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Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Christmas Mail-Order Brides" Book Giveaway!

We're doing a GREAT Giveaway today. It's a book that will help put you in the mood for the upcoming holidays! But first....the rules.

This isn't your typical book drawing. Instead of doing a 'canned' interview with our two authors (Carrie and Vickie) in advance, I let YOU, the reader, be the interviewer and ask the questions. In fact, you must ask a question or make a specific comments about one of Carrie or Vickie's books that you've read, to enter. Anyone who simply states they want to be entered in the drawing will miss out, as it shows you didn't read these directions.

Marriage Arrives by Mail-Order—just in time for Christmas!

Three unmarried women contact Mrs. Mayberry's Matrimonial Society for Christians of Moral Character seeking husbands and travel the Transcontinental Railroad hoping love awaits them.

Annika Bergstrom, a Swedish immigrant, travels to Wyoming where her intended, Chase Simms, has disappeared, leaving his father and brother saddled with her future. When her groom returns, will her heart still be free to give?

Enroute to Nevada, Jolie Addams's stagecoach is robbed, placing her in a compromising situation with wounded fellow passenger, Clay HJackson, when they are forced to spend a night on the trail alone. together. Will Joile's fiance be understanding?

Elizabeth Lariby packs up her life of secrets and heads to Nebraska for a new start, but her fiance, Zane Michaels, also has secrets that could doom the new marriage. Can they learn to trust each other?

When Amelia Mayberry decides to end her matchmaking service, she still has one prospective groom waiting to be matched. Will traveling to California to meet Lennox Baily set things right or create new conflicts?

Will this Christmas season bring hope to those seeking lasting love?

ALSO--double your chance of winning. Become a follower of my blog and get your name put in again. It's that easy. Two chances to win! So come on gals, think up some great questions for our two guest authors today and as always, thanks for visiting!

Carrie Turansky
Click HERE to go to Carrie's web site

Vickie McDonough

Click here to go to Vickie's web site


"Four delightful stories of adventures in love. It's fun to read the twists and turns the writers came up with to develop story lines that capture your heart and imagination. I read the book in two days outside of work, couldn't wait to see how they would end. I highly recommend this book, perfect book lovers gift for this upcoming Christmas season." Review by P.J.

Lovely Annika Bergstrom, a Swedish immigrant, travels to Wyoming to meet and marry a man she's never met—only he doesn't know it! Well meaning family initiated the "romance" in the best interests of the widower Chase Simms. The problem is, Chase is not interested, and Annika finds his brother, Daniel, more the type of man she can count on and respect. Family and romantic tension abound in Turansky's story that well portrays what it meant to become a mail-order bride—burned bridges and facing an uncertain future with an unknown man. I loved that the author was able to bring an intriguing plot twist with such tension, compassion, romance and surrender to the Lord—all in a short space. I've not read the other stories yet, but I was caught up in the storytelling of "A Trusting Heart" and look forward to reading more from this author." Reviewed by Cathy Gohlke

Christmas Mail-Order Brides

By Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough, Therese Stenzel, Carrie Turansky

Published by Barbour, ISBN: 978-1-60260-969-3, 350 pages, $7.99

Available at, and local bookstores.

Disclaimer--I wasn't paid or given anything to do this drawing.

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