Giveaway: A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman


Month of Romance Giveaway Week Three

This week I have a real treat for all of you! Anita Higman is providing two copies of her absolutely wonderful book, A Marriage in Middlebury! That’s right, this week we will have two winners!

I read and reviewed A Marriage in Middlebury back in December. It is such a sweet romance and fits the “Month of Romance” theme beautifully 🙂
To read my review, click here.

Interview with Anita:
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What was your inspiration for A Marriage in Middlebury?

The idea for this book came from my absolute love of tearooms in Texas. In fact, here’s my note to readers on that very subject:
More than a decade ago I met a woman named Linda Becker
who opened a tearoom in the Houston burbs called, Tea for
Two. Her eatery and gift shop did so well, she opened a second
shop. Over the years I’ve enjoyed her wonderful tearoom
fare as well as the quaint ambiance. Linda’s tearoom isn’t just
a café—it’s a gathering place for friends, a place to eat home
cooked food, and a place so cozy you don’t want to leave.
As a writer I thought it might be fun to create a heroine who
owns a tearoom similar to Linda’s and set her shop in a small
town on the gulf coast of Texas. So, that’s how the novel, A
Marriage in Middlebury, was born. Even though my story, the
characters, and the town are fictional, Linda’s tearooms are
real places you can visit and enjoy. Thank you, Linda, for the
great food, and the fellowship, and the inspiration.

Everything was going smoothly for the main character when suddenly everything changes with the return of her ex. What advice do you have when life throws a curveball?

As a Christian we should trust in the One who made us, the One who’s known us from the first day when we were being knit together in our mother’s womb, the One who loves us best. Trusting in Him during life’s storms is the only answer, and it’s more than enough.

Is there a certain Bible passage or verse that goes along with the theme of A Marriage in Middlebury?

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

Do you find yourself returning to similar themes in your novels (i.e. forgiveness, trust, etc.) or do you have a new message with each release?

Yes, I tend to go back to the themes of forgiveness and reconciliation. These are not only good themes for a story, but they are paramount in living the Christian life.

What do you hope readers will walk away with after they turn the last page of A Marriage in Middlebury?

That with God all things are possible!

Thanks, Anita, for sharing about your book with us!

You can connect with Anita at:!/AuthorAnitaHigman

To buy the book:

Giveaway starts on 2/15/14 and ends on 2/20/14. I will announce the winners on 2/21/14 and they will have a week to respond to my email.

Do you have a favorite Bible verse that you lean on when life throws you a curve ball?

Please leave a comment on my blog to be entered in the giveaway. Detailed rules below:

Rules for giveaway:
1) US residents only due to shipping costs
2) Please leave a comment on my blog
3) Must be a follower of my blog
4) Make sure I have your email address so I can contact you.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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25 Responses to Giveaway: A Marriage in Middlebury by Anita Higman

  1. Kathy Jacob says:

    I like Psalm 3:5-6, like Anita Higman, and Jeremiah 29:11.

  2. sonja1971 says:

    Looks like such a nice giveaway! I hope I have a chance to win because I would absolutely love to read this wonderful book! Thanks Britt for the wonderful review!

  3. susanlulu2013 says:

    Since the death of my late husband, I have to repeat this verse many, many times a day: “I can do all things through Christ who loves me so.”

  4. Ann Ellison says:

    Wonderful interview and I would love to win a copy of the book. My go to verse is Psalms 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

  5. Jane Squires says:

    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Life has thrown me so many curve balls that lately I need one about all the troubles because troubles are all I know.

  6. Gail Hollingsworth says:

    My favorite scripture: Ephesians 2: 8,9
    So many think they can get to Heaven by works. That is why I love this, only by Grace and faith in Christ.

  7. Just read my first Anita Higman book It was wonderful…….
    God bless you My favorite verse What is Impossible for man is possible for God
    We need to Let God
    Chris Granville

  8. Sylvia M. says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to read this book. I love tea shops, drinking hot tea every day at home, and the plot of this novel sounds good.

    A Bible verse that helps me is Psalm 37:5, “Commit thy way unto the Lord. Trust also in Him and He shall bring it to pass.”

  9. 4gazpacho says:

    I loved reading the segment on what inspired the author’s setting. Thanks for sharing that. One of the most interesting things about reading Christian fiction is the purposeful way it helps us obey the Bible’s injunction to think on whatsoever is true, right, kind, lovely, Godly and honest. It helps the reader stay close to God.

  10. sonja1971 says:

    What a wonderful looking book. I just love Christian fiction. Hope to get a chance to read this one. Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  11. Julie Haynie says:

    I would love to win this book. Scriptures are always great to lean on. This is one of my favorite.

    5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    (Proverbs 3:5-6)

  12. martyomenko says:

    My favorite is “Be Anxious for nothing, but in everything with prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known unto God……”

  13. Jackie Smith says:

    Would love to read Anita’s book!
    I lean on Deut. 31:8 (ESV) a LOT!!! It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not feat or be dismayed.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

  14. Pam K. says:

    There are many Bible verses that encourage me, especially in Psalms.
    Anita’s book sounds like one I’d really enjoy reading. I do follow your blog, via e-mail.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Marriage in Middlebury.

  15. This book sounds very good. I would love to win Anita’s book for a gift. Anita is in a nearby town. I would love to meet her. Thanks Britt.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  16. novelscorner says:

    I love Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 3:5 🙂

  17. A MARRIAGE IN MIDDLEBURY sounds like a delightful book and I would love to win a copy! Thank you so much for the opportunity! One of my favorite scriptures is Hebrews 13:5-6. “For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  18. Becky B says:

    My favorite verse is the chapter of Psalm 23. I also love Jeremiah 29:11.
    boernerb at fuse dot net

  19. Savurbks says:

    Even the cover of the book is beautiful! Thank-you for the opportunity to win a copy; I am a follower. Jeremiah 29:11

  20. This book sounds delightful and I loved the interview with the author. One of my favorite Bible verses to fall on is: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths. (I think I got that about right, I did it from memory and my memory is not all that great!)

  21. Katie Johnson says:

    I’d love to read Anita’s books. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
    johnsonk133 AT yahoo DOT com

  22. Patty H says:

    I’ve loved Psalm 16:11 since I was a teen! I ran across it in some book I was reading at the time and have loved it ever since…

  23. Alyssa H. says:

    My favorite is John 16:33. I came across it in a book that I read.

  24. whitbit0 says:

    This book sounds so good! Whenever life throws me a curveball, I remember Isaiah 41:10; but my favorite verse ever is Romans 12:2.

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