Congrats to Amy Barkman for winning Maggie Rose! Two chances to win The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry this month!

The Familiar Stranger is one of the best-written debut novels I have ever read, so I am happy to be a part of its online blog tour this month. You can win a copy from me by posting any time this month on my blog, having a US mailing address, and leaving a way to contact you. AND you can have another chance to win a copy from the author herself by posting on my blog on October 31st which is the day her blog tour will stop in for a visit. Or you can visit any of the other stops on her blog tour (a different site each day this month!) to have an even better chance of winning because she will choose 10 winners on October 31st from all the comments left on her blog tour this month. Read more about the tour and its sites at or You will also have to check out the author’s photo and book cover there as they were too big for my dial-up system to download.

Now, a blurb of the book to whet your appetite: The Familiar Stranger is about a couple going through a really rough patch in their marriage. When an accident incapacitates the husband, their relationship must be redefined. Which could be a lot easier to do if BIG secrets from his past didn’t raise their ugly heads. Despite the upheaval, the choices they make involving forgiveness and trust might allow a new beginning. Or…they might not.

Here’s a short bio of Christina Berry who besides being a great writer is also an editor-extraordinaire: As a single mom and foster parent, Christina Berry carves time out of her busy schedule to write about the heart and soul of life. She lives with her family in rural Oregon.

I hope you will check out her sites and get to know more about this great new author! Also check back on Oct. 31st as she will answer some questions for us. Then check here on Nov. 1st to see if you won a copy.

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8 Responses to

  1. Rose, thanks SO much! Can’t wait to read your books in print. :)

  2. I loved this book! What a page-turner!

  3. Sharon Ball says:

    Hi Rose,

    No need to enter me in the contest, because I have a B&N giftcard burning a hole in my pocket, and Christina’s book is at the top of my purchase list. I wanted to buy her book at the conference, but it sold out lightening fast. Bookstore here I come. :-)

  4. Hi Rose, I’d love to be entered into the drawing. What an intriguing sounding story.

    srdietze at sbcglobal dot net

  5. Lynda Schab says:


    You didn’t leave an email address on your entry in The 12 Books of Christmas, so I’m contacting you this way. Just wanted you to know you are the winner of Christmas Miracles, given away by Tracy Ruckman! Congratulations!!!

    If you can email me with your snail mail addy, I’ll have Tracy get in touch.

    Thanks so much!

    Lyndaschab at gmail dot com

  6. Cherie J says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. I would love to read this.


  7. Deborah M says:

    I have heard so, so many good reviews about this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Please enter me in the drawing!
    Deborah M.

  8. Charity says:

    I have never read this book but it sounds interesting. Please enter me:) Thanks!

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