Friday, June 5, 2009

Review: A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford and a Giveaway

A Morning Like This (Bedford, Deborah) A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford

rating: 4 of 5 stars

David and Abby Treasure seem to have everything together: a perfect marriage, a perfect son, and a perfect life. But one simple phone call turns their world upside down. Years ago, David had an affair outside of his marriage, and though he never knew it, the affair produced a daughter. Now his former lover calls with heartbreaking news: his daughter is dying of leukemia. Her only hope for survival is a bone marrow transplant-from David or his son.

Can David and Abby set aside their betrayal and anger to save a little girl's life? If they can make it through, they may find that their love for one another and their faith in God can be redeemed . . . and grow stronger than ever before.

I received this book from Faithwords via Twitter. It is a reprint of an earlier Deborah Bedford book so this isn't new. But let me tell you - it is a wonderful book.

This book is a look into what everyone believes is the perfect marriage and family even those participating, even David whose indiscretion in the first year of marriage is known to him but not to Abby. Then his life is shattered when he learns of his daughter. A daughter he never knew and the fact that she is sick and needs the bone marrow transplant.

Reading this book you get all sides. You see it from David's side and you see it from Abby's side. You get glimpses from Braden (their son), from Susan (the long-ago lover) and also from Sam (the daughter). All of them are human and their mistakes, pride and love show through. They all go through changes and I loved reading about how the changes came about.

This book is very moving. The characters very real, but it gives you hope. It gives you hope that even when trust is destroyed that it can be rebuilt especially when you have God in your life to help you with it.

I can't recommend this book enough. It's real, it's timely in this age of infidelity and divorce and it's compelling. I picked this up and did not stop reading it until I reached the end. It drew me into their lives and kept me there wanting to know more. I will also be searching out this author's backlist.

I'm giving away my gently read copy of A Morning Like This by Deborah Bedford so one of my readers can enjoy this book also.

To enter:
  1. leave a comment and make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if it's not in your profile (this is 1 entry)
  2. If you have read any of Deborah Bedford's other books let me know how it was - just a brief note in a comment (for an additional entry)
  3. Twitter about this review and contest and let me know - use @cfulcher so I will see it (for an additional entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter (cfulcher) or here on Blogger and let me know (for an additional entry for each one) - if you already follow just let me know.
Contest will go through next Friday, June 12 at midnight and I'll draw the winner over the weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sassy Brit @ said...

I'm in, if it's open to UK readers!


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A Reader said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book!

Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

Aik said...

Is it open worldwide? If yes, I'd like to participate. Thanks!

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I'm following you on Twitter @aikychien and also following your blog.

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Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway

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hardyboyz said...

I like this book giveaway.

Unknown said...

I hadn't thought about it, but yes - we'll make it open worldwide.

Linna said...

I love story that provides different perspectives. I', looking forward to reading it. Count me in, please.
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Marie said...

This sounds like great, I would love to read it!

Marie said...

I am a follower.

catsnbooks12 said...

I like to read books that show great triumphs over horrible setback. This looks like a book I need to read!

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Debbie said...

I love a good story - and love how Christian authors write about God's active role in our lives - even in a fictional setting! =)
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