Thursday, April 11, 2013

Win a Book!


Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing


When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, April 14, 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’s Journey Home
by Kelly Irvin

Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a tankful of fish. A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about her work, visit Kelly's website.


From the book’s back cover:
It's been seven years since her husband died, but Helen Crouch is doing just fine. She's selling her jams and canned goods at the bakery and making a tidy living. But her whole world goes topsy-turvy when a new family moves to town. Gabriel Gless
has brought his children to Bliss Creek to escape the worldly influences in Indiana.



Helen and Gabriel have so much in common--the loss of their beloved spouses, the experience of raising their families alone, their rock-solid faith--so why can't they seem to speak without arguing?

And that's not all that's going on in Bliss Creek this summer. In the middle of a punishing drought, the community is faced with the decision to uproot their families and establish a new settlement. As families struggle to say goodbye, each one must find the faith to follow the Lord's direction.

From Jo:
Kelly Irvin writes so well about the Amish community, the reader will cheer for some characters and dislike others. To those on the outside the love story seems simple to bring about with the two people having things in common. But a conflict changes even their conversations into arguments. Irvin’s characters display the strength of the Amish and her settings are vivid.


Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, April 14, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Love’s Journey Home by Kelly Irvin. 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. I am looking forward to reading this book! Sounds like a great read. I would be thrilled to win a copy of, Love's Journey Home.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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    1. Judy, thanks so much for coming by and reading the blog post and leaving your comment.

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    2. You are welcome Jo! My pleasure! :)

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    3. Forgot to add. I am a follower of your blog!

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  2. I would be so excited to win this book by Kelly Irvin. I've joined this site and followed by email, that's how I found your review and contest. Reading is my passion and I've enjoyed reading about the authors and their books.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61@yahoo.com

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    1. Barbara, I appreciate you following this blog by email and also joining this site. So glad you found a place where you can read about authors and their books.

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  3. Thank you for featuring Kelly Irvin and offering a giveaway of "Love's Journey Home." The book sounds wonderful! I'm a follower of your blog.
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Nancee, you're welcome. Kelly is a great author. I appreciate you being a following of my blog.

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    2. I agree with you. Kelly is a very gifted author. I have thoroughly enjoyed her books!

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  4. Hi Jo, good to visit your blog again. Thanks for having this review of Kelly's book. It is one I really would like to add to my TBR shelf. Kelly is a good author. She lives only an hour or so from where I live. Things do not always run smoothly when two who have lost their spouses
    get together. Takes a little time to work things out. Where they have each made the decisions, now the two must share. Please put my name in the entries. I am a follower and I commented on Mon. Thanks, Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hi Maxie, you're welcome and I agree that Kelly is a good author. Since you are a follower and commented on my Monday blog post, you will have 3 entries on this drawing.

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  5. Would love to win and read this book. It sounds like a good one. jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  6. This seems like a good book. I would love to win. Thanks for having the giveaway. I also follow by email.

    Rose M.
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Rose, you're welcome. Thanks for coming by and reading and leaving your comment. I appreciate you being a follower.

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  7. Thank you for another exciting giveaway! I am sure that this is another wonderful read by Kelly Irvin.

    I am also a follower. cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. Connie, you're welcome. I'm glad you're a follower and get that extra entry. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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  8. I just finished one of Kelly's book and really enjoyed it!Thanks for having a giveaway! I am a follower!sheliarha64@yahoo.com Shelia Hall

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    1. Shelis, you're welcome. And you commented on my Monday blog so you get an extra entry for that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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  9. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel...i'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. Hi Jo! Hi Kelly! I absolutely LOVE Amish romances So I would really love to read Kelly's book Love's Journey Home. It sounds amazing! Thank you both for the giveaway!

    Wanda Barefoot
    flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Love the review. I SO love Kelly's books. Would love to win Love's Journey Home.
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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  12. This sounds like such a good book and I really would love to read it. Thanks for the opportunity!

    I am a follower!

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

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful read. I am from Indiana and Amish live nearby.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Deanna, sounds interesting that Amish live near you. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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  14. I really 'NEED' this book!

    I am an email follower.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I love Amish fiction and would love to read Helen and Gabriels story. Kelly is a new author to me.

    I follow by e mail

    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I love amish books and I have been wanting to read this one.Great post...Thanks for sharing.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com...and I also follow by email.

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    1. Jackie, you're welcome. Thanks for reading this blog post and leaving your comment. Glad you're a follower.

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  17. Dear Jo,
    I am a follower of your blog. I would love to win a copy of this book for my church library.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Amish books are my favorite. Love to read this.

    I am a follower.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  19. I love amish fiction. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I follow by email.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  20. Hi Jo--hope you are having a good week. I enjoy reading about widows and widowers, so this story sounds like a good one. Thank you for offering a copy of Love's Journey Home.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com
    I am a follower.

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    1. Kay, you're welcome. Thank you for being a follower. Glad you came by and left a comment. And you'll get that extra entry because you commented on my Monday blog. Thanks.

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  21. Sounds like another great book!

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    1. Melody, thanks for reading and leaving a comment.
      I NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN ORDER TO ENTER YOU IN THE BOOK DRAWING.

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  22. THANKS FOR THE REVIEW AND THE GIVEAWAY. WOULD LIKE TO TRY A AMISH SET BOOK. ALSO IM A FOLLOWER. SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  23. Shelley, glad you came by and left a comment. If you're just first trying an Amish novel, this is a great author to begin with. I appreciate you being a follower and loyal reader of my blog.

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