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Friday, November 16

Christmas Book Giveaway

Since I started my blog in September, I've made 88 posts and made a lot of new friends. So, my 100th post will be coming up soon. That means it's time for a Giveaway. Whoever leaves a comment on my blog this week will be entered to win. There is nothing you have to do except leave a comment. At the end of the week I will randomly pick a winner. Here is the prize:



The Shoe Box is a tender and moving Christmas story from author Francine Rivers. The book also includes a note from the author about the significance of her story, plus her own family's favorite traditions and holiday recipes. This is a great book! I have one of my own and thought that it was the perfect time of year to give one to one of the wonderful people who comment on my blog posts before November 16th. The draw will take place on the 17th.

Excerpt from the book's jacket:

Timmy O'Neil came to live with Mary and David Holmes on a cloudy day in the middle of September, two weeks after school started. He was a quiet little six year old boy with sorrowful eyes.

Not very long afterward, they wondered about the box he carried with him all the time. It as an ordinary shoe box with a red lid and the word Running Shoes printed on the side.

As Timmy makes new friends and finds a loving home with Mary and David, he remains unwilling to share the secret of his mysterious shoe box... until the night of the church nativity pagent opens his heart to one very special person.

The recipes in this book are fantastic and I know that the lucky winner will use at least one of them for Christmas dinner this year. I know I will. Good luck to everyone.


62 comments:

  1. Hi Mary - I have read this book, so don't need to be entered, but I wanted to thank you for doing this give-away. Francine Rivers is one of my favorite writers. Someone will really enjoy this!

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  2. Mari,

    You have commented and I will put your name into the drawing. If you win, please pass the book on to a senior or other person who would enjoy it.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  3. Dear Mary ~~ What a lovely idea and the book sounds wonderful. Sticky posts are new to me, but a good idea.
    Glad you enjoyed Audrey Hepburn's Beauty tips and thanks for affirming that freezing does work for skin cancers. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

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  4. Merle,

    I have entered your name in the draw for The Shoe Box. Good luck and thanks for being such a regular visitor to my blog. I truly enjoy our visits.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  5. I so love Francine Rivers!
    I have given Redeeming Love to several people for gifts. And I have just finished reading Rahab.
    Thank you-what a neat thing to give away in a drawing at Christmas!
    Of course I hope I will win. ;)

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  6. You invited so here I am. I love to read.

    Thanks for asking me and thanks for the comment.

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  7. Sharon,

    I have entered your name in the drawing. Good luck!

    I had never read Francine Rivers before, though I take out a lot of Christian books from the library. I am going to look up other books that she has written. I loved the one like this that I have. It's a real keepsake.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  8. Granny,

    Your name has been added to the drawing and wish you good luck.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  9. Great contest! My boyfriend's mom loves to read Christmas books. I'd love to win this for her! :)

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  10. Lesha,

    Thank you for posting. Your name has been entered in the draw. How nice to want to win it for your boyfriend's mom. Good luck!

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  11. Oh Mary, how very kind and generous of you to be hosting this giveaway. I've never read this book but it sounds so fascinating!! Soon you will have done 100 posts...and I must say every one of them enjoyable:-) xoxo

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  12. Sounds like such a lovely book, so sweet of you to give it away my friend.

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  13. How sweet of you! That sounds like a wonderful book so count me in, sister!
    Love YOU...have a great day!

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  14. Hi Mary,

    How very nice of you to give this beautiful book away. Whoever wins it will be lucky, indeed. Sounds like a lovely, inspirational book. Thank you, Mary.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  15. Looks like a sweet Christmas story. I would love a chance to win. Thank you for giving it away. :)

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  16. This is my FAVORITE Christmas story!!! I use to read this EVERY year at a christian school that I worked at. I sure would LOVE to have this book to read to my girls!!! Please enter me.

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  17. What a thoughtful and lovely way to share a favorite Christmas story. It certainly sounds like the perfect holiday gift for family and friends.

    And soon we will all be congratulating you on your 100th post!

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  18. Thanks to everyone for your posts. Your names have all been entered in the draw. Good luck to each of you!

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  19. I'd love to have this book! I need to read more Francine Rivers - I've only read the one based on Hosea. Really gripping book.

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  20. I've read a couple Francine Rivers, but not this one..
    Looks great and I always enjoy trying new recipes. 100 posts in two months is quite the accomplishment!
    xo

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  21. I would love to win this book. I've heard so many amazing things about Francine Rivers but I've never read one of her books.

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  22. Mary,

    It is so sweet of you to hold this contest. The book sounds wonderful.

    Congratulations on your soon to be 100th post!! Wow!

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  23. Mary,

    It's me again. I just wanted to say that I enjoyed your color! The green attributes fit you perfectly. You are a wonderful person, compassionate and extremely inventive! The only attribute I would add a little note to is "relaxed." When someone is being unjust or cruel, they better not tangle with you. You speak your mind better than anyone I know and you always stand up for those who need someone to stand up for them. I really admire that about you.

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  24. Thanks for pointing me to the draw Mary, I would love to enter. It looks great.

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  25. I have that book!! And I love it ---it's gonna be a terrific gift for someone. [you don't have to add me to your list.]

    Can't wait to see who your pick is tho.

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  26. Ladies,

    Thanks to all of you for entering the draw. I can hardly wait until Friday to see who is picked. Good luck to all of you.

    Anni, I'm adding your name to the draw. If you win, please give it to a senior or other person who would enjoy it, please.

    Blessings to you all.
    Mary

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  27. This sounds like a delightful book. I'm very happy to comment, and have my name entered.

    Mari-Nanci

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  28. Mary,
    What a great gift.....please do enter my name.....

    Thanks for visiting with me and taking the time to comment...please come again....Betty

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  29. Oh, this book sounds wonderful!

    You're approaching 100 posts in just a little over 2 months? That is truly amazing! I'm so glad to have recently discovered you! :)
    Blessings!

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  30. Hi Mary,

    You have been blogging since September and are approaching 100 posts? I certainly admire your spirit!

    There was a period of time, in my early days of blogging, that I posted every day for two and a half months. I still can't believe I did that!

    Keep up the energy!

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  31. Ladies,

    Thank you for your posts and your comments. I cherish each of you and consider all of you my friends.

    To answer the question of 100 posts since September, yes, I have done that. I had a blog once before but left there because the community was not what I was looking for. This community and all of the people that I've met are awesome! You all inspire me.

    Thanks to each of you for entering the draw. I wish each of you good luck.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  32. Hi, I've never did a give away for a certain number of post sound like a wonder ideal.

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  33. This looks like a fabulous book and I love Francine Rivers. Thank you for entering me!

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  34. Ooh, please enter my name for the giveaway! I haven't read the book and if I don't win I may look for it next time I go to Barnes and Noble.

    Have a great week, Mary, and thanks for doing this! ;-)

    Love and hugs,

    Diane

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  35. This sounds like a wonderful book for Christmas. Please count me in.

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  36. The book sounds great. I've recently discovered Francine Rivers and love her writing. I made it a point to buy new Christmas books each year - in fact, I just got 5 in the mail today!

    Love reading your blog!

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  37. Mary, Thanks for stopping by my blog..and bless you for your prayers. This have been such a difficult time for all of us.
    Congratulations on your soon to be 100 post.
    Have a lovely day.~Mary~

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  38. Good Morning........... The sun is shinning here and my yellow mums in my front yard are bee-you-tee-ful.... Thanks for the friendship stamp that is too sweet of you.. You ladies are sure talented with this blog stuff... I have a lot of catching up to do....... It has been too busy this week but I have to find time to write....
    Have a GREAT day........

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  39. Hi Mary, Thanks for the award. I'll try to get it up sometime today. Hope I got here in time to be entered in the give-a-way..LOL

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  40. Congratulations on approaching 100 posts! You have a lovely blog! Nice give-away gift!

    Katherine

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  41. Dear Mary, Thank you for offering this gift. I have never read a Francine Rivers book, but have heard she is wonderful.

    Thank you for creating the award that my sister gave me. I love it. You are very gifted.

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. I am new to all of this and I am a bit slow at it, but it is so much fun. Blessings, Kathi

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  42. good morning Mary,
    thank you so very much for visiting my blog yesterday...I stopped by to see you also... and I will certainly be back for more visits...I enjoy your blog...

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  43. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog. Please enter me in your drawing and congratulations as you aproach your 100th post.
    Susan

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  44. Looks good! Thanks for the drawing!

    themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Yes! I will be happy to include you in my CD Bible give-away!
    Please include me in yours as well! What a great blog! Congratulations on your 100th!!!
    God bless you!

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  46. Well, quite a few people have entered already. Please add me.
    Thanks,
    Mama Bear

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  47. Good Evening Mary,
    Well, if you don't mind, please enter my name in the hat for this book giveaway. It looks to be very interesting. I love reading books that has anything to do with Christmas. Congratulations on your 100 posts. That is very exciting. Thanks for stopping by and hope you will come back again. I usually visit early of the mornings while I'm having my coffee before I have to get my girls up. After I take them to school, I come home and eat breakfast and then usually post on my blog. My blogroll has really grown since yesterday. I try to visit each person everyday and see how they are doing. Take care my friend and "THANK YOU" for doing this giveaway.

    Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  48. This sounds like an interesting book, especially to those who love a mystery.
    Congratulations on your 100th post. Isn't it interesting how fast they pile up?

    Wishing you a very nice week end.

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  49. Congratulations on your 100th post coming up. What a wonderful journey this blog world has been for many of us. I absolutely love to visit here and read your stories and words of wisdom.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Paula

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  50. I would love to win a copy of this.

    blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/thursday-edition-of-contests-galore_15.html

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  51. Well, I sure don't want to be left out:) Mostly I want to congratulate you on your blogging:)

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  52. Mary,
    WOW!!! 100 posts. Congrats. I just skimmed through your blog. What a wonderful place on the web. Thanks.
    Melissa

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  53. I love Francine Rivers' books. I haven't read this one yet.

    Please enter me.

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  54. Please enter me! This would make for a great christmas read.
    Im also blogging you at :
    contestaddict.blogspot.com :)

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  55. This book sounds wonderfula nd I've heard she has a neat story to tell.

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  56. great book. Congrats on almost 100 post!!

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  57. It is 12:02 on Saturday November 17th and THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

    The drawing will be done and the winner posted sometime tomorrow morning. Thanks to all who commented. All of the names are in the drawing.

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  58. Hello, What a wonderful idea you have for such a wonderful book at this special time of the year! Please enter me your fabulous contest. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving, Cindi
    jchoppes(at)hotmail.com

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  59. I love Francine Rivers. This giveaway made me remember to check my local library for some other books of hers, but I'd love to win!

    julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

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