Monday, December 13, 2010

Final 12 Books of Christmas giveaway: A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman

Doesn't it seem like just yesterday we were kicking off The 12 Books of Christmas? I can't believe this is the final giveaway! But we're definitely ending with a bang! For all of you Amish fiction fans who didn't win Sarah's Christmas Miracle two weeks ago, don't despair! Here is is yet another chance to win a great Amish Christmas novel. Check it out:

It's Christmas, and Annie Weaver misses her family after leaving her Amish community to work at a distant hospital. But when she hears that her father has been gravely injured in a buggy accident, she rushes home to care for him. Her passion for healing catches widower Samuel Yoder's attention. Will she also capture his heart?

Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She currently teaches in the Texas hill country. A Simple Amish Christmas, a CBD fiction bestseller, is her debut novel. Visit Vannetta online at:

Let's see how Vannetta answers the fun holiday questionnaire:

Favorite Christmas carol: O Come All Ye Faithful

A family Christmas tradition: Opening one gift on Christmas eve

A memorable gift you've given or received: I received suede shoes when I was 12. I wanted those shoes SO BADLY. It just seemed terribly important that I have them. They weren't under the tree, but my dad pointed to a small package ON the tree. It was a tiny box with a note in it that said, "look in the dishwasher." There was a box, wrapped, with my shoes in them! 

Favorite Christmas television show or movie? It's a Beautiful Life. 

When do you start your holiday shopping? Oh my. I will find little things and put them back beginning in August, but I don't start the serious shopping until mid-December. I'm not a procrastinator, just BUSY!

Ever been kissed under the mistletoe? Surely I have, right?

Do you deck the halls in style or keep it simple? Simpler every year. I adore Christmas, and I want a little bit in every room, but we have a small tree, that we put on a pedastle box with a beautiful tree skirt. I like to put out red candles and some greenery in each room.

What food do you overindulge in during the holidays? CHOCOLATE!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a copy of A Simple Amish Christmas. The deadline is Friday, December 17. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday, December 18.

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


Jo said...

Thank you for the interview and getting to know a little about you. The book sounds like a very good read from another new to me author. Please enter me in the drawing.


Joanne Sher said...

Enter me please, Lynda :)Sounds good!

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,

Wendy said...

Sounds like a good Christmas story to read this year.

Sandee61 said...

Thank you for the entry in your giveaway! Vannetta's book sounds wonderful and I'd love to read it.

I enjoyed her interview...lots of fun questions and answers.

Many Blessings,


rbooth43 said...

I love Amish christian fiction and A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman sounds like a winner.
Merry Christmas!

karenk said...

a fabulous giveaway...please count me in...thanks :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Maureen said...

I have been wanting to read this!!! Please include me!


Cheryl Linn Martin said...

I just love everything Amish!! Visited the Pennsylvania Amish this summer (I'm in the Pacific NW.)

Merry Christmas!


skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks, all. I'm glad you like Amish Fiction. BTW, I think I was a bit tired when I filled out that questionnaire. Isn't the movie I like called, "It's a WONDERFUL Life?" Good grief, I need to get some sleep. : )

Grammy said...

I love your book & it made me long for a more simple Christmas.I have it on Kindle but would love to have the book too.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Please enter me. Thank You!!!

Angela Chesnut

Jennee said...

Ohh now I want some chocolate! Living in Amish country myself, I wouldn't mind reading A Simple Amish Christmas

Maeve Frazier said...

I found your blog by accident and what a wonderful surprise it was. I, too, love Amish Fiction. I would love to read this book whether I win it or buy it on my own. I am now looking forward to reading through your blog. I'll post back when I have read through some more. Thanks for catching my interest!

Lynda Schab said...

Thanks for stopping by, Maeve! Good luck in the giveaway, everyone. Thanks to all of you for following the 12 Books of Christmas!

misskallie2000 said...

WOW, An Amish book and Christmas book in one...I love it.
I enjoyed the interview and would love to win Vannetta's book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Maeve Frazier said...

Lynda - I have been reading and enjoying your blog. Congratulations on your story being published in "Mature Living"; I will look forward to reading it. You have a warm inviting way about your writing, wanting me to read more. Good luck with your writing process, I will be sure to check back often. Peace, Joy and Comfort to you during this Holiday season.

Nancye said...

This is an AWESOME book! I am reading it now and enjoying it very much! Please don't enter me as I already have a copy!


barbjan10 said...

This cover is lovely and reminds me of the song "Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go....." I'd like very much to read this wonderful story. Thank God for the Christmas spirit. Thank you for this giveaway and for the chance to win. I hope I do!!

Joyful Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Amy said...

I would love to win "A Simple Amish Christmas". Christmas stories are my fav!