Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reader's Choice - Amish Fiction

GIVEAWAY


Help me replenish my dwindling TBR pile and plan my end of the year reading by recommending new releases with publication dates in September, October, November or December 2017 and you could win one of the books you recommend. Here's how:

IT'S AMISH FICTION GIVEAWAY DAY!!!!!
 
To be entered in the draw just leave a comment (or 3) below, including the title of the book(s) in the Amish Fiction genre you'd like to win.
 
AMISH FICTION : A story where the hero or heroine (or both) are Amish OR the story has significant Amish involvement with secondary characters and Amish community. Can be historical or contemporary and can include a suspense or mystery element.

How does it work?
 
Easy-peasy! Make recommendations in the comment section each day and if you win the draw, you win the book you suggested.

BUT YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES!!!!!!
 
Publication dates must be
September, October, November or December 2017
Each day is genre specific so
only submit books from that genre
Christian Fiction books only please!
You can offer three suggestions per day
BUT
they need to be made in
three separate comments
(makes it easier for me to tally)
No email entries this week 
(too hard to keep track of due to the
# of responses)
 
Open to International readers (I'm all about spreading the Good News about Christian Fiction all over the globe!!!!!!)
 
Please remember to include your email, using AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. Draw will be held and winner announced on
Sunday August 20 2017.

123 comments:

  1. I didn't find a whole lot of Amish when I went hunting, but found enough for three entries! Since I have the first of Amish Bishop Mysteries, my first choice would be:

    #1 When the Bishop Needs An Alibi by Vannetta Chapman~ September 2017

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Beverly is the first Amish author I discovered so my second choice is:

    #2 The Proving by Beverly Lewis~ September 2017

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Gotta throw a little suspense in there ;-)

    #3: Undercover Amish by Debby Giusti~ October 2017

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Didn't have any of these on my list. I do now! Woot! My library has just got What the Bishop Saw in so I'll be ready for the second book in the series soon. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. Kav, I just looked on Amazon and it lists Vannetta's as an August 29th release. Whereas Christian Books lists it as a September release (that's what I went by). Do I need to choose a different one? Let me know, I'll do whatever you decide, thanks!

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    3. No -- we'll keep it in the running. I think Christian Books goes by the publisher's release date (and I check those when I'm jotting down my info from Amazon and it definitely said Sept.) I think Amazon often gets books earlier -- not sure if they have a deal with publishers. Which isn't really fair when you think about it. Anyway it's all good. :-)

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  4. Beverly Lewis's books were what I read for Amish fiction about 20 years ago. So I will start today's choices with 'The Proving by Beverly Lewis' – Release Date: September 5, 2017

    dandtdearing@roadrunner.com

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  5. 'An Amish Christmas Love: Four Novellas' – Release Date: September 12, 2017

    dandtdearing@roadrunner.com

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  6. 'A Plain Leaving' (The Sisters of Lancaster County #1) by Leslie Gould - Release Date: October 3, 2017

    dandtdearing@roadrunner.com

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    1. Nothing says Christmas like an Amish novella collection, right? And I love Leslie Gould's books and this is a new series. Eeeeepppp! Thanks for the heads up. Good luck, Leslie.

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  7. This was the most interesting Amish fiction book I came across. A main character with the biblical name of Benaniah, love that, and he's a secret admirer leaving gifts for his former girlfriend Susanna! And it's a Christmas book, love that too!

    The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton 9/5

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

    Thanks Kav, I'm having a blast pulling out al the research skills for this week!

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  8. A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipson

    A beautiful cover, as was my fist choice's cover too!

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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  9. An Amish Winter by Amy Clipson, Kelly Irvin and Barbara Cameron 12/5

    tracey14567 at gmail dot com

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    1. I was just looking over my Amish bookshelf and realized I haven't read enough Laura V. Hilton and here you are telling me she has a Christmas story coming out! On my list as are the other two. I do love my Amish fiction. Good luck, Tracey. I'm having a blast this week as well. My pocketbook is wincing though! Bwahahahaha!!!!

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  10. 1) The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray (Nov. 2017)

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould (Oct. 2017)

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. 3) Home All Along by Beth Wiseman (Sept. 2017)

    Thanks for the fun giveaway & the opportunity to see what's coming out the rest of the year in 📚, Kav! 💜💙

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ooooh -- a new Beth Wiseman! I have an older book of hers on my retro TBR pile. Another author I need to read more of. I'm having fun this week too --- and feeling much calmer now that I have mapped out my reading future. LOL Good luck, Diana.

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    2. I'm so glad we could help tranquilize you. Lol Reading has sure been tranquilizing me the past few days. 😧
      I lost track of Beth W. for awhile when she started writing non-Amish contemporaries, but I believe she's back to writing just Amish once again.

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    3. Goodness, I don't think I even realized she wrote non-Amish contemporaries. The things I learn on this blog!

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    4. She wrote The Promise, Surf's Up Novellas, Need You Now, The House That Love Built (all contemporary non-Amish), and a bunch of Amish stories with other authors in novella collections that I simply lost track of. Some authors can switch genres and I love it, but I had been reading Beth's Amish 📚 since day one and it was hard for me to make that transition with her for some reason.

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  13. The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton 9/5
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  14. Amish Christmas Twins by Patricia Davids
    LI book out Oct. 2017
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  15. OOHHH just lost my third choice I had typed...grr...will have to come back later!

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    1. Hope you find it! I love Patricia Davids LI stories. Really looking forward to this one! Good luck, Jackie.

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  16. The Proving by Beverly Lewis

    kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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  17. Undercover Amish by Debby Giusti~ October 2017
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. I'm loving this series. Good luck, Jackie.

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  18. When The Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  19. An Amish Winter by Amy Clipson, Kelly Irvin, Barbara Cameron

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  20. An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Ruth Reid

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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  21. A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

    Thanks Kav!!! Hope you're doing well :)

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    1. Wow Amy Clipston and Kelly Irvin are in two novella collections this autumn! Good luck, Heidi.

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  22. I just realized that a Kathleen Fuller on my working list didn't release until January, so I went back to publishers and bookstores....
    A Simple Prayer by Amy Clipson. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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  23. Home All Along by Beth Wiseman. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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  24. A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipson. Thanks! This is a great deal of fun! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. CC, A Simple Prayer was published in May 2015 so it doesn't count for this giveaway. Feel free to pick another title! Good luck!

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    2. Looked back more closely at ChristianBook and see it is coming out as a trade paperback on 9/5/2017; I didn't read carefully enough when I was looking at their "coming soon" group! I do apologize. Let me try an actual new release instead, to substitute! A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould. Thanks! dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    3. Isn't that interesting? I've heard more Christian Publishers are going the way of trade paperbacks in order to make money. I love the bigger, beautiful covered editions we currently get with Christian Fiction so I hope it all doesn't go that way eventually. But I can totally see the need to make a profit. It will be interesting to see if they do this more with back titles -- especially in the Amish genre which is so popular. We'll just have to be careful not to buy up books we already have on our shelves. LOL Good luck, CC. I'm looking forward to A Plain Leaving as well.

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  25. Here are my picks for today's category:

    #1 The Quilting Circle by Amy Lillard
    Releasing in October

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  26. #2 A Dog for Christmas by Linda Byler
    Releasing in October

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  27. #3 The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter and Richelle Brunstetter
    Releasing in September

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. I love Amy Lillard! What a pretty cover that book has. And I wouldn't mind getting a dog for Christmas too! (Along with the book, of course!) Good luck, Samantha.

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  28. 1. An Amish Christmas Love by Wiseman, Clipston, Irvin, and Reid

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  29. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  30. 3. A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    Thanks for another day of bookish delights, Kav!

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  31. "His Guilt" by Shelley S. Gray.
    "The Angel of Forest Hill" by Cindy Woodsmall.
    "Gladden the Heart" by Olivia Newport.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Janet, none of these books are new releases published in Sept - Dec 2017 so they don't qualify for this giveaway. If you want to suggest some other titles please list them each in a separate comment - ! do the tally by comment, not lists within a comment. Yes, there's a method to the madness in my rules! :-)

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  32. Just the one for me so far. I haven't really found many Amish fiction I'm interested in lately.... :(

    The Quilting Circle (Wells Landing Quilting Circle #1-3)
    by Amy Lillard
    Oct. 2017

    Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Well, if you're only going to pick one, this is a doozy! Good luck, Amada.

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    2. LOL! Good, ;) I picked the best of the best!

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  33. The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  34. A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipston mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  35. OOOOOO I found another one! :)

    2.) The Amish Christmas Candle
    by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand , Lisa Jones Baker

    September, 2017

    Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I had faith you'd find something else. :-) Good luck, Amada. A Christmas Amish collection is just the thing.

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    2. :D You also knew I couldn't just enter one! HAHAHAHAHA! Thank you! :)

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  36. I was so excited to see a new one from Leslie Gould! One of her books was my first Amish reading experience and she will always be a favorite.

    Plain Learning by Leslie Gould

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I have the first two in this series and looking forward to the third.

    Home All Along by Beth Wiseman

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I have wanted to try a book by Laura V. Hilton for a long time, so for my third choice:

    The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

    tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Love that kind of reader / author connection and I love Leslie Gould's stories so I'm anxious to read this one as well. Good luck, Terrill.

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  39. An Amish Proposal by Jo Ann Brown (Love Inspired) October 2017. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  40. Amish Triplets for Christmas by Carrie Lighte (Love Inspired) November 2017. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  41. An Amish Arrangement by Jo Ann Brown (Love Inspired) December 2017. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. That'a a lot of Love Inspired Amish stories coming out! Good luck, Tammie.

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  42. A Place at Our Table
    by Amy Clipston
    Release date – November 14, 2017
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  43. A Simple Wish
    by Charlotte Hubbard
    Release date - September 26, 2017
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  44. The Christmas Admirer
    by Laura V. Hilton
    Release date - September 5, 2017
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  45. The Gift by Shelley Shepard Gray (11/17)

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  46. A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould (10/17)

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  47. A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipster (11/17)

    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  48. #1) Amish Christmas Twins by Patricia Davids comes out in October. I love her books!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  49. #2) A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston comes out in November! I can't wait.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  50. #3) The Amish Christmas Candle by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand and Lisa Jones Baker comes out in September. Lisa is a new-to-me author and I really enjoy Kelly's storytelling so I'm glad I don't have too long to wait. Thanks, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. I'm a Patricia Davids fan too! Good luck, Diane.

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  51. I'm so excited to see some new Amish Christmas fiction coming out! My first choice is The Amish Christmas Candle by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, and Lisa Jones Baker.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  52. My second choice is An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  53. My third choice is An Amish Winter by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin and Barbara Cameron.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I love Amish Christmas stories as well. Good luck, Donna.

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  54. An Amish Winter by Amy Clipson, Kelly Irvin and Barbara Cameron
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  55. An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Ruth Reid.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. 1) A Dog for Christmas
    by Linda Byler
    Releasing October 3rd 2017

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  58. 2) The Beloved Christmas Quilt
    by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter
    Releasing September 1st 2017

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  59. 3) Home All Along
    by Beth Wiseman
    Releasing September 26th 2017

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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  60. The Proving by Beverly Lewis. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  61. A Dog for Christmas
    by Linda Byler. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  62. The Amish Christmas Candle by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, and Lisa Jones Baker.cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  63. "Home All Along" by Beth Wiseman.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. "Beloved Christmas Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. "A place at our table" by Amy Clipston.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. This is one of my favorite genres, Kav. Most books that I'm interested in aren't scheduled for release until early 2018, but I still found 3!

    Seeds of Hope by Barbara Cameron (11/7/17)

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  67. The Proving by Beverly Lewis (9/5/17)

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  68. A Plain Leaving by Leslie Gould (10/3/17)

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. I know -- I kept finding books by fave authors coming out in early 2018. Makes me dizzy just thinking about all the bookly wonderfulness in store for us avid readers. Good luck, Carole.

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  69. Home All Along by Beth Wiseman
    Elly -Indiana-
    jcservantslaveATicloudDOTcom

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  70. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman
    Elly -Indiana-
    jcservantslaveATicloudDOTcom

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  71. Belle by Sarah Price
    Elly -Indiana-
    jcservantslaveATicloudDOTcom

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    1. Belle sounds really good, doesn't it? I love fairy tale retellings. Good luck, Elly.

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  72. Belle by Sarah Price
    Tori
    toricoxDOTelroiATgmailDOTcom

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  73. Home All Along by Beth Wiseman
    Tori
    toricoxDOTelroiATgmailDOTcom

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  74. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman
    Tori
    toricoxDOTelroiATgmailDOTcom

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  75. Belle by Sarah Price
    Randi
    randicox111ATicloudDOTcom

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  76. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman
    Randi
    randicox111ATicloudDOTcom

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  77. Home All Along by Beth Wiseman
    Randi
    randicox111ATicloudDOTcom

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  78. We've been busy with our Iowa State Fair this week so I haven't had time to look up all the books for your wonderful reader's choice categories this week. However, I want to be sure I get entered for the Amish one! I will pick The Proving by Beverly Lewis.

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  79. #2. The Quilting Circle by Amy Lillard.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net
    I see I forgot my email on previous entry!

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  80. #3. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vanetta Chapman
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Hope you had a great time at the fair. And I know you love your Amish books! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  81. When The Bishop Needs An Alibi Vanetta Chapman
    Thank You iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  82. The Proving Beverly Lewis
    Thank You iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  83. Home All Along Beth Wiseman
    Thank You iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  84. THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. I'M TALLYING RESULTS BUT MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO POST THEM UNTIL AFTER CHURCH. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE.

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