Monday, June 30, 2008

A Giveaway!

This post will stay at the top of my blog until Monday afternoon, June 30...scroll down between now and then to see what's new.

Do you enter giveaways on other people's blogs? I didn't for a long time but I slowly started entering one every now and again. I enter them more often now, but am still waiting for my first win. I'm now going to try the other side of the coin - hosting a giveaway!!


Gretchen at "Jewels in My Crown...Someday" had the awesome idea to host a Book Giveaway Carnival. I am an avid reader and am always on the lookout for a good book. I'm also constantly needing a new bookshelf, which is one reason this giveaway is so perfect...I'll get to bless someone with a good read and make a little space on my shelf.

I am giving away "Quaker Summer" by Lisa Samson.


I chose this book for my book group last September and it was very well-received. It is also the Women of Faith Novel of the Year for 2007. Here's the blurb from the back of the book...

Heather Curridge is coming unhinged. And people are starting to notice. What's wrong with a woman who has everything - a mansion on a lake, a loving son, a heart-surgeon husband, and soapstone countertops - yet still feels miserable inside?

Yet when Heather spends the summer with two ancient Quaker sisters and a crusty nun in a downtown homeless shelter, she suddenly finds herself at a crossroads.

Sometimes you have to go a little bit crazy to find the life you were meant to live.


Just re-reading the back of the book brings a smile to my face since I know how the whole thing turns out. It really is a delightful read that will stretch you too.

To be eligible to win this book, just leave me a comment on this post. If you have a book recommendation that you'd like to leave with your comment I would love to hear it, but that is optional. The contest is open until Monday, June 30 at 1:00pm Mountain Time and I'll announce the winner shortly thereafter. Also, this contest is open to U.S. readers only.

Happy Reading!!

17 comments:

Gretchen said...

Hi Laura! I was raised in Ft. Collins from age 10 on, so I am intrigued by your location. :)

Welcome to the book giveaway. I'm adding you right now!

Blessings, GRetchen

Gretchen said...

Btw, I'd love to throw my hat in for this novel.

Faith said...

Oooh! That sounds interesting. I like to read, but don't do it as often as I should. I always like to hear what other people recommend and this book sounds good!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I love to read, and I will devour any good book that comes across my path. Thanks so much!

Susanne said...

I've been wanting to read this book since last summer! Please enter me. And thanks for popping by and entering my draw!

Steph said...

I have seen this book many times at the library and start to get it but then don't! I'd love the opportunity to read it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

care-in said...

This sounds good, count me in!

Nancy said...

My co-worker just suggested this book for her book club last week. Sounds like a great book! I'd love to be included in the drawing. Thanks!
zeelandchick@sbcglobal.net

Cyndi said...

This is a great way to check out some new blogs, don't you think? Count me in for the giveaway. Thanks!

His Girl said...

yahooo! I would love to win this one! count me in!

Denise said...

Please count me in.

Stacey said...

Oh I would love this!!

Thanks a lot!

Grammie's Gleanings said...

Count me in!

Stephanie Reed said...

Ooh, I like this book. Please enter me!

stef dot reed at gmail dot com

Enter my giveaway!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Stef/552036/

ChristiS said...

Ooh, this sounds like a good read! As far as a suggestion, I am loving Tamara Leigh's books right now! Check her out if you haven't already!

Linda said...

I'm in this carnival late, but I'm in! Please enter me into your giveaway. I've posted one, too.

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Please enter me.