Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Grace Painter By Mark Romang Giveaway!

Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is the one in the mirror reflecting back at you. Matthew London was once a highly respected hostage negotiator for the NYPD. But then a bungled hostage scene destroyed his career. Now all London wants is to be left alone to lick his wounds. For eight years he has lived like a hermit in a declining plantation house, a broken man with a secret past. Only his talent for painting Renaissance-style paintings and murals keeps his inner demons from totally destroying him. Each day London longs for a chance at redemption, never expecting it to ever happen. But then a young girl from a nearby parish is kidnapped, and London steps out from the shadows. Recruited to help find the missing girl by a down-on-her-luck FBI agent, London quickly finds himself thrust into the starring role of a daring rescue attempt. But before London can rescue the child from her kidnappers, he first must find a way to forgive himself for a past misstep, a blunder that forever altered his once promising life. But in the Atchafalaya Basin swampland, nothing is promised. Grace cannot be earned or purchased. It can only be given.
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I was born in 1967. Avid reader, suspense novelist, faithful husband, baffled father, factory worker, reformed head-banger, failed musician, contact sports lover, MMA enthusiast, distressed KC sports fan, Lord of the Rings geek, workout fiend, dog owner, nature lover, proud American, disgruntled voter, pistachio addict, caffeine-riddled, screw-up saved by grace, sojourner. This is me in a nutshell.

This is a different book then what I am used to reading, and I read a lot of books.
The writing was different then what I am used to as well. It has a very good story line but I do like books about forgiveness and grace.
If you have not heard of author Mark Romang you can find him on facebook and get to know him better.!/mark.romang.18?fref=ts
I was given a copy of this book by the author


  1. Another, diffrent kind of book. Thnak you Mary for telling us about this book.

  2. Not to sure on this book. Sounds interesting but then dark.

    Thanks Mary

  3. Where do you come up with these books? I am not real sure about this book Mary.

  4. Thanks, Mary. I've been interested in reading more about this particular book as I've seen it mentioned in a couple of the book groups on FB.

    1. Nancee, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  5. I think I would like to check out this book of Mark's, so please enter me. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com Well I see I'm too late, but didn't think you drawed in just 2 days. :(