For the LOVE of Reading! Extra Special Giveaway!

I started this blog a few years ago when I was on a one way street to Tudorville. Anne Boleyn, King Henry and his other wives, and the Wars of the Roses OH MY! I just could not stop myself. A few years later I am finally branching out and getting into some more “comfort” reads which are (for me) novels that read faster and yet still offer satisfaction when I am through with them…stories that have themes of character development, perhaps some suspense, and always a historical element.
The genre of Inspirational Fiction has a fine line between Historical Christian Fiction and even historical romance .. and these are all sub-genres that I may have raised an eyebrow at a few years ago. I didn’t realize how interesting and emotive these reads could be! I only have the Historical Novel Society to thank for opening up this world to me. Authors like Julie Klassen, Tamera Alexander, Tracie Peterson, Anne Mateer, Deanne Gist, Sarah Sundin, Amanda Cabot and Laurie Alice Eakes have all been introduced to me by the Historical Novels Review magazine for which I review for. I am so eager to share with you these stories! Most of the reviews for these books will be published when the next magazine comes out in May.. but the ones I have reviewed for the March magazine are posting now pretty much on a weekly basis.The reviews that have been posted on the blog I have linked to.
I realize I have gathered the followers that I have via my love for the Tudor era, so I would like to get the word out in the streets of the blogosphere that I will be reviewing all sorts of historical reads.. like the Historical Christian and Inspirational Fiction reads. I also want to let you know that the novels that I have read thus far are not pushy on the faith aspect, so if you are on the fence because of fear of being preached to, please don’t shy away. Give it a try. If you want some stories that incorporate a bit of love, romance and a historic atmosphere, try some of these out.
I’ll need some help getting some new lovers of Historical Christian Fiction/inspirational historical romance this way.. so here are some giveaways to throw out there.. these are gently read used books I received for review for the Historical Novel Society Review magazine.

This is a Spread the Love Follower giveaway.. the more followers I get, the more giveaways I will hand out!


At the time of this post, I have 466 Followers…
If I get to 480 followers:
Giveaway Prize One for one lucky follower:

Love on the Line by Deanne Gist

Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart
Heart’s Safe Passage by Laurie Alice Eakes

If I get to 500 followers:
Giveaway Prize Two for a second lucky follower:

Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey
Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin

Get the word out about the giveaway, and don’t forget to follow via Google Friend Connect!

The only mandatory entries are a blog post comment with your email address, and follow.
Ends 3/24, open to USA. My wallet can only handle so much with the shipping fees.
BUT of course extra entries are available (my very first RaffleCopter Giveaway!!)

If you don’t see the rafflecopter form, hit the READ MORE link below to enter for more entries via Rafflecopter
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Filed under 2011 Releases, 2012 Releases, Christian Fiction, Historical Romance, Inspirational

20 responses to “For the LOVE of Reading! Extra Special Giveaway!

  1. virginiebarbeau

    Love these kind of books!!martinack75 AT hotmail DOT com

  2. I get quite a few of these from Litfuse Publicity group. I find them relaxing if you know what I mean. I especially love the Amish stories.I've got the widget posted for you Marie. I don't know if you are aware but google has disallowed the GFC widget from non-blogger blogs. They are all about google+ now.Chchchchanges you know. *sigh*

  3. duhkaiminani at gmail dot comnot enough coffee yet

  4. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!megnate at telus dot net

  5. I love your blog! Great giveaway, thanks!

  6. I always enjoy your reviews. Thanks.seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. You have a wonderful blog, particurly your reviews. Good Luck.CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  8. I find that the Christian historical fiction I've read is actually quite good. Of course, I'm talking about Julie Klassen here and I think she's especially talented. I also have titles by Jamie Carie (Wind Dancer) and T.L. Higley (Shadows of Colossus & Pompeii) on my shelves that I need to get to. Thanks for the giveaway, Marie! I hope you reach your goals on followers. =O)truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

  9. Amazing giveaway! Thank you!Margaretsingitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. Great giveaway! I tweeted it (at least it's in my buffer, will tweet sometime tomorrow).janesteen AT hotmail DOT com

  11. These books look good! Thanks for the giveaway!mittens0831 at aol dot com

  12. Would love to try this genre. Was always afraid they would be too preachy.Tmrtini at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Hey Marie- I'm passing on the love…I blogged about this over at my place:) and I'm so proud of you and your good work!

  15. would love to enter. hope the give away is open internationally. my id is

  16. I am now following you through GFC. This giveaway is awesome! I love historical fiction too–especially inspirational fiction! My e-mail is Thanks for the opportunity! Megan S.

  17. I love the Christan historicals, it's really great to be able to read a well written historical without a lot of graphic sex. I'm a follower: theresanTheresa Nweceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. I'll be honest: inspirational and Christian fiction immediately makes me zone out but for you, I'm going to shape up and be more open-minded. Certainly, I love stories about people being their best selves, so I shouldn't be a hater. I'll keep my eye on your reviews should something jump out at me. 🙂 I'll also spread the word — glad to see you so excited about this new genre, even if it isn't (initially) my thing!

  19. Your blog is lovely! I just found it today. Even if I don't win, what a Gem :0) I will add a link to my fb page The Tudor Cafe! my email is bridgett dot trejo at yahoo dot com.

  20. Thanks for entering everyone!Sadly, the giveaway has been cancelled because we failed to reach the first goal of 480 followers. As of 3/25, I still have 470 followers.Better luck next time!

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