Monday, April 12, 2010

Chance to Win Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

If you are a 'thrill seeker' and love a good mystery this book is for you! This one captured me from the first page and very few books can do that for me! Although... I'm the first one to admit that I am a wimp and I don't usually read much from this genre. Not because I don't enjoy a good thriller or mystery, but because I sometimes forget where reality ends and fantasy begins! Like when I watch suspenseful movies, I am the one crawling up the back of my seat jumping and screaming "Oh no!"
The good news for me was that there was another part of the story which had a deeper 'take me back to reality' meaning; a strong spiritual thread woven throughout the book.

Vicki's writing style was enjoyable and she portrayed the main character's faith in God realistically without it being 'cheesy'. It was believable! One of the signs of a great book is that it makes you think at a deeper level and Forget Me Not is a book that you will take with you and remember for a long time to come.

Forget Me Not is a story of how God never leaves us, He is with us at all times, even when it seems as if He's not (as it says in the Bible, "...I will never leave you nor forsake you." Hebrews 13:5) The title also implies this truth. God didn't forget Kelly or Ben. He won't forget about you either. In your most horrible trials, when you feel as if no-one is listening, when you feel as though your whole world is crumbling...He is there waiting for you to ask for help, patiently waiting.

One question that you may ask yourself as you read this book is; when things get rough in my life, do I have complete faith in God that He will take care of me? OR am I constantly trying to take the reins, because I can do a much better job than God can, of course (Not!).

This is also a story about faith. Having faith in God can only happen when you have a relationship with Him. It's easy to trust in God when everything is going your way, but when things start to head South do you still trust that God is in control and handling it? If we let Him, He will be that steady, persistent, constant love in our lives.

My Short Summary: Kelly, has already been through many tragic events in her life and as the story unfolds perhaps the most terrifying is yet to happen. She finds herself beaten and left for dead and stripped of her memory. Being hit on the head has left her with amnesia. All alone in a dark wooded area she awakens to a flashlight shining in the distance. Scared and shivering she waits until whoever it is finds her. Fortunately for her it is a kind old man out for a morning walk.

The closer she gets to finding out who she is, the more dangerous it gets. But having lived a life on the run, she relies on her faith to get her through. Her faith in God is the only thing that she can remember from her past! As she confronts secrets from her past and several new dangers she consistently looks to God to comfort her and give her the guidance she SO needs!


As a bonus I am including the first few pages below! Enjoy!

"You know what I want."

Hearing him behind her, she jerked and dropped her paintbrush. It slid across the canvas, streaking the emerald gulf water with a bold, jagged slash of white.

"Gregory", she said, her voice half croak, half whisper, her eyes seeing far beyond the easel and canvas in front of her."

She had made this confrontation inevitable, but she hoped to finish one last painting before -

"Well? Are you going to give it to me?"

Shaking, she turned. He stood closer than she expected, towering above her and blocking both studio doors. The one to the deck overlooking the gulf was closer, but with his stride and reach --- she didn't stand a chance.


Putting down her palette, she squared her shoulders and stiffened, unable to see past the blood lust in his eyes. Would her response push him over the edge?

Regardless, she had only one choice. Her mouth as dry as the sand between her and the surf, she hiked her chin and looked him right in the eye. "No."

"Reconsider --- and think carefully." His hands curled into fists at his sides, his face darkened to red, and the blood vessels in his thick neck protruded. "Is that your final answer?"

How could anyone that angry sound that controlled? She darted her gaze from door to door, still seeking a way out. But there wasn't one. No one would interrupt, would hear her scream. There would be no escape.

She glanced to a painting of a young girl hanging on the wall. What more could she have done? The man was rich, powerful, and more manipulative than anyone that she'd ever known. She had gone all the way to the Mayor looking for help. Well, to his wife, Darla, but even she had to admit how outrageous her claims had sounded. Gregory Chessman did seem incapable of anything that wasn't wonderful.

Yet she knew better. She studied the painting, the innocence and promise in that beloved face. If he found her --- and sooner or later, he would --- then she, too, would die.


Drawing to be held on Friday, April 16th.

Please leave a comment with your email address to be entered in the drawing for Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze.

Extra entries:

1. New Followers on Twitter

2. New Followers on my Blog

3. New Follow me on NETWORKED BLOGS on Facebook

Just For Fun: (Each will get you an extra entry!)

Do you read suspense?

What is your favorite genre?

Blog about this drawing or mention my blog on Facebook

Until next time ~~~Lucie

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You may purchase your own copy of Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze directly from the publishers at WaterBrook Multinomah:

Disclaimer: I have received copies of Forget Me Not from WaterBrook Multinomah publishers for review. My reviews have in no way been influenced by the publishers. Every review I write comes from my honest opinion about each book.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

New Follower on Twitter,

Bill ;-)

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Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Marjorie said...

This book would be sooooo good.

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Marjorie said...

My favourite books are definitely mystery.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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Lisa Lickel said...

Great blog, Lucie! I learned about it from the book club site. I like suspense, but also just good people stories.

Wendy said...

I just signed up to follow your blog.
I do like suspense books.
My favorite is historical fiction.

Casey said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance!

I do read suspense, with my favorite author being Terri Blackstock. But my favorite genre, is historical fiction. :)

Email in profile.

Deborah said...

Great review! The book sounds really good. I will keep trying to of these days! ;)

Ashley said...

Enter me in the giveaway please.

Ashley said...

Yes, I do read suspense.

Ashley said...

My favorite genre is fantasy.

Carmen Rose said...

Hey Lucie! This book sounds awesome! I love thrillers/mysteries/suspenses. I also love the historical romances. scmlrose (at) att (dot) net

Wanda said...

Hmmm....sounds like a great read. Count me in.

Jo said...

This book sounds excellent.

I read cozies, mysteries and christian fiction. Love mysteries.

Please enter me in the drawing.


Shawna Williams said...

New blog follower, and about to be new twitter follower, and leavin' a commnet. Would love to win this book!

Anonymous said...

I read ... and write ... suspense. Vickie Hinze is a favorite author of mine.

BookMarc Blogpants said...

Sounds like a decent read so count me in.

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Natalie W said...

I would love to enter! I'm a new follower too

BookMarc Blogpants said...

Following on Twitter @MarcinMD

mckelly74 at gmail dot com

Natalie W said...

I'm a Facebook Follower!

BookMarc Blogpants said...

I do read suspense but then again I read just about anything from the classics through to the writing on the walls in public bathrooms!

mckelly74 at gmail dot com

Natalie W said...

Love suspense book, one of my favorite genre

BookMarc Blogpants said...

For years and years my favorite genre was horror but there just aren't as many great horror writers nowadays as there used to be. As such I'm usually caught up in fantasy books and have a soft spot for David Gemmell novels at the moment.

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Corrine said...

Please enter me for this one. I'm a new follower through google friend connect.

I love fantasy, mystery, suspense. :)

I love the sounds of this one! AT gmail DOT com

Giveaway Roundup said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.
ludeluh at yahoo dot com

Giveaway Roundup said...

I am also a new follower.
I love suspense. Don't really have a favorite genre, though I also love historical fiction and Christian fiction.

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Lucie said...

Good afternoon everyone! It's so great to have so many new following and commenting! I love it!!

Dr. Bill: Thank you for following on Twitter!

Marjorie: Thank you for following by Google Reader! You have 2 extra entries (3 total)!

Lisa: Thank you for the nice words :-)

Wendy: Thank you for the follow! I have you entered along with your extra entries!

Casey: Thank you for stopping by! You are entered along with your extra's!

Deborah: Thank you for the comment! It's always nice having you along for the ride :-) You are entered.

Ashley: Great to have you here with us! I have you entered with your extras as well.

Carmen: I didn't know that you liked suspense! We will have to read more of these huh? You are entered :-) (1 extra)

Wanda: Nice to have you to my blog :-) you are entered.

Jo: Good to see you back! You are entered with an extra entry :-)

Shawna: Thank you for the follows! I love getting new followers! I have you entered with two extra ones :-)

BookMarc Blogpants: Gotta love that name! Thank you for stopping by and for the follows! You are entered with three extras!

Natalie: Thank you for the follows! Great having you here. You are entered along with 3 extra entries!

Corrine: Good having you here! Thank you for the follow! You are entered with 2 extra's!

Giveaway Roundup: Thank you for dropping in! I have you entered along with two extra's :-)

I think that I got everyone! This is so much fun! I will be drawing in just a few hours...maybe less.


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just had to comment that I thought this book sounds wonderful. I love reads like this!

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