Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hush Little Baby

Due to a hectic day yesterday, my "Beautiful Life Wednesday" post is a Thursday post. Not that it matters, really. Read through for details of this week's book giveaway. And note that this is a two-part post--tomorrow we'll hear directly from Deb with some of her thoughts about why she wrote this particular book.

Today's guest is author Deborah Piccurelli who wrote Hush Little Baby.

Now, please understand: The book doesn't highlight the beauty of life directly; in fact, quite the opposite is true. But light shines brighter in darkness and Deb is giving us a fictionalized account of the darkness that is always present and seeking to destroy life. In the case of abortion darkness seems to succeed.

But we don't fight battles by closing our eyes to the enemy.

For this reason I thought her book was perfect for a "Beautiful Life" post, since nothing, not even beauty or life itself comes without a cost. We are called to be a voice for those without one. No minority population on earth has less "voice" than the silent unborn.

But don't get me wrong. Hush Little Baby is fiction. It's like a great detective show. They begin with a murder and even though murder is ugly and wrong, you watch the show to see the murderer brought to justice. You even enjoy it along the way. (Right now, the favorite in our family is "The Mentalist." Gotta love that Patrick Jane!)

Here's an early editorial review of Hush Little Baby:

The plot arcs, character arcs, subplots, etc., are all good. I've read several books that deal with abortion and fetal harvesting, etc., that are obnoxious in the handling. You have done an excellent job of showing us that real people, likeable people, can get sucked into this for very strong reasons. The characters and the story held my attention throughout the story.

Here's the back-of-the-book description:
Investigative journalist Amber Blake is a little person bent on payback for the death of her twin sister. Enlisted by her former partner and estranged husband Evan, she poses as a counselor in an abortion clinic to expose the doctor responsible for fetal harvesting. As a Christian, she struggles with concealing her beliefs to maintain her cover, while the doctor's romantic overtures tumble her stomach. Amber agrees to date him for the sake of the story . . . but nothing prepares her for what's behind a mysterious door in his office.

Wow. I have yet to read Hush Little Baby, but it's on my TBR list, I assure you.

I say we support this brave author who has dared to bring an ugly industry to light in her first novel. Will you join me?
Hush, Little Baby Amazon Purchase Link
Publisher's Purchase Link

And what do you think about this industry? About someone writing fiction to draw attention to it?

Leave a comment and you'll be entered in a drawing to get a free copy of Hush Little Baby.

I would urge you, however, if you can afford to do so, to support this author and to support the unborn by getting a copy now even if you win another later. You could give the book to someone you know, or leave it at a doctor's office.
Hush, Little Baby Amazon Purchase Link
Publisher's Purchase Link

Thank you, Deborah, for sharing this work with us and for having the chutzpah to write about a sordid industry. May God bless your efforts with His empowering grace! I'm off to get a Kindle edition of your book!"
Warmest Blessings,

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Deborah Piccurelli said...

Thank you, Linore, for such a beautiful post about my book. And thank you for your support of the message I'm trying to convey to readers.

Carmen7351 said...

Abortion has always been an issue close to my heart. Have even done a large Youth Rally here where I live on Sex Has a Price Tag that includes abortion. We showed a video of an ultrasound. The room of 700-800 was so quiet you could hear a pin drop.

Would love a copy of Deborah's book.

Linda at: desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read ... and share ... this book

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Linore Rose Burkard said...

You're welcome, Deborah, and thank you for generously offering to give a copy of your book away.

Linda and Karen, you're in the drawing, so thanks for stopping by. And Linda, I love what you did with your Youth Rally! God bless you!

Christina said...

Hi i would like to be entered in this contest. Deborah Piccurelli is a new author to me and I would like to be able to read some of her material.

misskallie2000 said...

Hi Deborah, I have not read any of your books but have added "Hush Little Baby" to my wish list. Can't wait to read. Please enter be in giveaway.
Abortion for the sake of getting rid of an unwanted baby I don't believe in. If the woman/girl was raped, or incest, I think abortion is called for. If a mother is deemed not physically fit to deliver the baby (has illness that will prevent her carrying or delivering) and may kill her if she does try to have baby then I am unsure which way to go. Should the mother cause her own death? This could be considered suicide by some so this is an area where I just am not sure.
Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I forgot to say I have joined this blog with email subscription and GFC. I am so glad I found blog and know I will enjoy reading.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Linore Rose Burkard said...

Thanks, Christina and MissKallie (and I got your subscription, thank you).
Good luck in the drawing to you both!

Jan Marie said...

When I first heard about this book, I spent quite a bit of time at Deborah's site reading the background behind the story. I knew that things were bad regarding this topic but was sickened by the depth of depravity that was revealed.

I really want to read this book - it is already on my "must read" list and I would love to win a copy.

Thanks for the opportunity! (I am a follower via Google Friend Connect)

janmarien [at] embarqmail [dot] com

Deborah Piccurelli said...

Thank you Carmen, Karen, Christina,misskallie, and Jan Marie for stopping by to learn about my book. And thank you for your kind comments about it, too. I pray the winner thoroughly enjoys it, and also for those of you who might purchase a copy.

Linore, again, thank you for having me on your blog, and I am happy to donate a copy of Hush, Little Baby for a drawing.


Jo said...

This is a topic that is very important to me and dear to my heart. Thank you for the opportunity to read this book and to be entered in the giveaway.