Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July GIVEAWAY!


In honor of Christmas in July and because I am The True Book Addict, I am having a two book giveaway! There will be two winners!

The first one is a brand new hardcover edition of The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck.  I have not read this book (for personal reasons), but I have heard from others that it's a good book.

Description from Goodreads:

If you could change your life by reversing your biggest regrets, sorrows and mistakes...would you? New York Times bestselling author and renowned rad...more If you could change your life by reversing your biggest regrets, sorrows and mistakes...would you? New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love. We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor -- we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together....When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder -- and money tighter -- since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room. Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family -- and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell -- to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart. Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives -- while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.

The second book is a gently used (I hope), hardcover edition (again, I hope) that I am receiving from BookMooch, Twas the Night Before:  A Love Story by Jerry B. Jenkins.  I read this several years ago and I really liked it so I keep a copy in my Christmas book collection.

Description from Fantastic Fiction:

Noella, a journalism professor at Northwestern University, and Tom, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, are engaged to be married. As Christmas approaches, though, they come up against a basic difference in temperaments. When Noella insists that a medallion she received as a child was actually from Santa Claus, Tom bah-hum-bugs it. However, while in Germany on assignment to write about the Father of Christmas, Tom makes a discovery that restores his faith in much more than Santa.  'Twas The Night Before is a spellbinding love story that will join O. Henry's Gift of the Magi, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and Frank Capra's film It's a Wonderful Life as a Christmas classic that will bring romance, good cheer, and hope to the season.

Giveaway guidelines (tried to make them as easy as possible):
  • Open to U.S. residents only.  I'm sorry, but my finances at this time only allow for domestic mailing.
  • You do not have to be a follower to enter, but please look around the site.  You might want to follow, if you like what you see!
  • You will get ONE extra entry if you share this in some way...Facebook, Twitter, sidebar (there is a fancy new share tab at the bottom of each post that makes it a little easier).  You MUST leave a link to wherever you shared...thanks! But only ONE extra entry so don't feel like you have to share it everywhere. =O)
  • You MUST include your email address.  I will notify the winners and they will have 48 hours to get back to me with their mailing information.
  • Please leave all information in ONE comment and indicate which book you would like to win.
  • Giveaway ends on July 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm.  I will choose the winners via and I will announce the winners on August 1st.

Happy Christmas in July!

Always in spirit....


  1. What a wonderful giveaway. It makes me think of Christmas already. I would like to read the second book, Twas The Night Before a Love Story.

    I tweeted, The Christmas Spirit: Christmas in July GIVEAWAY!
    less than 20 seconds ago via web

  2. I would love this book.I always start buying my Christmas presents now. The only thing I don't like seeing is the winter coats, next to the bikinis. There is just something really wrong about that.

  3. Awesome! I would like to read either one. I think first choice would be the first book.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  4. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    I shared this on Twitter @seizethebooknow


  5. I love that you are having a Christmas giveaway in July. What a great idea. I would love to win The Christmas Sweater by Glen Beck. Please enter me. Thanks for this chance.


  6. Sorry, I forgot to leave my book choice. I would like the christmas sweater by glenn beck.

  7. I'd be glad to win either one, but maybe 'Twas the Night Before is my first choice.

  8. I would love to be entered please! I am a follower and would love to have Twas the Night Before!!!

    I also tweeted about this for an extra entry here:

    Thanks so much!
    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Also tweeted about it on Twitter:

    Oops, think I was supposed to do that all on one comment, you can delete my other if so, marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. I would love the Glenn Beck book. My mother and father are loyal watchers of his program.
    I look for Christmas gifts through the year.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  11. What a delightful little place you have here!

    I would love to be considered :)


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