Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Tour for Conversations with a Moonflower- Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the tour for Conversations with a Moonflower!

I have a review and giveaway of this great book. So first things first, lets learn a little about the book.

(Normally I would have a picture of the cover here, but Picasa is being screwy and won't upload it. Should Picasa start working correctly I'll put it here.)

It all begins with a little flower. This tenderly told story is a beautiful reminder to appreciate the simple joys around you. The perfect gift for even the busiest mothers and friends in your life, this book is guaranteed to change chaos to calm and inspire all to look beyond the ordinary and see the extraordinary.

(Summary and cover via Goodreads)

Conversations with a Moonflower is a sweet little book. It all starts when the author, Chris, goes with her family to clean out her Grandmother's old house in Amish country. While there, a young Amish woman invites them to come see her moonflowers bloom. Moonflowers are unique in that they only bloom at night, and then fade quickly once the sun begins to rise. Chris and her family are amazed by the moonflower and are very excited then the owner of the moonflowers offers to send some home with them. Once back in Utah, Chris plants her flower and tends it into a beautiful plant. As the moonflowers begin to bloom, they seem to cast a spell over everyone who sees them. Chris's yard soon becomes a gathering place for friends and neighbors who want to see what these flowers are all about. 

More than this though, Chris is able to have time to have "conversations" with the moonflower. Having struggled with ADD her whole life, Chris has often found it hard to sit still. However, with the moonflower she is able to sit back and reflect on things. She has great realizations regarding blooming when she is ready and accepting herself as she is among other things. These are all lessons we could stand to learn. I absolutely loved this book. Just reading about the calming effects the moonflower had on Chris seemed to have a bit of the same effect on me. I think so many times we get caught up in this super busy life without having time to just sit and reflect on things. We could all use some moonflowers in our life that help us to accept and love ourselves faults and all. I highly recommend this book to everyone. I have a feeling I will start giving these out as gifts. It is short and sweet, so anyone can find the time to read it. The lessons Chris learned while talking to the moonflower are universal. This world would be a much better place if we could all find moonflowers of our own.

Book provided by publisher for review.

Want to read this awesome book? Well here's your chance to win a signed copy!

That's right, I have one signed copy of Conversations with a Moonflower. All you have to do to enter is either follow the book's blog or like the book's Facebook page. Two entries if you do both! Just fill out the form below.

This contest is open to residents of the US. It will run from September 3 to September 9. A winner will be determined by on September 10. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. 

Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!


Karen C said...

I agree - we can all use a little calm in our lives. Sounds like a good read. Thanks.

katsrus said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. The book cover is pretty. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B