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February 14, 2014


Feb 11th - March 1st

Meet William Sirls: Once a senior vice president in a large investment firm, he was incarcerated in 2007 for wire fraud and money laundering. Life lessons involving faith, grace, and forgiveness are evident in his writing. The Sinners’ Garden is his second novel.

William is celebrating the book's release with an iPad giveaway.


One winner will receive:

  • A brand new iPad Mini
  • The Sinners' Garden by William Sirls
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 1st. Winner will be announced March 3rd on William Sirls' blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by William's blog on the 3rd to see if you won.


ABOUT THE BOOK: (from Goodreads)

In a small town where hope and tragedy intermingle, things—and people—are not always what they seem.
Andy Kemp has suffered most of his life from both physical and emotional scars, and he believes that the scars on his face are proof that God doesn’t love him. Andy has grown into a withdrawn teenager, keeping to himself, until his uncle, ex-con Gerald Ripley, shows up and wants to be a mentor to Andy. Rip has turned his life around and wants to do everything he can to help mend Andy’s pain and the rift in his relationship with his sister.
Meanwhile, police officer Heather Gerisch responds to a late-night breaking and entering episode in one of the poorest homes in town. The masked man makes the sign of the cross, escapes, and Heather soon realizes that he has left $5,000 in gift cards to a local grocery store. As the bizarre break-ins continue and Heather pursues the elusive “Summer Santa,” Andy begins to hear strange and beautiful music, and Rip is convinced that he is hearing the voice of God.
As the lives and stories of the townspeople of Benning Township intertwine, extraordinary circumstances emerge and long-kept secrets are revealed.

The Sinners' Garden


This was an action filled book that I became so interested in that I couldn't turn those pages fast enough.  There are a lot of lessons to be learned abut God in this book. No matter what we do or how bad they are, God loves us. God chooses people to lead because they are broken. You can go to the Bible and find many of God's followers who became great leaders even though they had done terrible things or had a physical impairment. All of us do things wrong and under God's grace we are forgiven.  Forgiveness can do great things.  It has a real power.  It can change lives, not only yours but those around you.  You can speak to God at all times.  It doesn't have to be only when you have failed in some way.   To go along with speaking to God, you must listen to God.  It's like a two way street.  In order to listen to God, you must be patient and really put your entire being into what he tells you.

In order to have strong binds with others and God, we have to trust God. He may not lead us in a way that we want but it may be the right way. 

 The author, Mr. Sirls has written some wonderful lessons to strengthen your faith, or perhaps put you on the right course.  No one is perfect.  Everyone has flaws and makes mistakes.  But we must remember that God forgives if we just talk to him and lay our troubles in his hands. The characters that Mr. Sirls wrote about were just everyday people, just like you and me.  They are characters you can definitely relate to. I would recommend this book to anyone who perhaps is doubting their faith or feel that they have no good qualities and everything they do is wrong. This book may change your mind, but you have to believe.

.I would give this book 4 STARS.

Four Stars Clip Art

 I was given a complimentary copy of SINNER'S GARDEN by William Sirls from Litfuse Publicity Group for my honest opinion.  No other compensation took place.



William Sirls

Over the course of his life, William Sirls has experienced both great highs and tremendous lows--some born of chance, some born of choice. Once a senior vice president at a major investment firm, he was incarcerated in 2007 for wire fraud and money laundering, where he learned a great deal more than he ever bargained for. Life lessons involving faith, grace, patience, and forgiveness are evident in his writing. He is the father of two and makes his home in southern Michigan.

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