Friday, September 12, 2008

Tour Stop: Get Cozy, Josey! by Susan May Warren


You know the saying, "Great things come in small packages?" Well, the same is true for books--don't overlook Susan May Warren's latest offering from Steeple Hill Cafe!

I first fell in love with Josey in her debut, "Everything's Coming Up Josey". Searching for meaning in her life, Josey signed on for a missions outreach to Russia and ended up finding more than her purpose...she found an entirely new way of life.

In "Chill Out, Josey", Josey thought she'd given up enough of her time to the Lord and His mission to Russia. Happy to have found her true love, Chase, she was all ready to settle down as a new family.

Problem is, God wasn't done using her in Mother Russia...and when Chase gets a job offer, Josey is headed overseas again. Armed with her favorite comfort foods (bagels, anyone?), she grits her spiritual teeth and embarks on another adventure of a lifetime.

So, with the final installment, "Get Cozy, Josey!", surely God is merciful and sending her back stateside, right?

Now, come on! What would be the fun in that?? No, instead, Josey's headed off to Siberia...can anyone say brrrrrr??

With family in tow and heart in reluctant mode, Josey makes another attempt at obedience to God's leading. And, by now, Josey's a pro at making this missionary thing work.

The whole marriage thing? Still a work in progress, especially with her rapidly growing family! Can I get an amen in the house?!?

What makes these novels so much fun isn't just Josey--although she's a sister-in-Christ hoot and a holler! No, it's the genuine voice that comes through every word. Our real life Sis in the Lord, Susan May Warren--she lived this journey.

So there's plenty of real life in the fictional life of Josey. And, as one who used to think missionaries had a special dispensation from the Lord (go look it up!), I now realize that they are merely one thing--one thing we all can be.


Yup, that's it. A genuine servant's heart...sprinkle a little adventure on top...and you've got yourself a missionary. Hopefully, we all can do it with Josey's style and flair...and lots of junk food hidden in our luggage!

Don't miss this final chapter in the Josey goes to Russia saga. Hopefully, it will spark the missions gene in you...and yours may be as close as your own back yard--or it could be Siberia!

I'm giving "Get Cozy, Josey!" four out five bookmarks, with a warm, puffy jacket as a charm. Catch Josey as one of the 'new' frozen chozen (and in this case...that's a VERY good thing), and remember where it all started with "Everything's Coming Up Josey"!

To read first chapters of Susan's other Josey novels, click here!

Oh, and did I forget something? A CONTEST!! TWO, ACTUALLY:

1) Leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win a copy of "Get Cozy, Josey"

2) Head over to Susan’s blog tour post : and leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a Get Cozy gift basket! The basket will be loaded with Godiva chocolate, Starbucks coffee, Harry and David Moose Crunch, gourmet hot cocoa, and a fab pair of snuvvy PJs!

In your comment tell Susan your favorite winter time activity or winter memory!

Happy Reading!



CherryBlossomMJ said...

Pick me! Pick me!!! I just love Susie's books!!!

cherryblossommj (at) gmail [dot]com

Hannah said...

i'd love to win a copy of this book! susan may warren is one of my favorite authors! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks!

Shaz said...

Thanks for you great review of this book. I have never read any books by this author and would love the chance to win a copy of this book to read.

Thanks for offering the oppportunity. Some lucky reader will be pleased to own a copy of this book.

Karen said...

Oooo...I really have enjoyed this series and am looking forward to this installment. Thanks for the giveaway!


Nise' said...

In the middle of the Nobel Legacy series of this "new to me" author.

naida said...

sounds like a great read!

Anonymous said...

I have read almost all of Susan's books with the exception of the Nick series. Would love to win this one.

Anonymous said...

That really does sound like a great lesson in obedience all wrapped up in a great book!

Ramya said...

you're having too many giveaways for my own good:) but do enter me!! this sounds like an awesome book!!

Anonymous said...

I'm in!

Tara said...

I'd like to win this book :)

Carolynn W. said...

I really look forward to reading this book, sounds like fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

Crystal M. said...

This one sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in the drawing.
~Crystal M.

ChristiS said...

ooh, I'd love to win this! Thanks for sharing!!

MizB said...

Please enter me! I love Susan's books! :D


Barbara H. said...

This sounds good! Count me in!

Carole said...

I have never read one of Susan's books and would love to start with this one. Thanks for the contest!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net