I would not be lying when I say that this is one of the best fiction books I have read all year...and that is saying a lot as I have gone thru a LOT of books this year.
I first "met" Erin Healy when she co-authored a book with Ted Dekker a few years ago (proof that author obession has its rewards), but I had no idea that when I started her newest title that I would be caught in her well-written web, forcing me to devour it in just one day!!
Part of it was that Erin does a great job of writing believable characters caught in the most unbelievable circumstances, weaving together a picture of faith and intrigue. She gives just enough information about each person involved in this story to wake up a reader's curiosity...which serves her purpose of keeping me reading (until the wee hours of the morning) to finally unravel all the mystery and feel peace for those involved. (Yes, I know they are "not real people"...but when you read like I do, well, you kinda forget that part...haha)
But another part of it was that I was so taken with the abilities of the baker's wife. She carries such a divine sense that courses thru her and she lives her "calling" thru touch...thru a connection that comes as her heart, mind and body are overcome with the pain of another. And as she ministers as she was called by God to, a part of my heart broke with hers as she carried the burden of truly feeling for another. Truly...captured my attention and my desire to know more the God that gives such gifts to people.
I have already recommended it to a large number of my IRL friends...and now I say it to you too: Read it. Now. You won't be sorry.
Information About The Book & Giveaway:
Let the flour fly! Beginning October 24th, Erin's celebrating the release of her latest page turner, The Baker's Wife, with an outstanding KitchenAid baking prize package giveaway that includes a brand new KitchenAid Mixer, cook books, and all you need to whip up some fabulous bread or sweets! Then and on November 10th she'll be wrapping up the release of The Baker's Wife with an Author Book Chat Party on Facebook! Don't miss a minute of the fun!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- Empire Red 4.5 QT Ultra Power KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- Black & White Kitschy Apron
- Black Silicone Oven Mitt
- Black OXO Rolling Pin
- Wilton 9X5 loaf pan
- At My Grandmother's Knee Cookbook by Faye Porter
- Second Helpings with Johnnie Gabriel Cookbook
- The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 10th!