Monday, June 11, 2012

Wildflowers from Winter book giveaway!

Katie Ganshert, a blogging friend, is one incredible woman. 5th Grade teacher-turned-novelist, child of God, wife, mother of a boy tornado, and soon-to-be adoptive mom, to name some of her roles. She's also an incredible writer, as proven by her first novel, Wildflowers from Winter.

Here's a short synopsis:
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.

Handsome farmhand Evan Price has taken care of the Quinn farm for years. So when Bethany is left the land, he must fight her decisions to realize his dreams. But even as he disagrees with Bethany’s vision, Evan feels drawn to her and the pain she keeps so carefully locked away.

For Bethany, making peace with her past and the God of her childhood doesn’t seem like the path to freedom. Is letting go the only way to new life, love and a peace she’s not even sure exists?

Because I loved this book so much, I am giving away my gently used copy of Wildflowers to Winter to one of you! If you'd like to win it, please leave a comment at the end of this post, along with your email address.

The contest is open until midnight, June 14, and I will post the winner on Saturday, June 16.

If you can't wait that long, go to Amazon to order it. Last time I checked, it was only $9.99!

You can also visit Katie on her Facebook page, if you'd like to know her better. And you would like to know this incredible woman of God and incredible writer, believe me.

21 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book and it's so nice you are willing to share yours. I admire how you writers cheer each other on and help each other out.

    Blessings and have a great day!
    Barb
    bsnyder@maplenet.net

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    1. Yes, Barb, the community of Christian writers support each other better than a zipper holds your tummy in!

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  2. Looks like something I'd want to read. Thanks for the pffer!
    linda dot maendel at gmail dot com

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  3. Oops, that should have been 'offer'. Should had a second cup of coffee. (-:

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    1. I DID wonder what a pffer was, Linda! You crack me up!

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  4. Thanks so much for helping me spread the word and for all your encouragement, Jeanette! You are a blessing, friend!

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    1. Katie: My pleasure! Thanks for writing this amazing, sweet story.

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  5. Jen:
    Please enter me in the drawing for "Wildflowers in Winter"
    It sounds like a book, I would enjoy.

    cll4him(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

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    1. Will do, Quiet. You will love it if you win! If not, buy it, please.

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  6. Don't enter me. I finally ordered WFW this past week (along with Two Scoops, and Beth Vogt's, Wish You Were Here. I look forward to reading all of them. - my early summer reading.

    I've heard nothing but good stuff on WFW. Congrats on your success, Katie!

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    1. Good for you, Loree! And thanks for ordering Two Scoops--I'm so grateful. It's now #10 on Amazon in Christian humor/Parenting/Families, because of sweet people like you, and Jesus' grace.

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  7. What a lovely book cover and the book sounds exciting.

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    1. Yes, Nancy, both the cover and book are wonderfully well-done!

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  8. This looks terrific and a choice for the Buttercupland Book Club. Thanks!

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    1. If you decide to read it for your book club - I'd absolutely love to put a group picture of you all on the book club page of my website. And if you're up for it, I'm more than happy to Skype with your book club to discuss the story!

      Here's the link to the book club page (plus their review): http://katieganshert.com/extras/book-club/

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    2. Wow, what a great offer! Have you done much of that, Katie?

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    3. So far I've only done it once and it was SO much fun! My book club also read it, so that was fun being able to pick their brains and chitchat about the book!

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    1. It's a tremendous story, and beautifully written.

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  10. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Jeanette! I would love the chance to read this book. :)

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  11. oh, my email address is neelamalik06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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