Friday, May 25, 2018

Christian Fiction Giveaway for two US Followers + Amazon e-gift card for one International Follower!!!

Hey Y'all! 
I can't believe May is almost over and summer is almost upon us!!! To kick it off, Rebecca and I each have a couple of books to give away. 

You MUST be a GFC follower of Stuff & Nonsense in order to be entered for the giveaway. It's easy peasy to do. Just look over to the right sidebar and click Follow under the GFC Followers widget. 

Then leave a comment telling us what plans you have (or had) this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor all those who have died in active military service to our great country. 

You are welcome to tell us which books you would prefer to enter the giveaway for but we make no guarantee you will win the ones you want. 

 Don't forget to leave your email address in a non-spam format -- jane at here dot com -- so we can contact you if you win. We will choose TWO winners, one for Rebecca's books and one for mine, on Thursday, May 31. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner(s) will be chosen. Due to postage costs, the book giveaway is only open to US residents in the lower 48 states. We are not responsible for lost or damaged goods received. Once the books are dropped at the USPS, they are out of our hands....literally. :-)
 
BUT....

I am also giving away a $5 Amazon e-gift card to one INTERNATIONAL follower. 
Just let me know what country you are in, please. :-)

Now for the books!

Rebecca's Giveaway
#1- The Accidental Guardian (High Sierra Sweethearts #1) by Mary Connealy

She's the only witness to a wagon train attack. Keeping her safe, though, means his world is about to be turned upside down.

Book Blurb: When Trace Riley finds the smoldering ruins of a small wagon train, he recognizes an attack by the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago. Living off the wilderness since then, he's finally carved out a home and started a herd--while serving as a self-appointed guardian of the trail. He'd hoped the days of driving off dangerous men were over, but the latest attack shows otherwise.

Deborah Harkness saved her younger sister and two toddlers during the attack, and now finds herself at the mercy of her rescuer. Trace becomes an accidental guardian when he offers the only shelter for miles around and agrees to take them in until they can safely continue their journey. His simple bachelor existence never anticipated kids and women in the picture and their arrival is unsettling--yet enticing.

Trace and Deborah find themselves drawing ever closer as they work together to bring justice to the trail and help the group survive the winter--but every day closer to spring means a day closer to leaving the mountains forever.  

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#2- The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd 

Book Blurb: Kate's loyalties bind her to the past. Henry's loyalties compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions?

Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, but a war is brewing in their small village, one that has the power to rip families asunder --including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns how deep her father's pride and bitterness run, and she begins to wonder if her loyalty is well-placed.

Henry Stockton, heir to the Stockton fortune, returns home from three years at war seeking refuge from his haunting memories. Determined to bury the past, he embraces his grandfather's goals to modernize his family's wool mill, regardless of the grumblings from the local weavers. When tragedy strikes shortly after his arrival, Henry must sort truth from suspicion if he is to protect his family's livelihood and legacy.

Henry has been warned about the Dearborne family. Kate, too, has been advised to stay far away from the Stocktons, but chance meetings continue to bring her to Henry's side, blurring the jagged lines between loyalty, justice, and truth. Kate ultimately finds herself with the powerful decision that will forever affect her village's future. As unlikely adversaries, Henry and Kate must come together to find a way to create peace for their families, and their village, and their souls - even if it means risking their hearts in the process.

Anne’s Giveaway 
#1- A Quilt for Jenna (Apple Creek Dreams #1) by Patrick E. Craig 

Book Blurb: Amish + Quilts = readers delight! And in this first book in Patrick Craig's Apple Creek Dreams series, readers will follow Jerusha Springer's journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope. 

 Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it's going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life?away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband. But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of The Century and Jerusha's driver crashes their car. While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl. By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons. 

A beautiful story of loss and redemption. 

AND...
#2- Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick 

One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. 

Book Blurb: German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. 

Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference? 

 Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. 

“Beauty matters… it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.” 

Here's a recap of the GIVEAWAY rules!

You MUST be a GFC follower of Stuff & Nonsense in order to be entered for the giveaway. It's easy peasy to do. Just look over to the right sidebar and click Follow under the GFC Followers widget. 

Then leave a comment telling us what plans you have (or had) this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor all those who have died in active military service to our great country. 

You are welcome to tell us which books you would prefer to enter the giveaway for but we make no guarantee you will win the ones you want. 

 Don't forget to leave your email address in a non-spam format -- jane at here dot com -- so we can contact you if you win. We will choose TWO winners, one for Rebecca's books and one for mine, on Thursday, May 31. Winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner(s) will be chosen. Due to postage costs, the book giveaway is only open to US residents in the lower 48 states. We are not responsible for lost or damaged goods received. Once the books are dropped at the USPS, they are out of our hands....literally. :-)
 
BUT....

I am also giving away a $5 Amazon e-gift card to one INTERNATIONAL follower. 
Just let me know what country you are in, please. :-)

I think that's it, Y'all!
Have a safe and blessed weekend no matter where you are in our beautiful world!!!
May God richly bless you with his presence, mercy and grace!



Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. ~Psalm 27:3-4

26 comments:

  1. We are hoping to take part in the local parade on Memorial Day. We will have special recognition in church on Sunday as well. Thanks for the giveaway. bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. A parade sounds like a nice way to honor the fallen. I hope you take some pictures and share them on FB.

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  2. Hubby is working six days a week 10 hr days with two hr drive each way, so we will go to church and spend the weekend in the garden and mowing grass. It’s hard for me to keep up with everything. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. That's a lot of hours! I know you'll enjoy your time together. Completely understand about trying to keep up.
      Please come back and leave an email address so you can be contacted if you win.

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  3. We’re visiting Boston, a great historical city. I’m sure we’ll be reminded during our weekend here of those brave soldiers who sacrificed for our country.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. Boston sounds like a fabulous to visit this weekend!

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  4. The way I honor the soldiers is to live in the moment and enjoy it.
    Sonnetta_jonesathotmaildotcom

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    1. We certainly have the freedom to enjoy our way of life because of their sacrifices.

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  5. I posted some tributes on Facebook. One was a photo of my Father who fought in WWII. We will go to Church as usual. I have a patriotic wreath on the door. I will dress in Red White and Blue on Sunday at Church. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. I refurbished my patriotic wreath yesterday! I always wear red, white, and blue on Friday's for RED (Remember Everyone Deployed)Friday. And being a military mom, I don't mind. :-)

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  6. I usually post something patriotic on Facebook and spend some time remembering my father, who spent most of his life serving our country. I will probably "visit" Fort Snelling National Cemetery, where he is buried. https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/8239/Fort-Snelling-National-Cemetery.htm
    may_dayzeeATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi Kay, My dad served 21 years in the Navy. He passed away four years ago from cancer. I appreciate your family's service to our country. Blessings, my friend!

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  7. We are going to decorate the graves of our loved ones and go to our sons house for a barbecue. I would love to win "The Accidental Guardian" and "The Weaver's Daughter", I really enjoy both of those authors. I enjoy the other authors, I've already read "A Quilt for Jenna" and really liked it as I did the series. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    I am a GFC follower.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hey Wendy, I'' be sure and out your name in the hat for those books. Your weekend sounds wonderful, spending time with family and eating bbq. :-)

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  8. We'll probably have a family get-together for whoever wants to come. My grandson graduated from high school yesterday, so we had a barbecue afterward. We usually visit graves of loved ones on Saturday or Sunday.

    I'd love to win The Accidental Guardian and The Weaver's Daughter. The other two books sound intriguing, also.

    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Congrats to your grandson, Winnie! Have a fun celebration weekend with the graduate. :-)

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  9. My plans for the Memorial Day Weekend are interrupted by Tropical Storm Alberto.
    This weekend will be a wash-out, literally. I am a GFC Follower.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Janet, We had a lot of rain too but not near as much as where our NC home is. They really have major flooding.

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  10. Oh and I am a follower
    Blessings. Joy

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  11. And looks like my first post didn’t post here. So, for Memorial Day, I went to church Sunday (yesterday), first time out since major surgery three weeks ago. It was so good seeing everyone. So Monday will be a quiet day for us.
    Blessings Joy
    ibjoy1953 at yahoo dot com

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    1. I'm glad you were able to get out for a while. Post-surgery recovery can feel slow but hopefully you are on the mend. Rest is always best!

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  12. I had a quiet Memorial Day weekend. I daily pray for our military and their families.

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. Dear Caryl, As a military Mom, Thank you!!! Your prayers are coveted (in a good way) and much appreciated.

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  13. Oh yay, an international giveaway!!! :) I live in England. My email: therooneys2002atjunodotcom

    -Rosalyn

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    1. Hi Rosalyn, I appreciate your visit. I don't think I've seen you here before. Are you a GFC Follower on the blog? If not, you will need to come back and follow in order to be entered for the Amazon giftcard. If you are, please tell me what name you follow under. Thanks!

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    2. No I'm not a follower, but I've checked out several posts the past few months. :) I'm afraid I can't be a GFC follower just because this is my family's blogger account, not just my own. Would it work just to submit my email to receive your newsletters instead of actually following the blog?

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I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

1 Corinthians 1:3 ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.