Monday, December 1, 2008

One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling - GIVE AWAY!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

One Perfect Day

FaithWords (October 22, 2008)


Lauraine Snelling


Today, Lauraine Snelling is a member of the more than Two Million Books In Print club, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write “horse books for kids.”

All told, she has over 50 books published. She thinks. She’s not sure. She’d rather write them than count them. Lauraine’s work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish and German as well as produced as books on tape.

Awards have followed her dedication to “telling a good story”: the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

Helping others reach their writing dream is the reason Lauraine teaches at writer’s conferences across the country. She mentors others through book doctoring and with her humorous and playful Writing Great Fiction tape set. Lauraine also produces material on query letters and other aspects of the writing process.

Her readers clamor for more books more often and Lauraine would like to comply, if only her ever-growing flower gardens didn’t call quite so loudly over the soothing rush of the water fountains in her back yard and if the hummingbirds weren’t quite so entertaining. Lauraine and husband Wayne have two grown sons and a cockatiel named Bidley, who loves to tease their Basset Hound named Chewy.


Two mothers end up more closely connected that they could dream...and yet they are strangers to one another.

The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.

Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

If you would like to read the first chapter of One Perfect Day, go HERE

There resides within all of us a strong desire to perfectly capture the precious moments of our lives…to hold them forever in our hearts until we have amassed a life time of cherished moments. In One Perfect Day, Nora sets about making her home ready to celebrate the Christmas holidays with her teen twins – Charlie and Christi. She wants to make the day especially memorable as it will be the last holiday at home before leaving for college and a life of their own. Nora knows that once the children leave for college nothing will ever be quite the same.

Jenna, another mother in another town, also wants to make Christmas especially perfect this year for her only daughter, Heather. Heather is dying, and short of a miracle, it will be their last Christmas together. Each moment must be especially meaningful this year – captured as a priceless memory upon the pages of a mother’s heart.

What neither family could possibly know is that their lives are about to become forever bound to one another in a way they cannot begin to imagine. This story is a painful, poignant story of the victory that can only be known as a child of a risen Savior. His ways are so far beyond what we can ever begin to know! Only Christ can create the perfect day that will last for all eternity.

One Perfect Day is a difficult and beautiful story of healing that you will remember for a very long time. I’ve been a fan of Lauraine Snelling’s work for years, and this is a story that will cause you to cherish every day with the ones you love and will make you want to make every day special. There is no ONE perfect day, but a lifetime of everyday moments that make living here in this world very precious. Purchase your copy today! I have an extra copy of this great holiday story, so if you will leave your name and contact information, you will be entered to win a copy of this book!


Katie said...

Please enter me for your drawing thanks

Rachel said...

This sounds like a book that I will read and cry in my coffee! I would like to be entered!

I am trying to catch up on your blog and keep up with Michelles in my spare time! ha ha

Carole said...

I appreciate your review, Kim, and would love to read this book. It sounds like an emotional ride. Thank you for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Kim said...

Congratulations, Rachel! I'll get this book in the mail to you this week!

Stay tuned for more give aways just ahead!


Rachel said...

As the winner of this book I feel compelled to I started reading this book, I thought "Oh here it goes...a predictable book" and went so far as to e-mail Kim to ask certain questions (I won't share the questions as I don't want to give anything away).

I was right about Jenna and Randy...ha ha.

As I read, I usually become one of the characters of the book. How many of us were Laura Ingalls Wilder? I know I was!

I was Jenna...Nora...the friends and even Christy at some point. Oddly enough the ones who truly needed to lean on HIM but also the characters who "tough loved" the hurting thru their pain.

The read is well worth it and I would be happy to pass along the book to Katie. Then perhaps you will mail it to Carole!

Rachel said...

ooops...I forgot to say that the end of the book caught me off guard. I forgot all about the predictability of the book as I read it! ha ha