Friday, October 16, 2009

My Son John and giveaway




I want to thank Cheryl for letting me be a part of this blog tour.



My review:

So what would you do if faced with the possibly that one of your loved ones is the prime suspect in the murder of your grand mother’s death? Well that is exactly what Liz Peterson and her family faced, many years ago.

The day was February 11th. A day Liz will never forget. Liz and her husband were at home, when the door bell rang. Liz hears her husband call her name. She turns to find him and two police officers. Liz’s mother has been murdered. The authorities suspect their son, John. Liz is both emotionally and physically hurt that something like this could happen to her family. She tries to make sense of these turn of events. As her son, John is sent to prison, Liz visits him. All she sees is her little boy stuck in a place that he shouldn’t belong. When Liz finally learns the truth, she will have to rely on the strength of God to help her.

I thought Kathi did a good job protraying Liz and her family's story in My Son John. I liked that through everything, she kept her faith and never doubted God but instead grew closer with him. In addition that Liz could have gotten upset with her son for what he did, she did the amazing thing and forgave him and let him know she loved him. That was the best gift she could give her son. Though I have never been in this situation and hope to never find myself in one, I liked how this story had an even balance of the characters, the story and was not too preachy.

Courtesy of Cheryl, I am giving away a copy of this book to one reader. This contest is open to US and Canada only.



Rules: Must be a follower


Tell me do you like nonfiction novels and if so why?

10 comments:

Debbie F said...

Please include me! This sounds really good. I normally don't read non-fiction expect for these type, meaning, family tragic stories. Thank you!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

Kathi Macias said...

Thank you so much, Cheryl, for the great review of my book, but I have to clarify that this did not happen in my family. It truly is a work of fiction, though loosely based on cases I came across while serving in jail/prison ministry for many years. That you thought it was a true story in fiction form tells me I must have done my job in making it believable. Thank you, and many blessings to you and your readers!

MJ said...

I do love a good non-fiction book. I read Kathi's post. It must be great if you thought it was true!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Bingo said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance

I am also a follower

kdhaney (at) gmail ((DOT)) com

cqueen2 said...

thanks this sounds great i'm a follower

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

CherylS22 said...
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CherylS22 said...

I follow.

I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction books but I have read quite a few. It really depends on the story for me to want to pick up the book. Sometimes it depend on who the book is about.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

roxxyroller said...

I am a follower!
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roxxyroller said...

I love to read fiction, too, but there is something special about non-fiction, learning about something true that was worth writing about!

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Kristi said...

This sounds like a really good book - thank you for sharing it!

I have to be in the right mood for non-fiction - but not really the memoirs that famous people right, but more the true crime stuff.

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