I’m a big fan of John Shors and just last month I finished his latest novel called The Wishing Trees. It’s a wonderful novel full of emotion that takes you on a journey with a father and daughter through Asia. It’s another novel from John that is well worth reading! You can see my review here and also check out a the great guest post John wrote for Peeking Between the Pages here.
About the Book (from John Shor’s website):
Almost a year after the death of his wife, Kate, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate’s final wish – a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through all the countries they had planned to visit to celebrate their fifteenth anniversary.
Eager to honor the wife and mother they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey that retraces the early days of Ian’s relationship with Kate. Along the way, Ian and Mattie leave paper “wishes” in ancient trees as symbols of their connection to Kate and their dreams for the future. Through incredible landscapes and inspiring people, Ian and Mattie are greeted with miracles large and small. And as they celebrate what Kate meant to them, they begin to find their way back to each other, discovering that healing is possible and that love endures – lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along…
About the Author (from John Shor’s website):
After graduating from Colorado College, John Shors lived for several years in Kyoto, Japan, where he taught English. On a shoestring budget, he later trekked across Asia, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. After returning to the United States, he became a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, winning several statewide awards in journalism. John then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and helped launch GroundFloor Media, now one of the state’s largest public relations firms.
John has been lucky enough to spend much of his life abroad, traveling in Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, Africa, and North America. Now a full-time novelist, John spends his days writing and going on family outings with his wife, Allison, and their two young children, Sophie and Jack.
John’s first four novels, Beneath a Marble Sky, Beside a Burning Sea, Dragon House, and The Wishing Trees, have won multiple awards, and have been translated into twenty-five languages.
Lucky for you all John has offered up a copy of his novel for giveaway. To enter:
- Leave me a comment with a way to contact you. That’s it this time.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents and I’ll draw for the winner on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Good luck everyone!
© 2010, Darlene of Peeking Between the Pages. All Rights Reserved. If you’re reading this on a site other than Peeking Between the Pages or Darlene’s Feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.
(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea says
Dar, I would so love to win a copy of this book, as I liked Dragon House.
bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com
BTW…I am so happy to see little Sammmy! (You know that is what Buddy would have wanted for you)
I added this to my Wishlist because of your review, great giveaway.
No entry, i'm international
I absolutely loved your review of this one so it would be very awesome to win a copy!!!
I've been wanting to read this one! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net
Dar, it was so good to see a post from you! I have been thinking about you! Hugs! I'm in for the giveaway!
Wall-to-wall books says
I have never read any of his books.
Would love to try one! Please enter me.
forevereading at gmail dot com
AND, Sammy is adorable!!!!!!!!
I have a Shors book on my shelf, but haven't gotten the chance to read it yet. I would love the chance to win this one, so please do enter me in your giveaway, Dar! And thanks for hosting it!!
I would love to read this book- it's been on my wishlist since I started seeing several fantastic review. Thanks for the contest!
Alice Teh says
I remember this book, Dar! I hope to win a copy. I do have an address in the US.
Thanks very much!
Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.
lizzi0915 at aol dot com
Teddy Rose says
OMG, Sammy is so cute. I'm glad you found a new baby. I'm also glad to see you back to a bit of blogging again.
I love John Shors and would love to win!
teddyr66 at yahoo .com
Sounds like a good book!
A lot of good reviews for this one. I would love to give it a try. =)
tiredwkids at live dot com
I've read such good things about John Shors' books. This sounds like and emotiongl, but heart-warming story. Thanks for the giveaway.
sounds like a good read; thanks for this giveaway
Sounds like an interesting read. I'm in.
Karen B says
This is on my wish list – excellent reviews everywhere!
Sounds like a great book. I would love to read it!
aploughery (at) yahoo (dot) com
John Shors is one of my favorite authors so this giveaway is very exciting! His writing holds you captive with its richness in detail and his gift for storytelling.
I loved 'Beneath A Marble Sky'and '
Beside a Burning Sea".
I would love to read this book, as always it sounds so great.
I have never heard about this author. It's always good to try to read stories written by authors that one is not familiar with.
Please enter my name in the giveaway for the book. Thanks!
pboylecharley AT hotmail DOT com
This cover really caught my eye and after reading the description I see why, it sounds like such a touching journey! I'd love a chance to read it, thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com
I loved Dragon House so I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the chance. So glad you have Sammy as a new companion.
dlodden at frontiernet dot net
Thank you for the giveaway!
I'mnot familiar with this author. This book sounds heartfelt and captivating. I like that it's about a father/daughter, something a little different than the usual.
Thanks for this giveaway, Dar!
Aimala127 (at) gmail (dot) com
I have really been wanting to read this author so I would love a chance to win this one Dar!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com
I'm a fan of John Shors since reading Beneath a Marble Sky.
Please enter me, thank you!
This one looks like a great read. Please enter me in the giveaway.
a real librarian says
I just read and reviewed Dragon House and loved it, so I am looking forward to this one!! Thanks for the chance!!
Darlene, thanks for hosting this book giveaway. I've added it to my blog's sidebar. Thanks!
I would love to read this book for several reasons. One both my daughter and myself have wanted to travel to Japan and Asia for several years. Two because of my martial arts training the Far East holds a particular appeal.
polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com
Please enter me for this. Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks!
This sounds like a great book.
Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com
that sounds like an interesting book…
I have not heard of this one! Sounds great.
twinmomx5 at gmail dot com
I would love to read this. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂
mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com
I would love to read this book, thanks!
dancealert at aol dot com
I subscribe to the blog, and would love to win the book. I believe I follow also through google reader.
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Dawn M. says
I would love the chance to read this. Count me in, please!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com
I have not read anything by this author but would love to. Please enter me, thanks.
Colleen Turner says
It sounds wonderful! Please include me in the giveaway.
I've heard good things about this book and would love to read it. I've had a longtime fascination with Japan and all things to do with this and the Far East.
Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks great.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com