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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Giveaway: Give Books, Not Roses (#ValentinesDayReads)

Valentine's Day is a little over a week away and today I have a fun post to share with you. FaithWords is giving away two new books (plus a chocolate bar!) and the editor who acquired both books has written a letter to readers. 


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


Enter for a chance to win a copy of Love Gently Falling by Melody Carlson & Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft, plus a chocolate bar (from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville: http://www.oliveandsinclair.com)! Giveaway is open to the US. Ends 2/19

How to enter: Sign into the Giveaway Tools form below (it might take a moment to load) and submit each entry you complete. Commenting alone will not get you entered – you must click enter on the form. Happy entering!

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Giveaway Tools and announced here as well as emailed and will have up to one week to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Giveaway Tools or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. I am not responsible for any packages lost or damaged in the mail. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.




  1. I seriously love Amish romance literature. The other book looks like its appropriate for this time of year! And who doesn't love chocolate?

  2. Ohhh! I've been wanting to read these books and chocolate is just a nice. Lovely prizes!

  3. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I love books and choccy! ;)


  4. What a fun giveaway! I have always loved Valentine's Day ... regardless of if I was romantically involved or not. It's just a fun day to celebrate friends, family, and thank God for the love He has given us. Excited to read these books!

  5. Books are much better than roses! No allergy problems from books! We all need to practice Philippians 4:8 more!

  6. Nice giveaway! My hubby and I usually spend Valentine's Day going out to dinner and a movie. We don't always get each other gifts, but if we do my hubby usually will give me chocolate, jewelry, or something else that is pretty :)

    Lori P

  7. I love getting books instead of flowers. Unfortunately the only way my hubby could get me a book would be a gift card. He would be afraid of getting something I have already read. So, I usually get chocolate and if we happen to be in town I might get flowers.

  8. Hi Melanie. Sounds like a great Valentine's Day gift. Would love to win. Both books sound good.
    Wish all a Happy Valentine's day. Will be hard for my oldest daughter since she was married on the 13th and so that holiday was special. And it will soon be 3 years ago that he passed away at 61. And, my Valentine has been gone for 18 years in April.Was buried on my birthday. Still miss him. He loved Holidays. Once we got each other the same Anniversary card. We laughed that we would pick the same one. My girls have the same trouble with buying books for me. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  9. So fun! Books last so much longer than roses. These both look like lovely reads for the season.

  10. What a great giveaway! My two favorites..books and chocolates!
    rita dot navarre at yahoo dot com

  11. What more could a girl ask for on Valentine's Day than Books and Chocolate.
    Be still my heart!
    Janet E.

  12. Sounds like a great give-away. I love Valentine's Day. That chocolate looks amazing. Books are always good.
    Thanks so much,

  13. Both of these books look great. Thank you for the giveaway.

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Both books sound really good, and who doesn't love chocolate!

  15. I have always asked for books over flowers. I think they are so much more thoughtful and you can keep them for a long time.

  16. These look like 2 fun books to read & oh course you can never go wrong with chocolate in a giveaway 😀

  17. Enter me in this awesome giveaway!!
    Conway, SC.

  18. Books are so much healthier than chocolate, thank you for the Valentine Giveaway!

    wfnren at aol dot com

  19. I have read many books by Melody Carlson, but the Amish author is new to me. Looks like a great Valentine's gift.

  20. Books and chocolates are always a good gift to receive. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  21. nice books for the holiday

  22. What a wonderful giveaway. The perfect combination. Books and chocolate. I love Melody's writing and I love amish fiction and chocolate is the wonderful for sure! I dont like getting flowers anyway because I am allergic.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. This sounds like an awesome giveaway thanks for the chance to win

  24. Love this ! Thank you
    mcnuttjem0(at )gmail dotcom

  25. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!
    cps1950 at gmail dot com

  26. Both of these books sound great; I'd love to read them. And chocolate is always good! :)

  27. What a nice prize--two great books and candy! Thank you!! ischu9 at aol dot com


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