Thursday, October 4, 2012

Book Spotlight and Giveaway! The Road to Mercy by Kathy Harris



About Kathy Harris:

Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.

She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a book agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published three books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie.

For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote (as well as ghost wrote) news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom.

An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the publicity officer for Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. Kathy lives near Nashville with her husband and their two Shiloh Shepherd dogs. She regularly interviews literary and music guests on her blog at www.DivineDetour.com. You can visit her author website at www.KathyHarrisBooks.com.

Visit her at Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/DivineDetour

Like Kathy at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathyHarrisAuthor

Pick up your copy of The Road to Mercy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Road-Mercy-Kathy-Harris/dp/1426741936/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330640867&sr=1-1

Purchase your copy of The Road to Mercy at the publisher’s website: http://www.abingdonpress.com/forms/DynamicContent.aspx?id=162&pageid=700

Pick up your copy of The Road to Mercy at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-road-to-mercy-kathy-harris/1108857098

About The Road to Mercy:


Dr. Ben Abrams, rescued as an infant from a fiery crash that killed his family, turned his adversities into success but lost his heritage of faith. Fifty years later, Josh and Bethany Harrison face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death, even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Abrams urges her to abort the baby to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and continue the pregnancy.

During the next few months, Josh, a contemporary Christian singer, struggles with his faith while Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.

In The Road To Mercy Kathy Harris weaves a tale that crosses generations while drawing readers into a dramatic story that has both heart and soul. In breathtaking style Kathy examines complex moral issues while looking at the consequences of very human decisions all woven together in a narrative that pushes readers so deeply into the adventure that they will come to know the characters as well as they know their best friends. This Road takes you by miraculous survivals and onto monumental life struggles and is one you will likely travel not just once, but time and time again.

Ace Collins, multi-published author of Reich of Passage, The Yellow Packard, and The Christmas Star

As an avid Christian fiction reader myself, I found Kathy Harris’ book a powerful one, with themes that engage both the heart and mind. Kathy handles the sensitive topic of abortion both realistically and graciously. The Road to Mercy is a blessing wrapped up in a novel—a reminder of the kindness of God.

- Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress

Exquisite writing, wonderful characters, and a captivating story left me devouring this book. I couldn’t put it down. Novel Rocket and I highly recommend it.

- Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor, Novel Rocket, http://www.novelrocket.com

Giveaway!


Enter to win a copy of The Road to Mercy! Open to the US and Canada! Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

UPDATE: Kathy Harris asked if you all would list one of your favorite Bible verses in your comment...so, if you want, please do that when you comment. :) Thanks!
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46 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here today, Melanie! I love the verse from Philippians you posted above. One of my favorite verses, and one that pertains to The Road to Mercy, is Psalm 136:1 ~ O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.

    I'd like to ask each of your readers to list one of their favorite verses!

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  2. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. What a great-sounding story, and I really like the cover too. Thanks for offering this lovely book to all of us.

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  4. The book sounds wonderful. Would love a chance toread it. julierupert@gmail.com

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  5. This sounds like a wonderful book! Please enter me!
    Bethany

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  6. The verse that I've made what you could call my "life verse" is Romans 8:37 :)

    Colletta

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  7. This books sound incredibly interesting. My favorite verse is:
    "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

    Loraine

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  8. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!!

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  9. Isaiah 54:17, "No weapon formed against me shall prosper." :)
    Please enter me in to the giveaway! Thanks!
    ~Carina Quiambao

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  10. Good verses! Thanks to everyone for commenting today. Good luck to all in the giveaway.

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  11. This sounds fascinating! One of my fav passages is Psalm 139:13-16, which I actually just read the other day as part of my dev. The whole chapter is great, but especially those verses.

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  12. This is a new author to me. I would love to read this book.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Sounds great. Reminds me of Nicholas Sparks' book, The Choice

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  14. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11

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  15. This books sounds like once I start it I won't be able to put it down till I finish it - I love those kind of books.

    Janet

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  16. Sounds like a great new book with interesting twists. I love Philippians 4:13...always a reminder that I need!

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  17. Thank you for the giveaway. I'm always looking for new stuff to read and she seems like a cool author.

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  18. Enter me this book looks great!!

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  19. i would love to win this novel. thanks for the chance.

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  20. Thanks for the review and chance to win the book. Fav verse...and His name shall be called Emmanual which means God with us. Blessings, Diane

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  21. Veronica, I love those verses too. Thanks for sharing them.

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  22. Great verse, Emily! One we all need to read regularly. It reminds me of the lyrics to Chris Tomlin's song, Our God. "And if our God is with us, then what could stand against..."

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  23. Another great verse! Thanks, Kandra. And thanks to everyone who took the time to comment today. Blessings!

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  24. I would love to read. I think will be a fantastic read. Thanks for a chance to win a great book.

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  25. I want to read the rest of the story. I appreciate the chance with my entry to this awesome giveaway! My favorite verse is Romans 8:28. God is the supplier of our needs. He did not say our wants...He does answer our prayers.
    Cyndee Thomas
    cyndee(dot)thomas0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. This looks like a great book! I love fiction that delves into real issues. Will definitely add it to my 'to read' list.

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  27. I'd love to read this, and love Proverbs 3:5-6.
    katsaddress AT gmail. dot com

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  28. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  29. I really want to read this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  30. My mother-in-law would LOVE to read this book!

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  31. I would love to win and review this book. I already follow your feed.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Great synopsis! The book sounds wonderful!

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  33. Sounds like a very neat book. Thanks for the giveaway. It is a great opportunity to win a great book.

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  34. thanks for the review of these book...

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  35. Thank you! A favorite verse...oops, I missed where we were to write that, so I'll do it here: "Cease striving and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

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  36. Congrats on your book. A favorite verse is "Cease striving and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)

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  37. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. My all time favorite verse is John 3:16.
    Angela Hartness

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  38. This sounds like a great book.

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  39. Oh..and my fav verse...Jeremiah 29:11
    New International Version (NIV)
    11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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  40. Sounds like such a powerful book. My favorite verse is Phillipians 2: 3 & 4 - Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but consider others better than yourself.

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  41. sounds like an interesting read - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8