Friday, August 24, 2012

What in God’s Name by Simon Rich (Book Giveaway and Review)


Reagan Arthur Books
Little, Brown and Company

Advance Reading Copy (Available as hardcover)

Release Date:
August, 2012

Heaven, Inc is a huge corporation led by the founder and CEO, God. He’s not really into working anymore. God is ready to retire and open an Asian Fusion restaurant, but first he has a surprise for the humans on Earth. When he retires, he plans to destroy Earth as well.

God’s employees at Heaven, Inc. aren’t concerned about Earth. They are just happy that they will now be able to sit back and enjoy life when God retires. However, there are two employees that aren’t thrilled with the Earth’s possible demise. Two underpaid angels, Craig and Eliza, work in the Department of Miracles and love their jobs. They don’t want Heaven to close and they don’t want to see the Earth destroyed.

God, Craig and Eliza strike a deal. If Craig and Eliza can pull off one more miracle, God will call off Earth’s destruction. That gives them one month. Their miracle assignment is getting two of Earth’s most socially awkward people to fall in love and it’s not easy, but the angels are determined. Unfortunately, one month is not a very long time to make a miracle come true.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but I could not put it down. It was filled with humor, romance, and originality. Each character is fun and unique. Once you start reading, you just can’t stop. Readers will want to see how the angels get out of this one and save the world. This is a totally delightful read.

5 out of 5 kitties!

FTC Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.


How would you like to win a copy of this book for your very own?  Thanks to Anna at Little, Brown and Company I can offer 3 copies of "What in God's Name" by Simon Rich.  Three lucky winners will have a chance to read this fun book.

Here are the few simple rules:

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2) Leave a valid email address below in the comment section.

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The giveaway will begin on Friday, August 24th at 12:01 AM, est. and end on Friday, August 31st at 12:01 AM, es.   I will contact the winners by email. If I don't get a response within 3 days, another winner will be chosen.

All winners are picked by List Randomizer!

Good luck everyone!


  1. Oh, corporate Heaven and a tough job for the two angles, that sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'd love to read this! I follow via Google reader.
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  3. I love it... God Inc, and another series with Death Inc. I'd love to have this book for my home library..

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    GFC follower NoraA

    Twitter also @NoraAdrienne

  4. Sounds like a fun book to me!! I think I follow your blog!


  5. This sounds like a good read. I am happy that you posted about this book and the offer.

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  7. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. Sounds like a great read! I am a follower already :)
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  9. Thank you for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

  10. Oh, for heaven's sake - God is ready to retire and open an Asian Fusion restaurant!! I have to read all about it!! :)
    +1 - GFC follower.
    +1 - email sunscriber.


  11. I just saw this book, I even read the blurb and it sounded cool

  12. Hi Yvonne,

    This has to be one for me to read and not just because of that fantastic cover art!

    I am reading a book that has several similarities with 'What In God's Name', only mine is from the other end of the spectrum and is called 'Breaking The Devil's Heart'.

    It also has a couple of pseudo angels (called observers), who are trying to stop heaven from having a civil war and to put the corporate world of Hell and its female Satan, out of business.

    I can't believe the coincidence of such similar storylines, thanks for the great review and for recommending this one .. a must read!


  13. I am a follower on Google +, Bonnie Yee(sunnydaysrule), on Twitter (@greenurlifenow), subscriber via email, and have tweeted about the giveaway.

    Posted on Blogger.

    sunnydaysrule AT hotmail DOT com

  14. Don't think my link to my blog post was correct.

    I am trying again to post the link.;postID=977311012206851860

    Bonnie sunnydaysrule AT hotmail DOT com


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