Thursday, November 6, 2008

Out of Her Hands

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Out Of Her Hands

Tyndale House Publishers (September 22, 2008)


Megan DiMaria


I was born and raised in New York State and have since lived in Maine, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, New Jersey, and now I live in Colorado. My husband and I have three delightful, adult children and an old Jack Russell Terrier named
Belle who seems to find her way into my novels. My resume will tell you I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Communications, and after graduation I worked as a radio and television reporter, freelance writer, editor and marketing professional.

I'm a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and am assistant director of Words For The Journey, Rocky Mountain Region.

But what's most important to know about me is that I am a follower of Jesus, wife, mother, friend, reader and writer.

Life’s a journey, enjoy the adventures!


In this second novel by Megan DiMaria, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children's future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Out Of Her Hands, go HERE

"No sophomore slump for DiMaria! This novel (Out of Her Hands) is as engaging and meaningful as her first, Searching for Spice. Her realistic portrayal of the characters' lives should endear them to readers and help Christians to feel less alone in their daily trials."
~Romantic Times Magazine, 4 ½ stars TOP PICK!

“Life in Linda's world is messy...but filled with love, laughter, struggle and faith. Megan has created a most real heroine for us to love...and I adore her!”
~Deena Peterson, reviewer: A Peek at my Bookshelf

“Megan DiMaria crafts a novel so compelling, so real, you forget you're reading fiction.”
~Darcie Gudger, reviewer: TitleTrakk

"This is a great read for a quiet afternoon or in those times when you feel your own life spinning out of control and need the reality check of knowing you're not in it alone."
~Amazon reviewer

In Review:     The older my boys get I am discovering the hardest part of parenting is letting them go to make their own mistakes.      It is also hoping and praying that I have taught the what they need to know and that they have listened.      I mean, sometimes they don't listen then I tell them to pick up their socks off the floor.     How can I be sure they listened on the big things and that it "stuck"?    

I really felt for Linda in this book.     Not only is she struggling with cutting the apron strings, but now her son has decided to introduce *gulp* a girlfriend.       The other woman has other ideas and other things begin to happen that Linda can't control.     

Linda does what every Mom does.    Goes into panic mode because things are OUT OF HER HANDS!   And let's face it.   That is not where any of us wants to be.


Carrie said...

I probably should read this one. My 19 year-old stepson just told my hubby last weekend he asked his girlfriend he's known for 7 months to marry him. I haven't even told anyone because I'm in complete shock and denial.

The last girlfriend he had (who was also his first girlfriend), he wanted to give a 1/4 carat diamond solitaire "promise" ring to at six months as a senior in high school.

Oh man, I'm getting worked up just thinking about it! Not like it's the end of the world, but it's so hard to just let kids make mistakes on their own! We had a lot of work to do when he came to live with us at 12. It was almost too late to let him make those mistakes because the consequences were so much bigger!

Okay, I need to shut up now. Just venting a little. All I can do is pray for his happiness.

And did I mention we haven't even met her yet? I wouldn't even consider saying yes to someone until I had met their parents! EVER! And she's struck up a friendship with his mother (who is not the most stable person in the world)!

I guess they have something in common, his mother is engaged also. She cheated on her 2nd husband (after cheating on my husband with another man and having his baby), and left her three kids with him (thank the Lord).

Shutting up now....I'm seriously buying this one.

Amydeanne said...

looks like a great book!

I came for your wfw! i love the picture you posted! i pray my boys will be like that!

From the Doghouse said...

What do you think so far?