Thursday, July 19, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, July 22, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.)    


A Promise for Miriam by Vannetta Chapman



Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. Her current novel, A Promise for Miriam, lands a spot  in Christian Retailing's Top 10 Fiction best-sellers list. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.

From the book’s back cover:

When she thought her future would never know love…she saw him. When he thought his future would forever be empty…he saw her.

Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At twenty-six, most women has age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t met anyone who can persuade her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.

At first Gabe just wants to be left alone with a past that haunts him, but the loving and warm Wisconsin community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship and discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe to the Amish schoolteacher.

From Jo:
A widower, Gabriel Miller, and his daughter Grace move in next door to Amish schoolteacher Miriam King. When she goes bearing food to welcome them she finds him as a man who wants to be left alone. Gabriel has a past he doesn’t want to talk about and is astonished at the community turning out to help him restore his barn and house. Can he trust his secret and his heart to love again? A well written book that will pull you into reading one more chapter … and another chapter. A well told story of the Amish. Memorable characters.



Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, July 22, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of A Promise for Miriam by Vanetta Chapman. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, 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.

33 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jo, for this wonderful giveaway! I love anything Amish, and Vannetta's books, but I don't love being comment number one, as it seldom wins. lol! Maybe I should have waited, but then I might forget. ACK! :) Have a blessed day!


    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Diana, you're so welcome. Who knows, #1 might be lucky this time. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  2. I love Amish anything too!! I think I have only read one or two of Vanetta's books. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

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

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  3. Thank You for your review and book giveaway. I would love to win a copy. Terrilea(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Terri, you're welcome. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  4. a wonderful posting...thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. karenk, thanks. And thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  5. This sounds like a great story, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wendy, It is a good story. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting.

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  6. Wow a wonderful interview....I would love to win a paperback copy of Vannetta Chapman's new book...'A Promise For Miriam'...I have shared on facebook and twitter.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. eyeballlucy, glad you stopped by and thanks for sharing on facebook and twitter.

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  7. I love anything Amish. This sounds like a great read. I'd love to win a copy of Vanetta's book. teachesl3@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I appreciate your reading my blog. Watch for more giveaways.

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  8. I haven't read any of Vannetta Chapman's books. This looks like a good one--nice review. marthamusic17@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. Come by again any time.

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  9. i love amish, books and items and learning more about them.

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    1. Pat, then this is the book for you and those like you. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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    2. Pat, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

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  10. I would love to win Vannetta's newest book - I love all her books!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you!!!!!!

    Dianna Bupp
    dibupp@yahoo.com

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    1. Dianna, you're so welcome. Thanks for commenting and reading my blog.

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  11. I would love to read this one! I love Amish stories.
    mom2acat@yahoo.com

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  12. I would love to read this one because Vanetta is such a great writer and I love Amish stories. Please enter my name.

    spangldlady@gmail.com

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

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  13. Would love to win Vannetta's new book. I have it on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to try and win.
    Karen
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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    1. I wish everyone could win! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  14. I love all these comments. I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond as you were commenting, I was stuck in the DFW airport with a rain dely! : )- Jo, thank you so much for having me and I'm so glad you enjoyed Miriam's story.

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    1. Vannetta, you are so welcome. Thanks for jumping in with a comment.

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  15. I can't wait to read this one! Definitely sounds like my kind of book. Thank you so much for the opportunity at a give-away.
    Blessings,
    Annette
    aldrn40@aol.com

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

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  16. Almost forgot to enter. My sister told me about your blog and Vannetta's book. Please enter my name to the giveaway. Thank you.
    msbookwormlady@aol.com

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    1. Kay, you're entered! Glad you sister told you about the blog. Stop again for future book giveaways.

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