Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lost and Found by Ginny L. Yttrup ~ Review/Giveaway

I am so happy to introduce y'all to my guest reviewer today, Judy Burgi. Many of you are familiar with Judy, and have read her comments around the blogosphere on book giveaways and author interviews. Judy is a fellow book enthusiast I met over this past year through blogging. She has graciously accepted my invitation to do some reviews, as I can't possibly read and review all the books that I would like to, and she has an opportunity to share some books than I am not able to acquire. 

Without further ado...
Welcome, Judy, to Stuff & Nonsense!

Lost and Found by Ginny L. Yttrup ~ Reviewed by Judy Burgi

Lost and Found - A Powerful Message!

Jenna Durand Bouvier – Wife of Gerard Bouvier and Daughter-in-law to Brigitte Bouvier.  Jenna has lived an unhappy life for years jumping through hoops to win her Mother-in-law’s approval.  Will she ever win that approval?

Brigitte Bouvier – Mother to Gerard and Mother-in-law to Jenna.  Owner of  Domain de la Bouvier and Enterprises.   Brigitte is a woman who is and must be in control of everyone and every situation.  Out to destroy anyone who gets in her way.  Will she destroy Jenna?

Andee Bell – Andee is involved with Jenna’s brother Jason.   She is a highly successful business woman.  Andee is hiding a past that has wounded her deeply.  She is a woman who never lets her guard down, ever!  Is she a friend or foe of Jenna’s?

Matthew MacGregor – Matthew is a Spiritual Director.  Upon meeting Jenna he feels an immediate connection with her based on their mutual love for Christ.  Can he help Jenna on her spiritual journey?

This book is about power, greed, control, emotional manipulation, and betrayal.

I found myself pondering who would allow themselves to be put through such long term emotional abuse and would they, could they walk away from such a lifestyle?

What type of person enjoys controlling another individual in this way?  Why is power and control such a rush for them?  Why is it necessary to prey upon a weaker individual?

This book took me through many emotions.  I absolutely disliked that Jenna took everything that Brigitte dished out.  Brigitte definitely was a force to answer to and how dare anyone go against her orders.    I also had a hard time with Andee’s betrayal.  What she did to get on the good side of Brigitte was something I had a hard time with.

When the Holy Spirit began working in the lives of Jenna, Andee, and Matthew it brought me to tears.

We may find ourselves in the same situation as Jenna and perhaps even Andee.  Maybe we’ve already been there.  This book will open the reader’s eyes allowing everyone to see that Christ is the answer.  It is as simple as picking up our crosses and following him, denying all others who might be holding us back from our walk with Him.

This book has such a spiritual impact.  Thank you Ginny L. Yttrup for making that happen.  Your message comes across loud and clear.

Lost and Found is the first book of this author that I have read.  It has left me thirsting for more.

I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of Lost and Found to read and review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.


You can purchase Ginny's books at most online retailers, or at your local Christian bookstore. 

Judy has offered her signed copy of this book to a reader of this blog! Leave a comment welcoming Judy to be entered :) Giveaway will end on March 2nd at Midnight.

Open to US Only!

33 comments:

  1. Judy - Thank you for the review and the opportunity to receive your copy of "Lost and Found". Ginny's book "Words" was one of my best reads last year. Sounds like "Lost and Found" is also a good read.
    Sharon

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  2. Sharon - Thank you for your kind words. I was so impressed with "Lost and Found" that I ordered Ginny's book "Words". I am really looking forward to reading it!

    Good luck in this giveaway!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  3. What a powerful review! It sounds like everyday people in today's world and what happens when God gets a hold on their lives. Please enter me for Ginny's book.

    Thanks.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  4. Oh Linda! It was a powerful book to read. I couldn't put it down and the message was loud and clear!

    Good luck in this giveaway!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  5. Problems with families are pretty common in real life, especially in-laws. Sounds like a good, intriguing read. Be interesting to see how the Holy Spirit helps these characters with their problems.
    ~Cecelia Dowdy~

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  6. Cecelia, the Holy Spirit works in a mighty way in this book!

    Thanks for your comment and good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  7. Judy, I love the way you write a review...very unique AND intriguing. We just may want to have you for a guest on OTT some time if you are willing! This book is getting some great reviews and I would love to read it. Thanks, Anne, for the opportunity!

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  8. Doesn't she write great reviews, Diana? I am so happy to have her contributing here! Best wishes on a win :)

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  9. Thanks for coming by Cecelia! Judy's review makes me want to read the book :)

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  10. Hi Linda, Glad you came by and entered. Judy's review is powerful, indeed!

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  11. Judy, Perhaps you will bless us with a review of "Words" when you are finished :)

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  12. Hey Sharon, Good to see you here again :)

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  13. I love the cover! It portrays such deep emotion and makes me want to read the book :) Don't you think so, ladies?

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  14. Oops..I'm sorry I left the e off of your name. It should have read Anne!

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  15. I'd love to Ann. I have a couple of other books I need to read and review first. I received an email saying they shipped my book this morning. So it should arrive soon!

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  16. Diana..careful talk like that might go to my head! Thank you for the kind words my friend. Good luck in this giveaway. If you don't win I strongly suggest you get your hands on this book. Buy, borrow, and steal it if you have too! Just kidding. Don't steal it!

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  17. Hi Judy,
    Your review has made me want to read Lost and Found, it sounds complex and a book that touches the heart strings.

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  18. Merry, I'm so happy that my review has made you want to read "Lost and Found". It is a real page turner and packs a powerful message.

    Good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  19. Hey Merry, Glad you came by and entered! I think this books is going to be on many of our TBR lists after this review :)

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  20. I agree Anne, the cover is very eye catching!

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  21. Welcome Judy! Lost and Found is in my wishlist of books I want to purchase and read. Very excited about this author and book.

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  22. What a powerful review you wrote of this book, Judy. It sounds great. Thank you for the opportunity of entering my name.

    Blessings,
    Jo from Southern Arizona

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  23. Thank you Judy for the review of Ginny's book Lost and Found. It sounds like a very deep book and some of the characters sound similar to people I have encountered in my life. I look forward to reading the book. Not necessarily in-laws, but people even in church settings where some feel that being in power is of utmost importance and will do anything to assure that they attain it, no matter how it impacts others around them. At least that has been my experience with the Brigitte's and Andee's of life. Again thank you for sharing your review of this intriguing book!
    God's Blessings,
    Lori Lochner

    triplel(at)evertek(dot)net

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  24. Melissa, thank you for the welcome. Good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  25. Jo, thank you. I was hoping that I would get across in my review how powerful this book was. I wanted to do right by the author. Good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  26. Lori, thank you for your comments. I know exactly what you are talking about. As for myself I've never wanted power to lord over people. That isn't my nature. Unfortunately we do encounter Brigitte's and Andee's in our life. As long as we keep our eyes on the Cross we will prevail!!

    Good luck in this giveaway!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  27. thanks for the opportunity to read this powerful story :)

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  28. Hey Jo! Got you entered :) I love this review too! Judy has a gift.

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  29. Hi Karen, The book sounds great. Good luck! Thanks for coming by.

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  30. Thank you Jo!

    Good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  31. Karen, good luck in this giveaway!

    Blessings!
    Judy

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  32. There were many people where I worked (now retired) that had be in control at all times and would actually steal someone elses ideas and claim them as their own. I am glad I never felt that way. I read "Words" about a yr ago and am looking forward to reading "Lost and Found". Thanks for this opportunity to enter giveaway.

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  33. Thank you for stopping by and reading my review! Good luck in this giveaway.

    Blessings!
    Judy

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