“I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”- Psalm 138:2

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An Unlikely Blessing, Forever Hilltop Series # 1 - Judy Baer

I loved this story of Alex Armstrong a young pastor that is from the big city and moves to the country to pastor a small town church. He has to adjust to everyday living in a small town and where everyone knows everyone and all share each others business. Alex is not used to people who will cook for each other, help each other, and know what is going on with everyone. It has many different characters and gets you very involved with their lives and story. This is the first book in a series and I really look forward to the continuing story of Alex.

About the book: An Unlikely Blessing is a heartfelt story about a new pastorand life-long city dweller Alex Armstrong, who reluctantly accepts his first assignment, a two-point parish in the wilds of North Dakota. HilltopTownship, a farming community, blooms from the prairie like a wild pinkrose-lovely and prickly all at once, much like the people who live there. Unlikely Alex quickly finds that this lovely place is in quiet peril. Farmers are struggling to make ends meet: Jonas Owens, a faithful member of Hilltop parish, is on the brink of losing the farm. Alex believes that part of why God called him to Hilltop was to help turn things around, and steps in with ideas for saving the Owens' land. But can even God's minister help save this rural community? There are a lot of firsts for the new pastor-the annual Hunter's Breakfast, jule bukking (also called Christmas fooling), King Oscar's fish balls, and the melody of the musical saw. And the new, single pastor creates remarkable excitement among the unmarried women in the community. If you could die of hot dish overdose, Alex would be a dead man. Whether performing weddings, counseling his flock, or herding cattle by snowmobile, Alex soon discovers that his new church home has as much to teach him as he will teach them. Day by day, he falls more in love with the people of Hilltop Church. People may leave Hilltop, but Hilltop never leaves them.

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About Author: Judy Baer is the author of over seventy-five books for adultsand teens. She has won the Romance Writer of America Bronze Medallion and has been a RITA finalist twice. She lives in Elk River, Minnesota with her husband. Follow the Hilltop characters on Judy's blog and find out more about Judy and her books at

About the Unlikely Blessings Giveaway In celebration of the release of An Unlikely Blessing, Judy is giving away a KINDLE prize package worth over $175.

One lucky winner will receive: * Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi* A $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com
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Winner will be announced on February 21st onJudy's blog,

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the liteuse group book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”