Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gratitude Giveaway

It is the time of remembering the things we are thankful for.  I am thankful for my family.  I am also thankful for books.  I am sharing some of the books that have a meaning of gratitude for me.

I have a wonderful neighbor, she is my friend and my exercise buddy.  She gets me out of the house three times a week and we go to Curves.  She is also an author, and has published a wonderful clean grown up book.  (She has some children's books published as well.) She has also supported me in this blogging endeavor by becoming one of my followers.  Thanks Lee Ann! She has more stories in the works, and I look forward to reading them.  The book is Gathered: a novel of Ruth by Lee Ann Setzer.  I am giving away 2 copies. Lee Ann is graciously donating one, and I am giving away one. (If I ask nicely, I'm sure she'll autograph them too. Hint, Hint Lee Ann)
Join Ruth on a richly-imagined journey from the land of her birth to the Promised Land. Both those who love the old story, and those who've never yet encountered it, will find something that resonates for them in this fresh and engaging tale.
Ruth thought her life was over. Widowed and penniless, she despaired of anything better than poverty and grief, whether in Moab or among her dead husband's people. Following her mother-in-law back to Bayt-Lahm would be less lonely. Ten years among the people of Jacob's Street had taught her the forms of their Law.
Yet Bayt-Lahm turned out to be more than a sleepy village, and its Lord more than the voiceless, powerless statues of Moab's gods. At least one man in Bayt-Lahm had honor and virtue beyond measure. The widower Boaz taught Ruth, and all who met him, what loving the Lord could really mean. Could she bring him to love her, as well?

I will be giving away one copy of the next book.  It is one that has great meaning for me. It is written by an LDS author (aka Mormon) and reminds me to be grateful for what I have.  It is You can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need : The Quest for Contentment by Mary Ellen Edmunds.

How much is enough?
Why does it seem we are always looking for more? In her wonderfully unique style, author Mary Ellen Edmunds suggests that You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need because what you don't need never satisfies. "I can have a house filled with stuff and things, but if it's not what I need, it will never satisfy me, no matter how much I have," she observes. Have you noticed that the happiness we equate with abundance often eludes both those who get what they want in life and those who don't? This eye-opening treasure hunt of a book will help you find the secret to living with contentment.

One final book.  This was the first book that I won in a giveaway.  I am grateful for giveaways.  I have read this book once. It is part of a series, but does well on it's own.  It is An Irish Country Courtship by Patrick Taylor.  It is an ARC. 

Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town’s diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who is looking after the wounded hearts of the doctors?


All book descriptions in italics have been copied and pasted from Goodreads.

I am doing this as an international giveaway.  In order to enter, you must have a mailing address that I can ship a package to from the United States.  Winners will be picked using Random.org.  You will have 48 hours to respond to my email.  After 48 hours I will pick another name.  You must be over 13 or older  to enter.

1.Leave a comment with your name and email address.  +1 entry (Comments can be found under the links.)
2.  Are you a follower using GFC?  New follower +2 entries and old followers +3 entries.
3. Let me know which, or all books that you would like to be entered to win.

Thanks for entering and look at the links below to go on to the next entry.  Best of luck and have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

While you are here, check out my 100 followers giveaway.  It goes until November 27th
http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/2010/11/100-followers-giveaway.html  On November 19th I will be hosting an interview with Jennifer Laurens and giving away one of her books.  Check back to enter.

Giving appreciation where it is due.... thanks Kathy from I am a Reader not a Writer for hosting this giveaway.  You make it easy for us.  You are appreciated. 

63 comments:

  1. Thanks for this awesome giveaway :D
    I would be happy to win any of those awesome books you're offering :)
    I'm an old GFC follower (.Ambur.) +3

    Thanks again :)
    Ambur
    ambiepie_6(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway.

    +1 I would be very interested in reading An Irish Country Courtship as I really like books set in Ireland.
    Carol Thompson

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    +2 I ama new Follower via GFC ( buddyt)

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  3. Thanks for the contest!
    mishamary@gmail.com
    1.Leave a comment with your name and email address. +1 entry
    2. New follower +2 entries
    3. I would love to enter for all books

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  4. +JMJ+

    Hi, Lisa! =) Thanks for this chance.

    I'd like to enter for the ARC of An Irish Country Courtship.

    +1 altaemoeniaRomae [at] Gmail [etc]
    +2 New Follower (GFC)

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  5. Jaidis
    brandy_jolene AT yahoo DOT com +1
    New Follower +2

    I would love to be entered for the book Gathered: A novel of Ruth or An Irish Country Courtship

    Thanks!

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  6. Hello Lisa! would love to win Gathered: a novel of Ruth ;)

    +1 jen7waters(at)gmail(dot)com
    +2 New follower

    thx!

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  7. Thank you for a fun giveaway! I would love to win any of the three books:)
    I am an old follower +3

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  8. I think I would like the Irish book!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I'm a follower.

    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  9. Appreciated the contest. "Gathered" interests me.


    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I'd love to be entered for both

    Old Follower

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  11. Hello!
    Great contest.
    I want to participate.
    Although not choose which prize ... All are fantastic.
    Mmm.
    I think I'll a. .. more
    The book is Gathered: a novel of Ruth by Lee Ann Setzer.
    And yes, I'm fan (New).

    A kiss
    Lu
    lu_fashion_girl_number_one@hotmail.es

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  12. I'm a new follower through GFC +2
    and I'm leaving my comment +1

    I would love either Gathered or An Irish Country Courtship.

    gjmanning(at)wildblue(dot)net

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  13. I am a new follower though GFC +2 plus I am leaving a comment +1. I would like to be entered for all the books.

    Thanks
    Carrie
    justonemorechapter@hotmail.com

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  14. this sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  15. Great contest.
    zohar dot laor at gmail dot com +1
    I am a current follower (by no means old, LOL) +3

    I'd like to be entered fo rAn Irish Country Courtship please.

    =================
    My gratitude giveaway is for “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by Lola Shoneyin and can be found here: http://manoflabook.com/wp/?p=407

    http://www.manoflabook.com

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  16. +1 Vilija, xlacrimax at gmail dot com
    +2 New follower
    I would like to be entered for Gathered: a novel of Ruth by Lee Ann Setzer and You can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need : The Quest for Contentment by Mary Ellen Edmunds.

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  17. Please enter me to win any of the books mentioned :)

    I am a follower.

    ~Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  18. Thanks for the chance! I'd like to enter for all books.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. +2 new follower

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  20. I'm a new GFC follower! I'd be happy to win any of these titles! thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  21. +1 kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com
    +3 old follower
    I am interested in being entered in all the giveaways! Thanks so much!!

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  22. I am new GFC follower.
    I am interested in all the books, of course! :)
    callansparents@yahoo.com

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  23. Please enter me for all the books in the giveaway.

    I am an old follower

    justpeachy36@yahoo.com

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  24. These books like great reads. I would be happy with any of them.

    I am an old follower-judy.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  25. I follow in GFC +2 I'm leaving a comment +1.
    I would like to be entered for all the books, but most especially Gathered & the Quest for Contentment!
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

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  26. Thanks!
    Elise
    GFC follower
    caliblue7 at gmail dot com

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  27. great giveaway!
    follow via gfc
    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  28. Thanks for the chance!

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  29. I'd like to enter for all of them. Thanks.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  30. I would love to win any of them Thanks

    +1 Tanya / tanyainjville at yahoo dot com
    +3 old follower

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  31. Please enter my name in your giveaway
    Lora1967
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com
    Enter me for all

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 Jessie/jsididia at gmail dot com
    +3 old follower GFC

    +4 total
    I would like to win either!

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  33. I am a New GFC Followeer-Lora1967
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com
    I would prefer the gather but anything is ok

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  34. 2.I am a New GFC Followeer-Lora1967
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com
    I would prefer the gather but anything is ok

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  35. +1 entry Lisa M. lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com
    New follower +2 entries
    3. I would love to win anything!

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  36. OK, trying to post again.

    Glad to be part of this giveaway, and to PERSONALIZE the signing on Gathered!

    Old follower, even older friend :)

    Lee Ann

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  37. I am a new follower on GFC. I would love to win any of these books. Thanks for the chance. +3 total.
    Aimee
    brandonaimeeATgmailDOTcom

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway! Any book would be fine :) Am an old follower on GFC
    total: 4
    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  39. +1 Please enter me! I'd love to win Gathered.

    +3 old follower :)

    arallison(at)gmail.com

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  40. I'd love to enter! I'd like to be entered to win all of the books.

    +2 New follower

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  41. I'd love to enter for any and all of the books
    dsfrankj at gmail dot com +1
    old follower +3

    Thanks!

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  42. Thank you for this awesome giveaway, it'd be great to win some books to read over the Christmas holidays :)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com +1

    I'm a new follower +2

    I'd love to win any of the books

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  43. Wonderful books please enter me to all. =]

    *New gfc follower
    *ldsmomof03 at yahoo dotcom

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  44. Thanks so much for making this international!!

    +1 I would like to be entered for book 2, it looks lovely, and the title sounds intriguing ;-)

    Thank you and happy Thanksgiving!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. I would love to be entered!

    Amber

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  46. I would love to be entered for all of them!

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  47. old follower

    entry #1

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  48. old follower

    entry #2

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  49. old follower

    entry #3

    ayoung3360@hotmail.com

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  50. I'm a new follower. Entry #1, please. :)

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  51. Thanks for having this giveaway!

    lvtink21@wi.rr.com
    +2GFC new follower

    I'd love to win any of the books!

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  52. happy thanksgiving we all have gratitude for something, thanks to all

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  53. Please enter me for all of the books!

    I am a new follower.

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)Com

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  54. I would love to win any of these books. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    +3 Old GFC follower

    4 total entries

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  55. +1 I would love to read any of these books. They all sound great. Thank you for the giveaway.

    +3 old GFC follower (Melanie L)

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Total: 4

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  56. I would love to win Gathered. Thanks for being a giveaway host!

    +1 Comment
    +2 New GFC follower

    3 Total

    dee(at)deeswhite(dot)com

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  57. +1 I would love to win Irish Country Courtship.
    +2 I am a new follower

    3 total

    wakelarunen [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. Kat K.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks.

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  59. new follower on gfc with katklaw777 #1

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  60. new follower on gfc with katklaw777 #2

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  61. Hope I did entries right...I followed 1,2,3.

    All three books look great thanks!

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  62. +1 Thanks for participating in this blog hop and for the great giveaway! BornajhawkATaolDOTcom
    +3 Old GFC follower
    Please enter me in all the giveaways.

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