Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Along Wooded Paths" Book Review & Giveaway

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I have never picked up a Tricia Goyer book that I didn't love and Along Wooded Paths was no exception. Tricia is an amazing author and her writing is just like she is in person - real and engaging. 

Don't miss your chance to download the first book in the Big Sky series for a reduced price. "Beside Still Waters" is currently only $3.99 for Kindle.

About the book: 
All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.
As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.
Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

My thoughts: 
Along Wooded Paths is the second book in Tricia's Big Sky Novels series. It continues the story of Marianna Sommer and her journey as she experiences God in new ways and struggles to know which path to follow. 

Does she marry the man she always planned and expected to? Or the Englischer that makes her feel special among the plain? As she draws closer to God, Marianna is torn between what she has always known and what else is out there.

I know what you're thinking, but this isn't just another Amish book. It is a warm and encouraging story and written in a way that draws you into the story. You will find yourself feeling for the characters - not just Marianna, but Ben, Aaron and even her parents - as they discover the paths that God had lain for them.

Along Wooded Paths was a sweet and wonderful read and I am already anticipating the next book in the series!

Read what others are saying about Along Wooded Paths.

About the author: 
Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. 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 MomSense and Thriving 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 Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
For more about Tricia and her other books visit

Don't miss the Facebook Party and Live Author Chat! 

Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She'll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she'll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK here to RSVP for the party - then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

Now for the giveaway!
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Contest will end Thursday, 10/16/2011, at 10:00 pm CST and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

The winner will be mailed a copy of Tricia Goyer's Along Wooded Paths via media mail.

*Fine Print: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. The opinions expressed are all mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

I hope you win! ;)