Friday, January 30, 2015

Give Books, Not Roses Giveaway

First, congratulations to the winners of the last contest. An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey goes to Carol M. from Monroeville, PA. Mildred B. from Great Neck, NY won Lisa Scottoline's Betrayed.

This week, I have a special giveaway from Hatchette Book Group and their  "Give Books, Not Roses" campaign. I'm going to let editor Christina Boys explain it.

Dear  Reader,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The crisp, cool air feels a little sweeter and stores are filling their shelves with greeting cards and candies. But instead of sharing the usual gifts, the way to someone’s heart can be through a story (and maybe a little bit of chocolate). Hachette Book Group is offering a “Give Books, Not Roses” Valentine’s Day giveaway for those of you who want to express your admiration for friends, family, and loved ones.

Love Gently Falling written by Melody Carlson is a romantic novella about the power of Valentine’s Day and how one woman discovers love while at the same time saving her family’s business. Successful hairstylist to the stars Rita Jensen returns to her hometown in Chicago after receiving news that her mother has suffered a stroke. Though Rita must come up with a plan to save her mother’s salon, the oncoming holiday and her undeniable feelings for an old classmate become quite a distraction.

Keys of Heaven is the second book in Adina Senft’s Healing Grace trilogy. Amish widow Sarah Yoder helps her community by creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. She struggles to find love with an Amish man, and she doesn’t know what to do about her attraction to her friend Henry Byler, who has turned away from her beliefs. Sarah’s story will show anyone that romantic love is not the only love that matters.

Valentine’s Day is an internationally celebrated day of romance, dating back to the 5th Century. But today, love touches our lives in so many different ways. Whether you are dedicating the day to your good friends or your life partner, treat them to these wonderful stories of courage, kindness, and love.

Christina Boys


So, this week, in honor of the "Give Books, Not Roses" campaign, one lucky winner will win copies of both books, and also a chocolate bar from Olive and Sinclair in Nashville. (We may be saying not roses, but we'll never say not chocolate.)

Email me at to enter the giveaway. Your subject line should read, "Give Books, Not Roses." Please include your name and mailing address. The giveaway will end next Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6 PM CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.

And, in case you don't win, the books are available here:

Barnes & Noble:

Barnes & Noble:

And, the chocolate bar? It's from Olive and Sinclair in Nashville,


Anonymous said...

Wow, books AND chocolate...who could ask for more? :)

Lesa said...

You're right, Patricia. Nothing I'd rather have.

Sunnymay said...

The last time I won chocolate was with a book on, but I had just started a strict diet. So the box waited for me for 6 months and was a delicious treat after losing 50 pounds.