Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Muir House by Mary DeMuth - a review & giveaway

"You'll find home one day." These words echoed in Willa Muir's mind throughout the book leading her on a quest to discover missing parts of her memory. Broken engagements, an old love and the mysteries of Willa's past takes the reader on a journey of discovery. A journey that keeps you guessing what lies just beyond the next page. Wonderfully done.

This novel is my first experience with reading Mary DeMuth's work. I must say it won't be my last. Ms. DeMuth has a talent in creating believable characters that could walk right off the pages and join the reality of your own life. I connected with Willa on levels that brought me to tears. When an author can take me to places within myself then I know I have discovered a truly talented author.

The Muir House is a wonderful Christian novel and I would highly recommend it to any adult reader. On a 5 star scale I give it 5 stars.

I would like to thank Zondervan for my free review copy. I was not required to give a positive review, only an honest review.

************************* NEW GIVEAWAY RULES *************************

1. Giveaway is open to US and Canada

2. No PO Boxes please

3. You MUST be a follower of my blog (please leave name you follow under in your comment

4. For an extra entry, tell a friend about the giveaway and if they become a follower and mention your name in their post you both will get 2 extra entries.

5. Include an email address where I can reach you if you are selected as the winner of this giveaway. Please enter your email address in this format - name[at]yahoo[dot]com

To enter, please answer the following question.  

What one thing do you enjoy doing during the summer that is unique to the area in which you live or vacation?

Giveaway will run through August 6th and the winner will be selected using

Smiles & Blessings,


  1. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading - thanks for the positive recommendation!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  2. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book. I love reading Christian novels and the storyline is excellent.
    I follow by google reader as cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. I don't think I do anything really unique to my area in the summer but since I work at a school and am home in the summer, I do a lot more reading. I've read a couple of reviews of Muir House; it sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    I follow by Google Reader as Pam K.


  4. Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Visiting the Florida Caverns might be unique to my area except I haven't visited them yet. :-) I can't think of anything else that is unique... Even vacationing would normally be RV camping near the beach - nice but not unique.
    I follow GFC as MarthaE

  5. I am following your blog under Jo. Thanks for the chance of winning this very interesting sounding book.

    I live in Arizona and visiting Sedona and the Grand Canyon is a excellent spot to go for vacation. We have been there a few times and getting ready to go back next month for a few days.


  6. This one looks so interesting! I'm a follower, under "Beth."

    I live in Tennesee, and close to my town there is a place on the river called The Blue Hole. It is a natural pool created when the river is at a low level. It is so beautiful, and many times when I have been there, I've met people from other states because they somehow heard about it. Pretty cool :)



  7. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thanks for the chance. I am a follower! :)

    The only thing I can think of that is unique to my area (Kentucky) takes place more in the spring than in the summer, and that is the Kentucky Derby and the Derby Festival which takes place on the 1st Saturday in May. The festival takes place during the 3 weeks or so leading up to the Derby.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net