Monday, November 26, 2012

Walks Alone by Sandi Rog Ends December 3rd


Sandi Rog is an award-winning author and has been editing for twelve years. Her debut novel The Master’s Wall won the 2011 CSPA (Christian Small Publisher’s Book of the Year Award), and her second book Yahshua’s Bridge won the CSPA the following year. Her third book Walks Alone released in 2012. She lived in Holland for thirteen years and now lives in Colorado with her husband, four children, a cat, and too many spiders.

On a side note: Sandi has been battling cancer for the last two years. In October of this year, she was declared cancer free because of a vitamin (B17/Laetrile). You can read her story on her blog at www.sandirog.blogspot.com

Sandi is giving away a copy of Walks Alone. If you know Sandi, you know she has had a long road battling cancer, but we are praising God that He has healed her. To be entered please leave Sandi a comment of encouragement or ask her a question about how God chose to heal her.
WALKS ALONE
A Cheyenne warrior bent on vengeance. A pioneer woman bent on fulfilling a dream. –Until their paths collide.

After fleeing her abusive uncle, Anna is determined to reach the city of her dreams. But White Eagle and his fierce warriors take her prisoner. Anna attempts a harrowing escape, but her savage captor is determined to have her at all costs and forces her to be his wife. Has God forgotten her, or does He have plans of His own?

A man with a boot in one world and a moccasin in the other, White Eagle is disillusioned with his faith after a minister leads a massacre on his peaceful tribe. Where is his God? He's definitely not with the white men who are slaughtering his people. But White Eagle also can't give in to the idolatry practiced by his fellow tribesmen. Only the Truth can set him free.

And it's found in beautiful Anna’s carpetbag.

REVIEWS:

Sandi Rog has crafted an unforgettable, gripping tale of a young Dutch woman who comes to America to find her dream, and ends up in the savage wilderness abode of the Cheyenne Indians! Ten year old, Anna van Stralen has left her homeland of Holland, along with her beloved widowed father, to find their dream in Colorado Territory. Upon reaching America's shore, Anna's father passes away and she is left in her abusive uncle's care for six long, miserable years. Anna, however, never loses sight of her dream, and scrimps and saves every penny until she is able to catch a train to Denver, far away from her uncle. Because of her naivete, something goes terribly awry, and Anna finds herself on the back of a horse, held captive by the fearsome Cheyenne, and headed into the savage wildnerness home of the Indians.

White Eagle is disturbingly handsome, with mesmerizing blue-green eyes, and speaks English better than Anna. In exchange for Anna's freedom and safe passage to Denver City, she agrees to a platonic marriage to White Eagle, a kindhearted but fierce man as well, with a terrible, haunting secret. As Anna learns to live alongside of these gentle, but strange people, she learns some valuable lifelong lessons about prejudice, the color of a man's skin, and the true beauty that lies within a person.

Who is this tenderhearted, but deceitful, fierce man she has married, called White Eagle, and will she ever make it to the place of her and her father's dreams? Is the answer to all of her dreams right inside of her carpetbag? Will she ever be able to let go of her bitterness towards God because of the abuse she has suffered? Will White Eagle find forgiveness in his heart towards the white man, and find peace with God?

Sandi Rog has written a beautiful story of forgiveness and forbidden love--heartrending, exciting, and heartwarming--it's all in there. White Eagle is based on a true character in our country's history, who Sandi Rog gleaned alot of the Cheyenne's cultural practices from, and lends to the authenticity of the storyline. With a deep spiritual thread throughout, alot of twists and turns, and a climactic, satisfying conclusion, this one will definitely have the reader burning the midnight oil! Very nicely done, Sandi Rog! ~Diana Flowers

What an incredible, heart-felt novel! Rich with Native American culture, intrigue, and romance, Walks Alone held me captive to the end. So many desperate choices necessary for survival had to be made, but the things the hero and heroine feared most also made them stronger in the end. The variety of emotions they experienced and the developing love between them compelled me to read on, and more than that, they caused my eyes to well with tears a number of times. I felt the characters' pain and sensed their relief as their many trials made them stronger once they realized they were not alone, but that God was with them all along. Walks Alone contains a lot of realism and spiritual depth, which made me think more about my own faith. Most of all, this is a story of unconditional love and finding true freedom in Christ. He wants us to come to Him because we love Him, not because we were forced. This novel is a beautiful portrayal of Gods love for us and shows us why He gives us the freedom to choose. I loved Walks Alone so much that it's making my favorite fiction list for 2012!  ~Michelle Sutton


Sandi's books are available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions:



 
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44 comments:

  1. To God be the Glory !! I am rejoicing with you over your healing. My husband also was healed from 2 different kinds of cancers and my sister was healed from cancer 18 years ago.
    I would love to win this copy and also to buy one for my church library.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet@gmail.com

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    1. Janet, I'm so glad your family is CANCER FREE! My family are eating the apricot seeds now as a preventative. Bless you! xxx

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  2. That is wonderful news. I'm so glad to hear that you are now cancer free.
    Walks Alone sounds like a great book. I would love to win.

    Thank you.
    Katie J. (johnsonk133@yahoo.com)

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  3. What a wonderful testimony!!
    Walks Alone really sounds like a great read! Thank for this post :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

    I am a feedburner follower...

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  4. Sandi, thanks to a mutual friend, I have known about you for quite some time now. You have been in my prayers big time! I am so grateful to God for all that He has done in your life. Your strength throughout this whole ordeal has been an inspiration. I was also amazed to hear that pregnancy tests can detect cancer. Who knew? I have never read any of your books but would truly love to. Please enter me:
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Debbie, I hope you can read one of my books one day! Thank you so much for all your prayers! Obviously, the Lord answered in a much bigger way than we could have ever imagined! Bless you! xxx

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  5. You peaked my interest with "A Cheyenne warrior bent on vengeance. A pioneer woman bent on fulfilling a dream." but you REALLY made me want to read Walks Alone with "–Until their paths collide." I MUST read this book and see what happens now! :)

    I also follow with FeedBurner!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    Exodus 14:14

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    1. Amanda, you made me laugh! That line excites me too! LOL

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  6. would love to read this beautiful story...thanks for the chance...blessings to you, sandra. you have often been in my thoughts & prayers

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen, thank you so much for all your prayers! xxx

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  7. So thankful that you are cancer free...God always hears our prayers and he well never leave you...and God is so faithful and true ....always

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    1. Yes He is! I learned to praise Him, even during the bad times. He's so GOOD. xxx

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  8. Thanks for sharing Sandi's story and for the book review. I don't think I've read any of Sandi's books before, but this one certainly sounds intriguing!

    I am a blog follower throug feedburner
    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Patty. I hope you're able to read one of my books someday. :-)

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  9. Praise G-d that you are cancer free now. My husband has been healed of cancer a few times as well. This sounds like a great story that I would love to read.

    I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. OH, wow Jo. I'm sorry your husband had to go through that. It'd be good to start eating apricot kernels to prevent it from coming back. My whole family is eating them. :-)

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  10. So happy you are cancer free. My husband's lymphoma is in remission so we are so thankful for that. I'd really enjoy this book.

    I am a subscriber.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Ruby, I had T-cell Lymphoma. When the chemo and radiation weren't working, I wiped it out with vitamin B17. You can read more about it on my blog. So glad your husband is now in remission. :-)

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  11. What a beautiful cover, promising book, and encouraging story. :) Thanks for sharing this (and for the giveaway, too, of course!). :)

    biblioprincess15 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Rachelle. :-)

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  12. I'm so glad you are cancer free Sandi. I've had 2 sisters and and a brother with cancer. Also 1 sister and 2 brothers with skin cancer. I would like to know more about this B17/Laetrile )
    I hope so much that I can win this Walk Alone. I truly love Indian stories and this one sounds extra good. Please enter my name. Thanks Debbie. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. Oh, Maxie. Cancer is an epidemic. I'm so sorry to hear how much it has effected your family. You can read all about how I wiped out five tumors with B17 on my blog: www.sandirog.blogspot.com. According to Dr. Krebs, who discovered B17, it works on all cancers. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have (assuming I can answer them). sandirog at gmail dot com Blessings.

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  13. Debbie, I forgot to say that I am a follower of your blog. Need every chance I can get. LOL
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  14. God bless you, Sandi. Thanking God for your healing and keeping you in my prayers.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. First Congratulations on being cancer free!!! One can't praise God enough for His healing.

    My question is B-17 is called alternative medicine, what led you to try it and how did your family respond? BTW, my family also uses alternative medicine for many things.

    I hope you have a wonderful day and holiday season!

    P.S. I follow this blog through email :)

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    1. Jasmine, I guess B17 would be considered alternative, mainly because the docs don't use it. My family was actually relieved when I chose this route. The chemo and radiation were horrible, to say the least. I read about B17 in the book WORLD WITHOUT CANCER by G. Edward Griffin. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  16. Thanks for the great reviews. I enjoyed reading them. Sandi, I haven't read any of your books, so this sounds like a "must read" for me. I have always been interested in our Native Americans. I am so glad to hear that you are cancer free and I'm very interested in your B17/Laetrile experience. I will definitely check out your blog.
    may_dayzee at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you, Kay. I hope you enjoy the book! :-)

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  17. This sounds like a good book.

    Rachel
    time4us2havetea@yahoo.com

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  18. What an intriguing story. I would love to win this book and find out what happens. I went to Sandi's blog and read where some say that B17 helps with allergies. I need to find out more about that. I have had allergies from birth. Mine are severe and I have both year-round and seasonal allergies. I also have asthma. Maybe it will help both.

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    deamundy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Deanna, I hope it will help your allergies. It definitely helps cancer. :-)

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  19. Sandy, It was a blessing and so encouraging to read that you are cancer free! God is always, always good. Your books have been on my wish list for some time. Thank you for the opportunity to win Walks Alone. Someday I hope to have read them all!

    Mary (bradyml at comast dot net)

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! Yes, God is GOOD, even during the bad. :-)

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  20. This sounds fascinating! Can't wait to read it. I'm a follower. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. Praise God you are cancer free! Thanks for sharing the link to Apricot Power! Walks Alone sounds like it will be a fabulous read!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  23. Hey everyone! Thank you so much for coming by and encouraging Sandi! You all are AWESOME!! I'm so sorry I have been absent on and off for the last few weeks. We are dealing with some health issues with my MIL and it can at time be not only time consuming, but life consuming as well. I'm so pleased you all gave Sandi a wonderful welcome. The winner from this week is Veronica Sternberg, chosen through Random Numbers. I'm going to start announcing the winner here as well as contacting them personally. Thank you all for your support. You are an awesome group of ladies! Love you All!

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    1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Debbie. xxx

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