Thursday, October 11, 2012

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, October 14, 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” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways  here.     



Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot


Amanda Cabot is a popular speaker and the author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow’s Garden, and Summer of Promise, as well as a number of novels under various pen names. She’s an avid traveler who finds inspiration for new stories in her travels and enjoys sharing new parts of the country with her readers. A former Easterner, she now lives in Wyoming.

From the book’s back cover:
Celia Anderson doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a traveling carpenter finds lodging at her boardinghouse, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man—the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle, though, to find roses during a harsh Wyoming winter.

But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . .

From Jo:
Amanda Cabot gives us a sweet love story that takes a while for the parties to realize it. Celia Anderson, a widow for a year, receives advice from the parson’s wife and others that her baby needs a father and she needs a husband. But Celia has no desire or plan to remarry. To help her get by financially she turns her house into a boardinghouse but has few boarders. Her new boarder is mighty good looking but is not forthcoming about his anger and hate. Amanda's characters and story are memorable.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, October 14, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot. 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.

55 comments:

  1. This sounds so good. I am an old follower (In more ways than one) and would love to win this book. pat at ptbradley dot com

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    1. Pat, this is a good book and it is a hard cover one! Thanks for following my blog and leaving a comment.

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  2. Please enter me this sounds intriguing and I would like to write a review for you on my blog to! :)

    I follow by GFC and email!

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

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo[DOT]com

    Exodus 14:14

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    1. Amada, thanks for being a follower of my blog. I'm glad you stopped by to read it and to leave a comment. I'll email you about you reviewing my book--thank you.

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  3. Pat and Amada -- I hope you'll enjoy the book. It was so much fun to write! And, Jo, thanks for posting the review and offering the giveaway.

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  4. I am a fairly new follower, started following a couple of weeks ago. I follow with GFC and by e-mail subscription. It sounds like a very sweet story.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Carol, thanks for coming by to read and comment. I appreciate you being a follower of my blog. It is a sweet story.

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  5. Excited to have another chance to win a Christmas book. I love Christmas, and, I love Wyoming Amanda. Lived in Jackson Hole for 6 1/2 years. The lakes and Tetons are beautiful. And, loved the cooler summers! Your book sounds like a really good one. Hope I can be lucky enough to win it. Thanks Jo for the review. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. Maxie, you're welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  6. Jo, I forgot to mention that I am already a follower of yours. Thanks for a second entry!
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. Maxie, thanks for being a follower and letting me know so I can give you an extra entry.

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  7. I'm an "old" follower of your blog.
    Christmas Roses sounds like a book I'd really enjoy reading. It's always fun to read a Christmas book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Pam, you're welcome. Thanks for being a follower and stopping by to leave a comment. Christmas Roses is a great Christmas book.

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  8. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas story. I love to read Christmas books! I hope Celia gets her Christmas miracle!

    I would be thrilled to win a copy of this book.

    I am an "old" follower.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Judy, this book is a beautiful Christmas story. Thanks for following my blog and stopping by to leave a comment.

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  9. Jo, this book sounds like such a great book. I would love to read it. I am another Jo following you, Jo

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

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    1. Jo, very clever! Thank you for following my blog. It is a great book. Glad you left a comment.

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  10. This sounds like a very good book.I would love to win it.I am an old follower of your blog.Thanks so very much.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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    1. Jackie, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. This book is good. Thanks for following.

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  11. I read Paper Roses last month and love it. I would love to
    win Amanda's Christmas book on on least favorite day of the year. (My husband and son where killed in a accident on Oct 14, 1988.) I have hated that date for 23 years. I am already a follower.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jan, Oh, I am so sorry for your losses. Glad you are a fan of Amanda Cabot. Her books do a world of good for me. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Also, for being a follower.

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  12. Have enjoyed Amanda's books and looking forward to this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Stephanie
    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

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  13. I enjoyed the Texas Dreams Trilogy by Amanda Cabot, I'm sure this one will be just as good! Would love to win a copy=)

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Patty, I enjoyed all of her books. I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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  14. i LOVE amanda's novels...thanks for the chance to read her latest...i'm a follower, too.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Karen, you're welcome. Thanks for following my blog and coming by today to leave a comment.

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  15. Christmas Roses sounds like a beautiful book. I love Christmas books!

    I am a new follower.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Christmas Roses is a beautiful book. I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment. Thanks for being a follower.

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  16. I can't wait to read Christmas Rose! Thank you for the chance to win!!

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Samantha, you're welcome. Thanks for reading my blog adn for leaving a comment.

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  17. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas story. Thank you for opportunity to win a copy of Christmas Roses!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Nancee, Christmas Roses is getting good reviews and I certainly enjoyed it. Thanks for reading my blog and for your comment.

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  18. I am a new follower. I love Paper Roses and would love to read Christmas Roses. There is just something "mystical" about roses! They are my favorite flower. While I like all colors, the unusual ones draw me more.

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    1. Deanna, thanks for following my blog. I'm glad you stopped by and left a comment. I believe there is a white rose with the petals tipped in red--I think they call that color fire and ice.

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    2. Deanna, I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE DRAWING, PLEASE.

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  19. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas story, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Caroline McGee writes that she loves the idea of a Christmas book. I'd love to enter the drawing.

    cmcgees(at)att(dot)com

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    1. Caroline, you're entered. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  21. Would love to win, review, and share this book. Please enter me. Love finding out about you. New follower
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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    1. I'm glad you found out about my blog and became a new follower. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  22. Hi Jo--
    Wonderful that you have Amanda Cabot on; signing in for the opportunity to win this wonderful book--it looks like a beautiful story. Thanks for writing it Amanda (at this point in my life, I need a miracle--but who doesn't :) and thanks again for presenting it, Jo!

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    1. Pat, you're welcome. It is a beautiful story. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  23. This sounds really cute and I love Christmas stories! shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

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    1. Veronica, Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a comment.Visit later for more book drawings.

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  24. I forgot to say that I followed under "join the site."

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    1. Veronica, I appreciate you becoming a follower. Thanks so much.

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  25. Thanks for your review! Sounds like a sweet story! Follow by email.

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  26. Love Christmas stories...
    cllyrics@gmail.com

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    1. Cynthia, I think you would enjoy this one. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  27. I love Christmas stories, and this one sounds like one I'd enjoy. I'm a new follower.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. KayM, thank you so much for being a follower. I'm glad you came by and left a comment.

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