Monday, April 6, 2015

Finding Me

GIVEAWAY

CUSHMAN, KATHRYN
FINDING ME

What would you do if you learned your life was a lie?

All her life, Kelli Huddleson has been told the story of a fire -- a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death, though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been fiction.

How far would you go to discover the truth?

Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past. better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.

My Review:

I had no plans to read this novel in one sitting but I did. Mesmerizing doesn't begin to describe my compulsive need to find out the whole story...now! What an emotionally gripping book! It was a tough read in places, inspiring in others. Kelli is faced with a host of impossible decisions and each one she makes results in repercussions that will affect her future...and her peace of mind. It's the kind of story that fuels your imagination to the point you start playing out your own scenarios in your mind even as you're reading. Does anyone else do that?  Finding Me certainly kept me engaged right to the very end.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Find Me please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 12 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

44 comments:

  1. It sounds like a very interesting book!
    I would love to read it and I'm sure it would be the kind of book my sister would also enjoy!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I found it completely absorbing! Good luck, Samantha.

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  2. Finding Me has been my ever growing wishlist, ever since I knew it was being released. I, too, allow scenarios to play out in my mind while I am reading. The only problem with that is that I miss parts of what the author has written and end up completely confused at times. O well, it good to go back and re-read the sections I daydreamed through :)

    Blessings,

    Tammi

    dandtdearing@earthlink.net

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    1. LOL -- good point, Tammi. I ususally stop reading and play with the scene in my head. This book has sooooo many possible scenarios that I was even dreaming about them! Good luck.

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  3. Sounds very interesting. I have been enjoying some great contemporary fiction lately, but I like books that aren't just fluff. This sounds like it fits the bill!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And there is a romantic thread in this one too, Patty. A lovely, infuriating one. Definitely not a fluff read though. Good luck.

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  4. I already want to know the whole story! Thanks for such a great review. cregnier(at)twinvalley(dot)net

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    1. I know, it's so captivating. Good luck, Cindy.

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  5. So glad to hear your thoughts on this book, Kav! It's in my review stack, so don't enter me. I wish there was more women's fiction in the CBA because I really enjoy it. Kathryn Cushman is excellent, as is Kellie Coates Gilbert. I do all I can to help promote their writing. You're making me want to put this book ahead of some others, Kav!

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    1. You'll love it when you get to it, Carole. And thanks for the tip on Kellie Coates Gilbert. I haven't heard of her before but I'm about to go on a hunt.

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  6. I've read several other books by Kathryn Cushman. She always tackles difficult subjects in her books and turn that into a compelling story. Thanks for your review and the chance to win her new book.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. And this subject is soooo difficult. I mean, there are so many ways it could have gone -- all of them viable. That fact alone made it even more intriguing. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. I can sort-of relate.
    I didn't find out about my real dad until I was 13. I was lied to until then. When I found out, I kinda went crazy having to get a hold of him. Needless to say it did not go well, and was not until I was 31 that he was in my life... and only 1 year before he died.
    Tragic, but true.
    This book may hit home with me, but I think I'd still love to read it. Thank you.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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    1. Oh Freda, how hard for you -- especially finding that out at that age. Yes, this book might hit you more than most. I was in tears in parts just imagining how it would feel. Good luck.

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  8. What an exciting book!! Thanks for your wonderful review, Kav!! I love books that deal with tough issues and lots of relationship issues - can't wait to read "Finding Me"!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Then this book is definitely the one for you, Bonnie. Good luck.

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  9. This sounds like an interesting read. Definitely adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. It's riveting, Loraine. Good luck.

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  10. wow!!! Sounds like an intense book! It's been on my TBR list for a while now but this is the first review I've read. Can't wait to dive into it! :) carriemschmidt(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I think it belongs on everyone's TBR list. LOL Good luck, Carrie.

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  11. Your review certainly makes me want to read this! I want to find out what has happened in the past to bring Kelli to this poing.

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    1. It's a story with a lot of depth, that's for sure. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  12. THIS.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Definitely your type of book, Janka. Good luck.

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  13. Out of my historical fiction reads, but... that headline got me! Would like to win a print copy to read Finding Me ~ and thank you for your intriguing review! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Sometimes it's good to branch out into the contemporary world, Kathleen. :-) Good luck.

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  14. I would love to win this book to add to others written by her in the church library.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love Kathryn's books ... have read quite a few of them. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. This is only the second book I've read by her but I do love her style and the complexities of her stories. Good luck, Becky.

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  16. You had me at the word mesmerizing! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. LOL -- well, it definitely caught my attention...and kept it all the way through. Good luck, Melissa.

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  17. Your description of emotionally gripping has me intrigued. Sounds like a real page turner! Count me in! Loved your review Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's a theme that has always fascinated it. So many ways the story could have gone. Good luck, Maryann.

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  18. Wow, this book really has me intrigued. I especially like that it deals with real issues and isn't alot of fluff. I can't wait to read this one by a new to me author !

    Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes, indeed, real issues all gnarly and complicated. Good luck, Deanne.

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  19. Hi Kav. I would like a chance to win this book.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  20. It is very a very rare but very exciting occurance when I find a book that I must read until the book is done. Please enter me Kav....it sounds like a real winner. Thanks!!!!
    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It definitely is -- good luck, Kelly.

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  21. Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for sharing the giveaway :)

    ~Micaela

    bookworm9404(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Micaela. Good luck.

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  22. Sounds like a great book that I would enjoy winning to read, thanks

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