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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Almost a $300 giveaway of some Spode!

The past 2 days I have blogged about The Promise of Deer Run, a historical novel of the highest caliber!  The author, Elaine Marie Cooper, has a keen sense of writing to the senses and emotions.  I truly felt as though I was living in the plot itself, as a character IN the play, not a reader on the periphery.  This 2nd book of a trilogy appeals to audiences of all ages…and you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate it!  I know that for sure, because I “aren’t” one (a history buff, that is)!!

Kathy Carlton Willis, host of this giveaway (and with an impressive site full of awesome services, I might add) has put together a basket with a retail value of $, and it includes some cool Spode stuff:
  • Basket
  • $25 Starbucks gift card  
  • Spode Christmas teapot  
  • Spode Christmas mugs   
  • Yankee candle
  • Hardbound copy The Road to Deer Run
  • Hardbound copy The Promise of Deer Run
  • Bath and Body Paris Amour scent 
All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post (and you may want to go back and leave a comment on the 2 previous days’ posts, as well) to be entered into a drawing I will do among all commenters.  I will draw one name and send it to Kathy Carlton Willis to be entered into this huge drawing. I’m convinced one of my readers will win this incredible gift basket. 
So please hurry along, leave me a comment, and, while you are at it, please let your friends and family know about this giveaway, as well, so each of them can be entered!  Meanwhile, make it a great day!

An Absolutely Charming Tale!
Once again, Elaine Marie Cooper pens an absolutely charming tale of eighteenth century Americana. War, no matter the era, takes its toll on both soldiers and families. The Promise of Deer Run is a precious next story following Mary and Daniel’s story in The Road to Deer Run, picking up with Mary’s sister, Sarah a few years down the line. Be sure to read the first book too! As a historian and author, I am grateful to Elaine for her dedication to authenticity.  —Lisa Lickel,  author of A Summer in Oakville

About The Promise of Deer Run:
America’s war for freedom from England has been over for seven years, but the wounds of that conflict still haunt the minds and hearts of the residents of Deer Run. Young American veteran Nathaniel Stearns has withdrawn to a life of isolation as he awaits his father who never returned from the war.

A near-tragedy in the woods brings Nathaniel face-to-face with nineteen-year-old Sarah Thomsen, someone he had long admired but he assumed had eyes for another. This chance encounter opens a crack into the door of his heart as mutual affection quickly blooms.

But slander and lies soon mar the budding romance, rendering both Sarah and Nathaniel wounded and untrusting as their faith in both their God and each other is shattered. Set in 1790, this book continues the story of the Thomsen and Lowe families as they struggle to survive in the aftermath of the war that birthed the United States.


Elaine Marie Cooper said...

Dear Lolli (aka Lisa), I am so moved by your wonderful review. It truly makes my heart full that my book brought the story and characters alive for you! Thank you for your kind words and for being a part of my blog tour. Blessings!

chedeb5353 said...

Just found your blog and I am new follower! Great giveaway!!Deb