Friday, January 14, 2011

Peace And Plenty by Sarah Ban Breathnach...Review & Giveaway

On top of the sugar hangovers that the holidays bring there are also those pesky credit card bills that show up in January.  Even in the best of times, holiday spending can be a hardship come January and now with times so tough for so many it is even more challenging to get back on our feet.  I think most of the population is feeling the strain of the economy these days which is why, I think, the timing is perfect for a new book by Sarah Ban Breathnach (the author of the wildly popular Simple Abundance)....Peace And Plenty:   Finding Your Path To Financial Security.


"When money is plentiful, this is a man's world. When money is scarce, it is a woman's world." Unearthed in a 1932 Ladies Home Journal, this quote is the call to arms that begins PEACE AND PLENTY, Sarah Ban Breathnach's answer to the world's-- and her own personal-- financial crisis. As only Ban Breathnach can, she culls together this compendium of advice, deeply personal anecdotes, and excerpts from magazines, books, and newspapers-- particularly those of the Great Depression-- to inspire readers who are mired in today's financial difficulties.

Focusing on her own personal path, Sarah Ban Breathnach will relate never-before revealed details about how she fell from the financial top to the bottom. Readers will immediately see how deeply she understands the plight of those trying to maintain a happy and comfortable home, while at the same time not even knowing if they will be able to make the mortgage to keep that home.

Sarah has proved to be the voice of comfort for years to women who are spiritually bankrupt, and now she will reach to those who are financially strapped, showing them how to pull themselves out of their psychic and fiscal crises while providing deep comfort and reassurance throughout.



I think this is a must read for any woman trying to get their finances in order.  Peace And Plenty gives sound advice from someone who has been there.  It is a comfort to know that you are not alone and taking advice from someone who has had her own struggles is far easier (in my opinion) than from someone who has never known a minute of financial hardship.  On top of giving sound financial advice the author gives her personal story too making it easier to relate her tips to your own life.  Do yourself a favor this year...pick up a copy of Peace And Plenty and get some great tips on how to have a more financially comfortable future. 




Hachette Book Group is giving THREE lucky RBM readers a copy of Peace And Plenty!  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Leave a comment telling me what you hope to gain from this book.  You must complete this entry for all others to count.

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9.  Visit the authors website and leave a comment telling me something you learned about her or the book = 1 entry.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US & Canadian residents and will end on January 22nd.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on January 23rd and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen .  Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with a copy of the above book for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

52 comments:

Lorie said...

This book sounds amazing! I would love to learn how to get my finances in order.

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~ Cee ~ said...

I have enjoyed her other books. As someone that is taking on over $30,000 in student loan debt this year, I would appreciate guidance about my financial situation. I really love this author!
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Kimberly said...

I would like guidance in getting our finances in order.

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Frugaluser said...

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Kashena said...

I'm 26, and have always struggled with balancing frugality and fiscal responsibility with a love for beautiful, tasteful (and expensive!) items that make wherever I was living more of a "home"... so I'd hope to learn how to balance it a little better!

Shanee said...

I always like to get new advice on how to take charge of my finances! My husband just got laid off, so this might really come in handy!

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Alice H said...

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