November 11, 2009

Seaside Letters - Review & Giveaway!


Seaside Letters by Denise Hunter was my pick as a Thomas Nelson Book Reviewer. I received my free copy and thoroughly enjoyed it. At first I was a tad bit frustrated at all the unknowns in the beginning, but it certainly kept me turning the page, trying to figure out the heroine and her reasons for keeping a tight wall around her heart.. Denise Hunter is GREAT at not divulging everything at once...no backstory dumping here! Hunter slowly began to unwrap the story, layer by layer and beautifully displayed a heart healed and ready to bloom.


One of the coolest aspects of the book is the beauty of allegory throughout the book. The theme of God's patience was strong and paralleled the hero's care of the heroine.The theme of forgiveness and acceptance was artistically portrayed. There was even a side-subplot that mirrored the theme of fear and the steps to courage.


Hunter delivers a sweet romance that makes you heave a sigh at the end. And oh...the kissing scene fair stole my breath away! Gotta love a heart stopping kiss. :) It reminds me of You've Got Mail in some ways, but with more emotional depth. I think you'll like it!


Here is the back cover copy:


Sabrina never intended to fall in love with Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning at a Nantucket cafe--especially since he's unwittingly tied to a past she deeply regrets. But she's fallen hard, though she's kept her feelings a secret.


When Tucker learns Sabrina is the research assistant for a local mystery writer, he asks Sabrina to help him with a little sleuthing of his own...locating an elusive woman he's fallen for online.


If Sabrina accepts the job, she'll spend her evenings in close proximity to a man who can never be hers. If she turns him down, he'll hire someone else--and that would be a disaster. Because if someone else sifts through all those letters and finds out the truth, Tucker will discover her secret...


That the person he's trying to find is her.


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Leave comment and email address in a safe format and you will be entered for a chance to win a gently read copy of Seaside Letters. The drawing will be held using a Random Number Generator and the winner will be announced Sunday afternoon!



27 comments:

  1. Ooo! I've actually really been wanting this book (even though my TBR pile is a mile high). Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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  2. Great review!!! Loved the book (so don't pick me) and read it in about 1 1/2 hrs on a plane after ACFW conference. LOL

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  3. Thanks for the review!

    PS. I have a gift for u on my blog...

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  4. This book sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  5. Don't put my name in the drawing because I've already read the book, but I just wanted to say that I loved it!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win.

    tamika(dot)eason(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I could scratch this off my TBR list!

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  7. Sherrinda, what a helpful review. You gave honest insights into this book that intrigue me and make me want to experience the story. Well done.

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  8. I've heard about this one before. I better get on Thomas Nelson and see if it's still there. LOL!

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  9. This book cover has kept catching my eye!! I would love to read it!
    martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  10. Would love to read this, as it has such a strong Scriptural basis. Please enter me. Thank you!
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  11. Wow this sounds so incredible.I would love a chance to win this book if you send to Canada thanks and God bless

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  12. LOVE this book! It is one of those books that I would voluntarily read again and again - yes it is that good.

    Skip me for the contest and let one of these ladies that has not blessed by this amazing story get a chance to enjoy it.

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  13. Great interview. Seaside Letters sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  14. Oh, pick ME!!! *grin* Seriously, it looks like a great book! I LOVE Denise Hunter's books:-)

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  15. Enjoyed the review and I so want to read this book! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  16. That sounds like a book I'd like to read. Please enter me.
    wvsmarties(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Hi Sherrinda -

    I enjoyed your book review. I've been wanting to read one of Denise's books.

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  18. I have not read one of Denise's books but this one has caught my attention- I will put it on my wish list even if I don't win, and I will tell the ladies in my book club about it too! But I do hope I win.
    dleathers36(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Oh I want to read this book. It sounds like such a fun read.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Sounds like a good one. I hadn't heard of it before now. Always good to add more to my TBR list.

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  21. Wow! That sounds great! I enjoyed your review. Left me wanting to find out more. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Well, your review has definitely hooked me, Sherrinda! And besides that, I love Denise's books. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  23. Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the contest. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

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  24. Sounds like a really fun read. Please enter me to win.
    Deborah M.
    debbiejeanm[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. Wow, I got chills reading the blurb. Definitely enter me. Sounds great.

    Gail
    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

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  26. Hi. Thanks for giving Krista the idea for vibrating butts! The review is great, and the book sounds interesting. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  27. This sound great. I like her books.Please enter me.Thanks
    tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

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