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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jantsen's Gift - Giveaway!



Thanks to Anna and Hachette Books I have 5 copies of Jantsen's Gift to give away! This is a memoir by Pam Cope (and Amy Malloy) and it sounds like it will be a tearjerker!

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home.

Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.

Now for the rules:

  1. Giveaway open only to residents of U.S. or Canada.
  2. Books will be sent from Hachette.
  3. No P.O. Boxes
  4. Contest ends March 31 (My Birthday!)
  5. There will be 5 winners!

Now - how do you get entries?

Most important - MUST LEAVE EMAIL ADDRESS IN ENTRY TO RECEIVE CREDIT

  1. Comment and tell me you want to win! +1
  2. Subscribe to my blog/Follow my blog. +2 (Let me know if you already follow and you will get those entries also)
  3. Tweet about the giveaway/Post on your blog. +2

Start entering! Good Luck! Please see my other giveaway in sidebar!

36 comments:

Bridget said...

I've posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me though.

Bobbie said...

Hello!
I have done all of the above:) My email address is chesapeakebabe916@gmail.com and I am following you here and on Twitter. I would love to win this book!
Sincerely,
Bobbie

Wendy said...

Sounds great! Please enter me :)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

nomadreader said...

I am on a huge memoir kick, and I'd love to win a copy of this one!

AmandaSue said...

I'd love a chance to read this book, thanks.

Nana*2*4 said...

Jantsen's Gift sound great please enter me

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Nana*2*4 said...

I am subscribed and following you to!

olympianlady said...

Please enter me for this one. I'd love to win it. Thanks!

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MJ said...

i'd love this!
mj.coward[at]gmail.com

MJ said...

I follow.
mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9@verizon.net

Karin said...

I just read an article about this lady in Reader's Digest~~

Please enter me--thanks.

Valorie said...

I'd love a chance to win!

I am a subscriber.

And, I blogged: http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/03/16/book-giveaways-0316-0322/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Dawn M. said...

This sounds like an excellent book to read. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Amber said...

This looks like an amazing story of a woman who could have hit rock bottom, but instead took a most optimistic approach to life. Very inspiring.

Thanks for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this -- it sounds uplifting!
I'm an established Follower.
and, here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks

thanks for the chance!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

MarthaE said...

This sounds like an inspiring story. I am a follower! mesreads [at] gmail [dot]com

kalea_kane said...

This sounds like an incredible story. Please enter me in your giveaway! :)

Thank you

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I am a follower too, and I'll be back with a posting link. :)

Thank you so much.

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

kalea_kane said...

I linked to your giveaway. This would be such a wonderful book to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

Kelly

kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacie said...

I'd love to win!
March 31 is my bday too!

sharon54220 said...

I would love to win this book.

Thanks

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I also subscribe in Google Reader.

I forgot to mention in my original post that I love reading memoirs.

Thanks again.

sharon54220@gmail.com

Annie said...

I would very much love to win this book!

I lost someone very close to me over ten years ago but it feels like yesterday sometimes.

Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I'm following your blog!


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I follow #2


Thanks



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted #1



greeeneyedwhwomhttp://tinyurl.com/cr9def Win a copy of Jantsens Gift!

greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

Tweeted #2


greeeneyedwhwomhttp://tinyurl.com/cr9def Win a copy of Jantsens Gift!

greeeneyedwhwom (twitter name)

Thanks

nancyrobster@gmail.com

minishoes said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds so interesting! Neosho,mo is only about 30 minutes from my house. What a small world. thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

minishoes said...

I follow jacquecurl@gmail.com

minishoes said...

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BettieB said...

Oops, I think I entered the wrong contest! Please enter me for this one.

I think this book sounds really good. I live near Neosho and haven't heard about this.

Thanks! :)

lyoness2009 AT hotmail DOT com

BettieB said...

I follow :)!!

Thanks!

lyoness2009 AT hotmail DOT com

Marie said...

We don't live far from Neosho actually. I would love to read this, it sounds really good!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Crystal said...

Please enter me - I just became a follower also.

JaniceH said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and Happy Birthday!

jlhal@verizon.net

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