Sunday, 7 October 2007

All In One Place by Carolyne Aarsen & Giveaway

"Leslie lived in the wilds of Montana, and I...well, I just lived wild."

Living without direction has its fun moments but Terra Froese's reckless behaviour is wearing thin. To protect her own hide Terra seeks refuge in the small Montana town of Harland, the home of her sister Leslie, estranged from a relationship at Terra's choosing.

Leslie, finally settled in Harland after a difficult transition from city life doesn't need her wayward sister blowing in and wreaking havoc with her new found contentment. Her husband Dan is unhappy with Terra's presence sure she will cause more trouble. When Leslie is summoned to the Harland County jail by good friend Lieutenant Jack DeWindt to bail Terra out of another scrape, her husband is proven right once again!

All In One Place poignantly reveals Terra's inner struggle as she seeks to find belonging in a town more used to cows and stetsons than designer boots and nose piercings. Carolyne Aarsen
creates an irresponsible yet appealing character in Terra, whose first person voice is exceptional. Jack, Leslie and Dan's individuality is captured beautifully through Terra's viewpoint and Cor DeWindt and Father Sam's diner conversations weave spiritual issues seamlessly in to the storyline.

I was captivated by Terra's journey and all it entailed, including Jack's attraction,
Cor's meddling and Leslie's frustration. The depth of Terra's struggle to see herself as more than the sum of her mistakes is genuine and moving and her unsteady steps toward forgiveness, heartbreakingly realistic. The supporting characters add great humour and drama as Terra's past collides with her present as she tries to protect a friend. Terra and Leslie's relationship is one all sisters will relate to and is a reminder of the wonderful bond of sisterhood.The only thing lacking with All In One Place is a sequel - I hope we get to visit Harland and its engaging inhabitants again!

I have recently purchased The Only Best Place, the first in this series which tells Leslie's story ~ can't wait!

The publisher of All In One Place, Faithwords, has kindly provided me with a copy of this great book to give away to a winner with an American or Canadian address only! Please leave a comment below before midnight Saturday 13th October and I will enter you in to the draw!

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Read my fascinating interview with Carolyne, here!

9 comments:

Lesha said...

Count me in! :)

Brittanie said...

Enter me please!
treewaterduchess[at]yahoo.com

Tracy said...

Please pop me in the draw too. This one sounds fascinating!

Ta.

Rel said...

Hey Tracy ~ sorry but this one is for Canadian or American readers only :) I have fantastic Aussie giveaway coming up tomorrow so post away then!

Tami said...

Please include me in the drawing!
tamireads[at] charter. net
Thanks!
Tami from Tree Swing Reading

Sue A. said...

Thank you! I'd like to be add also into the draw.

Deena said...

I live in America...so pick me, pick me!!

thedeena63 at hotmail dot com

So Many Books... said...

Please enter me!

Carolynn W. said...

Count me in too, please. I'd love to win this book!
carolynnwald at hotmail dot com

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