Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Celebrating Love Comes Home with Giveaways

It's always so much fun to celebrate a new release with a giveaway contest because I get to hear from so many of my reading friends - you. Thank all of you who have entered already, but here are the details for those of you who haven't seen my newsletter. If you want to be on my e-mail list and among the first to hear book news or about contests, you can sign up here Ann's Newsletter.

No big prizes, but I hope you'll think they're fun. First prize winner will get the choice of the Marcasite Filagree and Garnet 18" Heart Pendant or the "Forget-me-not" Willow Tree figurine along with the winner's choice of one of my books. The necklace has a small heart in the larger heart. Once you read my new book, Love Comes Home, you'll know why I chose these prizes. The second place winner will get whichever prize is left along with a choice of one of my books. Then because I'm one of those "never win" people, if you tell me that you never win in contest drawings, your name will go into a special extra drawing for the Praying the Names of God Journal and the choice of one of my books. Hardly anybody has told me they never win yet, so the chances in that drawing are very good that you might end up in the winner's circle. 

You have to be 18 to enter and you can enter by sending me an e-mail at annhgabhart(at)yahoo(dot)com or by leaving a comment on one of the posts here in June. I'll draw for the winners on July 1. To make things more fun, you can tell me a story about a family homecoming or special family memory. The stories aren't necessary to win. Just fun. Many of you have already entered the contest with a comment on the last post. I thank you for that. And some of you have shared stories. I've enjoyed reading them, and I'll be posting some of them here on One Writer's Journal later this month. 

Now, for the blog only contest. You friends here are so kind to read my this and that posts and to leave me encouraging comments that I've got to have a giveaway just for you. Those of you who entered the other contest by leaving a comment on the previous posts will have to come back and comment again to be entered in the blog contest. In fact, every time you leave a comment on a new post for the rest of June, you'll have a new entry and chance to win. Remember to leave your e-mail or a way to contact you when you enter.

You think I should throw in some mystery picture posts for you to try to guess before the end of the month? I just posted a picture of a snake that looks purple on my Facebook Page, but I think it was really just a black snake with the sun making it look purple. There's been quite a discussion about what kind of "purple" snake it is. Still a mystery, but not one any of us are doing much good figuring out. 

So what can I give away? I know. How about a copy of my new book? An autographed paper copy if you live in the USA or Canada and an e-book copy if you live overseas? That's original, isn't it? LOL. I'll draw the five winners early July 1.  

Also, remember if you're on Goodreads you can sign up there too to win one of five copies Revell Books is giving away. It's fun giving books away. For my giveaway, if you'd rather have a different title (one of mine, of course) that can be arranged. Remember, if you enter, you have to leave a way for me to be able to contact you in the event you are one of the winners. 

Thanks to any of you who downloaded Angel Sister or Small Town Girl while they were at a special price. Angel Sister was in the top 100 of Kindle titles today. Hope that means a lot of new readers are headed to Rosey Corner to meet my characters. 

If you've read any of the Rosey Corner books, which character is your favorite?

39 comments:

  1. I would love to win a copy of your latest books. I have enjoyed every single one of your books that I have had the pleasure to read. My email address is thejorns at gmail dot com.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica, for letting me know you've enjoyed some of my stories. That has me smiling. Glad you stopped by and I've got you entered in both drawings.

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  2. Is love a copy of your new book!

    Janice Enlow (Facebook)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Janice and telling me how I can contact you. Love my FB friends. Got you entered in the drawings.

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  3. i would love to win a copy of your latest book or one of your other books. i am such a huge bookworm and only read christian fiction novels, which is why i enjoy your books so much. i am also sending you a email. my name is tanya couch

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    1. Bookworms are some of my favorite kind of people, Tanya. I got your e-mail. Thanks so much for stopping by here too. I've got you entered in the drawings.

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  4. Oh my goodness, that Forget-me-not figurine is adorable! I love your books and can't wait to read this new one! thimbleluvr@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi, Amy. Always glad to have you drop by. The figurine does seem to be popular, but the necklace is really pretty too. Maybe I need to take a better picture of it. Thanks for reading my books.

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  5. i have read both of your rosary corner books and i enjoy all of the books you right. i also follow you on Facebook. my name is Tanya couch my email is seasidedolphin2003 at yahoo dot com. i would love to win a copy of your latest book or one of your other books. i am such a huge bookworm and only read christian fiction novels, which is why i enjoy your books so much. i have also left a comment on your blog

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    1. You sent this both places, Tanya, but that's okay. I love hearing from readers.

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  6. Ah well Ann, a copy of your latest novel is bound to make this avid reader very happy indeed as you might well guess!
    I found each of your Rosey Corner tales to feature vivid characters, in fact that's what I like best about your books. Jay Tanner however was so clearly defined, he represented the epitome of American male for this foreign gal (and before you ask, yes, there is a story behind this...I met his look alike when I was little and he stormed the beaches along his mates 70 years ago today to give us back our freedom!)
    God bless Dear,

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    1. Jay has quite a role in the new story too, Noelle. I always enjoy hearing from you. And thanks for your kind words about my characters. I love it when my people come alive in readers' imaginations. You're entered in the blog drawing too now.

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  7. I would love to have anything you choose to give away , I really love your books ! Thanks. Faye Simer

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    1. Hi, Faye. Great to have you drop by here. I'll get you entered in the drawings. I should be able to find you on FB, I think.

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  8. You have so many fans for so many reasons, Ann! I would be HAPPY to win!

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    1. I love your sweet comment, Anonymous, but I have to have a name and a way to contact you in order to enter you in the drawings. So come back and give me a hint as to who you are. I don't see your e-mail address when you leave comments.

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  9. I absolutely love following you on Facebook!
    -blessings!

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    1. Emily, that's the nicest thing anybody said to me all day. Thank you so much. I love my FB friends. I've got you entered in the drawings.

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  10. I absolutely love following you on Facebook!
    -blessings!

    Emily@raisingstickyhands.com

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  11. I really liked Angel Sister and Small Town Girl so would love to win a copy of Love Comes Home to continue the story with these great characters. I liked many of the characters but I'm a little partial to Nadine since that is my mom's name. I had a copy of Small Town Girl so read it first. I liked it so much that I found Angel Sister and read that too so I'd know more of the story. I'm glad there is a third book to complete the series.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Hi, Pam. So glad you dropped by to enter my contests. Thanks for telling me one of your favorite characters. Nadine had a bigger role to play in Angel Sister, but I'm very fond of her too. I'm glad you were able to enjoy both stories even though you read the 2nd one first. I intend to make my stories that way, but I'm never sure how successful I am.

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  12. I love your books and would love to win any of the great gifts! Very creative and meaningful! : ) I sat with my mom, brother & sister today and we recalled when my parents went on a cruise for their 25th wedding anniversary to the Caribbean. My sister and I were left alone for the 10-12 days (she was 18/sr in hs; me in 8th grade) and we hadn't done any (I mean any) dishes the whole time they were gone. (mostly because I didn't want to do them or want her bossing me : / . So about 2-3 hours before they came home we started cleaning, I did the vacuuming, bathrooms, dusting and my sister did all those dishes. We finished about 10 minutes from their arrival! They marveled at how beautiful the house was . . . mom being a pastor's wife & with us living right across from the church was a bit of a neat freak-people always stopped in. . . at all hours . . . we were so happy to see them . . . esp mom because we could go back to just the daily cleaning/pick up! It was a great homecoming . . . we watched all the slides and took in all the neat things they did and brought home.Dad is gone and mom has Alzheimer's and told us today she had been to every state in the US-even Alaska/Hawaii : ) she is really something and we just love her so-she is telling tales now! You should have seen the look she gave my 61 yr old brother when he asked her about her Alaska/Hawaii experiences . . priceless. chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

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    1. Love your homecoming story, Chris. Glad you got that house cleaned up before your parents got home. That had to have been a pile of dishes. Good thing theiir flight home didn't come in early. :) Hope your mother will stay full of tales. My mother has a hard time conversing now. The words don't process right. Got you entered in the drawings.

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  13. Always a pleasure!! Book to re-read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. What fun that you're already thinking of re-reading, Mary. Thanks for dropping by. I've got you entered in the drawings.

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  14. Love the Willow Tree figure with the Forget Me Nots! It is so pretty. I think I need to find it! I love Forget Me Nots! Such a fun giveaway!
    Nancycooks4u ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

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    1. Glad you think the giveaway is fun, Nancy. I tried to pick prizes that suited the story. Of course, none of you have read the story yet, but I'm hoping some of you will. I've got you entered in the drawings.

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  15. Hi Ann. Wish I had lot of your books, but do have the Quaker books except for the Christmas book. But, haven't been able to get the others yet.one of my granddaughters has a collection of the Willow Tree figurines. Her husband even got her one of the pregnant woman. As to a story of a homecoming, I have one of a family re-union given for my mother and dad, except he wasn't with us anymore. Most all of the family members were there. My daughter sang the song "Daddy's Hand" in remembrance of my dad. It was really special to myself and my siblings. Even most of my dad's sisters were there. It was a very special. A homecoming of sorts. A very special memory. I sure would love to win this book. Thanks for a chance. GOD bless. Maxie < mac262(at)me(dot)com >

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    1. Got you entered the drawings, Maxie. Always fun to hear from you and to read your stories. Thanks so much for sharing. It's so good to remember those we love by getting together as a family.

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  16. Hi Ann!! I'd love to win one of your books. My favorite books are the Amish/Mennonite and Historical books. Please enter me in your contests. Now, I just need to wait until July to find out if I've won anything. Can't wait! - - Is it July yet? Judy F judyfritz@yahoo.com

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    1. Judy, you made me smile. I hope it's not July yet because I have to get the book I'm working on finished and polished up by then. Need to get to working hard on that. But I've got you entered and maybe you'll be lucky.

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  17. I HAVEN'T READ NONE OF YOUR ROSEY CORNERS NOVELS. PLEASE FORGIVE ME ANN (SMILE)

    TIFFANY M
    ttm1172@yahoo.com

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    1. You're forgiven, Tiffany, :) but I hope you'll give one of them a try someday. Maybe if you win, right? Thanks for stopping by. I've got you entered in the drawing.

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  18. Love giveaways! I haven't read any of the Rosey Corner books yet, so no favorite character yet. I can say you're of my favorite authors, though. Does that count? Thanks for being so generous with your giveaways.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Hope you'll decide to visit Rosey Corner one of these reading days, Susan. But saying I'm a favorite author makes up for a lot. :) Think I should have a special category that that? LOL.

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  19. I have been out of touch so I am very late in writing. Great giveaways, great author, great lady!!!!! I always love reading your blogs. Thank you for what you do.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Never too late to be in touch, Melanie. And the contest is going on all month. I do so appreciate you coming over to read my blogs. And I think I will do a mystery picture or two before the end of the month.

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  20. Nice cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  21. I don't know that it's necessarily a homecoming story, but I do have an experience when I filed a missing person report on my entire family! When my husband and I were married, we were attending school many hours away from our parents. After all the wedding festivities, we drove to our first apartment and my parents and siblings also made the trip pulling a trailer with our stuff. We stayed overnight with my husband's family and my family stayed with my grandmother in a nearby town. We each made the 8-9 hour drive on our own. My husband and I arrived and started to get the few things we were able to take in our car settled in. We waited and waited and waited, but my family didn't arrive. I went to a convenience store to use the pay phone to call my grandmother to find out when they had left. (This was before the days of cell phones and we didn't have phone service in our apartment yet.) Grandma assured me that they had gotten off and should have been there. We waited a bit longer, then as it was getting dark I contacted the police to see if there was any way to find out if they'd had car trouble or if anything had happened to them. I was told that I could just wait or I could file a missing person report, so I requested an officer to come to our apartment. We completed the paperwork and he left. As he drove around the back of the apartment complex, we heard a conversation through our open windows: "Sir, I just had a missing person report filed with a vehicle description matching yours." He then confirmed my dad's identity and told him that his daughter would be happy to see him. My family drove up to our door and we laughed at what was probably the fastest resolution ever to a missing person case.

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