Thursday, March 14, 2013

Win a Book!

Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, March 17, 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 at Disclaimers.   


Love Comes to Paradise by Mary Ellis

Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow’s Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, and Living in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.







From the book’s back cover:
Nora King is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Missouri, Nora boldly follows soon after. But is she in love with the man or the independence and freethinking he represents? Though she soon finds work she enjoys and a new best friend in Paradise, Nora can’t decide whether she wants to capture Elam’s Englisch-leaning heart or commit finally to her Amish faith.

And then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman hopes for—a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her affections, Elam’s interest piques. Suddenly, Nora is irresistible to him. Wooed by two such different men, will Nora come to her senses before Elam’s thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair? Will Lewis’s pursuit survive the challenge?

From Jo:
When Elam Detweiler leaves Nora King's overly conservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, Nora follows him. Is she really expecting sparks to fly when Elam knows she's in Paradise, Missouri? She corresponds with Lewis Miller whom she knew in Harmony. With Lewis's appearance Elam's interest in Nora increases. Ellis writes the Amish stories with feelings and facts. She draws her characters so we feel we know them and their dilemmas. Nora must choose between bad-boy Elam and her Amish faith with Lewis.


Remember on Mondays my posts will be interviews with characters from That Summer. An interesting way to get to know the characters' feelings as they travel through the book. If you comment on my Monday blogs, I'll give you another chance in the Thursday book giveaways. Be sure you leave your email address.

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, March 17, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Love Comes to Paradise by Mary Ellis. 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.

119 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book!
    Annette Clark
    bclark@adamswells.com

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  2. I've enjoyed the books I've read so far from Mary Ellis and would love to win this one! Thanks for the chance. I am also a new follower.
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I love your books and would love to win this book.

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  4. I would love to win this book.
    Sandi Coughlin
    sandicoughlin@yahoo.com

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  5. I would love to read this book.
    Barb Michel
    mike_michels2005@yahoo.com

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  6. LOL forgot to add my email addy bhamilton@atmc.net love your books and would love to win this one.

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  7. Love comes to Paradise sounds like a great book. The cover is also great. ejs8741@hotmail.com

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  8. Looking forward to reading this book.
    kamundsen44@yahoo.com
    Kim

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  9. Love to win a book.
    Cheryl Callan
    Callan210@msn.com.

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  10. I loved the first book! Would really love to win a copy of "Love Comes to Paradise"!

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  11. Wow, I would love to win, thanks for the chance! Dawn S. ~~Searcy4U@AOL.com!

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  12. LOve all your books. Would love to win this.
    April Rumpel
    Aprilrumpel@hotmail.com

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  13. I haven't read "Love Comes To Paradise" yet and I so need to win it. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

    Alecia Ernst

    greatdane@citlink.net

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  14. Would be very happy to win a copy of this book. Please accept my entry. Thank you.
    meashy@verizon.net

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  15. Would love to win Mary' book! jlscott49 at roadrunner dot com

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  16. Love anything by Mary Ellis. Would love to win this one. Thank you for the give away.
    Leslie Thomas l5310@hotmail.com

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  17. I would love to win! :)

    Susan
    sscolli@aol.com

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  18. Would love to win this book. I enjoy Mary's books.

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  19. I would love to win this book. Love reading Amish books.
    Drema dremap@firstthings.net

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  20. Love your books and I signed up for your site..Awesome place. Thank you for a chance to win your book..Chris Tina

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  21. Love Mary's books! Nora's story sounds like a great read. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  22. I would love to win a copy of this book! I just signed up for your email list.

    Elaine
    tinkerbell2by2@gmail.com

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  23. Mary Ellis one of my top 5 favorite Amish authors! Would love to win this book!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Hi Jo! Hope you are doing much better now. I like what you are doing on Mondays. I would like to win Mary's book. I only have 1 of hers. Please add me to the list. And, I am a follower. Thanks for the give-away. Maxie mac262(t)me(dot)com

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    1. Hey, Maxie, I'm out of the woods and beginning to feel better. I'm glad you like what I'm doing on my Monday blogs. Help me spread the word about Mondays. I appreciate you being a follower and loyal reader of my blog. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  25. I would love to be the winner of your giveaway. I am a devoted reader and I am a member .
    Sylvester5260@yahoo.com
    Thank you
    Cindy

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  26. Thank you for this opportunity! I would love to win this book and I am a follower!

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    1. Connie, you're welcome. I appreciate you being a follower. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ORDER TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  27. Im a follower and i will share on face book, even stanfd on my head lol if i can win the book
    shirley Blanchard
    jcisforme@aol.com

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  28. Now why don't you make my b-day special and pull my name to win this. It sure would make a nice b-day gift for me. My b-day is the next day.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  29. Another great giveaway! I love Mary's books.

    I follow via email.
    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  30. I would love to win.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I've been following you for a short time Jo and am loving your blog. Amish stories are one of my favorite genres. I'll be adding this book and author to my want to read list.
    Sharon
    roseofsharon930@hotmail.com

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  32. I have read several of Mary's books and loved them all, would love to win.

    Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. I just signed up for your newsletter. I love Amish fiction and would love to win a book.
    Brittany
    kbmceuen@Yahoo.com

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  34. Oh I would love to be entered to win Mary Ellis' new book..'Love Comes To Paradise'...I am also a follower of Mary Ellis and of Jo Huddleston's too...I have shared on facebook and twitter too....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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  35. I would love to win and read Mary Ellis' new book. She is an excellent author. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Karen G
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  36. Mary Ellis has some wonderful books. I would loved to be enter. I am a follower on here. LeAnn M angel4god(at)charter(dot)net

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  37. I would LOVE to win this! Amish Fiction is one of my fav. genres! :)

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

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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  38. I would love to win this book!!
    Janetnush@hotmail.com

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  39. I like reading your books enjoy them very much thank you for this giveaway would love to win fortony20@hotmail.com

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  40. Sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it.
    O Norman
    onorman@wilkes.net

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  41. This book is definitely on my "To Read" list. I would love to win a copy! donnaeharmon@yahoo.com

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  42. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! I WOULD LOVE TO WIN! THANKS, SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  43. FORGOT TO SAY IM A FOLLOWER. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to win this book. I read the first in the series and loved it. Blessings, Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com I also subscribe

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  45. I would really like to win this book, Mary does a good job and I like her writing.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. Would love to win.
    I joined the email list and your facebook page.
    Denise Underwood
    underwood_Denise@Yahoo.com

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  47. I would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the chance.I am a follower by email and I also follow this site.Thanks...jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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  48. Dear Jo,
    I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for giving me the chance to win the book, "Love comes to Paradise" by Mary Ellis.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I love Amish fiction and this looks like a very interesting book. Also just signed up for your e mail newsletter Jo!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  50. I joined your email.

    I really enjoy reading different authors perspectives in the Amish world.

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  51. Hi Jo! I LOVE Amish Romances and this seems like a great book! Would love to read it so thank you for the chance! I'm a follower also.

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  52. I would love to win a copy of "Love Comes To Paradise." I love Mary Ellis's books and have read nearly all of them.

    I am a follower!

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

    P.S. Guess what book I am starting to read next? Yep, you guessed it....That Summer!

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  53. Thank you for a wonderful review! Mary is one of my all-time favorite Amish authors. Not only that, she is a beautiful example of Christian living. Looking forward to reading her newest addition to her writing. I'm a follower of your blog and also receive your emails through Fiction Addiction Fix.
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  54. Thanks everyone for leaving such sweet comments. Good luck to you all in the drawing, and thanks Jo for inviting me to your lovely blog! Happy Easter to everyone. It won't be long now.

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  55. I love Amish fiction so it would great to win this book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. I'd love to win this book..and yes i'm also a follower of your blog
    Kathy Milburn
    bearangel0@yahoo.com

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  57. I love reading Mary's books. I would love a chance to win her latest book. Thank you.
    Oh, I'm an old follower!
    msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

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  58. This looks like a good one! I'm a follower. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. I would love to win.

    I am a follower.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. This sounds like a good book that I would enjoy reading.

    I'm a follower!

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

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  61. Happy St. Patrick's Day!! This book sounds so interesting. It would be a pleasure to win a copy.
    I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks.

    prettyinpurplerose(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. I love Amish fiction! This looks like a great book! I am a follower. Ann
    writepathway@aol.com

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