Book Review & Giveaway ~ McKenzie by Penny Zeller

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McKenzie 
Author: Penny Zeller
Paperback, 314 pages
Retail Price: $6.99

Well, first let me share my shock of this book only costing $6.99! I didn’t realize that until I started writing this post and man oh man! I’ve read books that weren’t nearly as good that easily cost twice as much if not more! WOW!

Ok, moving on…this book was INCREDIBLE! I read all 300-ish pages in 24 hours…when I read a book that fast, I know it is good…and not just “good” but REALLY REALLY GOOD! The writing flows easily and the book captures you immediately. From beginning to end I was intrigued with what would happen next! It has romance, suspense, gets you angry, makes you laugh…it has it all ~ and in a Christian manner. LOVE IT!

There was absolutely nothing inappropriate about this book. I loved every word from beginning to end and would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone! Basically it is about a woman, McKenzie, who becomes a mail-order bride in order to rescue her younger sister. McKenzie believes she is a Christian but through her marriage realizes there was so much she didn’t know about the Lord and the Bible. She also realizes what real love is and how it has nothing to do with material possessions (as she is from a family of great wealth). This is the first of three books of the Montana Skies Series – Chapter One of Book Two, Kaydie, is also included in this book. 🙂

I have been blessed to offer ONE free copy to a reader! WOOT! Enter below. Or if you cannot wait, click HERE to order now. Trust me when I say you DO want to do one or the other.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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53 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway ~ McKenzie by Penny Zeller

  1. Celebrate Woman April 5, 2012 at 7:50 am Reply

    Penny is infusing her love for Christ into her writing.

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    • Penny Zeller April 5, 2012 at 10:24 am Reply

      Thank you so much, Celebrate Woman, for your wonderful comment. I am honored to be able to impact lives for Christ through my writing! Have a blessed rest of your week. 🙂

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  2. Penny Zeller April 5, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

    Thank you so much, Dawn, for your review of “McKenzie.” I am thrilled that you enjoyed reading it!
    Thank you also for offering to do a giveaway. I’m excited to see who wins!
    God Bless,
    Penny

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  3. Bonnie April 5, 2012 at 10:29 am Reply

    Penny started writing at the age of 7.

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    • Penny Zeller April 6, 2012 at 10:09 am Reply

      Hi Bonnie ~ Thank you for stopping by and entering for a chance to win “Hailee.” 🙂

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  4. Anne Payne April 5, 2012 at 10:51 am Reply

    I love Whitaker House books and would really like to read one of Penny’s! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

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    • Anne Payne April 5, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply

      I know from past experience that Penny is very proactive with her readers, even the blog ones 🙂 She has a lovely personality and is quick to answer email!

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      • Penny Zeller April 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

        Thank you, Anne, for your kind compliment. I love connecting with my readers. 🙂 I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend!

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  5. Gailya Keller April 5, 2012 at 11:28 am Reply

    Penny is a very talented author and a rockin’ blogger! She is a very special person!

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    • Penny Zeller April 6, 2012 at 10:11 am Reply

      Thank you, Gailya! What a sweet thing to say! I’m thrilled that you enjoy my blog. God bless!

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  6. Cathy Hickling April 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Hi Dawn,
    I was delighted to read your enthusiastic review of McKenzie and all the lovely comments! As the Whitaker House publicist I’m hardly impartial, but let me say working with Penny is a joy.Not only is she blessed with the talent to share God’s love through her stories, but her work ethic, dedication to family, and zeal for Jesus are such an inspiration — I wish her all the success this world has to offer. Thanks so much for letting your readers know about her books.
    Blessings!
    Cathy

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    • Penny Zeller April 9, 2012 at 2:05 pm Reply

      Hello Cathy,
      How awesome to see your comment! I enjoy working with you as well and am blessed beyond measure to have you for my publicist!
      Blessings,
      Penny

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  7. Bookworm Lisa-Lisa F April 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm Reply

    I didn’t realize that she was a Christian writer. I see her a facebook group, so I am familiar with her name, just not her writing.

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    • Penny Zeller April 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa~ Nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by Dawn’s blog. 🙂

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  8. Wendy Newcomb April 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm Reply

    I found out that she started writing Bible stories in the fourth grade, now how many fourth graders do you know that would write Bible stories, how neat is that.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:20 am Reply

      Hello Wendy ~ It’s nice to see you here! I even have one of those precious Bible story commentaries in my scrapbook with my teacher’s encouraging words. 🙂 I hope to someday tell Mrs. Vernon “thank you” for inspiring me to continue with my passion to write.

      Have a wonderful week, Wendy!

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      • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

        Thank you also, Wendy, for “liking” my Facebook page!

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  9. Kendra April 6, 2012 at 9:17 am Reply

    I actually have never heard of Penny Zeller so I am excited to see if I like her books!

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    • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am Reply

      Hi Kendra ~ It’s nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by Guiding Light Homeschool and leaving a comment for a chance to win “McKenzie.”

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  10. Susieq April 6, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply

    Penny has a gorgeous home page! Been wanting to read her books (on my TBR list) for a while now.
    Your review makes me want to read her books even more. Thanks for the chance to win one of her books!

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    • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:41 am Reply

      Hello Susie ~ What an honor to be on your TBR list! Thank you so much! Thank you also for the awesome compliment about my website home page. I appreciate that! 🙂

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  11. Jenny April 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Sounds like an interesting story. Sign me up.

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  12. Ingrid Stukey April 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm Reply

    First of all I love your Blog.
    The Book sounds incredible , please enter me in your Contest.
    I live in S.Illinois
    God Bless

    ingrids62448(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:44 am Reply

      Hello Ingrid ~ Wow! Thank you for your awesome compliment about “McKenzie.” Thank you also for “liking” my FB page. I really appreciate that! Have a great week and God Bless!

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  13. Jo April 8, 2012 at 8:17 am Reply

    Great blog! Penny’s books sound great

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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    • Penny Zeller April 10, 2012 at 9:45 am Reply

      Hello Jo ~ I agree, Dawn’s blog is great and has SO much fantastic information! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind compliment about my books. Have a blessed week!

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  14. Patty April 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm Reply

    Penny sounds very down to earth. I learned that she started writing at a very young age!

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    • Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm Reply

      Aw, thank you, Patty! That is a very kind compliment! Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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  15. Lisa Howard Colpo April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm Reply

    I love Penny she is such a great writer would love to win this book I would recommend any of her books to anyone 🙂

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    • Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm Reply

      Hi Lisa ~ Nice to see you here! Thank you for your sweet compliment about recommending my books. I really appreciate that! God bless.

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  16. Paula Osborne April 11, 2012 at 9:34 am Reply

    I love to read your books and would be happy to be in a drawing for one, thanks for sharing
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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    • Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply

      Hi Paula ~ I hope you are having a great week! I am honored that you enjoy reading my books and I appreciate that you shared that in your comment. Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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  17. Jeanne B. T. April 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway.
    I learned that Ms. Penny started her writing bug at the age of 7 when she
    began writing Bible stories in her own words. I think this is wonderful.
    🙂 Jeanne

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    • Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm Reply

      Hello Jeanne ~ Thank you for stopping by Dawn’s blog. I am blessed to be able to impact God’s Kingdom by doing something I love – writing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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  18. TheBargainBabe April 12, 2012 at 7:16 am Reply

    I learned that she has a facebook author’s page.

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  19. Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Hello Bargain Babe ~ Thank you for leaving a comment for a chance to win a copy of “McKenzie.” You are right, I love it that you mentioned my FB page. This week, we’re talking about our favorite games we played as kids. I love interacting with my readers and chit-chatting about fun topics. Have a blessed weekend!

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    • Penny Zeller April 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm Reply

      Oops, this was supposed to be a reply to “The Bargain Babe.” I think I might be a bit technology-challenged! LOL!

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  20. Cindi April 14, 2012 at 12:44 am Reply

    Hi, Penny enjoys connecting with my readers on my Facebook Author Page!
    Many thanks, Cindi

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply

      Hi Cindi ~ thank you for stopping by Guiding Light Homeschool! I love connecting with readers. Have a blessed day!

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  21. Cassidy Sterry April 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm Reply

    She is a christian author who uses writing as her ministry.

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 10:39 am Reply

      Hi Cassidy ~ I hope you are having a great start to your week. Thank you for stopping by and for “liking” my FB page. I appreciate you!

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  22. Nancy April 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply

    I learned Penny has a blog.

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 10:52 am Reply

      Hi Nancy ~ Nice to meet you here! I’m glad you enjoyed reading my blog. God Bless!

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  23. Melanie April 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Penny is an inspirational Christian writer!

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply

      Hello Melanie ~ Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! As the giveaway winds down, I’m excited to see who “rafflecopter” will choose as the winner!

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  24. Andrea April 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm Reply

    I read this series backward. Hailee and Kaydie are both wonderful. I haven’t read this one, and I’d love to see how it all begins.

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    • Andrea April 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm Reply

      I didn’t say what I learned. I was reading Penny’s blog when I learned about this giveaway. And I learned that I didn’t win her giveaway last week. 😦 And I learned that they are making American Girl movies. I loved those books when I was a kid.

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      • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

        Hi Andrea ~ Thank you SO much for sharing how much you enjoyed reading Hailee and Kaydie. After you have read all three books, I would love to know which one was your favorite!

        Thank you also for stopping by my blog. The American Girl movies I have seen so far (Samantha, Felicity, Molly, Kit) really are great movies for the whole family and the books are awesome too. My kids LOVE them!

        Andrea, I’m sorry you haven’t won yet. I do want you to know how much I appreciate that you stopped by to enter. Have a blessed day! 🙂

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  25. angela polenz April 18, 2012 at 10:29 am Reply

    I learned that she even shares links for other writers, including her blog. That is very generous and helpful! I am very eager to read her Montana Skies series. I really enjoy multi-book series. You get to know so many characters that way!

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 11:01 am Reply

      Good Morning, Angela ~ I so enjoy encouraging fellow writers and helping to promote and spread the word about their books. I have had many do the same for me and I am so grateful to them! I hope you enjoy reading my Montana Skies Series and I look forward to hearing what you thought about my books. Have a fantastic week!

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  26. Linda McFarland April 18, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply

    Oh yes loved the review on Penny Zeller’s book……’McKenzie’………would love to win a copy of the book too…….I have read Penny’s book ..’Hailee’…….and really enjoyed it….had a hard time putting it down before it was finished.

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    • Penny Zeller April 18, 2012 at 11:03 am Reply

      Hello Linda ~ It’s nice to see you here! Thank you for sharing about how much you enjoyed reading “Hailee.” Readers will never know just how much it means to authors to hear kind compliments about their books – so thank you SO much! I hope you have a great rest of your week!

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