I am excited to be giving away a copy of Sins of the Mother by Victoria Christopher Murray!

A quick synopsis:

Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.

But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace. Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price?

You can also check out my review here.

This giveaway will run until midnight, ET on Sunday July 4. It is open to residents of Canada and the US only. Winner will be selected by random draw.

To enter, leave your name and email address in the comments section of this post. Let me know if you are familiar with the Urban Christian genre, and if so who your favourite authors or books are.

Thanks for entering!


  1. Hi New follower here! Found you through Story Siren! I am a member of a crit group and the only Urban Chrisitan work I have ever read is by a lady in my crit group. It's pretty awesome stuff!

    Thanks for the contest!

    Annie McElfresh

  2. Hi, I'm a new follower as well and I also found you through the Story Siren. I don't think I've ever read any Urban Christian books, but am willing to start. Back in grade school I really enjoyed Michael Phillips and Judith Pella's The Corrie Belle Hollister series, and I read a host of authors including Francine Rivers (LOVE the Mark of the Lion trilogy), Al Lacy, Lori Wick, etc.

    Thank you for the contest!

    Corrine Leegstra

  3. I am not familiar with urban Christian books.
    This is Yolanda (you have my email address)

  4. oooooh - I'd love to be entered, Shan!

    (and thanks again for telling me about Pagan Christianity. I read it and ReImagining Church and am currently on Finding Organic Church. So interesting!)

    kimberly DOT schell AT gmail DOT com

  5. I am now officially entered in this contest. :)

  6. Hey Shan thanks for the heads up! You know I know about some Urban Christian so far I like Sherri Lewis (Author of Dance Into Destiny) here's my
    email address clsherrard dot bookaddict at gmail
    dot com thanks again

  7. Hi Shan,

    I'm entering the contest. I just read and reviewed my first urban christian fiction book this week. I definitely need to read more in this genre.


    joyg leeg at aol dot com (remove all spaces)

  8. I've never read any Urban Christian books; however I read a number of Christian books with the most recent one being A Summer Secret by: Kathleen Fuller. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I would take pleasure in reading.

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  9. Hi, I found your blog through the Crazy for Books Book Blogger Hop. I was glad to find someone else who listed Christian books. I have not heard of Urban Christian. I only just discovered that there is Christian Suspense and I am hooked. This book sounds really intriguing and I thank you for the opportunity to win the book. Would it fit in as a Christian suspense book?

    Karen Waide


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