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Christmas in July Giveaway Hop

21 Jul

It’s time for another book giveaway! This time I am participating in the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader and Laurie Here. Check out all the bloggers giving away books and bookish stuff HERE.

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I am giving away 3 award winning books (see below). 3 books — 3 winners! To enter,  just leave me a comment with which book you would like to win. Good luck!

683769_w185Iscariot by Tosca Lee (2014 ECPA Book of The Year — Fiction)

Judas Iscariot…the name of Judas conjures up the ultimate betrayer. What could possibly bring him to such a vile decision to betray Jesus? Tosca Lee brilliantly captures Judas’ life; why he chose to follow Jesus when he was a respected scholar, what he witnesses day after day being near and speaking with Jesus. You will be captivated by every nuance of Judas’ story as he walked with Jesus and Judas’ history that led him to that point. Why did Jesus choose the path that he chose, from angering those in esteemed positions by not just allowing those who were “unclean” near him, but encouraging their presence? Judas struggled to understand Jesus’ motives and questioned them all along the way. The places where you question how and what Jesus did are brilliantly speculated by Tosca Lee in the amazing story of Iscariot.

731472Burning Sky by Lori Benton (Three 2014 Christy Awards — Book of The Year, Debut Novel, Historical Novel)

Abducted by Mohawk Indians at fourteen and renamed Burning Sky, Willa Obenchain is driven to return to her family’s New York frontier homestead after many years building a life with the People. At the boundary of her father’s property, Willa discovers a wounded Scotsman lying in her path. Feeling obliged to nurse his injuries, the two quickly find much has changed during her twelve-year absence—her childhood home is in disrepair, her missing parents are rumored to be Tories, and the young Richard Waring she once admired is now grown into a man twisted by the horrors of war and claiming ownership of the Obenchain land.

When her Mohawk brother arrives and questions her place in the white world, the cultural divide blurs Willa’s vision. Can she follow Tames-His-Horse back to the People now that she is no longer Burning Sky? And what about Neil MacGregor, the kind and loyal botanist who does not fit into in her plan for a solitary life, yet is now helping her revive her farm? In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, strong feelings against “savages” abound in the nearby village of Shiloh, leaving Willa’s safety unsure.

Willa is a woman caught between two worlds. As tensions rise, challenging her shielded heart, the woman called Burning Sky must find a new courage–the courage to again risk embracing the blessings the Almighty wants to bestow. Is she brave enough to love again?

366418_w185Wings Of Glass by Gina Holmes (2014 Inspy Award — General Fiction)

From the best-selling author of Crossing Oceans comes a heartrending yet uplifting story of friendship and redemption. On the cusp of adulthood, eighteen-year-old Penny Carson is swept off her feet by a handsome farmhand with a confident swagger. Though Trent Taylor seems like Prince Charming and offers an escape from her one-stop-sign town, Penny’s happily-ever-after lasts no longer than their breakneck courtship. Before the ink even dries on their marriage certificate, he hits her for the first time. It isn’t the last, yet the bruises that can’t be seen are the most painful of all.

When Trent is injured in a welding accident and his paycheck stops, he has no choice but to finally allow Penny to take a job cleaning houses. Here she meets two women from very different worlds who will teach her to live and laugh again, and lend her their backbones just long enough for her to find her own.

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop!

1 Jul

Thanks to Bookhounds and I Am A Reader, Not a Writer for hosting the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop. Lots of bloggers are giving away books and bookish stuff. To find all the participants, click HERE. The hop runs July 2nd through July 9th.

 

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To celebrate I am giving away a copy of Jocelyn Green’s Widow of Gettysburg, an historical novel that explores the true meaning of freedom. To enter, just leave me a comment. The winner will be chosen by random number generator and will be notified by July 11. Good luck!

 

405777When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering–and a Rebel scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

While Liberty’s future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty’s hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the pieces the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it?

Widow of Gettysburg is inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath.

Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop!

20 Jun

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop! Make sure to check out all the bloggers giving away books and bookish stuff HERE!

 

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I am giving away a surprise package of contemporary fiction. To enter my giveaway, just leave me a comment. For extra entries like me on FB or follow me on Twitter. Good Luck!

And The Winners Are:

16 May

Congratulations to 

Michelle Willms 

winner of Fairy Tale Fortnight

and 

Lis K

winner of Cleaning My Shelves

Enjoy your books!

Book Giveaway!

14 May

Leave a comment to enter to win an ebook of A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant. Giveaway runs through May 21. Good luck!

 

a-bridge-unbroken1Letting go to build a bridge…

Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But Chance Johnson isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Click HERE to read a sample chapter of A Bridge Unbroken.

Book Spotlight And Giveaway: A Bridge Unbroken

13 May

I won’t be reviewing A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant until July, but I wanted to make sure that you got in on the tour fun, including the tour-wide giveaway! I am also giving away an ebook version to one of my readers. Just leave me a comment through May 21. Good Luck!

 

Welcome to the BlitzKat blog tour for Cathy Bryant’s A Bridge UnbrokenMiller's Creek Novels. Another Miller’s Creek Novel set in the heart of Texas, A Bridge Unbroken brings two new characters to the forefront while still giving fans a glimpse of their favorite characters from the past, including the old geezers and Mama Beth.

About the Book, A BRIDGE UNBROKEN

Letting go to build a bridge…

Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But Chance Johnson isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?

Click HERE to read a sample chapter of A Bridge Unbroken.

The Other Miller’s Creek Novels

| Texas Roads | A Path Less Traveled | The Way of Grace| Pilgrimage of Promise|

“Miller’s Creek, Texas…where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth’s front porch beckons…”

Photograph by Julia Soboleva

About Cathy

 

Main headshotA native daughter of the Lone Star State, Cathy loves spinning tales about life in small town Texas. When she’s not weaving stories about the fine folks in Miller’s Creek, you’ll find her rummaging through thrift stores, feeding her reality TV addiction, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at www.CatBryant.com.

Here are a few other places to meet up with Cathy in cyberspace:

|Facebook| Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon | YouTube | Google+|

And reader friends on Facebook may want to visit the following groups, the first for book bargains and the second to discuss all things Miller’s Creek.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChristianBooks.Giveaways/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MillersCreekReaders/

Photograph by Julia Soboleva

About the Blog Tour and Launch Party

Cathy is celebrating the new addition to the Miller’s Creek family by making several prizes available to reader friends, including a $100 Visa Card Giveaway. Winners will be announced at the interactive Facebook Launch Party on May 22, 2014.

100 Visa Card GiveawayOther prizes include: t-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, bookmarks, eBooks, print books and Amazon Gift cards.

Enter the grand prize drawing for the $100 Visa Card now by clicking one of the links below. But hurry, because the contest ends May 22, 2014. (NOTE: Some contest tasks can be completed daily for extra chances to win.) The grand prize winner will be announced at the A Bridge Unbroken Facebook launch party on May 22.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE DRAWING VIA CATHY’S WEBSITE.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER VIA THE GIVEAWAY TAB ON CATHY’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

Don’t miss the fun! See you at the party!

Cleaning My Shelves!

9 May

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I have a stack of books. Okay, I have many stacks of books! But I have a stack of books to give away to one lucky reader. Leave me a comment between now and May 14 to have a chance to win. The books include contemporary romance, historical romance, suspense and women’s fiction. For an extra entry (be sure to let me know in your comment), follow me on Twitter or like me on FB. Good luck!

Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop!

21 Apr

Welcome to my stop on the Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop! Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and A Backwards Story for hosting. There are lots of bloggers giving away books with a fairy tale theme — check them out HERE.

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I am giving away a copy of Moonblood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. To enter, just leave me a comment. The hop runs through May 3rd. Good luck!

 

207815Desperate to regain the trust of his kingdom, Prince Lionheart reluctantly banishes his faithful servant and only friend, Rose Red. Now she is lost in the hidden realm of Arpiar, held captive by her evil goblin father, King Vahe.

Vowing to redeem himself, Lionheart plunges into the mysterious Goldstone Wood, seeking Rose Red. In strange other worlds, Lionheart must face a lyrical yet lethal tiger, a fallen unicorn, and a goblin horde on his quest to rescue the girl he betrayed.

With the Night of Moonblood fast approaching, when King Vahe seeks to wake the Dragon’s sleeping children, Lionheart must discover whether or not his heart contains courage before it’s too late for Rose Red… and all those he loves.

 

 

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop!

16 Apr

Welcome to my stop on the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop! Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Read Now Sleep Later for hosting. Lots of bloggers are giving away books and bookish stuff. To learn more, click HERE.

 

 

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To celebrate, I am giving away a copy of Stephanie Landsem’s The Thief. To enter, just leave me a comment. The hop runs through April 24. Good luck!

 

689105A Roman centurion longing for peace and a Jewish woman hiding a deadly secret witness a miracle that transforms their lives and leads them to the foot of the cross.

Longinus is a Roman centurion haunted by death and failure. Desperate to escape the accursed Judean province, he accepts a wager. If he can catch the thieves harassing the marketplace before Passover, he’ll earn a transfer away from the troublemaking Jews.

Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Only with the help of Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, can she keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and a roof over their heads.

When a controversial teacher miraculously heals Cedron, Longinus longs to learn more about the mysterious healer. Instead, his journey leads him to Nissa, whose secret will determine the course of both their futures.

Unexpectedly caught up in the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, they wonder who this teacher is who heals others but does nothing to save himself. Is the mercy he offers in his teachings real, or just another false promise? Can Nissa and Longinus overcome their pasts to find a future free of their shackles?

The Thief is an evocative story of two people trapped in their circumstances and the life-changing power of forgiveness and love.

And The Winners Are . . .

5 Apr

Congratulations to 

Mippy/Sabrina — Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

Ruth — Toddler Easter Package from Zonderkidz

Brenda — Preschool Easter Package from Zonderkidz

Thanks to all who entered. 

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