Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pay It Forward - December Issue 2008

It's Pay It Forward time! I am a little late this month getting this post up, but then with the holidays, all the chocolate to be eaten, getting ready to move, inconsiderate motorists who drive me to eat more chocolate, and play practice it's been a busy few weeks. I am sure you understand.

This month's book is In The Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett. Here is a portion of my review:

Dear Reader, Ginger Garrett presents us with a beautifully evocative tapestry of the lives of Anne and Rose by delicately weaving customs, fashion of the day, sights, sounds and smells that surely occurred during the reign of Henry VIII. Bridget's part of the story brings readers around full circle and helps to give a sense of immediacy. We are reminded that many have sacrificed much so that we can have God's Word today.

Her novel is compelling in it's viewpoint: A front row seat of how the conflicts of church and state, and the will of man versus the will of God, affected everyone of the day. It steamrolls over what history has taught us about Anne Boleyn. We see her struggles with a fledgling faith and a dictator bent on getting what he wants. Rose struggles much the same way Anne does, proving that neither hardship nor God's unfailing love is a respecter of persons. Bridget is the reader's counterpart; we have a choice: to embrace God's Truth or do nothing, thereby rejecting it.

You can read the rest of my review and the first chapter by clicking In The Shadow of Lions.

Now for the details. All you have to do is leave a comment by Thursday the 18th. And then check back here on Friday Dec 19th when I will announce the winner. This giveaway is open to US residents only.

I've had several books that have gone unclaimed from past Pay It Forward giveaways so I will be notifying new winners of those books by email. Check your box!
Also, today is Friday: Are you wearing your RED today?

Happy reading,


  1. Sounds good!

    What about a really dark dark red? So dark it may be burgundy.

    Left you something on my blog. :)

  2. The book looks good to me.
    And no, I forgot and wore red on Thursday. Since I was subbing, I was a little more limited on what I could wear.


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