Valentine's Day

Hi Friends, Happy Valentine’s Week! I hope you are making fun plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with family and friends! I know you love to read . . . so I’ve invited four amazing authors with wonderful new books to join me for a special Valentine’s Giveaway!  Let me tell you about them, and then how to enter our special giveaway.

Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons from history. Her stories reveal how people break the chains that bind them and triumph over adversity through faith. She is the four-time Christy Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels Night Bird Calling, The Medallion, (winner of the 2020 Christy Award), Until We Find Home, Secrets She Kept, and several others novels. When not traveling to historic sites for research, she and her husband, Dan, divide their time between Northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren. Visit her website at www.cathygohlke.com and on Instagram and Facebook

Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling and award-winning author of When Twilight Breaks, The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us, as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale, and Wings of Glory series. A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers’ groups. Sarah serves as Co-Director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Visit Sarah at www.sarahsundin.com, on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Melanie Dobson Writing fiction is Melanie Dobson’s excuse to explore abandoned houses, travel to unique places, and spend hours reading old books and journals. The award-winning author of more than twenty novels, Melanie enjoys stitching together both time-slip and historical stories including The Curator’s Daughter, Memories of Glass, Hidden Among the Stars, Catching the Wind, and the Legacy of Love novels. Five of her novels have received a Carol Award for historical fiction, and Catching the Wind’s audiobook won the 2018 Audie for Best Inspirational Novel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, live Portland, Oregon, and they love to travel and hike in both the mountains and the cliffs above the Pacific. Visit Melanie’s website: www.melaniedobson.com, or at Facebook, or Twitter.

Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring places that whisper of historical secrets. Her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, was a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist, a Romantic Times Top Pick, and a Booklist Top Ten Romance Debut. Her latest dual timeline novel, The Orchard House, is inspired by the lesser-known events in Louisa May Alcott’s life. Heidi makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons. Connect with Heidi online at her website: heidichiavaroli.com, or on Facebook or instagram.

Carrie Turansky is the author of more than twenty inspirational novels and novellas and a winner of the ACFW Carol Award, the International Digital Award, and the Holt Medallion. She loves traveling to England to research her Edwardian novels including No Journey Too Far, No Ocean Too Wide, Across the Blue, Shine Like the Dawn, and The Highland Hall series. Her novels have received stared reviews from Christianbooks.com and Library Journal. They have been translated into several languages and enjoyed by readers around the world. Connect with Carrie at her website: carrieturansky.com, and on Facebook, and Instagram.

To enter our Valentine’s Day Giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You will need to copy and paste the links for each option. One winner will be chosen at random on February 15 to win paperback or hardback copies of all five books. This contest is open to US and International readers. Thank you for being a faithful reading friend! Do you have a friend who loves to read historical novels? Please forward this giveaway and share the love!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading,

Carrie 

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  1. Robin Weiss
    Robin Weiss says:

    I love most all time settings..Colonial, Gold Rush, pre & post war times, current times & to a lesser degree, speculative settings.

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  2. Melissa Andres
    Melissa Andres says:

    I’m really bad with favorites! I like most time settings. I lean heavier toward historical, but I also love a good contemporary novel!

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  3. Paula Shreckhise
    Paula Shreckhise says:

    I like a lot of different time periods. My favorite genre is historical.
    I have read some good ones lately that were in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But I love Civil War , Revolutionary War, And both World Wars.

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  4. Joyce Reavis
    Joyce Reavis says:

    I usually read historical fiction of any genre. Edwardian, Victorian, or medieval are all wonderful. Would love any of these books.

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  5. Jeanne Crea
    Jeanne Crea says:

    That is such a tough question. I actually love the historical fiction genre more than any one time period. I enjoy and learn so much from many different times; revolutionary times, regency, civil war, WWI & WWII are some of my favorites to name a few! I do love split time stories also. Thank you so much for the chance to win. So many books I want for my keeper shelf!

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  6. Mary Beth
    Mary Beth says:

    World War 2 is probably my favorite setting for a historical novel. But I love learning from other time periods as well! I cannot wait to read each of these books! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  7. Sunnie
    Sunnie says:

    Very hard to have a favorite time period, especially when there are so many great books created in different time periods. I do especially enjoy 1900 early years.

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  8. Suzanne Sellner
    Suzanne Sellner says:

    I especially love Christian historical fiction set in the 20th century since I’m most familiar with it; however, I love learning about other eras as well.

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  9. Kati Mills
    Kati Mills says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you.
    I honestly do not have a time preference for a setting. I can easily read stories set in the Roman empire as well as modern day. I trust the writer’s knowledge and research that has gone into the writing and hope to learn something new and interesting from that time period.

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  10. Kati Mills
    Kati Mills says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you.
    I honestly do not have a time preference for a setting. I can easily read stories set in the Roman empire as well as modern day. I trust the writer’s knowledge and research that has gone into the writing and through the story , I hope to learn something new and interesting from that time period.

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  11. Tina Rice
    Tina Rice says:

    Good morning Carrie!

    My favorite time period in Christian fiction is early 1800’s to early 1900’s. So I love reading historical fiction.

    Blessings, Tina

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  12. Rhonda Whitcomb
    Rhonda Whitcomb says:

    I love reading historical fiction in all periods. Lately I’ve been reading books in the WWII period. So educational.

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  13. Julie T
    Julie T says:

    My favorite time period is a toss up between the late Regency and the early 20th century-WW2. Historical fiction is my absolute favorite.

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  14. anne
    anne says:

    I am captivated with books set in the 1940’s since they are profound, meaningful, unforgettable and filled with authentic lives filled with difficulties, and insurmountable obstacles which are overcome by strength and determination. I am in awe of the individuals who had the courage to withstand danger and deprivation during World War 11 and continue on with their lives during this era.

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  15. Becky D.
    Becky D. says:

    My most favorite time periods to read about are 1850-1950: Civil War, WWI & WWII…and Biblical fiction. These novels look like the perfect way to cozy up in February. Thanks for sharing!!! 🥰📚

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  16. Ermetta Olson
    Ermetta Olson says:

    I love to read…especially Christian fiction. I especially love anything Old England. Thanks for having this give away!!

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  17. Lisa Hudson
    Lisa Hudson says:

    My favorite time period for Novels is WWII! They truly were The Greatest Generation! My Daddy & 4 of his 5 brothers were all in service during WWII at the same time. (My Grandmother had 7 children in 9 years & had a nervous breakdown. 9 years later, she had another baby!) I also had 2 Great Uncles that were captured during the Battle of the Bulge. They were in separate Camps but only separated by barbed wire. Uncle Johnny was pretty cocky & had this unique stance. Uncle Lloyd (he was really Uncle Johnny’s next door neighbor but married our Great Aunt as soon as he got home!) recognized Uncle Johnny across the Prison Yard! He called out to him & what a reunion they had! Uncle Johnny managed to escape & hid out until being rescued by an American Convoy came along. He was 6’ & weighed 85 lbs! Uncle Lloyd was freed. Our Great Uncle Hubert was a Navigator on Higgins Boat at Omaha Beach on D-Day. We found out when I typed his Obit when he passed at 96! All of our heroes survived to come home and be Difference Makers!

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  18. Lisa Hudson
    Lisa Hudson says:

    My favorite time period for Novels is WWII! They truly were The Greatest Generation! My Daddy & 4 of his 5 brothers were all in service during WWII at the same time. (My Grandmother had 7 children in 9 years & had a nervous breakdown. Nine years later, she had another baby!) I also had 2 Great Uncles that were captured during the Battle of the Bulge. They were in separate Camps but only separated by barbed wire. Uncle Johnny was pretty cocky & had this unique stance. Uncle Lloyd (he was really Uncle Johnny’s next door neighbor but married our Great Aunt as soon as he got home!) recognized Uncle Johnny across the Prison Yard! He called out to him & what a reunion they had! Uncle Johnny managed to escape & hid out until being rescued by an American Convoy came along. He was 6’ & weighed 85 lbs! Uncle Lloyd was freed. Our Great Uncle Hubert was a Navigator on Higgins Boat at Omaha Beach on D-Day. We found out when I typed his Obit when he passed at 96! All of our heroes survived to come home and be Difference Makers!

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  19. Phyllis
    Phyllis says:

    I like most time periods as long as they are historical but will also read a contemporary if dual time or just because every now and then,😀

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  20. Phyllis
    Phyllis says:

    I like most time periods as long as they are historical (1750-1950) but will also read a contemporary if dual time or just because every now and then,😀

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  21. Rachael Merritt
    Rachael Merritt says:

    I enjoy just about any historical before Vietnam. My favorite historicals are set during the 1700’s and 1800’s.

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  22. CutePolarBear
    CutePolarBear says:

    I enjoy basically all settings–even ones with which I am almost entirely unfamiliar–but I am particularly interested in anything from the early 1900s to WWII, because I myself write in that era.

    CutePolarBear

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  23. Elizabeth Litton
    Elizabeth Litton says:

    I love the Regency Era, the 1800’s, the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s, and I’m sure I’m missing some! 😀

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  24. Velma Hunsucker
    Velma Hunsucker says:

    I love to read books set in just about any time period. I would love to see more books written in the post World War II time period.

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  25. Susan C
    Susan C says:

    It is practically impossible for me to name a favorite historical setting for a novel. I love learning more about the time period, historical facts,culture,etc….but most of all, that there are some truths that are timeless.

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  26. Susan C
    Susan C says:

    It is impossible to pick a favorite setting. I love learning new things as I read, about history, culture,etc. But most importantly, that some truths are timeless.

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  27. Norma Cook
    Norma Cook says:

    All time periods are of interest to me because I enjoy learning something new, not just being entertained. My favorite historical era is the 19th century, with settings anywhere in the world.

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  28. Winnie Thomas
    Winnie Thomas says:

    I’m drawn to most any historical time period. Historical fiction (especially if some romance is thrown in) is my favorite genre.

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  29. Donna B
    Donna B says:

    I don’t have a favorite time period to read about. Even though I didn’t like history class in school, I enjoy reading about it in books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. ANGELA WRIGHT
    ANGELA WRIGHT says:

    I LOVE the Regency period!! I love stories about WWII. I love stories about the Civil War!! I can’t choose just one!!

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  31. Alison Boss
    Alison Boss says:

    Historical Christian fiction is my favorite genre to read. My most favorite time periods to read about are 1800 -1950: Civil War, WWI & WWII. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! All the books look amazing!!

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  32. JillPS
    JillPS says:

    Hands down, the WWII era. There were so many facets of this time period that I knew nothing about and the emotions that REAL people had are so well portrayed by many of these authors.
    My grandma was in her early 40’s, (with 2 younger children) when Pearl Harbor was bombed and I was about the same age (also 2 children) when the devastating 9-11 attacks occurred. I came to this realization too late to ask her how she felt, but your stories definitely help me empathize with the women (and men) who lived during these difficult times.

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  33. Kimberly Linaburg
    Kimberly Linaburg says:

    I love lots of time periods! Anything historical is great for me……Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc.

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  34. Donna Tyler
    Donna Tyler says:

    I love most historical Christian novels, but if I had to pick just one, it would be World War II and the strength and survival of the Jewish people

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  35. Kate Baxter
    Kate Baxter says:

    Favorite time period? Must we choose? As an 18th century re-enactor, I am strongly drawn to the colonial period in North America as well as to Scottish history of that time. One of my ancestors rose up in rebellion in Scotland (1714), was put on a ship bound for America and sold on the docks of Baltimore to a Virginia plantation owner. Such a fascinating period.

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