Giveaway & Review for the highly moving "Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Story" by Davis Bunn @davisbunn @NelsonFiction

Prayers of a Stranger: A Christmas Story

Amanda Vance remains gripped in grief, as she and her husband Chris seek to heal from the loss of their daughter, who was still-born. Amanda and Chris have immersed themselves in work, both longing for a return of hope and passion to their lives and marriage. Just as Amanda is beginning to take steps beyond the protective walls she's erected around her heart, her neighbour offers her the chance to accompany her to Israel. What follows is an encounter with God in unexpected ways and places, a God seeking to restore hope to Amanda's heart while leading Chris to a place of strength and healing back home. 

Prayers of a Stranger is an emotional, hope-filled novel that brings to life the promise of Christmas, a promise of love and reconciliation and new beginnings. Amanda and Chris are characters who will make your heart ache with their pain, but also uplift you with their integrity, their faith, the noble impact their lives impart. Davis Bunn has crafted a beautiful novel that resonates on many levels. It is a novel that will not only entertain you, but lead you to open your heart this Christmas to all that God desires for you, proving again that it is more blessed to give than to receive. I greatly enjoyed this read, written with Bunn's usual skill, compelling characterization, and splendid prose. Put this novel on your "must read" list for this fall and Christmas season. You'll be glad you did! 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and the Booksneeze program, for the purposes of this unbiased review.

About the Author

Davis BunnDavis Bunn is the author of numerous national bestsellers in genres spanning historical sagas, contemporary thrillers, and inspirational gift books. He has received widespread critical acclaim, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction, and his books have sold more than six million copies in sixteen languages. He and his wife, Isabella, are affiliated with Oxford University, where Davis serves as writer in residence at Regent’s Park College. He lectures internationally on the craft of writing.


I am giving away 1 copy of "Prayers of a Stranger" to readers from the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the publisher, Thomas Nelson, and publicist Ruthie Dean (@Ruthie_Dean)

You can get 1 entry into the giveaway for each task you perform:

1. Become a follower of my blog (through Google Followers or Networked Blogs) then leave a comment confirming you became a follower. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment that you already follow and I'll give you 1 entry for that.

2. "Like" my Facebook page, and let me know you did so in a comment. (The link is at the top of the webpage). Let me know if you've already liked it, and I'll give you an entry.

3. Post about the giveaway on your own blog or on twitter or facebook and leave me a comment. You get 1 entry for each method of spreading the word!


4. Leave a comment answering the following question: "What's your favourite Christmas-themed fiction book?"

++ Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you to arrange to get the book in the mail to you.

That's all there is to it. Contest Ends September 10, 2012.

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