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Sunday Snippet: Patricia St. John GiveAway…

March 9th, 2010 · 18 Comments

Another Sunday Snippet and Another GiveAway. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…


Now I know how you all love Patricia St. John Giveaways… It is historically proven:

One thing about Patricia St. John books is that you know once you open them you will not be moving until you have turned the last page and these two books won’t disappoint you!!! She has a writing style that can describe a place and time so well that you quite literally feel you are living it. Don’t make the mistake of thinking her books are just for kids – they aren’t, I have been riveted by every one of them. This week I have two of her books to give away. Both of these are historical fiction and worthy books.

I wouldn’t use these ones, like most of her books, as family read-a-louds for small children – they both deal with real and serious issues. I would certainly let my older kids have a read of these on them to read and expand their horizons regarding other people’s lives, also she has a way of tackling an issue without being totally graphic, she is skilled in describing an event or a process without providing more than the reader actually needs to know. My eight year old would battle with the topics but my “ten and ups” would enjoy it and would like the mental stretch to see how other people’s lives are so different to theirs. Not to mention that their lives are really privileged!!!


  • The first book is set in Lebanon during the 1980’s and follows the life of a sixteen year old girl and her family, as there life changes from one of peace to one wracked with pain and loss in a war torn country. She has to deal with a deep betrayal that results in the death of her twin brother. She has to come to terms with and deal with her need for revenge. She never despairs, she discovers a surprise in the orange grove that gives her family hope and a reason to live and is the driving force in her growing understanding that nothing else matters apart from love and forgiveness.
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  • The second book in this GiveAway is set in the time of Jesus, in the town of Tyre. It is the story of a boy, Philo, whose sister is ill and talk of the town is that she is demon possessed. Philo runs away to avoid all his problems at home, not least his mother’s desperate quest to cure his sister at any cost. He keeps hearing about a prophet, “The Victor” read on to see what happens!!!

The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment on this post before the end of this coming Friday, 13 March 2010, and I will draw and publish the winner next week on Sunday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth S. // Mar 9, 2010 at 2:17 am

    These books look fantastic! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • 2 Jess // Mar 9, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Oh these books look great, I’d love to win.

  • 3 Kelly Glik // Mar 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Ooooo! Yes please! We love her books and read them over and over. Havent seen this one yet.

  • 4 Hazel // Mar 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Yes, please…include us in your draw. I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of her work yet, and would love to do so!

  • 5 Jo // Mar 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Count me in as usual!

  • 6 Martha // Mar 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I recently got very very busy and had to cut back interet time. Yours and one other blog are the only ones that survived the cut. Thanks for sharing with us every day.

  • 7 Mamalion // Mar 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Oh, yes please! We love Patricia St. John, and I have just the boys to enjoy those.

  • 8 Cilla // Mar 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Count me in please. I love her books

  • 9 Jennifer // Mar 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve always loved her books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 10 Gail // Mar 10, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I just stumbled onto your site, but I would love to read one of her books.

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  • 12 Taryn // Mar 10, 2010 at 8:59 am

    yay yay! We LOVE Patricia St John 🙂 My girls are begging me to read more of her to them. So far we’ve read aloud Treasures in the Snow; Tanglewood Secret; Rainbow Garden and Where the River Begins. All brilliant books!

  • 13 Ananda // Mar 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    And I am just looking for a new author’s books! Sounds like something to read. Would love to read it.

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  • 15 Margie // Mar 12, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Count me in: love her books Margie

  • 16 Stacy // Mar 13, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Please enter me! I have heard of Patricia St. John but have not had the pleasure of reading any of her books yet!

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