Sunday, August 10, 2008

Finding Stefanie Blog Tour

Reading Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren was nothing short of delightful. Within the first few pages I knew that this was going to be a book I'd really enjoy. That feeling lasted throughout the entire book.

Susan May Warren creates characters that are instantly likable and recognizable. I really appreciate novels that read like you are catching up with old friends. Stefanie Noble, the main character of this book, is such a sympathetic character and contains a bit of every woman.

Personally, I found the setting of the book almost dreamlike. Stefanie lives and works on her family's ranch in Montana where she trains horses. Isn't that many little girls' fantasy? I know it was one of mine. Another of my fantasies growing up had to do with foster children, which is also a part of this story. This book provided a wonderful outlet to once again escape to those fantasies of my youth.

Although this book is part of a series by Susan May Warren - the Noble Legacy Series - it definitely stands on its own. That being said though, I'm sure once you read this book you will want to read the first two books in the series just as I do now.

About the book: When she put her dreams on hold to help run the family ranch, she never imagined they would slip out of sight. Luckily for Stefanie, those dreams are about to come knocking at her door.

Lincoln Cash has gained fame and fortune on the big screen, but a crippling secret leaves him one last chance to make his mark on the movie industry. With dreams of hosting a new film festival, Lincoln intends to remodel a sprawling ranch in eastern Montana to make it the new Hollywood hot spot.

Unfortunately, a house fire threatens his plans. So does opposition from his new neighbor Stefanie Noble, who's not thrilled about his Tinseltown changes. What Lincoln and Stefanie don't know is that the fire won't be the last disaster to threaten Lincoln or his future. Someone is out for revenge... but who? And who is the real target?

You can read an excerpt of the book here.

About the author:

Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep’s Clothing, a thriller set in Russia , was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader’s Choice award. A former missionary to Russia , Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota .

Here is a fun contest that is being held in conjunction with this blog tour.

Grab your magnifying glass and join me on a Fact-o-Find!

Answer these questions about the bloggers on the tour and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the movie theater of your choice (you know so you can see some of Cash's great movies *G*)! Email Amy your answers ( )

Ready, get set, giddy-up!

1. Which blogger is adopting a girl from China ?

2. This word 'featherbunkle' is found on which blog?

3. Which blogger is supporting the 'Pickens Plan'?

4. Which blog is "The Cutest Blog on the Block"?

5. Which blogger is a S@HM and also a wife, daughter, sister, friend, nursery director, and woman that is just trying to keep it all together?

6. Which blogger is taking the Southern Reading Challenge?

7. Which blog asks 'How may we serve you'?

8. Which blogger refers to her son as 'super good big guy'?

9. Which blogger is a self-proclaimed 'Starbucks Addict'?

10. Which blogger is a big Trekkie?

Go here to find a list of all the bloggers participating in this tour.


Kirstin 10:31 AM  

Your links for the blog tour aren't working )C:

I love Susan May WArren as well. I haven't read this book yet though.

Kate 10:47 AM  

Thanks Kirstin. The links are fixed now.

Jennifer 4:04 PM  

Hi Kate, I nominated you for a blog award. This looks like a good book BTW.I wish I had time for pleasure reading.

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