Thursday, May 3, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 6, 2012
you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, a U.S. resident, void where prohibited. (You can read further details about my book giveaways here.


A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island by Cara C. Putnam

Since the time I could read Nancy Drew, I have wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 I attended a book signing at my local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There I met Colleen Coble. With prompting from my husband, I shared my dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, I've been writing books.


My fourteenth novel releases this month, A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island. I have also written one non-fiction title (the Complete Idiots Guide to Business Law).


In addition to writing, I am an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, my husband and my kids. I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School. You can learn more about me and my books at http://www.caraputman.com.

From the  book's back cover:
Attorney Alanna Stone vowed long ago to avoid Mackinac Island. Although it may seem like the perfect place to heal, for Alanna it holds too many memories of a painful past.


But an exhausting high-profile case and an urgent plea from her parents have brought Alanna home. Moving into the cabin next to Jonathan Covington doesn't help her. Jonathan may have been her first love, but he was also her first lesson in betrayal. Now Alanna must protect her privacy and her heart. Then secrets and a murder intersect, and she's thrust into controversy again as tragedy turns public opinion against her and potentially her family.

For years, Jonathan has stubbornly resisted the urging of his family and friends to date, believing he's already found the perfect woman. With Alanna's return, he begins to wonder if he's waited too long for someone who isn't the right one after all.

Will Alanna and Jonathan be able to lay aside the past and let God heal their hearts?

From Jo
Cara Putnam's latest book has a well woven plot of suspicions, secrets, murder, attempted murder, and two hearts that almost unite until misunderstandings on one's part and then the other's push them apart. Putman gives us great descriptions of memorable characters and of the local town and its landscapes.



Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 6, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Island. You must be eighteen, U.S. residents only, void where prohibited. Please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.




Till next time ... keep on smiling.

27 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book! Thank you, Jo, for having Cara on your blog.
    pat at ptbradley dot com

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    1. Pat, you're so welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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    2. Thanks for highlighting my book, Jo!

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    3. I was born and raised in Michigan and visited Mackinac Island several times. Beautiful place. I used to wonder how it would be to live there through the winter when they were pretty much cut-off from the world. I would enjoy reading this book with such a great setting.

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    4. Dianne, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO IF YOU WIN I CAN CONTACT YOU.

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  2. Thanks for the opportunity to read this book, Jo.

    Cara, you sound like ONE BUSY LADY. Beautiful too. I love that blouse in the picture.

    Ginger
    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

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    1. I love your taste in clothes, Ginger!

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  3. Cara, the book sounds so interesting. I love it that your husband supported your dream enough to shove you forward.

    Sharon

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    1. He has been one of my biggest cheerleaders. A huge blessing!

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  4. Mystery and romance. This book sounds so interesting, especially with the setting on Mackinac Island. My love of mysteries started with Nancy Drew as well, though I just like to read them, not write them. I'm glad there are authors like Cara who keep me supplied with plenty of mysteries to read. Thanks for giving away a copy of this book.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Pam, Nancy Drew was the best! I think many of us started our love of mysteries with her.

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    2. Ginger, Sharon, Pam K., Thanks for reading the blog and leaving a comment. Come by again soon.

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  5. I would love to be able to win and read this book I hope I am the one who wins! but good luck to everyone!

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    1. Oh I forgot to leave my email ShandaK@live.com!

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    2. Shanda, Thanks for adding your email. And thanks for leaving a comment and reading my blog.

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    (writingbyhart at gmail dot com)

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    1. writingbyhart, you're welcome. I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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  7. This book is a "must own" for me! I am a lifetime resident of Western Michigan, and made numerous trips to Mackinac Island. It is one of my favorite spots in our beautiful state. Cara, thank you for writing this wonderful book. I'd love to win a copy! Thank you for offering it, Jo!
    Nancee in Western Michigan
    quiltcat26@sbcglobal.net

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  8. Sounds like a great book, Cara!

    When I was very young, we lived near Detroit and visited Bois Blanc island often. Grandpa had a cabin there. I think we only went to Mackinac once.

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  9. Wow, Nancy Drew brings back memories! This sounds like a great summer read.
    cllyrics@gmail.com

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    1. Cynthia, we all remember Nancy Drew, don't we? Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  10. I loved Nancy Drew. Sweet Valley High was also high on the shelf when I was in middle school. Ah....memories.

    Thanks for having Cara on your blog and offering a chance to get her latest! I'd love to be entered.

    Jeannie
    charactertherapist at hotmail dot com

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    1. Jeannie, you're entered! Thanks for dropping by, reading my blog, and leaving a comment.

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  11. Oh my! Mackinac Island was the one place my husband and I just totaly agreed on! It is a wonderful place! Would love to read this book! Please enter me!

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    1. Barbara, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU SHOULD YOU BE THE WINNER.

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