Monday, February 27, 2012

The Guardian Duke: Book Review & Giveaway

I just finished reading The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie, released this month. She is not a Christian fiction author that I have read before. But, I can tell you, I will be looking for her books to read in the future, especially since the book above is promised to have a series, a three book series! It totally left me in suspense. 
A suspense of Christian historical romance and mystery.
What more could I want in a book?
Oh yeah, book #2 in the Forgotten Castles series, Forgiven Duke, which is promised Summer 2012!

Here is more about Jamie Carie:
"When she was six, Jamie’s parents met Jesus and soon after started a church. It changed everything. Road trips with her dad—to and from Bible studies across Indiana—were filled with talks of things beyond earth’s bounds – creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.
The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.
As Jamie’s relationship with God grew, she discovered her heart was filled with songs and poetry. During high school she wrote lyrics for her brother’s band. (And she sang them too!) After college, Jamie married, had two sons and decided to stay home with them. While she homeschooled she wrote skits, poems, plays and short stories for school and church.
When her eldest son turned five she dove into the world of novels. She’d read romance novels for years, but couldn’t relate to the flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels. So she decided to write her own.
Snow Angel was born on a frosty night in an old farmhouse in Fishers, Indiana, where the cold floor gave plenty of motivation for the snow scene. Jamie loves to write late at night when the house is quiet and the darkness seems alive. Elizabeth and Noah had been playacting in herhead for a long time, so the story went fast.
Ten years later Snow Angel was published and won the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, was a National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and a 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. It was the beginning of her dream career.
Jamie and her husband Tony have been married for twenty-one years and live in Indianapolis with their three sons and a giant of a dog named Leo.
If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, “Live the dreams God has destined you for!”

I am not going to tell you any more about the book, but show you this trailer. I scanned the QR code on the back of the book and this trailer came up before I read the book. I couldn't wait to read it. All books should have a trailer.

Now, which one of my readers would like their very own copy of this book to add to their personal library? All I ask is that you leave a comment telling me who your favorite Christian fiction author is. The other entries are optional.

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Belinda Williams said...

Sounds like a great book. If I don't win can I borrow yours? My favorite Christian author has to be Janette Oke.

dawnsdiversions said...

I'd love to win! I love Christian Fiction. 

Angela said...

This sounds like a good book. I never read a Christian fiction. Looking forward to reading!