Monday, April 09, 2012

NEED YOU NOW - Beth Wiseman - Free Book

As an author, I know it takes a lot of people to birth each book. Who were the people involved in the birthing of this book, and what were their contributions?
God lays the story upon my heart, and my family is involved in the birthing of every book through discussions, encouragement, love, and support. Need You Now tackles some tough contemporary issues, so in my effort to educate myself and others, I reached out to families who are dealing with some of these issues. To say more would be a spoiler!

If you teach or speak. What’s coming up on your calendar?
I’m teaching a writing workshop in the small town where I live. It should be interesting. I’m structuring the class to meet the needs of the students, and I suspect we’ll have a wide range of writers—from those just starting out to maybe even a few published writers.

If you had to completely start over in another place, where would you move, and why?
Well, until a few months ago, my answer would have been Colorado. We love the mountains, have friends in Bailey, and we’ve traveled to Amish communities in the San Luis Valley for research. But anyone who is thinking about making a permanent move to Colorado should definitely spend some time there during the winter months, which we did. Now I’m not so sure this Texas girl could handle all the cold and snow.

If you could only tell aspiring novelists one thing, what would it be?
I believe that anyone can get published if you stick with it long enough. But being a great storyteller isn’t enough. Study the craft. Shrug off the rejections. And write the story that you feel called to write.

You’ve been asked to be in charge of a celebrity cruise. Who would you ask to take part, and why? (AS in what program, singers, etc. [it doesn’t have to be writing related])
Oh, my celebrity cruise would be all about the writing! And I’d invite all my author friends. I’d want to have Richard Paul Evans onboard because I love his books. Same goes for Nicholas Sparks. I’d want Karen Kingsbury, Sheila Walsh, and Beth Moore…just to name a few. And I would want Stephen King there because he is a master storyteller. Then workshops, classes, and fun in the sun! J Would you be onboard, Lena?

Tell us about the featured book?
This video, which was produced by my publisher Thomas Nelson, explains why I wrote Need You Now --

And here is the back cover copy:
“You may think you are familiar with Beth’s wonderful storytelling gift but this is something new! It’s a story of how God can redeem the seemingly unredeemable. It’s a message the world needs to hear.”
                                                                  --Sheila Walsh,
                                                                  Author of God Loves Broken People

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried them through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of Darlene’s students starts paying more attention to her than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God…it’s now.

Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.

Please give us the first page of the book.

Darlene’s chest tightened, and for a few seconds she couldn’t move. If ever there was a time to flee, it was now. She put a hand to her chest, held her breath, and eased backward, sliding one socked foot at a time across the wooden floor of her bedroom. She eyed the intruder, wondering why he wasn’t moving. Maybe he was dead.

Nearing the door, she stretched her arm behind her, searching for the knob. She turned it quickly, and at the click of the latch, her trespasser rushed toward her. In one movement, she jumped backward, across the threshold and into the den, slamming the door so hard the picture of the kids fell off the wall. She looked down at Chad, Ansley, and Grace staring up through broken glass, then hurried through the den to the kitchen. Her hand trembled as she unplugged her cell phone and pressed the button to call Brad. Please answer.

It was tax time, so every CPA at her husband’s office was working long hours, and for these last weeks before the April deadline, Brad was hard to reach. She knew she wouldn’t hear
from him until after eight o’clock tonight. And she couldn’t go back in her bedroom. What would she have to live without until then? She looked down. For starters, a shirt.

Where can we find you on the Internet?
I mostly hang out at “Fans of Beth Wiseman” on Facebook. My website just had an overhaul, and I love the new look – And I also blog at and And I’m on Twitter.

Thank you so much, Lena, for having me again! 

It's my great pleasure, Beth.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Need You Now - paperback
Need You Now - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

If you’re reading this on Feedblitz, Facebook, or Amazon, please come to the blog to leave your comment if you want to be included in the drawing. Here’s a link.


Anonymous said...

I would love to win.
angela from KY

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book - I love Beth's books.

I live in Crystal River, FL!!!!!

Dianna Bupp

Betty Hamilton said...

I. too, love your books and would LOVE to win this one!! I like in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Anonymous said...

I have read some of Beth's books. Can't wait to win this one for a different taste!

Tami H. Red Lion Pa

Kim F said...

I want to go on Beth's celebrity cruise too! Thanks for sharing - great interview!

babykf629 at gmail dot com

Searchfamilies said...

I would love to win this book, i have read some of Beth's books & do have 2 here now to read
Hugs Janice in the UK

Suess said...

I have only read one of Beth's books...and would love to own more. God Sandi Ansell

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book. She is one of my favorite authors. I live in Bensalem, PA. My goal is to move to Lancaster PA for retirement. We are already scoping out where in Lancaster.

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this story, love Beth's stories. Mardi from Tampa, Fl

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book. She is one of my favorite authors. I live in Bensalem, PA. My goal is to move to Lancaster PA for retirement. We are already scoping out where in Lancaster.

Jody Rigle

Marti Walker said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book, her stories always leave me feeling uplifted and inspire me to press on.. I live in Whitesburg, Tn.

Thank you for sharing each of your gifts of writing such wonderful stories.. bless you

Marti W.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for an opportunity to win this book!
Lenise from Albuquerque, NM

Anonymous said...

Opps, forgot my email!
iamlenijay at hotmail dot com

wilma said...

love too win this book

pol said...

Good morning I am a fan from Ga and would love to be in drawing for this book, thanks for sharing.

Paula Osborne

Diana Gardner said...

I live in Portsmouth, Virginia, and would love to win a copy!

jewels67 said...

I have read Beth's books and this one I really want to read!!!! Please enter me in this great give away!!

Wendy said...

I like Beth's books. Thanks for offering it.
Buffalo, MN

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of Beth's books. I live in Wichita, KS and would appreciate an opportunity to be in the drawing for this new book!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win a book! From NC.

Judy said...

I am a wisemanite! I have read all of Beth's Amish fiction books. I'd love to win a copy of Need You Now!

Judy from Indiana

Carol Q. said...

i would love to win, please enter me, thank you. i live in taunton, massachusetts

carol evirs quinn

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! So many great comments! Can't wait to see who wins. :)

Beth Wiseman

Anonymous said...

I love Beth's books. I would love to win!

Erin in IL

Anonymous said...

I love Beth's books! Thank you for the chance to win this book.
Blessings, Kathy


megan eaton said...

I love Amish stories!!! I live in Athens, OH. Beth is one of my favorite authors!

Anonymous said...

I've read all of Beth's books except 2. This being one of them.
Falconer, NY

Anonymous said...

Thanks from Tennessee for offering this book!
deecochran at
Dee Cochran

Dorothy Stacy said...

I love your books and passed the last one I had to my sister who also read you for the first time and she loved it, too.
I would love to win this book and I'm from Sauquoit, NY.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book. I would prefer not to share where I live, but it is somewhere in the USA

krisrin j said...

I would love to win a copy of Beth's book. I would prefer not to share where I live, but it is somewhere in the USA

Coolestmommy said...

Beth, I always enjoy your books. Looking forward to this one, too.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

Jane Reeves said...

I love all of your books, Beth!!! Looking forward to this one!!!
Thanks for the contest
Jane Reeves - Illinois

Tina said...

I have read all of Beth Wiseman's book so far to date and would be honored to win this one, read it, and add it to my collection of books.

Tina Watson

Mercersburg, PA

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed Beth's interview. Sure would love to win your book. Also would love to meet you. Please enter me in this contest. Maxie ( ) Not sure I'd want to move, except into a better home. But, I loved Jackson, Wyo. But they say it has changed alot since the 70's when I lived there. The Twtons are beautifful and the lakes! Maxie

scottsgal said...

I haven't read this author before but this sounds like a wonderful book I'd enjoy
cheryl in IL
msboatgal at

Virginia said...

would love to win Beth's book...she is a favorite. and I live in Texas

Pam K. said...

This sounds like a great book that deals with some real life issues that could happen to any family. It would be wonderful to win a copy of Need You Now.


Emma said...

great interview.I like Beth's books.Please enter me in giveaway for Need You Now!Thank you for the chance to win this book. Pa.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com
*from pennsylvania*

Anonymous said...

South Carolina

thank you

I agree, we need to check places out and see if we can live there in the winter!


Nancee said...

I'd love to win a copy of Beth's book. Thank you for this opportunity.

Nancee from western Michigan, the Great Lakes State!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win a copy of your book, Beth. I live in Gaithersburg, MD.

Hannah R. said...

I would love to win a free copy! I have been wanting to read this since I first heard about this. Beth is such an inspiring and uplifting author. I love her books!

Hannah from Indiana

rubynreba said...

Love to read this book!
Beth from Iowa

Lourdes said...

Would love to win.

Lourdes from Huntington New York

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I need to win this book now. So I need it now. Maybe I will be lucky. Love your Books an You. God Bless & keep up the goid work.

Ladonna Mohler said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!! I would love to win a copy!!!

Ladonna Mohler
Katy, TX

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!
Amanda Tonar
North Highlands, Ca

Sonja Long Headings said...

from ur books ..lookn 4ward 2 readn this 1..would luv 2 win ..

Sonja Long Headings said...

from ur books ..lookn 4ward 2 readn this 1..would luv 2 win ..

Anonymous said...

Oh wow thanks so much for the giveaway I love Beth's books. Please enter me

Marie from VA

Cara Putman said...

I can't believe I've never read Beth yet, though I've enjoyed getting to know her. I'd love to be entered. Thanks, Lena.

apple blossom said...

love to win thanks for the chance

live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Patty said...

Not sure I have ever read any of Beth's books, I would love to win!

Patty in SC

Joanna Richmond said...

sounds very interesting, I would Love to read it. thanks for the chance to win Thanks
Joanna Richmond
Blanch NC

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me I would love to win a copy of this book it sounds and looks like a great story!! Thanks and God bless.
Sharon Richmond

Anonymous said...

This would be awesome! Love to read and share!

Krista said...

Sounds like a really good book. Please enter me.

Krista in Oregon

Carol N Wong said...

I do love contemporary along with Amish fiction and some other genres. Great Interview. I watched the trailer and was very interested in that lot of the things that happened in this book also did in real life. We have never found a five foot snake in out house like she did but did find a five footer under out deck!

Thank you for the chance to win!


Abigail Mitchell said...

Enter me!
Blanch, N.C.

Unknown said...

Sounds great!

Lake Worth, FL

Diana Flowers said...

I have read every one of Beth's books from day 1, but have never won one! I used the word "one" four times in that sentence...rather awkward. LOL! It would surely be a blessing! THANKS!

Diana from SC

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Looks interesting!
Please enter me in the drawing!
God Bless,
Sarah Richmond

Anonymous said...

I love all of your books and have read them all except your non-Amish one. I am anxious to read it to. Has to be good if you wrote it.
Please enter me in the drawing.
Pat Hines

Ruth Smith said...

I have this book on my kindle but would love to win a paper copy to share with my friends. This book is awesome and so relevant to issues facing families today. Beth keeps you involved in the story as Darlene's family faces many challenges. Five stars.

Ruth from Indiana

Jo said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.


Anonymous said...

I would love to win "Need You Now" I've read almost all of Beth's books and loved them.

Jackie Miller
Blooming Prairie, MN

Riki's Gramdma/Ohio said...

Looks like another great book you've written...doesn't sound Amish but looks like a good book....

Nancee said...

I'd love an opportunity to win this book. I have loved her previous books. Thank you for offering this contest!
Nancee from Western Michigan

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

Nancye in Kentucky
nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Anonymous said...

I would love to win and read this book.Thanks...Jackie Tessnair from.N.C.

Mary Preston said...

NEED YOU NOW looks like such an amazing read.

Mary P


Mama Cat said...

This sounds wonderful! A refreshing topic, to move for the betterment of the family rather than for a higher paying or high promotion position. Can I come to your celebrity cruise? I have seen both Sheila Walsh and Beth Moore as they taught, but I would love to meet them, learn more of their journeys. And more of yours. Blessings to you and your continued growth in the Lord, and reflection of that in your writing! Mama Cat in Phoenix

Kristie said...

Interesting that this novel is contemporary. Your characters are usually realistic and unforgettable. I'm from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Lane Hill House said...

Am I toooo late to put my name in for the drawing??

Jalynn Patterson said...

I would love to win Beth's book. Sounds great!

thank you,

Jalynn Patterson said...

I forgot I'm from Alabama.