Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Offering Book Review, Blog Tour, Giveaway & Facebook Party

I have another book to tell you about, The Offering by Angela Hunt.  This book tackles many hard and sometimes controversial topics including surrogacy, adoption, and infertility just to name a few.  I think the topic that is the most "fleshed out" in this story though is surrogacy.  After Amanda talks to another military wife who she learns is acting as a surrogate she starts to wonder if that is the right path for her family to take.  She would be helping out a couple who couldn't have children and be providing supplemental income for her own family simultaneously.  This is the path she decides to take, not alone though.  Her husband, Gideon, while uncertain and resistant at first ultimately jumps on board.  Only everything does not go according to plan.  There are bumps in the road and plot twists and turns that ultimately lead to tragedy, loss, and a "beautiful sacrifice". 

While a somewhat difficult book to read (just from the sheer nature of the topics discussed) I found this book to be eye-opening in many ways and I believe to some degree it has given me a greater appreciation for my own family.  I thought the author did a fabulous job and I would recommend this book!

Read more about the book and author below.  And don't forget to RSVP and join the author chat facebook party on June 5th!  And you can check out the full blog tour here.

About The Offering: 
From bestselling author Angela Hunt, the heart-wrenching story of a young mother who unknowingly gave away her own child after serving as a surrogate for a childless couple.

After growing up as an only child, Amanda Lisandra wants a big family. But since she and her soldier husband can't afford to have more children right away, Mandy decides to earn money as a gestational carrier for a childless couple. She loves being pregnant, and while carrying the child she dreams of having her own son and maybe another daughter. . .

Just when the nearly perfect pregnancy is about to conclude, unexpected tragedy enters Mandy's world and leaves her reeling.  Devastated by grief, she surrenders the child she was carrying and struggles to regain her emotional equilibrium.

Two years later she studies a photograph of the baby she bore and wonders if the unthinkable has happened - could she have inadvertently given away her own biological child?  Over the next few months Mandy struggles to decide between the desires of her grief-stricken heart and what's best for the little boy she has never known.

Interested in purchasing your own copy, click here!

Meet Angela: 
With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Hunt is the bestselling author of more than one hundred books, including "The Nativity Story". Hunt is one of the most sought-after collaborators in the publishing industry. Her nonfiction book "Don't Bet Against Me", written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Angela's novel "The Note" (with sales of over 141,000) was filmed as the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie for 2007 and proved to be the highest rated television movie in the channel's history. Angela's novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RITA, the Christy Award, the ECPA Christian Book Award, and the Holt Medallion. She often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers' conferences, and she served as the keynote speaker at the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers' national conference. She and her husband make their home in Florida with mastiffs. In 2001, one of her dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest dog in America.

Learn more about Angela here!

 Angela Hunt is celebrating the release of The Offering with a Nook HD Giveaway and an Author Chat Party on Facebook {6/5}.

  One winner will receive:
  • A Nook HD
  • The Offering by Angela Hunt 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 4th. Winner will be announced at the "The Offering" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 5th. Connect with Angela for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Angela will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Offering and join Angela on the evening of June 5th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to be a part of this tour and providing me with this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

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