Saturday, August 15, 2015

August Featured Book #2 … and a GIVEAWAY

Diana has graciously offered to give away two (2) hard copies of "A Remarkable Kindness." In order to be entered, see the Rafflecopter giveaway link at the end of this post. The last day to enter is August 31, 2015. If you are chosen, I will be in touch to get your information to pass along to Diana. (US residents ONLY)

A Word from Diana...

One of the reasons I’m so excited about the publication of A Remarkable Kindness is that it fits into the genre of books that people read and then learn something new—and unexpected. Readers love Orphan Train not only because it’s a combination of two wonderful stories but also because they can say, “Wow, I just found out something fascinating about a hidden part of American history.” That was how I felt when I read The Kite Runner—I had a deeper understanding of the culture of Afghanistan.

I hope that my novel will be received in the same way. It gives readers a look behind news headlines about Israel. It also tells the intertwined stories of four American women who are members of a burial circle in a small beach village in northern Israel. I hope that as readers learn about this sacred ritual, they will also be inspired to incorporate spirituality and faith into their daily lives.

My Review...

I reviewed this book for RT Bookreviews magazine. You can read my review at the following link:

Diana Bletter is the first-prize winner of Family Circle Magazine’s 2011 Fiction Contest. She never, ever thought she’d win but she entered and won, which only proves that it’s important to take chances. She has been writing ever since she first learned penmanship in third grade. While raising six children in a blended family, she did freelance writing for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. After many years of hard work, she is finally publishing A Remarkable Kindness, her first novel. She lives in a small beach village in northern Israel near the ancient ruins of a Byzantine Church and believes that writing means practice, practice, practice. It is like exercise. You don’t want to get started … but once you do, you feel great.

You can find Diana online at...

Twitter: @dianabletter

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  1. Seems like a book I would read,sounds very interesting.

  2. Seems like a book I would read,sounds very interesting.

    1. Glad to see you here, Elma!

      It is an interesting book. I think you'd enjoy it. Good luck!

  3. I am very excited to read this book. As a fan of novels about strong female bonds/friendships, and ever curious about different cultures and countries, it seems like this is a double hitter in my eyes.

    1. You really did hit on some key points with this novel! I really think you'll be a fan.

      Good luck!

  4. Although this is a different kind of story that I haven't read before, it does sound interesting.

  5. Heather,

    It was a bit different than what I normally read, too, but I really enjoyed it. Great themes of strong women, the bonds of friendship, cultural traditions, etc.

    Thanks for stopping by to enter, and good luck!