Birthday Giveaway 2022

by | Sep 21, 2022 | Uncategorized | 236 comments

September is here, and I’m celebrating my birthday with a fun giveaway for you! Just answer these questions in your comment to enter the giveaway:

1. When is your birthday, and  what is one of your favorite ways to celebrate?

2. Which of these books would you like to receive?

Two winners will be chosen on September 30, and they will each receive a paperback copy of one of these books. This giveaway is for US reading friends only. Thank you!

Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss. Helen Smit believed she was called by God to become a teacher. Little does she know that her care for kids will take a drastic turn for survival when the Germans occupy Amsterdam and Jewish children and parents begin to be deported. Now all she can think of is helping all the kids escape before it’s too late.

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin. Amid the Great War in 1918 England, munitions worker Rosalind Graham is desperate to escape the arranged marriage being forced on her by her ruthless guardian and instead follow her own course. When the Chilwell factory explodes, killing hundreds of unidentified workers, Rose realizes the world believes she perished in the disaster. Seizing the chance to escape, she risks all and assumes a new identity, taking a supervisory position in Gretna, Scotland, as Miss Tilly Lockhart.

Happy Reading ~ Until Next Time,
Carrie

 

236 Comments

  1. Shalisa morehead

    My birthday is December 14, 1969 and my favorite way to celebrate is just reading on my porch looking out at the pond! Or really reading ANYWHERE!! I love to read!!!
    I would sooo enjoy reading “As Dawn Breaks” by Kate Breslin

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    • Thelma Kahn

      My birthday Nov 7 1956 I love to go to the lake and relax and read while my husband fishes.. as dawn breaks looks very good..

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      • Laurie Gommermann

        My birthday is January 15th. I celebrate by baking a chocolate angel food cake with chocolate whipped cream frosting, our family tradition. We tend to take a walk and celebrate at home.

        I would love to read As Dawn Breaks! Love second chances/ new start/changing identity. Also enjoy strong, independent, intelligent woman heroines who survive on their own initiative. I’d like to read Miss Tilly Lockhart’s story.

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    • Tricia Villalon

      Hello,
      My birthday is November 23rd. I love to celebrate with my family. This year will be different as it my first year celebrating it without my dad, since he passed away this year.
      I love to read anything set in WWII time period, so I would love to receive Escape from Amsterdam.
      Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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      • Sonya Earnest

        My name is Sonya
        My birthday is October 15. I love to celebrate it with my family…husband, Mama, Mother-in-law, 3 boys with 3 wives & 5 yea old granddaughter.
        I would honestly be grateful for either book that you chose for me.

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        • Angela Johnson

          My birthday is July 18… looking forward to my grandma calling and singing,”Happy Birthday” was my favorite way to celebrate, now it is just spending time with my family (Grandma passed away 10 years ago).

          I already own “As Dawn Breaks”, really enjoyed it and all of Kate’s books….so I would choose “Escape from Amsterdam”.

          Thank you for having this giveaway… hope you have a very Happy Birthday!

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    • Kathy Schlagel

      Hi I’m Kathy and my birthday is September 26
      I love love love to read. I celebrate a lot! My family party. A sister get together. And lunches or breakfast with friends. Plus I love the birthday cards I get.
      Escape from Amsterdam sounds like a good book to read.

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      • Leanne

        My birthday is January 12 and my favorite way to celebrate is with my family either at a restaurant or home (with someone else cooking dinner).My husband buys flowers and sometimes we play games. I would love Escape from Amsterdam – that’s a new-to-me author. Love your books!

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    • Denise Stanek

      December 31, 1955
      Because of Christmas and New Years Eve, my birthday has always just passed by. Of course I received a gift from my parents, husband when I married. No parties or get togethers, everyone was to interested in going out. My birthday was always just another day.
      I would choose to read Escape from Amsterdam.
      Thank you!

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    • Leanne Norland

      My birthday is January 12 and my favorite way to celebrate is with my family either at a restaurant or home (with someone else cooking dinner).My husband buys flowers and sometimes we play games. I would love Escape from Amsterdam – that’s a new-to-me author. Love your books!

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    • Nancy

      My birthday is November 3rd. My favorite way to celebrate is thanking Jesus for another year. I also love to read (as always) and not cook. 😁

      I would like to receive As Dawn Breaks.

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    • Katie Seest

      My birthday is December 7th (my dad always makes a “day which will live in infamy” quip )😉 and I like to celebrate by going hiking with my kids and visiting quaint, small- town shops.

      Both of these books sound fascinating, but I would probably pick up Escape from Amsterdam first as I love WW2 history.

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    • Joanne mckearney

      Hello! My birthday is September 11, 1970 and I love to spend the day with family eating good food! I would love to read “As Dawn breaks”

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    • Sandy Schneekloth

      My birthday is March 22, 1958, and my favorite way to celebrate is to start the day with a cup of tea, devotions, reading some, and then writing some. Later in the day, I enjoy making a meal for my family to come and celebrate with me.

      Both books sound so good, but as a teacher by trade, I would have to choose, Escape From Amsterdam by Laura Bliss.

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  2. Lorraine Brown

    My birthday is November 11th and I love celebrating with my kids, their spouses and my grandkids surrounding me!!
    I would love Escape from Amsterdam

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  3. Lisa Hudson

    My birthday is October 4 and I love celebrating with my family. Ideally, it would be on our son’s boat like last year & I was reading an arc by one of my favorite authors! That’s difficult to top in my opinion! I would like Escape from Amsterdam.

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    • Jeannette

      My birthday is January 16. I love to celebrate by having time to read and sharing a yummy meal that I’m not cooking. 😋 I would love reading “As Dawn Breaks” by Kate Breslin.

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    • Annie Fox

      My birthday is November 12. I love celebrating with my husband and our 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Sometimes my children cook the meal and sometimes we order take out..but Mom(me) does not do any cooking! I would love the book Escape from Amsterdam.

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  4. Judi Imperato

    My birthday is November 21 and love having a birthday cake to eat.
    I would love Escape From Amsterdam.

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    • Joyce

      I am a birthday twin to Judi. My birthday is 21 Nov and I love to celebrate quietly. A walk with my family, a special cake created by my kids and cards from friends and family. My husband enjoys surprising me with a special birthday dinner too.

      Both books look good, but Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss is the one that caught my eye.

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  5. Karen

    Hi, my birthday is September 20th. 😊 I love playing games with family and friends, such as corn-holes and ladder golf.

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  6. Trudy C

    My birthday is June 13, the day after my parent’s wedding anniversary. Since I celebrated a big birthday this year, I threw myself a “Dutch Treat” party and 15 friends and I went out to eat and had cake. I would love either book!

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    • Rebecca Tellez

      My birthday is December 24. Birthday celebration is usually breakfast at a favorite restaurant.
      I would love to win Escape From Amsterdam

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      • Linda

        My birthday is Nov 4, 1949. My favorite way to celebrate is with my favorite cake – yellow with milk chocolate icing decorated with yellow roses.

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      • Brandi Mincey

        My birthday is in July and my favorite thing to do is not having to make any decisions.

        I think Escape from Amsterdam sounds like a very interesting read.

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  7. Perrianne Askew

    My. birthday is March 10th and I enjoy a nice meal out since we don’t do that much. I would love to read Escape from Amsterdam. Happy Birthday Carrie!

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    • Emily McClure

      My birthday is in May and my favorite way to celebrate is just to spend the day with my husband and kids. ♡

      I would choose As Dawn Breaks

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  8. Latisha Sexton

    1. When is your birthday, and what is one of your favorite ways to celebrate?- My birthday was last week! We didn’t do anything big. Just had a get-together at my parents’ house.

    2. Which of these books would you like to receive?- As Dawn Breaks

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  9. Julie B

    My birthday is January 16th. I enjoy celebrating with family at a Mexican restaurant. I would like to read Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss. Happy Birthday, Carrie!!

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  10. Susan Roeper

    Happy Birthday! My birthday is April 12 and I love to celebrate by going out to dinner. I would love to read Escape from Amsterdam.

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  11. Tina Rice

    My birthday is October 23, 1952 and I love to celebrate with my family.

    I would like to read As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin. I already read Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss, very good. Keep tissues handy.

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  12. Jeanette Davis

    My Birthday is June 2 and honestly I would love either book. When I read the blurb about each book, I thought; I would love to read this!!

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    • Jeanette Davis

      oops I forgot to tell you how I like to celebrate…dinner and cake with family!

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      • Leandra Massey

        My Birthday is March 23. I just like to spend time with my family and celebrate by eating my favorite banana cake! I would love either book. Happy Birthday, Carrie!

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  13. Abigail Harris

    Happy Birthday!

    My birthday is in November, it falls on Thanksgiving and Black Friday often so on my birthday I love to hide out with a book after a family party or in full hiding from the craziness of Black Friday shopping.

    I would pick “Escape from Amsterdam” as I already have a lovely copy of “As Dawn Breaks”

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    • Renee Mirsky

      Bday is April 30, 1966 and like to celebrate on the “down low”, no fanfare nor flourish of trumpets. Would love to win ‘As Dawn Breaks.’

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  14. Joy Tucker

    November 10th. I enjoy out to eat with friends.

    I would enjoy reading As Dawn Breaks

    Thanks so much !! 💞💞

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  15. Joyce Reavis

    My birthday is November 17 and I enjoy celebrating with my family. I’d be happy to receive either book. Thank you.

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  16. Connie Hendryx

    My birthday is August 24th and I love both books, but pick Escape from Amsterdam! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    • Connie Hendryx

      oops! I love to celebrate with a good book and some iced tea!

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      • Anita Nowak

        My birthday is July 4 Enjoy going to dinner with family

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  17. Alicia Haney

    “Happy Birthday to you!” My birthday is July 13 and I love to celebrate my birthday with my family, by having a meal and cake of course. I would love to read either book, but the book I would choose to read first would by “Escape from Amsterdam”. Both of these books sound like Great reads and the covers are Beautiful! May you have a Very Happy Birthday surrounded by all your loved ones. God Bless you and your family. Thank you for the chance at this Awesome giveaway.

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  18. Teresa Haugh

    March 3, and either book would be fine! I love going out to eat with family and friends (with dessert) for my birthday.

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    • Rose Blackard

      My birthday is March 17th.Our family gets together at a restaurant to celebrate my birthday! I would love Escape from Amsterdam.! Thank you!

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  19. Linda Rutherford

    My birthday is December 10 and my favorite way to celebrate is a dinner out. It’s a real treat. I would love to have Escape from Amsterdam. Happy Birthday to you and thank you so much for a chance to win!

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  20. Rosalyn

    Happy Birthday Carrie Turansky! May your day be special!

    My birthday is April 11 (I see a comment with a birthday one day close to mine!)
    I enjoy going out to eat with my family, or a special date with my husband.
    I would love to have Escape from Amsterdam.

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  21. bn100

    7/1, cake
    As Dawn Breaks

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  22. Cheryl Hart

    My birthday is in June and my favorite way to celebrate is a quiet dinner with family. 🙂 I’d love a copy of Escape from Amsterdam.

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  23. Keren Herrera

    Happy Birthday!!!

    My birthday is Aug. 9. And I love celebrating it with my family and a homemade red velvet cake, with cream cheese filling and frosting made by my sister. And a yummy dinner made by my parents.

    I would pick “As Dawn Breaks”

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  24. Christina Chastain

    My birthday is August 19, 176. I love celebrating my birthday with my husband and 4 children. We always get sushi and watch Pride and Prejudice. We always get to watch our favorite movie on our birthdays. I would love to read As Dawn Breaks. Happy Birthday to you!! So much to celebrate this year❤️

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  25. Roxana Garcia

    November 7th is my birthday and When Dawn Breaks

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  26. Cindy Merrill

    As Dawn Breaks: I am unashamedly a UK wannabe- anything related to England or Scotland, particularly. Also as a food historian, I am curious about their culinary War experiences.

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  27. Melissa

    My birthday is June 29th and I like celebrating with my family having my favorite meal which is thanksgiving meal. I would choose As Dawn Breaks

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  28. Karen Visnosky

    My birthday is April 6 and I love to celebrate with family, coffee, and books. I would love to win Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss.

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  29. Jessica Gwyn

    My birthday is December 16 and I love to celebrate with family, board games, and sitting by the fire drinking tea and reading.
    I’d love to win Escape from Amsterdam.

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  30. Sharon Allen

    Hello! My birthday is December 27 (tough time of year! :o) and I enjoy celebrating my birthday with cake and ice cream with my grown children and 5 young (ages 5, 5, 3, 2, 1) grandchildren. I would enjoy receiving the book “As Dawn Breaks”. I hope your have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  31. Cathy Gatling

    I just love eating a great meal together with family. I would love to read As Dawn Breaks. Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your birthday in the way you like best.

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  32. Susan Wilson

    Happy birthday to you!
    My birthday is July 24th. I like to celebrate by eating out with the family, and there must be cake or brownies! Sometimes we go to a semi local amusement park (Knoebels) to hear one of our favorite bands ( the Mahoney Bros.) play for free.

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    • Susan Wilson

      I forgot to say that I would prefer Escape from Amsterdam.

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  33. Nina Ruth Bruno

    My birthday is August 21st. My favorite way to celebrate was always having a special modified German chocolate cake that my mom would make, but since she went home to be with Jesus 3 years ago, now it is spending time with Dad, who always makes me laugh. Tough choice between the books, but I would choose Escape from Amsterdam because of my own Jewish heritage, and I love reading anything about World War II history, as my grandfather and almost all of my great uncles were in the war.

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  34. Rebecca Trump

    My Birthday is September 25 and I love to be with my family, bring home some take-out, have movie night and chocolate cake. Yum!! I would like either one of the books, but Escape from Amsterdam pulls at my heartstrings. Happy Birthday to you, Carrie!!

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  35. Sally Schouten

    My birthday is March 19,1954 and I love spending time with family and friends on my birthday.
    I would like to receive Escape From Amsterdam because my husband is from Holland.

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  36. Susan Campbell

    My birthday is October 4th 1951. I celebrate my birthday by spending time with my husband and talking to friends who call. I would love to win Escape to Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss.

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  37. Teresa Allen

    My birthday is July 19th. My favorite way to celebrate is just spending time with my family in any way possible. I would love to win Escape but either book would be fine. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  38. Dawn Robinson

    My birthday is September 14, (my new granddaughter is today, September 22). I love to celebrate with family and friends. My favorite is when all three of my kids were able to come home (my son is stationed in the military).
    Both of these books have piqued my interest because I love war time/ military novels. So I would actually love to have either one..I have almost purchased escape from Amsterdam, but because of limited income at the time, I was unable to.

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  39. Melissa

    My birthday is Oct. 30, and I just enjoy relaxing with a good book and eating chocolate.

    I’d like to win “Escape from Amsterdam.”

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  40. Laura

    My birthday is June 12, and I like to have dinner complete with birthday cake with my family. Both books sound great so either would be fine with me

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  41. Nancy Martin

    My birthday is June 19 & I like to celebrate quietly!
    Either book would be fantastic

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  42. Dana

    Happy Birthday!
    My birthday is in February and I love celebrating all month with food, family, and friends.

    Both books look amazing but I would choose Escape From Amsterdam. Thank you!

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  43. Debbie Rice

    My Birthday is August8 1949 I’m an Avid reader I love to read I would love to read As Dawn Breaks thank you so much for the opportunity and your generosity.

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  44. Julie T

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Carrie!
    My birthday is in the week after Christmas. I enjoy celebrating with my extended family since we’re typically all together. We rarely have birthday cake – because who wants birthday cake during the Christmas holiday?! Instead, I always request tiramisu.
    I’ve love to win & read Kate’s new book, “As Dawn Breaks.”

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  45. Brittany Paulos

    My birthday is March 27th, and I love to celebrate with my husband and kids every year! My kids love to surprise me with decorations, homemade cards, and all different way they think of to pamper me, then we usually go to eat or get takeout and enjoy it together at home! I would love either book, thank you, and happy birthday!!!

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  46. Phyllis Whitaker

    My birthday is May 20th. Since I’m a spring baby, it’s my favorite season. I try to make myself a strawberry shortcake (my favorite), and enjoy the company of family and friends. We have a tradition of going to lunch on each of our birthdays. The birthday person picks the restaurant. My favorite gift is a gift card to a bookstore of course. I want to read both books, because each of them sounds fascinating, but if I have to pick just one, I’ll go with Escape From Amsterdam. Thank you for this contest.

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  47. Denise Walsh

    My birthday is January 13th, 1954 and I will be 69. Almost every year for the past 68 years, minus the 2 Covid ones, I have spent it with my identical twin sister. For the past 39 years I have lived in the south, mostly in Georgia and she in Massachusetts. When we could afford it, my present to her were tickets to come here for 1-2 weeks. I cannot think of anything better. This coming year I am flying her here for a week and bought us both tickets to see Carrie Underwood when she is here in Atlanta. It will be the 3rd time we see her together.
    I would like to get and read Kate Breslin’s “As Dawn Breaks”.

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  48. Ruth Jarrett

    My birthday is October 17. I enjoy celebrating by going out to dinner with 2 friends and then enjoying the evening together at one of our homes having dessert and playing games. We have been doing this for years. Originally there were 5 of us, but 2 have passed away. So now the 3 of us keep up the tradition. (Sometimes it is not always just on the actural birthday date.) We do this instead of buying birthday presents. The birthday person chooses the restaurant, and the others pay for the birthday person’s dinner. I would love to win As Dawn Breaks. Carrie, I love your books and have read all of them and recommended them to others.

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  49. Barbara Raymond

    My birthday is January 5, 1963. I love to celebrate with my family. Both books sounds great. Would love to read either of them.

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  50. Jeanne Sheats

    I was born 11/29/50. Dinner out with family is always a treat. I would love a copy As Dawn Breaks – thanks.

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  51. Jay

    My birthday is April 8th and I love to celebrate with carrot cake or pecan pie and family time (with some surprises mixed in!). I think “Escape from Amsterdam” sounds fascinating!

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  52. Linda McFarland

    My birthday is August 13. I celebrate quietly with my husband with dinner of my choice.
    Tough choice, both sound great, but I would choose Escape from Amsterdam. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And Happy Birthday!

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  53. Janice Moore

    I also have a fall birthday: Oct. 22. I like to get together with family, enjoy a meal together, talk by phone to my mother and siblings and read Facebook birthday greetings!
    I would enjoy reading either one of the books. Thank you for your birthday gift to your readers!

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  54. Carrie Ann

    My birthday is August 7th, I love to plan a birthday trip with my sister or cousins as often as possible. I’d love to read “Escape From Amsterdam”.

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    • Jane Weaver

      Happy Birthday. Carrie! My birthday is December 30th. I enjoy celebrating with my family. I would enjoy reading “Escape From Amsterdam.”

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  55. Shannon Kraus

    My birthday is August 18. I would love to win “Escape from Amsterdam”. Thank you for the giveaway and for writing such amazing books!

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    • Shannon Kraus

      Also, I love to celebrate by eating out at my favorite sushi restaurant

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  56. Victoria Layson

    My birthday is July 1st and just love spending time with my family and loved ones.

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  57. Carla Illikainen

    My birthday is April 21 and I love getting together with my family for a birthday dinner. I’d love to read As Dawn Breaks. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Happy Birthday.

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  58. Linda Dreher

    My birthday is May 20th, I like to go out to dinner to celebrate.
    I would like Escape from Amsterdam.
    Thank you for the chance.

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  59. Audrey Griggs

    My birthday is October 26th and I enjoy celebrating by just having a chill day reading or hanging out with friends and going out for a fun dinner.
    I would love to read As Dawn Breaks

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  60. Tracy

    My birthday is April 6 and I love celebrating by going to the Melting Pot with friends and family. Both of these books look great, but Escape from Amsterdam looks most intriguing.

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  61. Elisabeth

    My birthday is in July, right in the hottest part of summer. I love celebrating by sharing coffee with friends and family, and spending the day reading! I’d love to receive a copy of Escape from Amsterdam, as I already have Kate’s new book! Happy birthday!

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  62. Elsie

    I just turned 75 on Sept. 8th To me every 5 years is very special I celebrated all week. First morning Sept. 6th we wet to Cracker Barrell for breakfast – I had stuffed cheesecake pancakes which were delicious. We had Mexican food, seafood twice, went to a Museum of Western Art – Wild West Wednesday ;Fri. was one of the days we had seafood. On Saturday we went to a fun run and out to breakfast at Camp Verde – an awesome place inside and out – I had cheese grits with and egg on top, biscuit, and 2 sausage patties – food was delicious and the presentation was awesome. I had lots of surprises for which I am thankful for. My desire to have a very special 75th birthday came true. Thank You. Lord! I would love to read Escape from Amsterdam – I was a teacher and I have read all of Corrie ten Boom’s books. I love the cover with the backpack. When it is your birthday have lots of fun celebrations and good surprises filled with lots of His love and joy provided by our Lord. Celebrate each day with the Lord by your side. Happy Birthday

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  63. Kati Mills

    Happy Birthday! 🍂🍁🥳
    My birthday is in July, and recently, our family has gone kayaking on my birthday. It is a lot of fun!
    Thank you for the giveaway. I have been curious about Kate Breslin. I would like to give her book a try.

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  64. Tami

    My Birthday is on July 3rd, and we always have brownies… and family!
    I’d love to read either book… which is your favorite?

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  65. Faith Creech

    My birthday is December 26th and I just like to celebrate quietly with my hubby. We try to go out to dinner together. His birthday is December 24th so we celebrate our birthdays together. I would like to win the book As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin. I really enjoy reading her books. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  66. Charity

    My birthday is March 8th, and with 7 kids at home, my favorite way to celebrate is a quiet dinner with just my husband.

    I have As Dawn Breaks, so Escape from Amsterdam would be great.

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  67. Judith Jennings

    1. My birthday is February 5. I love to celebrate with birthday cake and good coffee and my dear husband and our dog.
    2. I would love to win and read “As Dawn Breaks.”

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  68. Alana

    Birthday is October 16th, 2001 and a loved family tradition is picking out a birthday cereal!
    I’d love a copy of As Dawn Breaks!

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  69. Sarah

    My birthday is in January. I’m turning 40 this time! I like to celebrate by going out to dinner with my family, and my husband does all of the dishes that day.

    Both of those books look interesting. I think I’d prefer escape from Amsterdam!

    Happy birthday!

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  70. Nora St Laurent

    My birthday is Dec 23rd. I like to have a birthday dinner somewhere special and then drive around and see all the Christmas lights.

    Either of these books appealing to me. I can’t decide.

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  71. Nora St Laurent

    P.S. I meant to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too! Blessings to you on your special day. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  72. Cherie J

    My birthday is October 8. I love to celebrate with dinner out and a birthday cake. We usually do some kind of special activity too. I would love to win As Dawn Breaks.

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  73. Linda Critcher

    My birthday is Oct 31 (yep, that’s Halloween 🎃). We’re getting ready to celebrate our 53rd Wedding Anniversary with a wonderful trip to the beach, it’s how we celebrate each year for both events. My favorite place to read is the beach, but of course my usual daily spot is my home front porch, built by my Dad. Unfortunately he nor my Mama are here to enjoy it with me now. Oh how I enjoy sitting there and reading, enjoying the sunshine and sounds of nature! But soon it will get too cool, and I’ll have to wait until next spring for porch reading. I’m cold natured, so usually by mid or end of October It’s too chilly for me.

    I’d love to win “As Dawn Breaks”, but either would be fine. I love your books, Carrie, and really enjoyed “No Ocean Too Wide” immensely, I now have “No Journey Too Far” and “Across the Blue” waiting to be read soon, perhaps on my beach trip in 2 weeks.

    Thanks so much for this offer, but most of all thanks for blessing us with your novels!

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  74. Narita

    My birthday is November 25. Every 7 years it is on Thanksgiving Day. My family teases me that makes it a “real” turkey day! LOL My favorite way to celebrate is spending time with my family. The book I would like to win is “Escape from Amsterdam.” Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway!

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  75. Sally Schellenberger

    My birthday is March 13th. I love celebrating with a delicious chocolate cake and with friends

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  76. Peggy Clayton

    Mine is April 28th My favorite birthday was when I turned 20 my daughters dad filled my room with red roses and there was an outfit on my bed. Then he comes with my girlfriend from school with him which I was delighted then it was a night in San Francisco all over the city then a top dinner at Alioto’s (when they were open). I cried as I was so overwhelmed as lived in a foster home till I was 15 then came home from school to find that the foster home was closed as his new wife overdosed that day. So I went to the pool shed and called my grandma at work and she came and got me and my foster sister. Then while living with her I had a ford falcon and the engine blew so the neighbors said his brother was a mechanic and that is how I met my daughters dad and he was born in the SF and knew everything about it. I felt like a princess that night and since then for many years I have never had a birthday like that. Thank you so much for offering a print book as battling RSD for over 30+ years so fingers are severely deformed.

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  77. Sally Schellenberger

    Oops… forgot to write which book….would like to win Escape from Amsterdam

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  78. Lori R

    My birthday is June 10th and I like to celebrate with my family. I would love to win Escape from Amsterdam.

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  79. nancy reynolds

    My birthday is November 15th and I love celebrating by reading, reading, reading. Of course, I love all the telephone calls I receive from family, too. I would love to win a copy of Escape from Amsterdam. (I already have/read Kate Breslin’s As Dawn Breaks). Thanks for this chance to win. And … happy birthday to you!

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  80. Jennyrae Ottenhoff

    My birthday is March 13. I love getting flowers from my daughter, visits from any of my children and special time at home celebrating with my husband. I would love to receive a copy of Escape from Amsterdam. I am of Dutch descent and love stories of the Netherlands.

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  81. Mackenzie

    November, and I love going to dinner with my husband!

    I would love the Escape from Amsterdam!

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  82. Marti

    April 3rd, I really enjoy giving myself a day off from my small business. Escape from Amsterdam looks really great!

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  83. Debbie Scott

    My birthday is April 21st. I love to celebrate it by eating a cupcake and having dinner with my family. I would love to receive the book, Escape from Amsterdam. I am very interested in that period of history due to my relatives from the Netherlands and Hungry.

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  84. Ashley

    My birthday is October 16! It’s coming up soon and it is my favorite time of year. The weather is nice and the colors are beautiful. I enjoy being outdoors riding horses!

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    • Ashley

      I have already read and enjoyed As Dawn Breaks so I would love to win Escape from Amsterdam.

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    • Elizabeth S

      Happy Birthday!
      I get to celebrate my birthday in August and I love doing fun outings with my family!
      And I would love a copy of As Dawn Breaks since I haven’t read very many WWI books yet.

      Reply
  85. Connie Price

    My birthday is July 21. I like to celebrate with my husband and my children, with a meal out, or at their house. I would love to read either book.

    Reply
  86. Christina

    Happy birthday Carrie! Enjoy the apple orchard with your family. My birthday is in February and I love to celebrate it by going out for a special dinner with my hubby. Since it’s a few days before Valentines Day, it’s also nice to go to a coffee shop with a friend and enjoy a hot latte in a yummy chocolate flavor.
    I would enjoy reading either of those two books. Thanks for this opportunity to win a book on YOUR birthday!

    Reply
    • Katrina Dehart

      My birthday in November 9. Going out to dinner is always nice. Either book sounds incredible. I can’t choose!

      Reply
  87. Deb Nagel

    Hope you have a very blessed Birthday! My birthday is March 30. All my children get together and take me out to eat for my birthday. I would really like to read the book – As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin.

    Reply
  88. Brielle S

    Yay!! September Birthdays are the best! My Birthday is September 14th! I love to celebrate it by spending time with my family or by throwing a tea party. As Dawn Breaks sound like a wonderful book and I haven’t read it yet.

    Reply
    • Patty

      My birthday is in April, just 9 days after my wedding anniversary!
      If it’s a normal work day for me, i like to take the day off if it all possible. I always enjoy a nice birthday dinner with the family. Sometimes we go out to dinner or sometimes my mom will ask If we have any special request for her to make for dinner….

      Escape from Amsterdam would be my choice of books because I have a copy of the other.

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  89. Gail Hollingsworth

    My birthday is May 3. I like to celebrate with my family with a dinner of my choice(family tradition)
    I’d like As Dawn Breaks if I’m fortunate to win. It would be a great addition to my Little Free Library after I read it of course.

    Reply
  90. Monica

    My birthday is July 3. I like a quiet celebration with my family. I would love to read As Dawn Breaks. Happy birthday, Carrie!

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  91. Kerri Norrod

    On my birthday I enjoy going out to eat with my family. Afterwards we celebrate with a red velvet cheesecake with cream cheese frosting. My mom also takes me to the rose garden tea room somite during the month of my birthday. I would love to win Escape from Amsterdam

    Reply
  92. Marilynn Crelier

    My birthday is July 17th and the best way to celebrate is with family and friends in the back yard with my special brunch faves!! Green Chile is a must!!! I would love to receive the book Escape From Amsterdam!

    Reply
  93. Natalya Lakhno

    1. When is your birthday, and what is one of your favorite ways to celebrate? My birthday is in August and we do weekend getaways on my birthday. Favorite place to escape is Carmel-by-the-Sea.

    2. Which of these books would you like to receive? Escape From Amsterdam by Lauralee Bliss
    I’ve read As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin – it’s a wonderful story!

    Reply
  94. Theresa Faria

    Happy Birthday! My birthday is 08/14, maybe why I love the sun! Birthdays are very special, its yours to claim, friends family makes my day brighter! I would choose Escape from Amsterdam, so much history not to be forgotten! thanks for sharing your birthday!

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  95. Tina

    Birthday is December 24 on my birthday I just want quiet nothing else

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  96. Heidi Mitchell

    My birthday is in April and how fun to celebrate it on a cruise! I haven’t actually done that yet but maybe next year!
    I’d be thrilled with either book but if I absolutely had to choose one then As Dawn Breaks.
    Happy September birthday to you!

    Reply
  97. Donna Patterson

    My birthday is January 24. As a passionate traveler, my favorite way of celebrating is visiting a place my husband and I have never experienced. I’d enjoy reading Kate Breslin’s As Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  98. Kristie

    My birthday is April 10. My favorite way to celebrate my Birthday is at Walt Disney World!! Our goal is to go to Tokyo Disney someday. Escape From Amsterdam. Happy Birthday to you!!

    Reply
  99. Brenda Morton Gordon

    Happy Birthday🎂 !! My birthday is December 21 and I like to go out to eat. I would like As the Dawn Breaks.Thanks!!

    Reply
  100. Beverly C.

    My birthday is December 3rd. I like to spend my birthday with my children and granddaughters. As long as I’m with them it doesn’t matter what we are doing. I would love a copy of As Dawn Breaks. Thank you for doing a giveaway and Happy Birthday to you!!

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  101. barbara devine

    I would be thrilled with As Dawn Breaks – and …. reading it along with my favorite birthday treat – a Carvel Ice Cream Cake!!

    Reply
  102. Hilde Jaegglii

    My birthday is November 6. I usally celebrate with my family, friends and neighbors. I always keep an open house and serve coffee,cakes and a glas of wine. I would enjoye to recieve As Dawn Breaks from Kate Breslin.

    Reply
  103. Kristin

    My birthday is April 17 and I celebrate it by hanging with my family. I would love As Dawn Breaks!

    Reply
  104. Mandy Ryll

    My birthday is December 6, 1975. I always want to do something fun but never know what that is exactly! I LOVE going to the movies so I usually do that with my husband and 2 sons. And ice cream in some form i.e. milkshake, blizzard or ice cream is always involved.
    I would like As Dawn Breaks, it sounds just up my ally.

    Reply
  105. Sherry Brown

    My birthday is August 14. I love celebrating with my husband, and two children. We usually have a cookout. Escape from Amsterdam would be the one I choose. I be happy with either one.🥰

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  106. Beverly Laude

    My birthday is May 2. My husband always bakes me an apple pie, which is super delicious, and a nice steak dinner. Both books sound great, but I would pick Escape from Amsterdam first.

    Reply
  107. Lori H

    My birthday is in February and I would enjoy reading either one, though Escape From Amsterdam would be my first choice.

    Reply
  108. Elly

    My birthday is February 27 and I love to eat at a Mexican restaurant in celebration of it😉 I would love to win As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin. I recently read my first book by her and I’m definitely a big fan now!😅

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  109. Charlyn

    My birthday is in May. We usually combine it with Mother’s Day and the best times are when my children can come from out of town to celebrate with me.
    I would like to win Escape from Amsterdam. I’m sure both are great.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Reply
  110. Maryann S.

    My birthday is in May. It’s also our wedding anniversary on the same day! We have a nice family dinner. I would love to read Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  111. Carole Lovin

    I was born December 19 (more than 50 years ago) and I’m certain that is why winter is my favortie season. I LOVE snow. I live in Kansas where, it seems to me, we had lots and lots of snow when I was growing up. Not nearly enought nowadays. I endeavor to retire to Maine where there is sure to be plenty of snow. My favorite way to celebrate my birthdeay… When it SNOWS on my birthday and work gets called off if it’s a weekday, that is the best birthday celebration… calls for coffee, a book, and a blanket.

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  112. Bethany

    My birthday is December 26; yep, I’m a Christmas baby. I love to celebrate with my grandmother and niece, who also have December birthdays, with a holiday-themed tea party. No Christmas paper allowed. I would love to receive a copy of Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  113. Becky Nelson

    My birthday is October 18 and I like to celebrate with my husband taking me out to dinner. I would like to win Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  114. Lisa D.

    My birthday is June 1; I love to celebrate by playing games with friends or family and eating something that involves ice cream. 🙂

    I would like to read As Dawn Breaks.

    Happy birthday to you!

    Reply
  115. Bridgette

    My birthday is November 23,and I like to have a chocolate cake for my birthday,.I would like to win “As Dawn Breaks”

    Reply
  116. Vickie Escalante

    Hi, Carrie! Fun to meet you earlier this month in St. Louis! My birthday is actually tomorrow (9/23) and my favorite way to celebrate anything really is with chocolate cake with family & friends! I have Kate’s book already so the other one is the one I’d choose.

    Reply
  117. Melinda K.

    Happy birthday! 🥳

    My birthday is Feb 3rd, and I celebrate by using various meal rewards all month long, and I usually plan a staycation at a hotel near my city and pretend to be a tourist those days.

    If I won a book in this giveaway, I would choose “As Dawn Breaks”. Both sound like such great adventures, but this one seems more intriguing to me.

    Reply
  118. Sheila Samuelson

    My Birthday is July 1 and my favorite way to celebrate is Dinner with my family.

    If i win this giveaway i’d like to receive As Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  119. Dawn Venneberg

    My Birthday is May 2nd. I love going out for meals with my friends and spending time together. I would love the book Escape from Amsterdam. Sounds like a can’t put down book!!

    Reply
  120. Phyllis Keenan

    My birthday is on July 9. I was the only one of my mother’s four children to be born on my due date. I’m so accommodating! I would prefer to win AS DAWN BREAKS, but either book would be great.

    Reply
  121. Amy Bradsher

    My birthday is at Thanksgiving, and I love being surrounded by family, playing games and hanging out. Being able to have a bit of down time with my immediate family would be fabulous, too.

    They both sound really great! I don’t know that I have a preference.

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  122. Lisa Parrish

    My birthday is January 13. I love to get together with friends, weather permitting. My mom almost always takes me out for lunch sometime around my birthday. My kids like to come home to celebrate with me. I would love to get Kate Breslin’s novel. I did a tour of a historic home on Zoom with her and would like to read one of her books.

    Reply
  123. Shelia Hall

    My birthday is Nov. 8th and favorite way to celebrate is go out to eat with my daughter and friends. I would choose Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  124. Kay Garrett

    Happiest of Happy Birthdays! May all your wishes come true.

    My birthday is October 22nd. This year I will be the big 7 – 0 and I’m fine with that. Only wish my body was. 🙂 My favorite way to celebrate is to do something special with my wonderful hubby. A trip to explore some new place or to get some great fall photographs would be awesome this year. Now if we can just arrange with all the doctor and procedure appointments to get away. Never one to be held to just “one” day and since hubby and my birthday are exactly six months apart, come the 22nd of next month, I will take the lead for the next six months. Then it’s his turn. Kind of a funny tradition started in my family where it was your special time until the next family member’s birthday. Since we have outlived everyone else and it’s just the two of us, we proclaimed half of each year to be the time for each of us.

    If I were fortunate enough to be selected, I would love the opportunity to read and review “As Dawn Breaks” by Kate Breslin.

    Thank you for the chance and your birthday generosity!

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  125. Jan Gustafson

    My birthday is March 16th. I like to celebrate by having a special dinner with my whole family.
    I would enjoy reading Escape from Amsterdam.
    Thank you for this opportunity to read your books!!

    Reply
  126. Robin Whitaker

    My birthday is March 27th. I love going to the coast for my birthday. Usually the Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur areas of California or the North Coast areas of Mendocino or Fort Bragg with my husband and my daughters if they are available.
    I would be happy with either book.
    Thank you for your generosity and Happy Blessed Birthday

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  127. Lynette

    My birthday is in May and I share my birthday with a son, so I like to do whatever he’d like to do, plus fit some reading time in.
    I’d love to read “As Dawn Breaks”.

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Reply
  128. Caryl Kane

    Hey Carrie, My birthday is May 4. I enjoy celebrating with friends. I’d love to receive Escape from Amsterdam.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    Reply
  129. Rhonda Whitcomb

    My birthday is July 9th, and I love celebrating my birthday surrounded by family. Right now they all live far away from me, so my hubby and I go to Plymouth, Ma and be by the water and birds. Then we go have seafood dinner and then to Kilwins and have ice cream. Escape from Amsterdam sounds like a wonderful book to read. Love your books.

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  130. Jody Reich

    Happy Birthday! 🎂 My birthday is December 22nd and I like going to see Christmas lights on my birthday and eat ice cream pie from Baskin Robbins. I’d love to win a copy of “As Dawn Breaks”. Thanks for the chance!

    Reply
  131. Mary Jo Anderson

    1. My birthday is May 7th, and I like to celebrate by spending time with my family.
    2. I would like a copy of the book, Escape from Amsterdam, since I love WW2 historical fiction.

    Reply
  132. Melissa Howell

    My birthday is June 22 and my favorite way to celebrate is with my kids and grandkids.

    Both books look very interesting, but if I had to choose, I think it would be “As Dawn Breaks.”

    Happy Birthday, Carrie!

    Reply
  133. Dianna A.

    My birthday is December 11th and since everything is already decorated for Christmas I feel like I celebrate all month long. My friends always make it special as well as my family.

    I would love As Dawn Breaks. I enjoy Kate Breslin.

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    • Jessy Alvarado

      My birthday is January, and 9 out of 10 times, I want Mexican food!
      Happy Birthday! I remember you spending your birthday when the ACFW conference was in San Antonio! Since I own Kate’s book, I’ll try my hand at the Amsterdam book. Blessings, and thank you for the opportunity!

      Reply
  134. Amy C

    My birthday is December 4th and I like to celebrate with a nice dinner with family.

    I would love to read both of them, but if pressed, I would choose Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  135. Kim Jolly

    My birthday is September 27. I enjoy celebrating my birthday with having multiple small celebrations–lunch with friends. Thus far, I’ve not met my goal of celebrating for an entire month.

    Both books sound amazing, however, I think I’d most like to read, “Escape From Amsterdam” by Lauralee Bliss

    Happy Birthday, Carrie!

    Reply
  136. Abby Cooke

    My birthday is July 27th and I love to celebrate by traveling

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  137. susan atkins

    My birthday is August 16th and to celebrate I have cake and ice cream with my family at home.I would like to read “Escape From Amsterdam”

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  138. Maria Mast

    Happy birthday!! 😊 My birthday is April 24. I love to celebrate with family and friends! Both books look good! I would probably choose Kate Breslin’s if I had to choose! 😊

    Reply
  139. Julie Parrish

    My birthday is July 29th and I enjoy a nice dinner at home. Hard to choose between the books but I would pick Escape from Amsterdam. Thanks for the giveaway

    Reply
  140. Paula Emmons

    Happy Birthday!! My birthday is March 12 and I love to go out to eat on my day with my family. Both books look great and I would love to read ” As Dawn Breaks” something about running away and starting over really appeals to me.8)

    Reply
  141. Nona Pepkowski

    My birthday is November 24th! Would love to read Escape from Amsterdam.
    thank you!

    Reply
  142. Julie Grace

    My birthday is September 7th. My favorite way to celebrate is with my daughter, Joanna, which I did this year when we visited during my birthday. I have read, “As Dawn Breaks,” so I would have to choose “Escape from Amsterdam.” Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  143. Janet Estridge

    I was born on Thanksgiving Day.
    My mother told me she missed her Thanksgiving meal but
    she didn’t mind because I was worth it.
    We have the book, “As the Dawn Breaks” in the
    Church Library and would love to add “Escape from Amsterdam”
    to our collection.

    Reply
    • Diane Bingham

      My birthday is March 5th and I tend to spend it alone.

      I’d luv to read As the Dawn Breaks and then send it over to my former Mother in law. Thank you and God Bless..

      Reply
  144. Jeanette R Durkin

    My birthday is June 24th. I love to celebrate with a dinner thar I don’t cook! I would love to win Escape from Amsterdam. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  145. Sue Parrish

    My birthday is October 4th. I like to celebrate with lunch or dinner with friends and/or family. I would like to win the book Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  146. Phyllis

    It’s my birthday month, too! My birthday is September 6 and usually falls around Labor Day weekend so we spend family time or I have some girl time with my daughter and grand girls. Last year we had a great time at a local tea room. I really want to go to Calloway Gardens in Georgia. They have a hot air balloon event every Labor Day! I hope you enjoy sunflower and apple picking! Some day I would love to do that!
    I was on Kate’s launch team for As Dawn Breaks and loved the book! Can’t wait for the next release, In Love’s Time! I would love to win Escape from Amsterdam! I am loving the Heroines of WWII series! Thanks for the chance and Happy Birthday!!!

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  147. Sally Davison

    My birthday is the first day of Spring, March 20th, normally. My favorite way to celebrate is to be with my family whenever possible.
    This year was special since my daughter drove 14 hours to spend my “birthday week with me”!

    Reply
  148. Shelley Beachy

    My birthday is December 19th. I love celebrating with my family by going out to dinner and enjoying everyone’s company. I would love to receive either book, so I would let you choose and surprise me.

    Reply
  149. Joy Isley

    I have a twin sister so we try to celebrate on June 11 by going to a special event, out to eat with family or go on a trip.
    I would like to read the book about the dawn

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  150. Barb stillings

    My birthday is April 14th. I celebrate every year with family and a few friends (I’m 47 and my family still does birthday parties for everyone!) we go out to a restaurant and always include a cake! I would love to read As Dawn Breaks
    Happy birthday to you! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  151. Dana Carrier

    My birthday was (and probably still is) September 8th. My favorite way to celebrate is going to a favorite restaurant (this year Olive Garden) for appetizers and dessert.

    I honestly can’t choose between those two books. They both sound wonderful. But, I’m going to choose As Dawn Breaks, because I already read lots and lots of WWII books. So, maybe it’s time to look at books about the Great War.

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  152. Anne-Marie Webster

    My birthday is August 7, 1950. Escape from Amsterdam sounds very inspirational. I love books that call us to be more than we think we can be and to care more deeply for others.

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  153. Jocelyn

    My birthday is the first of April. My favorite way to celebrate is with my daughter. She always picks some fun thing to do. I would pick Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  154. Laura

    My birthday is January 12 and I love just spending time with my family. I would love to receive either book, they both sound wonderful!

    Reply
    • Jennifer Frantz

      My birthday is Jan 31, I love to celebrate by having a day to myself and celebrating with a slice of gluten free strawberry shortcake. I’d like “As Dawn Breaks”

      Reply
  155. Brittany

    My birthday is August 2 and I love spending time with family.
    I would love to read Escape from Amesterdam

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  156. Ola K Norman

    April 23. I like being with family.

    I’d like As Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  157. Saundra McKenzie

    My birthday is Aug 12 1954. I love going out to eat with my sons and grandchildren. I would love to read As Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  158. Martha

    My birthday is July 25 and I like to celebrate by going out to eat with my family. I think Escape from Amsterdam sounds good.

    Reply
  159. Colleen H.

    My birthday is September 13, and I enjoy spending it with family. I would love reading either of the books!.

    Reply
  160. Laura

    My birthday is May 24th; my favorite birthday celebrations have been going out for tea at one of the many tea shops nearby for a quiet time with my friends or family.
    I would be happy to receive either book as they both are focused on helping people survive war and giving second chances.

    Reply
  161. Vicki Nave

    My birthday is Sept. 2nd and I love celebrating with my family, especially by going to the Rocky Mountains.

    Reply
    • Vicki Nave

      Oops, I’d love either book

      Reply
      • Robin

        December 3, 1971
        Dinner out with my husband or lunch with one of my children.
        As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin

        Reply
  162. Melanie

    My birthday is in November, and I like to celebrate by spending time with my family. I would like Escape to Amsterdam.

    Reply
  163. Kimberly

    My birthday is Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th! (My younger sister has the same birthday, but 3 years apart!!!). I would love to read Escape from Amsterdam. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Reply
  164. Deena Mack

    Hi I am Deena and my birthday is coming up in December on the 15th. I enjoy solitude so to celebrate my birthday I would like to while away the hours with a good book and a walk in the woods with my dog Dan. I would pick As Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  165. Sandy Arnold

    Jan 31-dinner with my east coast family, a FaceTime from my west coast daughter and family.
    Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  166. Christy

    My birthday is Nov. 29th, and we usually just celebrate by enjoying a nice dinner somewhere. Since it’s right in the middle of all the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping events, it can be difficult to carve out a few moments of peace but we find a way!

    I’ve been looking forward to reading both books. 🙂

    Reply
  167. Beth Reimer

    My birthday is June 14th I celebrate by going out to dinner with my Mom because I was born on her birthday. I’m interested in Escape from Amsterdam.

    Reply
  168. Susan Morris

    My birthday is August 7. I usually celebrate by dining out with family. This year my daughter-in-law surprised me with a party for my 70th. Lots of family and friends to cherish the day with.

    I would like to receive Escape from Amsterdam if I should win. Both books sound amazing.

    Reply
  169. Judy Westmoreland

    My birthday is January 6, 1956.
    My grown son takes us out
    to a nice restaurant for my
    birthday. ( Last year for my husband’s birthday he took us on a 2 week vacation to Maine.).
    I would love to win As Dawn Breaks. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Reply
  170. SARAH TAYLOR

    My Birthday is May 25 we celebrate with my Children and their families doing cake and ice cream after dinner Happy Birthday To You! The Book I would chose is As Dawn Breaks!

    Reply
  171. Donna Irvin

    My birthday is July 20th. I like to have my celebrations low key, so a nice dinner out, or in and cards is good. This year I was in Germany with my sister and a church tour to see the Oberammergau Passion Play (delayed from 2020). My sister had the family mail her cards so on my birthday I woke up to all sorts of cards on my birthday in the hotel room. It was so sweet!

    I would like to read Escape from Amsterdam! Both books sound really good though.

    Reply
  172. Twila Mason

    My birthday is in February. I let my kids pick out and decorate my cake. I’d love either of them.

    Reply
  173. Teresa Warner

    My birthday is in March and me and my sister usually go to the casino! I have no preference on the book, either one!

    Reply
  174. Kim Rosso

    My birthday is November 30. My favorite way to celebrate is to spend time with my kids and grandkids. Oh, and my husband too. 😂

    If I win the giveaway, I would love a copy of Escape From Amsterdam.

    Reply
  175. Mia

    My birthday is April 11th and I love celebrating with my family anywhere they are. Wow, both books sound so intriguing it’s a difficult choice to make. “As Dawn Breaks” by Kate Breslin sounds like a book I would really love to read. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.

    Reply
    • Regina

      My birthday is April 22nd, and I love spending quality time with my family on my birthday. It doesn’t really matter what we do as long as we’re together. 🙂

      My book choice is “Escape from Amsterdam”.

      Reply
  176. Laura W

    Happy birthday, Carrie 🎉💛🍂!
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.
    I am an April Fool’s Day girl 😃🥳. I like to celebrate my birthday with a quiet day at home with my family. I enjoy extra time to read and I eat some of my favorite foods. My daughter gives me an hour-long back massage ❤️.
    Either book would be a joy to receive, but Kate Breslin’s “As Dawn Breaks” sounds especially good to me.
    Again…thank you.
    Happy autumn 🍁.

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  177. Salena Desiano

    My birthday is September 17, 1961. I love to summer by spending time outside with my family. This year we went to Maple Leaf farm. Happy belated birthday!
    I would like “As Dawn Breaks”

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  178. Liz

    I’m a June baby who loves the beach but not in Hot late June. So I’d choose the beach in September or take me kayaking in the mountains if the celebration is on my birthday! Whatever it is, there must be cake! Ice cream or carrot cake!
    As for book choice-Escape From Amsterdam sounds so good to me. Historic and interesting, exciting. Thanks for writing!

    Reply
  179. Denise Turner

    Happy Birthday!
    My birthday is July 1st and my favorite way to celebrate is going to the coast for the day and stopping at my favorite place for pie.
    I would love to win a copy of Escape From Amsterdam.

    Reply
  180. Linda Herold

    My birthday is November 17th. I enjoy celebrating with cake and my family. The book I’d choose would be As Dawn Breaks!

    Reply
  181. Lori Byrd

    Jan. 19th and I love to go out to dinner with my family. I’d love as dawn breaks.

    Reply
  182. Christine

    My birthday is January 22. My favorite way to celebrate is with my family. I would choose Escape from Amsterdam as I have already read As the Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  183. Stephanie

    My birthday is in May and I love having a nice dinner with my family. Both books sound lovely, but Escape From Amsterdam is calling me more.

    Reply
  184. Karen Scholten

    My birthday is December 2. My dad’s is November 30 and we are 30 years apart and will share a cake and celebrate with family. If I win, I would like Escape from Amsterdam, as my maternal grandparents family was from the Netherlands and Germany.

    Reply
  185. Jodi W

    My birthday is July 18th. I usually celebrate going out to eat with my 3 adult children and granddaughter.

    Reply
  186. Cheryl Arcemont

    My birthday is October 10th. I normally take a shopping trip and buy myself something small, inexpensive, and practical. I want to read both. However, if I win I would like “As The Dawn Breaks.” Thank you for your generous giveaway! 🤗💖

    Reply
  187. Lesya lysen

    My birthday is Sept 1.
    September sure is a good man to be born!! Ways I love to celebrate it is with family and friends sitting at home drinking tea and having a good time.
    I would love to receive both of those books because I love to read a lot good books amazing amazing!

    Reply
  188. Renee

    My birthday is May 3. We celebrate by having a family dinner! And then I get to do whatever I want, which is reading in bed cozied up with my pillows and blankets. I would love either book. Thank you for this great opportunity! Blessings

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    • Meagan Godsey

      My birthday is March 14, and I just love spending time with my family and maybe eating a great birthday dinner for my birthday! Depends on the day, but I may also get to read a good book or just relax, watching an old movie.

      Reply
  189. Mary

    My birthday is November 21. I like to celebrate with family and treats of sorts, and sometimes I get flowers. 🥰

    I’d like As the Dawn Breaks.

    Reply
  190. Lisa Sanetra

    My birthday is January 4th. My favorite way to celebrate a birthday is by
    getting gether with close friends and spending a night at home with them binge watching a fun series. Of course there are also plenty of great snacks on hand!

    Reply
    • Lisa Sanetra

      So sorry! I forgot to include in my last post that if I am fortunate enough to win I would like a copy of “Escape from Amsterdam”. Have a super blessed September everyone!

      Reply
  191. Vanessa W

    My birthday is June 12th. I love to be on the lake with my family. Hard to choose, but I think being a teacher myself, I am drawn more to Escape from Amsterdam.
    Happy Birthday!
    Thank you!

    Reply
  192. Carla T.

    My birthday is August 9th. This year, I did not celebrate. My mom passes away just one week prior. My family asked if I wanted to celebrate my birthday this year, but my heart was not in it. I know she’s is heaven with the Lord, but oh how I miss her. I always have to work on my birthday, and my mom would always ask me if I wanted her to make me a cake. Sometimes she made one anyway, but I always told her she didn’t need to. Escape from Amsterdam would be my choice, but I would be happy with either one.

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  193. Martha

    My birthday is October 11th and my favorite way to celebrate is dinner with my husband and son. They either take me out or cook something special for me.
    It was hard to choose which book, but I finally chose As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin. My goodness I think both are must reads. Adding them to my list.
    Have a great week and thank you for offering this giveaway. Very kind.

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  194. Linda May

    My birthday is Feb. 8th and the book I would love is. As Dawn Breaks. Thanks for your great generosity.

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