Thursday, August 30, 2012

Choosing Charity Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

About the Book

Title: Choosing Charity
Author: Terri Ferran
Release Date: July 2012
Publisher: Cedar Fort (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: LDS Inspirational Fiction
Series: Faith, Hope, and Charity trilogy (Book #3)
Other Books in the Series: Finding Faith (Book #1), Having Hope (Book #2)

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.

Choosing Charity is the perfect conclusion to the Faith, Hope, and Charity series. It brings together all the loose ends of Kit's story and completes the development of her character. However, I think it can also stand on its own as a beautiful story of love, family, and of course, charity.

Which brings me to one of the things that I loved about this trilogy, and that is its overarching theme of "faith, hope, and charity". As Latter Day Saints, this phrase is used over and over as qualities that we should be seeking to cultivate. I loved watching as Kit developed these qualities and realized the importance of each of them in her life.

I especially loved the title of this final book! Not only does it convey the message and theme of the book but it has a special double meaning since "Charity" is also the name of Kit's half-sister. And since "the greatest of these is charity" (1 Corinthians 13:13), it was a fitting theme and title for the conclusion of this trilogy.

Terri has once again created a truthful and heartfelt story of family drama. I like that she doesn't shy away from dealing with tough subjects such as divorce, adoption, and infertility. Instead, these are woven into the story and dealt with in a realistic way that I am sure many people can relate to.

Choosing Charity is a well written, moving, and genuine book about families overcoming their differences and learning to show compassion for one another. It is a great LDS contemporary read and a perfect ending to Kit's journey.


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. (Check out the tour page for the full tour schedule.) The more stops you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

                           About the Author
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).

Purchase the Book
Amazon | Cedar Fort | Barnes & Noble


  1. Thanks again for all your reviews! I've really enjoyed following the blog tour and am looking forward to reading all three of Terri's books.

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