Monday, May 16, 2011

"When Sparrows Fall" by Meg Moseley

Freedom. Safety. Love. Miranda vows to reclaim them--for herself, and for her children.A widow and mother of six, Miranda Hanford leads a quiet, private life. When the pastor of her close-knit church announces his plans to move the entire congregation to another state, Miranda jumps at the opportunity to dissolve ties with Mason Chandler and his controlling method of ruling his flock. But then Mason threatens to unearth secrets from her past, and Miranda feels trapped, terrified she’ll be unable to protect her children.
College professor Jack Hanford is more than surprised when he gets a call from his estranged sister-in-law’s oldest son, Timothy, informing him that Miranda has taken a serious fall and he has been named legal guardian of her children while she recovers. Quickly charmed by Miranda’s children, Jack brings some much-needed life into the sheltered household. But his constant challenging of the family’s conservative lifestyle makes the recovering mother uneasy and defensive—despite Jack’s unnerving appeal.
As Jack tries to make sense of the mysterious Miranda and the secrets she holds so tightly, Mason’s pressure on her increases. With her emotions stirring and freedom calling, can Miranda find a way to unshackle her family without losing everything?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Meg Moseley is a Californian at heart although she’s lived more than half her life in other states. She formerly wrote human-interest columns for a suburban section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and home schooled for more than twenty years. Meg enjoys reading books, traveling, gardening, her three grown children, and motorcycle rides with her husband Jon. They make their home in northern Georgia. Visit her website at: Read her blog at:

When Sparrows Fall ENDORSEMENTS
"Rich, deep, and painfully honest. When Sparrows Fall is a lovely work of fiction that portrays a side to American freedoms that is too real to ignore."
-Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of When the Soul Mends

"Meg Moseley is the diamond in the haystack you’ve been looking for. She’s a rising star who will have a permanent place on my keeper shelf. In her remarkable debut novel, When Sparrows Fall, Moseley spins a tale of depth, poignancy, and humor. I savored every page and after I turned the last, I simply sat for a while, basking in the aftermath of a story well told."
—Deeanne Gist, best-selling, award-winning author of A Bride Most Begrudging

"Meg Moseley has penned a fantastic debut with When Sparrows Fall. It’s a story of darkness and light which she masterfully weaves so tightly, the reader can fully understand just how those seeking God can fall victims to the cult-like practices of false prophets. Still, in this thought- provoking, cautionary tale of extremism, Moseley drops in delightful moments of pure joy. Hers is a fresh new voice that readers—like me—should welcome with open arms."
—Allison Pittman, author of Lilies in Moonlight

"When a college professor becomes unwitting guardian to a brood of precocious and sheltered home-schoolers, the resulting culture clash is just the tip of the iceberg. Meg Moseley writes with a deft hand, bringing a deep sense of humanity to her struggling, sometimes haunted characters. When Sparrows Fall packs plenty of surprises, not the least of which is the way grace can break out in the most unexpected places and the hardest of hearts."
—J. Mark Bertrand, author of Back on Murder

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  1. This book is one that is on my list. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.


  2. I would love to win this book.
    Sherry D.

  3. I would love to read this one!
    ramblesahm@yahoo dot com

  4. Not familiar with this one but I would love a chance to win...I love adding new authors to my library. margie at mijares dot net

  5. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for a chance to win

  6. Miranda sounds like a fascinating woman and
    and it would be interesting to read how her life turns out...
    Thanks very much!

  7. This sounds like a good read. Would love to win a copy. Please enter me.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. Wow, fascinating premise for a story! Thanks for entering me.

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  10. would love to read this beautiful novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. This book sounds as though it is full of suspense. Should be a great read.

    Jeanette Hill

  12. I would LOVE to win this book. Thank you for your generosity- offering this to us.

  13. Sounds like a book I need to read. Thanks for offering it.

  14. This sounds like a book I need to read. martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  15. I'm up for any book labeled deep.

  16. Having escaped a controlling pastor/church in the past, I'd love to read When Sparrows Fall. Thanks for a chance to win it!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  17. I am excited to be included in this giveaway!

    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  18. Conflicting lifestyles of Miranda and Jack arouse my curiosity immediately. I would love to win and read this book.
    Kaye Whitney

  19. Looks like a great read.
    And, I like your name. My maiden name is Mosel.

  20. a definitely add to my to read list on goodreads.
    sign me up.

    avidreader at middleswarth dot net