Friday, October 4, 2013

New Job and Giveaway


 
THE WINNER OF THE BOOK, A HOME FOR MY HEART,
IS CHRIS GRANVILLE.



A week ago I left my job, taking early retirement, to work more on my writing. I have had a pretty good first week. I was sad when I realized today was the end of the week, although I did have moments of "sheer terror" of the future.

Farewell gifts from generous co-workers

The main thing I learned this week is that time goes fast and we need to take steps to do those things we are called to do. We only get one chance.


 
Now, for the giveaway:  I am giving away a copy of A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer. I brought back this book back from ACFW Conference, and it is set in 1910 at the Raystown Home for Orphan and Friendless Children. Being a lover of historical fiction, the setting of this book intrigued me. I haven’t read it, but I am anxious to. I have two copies, so I am sharing one with a reader.
 
 
 

Leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway. The last day to enter is next Thursday, October 10 at midnight, central time. No international entrants.
Please leave your email.
The winner will be announced on this blog next Friday.

 


 
 
 

 

 

 

18 comments:

  1. Enjoy your retirement! I did it two and a half years ago and it's so much fun!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I plan to. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. God go with you in your retirement
    The book sounds neat
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granville AT frontiernetDOTnet

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    1. Thanks, Chris and also for stopping by. Will put you in the drawing.

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  3. I recently spent a week of vacation with a retired Aunt & Uncle. I could get accustomed to that life! I hope you enjoy it and get lots of writing done.
    I would love to read this book. I really enjoyed her first release.

    Pattymh2000@Yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Patty; will put you in the drawing.

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  4. I will be praying that the transition is easy and that God leads your steps.

    I have been hearing and reading good things about Anne Mateer's books but haven't had the chance to read one yet.

    Blessings and thank you for the giveaway!
    Jasmine A.
    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine for stopping by and being part of the giveaway.

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  5. God bless you in your retirement. I've read great reviews about this book. Would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Congratulations on your retirement!
    I would love to win your book for my church library.
    Thanks!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Maybe your library will have a new book.

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  7. Congratulations on your new season of writing! I'm a fan of historical fiction and A Home for My Heart sounds engaging. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Merry. I will add you to the drawing.

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  8. A big congratulations on your retirement.
    I really love reading historical fiction novels and would love to read A Home For My Heart.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133ATyahooDOTcom

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  9. Congrats on the new job and good luck! Thank you for sharing one of your books by doing a contest.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I look at it as a new job. Thanks for stopping by.

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