Pinterest Milestone -- 500 Followers (& a Book Giveaway!)

This past Saturday I reached a new milestone on Pinterest -- I broke the 500 followers mark. It's so exciting when others share your interests and want to see what you are pinning next. Thank you so much for following me. If you haven't already done so and want to, just click the Pinterest link at the top of this blog or go HERE. To say thanks, I'm giving away books to two lucky winners.

First prize: 
The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky
Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher

Second prize:
The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

About the book:
Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help?

Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents’ financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess, she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn’t sure what to make of the estate’s preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. 

Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin Randolph’s two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from the financial ruin. The last thing he needs is any distraction coming from the kindhearted-yet-determined governess who seems to be quietly transforming his household with her persuasive personality, vibrant prayer life, and strong faith.

While both are tending past wounds and guarding fragile secrets, Julia and William are determined to do what it takes to save their families—common ground that proves fertile for unexpected feelings. But will William choose Julia’s steadfast heart and faith over the wealth and power he needs to secure Highland Hall’s future?

About the book:
A most unwelcome guest surprises Diana at her engagement party---the husband she thought was dead! Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took o for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word of him in years, Diana is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead. But when Tyson returns, supposedly a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom. He agrees with one condition---she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.


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Giveaway rules:
Giveaway open to US residents, ages 18 years or older. Please allow up to 4 weeks for prize delivery. I'm not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winner notification email to claim prize or another winner will be selected. Winners chosen using
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Happy Reading!


  1. The Governess of Highland Hall was awesome so I would love to win s copy to pass onto a friend, & I haven't read Robin Lee Hatcher's book but it sounds like a fun read! :)

  2. The Governess of Highland Hall looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  3. Thanks Renee! It will be fun to see who wins those books. Thanks for helping spread the word.

  4. I have read The Governess of Highland Hall , it was one great book grab me from the start, i would love to win a copy for my daughter , i have not read Robins so looking forward to winning both i hope , thanks
    Shirley B

  5. Wow ... that's a fantastic milestone! Congrats!

  6. Congratulations, Renee! I have not joined Pinterest but it is pinteresting! :)

  7. The Governess of Highland Hall sounds awesome, I love an upstairs/downstairs romance!


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