Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Litfuse Tour: Forever Hilltop series by Judy Baer

About the book: 

The charming and often hilarious Forever Hilltop series follows the experiences of former city dweller Alex Armstrong as he settles into his new role as pastor of a Scandinavian community in rural North Dakota. Alex is sometimes baffled by his parishioners and their colorful ways, but he comes to appreciate their simple wisdom. One thing's for sure -- life in Hilltop Township is never dull! This new two-in-one format features An Unlikely Blessing along with its sequel, Surprising Grace.

In An Unlikely Blessing, Alex Armstrong is a former city dweller who has just accepted his first parish assignment to a small community in the wilds of North Dakota. In Hilltop Township, Pastor Alex becomes familiar with the residents and their odd traditions, from julebukking to King Oscar's fish balls. And then there's the excitement the single pastor creates among the unmarried women in the community! Alex soon discovers that his new church home has as much to teach him as he has to teach them.

In Surprising Grace, Alex Armstrong is settling into his new role as pastor of Hilltop Church, and he's even starting to understand the strange ways of the people who populate this barren stretch of North Dakota prairie. But he also finds that his flock needs help and counsel like he never imagined. In this cozy and entertaining read, Alex must choose between the woman he once loved -- and the home he's come to love.

Paperback, 2 books in one volume, 572 pages 
Published 2012 by Guideposts
ISBN 13 9780824945299

  About Judy:

Judy Baer was born and grew up on a farm on the prairies of North Dakota, experiencing many of the same things as her Hilltop characters. An only child, she spent most of her days with imaginary people-either those she read about or those she made up in her head.

Baer graduated from Concordia College with majors in English and education and a minor in religion. While at the time, she was simply studying what interested her, Baer later realized that she was educating herself for her future career as a Christian writer. She certainly put her education to use as she is the author of more than 75 books.

A certified professional life coach now certified in three coaching disciplines, Baer coaches primarily professional and aspiring writers. She is also a faculty advisor in the Department of Human Development at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Baer has two daughters and three step children. She and her husband live in Minnesota.

She invites you to visit her at her web site www.judykbaer.com for more information on her and her books.

Link to buy the book:  http://ow.ly/azv7s 

Blog Tour Schedulehttp://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/13467681/foreverhilltop

@JudyKBaer is giving away a Kindle for YOU … and one for a Friend in her Forever Hilltop Giveaway! Celebrate with Judy by entering to win a Kindle for you and a friend!

One lucky winner will receive:
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi to Giveaway to a Friend!
  • Forever Hilltop by Judy K Baer for you and a one for a friend

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My Thoughts

Alex Armstrong has just arrived in Hilltop Township, North Dakota.  He is to be the new Pastor of not just one church but two.  Unfortunately the two churches have had a split of communities.  This was not what he had expected.  He thought he would be moving to a tranquil community. Since he arrived it has been one thing after another.  It is a beautiful area and the house provided for him was a big surprise to him.

There are definitely some very colorful characters in this novel.  Some that are overly helpful and some that are in desperate need of help. Then there are those that don't wish to be bothered at all.  Alex Armstrong has his hands full.  It is a good thing God is with him and Hilltop Township.

Book two takes up right where book one left off.  With some unexpected events.  Also a hometown girl comes home to the community for harvest time and put a whole new spin on Alex's life.  But will she stay or will she return to her home in the big city?

This was a long book for sure.  But well worth reading.  I highly recommend this book!

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Guidposts for review. I was in no way compensated for this review.  It is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this sweet small town read as well :) And it was great to get more than one book!