Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Captive by Ashley Smith (+Giveaway) #FollowYourPurpose

I received a free copy of the book featured in this post through #FlyByPromotions for review purposes.  All opinions are genuinely my own.  #flyby #captive #followyourpurpose

You may have remembered a true story out of Atlanta in 2005 of a hostage situation during which an escaped prisoner holds a local woman captive in an apartment overnight.  

Ashley Smith was that hostage and she had been going through a tough season in her life, getting caught up in the wrong things and losing her child as the result of them.  A friend had given her the book The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, and Ashley tossed it aside, only to pick it up that night in the apartment with the prisoner Brian Nichols.  After reading excerpts of the book to Nichols during those dark hours, Ashley begins to realize the purpose she was put on this earth for.

Ashley's story was originally written under the title Unlikely Angel and published in 2010, but was re-released as Captive in August 2015.  The story is a page turner!

Check out this audio book byte from Captive.

If the book interests you, then you'll be excited to learn that the book has been made into a film and it is releasing in theaters on September 18th!  You must check out the official trailer for the movie!

If you are hoping for a chance to read this book, you're in luck because Fly By Promotions has offered a brand new copy for a giveaway!  To enter, just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below for several chances to win!  The winner will be chosen randomly next week, so good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules
*The prize featured in this post was provided by Fly By Promotions.  Must be 18 years old or older to enter.  Open to US residents only.  No purchase necessary to win.  All rules must be followed in order to be eligible to win.  Winners are selected at random using and all winners will be notified by email after the drawing.  The full list of giveaway rules can be found here.*

Please check out Captive Official Site for more information on the upcoming movie release.  If you have already had a chance to read Captive, I'd love to hear what you thought of the book in the comments below!

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