Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MIDSUMMER'S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP

MIDSUMMER'S EVE GIVEAWAY HOP

Many thanks to Kathy at "I AM A READER NOT A WRITER" and "UNIQUELY MOI BOOKS" for sponsoring this hop. My prize is a $25 Amazon gift card. And here's my

Summer is a perfect time for a great read, and on this hop I'd like to introduce readers to my favorite summer beach-read:

"Awakening Avery"
my 2010, Whitney Award-nominated women's novel.

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"She broke the television first. . . "

Every woman grieves differently.

Avery is figuring it out with a little help from her friends.

"An incredible journey of healing and love."

"Awakening Avery" is a quirky, tender, chuckle-out-loud, grab-a-hankie type of read. It's my personal favorite, but listen to what others have said about it:

"I loved this book! I laughed and cried and can't wait to try the pancakes! The characters give great insight to obstacles we all face in one way or another. This book is a lesson manual for overcoming challenges with a splash of fun!"
Susan Fisher

"This is an amazing story of one woman’s journey for peace after losing her husband too early. I laughed and I cried. It is an incredible journey of healing and love. Take a break from your life for 344 pages of travel from Utah, to Baltimore, Maryland to Sarasota, Florida and follow the adventures Avery experiences in learning to love again."
Valerie Steimle -

It's one of those books that really makes a person think. Love it!
Nichole Giles

"I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. It's an LDS story with LDS values, great lessons and the kind of far-reaching lessons that touch lives."
Heather Justeson -

"A heart warming and very emotionally driven book. There are many feelings that are brought up in the reader as this novel progresses. I was hooked from the very first page."
Sheila Staley of the LDSWBR-

"Awakening Avery is a thought provoking book that will tug at your heartstrings . . . a novel unlike any other I’ve read, and I highly recommend it."
Kimberly Job -

"Vivid and compelling . . . a beautifully written story full of rich language . . . It carries some beautiful messages of love, forgiveness and family. . ."
Alison Palmer -

"Laurie has a way of moving readers to laughter, tears, and deep pondering. I recommend Awakening Avery one hundred percent. Let Florida's sea air transport you to a place where life's darkest shadows eventually get blown away."
Anne Bradshaw -

And it's now available as an e-book.

You have five ways to enter to win the gift card. Please note that inorder to have each entry counted, they must be posted separately. Thanks so much. Now here's how you enter:

1. You must be or become a follower of this blog.
2.  Friend me on Facebook. (Doesn't that sound pitiful?)
3. Follow me on Twitter. ) (I know. Also pitiful sounding.)
4. Friend me on Goodreads. (I'm beyond help. . . .)
5. Post this on your facebook or Twitter page:

 Every woman grieves differently. Avery is figuring it out with some help from her friends. "Awakening Avery." http://tinyurl.com/buppr6z
That's it. Thanks for stopping by. Now visit all these other great blogs!

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