Friday, June 11, 2010

Win a Copy of Pearl in the Sand !

Anyone remember this friendly feline? Sneaks, the mascot of the public library summer reading program, was essential to my childhood summers.  Sneaks motivated me (via unbeatable prizes such as frog-green silly putty and clown noses) to spend my summer in stories. 

Alas, I have no magic erasers or squirt gun prizes for you marathon readers.

BUT...I have something even better.

Tell me what is on your summer reading list for your chance to win a FREE ADVANCE COPY of Pearl in the Sand, Tessa Afshar's new novel coming out in September 2010. The presses have only just begun to print this book, so I only have ONE copy to give away to someone very lucky!

WARNING: Pearl in the Sand is a pageturner! And as such, may not be advisable for leisurely beach reading...unless the reader wants sunburn. 

It's simple to enter to win:

1) Comment below with a book on your summer reading list and please include your EMAIL

2) I will contact the winner (selected at random) via email tomorrow!

Watch the Trailer!

Book Description: Can a Canaanite harlot who has made her livelihood by looking desirable to men make a fitting wife for one of the leaders of Israel? Shockingly, the Bible’s answer is yes. Pearl in the Sand tells Rahab’s untold story. Rahab lives in a wall; her house is built into the defensive walls of the City of Jericho. Other walls surround her as well—walls of fear, rejection, unworthiness. A woman with a wrecked past; a man of success, of faith …of pride; a marriage only God would conceive! Through the heartaches of a stormy relationship, Rahab and Salmone learn the true source of one another’s worth and find healing in God.


  1. This summer, I'm reading Even Now, by Karen Kingsbury. Also 12 Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur, studying a Photoshop Elements 7 how to book, and many books on baseball (from the library) with my son (who is a pitcher). :)

    My email is

    Would love to read this book. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!


  2. One of my many reads is Never Let You Go by Erin Healy.

    Would love Pearl in the Sand. Please enter me. Thank you.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. Right now Listen by Rene Gutteridge. I have several nonfiction lined up to read next. Please enter me in the contest to win a copy of Pearl In The Sand. Have a blessed day!

  4. Currently I am reading Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl and then I want to read The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen. Would love to read Pearl in the Sand. Thanks!

  5. I'm reading Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey. I would love to read Pearl in the Sand. Email:

  6. I would love to read Pearl in the Sand. Some of the books on my summer reading list are "Courting Morrow Little" by Laura Frantz, "The Spoils of Eden" by Linda Chaikin, and "Take Four" by Karen Kingsbury.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  7. I am reading "Quiet Hero..Secrets from my Father's Past" by Rita Cosby and "When I Stop Talking, You Know I'm Dead" by Jerry Weintraub. I would love to read "Pearl in the Sand"...what a great title and gorgeous cover. I would also like the opportunity to win a copy of the book.

    Thank you.

    Lora Mitchell

  8. "Pearl in the Sand" sounds great, so hopefully I'll get a chance to read it this summer. In more certain plans, I'll be reading "The Gentlemen's Conspiracy" by Nick Daniels.

    genrereviewer (at) hughes (dot) net

  9. My summer reading includes 'She Walks in Beauty' by Siri Mitchell. 'Pearl in the Sand' sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
    Weekend blessings, everyone!

  10. My summer reading lit is MILES long... I home school so the summer is all about catching up on my reading!
    A few are:
    Lumby Series b Gail Faser
    Reread: And We Are Changed by Pricilla Shirer

  11. My summer reading stack is as tall as I am! LOL. This week will be The Homecoming by Dan Walsh, Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogt, Love on a Dime by Cara Lynn James. So many books and so little time! Pearl in the Sand sounds like an amazing book!

    Michelle V

  12. I have lots of books on my reading list. At top right now are Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen, Death of an Addict by M.C. Beaton & Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky.


  13. I've put it off long enough, so I plan to start Liz Curtis Higgs' Scotland series.

    Pearl in the Sand was already on my wish list and I appreciate the chance to win a copy.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  14. I have a Kindle with lots and lots to peruse and enjoy....tops right now is Randy Alcorn's 50 Days of Heaven and wishing I had a Julie Klassen to read. Pearl in the Sand is on my Amazon Wish List so looking forward to reading it at the end of summer as well!

  15. Also, a recommended book from Voice of the Marytrs, I Dared to Call Him Father...and, the reason I have no Julie Klassen is that I've read them all! Maybe I need to repeat one or two....

  16. Currently I'm reading Freedom by Malika Oufkir. She's not a Christian author. But it is about a woman who after a 20 year imprisonment tries to adjust to the world of free people and modernity. I read Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II by Darlene Deibler Rose. One of her captors became a Christian through her faithfulness to God. Amazing true story. I'm excited to read Pearl in the Sand. email is

  17. This summer I am reading Storm Warning by Billy Graham, No Other by Shawna K Williams, Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan, Private Justice by Terri Blackstock, A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher, Colter's Wife by Maya Banks, Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills and When Night Falls by Margaret Daley..... Just to name a few!

    latawniakintz (at) gmail (dot) com


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