Thursday, February 3, 2011

BLOG TOUR OF AN UNLIKELY BLESSING BY J. BAER (CONTEST)



An Unlikely Blessing (Forever Hilltop)In An Unlikely Blessing, we are introduced to Alex Armstrong who is a new pastor and he is assigned to a small two church  parish in South Dakota in the farming community of Hilltop Township. When he gets there he is welcomed by his congregation with a multitude of different problems and they are all coming to him for help. The description of the farms and countryside was wonderful and I felt that I was there with Alex. The two parishes are feuding and he is trying to bring them together and his faith is being tested daily. 

There were a lot of characters that I had to keep track of but they all had their little quirks that had me laughing throughout the book. I especially liked willard Packard, a young boy who loves and protects animals, and Alex becomes attached to the boy. Some of the congregations problems were unsolved but I feel that they will be solved in the next two books of the series. The book was easy to read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series Surprising Grace.



About the Book-

An Unlikely Blessing is a heartfelt story about a new pastor and life-long city dweller Alex Armstrong, who reluctantly accepts his first assignment, a two-point parish in the wilds of North Dakota. Hilltop Township, a farming community, blooms from the prairie like a wild pink rose—lovely and prickly all at once, much like the people who live there.

Unlikely.

Alex quickly finds that this lovely place is in quiet peril. Farmers are struggling to make ends meet: Jonas Owens, a faithful member of Hilltop parish, is on the brink of losing the farm. Alex believes that part of why God called him to Hilltop was to help turn things around, and steps in with ideas for saving the Owens’ land. But can even God’s minister help save this rural community?

Plus, the new, single pastor creates remarkable excitement among the unmarried women in the community. If you could die of hot dish overdose, Alex would be a dead man. Even so, day by day, Alex falls more in love with the people of Hilltop Church and he soon discovers that his new church home has as much to teach him as he will teach them.


About the Author-

Judy Baer is the author of over seventy-five books for adults and teens. She has won the Romance Writer of America Bronze Medallion and has been a RITA finalist twice. She lives in Elk River, Minnesota with her husband. Follow the Hilltop characters on Judy’s blog and find out more about Judy and her books at http://www.judykbaer.com


Read the reviews here.


 In celebration of the release of An Unlikely Blessing, Judy is giving away a KINDLE prize package worth over $175.


One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com
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