Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Unlikely Blessing by Judy Baer

Following God's direction, Alex Armstrong moves to rural North Dakota to pastor not one, but two churches. He's an experienced professor, but this is his first pastoral assignment. As he gets to know his congregation, Alex finds that many of them have serious problems. Feelings of insufficiency surface as he realizes that he doesn't have the ability to solve any of the problems. Trying to bring his two, feuding congregations together is proving futile. Yet, in unexpected ways, God moves in Alex's life and the lives of those around him. Alex finds that his faith will be tested, but trusting in God is always the right choice.

An Unlikely Blessing by Judy Baer is the first book in the Forever Hilltop Series. I was only okay with the ending because I know there are more books coming in this series. There were several unresolved situations and if there were no follow-up books, I would have hated the book simply because of the ending. The book includes recipes from the residents Hilltop Township. I have yet to try any of them myself, but Gandy Dunn's Puppy Chow looks promising.

This book is definitely worth reading, but I recommend waiting until the rest of the series is published and reading them consecutively. If I have the opportunity to review the next book in this series, I will have to go back and refresh my memory on this book. There are a lot of characters in the story, but they aren't all memorable and most likely, I wouldn't remember who each character was.

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 blog tour reviews here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

An Unlikely Blessing Contest Info:

Prolific author of over 75 novels, Judy Baer, is launching her new Guideposts series, Forever Hilltop, with a KINDLE prize package worth over $175! The first book in the series, An Unlikely Blessing is available now wherever fine books are sold.

One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com
To enter just click on one the icons below and then tell your friends! Winner will be announced on February 21st on Judy's blog, http://www.judykbaer.com/wordpress.

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