The Baker’s Wife (review and giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  November 4, 2011 — 3 Comments

Almost every day, Audrey Bofinger feels pain—other people’s pain. This empathic ability is what leads her to Cora Jean Hall, who is dying of cancer.

“In the most physical, literal sense, Audrey was regularly guided there, directed by an unseen arm, weighty and warm, that encircled her shoulders and turned her body toward the Halls’ house every week or so. A voice audible only to her own ears would whisper, ‘Please don’t leave me alone today.’ It was no pitiful sound, and Audrey never resented it, though from time to time it surprised her. In these moments she thought, though she had never dared to try it, that if she applied her foot to the gas pedal and took her hands off the wheel, her car would take her wherever God wanted her to be.” ~from The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy~

Both Audrey’s special ability and her visits to Cora Jean become significant after a car accident sets in motion a series of events that endangers her family and tests her faith. As Audrey races against the clock to save her husband and son, she finds herself working through her own pain, as well as helping those around her. I loved that ultimately this book was about a spiritual crisis. And that the outcome presented a strong message about the healing powers of faith, forgiveness, and unconditional love.

Captivating, thrilling, and amazing are just a few of the words readers have used to describe The Baker’s Wife. The inspirational reviewer from The Romantic Times labelled the book a Top Pick.  Want to experience what everyone’s talking about for yourself? Follow this link to pick up a copy. ***Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy for me to review.

Need more details? Here’s the book blurb from Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey’s car strikes something at a fog-shrouded intersection. She finds a motor scooter belonging to a local teacher. Blood is everywhere, but there’s no trace of a body. Both the scooter and the blood belong to detective Jack Mansfield’s wife, and he’s certain that Audrey is behind Julie’s disappearance. But the case dead-ends and the detective spirals into madness. When he takes her family and some patrons hostage at the bakery, Audrey is left with a soul-damaged ex-con and a cynical teen to solve the mystery. And she’ll never manage that unless she taps into something she would rather leave behind—her excruciating ability to feel others’ pain.

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!

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

3 responses to The Baker’s Wife (review and giveaway)

  1. O I keep hearing great things about this one 🙂

  2. sounds like a great book – great giveaway to

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