Monday, September 5, 2011

More Book giveaways today!!

Linda Goodnight here. Good morning.

 Happy Labor Day to all those in U.S. and a lovely day to everyone around the world. We're still rockin' and rollin' here at the Craftie Ladies. I'm having a giant cup of coffee after awaking to 60 degree weather! We've been having 100 plus, so this feels chilly--chilly but wonderful.

I've also brought along a platter of nice fresh melon and strawberries to share with you AND some books to give away later today.  I'll be drawing from the comments at noon and again at 6 pm central time. The winner will receive her (his?) choice of  three books-- THE NANNY'S HOMECOMING,  THE LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS WISH, or THE WEDDING GARDEN.

So, what are you bringing to the party this morning?

61 comments:

  1. I headed for the coffee now. It's raining because of TS Lee. We have been under a tonado watch for 2 days. Weather has not gotten real bad here yet. Hopefully,the system will move out tonight. I wish Eastern Texas could get this rain. So many fires! My daughter lives in a community just north of Austin. Hope she stays safe.

    I do love me some Love Inspired books!

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  2. I just finished The Nanny's Homecoming last night. It made me cry more than once -- always a sign of a good romance to me.

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  3. I've brought hot chai and honey~ fresh apricot muffins ~ and luving your fruit offer! {books too!}
    Morning all!

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  4. I can't believe how cool it is in Oklahoma. The high is only going to be 79. That has been our low most of the summer. Love the fresh fruit, Linda. I'll add a tall pitcher of homemade lemonade.

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  5. Patsy, I've been keeping up with those fires, texting with a co-blogger friend of mine. They had to evacuate from their farmhouse. Very scary.

    She's asked for prayer for the firefighters. She said they were sleeping along the road at daylight this morning. Worn out.

    Thanks to all of you for showing up on your holiday morning!

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  6. I'll be giving away a copy of my newest book, A Family for Faith, at noon (Eastern) today. So please comment and let me know if you'd like to be entered!

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  7. I meant to say doing my giveaway at 3 pm! I'm just announcing it at noon. :) Need some more caffeine to wake up on this dreary Georgia day!

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  8. Oh for some rain (without the hurricane winds) here on the middle Texas coast. Not only to cool us down but to save our plants and grass (if there is any still alive) I feel for those getting damaged by Lee.

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  9. praying for the firefighters and homeowner families... i have experienced losses from a housefire so feeling with them ~ thanks for passing on the request!
    chilly here too - time for another chai to warmup!

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  10. Thanks for the chai! I'm late to the party again, but it's still a "tea day" with temps struggling to reach 60 degrees here.

    Patsy, hugs and prayers for your daughter's safety. Lots of prayers for those facing fire and flood and for the firefighters and rescuers who put their lives on the line. What heroes!

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  11. Oh, it is a beautiful day in Texas. My husband excitedly ran into the bedroom and said go outside. It is amazing. I haven't felt that temperature in Texas since...It's been forever.

    Our new launch is wonderful with all you readers coming around. Please keep it up. There are more books to give away.

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  12. Good morning ladies! Another beautiful day here in Oregon! It might actually be a little hot here today! I see the bad weather around the country and my heart & prayers go out to so many of my fellow Americans! Hello again, Missy! Aren't you just a busy gal this weekend with all this blogging! You are certainly "Laboring" on this Labor Day! It's a good thing because I love your books a LOT!!!! Valri

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  13. Thanks, Valri! Yes, I've been on my computer a lot this weekend. :) Have been working while the kids are away on a retreat this weekend. Taking advantage of the quiet! Although I'm sure my hubby is sick of seeing me stare at a computer!

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  14. Hi Everyone! Boy, we had fires buring all over the place around me last night. We watched the closest one from our home which sits on the highest hill in Leon county, and could see miles of fire burning. Thankfully no smoke this morning. It is a weird experince to see flames off the TOPS of tall trees but thats how high we are looking across the distance. Thankfully the wind was not blowing them toward us but many friends in neighboring county had to evacuate. My brother had to from another big fire near Huntsville, just about 30 miles from us. They got to go back home late last night though. Please pray for some rain here in Central Texas! ANYWAY, I've brought some coffee for the morning :)And so glad to be here. Thanks for posting Linda --she came to my resuce since I was supposed to have posted today and didn't get it done.

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  15. Debbie, I'm glad you're okay! I've been worried.

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  16. ooo sun peeking out w/o cold breeze! gonna grab me some... {book in hand!}

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  17. Debra, so glad to see you on here! I've been thinking of you for two reasons! First, I'm in the middle of reading your latest book and love it! I can never get enough of Mule Hollow! I have a question! Is the guy on the front cover of the book a "photo"? He doesn't look like a drawing like most of the covers do! He sure is a handsome cowboy!!! The second reason I was thinking of you is of course the fires! Hoping you are safe. My brother lives in Texas also so I keep track of the fires and the drought. I feel so badly for your whole state! Valri

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  18. I also have been fascinated by the fires burning all over. I really pay attention as my new book comign out in November is completely about a hotshot wildfire fighter: THE FOREST RANGER'S HUSBAND. I love the cover of this book because it reminds me of my dad when he'd go out to fight fire. Except the boots are wrong. Dad always wore White's (that's what they called the boots after the company that makes them...they still do. Somethings never change. :)

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  19. Patsy is the winner of the noon book! Patsy, please send me your address at linda at lindagoodnight dot com and I'll send you your choice!

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  20. Jean, thank you for the lovely comment about The Nanny's Homecoming! Making me cry is a 'good book' criteria too.

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  21. Sorry, ya'll, I got busy working on a new series idea and forgot to send myself the comments.

    God bless and keep our firefighters. These fires in Texas and Oklahoma are downright scary. Love this cooler weather but we are praying for rain, too.

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  22. Happy Labor Day! I love strawberries! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Have you ever tried dipping the end of strawberries in brown sugar? Or in sour cream and then brown sugar? Or how about chocolate covered strawberries. YUM!

    Missy is giving away a book at 3 and I'll be back at 6 for another chance. Hugs.

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  24. Praying for those in the midst of the fires and also those in dangerous post Lee weather.

    I love all the books mentioned and have read them all. Already won a book so no need to enter me.

    But it is afternoon here and I have brought the makings for high tea. Little sandwiches made with date nut bread and cream cheese, chicken salad puffs, lemon curd tarts, and mini cheesecakes!

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  25. I've selected a winner using an online number randomizer for the 3 pm drawing for a copy of A Family for Faith! The winner is actually from a Facebook commenter this time. She had trouble commenting here.
    Congratulations Laura Beth! Please email me your address at missytippens [at] aol.com!

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  26. I'll bring peaches to go with the strawberries and melon!

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  27. Oooh, Julie, your high tea sounds scrumptious!

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  28. Ladycat, peaches! Fresh, juicy peaches. Yum.

    We can't get good peaches here unless we grow our own....

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  29. Hi Y'all,
    I'm peeking in again, the fires I'm watching from my back yard are the ones they keep showing on the weather channel. I feel so bad for everyone involved.

    Valri, Isn't they guy on the cover good looking! I told them when I sent the discription in that he looked a little like Blake Shelton, with longish hair, sad eyes but like he was ready to smile any time. I think they did a fantastic job! I believe they use a real model but I'm not sure if they still paint the picture or do a photo. LOL The art department--as Applegate Thornton would say, "done real good on that thar cowboy." :) If someone hasn't seen the cover of HER RODEO COWBOY you can check it out at my webisite debraclopton.com

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  30. Debbie, stay safe down there, girl. Those fires are scaaary.

    Love that cover. You get the BEST covers..and oh, those cowboys!!

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  31. OH and thanks from y'all for the prayers! The fire have so far no containment and have burned 1400 acres.

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  32. OH and thanks from y'all for the prayers! The fire have so far no containment and have burned 1400 acres.

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  33. Thank you, Julie, for high tea! And thanks for all the other yummy goodies. Y'all are making me hungry! Gotta go cook. :)

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  34. I'm bringing electricity to the party. Last week were without power for seven days following Hurricane Irene. Living like the Amish is hard work, and I didn't even have to plow a field!

    Check out my interview with LI author Gail Gaymer Martin over at my blog.

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  35. Thanks, Debra, for the explanation on the cover of your book! Every time I pick it up, I have to look at the cover - "just a peek"! I think you need to write about a firefighter in Mule Hollow sometime - maybe a wildfire happens near there or something! Kind of like what is happening in Texas right now! It's just so sad what is happening all over Texas! We all keep praying for rain.

    Linda - I sure love your books too! I've read many of your new ones but my favorite is still "The Baby Bond". I don't know why but I loved that book!

    Valri

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  36. Don't think my comment about 30 min. ago went through....thunder storm affected my satellite. I would like to be in for the 6 PM drawing. Thanks.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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  37. what am i bringing to the party? maybe more peeps~ i just tweeted your new site via @_eHope
    sharing the wealth...
    glad you're all safe and out of the weather!

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  38. Valri, I love The Baby Bond too, maybe because the hero is based on my own son!

    Jackie, glad you made it over here. Sorry about the satelite. Stay safe in the storms.

    Faith Hope, you're awesome. Thanks for tweeting us!

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  39. Morning all. (it is in Australia)
    I will bring an Aussie Pavlova its a desert which is really yummy.

    I loved The lawmans Christmas wish.

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  40. Debra that would be scary I heard Lauraine Snelling (I think I spelt that wrong) had to evacuate last night.

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  41. Oh my cow, Jenny, I just looked up a picture of an Aussie Pavlova. It looks amazing!! I am dying to try making one of those.

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  42. Hi Linda they are really yummy! and you can choose your topping too.

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  43. your pavlovas are a huge hit in scotland, Jenny!

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  44. this hour's tweet "Meet and Greet the friendly Ladies of Romance celebrating their multi author merge http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com/" @_eHope

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  45. Time to roll the random number generator again for another BOOK GIVE AWAY......

    Drum roll please! and the winner is "ouradvocate".

    If "ouradvocate" will please send her mailing address to me or to Lisa, along with your choice of the three books mentioned on the blog, I will send your book right out!

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  46. Wow, I'm just checking in so I can post winners to the sidebar and it's so exciting to see so many visitors today!

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  47. Sandra, I once again forgot to email you my winner! I'm sorry! We're keeping you busy! :)

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  48. This is a great giveaway! There are SO many winners!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. It's so interesting to read all the different comments from people! Ausjenny, I love all your interesting Australia ones! I'm SO coming to Australia with my hubby someday! Congrats to the winners today! "ouradvocate" will love whatever Linda Goodnight book she chooses. I've read them! You can't pick a bad one! I guess it's time to figure out what's for dinner! Since I became an empty nester last year, dinnertime just isn't the same.......
    Valri

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  50. I won! Awesome. I'll read the book and then pass it along!

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  51. I'm not sure why name doesn't show up, I have it listed on my profile. I'm Heather Harden.
    Mrs. Goodnight, I'm going to message you on Facebook with my mailing addy.

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  52. Heather, that sounds fine to me. Thank you. I don't know why your name didn't show up either but your blog is lovely!

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  53. Thanks Valri for liking my aussie posts.
    wondering if there is ever a random draw at midnight or later for us who go to bed before the post is published. (I am not a nightowl!)

    I do like the party here. Oh weather update.
    Well you know the line from the christmas Carol. Oh the weather outside is frightful! well the weather out side is that its wet, cold, windy and back to winter. they say there will be snow in the alpine areas by the end of the week so I guess its going to be cold and wet for the rest of the week. maybe good as I have an assignment to do.

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  54. Hi everyone! I'm so excited about this blog. I love the Love Inspired books and in fact own most of them. I'm just so greatful to have found these books because they are filled with amazing characters and wonderful stories of love, forgiveness, growth in faith and so many other things. I worked at a Borders for almost 4 years and read some "romance" books but always felt guilty reading them and felt that there was something missing from them. I respect and admire a lot of those authors and their work but for me it is important to have God be a part of the story because he should be a part of everything. So this is a longwinded way of saying thank you ladies for writing amazing uplifting stories. Also, they give me hope that one day maybe I'll find love as well.

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  55. Hey Ausjenny, are you awake??? I think you should get a special book giveaway in your time zone :) The random draw at midnight sounds great! We are just getting ready to go to bed here and you are probably having lunch! HA! Your weather sounds great to me - I happen to love winter! Enjoy your day!

    Looking forward to seeing who is going to post tomorrow.....
    Valri

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  56. Christine,
    We're soooo glad you're here.

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  57. i too look fwd to tomorrow's conversations & postings ~
    right now i can't keep eyes open any longer so will sleep tight have a great nite! to all...

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  58. Valri its 144pm Tuesday here.
    so yes had lunch. I have to go shopping shortly if it stops raining long enough. I could start my report but that will wait.

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  59. Hi everyone!
    I'm chiming in her to offer three more books to give away! Isn't this site fun?!

    Mine will be given at 9pm on Wednesday, and also at both 10am and 6pm on Thursday. The winner can choose MURDER AT GRANITE FALLS (Love Inspired Suspense) or SECOND CHANCE DAD (Love Inspired.)

    Or, if the winner has them, she or he can choose from any of my backlist books (both Love Inspired and Superromance.) If I still have a copy in my closet, it's yours. :)

    Best wishes to everyone here!

    Roxanne Rustand
    www.roxannerustand.com

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  60. Do I need to comment again to be entered for Roxanne's books..lol?!?!? If so, I would love to win her books 'cause I love to read and her books sound so good. Thanks.
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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