Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway #1--Christian Book Pack for Women





This is a pack of four Christian fiction books that will most likely appeal to women.



The Jewel of Gresham Green by Lawana Blackwell, Bethany House Publishers:
Jewel Libby has no choice but to leave the only home she's ever known for the sake of her daughter. She's told that she can find refuge in the small dairy town of Gresham where she can seek shelter at the vicar's residence. Little does she realize that her woes are not over. Instead of being taken care of, Jewel quickly changes roles to that of the caregiver for the ailing Andrew and gets deeply involved in all the members of his family.



Painted Dresses by Patricia Hickman, Waterbrook PressCrushed by a failed marriage, Gaylen Syler-Boatwright flees to her late aunt's mountain cottage. There, while seeking solace for life's disappointments, she discovers a mysterious gallery of framed painted dresses---enshrined with meaning known only to Aunt Amity. Joined by her capricious sister, Delia, Gaylen embarks on a search for far-flung family and forgotten secrets.



A Mile in My Flip-Flops by Melody Carlson, Waterbrook Press
With a freshly broken heart, Gretchen Hanover swaps her wedding plans for home improvement shows---she's going to flip a house! But when the place turns out to be in worse condition than she realized, her retired contractor father needs help and calls in carpenter Noah Campbell. A whimsical look at building relationships and renovating hearts!



That's (Not Exactly) Amore by Tracey Bateman, FaithWords
When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right--she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.



To Enter (please read them all!):



1. Leave a comment telling me the name of an upcoming book you are looking forward to reading.



2. You must leave your e-mail address or I will disqualify your entry.



3. I will choose a winner on Saturday, August 2, so enter by midnight on Friday the 1st.



4. I must hear from you within 48 hours of notification. If you aren't going to be around, just let me know in your comment and I'll give you more time. If I don't hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will move on to the next winner. All winners chosen by http://www.random.org/.

Open to both US and Canadian residents



Check out more fantastic giveaways at http://www.bloggygiveaways.com/



132 comments:

lisa said...

Please enter me in the contest! I'm looking forward to reading the Falcon and the Sparrow by MaryLu Tyndall...

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Alessandra said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I'm looking forward to read "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer.

Alessandra
outofblue1[at]gmail.com

Cherie J said...

I am looking forward to reading Single Sashimi by Camy Tang.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Holly said...

Two of those books are already on my goodreads list! I just finished, "The Darcys Give A Ball: A Gentle Joke, Jane Austen Style," by Elizabeth Newark. It was good. I'm just starting, "That Summer We Got Saved," by Pat Devoto. I'm not sure how it will be yet. I read voraciously and review everything on my book blog.

Terrific giveaway. Thanks!

je2kids(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jared & Stacey said...

I love to read! Right now I am trying to pick up a copy of Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love. I've read it before but gave it away and am looking forward to reading it again!

Martha A. said...

I am looking forward to reading several books, but Washington's Lady is one I have waiting for me!

martha(at)lclink(dot) com

Christina said...

I just read Troublesome Creek AND The Scent of Lilacs! Great reads!!! My next book will be Orchard of Home!!!
psalm25v4 at msn dot com

Sheila said...

Honestly, my next book to read will most likely be whatever my MIL sends. She is kind enough to send us books when she is done with them. A lot of them I like, but I don't get to read much Christian fiction, and I enjoy those so much more.

Williams' Family said...

Would love to win! We are going on vacation in a few weeks and that is the only time I get to read!

Pamela J said...

There are many books that are coming out that I'm really looking forward to. Depending on the time of day, I may answer with different ones. My very first favorite author, Louise M Gouge, has a new Love Inspired Historical novel coming out in July 2009. I've looked forward to each of her books and have not been disappointed. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I think I am most anxious to read A Mile in My Flip-Flops. I love Melody Carlson's writing.

julesaftermidnight@yahoo.com

Sam said...

They look like some good books and I think that I would enjoy reading them! I have many books in my TBR pile, but the one that is mostly likely to be next is The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler.

samantha DOT burgess AT gmail DOT com

Kim said...

I'm looking forward to reading Three Cups of Tea. I bought it then Mamma Mia grabbed it first!

rainydaydiamonds(at)gmail(dot)com

Smilingsal said...

I just finished With Endless Sight by Allison K. Pittman; it was GREAT! Next, I plan to read Gary Smalley's Love Has A Way.
Great giveaway. Thanks!
smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

Barbara said...

I'm waiting for John Aubrey Anderson's next book after #3 of The Black and White Chronicles. GREAT set of books!!

barbcsanders at bellsouth dot net

The Chatty Housewife said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com I am not currently waiting for any books because lately I have been very busy and haven't had as much time to read. So to honestly answer your question, a book I am very much interested in reading is "A Mile in my Flipflops"- from your very own giveaway. :)

Katrina said...

I have so many books I am looking forward to reading! I love to read. I can't think of any one in particular though. I would love to read these if I win them! =)

Carrie said...

I love to read and just picked up Karen Kingsbury's Oceans Apart at the library. It's calling my name!

Tammy said...

I'm looking forward tot his new series

A Promise to Believe In, The Brides of Gallatin Series #1 by Tracie Peterson

Thanks for the chance.

Mom 2 To Boys said...

I am actually planning to read Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey. I am looking forward to it because I think it will make a huge difference in our lives! Thanks!

jen said...

I am reading "My Heart is Home" by Jill Savage. Great Book.
thanks for the giveaway!
artandjen@juno.com

torinem said...

I want the new Philippa Gregory novel...can't remember the name!

Charmed said...

I am looking forward to reading the next "bloomberg" book by Melody Carlson. ppreacherswife at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love Lawana Blackwell. :)
I'm looking forward to reading: Rachel's Secret by B.J. Hoff, especially. Also Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin.
misshoney_bee(at)hotmail(dot)com

arbee said...

I'm waiting for "Her Perfect Man" by Jillian Hart! I loooooooove the McKaslin clan... :)

Nise' said...

Books look great. Looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the Daughter's of Boston series by Julie Lessman.

Amanda D. said...

I'm looking forward to reading Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell. Thank you!

amandagdonovan at gmail dot com

Kristan said...

i'm looking forward to digging into the Bible a bit more than I have been. and i'll be out of town aug 2-9...not sure about internet access there.
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Annabelle said...

I'm always looking forward to the new book series that Beverly Lewis writes about the Amish.

windycindy said...

Greetings, I have been looking forward to the book in your collection called "Painted Dresses!" Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

BrineS said...

All of these look like wonderful books! An upcoming book? Hmmm...why can't I think of any when put on the spot. Can I get back to you?

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Hope said...

My sister just gave me Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. I can't wait to get started reading it. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
Hope
joelhopeandcale(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

samsakara said...

I can't think of an upcoming book. It's been awhile since I sat down and read a book with my wild toddler. I'm hoping to make time this winter to read. Thanks for the great giveaway.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

flchen1 said...

I'm looking forward to Tamera Alexander's latest--From a Distance :)

Thanks for this contest!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

michelle said...

The one book I was waiting to be released has just been released...Finding Stephanie by Susan May Warren. Of course I still haven't managed to order it. I was unable to find any other books on my wishlist that hadn't been released yet.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Amy said...

The next book I'm planning on starting is The Friday Night Kniting Club - or The Mermaid Chair. Both are of upcoming Book Club Meetings! :)

These books look great! Thanks for a great giveaway!

amy_edw at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I just purchased "Eat Pray Love" last weekend but heard it's a fast read. I'm really looking forward to a sunny day this week to devour it.

Would really love to read these books next. They sound great.

mariettaseller(at)yahoo(dot)com

Qtpies7 said...

I actually just started The Healing Choice. I'm hoping it will evolve into a ministry opportunity, even.

Leah said...

Oh I love me some inspirational reading during nap times :-) I am most looking forward to Karen Kingsbury's last book of the Baxter Family Series, "Sunset" I just started reading this series this summer and I'm almost through with the last few books before her final one. I'm excited!

I will be out of town until August 3rd, but that's within your 48 hours, so if I would it should be alright! My email is in my blogger profile or website.

Thanks for the opportunity :-)

Mama Zen said...

I'm looking forward to the new Susan May Warren book!

kelli at pfrog dot net

CanCan said...

I'm looking forward to Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes A Day. Yum!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Hélène said...

I am looking forward to reading Anne of Green Gables: the Prequel.

Shannon said...

I am looking forward to reading a book on a preemie called Tiny Toes.


palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Anonymous said...

Well, it's not upcoming, I'm currently in it--Gorgeously Green. Very motivating, not a Christian book, but still a great book.
kvicker at hotmail dot com

Nicol said...

The book A mile in my flip-flops looks very interesting! I am just finishing up Little Women for my book group and haven't decided what I will read next.

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

paryjeja said...

I want to read Only Uni by Camy Tang - I read her first book and enjoyed and want to read this one also

Kama said...

A friend recommended a book called "No Other Gods." I know it is already out, but I am looking forward to reading it nonetheless! These look like cool books!
mexicokama(at)homtail.com

gkstratos said...

This book has already been released but I haven't read it yet but would love to soon: "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I have been actually reading the Joyce Meyer book Secret to true happiness. So far it has been a very fulfilling book.

Please enter me.

Nikki
homeschooling mom of 6
Angelheart135@aol.com

Come enter my contest .. Get Lesson plans apples, election 2008 or math game ideas.

www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/

momo3 said...

i'm looking forward to reading "breaking dawn" by stephanie meyer! thanks, kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Teri said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Twilight series...I have read the first book so far.

Alicia said...

I am looking forward to reading Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick!


Thanks for the chance to win!

Megan said...

I just need a good book!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to reading Angels watching over me by Michael Phillips. Thanks for your giveaway.
moni5502@yahoo.com

Queen B said...

Great giveaway! My next book to read is Secrets of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark.

Thanks!!!

Sandra said...

My next book to read is The Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. I don't know when I will get to it though.

owatz (AT) telus (dot) net

Anonymous said...

These look like good books.
I borrowed 'The Bishop's Daughter' by Wanda E. Brunstetter and am looking forward to reading it.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

sweetsue said...

I am looking forward to reading The Shack by William Young. Your books look great-just my cup of tea.

purehrt555 said...

The next book on my list is The Memory Keepers Daughter.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

lifeasamama said...

my next book? um. i don't know. i've recently started the "a is for _" series by sue grafton, and am in the middle of k, so can i say "l is for __?" (i don't know what l is for at the moment!)

Teresa said...

Those look like wonderful books! I will be out of town until Tuesday, August 5. Thanks! (tpearson@uga.edu)

Dani' said...

I would love to win these for MIL!
I am hoping there will be another book out by Lauren Myracle who writes pre-teen/teen books.Fourteen would be next. My dd has a few and I want to preview this one too.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these! I wanna read The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis. monk5@charter.net

diane d said...

I'm not sure what the title will be - but I'm looking forward to Deborah Raney's next novel. She's my absolute favorite author!

Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

Boy & Girl said...

Those look like great reads...on my list next is A Thousand Splendid Suns. hopefully I'll get to it before the end of summer.

Casey said...

My next big read would be Jessie by Lori Wick. I have not heard of these authors but the books sound wonderful!

stertz4213@hotmail.com

James and Andrea said...

I am always looking forward to the next Beverly Lewis book.

james.and.andrea at gmail dot com

frugallm said...

I can't wait to read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers! I would love to add these to my list too!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Actually I've been wanting to read "A Mile In My Flip-Flops" so I'm extremely excited to see you offer this one! Woo Hoo!! :)

My email addy can be found either in my blog profile or just take out the spaces: misplaced @ tx .rr. com

Thanks for the chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I am not sure what new books are coming out, so I don't really know of one I am looking forward to. I just love reading, so anything works for me.

Critter said...

I am Looking forward to reading the Final Karen Kingsbury book Sunset I can't wait!
e-mail: corinritter(at) comcast (dot) net

Ebie said...

any of the newer ted dekker stuff, i haven't gotten to it yet and i love his work!

Mindy said...

I love fiction and I love Christian Fiction but I must admit the book I am looking forward to reading is Nicholas Sparks' The Lucky One that comes out in September.

These all look great! Thanks!

Mindy
mindy(dot)doughtie(at)gmail(dot)com

Wander said...

I'm sorta like a book snob......never found any good fiction, I guess.
I think these look beautiful.
Makes me want to read them right now.

Pick me!

Rebecca said...

I have been anxiously waiting for anything new by Dee Henderson!! You are offering some great books!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Jaime C. said...

I am really looking forward to Kathy Reichs new book called Devil Bones.

super3natural[at]gmail[dot]com

Peculiar said...

A friend of mine just sent me over The Shack by William P. Young, so I'm going to be reading that.

I'm really interested in getting the Christian fiction you have featured for your giveaway. What a nice collection!! Thank you very much.

Amber, that's me! said...

I am looking forward to reading the new MOPS theme book "The Mommy Diaries". Thanks!

Tracy said...

I am interested in reading Washingtons Lady. My e-mail is
bookroomreviews@hotmail.com
Thanks so much for the great giveaway!!

Sweetpeas said...

I have so little time to read since having kids, that I have no idea to what new books are out, but I love reading when I get a chance.

My e-mail address is in my profile.

Joy said...

I am looking forward to reading these four books if I win!!! Ha! Seriously though, I have a nice stack of Gilbert Morris books to get through. I LOVE BOOKS!!! Oh seriously... if I could only win one thing this would be it!

Barbara H. said...

I love Christian fiction!

I'm looking forward to Sunset by Karen Kingsbury, the last, I think, of a very long but very good series of series.

barbarah06 (at) gmail (dot) com

Julie D said...

Marlo Schlesky has a new book!

Alyce said...

I am looking forward to reading "Hospital by the River" by Catherine Hamlin.

Dawn said...

Like a few others have mentioned, I'm looking forward to Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. Just a few more days!! :0)

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Carlie Faulk said...

I was just looking at Painted Dresses today! I'd love to read it!
thanks
carliefaulk@cox.net

abrianna said...

I'm looking forward to reading the Sunrise Series by Karen Kingsbury.

Rockin' Mama said...

I'm looking forward to reading Gorgeously Green
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

I'm looking forward to the new Beverly Lewis book...and anything by Jamie Langston Turner.

Love the song playing on your site, by the way. Hearing Two Sets of Joneses reminds me of days gone by! :-)

two_pogs at verizon dot net

Sweetie Cakes said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Ex Files by Victoria Christopher Murray.

ShaunJoy said...

I'd like to read Sushi for One -- I've heard good things about it.

shaunjoy(at)juno(dot)com

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Would love a chance to win these books. I am looking forward to reading the book I just started this morning Beyond Me by Kathy Macias, hoping it can inspire me to be more open and spiritual. Did enjoy Castaway Kid by r.b. mitchell though also.

email is:
sassylucylootoo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hugs,

fivewinks said...

I've been looking forward to reading The Betrayal by Beverly Lewis.
fivewinks (at) cox (dot) net

robynl said...

I would like to get The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.

Great list of books you are giving away.

yourstrulee(at)sasktel dot net

Alexandra Hancock said...

I'm such a nerd, but I'm really excited about Brisingir (Eragon Trilogy) coming out in September!


alexandra dot hancock at gmail dot com

Colleen said...

Someone had just recommended a Mile in My Flipflops, so I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy. Hope you have a great week. We're giving away a subscription to Country Home if you want to stop by our blog.

Karen said...

I can't wait for Camy's newest book, Single Sashimi! Thanks;)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

semtaylor said...

Debbie Macomber
8 Sandpiper Way
semtaylor(at)yahoo.com

cmartin0055 said...

I can't wait for the new book in the twilight series!

Molly C. said...

The third book in the Inheritance serirs.

lace said...

I'm looking forward to 3 books at the moment:

Fancy Pants by cathy marie hake
Inkdeath by cornelia funke
diamond of darkhold by jeanne duprau

Charlotte said...
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Charlotte said...

I'm looking forward to Denise Hunter's new book, Sweetwater Gap. It doesn't come out until December, but it will be worth the wait. I love all of her books. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Audra Marie said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Red Siren by Mary Lu Tyndall. :) These look good. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

arlena said...

My best friend has been reading Lori Wick and highly recommends them...I will start with her earliest.


gthomas481@aol.com

Chelsey said...

I'm looking forward to reading Jesse, by Lori Wick coming out in Sept 08...
Thanks for the great giveaway!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Anonymous said...

"A Mile In My Flip Flops" was exactly the next book I was interested in getting from the library. Is it new?
-Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

KJ said...

These look like some interesting reading! I'm awaiting Frank Peretti's next book; however, I have no clue as to when that is.

Please include me in the fun!

KJ - California

Uniquely Yours said...

I'm looking forward to reading Parenting with Love without Anger or Stress by Bob Lancer. I'd love to win this selection of books. Thanks! Make sure you stop by my blog to enter for a Princess Bracelet made by yours truely!

Jinxy & Me said...

I just got a copy of Eat, Pray, Love today. Thanks for the giveaway!

Storm said...

Add me as another who's wanting to read A Mile In My Flipflips!

I heart books!

stormraven(at)gmail(dot)com

lovedandamazed said...

I am really looking forward to "Sunset" by Karen Kingsbury. I love the Baxters!!

Thanks for such a great giveaway. I love Christian fiction and have not read any of these yet.

author_erin(at)lycos(dot)com

Kristiem10 said...

AWESOME giveaway. I am looking forward to Bodie and Brock Thoene's Ninth Witness coming out in September. kristiem10 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Theresa N. said...

I'd love to read these books. Song of Erin is one of the books I'm looking forward to read.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Hippolyta said...

Looking forward to reading Sinner by Ted Dekker. avonleajules@gmail.com

Happywife84 said...

WOO HOO! These are awesome giveaways. I"m looking forward to the new ones of Karen Kingsbury coming out in the next few months.

Jennifer said...

I am looking forward to reading Beverly Lewis' newest Amish book. I can't remember the name!

Jennifer said...

I am looking forward to reading Beverly Lewis' newest Amish book. I can't remember the name!

jennmayo99atsbcglobaldotnet

Trish said...

Thanks for having this giveaway. I am looking forward to reading Speak to My Heart by Stacy Hawkins Adams.
trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

I have such a list of books that are already out that I want to read. I haven't realy kept up with what I should be anticipating! My mother is good about giving me good reads, so I rely on her a lot.

Thanks for the chance.

chad and chrissy said...

Awesome contest, thank for the chance to win! I am looking forward to reading Single Sashimi by Camy Tang and Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake.

Chrissy
cxt0k33(at)yahoo.com

Lucie said...

I am looking forward to reading Lying on Sunday. Please enter me in this wonderful drawing!

Thank you for the contest.

Blessings,
Lucie

LucieInCA [at] aol [dot] com

Karen said...

I am so looking forward to reading the new T. Davis Bunn/Janette Oke book called "The Centurion's Wife".
Please enter me in the giveaway,

Karen
wonderbook@yahoo.com

bigguysmama said...

First I want to say that I've never seen a blog with so many comments! WOW!

Second, the book I'd like to read next is Beach Dreams by Trish Perry. She is such a hysterical author! My daughter got it for her birthday so I have to wait for her to finish it.

Please enter me to win!

Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Lindsey said...

All good books - I would love to win this contest! :-)

I'm looking forward to "Until We Reach Home" by Lynn Austin.

Thanks!

Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

All of these books look wonderful, and I actually haven't read any of them so that's even better. I am looking forward to Julie Lessman's A Passion Redeemed.

pleblanc_1[at]charter[dot]net

Anna said...

I'm looking forward to reading "Breaking Dawn" by Stephenie Meyer and "Going Down South" by Bonnie Glover.

Thanks for entering me in your contest! (FYI--I'll be away from the computer until Monday)

--Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)
diaryofaneccentri[at]hotmail[dot]com

tetewa said...

I'm looking forward to Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon! tWarner419@aol.com

FishingJan said...

I am really looking forward to reading A mile in my flip flops. The title makes my think of my wonderful daughter in law.
fishingjan (at)aol(dot)com

Stacy said...

I am awaiting the next Desperate Pastors' Wives book. Thanks for the giveaway.
mcginnis135@bellsouth.net

Linda White said...

Id really like something nice to read Breaking Dawn!


frogz60@hotmail.com

photoquest said...

I am looking forward to reading Time is a River by Mary Alice Monroe. photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net