Give Books, Not Roses ~ #ValentinesDayReads Giveaway (Chocolate Included!)

I'm sitting here watching the evening news (it's something I do every night because I have the life of a 70 year old) and they just listed the top 4 most asked for Valentine's Day gifts. The first being a date night the second a smartphone (really?!), and the others being the traditional chocolate and flowers. I can't get over the fact that smartphones are acceptable Valentine's Day gifts. People these days. Tsk tsk.

Here's what I'd ask for. Books. I love books and finally somebody understands me. FaithWords is my Valentine and yours this year. FaithWords is an imprint of Hachette Book Group that includes fiction, so you can just bet they know why inspirational romance is so great. They just get us when they say things like, "Give books, not roses."  This year they are offering readers, or those of you who love a reader, a chance to sweeten up your Valentine's Day.

From the acquisitions editor comes this special announcement...

"Dear Reader,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The crisp, cool air feels a little sweeter and stores are filling their shelves with greeting cards and candies. But instead of sharing the usual gifts, the way to someone’s heart can be through a story (and maybe a little bit of chocolate). Hachette Book Group is offering a “Give Books, Not Roses” Valentine’s Day giveaway for those of you who want to express your admiration for friends, family, and loved ones.

Love Gently Falling written by Melody Carlson is a romantic novella about the power of Valentine’s Day and how one woman discovers love while at the same time saving her family’s business. Successful hairstylist to the stars Rita Jensen returns to her hometown in Chicago after receiving news that her mother has suffered a stroke. Though Rita must come up with a plan to save her mother’s salon, the oncoming holiday and her undeniable feelings for an old classmate become quite a distraction.

Keys of Heaven is the second book in Adina Senft’s Healing Grace trilogy. Amish widow Sarah Yoder helps her community by creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. She struggles to find love with an Amish man, and she doesn’t know what to do about her attraction to her friend Henry Byler, who has turned away from her beliefs. Sarah’s story will show anyone that romantic love is not the only love that matters.

Valentine’s Day is an internationally celebrated day of romance, dating back to the 5th Century. But today, love touches our lives in so many different ways. Whether you are dedicating the day to your good friends or your life partner, treat them to these wonderful stories of courage, kindness, and love. 


Christina Boys

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Isn't this just a fabulous idea? I'm participating in the Give Books giveaway and want you to give you the chance to have a happy Valentine's Day too! Just fill out the form below to enter for your chance to win a Valentine's Prize Pack that includes a copy of Love Gently Falling by Melody Carlson and Keys of Heaven by Adina Senft plus a chocolate bar from Olive and Sinclair! Yes. You did just read that beautiful "C" word -- CHOCOLAAAATTE!!!!!!! Give the form a few seconds to load and if it doesn't work for you, just send me a note via email at Void where prohibited. Open to US residents 18 years and older. Contest closes on February 7, 2015 @ 12 AM EST. One winner will be drawn at random after that time and notified via email to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours from the time notification email is sent to claim prize or another winner will be selected. I'm not responsible for lost, damaged, or misdirected prizes.
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Happy Reading!


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