Remembering You by Tricia Goyer – Blog Tour, Kindle Touch Giveaway and Live Author Chat Party

**UPDATE: Winner’s from The Remembering You Campaign announced here.

We’re thrilled to be touring Tricia Goyer’s latest contemporary WWII novel,  Remembering You. She and her publisher, Guideposts, have teamed up to put together the Remembering You Giveaway (a Kindle Touch for you and one for a friend!) and a fun Book Chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) on 11/29!

Don’t miss a minute of the fun.

{More about Remembering You}

35-year-old Ava Andrews’ dream job is interrupted by an unusual request–fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather’s last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own–to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.

As if juggling these two things isn’t hard enough, Ava is soon surprised again … twice. First, Ava and Grandpa Jack arrive in Europe, only to discover the tour is cancelled. Unwilling to let down her grandfather or her boss, Ava and Grandpa Jack head out on their own. Then, while they’re on their way, the pair soon meet up with Paul, her grandpa’s best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The same Dennis who just happens to be Ava’s first love.

Before she knows it, Ava and Dennis are swept down memory lane as they visit the sites that are discussed in the history books. And even though Ava’s videotaping old soldiers, she can see their youth, their hopes and fears, and their pride in their eyes. Soon Ava learns the trip isn’t just for them … it’s for her too–especially for her heart.

Watch a video about the real-life stories Remembering You is based on.

Read an excerpt.

Tricia Goyer

{More About Tricia Goyer}

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer is the author of over 35 books, including the three-book Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and “Lead Your Family Like Jesus,” (co-written with Ken Blanchard). She has written over 500 articles for national publications and blogs for high traffic sites like TheBetterMom.com and MomLifeToday.com. She is the host of Living Inspired, a weekly radio show. Tricia and family live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have six children. You can find out more about Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com.

Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.

Remembering You Giveaway, Facebook Party & LIVE Author Chat!

Tricia is celebrating the release of her novel with a KINDLE Touch Giveaway for you … and for the friend of your choice. Then on 11/29 she’ll be wrapping up the release ofRemembering You with a Book Chat Party! First she’ll be chatting on Facebook, then everyone will head over to Tricia’s website for a Live Chatwhere readers will be able to chat with Tricia via video or text.

Don’t miss your chance to win a Kindle Touch for yourself … and to “remember” a friend this holiday with a Kindle Touch for them!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Brand New Kindle Touch and a Kindle Touch for a Friend (winner’s choice!)
  • A copy of Remembering You for each

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends at noon on November 29th. Winner will be announced at Remembering You Facebook Party on 11/29. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away copies of Remembering You, her other WWII books and gift certificates to Starbucks and Amazon.com. So grab your copy ofRemembering You and join Tricia on the evening of the 29th for an author chat, a trivia contest (How much do you know about WWII?) and lots of giveaways.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 29th!

Buzz

Remembering You is already a favorite with critics and readers alike:

“Goyer does well with the Greatest Generation, showing that war is more than nostalgia. This novel has a sweet way of describing family relationships and will particularly speak to those closely connected to WWII veterans, who are taking their stories with them to the grave.”  Publisher’s Weekly

“This story is a neat mix of old and young, past and present. There are surprises-one based on a real life reunion of a vet that Tricia personally knew. Ava has a lot to learn and many choices to navigate. I wasn’t sure until the end how the ultimate story would end. This is a great contemporary twist on World War II stories.”  Cara Putman

Reviews

11/16

Tea Time with Annie Kate Fast-paced, yet emotional and thoughtful,Remembering Youby Tricia Goyer is a special way to focus on the heroes who fought for our freedom. Realizing that this book is based on real life stories makes it even more poignant.

Martha at Our Family’s Adventures You will enjoy this story and find your eyes welling up with tears as mine did, thinking of the men who gave their all for our country.

Mocha with Linda I so enjoyed this book.

Becky at In the Pages This was a heart warming read – and it challenges you to think about what is important to you too!

11/17

Amy at A Nest in the Rocks Though much of this book deals with weighty issues, it is at heart a love story – a story of love between a man and a woman, between grandfather and granddaughter, between soldiers and victims, between God and His people. This would be a great introduction to World War II history for those who want to learn more, as well as a reminder for the rest of us of the extent that others have suffered – both as war victims and soldiers – for freedom and equality. The stories of these soldiers should not be lost, and Goyer should be commended for her work in preserving them.

Debra at Footprints in the Butter What a great book.

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS If you want a book that pays tribute to veterans then Tricia Goyer’s Remembering You is just the thing. Wow what a book.

Mark at Thoughts of a Sojourner The book was an interesting and entertaining read, and I didn’t even mind the romance aspect of the book. Tricia came up with a great plot and characters, and I was quickly pulled into the story, and loved the ending. A recommended read for historical fiction buffs.

Valentina at Carabosse’s Library There’s a nice atmosphere to this book.

Brenda at WV Stitcher I certainly enjoyed reading the book really allowed us to visit the past while keeping a firm footing in the present. Because of the discussion questions included it would be a great book club selection.

Hannah at Project Journal I sincerely enjoyed this book from front to back. It included every element that I love to read – romance, history, religious elements, and mystery.

Amy at Cajun Joie de Vivre This was a book I’ll remember for a long time to come. It came alive inside of me.

1/18

Amy at The Ramblings of Miss Aimy Michelle Amazing. Honestly. Most times you read things about the war and its just really boring to be perfectly honest. I went in thinking I’d only read a few chapters and that would be it. And that is not how it went at all. I got sucked into the story and suddenly some war stories weren’t boring at all. And neither was this book. It;s so packed and has some shocking moments in it. It was a really great read.

Karla at Ramblin’ Roads The theme of the book was very interesting to me. I also enjoyed the element of romance that was woven into the story.

Ruth at This That and the Other Thing Tricia Goyer did a wonderful job in this book of showing us how their experiences during WWII shaped the lives of her grandfather and his best wartime (and lifetime) friend. We saw the good and the bad. We saw a man who was a hero, and also a man who realized he was a sinner and needed Christ in his life.

Tammi at Our Homeschooling Pilgrimage I loved the characters in this story, they were so real that they leapt off the page. I watched them grow with each new experience, and as they learned more about each other. They learned forgiveness, compassion, to listen, and to accept each other as they are. They also grew in their love of God.

April’s Lifestyle Show This was another book that took me back in time, it was very romantic I thought. I loved busy Ava getting to know her grandfather better and reading his war letters.

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty I really enjoyed this book alot more than I thought I would.

Kimberly at Living On Limited Income I read this book in less than a day. I could not put it down.

11/19

Trish at In So Many Words Remembering You is a timely reminder about honoring those who fight for freedom, as well as about the importance of love and family in our lives. I truly enjoyed this book.

Amie at Surviving the Chaos If you like the idea of an aging WWII hero tribute with a splash of romance, this will be right up your alley. Happy endings never hurt. 😉

Reviews By Molly Mixing past with present, Tricia Goyer has hit another home run with this new novel! Ava’s character is well rounded and complex, and really pulled at my heart strings! The plot line is fantastic and instantly captivating. The reader is whisked away to become Ava’s friend for the duration of the novel, and by the end of the book, you’ll be feeling as if you’re saying goodbye to family.

Kim at Window To My World This story is a vivid reminder of the price that was paid for freedom. WWII was a unique time in history, and Tricia Goyer did a fabulous job capturing all facets of that battle – emotionally, phyiscally and mentally. She weaves real human emotion and transformation throughout the story, and the reader enjoys several stories evolving all at once – using a very special time in history to tie all of them together.

Danielle at The Happy Wife The part of the book that I enjoyed the most were the stories from World War II that were retold, with some poetic license, but were generally accurate. The descriptions that the author uses allows the reader to feel as though they are in these places themselves, both currently when the characters are on their trip, but also when they are reminiscing about their war experiences. I recommend this book to any one who enjoys historical fiction, particularly World War II, and stories of first loves reconnecting.

Vic’s Media Room Ms. Goyer has done a superb job in giving us history, romance and relationships all in one great big tasty meal that everyone can feast at.

11/21

Hannah at Beauty from Inside I like the setting of Europe, and the author Tricia Goyer writes in a casual writing style that is likable, easy to relate to, and plays like a film in one’s head as you read

Caroline at Happy Four An incredibly beautiful written book about relationships, multi-generations and days gone by. This book weaves in the history of Word War II in a beautiful way as you relive the past through the eyes of a soldier who represented America during the war and witnessed horrendous events and also were instructional in freedom. The book is also about the freedom from the past on many levels and of true love found. A wonderful book that I can’t recommend enough!

Joy at Splashes Of Joy I did find the characters unique and very likeable, especially after getting to know them better. This is truly a book well worth reading.

Laura at Lighthouse Academy If you like contemporary romances with a large helping of history, then Tricia Goyer’s REMEMBERING YOU will be perfect. It might also be perfect for the WWII veteran on your Christmas gift list. Fascinating notes from the author are included at the end of the book, as well as discussion questions.

Nancy at Bookfoolery and Babble The fluidity of [Tricia Goyer’s] writing is excellent and her research strong.

Carlybird’s Home The story, the history, the travel and the characters were all so very well written in this book, I really felt like Tricia Goyer has outdone herself.

11/22

Krystal at Live To Read

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM I loved the story of Grandpa Jack and Ava and Grand-Paul and Dennis. It was delightful to journey with the four of them through Europe and relive the experiences that the two grandfathers had during World War II while they were fighting in the 41 st Cavalry Recon Squadron, Eleventh Armored Division, Patton’s Third US Army. The author’s ability to make you feel as if you are touring with them is amazing. Her descriptions of the Parisian people were spot on.

Cindy’s Book Reviews I enjoyed the book very much, it was a great story, different from Tricia’s other WWII books, but was very interesting. I cried with Ava as she realized how frail and old her grandpa was. I laughed at the antics of the two old friends as they tried their hand at some matchmaking. I enjoyed reading about WWII through the eyes of Ava, coming to grips with the things her grandfather went through as a young man, and finding her own faith again.

Freda at Freda’s Voice This is a great story and with a well thought out premise.

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow Tricia did a wonderful job capturing the stories of the men she interviewed and based the story off of. I could imagine the sounds and smells coming from the camps and the joy those men and women at Mauthausen must have felt when they realized they were being freed. I would normally say I can’t even imagine. But when reading Remembering You, you CAN imagine. You DO imagine what they must have experienced. I had cold chills throughout the entire story. You can easily picture what the story is depicting. You can almost smell the scent of fresh baked bread and flowers as she describes Paris in May and the medieval thickness in the air in Germany. I started reading Remembering You and only put it down twice.

Meg at Writings and Wanderings Beautifully written, Remembering You is a remarkable look into the life of one woman as she gets to know her grandfather in a way she never expected, and draws closer to love with the man she’s never forgotten. Ava’s story, as well as the one of her grandfather, will not leave you for a long time to come, even after you’ve finished turning these pages.

11/23

Lydia at Overweight Bookshelf An interesting and contemporary take on the World War 2 subgenre that will appeal to history buffs and contemporary lovers alike.

Katie at Legacy of a Writer I completely enjoyed this journey down memory lane. Each interview that Grandpa Jack or Grand-Paul did for Ava seemed to real and filled with vivid detail and emotion. Remembering You is a story that needs to be savored. I think veterans from the war would appreciate the time and love that Tricia Goyer has put into this book! Historical fans who enjoy books centered around WWII will enjoy this very unique approach to reliving the war—In a way that we all can relate to today.

Christy at Loves Books Remembering You is both moving and heart-wrenching. While fiction it also contains elements that really happened. To me this added so much to the book.

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews I LOVED this book, Tricia Goyer has never disappointed me, and this is one of those stories that will stick with you for a long time. This story is a look back in time and takes you through a journey of the heart. The characters in this book are so real that you may feel as though you are reading about your own grandfather, the love story is not just between Ava and Dennis, but also of the love between grandchildren and grandparents as well a love between those who are forever bonded by war.

Brooke at I blog 4 books Oh. My. Word. I just finished the last page of Remembering You by Tricia Goyer. I’m not sure that words can adequately express my thoughts on this book! This is an amazing story of love, loss, regret, family, friends, faith, and forgiveness. Tricia Goyer has an uncanny way of telling a story. The way she weaves together the past and present is dynamite. I felt as thought I was traveling through Europe with the foursome.

Rel at Relz Reviewz Guest post by Tricia.

Celena at The Traveling Sisterhood’s Bookshelf I very much enjoyed Remembering You & recommend it, especially for anyone who’d like to have a better love and understanding for our country and our veterans!

11/25

Pam at Daysong Reflections I enjoyed every page of ‘Remembering You’ and recommend it to lovers of historical fiction. This book would make a wonderful addition to your own library or a nice gift for a friend or family member.

Kendra at Happily Managing a Household of Boys WOW! I LOVED this book!! I began reading it and thought that I would be “Bored” and would not be able to get into it. Well, I guess the saying “Never judge a book by its cover” rings very true right now! Remembering You is a fictional book based on real life events and Tricia Goyer really brings the story and characters “Alive” and makes the reader feel like you are there in the story and time of the book.

Michelle at Beyond The Silver and The Gold Remembering You is a very well-written and well-thought of book. The kind of book you know that the author spent a lot of time researching. I find that what Tricia says is true: we who live in the present time don’t know much about the members of our families who lived through the war. Even if I am Filipino, I still hear my parents talk about the war that happened when they were children. I never really thought how important it was to listen to the stories they tell until I’ve read Remembering You.

Jill at Frugal Plus A Must Read!

Linda’s Lunacy Remembering You is a very touching story of World War 2 veterans returning to the battlefields they survived.

11/26

Pattie at Fresh-Brewed Writer  What’s not to like about a story like this? I enjoyed the story, Ava’s journey not only with her grandfather as he takes his, but in her own heart.

Becky at Christian Chick’s Thoughts I was completely taken in by the look back at World War II in Remembering You. Ava’s grandfather’s memories were captivating, and as Ava sought answers, so did I. I absolutely flew through this book, finishing it in just two sittings. I wanted to hear more from Ava’s Grandpa Jack and his friend Grand-Paul. Their stories, which are based in fact, were at turns inspiring and heart breaking. I could have read much, much more about these two men.

Angela at All Grown up? Remembering You by Tricia Goyer is a book that was both wonderful and difficult for me to read. My dad was in WWII and doesn’t talk about it very much. We only know a handful of stories of his time there, so reading Remembering You was a bit like seeing into my Dad’s history! To imagine what he went through, things he did, circumstances he survived while reading this book made it more poignant for me. Yes this is a fictional book, but the history is real. Tricia interviewed folks who experienced it, she got to know them and love them, thus making this novel even better!

Tiffany at A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews Poignant, dramatic and compelling, Remembering You was an enjoyable and thoughtful read. I loved the characters, the storyline and the pace of this book. It’s much different than other novels I’ve read by Goyer. I found myself highly engrossed in the history, touched by the tribute to those who have served and entranced with the story. I would highly recommend this read.

Sara at Shoopette’s Book Reviews The basis of this story is one of the worst eras in human history: World War II and the Holocaust. Tricia Goyer deals with this horrific era with dignity and respect, weaving a thoughtful story of faith and what it means to be a true hero.

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life Remembering You is a mufti-layered story. Not only does it follow Ava’s journey to find out more about herself – as a person, journalist and granddaughter, but also Jack’s journey to put away the ghosts of the past.This book was powerful. It put a new face on WWII and the living history that exists because of the brave men and women who took part in that effort.

Michele at My Blessings From Above I really enjoyed reading Remembering You.

Jennifer at A Peace of Mind

Melanie at So Many Books.. So Little Time Beautiful story of WWII veterans, the struggles and memories that they went through. The relationship building between Grandfathers and their grandchildren was fantastic, and made me want to give my own Grandparents a phone call. Dynamic characters really draw the reader deep into the story, the past and the present. Tricia Goyer has brought facts of WWII alive in this novel and it is obvious the immense research she put into it

11/28

Hey Lorri The characters are all likable.

Renee at Doorkeeper Though the romantic premise was intriguing, I most enjoyed Jack and Paul’s stories. As they shared their memories and dealt with the grief and guilt they’d harbored over the years, my heart was truly touched. I’m confident yours will be, too!

Kat at Reviews From The Heart This is such a wonderful book to read.

Alexia at The Mommy Rambles I thought Tricia wrote a fantastic book, I loved every moment of it and this is one of those books where I actually read the author’s notes at the end because I connected so thoroughly with her characters!

Jacque at Good Family Reads I absolutely fell in love with this book. To say it was amazing is simply just an understatement! The writing touched every nerve of my brain. This book had it all, torn family, long lost love, unresolved history and so much more! The research that had to go into this book is just incredible

Nancy at Amusing Reviews The strongest point about the book was the subject matter.

Michelle at Life in Review This story is part family drama, with a little mystery & suspense, and sweet romance. I loved Ava’s character and I could really relate to her.

11/29

Linda at Christian Book Reviews Being so close to Veteran’s day, it’s a time to remember and give thanks to all the soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they made on our behalf. Thanks also to Tricia for sharing these memories with us in novel format.

Stephanie-jean at Life: SemiCrunchy 5/5 stars! A must read! I absolutely loved this book!

Suzanne at Cows & Lasers and Everything in Between For anyone who enjoys reading about World War II or if you are just in the mood for a great book that you can curl up with and finish a few hours later this one is perfect!

Preslaysa The Literary Mama http://www.preslaysa.com Remembering You is a wonderful reading experience. Although I haven’t finished the entire story yet, I am intrigued about the relationship between a grandparent and a grandaughter as they explore the granfather’s WWII memories. I aso love a the theme running throughout this book. Can we redeem the past? Goyer’s fine writing is a wonderful mix of history, romance and family that will keep you turning pages.

Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books I loved the historical aspects of this novel.

Roxanna at The Jolly Blogger Tricia is most certainly talented. I’ve read her self-help, Amish fiction, and now have a taste of her finesse for historical writing. I can’t wait to see the genres she’ll attempt next!

Theresa at Faith and Family Reviews Remembering You is a book with an excellent story line that is more than just about a romance occurring during a historical event. It is about honor, forgiveness, relationships and loving people for who they were, are and going to be.

Crystal at My Reading Room I enjoyed Remembering You because it was different. It delved into remembrances and current lives simultaneously and I love how Ms. Goyer wove these stories together like she did. I highly recommend this book to anyone fascnated with the WWII era. Though it takes place in the modern era, it’s worth reading just for those remembrances and the respect that is given to the soldiers all through Europe in the liberated towns. Beautifully researched and beautifully done. 

Book Reviews By Jenny Tricia’s novel leaps off the page and wraps you in the telling of a beautiful story. She weaves all the ends together seamlessly and beautifully.

Heidi’s Ramblings, Reflections & Reviews 

JHS at Colloquium Goyer infuses her story with tenderness, compassion, and an appreciation of historical context.

Holly at 2 Kids and Tired Books  An enthralling, enjoyable historical read and one I easily recommend.