Thankful Hearts Giveaway

November 12, 2016 Christian, giveaway, Janet Ferguson, Jennifer Rodewald, Joanne Bischof, Kara Isaac, Mary Connealy, Misty Beller, Robin Patchen, Sarah Monzon, Sondra Kraak, Stephenia McGee, Thankful Hearts giveaway 458

 

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Today is one of those days when I wish I could enter my own giveaways πŸ˜€

For the next ten days – today through November 22nd – Reading Is My SuperPower is hosting the Thankful Hearts Giveaway, sponsored by TEN of your fave authors!

Each day, starting tomorrow, you’ll hear from a different author with a special message about thankfulness. But today, they’re all talking about how they’re thankful for YOU, their readers!!

 

kara-isaac-gΒ  kara isaac

G – I am thankful for my readers’ Great Sense (or should that be Senses??) of Humor! I love hearing when something in one of my books had made them laugh because I love stories that make me laugh πŸ™‚

~ Kara Isaac

stephenia-mcgeeΒ  stephenia-mcgee

I – [I am] inspired by my reader’s interaction.

~ Stephenia H. McGee

sarah-monzonΒ  sarah-monzon

V – Voracious (yes, I realize this is an adjective and not a noun). I am thankful for the voracious readers of Christian fiction. You who devour the words God puts on our hearts to write and then encourage us in our unique and nontraditional calling of spreading God’s love and message of redemption through story. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

~ Sarah Monzon

robin-patchenΒ  robin-patchen

E – Β I love my readers, because they are so encouraging. In person or via email, in reviews or through Facebook messages, readers have encouraged me in countless ways. When I get discouraged and wonder why I’m pouring my heart into words on a screen, I remember my readers. My readers are why I write.

~ Robin Patchen

misty-bellerΒ  misty-beller

T – [I am] Touched (by your thoughtful notes and reviews!)

~ Misty Beller

Mary_Connealy_Profile_PicΒ  mary-connealy

H – I am so thankful that readers would grant me the HONOR of picking my books out of all the published books available.

~ Mary Connealy

sondra-kraakΒ  Sondra-Kraak-150x150

A – Anticipation. I’m so grateful for the way readers encourage me with their anticipation. Knowing that readers are waiting expectantly for that next book–really, for more story about characters they love–pushes me to do my best and take seriously this calling as a writer.

~ Sondra Kraak

joanne-bischofΒ  joanne-bischof

N – The word that came to me is “new” because I am so thankful to readers who are willing to take a chance on a new-to-them writer. It’s a brave risk, and it so blesses us authors.

~ Joanne Bischof

jennifer-rodewaldΒ  jennifer rodewald

K – K is for Kindness…I am so thankful for the kind hearts who have welcomed me and the stories I come with into their reading hearts. On the whole, the community of readers who have embraced me have been uber encouraging, bringing joy to my introverted heart, and giving me courage to continue to write. Thank you!

~ Jennifer Rodewald

janet fergusonΒ  janet-ferguson

S – I’m giving thanks today about being here with these fabulous Christian authors! Thank you, Carrie, for hosting us as we praise our Lord for all the good things He has done. I love that I have the letter S. I went a little crazy with my idea. If you give a writer a letter… I’m so thankful for my Savior, the Son of the Living God, who loved us so much He sacrificed Himself and sealed us with His Spirit for our Salvation. He tends us gently as His beloved sheep, rejoices over us with singing, and makes His face to shine upon us. In return, I will take up His Sword which is His precious Word, and the shield of faith and do my best to be salt and light to a hurting world.

~ Janet Ferguson

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These generous authors have not just gotten together to GIVE THANKS. They’ve also put together a FANTASTIC Thankful Hearts Giveaway!!!

One randomly-selected reader will win one copy of each of the following:

  • Can’t Help Falling by Kara Isaac
  • Leveraging Lincoln by Stephenia McGee
  • The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon
  • Convenient Lies by Robin Patchen
  • A Pony Express Romance by Misty Beller
  • Room at the Inn for Christmas by Mary Connealy
  • Such a Hope by Sondra Kraak
  • The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
  • Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald
  • Blown Together by Janet Ferguson

PLUS, a $100 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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Open Internationally, though all books and the gift card will be digital in the case of an international winner. (Books may be either paperback or ebook, at the discretion of each author, in the case of a US winner.) Giveaway will end at 11:59PM on November 25th, 2016. Winner will be selected via Rafflecopter and will have ONE WEEK to respond after I contact you. If I haven’t heard from you in a week, another winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to Giveaway Policy. Void where prohibited by law.

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Come back tomorrow for more chances to win and a special message from Kara Isaac!

Carrie

458 Responses to “Thankful Hearts Giveaway”

  1. Annie JC

    Love love love this! I am thankful for authors’ talent in writing stories that inspire, encourage and entertain us! Yay! Now I need Mr. Rafflecopter to choose me! *wink wink

    • Carrie

      LOL!! I’ll mention that to the great and powerful Rafflecopter πŸ˜‰

    • Misty M. Beller

      LOL. I hear you, Annie! Some of my favorite stories were written by the inspired ladies in this group!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Annie! I think the wink will work for sure πŸ™‚

    • Sarah

      And I’m thankful for the courage god readers such as yourself!

      • Sarah

        That’s supposed to be encouraging… not Courage God. Wow. Autocorrect ?

        • Carrie

          LOL – i was trying to interpret that! haha thanks for the clarification πŸ˜‰

  2. Will G

    I am thankful that they give us fun/interesting things to read!

  3. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I am thankful for authors’ ability to take me to another time when I wish I had been born then. People stuck it out and mostly stayed together. Longer than they do today. I love to get away from it all in a book. Thank you authors for all your hard work. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    • Misty M. Beller

      Amen to that, Debbie! Those are exactly the reasons I write historical fiction! I love immersing myself in a simpler time. πŸ™‚ Blessings!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Debbie! I love that, too! My parents met in WW2 & were together until 2012 when they passed away. A wonderful generation!

  4. Pamela Morrisson

    I am thankful that they work so hard to keep ahead of readers’ voracious book appetite – and for providing me a way to travel the world, or back in time, or into the future without leaving my home.

  5. Carol Kelley

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these wonderful books by such great authors. I love Christian fiction and am thankful for the authors who write them. Inspirational, uplifting stories about people putting their trust in God and overcoming life circumstances.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Carol! I know what you mean! I love the wholesome and spiritual aspects! Thank you for chiming in ?

  6. Anne Rightler

    Being one of those voracious readers Sarah mentioned, I am so thankful for authors who write books that are uplifting, inspirational, fun, suspensful, and sometimes even with a kissing factor of 10++ without all the ugliness of being “R” rated. I am thankful that when I read books by authors who honor God in their writing I can often come away thinking, how I wish God would talk to me that way and I want to know Him better so I can hear His voice. Ladies, thank you so much.
    And I am hoping the great and powerful Rafflecopter picks me…

    • Carrie

      ooooo a 10++ kissing factor!! I think I need to update my KissingBook Levels πŸ˜€

    • Misty M. Beller

      We’re so thankful when God uses us as tools for His writing, Anne! These are all His words. πŸ™‚

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Anne! I agree! I don’t like to feel awkward when I read scenes. I’m thankful to the Original Creative Storyteller! I’m praying you hear Him better ❀️
      Blessings

  7. Teresa S.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great books and a gift card! What an awesome contest!

  8. Dawn Teresa

    I am very thankful for the abundance of Christian writers out there. The more I get to know these folks and their works – and their readers (like you!), themore I realize how much I am blessed by the community of Christian Fiction.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Carrie. So many lovely titles, and some I am unfamiliar with. My favorite part of this post is the personalization given by the authors with their photos and their words.

    • Carrie

      The community of Christian fiction is one of the best there is! I strongly believe this πŸ™‚ So glad you enjoyed this post, Dawn – thanks for the kind words!

    • Misty M. Beller

      Isn’t this a great community, Dawn? Such a pleasure to meet you!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Dawn!! I feel so blessed to meet readers of Christian fiction! I love talking about books and how they’ve influenced hearts ❀️❀️
      Blessings

  9. Donna B

    I am thankful for all of the great Christian authors that write books for us to enjoy reading. I usually get lost in becoming one of the characters in the story and everything else is put on hold. I didn’t use to like to read historical fiction but I love it now! Thanks to all of you for writing inspiring and uplifting stories. We need more Godliness and happiness in this world! Thanks for this great giveaway!! I’m looking forward to reading these books!

    • Misty M. Beller

      Another historical reader! Love you, dear sister! πŸ™‚

    • Janet Ferguson

      Donna,
      I get lost in characters reading and writing!
      There are some wonderful historical in this giveaway! I write contemporary and I’m so amazed with the research in historical fiction!

  10. Patty

    I’m so thankful that these authors share their gifts and talents with us. I know most of them don’t to make a living writing, so the time they take to write and publish books is much appreciated!

    • Misty M. Beller

      It becomes a passion, Patty. πŸ™‚ So glad you enjoy the outcome!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Thank you, Patty! You are so encouraging! I might not have stuck to my writing if it weren’t Christian, ha! It can be a lot of work, but so worth it ❀️
      Hugs

  11. Marsha Bernabe

    I am thankful for the wonderful stories I am able to read because of their respective hard work

  12. Andrea Stephens

    I am thankful for the multitude of Christian authors! They write good Faith filled books and characters in a marketplace filled with so many other things. I am thankful to see more Faith-based books on the shelves of mainstream stores (there aren’t as many as I would like but at least some are making it). I remember a time when you could only get Christian books from a catalog or a Christain bookstore if you were lucky enough to live near one.
    I am thankful for Christian authors that take time out of their lives to connect with their readers, on blogs such as this SuperPower one, Facebook, and other social media.
    I am thankful for Christain authors that give away books in contests, FB parties, on blogs, or just because. I am also thankful for those people that host those contests and blogs, and Facebook parties.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Andrea, We love blogs like Carrie’s!! So much fun!!
      I appreciate the amount and diversity of Christian fiction now through the Ebooks, too! Although I still live to hold a book.
      Blessings

  13. Angela Burton

    I am thankful for their books because I love to read.

  14. Diane Rivera

    Love to read and see what authors want us to learn from them.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Diane,
      I learn so much from fiction! I was just saying how fun it is to learn history through stories.
      Blessings

  15. Anne

    Wonderful authors whose books give me enjoyment, hope and are able to transport me to another place, era and realm.

  16. Susanne

    I am thankful for Christian authors willing to use scripture & give a message of hope through their writing. πŸ™‚

    • Janet Ferguson

      Susanne,
      I love a scripture tie in!
      It’s been neat to tie in my theme scriptures from Isaiah 61.
      Beauty for ashes

  17. Amanda J.

    This is phenomenal! I feel like that little kid squirming saying,”Ooo…ooo…pick me! Pick me!”
    I love Anne Rightler’s comment above- all the good stuff without the R junk. That’s how I feel about Christian fiction. And the more I read author interviews, the more thankful I am to know these writers SOUGHT the Lord in their writing!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Amanda,
      You are so sweet!
      I wish I could say to pick me for the great giveaway, top, ha!!
      Blessings

  18. Rebecca Maney

    Wow Carrie, I see some of my favorite back-cover-faces in this giveaway. How special is that? I am very thankful for folks who use their God-given talents to put their thoughts on the page, because I sure love to read them!

  19. Joan Arning

    I am so thankful for the variety of Christian fiction available today. I am an avid reader. I am old enough that I remember when the only Christian fiction author was Grace Livingston Hill and Christian fiction was not readily available. Today we all have access to a variety of clean reading.

    • Carrie

      I grew up reading Grace Livingston Hill too – and Janette Oke – and while I still enjoy their books I too LOVE the variety!!! Such a wealth of talent at our fingertips!

    • Sarah

      Yay!! So glad Christian fiction is diversifying to all the genres!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Joan!
      I’m so excited about how the market has grown, too! I pray that it gets even stronger!!
      Blessings

  20. Beth Erin

    I’m thankful for authors who share their faith with us, encourage us, and challenge us through Christian fiction! Those are some beautiful books straight from my wishlist, Carrie!!! How did you know? πŸ˜‰

    • Carrie

      haha! Lucky guess? πŸ˜‰ And yes, i’m so thankful for those things too, my friend!

    • Sarah

      Is there a book NOT of your wishlist? I’m pretty sure almost all books published are in my TBR list ?

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hey Beth!
      Sending waves and hugs! These are some of my favorites, too!
      I’m so excited to be a part of this giveaway!
      Blessings

    • Winnie Thomas

      You could enter and donate them to me if you win. LOL Or, like Carrie said, move to the US. It’s too bad the postage rates prohibit sending to Canada. πŸ™ Hugs, my friend!

    • Janet Ferguson

      So sorry, Melony! Sending virtual hugs ❀️❀️❀️

  21. Ashley S

    I am thankful for the amazing, uplifting, and faith-filled stories Christian fiction authors write.

  22. Jordann Langness

    I am thankful for the ability of authors to transport me to a different time and place. They not only make me feel like I’m observing the story, but actually make me feel like I’m living the story! Reading is my most favorite thing to do and that is all due to the fantastic authors! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Kim!
      I didn’t realize until I started writing that there was such a craft to it! Now I so appreciate great writing πŸ™‚
      Blessings

  23. Winnie Thomas

    I’m so thankful that there are sooooo many amazing Christian fiction writers to choose from–so many that my TBR list is maxed out and overflowing. I’m thankful to them for sharing their time and talents and for being willing to interact on social media with their adoring fans.

    I’m also thankful to Carrie for introducing us to new-to-me authors and books and for being such an awesome promoter of books,authors, and reading! Hugs, BFFF

  24. Julie Jobe

    I am thankful that authors take the time to put their thoughts to paper and then so generously share them with us, giving us a chance to escape into another world for a little while and maybe even learn a little something about ourselves through the characters we read about.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Julie,
      I learn something about myself from characters I write and from ones I read. I so loved Hadassah from Francine Rivers’ Mark of the Lion Series. I wanted to be like her. I met Francine at a writers conference last year and told her that. She said she wanted to be like Hadassah, too!

  25. Susan Snodgrass

    Wow! I’ve read some, but not some. What a great giveaway!

    • Carrie

      thanks, Susan! Hopefully you’ll find some new favorite authors by the end of this giveaway πŸ™‚

  26. Stephenia H. McGee

    Julie, we also escape while writing! That’s what’s so much fun. I spend hours at a time in a plantation home in the old South…and then suddenly it’s time to make hubby and two little boys supper back in the 21st century! ?

  27. Beth

    I am thankful for author’s sharing their hearts through their writing, also for those who choose to write outside of the box πŸ™‚

  28. Beth

    I am thankful for author’s sharing their hearts through their writing, and for a willingness to be vulnerable. I know that takes courage!

  29. Pam Lunsford

    I thought I had commented already but I could have missed it while looking for it. I’m so thankful for all these authors willing to share this gift with someone. Also thankful to God for giving them the words they need to write.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Pam! I often get confused about where my comments go! In fact, I commented to someone twice already today, LOL! I’m thankful to God, too! I really could ever have written a book without Him!

  30. Tracey Hagwood

    I’m grateful there are so many authors writing Christian fiction on any and every topic imaginable. I love the unlimited reading opportunities!

    What a terrific group of authors you have assembled for this giveaway! My thanks to each of them and to you Carrie for the giveaway offering!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Tracey,
      I’m so happy you like our variety of authors! I’m thankful to Carrie for hosting us! And yes, there are so many topics to read about! The never ending TBR pile!

  31. dianne casey

    I’m thankful for all the authors that transport me to different time periods and allow me to escape from everyday life through a good book. Life would be so boring without good books and the authors that make that possible.

  32. Jan Hall

    I am thankful for all of the stories that take me all over the world and through all kinds of situations. Reading has always been my escape, my entertainment and my travel.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Jan, I do love to travel, but can’t do it as often as I would like, so reading is the next best thing to me! I hope you like traveling to Mississippi in my stories. Not a lot of people have that in their top 10 list in real life, ha!

  33. Jeanne Bishop

    I am thankful for the authors’ creativity and generous hearts.

  34. Rachel

    I’m thankful for the authors talents. Without them I wouldn’t be reading amazing books.

  35. Sunshine S.

    I am thankful for authors who write clean,captivating stories that entertain and destress me at the end of a long day or a stressful season!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Sunshine! I love that! Sunshine! Well, it is nice to relax with a good, clean story. Sometimes when my kids were little, I read in a bubble bath, because it was my only private time, ha!

  36. JJ

    I’m thankful for the amount of research these writer’s do for thief stories. Thanks to them for weaving those facts into an entertaining story. I learn so much through reading.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi JJ! There may be some thief stories here πŸ™‚
      I learn through reading, too. Writing research is so interesting, as well. I enjoy interviewing people.
      Blessings,

    • Stephenia H. McGee

      Hi JJ! Research is so much fun! When I did all the research for The Liberator Series, I read newspapers, diaries, and trial reports. I really got a feel for the historical people and they became so “real”. Then I knew so much about them that as I wove them into my story, I was able to include their actual historically recorded words and even what they happened to be wearing on a particular day. That is one of my favorite things about historical fiction.

  37. Pam K.

    Besides the obvious answer that I’m thankful for their books, I’m also thankful that so many authors take time to connect with their readers on Facebook, blogs, book signings, and even Skyping or in person with our book clubs. It’s really nice to have that personal connection. They aren’t just a name on a book.

  38. Terrill Rosado

    Throughout my lifetime, I have read many different genres with Christian and non-Christian selections. I am most thankful for the faith thread that I can rely on within most Christian author’s books. It’s even more refreshing when a faith message isn’t veiled and the author’s love for the Lord is transparently written within the pages.

    • Carrie

      i like it both ways – depending on the story being told. But redemption is always refreshing, isn’t it? ❀️❀️

  39. Becky Richardson

    I am thankful for authors that keep a series going. lol

  40. Jocelyn

    I love reading books that “take me away.” I am thankful for authors who keep it real, but also who are Christian writers and keep things wholesome. Thanks to all for the very generous giveaway!

  41. Connie Tillman

    The many adventures that they take us on. The way they leave our hearts pounding and our jaws dropped. THANK YOU!

  42. Connie Scruggs

    I am thankful for writers who just make me feel better when I’ve turned that final page.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Oh neat, We have 2 Connies in a row! I love a happy ending. I don’t want to read literary works that end on a sad note. But that’s may be just me.

  43. Deanne Patterson

    I am so thankful to authors for taking me away to another world. I love reading, am such an avid reader. I have 12 children and reading is my relaxation and I feel refreshed after reading. Author’s have the ability to make people feel such emotions.

  44. Jordan Sims

    I’m thankful for authors who are willing to be vulnerable in order to share stories that reach deep into our hearts and point us to Christ.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Jordan!
      Authors are vulnerable sometimes. I shared about my anxiety disorder with readers of Leaving Oxford. I’ve met so many readers who can relate, though, so I feel okay with sharing that πŸ™‚
      Blessings

    • Stephenia H. McGee

      Thank you, Jordan. In my Ironwood series God called me to open up some issues that were very deep and painful for me. He wanted me to show His love even through those painful times. He has blessed that effort, and having readers tell me that the story touched them has meant the world to me. It is one of the many ways He brings beauty from ashes (the theme for those books).

  45. Cheryl Baranski

    Love that authors write books for me to enjoy especially when I am having a rough day pain wise with my RA.

    • Carrie

      YES! Me too Cheryl. I’m have a bad pain day with my autoimmune stuff today too but while there’s a lot I can’t do… I can read! And it brings such joy, doesn’t it?!?

  46. kristine Morgan

    I am thankful for the stories the authors willingly share with me and also the friendship and time they offer on social media.

  47. Marilyn

    i am thankful authors that make you feel good and that accomplished something. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Marilyn

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Marilyn!
      I do like finishing something and feeling accomplished. My last book took me forever to end. Maybe because it was my favorite… I’m just not sure why. But it was a great feeling to finally write the end!
      Blessings,

  48. Crissy Y. S.

    I am thankful obviously for the books! Lol. Really thankful for the time and dedication the authors put into writing and rewriting to get it into a successful book and hopefully a series! ? I love to spend time reading. But really like how authors are reaching out to do book chats with old fans and new readers! God Bless!

    • Janet Ferguson

      HI Crissy!
      Some of us have to rewrite more than others. By that, I mean me, ha! Mercy, I can make some typos! I love to doing the chats! It’s fun to meet new people!
      Blessings

  49. Shelia Hall

    I am thankful for authors who write Christian romance books that I can share with my daughter and not worry that it is trashy

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Shelia,
      I so agree! I literally paid my daughter to read Christian fiction (per book) at first to get her started. Then she fell in love with it, too! I applaud you!

  50. Loraine N.

    I am soo thankful for all of the hard work that these authors put into writing such entertaining and inspiring stories. What a great giveaway! Thank you to Carrie for hosting and for all the authors for sharing your works.

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Jill!
      I want to offer that Christian world view for my daughter who is 24 and those younger and older. They are bombarded with the other world views so much!
      Blessings

  51. Lucy Reynolds

    I’m thankful for authors kindness and generosity in having giveaways. Thank you!

  52. Jen

    Wow. Just wow! I’m blown away by this thread of thankful hearts. What a blessing you all are. <3 So much love.

  53. Janice Moore

    I like how the authors write about what I think about – following God.
    I am thankful for you, Carrie doing all of this work to benefit so many others. Reading must be a passion for you, too!
    I vote that you win this giveaway or at least one very soon!

  54. Janice Moore

    I like how the authors write about what I think about – following God.I also like the uplifting, edifying “entertainment” and learning in such a fun way!
    I am thankful for you, Carrie doing all of this work to benefit so many others. Reading must be a passion for you, too!
    I vote that you win this giveaway or at least one very soon!

  55. Elizabeth

    I am thankful that authors are authors and WRITE! I am especially thankful for Christian authors whose characters inspire me. πŸ™‚

  56. Jennifer Davis

    Carrie, as I am on my phone, I am not sure what to write, but I am thankful for ebooks as they give me the ability to still read the awesone books authors write!

  57. Melissa Romine

    I am thankful for authors who write books that send me to my Bible to underline or read something that was mentioned in a book! I’m also grateful that there are books that my mom and I can share together and discuss – girl talk with your mom is priceless!!!

  58. Robin Patchen

    Y’all are having so much fun, I feel like I missed the party! I love reading all the comments from both the Christian authors and the readers. What a joy to connect with readers like this!

  59. carylkane

    CARRIE, this is a FABULOUS idea! I am thankful for Christian authors for inspiring me to be a better person. They also give me hope and encouragement. I LOVE how authors honor the Lord with the talent He has given them.

    May the Lord continue to richly bless Christian authors! You have my deepest, heartfelt thanks! ((((HUGS)))))

  60. Jeana

    I am thankful for authors that weave the Bible through their writing. I really appreciate having so many fantastic books to read. I remember a time when there was very few Christian fiction books. Thank you all!

    • Carrie

      i remember that time too, Jeana! Such a great time to be a reader of CF now, isn’t it?!?

  61. Joanne Bischof

    So thrilled to get to be a part of this special week of thankfulness posts, Carrie! And WOW, what amazing comments outpoured hear. Reading them is the biggest joy!

  62. Rachel D.

    Oh WOW! This is so exciting!!! Yay!!!! Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway and theme for the season! I am THANKFUL to the authors for sharing their stories with us. Without them, we would have nothing to read. It takes courage and a dream to put the words on page, and I am so glad that each of them took that first step.

  63. Denice Weatherholt

    I am thankful for their creativity and dedication!

  64. Becky

    I’m thankful for authors who “put themselves out there” (which has to be absolutely terrifying) in order to give us readers great stories.

  65. Kim H in GA

    What a fun collection of books and authors! Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Cathy

    I read your blog quite frequently to learn more about new authors and also those I currently read…..what a fun contest and so many interesting authors!

  67. Paige

    I am thankful for authors brave enough to share stories. I’m also glad that I have a chance to enter this giveaway

  68. Amy Putney

    I am thankful for authors’ imagination! I could never come up with so many wonderful stories! πŸ™‚

  69. Bonnie Roof

    I’m thankful to God for gifting these authors with such incredible writing talent, and to them for following His plan for their lives as writers. Christian Fiction is truly a gift God has given to readers – one that educates, entertains, and inspires. It educates me re more of life’s struggles and enables me to more adequately reach out to others. I love learning more about authors personally through the bits of themselves they infuse into their writing and the other ways they reach out to their readers. Their characters give so much to the reader, among them – encouragement and hope, lessons learned, the emphasis of God’s love and plan for every person, and a certain joy that only truth imparted through fictional stories can do.

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity of these books of your hearts, authors, and thank you for your reader’s heart, Carrie!!

    • Carrie

      “encouragement and hope, lessons learned, the emphasis of God’s love and plan for every person, and a certain joy that only truth imparted through fictional stories can do” – yes! so true, my friend! <3

  70. Andria

    I am so thankful for good clean, encouaging words to read that encourage my heart and show me a great love story.

  71. Kara Isaac

    I’m so thrilled to be here this week and be part of this fun giveaway. Thanks so much for having us, Carrie!!

  72. Kerri

    I am thankful for author’s generosity with their time and resources to bestow the gift of words and encouragement. Many books that I have read have resonated with me and encouraged me to step up in my faith walk. Thanks to all the author’s hard work.

  73. Kathryn Voss

    I’m so thankful that authors can bring to life struggles I face through the stories they tell. It encourages me and gives me new perspectives.

  74. Mallori

    I am thankful that authors keep writing! I like to think that I have a good imagination, but then I read all of these books with plots I never would have thought of or about things (times, events, objects, places, etc.) that I previously knew nothing of. They allow me to travel far away, learn something new, meet different people, and fall in love over and over again.

  75. Jackie Layton

    Wow, everybody must be entering this giveaway, but it’s so amazing it’s no wonder. So many great books by so many great authors! Thanks!

  76. Melissa M.

    I am thankful for authors who encourage me to hope in the Lord! Also to see new things about the past and present. πŸ™‚

  77. Cyndi

    I am so very thankful for the quality of Christian fiction we have to choose from! I am thankful also for the research the authors do in order to get the details as authentic as possible… for their creativity… for keeping it “clean”… and for grounding their story in the Word, whether overtly or covertly!!!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Cyndi!
      Research is kind of fun sometimes, but I often run down those rabbit trails for far too long, LOL! I can’t imagine how much research the historical fiction authors do. I’m thankful for that too!
      Blessings

  78. Jeanna Massman

    I am thankful for the imagination and creativity of my favorite authors. They have given me hours of joy.

  79. Michelle Connell

    For giving me a fun way to learn about different people, places and tough situations and in an inspiring and uplifting way.

  80. BHriv

    I’m thankful for great authors who take their God-given talent and push it to the max to provide awesome books for these crazy avid readers like me to enjoy! Sometimes I wonder how they have any life at all with all the writing and then interacting that they have with readers! So blessed! Have to say, I’ve read a couple of these books and they are truly works of art…but wouldn’t mind winning all of them as every single one of these author’s have a book on my TBR PILE! Pick me πŸ˜‰
    Thanks, Carrie, for a great blog and picking interesting authors to promote:)

  81. Cindy Shaffer

    I am thankful for books I can hold in my hands, Christian authors writing so I can escape from time to time while still being available to my family, and cold winter days where I can spend time reading in a cozy environment…

  82. Melony Teague

    I am super thankful for what God has done in my life in the last year and for what He will do. I am so grateful for friends like you Carrie and also for the Christian Fiction Community who really care for their own. Best thing ever!

  83. Camilla Cruz Uphaven

    What an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much for opening this up internationally. I love books. I love reading. I love how the written word can take us to different places without leaving home, encourage our hearts, and teach us. Amazing privilege to read and have books!

  84. Lientjie Human

    I am thankful for authors and all the time they spend writing such amazing books!!

  85. Tina Radcliffe

    What an amazing giveaway.Ladies, you have outdone yourselves! And congratulations on your releases!!

    • Janet Ferguson

      Hi Tina!
      I’m thrilled to see you here!! I’m so thankful for your Seekerville blog and how you’ve helped me in my writing journey!!
      Hugs

  86. Karen

    So thankful for these authors! It takes courage to follow your dreams and put your stories out there for others to read. I’m inspired by your talent, encouraged by your words and filled with delight at the wonderful gifts God has given you. Bless you heaps! And pleeeease don’t stop. You have so much to give xo

  87. Melissa Andres

    What a great giveaway! I’m really looking forward to reading so many of these books!

  88. Amy

    So thankful for God – who has blessed you all with the talented gift of writing. Truly, being able to read inspired books, help me decompress my crazy life and feel inspired all at the same time.

  89. JACKIE MCNUTT

    I am thankful for the wonderful and inspiring stories from various authors. Christian fiction lets me experience life through the characters and often I am encouraged by how they evolve in the story and how faith carries them through.

  90. Charissa Williams

    I’m thankful for Christian authors who write down what is on their hearts for all of us to read which inspires and encourages readers!

  91. Justina Wilson

    I just saw this. I am Thankful and Blessed for all Ypu authors for the courage, love, dedication you have for God and sharing thru the written word in book form. Be Blessed All!

  92. Chrissy Olson

    I am thankful for Authors because they have an amazing talent that can take me out of whatever kind of day I’m having and send me on an adventure of sorts into a whole different time and place with all different kinds of characters. I love it!

  93. Becky Smith

    I’m thankful for the authors’ wonderful creativity that captures me when I read, and pulls me into those stories.

  94. Mary Cloud

    I’m thankful that they can provide me a way to escape when I need to get away from all of my troubles – just turn the page.

  95. Amber Schamel

    Thanks for a great post and a great giveaway! I am thankful for Christian authors who work so hard to write good stories and for Christian bloggers that let us know about them!

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  96. Renee

    I am thankful for those of you who write these wonderful books for us to read! ?

  97. Kirsten Rinehart

    I’m thankful that the authors come with these amazing ideas and takes the readers on amazing adventures

  98. Kelly T.

    I am so thankful for Christian fiction. Each author on this page has a God given talent. I am so thankful they are using it@

  99. Nancy M

    I am thankful for many things. First the friendships I’ve made. And for the books they write, and for their love of Jesus that show through many of their books!

  100. Laurel Cagle

    I really love my christian fiction! Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. Melissa

    Okay, I’ve been trying to win one of the books in your line up in particular, because well, my TBR list is so high and not decreasing any at the moment, I tell myself if I win the book, it won’t make me feel so bad when it takes me a year or more to get to it….but then you throw in the gift card…oh, I’d pile my daughter up since she’s doing all the reading lately. Why am I thankful for authors? Because they give the insatiable reader everlasting joy. I can’t imagine hundreds of years ago being a reader and having expensive handwritten books being their only outlet, read only like 5 books in their whole lives, if that. I would die. πŸ™‚

    • Carrie

      Oh my goodness – me too!!! Yikes. We are so very blessed to be able to carry them around with us so easily, aren’t we? And now I’m dying to know which book you’re particularly wanting πŸ˜‰

  102. Cindy Woolard

    What a wonderful giveaway. I am so thankful for authors who write clean wholesome stories. I appreciate that they love sharing with their readers along the way as well.
    I praise God that there are authors out there that have received the call from Him to write these wonderful books for all of us to read.

  103. Rachael

    I’m so thankful authors are willing to stick with writing–everything I hear says going from unpublished to published is brutal and often incredibly discouraging work, but if they didn’t stick with it, we would miss all these wonderful stories!

  104. Dana Michael

    I’m thankful for authors of Christian literature because I love being able to sit down and read a good book that has a wonderful inspirational message. I love being taken away from reality.

  105. Deana Dick

    I’m thankful for authors that write stories that inspire me, show me how to forgive, take me to different eras and places.im thankful for their hard work and appreciate the stories that grab my attention and allow me to forget everything going on around me for awhile.

  106. Karen

    I am so thankful that authors provide such a wide variety of fun ways to kill time! Their stories can move us, can make us cry, can make us laugh out loud, and can bring us unto Christ. Authors are such a blessing to the world!

  107. Trixi

    I’m thankful for authors who stay true to the faith in God in their writing, those who don’t compromise or wash down the Gospel message in their books. I not only read for pleasure & entertainment, but I look for the faith message in each one. It encourages and lifts my spirit πŸ™‚

    Thank you for a fabulous giveaway Carrie!!

    • Carrie

      My favorites are the ones who can weave such a beautifully clear faith message in subtle ways, too. And you are most welcome, my friend!! πŸ™‚

  108. Sherrinda

    I’m thankful for the gift of writing that God has given these ladies. Reading is one of my favorite things ever. Xoxo

  109. Bekah

    I am thankful for all the little lessons learned through fantastic stories! Also, I’ve traveled the world through books. How awesome is that?!

    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  110. Kathleen Brown

    I am thankful that authors are so creative and dedicated to weaving great tales for their readers to enjoy.

  111. Deanna Stevens

    Thankful.. Authors give me a way to escape to far off lands of remind me of God’s love.

  112. Rachael Merritt

    I’m so thankful for authors who teach us wonderful lessons trout their terrific storytelling!

  113. Kelly Blackwell

    What a wonderful opportunity. Thank you.

    I am thankful for authors for providing so much to me:
    Friends – I always feel like I have made a new friend in the books I read. I love that authors have created people to care for.
    Experiences – I am grateful for the opportunity authors have given me to try new things, see new locales, and feel new things through their amazing stories.
    Lessons – Who hasn’t learned from a great author or two? I learn along with their characters.
    Vacations – Who hasn’t enjoyed a trip away in the midst of a lunch break or between weekend chores.

    Thanks to all of you!

  114. Debbie Mitchell

    What a wonderful giveaway! Boy, that money would come in handy for Christmas! I am thankful for my sanity most days. Have a blessed holiday season ladies!

  115. jane graikowski

    Sweet giveaway! I am thankful for authors who write stories that can stand the test of time. Stories written years and years ago give me a tie to the past and I am thankful for that.

  116. Teresa Moore

    I am thankful for authors who write such a good story that I can be so lost in the book. As if I am one of the characters..love that!

  117. Natalie

    I am thankful that they write books that inspire us and make us think!

  118. Nicki Bishop

    I’m thankful for the power of story that can be inspiring, entertaining, and life-changing all in the same volume. Thankful for Christian authors that weave His story into the details of gritty life.