Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway of Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel by Melody Carlson



I was given an ARC copy of this book and was asked to read and give a honest review of the book
Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel A Dear Daphne Novel by Melody Carlson.

check at the bottom of this post for the giveaway of the ARC of this book.

This book and characters are easy to connect with, you feel like you can just step into this small hometown and be friends with all the characters. It is a book that you just want to keep reading to see what is next.

Daphne had a dream to be a writer and after college she lands a job as a writer for the New York Times, but after years in the city she wonders if this is what she really wants. She is like we are when we think we know what we want and then when we get it we wonder is this really that great or what is going to make us happy.

 Daphne's  Aunt dies and she goes home for the funeral, but to her surprise Daphne's Aunt has left Daphne her house with some strings attached. The reader gets caught up in Daphne trying to decide what she wants, whether she can meet her Aunts strings for her inheritance and what will really make her happy.

This book, I think, is somewhat of a quest for Daphne to find out what she really wants out of life, about being happy, and about trusting God to help her make the right decisions and believing in the plan God has for her. It is a very good book that is very enjoyable. It has a good story and at the end of the book it leaves you wanting more. An excellent book. Melody Carlson has another good book that will connect with the readers.

I would highly recommend this book.  This book will be out June 2013. check out Melody Carlson's website for more about her and her books at www.melodycarlson.com

I was given an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) courtesy of Shelton Interactive of the book Lock, Stock, and Over A Barrel A Dear Daphne Novel (B&H Publishing Group) by Melody Carlson, in exchange for a honest review of the book




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14 comments:

  1. I read your review of this book on goodreads. (great review, by the way) It sounds like one that I'd really enjoy.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter to win a copy.

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Sounds like a good book! Can't wait to read it!

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  3. I love Melody Carlson's books! This one sounds good.

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    1. It is a good book, I enjoyed it. Good luck Susan

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  4. I have enjoyed all of Melody Carlson's books I have read, and have no reason to believe I would not love this one as well! I am limited to library books and winnings, and this would be a blessing!

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

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    1. This is a good book, it was the first of Melody Carlson's books for me. Good luck

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  5. My sister enjoyed the Melody Carlson book she read last summer, she might love this one too! :-) Thank you for hosting this give-away! I love meeting fellow book bloggers! I have a giveaway at my site, if you are interested.
    http://foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com

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    1. I will go to your blog thanks. Good luck

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  6. I have never heard of this book and it looks like a good one. She is a good author.

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    1. It wil be released in June 2013. Good luck

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  7. I always enjoy reading books by Melody Carlson - she is such a great author

    Stimmer@familylife.com

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