Monday, January 10, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: Jenny of L'Anse Bay

Donna and Fred Winters


Fred and Donna Winters launched the Great Lakes Romances® series in February 1989.  Donna had been writing for Christian publishers with three books in print when the Christian romance market took a downturn. After much research and prayer, Fred and Donna decided to publish Mackinac, the first title in the series, to see how readers would respond.  Sales took off and the series has been expanding for more than twenty years.

To read more about Donna visit Great Lake Romances!



Donna let me choose which of her books I would like to review, it was not an easy choice!  Here is the description off the back cover of the book:
     
     Out of the ashes of her life rises a new mission...a raging fire destroys more than Jennifer Crawford's home; it also burns a black hole into her future.  To soothe Jennifer's resentful spirit, her parents send her on a trip with their pastor and his wife to the Indian Mission at L'Anse Bay.


     There, in the wilderness of Michigan's upper peninsula, Jennifer soon moves from tourist to teacher as she takes over the education of the young Ojibway Indians.  Without knowing their language, she must teach them English.  Without knowing their customs, she must line in harmony with them.


     Meanwhile, Hawk, son of the Ojibway chief, teaches Jennifer the ways of his tribe.  Often discouraged by seemingly insurmountable cultural barriers, Jennifer must also battle danger, death, and the fears that threaten to come between her and the man she loves.

Now, just reading the back cover makes me want to read this book all over again!  I loved this book, so much that I couldn't stop reading and spent half the night reading instead of sleeping!  Jenny is a very brave woman and gets a lot of her strength from her mom, as well as God.  After her home burns to the ground and left with nothing her and her mother venture in a canoe to an unknown place, a place like they've never been to.  Once at the mission Jenny's life changes forever and as you follow her on her journey you become quite attached to her as she faces some pretty unusual situations!  This is a wonderful Historical Romance and I highly recommend it!

How would you like to win one of Donna's books?  Yes, Donna is offering one lucky person their choice of any of her books, and she'll autograph it for you as well!

Here's what you need to do:  (separate comments for each entry and please leave your email)

Mandatory:

-Visit Great Lakes Romances and leave a comment telling me which book really stands out to you

Extras:

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That's all!  The contest will close on Monday January 17th at midnight, I will choose the winner via Random.org and the winner will have 48 hrs to respond or a new winner will be chosen!  Then Donna will contact you for your book choice!

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23 comments:

  1. The Lighthouse Collection interests me especially Charlotte of South Manitou Island. We love to see the lighthouses and hope to visit all the lighthouses on the Great Lakes.

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  4. Those Papa Murphy cards are such great deal!!

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  5. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Donna writes wonderful books and I have several. I think my pick would be Mackinac. I already have The Captain and the Widow and that is in the same series. Please enter me:) Thanks!

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  8. Several of their books really catch my attention, One of them is "Unlikely Duet". Thanks for the chance ;)

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  9. I follow your blog via GFC, thanks!

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  11. The Lighthouse Collection interests me especially Charlotte of South Manitou Island
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  12. I'd love to read the 'Mackinac Collection', especially 'The Captain and the Widow' :)

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  15. Anything in the Lighthouse collection! My husband proposed in front of a lighthouse in Portland Maine!

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  16. The Lighthouse Collection stood out for me. I'm a GFC Follower (Identity Seeker) and Twitter Follower (@SweetNSensible).

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  17. I like the Courageous Women Collection. I love stories about strong yet gentle women who try to make a difference in their world.

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  18. I am email subscriber

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