Author: Terri Ferran
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: July 2012
Series: Faith, Hope, and Charity #3
Source: The Book Bug Blog Tour
4 Stars: I Really Liked It
But when Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, she’s not sure how to react. What good could possibly come from getting to know someone who left you in a dumpster to die?
Exquisitely written and full of heart, Choosing Charity is a can’t-miss read that’s sure to remind you why Christlike love is the greatest virtue of all.
Note: This book would be considered Christian fiction, specifically LDS fiction (Latter-day Saints/ Mormons). It wasn’t “preachy.” It mentioned prayer and asking God for help and guidance which for me is normal and every day.
This is the third book in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I didn’t read the first two books, but now I’d like to go back and read those. I think it would have enhanced my reading of Choosing Charity because of the attachment I would have felt for all the characters, but it wasn’t necessary.
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was a beautiful story. I loved the main character, Kit, from the beginning. She was easy to connect with. Kit had just graduated from college and had been married a few months. She had a new job and was learning to balance married life. I think the feelings Kit had relating to her parents’ divorce were very realistic. She had a lot of ups and downs with all the different story lines going on. I loved all that was happening in the book. At first I had a hard time remember who all the side characters were, but I soon had it figured out and loved all the side stories. Charity and Lily were my favorite side characters.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good, clean, entertaining contemporary. Read below to find out about the giveaway, other blog tour stops, launch party, and more!
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Sexual Content: very mild ( kissing )
I received the book from The Book Bug Blog Tour. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.
Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction
As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. Click HERE to visit the tour page for the full tour schedule. The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!
Launch Party Info:
The official launch party for Choosing Charity will be held on August 11th from 3-7 PM at Seagull Book in The District in South Jordan. Terri will be joined by three other authors: Diony George and Carla Kelly. Prizes and refreshments will be offered so come join the fun!
Other Books in Series:
Finding Faith and Having Hope
Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn’t have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time. She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life. Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).
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12 thoughts on “Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway: Choosing Charity by Terri Ferran”
Sounds like a series I'd really enjoy!
“If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble” to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer”save lives”!mawaddainternationalaid
I liked this book, too! Especially Kit's relationship with her husband, and a few other people. Great review!
Great review! I really liked the book too! And you should definitely read the other books in the series. They are awesome as well and makes the 3rd one even better.
Thanks again for being part of the tour!
The sisters- I'm excited to read them to. Happy Reading!
These books all sound amazing! I can't wait to start reading them.
Gayle- The first 2 books sounds great too. Now I want to go back and read those ones!
Laura- Sweet is a very good word for this book.
This sounds like such a great series — I hadn't heard of it before, but it's already on my TBR list. I can't wait to read them!
This sounds like a sweet read.
emfawcett- It really was a great read! You should definitely check it out.
Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!