Well, today I got to pick the 7 winners of the "Finding Grace in Lent" giveaway here at String of Pearls. These 7 readers who left me comments during the contest will be receiving a signed copy of my novel Finding Grace (so sometime in the future it might be what they're reading Wednesday).
Drumroll please...here are the winners, and I hope they'll find grace through reading Finding Grace (did you see what I did there?):
The Life I Dreamed--you should read her book!)
2. Joy, who commented on 3/18 (She blogs at http://joyinthemorning-joy.blogspot.com)
3. Nancy Shuman, who commented on 3/21 (She blogs at http://thebreadboxletters.blogspot.com)
4. Iris, who left several comments (She blogs at http://www.iris-hanlin.com)
5. Maia, who commented on 3/8 (She blogs at http://www.fromlittlehands.com)
6. Aileen, who left several comments (I know you already have one--are you up for another copy?)
7. Rosie, who commented on 3/17 (She blogs at http://rosie-ablogformymom.blogspot.com)
Winners, please contact me using the "Email me" tab on the right and let me know where to send them, and I'll get those books out to you as soon as possible.
Okay, before I go, I'll tell you what I've been reading. I just finished Miriam Ezeh's haunting Catholic novel The Story of Peace, and it just blew me away. Aimed at teen and young adult readers, it is a deeply moving and beautifully written story that will touch the heart of any adult as well. Days after finishing it, the character of Peace Udomm (a beautiful young African woman who has seen her village and her family torn apart by war) stays with me. She is the most selfless, loving, humble, faith-filled young woman, despite the fact that her life has been anything but peaceful and easy. The young doctor who falls in love with her is every bit as exemplary a character. The relationship that develops between them shows young readers what REAL love--chaste, pure, sacrificial love, the kind that mimics the love Our Lord has for us--looks like.
I intend to do a more in-depth review of the book soon, and I hope to share that here on WWRW. But for now, I'll just say that I recommend this book highly, and the fact that it was published by Bezalel Books makes me feel honored that Finding Grace was published under the same imprint.
WWRW blogging book club, my favorite place to be every Wednesday.