Thursday, September 27, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 30, 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.

Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan


Acclaimed romance writer, Maggie Brendan is the author of Heart of the West series that has been well-reviewed in Romantic Times, and she has received the Atlanta Persistence Award from the American Christian Writers. She is a member of American Christian Writers, Romance Writers of American, Faith Love and Hope, Georgia Romance Writers, and the American Fiction Writers Association. Maggie loves all things western and enjoys doing research for her historical novels. 



From the book’s back cover:
Two beautiful brides.  One unsuspecting groom. Three weeks to figure it all out.

Greta Olsen arrives in Central City, Colorado, as a mail-order bride, expecting to marry Jess Gifford, the man she’s come to know through his tender letters. But when she meets Cora Johnson, she discovers she’s not the only bride waiting at the train station for Jess.

Already shocked to find they must compete for Jess’s affection, the young women can hardly believe it when not Jess but his brother Zach picks them up from the station—and reveals that Jess knows nothing about any mail-order bride, let alone two. Will either bride make the match she hopes for?

Filled with surprises, misunderstandings, and tender romance, Twice Promised is the story of how two unlikely women become twice blessed.

From Jo:
With her words Maggie Brendan weaves a quaint plot in the area of mail-order brides. The two brides-to-be are quite the opposite in disposition with both being sweet but confused. The two grooms-to-be are brothers but also have opposite dispositions. As all the ends are tied together, this is a romance story that will keep you guessing even though you’re pretty sure you’ve figured out the ending.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, September 30, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Twice Promised by Maggie Brendan. 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.

42 comments:

  1. I love Maggie Brendan books, but I don't have this one.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Jan, thanks for reading my blog today and leaving a comment. Maybe you'll be lucky in the drawing and then have this one.

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  3. what a great story premise! would luv to read this one..;)
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com
    longtime gfc and email follower

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  4. Jo, I would love the chance to read this book by Maggie. She is a new author to me. It sounds really interesting. I entered on the wrong page(rules page) first. I am already one of your followers. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. Maxie, I glad you're following my blog. Thanks for leaving a comment. Sorry your click took you to the "rules" page but thanks for finding the correct page.

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  5. PLEASE ENTER ME!!! I REALLY really REALLY want to read this book. It sounds GREAT!!! I especially want to read it all the more because of your comment, "...that will keep you guessing even though you’re pretty sure you’ve figured out the ending."

    I am an older GFC follower (Torrance Tiger)

    and a new email follower (amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com)

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) chavez

    Acts 16:31 (Read it, Believe it, and BE Saved!!!)

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    1. Amada, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I've had a little Spanish and think I might have pronounced your name correctly but thanks for the tip. I appreciate your following my blog.

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    2. Thank you! I live in New Mexico and people still say my name wrong :) I've learned that the pronunciation is the only thing that makes most people realize there's no N in it, and it's just habit to sign off like that. :)

      Thanks!

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  6. This will be a great read.
    macd3g(at)yahoo.com

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story, jo

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. What a lovely blog! This book sounds wonderful and I love the idea...and the cover!

    sherrinda (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Sherrinda, thank you for complimenting my blog. Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a comment. The cover--isn't she beautiful?

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  9. I didn't realize that Ms. Maggie had a new book out yet! It sounds like another intriguing read!!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com
    I am an old follower too

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  10. Great review! I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I have been really wanting to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Abbi, thank you for liking the review and you're welcome for the chance to win. I glad you stopped by to read my blog and left a comment.

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  13. I have read a few mail order bride stories before in the past and enjoyed them. This one has quite a different twist and sounds like one that I will really enjoy. Thanks for the offering.

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

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! The story sounds like it has a bit of a twist from your average mail order bride story=) I think I have a book or two by Maggie on my bookshelf, but I don't think I have actually read them yet.

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, you're welcome. Yes the book does have a twist from other mail-order bride books and that's what makes it more of a page-turner. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  15. Maggie is a new author to me and this book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win it!

    I follow via GFC.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. I LOVE this cover! Thank you for hosting this giveaway, the book sounds great.

    I am an old follower.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Wendy, the cover is great--isn't she beautiful. I'm glad to host the giveaway. Thanks for following and leaving a comment.

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  17. I like books that keep me guessing. What a predicament to have two brides waiting!

    I am a follower.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes, these two brides find themselves in a predicatment. Thanks for being a follower and stopping by to leave a comment.

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  18. I've enjoyed several of Maggie's books and Twice Promised sounds terrific. Please include me in the drawing!
    I'm an old follower via GFC and e-mail.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Merry, you're entered in the drawing. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate that you are a follower.

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  19. I would love a chance to win this book. It sounds awesome. I'm a new follower; thanks for the book giveaway as a chance to find you.

    clSwalwell@gmail.com

    In Him,

    Cheri Swalwell

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    1. Cheri, I'm glad you found me. Come by again and watch for more book drawings. Thanks for being a new follower of my blog.

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  20. I love Maggie's work and have added this to my tbr pile. Would love to win it.

    Ginger
    ginger dot solomon at email dot com

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    1. Ginger, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I'm glad you left a comment.

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  21. Hi Jo!
    You are a Follower on my blog, and now I've joined yours! Please enter my name in the drawing.
    God bless!

    Donna
    derobin7(at)gmail.com
    sunnydayromance.blogspot.com

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    1. Donna, hey, glad you're a follower here. You're entered. Thanks for reading my blog and for leaving a comment.

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  22. Hi Folks! I've tried numerous time to leave y'all a comment but my internet would shut down in the middle of it. So I'm giving it another shot. I appreciate all of you who've read my books and enjoyed them, and especially all of your sweet comments. It is always encouraging to me, especially now as I work on edits for the 3rd book in the series. God bless you all and thank you Jo for your reviews!

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    1. You're so welcome, Maggie. We all appreciate your generous offer of a copy of your book to have in my drawing. We who have read your work love it and I hope you've picked up some new readers who will love your work as well.

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  23. Twice Promised sounds interesting! Two mail-order brides, two brothers - delightful twists!
    I follow your blog via email. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    1. Jes, you're welcome. Yes, the book has twists and turns. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate your being a follower.

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