Thursday, November 17, 2011

Remembering You By Tricia Goyer ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway

Product Details

  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: GuidepostsBooks (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824948122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824948122

About the book:
35-year-old Ava Andrews' dream job is interrupted by an unusual request--fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather's last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own--to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.
As if juggling these two things isn't hard enough, Ava is soon surprised again ... twice. First, Ava and Grandpa Jack arrive in Europe, only to discover the tour is cancelled. Unwilling to let down her grandfather or her boss, Ava and Grandpa Jack head out on their own. Then, while they're on their way, the pair soon meet up with Paul, her grandpa's best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The same Dennis who just happens to be Ava's first love.
Before she knows it, Ava and Dennis are swept down memory lane as they visit the sites that are discussed in the history books. And even though Ava's videotaping old soldiers, she can see their youth, their hopes and fears, and their pride in their eyes. Soon Ava learns the trip isn't just for them ... it's for her too--especially for her heart.
My take on this book:
Things seem to be on a downward turn for Ava Ellington. She and her boyfriend Jay aren't getting along, and her job as head producer for Seattle's number one morning show seems a bit shaky, and the only thing that might save it is if she can come up with a big story. So when Ava gets a call from her mother asking her if she will accompany her Grandpa Jack to Paris so that he can do a battlefield tour with the Eleventh Armored Division which was the company he fought with during WWII.She decides to accompany him, hoping that this might be her big story, but more than that she hopes that perhaps the time they spend together might heal the rift that has grown between them.

I thought the plot of this story was quite interesting. I loved the idea of Ava going to England with her grandfather Jack to share a bit of his past. My favorite parts of the story had to be the letters she found of Jack's, letters he had written to his parents while he was serving in the war. I thought the relationship between Grandpa Jack and his war buddy and best friend Paul really was wonderful. It was so nice to see that their friendship had stood the test of time. I really loved the historical aspects of this novel and the vivid descriptions really brought to life the setting of the story. While the character of Ava was easy to understand and connect with, I really didn't start liking her until later in the story. I also really enjoyed reading the author's notes that were included with the story.

Overall I book that I certainly enjoyed reading,the book really allowed us to visit the past while keeping a firm footing in the present. Because of the discussion questions included it would be a great book club selection. 

About Tricia Goyer:

Tricia Goyer is a homeschooling mom of four (two graduated!) and an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia's written numerous novels inspired by World War II veterans, including her new release Remembering You. Tricia has a weekly radio show Living Inspired and loves to share inspiring, true stories. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Arkansas. 
For more information please visit

Now On To The Giveaway:

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her novel, Remembering You, with a KINDLE Touch Giveaway for you ... and for the friend of your choice. Then on 11/29 she'll be wrapping up the release of Remembering You with a Book Chat Party!

During the first half of the party Tricia will be chatting, sharing a sneak peek of her next book, and giving away a ton of great stuff. Then she'll head over to her website for a Live Chat! Readers will be able to chat with Tricia via video or text.

Don't miss your chance to win a Kindle Touch for yourself ... and to "remember" a friend this holiday with a Kindle Touch for them!

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Brand New Kindle Touch and a Kindle Touch for a Friend (winner's choice!) 
  • A copy of Remembering You by Tricia Goyer for each

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on November 29th. Winner will be announced at Remembering You Facebook Party on 11/29. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away copies of her other WWII books and gift certificates to Starbucks and So grab your copy of Remembering You and join Tricia on the evening of the 29th for an author chat, a trivia contest (How much do you know about WWII?) and lots of giveaways.

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!


  1. Sounds like a great, interesting book!! Great giveaway too. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Great blog! Thanks for Checkin' it Out! with Dawn! I am a new follower now!

  3. Sounds like a great giveaway. Thanks for visiting the Terrific Thursday Blog Hop. I am following you back. Vicky from Mess For Less

  4. this book looks awesome! great review!

    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! i'm following you back!

    melissa @ knit purl baby

  5. Hi Brenda loved the book review. Thanks for coming by my blog ( Babsbookbistro) and following I am returning the favor and will be checking back often :).


  6. Thanks for stopping by from the Terrific Thursday Blog Hop. I am following you back. I look forward to coming back and reading your blog!

  7. thanks for popping by Brenda. I'm following on GFC now. Keep in touch!

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  8. I have a copy of this on my TBR pile, and your review makes me want to move it toward the top. I always enjoy reading about this time period :)


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