Friday, March 22, 2013

"Home Run", the novel, Review & GIVEAWAY! (4/3) *CLOSED*

About the Novel:
Baseball all-star Cory Brand knows what it takes to win in the big leagues. But off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control.

Hoping to save her client's career and reputation after a DUI and a team suspension, Cory's agent sends him back to the small town where he grew up. Forced to coach the local youth baseball team and spend eight weeks in the only recovery program in town, Cory can't wait to return to his old life as quickly as possible.

As his young players help him experience the joy of the game, Cory discovers his need to find freedom from his past and hope for his future … and win back the love he left behind. With this unexpected second chance, Cory finds himself on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption.

Based on thousands of true stories, HOME RUN is a powerful reminder that with God, it's never too late … freedom is possible.

See HOME RUN, the movie, in theaters beginning April 19!

About the Author:
Travis Thrasher is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, including The Solitary Tales series, Isolation, and Ghostwriter. His writing is known for its honesty, depth, and surprising twists. Thrasher lives with his wife and daughters in Chicago.
 
My Review:
I wasn't sure how I was going to like this book.  I couldn't imagine a book being made from a movie being written well enough to do the movie justice.  Now, after reading the book, I can't wait to see the movie!  The book was written so well, that I'm excited to see how the actors portray the characters' personalities, thoughts and feelings.  It makes me wonder if all that I imagined while reading Home Run was what the author saw and portrayed so wonderfully in writing the book.

Beyond how well Home Run was written, there is a very important message that nearly everyone can relate to...addiction.  We may not all struggle with drugs and such, but I think there is probably a little something in many people's lives that they're doing to fill a void.  As Cory Brand finds out, it takes more than just willpower to overcome his addictions...only God can make us complete.
 
Please visit the following sites to learn more about this novel and the movie! 
 
Buy It!
Home Run, the novel, can be purchased online through David C. Cook for $14.99.

Thank you to FlyBy Promotions for the opportunity to review Home Run and for an extra copy for one of my readers to have the chance to win!
Giveaway:
Congrats to the winner, Pam D!
One of my readers is going to be blessed with their very own copy of Home Run, the novel! To enter to win, please leave a comment below. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address, so that I can contact you if you're the winner!

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Giveaway will end Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen shortly afterwards and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner.
 
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21 comments:

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun family movie - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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Ken Ohl said...

sure like to win this sounds like a great book. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Mystic Misha said...

I like these inspiring stories!

Dorothy Teel said...

I subscribe via e-mail..

I believe that this book would be a great read I love inspirational stories and ones I share with my daughters inlaw...

Dorothy Teel said...

This book sounds like a feel good read, agout getting what you want if you try hard enough.. My grandson would love this he loves baseball

Amy M said...

I'm not a sports fan, but I love baseball novels. Go figure. anaimless1@gmail.com

Sandra said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but I love an inspiring book to read.
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Nancy said...

I love new books.

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I am an email subscriber.


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance!

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TreasureToday said...

This sounds like an excellent book. I would love to win it. sweetbettysue@gmail.com

TreasureToday said...

I follow via GFC. Pam D

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I subscribed via email. sweetbettysue@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I love sports movies because my husband will watch them with me.

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Robyn-coolestmommy R said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this one.

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Amanda Randolph said...

I would love to win
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