Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Bakers's Wife by Erin Healy ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595547525
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595547521

About the book:
To save her husband and son, Audrey Bofinger must rescue her enemy.

The Bofinger family has lost their church ministry in a scandal exposed by Officer Jack Mansfield. Hoping to heal and to restore their reputation, Audrey, Geoff, and their son Ed take over a failing bakery in the small community.

Driving to the bakery one morning, blinded by fog, Audrey hits a motor scooter owned by Jack’s wife, Julie. The mangled scooter is crushed and bloody. But Julie is nowhere to be found. Her disappearance coincides with a sudden illness that nearly cripples Audrey.

Jack believes the Bofingers have hurt Julie to take revenge on him, but the evidence dries up and her trail goes cold. At a breaking point, Jack takes the tiny bakery and its patrons hostage, issuing only one demand: Audrey has six hours to return Julie to him, or lose Geoff and Ed forever.

With only an excruciating and intuitive gift, an ex-con, and Julie’s estranged daughter to help search for clues, Audrey starts the search of her life for a woman who has vanished like the fog.

My take on this book:
Geoff Bofingers was the pastor of Grace Springs Church and he and his wife Audrey also loved to bake bread and give it away it was a stress reliever for them. But when Geoff finds himself accused of something by Jack Mansfield that costs him his career as a pastor they know they will have to start over. Because they find solace in baking they decide to purchase a bakery that has recently closed. One morning when Audrey is driving to the bakery in a heavy fog she runs into something which turns out to be a scooter that belongs to Jack's wife Julie. While there is plenty of blood they can't find a body anywhere. Of course Jack thinks that somehow Audrey has something to do with the fact that they can't find Julie anywhere, and soon he spirals out of control and threatens Audrey's family. Just what happened to Julie?
This was a very fast paced  mystery that kept me turning the pages to see how things would work out. I found the plot quite interesting, and the characters quite believable and sincere. I thought this story easily showcased the difference between saying we are a christian and actually living the faith. Audrey and Geoff came off as very Godly people whose Christian faith and attitude was easy to see. Their son  Ed was your typical teenager making typical mistakes. Jack was a a character that really creeped me out just a bit. While I liked the plot, for me it was the characters that actually made the story. I easily recommend this one. While this is the first book I have read by Ms. Healy it certainly won't be my last.

About the author:

Well-known to critics and reviewers, Erin Healy has established herself as an award-winning editor and a best-selling co-author with Ted Dekker. Healy received wide acclaim for her two debut novels Never Let You Go and The Promises She Keeps. Her work focuses on the psychological and spiritual, driven by high moral stakes. She lives and writes in Colorado with her family.

For more information please visit

Now on to the giveaway!

Let the flour fly! Beginning October 24th, Erin's celebrating the release of her latest page turner, The Baker's Wife, with an outstanding KitchenAid baking prize package giveaway that includes a brand new KitchenAid Mixer, cook books, and all you need to whip up some fabulous bread or sweets! Then and on November 10th she'll be wrapping up the release of The Baker's Wife with an Author Book Chat Party on Facebook! Don't miss a minute of the fun!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • Empire Red 4.5 QT Ultra Power KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Black & White Kitschy Apron
  • Black Silicone Oven Mitt
  • Black OXO Rolling Pin
  • Wilton 9X5 loaf pan
  • At My Grandmother's Knee Cookbook by Faye Porter
  • Second Helpings with Johnnie Gabriel Cookbook
  • The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced at The Baker's Wife Author Book Chat Facebok Party. Erin will be wrapping up the The Baker's Wife celebration with a book club chat and giving away a bunch of "sweet treats"! So grab your copy of The Baker's Wife (it's okay if you don't have one yet- you might win one!) and join Erin on the evening of November 10th for a book chat, some "baking" trivia and lots of "sweet" giveaways (books, and Amazon, iTunes & Starbucks gift certificates)!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 10th!

1 comment:

  1. Hope I win the KitchenAid. :)
    New follower from the blog hop.


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