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message 1: by John (last edited Sep 13, 2010 03:37PM) (new)

John Hileman (johnmichaelhileman) | 23 comments We are giving away Someone to Blame by C.S.Lakin. It was the winner of the 2008 Zondervan Fiction Contest, and is a wonderfully complex Drama Mystery.

In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more. Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'. His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way. Author C. S. Lakin explores our need to assign reason and fix blame for the pain and grief in our lives. Though the circumstances are fictional, the emotions are real and universal, making Someone to Blame a great and inspiring read.

Come leave a comment for C.S.Lakin on her interview, and win a signed paperback copy.


John Hileman
Managing Editor

message 2: by Wendy-Lynn (new)

Wendy-Lynn Thanks John. I posted a comment. Hope to win a copy of Daniel and the Sea Serpent for my nine year old son who loves adventure books.


message 3: by John (new)

John Hileman (johnmichaelhileman) | 23 comments Wonderful! I'll have my fingers crossed (metaphorically speaking). :)

message 4: by John (new)

John Hileman (johnmichaelhileman) | 23 comments I am updating this thread with a new giveaway. Rather than post a dozen threads, I'll just keep this one going. I appreciate any and all feedback, on all the books we are giving away.

John Hileman

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