkansas. A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, she is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the Web. Prior to Patchwork Dreams, she published two novels with Treble Heart Books: Hot Chocolate and Shadows of the Past, as well as several devotionals. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Arkansas. To learn more about Laura, read her reviews, and find out about her upcoming releases, visit her blog at http://lighthouse–academy.blogspot.com/.


I am not a big fan of Amish books. I am not sure whether it is the plots or what, but I normally have a hard time reading them and finishing them. I recently read an Amish book though that changed my mind on this genre so I have been reading many more of them. This one I received for review and I thought the plot sounded interesting. I know a lot of Amish books have this type of plot but I wanted to see how this new author handled the writing. I am sure you remember Laura from the interview I did last month. I was really excited about this book:)

Overall this was a well written book. I enjoyed the characters and the plot was very good. There were a couple times the writing threw me off and I had to page back and see if I missed something. This happened a couple times but it was nothing major. I have had it happen with books from well-known authors but it is the only thing I can say against it. I liked how Jacob didn't realize he was being sent for this swap and thought he was just going to help out his relatives. His attitude went from wanting to help to bad really fast. But then he came around. I did have a hard time with his flirting with Becky when he had a date at home.

Becky was a pretty easy character to like. She had made a bad choice when she was younger and now has to live with the consequences. And she doesn't think any man can like her with a child and because of the mistake. I think her attitude is very common but she doesn't see her worth from God's perspective. In the end, it all comes out right.

I will be watching for more books by Laura. She writes very well and the characters are like-able.

GRAND GIVEAWAY FROM KCW BLOG TOURS!!
Grand Prize Giveaway:
* 1 apple mug
* 1 apple scented candle in decorative tin
* 1 small packet of Starbucks coffee
* Amish made rose petal soap
* Beverly Lewis' Amish Cookbook
* Simple Joys of the Amish Life by Mindy Starns Clark
* $5.00 McDonald's Gift Card
* Amish Popcorn
* Autographed copy of Patchwork Dreams


To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment letting me know you want to be entered. The winner chosen from my blog will be put in for the basket above. This giveaway ends 6/16.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.

22 comments:

Michele said...

I would love to be entered into this giveaway -
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Kristie said...

This looks like a great giveaway. I would love to win. I loved Patchwork Dreams and would give the copy to my library. Amish fiction is very popular with our members as of late. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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Patricia Cornelius said...

I would like to be included in the drawing. Just got my first Amish story and enjoying it very much
Blessings,
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