Monday, October 25, 2010

First Love by Michelle Sutton * Giveaway!! * CLOSED

This giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to Barbjan10 for winning.

Information taken from MichelleSutton.net

About the book First Love  (October 1, 2010) $ 5.99

Josiah and Tara had enjoyed acting in their high school plays. They had also been each others first lover... in fact; most of the time they'd spent together had been in Tara's bed. When Josiah became a Christian, he left Tara to go to college and didn't look back.


Four years later, Josiah is back in town when his father has a near-fatal heart attack. When they meet up again they realize how much their separation had hurt each of them. But now Tara is a Christian and is trying to live a life that is pleasing to God.


Josiah wants Tara back, but neither knows how to relate to each other without the physical intimacy they once shared. They are determined to do things right this time, but find it more challenging than they'd anticipated.





MY REVIEW

I have loved all of Michelle's books but for some reason this one just really struck a cord with me... maybe it is because I share a name with the main character Tara, my son has the middle name Josiah and there is even an Autistic boy in the story named Aiden (just like my son!).

But honestly it was more than that. I thought the story seemed very natural and flowed so well. The characters were real and dealt with temptation and sin and God without any sugarcoating. Michelle always writes with vivid truth and I love that about her books. I am rather tired of the typical Christian romance where no one does anything wrong and everyone lives happily ever after and you know the ending right from the start... it gets old after awhile. First Love kept my attention right from the start and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters.

First Love is the second book in a series but it could easily be read as a stand-alone novel. If you like a good romance than you will enjoy this fabulous book!


And because Michelle is just so awesome she is offering up a free copy of First Love for one of my readers!


WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN THIS BOOK?

Just tell me if you have read any of Michelle Sutton's books yet! That's it!

* BONUS ENTRIES*

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This giveaway is open to readers in Canada and the USA. I will choose a winner on November 15, 2010.

Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will choose a new winner.

60 comments:

barbjan10 said...

I'm happy to be the first to comment on how much I'm looking forward to reading Michelle's "First Love." She is an excellent writer on the "edgy" issues and makes her point in subtle meaningful words. I'm glad she was able to reveal real Christians and the temptations with victories through Jesus that are real. It's hard to admit that we live in a different world than we did 50 years or less years ago. It's heartbreaking to see our children make mistakes without guilt or remorse. The lesson of forgiveness and grace needs be shown and Michelle does that so well. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win this book. I hope I do!

Sharing Christ's Love,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I am a follower on GFC
I am an email subscriber
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I'll be back after I've done some more things on your list for chances to win.

Barb Shelton
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Leah said...

I have read the first book in this series.(First Impressions)
I thought it was AMAZING!!
I cant wait to read this one, it sounds so good!
And i have heard a lot of good stuff about it..
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!
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Leah said...

I am following your blog, on Google.
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I am also subscribed to this blog via email.
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Bobble said...

I have never read any of Michelle's books, but I would love to. Please choose me as the winner! ;-)

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Bobble said...

I am an e-mail subscriber.

karenk said...

would love to read michelle's latest...thanks for the opportunity...i have not read any books by michelle (yet!)...

karenk
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karenk said...

email subscriber :)

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apple blossom said...

I have a few of Michelle's books but haven't had a chance to read them. I need to move them to the top of my ever growing TBR pile. thanks



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barbjan10 said...

I'm a follower on GFC

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barbjan10 said...

I am an email subscriber.

Barb Shelton
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I "liked" you on Facebook.

Barb Shelton
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barbjan10 said...

I'm a follower on GFC

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wmmahaney said...

I don't believe I have read any of her books.
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wmmahaney said...

I follow in Google Reader
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barbjan10 said...

I've posted your button on my blog.
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Barb Shelton
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barbjan10 said...

I've shared this giveaway on my blog.

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Barb Shelton
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barbjan10 said...

When you read Michelle's books, you want to read it again. There is so much in it that is valuable and it spoke to me loudly. I enjoyed reading "Never Without Hope" so much that I think about it quite often. She writes helpfully to others and let's her readers know where the glory of the story goes to the Lord. You'll always have a good read with Michelle's books. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win it. I sure hope I do!

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

barbjan10 said...

I am a follower on Networked Blogs on Facebook.

Barb Shelton
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barbjan10 said...

I have shared this giveaway on Twitter. barbjan10@twitter.com

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Merry said...

I've not read one of Michelle's books yet but First Love will be on my wish list. Please include me in the drawing, thanks.
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Merry said...

I'm a follower.
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I'm a subscriber.
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Little Missus Sunshine said...

I own Michelle's "It's Not About Me" and think she is a fabulous author.

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Christy said...

I have never read any of Michelle's books yet (but she has read & reviewed some of ours--I'm a publicist at Tyndale). I'd love the chance to win this book!

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Christy said...

I follow you on Twitter! (@christywong)

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Christy said...

I tweeted about your giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/christywong/status/28920204645

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A Joyful Chaos said...

I have never read any Michelle sutton books but I would love to.

thanks for having this giveaway.

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Jane said...

I bought and read It's Not About Me by Michelle Sutton several months ago and loved it. I can't wait to read more of her books!

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Amanda said...

I have not yet read any books by Michelle Sutton, but I am intrigued and would love to start. And with a new budding relationship at hand, it would be neat to relate to someone else, whether it be fiction or non. To find out that someone else has the same difficulties as I...

I would like this book!

Jo said...

I haven't read any of Michelle's books yet and have been wanting to.

Blessings,
Jo
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Jo said...

I subscribed to your blog.

Blessings,
Jo
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Jo said...

I'm a follower on twitter.

Blessings,
Jo
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Jo said...

I'm a fan

Blessings,
Jo
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Elizabeth said...

I have not read any of Michelle Sutton's books yet but I would love to. It's on my to do list.

Tore said...

I have never read any of Michelle's books but I would like to. They sound very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Kathryn said...

I read "It's Not About Me" and really enjoyed it for its fresh view of Christian teen-hood. I'm looking forward to reading more from Michelle!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

ksmiley2[at]kent[dot]edu

Emma said...

I have never read any of Michelle Sutton's books.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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I am a follower on GFC.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

nightowl said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but am looking forward to it.

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Nancye said...

I have not read any of Michelle's books yet.

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