August Book Club Selection

Welcome to those of you stopping in after reading Mary’s devotion at Proverb’s 31 Ministries. You picked a very special day to join here on She Reads. Two years ago today we launched this site and our first book club selection was Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth. In honor of both Mary and our second anniversary, we have chosen her latest novel, The Muir House, as our August book club pick!

 

Anniversaries don’t happen every day – especially in the blogging world – so we wanted to celebrate in a big way. Two years. Two prizes. That sounded like a great idea at first. But then we decided to throw in a third prize for good measure. You ladies are worth it.

 

 

 

Clearly it’s the year of the e-reader, if not in the world at large, then certainly here on She Reads (ironic since neither Marybeth nor I own one). Since we couldn’t choose between the Nook and the Kindle, we decided to give away both, along with a Starbucks mug and gift card. Here’s how to enter: for the Nook, leave a comment on this post; for the Kindle join our online forum and participate in this month’s discussion of The Muir House (every comment you leave is another entry!), and for the coffee gift set, sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter. And yes, you can enter to win all three prizes! Winners will be randomly drawn and announced at the end of the month.

 

And now, a little about our guest of honor and her latest creation:

 

The She Reads August Selection - The Muir House, by Mary DeMuth

 

Willa Muir can’t say yes to the love of her life … until she explores her past and solves the mystery of a haunting dream. But when Willa’s desperate search unearths unthinkable secrets, her heart collapses. Can Willa shake her past to embrace a love that could finally lead her home?

 

“You’ll find home one day. Sure as sweet tea on a hot afternoon. ”

Words from Willa Muir’s sketchy childhood haunt her dreams and color her days with longing, regret, and fear. What do the words mean? Willa is far from sure.

When Hale Landon places a ring on her finger, Willa panics, feeling she can’t possibly say yes when so much in her past is a mystery. Bent on sorting out her history, Willa returns to Rockwall, Texas, to the Muir House Bed & Breakfast, a former funeral home.

But the old place holds her empty memory close to itself. Willa’s mother utters unintelligible clues from her deathbed, and the caretaker of the house keeps coveted answers carefully protected. Throw in an old flame, and Willa careens farther away from ever knowing the truth.

Set in a growing suburb of Texas, The Muir House explores trauma, healing, love new and old, and the life-changing choices people make to keep their reputations intact.

 

You can read the first chapter here.

 

Mary DeMuth is a chef wanna-be, a sometimes tri-athlete (note emphasis on sometimes), and a passionate follower of Jesus. She’s in love with her husband and kids and is zealous about writing and speaking. (She promised her family she wouldn’t talk about her nose ring.) Her deepest dream is to see stories—hers and others—change lives as they’ve changed hers.

Although she writes both non-fiction and fiction, she’s especially fond of the latter because of the power of story. Stories saved her. From the parables of Jesus, to novels like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Book of the Dun Cow, stories swept her away into a world of hope and possibilities.

 

She hopes this month’s selection sweeps you away as well!

About Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the author of THE WIFE THE MAID AND THE MISTRESS (2014), FLIGHT OF DREAMS (2016), and I WAS ANASTASIA (2018). Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her family.

1,146 Responses to August Book Club Selection

  1. ALINE HERMSDORF August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR THIS GREAT BLOG!!!!GOD BLESS YOU EVEN MORE!!!!

  2. Stephanie from LA August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I signed up for the newsletter! *starbucks*!!

  3. Sherry August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love to read Christian novels, they give some helpful insight to deal with issuses that come up that others my not know how to help with. I would love to get the kindle, that would make reading more convenient. Sherry

  4. Toni Lowery August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the idea on some good Christian fiction (and non-fiction). I love to read! Thanks also for the oportunity to possibly win something! God bless!!!

  5. Martha August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This is the first time visiting “She Reads”. I am excited to explore it.

  6. Gena August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    How wonderful to find entertaining fiction that has a good message!

  7. Carol August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    While I have been reading Proverbs31 devotions for quite some time, this morning I was lead to view “She Reads” website. I definitely want to read Mary’s latest book as well as the other writers’ novels. I can so relate to “dwelling” on things of the past that hinder my moving forward. There have been recent events, all in the past 6 months, that have occurred in my life and in the lives of my family that pound away at me. It feels like every step I take to move forward, I am going two steps back. I have been obsessed with wanting to know the “why” of things as they have occurred instead of letting go and allowing God to work all things for His good. Please pray for me and my family as these circumstances are reeling a number of domino effects that are “present” and appears will be quite some time before this too will become a part of “my past”.

  8. Laurie Gordon August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I hope I’ll get a chance to read this month’s book soon.

  9. Alisa Weihmann August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have been looking for recommendations for some ‘good reads’! This is perfect for me! One book a month, Christian based, for women. Yay! Thank you for your work!

  10. Laura Morris August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I recently started reading this blog and started reading the books that you recommend. This looks like a great book and opens up for lots of discussion about what the Lord wants us to do with our past. Looking forward to reading it.

  11. Laura Morris August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I too am going to sign up fro the news letter.

  12. Diane August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Have already been signed up for newsletters, which I enjoy. Watching the trailer for the book brought a tear to my eye as its a mirror of my life….time to get the book for a good read….hopefully on a new Nook 🙂

  13. Sally August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on 2 years! In a world where it seems everything comes and goes so quickly 2 years is a great big deal! God bless your ministry. Thank you for helping us keep abreast of what is out there to read and enjoy.

  14. Kathy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Today’s devotional about living with the past really struck a chord with me. Please pray that I will fly freely today.
    PS I would love to win the Nook. 😀

  15. LF August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am leaving a comment here as I would love to win a Nook! Also, I am already signed up for the newsletter and would enjoy a coffee gift card if I didn’t win the other:)

    Thanks for all the chances for such fun giveaways!

  16. Lorraine August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for all you do. I have a friend who feels called to write for the Lord and she is excited by She Reads and has attended the conference twice! I am looking forward to reading this book!

  17. Sharon August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have been looking at e-readers and would love to win…but so would everyone else. =) Thanks for your ministry.

  18. Barbara smith August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just found you from Proverbs 31!

  19. Marian August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I came across your article by chance, and was so blessed by reading it! It spoke directly to my situation. Hope I win the Kindle!

  20. Teresa August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Already signed up for the newsletter long ago! Thank you for for all you do to keep us informed of new and beautiful books that not only touch our hearts but our souls as well. Blessings to all of you.

  21. Julie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Looking forward to this book, looks great!

  22. Christin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been reading so much this summer and can’t wait to start the Muir House – thank you for all of your suggestions!

  23. Marian August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Your article is a blessing. I am going to read the excerpt from the book right now!

  24. Sharone August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for those powerful verses at the end of the devotional. We all have things that we regret in our pasts. I love it that God is doing a “new thing”!

  25. Jana August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just found this site from Proverbs 31 Ministries link. Looks great. The book “The Muir House” looks captivating. I have been a member of a book club for the past 5 years, but am considering this online option instead as I have just moved and am not in a book club at this time. Can’t wait to read the book.

  26. Patty Moyer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love reading the devotions every day, many times they are encouragement and many times they make me think about my walk with Jesus. Sometimes they are a gentle rebuke for decision I have made, but they are all worthy of the few minutes each morning.
    When I first read the devotion I was thinking how I had a pretty good life growing up, and I didn’t feel any of that built the cage I live in now, I thought all the walls have gone up more recent. However looking closer I realize that never feeling like I was good enough growing up, (too tall, curly hair, glasses, average grades, not going to college etc) all built part of the cage, that I now struggle to leave. Compound with the uncertainty of today, not being able to find a church, living with non-believers I feel like the bird on the bottom of the cage.

  27. LeAnn Pancake August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I really appreciate the daily devotions and have read many of the monthly book selections. God has truly used this ministry in my life & in the lives of my friends as I’ve shares the devos with them. Thank you!

  28. Suzie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Praising the Lord with you for this 2-yr. Anniversary!! Thank you for being wonderful sisters-in-the-Lord and beacons of “light” in this crazy dark world. =) It would be such a blessing to win a Nook; as we are trusting the Lord in the midst of a yucky trial right now. (Hubby’s loss of job.) God bless you as you embark on another year filled with God’s wonder and love!

  29. Becky August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am so glad I found this site & appreciate all the good reads it recommends! My list of to-reads keeps growing!! We read the Daisy Chain trilogy for our book club at church- looking forward to this one as well!

  30. Terri Alger August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just happened upon your website this morning searching for a daily devotional. I love to read good Christian books and your book club sounds interesting to me. Can’t wait to read the book and join. Blessings on your 2nd anniversary.

  31. Christie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t gone “tech” with my love for books yet, but I figured I’d leave a comment here to enter the Nook give-a-way. Looking forward to popping in here more often!

  32. carly wroblewski August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    love this, i have been wanting to find positive books to read and to be able to share ideas with!!! plus i love coffee, what a great day!

  33. Sarah August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to the book. Would love to win the nook!

  34. Christie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just signed up for the newsletter, too! Nothing like a cup of coffee when you’re reading a book!

  35. Michelle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just received and read my first devotional that really spoke to me. Thank you! Looking to “uncaged” my future!

  36. Pam August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I would absolutely love to read this book. It sounds so intriguing. However, due to extreme financial difficulties purchasing a copy is not possible. Maybe I will win a copy, God IS good!!!

  37. Nancy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    the trailer is captivating – I NEED to read the book. Hope to read it on my new Nook or Kindle with a great cup of coffee!

  38. Anne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I had a sleepless night last night as we wrestle with my work situation for this fall…yes, I’ a teacher. This mornings devotions was God lead for sure. I need to uncage my will and what I think is best for me for this next school year. I resign to teach whatever and whoever and uncage my will and to do the Lord’s will. I know it isn’t easy…trusting never is but I resign my will. The Lord has already spoken with whispers of peace and so I am reminded once again how great our God is.

  39. Crys Graham August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary. This is my first time visiting She Reads; however, I am a constant visitor of Proverbs 31 Ministries.

  40. Josie Lytle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The Muir house sounds like an excellent read! I can’t wait to read it and hopefully on my new nook…:). I have to admit I have a nook already and love it but I have a granddaughter with a birthday in Sept who soooooo very badly wants a nook. What a great thing it would be if I won it for her! Thanks for everything you do!

  41. Suzanne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to “flying”! Thank you for the inspiration & reminder of God’s love for me 🙂

  42. Jessica Brown August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Very excited to explore this site!

  43. Lisa Davis August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am really looking forward to reading this book, love the trailer!
    Lisa

  44. Joyce Mobley August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just read the first chapter of The Muir House and want to read more. My first time on this site and looks very interesting to me. My friends all have nooks and maybe it is time for me to have one. Hope so!

  45. melinda August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read this book and escape for a while. Looking forward to getting a new nook. Smile. I am a positive thinker! Thanks for who you are and what you do.

  46. Bekky August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! This is my first time on this site (came over from Proverbs 31 Devotions). I love to read, so I am excited about looking into this site!

  47. Riqui August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    My 19 year old daughter loves to read and is always looking for a good book. I am directing her to SHE READS; a great place to find quality, wholesome fiction. By the way, today’s devotion was great and ministered to me on many levels!

  48. Pam August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am so excited about finding a new website to find out about new authors that I have not read and new books. This is great.

  49. Alecia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Uncaged ~ Freedom! I so appreciated today’s newsletter and recognized how I to have “escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare”. Praise God for His love and deliverance. I’ve tasted this freedom and it is sweet, and I am grateful. But I want more.

    Driving to and from work, I occasionally see hawks (don’t think there are eagles in this area) fly high above, wings outstretched and riding on the wind. This is Me I say to myself. Your reflections will give me the confidence to move forward and I will strive to commit the verses you shared to memory.

    Thank you!

  50. Kirsten August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like yet another great novel suggestion from SheReads. Looking forward to checking it out.

  51. Pam Smith August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Todays devotion was a true blessing for me! This is my first visit to http://www.shereads.org. I loved the trailer and am looking forward to reading the book!! Thanks for the opportunities to win all the wonderful prizes! A special Congrats on 2 years!! I pray that God continues to bless your ministries. I know they are a daily blessing to me!!!!
    Pam

  52. Angie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you, I’m excited to have something positive to read on a christian level. I’m signing up for the news letter as well

  53. Samantha August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love the devotion today. God sent it for me.
    I would love to win the nook!

  54. Emily August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for stepping out in faith. My past wasn’t horrible, but for so long I lived under the shadow of my parents’ divorce. I let that define me and how I viewed the world. As I grow in Christ I realize that the choice of my parents does not have to define me. The Muir House is on my list of must-reads.

    I attended She Speaks 2011 and heard Mary DeMuth speak during the storytelling pre-conference session. She inspired me to step out in faith and live uncaged. What a beautiful picture of who we are in Christ!

  55. Robin T August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love to read and am excited about this website and the newsletter. Thank you!

  56. Elisabeth Tyler August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so excited to read your new book. Thanks for such an uplifting devotion today.

  57. Tesha August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary. In an online community where temptation and sin is easy to find, it is refreshing to find sites that lift up Christian women and help bring women closer to God.

  58. Sarah August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Hello there! I am so grateful to have found this site. I am always looking for an opportunity to read some good, Christ infused fiction. I can indentify with Mary’s desire of writing, speaking and allowing the story of her life and the stories of others to be a means by which God transforms our lives. God bless!

  59. Deborah Horne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like a great read. Looking forward to it. Congrats on 2 years. You always have such great choices of books in your selections. Keep up the great work. Love your site.

  60. Debra August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have so enjoyed reading from Proverbs 31 everyday. It certainly helps begin my day. I am new to the “She Reads” site and I look forward to reading more. Congrats on the new book and the website anniversary. I rely on your good news. Debra

  61. Georgette Bloom August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the devotion today and the reminder that we can leave the guilt of the past behind and rest in God’s grace! It’s hard to find good books to read that are not full of the world. I was excited to hear about the Mary DeMuth’s book and can’t wait to read it. Thanks again!

  62. Debbie Harper August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on your second anniversary. This year I have starting receiving your newsletter and began reading many of your featured books. I have really enjoyed them. Reading is a passion of mine. I pray that your ministry continues to grow and touch the lives of people for Jesus.

  63. Janet August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This devotion was such a blessing to me. It has given me a lot to think and pray about! Thank you so much for your ministry! I’ve been trying to find a good book to read – I’m so glad I found your site!
    Happy Anniversary!

  64. Mary Ruth Johnson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love everything about the website…the book sounds very interesting, too. And I would love to own a Kindle. Thank You, God for placing people like the Proverbs 31 girls in my life!

  65. Lisa August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the encouraging devotion!
    Blessings

  66. Mary Ruth Johnson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    (oops…the Nook)

  67. Cyndi August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The book sounds interesting, I can’t wait to read it. I love books by christian women. I can just read and don’t have to worry about other things.

  68. Heidi J August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on two years. What a blessing. How wonderful to share with us the opportunity to win an e-reader. Look forward to reading the book and leaving my nest. Thank you!

  69. jean August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I read Proverbs 31 each morning. I have coffee with you! You touch my heart and I’m eager to take your recommendation on this book. I am a visual artist and glean much inspiration from the written word….thank you for your website!

  70. Becky M August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    As often happens, today’s devotion spoke straight to my heart. Looking forward to checking out this book too. Love the trend toward book trailers. Thanks for all you ladies do to bring great books to our attention.

  71. Emily August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you ladies for starting and maintaining this website. It is a great resource for quality christian books! 🙂

  72. Shelley Gee August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for Proverbs 31. I get insight and comfort from this daily. My 22 yr old daughter is incarcerated at this time so I print out Proverbs 31 and send them to her. She loves it. Thank you so much. You girls have touched many lives. Keep up the good work of the Lord. I look forward to reading Mary’s new book.

  73. Cindy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the devotional today! It was a challenge to my heart. Congratulations on 2 years…WOW. She Reads is a blessing!
    Cindy

  74. Anita August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow! Great read this a.m. and I would just love this book!

  75. Beverly Harrison August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I look forward to Proverbs 31 Devotional every morning. It enriches each day! That you for the opportunity to win a Nook, I have wanted one badly.

  76. Annette Davidson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great read. Out to find mine today!

  77. Marisha August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for today’s devotion. Thank you for taking the time to encourage us and to remind as well where we came from and what we are meant to be (aka free, etc.). It was great, timely, and useful to read before proceeding with the day. And wow to the amazing prizes! 🙂

  78. Roxana August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m excited to purchase your new book (as well as others that Prov 31 promotes) and pass them along to my sister who loves to read, but is not a Christian and is shackled by her past! Thank you for such wonderful resources! Your Prov 31 devotion is a blessing to me EVERY DAY! and I often pass it on to my family and friends!!

  79. Margaret Evans August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have been convicted today of being caged! Failure in my life has been like heavy chains trapping me. I realize today God has so much more for me! By His Grace and Mercy I am Free! Thanks you for your words of conviction and encouragement!

  80. Kristen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! : )

  81. Donna Sachse August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This will be a wonderful addition to my morning devotionals. I have enjoyed Proverbs 31 Ministries. The devotionals are encouraging and comforting. My mother introduced me to good books as a child. It is a grand way to introspect, explore, examine, be inspired, and escape for a bit in a great story. I am delighted to discover your site and look forward to our time together daily. God bless, Donna

  82. heather August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    can’t wait to get into this book! everything i’ve read about it makes it sound fabulous!

  83. Rita Fowler August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The message today really hit home for me, because my last name is actually Fowler. I always thought that my last name was cursednor just my family in general for having that last name. I was ashamed of it to be honest. With all the lies and, secrets and abandonment in mg family. We lived a crazy existence as Fowler’s half of my family not speaking, the other half hiding behind lies. My grandmother passed away last year at 102. I Ron met her 3 or 4 times out of my life. My father was a functioning alcoholic, that was married to my mother for 43yrs, but was separated for more then 30 of those yrs.

    You have blessed me with the message today that I don’t have to be caged up by my families last name Fowler. That I can be free. Free to love and be love knowing that God has more inshore for me in ministry. Thank you!

  84. Karin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So looking forward reading this book and joining in on the forum. I love to read Christian fiction and thrilled to have found this online community.

  85. JimmieAnn August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am very excited to have found this site. I was reading on Gateway Bible and found the information to sign up for Proverbs 31 Ministries devotionals and I am so glad I did. Today was the first day I have read the devotional, but it truly blessed me and I will be making this part of my daily devotional routine. God Bless!

  86. Natalie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks Mary, the devotional really encouraged me.

  87. Alicia Duckworth August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary!! Blessings to you and your readers.

  88. Valarie McCoy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love this site. Sounds like a great book to read! Thanks for all the info! Would love to have an e-reader!

  89. ChristyW August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading this book! Thank you so much for starting this club!

  90. kathy sviben August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I want to thank you for this devotion it has blessed me today. I’m so blessed to have found this site. For many years I have lived in a cage and after reading this I am ready to fly and be what the Lord wants me to be! LOVE THIS SITE!!

  91. Cheryl Barker August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just started reading The Muir House a couple of days ago and enjoying it already. Thanks for the opportunity to win a Nook!

  92. Amy Moss August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I join Proberbs 31 Ministries devotions two years ago when She Reads started. I purchased the first book, Daisy Chain. I love this site. It’s a great place to preview books and get a little insite about the author. Thanks for the opportunity to win prizes. That’s a fun perk.

  93. Linda Huffman August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I enjoy the daily devotions. I am joining the book of the month club and would really like
    to win the nook.

  94. Ann August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read your book! God Bless your ministry with Proverbs 31!

  95. Robin Walker August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    It is amazing how the devotions at P31 will just be what you need at that time. Thank you all.

  96. Melodie Z August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Actually came over from the prov 31 devotions today. I never knew those verses on the fowler exsisted on the bible. And I read the bible alot! 🙂 That is why the bible is so exciting, you can always discover new truths.

  97. Pam O August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve never been to http://www.shereads.org before. I’m eager to explore and participate! Great devotion by Mary today!

  98. Dawn Nichols August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love exploring the Proverbs 31 Ministry sites. It seems that everday I find another link that helps me understand more about God. Thank you for this wonderful ministry.

  99. Tamieka August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for today’s devotion. I was just discussing this very topic with my friend and spiritual partner yesterday. It’s amazing to me how much God loves me – everyday, He’s sent a word speaking to my situation. Today, I am trusting Jesus to help me fly and soar above my adversity and to get out of my comfort zone. I want to experience Him like never before!

  100. Kim McIlrath August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Proverbs 31 and She reads have been a great blessing to me the last few months as i have been exploring God’s heart for my professional life. I quit my job to pursue my love for photography and writing. Its been a truly rich 2 months with the Lord. These two sites have been key in shaping that path.

  101. Barb Metreyeon August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Today I journaled my past pain, prayed for Jesus to release from my cage of continually going back to those confidence shattering experiences, & found peace thanks to your post!!

  102. Rebecca August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love the daily devotionals, and would love to read this book! I have felt God calling me to write Christian fiction for a while now, but I don’t know where to start and as I’m a full time student paying my own way, I don’t have much time. But that should be no excuse, and honestly, I think maybe I’m just afraid to take the leap and then fail. I’m hoping reading this book will inspire me to share parts of myself in my own novel. Thanks for the opportunities to win, and Happy Anniversary, She Reads!!

  103. LB Young August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved today’s devotion!

  104. Lila De Penning August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you starting this web site. Tje reading today was uplifting and spritual – it was a wonderful way to start my day.

  105. Darlene August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t believe it has been two years already. Congratulations. I loved the devotion this morning and it challenged me to be truly free and not caged any longer. Thanks for the encouragement.

  106. Marcia Saunders August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just signed up for the newsletter. Thank you and Happy Anniversary. I love Proverbs 31 Ministries so it’s nice to branch out to other Christian web sites. Just finishing another Karen Kingsbury novel, looking forward to checking out The Muir.

  107. Vickie Hill August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the devotion today.

  108. Susan Burleson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations. Thanks for all the support and ministry for writers and want-to-be writers.

  109. redheadkate August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Came over from devotional today…just what I needed to hear! Thanks She Reads. I appreciate what you do. Congrats on your anniversary.

  110. allison August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary – looking forward to reading chapter 1!

  111. Janice August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I enjoyed your devotion today. I do want to be free and not live in past. This devotion was an eye opener to how Satan does try to keep us trapped. Thank you…Would love to read your book…

  112. Danielle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I feel so blessed by Proverbs 31 daily devotionals. Thank you so much for this ministry!

  113. Angela August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for your devotion. Yesterday Satan was attacking a decision that I had felt confident about a couple of weeks ago. He was putting doubt in my head that it was not the right decision. After much prayer yesterday and your devotion today I am praying that God will open my cage to let me soar and continue to let me feel confident in my decision to be a stay at home mom! Thank you for the encouraging words! God bless!

  114. Katie E. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the devotion and encouragement! Cant wait to read this book! Happy anniversary!!

  115. Evangeline August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t tell you how blessed I was by today’s devotional thought- Uncaged. What is even more amazing, is that I just had the same conversation with someone last week about my past. She asked me, “Is it okay if you don’t remember or know everything. Could you still move on?” Reading this devotional today felt like God’s confirmation that everything would be okay and that I can move on. Thank you so much and God bless on your anniversary!!!

  116. Lana Odegaard August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for this beautiful devotional and I would absolutely love to read this book! God Bless!

  117. racheul August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    after reading todays proverbs 21 devotion and being brought to your page I realized that it wasn’t by luck. I have been through a lot in my life and I needed encouragment and resources to help me let go of my past and move forward in the life Christ has intended for me. I think this book club has a lot to offer and I want to thank you for what you are doing

  118. Darla Johnson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Good insights.

    Especially nurturing words: “As women of faith and joy, we’re all birds of paradise, meant to freely soar, to live so fully engaged in the present that most folks wouldn’t be able to tell that we’ve had difficult paths or pasts.
    &
    …being aware of satan’s schemes;
    Satan is our fowler – he knows our cages.

    Thank You, Jesus that where I am weak You are strong.

  119. Jan Turner August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Reading “Uncaged” this morning got my attention. God does not want me to be a victim and wallow in real or imagined hurts. HE has given me everything I need to escape from the deathly grip of the enemy of my soul. I can’t change the past, nor can I change others, but what I can change (with God’s help, of course) is my focus and attitude towards others and life in general.

    It’s not too late, no matter our age, to discover the beauty in ourselves, which comes from sitting at the Master’s feet to hear what he has to say about us. It may be trite, but today really can be “the first day of the rest of my life.”

    Thank you, Mary, for helping me to grow in the Lord!

  120. Stephani Roper August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So glad to have run across your blog. I just started reading Christian novels and am happy to have a great resource. Thank you!

  121. April August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Not only may we all be released from the cage to fly, but may we sing beautiful praise to the Lord most high! All the glory to you my King!

  122. Rebecca August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Amazing how God led me to this today. What I can see in others sometimes is a reflection of where I am and didn’t even recognize in myself. Hopefully, as God leads me further in this area I can heal, get stronger and encourage my precious children to do the same. As painful as some days are…this just shows how personal and how good God is. I look forward to the journey…yet honestly am a bit afraid. My God given desire to soar and live out my freedom will be my goal.

  123. Peggy Clement August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have started receiving Proverbs 31 devotional about 3 months ago .I’ve read Made to Crave which has helped me since I have started a healthy eating program in November. God spoke to me and helped me thoughout the entire book. Thank you for everything and Thank You God. I have lost 60lbs. and I am halfway to my goal, I started at 282lbs. I now feel better and can do more. I praise God for my acheivments and know that this is not a diet its a lifestyle change.

  124. Susan Panzica August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for highlighting Mary. She is such an anointed writer, transparent and incredibly gifted. And so generous in her support of those who are pursuing writing.

    I loved today’s P31 devotion. Her words about nesting in a caged comfort zone ring so true. Sometimes a bird needs a little push to flee the nest, and Mary’s words today served that purpose for me. Thank you Mary. And thank you Ariel and Marybeth for honoring Mary.
    Blessings,
    Susan

  125. Josey Bozzo August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read it. LOVE Mary’s stories!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a Nook. I really would like to have one, but I cannot afford right now.

  126. Diane Burke August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Today’s devotion spoke straight to my heart. Satan uses our past to prevent us from moving forward. Thanks be to God for sending his son to break the chains that Satan uses to hold us down. We are Free Indeed! Prais God! Have a Blessed Day!

  127. Johnna August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just what I needed this morning as I am having an anxiety attack this am..Satan will not win! Jesus has declared victory already!

  128. Kathy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    May we all experience uncaged joyful freedom. Thank you Mary!

  129. michelle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved the devotion today – what powerful imagery! My prayer is that we will recognize satan’s lies and counter them with the Truth! thanks!

  130. Heather August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved today’s “Uncaged” devotion…a great reminder!

  131. Pamela Jones August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    After reading about this book it sounds just like something I would love to read! I am learning about so many wonderful authors thru my friend Diana Prusik. This is definitely a ‘must read’ that I must look for!

  132. Pam August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for your devotion today. I’m looking forward to reading some of Mary DeMuth’s fiction.

  133. Lola August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to get this book and begin reading. These past few weels have been anything, but kind. I thank each day and I praise him even through the storms. I’m not alone….I believe that he speaks to me through the Proverbs 31 ministry.

  134. Karen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Having just discovered the She Reads website, I am excited about participating in this months discussion of The Muir House.

    The Proverbs 31 Ministry is continually reaching out to women with encouragement.

    Thank you!

  135. Katy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    yay for anniversaries and for mary! love it =)

  136. Rachael August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I definitely understand feeling like if only I knew all there was about an event, then I could make some sort of sense from it that would allow me to move away from the pain. I am struggling with this daily.

    The fact that the verse references birds is even more telling that I need to pay attention to it.

  137. Connie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read this book!

  138. Nicole August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank-you for todays devotion!!! I am very excited to read your new book.

  139. Donna Tant August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have read Mary DeMuth’s Daisy Chain, and the other 2 sequals, A Slow Burn, and Life in Defiance, TX. I must admit – I am biased because I was born and raised in Texas. I now live in McKinney, TX, but grew up in Mesquite. I just happened across Daisy Chain, and was delighted to find it was Christian-centered. Jesus has a way of throwing good things my way. I have since decided that I owe it to myself to seek out Christian-based literature. It strengthens me and gives me hope and the ability to see beyond my own tribulations. I am glad to find this website. I’m not sure I understand blogging and I don’t know a tweet from a chirp. But I know when my spirits have been lifted and my outlook on my life has a fresh perspective. Ms. DeMuth has a way of showing us that Christ is with us through all things. I hope to be able to get her new book soon.

  140. amancay August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    great pick… on my list!

  141. Tracy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    In bondage. Not sure why. Love to escape but don’t know how.

  142. Melanie McKinley August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for this beautiful post. I am trully on the cusp of discovering my open cage. I’ve struggled with this revelation for some time now. My cage is reaaallly comfy. Keep up the God work. : )

  143. Teri Hallock August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just added this book to my wish list!

  144. Miranda martin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The book looks great!! Would love to get the nook, too!! 🙂

  145. Jodianne Adams August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! May God bless all of your efforts! You are all simply amazing.

  146. Katy McKenna August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats on the She Reads Second Anniversary, and also on returning to another of Mary DeMuth’s excellent novels. I’ve read every one of them, and treasure her characters in my heart.

  147. Amy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary She Reads! Mary, I look forward to reading your new book. I love to read!!

  148. Ellen Reed August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    “Jesusy Optimism”, I love that!Happy Anniversary!

  149. Donna Rogers August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for your daily devotionals, today’s was so inspiring. I can’t wait to “open my cage”.
    I cannot wait to get this book and read it, hopefully helping me open my eyes to see what is keeping me caged.
    Thank you again!

  150. Dee Colson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Needed the your writing today. Thank You. I already felt like a bird on sitting on the edge of the opened cage but not moving…Today I fly. It’s His story written in my life, I better let him move the pen!

  151. Judy Mijares August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love the”realness” of the devotion!! Will continue to follo this……glad I found you!!
    ps…… love the nose ring!

  152. Heather August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved this devotion. The verses that went along it are beautiful! Also – Great Journaling idea! 🙂

  153. Kathy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Today’s my birthday and I knew there was a Word from the Lord waiting for me today….wow….to be poised, and confident like an uncaged Bird of Paradise…they just ooze with the creative hand of God, in their beauty and dances! (some great footage here…) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/birds-of-the-gods/bop-personals-choose-your-dream-bird-video-and-poll/6230/
    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!! John 8:36
    I will always remember the visual image of these amazing birds your devotion created within me today…bless you!

  154. Aimee August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the devotional today!

  155. Jessica August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary and thank you for introducing me to Mary DeMuth… on to more reading.

  156. Olujoke Akin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I thank God who forgave my past, brought me out of the fowler’s cage. He broke the net on the cross and set me free indeed . I can understand what you are saying and also feel that pain before but I was set free, washed, and made whole. My feets are set on solid ground to stand and I am free forever and ever.
    Thank God for saving me

  157. Judy Musick August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Today’s devotion reminds me how Satan continues to hold me back from God’s purposes in my life my telling me I am “caged.” I limit myself because of doubts. I claim his promise that I am free. Looking forward to reading Mary’s new book.

  158. Christina Z August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on 2 years. This blog is an amazing blessing and has brought many happy moments of respite. The trailer for the book looks amazing. I can’t wait to read it. Of course, it would be ever so much more fun to read on a Nook 🙂 . Thanks for the opportunity to comment and join in the celebration.

    I’m having trouble with my browser. Please forgive me if this posted more than once.

  159. Eetonia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Hi I just want to say that I enjoyed the devotional today and I think it’s just wonderful. Sometimes when I am going through my storm or trials and I turn on my laptop and check my daily devotional there is a message there that seems to be catering to my circumstance at the moment. I do hope that God continues to bless you all and keep you in his ways, keep the excellent work up. Blessings and peace. Congrats!!!1

  160. Janice Ross August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Good morning ! This sounds like a wonderful book. You ladies always inspire me so much !! God Bless you all !!

  161. Laurie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved today’s devotion — I want to live an uncaged life!

  162. MollyL August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a timely devotion! I was exactly I needed today. Congratulations on your two wonderful years of success. After reading your devotion on Proverbs31, I intend to check out your books. You really hit to the heart of me in today’s devotion. Thank you so much for telling me exactly what I needed to hear -God’s truth!

  163. susan M. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved today’s devotional. It spoke volumes to me. I only wish my husband would also read this, but he will look at it as a “woman’s issue”. since it is written for women. He struggled his whole life with his past which put him in a terrible depression. Is there a sight written for men like this one?

  164. Madeline August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m going to go get a copy of this book right now! (so I guess I’m not holding out to win it! LOL!) Sounds like a great story and a rich concept, realizing that we truly are free from our past so we can move forward.

  165. Janet August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    As I read your devotional today I want to so be that bird that flys free without anything holding it down.Lord let me be free in you!

    Janet in TN

  166. Dianne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This book seems to have a story line similar to what I am experiencing, looking for answers to past pain. I look forward to reading the novel.

  167. Cindi Laughlin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for this website..looking for to reading The Muir House!
    Your website is such a blessing!

  168. dot August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read Mary’s book. I am an avid reader and still enjoy reading the old fashioned way. I would love the chance to have an e-reader.

  169. Shirley August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for your uplifting thoughts. Why do we want to be caged? I find I do cut myself short and hold back. I tend to shy away for fear of breaking something or not doing it as well as someone else.

  170. Margaret August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats on two years. And thank you for recommending books that are uplifting and “counter culture” for women. Thank you for today’s amazing devotion. We are the freest people on earth and it is so silly that that we make our own prisons and seeminly throw away the key. Christ has set us free so let us soar!

  171. Carey Jane Clark August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m a fan of Mary’s. I am reading one of her books now, and have a copy of Muir House in-the-waiting.

  172. Lisa Rankin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This devotion resonated with me because even at 49 years old, when I have thought that I have been long since over the devastation; I’ve found that I still have areas that I need repaired. Much of the time I don’t enter into the joy of the moment even when there is no need to be anything but joyful. I still find reasons to be upset and to stay within myself rather than reach out to others. Thank you for your book. I can’t wait to read it.

  173. Becky Foutz August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Although I consider my past to be relatively free of troubles, my present is certainly making up for that! I appreciated what you wrote about the freedom we have in Jesus, and will contemplate that more as I go through my day.

  174. Elaine August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I read the Muir House and enjoyed it. It was good to learn that Willa was finally able to move beyond her past.

  175. Glenda August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for this website. I can’t wait for each new month to learn of the next selection! I would love to be able to download them instantly on a NOOK! 🙂

  176. Rennie L. Dotson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it, but haven’t been able to get it just yet.
    I’d absolutely love to win a Nook.
    Thanks!

  177. Jennifer Clark August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am also an avid reader and am always looking for great fiction, particularly Christian fiction. I am excited to have found this site. Getting to share what I’m reading about is going to be a new and exciting addition to my life!

  178. Christine August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for today’s devotion, I have been caged in a situation for the past three years and not only is it affecting me but I can clearly see that it is impacting my children as well….now I am 5 months pregnant with another blessing from God (it has taken me 5 months to see it as a blessing) and I do feel like I’m caged like I have made it my lifestyle. It seems as if I have been here for so long that it is all I know and the thought of leaving terrifies me bcuz I don’t know what the consequence of leaving will bring….I read stories of encouragement and just wish I could be set free as well yet every time I come so close to leaving I end up staying out of fear just hoping things will change yet they remain the same….after reading todays devotion I can clearly see that I need to trust God and I must take the first step knowing that He knows what’s best for me and He will never leave me or forsake me…..all He wants is for me to trust Him and allow Him to take control of my life. Happy Anniversary!!!

  179. Alecia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Uncaged = Freedom! I so appreciated reading today’s newsletter and I have ‘escaped like a bird out of the fowler’s snare’ of depression and anxiety. Praise God for His love and deliverance. I have tasted this freedom and it is sweet! But I want more.

    Sometimes driving to and from work I see hawks (don’t think there are eagles in this area) soaring in the sky, wings extended riding the wind. I love this image of spirit , power and trust, and want to fly freely!

    Thanks for your ongoing encouragement!

  180. R Axelsen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    “How have I been afraid to live freely today? How am I living caged? ” – This question stirred something vital in me this morning. What an important question to ask at the end of the day! Thank you for your devotion this morning, Mary. 🙂

  181. Sherry Buttram August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for today’s devotion. Satan (the fowler) sure likes to ensnare us into remembering our past and allowing it to bring us down. NO more!! We are free through Jesus!! Amen, and Praise His name!! Thank you again!!

  182. Jodi Escapule August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for this word today! It just affirms what God has been placing on my heart. I’ve been running into words like this for over a month now…. Thank you for you faithfulness and thank you for letting us know we are not alone in our struggles to step out and be free! God Bless

  183. Carol August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have not been a reader in all my years, but in the past year have been reading alot. This is all due to my wanting to learn more so that in turn I will be able to share more of God’s word. So, this would be great to have.

  184. Janet Volpe August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    To be uncaged. To be free. What more could we ask.
    We have been given freedom through Jesus sacrifice
    on the cross. We need to claim that freedom in praise
    and thanksgivin.

  185. Linda Vujnov August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love what Mary is doing in her ministry. She is a gifted writer.
    Please sign me up for the contest.

  186. Jennifer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a beautiful devotion. It echoes the sermon I heard on Sunday: We get saved by grace, but do we LIVE by grace? Or do we trust God to save us then use human efforts to solve all of our issues? God’s grace is powerful and beautiful! HE has been bringing this truth home to me over and over again recently. I can’t wait to read this book!

  187. AnnMarie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the devotion and enter me into the drawing.

    dixoname@msn.com

  188. Martha T. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Freedom brought to you by Jesus. How amazing! Great devotional!Please enter me into your contest.

  189. Audrey August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I have enjoyed being introduced to new Christian writers through She Reads. God blessings on the year to come!

  190. Maggie Rowe August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Would love to own a Nook, would love to read this book! Please enter me into the contest as well – thanks!

  191. Jennifer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So glad to have found this website a few weeks ago through the suggestion of a family member. We have recenlty begun a book club at my church and this site is so very helpful!

    Thanks!

    Jennifer

  192. Yvonne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am enjoying Mary’s new book, The Muir House. I also enjoy her tips for writers on her facebook and blog sites. :O)

  193. Amy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on 2 years! This ministry is a blessing.

  194. Teri August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    First I have heard of this book, I am looking forward to reading it!

  195. Teri August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    pray we all find the strength to fly!

  196. Christa Allan August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m looking forward to this read, Mary. Thanks for digging deep.

  197. Silvia Arvelo August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    First allow me to congratulate you on your two year anniversary. That needs much celebration in our generation today! I must also tell you that I am 80% transition over from a “regular” book to my Kindle. I just love the flexibility to read whatever I have there and not have to carry around everything under sun or that I own. I would love the opportunity to win this month’s selection so please consider me….LOL! Have a blessed day! Silvia

  198. Carla August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Once again, a devotion so relevant to what I’m going through right now. Thank you!

  199. Kelly August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary!

  200. JoAnne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy 2 year! I enjoy the book reviews so much. They lead me to reading areas I never thought to read.

  201. Vicky August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Great devotional today and I can’t wait to read the new book!

  202. Rochelle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    WOW! You’ve sparked my interest in your book. Thank you for your devotional. So true. I so long to be free! I’m choosing to believe the TRUTH!

  203. Kay Jantz August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow great scripture, very timely for me as well, I have been captive a lot of late, amazing how we do it to ourselves! I am rarely disappointed in what I have seen on SheReads. This current book by Mary Muth sounds very intriguing and need to take some time to read it. The first chapter needless to say has me hooked! Nook or Kindle would certainly make it easier! hint, hint, hint!!!

  204. Jennifer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for your blog and introducing me to so many new authors with great stories to tell– this looks like another great book!

    Jennifer

  205. Jennifer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved today’s devotional.

  206. Karen Stetka August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved the devotional! Love reading new Christian books by authors who love the Lord!
    Happy Anniversary! I intend to read “The Muir House”!

  207. Stacey Paden August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for hosting such an amazing give-a-way! Happy Anniversary!

  208. LoveNevaFails August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Everyone,

    This book sounds fantastic and I’m really looking forward to reading it!

    Have a great day everyone!

    June

  209. Alice Stocks August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I like reading Inspirational fiction similar to this one. Sounds like a good one.

  210. Serena Chase August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This sounds like an intriguing read! I’ve been looking for a Christian novel with a bit of a “gothic” flavor to read for review in October and… I think I may have just found it! Looking forward to this great-looking title!

    Serena

  211. Katherine G, Florence, OR August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thinking about starting a women’s book club at our church and this sounds like a dandy book with which to begin! Proverbs 31 Ministries never fails to touch me at my point of need with their daily devotionals!

  212. Shannon Marklowitz August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have not read any of Mary Demuths books…I know she is talked about often, so that will be the next book I purchase! Thanks for always sharing good Christian Fiction!
    Shannon

  213. Shannon August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I absolutely must read this now. The trailer is awesome and makes you want to read the book immediately to know what happened at the Muir house!

  214. Wendy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This seems like it will be a great place to get reviews, I’m looking forward to following the discussions. Blessings

  215. Elosia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved the trailer and now I’m going to read the first chapter. Thanks for today’s devotional!

  216. Serena Chase August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Oh– and that is the best book trailer I’ve seen in a long time! Excellent!

  217. Andrea Wolff August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m excited about this website. I’ve been wanting someone to recommend good books for me to read. Now I can just go here!

  218. Laura L. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for bringing us the latest in books!!

  219. Olivia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve heard great things about this book- I look forward to reading it!

  220. Kim Goldstein August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for this book club!! Happy Anniversary 🙂

  221. Judy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The trailer makes me want to purchase the book now! Thanks!

  222. lynn August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This is my first time on She Reads, and it looks great! I’ve been enjoying P31 site and daily devotionals for years and am excited to explore/visit this site now too. Thanks for offering inspiration and encouragement to women. 🙂

  223. Dawn Vincent August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have to own this book. I spent so many years searching the past and not living in the present. I’ve found healing in God and a newfound passion for womans ministry. This book is for such a time as this. Thank you so much!!!

  224. Rachel McConnell August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for hostessing a great giveaway-Sounds like an interesting book too

  225. Crystal August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Look forward to reading this!

  226. Katie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary 🙂 thanks for all you do for the readers of the world 🙂

  227. Beverly Hill McKinney August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Since meeting Mary years ago at Mt. Hermon I have always bought her books as soon as they came out. Her love of the Lord is presesnt in all her writing and I soak up each word. The Muir House is no exception. Great story, conflict, interesting characters and most of all since I am also from a small town it reminded me of home. Thanks Mary for another good read.

  228. Patti August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read the book!

  229. christi wilson August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Glad I found this blog! Will be nice just to sit and read for once!! 🙂

  230. Lisa August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulatins on two great years! And Congratulations, Mary! Looking forward to reading your new book 🙂

  231. Bethany LeBedz August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Pick me, pick me! Please!!!! I love the real-life stories and spiritual applications Mary weaves into her stories!

  232. Suza Thoelen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow! I have to read this now that I’ve seen the trailer. Can’t wait.

  233. Brooke Hughes August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Awesome book club! I have been with you all since the beginning and love, love the recommendations and everything else that goes with SHE READS!!!

  234. Camilla Martin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary!

  235. Gwen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS on two years!!!! Thanks for all you do. It’s been great to be introduced to new authors and to read their books. I would love to be picked for this wonderful gift. May God continue to bless all of you and this ministry.

  236. Debbie Thorkildsen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like an interesting book. I love inspirational fiction. Great trailer.

  237. Louise August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    As one who was freed by God’s grace from the fowler’s snare, thanks, Mary, for your devotional today. It made my heart soar!

  238. Vickie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love to check out this blog. Your reviews and plugs are always insightful and usually lead to a great read! Can’t wait to check this one out!

  239. Terrilynn August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! The Muir House sounds very interesting!

  240. Michelle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have loved the last two years of She Reads and I hope there are many, many more years to come. My to-read books list keeps getting longer and longer thanks to you gals. I am truly thankful for you, the blog, and the wonderful authors featured. Thank you and congratulations on two wonderful years!

  241. Judy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on two years!!

    Mary DeMuth is a new author to me and I am looking forward to reading “The Muir House”. It looks like a great read. I’m happy that she is so into her family! She loves her Husband and Children..that’s what is all about. God first of course!

    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  242. donna August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    How generous of you to give on your own anniversary! I wish you many years of encouraging and reaching out to women. Many times we don’t realize the ways God uses us to bless others. You have blessed me greatly today! Thank you and happy anniversary.

  243. Tara Sloan August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve been looking for a good fiction read! Yea! Muir House it is! Congrats on TWO YEARS gals!

  244. Chicky White August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am ready to leave my cage and spread my wings, I have made a nest and have been very comfortable living in my cage of the past I’m ready to FLY. I have just discovered Proverbs 31 Ministries, I love you thank you for all of your encouragement, and messages that make me feel you understand my life. Congratulations on 2 years. I just purchased Mary’s book for my kindle and can’t to read it. May God continue to bless you and this ministry.

  245. Kay August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading the book!

  246. Jessica August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ll be honest, this is the first time I’ve heard of Mary DeMuth but I’m ready to “get to know her”! This book looks amazing!

  247. Tracy Goldbach August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve never read any of Mary’s books either but this one looks great and I may have to get when I am finished reading my current book, would love to read it on a new Nook…. Thanks!

  248. Valerie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary.. I was just thinking I need a new book and this looks to be a great book. I have yet to move to e-reading, but I was really considering the Nook.. Have a blessed day, and thanks for being such an awesome and inspiring resource…

  249. Janet August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary! I enjoyed your post on Proverbs 31 Ministries today and I would love to win the Nook!

    Be blessed,
    Janet

  250. Jennie W August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Yay, what a blessing. Maybe this is my way of getting a Nook or Kindle, because I too can’t decide, though I am such a book person, I love writing in my books.

  251. Julie B. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on 2 wonderful years, may you be blessed with many more!

  252. Kathie C August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! Thank you for today’s devotional, it really hit home. I look forward to reading your book. Do you think the library will have it? I’m on disability & have to get my books there…

  253. Glenda August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the contest!

  254. Kathleen August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on your third anniversary. Praying that the Lord continues to use your ministry in a mighty way. I have never been disappointed in any of the authors/books you have brought to my attention. It surely would be a blessing to read them on a brand-new Nook.

  255. AnnetteMarie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    My cousin and I always comment how we think the devotions were written specifically for us nearly every day. The trailer of The Muir House has me hooked, I love a good mystery; especially one written by a Christian. And this will be the first book I have read by Mary DeMuth. You all do an awsome job with Proverbs 31.

  256. Melanie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy 2 year anniversary! Great contest – I’ve been wanting a nook or kindle but can’t really afford it…hoping this is the way I get one!! Thanks 🙂

  257. Geri August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve really been enjoying the Proverbs 31 website and She Reads blog. Keep up the wonderful work!

  258. Hannah August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary! Excited to join in on this book!!

  259. Carol August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for all you do. I love to read Christian fiction. I enjoy hearing and learning about authors I have never read before. Keep them coming!

  260. Debbie verburgt August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for your encouraging words of freedom we have in Christ Jesus. Seems so often i live in a cage being afraid because of doubt. I hear you Jesus!

  261. Chris Clark August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just found this website and think its wonderful! Happy anniversary – I am a definite fan! Would love to put my bid in for the Nook. Thanks so much!

  262. marianne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Excited about the new book. Hope it helps others like Hidden Joy. Keep up the Godly work.
    Blessings!

  263. Ann August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the invite to She Reads. I have been looking for a resources like this.
    Happy 2 Year Anniversary!

  264. Pugh August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I enjoyed your devotional today. I believe that Jesus came so that we might have life to fullest. Thank you for your encouragement and the opportunity to win a prize in honor of your second anniversary. May this be a memorable anniversary, and may God continue to bless your ministry.

  265. Cherene August 2, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have been so blessed by Proverbs 31 ministry. My husband and I both enjoy the emails and the magazine. Now I’m looking forward to She Reads blog and newsletter as well. Thank you and the Lord’s blessing on you all!

  266. Jackie Brown August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I just heard your name at She Speaks, specifically how your ebook on writing proposals was a must, so I must need a Nook. I’ve had my eye on them every time I go to Barnes, but it’s a want, not a need, but it would be awesome to win one. Thanks for your support to new authors by writing the book, I’m hoping to purchase very soon. She speaks encouraged and motivated me to get the book writing on. Starbucks always helps the writing along, too:)

  267. Kellye August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book! 🙂

  268. Diana August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Both the She Reads blog and Proverbs 31 have been an encouragement to me. I would love to win something 🙂

  269. Julie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This book really sounds interesting. After the preview yesterday, I couldnt wait – I had to download it to my Nook! Love and blessings to all.

  270. Chastity Ray August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like an exciting book! Can’t wait to read it! Congrats on your two year anniversary I think that’s a wonderful accomplishment

  271. Steph August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Book sounds amazing! Happy 2 yr. anniversary! I love the encouragement I can get from Proverbs 31 Ministries!

  272. Lisa Thomas August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This book sounds like just what a dear friend of mine needs to read. I think I will get it for her. Thanks.

  273. Terri August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Always good to get suggestions for summer reading! Thanks

  274. stacie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    loved the devotional for today

  275. Leslie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I have only been reading your devotions for a week. I have cried, I have laughed and much rejoicing is going on within me. I only ask, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Thank you for your ministry!

  276. Vanessa Brant August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy anniversary! I look forward to joining and reading with you ladies!

  277. Leah August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I recently found this site! I have been a reader of P31 Devotions for a few years, but never noticed this page! Glad I found it!

  278. Stefy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    What an exciting thing to find a new site to keep me upbeat so that I can allow Christ to work thru me. The book The Muir House sounds so different, can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the heads up on it. : )

  279. Patricia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I just came across this website and am intrigued by what I see and read. The Muir House is a book I’ll definitely read and am so eager to read other suggested selections. I have only recently gotten back into reading avidly again, after a hiatus not of my choosing. Thank you for this website and for all the good information.

  280. Patricia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I will be certain to share this website with many of my friends who have computers. Thanks again for the great site!

  281. Jan Kessler August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    WOW. What a gift. What a great author. I am so excited to read the need book. Thank you for making reading good, clean, healthy intertaining.

  282. Patricia August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    As I purchase and read the books I’ll share them with my friends who do not have access to a computer.

  283. Beck Gambill August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations to Mary, she’s a great encouragement!

  284. cheryl August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve never read a Christian mystery, but Muir House sounds like a very good story. I love Proverbs 31. Would also like to win a nook too. I agree, sometimes our fears leave us locked in those awful cages. Cages made by satan and his lies, the key to set us free is offered by God by believing in him and his wonderful promises written in the Bible.

  285. Rachel Harrison August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am beyond encouraged by the Proverbs 31 ministry! I look forward to my devotional email everyday! Praise the Lord for these amazing women who share their lives with us for our spiritual growth!! God is so good! Congratulations on 2 years!!

  286. Michelle Elaine August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win and most of all, congratulations!! 🙂

  287. Linda I. August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulating you on a wonderful site. I always enjoy the book picks.
    Looking forward to reading the august pick and it is so nice to go over to
    The discussion forum to read the comments on the book.

  288. Crystal August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy 2-year Anniversary! What a great devotion and book selection. I really liked what Mary DeMuth wrote about the power of the story. People relate to stories, and stories can either give us warnings or inspirations.

  289. Christina Baker August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I loved today’s devotion – birds of paradise indeed 🙂

  290. Valerie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a really interesting book that we all may be able to relate to in many ways. Look forward to reading it and hopefully share it with others who surmise that they are alone with the same thoughts as I believe will be revealed in this book. My God continue to enlarge your territory as you encourage and edify the lost and the saved as will as glorify the God our Father. Congratulation on your two year anniversary and I pray that there will be many more.

  291. Cindy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for this opportunity & Happy Anniversary! I can’t wait to read this book – the trailer is great. Cindy Lou Who

  292. Cindy Ruzicka August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Great idea to have a contest! I’m looking forward to reading more!

  293. Joyce Schafer August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This looks like a site that I will enjoy and receive encouragement from. Your devotional today spoke to my heart as the Lord highlighted some areas of my past that I considered healed. There are still some things that are tender and need more of His loving care. Thank You!

  294. Gail August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! This book sounds great–definitely something I can relate to.

  295. Carrie Turansky August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary’s new book looks wonderful! I would love to read it on a Nook! Thanks for recommending all of these great books. It has been a fun year. Congratulations on the one year anniversary of She Reads.
    Blessings,
    Carrie

  296. Julie Diza August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! Hoping to get much more involved in She Reads.
    Thanks for all you do.

  297. Amy Forehand August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I can really relate to Mary’s post today…I am a pastor’s wife and have been working so hard not to let painful church experiences define who I am as a pastor’s wife! I have met so many pastor’s wives who tell me the only way to not get hurt is to distance yourself from your flock, don’t make friends/let anyone get close. After being hurt by friendships in church (by girls I thought were my friends) I can totally understand where they were coming from. But I refuse to let the past define my present. I WILL keep putting myself out there for all to see and I WILL let people get close to me. Hey – Jesus was betrayed by his friends too! I will continue to love and minister to people even though there is a chance I might get hurt. Jesus loves every one of the people He places in my path and it is His desire that I love them too! (That’s just one of the many challenges of my calling as a partner in my hubby’s ministry, lol!) Of course, some days this is easier said then done!

  298. SUSAN August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    ‘She Reads’ is fabulous! I wish I could live to be 1000 years old to read all the books I yearn to read…
    My motto is “So many books, so little time.”
    Thanks for this website and all the great books and awesome authors!
    I will see you again tomorrow. 🙂
    Susan

  299. Sandy August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congrats on the anniversary…thanks for the chance to win some really cool stuff!

  300. Lynn August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m reading The Muir House now. I’m anxious to get to the end and find out if I’m right about the secret.

    Congratulations on two years!

  301. Christine August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sometimes it is not so much the past, but also the present that sometimes cages me in. It was wonderful and very freeing to be reminded that Jesus has indeed opened the door wide for me to soar, which I am not afraid to do! Thank you so very, very much for reminding me that I am NOT caged at all.

  302. Susan August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!! Sounds like a great book and I look forward to reading it with the group.

  303. Cheryl Russell August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy 2 year anniversary!!! I thoroughly enjoy reading Proverbs 31. Lately, I have had a lot going on in my life and you have really encouraged me through your Proverbes 31 Ministry. I do not own a Nook or the Kindle and thanks for the chance to win one. Have a blessed day!!

  304. Kathy Scott August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This book, Muir House, sounds like a great mystery and love story all in one. I have been reading your articles for the past two years and find that the interviews of both books and authors have been interesting and reveal great truths. It would be wonderful to read the selections on a Kindle or Nook. You gals are invaluable as a resource for my future writing. I am thankful to the Lord that such a resource is available.

  305. Adrianne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    First, congrats on you anniversary. Though I’m a Christian, I’ve not always lived as such; believing my past errors would always me a hinderance for the life I’ve always desired. I wondered if any woman, for real, could live out their life as a Proverbs 31 woman. I wanted to. So I stopped all of my antics (when I fall short the Holy Spirit convicts me so that I have to stop and repent). It breaks my heart when my husband doesn’t acknowledge me at all. To him I’m broke, no retirement…”so where can you go”. I ask God “where are you”! Lord, you got to me, why won’t you get to him? Why do you allow him to treat me this way? I used the word ‘trapped’. I tell myself, I made by bed and way hard, so now I’m stuck…caged and treated less than a wife. His eyes are cold and dead. He grunts out a hello and that is the only word he speaks until the next morning, ‘good morning’ or telling me not to do something. Funny though, today BEFORE I read your post, after coming homing from my job search, I’d listened to and read my daily text (several of them for the keep me grounded…I know that is the Holy Spirit), Dr. Charles Stanley devotional and site is just wonderful. I like meditating on Psalm 23, 25 and 27 when I am really feeling unloved. Anyway today’s message from God was for me to stop feeling sorry for myself and my past. What’s done is done. I realized that I can’t make someone feel something they don’t want to feel. I also realized that part of it is pride “how dare he not like me, I’m lovable and attractive, not to mention funny and compassionate”. I realized that (well I already knew, just needed to be chided) when a man loves a woman, he will “sleep out in the rain” (from an old song, can’t remember the singer). And finally, when he’s no longer into you, he ain’t into you! Fear of not being loved has gotten me just that, humm??? Fear of not being loved is what caused me to lose everything (before I met my husband). Fear of being on the streets and no one wanting me because I was broke, caused me to sell myself short and settle. So here I am, caged, over 40, broke, unloved…but I’m cute. Seriously though, I know God is here for me, I just have to now learn to be patient and wait on His best for me…for he will “open up a window and pour me out a blessing…” Father this time I’m waiting on you to open my cage (rather than me forcing my way out before my wings are fully developed) so that I may soar to the heights where you need me to be…uncaged and loved.

  306. Melissa Liberatore August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow – I’m already hooked on this book. I’ve saved it to my “to read” list on Goodreads and even if I don’t win the drawing plan on purchasing this book. I absolutely love this blog and use it to kick start my devotions. Presenting Christian authors is a bonus for me. Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  307. Karie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I just discovered this website. I love to read good christian novels, so this is perfect for me. The Muir House sounds like a story that many of us can relate to in one way or another. Many of us hold on to things from that past when we could be set free by simply letting go. I am looking forward to reading this novel soon!

  308. Angela August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read it! Happy anniversary!

  309. Patty August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I recently signed up for the Encouragement for Today devotionals from Bible Gateway and today’s was about being uncaged by Author Mary DeMuth. Loved it! Thank you for the encouragement, the book club and the contest! Happy Anniversary ; )

  310. Kassey August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Leaving a comment! so exited for your words!

  311. Liz Knaus August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary DeMuth’s novel, The Muir House, looks like something the book club I belong to might enjoy. I forwarded the “Encouragement for Today” devotion and this web page to the leader of our group. Best wishes and God bless you.
    Liz

  312. Victoria August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This has been such an incredible ministry… I hope it continues to grow! Happy Anniversary!!!

  313. Betty August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Nook, Books and coffee, what a treat. Happy Anniversary!

  314. cammih August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited to get this book! I have enjoyed the past 2 months selections and anxiously anticipating the August selection!

  315. Leah August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Flying free is not something that has come easily for me. But, I am getting better at it. And soaring higher each time I venture out! Thank you to God for giving me a husband who pushes me to be more couragious.

  316. Robin August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary. The book looks interesting and I look forward to reading it.

  317. Rebecca August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy anniversary! I’m so proud of my friend Mary for all her writing success! 🙂

  318. Melody E August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited for ya’ll – 2 years of introducing us to great authors. Had the pleasure of hearing Mary speak, she has an amazing spirit! Looking forward to ‘The Muir House’ and experiencing her voice through her characters. Eat cake and be merry!

  319. Deanna August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    She Reads and Mary DeMuth.. woo hoo! You’ve just combined my favorite pastime and one of my favorite authors.

    The Muir House could be my love story (…any girls story, really). Many of us have some dark thing in our lives or our past that makes us hesitate to believe the we can truly BE LOVED.

    Can’t wait to read more and see how God heals her past and reveals her future.

  320. betty lou August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary She Reads!! Must add Mary’s new book to my list, set in Texas (my home) and has the name Muir (my brother-in-law’s last name!)…sounds great!!

  321. Laura August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    That’s quite an intriguing book trailer. (I didn’t know there were such things as book trailers!) I’ve enjoyed the book suggestions over the past 2 years. I haven’t always been a fan of Christian fiction, so it’s nice to find some solid reads. I’m off to look for The Muir House.

  322. Stace August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am currently reading DeMuth’s DEFIANCE, TEXAS trilogy. Shes an excellent storyteller, so I’m thrilled to hear that there is a new novel.
    Happy anniversary, She Reads!!

  323. JoAnne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I, too, have just stumbled across your online bookclub through my daily Proverbs 31 devotionals…which are always excellent. I look forward to the good “reads” that you choose. This current one , The Muir House, sounds interesting. I’ll be checking in with your regularly this year. Thanks for arriving in my mailbox…..? divinely arranged?
    Just registered for your newsletter also.

  324. Amber McCallister August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!

    Wow, this book sounds so intriguing and would surely pull anyone in and make them wonder about their own secrets in their past. This book is to touch the hearts of everyone who reads it.

  325. Bobbie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Howdy and what a blessing has been and is all the Proverbs 31 Ministries that I have been acquainted with. This is all new to me, and sounds very exciting; plus, its basis reflects the precious LIGHT, our GOD. The book sounds quite interesting – one you won’t want to put down until its finished!

  326. Calley Schneider August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I can not wait to read this book. It really hits home with me personally. It is like you are in my head.

  327. Julie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! What wonderful gifts! My daughter would love to have a nook. I wish I had time to read EVERY day! Your selections always seems very interesting.

  328. muchelle August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    happy anniversary!!!! I’m so looking forward to reading this book 🙂
    God Bless

  329. Laura Mathews August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi. I love to read the devotions from Proverbs 31 ministries. They always encourage my heart to lead a more consecrated life for the Lord. This website allows me to read a devotion even on my most busy days. I am truly grateful for you and all of your staff for taking the time to minister to us through my own email address, it makes it so much easier and convenient and I appreciate it so much. HAPPY SECOND ANNIVERSARY, Laura

  330. Tamryn August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary’s blog on Proverbs 31 really spoke to me, and I was intrigued to know more about Mary – hence how I ended up here.

  331. Angela August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am so happy that I have been able to read these encouraging words from others who like myself find strength in the words here. Thaks for allowing us to read along and enjoy everyday trials and tribulations from folks so much like our own selves. Congratulations on two years and best wishes for many more!

  332. Bessie August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!!! I don’t own a Nook or Kindle and would love to own one…thank you so much for the opportunity of winning one.

  333. Stacy Poole August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! Can’t wait to read the The Muir House novel….maybe I will have to find and read the Dun Cow too since it’s an author favorite!

  334. Marianne August 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    i do not have a kindle or a nook – and am looking at buying an ereader. what i need to know is this. Can i get the same ebook for any ereader? Happy Anniversary! Proverbs 31 devotional is one i enjoy reading on my blackberry – i can read it anytime. Thanks for your ministry

  335. Janet August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I enjoy getting your words of encouragement! They are much needed. I am looking forward to reading your new book. It looks very intriguing. Thank you for caring about me and the other people hoping to win. May God Bless You and Proverbs 31.

  336. Kristy August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just discovered you guys today. How exciting! Happy anniversary, and I look forward to much happy reading.

  337. Shelly Cantrell August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary is one of my favorite authors for non-fiction! I’ve never read one of her fiction stories, so this ought to be fun!!!

    In in!

    Plus, as a bonus… I don’t own a Nook or Kindle either but it sure would make reading easier when I’m on the road. I always want to carry 5 or 6 books with me. I can never decide on just one, : )

    SHE READS ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  338. Nena August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m looking forward to this one! One more great read before summer is over!

  339. Amy August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    My friend forwarded me this Proverbs 31 devotional because she knows where I am living these days – it is a dark and lonely place at times as I am also trying to “uncage” myself from years of pain. The Holy Spirit is with me in my journey but it is so nice to also have some friends that have been through similiar things to encourage me and that is what happened when I read this devotional. I look forward to checking out your blog. I can’t wait to continue reading your stuff. Thanks for serving in this way – it has been an encouragement to me. May you have MANY years ahead of ministry and writing.

    It is kind of you to offer the 3 giveaways – I agree with the other posts – e-readers and coffee – what could a woman need more:) Thanks for the opportunity to win one. I also own neither but am hoping to soon:)

    Blessings to you and your ministry,

    Amy

  340. Colleen August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Two years already! It is time to celebrate, and what better way than with Mary’s new book! The story sounds interesting and intriguing. I will look forward to reading it!

    Though I do not own a kindle or nook, I downloaded Kindle reader for my mac to purchase Mary’s e-book, “11 Secrets of Getting Published”.

    I love my books, but can realize how awesome it would be to travel with so many of my favorite books with me in one electronic device. I would love to win one.

    Happy Anniversary!

  341. Suzie August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading this book! And what a great giveaway! 🙂

  342. Gloria August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just discovered this blog. It’s awesome! Happy Anniversary!

  343. JoAnne Malito August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Ever since joining the Proverbs 31 ministry my life has slowly changed. I have read numerous books written by Lysa and Mary Beth and have just ordered Mary’s new book. I read her blog on “Uncaged” and it so sounded like me. I want to fly like the uncaged birds and with Mary’s help and the Scripture verses she quoted I feel more confident that I can. Thanks Mary for your truth!

  344. Donna Carr August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I look forward to each morning to see the next post of Proverbs 31. What a blessing it is to me. I love learning about the books and the authors. What an inspiration! I can not wait to read the Muir House! My husband and I travel alot and he is not one that enjoys the radio so that is one of the times that I really enjoy reading. I would love to have an electronical device to carry especially in all of our traveling. Thank you for the great job that you do each day. I hope you see many more years ahead with abuntant blessings.

  345. Amy August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary! This book looks great – I’ll go find it!

  346. Lynette Paulson August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I found your page today on the anniversary, I love to read and love Jesus more. Thank you for this resource in my life. I love the nook but broke mine, would love a new one.

  347. Dawn August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just discovered this site! What a great idea. Can’t wait to start the book.

  348. Bev August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    My sister recently led me to the Proverbs 31 devotionals. Love them! And I love reading Christian novels. What a delight to stumble upon She Reads. Although my summer is almost over, and the school year leaves me little time to read for pleasure, I have already added The Muir House to my list. Hmmm. A Nook on the go might just help that happen sooner! I appreciate your ministry to women. Thanks!

  349. tif August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    proverbs 31 has been a big blessing to me for several years. i completely related to mary’s devotional this morning. my childhood was not ideal to say the least and i found myself on a self-destructive path in my 30’s, BUT GOD…saved me and my marriage from myself. unfortunately, i’m still with the never-good-enough label i received as a child. i think i’m really ready to break free and begin living uncaged. thank you for your ministry! p.s. the first chapter of the muir house seems intriguing. i’d love to read it!

  350. Jennifer Kozar August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Although I just found you in the last month I have already DEVOURED 5 of the past books you recommended and SO look forward to reading even more. Thank you for this ministry.

  351. Cindy August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! The trailer for this book has me captivated!

  352. Amber Fuller August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am excited to read The Muir House and Thin Places too!

  353. Noah Arsenault August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary, and thank you!! I have been wanting an ereader for a while, but couldn’t afford it. If I win this, it will be awesome because it will give me the chance to read many more books.

  354. Alece August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    happy deuce-iversary!!

  355. Connie Arnold August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on the anniversary! Mary is a wonderful writer, and this looks like a great book. Love the trailer!

  356. Luz Jennings August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    It’s very important to tell stories because it is beautiful when we can relate and it brings us together by eye’s of our imagination. I love your stories Mrs. DeMuth!

  357. Leah Mastros August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love love love to read! Just finished Thin Places and Muir House by Mary DeMuth! Would love to read my next one on an ereader!

  358. Elise Daly Parker August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations Mary and Proverbs 31! The Muir House sounds like a fascinating book with lots of mystery, love, and reflection. Though I do follow Mary and love Proverbs 31, I hadn’t visited this She Reads site till today because of Mary’s tweet. So thanks for putting this out there. Blessings!

  359. Carlie K. August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’d LOVE to win a Nook 🙂

  360. Lila De Penning August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have just started the Muir House and having quite a time getting things done – because all I want to do is read. I love to read the devotions from Proverbs 31 ministries. They always encourage my heart.

    It is kind of you to offer the 3 giveaways — I agree with the other posts — e-readers and coffee — what could a woman need more:)

  361. Cathy Pangburn August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am new to this site, but can’t wait to start reading some of the books I see here! Great, Godly, reading is sometimes hard to come by! Thank-you so much for offering!

  362. S. Woodbridge August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have read Mary’s other books and love them. Can’t wiat to read this one!

  363. Kassie August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a great giveaway! And that book sounds like a good read…may have to check it out! =)

  364. Teresa Rice August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary. I thoroughly enjoyed The Muir House!!

  365. Rhea August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love She Reads! You give a forum where I can learn about the great Christian books available. I love that Mary DeMuth is featured this month. Her memoir, Thin Places, has touched my life in a profound way.

    Keep up the good work! (and I hope to win…LOL 😉

    Rhea

  366. Mary August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m new to this site as well, but love reading great books!

  367. Debbie Thimas August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m so very blessed by She Reads:)

  368. "Amy S August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for two years of providing book suggestions! I would love the e reader to get your suggestions faster!

  369. Candace Havens August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a wonderful way to celebrate! Mary is fabulous! Thanks for this opportunity to enter!

  370. ET @ Titus 2:3-5 August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy blogiversary! I am desperate to get my hands on the Muir house, yet not terribly keen on heading out to the book store while my 5 kids are off school. LOL!

    Blessings on you at She Reads!

  371. Lois Hudson August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So many books! So little time! Would love to win an e-reader.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  372. Terrie Todd August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Pick me, pick me!

  373. amancay August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    fabulous book pick!

  374. Erin May August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you so much for spurring on my love for reading!! What a blessing it has been to find clean fiction books with moving and truthful messages.

  375. Misty Walker August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Leaving my comment and crossing my fingers!!

  376. Terri August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for your stories. I would love to read this book.

  377. B Braxton August 3, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Reminds me of The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Alice Miller. I have read many of her books and through many painful tears.

  378. Tracy Polley August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

  379. Sue Patterson August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    My first love is Christ and reading anything that helps in my devotion to him.

  380. Lianna August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on a job well done! And thank you for being reliable for such a wonderful list of books!

  381. Denise August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I love contests! Although, I can count on one hand how many I’ve won 😉 I can’t keep my oldest daughter (a teenager) in enough books. She reads ALL the time. I think an e-reader would be so perfect for her (Lord willing…). Happy Anniversary!

  382. Ruth Hill August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win an e-reader. I now have to review so many books that are only available in e-book form. Thanks for the chance!

  383. Lane Hill House August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win!!!! Mary’s book trailer looked more like a movie trailer to me!!!!

  384. April pinsles August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am loving the Muir House. I absolutely love how mrs DeMuth has captured our community and the fibers of it that interweave in Rockwall.

  385. Delina August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    oh, i neeeeeeeeeeeed an e-reader. Happy 2year anniversary.

  386. DinT August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win an e-book and I am so thankful that there are so many Christian books that available to read on the nook and kindles.

  387. Lina Hill August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am still reading a book from the She Reads recommendation and The Muir House is yet another one I will add to my ever growing reading list. I am still reading The Book of Days and already read (& cried through) Choosing to See. So keep all those great reviews and blogs going as they inspire and help me get through my days. And Happy Anniversary!!

    God Bless!
    Lina

  388. Crystal Nichols August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I have been so blessed by Mary’s wisdom. I have been devouring the knowledge in the 11 secrets of Getting Published and am excited to delve into The Muir House. I would love to have an e-reader to do my reading on! Blessings and cheers to many more anniversaries!

  389. Gillian Marchenko August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I’d love a chance at an e-reader :).

  390. Jayanthi Moses August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Hello,

    I am new to this page. I love reading and was fascinated by the trailer of ‘the Muir house’, and the urgency that drove the actor is palpable. I am waiting to read the rest of the book

  391. Jayanthi Moses August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I read echoing sentiments in the Muir House of the same urge to be set free from the past, yet to know it to conquer it that runs through my thoughts too, ever so many times!

  392. linda steinert August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy anniversary and here is my entry

  393. Brittney S. August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Definitely going to have to check the Muir House out……sounds like a “can’t put down” read! Is it available in e-book form yet?

  394. Bonnie August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Winning a Nook would be an added blessing! Thanks for the opportunity. I appreciate your updates on new books/authors, that I might have missed. Love to read!

  395. connie davis August 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I luv the fact that I found Proverbs 31 approximately a year ago and receive there devotions on a daily basis. Well, Happy anniversary and I wish you many, many more. You trailer on the Muir House looks like an interesting book to read, because I’m sure it will touch my life in some special way. God does not make any mistakes in any way, so I will be ordering your book, it appears that it will be a blessing in my life. May this year be more proserous as the year before. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Thank you Proverbs 31 for introducing me to Mary.

  396. Jennifer hodge August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am so excited to have found this site and this virtual book club!

  397. Jill August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve gotten such great reading suggestions from this site, what a blessing. We are in the market for an E reader just can’t decide which way to go.

  398. Cheryl Olson August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary…so exciting. Would love a chance to win, what a wonderful blessing that would be. ! Thanks so much!

  399. melody August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am so excited to have found this Christian site and this virtual book club? I have never been a member of a book club and look forward to many wonderful reads!

  400. jamie Henson August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can not wait to start reading this new novel!!! I have enjoyed reading Mary’s devotions. Reading is so important to me and I love the blessing that I get from reading Mary’s works and all the other wonderful god-filled women on this site!!

  401. Nanci D August 4, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Oh, sounds like another great book. I am looking forward to reading to the book.

  402. Carol August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited to find this. What a blessing and Happy Annaversary!

  403. DAPHNE LAUX August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So grateful that Proverbs 31 Ministries brought me to you!! Happy Anniversary and God Bless!

  404. Jessica Serrano August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!
    I am so happy that I found this page through Proverbs 31 Ministries. I can’t wait to read Muir House by Mary DeMuth. And I’m excited to get even more suggestions. I love to read! Praying that She Reads has many, many more Anniversaries!

  405. Cheryl August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m so excited about your website. And happy anniversary! I love Christian fiction – I can’t seem to find enough of it. Now a book of the month (I hope!). Thank you so much for your ongoing ministry – and may God very richly bless you!

  406. Judy August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Yeah! I have read the last 6 selections and have loved them all! Happy Anniversary!

  407. Rose Medich August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary =)

  408. WomanofPurpose777 August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! I’m a newcomer to She Read. I just liked at the trailer for “The Muir House ” very interesting. Now I want to read the book because it made me think of what I’m going through now in my life with my past.

  409. nylse August 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Happy anniversary. I’m encouraged by your blog and its growth; thanks for all of these great selections…
    well here’s hoping…

  410. Shelia August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats on this milestone. Muir House sounds like a great read. Be Blessed

  411. Laura August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I already have a Kindle, but would give this as a gift if I win.

  412. LuAnn Fischer August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow – I came here a about a year and a 1/2 ago, but somehow I got disconnected. Congradulations on your anniversary! I LOVE to read. I really enjoy reading a good book and then passing it on, one of my delights is sharing the books with friends. They refer to borrowing a book as “checking out a book from LuAnn’s Library.” I would love and ereader, but alas my husband doesn’t see the benefit of technology, so for now until I convince him, I’m stuck in the old world of paper. Though cracking open a new book or Bible is one of my most FAVORITE things in the world!

  413. Tura klepfer August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am discovering new things through proverbs 31 each day and look forward to reading THE MUIR HoUSE. I am going to look for it right now and read it. Thanks for showing something new each day.

  414. Jen Harris August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am looking forward to reading the Muir House! And I love the Nook giveaway! Happy Anniversary!

  415. cynthia slaboda August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    would love to win kindle…

  416. Michele August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! So thankful to be introduced to your site – looking forward to joining you all in discussion of some wonderful literature! :o)

  417. Cindy Chastaine August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Love to read and especially like Christain fiction!

  418. Gregory Gannon August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m waiting for the day Glade makes a scent called “paperback book” and has it built in to an e-reader. Then, and only then, will I ever make the switch from books to e-readers. There’s nothing better than the smell of paper as it ages on a shelf.

  419. Kathleen Langridge August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Muir House will pull you in and Willa will encourage you to journey with her as she pulls apart her past. Her memories and dreams will invite you to become a detective to help solve the mysteries of ‘where is home.’ There are stunning moments of grace and hope where the light of the ‘Son’ floods in but will her heart find peace and rest in the end?

    SHE READS congratulations and Happy Anniversary. I live in Latvia and e books are one way I could partially fill my desperate need to read.

  420. Yvonne August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    It’s interesting watching you grow and bloom over the years. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I’d like to be in the drawing for the Nook. (I asked for one for my birthday, and didn’t get one…sigh!) A year ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of wanting one, but I’ve seen the publishing world changing, and as a writer, I want to jump on-board.

    Thanks for all your great advice, Mary.

  421. Angelina Deans August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved The Muir House. I was honored to get a copy before it officially hit the shelves. It’s one of those books you don’t want to start late in the evening because you won’t go to sleep. Definitely one of the “Just one more chapter” books.
    THe author lures you with just even hints to make you want to leave “the secret.” THe characters are real and believable. And the spirituality isn’t overt – it’s subtle which in my opinion makes it more effective.
    WOnderful book! I’ve passed it on and others have loved it as well.

  422. Mary Aalgaard August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This looks like a fascinating read. I loved Mary’s Thin Places. Would love to win a Nook, and/or the other prizes. Great give-away!

  423. starla August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    That trailer…..
    I have felt that way…finding answers was stealing my joy.
    Congrats to you!!

  424. Connie R. August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Never have even consider a Nook or Kindle, so no idea which I would choose. Today’s my day to do something completely random; entering this contest is it!!!! Love contests anyways. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary

  425. Amy P Boyd August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary She Reads !!!!!

  426. Betsy August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Will definitely add this to my list of books to read.

  427. Laura wagner August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I can’t wait to read The Muir House!
    You ladies are so inspiring!
    Thanks for all you do!

  428. flowingfaith August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The Muir House sounds intriguing & I love Mary! Thanks for celebrating with us! God bless you all!

  429. Carrie August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations on 2 years. Keep it up. This book sounds fabulous. I love all you writers from Proverbs 31 – you rock.

  430. Linda Hinson August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary =) Can’t wait to read the book

  431. Cheryl Olson August 5, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy anniversary..very fun! Thanks for your hard work and great ministry!

  432. Ashlie {One Small Town Girl} August 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations! Here’s to many more 🙂 May God richly bless you in your ministry!

  433. Shari August 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    May I enter, please?

    Congratulations on 2 years!

    His,
    Shari

  434. robin August 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    sounds like a very good book. I will be reading soooon

  435. Megan August 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to get reading! so glad to have found your website!

  436. Nancy August 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just found this through P31- congrats!

  437. Caroline August 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love how Mary’s books helped begin SheReads and now celebrating it! Thanks for this ministry here at SheReads, and thanks for this kind opportunity.

  438. Laura August 6, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am grateful for how Mary DeMuth’s books have ministered to me, and appreciate the ministry of this website. Happy Anniversary!

  439. Madley93 August 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    As Mary DeMuth is hoping, I am looking forward to being ‘swept away’ by “The Muir House”. Thank you for this opportunity to win a Nook!

    Patricia

  440. Gramma Sandy August 7, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I love all of your picks, you do a wonderful job of reviewing and recommending! So glad you are here!

  441. Becca August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Thanks for a great site!!!

  442. Suzanne T August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m hooked! Happy Anniversary!

  443. Carol August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary! I’m looking forward to reading this book & joining in on the discussions.

  444. jill bennett August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    read the book this summer. loved it!

  445. BeckyB August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a great idea – thanks!!

  446. Robin Leigh August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wonderful read! Love your work Mary.

  447. Shelley Gallamore August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The Muir House is a spectacular book! I highly recommend it. And I hear that Nook’s are great as well…would love to win one

  448. DiannaFrazor August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I always enjoy reading your posts. It is refreshing to have a site that is uplifting and a hostess who is so generous.

  449. Shaye August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Ooooh, this book looks so good. Thanks for the great review! Oh, and Happy Anniversary!!

  450. LaJoyce Shrom August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love all your books that I have read, however don’t have a kindle or nook. Please enter my name. Thanks much.

  451. Jennifer August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am currently reading Daisy Chain……Slow Burn!! Looking forward to reading thee Muir House!!

  452. Tammy August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Finally! A book with a plot! Looking forward to reading more!

  453. Jonathan Roque August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congratulations are in order. Thanks for these wonderful contributions to Christian Literature. It is much needed.

  454. Kathleen Langridge August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I devoured The Muir House and read it again immediately. Great story and lots of surprises. I love a story where I can’t see how it will end. I plan to read it a 3rd time with the ‘She Reads’ club.

  455. Rennie L. Dotson August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Saving my pennies for this book!!!!
    Winning a Nook would be awesome.
    Thank you!

  456. Eva Buthy August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love the Christian taken the reads; keep them coming!

  457. crystal nichols August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love this site and the daily She Reads emails, especially as a fellow writer. Todays was relevant on more than one level for my life! Thanks!

  458. Ashley August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am excited to read The Muir House, it looks like a great book!

  459. ines mcbryde August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love women writers, teachers, speakers!

  460. Marvis P Mathis August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I will be purchasing this book as soon as possible.

  461. Val Waldron August 8, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just checking out the website for the first time…very nice!

  462. Misti August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve recently finished The Muir House and, as usual, I loved it. I’ve never come to the last page of a Mary DeMuth book and not been moved. Thanks, Mary.

  463. Kelli Wommack August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    thanks for the sneak peek! Can’t wait to read it!

  464. Kirsten August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m in the middle of reading The Muir House, excited to find out there’s an online discussion!

  465. Lisa Cannon August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Nice trailer…can’t wait to read the book!!! Love you Mary 🙂

  466. Melissa Nelson August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading The Muir House!

  467. Holly T August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks like it will be a wonderful book to read.
    Thank you for a chance to win as well.

  468. j.f. smith August 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looks great, looking forward to reading the rest.

  469. Harriet Prince August 9, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This is a great opportunity for us. I am on dialysis and would love the Nook to read during treatment.

    What a great thing for you to do, giving will always reap rewards for the giver. I want my first book to be The Muir House. Thank you.

  470. Krissi August 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! I am so excited to find this blog. I have recently started following Mary on Google+, heard about this contest & had to hop over. I am an avid reader, am a bit picky about my Christian Chick Lit, but looks like I’m going to be reading a new author.
    Excited about the contest, too!

  471. Melissa August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like a great book! Can’t wait to read it!

  472. kdking60 August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am looking forward to reading this book! Sounds like a good read!

  473. Tina Cooley August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This book is definitely going on my “To Read” list! I can’t wait!!

  474. Kyla August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    As a busy stay at home mom of 3 girls, one of my favorite “escapes” is the pages of a good book. I love the kind that draw you in and keep you anxious for the next chapter. The best books somehow make you feel like you are right there, caught up in the emotion, wanting to sit down with the characters over a hot cup of coffee and chat about life. School is nearly started here in NE and I will be looking for a good book to provide a much needed break after those busy school days. I will put this book on my reading list for sure! Thanks for your dedication to the Proverbs 31 Ministries blog and She Reads blog as well. I have found much inspiration on both sites.

  475. Beverly August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Christian fiction is wonderful! I can’t wait to read the book!
    Love the contest!

  476. Debbie August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This book sound so interesting. I will be looking for it today. Can’t wait to read it.

  477. Karen Moore August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading The Muir House; the preview is great!

  478. Deb Martell August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to a good read!!!

  479. Jen August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great read! Looking forward to it!

    thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  480. Myra August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have read Dasiy Chain and enjoyed it. Hope to read your new book. Thanks for the chance to win the Nook.

  481. Jennifer August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow! I recently found your website and cannot wait to delve into what’s here! I’ll be telling my sisters about this too!

  482. SHEILA BARKSDALE August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for the great books!!!

  483. Charity August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS on your second successful year. I have followed this site since the beginning (learning of it through Proverbs 31), and love what you do here. I still haven’t read all the selections but the ones I have not yet read are on my “want to read” list!! Love your giveaways too…thank you for the opportunities to win such nifty prizes!

  484. JO SHAW August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    EXCELLENT READING

  485. JO SHAW August 10, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I have enjoyed several of Ms. DeMuth’s books, excellent reading.

  486. Deb August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Can’t wait to read it!

  487. Deb V August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I love to read christian fiction. This book sounds like it will be a great read.

  488. SUSAN August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
    Great trailer! I can’t wait to read the book and see the movie!
    May He continue to bless your mind and hand! 🙂
    Susan

  489. SUSAN August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    What a great word of encouragement! This is one of my ‘new’ favorite verse(s)! Isaiah 43:18,19
    Thank you!
    Susan

  490. Cheryl August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I do most of my reading while kids are sleeping. A lot of times that’s on my phone. I think a Nook would be great to have to read while rocking the baby!

  491. Jill McGinnis August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Love to see what is next on my reading list! thanks

  492. Kim August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary DeMuth is one of my favorite authors. Can”t wait for this!

  493. sharon August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’ve not read either of these. They look as if they would be great reads. Can’t wait to see.

  494. Diane Thorn August 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this book.

  495. Wanda August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Have not read any of your books yet but you are on my list of authors I want to read! I was having difficulty finding Christian fiction at our library and started a list of authors for which to search. You were already on page 1 but I’m bumping you up to the top of the list 🙂 Our library is supposed to add the ability to check out e-books this fall so a Nook would be fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us!

  496. Kate August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved reading the first chapter. I would love to win any of the items.

  497. Rebecca Abraha August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I would love to read a Christian novel. I have not read one since I was a teenager. Hope I win. Thanks for the offer.

  498. Beth Gillihan August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the sneak peak!

  499. Wendy Franke August 11, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary,
    Your quote below just may have saved me and turned my life around…. Can’t wait to read your book!

    “I no longer need to be defined by the trials in the past.”

  500. Kandi Turner August 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read Muir House! And what a great giveaway idea ~ coffee & reading!!

    Thank you Proverbs 31 Ministries for all that you do! What a wonderful blessing you are to me.

  501. Angela August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am intrigued by the preview to this book, can’t wait to read!

  502. carol August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I really enjoy reading about the books you review and this one sounds good also.

  503. Sara Schaffer August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary, I’m a fan and have given away your Defiance, Texas Trilogy to some hurting people. Congrats on the new book and the ones to come! Thanks for all you do!

  504. Eisley Jacobs August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The book sounds fantastic Mary!!

  505. Stacy Aannestad August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    LOVE Mary’s books. Her writing is so gut-wrenching sometimes, and that is a very good thing in a world full of “lite lit.” Nothing wrong with “lite” on occasion, but I love stories that tear at your heart and make you bleed before leading you to the Source of all healing. Mary does that so well.

  506. Brandy Brow August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m not much for romances, but there is more to this book than romance. I’m intrigued, in the best way!

  507. Kellyopoly August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Oooh, this might have to be a late addition to my summer reading list! 🙂

  508. Jody Sneed August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Sounds good!

  509. Tona Watson August 12, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just added to my wish list!!

  510. Annette Taylor August 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Intrigued. Excited. I have been looking for the ‘next’ book to accompany me through the next few months. Like an old friend, a night swim or a sunny picnic; a good book that yanks at my heart strings awaits me.

  511. Marie Lehman August 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m so excited to discover a new Christian author. I really appreciate all the reading suggestions I get here, there are so many good authors/books to discover!

  512. Sue August 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I’m new to your books, Mary and this website. It’s exciting to find a new (to me!) Christian author – can’t wait.

  513. Sydney August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The book looks great – can’t wait to read it!

  514. Susan August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’d love to jump into the e-reader pool! Thank you for a fun interview and a wonderful prize 🙂

  515. Katarina August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I like Mary’s advice on getting published

  516. Tina Rodeheaver August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am new to your site and books. Thank you for what you do for us. I will put ur book in my wish list

  517. Natalie Boone August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Your nose ring/ being yourself at SheSpeaks was part of the reason I fell in love with your writing and passion for the Lord!

  518. jerikay August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    sounds like another great read Mary!! thank you!!

  519. Brittany August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love the first chapter!!!!

  520. Kris August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading this!

  521. debbie wheeland August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Loved the trailer, certainly can’t wait to pick up this soon to be best seller…

    Great work Mary..
    thanks for always being open to the Holy Spirit…

  522. Nicole August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I *love* Mary’s captivating writing style!

  523. Audra Outlaw August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love Mary DeMuth! She is such an inspiration in so many ways. Can’t wait to read her book!

  524. Diane Yuhas August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looks like it’s a great book! I’ve always wondered what it’s like to do research for the background of a novel. Must be fun even though it’s probably a great deal of work.

  525. Judy Parker August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thanks for all the helpful advice and the wonderful story The Muir House. It’s a great read.

  526. Brynn Morris August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I stumbled on the trailer for The Muir House earlier this summer and was immediately drawn in. Same with the book. It’s a book that pulls your interest forward from one chapter to the next, and one that was hard for me to keep myself from peeking forward to find out the conclusion. Way to ruin a good story experience, right? Worth the wait and restraint, though! This book had an unexpected impact on my own hazy childhood. Willa’s story led me to be more open and ask more questions about my own story.

  527. Beth Reinke August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I read The Muir House and it really made me think! All of us have something in our past that needs to be healed. Through Willa’s story, we see what it’s like to go back and sort through our past hurts (or mysteries, as in her case) and lay them at Jesus’ feet.

  528. Cheri Andrews August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved reading Daisy Chain so I look forward to The Muir House. It has to be good!

  529. Amaris August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Oh, this sounds like such a good story! I can’t wait to read it. And I’m so happy that I found this blog!

  530. Lillian Gimmelli August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I read and reviews Daisy Chain which was wonderful. I love reading Mary’s books. She is a tremendous author. I am looking forward to reading her new book. Happy Anniversary!! and thank you for the opportunity. What a blessing it would be to win a Nook, a Kindle and my favorite Starbucks gift card…..then I can cuddle up with the new book and a nice cup of coffee…..sounds great.Thank you.

  531. Henry McLaughlin August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve learned so much from Mary through attending her classes, using the resources on her website, chats in airports and over coffee–even during a photo shoot at Mt. Hermon. And especially through her writing, especially Thin Places. Through Mary’s examples of excellence, integrity, and Jesus in her life, I am not only a better writer but a better Christian. Thank you, Mary.

  532. Harriet Prince August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’ve enjoyed so much following Mary on her blogs and feel as if we have been friends for a long time. “The Muir House” has been calling to me for awhile now and I’m very anxious to settle in and get lost in the wonderful story within. I’m sure the book will be interesting, intriguing and have a very strong inspirational message.

  533. Barbara Harris August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    First I loved all the comments Mary made in her prayer and in her writing tips. The book sounds wonderful and I am an avid reader. My husband is threatening me because of all the books that I have on hand. I can see right now 6 bookcases full of books. There are others and he will appreciate that I am entering to win either a kindle or nook. Ha!
    I have two of the three Defiance series. Also, I really enjoy getting her email.
    Looking forward to reading The Muir House since it sounds so good.
    Barbara

  534. Shelly Schiffmacher August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    From personally experiencing the evidence of God moving on behalf of Mary to move on behalf of me, I know her newest work will minister to all who are seeking a new understanding of “love”.

  535. Nikole Hahn August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary De Muth writes great books! I reviewed two of her books and love them. She writes with such depth and emotion of heart. I could also relate to her autobiography.

  536. Rachel Allord August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Excited to read the Muir House, Mary! I’m a rather new fan… recently read Daisy Chain and loved the authenticity of it!
    all the best, Rachel

  537. Nan Jones August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary, I finished reading The Muir House this past weekend. I didn’t want it to end! You inspire me so very much. I can’t wait to share it with others.

  538. Jennifer Simmering August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I appreciate Mary’s honesty in her writing. The review of “The Muir House” makes it a read I can’t pass up. What a joy it would be to download it on a shiny, new Nook!

  539. Kristy Pippins August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I can’t wait to get started!! Great website!!

  540. Karen August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I appreciated your last book. Oh, and I love the prayers you pray for us!

  541. Gloryous August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Truly amazing what God has done in a life (Mary DeMuth’s) that had been battered and bruised at such a young age! I so appreciate the person/writer/communicator she has become.

  542. Jennifer Sienes August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Your past books are captivating and Muir House promises to be as well. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thank you for your gift of writing and ministering to hurting people.

  543. Annelise Pierce August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Love Mary’s new look and new tagline! inspiring!

  544. Rebecca Moran August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I cannot wait to read it! It definitely will be an addition to my collection!

  545. David Greenberg August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Keep up the great work Mary !

  546. dorinda Blann August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for all you do. I always enjoy everything you write ~ fiction/nonfiction. The ezine is no different. Love it all! What a blessing! Cannot wait to sit down and read my copy of The Muir House.

  547. abby August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for your encouragement – not just to women – but to writers. You prayer today spoke so intimately to my heart and met my needs, today. Praise the Lord, that He is faithful to accomplish all that concerns me.
    http://www.benjity.wordpress.com

  548. Marcee August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m a newsletter subscriber:)

  549. Marcee August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Entering for the Nook! What an awesome giveaway:)

  550. jenny w. August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I appreciate your encouragement for those of us who aspire in all things wordy. Thanks.

  551. V.V. Denman August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I just love Mary DeMuth. And freebie give-aways, too.

  552. Rachel August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Enjoy the encouragment, wisdom and challenges presented – good reads

  553. Mae Hoover August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary DeMuth is an amazing author and speaker. I heard her at the Roaring Lion Seminar two years ago and I receive her newsletter. They are very informative. I am anxious to read The Muir House.

  554. Theresa August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I appreciate Mary for her passion for helping writer wanna-be’s

  555. Sarah August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats on two years! This is a great site!

    I’ve been wanting a Nook for so long. Thanks for this opportunity!

  556. Luella Lafayette August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I could actually love the concept of book trailers.. I really am grateful that I found this place and I am going to go to my library to see if I could find this book or I just may buy it. I work in a library so the girls are going to be thrilled to find another great author.

  557. Sherrey August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Just found She Reads, and it’s absolutely wonderful. Congrats to Mary on her new book being selected this month. I’m a “wannabe writer” who has found Mary to be my greatest source of wisdom, faith and inspiration. You might say I sort of “cyberstalk” Mary’s everything and anything! Keep up the good work at Proverbs 31, She Reads, and that goes for you too, Mary!

  558. Ruthie Lewis August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you, Mary, and thank you “She Reads” for this blog.

  559. Lane Hill House August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    A Nook, A Kindle, a Starbucks gift pack AND Mary DeMuth’s “The Muir House” all in one drawing!!! Sign me up!!!

  560. Pamela Barrett August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Wow, nice blog. I’m happy that Mary’s book Muir House is getting more exposer. Nice trailer 😉 Thanks for the oppourtunity to win a Nook. Blessings, Pamela

  561. Lisa August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This is the first time I’ve watched a trailer for a book. How cool. I’m intriqued and can’t wait to read the book.

  562. Pamela August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

  563. Juanima Hiatt August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize! I’ve been wanting to try an e-reader for a long time. I’ve also been following Mary DeMuth with her newsletter, and look forward to reading The Muir House. I’m new to She Reads, but will definitely be signing up for the newsletter! Thank you!!

  564. Courtney August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m popping over from Mary’s blog – love her work! Glad to see it featured here.

  565. Karey August 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you so much for the possibility of winning a Nook along with all the encouragement you provide….

  566. Mary Potter Kenyon August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win this but I have to admit I am a little fearful of e-books and e-book readers. I love the feel of the page and cannot imagine reading on a gadget. I know other avid readers who love them, though, so I am willing to try!

  567. Stephanie Jones August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I have just begun this book and am loving it. I heard Mary speak about it at the She Speaks Conf. and knew it was one I had to read. I first gave it to a friend of mine, a recovered addict with many buried pains, and she feasted on it. When she returned it to me, the gratitude and joy in her spirit was oeverwhelming. Before passing along, I have decided to devour it myself as well. Thank you, Mary. THank you for shairng your self and your gift with us.

  568. Charlotte Kay August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Bless you for making it possible to win such a great giveaway!!!!!!
    It is such a blessing to be encouraged and loved by your words!
    THANK YOU! I AM MOST GRATEFUL!

  569. Terra Hangen August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Pretty please, enter me in the drawing for the Nook.
    I came over here from Mary’s enewsletter.

  570. Unity Faith Miller August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am definately going to purchase a copy of the book. What I have read so far has me captured. I would like to win he ereader too. But whoever God wants to have it will get it. I thank you for sharing your talents and God bless.

  571. Dan August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Just found the site….Looking around

  572. karenk August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    hi mary…i love your novels…you are an amazing author…blessings to you and yours 🙂

  573. Sylvia August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    For me personally, this past year has been a fulfilling year of finding fellow writers and readers. What a wonderful community of women and men have graced my virtual path and encouraged me on to new directions in learning and growing. And I would really like to win a Nook for my birthday:) Please sign me up. Thank you!

  574. Robin August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Loved hearing you at SheSpeaks! Thank you so much for being so real….it was so refreshing to watch you!

  575. Sherry Graf August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m new to your site but I like what I see! I’ll be back!

  576. Beth August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I enjoy Mary deMuth’s writing. I’d like to read The Muir House.

  577. Sharla August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I so appreciate Mary DeMuth’s writing and her willingness to share what she has learned in her writing journey.

  578. Angie August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds absolutely amazing….would love to read more of Mary’s writing!

  579. Judy Blunt August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I love Mary DeMuth, I just wish I really knew her through more than her books. The wounds of her life parallel my own. I guess that is why I love her so much. I just wish I could write like she does. I try, but fail miserably. That just is not my gift, but it certainly hers.

  580. Amy August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Get the book- check!
    Kids back to school- check!
    A few quiet moments to read- yea me!

  581. ckcpurple August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Love Mary’s writing!!! Thanks for featuring her new book!!!

  582. Bobbie Gillette August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary,

    You are such a giving person. I would so love to have a kindle or a nook and thank you for offering such an awesome prize. You are such a blessing in all that you share in your emails. I have learned so much and always look forward to reading your tips and suggestions. thank you for all you do and who you are:)

    Blessings,
    Bobbie Gillette

  583. karen palen August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I can’t wait to read Muir House. I just finished reading the Defiance Texas Trilogy. I LOVE Mary’s writing. She is an amazing writer, christian, mom, friend.

  584. Patsy August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to have an ereader! Wanted Santa to bring one last year, but he must have lost my wish list!

  585. Jean Hall August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Another book to add to my MUST READ pile.

    Mary’s fiction is so totally engaging, and so clearly redemptive.

    Boy, would I love to read it on a new Nook. 🙂

  586. Cyndi Pratt August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a Nook. I also like the book trailer. Interesting way to introduce the story. Can’t wait to read the entire novel. Mary, I am sure it’s another “can’t put it down” book.

  587. Cindy Woolard August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I loved The Muir House and used it as a giveaway on my blog as I wanted to share it with someone else.

    Would love to be entered to win the Nook. Thank you for the chance!

    Happy Anniversary!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  588. Barb Winters August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Love Mary! Great contest.

  589. Emily Potter August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to devour this book! As soon as I have this baby, I mean! Maybe it would be good to bring it to the hospital with me in case of a long labor…:) Love Mary’s writing style and her brutal honesty….I love anything she writes!

  590. Judith Graham August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! Thanks, Mary and She Reads & Proverbs31 Ministries, for this great opportunity to win a Nook. I have been a student for way too many years and have had to read numerous books that I HAD to read (and did love many), and I am looking forward to graduating with my D.Min. and finally being able to read more for fun, too!! The Nook would be so helpful for that, and any further research I do. Thanks to all of you for your precious ministry to women!

  591. Karen August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Love Mary! Daisy Chain was awesome and I’m ready to get into The Muir House.

  592. Tammy Nischan August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for your words!! Excited about your new book and so happy for you!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize, too!

    Love,
    Tammy

  593. Karen Arthur August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Love the Muir House. Mary is awesome and have read all the Daisy Chain series and her memoir. I highly recommend her books. I am in the middle of reading The Muir House and love reading about Rockwall right down the street from where I live in Garland. I have always wanted to live in the house she used as her model for the Muir House. I’d love to win. 🙂

  594. Rebecca K August 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    What a GREAT giveaway!! please enter me, i heard about it from Mary’s newsletter.

  595. Meredith LeBlanc August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Mary, I have benefited from your ezine sooo much. I am sending the address on to folks I love. I know there are grains of truth from our Father for anyone who will read. Thanks. ML

  596. Christina Stewart August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    There are few authors that I feel kinship with when I read; Mary DeMuth is one of them. Her books are gripping.

  597. Sanya August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I love the way that Mary writes. I met her at She Speaks when she was giving away Daisy Chain! So, it’s neat to be a part of this celebration! I loved the Muir House and wrote a review posted on my blog and Amazon so I’ll spare you the repeat. Just know that I liked this book and I fought with the Willa…out loud…frequently. But in the end, I liked her choice. Thanks for giving away these cool prizes!

  598. Lily Garza August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    This is an amazing site and cannot wait to read The Muir House. Happy Anniversary to two awesome souls.

  599. Elaine Creasman August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    The blurb about the book and the book trailer really drew me in. And of course I know that Mary is an excellent storyteller. I look forward to reading The Muir House. I appreciate Mary’s desire to help all of us deal with our pasts.

    Elaine Creasman

  600. momof4noodles August 16, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I had the opportunity to hear Mary speak at a MOPS conference and found her inspiring in her ability to not only heal from her past, but lead and encourage others (like me) to do so. She uses her gift of writing to serve God and that makes it all the more beautiful. Heather

  601. cookiehawk77 August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    The trailer is intriguing! I think I’ll be buying this book!

  602. Lois Hudson August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I first “met” Mary in Thin Places and then enjoyed the Texas trilogy. I’m looking forward to Muir House. Congratulations on the second anniversary – many more!

  603. Drhammer August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I really love how social media has changed the way we share info and advertise our work. The book trailer was fantasic. I am excited to read the book!

  604. LS August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary,
    The Muir House looks and sounds like a good read. I can’t wait to see what happens to the Love, the Lost…in The Muir House. Still trying to decide on Nook vs. Kindle.
    Thanks for the inspiration, LS

  605. Barb Best August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading your book. Thank you for your work.

  606. Helen Williams August 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I would love to win the Nook – or the Kindle, either one…. how exciting it would be to have all the books you love in one place. Unless I lost it, hmmmm. The first book I’d want to read on it would be The Muir House, of course. I too, am one of the many that ‘met’ Mary in Thin Places…… thank you for this opportunity to win!

  607. Shawnia Holler August 17, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Thank you ladies for every thing you do. I enjoy reading each day what you post. I know I have not met any of you. But you all help me in many ways. God always give you what I need to hear. I want to thank you for all you do. God bless, Love Shawnia. Phil.4:13

  608. Janice Byrd August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks for a chance to win, but I feel like I’m a winner everytime I read one of Mary’s works. I can’t decided which I like best–fiction or non-fiction.

  609. Carma Dutra August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Mary DeMuth’s special way of drawing readers into a world of fiction speaks to the truth of our lives.

  610. Brenda Jones August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Yay for 2 years! I am so glad that I found my way here because I love book recommendations for excellent Christian books.

  611. Katie Barrett August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I have never read any of Mary DeMuth’s books, but after reading that first chapter, I will be heading to our local library to seek them out, and pleading with the librarian to add them to the buy list if they don’t already have them! And I would LOVE to win a Nook.. I am an avid reader but with 7 kids and soon to be my first Grandbaby in the house, it’s too hard to read.. with a Nook, I could easily read while stirring dinner, or sitting at the table keeping an eye on my 5 homeschoolers!! :O) I have been wanting one for awhile!

  612. Mary Kay August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Powerful trailer, powerful book. (I read it as soon as it came out.) AND a powerful storyteller. Thank you for all that, Mary, and your openness in sharing. I believe you reflect an awesome Savior.

    And thanks She Reads women for encouraging the love of God and story–and your generous gifts. Blessings, all.

  613. Alyssa August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Excited to read the new book, I need a new read :). Thank you!

  614. Sheila August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks! I’d love t win either of the gifts. Either would make a great Christmas gift for my teen.
    Who knows I may even keep something for me. I’m relatively new to she-reads, but I’m enjoying what I’ve seen so far.

    God bless!

  615. Brigette August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for the

  616. Michelle August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congrats on the anniversary!!! <3 Looking forward to reading The Muir House!

  617. Patti August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for the introduction to Mary DeMuth. And, yes, I’d love to read The Muir House on a Kindle or Nook… 🙂

    Thanks for all you do. Love my connection with Proverbs 31. Grateful for a friend forwarding me a devotional that led to the connection.

  618. Brigette August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for this wonder oppotunity to win a nook! Two years ago I went through a divorce, I held myself together with God help. My 12 yo son took it very hard, but with lots of prayers and strength from our Savior he is coming around. Thank you for all the inspirational quotes they have all helped to get me back on my feet and looking foward to the future! Bless you, Brigette

  619. Kelly August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I have to admit, I’ve never read a book by Mary DeMuth so I’m very excited to get to know a new (to me) author! It’s fun to get inside the mind of an author by getting inside their books! Thank you for this ministry… it’s a Godsend for “bookies” like me!

  620. Rhoda Marsh August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! The trailer looks intriguing! Can’t wait to read the book!

  621. Karin August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Can’t wait to read the book and join my first book club ever!!

  622. Rhoda Marsh August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow! The book trailer looks intriguing! Can’t wait to read the book!

  623. Patsy August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Your book is on my list and I am looking forward to reading it.
    Blessings,
    Patsy

  624. Julie Maxwell August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I am also very interested in the new book! Congrats on two years also! Julie M.

  625. Lisa Braunius August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Would love to win this. Love She Reads looking forward to reading the new ones.

  626. Kirsten August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing book!! I can’t wait to read it.

  627. Sarah August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Thank you for recommending great books to read, excited to read The Muir House.

  628. Sharon August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I appreciate you website and the introduction to new books. I am our church Librarian and have used this site to keep up with new authors and new books. Thank you fory our great ministry.

  629. AmyS August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This sounds like a great read! I’m going to have to pick this one up!

  630. Joanne August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    So excited for you all!!! Congrats

  631. Judy August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to this months selection! Thank you for doing the research for me. Always looking for God-honoring books

  632. Rhonda Colombo August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this newsletter and the 1st chapter of the book. I love contests and I’d love to win one of the fabulous prizes.

  633. Brenda August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    This is my first opportunity to read your recommendations. Thank you for the recommedation.

  634. Terri August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    My first visit to SheReads is today! It pays to go on vacation once in awhile and catch up on what I have been missing…looking forward to reading this book!

  635. thimbe August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    The new book looks very interesting, I’ll be on the lookout for it!

  636. Debbie Carson August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I was so encouraged and inspired to continue writing and reading too from this month’s newsletter. May the Lord continue blessing your ministries, individually and collectively!

  637. Jossie Solheim August 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    oooooooooooooooooooo I love Mary’s books, I hadn’t heard of this one before, so am very very happy and gonna skip off to amazon to get me a copy lol.
    very very happy now 🙂

  638. Joy August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    First off, congrats on 2 years! Secondly, this book sounds great! I am definitely putting it on my book list. Would love to win the Nook! 🙂

  639. Joy August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am already signed up for your newsletter! Would love to win the Starbucks gift pack!

  640. Sandy August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Looking forward to reading this book.

  641. Toni Lowery August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So glad to be a new member of She Reads. Thanks for having me. 🙂

  642. allison August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    So happy to join the club and get to hear about these awesome books!

  643. Sharon T August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I am so in love with reading. Anything I can get my hands on is wonderful. This Book club has been a God-send, truly. I have so many books on the shelves, I guess it would be great to share them. It would be even better if there was someplace small tos tore them. Congrats on the ministry. It is a wonderful blessing to me.

  644. Tami August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I loved the book trailer. This is my first book club. Thank you.

  645. Janie Gentry August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I’m looking forward to getting to a bookstore to find The Muir House. I’ll put down the other three books I’m currently reading to dive into this one.
    Congratulations, and thank you, for the past two years.

  646. Judi August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    It goes without saying that I would love to win, but even if I don’t, I still consider myself a winner because each day I start with your devotional which draws me closer to the Lord. I do enjoy this site! Thanks to each of you!

  647. CL August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Happy Anniversary. Thanks for the great suggestions of books. May God Bless You All as you start a new year.

  648. Kelli Wommack August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Can’t wait to read it! Been looking for an exciting fiction read!

  649. Tameka August 18, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Congrats on your anniversary. Wishing you many more and can’t wait to read the book.