Thursday, August 9, 2012

Choosing Charity Review + Giveaway!

When Kit learns that her biological mother wants to meet her, it seems her perfect life is about to come tumbling down. With a new job, a husband she adores, and friends all around her, can Kit possibly be expected to risk everything for a woman who left her in a dumpster to die?

Of course, love comes in many forms. Now Kit's about to learn that when faith and hope aren't enough, charity can make things right.

This book was a pleasure to read.  It has an emotional pull that keeps you invested and reading.  There were so many personal and stressful things happening in Kit's life yet I think they were represented in a way I could relate to.  They seemed real to me.  Well, except I can't imagine how I would deal with meeting the woman who gave birth to me and left me in a dumpster to die.  I'm pretty sure it would have taken me longer to get over the "meeting" event than it took Kit.

I think the best part of the book for me was the growing relationship between Kit and Charity.  It was easy to see how love for one person can trump anything negative about a situation.  I also love how the title can be taken literally and figuratively.  

I love the messages in this book.  Forgiveness, hope, faith, charity and love.  When the family rallied around Kit and Charity my heart just swelled.  I finished this book feeling good.

This book is the third book in a series about Kit.  I haven't read the first two books (Finding Faith and Having Hope) but I had no problem reading this as a stand alone book.  I didn't feel lost or out of the loop at all.  Having said that, I would like to go back and read the first two books.  I'm sure they are great as well.

This is an LDS fiction book.

As part of the tour, Terri is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of the Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy, including hard copies of Finding Faith,Having Hope, and Choosing Charity. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post or any of the other stops on the tour. (Visit the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

My thanks to Lexi over at The Book Bug for allowing me to join in this blog tour.  She is awesome and does a great job setting up these tours.  I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Here are some purchase links for Choosing Charity:
Cedar Fort

Here is the info on the official launch party if you are close by and interested in joining in!

Terri Ferran grew up in a small Colorado town that offered little in the way of entertainment. She escaped through reading (and later on a Continental Trailways bus), and although the town didn't have a library, she eagerly anticipated the coming of the Bookmobile and would check out stacks of books at a time.

She moved to Utah as a high school senior where she joined the LDS Church and met her husband, Tod. She dreamed of being a writer but took the safe route of becoming a CPA. She finally got brave enough to quit working in the world of numbers to pursue her dream of writing and also to spend more time with her children. Her first book, Finding Faith was published in 2007 and she is excited to be living her dream of writing in real life.

Terri still loves to read, but she can usually be found writing, doing laundry, dishes, running errands, napping, eating chocolate, or exercising (not necessarily in that order).


  1. I'd LOVE to win this book to read! I'm going to have to look up the other books!

  2. Great review Aimee (as usual!) Thanks again for being part of the tour!

  3. I've read lots of great reviews of this book as part of the blog tour and have definitely added it (and the other two in the series) to my TBR list!

  4. Love your blog! This seems like an awesome giveaway.

  5. What a great giveaway!!

  6. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Interesting.


  7. Delightful review of what sounds like a great read.


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