Monday, July 12, 2010

Welcome!

Hey everybody! Welcome to Jane's Reviews & Giveaways! The purpose of this blog is to be able to post my reviews on any products I choose, including books, which will be the main thing I review, movies, and other miscellaneous products. Also, I hope to post the occasional giveaway also! I hope you enjoy my humble reviews and that they are helpful! Now to start off this blog I'd like to have a giveaway! In this first one I will be giving away the book "Daughter of the Loom" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. This book is brand new other than the fact that I read it, but no bent pages or signs of wear. The paperback cover is in perfect condition.
Here is some info about the book.

 The mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, comes to life with intrigue and drama from the creative writing team of Judith Miller and Tracie Peterson. Young women at the end of the 19th century seek employment from driven men intent on transforming America's textile industry. Daughters of the Loom features Lilly Armbruster, who is forced to work in the mills as her only means for survival. But Lilly's resentment runs deep against the "lords of the loom"—the men she believes have stolen her father's farm and caused his premature death. Her animosity happens to include Matthew Cheever, her childhood friend and one-time betrothed. Though separated by their opposing views about the future of the mill and the community that surrounds it, the emotions of their hearts still bind them. Will their dreams for the future allow their fragile love to survive?


My opinion:
This book was a joy to read to put it simply. There are very few Christian books, that I know of, in this time line, around the Industrial Revolution, that express the hardships in the mills and what the people went through who lived around them. This book was easy to read, the language of the story was easy to comprehend. I did not find myself going back to previous chapters to refresh my memory on what was going on. It was clean, though there is a mild romance throughout the book, but it is not the sole story. There also was a man who trifles and flirts with girls other than his wife at the mill, and is rumored to beat his wife which is proven true. (sorry if that's a spoiler; but its a piece of information needed if this book is being given to a young reader )
 I enjoyed learning about the times and trials that people went through in the early 19th century, and I feel I know more about it and it was a pleasure to learn about the subject in this very intriguing story.

Ways to enter:
1. Become a follower and leave a comment(1 entry)

Extra entries:
1. Post about this giveaway on your blog, leaving a link back to this post(1 extra entry)
2. Spread the word about this giveaway. When you refer someone you receive an extra enrty! Make sure you tell them to include in their comment you sent them! (1 extra entry)
3. Twitter this giveaway(1 extra entry)


Hurry and enter soon! This giveaway ends July 22nd!

13 comments:

Carman said...

Congrats on starting your blog. :D I'm proud to say that I'm the first follower (or so the little thing on the side of your blog says). ;)

I'm posting about this giveaway on my blog.

booklovercb[at]yahoo.com

If you have any questions about blogging or reviewing or anything, feel free to send me an email. I'm not an expert, but I've been doing this for a while and will offer any advice that I can. :)

Kait said...

(non-entry comment)
Thank you Carman! Haha, yes you are my first follower and managed to beat my friends at it! Yes thank you, if you would leave a seperate comment for that entry that would be great.
Ok thank you! I used to have a reviewing blog but quit when life got busy. My freind, Katie McCurdy, also reviews so she is a big help too! Thanks so much, and God bless!

Katie M said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! I have heard a lot about it (wink) and would like to see if it's as good as they say! :-D Please include me!

legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Marjorie said...

I am a follower and I would love to read this book, it sounds very good.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

pixie13 said...

I'm a new follower :) Sounds like a good book. Please accept my entry. Thanks! Carmen sent me.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/18444585913

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

cas said...

This is one of my very favorite books ever! Tracie Peterson is my favorite author! Please enter me into win!!!
randomness.is.awesome@gmail.com

empoweringchristianwomen.com said...

Became a follower too; thanks 4 the entry!!!

empowered_life (@) yahoo dot ca

~ Karla Meachem

Cindy W. said...

Well, I'm your luck #7 follower. I love the background of your blog. Look forward to seeing it when you're no longer 'under construction'.

I would love to be entered into your contest. The cover art on this book is beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win. Carmen sent me!

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

LaTawnia said...

Hi! I am a follower now and I tweeted the info! Congrats on the new blog it looks good.

Enter me please. Oh by the way Carmen sent me!

latawniakintz[at]gmail[dot]com

rubynreba said...

Nice blog! I love to read blogs and yours looks like one I will be coming back to. I am a new follower. Please enter me. Carmen sent me too!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Merry said...

I love Tracie Peterson's books and this is a look at a time period that had so many changes. I can't wait to read it, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
I'm a follower.
worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Brenda said...

Follower number 12 wow congrats on the new blog. Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors. Oh and by the way Carmen sent me. kittycrochettwo[at]msn[dot]com.

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