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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Almost Heaven - Giveaway and Review

"I suppose you can sum up a man's life with a few words, but I need to put this story down to fill in the missing pieces. Or perhaps I can convince the people who know me as a hermit that there was some reason for it all. But this is not really for those outside looking in. This is for me.

Some people say Billy Allman has a heart of gold. Others say he's a bit odd. The truth is, they're all right. He's a hillbilly genius - a collector, a radio whiz - and he can make the mandolin sing. Though he dreams of making an impact on the world beyond the hills and hollers of Dogwood, West Virginia, things just always seem to go wrong.

But however insignificant Billy's life seems, it had not gone unnoticed. Malachi is an angel sent to observe and protect Billy. Though it's not his dream assignment, Malachi always follows orders. And as Billy's story unfolds, Malachi slowly begins to see the bigger picture - that each step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful song that will forever change the lives of those who hear it." - (Excerpt from back cover).

My Review:

I absolutely adored this heartwarming story of the life of a man who lives life to the fullest in helping others the way Jesus would have instructed us all to live ours. Holding on to his childlike faith along the way when life hands him difficulties that most would run from, Billy instead turns to the One who can see further down the road than he can. This book is the story about Billy's life and the lives of those that are woven into his through being a part of his family, living next door or simply loving him. We get an opportunity to witness a different side as well through the eyes of an angel called Malachi whose duty at the moment is to protect Billy. In his views, we get a glimpse into the unseen world and the spiritual battle that takes place each and every day.

I loved this book, Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry, and since it comes during the holidays, I thought I would offer this as a giveaway from one lucky reader of my blog. This really takes you into the choices that each of us face everyday and show us the good and bad sides to them as well. I received this book, compliments of Glass Road Publications for my honest review and say I loved it. This one rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy click on the title below:

For those of you interested in the giveaway, here are your guidelines:

1. Must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart

2. Must be a resident of the US and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I must have a way to contact you so please include your email address along with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of this book. The giveaway will end on November 16th.


  1. I loved it too. One of the best I have read this year.

  2. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaways!

    I'm a follower.

  3. Have read many reviews, and it sounds great! Please enter me. I am a follower.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  4. It sounds like a great book to curl up on a cold winters' night and reflect on our own lives in the process! I'm a follower!

  5. I want to read this because it sounds good! I've heard others say they enjoy his books.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  6. Great review Kat, I think this book is something everyone should read. Don't enter me in the contest, but I would like to let your readers know that is giving away the Kindle version of this book, here is the link

  7. I'm a follower and I'd love to read it because it sounds like I'd really like it.


  8. I love the review, this must be a wonderful story. It makes me think of Johnny Appleseed but instead of helping nature, the main character helps people.

    I am a follower.


  9. Please enter me in contest. The book sounds really good. I would love to read it.

  10. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    i'm a follower, too

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. Sounds like a fabulous read! Thanks for the contest.

    I'm a subscriber and a follower! GFC.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  12. a follower of your blog, Reviews of the Heart.I'm a subscriber .Almost Heaven
    sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  13. I follow your blog. I'd like to read this because it sounds like a hearwarming story.

  14. You always have the best reviews and make my wish list bigger than it always is. I love stories like this.
    Yes, I'm a follwer.

    Thanks for the chance

  15. following you as jhb. Never heard of this and sounds really interesting.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  16. What an interesting book ... you are the best reviewer.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  17. Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow via GFC and e-mail. I would like to win this book because I enjoy stories of people who unknowingly help others.



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