Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Book Giveaway of the Week



I had so many interesting commments about this book, as well as quite a few discussions with people about it, so I thought I'd make it available as a giveaway.

This is Mistaken Identity by Don and Susie VanRyn and Newell, Colleen and Whitney Cerak, from Howard Publishers.

Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried under the wrong name, one in a coma and being cared for by the wrong family.

This shocking case of mistaken identity stunned the country and made national news. Would it destroy a family? Shatter their faith? Push two families into bitterness, resentment, and guilt?
Read this unprecedented story of two traumatized families who describe their ordeal and explore the bond sustaining and uniting them as they deal with their bizarre reversal of life lost and life found.

And join Whitney Cerak, the sole surviving student, as she comes to terms with her new identity, forever altered, yet on the brink of new beginnings.
Mistaken Identity weaves a complex tale of honesty, vulnerability, loss, hope, faith, and love in the face of one of the strangest twists of circumstances imaginable.

A link to my review can be found in the post below.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post, tell me something interesting about yourself.

2. Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win.

3. For a bonus entry, subscribe to my feed (see right hand sidebar) or let me know if you're already subscribed.

4. Deadline to enter is Saturday, June 21, I'll get numbers via random.org on Sunday to determine a winner.

20 comments:

Vickie said...

This sounds like a fascinating book!

Martha A. said...

Something interesting about myself?
I lived in a community for several years when I got married, my husband is Russian, from Russia, and I married into this culture and lifestyle!

I am subscribed to your feed already and would love a second entry!

martha (at) lclink (dot) com

Cheryl Shryack said...

I'm not sure if this is interesting but I love to travel, read, camp and go boating. I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds like a good one. Please enter me in the contest. My email address is shryackmom@charter.net

Vickie said...

Oops, I forgot to tell something interesting about me. I lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a year. :)


email: fictionfan1@cox.net
website: vickiemcdonough.com

lovedandamazed said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. And sort of like Karen Kingsbury's "One Tuesday Morning," which I loved but cried boatloads through. Please count me in!!

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

cathikin said...

This is a situation that actually has happened, and it does bring up a whole lot of serious quesitons. I t hink it would be quite an interesting book.

Me, interesting? I guess the most interesting thing would be from my job. I taught Englsih as a Second Language for most of my adult life. It taught ME more than I taught my students, about cultures, relationships, and even myself as I tried to help my stuents learn to survive and grow in the US.

Cathi
chassan2 at Hotmail . com

Lindsey said...

Wow, I'm totally intrigued by this book... :-)

Trying to think of something interesting about myself... I'm thinking that if you'd let me tell you something I IMAGINE about myself it would be much more interesting, lol. Guess I've been reading too much Anne of Green Gables. *sheepish*

My middle name is Elda, my grandmother's name. :-)

Thanks for the drawing!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

jezebelsk said...

Great contest - looks like a wonderful book!

My interesting fact: I spent the years I was 13-15 in Saudi Arabia, and they are among my fondest memories.

I am already subscribed to your feed, I love it!

Hil'Lesha said...

Me? Interesting? Nah. :)

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

Karin said...

I am related to a well known professional football player.

Pamela J said...

Here is something I think might interest some: I was born two months premature, yet I grew to be the tallest of us girls in my family. My brother outgrew me in high school and it took me two years to finally concede the fact. Oops, maybe that's two? Well, I'd love to win this book, it has me in it's grip, the desire to read it, already. Please enter me. Thanks.
Pam
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Pamela J said...

Oops again... I forgot to mention I do already subscribe to the feed. Thanks.
Pam
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Something interesting about myself? Well, I'm a singer and bass player in a Southern Gospel/Bluegrass band. We're all one family, and there are ten of us! If you don't believe me, our website is www.WeaverBeliever.com.

writer underscore weaver at yahoo dot com

Carole said...

Interesting fact about myself: I have played the piano for my church since the age of 16, a total of 45 years so far.

I appreciate your contest and would love to win a copy of this book. Also, I am already subscribed to your feed.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Nathan, Sarah, Liam, Deacon said...

interesting....interesting....I currently have 8...or 9 now I guess tattoos in various places. More to come!

Rom8vs28@aol.com

PS: I am subscribing right now :o)

Sheri said...

Hmmm...I don't really think of myself as interesting, but I love to read and I am a very fast reader. I collect black and white cows.
I saw the dateline program about this story and would LOVE to read the book.
Sheri <><

sheriberry02@yahoo.com

stampedwithgrace said...

I'm a subscriber :)

something interesting: I have 7 kids!

ChristiS said...

something interesting about me? I just got back from a fantastic cruise with my entire family (16 of us in all) for my parents' 50th anniversary!!
I would love to win this book!

kd said...
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kd said...

I just subscribed!

Let's see...the birthdays of my husband, dad, grandpa, daughter, son, mother-in-law and sister-in-law are all within three weeks of each other.

Please enter me to win the book... I saw them on a nightline special (or other program) and it was so interesting!

my email is mssonatina at yahoo