Friday, April 8, 2011

Beside still Waters by Tricia Goyer

Beside Still Waters: A Big Sky Novel
Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer 

About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. Visit for more info.

About Beside Still Waters: Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she's ever known.

When Marianna's family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about.

As Marianna struggles to find "home", she also encounters God in intimate ways. Click here to watch the book trailers.

My Take:  This is another great start to a series about the  Amish.  I am enjoying seeing the authors moving the Amish outside of Lancaster county and into aother parts of the country. 
Marianna was born at one the darkest times in her family's history.  She tries hard to be the perfect amish daughter.  Because of this she moves with ther family to Montana and struggles with the less strict church there.
I like that Tricia has taken the story out of the normal Amish trappings and given it a delightful new twist.  I look forward to reading the nest in the series.    
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About Beside Still Waters Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of the first book in the Big Sky Amish series Tricia is giving away 10 copies of Beside Still Waters and a pair of super cute antique Amish salt & pepper shakers.

Details at Tricia’s blog, It’s Real Life:

BONUS! Each person who enters the giveaway will receive a FABULOUS Montana Amish Calendar. Hurry, it’s only available while supplies last!

Check out what others are saying during this blog tour.

I received a review copy from Litfuse.  I was not required to write a positive review.


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