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4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop. Ends Nov 30th


Welcome to the 4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

November 15th to 30th

This hop is to say thank you to my followers

I would like to say a big thank you to all those who visit and leave wonderful comments on my blog.

You are the best followers! I wish I could give everyone of you a free gift but I can’t. I can only do the next best thing below.

Gratitude Giveaway Blog Hop (US ONLY)

Hosted by I am a reader, not a writer

There will be 2 winners for this Hop (USA ONLY)

Each winner will receive any 3 Books

Tidewater Inn

Welcome to Hope Beach. A place of intoxicating beauty . . . where trouble hits with the force of a hurricane.
Inheriting a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks could be a dream come true for Libby. The inn cries out for her restorer’s talent and love of history. She’s delighted to learn of the family she never knew she had. And the handsome Coast Guard lieutenant she’s met there on the island could definitely be the man of her dreams…..

Butternut Creek

Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church’s newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. “the Widows.” Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife….

Etched...Upon My Heart

Our lives are made up of moments. Some we hope to remember forever and some we long to forget. But it’s the tapestry of these moments that come together to write the story God is telling through each of our lives. In ETCHED . . . UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life-some sorrowful, others filled with joy-as a “living epistle” to her daughters.


CHRISTMAS IDEALS – 65 years of beautiful art and photos, and heartwarming words of joy and inspiration.

The Miraculous Journey

Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.


Sometimes in life, what goes around comes around. A boy named Rudy breaks his mom’s treasured vase and blames his little brother and sister. His mom sends him on an errand and he trips into a hole where he finds a vase similar to the one he broke. He picks it up and out comes a cloud that becomes a creature that offers him three wishes. Rudy soon stumbles into an adventure that helps him see things in a different light.

Giveaway Rules


There will be 2 winners

This Giveaway is Open to the USA

Winner will be selected by

Giveaway Ends Nov 30, 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to these books would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Please HELP promote this Hop on your blog, twitter or facebook etc. Thanks.

Giveaway Guidelines and Disclaimer  

Winners are selected via Random and notified by email. You have 48 hours to respond;

If no response, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner is chosen.


To win more books please check out the other OVER 200 blogs taking part by clicking on the link below to enter more goodies.

This giveaway close at midnight on Saturday, November 30th and the winner will be selected at and post December 1st, 2013.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winners are

#50 – Kelly B – Tidewater Inn, Edward Tulane & Butternut Creek

#47 – Jessica D – Etched Upon My Heart, Ideals Christmas & Rudy and Cirrus


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  1. Some very interesting books. I know my son would love to read the 2 childrens books and add them to his collection. I`d like to read the first two on the list. Thx 4 the chance!!

    Comment by Lori Thomas | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  2. My grandson would love to read the children’s books. It’s important for little ones to read. I think my choice would also be the first two books. All of them look interesting and I read most genres. Thanks .

    Comment by bemiown | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  3. All of the books sound interesting. The descriptions of the children’s books sound great…I would love to give them to my niece. For myself, I’d have to pick the first two on the list.

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  5. I think that this is a great idea and thank you for the giveaway. I know that my daughter would love to read the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. My youngest son can relate to Rudy and Kirrus of Karma, something I think would be right up his alley. I would love to read Tidewater Inn and The Welcoming Committee of Butternut Creek. They both sound like wonderful reads. Again thank you for the giveaway!

    Comment by kmlucero | November 14, 2013 | Reply

  6. I think I would choose Tidewater Inn, Etched Upon My Heart, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane 🙂 They all look great though – the picture book looks awesome. It would be a tough choice. Thank you and I have shared 🙂


    Comment by Erika Messer | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  7. I’ve wanted to read The Welcome Committee for a long time, so that would be great! I already have Etched Upon My Heart!

    Comment by Kaycee | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  8. I have several of these books on my wishlist right now, winning three of them would certainly save Santa some money and make him very happy this Christmas 🙂

    Comment by Karen (@KappaVelvit) | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  9. Thanks for this opportunity Ella. The Tidewater Inn sounds like a wonderful read and I’ve actually put it on my TRL. My grandkids would no doubt love the children’s books. Good luck everyone.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol Luciano | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  10. The Rudy and Cirrus of Karma sounds like an interesting spin on the classic Christmas tale! I would also love to see the Christmas Ideals – beautiful pictures like these are nice to see!

    Comment by Jieru | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  11. I would love to read Tidewater Inn and I know my grandchildren would enjoy The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Rudy and Kirrus of Karma. I always enjoy giving my grandchildren books. I want them to enjoy reading as much as I do. These sound like ones that they will like!

    Comment by Carol M | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  12. First off, I do have to say thank you for hosting, because I always think it is awesome of bloggers to host. I also know, as a blogger myself, what the giveaways entail. I love the covers of all your books, as well as the descriptions of each, but based on the covers I would choose would be The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Christmas Ideals. Based upon the author’s name alone (Colleen, I favor that name a little) I would have to make my third choice Tidewater Inn! Again, thank you!

    Comment by Cici (@cicistheories) | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  13. You always do have some of the most interesting books. I haven’t heard of these, but definitely see a few that my Mother In Law would enjoy. Etched upon my Heart looks fabulous. Books are one of my favorite gifts to give.
    Thanks for the ideas.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  14. Tidewater Inn catches my eye the most, something about the cover makes you want to start reading! I love the dirt roads, reminds of me of the southern ways 😉 I have even followed your blog. Thank you so much for bringing these books to my attention. We are all Grateful for you as well.
    I shared:

    Comment by We're Jumpin' Books | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  15. These books all sound good. My daughter just did a report on Edward tulane at school and really enjoyed it.

    Comment by Mia J | November 15, 2013 | Reply

  16. I would love to win Rudy and Cirrus of Karma. My kids need this book. My daughter spilled some soup and I said that the person responsible should help clean it up. She then told me that her baby sister who was fast asleep and does not eat soup spilled it and said “Bad! Bad!” and pointed at her. She is running for public office next week.

    Comment by Emi | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  17. I would love to read THE WELCOME COMMITTEE OF BUTTERNUT CREEK. I’ll bet some of their antics are hysterical. I married a preacher 24 years ago. His new church was in a hurry to marry him off also, lol.

    Comment by Georgia Beckman | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  18. I really want to read Christmas Ideals and Butternut Creek. I love reading winter themed books.

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    Comment by apartmentcook | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  19. Great Books! I’d love to read the first three especially. Thank you for your giveaway! angadair at nwcable dot net

    Comment by angadair | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  20. Rudy soon stumbles into an adventure that helps him see things in a different light. — I am about two inches away from going on one of these of my own!

    Comment by Jamie Martin | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  21. I would love to read Tidewater Inn and I love the book cover. I giggled when I read about the Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, the two widows who’s first order of business was to find a wife for the minister.I am sure they would be very busy! The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane sounds like a cute adventure!

    Comment by Merry | November 16, 2013 | Reply

  22. My grandmother used to receive Ideal books through the mail and she would send me one for my birthday or Christmas every once in a while because she knew I loved poems. I still have them and the ones that were left when she died. They have such beautiful pictures, awesome poems and stories. Thank you

    Comment by Deborah Close | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  23. I’m in North Carolina so I’d like to read Tidewater Inn. Every year, I say I’m going to get to the OB but I haven’t yet. I’m at the Southeastern cost of the state so I have my own beaches to go to but I do love to read about coastal NC.

    Comment by Catherine | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  24. Tidewater Inn is on my TBR pile. Edward Tulane kind of reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit, which I haven’t read in years!

    I actually own a ton of the Ideals books, including that Christmas one!

    If I won, I would most likely pick 2 of the kids book for my niece (who will be almost 7 at Christmas) because we can’t afford to give her a lot for Christmas & then Tidewater for me, because you know, I have to be a little selfish!

    Comment by Anastacia | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  25. they all sound good. Rudy and Cirrus of karma would be great for my daughters collection:)

    Comment by Samantha Loving | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  26. I’m going to have to look for Ideal Christmas – love the premise and the cover would draw me in

    Comment by cheryl s | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  27. Thank you for participating in this give away and for sharing and showing me such interesting books, since my granddaughters just got rabbits, I think that they would enjoy reading the book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate De Camillo, it sounds like a great and fun read which I think they will enjoy.

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  28. I’ve only today discovered your wonderful blog. When I read the blurb for Etched upon My Heart, I remembered all the times I’ve tried to wrestle stories from my grandfather so I’d know more about his life growing up. He’s in his 90s now and he has so much to teach me, but he remains close mouthed. He is the closest to perfect of any man I’ve ever seen. He is a gentleman, through and through, and truly believes that one speak only good or not speak at all. I thank you for offering such thought-provoking books. Each one elicited some important thought or memory.

    Comment by Michelle Willms (@willms_m) | November 17, 2013 | Reply

  29. they seem good. im sure my kids would love the childrens books.

    Comment by tori | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  30. I’d love to read Tidewater Inn. I live near the Outer Banks and have fond memories of them (before the inevitable destruction of the area by malls and neighborhoods)

    Comment by Michele L. | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  31. Christmas Ideals sounds like a fantastic book! Plus I love the cover. As someone who enjoys history, I think it would be neat to compare our present day traditions and cultures with those of decades past.

    Comment by ghwasd | November 18, 2013 | Reply

  32. I know my son would love the childrens books!! I havent read any of the others so I’d be happy with any of them! 🙂

    Comment by Jennifer Snyder | November 19, 2013 | Reply

  33. Im so busy that sometimes I really don’t have a whole lot of time for my son other than homework time. So at night we read a book and I saw a couple I think we would enjoy.

    Comment by melissa | November 19, 2013 | Reply

  34. The Christmas Ideals would be great to have out for holidays to see how others have celebrated in the past.

    Comment by Nancy | November 23, 2013 | Reply

  35. I’d like to read the adult books. They sound interesting. The Christmas Ideals sounds like a fantastic book, especially at this time of year. My son or daughter would enjoy the childrens book. I would have time deciding which ones to pick if I won.

    Comment by Susan Smith | November 23, 2013 | Reply

  36. These look like wonderful books. Whoever wins will be quite lucky to have the three that they get. I hope I am that person.

    Comment by lkish77123 | November 23, 2013 | Reply

  37. I’ve never read any of these titles, but I am an avid reader and I’d love to check them out! Thanks!!

    Comment by Jeanine | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  38. I have Tide water Inn and Welcome creek on my wish list been wanting to read them for a while the Christmas ideals would be an awesome addition to my family’s Christmas set up been reading to my kiddos so i will be adding Rudy and Cirrus of Karma tothe books i need to pick up for me to read to them ty for posting books id enjoy and ty for the opertunity to win

    Comment by Beverly Gordon | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  39. Very interesting choice of books:)) I’ve read none of them yet! Thanks!!
    cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Cindi | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  40. Thanks for the great selection of books. I was the director of a daycare for many years and know how important it is for children to get a head start on reading. It is great that you are offering children a chance to read also. Thanks again, Jeanne

    Comment by Jeanne | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  41. Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I love Collen Coble’s books the other ones sounds really good.
    Tammy Hudson

    Comment by Tammy Cordell Hudson | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  42. wow these are some amazing books…I think I will look for etched on my heart to give to my mother

    Comment by danirenee1982 | November 25, 2013 | Reply

  43. Great blog giveaway. I see alot of books here I would love tor read Colleen Coble and Jill Kellly’s book I am always up for a good Christmas read. Etched on my Heart is one I really want to read.

    Comment by joeym11 | November 25, 2013 | Reply

  44. What a beautiful selection of books. I’m sure your winners will be more than happy with any 3 of them. I’m very interested in reading Tidewater Inn. I’ve heard of Colleen Coble, but have never had the chance to read any of her books. 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | November 26, 2013 | Reply

  45. etched upon my heart looks like an interesting read and I love the cover. It would definitely be my first choice.

    Comment by Helen | November 26, 2013 | Reply

  46. Christmas Ideals looks great, me mom would love it!

    Comment by Daniel M | November 26, 2013 | Reply

  47. All these books sound wonderful but I think my favorite based on the covers and blurbs is Etched… Upon My Heart. There’s something about it that grabs my attention. I look forward to reading it.

    Comment by Jessica D | November 27, 2013 | Reply

  48. I would enjoy reading Rudy and Cirrus to our Grandson. He loves books. I think the Ideals Christmas book would be beautiful. I love pictures and stories about Christmas’ past. I tweeted about your great giveaway: Keep up the terrific blogging.

    Comment by paulinemilner | November 27, 2013 | Reply

  49. I would really like Rudy and Cirrus of Karma. I love a book that has a story behind it, looks really cute too!

    Comment by Heather B | November 28, 2013 | Reply

  50. Tidewater Inn looks like a book totally describing my dreams (well except for the man, I’ve got a great one). Wouldn’t it be remarkable to inherit an inn and live in such a dreamy locale? I always have enjoyed Colleen’s books. She is very talented with place and people. Now The Miraculous Journey of Edward Toulane…how could you not be pulled in immediately by the cover and then have those thoughts of “whatever happened to this dear toy of mine?” Sounds like a real pleaser! You have a great mix of books here. What a wonderful opportunity. Please include me in your Thanksgiving giveaway. And thank you for sharing your love of books. I am a new reader and follower via WordPress, but thrilled to find you. 🙂 Oh I almost forgot! The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek…that one has you right at the title! Love a small town book. Again…pretty amazing selection here! Thank you again.

    Comment by Kelly Blackwell | November 28, 2013 | Reply

  51. Would be nice books to read for the holidays

    Comment by bn100 | November 30, 2013 | Reply

  52. All of these books sound great. The children’s books would be great for our granddaughter.

    Comment by Buddy Garrett | November 30, 2013 | Reply

  53. The selection of books are wonderful. I have been wanting to read Jill Kelly’s book “Etched..Upon My Heart” since I have seen her interview on TV. This books sounds like it is moving and touching that I would love to read.

    Comment by Robyn L | November 30, 2013 | Reply

  54. Your reviews are always helpful in choosing a book that would be great to share with my niece and nephew. rudy and cirrus of karma seems like it would be a good read. Might even help teach them a little lesson on the way.

    Comment by Diane S | November 30, 2013 | Reply

  55. I enjoy reading books in a variety of subjects. I look forward to checking out these titles.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | December 1, 2013 | Reply

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