Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Worthy Heart - Courage to Dream Book 2 - Susan Anne Mason + Giveaway

With the world on the brink of war, can love and forgiveness be found by those who feel the most unworthy? 

Maggie and Gabe Montgomery have come to America to visit their brother Rylan in New York. Maggie is desperate to escape Neill Fitzgerald, her previous fiancè. Despite the circumstances, she is thrilled to finally fulfill her lifelong dream to travel. Maggie meets Rylan's brother-in-law, Adam, who has recently been released from prison. She is warned by many, Adam included, that he is not a suitable man to be seen with. But no matter what she does, she can not get Adam out of her heart. Gabe is swept off his feet as well. But by a woman whose social class far surpasses that of himself. Are they destined to be separated as soon as they meet? Or has God brought them together for a purpose that goes beyond their own understanding?

Wow! The cover for this book absolutely blew me away! I can just sit and stare at it....forever! Susan Anne Mason has done an exceptional job as the Montgomery and
O'Leary families are brought together in another thrilling tale. We are reminded that even though we may not feel worthy of forgiveness or happiness, that Jesus paid the price for us to be free. Through him all our sins are forgiven and we have a new life ahead of us. No matter the past, there is no thing too great for God to forgive. He desires His children to walk in freedom and joy. Within the covers of this book, you will be challenged. Challenged to see yourself as God sees you. Pure and worthy of His love. This book made me laugh out loud, cry tears of joy and caused me to break my "diet" by eating Doritos uncontrollably! I believe that there is something in this story for everyone to relate to. Although this book can stand alone, I highly recommend reading the series. There are multiple characters that appear in A Worthy Heart that were the leading characters in Irish Meadows

I received a free copy of Irish Meadows from Susan Anne Mason and Bethany House Publishers for promotional purposes, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Giveaway!!! Enter to win a print copy of A Worthy Heart!

We are in the heart of winter and the days can be cold and gloomy. Therefore, I thought we could all use a pick me up! I am thrilled to be hosting my first ever giveaway. To enter please just leave a comment on this blog post answering the following:

1) What is your favorite way to spend the long, cold winter months? I personally love curling up with my fuzzy purple blanket (that took me 5 years to crochet), a warm drink (in my Doctor Who mug) and reading a new book. 

2) Your name and e-mail address, so I have a way to contact you. I encourage you to post it as such: sample(AT)hotmail(DOT)com to avoid spammers.

Giveaway ends January 27, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. Random.org generator will select one winner. Winner will be contacted by January 28th. 

Open to U.S. residents only (sorry!). 
My thanks to Bethany House for providing this giveaway copy of A Worthy Heart. 

Purchase Options:
Barnes & Noble
Christian Book
Google Books

Also by Susan Anne Mason:

Irish MeadowsRomance, drama and faith can be found on every page of Irish  Meadows. Delve into the pages of this book and get lost on Long  Island, 1911. Read More


Debbie Clatterbuck said...

I love to read books during the cold bleak months of winter. Sure some of the books, ok most of the books can get gloomy to, but there's most always a happy ending and I like those. They are my pick me ups for the dull-drums.

Just Commonly said...

Love this review! Thanks for sharing with us. For a cold blizzary winter, I also love to curl up with a blanket with a great book and a cup of something hot. I have not learn to crochet yet, but that's on my bucket list. I've just learn to knit and have been doing scarves. Will progress to slouchy hats soon, I hope. Thanks for a great review and this giveaway. Blessings to all,

Karen R said...

Favorite activity? Reading, of course. ;) Enjoyed the first book in this series. Thanks for doing a giveaway!
kareninkitsap(at)gmail(dot) com

Karen R said...

Favorite activity? Reading, of course. ;) Enjoyed the first book in this series. Thanks for doing a giveaway!
kareninkitsap(at)gmail(dot) com

Abby Breuklander said...

My favorite activity is getting lost in a good book on a frigid day!! I've heard so many wonderful things about this book, I can't wait to read it for myself!!

Susan Anne Mason said...

Thank you for this lovely review!! I agree about the cover! Absolutely beautiful and exactly how I pictured Maggie!

Abi Marie said...

I have a few favorite activities but they all involve coffee, and a fire place if available. I love reading a good book, getting into a good historical mini series or board games with my family.

Deanne Patterson said...

Congratulations your hosting your first ever giveaway. Now that's exciting. I am new to your blog and I know I'll enjoy looking around it and am signing up by email as well. I've been wanting to read this book and your review makes me want to read it even more, so thank you for that. My winter thing is snuggling with my cats and my snowman blanket while I read historical christian fiction and drink tea. That's a lot to do all at once !
Deanne P. Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

Rachel Dixon said...

I agree! Happy endings are always the best!

Rachel Dixon said...

Knitting and I do not get along. It causes trigger finger to flare in both hands, therefore I stick to crochet. Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Dixon said...

Is there truly any other winter activity? This is a lovely series! Thank you for entering!

Rachel Dixon said...

Getting lost in a Summer setting and forgetting that there is 2 feet of snow outside, has it's ups and downs! But nothing warms me up like a good book can!

Rachel Dixon said...

Thank you for reading my review Susan, I am glad you like it. Truly a lovely book! I can not wait for the third installment!

Rachel Dixon said...

Oooh! A fireplace is a must! I so wish I had one in our home. I miss playing board games with my family. Someday soon our kids will be old enough to play!

Rachel Dixon said...

Thank you for stopping by and following my blog! I love sharing reviews with others. A Worthy Heart is such an excellent book! I am sure your cats love to read as much as you do!

Becca said...

My favorite thing to do right now when I get free time form work is read the hunger games books and drink a hot drink and cuddle up with my dogs.

Laymanbecca (at) gmail (dot) com

Rachel Dixon said...

Aww! Snuggles with the puppies! <3 LOVE Reading The Hunger Games!

Rachel Dixon said...

And the winner is Abi Marie! Congratulations Abi! I will be e-mailing you shortly!