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Win a $350 “Glam” Visa Card Prize Pack from @LisaTBegren & RSVP for 6/27 Facebook party! [“Glamorous Illusions” by Lisa T. Bergren]

What is our “true” identity?

Join the conversation at Lisa Tawn Bergren’s
Glamorous Illusions Author Chat Facebook Event Page. On the evening of 6/27 we’ll gather to talk about our spiritual journey, share our stories and a few laughs.

In the meantime, celebrate with Lisa by entering her Glamorous Illusions Giveaway Between Today, 6/7 and 6/26!!

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One “glamorous” winner will receive a “Glam Prize Pack”:

  • A $350 Visa Cash Card (Oh … think of what you could do: treat yourself to a mani/pedi, a fabulous new dress, dinner for two, or even a two-night escape in a lovely hotel – you’re only limited by your imagination!)
  • Glamorous Illusions (by Lisa Tawn Bergren)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 6/26/12!

Winner will be announced at Lisa’s “Glamorous Illusions” Facebook Party on  6/27 {Fun begins at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT}. Lisa will be hosting an evening of meaningful chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Lisa via video or phone.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of Glamorous Illusions and join Lisa on the evening of June 27th for an evening of fun.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun! RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to
see you on the 27th!

FIRST Blog Tour and Review: “God Gave us You” by Lisa Tawn Bergren

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

and the book:

God Gave Us You (Board Book)

WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000

***Special thanks to Laura Tucker, WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity, for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of eight novels, three novellas, and two gift books, with more than a half-million books in print. God Gave Us You is her first children’s book. As an editor during the week and a writer on weekends, she makes her very-messy-but-cozy home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Olivia and Emma.

Visit the author’s website.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:

Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art, where she received a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and print-making. Illustrating children’s books has provided her with both a rewarding and creative career. Laura’s clients have included Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Stech-Vaughn publishers, among others. She currently lives among the tidal rivers on the eastern shore of Maryland with her loving husband and curiously cantankerous cat!

Visit the author’s website.

My Review:

With two loving parents and warm cuddly blankets, Little Cub finds out where she came from.  “God gave us you.”  This beautifully illustrated book will comfort each child as they learn how they came to live with you.

The love and the fun oozes from the pages.  The excitement of their animal friends!   Papa and Mama’s involvement while she grew inside!  The story gently flowing through the time involved with different seasonal pictures, before Little Cub is born.  The doctor visit is adorable. Then there’s the race to the hospital!  And she was borned!

The book is sturdy enough to withstand longtime use.  The conversations are short and concise to hold your child’s attention.  “God Gave Us You”  is repeated and emphasized to reinforce this concept so that each child will feel wanted and loved, a treasured gift from God Himself to you.   This is such a creative illustration of Psalm 139.  How better to illustrate this than with warm, cuddly bears!

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Filled with playful, winsome illustrations by an artist who specializes in polar bear images, this four-color, read-to-me picture book will build children’s self-esteem through the tale of a mama bear who reassuringly explains where her cub came from and affirms Mama and Papa’s great love for her.

Product Details:

List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1578563232
ASIN: B002PJ4LHM

My Review Here.

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

To Liv, Emma, and Jack—
Words cannot express how glad
we are that God gave us you.
—L.T.B.

To Ron and Shirley—
Who have an endless supply of love and generosity.
—L.J.B.

“Good night, sweet child,” Mama said as she tucked Little Cub in.

But Little Cub wasn’t quite ready to go to sleep.

“Mama, where did I come from?” she asked.


“From God,” her mother answered. “Your papa and I were alone, and we wanted
a baby.”

“And you got me?” Little Cub asked, her voice muffled by the covers.

“Yes, my special child. God gave us you.”

Waterbrook Press presents: “God Gave Us You” by Lisa Tawn Bergren

When a cuddly polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question:

 “Where did I come from?”

As Mama Bear tucks her little one under the quilts, she lovingly explains,

“God gave us you.”

Book Blurb:

Parents and experts agree that raising a child with a strong foundation of security and love is essential to future well-being.  Through delightful animal characters, beautiful illustrations, and charming text that incorporates the repetition young children love, this four-color, read-to-me  picture book will build children’s self-esteem through the tale of a mama bear who reassuringly explains where her cub came from and affirms Mama and Papa’s great love for her.

In a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands, the God Gae Us You board book assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from God.  The perfect baby shower or first birthday gift!

Board Book: ISN 978-0-307-72991-0/7-19-2011/22 Pages/$6.99 US

Author Bio:

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. She just finished writing a Colorado historical trilogy (the first book, Breathe, Sing and Claim), and has begun a teen series called River of Time (Waterfall, book 1, comes out in February 2011).

Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia (15), Emma (12) and Jack (7).   The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Illustrator Bio:

Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art, where she received a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and print-making.  Illustrating children’s books has provided her with both a rewarding and creative career.  Laura’s clients have included Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Stech-Vaughn publishers, among others.  She currently lives among the tidal rivers on the eastern shore of Maryland with her loving husband and curiously cantankerous cat!  (Photos of Laura’s work can be found here.)

My Review:

With two loving parents and warm cuddly blankets, Little Cub finds out where she came from.  “God gave us you.”  This beautifully illustrated book will comfort each child as they learn how they came to live with you.

The love and the fun oozes from the pages.  The excitement of their animal friends!   Papa and Mama’s involvement while she grew inside!  The story gently flowing through the time involved with different seasonal pictures, before Little Cub is born.  The doctor visit is adorable. Then there’s the race to the hospital!  And she was borned!

The book is sturdy enough to withstand longtime use.  The conversations are short and concise to hold your child’s attention.  “God Gave Us You”  is repeated and emphasized to reinforce this concept so that each child will feel wanted and loved, a treasured gift from God Himself to you.   This is such a creative illustration of Psalm 139.  How better to illustrate this than with warm, cuddly bears!

You can go here to see the other books in the series, as well as Lisa’s adult and young adult books.

This book was provided by Laura Tucker, Publicity, Waterbrook Press, a division of Random House, Inc.,  in exchange for my honest opinion.