Saturday, February 12, 2011

An Unlikely Blessing, by Judy Baer

An Unlikely Blessing (Forever Hilltop)

Judy was born and grew up on a farm on the prairies of North Dakota. An only child, she spent most of her days with imaginary people—either those she read about or those she made up in her head. Her most ambitious conjuring did not succeed, however. She kept a clean stall with fresh hay and oats for the horse she imagined would arrive. Unfortunately it didn't come, at least not until she was an adult. After she was unexpectedly given three horses, she bought even more and began raising foundation quarter horses.
She graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota with majors in English and education and a minor in religion. At the time, she was simply studying what interested her, but now realizes that she was educating herself for her future career as a Christian writer. Her first book was written with a toddler on her lap. Judy would type a few words and say "Now, Jennifer." He two year old daughter would hit the space bar so Judy could continue writing. It was't the fastest way to work but it was a very cozy time.
In 2001 Judy became a certified professional life coach. In 2008 Judy completed her Master's program. She studied in the areas of writing and coaching. Now certified in three coaching disciplines, Judy coaches primarily professional and aspiring writers. She is also a faculty advisor in the Department of Human Development at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. She is married, lives in Minnesota, has two daughters and three step children.

She is the author of more than 75 books. She grew up in rural North Dakota and has done many of the things her Hilltop characters experience.

Loved this book for it's refreshing approach!  The main character is a male, I don't read too many books like this and was pleasantly surprised as I began reading.  No mushy love story here, but a story of a lost love and a man who has become a preacher and moves from the big city of Chicago to small town North Dakota!  If you've ever visited ND you know the change he was in for...a big one!

Alex is a man who could have been really down on himself after his fiance left him without reason, but instead he ends up in ND and learns a whole new way of life, makes wonderful new friends and becomes extremely attached to the country way of life!

There is more to the story than what is in this book, and I am hanging on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book to come out so I can see what happens with Alex and the colorful characters of North Dakota!

To read more reviews you can visit this link!

Prolific author of over 75 novels, Judy Baer, is launching her new Guideposts series, Forever Hilltop, with a KINDLE giveaway! The first book in the series, An Unlikely Blessing is available now wherever fine books are sold.

Read the reviews here.

In celebration of the release of An Unlikely Blessing, Judy is giving away a KINDLE prize package worth over $175.

One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to
To enter just click on one the icons below and then tell your friends! Winner will be announced on February 21st on Judy's blog,

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**I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Amy Lathrop over at Litfuse Publishing

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