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Monday, November 8, 2010

"In All Things" review and awesome e-book giveaway!

In this sequel to “No Other”, author Shawna Williams brings back all of our favorite characters, and a few that probably weren’t on our favorite list. The setting for “In All Things” is about 10 years later in Hollywood, where Jakob and Meri have followed their dream, well Meri’s dream. Meri, known in Hollywood as Meredith Louis, is fulfilling her dream of being an actress. She is working for Majestic Studios when the book starts. Majestic Studios is responsible for putting Jakob through school to become an architect. He has established himself as a fairly upscale builder. Shortly after the story begins, Meri quits Majestic Studios to go out on her own, to be able to take on more diverse rolls and to make a name for herself.




It’s coming up on the Christmas holidays and Jakob and Meri take some time off to travel back home where Meri hopes to reconcile with her parents. They have not spoken in about 10 years, before Jakob and Meri left their home town. They both have brought inner turmoil and insecurities to their marriage. Can Jakob learn to step aside and let God have control? Can Meri realize that she may always have had what she’s been looking for, right before her?



I loved this book! I really love Shawna’s writing style. She can pull you into the story, where you almost feel like you are there! Her characters are not perfect. Neither are we. They have the same feelings, insecurities, flaws, etc. that each one of us has. That is what makes them so real. My heart went out to Meri. She longed for something she had already been gifted with. She had to overcome many things to get where she is at the end of the book. I especially loved the scripture that Shawna picked for this book, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).



I gave this book 5 stars. It deserves it! Read “No Other” first. It will let you meet the characters and know some of the background of the families of Jakob and Meri. Then read “In All Things” and follow the characters you’ve come to love!

Shawna has graciously added a beautiful hand-made locket necklace to the
e-book giveaway! If you haven't read "No Other", she will let you have this
e-book instead of "In All Things". That way you can start at the beginning of
Jakob and Meri's story. And if that wasn't grand enough.....Shawna is giving away, to anyone who would like them, PDF files of the first 3 chapters of both of her
e-books, "No Other" and "In All Things". WOW! So even if you don't win the
awesome giveaway, you can still get a taste of Shawna's writing!!

In order to be entered in the giveaway you MUST leave a comment and your email address. No email address means no entry. If you would also like the PDF files, please leave a note in your comment letting Shawna know you would like these. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, 11/15/10. God bless and good luck!!


              

10 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book and especially with it being a Christmas book and also a new author I have never read! I love all the books I have seen!
    God Bless You
    Christina
    London, Ontario
    Canada
    charliebear@rogers.com

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  2. This books sounds good and one that I would like to read.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Howdy, Janet! Thanks for your wonderful review. I'm so glad you liked this one. My favorite part was when Meri left something behind for Vivian. :)

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  4. Hey girl! Thanks for taking time to drop in! I don't think you could write something I didn't like!! God has truly blessed you!
    Vivian was certainly a colorful character! She just made the Hollywood side of the story come alive!

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  5. She's a bit of a composite of Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, with her own unique flair of course.

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  6. Oh, I've read No Other and loved it. It was a five star book. I highly recommend it. Would love to read In All Things. I know it will be great as well. Shawna, thanks for the giveaway.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  7. Great review and Shawna's writing definitely deserves 5 stars!

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  8. Shawna is known to me, however her writings aren't. From what I read about them, she is quite a whiz with words and story. I would like to read this book very much, as well as the first in the series. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win Shawna's great book. I hope I do!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  9. It would be a pleasure and honor to win the pdf files to Shawna's first two books. Thanks for your generosity, Shawna.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  10. And the winner is....Barb Shelton!
    Congratulations, Barb!
    Thanks to all who commented! God bless!
    (sorry for announcing so late!)

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