Thursday, November 6, 2008

CFBA presents OUT OF HER HANDS by Megan DiMaria


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Out Of Her Hands
(Tyndale House Publishers - September 22, 2008)
by
Megan DiMaria



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I was born and raised in New York State and have since lived in Maine, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, and now I live in Colorado. My husband and I have three delightful, adult children and an old Jack Russell Terrier named Belle who seems to find her way into my novels. My resume will tell you I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Communications, and after graduation I worked as a radio and television reporter, freelance writer, editor and marketing professional.

I'm a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and am assistant director of Words For The Journey, Rocky Mountain Region.

But what's most important to know about me is that I am a follower of Jesus, wife, mother, friend, reader and writer.

Life’s a journey, enjoy the adventures!

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this second novel by Megan DiMaria, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children's future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Out Of Her Hands, go HERE

"No sophomore slump for DiMaria! This novel (Out of Her Hands) is as engaging and meaningful as her first, Searching for Spice. Her realistic portrayal of the characters' lives should endear them to readers and help Christians to feel less alone in their daily trials."
~Romantic Times Magazine, 4 ½ stars TOP PICK!

“Life in Linda's world is messy...but filled with love, laughter, struggle and faith. Megan has created a most real heroine for us to love...and I adore her!”
~Deena Peterson, reviewer: A Peek at my Bookshelf

“Megan DiMaria crafts a novel so compelling, so real, you forget you're reading fiction.”
~Darcie Gudger, reviewer: TitleTrakk

"This is a great read for a quiet afternoon or in those times when you feel your own life spinning out of control and need the reality check of knowing you're not in it alone."
~Amazon reviewer

JEN'S REVIEW

Out of Her Hands reunites us with Linda Revere, the frazzled heroine from DiMaria's debut novel, Searching for Spice. Linda's got her marriage issues worked out - she's got spice enough now - it's the rest of her family that's coming undone. Her son is making questionable romantic choices, her daughter is dealing with issues of her own, her best friend is moving out of town, and her widowed father-in-law is ready to find love again... whether the rest of the family likes it or not.

Linda Revere is the kind of character you can instantly relate to. Despite her earnest attempts to keep her family going in the right direction - you know, the direction she thinks they should go in - nothing works out quite the way she hopes it will. I thoroughly enjoyed following Linda on her journey to discovering that sometimes, the greatest thing we can do with those we love is to let them go and trust that God's got them in His always capable hands. Full of heart and humor, Out of Her Hands is wonderful slice-of-life novel.

5 comments:

Deena said...

Congratulations on Reviewer of the Month:-) Bravo!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations! After reading your review, I can easily see why you won.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Thanks, guys!

Megan DiMaria said...

Congratulation on winning Reviewer of the Month, Jen. I'm honored it's for my book!!

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Kim said...

Congrats on your Reviewer of the Month award!

Woo-hoo!!

Kim