Thursday, September 20, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading 'N Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 23, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a new or old follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” or “Follow by Email.”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways here.


Sandwich, With a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips

Krista Phillips is a debut author and the owner of the popular blog One Woman's Dream at reflectionsbykrista.blogspot.com. She lives with her husband and four daughters in Middle Tennessee.    



From the book's back cover:
She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.

Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It's all Reuben-the-Jerk's fault, and she's determined to make him right the wrong.

He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle's foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.

And she'd rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.

From Jo:
Maddie has “graduated” from foster care but her eleven-year-old brother has not. Determined to make it on her own and also gain custody of her brother, Maddie is an independent, street-smart twenty-year-old who is not accustomed to accepting help from anyone. Her heart needs to soften to the good will of others who come into her life. Phillips brings us a strong-willed character that must learn to accept the help others offer if she can gain custody of her brother. Memorable characters and a fun read page-turner.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 23, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Sandwich, With a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips. 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. I will announce the winner in Monday's blog.


Till next time ... keep on smiling.

29 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a cute book! I'd love to read it!

    I follow via GFC - Liz R

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Liz, yes it is a cute book. While reading this book sometimes I would smile and sometimes I would feel frustrated. Thanks for being a follower and coming by to leave a comment.

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  2. I follow your blog with GFC.

    This book looks like a book to read for fun which is good for all of us.

    Thank you for this great giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Carol, you're welcome. This book is a fun read. Thanks for following my blog and coming by to leave a comment.

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  3. Oh, this book sounds great. There are so many historicals out there now that it's nice to see another contemporary novel to read.

    I also like books with a food/waitress theme/occupation. You know there are going to be lots of interesting customers and activity.

    I am a new follower.

    nina4sm/at/gmail/dot/com

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    1. Sylvia, thanks for being a new follower. I'm glad you stopped by today and left a comment.

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  4. Ah, whenI look at the picture at the top of your blog, Jo, I think of growing up in my beloved coastal North Carolina. The roll and foam of the sea as it grabbed at my toes. :)

    Anyway, I would love to read this contemporary fiction. Sounds delightful.

    godleyv at yahoo[dot]com

    (why not visit me at http://ChatWithVera.blogspot.com)

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    1. Vera, don't you just love the seashore?! That is my favorite place to be--preferably shores of the Gulf of Mexico. I looked at your blog--very active and lovely header photo. Thanks for stopping by to read my blog and leave a comment. This book is delightful.

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  5. Thanks Jo for this interview. I'd like to win this book. I am a follower on email. Glad that it gives me another chance to win. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. Maxie, you're welcome. Thanks for being a follower and coming by to read my blog and leave a comment.

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  6. This looks like a book I'd enjoy. Am also a reviewer but missed this one. Please enter me. I am an email follower.

    pam at daysong dot com

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    1. Pam, Thanks for being a follower. This is a fun and enjoyable read. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  7. I've been seeing this debut everywhere and I'd LOVE to win a copy! Humorous contemporary romance is my all-time favorite.

    Thanks for the giveaway, and best wishes on the success of your book, Krista!
    -Emily

    emily_reynolds(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Emily, you're welcome. This book is a humorous read that I enjoyed. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  8. This looks like a cute book! I would love to read and review it on my blog...create4christ.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the title! Maddie sounds like a sassy, wonderful sister, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
    I'm an old follower via GFC.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, thanks for being a loyal reader of my blog and a follower. I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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  10. This sounds like something I'd love! I'm a blog follower.
    pat at ptbradley dot com

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    1. Pat, it's an enjoyable read! Thanks for stopping by and for being a follower.

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  11. would love to read krista's fabulous novel...thanks for the chance, jo

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen, you're welcome. Could you be lucky a second time? Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  12. This sounds like a fun read! Cute how the names of the town, restaurant and male main character tie in together. New email subscriber.

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    1. Jes, absolutely a fun read! Yes, they do all tie in together. Thanks for being a new subscriber and for leaving a comment.

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  13. Hi Jo!
    Lovely blog :) You seem like a wonderful person. Is your dog, Monica, a cocker spaniel? She looks just like our Molly :) Except she was black and white.

    Krista is an amazing woman. I've been following her blog and speaking with her for quite a while now. I would be honored to review her book! I'd love the chance to win it from you :D

    I'm a new follower of your blog - #56! I remember how excited I was to see that number inching higher ;) Been on a standstill for awhile now, trying to get back into the blogosphere. I'd love if you'd swing by my blog (hcprojectjournal.blogspot.com)! Any recommendations? Lol always looking for recommendations by my fellow bloggers.
    Thanks!
    Hannah
    hccelie[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hannah, thanks for being a new (#56) follower. Yes, Monica was a cocker spaniel. We no longer have her with us. She was 14-1/2 when we lost her to liver and kidney problems and doggy dementia (that's the term the vet used). I just can't take her photo down, so she's there where I can see her. Recommendations--not sure there are any one-size-fits-all recommendations. Persistence is a big thing with blogs and writing things of interest to your readers. I'll visit your blog. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  14. This definitely sounds like a book that I would enjoy reading. I'm a new email subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Jo, thanks for becoming a new subscriber. I'm glad you're reading my blog and making a comment.

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  15. Love the title! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    I am an old follower on GFC (wfnren) and by email.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wendy, you're welcome. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. I appreciate your being a follower.

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