Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rose in a Storm By Jon Katz: Book Review and Givay (US and Canada PLUS International)! - CLOSED

Anyone who has ever owned an animal has had the thought at one time or other: “I wonder what he/she is thinking?” Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz provides us with a glimpse into the mind and thoughts of Rose, a working border collie, intuitively and effectively answering that question for us. Not only do we get the opportunity to share Rose’s daily routines, we are also treated to glimpses of her memories and emotions. We see through her eyes the relationship she shares with her owner, Sam, and his wife, Katie, whose sudden disappearance from the farm bewilders and saddens her. We are given access to her memories of when she was a puppy and of when she first meets the alpha wolf of the local pack.

At the beginning of the book, Rose and Sam are preparing the farm and its animals for an upcoming blizzard, one predicted by the local authorities to be a “storm of the century.” As they work together to erect vital strongholds for the other animals to survive the oncoming atmospheric onslaught, we are not only given insight into Rose’s thoughts but Sam’s as well, and the resulting give and take of their relationship is as intricate as a fine ballet.

When the expected blizzard finally arrives and Rose and Sam are faced with far more serious challenges than Sam could have ever anticipated, Rose shows a steadfastness of spirit and tenacity that is truly amazing. With fortitude and valor, she never stops trying to keep everything together and everyone safe, even as the world she knows keeps spinning ever further out of control.

Rose in a Storm is a truly inspiring story. I was so engrossed in its unfolding that I had a truly difficult time putting it down. This is the first of Mr. Katz’ books that I have had the pleasure to read, ut I assure you that it will most certainly not be the last! I give Rose in a Storm 5 pawprints!



Would you like to win

your own copy of

Rose in a Storm?

Iwill be giving away 2 copies of Jon Katz' Rose in a Storm:

1. A brand new copy will be sent directly from the publisher to a winner from the US or Canada

2. I will send my own copy, gently read just once, to a lucky International winner

Each entry must have its own comment in order to be counted separately - and make sure to include your email address so I can contact you! Entries that don't include an email address will be disqualified.

Mandatory entry (You MUST do this to be eligible to win!):

1. Follow Crazy Cat Lady's Library publicly on GFC and leave a comment indicating you do. Also indicate on this comment whether you are US/Canada or International. All information must be present in your comment in order for this entry and your subsequent optional entries to qualify! (1 entry)

Optional entries:

2. Follow CCLL on Twitter - include your twitter name in your comment(1 entry)

3. Tweet about this giveaway - include a link in your comment. You can retweet daily. Use the text below or make up your own (1 entry)

Win a copy of Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz @CrzyCatLdysLibr: http://bit.ly/czx9c1

4. Follow Crazy Cat Lady and/or like CCLL on facebook - include your facebook name in your comment (1 entry each)

5. Subscribe to CCLL via e-mail and/or RSS feed - make sure to specify the email being used (1 entry each)

6. Add CCLL's button to your blog - make sure to include a URL in your comment and let me know where to find it (3 entries - enter your comment 3 times)

7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to this review and giveaway (5 entries - enter your comment 5 times)

That's 1 mandatory entry and a possible total of 14 (or more if you tweet daily) entries per person!

Contest ends 11/14 at 23:59 CST.

Good Luck!





***FTC Disclosure: This book was provided in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***

62 comments:

Cathy W said...

Following Crazy Cat Lady's Library publicly on GFC
US
cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

Cathy W said...

Follow CCLL on Twitter @cjwallace43

Cathy W said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/cjwallace43/status/29648018457

Cathy W said...

Follow Crazy Cat Lady on facebook (Cathy Wallace)

Cathy W said...

Like CCLL on facebook (Cathy Wallace)

Cathy W said...

Subscribe to CCLL via e-mail
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Cathy W said...

Subscribe to CCLL via RSS feed

My name means Wisdom said...

I am a follower and I live in the US.

I am going to add this to my book giveaway linkup so that my readers can find their way here.

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Kulsuma said...

Count me in please!

I'm a GFC follower.

k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

International.

Inspired Kathy said...

I am a GFC follower

US

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Inspired Kathy said...

https://twitter.com/toobusyreading/status/29662785737

Inspired Kathy said...

Follow on Twitter @ too busy reading

Kelsey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! I am a new GFC follower from the US!

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Cheryl said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Jon's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll be sure to let the publisher know.

Good luck to all who enter the giveaway. Those who visit Jon's website at http://www.bedlamfarm.com/ will also find some stunning photos.

Thanks again.

Cheryl

katsrus said...

GFC follower(katsrus). I am in the US. Thanks for the giveaway.
Sue B
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katsrus said...

Following on Twitter(katsrus2003).

Sue B
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katsrus said...

Tweeted on Twitter(katsrus2003).
https://twitter.com/katsrus2003

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katsrus said...

Like CCLL on Facebook(sue brandes.


Sue B
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katsrus said...

Email subscriber.


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misskallie2000 said...

Follow via GFC

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misskallie2000 said...

Follow via twitter(@misskallie2000

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misskallie2000 said...

Follow via FB(@Brenda Hill)

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misskallie2000 said...

Email subscriber

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misskallie2000 said...

Have your button on my blog

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misskallie2000 said...

Have your button on my blog #2

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andii* said...

hi!! great giveaway!
i´m a GFC old follower (since september)
+1 i follow you by twitter: http://twitter.com/andrea_sm2
thanks 4 the giveaway!
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:)

Crazy Cat Lady said...

Reentering - Follow Crazy Cat Lady's Library publicly on GFC

aikychien at yahoo dot com
International

Crazy Cat Lady said...

reentering - Follow CCLL on Twitter @aikchien

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Crazy Cat Lady said...

reentering - Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/29668181373

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Crazy Cat Lady said...

reentering - Follow Crazy Cat Lady and/or like CCLL on facebook [Aik Chien]

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cheralyn said...

Follow via GFC. (cheryllynne) US cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Benita said...

Sounds great.

GFC Follower.

US

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

Email subscriber.

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....Petty Witter said...

How generous of you to think of your international followers. Good luck all who enter.

misskallie2000 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/1016686308237313

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Emma said...

I am a new GFC follower from the US!Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Emma said...

Email subscriber.
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Hannah said...

­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

aigcanada7 (at) hotmail [dot] com

I'm in the U.S.

Hannah said...

follow you on twitter (achrissmile)

aigcanada7 at hotmail (dot) com

Hannah said...

opps I forgot to put my email in the previous entry, sorry!

https://twitter.com/#!/achrissmile/status/1532997383749633

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Hannah said...

"like" you on facebook (hannah knit)

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Hannah said...

subscriber via rss reader for google reader (chrinahxxxx@..)

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misskallie2000 said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/1793008613728256

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I go an error message so I am resending. Hope it is not duplicate

misskallie2000 said...

Daily Tweet
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Tweet
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Mac said...

follow you on GFC (and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Blog!)

Mac
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Mac said...

follow you on twitter @macslistforguys

Mac said...

like you on FB

Mac said...

email subscriber

mac
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Mac said...

I blogged about this review and giveaway

http://www.macslist.net/2010/11/great-book-review-rose-in-storm-by-jon.html

Mac
macslist1@gmail.com

http://www.macslist.net

Mac said...

I blogged about this review and giveaway

http://www.macslist.net/2010/11/great-book-review-rose-in-storm-by-jon.html

Mac
macslist1@gmail.com

http://www.macslist.net

Mac said...

I blogged about this review and giveaway

http://www.macslist.net/2010/11/great-book-review-rose-in-storm-by-jon.html

Mac
macslist1@gmail.com

http://www.macslist.net

Mac said...

I blogged about this review and giveaway

http://www.macslist.net/2010/11/great-book-review-rose-in-storm-by-jon.html

Mac
macslist1@gmail.com

http://www.macslist.net

Mac said...

I blogged about this review and giveaway

http://www.macslist.net/2010/11/great-book-review-rose-in-storm-by-jon.html

Mac
macslist1@gmail.com

http://www.macslist.net

misskallie2000 said...

Tweet
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Hannah said...

http://twitter.com/#!/achrissmile/status/2944076697575424

aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

misskallie2000 said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/misskallie2000/status/3242173805887488

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Hannah said...

http://twitter.com/#!/achrissmile/status/3306222853816320

aigcanada7 at hotmail dot com

dollycas aka Lori said...

old follower on GFC
US
dollycas79 at gmail dot com

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Jen said...

I used to own a Border Collie! He was very smart...and protective.

I'm a GFC follower in the US.

jemordav@gmail.com

 
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