Monday, August 2, 2010

Readers Choice Giveaway!

OK, guys. I have three books to give away. BUT...only one of them will be given away this time around. Here's how it will work: I'll post blurbs and covers of three books. You leave a comment about which one you'd like to win and why. Next Monday, August 9, I will let Random Selector choose one winner and that reader will win his or her choice of books. The other two books will be put back into the kitty to be given away at a later date.

Sound fun? I think so, too.

So here are your three titles. Remember to leave a comment letting me know which book you'd like and why. Don't forget to include an email address so I can notify you if you're the winner.

Good luck!

CHOICE #1

No sooner is Shawn Collins home from the fighting in Europe than he's called upon to serve his country as a war hero on a USO bond tour. Others might jump at the chance to travel all around the country with attractive Hollywood starlets. But not Shawn. He just wants to stay home with his son Patrick, his aging father and to grieve the loss of his wife in private. When Shawn asks Katherine Townsend, Patrick's former social worker, to be Patrick's nanny while he's on the road, he has no idea how this decision will impact his life. Could it be the key to his future happiness and the mending of his heart? Or will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start? READ MY REVIEW HERE



CHOICE #2

Deena Livingston leaves behind a broken romance and her chef job in Atlanta to spend time at her grandfather's cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. But her grandfather has an odd request: he wants Deena to teach cooking classes to the ragtag group of middle-schoolers who attend the local afterschool program, The Center. Reluctantly, Deena agrees, but how is she supposed to convince these kids that cooking at home is better than eating at McDonalds? And after all she went through in Atlanta, why is she attracted to Zack, the social worker at The Center? Can a Dr. Seuss-quoting plumber, a curly-haired basketball player, and a group of middle-schoolers change Deena's outlook on life?


CHOICE #3

Fifteen years ago, Zeely Wilkins and Ron Jenkins were students the school district stopped believing in. Lucky for them, their teacher knew something the principal didn't; they were cream of the crop but they just hadn't sprouted the way people expected. Though they went their separate ways, the past is calling them back to the school and the teacher who wouldn't give up on them. Now they'll have to decide what love really means--and whether they're willing to dance to a new tune to get it. But can they rediscover the songs of deliverance that once brought them together? Or will secrets keep them apart?



**Contest disclaimer: Void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants.**

21 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

You SURE I can't have all three?? (LOL I know the answer to that one!) They all sound very good.

I'll go for "Songs of Deliverance," because, for whatever reason, it appeals to me a bit more than the others. (is that reason enough? LOL)

Jan Cline said...

Three distinctly different stories, it's hard to choose, but I would love to win the "Song's of Deliverance" for my teenage granddaughter. She loves to read and this sounds like a good one for her. But I would take any of them!! Thanks so much for offering them. Have a great week.

Angie Vik said...

They all look good but I'd be most interested in "The Homecoming."

Thanks,
Angie
angie_vik@yahoo.com

Rita's Random Ramblings said...

All three sound like good reads. I would like to read "How Sweet It Is." Going from a big city to a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina is a big change. I think it could make for an interesting story of new beginnings.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

They all sound good but I'd definitely enjoy reading How Sweet It Is. It's the genre of book I always go for when looking for something new and I like the premise of the story!

tonguethaid said...

My choice is "How Sweet It is" I know it won't be me- I never win things, but its always fun to play. Thanks!

Caroline said...

LOL. Make sure you tell Joanne she can't have all three, cause I want them! :)

How Sweet It Is sounds interesting and the one I'd like to have IF I win.

Great contest.

CB
http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com

Merry said...

I love stories set around WWII so please drop my name in the hat for The Homecoming. Thanks!
worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

Frankie Conar said...

I think my choice would be "How Sweet It Is" because my dream is to retire and live in a cabin in the mountians. As long as I had good books to read, a garden to grow my own veggies and a computer to help me write, I'd think I had died and gone to heaven. :o)

Allison said...

I'd love to win "Songs of Deliverance" because my background is in education, and everyday I work with people with disabilities, whom it seems society has given up on, in some way or another.

Charity said...

I would love to read Songs of Deliverance! Only because I already have the other two:) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Wow....3 great offers. I would like to win The Homecoming...because I have his book before it! Thanks for entering me.
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Dara said...

Oh, that's hard! While I love historicals, like The Homecoming, I think I'm going to choose Songs of Deliverance because it's different than what I normally read. And it sounds intriguing.

Dara.Sorensen@gmail.com

Sandee61 said...

I really enjoyed Alice's book "Rain Song" and would love to read her new book, "How Sweet It Is". Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Karen Lange said...

They all look great. Thanks for doing this!
Blessings,
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catrina Bradley... said...

Hmmmm.. I pick #2 because a)I'd like to leave Atlanta for the NC mountains too! and b) I'm teaching pre-teens for the first time next month and hoping I'll get some pointers on how they tick and why.

catrina at faithwriters dot net

:)

Carole said...

I just started reading Rhythms of Grace and love Marilynn's writing style, so I have to pick Songs of Deliverance. Also, I have the other two books and they are great.

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Jo said...

They all sound great. "How Sweet It Is" is the one that really appeals to me.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Lynda! I would pick How Sweet it Is. I live in North Carolina, and it sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
beautifulmomentsofjoyandpeace[at]yahoo[dot]com

first coast christian writers said...

I'd like the Homecoming. It sounds like an interesting read. It's christine. I'm with First Coast Writers. But send it to christyramey@hotmail.com if I win. Thanks.
Christine M. Ramey

Rose McCauley said...

If it's not to late to enter, I would love to win The Homecoming as I read the first book in that series last year at Christmastime and would love to read the sequel this year for Christmas. If I'm picked you can contact me at crmcc at setel dot com thanks!