Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What's on My Nightstand . . . WINNER ANNOUNCED and GIVEAWAYS GALORE!!!

The winner of GG Vandagriff's book, "The Hidden Branch" is . . . TAFFY LOVELL.

Congratulations Taffy! You are in for a very late night of reading. Please contact me at micheleabell@gmail.com so I can get your mailing information.

The winner of Linda Weaver Clark's book hasn't been chosen yet, so I will post the results of that giveaway when I have them.

NOW . . . this week, on my nightstand, is the book An Angel on Main Street by Kathi Oram Peterson.
From the back of the book:
Micah Connors promised his mother he would be good in their new town. But with Christmas only three days away, being escorted home by the sheriff does not bode well. Can the towering officer be trusted not to tell what happened? Perhaps the ramshackle stable that has appeared on Main Street will sidetrack him from spilling the day’s events — or maybe his interest in Micah’s widowed mother will do the trick. The last thing Dawn Connors needs is to hear her son is in trouble. She has enough to worry about with her husband gone and her daughter, Annie, ill. Even though Micah has told his sister the rustic structure in the middle of town is simply part of the town’s holiday decorations, Annie is sure that unseen angels are building the crude stable — which means baby Jesus is coming, and he can make her better. Terrified that his little sister might die, Micah vows to find the baby Jesus for Annie, even if it is only a plastic doll. But as Micah gets nearer to his goal he finds angels are closer than he ever would have believed.

This is a precious story that will fill your heart with the Christmas spirit and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas. Beautifully written and filled with nostalgic imagery and timeless messages, An Angel on Main Street is perfect reading for this holiday season.

I will be giving out a copy of this book. To enter please post a comment on my blog and your name will be entered. Please mention that this is the book you want to win.

And because winning is so fun, I am also giving away copies of the book SHUDDER and Saving Madeline.


From the back of the book:
Darcy and Clare grew up as best friends, sharing trials and triumphs from preschool through college graduation. Now they’re sharing an apartment in Boise, Idaho, where Clare just landed a great job and Darcy is pursuing a teaching certificate. There’s only one problem: Blaine, Clare’s boyfriend. His chauvinistic, know-it-all ways set Darcy’s teeth on edge. Darcy vows not to let Blaine ruin her lifelong friendship with Clare, but when Blaine insists on moving in, Darcy suddenly finds herself alone.

The estranged friends forge ahead on seemingly separate paths. Engaged to Blaine, Clare becomes trapped in ugly family politics and vicious treatment from her fiancĂ©. Darcy finds a temporary home with Karlene, an accident victim seeking live-in help, but a twisted plot soon threatens their safety. Clare’s wedding briefly reunites her with Darcy, yet the friends have never been farther apart. And when Clare finds herself in mortal peril and finally calls on Darcy to help, it might be too late.

Jennie outdoes herself with this story and creates a plot with more twists and turns than a bag of pretzels. It's a great mystery filled with suspense and powerful emotion. Anyone who has experienced any type of abuse or seen a friend or family member in this situation will understand the clear message of the story-- abuse destroys lives and should not be tolerated.



From the back of the book:
As a public defender, Caitlin McLoughlin dreams of someday locking the bad guys in prison instead of defending them. But prosecuting jobs are scarce, and Caitlin’s future seems bleak. When her current client is about to walk away from a brutal crime, she risks her career to make sure he doesn’t hurt anyone else. But how far is she is willing to go — especially when she needs her job so she can continue caring for her mentally disabled sister? Then Caitlin meets Parker Hathaway, charged with kidnapping a four-year-old child. Just another criminal, just another job, Caitlin thinks. But when she learns the real story, she realizes that she must put everything on the line to defend her client and save the little girl before it’s too late. Saving Madeline is the story of a man determined to protect a child he loves, and the woman who dared to trust him.

Rachel writes a story that exposes the critical issues of drug abuse, protecting children, and how sometimes our legal system can injure the innocent. Packed with real emotion and depth, I highly recommend this book.

To win either of these books please post a comment on my blog and mention which book you want to win and your name will go into a drawing. Winners will be announced on my blog next week.

Good luck, happy shopping and thanks for being awesome, incredible friends and fans.

33 comments:

Anne Bradshaw said...

I've read Rachel's book and it's super-excellent. I'd love to win "Shudder" so please enter my name :-)

Rebecca Talley said...

I'd love to win any of them. Can I be entered 3 times?

Love your blog, Michele.

kristi said...

Can I possibly say I'd like to be entered for all three?? ;) If only one - Shudder!

THANKS

Jennie said...

I'm not entering the contest; I already have all three books. I'm a bit biased about Shudder, but I can assure whoever wins either Madeline or Main Street, you're in for a treat.

Gale Sears said...

Dear Michele,
I've read all but Saving Madaline.
I'd love to enter for that book to be on my nightstand.

Janette Rallison said...

They all look like great books, so you can enter me for any of them!

Shauna said...

I would love to enter to win any of them. They all sound wonderful :)

Laura said...

I would love to win any of the three! LOve your blog!!

Laura Derry

jenb said...

I would love to have "An Angel on Main Street.

Danyelle said...

I have Angel on Main Street - it was fantastic! Loved it!

I would LOVE to win Saving Madeline. I also haven't read Shudder yet. But Rachel's book is my first pick.

Thank you for the fun give away!

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Malynne said...

An Angel on Main Street looks really good! I haven't read any of the books, but this one would be my preference.

Taffy said...

Thanks, Michele! I'm excited to read another one of GGs books.

I'm with Rebecca on this, I want to win all of them! A girl can't have too many books, right?

Sherrie said...

I've already read and wrote a review for Saving Madeline. But I would love to win both Shudder or Angel on Main Street. If I can enter both that would be great, if not and I have to pick one then please put me in for Main Street.

Susan said...

This is the first time that I have read your blog. I am impressed with what you are sharing. It gives me more books that I want to read. Now just to find time for the reading of them. I would like to win "Saving Madeline."

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I`d love to be entered for Shudder. The cover just draws me in.

Allison said...

I'd love to enter to win either Shudder or Saving Madeline. Will the next Modest proposal book be out soon? That's the book I REALLY want :D

Sue said...

I would love to read An Angel on Main Street. I'v read the other two and really enjoyed them

Susan said...

I would love to win the book "Shudder". It sounds very interesting to me. Thanks!

Sheila said...

Great contest Michelle!! I would love to win a copy of Shudder or Saving Madeline. I have my own copy of An Angel on Main Street and I love it!! Thanks!

MelWhett said...

How could I possibly choose? I love them all. Please enter me for any or all.

Rachel said...

I would love to win any of the 3 books! I thought the post about your daughters picture was so precious, thanks for sharing it with us!

Lynette said...

I've read Saving Madeline, and it was a very moving story. I'd love to have the Angels on Main Street.

Kimberly Job said...

I would love Shudder or Saving Madeline. I've read The Angel on Main Street and loved it!

Todd, Katrina & Kyler said...

I would love to win any of them. All three of them sound good. You can enter my name as Katrina Mortensen.

Lynelle said...

I would love to read "Saving Madeline" Thanks Michele!

Vicki said...

I would love to win any of thesse great books! You are a wonderful reviewer!

JoAnn Arnold said...

It seems the competition is stiff. Enjoyed your blog as always and I'd love to be a winner of a book. I would like to enter my name for either "Shudder" or "Angel on Mainstreet or both!

Paige M. said...

I be tickled pink to be able to read any of these!

I would love to be entered for all, but Shudder is my first pick.

Thanks Michele!

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Robin said...

I'm interested in An Angel on Main Street.

Robin said...

Shudder sounds like a great read. Put me in for a drawing.

Michele said...

Would love to have any of the 3 on my nightstand. Please enter me for any of them. Love your blog!