June 10, 2008

"With Endless Sight" Blog Tour & Giveaway

Behind every story of loss is the promise of grace...

It's rare that a book has me up til 1:00 a.m. these days, but I couldn't put "With Endless Sight" by Allison Pittman down. It's the third installment in The Crossroads of Grace series (although the books stand alone), and I plan to put the first two on my list.

From the back cover:

Belleville, Illinois and Wyoming Territories, 1861

Born into a life of privilege, fourteen-year-old Belinda never questions her security, even as she leaves Illinois with her family to discover new adventures in the Oregon Territory . But when disaster falls, Belinda is left wounded, weak, and alone. Her faith in God gives her the only strength she knows in a harsh new world.

Belinda’s journey takes her to a snow-covered mining camp and a red-roofed brothel in the Wyoming mountains, but not before she must spend a lonely winter with the man who took away the life she knew. Throughout the grief and hope of a strange land, Belinda must decide if her faith is big enough to allow her to forgive.

The satisfying conclusion to the Crossroads of Grace series, With Endless Sight offers a rich story of family, new beginnings, and the freedom that grace can bring.

The heroine, Belinda, and her cousin Phoebe (who I didn't like, but did pity) face one difficult circumstance after another, but not in such a way that I kept what else could possibly go wrong. Pittman paints a realistic portrait of life in the 19th century. From the grittiness of the western frontier to the ugliness of the brothel, I was captivated by Belinda's journey.

If you'd like to read the book, I'm giving away a copy. (Wow, I feel a little like Boomama!) To enter, leave me a comment. The giveaway is open til midnight Sunday, June 15th. I'll draw the winning name on Monday. Comments without email addresses cannot be considered.

If you don't win, you can click here to purchase the book.


Amanda said...

Sounds wonderful! Sign me up!

I'm also captivated because the lady that lead me to the Lord... was named Belinda.


Heather C said...

Sounds like a great book! Have you ever read "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers? It tells the story of Hoseah, but set in the 1800's. It was phenomenal as well.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Joyfulsister said...

I have never read any stories like these books you have, but I would sure love to start, Thank you for offering this giveaway. I also enjoyed reading and visitng your blog today, Aloha Lorie