Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!


Searching for...
The You We Adore

Written by Valerie Westfall

Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey


We were so excited to receive this book from Valerie!

The children ran to the porch- our usual reading spot!

Right when we opened the package we all immediately noticed the super shiny red ribbon that is on the cover
and throughout the whole book!
(And of course they all had to touch it, too!)


This is an adoption book but it is not country specific!
It is perfect for all countries and yes, even domestic adoption!
It celebrates the love that parents have for their child even before they become a family. The love they feel in their heart as they search for their child!

It is a heartwarming story and it helps the child know how deeply they are loved and cherished!


The words rythmically flow and the illustrations are beyond beautiful! Our children loved every adorable page and followed the brightly colored shiny red ribbon all the way to the end!

I think it helped our children to know that we would go to the ends of the earth to be united with them!
It wasn't by chance...
It was an intended journey!
We searched...
We were lead...
And we found each other!

And they are forever ours...

FOREVER LOVED!


This book will be treasured in our home!

And now for the super good news!!
I have an extra copy to GIVEAWAY!!
Just leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be entered!
One entry per person please!
The GIVEAWAY will be open through midnight (central time) Sunday, July 29th! 
We will announce the winner on Monday, July 30th!


If you are not selected for the GIVEAWAY but would still like to purchase this book please go to-



Please check back on Monday to see if you have won a copy of
Searching for...
The You We Adore!

76 comments:

Sarah said...

It looks like a wonderful book! My kids would love it!

Jenny said...

I would love a copy - we travel to bring our # 10 and 11 home from Ethiopia in ab out a month. Thanks for the chance!
Jenny
www.ourplansmultiplied.blogspot.com

Jolene said...

I saw a preview of this book awhile ago and had forgotten about it! What a great book and what a blessing to little hearts!

Becky Rodli said...

What a precious book!

Allie said...

Looks like a cute book. Would love to add it to my collection of adoption books!

xiushangirl said...

Please enter us in the give away!

Stephanie in NC said...

My two Guatemalan Princes would love to add this to their adoption related books.:) It looks like a get book!!!

RamblingMother said...

I would love to give this book to my daughter. We are celebrating 7 years as a family this week (7/25). Currently am not in a position to purchase anything so would love to win. Praying it is so. But if I don't, whoever does win will enjoy I am sure.

Jenny said...

This book looks wonderful!!!!

Deb, Russ, Lily, Lucy and Lainey said...

My three China daughters would love this book! Would love to win!

Elizabeth said...

Love the illustrations!

Eileen said...

Sounds like a great one!

Carol A said...

This book sounds like one I would love to have.

Wendy said...

Looks like an awesome book with beautiful pictures!!! My daughter would love it at our home!

ourchinagirls said...

Pick us!! Pick us!! ::waving::
My five..soon to be six...daughters from China would love this!!

BTW..we will be fundraising on our blog in September!

lizzielou said...

Beautiful kiddos and great book!

Shelley said...

Looks like a wonderful book!

Laine said...

Aw...we would LOVE this book, I'm sure! We just read a sweet one today. It was a "Little Golden Book" called "A Blessing From Above". Very very sweet...we love adoption books!
Hugs!

Cindy said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet book!

Pam said...

Looks like a book my kids would love!

excitedtobeafamily said...

We would love to win this book! We have heard it is great!

Anne Krause said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! We have three children by birth and three by adoption.

Rochelle said...

I'm always keeping my eyes open for children's books about adoption. This one looks beautiful.

Sally-Girl! said...

It would just be wrong if your BFF won this book, but I'll wait until after Monday to order!

MSL said...

This book looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing...I collect all I can for my sweet Lily Lan from China!

McNew Family said...

Jean - what a great giveaway! My 3 blessing born in China would love to read it! BTW - still waiting to hear if you have chosen names!!!!

Donna

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sandykreps@yahoo.com said...

Ohhh Ohhh I hope I win since I might otherwise get crazy and buy the book when I should be saving our money for our China adoption :)

thesleepyknitter said...

We would love to receive that book! :-)

Lori said...

Oh, oh, oh! That book looks positively ADORABLE!

Pick me, pick me!!

laurajonesjournal said...

hey jean!
praying for your family as I think of you all.
thanks for being my role model. we'd love to get a copy of that book!
hugs to all the mulvahills

Vicky said...

It looks like a wonderful book!

Faye Verquer said...

LOVE the smiley faces as they looked at the book! ADORABLE PRICELESS smiles!

Julie said...

I so enjoy your blog! I would so love to win the book. We have 6 children - two are adopted from Ethiopia (in 2009) and we are now headed to China (working on our dossier) to adopt another little treasure (SN little 5 year old girl!). We have been dealing with some questioning from our adopted daughters about what it was like during their adoptions (now that they are experiencing the wait and loving of a new sibling so far away and unknown to all of us). Blessings to you and your family!

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing a review, and for a chance to win a copy!

Chad and Kristy said...

Awesome! I would love to win that one:)

Rebekah said...

What a wonderful idea! Looks like a great book!

Unknown said...

What a neat book--I haven't seen it before.

Heather

Holly said...

Oh, fun! Looks like wonderful book!!

George and Candace Dorr said...

Would love to read this book to my Shanghai girl! You have a beautiful family!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like the author and illustrator put a lot of research, effort and love into this book. Would love a copy. We just brought our little boy home from China.
jennifermoffitt@earthlink.net

Jerry and Christy said...

What a sweet book. Sounds like your girls love it.

Diane said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

Mama D’s Dozen said...

I'd love a copy. It sounds like a great book.


Laurel :)

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

My daughter would love that book.

CariP said...

What a beautiful book!

Nikki said...

I LOVE this post!!! I'm always looking for more books about adoption to share with our daughters!!! God bless your beautiful family!!!

Kelly Marriott said...

Awwww...it looks wonderful! We would love to win!

Susan said...

What a beautiful book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

We would love to have another adoption book! Its hard to find good ones.

Sarah said...

Love the illustrations you have already shown! My daughter would love this book! SO many books about adoption from China, but not really from Guatemala... I like that this is not country specific!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Holden Onto Love said...

Sounds like a great book!

Janet and Kevin said...

Yes, we would like to be entered into your giveaway. The book looks wonderful, and I love the "red thread" that runs through it!

Blessings,
janet and gang

legally mommy said...

would love to win!

Sarah said...

Looks like it's gorgeous...illustrations and story line. You have gotten such a great response.
Would love to be able to read this to our little boys once we get them in the fall. Still in the void of LOA wait (day 65)
grace and peace,
Sarah Risley

mary said...

Would love to have this book to read to my grandchildren. Even though they are not adopted, my daughter, their mother, was adopted by me when she was an infant. Therefore, my passion for the orphan and adoption.

Beth said...

What a wonderful book.

Laura L. said...

Sounds like a really great book. Sign me up please! :) Would love to see you guys this summer. Hey, it could happen.

kippi said...

Would love a copy of this book - thanks for the chance...

Lilly's Family said...

Love reading your blog and would love to have a copy of this book : ) dfbjhb@windstream.net
Jan

Mammy said...

What a treasured way to share the adoption story...

Jennifer P said...

Thanks for the giveaway Jean!

Tracie said...

Love the illustrations! My kids would love it too!

Alisa said...

We would love to add this book to our collection. We are coming up on our little guy being home 6 months.

Gary said...

This looks like a beautiful book. Our little guy just turned 5 and has been home almost 2 years. We would love to win this book.

Karen said...

Would really be excited to add this book to our library! Our #6 & 7 children are bio sisters from China and will celebrate 10 years in our family in November. Would be great for my in home daycare too with 1 girl adopted from China and a boy from the Marshall Islands! Thanks for the opportunity! Karen

Lisa and Dave said...

It looks like such a wonderful book to read to my kids. We have 6 kids 3 of which are adopted:)

quilt'n-mama said...

Looks like you guys really enjoyed the book! We'd love to read it too!

Jenny said...

Jean, I love reading your blog. We met in China when we adopted Annie, in March 2011. This book sounds perfect for her I just bought another book for her on adoption "God Found Us You!" Lisa Tawn Bergren. She loved it, wanted to sleep with it, was great because it didn't talk about her coming home as an infant.

Brett & Julie said...

Thank you for sharing - what a great find! Always looking for books for our girl!

Jarka said...

lovely book, thanks for the giveaway :)

Learning Together at Home said...

We would love to have this to share with our kiddos!

AlbinoPrincess said...

I'm always on the lookout to add adoption books to my library. This one looks like it would be a wonderful addition!

Christy said...

Just submitted our LOI last night ( first one) and we are excited to begin building a library for our new little bit!! no blog here , but love to read everyones!!
Christy at christyda55@aol.com

Shauna said...

Looks like a wonderful book!!

Jen said...

What a sweet book! Look forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway!