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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cindy Woodsmall and Free Books!

PhotobucketHeadstrong schoolteacher Lena Kauffman finds herself at the center of controversy in her Amish community when a young man in her classroom refuses to submit to her authority.

On occasion I feature a new release, apart from my interviews with authors. Readers, please note: rather than giving the author's book away, I simply add commenters' names an extra time to existing drawings.

This week let's take a look at Cindy Woodsmall's novel, The Bridge of Peace (Waterbrook Press, August 2010).

A little about Cindy:

PhotobucketCindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. She’s coauthor of an upcoming spring release, Plain Wisdom, which is a nonfiction book of touching and humorous life events written with an Old Order Amish friend.

About the book:

PhotobucketHeadstrong schoolteacher Lena Kauffman finds herself at the center of controversy in her Amish community when a young man in her classroom refuses to submit to her authority. As her friends and family rally around her, especially longtime friend Grey Graber, things go from bad to worse when Grey’s wife, Elsie, becomes an accidental target in trouble meant for Lena. As the present unravels around them, each must find their own way through their private pain in order to find peace and a brighter future.

The Bridge of Peace is the second novel in the Ada’s House series and it returns to Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and the beloved characters from The Hope of Refuge. The Hope of Refuge--Christy finalist, Inspirational Readers Choice Contest finalist, and a Carol Award finalist.

To read the first chapter of The Bridge of Peace, go to www.cindywoodsmall.com/books/bridge-of-peace_excerpt.php

The book is available for purchase online via the following buttons:

073970: The Bridge of Peace, Ada"s House Series #2

Leave a comment for Cindy, below, to be added an additional time to the drawing on Thursday, September 2. Leave your email address (in case you win) like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.

Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.


peachykath said...

I love amish fiction, and this book sounds really good. Please enter me in the drawing for the book. Thanks


Julia M. Reffner said...

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


Anne Payne said...

Sounds like a great story! Would love to read this one.

Thank you for the opportunity :)


Theresa N. said...

Love reading Cindy's books they've all been great.

Theresa N

Anonymous said...

Love reading books about the Amish too. Thank you for this giveaway.


Trish Perry said...

Just wondering if anyone is reading the actual post, friends. :-)

We're not giving Cindy's book away--I'm just highlighting it this week. I do that sometimes.

If you enter a comment here, your name will be entered an extra time in the drawing for Jane Kirkpatrick's book, featured in the post above this one.

Still, I'm sure Cindy will be happy to hear that many readers are eager to read her book!

Wendy said...

I have heard a lot of good things about Cindy's books but have yet to read one.

Emma said...

The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.I enjoy reading all of Cindy's books. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Nancye said...

Cindy Woodsmall is a wonderful writer. I enjoy reading her Amish books.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

barbjan10 said...

Cindy's book looks like a good read. I'll add it to my TBR list. Thanks for the extra chance for Jane's giveaway. Greatly appreciated.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

squiresj said...

Cindy's books are truly annointed of God. I truly enjoy all her books. I would love to win this book.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Cindy W. said...

I hear wonderful things about Cindy Woodsmall and would love to read one of her books. This one sounds awesome. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Cindy W.


hspruitt said...

I have read a couple of Cindy's books and loved them! Thanks for a chance at this latest book.

hspruit {at} juno {dot} com

Trish Perry said...

For those of you commenting, just a reminder that, while your comments about Cindy's book are exactly what we hope for, we're NOT giving her book away. But it would make a wise purchase!

Please read the post. I appreciate those of you who have done that!

Casey said...

I can't wait to read this one!



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