Thursday, May 2, 2013

Win a Book!

When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 5, 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 and Disclaimers.      


Where the Heart Heals  by Ann Shorey


Ann Shorey is the author of Where Wildflowers Bloom, The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon.




From the book’s back cover:
Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and even downright vulgar. Although she would like to put that part of her life behind her, she needs to support herself. She takes a nursing position with Dr. Elijah Stewart,
but whenever they are together they always seem to do or say the wrong things. When someone threatens Rosemary, will she find the courage to stand, or will she leave town—and Elijah—forever?

With tenderness and grace, Ann Shorey invites you back to the town of Noble Springs, Missouri, for an engrossing story of love’s tentative first steps and fragile future in the face of opposition.


From Jo:

A nurse during the Civil War, Rosemary settles down in a small Missouri town and seeks employment with Dr. Elijah Stewart. Rosemary gets written threats from people who consider her occupation to be “vulgar,” telling her to leave town. An engrossing story with strong characterization and a beautiful love story. The setting is described so well you’ll think you’re there on the pages with Rosemary.



Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, May 5, 2013 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of When the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey. 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.

54 comments:

  1. It really does appeal to me, Jo and TY for offering another great read to us! I love reading books that 'take me there'!
    faithhopecherrytea [at gmail.]com
    I follow both gfc and email...

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    1. Thanks, Faith. I love researching so I can make my books realistic. :)

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    2. Hey All, my computer crashed Tuesday!! Just got it back this evening. Sorry I'm late to the party.

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    3. Sarah, you're welcome. Glad you stopped by and left your comment. Thanks for being a follower of my blog. Good luck in the drawing.

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  2. I would love to read When the Heart Heals. Thank you for the giveaway.

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

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    1. Katie, you're welcome. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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  3. It is hard to imagine that nursing would have been considered vulgar. I would love to read this and I appreciate this chance to read my own copy.

    I am also a follower and I get your emails, Jo.

    Thanks
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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    1. Connie, it is hard to imagine! I discovered this by accident and knew I had to use it in a novel!

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    2. Connie, it is hard to imagine when compared to today. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate you being a follower of my blog. Good luck in the drawing.

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    3. P.S. Connie, thanks for commenting on my Monday character interview blog. My computer crashed this week and I've been out of the loop for a few days.

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  4. Would love to win this book.
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks,
    Carolyn
    carolynj63@att.net

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    1. Carolyn, I'm so glad you are a follower of my blog. Thanks for reading it. Good luck in the drawing.

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  5. Ann Shorey is a wonderful author and I have had my eye on this book for awhile. I love stories about nurses -- have since I was a child! Thank you!

    I'm a gfc follower and via email.

    dianalflowers[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I've always loved stories about nurses, too. :)

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    2. Diana, you're welcome. I appreciate you being a follower of my blog. Good luck in the drawing.

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  6. I really enjoy Civil War stories. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Rose, you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by to read and leave a comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. P.S. Rose, my computer crashed this week so I've been without a computer for several days. Thanks for commenting on my Monday character blog.

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  7. I'm a big fan of the civil war era. This book looks like one I'll enjoy.

    I'm also a subscriber to your blog Ü

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I love Civil War stories!! Can't wait to read this one!!

    I'm a follower!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story

    i'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. Being a nurse is a noble profession!Love to win this book!I'm a follower! sheliarha64@yahoo.com
    Shelia Hall

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    1. Shelia, yes, it is. They've taken care of me on many occasions. So glad you are a follower of my blog. Thanks for your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. P.S. Shelia, My computer crashed earlier in the week and I've been without a computer for several days. Thanks for commenting on my Monday character blog.

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  11. This sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Wanda Barefoot
    Flghtlss1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Sounds good, thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Hello Jo. Enjoyed your review, and it sounds like a really good story. Hard to believe how some people thought. I've not read anything by Ann Shorey, but would love the chance to win her book. I am a follower of this blog, and commented on your Monday blog..
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Maxie, glad you enjoyed the review. My computer crashed earlier in the week and I've been without a computer for several days. Thanks for commenting on my Monday blog! Glad you stopped by and left a comment on this blog. I appreciate you being a follower. Good luck in the drawing.

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  14. Ann is an author I know. I would not pass up an opportunity to win one of her books. Enjoyed review. I am a follower.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Jane! Nice to see your post here. :)

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    2. Jane, glad you enjoyed the review. I appreciate you being a follower of my blog. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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  15. Looks like a book that is a must read. Would love to win. Bonnie Traher

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  16. Thanks for introducing me to Ann. When the Heart Heals sounds like a book I would like. pat at ptbradley.com

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    1. Pat, you're welcome. Glad you found a new author. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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  17. I have been wanting to read this story since I first saw it somewhere on Goodreads. I just love the cover image!
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jasmine, thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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    2. P.S. I am now a Follower via Email.

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  18. Love Civil War-ish and nursing stories! Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stephanie
    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

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  19. I enjoy Ann's books and look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win it!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  20. Would love to win a copy of, When the Heart Heals. I read the excerpt above and it really does sound like it will be a good read. I want to find out why Rosemary is threatened and what she does about it!

    I am a GFC and email follower.

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

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  21. Sounds like a lovely read, Jo. Thanks for hosting the giveaway - sign me up!

    becky (at) beckydoughty (dot) com

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    1. Becky, you're welcome and you're entered. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Good luck in the drawing.

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  22. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It looks like a nice one to add to my collection. I am also a follower.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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