Thursday, January 31, 2013

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, February 3, 2013 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 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 must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. You can read details about my book giveaways here.


Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

Amanda Cabot is the author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow’s Garden, and Summer of Promise. She is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming.


From the book’s back cover:
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

Wealthy carrel baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. He needs someone with connections. Someone without a past. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

From Jo:
Amanda Cabot’s stories never disappoint. Her characters are real and her description of setting is vivid. In Waiting for Spring she gives us Charlotte who leaves her past and seeks safety for her and her small child. Can Charlotte guard her heart as she does for her child?

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, February 3, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Waiting for Spring 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. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

47 comments:

  1. Wow, Waiting for Spring looks like a great book. I have never read any of Amanda's books before but I would love to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win and introducing me to another author.
    I follow by email.
    Katie J.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

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    1. katie, you're welcome. amanda is a great storyteller. thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

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  2. I love Amanda Cabot's books! Thanks for the opportunity to win this one...the cover is fabulous!

    dianalflowers[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. diana, you're welcome. thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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    2. I forgot to mention I am a follower! :)

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  3. I love historical fiction because you learn about the period and place. Also I haven't read a book by Amanda before but I did read that her characters are very well developed.

    I follow by e-mail.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. carol, amanda's characters are well developed. her books never disappoint me. thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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  4. I love this cover and would really like to win Amanda's book, thank you for the chance.

    I follow you on GFC (wfnren) and by email:

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. wendy, you're welcome. i also love the cover. i appreciate your being a follower.

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  5. Hello Jo. Thanks for this review. I have just joined Amanda's blog and would love to win her book. I love the cover and it has an interesting building in Cheyenne behind the lady. I used to live in WYO. I had heard of her before but only met her on a blog not long ago. Hope you are well. Hoping to win. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. maxie, that's interesting that you point out the building. thanks for reading and commenting. i'm over the flu but now nursing a spontaneous blood vessel rupture in my right hand--thus the no caps because i'm pecking with one hand.

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  6. Jo, I forgot to say that I'm a follower. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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  7. What a beautiful cover! I would love to win!
    bluegrassbirdie at gmail dot com

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    1. brittany, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  8. Waiting for Spring sounds like a great book. Would love to win it. Thanks for introducing me to Amanda.

    pat at ptbradley dot com I'm a follower.

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    1. pat, you're welcome. you'll probably become a fan of amanda after you finish reading one of her books--i did! thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

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  9. I love historicial Christian fiction and would love to read this one.

    I am a follower.

    deamundy at gmail dot com

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    1. deanna, glad you came by and left a comment. i appreciate your being a follower!

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  10. I would love a chance to win this! I am a GFC follower Jo under the user name Torrance Tiger :)
    I haven't read any of Amanda's books, but this one has defiantly peaked my interest! ;)
    Thank you!

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

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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    1. amada, you're welcome. if you enjoy reading historicals you will love this book. thanks for being a follower.

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  11. I love Amanda's novels...thanks for the chance to read her latest, Jo.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. karen, you're welcome. i'm glad you stopped by and left a comment.

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  12. I LOVE historical romances and this one sounds great! I'd love to read Amanda's latest. Thank you for the chance Jo.

    Blessings to you,
    Wanda

    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. I am a follower of your blog and an email subscriber too. :)

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    2. wanda, you're welcome. this is a great book. thanks for being a follower and leaving a comment

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  13. I've read Amanda's first series, and her Christmas novella. I am looking forward to this new series!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. patty, this new series will be good to read. thanks for coming by leaving and leaving a comment.

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  14. Good morning Jo,
    I hope you are having a good day! I haven't read anything by Amanda Cabot. Thank you for an opportunity to win one of her books.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I am a follower.

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    1. KayM, you're welcome. You're in for a treat when you read your first Amanda Cabot book. Thanks for being a follower and leaving a comment.

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  15. Jo -- Thanks so much for taking the time out of your own writing schedule to read and review my book.

    Other Ladies -- I hope you'll enjoy Waiting for Spring. It was fun to write. And, for those of you who admired the cover, you might want to read more about how it was created. Here's the link to my explanation:
    http://sff.net/people/amanda.cabot/index_files/behind-spring.htm

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    1. Amanda, you're so welcome. Really fun to have you with us. Have any other of your readers mentioned what I picked up on about the cover?

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  16. This sounds like a great book with a beautiful cover. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Rose, you're welcome. I agree with you--a beautiful cover. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  17. This looks like a good book to me. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Angela, you're welcome. I'm glad you came by and left a comment.

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  18. I have read a couple of this author's other books and I have really enjoyed them! I have also heard many great things about this one so thanks for the chance to win!
    I'm a follower-Abbi Hart
    Email-gatorade635ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Abbi, you're welcome. I appreciate your being a follower and leaving a comment.

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  19. I really liked Amanda's Texas Dreams series! I love the blue dress on the cover!! I'm a follower through email.

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Marissa, thanks for being a follower and for leaving a comment.

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  20. I love the cover on this book and of course all Amanda's book
    are wonderful. I follow your blog with google reader.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jan, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate your being a follower and loyal reader.

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  21. Please enter me to win this wonderful sounding book, thanks

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're entered. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

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  22. It seems many folks love your writing and historical romance. Historicals take us on a trip through time, allowing us to experience a different era, and the beautiful old-fashioned things that mark the era. Amazing people lived in those times and meeting some of them even in fiction is wonderul.

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    1. Ada, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I agree with your comment about experiencing things from a by-gone era. But I also enjoy reading contemporary stories.

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  23. Amanda Cabot is such a good writer. I wanted to comment so I'd have a chance to win. I loved Christmas Roses. My mom liked it too.

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    1. Teresa7, thanks for your comment.

      I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO ENTER YOU IN THE DRAWING.

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