Merry Christmas Giveaway!

December 14, 2016 | Comment on This

β„β˜ƒοΈ🎄THE WINNER OF THE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY IS LINDA FROM PENNSYLVANIA! Thanks to all who entered!
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Celebrating not one but two historical fiction releases onΒ January 3, 2017!

The Mark of a King by Jocelyn Green!

Sweeping Historical Fiction Set at the Edge of the Continent
After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile to the fledgling 1720s French colony of Louisiana, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict.
When they arrive in New Orleans, there is no news of Benjamin, Julianne’s brother, and searching for answers proves dangerous. What is behind the mystery, and does military officer Marc-Paul Girard know more than he is letting on?
With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

On the Kentucky frontier of the 1770s, Temperence Tucker has learned to be fleet of foot, accurate with her bow, and silent about her past. But her family secrets complicate her growing attraction to a handsome Virginia land surveyor with a harsh history of his own. Will the hurts and hardships of the past prevent them from a fulfilling future?

To enter, please leave a comment below and tell us what page you’re on & what you’re currently reading! Winner drawn 12/31/16…

A very Merry Christmas to you from the two of us!

122 responses to “Merry Christmas Giveaway!”

  1. Shantelle says:

    I’m on page 129 of Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity, and Identity by Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird.

    And also on page 42 of Luminary by Krista McGee! Both books have been lovely so far! πŸ™‚

    So did you actually mean book page, or a different kind of page?? I’m slightly confused, haha! πŸ˜€

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!
    -Shantelle

    • laurafrantz says:

      What a beautiful title for the first one, Shantelle – my kind of subject! Any page will do, lol;) I forget e-readers don’t always track pages and give you percentages, etc. Blonde to the bone here. A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Leslie says:

    i just finished An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

  3. Kym says:

    I’m currently reading The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen, and am at 18% (reading on my Kindle)

    Both of these books look fascinating – thanks for the chance to win, and Merry Christmas to you!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Hi Kym, So happy you’re here and that both our books have appeal for you! I just rec’d Julie’s Ivy Hill myself but haven’t dived in yet. Love the cover and what I hear is a wide cast of characters. She even has a fun website showcasing the series and village. Bless you for being here and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. Amy M. says:

    I’m on page #265 of Mel Odom’s “Paid in Blood” (1st book in his NCIS series). Thank you for the opportunity to win these two books, what a fantastic way to start the New Year!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Fascinating title, Amy! Love your enthusiasm and how you worded starting the new year. YES! Double the fun sharing a release day giveaway!

  5. Karen Lange says:

    Can’t wait to read these books! πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Karen, SO happy you’re looking forward to them. Your opinion as a fellow reader and author means a lot!

  6. Jackie Smith says:

    Hi….Merry Christmas!
    I am currently reading Cathy Gohlke’s book….The Secrets She Kept. It is very good; first time I (an avid reader) have read her. It is on Kindle and the locator number at bottom left says 2957.

    I would love to read your books; thanks for the giveaway.
    I have read several of Julie’s books.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Hi Jackie, Glad you are a Cathy fan – me, too! I forget that Kindle and page numbers don’t mix. Sorry about that! You’re a gem for going along with it. So hope you enjoy our new books. Fun to share a release day! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Laura: I am dying to read your new book….have asked for it for Christmas so have to be patient.
    Jocelyn’s book sounds great also….will follow up on that, as I have not read any of her books.
    Recently moved from beautiful NC mountains to snowy Rochester, NY to be close to lots of family. My granddaughter will graduate from Berea College in May and we are praying for her acceptance into medical school. Do you live anywhere near the college?

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Marjorie, I am SO excited reading your comments!! Berea College is just 5 minutes away from our cabin:) In fact, my son hopes to go there year after next as he’s a jr in high school now. I hope she is accepted in the med school of her choice. BC is certainly good prep! My people have been attending there since the 19th-century! I can’t imagine a huge move from NC to NY. But NY is so beautiful. I pray you enjoy it very much and that it feels like home soon. And I hope you enjoy Jocelyn’s books as much as I do. She’s so gifted and is as lovely in person as in print!

  8. Susan Cornwell says:

    I am currently reading God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert, page 159. I am enjoying it. Different historical period than I normally read . Good luck with both book launches.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Susan, Heather is a fav of mine. Her covers are spectacular, too. So vivid and Viking-like! But then I thinks she writes suspense, too? Bless you for being here and taking part!

  9. Love these covers and premises! I am currently on page 71 of an eco-memoir, Walking the Llano, by Shelley Armitage. Light years from the topics in these books! Ha!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Kristine, You are one of those very versatile readers. Love it! Amazing that we are all reading such a wide range here. I’m currently into the 2nd book of Michael Philip’s Scottish series starting with THE INHERITANCE. Very good and very different. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  10. Donna Dvorshock says:

    Currently I am in between books, but plan to start Come to Me Alive by Leah Atwood. I am having new flooring installed in my kitchen right now. πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Donna, Will have to check your read out – such an interesting title! What a wonderful gift to have new flooring installed:) My kind of Christmas present! Thanks so much for being part of my writing journey. You are very dear!

  11. Candice Valdez says:

    I am reading From Sand to Ash by Amy Harmon. Page 146. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Candice, Hello and heartfelt thanks for taking part in our Christmas giveaway! Thanks for the book sharing too:)

  12. I am truly blessed by your books. You bring Jesus into your stories so one can have hope forvHim in one’s life.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Janice, Your words are a gift in themselves. Heartfelt thanks! My main hope is to share Jesus in a way that reaches readers. Bless you so much for being here and sharing hope, too. So happy you’re a part of the drawing!

  13. Nikki says:

    Hello! I can’t wait to read these two books soon! I am currently reading “A Hope Undaunted” by Julie Lessman. I heard about this giveaway through Laura Frantz’s Email subscription. Historical fictions are my favorite!!Thank you guys for the chance! GOD BLESS πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Nikki, SO happy you’re here and one of my subscribers via email! That makes my day! Historical fiction is my fav too. Always has been and probably always will be. A very Merry Christmas to you!

  14. Kristen Johnson says:

    I’m just starting (page 1) A Sparrow in Terezin, by Kristy Cambron. Just finished her The Butterfly and the Violin, so this is book two.
    Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love Kristy and her books, Kristen. So happy you’re enjoying them too! I pray you and your loved ones have the best Christmas ever!

  15. So excited and can’t wait for these releases!!

    Currently on page 230 of ‘Rachel Laine’ by Jennifer Peel

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dominique, So happy you’re here and book sharing:) Thanks for entering our Christmas giveaway! You make it much merrier!

  16. Julie Baldridge says:

    These both sound fantastic!!!
    I’m currently on page 86 of For The Record by Regina Jennings.
    Merry CHRISTmas, Laura!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Had lunch with Regina not long ago in Nashville. She’s wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your amazing clan, dear Julie!!

  17. Rachael says:

    I just finished reading Never Forget which is a soon to be released novel by Jody Hedlund. It was an amazing read, and I highly recommend buying it once it is available. I’ll be buying a paperback copy!

    Congrats on both these releases! Can’t wait to read them!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love that cover of Jody’s, Rachael. Glad you are an early reader! Book sharing is always fun. I learn so much that way and add to my list. I know others here do, too. Merry Christmas to you, my sweet friend! And your lovely daughter and real life hero, too:)

  18. Joan Kurth says:

    They both look interesting by their covers. I have not read any of Jocelyn Green’s books so it would be fun to read a new author. I have read several of Laura Frantz’s books and enjoy the ones I have read! Thanks for the chance!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Joan, So appreciate you as a reading friend and your heart for my books. Jocelyn is wonderful and I hope you enjoy her novels like I do. She has a Civil War series that is truly remarkable. I’m thrilled she’s now with my publisher and we share a release day. Bless you for joining us and Merry Christmas!

  19. Cindy says:

    On page 23 of A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush.
    I try to read a few non-fiction books a year.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Cindy, Some of my best reads are the nonfic ones:) Sounds very interesting. I’m about to dive into the bio of Karen Carpenter, someone whose voice I’ve always loved. Kind of sad holiday reading though so I may hold off till the new year. Bless you so much for being here! Hugs to you and your clan!

  20. I’m reading Eleven Pipers Piping by Angela Breidenbach. Currently on page 9.
    Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on your new releases!
    Amber Schamel
    visionwriter2 at gmail dot com

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love the title, Amber ~ very Christmasy! Bless you for entering the giveaway. Sharing a release day with one of my favorite authors makes it twice as joyful!

  21. JOYCE SWAIM says:

    Both of these books sound so exciting and very interesting. My favorite kind of Romance is Historical.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    Have a merry and blessed Christmas,
    Hugs,
    Joyce Swaim

    • laurafrantz says:

      Joyce, I’m with you – historicals are and always have been my favorites. Thank you for joining in here!

  22. Katie Walsh says:

    Not sure what page I’m on (Kindle), but I’m currently reading The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love that title, Katie! I’m imagining a wintry cover. Will have to look it up, thanks:)

      • Stacey K says:

        I’m on pg.100 of Tomorrow’s Garden by Amanda Cabot

        I just finished reading the sample of The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, and would like to read the rest.

        I’m on pg.56 of Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke by Bill Gaultiere

        I’m on pg.68 of Lord, I Just Want to be Happy by Leslie Vernick

        I’m on pg.83 of Running Scared by Ed Welch

        AND most importantly in Hebrews in the Bible

        I counsel women so I always have to be reading and learning, and novels like yours are for my relaxation and pleasure. Reading is such a gift!! I cannot wait to read your new novel I am a huge fan!

        • laurafrantz says:

          Stacey, You’re amazing! Love at ALL you’ve got at hand reading-wise:) You’re so right. Reading is SUCH a gift! Bible reading, especially, as it changes us, every word. Bless you for taking part here. We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  23. Karen Wiley says:

    With a blustery wind outside, falling temps and a forecast of 8-10″ of snow, one must have a stack of books nearby! Just finished “An Elegant Facade” by Kristi Ann Hunter, and started The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck – page 11.

    Wishing you all a MERRY CHRIST-filled Christmas!
    Agape….karen

    • laurafrantz says:

      Karen! I never doubt the quality of your reading stack:) Love your being here on this very wintry day:) Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christ-filled Christmas, too!!

  24. Eva Stephen says:

    I’m currently on page 212 of “Undeniably Yours” by Becky Wade. I don’t normally read contemporary fiction but I’m enjoying it so far.

    • laurafrantz says:

      I don’t usually read contemps either, Eva, but like you, I do with Becky! Her covers are gorgeous and I especially love the one of her upcoming series. Lovely and elegant and more! Bless you and your wee ones and real life here this Christmas!!

  25. Rachael K says:

    I’m so excited to read both of these books! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Presently, I am about to start The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill just as soon as I finish up here, so I am almost on page one, and have every intention of not stopping once I get started.

    Have a blessed Christmas!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love how you say you have no intention of stopping once you start reading, Rachael – you get SO much more of a book that way! Really feel you’re right there with no gaps in the action:) I just rec’d a copy of Ivy Hill too. Happy reading and a very Merry Christmas to you!

  26. Stacey K says:

    For some reason I am not making my own comment but replyung under someone else…please enter me in, I sooo want to have a chance to win…

    I’m on pg.100 of Tomorrow’s Garden by Amanda Cabot

    I just finished reading the sample of The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, and would like to read the rest.

    I’m on pg.56 of Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke by Bill Gaultiere

    I’m on pg.68 of Lord, I Just Want to be Happy by Leslie Vernick

    I’m on pg.83 of Running Scared by Ed Welch

    AND most importantly in Hebrews in the Bible

    I counsel women so I always have to be reading and learning, and novels like yours are for my relaxation and pleasure. Reading is such a gift!! I cannot wait to read your new novel I am a huge fan!

    Reply

  27. laurafrantz says:

    Entry for Bonnie E. :
    I’m currently reading Season of Love, Christmas in Cutter’s Creek by Vivi Holt, location 387 in ebook.

    Thank you!

  28. Terressa T. says:

    Page 126 of “A Bride for Keeps” by Melissa Jagears. I’m loving it!
    And I can’t wait for your new book.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

  29. Patty says:

    I am on page 239 of the book Dogwood by Chris Fabry.

  30. I’m on page 1 of Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren! I love starting a new book πŸ™‚

  31. Brittany El-Shouki says:

    I’m not reading anything at the moment but I am eagerly awaiting the release of both books! The last book I read was “So Fair a Lady” by Amber Lynn Perry.

  32. Linda Harris says:

    Hello Laura,

    I’m on page 309 of Paul L. Maier’s book, “The Constantine Codex.” It has been a very interesting read.

  33. Mary Barrientez says:

    Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
    on Kindle 5%
    Would love to read both of these books.
    Thank you!

  34. Christie says:

    I am currently reading “A Royal Christmas Wedding” by Rachel Hauck. I am on page 139. I can not wait for your new book, Laura. Thank you for introducing me to Jocelyn Green. I also can not wait to read her books. They sound wonderful. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  35. Beth says:

    I’m reading Colleen Coble’s upcoming novel, Because You’re Mine! I’m on page 75. It started off with a bang – what I’ve come to expect from her books πŸ™‚

  36. Angie Y. says:

    Laura: I love your books! I am re-reading The Frontiersman’s Daughter and am on page 66 on my Nook. Just re-read The Colonel’s Daughter and Courting Morrow Little this past week. I love the time period and location and enjoy the characters so much! I am originally from southwest VA, so I am familiar with the names of rivers, etc. you mention in your stories. I have also enjoyed reading Jocelyn Greene’s Civil War period stories! Thank you both!

  37. Becky Smith says:

    I have just finished a book and need to start another one. I just got Courting Morrow Little and am excited to start it tonight! The Prologue starts on page 7. I am not familiar with Jocelyn Green, but both of the books look interesting! I look forward to reading both.

  38. Linda Hansen says:

    I am currently reading Toward the Sunrise by Elizabeth Camden and The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp. I have read every book of yours Laura and can’t wait for your next one. The Mark of the King sounds so intriguing…I love historical fiction so much!!

  39. Patricia Hullett says:

    I am on page 205 of Oliver, the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton. I couldn’t help myself and started reading An Amish Family Christmas by Shelley Shepard Gray this morning. I am on page 29. Thank you for this awesome contest and Merry Christmas!

  40. JJ says:

    Now that I’ve finished leading my Ladies Bible Study class for the Fall session, I can get back into reading my fiction. I’m currently 15% finished (Kindle) w/The Honorable Heir by Laurie Alice Eakes.

  41. Brenda T says:

    I am reading Night (Night Trilogy) by Elie Wiesel. I look forward to reading both books. They look very appealing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Joyce Barnes says:

    Just finished Leaving Independence by Leanne W. Smith… looking for my next good read. Laura I really enjoy your books!

  43. Laura, thank you so much for partnering with me for this double give-away! It has been so much fun to scroll through and see what everyone is reading. What a well-read group of readers you have! Obviously, I’m not entering my own drawing, but thought I’d chime in and say what I’m reading. On audio book, I just started The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen. On my nightstand, I’m on page 300-something in Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and on my Kindle, I’m at 15% in The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection, which releases in March! I wrote the fourth novella in that collection (a Civil War tale) but I’m savoring the work of my co-authors now: Heather Day Gilbert, Amanda Dykes, Maureen Lang, and Joanne Bischof!

    P.S. For all those who have commented that they aren’t familiar with me but The Mark of the King looks interesting–thank you for that! I do hope you get a chance to read it. Bless you all for being here!

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Jocelyn,
      I can’t thank you enough for taking time here and making a release date so much more wonderful! Love knowing what you’re reading. Book sharing is so much fun:)

      I apologize for the delay in answering. Our Christmas cabin is bursting with company and I’m discovering the joys and challenges of releasing a book around the holidays after so many summer/fall ones! My giveaway post is quite terse for once! My intentions to answer every comment left is proving interesting, too!

      Hope and pray this Christmas is especially meaningful and overflows with blessings for you and your family. You are a gift to me with your friendship, heart for Christ, and your beautiful books!

    • Terrill Rosado says:

      Jocelyn, The Painter’s Daughter was one of my favorite books this past year. I hope you enjoyed it or are still enjoying it. πŸ™‚ AND your Message in a Bottle Collection sounds like one I will want my hands on. What a great group of authors you joined with! I just added it to my Amazon wish list.

  44. My Enemy, My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes.
    Looking forward to both new books!

    Thank you

  45. Gidget says:

    I am trying to read, but I being pulled in a million different directions. Trying to read the Viscount ‘s Blazing Love Charlotte Stone Page 10

  46. I just looked and I have written six reviews since December 1 for my wonderful Historical Fiction reads. So finishing one book last night, I am on to my next book, a nonfiction, Devotions for a Deeper Life ~ Oswald Chambers (shhh, don’t tell; will be a Christ*mas gift for my husband who reads My Utmost for His Highest daily). ~*page 0*~ I am about to open the cover… This is going to be perfect for him!!

    Celebrating not one but two historical fiction releases on January 3, 2017!
    YaY, Laura and Jocelyn! Would love to win; my very favorite genre. Merry Christ*mas to you both! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  47. Corrine says:

    I am currently reading This Road We Traveled by Jane Kirkpatrick. I am reading on a kindle and am at 57%. I have been anticipating the arrival of your new book as a child does Christmas Morning. I enjoy a great book that can whisk me away into another time and place. I have yet to read any of Jocelyn Greens’ books. However, the summary for Mark of a King sounds fabulous. I will definitely be checking out this author too! Thank you for this opportunity to enter and win these two books.

  48. Abbie Peterson says:

    I currently reading the final book in a 3 book Postcards from Pullman series by Judith Miller… it’s a good historical fiction read; I find myself evaluating what is a ‘fair wage’?, especially when once again people are working jobs that don’t seem to provide a livable wage. Merry Christmas and may God guide us to be His hands of support.

  49. Mary Preston says:

    I’m actually re-reading VIENNA PRELUDE by Bodie Thoene. On page 52.

  50. Julie says:

    Haven’t started either yet

  51. Jenny Snow says:

    Ooh! What a gift! I hope I win! I finished One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tag a couple weeks ago. It was so cute and a big hit with my friends for our Annual Pajama and Novella girls’ night in. Can’t wait to read these two books (and Julie Klassen’s release.) I’m due for a night off to read after Christmas!!

    Merry Christmas!!!!

  52. laurafrantz says:

    Dear friends – Forgive me for reading but not answering every comment here. They’re all so appreciated! With a house full of company my usual answering of every comment is not happening! But I am praying for each of you as we celebrate Christ’s birth and all that it means for us. God bless you all. See you on the other side of the giveaway!
    In Him,
    Laura

  53. Laura Frantz says:

    Entering for Rory Lemond!

  54. I left an answer on Jocelyn’s site, but I wanted to come and say that I have enjoyed both of your’s books and truly felt a part of the stories !
    Blessings
    Linda Marie Finn

  55. Just finished book #2 of Lauraine Snelling’s series A Secret Refuge. Starting in page 1 of book #3 The Long Way Home.

  56. Annette van Vliet says:

    I’m starting with Luther & Katherina of Jody Hedlund.
    Merry Christmas to all of you

  57. Caryl Kane says:

    Hello Laura and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    I’m on page 105 of A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heiztmann.

  58. Katelyn says:

    Hi Laura!

    Such a fun giveaway!!! I am currently on page 248 in Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery, page 242 in Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott, page 68 in Persuasion by Jane Austen, page 106 in the Diary of Anne Frank, and also reading random selections in The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw!

    Merry Christmas!

    ~ Kate

  59. Hi, Laura!
    I can’t wait to read these! I’m especially looking forward to Moonbowβ€”I saw a real moonbow for the very first time last summer. Crazy-amazing beauty!
    I’m currently on page 67 of Sticks and Stones by my Word Weaver writing friend, Shellie Arnold.
    Merry Christmas!

  60. Marissa says:

    I am on page 345 in Jody Hedlund’s book, Undaunted Hope. So good!! Also looking forward to these two releases! πŸ™‚

  61. Cathy C says:

    What a fun idea for a holiday giveaway, as reading the comments gives other possible titles to add to the stack! Thank you for the opportunity to participate. I am currently on page 287 of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s The Devoted, and I just finished and posted a review for Tracie Peterson’s A Love Transformed.

  62. Lacey Mitchell says:

    I am an avid reader! I have a deep love for books and I just finished reading a book. I’m looking for another book to sink my teeth into. The title caught my eye first then I read the excerpt here and love what little I have read. I would love to win this book and then share it with friends.

  63. Kara says:

    I am currently reading Made Safe by Francis Sparks, I believe I am about 20% in. It’s not out yet but it is an awesome thriller/detective book!

  64. Claudea says:

    I just finished A Captive Heart by Michelle Griep. Can’t wait to read the two new release!

  65. Hannah P says:

    Hi Laura! I am currently on page 192 of Plague by Gary Birken, and page 309 of Toward the Sunrise by Elizabeth Camden. Looking forward to your new book! I thoroughly enjoyed Mistress of Tall Acres! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  66. Michelle Urbansky says:

    I am currently reading Hearts Made Whole by Jody Hedlund and im on page 146..Thanks for the giveaway !! πŸ™‚

  67. Jessica says:

    I’m on page 164 of The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you for a chance to win! I love all your books and I’m looking forward to the next one❀️ Merry Christmas!!

  68. Haha this is pretty funny, but I am actually on page 71 of The Frontiersman’s Daughter by Laura Frantz πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love that, Elaina! So hope you enjoy Lael’s wild world! You’ve made my holiday:) Thanks to you & all here for entering the drawing!

  69. Mary in Idaho says:

    WOW, what an exciting giveaway! I have been anticipating the release of both of these books for months. I am learning that really good books in my favorite genre are worth the wait. Thank you so much for a chance to win these books. I reading Lynn Austin’s “Waves of Mercy” currently. On page 230.

  70. Tiffany says:

    I am currently reading the lovely new novel by Julie Klassen, “The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill.” Perfect to curl up with a steaming hot cup of tea. I am on page 351 and can’t turn those pages fast enough! Thank you for the giveaway! Both of those books sound AMAZING!

  71. stefanie bowman says:

    i just got done reading Blessing by Lyn Cote. i will be starting the book the jewel of his heart by meggie brendan.

  72. Linda Saucier says:

    I just finished Courting Morrow Little yesterday! What a special story. I liked so well that I recommended my husband read it and he is. Your writing transported me to another time and place. Thank you.

    • laurafrantz says:

      Dear Linda! Thank you so very much for your heart for Morrow! I’m touched, too, that your husband is reading it now, thanks to you:) My hope is to do just what you describe here & carry you away to another time & place. Bless you for being here & for the gift of your words! Thrilled you’re in the giveaway too!

  73. Carol Kelley says:

    I’m on page 130 of With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden. I’m looking forward to reading both books in the give-away.
    Thanks

  74. Bonnie Edenfield says:

    When something drastic happens quickly in the plot.

  75. Winnie Thomas says:

    I’m currently reading Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert, and I’m a little more than half-way through. It releases in about a month. So far I’m loving it. I’d love to win the two books. I’ve heard great things about them already!

  76. Brenda W says:

    I just finished An Unlikely Love by Dorothy Clark. I’m trying to decide what to read next.

  77. Trixi Oberembt says:

    I’m in between books right now, but I just finished My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss Texas by Erica Vetsch. Lovely story, I love her writing! I’m not sure what book I’ll be starting next, I have so many choices πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the double book giveaway, these both look really good!

  78. Wendy Garner says:

    I am currently not ready amy fiction–Gasp! It’s so sad. I am on page 133 of Gloria Furhman’s Missional Motherhood. It’s an incredible book, but I just can’t burn through it like one of Laura’s novels. πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Love your heart for my books, Wendy! You so bless me with the gift of your words! Thank you and happy New Year!

  79. Jeanne Bishop says:

    I just finished “Christmas Bells” by Jennifer Chiaverini.

    • Candy Caviness says:

      I forgot to also add that I’m currently reading Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan (pg 5)…..I just finished (last night) Left at the Altar by Margaret Brownley.

  80. Candy Caviness says:

    First off, 2016 was a horrible terrible year. So I’m totally looking forward to both of these books being released!

    I’ve read all of Laura’s books and a couple from Jocelyn. Both authors can definitely pull you in and make you feel like your right in the middle of the story, with a smooth flowing story line and colorful adjectives they just paint the perfect picture!

  81. Whitney says:

    Just finished “Postern of Fate” and “Partners in Crime” by Agaha Christie. Great fun with my favorite of her detectives, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford.

    Congrats on the new releases!

  82. Terrill Rosado says:

    Unfortunately, I’ve been in a reading slump this past month and not entirely happy with my choices, so I wouldn’t want to mention them here. Knowing that my pre-ordered copy of A Moonbeam Night will be arriving on Tuesday makes me a little bit giddy and I’m bound to get out of my slump. πŸ™‚ I also plan to start reading Amy Matayo’s book, The Thirteenth Chance, today. So my New Year’s Eve will hopefully be spent in a good book while my kiddo’s go spend time with their friends. πŸ™‚

    • laurafrantz says:

      Terrill!Thank you for your pre-order! That means I can keep writing:) Your comments about Matayo’s book piques my interest & Id love to see the cover. Hope your new year is full of good books & other blessings!

  83. Lisa says:

    Currently reading the Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray and on page 40….
    Cannot wait to read your new book!!! πŸ™‚