First of all, I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about Finding Stephanie when I first heard about it. I mean, I'm not generally into Hollywood "pretty-boy" characters. BUT...this is Susan May Warren we're talking about, so it has to be good! Of course my skepticism flew right out the window early in the book.
For such a page-turning romance story, the suspense and conflict had me guessing and waiting just as much. It was so full of depth and dealt with a variety of issues like stereotypes, insecurities, trust, forgiveness, coping problems, being haunted by the past, and realizing better dreams. We see some characters who seem to have it all together on the outside but are fighting a huge battle on the inside and how trusting God pulls them through further than they could have imagined. I found myself thinking about how I needed to learn some of the same lessons as the characters.
Susan did a great job with the characters and once again she did not disappoint. This is the third book in the Noble Legacy series. Finding Stephanie can definitely be read as a stand-alone book. However, if you don't want the endings of the previous two books spoiled you need to read them in order.
Like movies? Wanna win a gift certificate to see some? Then be sure to scroll down for the contest!
About the book: When she put her dreams on hold to help run the family ranch, she never imagined they would slip out of sight. Luckily for Stefanie, those dreams are about to come knocking at her door.
Lincoln Cash has gained fame and fortune on the big screen, but a crippling secret leaves him one last chance to make his mark on the movie industry. With dreams of hosting a new film festival, Lincoln intends to remodel a sprawling ranch in eastern Montana to make it the new Hollywood hot spot.
Unfortunately, a house fire threatens his plans. So does opposition from his new neighbor Stefanie Noble, who's not thrilled about his Tinseltown changes. What Lincoln and Stefanie don't know is that the fire won't be the last disaster to threaten Lincoln or his future. Someone is out for revenge... but who? And who is the real target?
Read an excerpt here!
About Susan: Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep’s Clothing, a thriller set in Russia, was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader’s Choice award. A former missionary to Russia, Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota.
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Now for the contest!!
Grab your magnifying glass and join me on a Fact-o-Find!
To play in this contest you'll need to check out the other blogs in the Finding Stephanie tour. You can find them here in the blog tour schedule. The tour lasts through the end of this week, so keep an eye out!
Answer these questions about the bloggers on the tour and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the movie theater of your choice (you know so you can see some of Cash's great movies *G*)! Email Amy your answers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ready, get set, giddy-up!
1. Which blogger is adopting a girl from China?
2. This word 'featherbunkle' is found on which blog?
3. Which blogger is supporting the 'Pickens Plan'?
4. Which blog is "The Cutest Blog on the Block"?
5. Which blogger is a S@HM and also a wife, daughter, sister, friend, nursery director, and woman that is just trying to keep it all together?
6. Which blogger is taking the Southern Reading Challenge?
7. Which blog asks 'How may we serve you'?
8. Which blogger refers to her son as 'super good big guy'?
9. Which blogger is a self-proclaimed 'Starbucks Addict'?
10. Which blogger is a big Trekkie?