Blog Tour + Giveaways: The Weight of Shadows by Alison Strobel

The Weight of Shadows
by Alison Strobel
Copyright 2010
Zondervan Publishers
320 pages
ISBN: 9780310289456
Fiction/Christian/General

From the publisher:
In The Weight of Shadows, by Alison Strobel, after a difficult childhood, Kim has built a successful life for herself … but she'd leave it all if it meant being rid of the guilt she harbors over a tragic mistake she made years ago.

When she meets Rick, she finds everything she needs—including a way to pay for her sins every time he hits her. Kim and Rick’s new neighbor, Joshua, knows more than Kim realizes about Rick, but Joshua has battles of his own to fight. Soon to intersect Kim’s and Rick’s lives is Debbie, who has saved countless women from abuse through the shelter she runs, but Debbie might be as desperate for love as the women she serves.

Meanwhile, as Rick’s wrath extends to their baby, Kim must decide if her penance is more important than protecting that innocent life—and if she should dare leave Rick when he has the power to bring her hidden crime to light.


My Review:
If you're in the mood for a light, fluffy read you probably won't want to read this book but if you want a dramatic, gritty, realistic book, pick up The Weight of Shadows! This is my first encounter with author Alison Strobel's work and I'm really glad that I had the opportunity to "meet" her through blogging and reading her book.

As a person who knows someone who is currently dealing with a domestic violence I can say that Alison's portrayal of Kim's story is very authentic. I couldn't help but cry for Kim and Anne and their abusive situation. The secondary characters are very well written too. Even though they are trying to help Kim, they have problems of their own, which in my opinion, makes this story even more true to life.

The story grabbed and held my attention so much so that I could barely put it down and considering that it isn't a romance or historical book, that's a miracle! I look forward to reading what Alison pens next.


--To read more reviews of the book check out the blog links at Alison's Blog!

--For details on how to read The Weight of Shadows FOR FREE go
HERE

--To order a copy visit
Amazon or Christian Book


GIVEAWAY:
To enter to win a copy of The Weight of Shadows by Alison Strobel just leave a comment on this blog post! Alison has also kindly offered to send a personalized book plate to the winner.
~ Void where prohibited.
~U.S. Residents only please.
~ You MUST leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner! Disguise it something like this: steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com
~ Contest is open until June 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. Any comments made after that time will not count.
~The winner will be announced on June 26, 2010, on this blog AND I will contact the winner via email. The winner has 48 hours from the time winner email is sent or another name will be drawn.


AUTHOR GIVEAWAY:
***Anyone who comments on this blog and other The Weight of Shadows tour posts through July 10th, will also be entered to win their choice of signed copies of Alison Strobel's first three books or a $20 gift card to their favorite bookstore. For more info go HERE. ***

*I received my free review copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in the tour.*

Comments

  1. Sounds like a very powerful book. Please don't enter me, though. Summer's the time for light and fluffy read for me.

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  2. Thanks so much for "having me over"! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book. :)

    -Alison

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  3. Wow, this sounds incredibly moving. A tough read, but moving. Sign me up for the giveaway. :)

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  4. I've wondered about this one for a bit. I've read the author's other books and enjoyed each of them.

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  5. This book sounds great!
    Please enter me!!

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  6. :) Please enter me! Looks like a good, but sad read.

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  7. I would love to be entered, thanks Renee!

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  8. Thanks for the chance!
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  9. I'd love to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity.
    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings.

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  10. This sounds like a great read.
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  11. This book sounds wonderful. count me in, please.

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  12. please include me in the drawing. Thanks
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  13. Sounds like a must read book. I would really enjoy it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  14. Sounds great! Please enter me.

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  15. I am inspired. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the possibility.

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  16. I would love to win this book. It sounds a little different from the ordinary book. Thanks for the chance to WIN it! ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  17. This sounds like a good read. Please accept my entry. Thanks!

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  18. oooh sounds really deep. I'm not sure i'm up for it, but i'm glad you liked it, renee!

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