Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner - GIVE AWAY!

I am about to start reading this one, and my review will follow soon. I LOVED The Shape of Mercy, and enjoyed getting to know Susan better. I have a FREE copy of this book to share with you, so leave a comment on this post to be entered to win your own copy! And be watching for my review! This one is next on my reading list!


Amanda Janvier’s idyllic home seems the perfect place for her niece Tally to stay while her vagabond brother is in Europe, but the white picket fence life Amanda wants to provide is a mere illusion. Amanda’s husband Neil refuses to admit their teenage son Chase, is haunted by the horrific fire he survived when he was four, and their marriage is crumbling while each looks the other way.

Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away.

Readers of emotional dramas that are willing to explore the lies that families tell each other for protection and comfort will love White Picket Fences. The novel is ideal for those who appreciate exploring questions like: what type of honesty do children need from their parents, or how can one move beyond a past that isn’t acknowledged or understood? Is there hope and forgiveness for the tragedies of our past and a way to abundant grace?

You can purchase your own copy of this great book and learn more about the author HERE!


Susan Meissner cannot remember a time when she wasn’t driven to put her thoughts down on paper. Her novel The Shape of Mercy was a Publishers Weekly pick for best religious fiction of 2008 and a Christian Book Award finalist. Susan and her husband live in Southern California, where he is a pastor and a chaplain in the Air Force Reserves. They are the parents of four grown children.

Thanks to the folks at Waterbrook for my review copy and my copy for a give away! Don't miss this one!!


twg said...

I have enjoyed Susan's other books & would love to read this one. I'm looking forward to your review. Thanks Becky

Mocha with Linda said...

Don't enter me. I didn't get to review this one, so I just had to buy it. Another great one from Susan!

Martha A. said...

Please enter me! I love Susan's books and would love to read this one. It sounds like another keeper!

Amber Holcomb said...

I really loved "Shape of Mercy" and would greatly appreciate a chance to win this book! Thanks so much!


Carole said...

One of Susan's earlier books, Why the Sky Is Blue, got me hooked on her writing. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Winning Readings said...

I've heard good things about this - would love to read it! And we posted about the giveaway at Winning Readings:

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Annette W. said...

I would love a chance to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lady Araujo said...

I've never read Susan's books. I'd love to read this book.

marthanadnny(at)hotmail(dot)com said...

I've never read your books but would like to!

I put a link on my blog to this contest.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

plb8156 said...

This book looks awesome. Thanks for giving me a chance to win

Carla Ribeiro said...

Sounds great. Please count me in.

carianmoonlight at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

Julie J. said...

I would love to win this book. I've never read any of Susan's books but I've heard they are pretty good!


Kim said...


Be watching for my email!!

Thanks to everyone who signed up!