Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Choosing Charity Blog Tour

I'd like to thank Lexi at The Book Bug for including me in the Choosing Charity Blog Tour.

I was intrigued by the book description:

When Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, it seems her perfect life is about to come tumbling down. With a new job, a husband she adores, and friends all around her, can Kit possibly be expected to risk everything for a woman who left her in a dumpster to die?

It's hard to imagine all of the emotions that a person would go through being contacted by someone who had literally thrown them away (especially after we learn the reason for the contact). Choosing Charity takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride that explores the need to forgive and move forward.

I was a little hesitant to start a series with the third book, but Choosing Charity stands on its own very well. I wasn't lost and felt that I was given just the right amount of backstory. The only aspect missing for me was a new romance. Kit and Adam have a great relationship in Choosing Charity, and I imagine the buildup to that would be enjoyable to read about (a good reason to go back and read the rest of the series).

Although the writing style wasn't my favorite, the overall message of Choosing Charity is very good. There are also some great characters. My favorite was Charity. She was fighting such a huge battle, and she did an excellent job of being positive even though the outcome didn't look promising.
Giveaway Info

As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Visit the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

The official launch party for Choosing Charity will be held on August 11th from 3-7 PM at Seagull Book in The District in South Jordan. Terri will be joined by two other authors: Diony George and Carla Kelly. Prizes and refreshments will be offered so come join the fun!

Author Bio

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn't have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time.

She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life.

Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).

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