Tuesday, November 12, 2013

To Know You By Shannon Ethrigde and Kathryn Mackel GIVEAWAY!

Julia Whittaker’s rocky past yielded two daughters, both given up for adoption as infants. Now she must find them to try to save her son.
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival.
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing?
And what if she discovers in her own daughters’ lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? Julia knows she’s probably embarking on a fool’s errand—searching for the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs something from them. But love compels Julia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters to join her?
In To Know You, Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel explore how the past creates the present . . . and how even the most shattered lives can be redeemed.
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Shannon is a million-copy best-selling author, speaker, lay counselor, and advocate for healthy sexuality with a master's degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989 and her passions include: Challenging adults and teens to embrace a life of sexual integrity, encouraging married couples in their pursuit of sexual and emotional fulfillment, counseling women who have looked for love in all the wrong places and equipping parents to instill sexual values in children at an early age.

Her passion for healthy sexuality actually began in mortuary college. Her first career choice, becoming a mortician, led Ethridge to work on dead bodies. Many she embalmed were young people who had died from AIDS or committed suicide as a result an HIV positive diagnosis. Because of her own promiscuous teenage years, she knew it was a miracle that she was standing over the embalming table rather than laying on top of it. These experiences inspired her to begin speaking boldly and bluntly to teen, college-age, and adult audiences about the benefits of sexual integrity. She has taught and counseled thousands of young singles and married couples over the past decade. She is the author of 18 books, including the best-selling Every Woman's Battle series, the 5-book Completely His series, and her new book for the mainstream market, The Sexually Confident Wife.

Shannon has been featured on the cover of Today's Christian Woman Magazinee, and is a frequent guest on international radio & television shows such as The 700 Club, Life Today with James & Betty Robison, FamilyLife Today with Dennis Rainey, and New Life Live! with Stephen Arterburn. She has also been published in numerous magazines such as Focus on the Family, Brio, and LifeWay and is the winner of a Gold Medallion Award for Excellence in Publishing.

Although grateful for the opportunities to influence this generation as a writer and speaker, Shannon remains most passionate about her role as a wife and best friend to her husband of 18 years, Greg, and a mother and cheerleader to their two children, Erin (17) and Matthew (14).

Shannon Ethridge, M.A.
Author and Advocate for Healthy Sexuality & Spirituality

This was a first for me I have never read anything by Shannon before. I had heard of her in the literary world but not read her work before this book. I was very surprised by her talent. I really enjoyed this book.
It touches on a lot of issues all at once which was great. It held my attention and kept me wanting more. A very captivating book about healing.  Very well written story of hope, healing and life!
It was a real page turner. I enjoyed it up until the very last page.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.  


  1. I have never read any of her books either, Mary, but it does sound like a very interesting book that I would like to read. Hope I win it!

  2. This book does sound like a good one. I don't know how I would react if I had been adopted and my birth mother found me to help save her son. I suppose I'd be a little angry at first. I probably would feel like I was being used. So...looking forward to finding out what happens. Thanks Mary for your review and giveaway!

    Judy B

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

    2. I had to laugh Mary. I received this book in the mail today even before I knew that I won it!! Fast....:)

  3. To Know You sounds like a very emotion filled book. A mother, a sick child and facing choices of the past. I would love to read this one, Mary.

  4. I think this book will be great to read. Something totally different is just what we need.

    Excellent review

    Cathy Weber

  5. This book seems to be filled with lots of emotions. Sounds like a really good read. The review was quite good. Thanks

  6. Great review, Mary! This sounds like a very interesting book!

  7. Thanks Mary for the good review. I would love to read and share this book with others. Thanks for a chance to win it. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I haven't read anything by Shannon Ethridge either. This sounds like a powerful book. Thank you for your wonderful review!

  9. This book sounds AWESOME ! Love to read it .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  10. Wow, this book sounds awesome. Would love to win it.