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Mar 14, 2012

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.
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