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Friday, May 30, 2008

Skizzer


Guess what!!! I have another book review and giveaway today!!! Two giveaway's in two days! I don't know how it happened either! This is the author's debut work of fiction and I have to tell you that I loved this book.
About the book:
After receiving news of her sister Becca's abrupt disappearance, Claire Trowling must piece together the shadowy remnants of a past she's long forgotten in order to find her. A cryptic note scrawled in Becca's handwriting leaves more questions than it answers. When a stack of mysterious letters bound by a rare necklace is found, Claire races to discover the secrets that hold her family captive. Suspenseful and full of intrigue, Skizzer takes you on a transcontinental hunt for answers, weaving seamlessly between the distant past of childhood and the urgency of the present.
I love a good mystery, don't you? This book was well written and had lots of plot twists that I didn't see coming. Those are the best kind of plot twists, aren't they?!!? AND again, it is written by a Christian author so there is no need to worry about the contents being less than they should. I loved the flashbacks and they left me feeling like I really knew these two sisters and I too, longed for them to find one another again. And lastly, I am a sucker for anything set in North Carolina!
The author of this book is AJ Kiesling....Here is more about her!
A.J. (Angie) Kiesling grew up loving trees and words--trees because they formed the natural backdrop and playground for her childhood years in rural North Carolina, and words because they captivated her from as far back as she can remember. When she wasn't romping through the woods with her siblings, she might be found with her nose in a book--or lost among the shelves at the local library.
She has worked in the Christian publishing industry since 1985 as an author and editor. A former religion writer for Publishers Weekly and Religion BookLine e-newsletter, she frequently reported on spirituality trends and religion book publishing. Angie is the author of numerous books, including Skizzer (a novel, Revell), Where Have All the Good Men Gone? (Harvest House), Jaded: Hope for Believers Who Have Given Up on Church but Not on God (Revell), and Soul Deep: Prayers and Promises for Cultivating Inner Beauty (Barbour). She also ghostwrote Live Like a Jesus Freak (Albury), the popular follow-up to D.C. Talk's bestseller Jesus Freaks.
Beginning her career as a staff editor for Charisma magazine, she went on to cover industry news and book trends for the award-winning trade periodical Christian Retailing, followed by an editorial position on the startup website iBelieve.com. Over the years she has worked as an independent book editor and writer for some of the leading names in book publishing: Baker Publishing Group, Jossey-Bass, Thomas Nelson, Honor Books, Harvest House, Creation House, Barbour Publishing, and Xulon Press, among others. Today she heads up the editorial department at Xulon Press, a print-on-demand publisher based in Orlando.
There is a contest with this one, too!
Win a gift certificate for $40 to the restaurant of your choice...click over to the blog tour post (http://sprightly-amyanne.blogspot.com/2008/05/blog-tour-for-aj-kieslings-skizzer.html) and in the comments leave your answer to this question:

What's the Most Important Thing You've Ever Lost and Then Found?

A.J. Kiesling will select the winning response based on originality and sizzle!
Other details:
Visit AJ Kiesling's website: www.ajkiesling.com
And the giveaway: Leave me a comment and you will be entered into a drawing to receive your own copy of this book. I will announce a winner on Friday, June 6th.
Ya'll have a great weekend. Our's will be filled with cleaning out and packing up our basement. Hopefully I will dig my way out again by Monday. See ya then!

1 comment:

usafcole said...

The book sounds very interesting. Thanks for a chance to win it and have a wonderful day.

Pam