Carrie’s Birthday Giveaway

by | Sep 20, 2021 | Birthday Giveaway, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 220 comments

Hi Friends,  On September 28 I’m celebrating my birthday with a fun giveaway for you! I will choose three winners to each receive one of these books from some of my favorite authors: The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof, A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy, and The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch.

Just answer these questions in your comment to enter this giveaway:

1. What is one of your favorite ways to celebrate your birthday?

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

Three winners will be chosen on September 30, and they will each receive one of these books. I will post the winners here on the blog, and they will also be contacted by email. This giveaway is for US reading friends. Thank you!

Until Next Time ~ Happy Reading,

Carrie

220 Comments

  1. Sally Lorraine Childs

    Going out for meal is what I like.

    The book I like is A Moasic of wings

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    • Lisa Antonucci

      I just enjoy spending time with family that is close, and hearing from family that live far away! Of course, chocolate cake is always a bonus! 🙂
      I would love any of the above books, but I will choose A Mosaic of Wings.

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      • Patricia Finnegan

        1.i like to celebrate by either seeing a show or go explore someplace

        2 . Id like to receive the lost lieutenant

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    • Lynette Fuller

      I like to celebrate birthdays with family!!
      I’ve already read the book by one of my favorite authors, The Gold in these Hills. Either of the other two books would be awesome ❤

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      • Linda A Horin

        I like to spend my birthday with as many of my children and grandchildren as Ican, preferably at brunch. I would enjoy receiving The Gold in These Hills. Thank you for the giveaway, and happy birthday to you! I hope you have a wonderful day and a blessed year ahead!

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      • Mary Ford

        Dinner at my favorite restaurant “Olive Garden” with a glass of Sangria and one of their Special desserts.
        All of the books look good but I’d like to read “The lost lutentent

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    • Eric Gustafson

      With the last two years, we have stayed home for my wife and my birthday’s and made a nice dinner. Steak on the grill, side dishes and a scrumptious home-made dessert by my wife Anna. Until we feel good about going out again, we have enjoyed them at home.
      The Lost Lieutenant book cover is intriguing. I would go with that one.
      Thank you,
      Eric Gustafson

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      • Sarah Stewart

        I enjoy celebrating my birthday with family. I would like A Mosaic of Wings.

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    • Laurie Gommermann

      I like to celebrate with close family. I like to make my favorite meal fried chicken with mashed potatoes and our traditional birthday cake, chocolate angel food with chocolate whipped cream frosting.

      I liked your description of the book The Gold In These Hills.

      Thanks!

      Have a wonderful fall weekend!
      I’m going to visit my 97 yo mom.

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    • Catherine Williams

      I love a weekend get away to the mountains

      The Lost Lieutenant looks like a great read, I would love a copy!

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    • Debbie Scott

      1) I like to go to TJ Max and La Madeline’s for my special day.
      2) The book I like is “A Mosaic of Wings.

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    • bonnie olive

      I like to go out for my birthday.
      all te books look good.but I would chose the Lost Lieutenant .

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    • Sue Cozart

      I celebrate my birthday every year with my family, usually at a restaurant. My birthday is October 23.
      I would like any of the books, but No Journey Too Far would be a good choice as I have been reading your books as they come out. Your writing is excellent.

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    • Sara

      Breakfast with the family! Although chocolate cake isn’t bad either. 😉

      I would love to receive and read all of these, but particularly “The Gold in These Hills”.

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    • Lynn Hammond

      I enjoy not cooking and will eat whatever is placed in front of me that I haven’t cooked and I enjoy doing this with my family
      I would love The Lost Lieutenant or any of the three. They all sound like wonderful reads.

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  2. charlene capodice

    i love going out to dinner and relaxing with my husband, as we both have the exact same birthday! We have celebrated this way all 48 years of our marriage. thanks for the chance to win, would love to read A mosaic of wings.

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    • Sally Childs

      It was my Birthday on the 6th September went out for lovely meal, had a lovely free bottle of processco
      I’d like A Moasic of Wings

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      • Angela Johnson

        Favorite way to celebrate birthdays is with family, just a simple get together… I also let my kids and husband choose what we have for dinner on their birthday including dessert… part of my gift to them is to make it. My middle child/youngest daughter will be 20 on 9/27, so we’ll be celebrating next week too!

        If I were chosen as a winner, I would pick any of the three books… I have not read any of them, and they are all on my really long to-read list. Thank you for having this giveaway… hope you are blessed with a wonderful birthday!!

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      • Anne Herron

        1. One of my favorite ways to celebrate my birthday (which is the day after Christmas) is just going out to eat with my family and then getting treated to a piece of red velvet cake.

        2. I’d love to read The Gold in These Hills

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    • Rebecca

      Happy birthday Carrie! Mine is on Christmas Eve, so its as always pretty festive. Most restaurants close early that day, so usually 1 of my kiddos takes me to breakfast or brunch and we have a great time. The rest of the day, I enjoy time with my hubby and all the kids. I love the festive atmosphere! All the books look great! The Gold in these hills caught my attention first though.

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  3. Sherri G

    Happy birthday, Carrie. I’ll be celebrating my birthday two days ahead of you. I’m hoping for a quiet day at home with my husband and brownies may be included. Thanks for the giveaway. I read and loved The Lost Lieutenant. I plan to read A Mosaic of Wings soon. So I’d love to win a copy of The Gold in These Hills.

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  4. Trisha Robertson

    Happy birthday, Carrie!! Wishing you a very blessed and happy year!
    I most enjoy going out to dinner with my family!
    I’d love to win a copy of The Gold in these Hills!

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  5. Loraine Ertelt

    Happy Birthday Carrie! I love celebrating my birthday with my family, and my daughter in “love” always takes me out for a pedicure. I would love to win A Mosaic of Wings.

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  6. Susan Roeper

    For my birthday I love to go out to eat with family then come back to the house for cake. I would love the book The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch. I hope you have a great birthday celebration.

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    • Susanne

      I enjoy going to dinner and spending time with my family.
      Would love to read The Gold in These Hills, but they all sound great!

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      • Tamara

        My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is getting a massage and hair cut.

        I am interested in The Lost Lieutenant.

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  7. Joye I

    I like entertaining with my family and friends on my birthday.

    I would like to win The Lost Lieutenant

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  8. Joyce Reavis

    I like celebrating with my family and reflecting on the past year and looking forward to another year.

    I’d be honored to receive any of these books.

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  9. Kelly Harb

    Eating cheeseburgers with my family – husband, 2 children, 2 awesome in-law children and 4 grandchildren- all around me!

    I’d love The Gold in These Hills – Joanne Bishof a great favorite of mine!

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  10. Shannon Kraus

    For my birthday, I love going to the beach for the day and then enjoying a wonderful seafood dinner! I would love to win The Lost Lieutenant.

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  11. Jackie Wisherd

    My favorite way to celebrate is with my twin sister. Anytime we can get together is a special day. I would like to read The Gold In These Hills.

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  12. Virginia Winfield

    I like to go to a nice dinner for my birthday with my husband.
    I would love to win The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof. I have read the other two books and loved them.

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    • Pam

      My favorite thing to do on my birthday is to spend the day with my husband. He works a lot (right through the pandemic) and we don’t have a lot of time together and not cook!

      I’d like The Gold in These Hills.

      Thanks!

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  13. Leslie Waters

    For my birthday I like to be acknowledged. Just even Happy Birthday texts or as I walk by someone, who I know of course, in the hallway or grocery store. But from my husband I better get dinner because I make it every other day of the year.
    I would love”The Lost Lieutenant” by Erica Vetsch.
    Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful Birthday.

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  14. Tina Rice

    Happy birthday Carrie!
    I like to celebrate my birthday with family, either at home or at a restaurant.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of one of these books. I’d like, The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof.
    Blessings, Tina

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  15. Julie L.

    going out to dinner with my family!!
    I would love The Lost Lieutenant

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  16. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    🎂🎈🎁Birthday Blessings, dear CARRIE. I don’t celebrate my birthday as my parents usually made it special and they are both in heaven and I have no family near so Hubby and I just stay at home. I would like to read The Gold in These Hills as I read and reviewed the other two. Thank you for the wonderful chance.

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  17. Susan Sloan

    Since my birthday is early December–right in the middle of holiday celebrations–one of my favorite ways to spend it is singing with my group of Christmas carolers. We dress in Victorian costumes and sing the traditional songs at various venues. Dressing up and singing songs of joy–what could be better?

    I’d love to receive any one of these books, which I can review on my website.

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  18. Debbie Hayward

    I love to go to Red Lobester.. Any one would be great to read.

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  19. Debbie Lester

    Happy early birthday to you! I enjoy a meal with my kids & grandkids. And if I can get them to play a game with me…all the better!
    I would love to read The Gold in These Hills. But all of them look great.
    Thank you!

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  20. Perrianne Askew

    Happy Birthday Carrie! I like to have a nice meal out and some cake. I hope you get to eat out (no cooking on your birthday). I would choose A Mosaic of Wings since I’ve not read any of her books yet. It sounds fascinating!

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  21. Edna Sowards

    My birthday is January 1st so it is many times overlooked due to the Christmas celebrations. We eat pork and sauerkraut and rest! I’d love to win “The Lost Lieutenant”. I’m 76 and read a lot. God’s blessings on your birthday.

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  22. Emilee

    Going to dinner with my hubby and maybe a shopping day by myself!
    Bischof’s book would be my first pick!

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  23. Judi Imperato

    Hi Carrie,
    I like to have a carrot cake baked for me by my daughter for my birthday.
    I would love to win a copy of Joanne Bischof’s book “The Gold In These Hill’s”
    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Birthday 🥳!

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  24. Sue E.

    When I was young and still at home, I used to feel that my birthday was no big thing.
    I had 2 brothers and 1 sister.
    My one brother’s birthday was July 3rd. My other brother’s birthday was July 12th. My brother and I weren’t even one full year apart! We used to tease each other about our ages. My birthday is July 31st. My sister’s birthday is August 2nd. So my mom threw a birthday party for all of us together. So I felt gypped!
    Even after I left the house and went out on my own, I felt that my birthday was more for me. Especially after I got married and had children. My family made my birthday special and fun 🥳
    This year, I wanted to be alone! I was so depressed that I couldn’t joke with both of my brothers! They both died in February, 5 days apart from each other. It wasn’t COVID. My one brother lived in TN. He had a heart attack after he heard about Tom’s death! Tom died from Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Reading the Bible and books, are wonderful ways to take your mind away! Into different eras and into different scenarios. I appreciate the skills and imaginations of these authors!! Thank you for this opportunity! IF I am one of the winners, I would appreciate “The Lost Lieutenant” by Erica Vetsch..
    Say I love you each day! Be safe!

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  25. Elizabeth Litton

    I just enjoy celebrating my birthday with my family, because I get to choose my birthday meal and whatever dessert I want! 😀
    I’d love The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof.

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  26. Janice Bailey

    I really going out to dinner for my birthday. If a movie, show or concert is included is really nice too. 😊

    I think I would like either The Gold in These Hills or A Mosaic of Wings.

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  27. Connie Hendryx

    Love not having to cook, so going out to dinner!
    Would love the Gold in these Hills…thanks, and happy birthday!

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  28. Marilyn

    I celebrate with my twin Marion. “The Gold In Thee Hills” is the book I would like.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE
    Marilyn

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  29. Joan

    I have a winter birthday and love having a seasonal party. “The Gold In These Hills” is my book choice.

    Have a great HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Joan

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  30. Megan

    I’d love to win a Mosaic of Wings. I enjoy celebrating my birthday by having a nice meal, that I don’t have to cook.

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  31. Marion

    Since I am a twin Marilyn and I have a double celebration. “Mosaic Of Wings” is my choice book if I win. Carrie wishing you happiness and blessings for your special day.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Marion

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  32. Sarah

    I just enjoy a quiet day at home with a book! My book choice from your list would be “The Gold in These Hills.”

    Have a wonderful, happy birthday!

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  33. bn100

    Happy birthday! With cake and ice cream

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    • Melanie Tillman

      Spending time with family and not having to cook is all I need for a great birthday! I would love to win The Gold in These Hills.

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  34. Linda Rutherford

    Happy Birthday Carrie! My favorite way to spend my birthday is a day out with my granddaughters. And of course I always love cake with my favorite ice cream Pralines and Cream.
    If I am one of the winners I choose The Lost Lieutenant. Thank you!

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  35. Vicki A Nave

    My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is a girls’ weekend with my best friend in Texas. But usually, the family goes out for dinner and gets a French Silk Pie.
    I’d love to read The Lost Lieutenant.
    Happy Birthday!

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  36. Vicki Wurgler

    I enjoy going out for dinner with my husband and family. I would like the book A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy

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  37. Saundra McKenzie

    I like going out with my sons and their families for my birthday. I want to read The Gold in These Hills.

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  38. Virginia

    Happy Birthday, Carrie!

    1. What is one of your favorite ways to celebrate your birthday? I like to celebrate by spending time with my family whatever we do, as long as we are together. And eating a piece of my mama’s chocolate pie she cooks every year for my birthday.

    2. Which of these books would you like to receive? Any, but my preference would be The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof

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  39. Judy Salcewicz

    My daughter and I plan a fall weekend away on my birthday which is September 30th. I like all but am intrigued by A Mosaic of Wings.

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  40. Abigail Harris

    I love to go to bookstores on my birthday! 😉 I’d love to win any of these books.

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  41. Keren H Lyles

    Wishing you a great birthday. May you have a great one.

    For my birthday what I love to do is a nice dinner and a cake. And be surrounded by my family.

    The book that I would like to read are both, but I’ll pick A Mosaic of Wings. Thank you Carrie for this sweet giveaway.

    Blessings.

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    • Paty Hinojosa Gómez

      Hi Carrie! Happy Birthday!!
      My favorite way to celebrate is by going out to Mc Donald’s to have a Quarter Pounder Burger, French Fries (large), a Caramel Sundae and a Coke! Everyone knows it’s my favorite treat, even if they are shocked that I would choose that instead of something fancier! 🙂
      If I’m a winner, I’d love to receive “The Lost Lieutenant “! Thanks for the chance! Blessings!

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  42. Debra J Pruss

    Happy Birthday!! I share a birthday with my husband. We enjoy having dinner out. We exchange cards and gifts. I would love to read The Gold in These Hills. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  43. Mrs Brent Magers

    I’d like to spend the day with family. I would love the book A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    • Anne L. Rightler

      I like going to visit my son’s family m. The grands love making me a surprise cake. And I love it too. I’ve had a book cake , one shaped and decorated like a matryoshka doll, a cake that when cut spilled m&ms out of it.
      I would like Either The Gold in these Hills or A Mosaic of Wings. Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  44. Erika Luther

    Happy Birthday Carrie! I hope you have a blessed day. I enjoy going out for a nice meal. My favorite birthday event was seeing MercyMe, Crowder and Micah Tyler in concert two years ago. It was such a fun time. I would enjoy Kimberly or Erica’s book. I have read Joanne’s book and really enjoyed it.

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  45. Jennifer K

    I like to celebrate my birthday by purchasing books with my birthday money. I’d love to read A Mosaic of Wings. Nice giveaway and Happy Birthday!

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  46. Pam K.

    One of my favorite ways to spend my birthday is with family. That’s usually only possible if it falls on a weekend since my kids are grown. If I win I’d like A Mosaic of Wings since I have the other two books already.
    Happy birthday, Carrie!

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  47. Roxanne C.

    One of my favorite ways to celebrate my birthday is a fun day out with my best friend who is only a day younger than I. I would love to receive A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy. Happy Birthday to Carrie!

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    • KathyNV

      Happy Birthday Carrie…I’m a September Birthday Girl too!
      My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to spend a quiet day at home with my husband cooking dinner. I would love to win a copy of “The Lost Lieutenant”!

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  48. Kathleen Green

    Go out to eat at Applebee’s book I would like to get the last Lieutenant

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    • Melissa Andres

      Happy Birthday Carrie!

      1) One thing I love to do for my birthday is go out for supper. 2) I’d love The Gold in These Hills or The Lost Lieutenant

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  49. Lori M

    Happy Birthday! I cook almost every day, so I enjoy going out to dinner. I would choose The Gold in These Hills.

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  50. Holly M

    Happy Birthday! I like to celebrate my birthday by spending a quiet night in with my family.
    The book I would like is The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch.

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  51. Julie B

    Eating at a local Mexican restaurant with my family, parents, youngest brother, my sister and her family. My sister and I have close birthdays and like to celebrate together. I would like “The Lost Lieutenant” by Erica Vetsch.

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  52. Brenda Murphree

    I like to go eat out. I would love to have all three but I’m going to pick Joanne Bischof. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Kimberly Linaburg

    I like celebrating my birthday with family most of all! All three books look interesting, but I would choose The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  54. Joan Cook

    Birthday Blessings for you Carrie! I usually enjoy Kung Pao Spaghetti at CPK and take a relaxing walk on my birthday. Reading is always a part of my day and I work at my church bookstore. I love Joanne Bischof and all three books will be on my TBR list, but I am passionate about horses and historical fiction so I would choose The Lost Lieutenant at this time.

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    • Cheryl Williams

      Birthday Blessings Carrie!!
      I love ❤️ a nice dinner out with my hubby and our daughters snd their families.
      I would love a copy of any of the books!! I look forward to reading one if you chose my name!!

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  55. Ms. Lonnie Elliott

    I enjoy going out for dinner with my family on my birthday. I would love any of the three titles, but I guess my first choice is The Lost Lieutenant. Thanks for doing this and Happy Birthday!

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  56. Jenessa

    Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway! I like to celebrate my birthday by taking the day off of work and relaxing at home! The Lost Lieutenant would be my first pick of books. Thanks!

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  57. Erin L.

    Happy birthday! I enjoy going out to dinner with my hubby. I always like to do a little something else special as well – whether that be going to see a movie, a short getaway or just getting the opportunity to read a book all day uninterrupted. It doesn’t always happen, but I do try to do something special.

    Of those 3, I’d be interested in Joanne Bischoff’s as I’ve read the other 2 already. I have a few of her books, but I’ve not read any yet, and that’s one I don’t have!

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  58. Jennifer Huppert

    My birthday was last month and I turned 50. We celebrated at Weber Grill before they closed down the St. Louis location. I had a nice filet mignon with grilled asparagus. It was terrific. I think the book I would like is In these Gold Hills. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  59. Susan Hogsett

    These are all new authors to me so I would be happy any one of these books I just had a Birthday yesterday (September 20th) and had a lovely dinner out with my family…,

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  60. Kimberly

    I love to celebrate my birthday surrounded by family. Since having kids, we have found ourselves at St. Louis Cardinal baseball games several times throughout the week of my birthday! We all love going to games, and I love being there to celebrate with my husband and boys! I think the book I’d most like to win is The Lost Lieutenant. I remember reading reviews about it when selecting books for our local library. I made a mental note then to put it on my reading list and recommend to patrons.

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  61. Amy C

    Happy Birthday!! I enjoy doing some fun activities with my family and then going out to eat.

    I would love to win a copy of The Gold in These Hills.

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  62. Jessica Lowery

    Happy birthday!!
    1. I like to celebrate with frozen custard with family and friends on my birthday, even though my birthday is in March and I shiver while eating it.
    2. I haven’t read The Lost Lieutenant yet so I’d love to receive it!

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  63. Donna Irvin

    Happy Birthday! Hope it is a lovely day!

    I am a quiet time kind of person, so I enjoy dinner out, and listening to music at home. And one cupcake, not a whole big dessert.

    I think All the Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof looks wonderful! I love time split novels.

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  64. marilynn crelier

    I love to celebrate with my grandchildren (parents optional) LOL!!! and would enjoy reading The Gold in These Hills! Thank you and Birthday Blessings!!!

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  65. MS Barb

    HAPPY Birthday Carrie!
    THANKS for a nice giveaway!
    I enjoy having my 3 adult children & their families over for a meal (a meal they prepare or if they bring pizza!) (I have 5 grandsons ranging in ages 17 – 34 months, and a granddaughter due in mid December! 🙂 )

    BK CHOICE: The Gold in These Hills

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  66. Dawn Janis

    I like to go out to eat and then play Ticket to Ride with my family.

    I would like The Gold in These Hills

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  67. Caryl Kane

    Happy and Blessed Birthday, Carrie! I enjoy celebrating with friends.

    My book choice is The Gold in These Hills.

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  68. Nicole Sager

    Happy Birthday, Carrie!!
    I love being with family on my birthday, and appreciate the little ways they always make me feel so special 🙂
    I would love to read The Lost Lieutenant!

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  69. Jocelyn

    Happy Birthday! My favorite way to spend birthdays are with my family.

    As far as book choice, I am not familiar with any of them, so I will let you choose for me 🙂

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  70. Crystal Grant

    I just celebrated my birthday this week with dinner with the family and a movie night. 🙂

    I would like to read The Gold in These Hills.

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  71. Jayna B.

    Happy birthday, Carrie! Our family tradition is a dinner chosen by the birthday person and decorated with a surprise theme. My favorite thing this year was going shopping with my mom (including a bookstore, yay!) while the rest of the family decorated. I like to cook, so I enjoy making my own birthday dinner.

    I’m interested in The Gold in These Hills, as it’s been on my reading list for quite a while.

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  72. Linda Critcher

    Since my birthday is Halloween, we usually don’t do anything special. But our treat for our Anniversary & my birthday is to go to the beach the first week of October. Looking forward to that.
    I’d like to win the book There’s Gold in These Hills.
    Thanks so much

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    • Emily McClure

      1. I’m not too picky about how I celebrate my birthday as long as I get to be with my husband and kids. I just want to be able to spend stress free time with my family ♡

      2. The Gold in These Hills

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  73. Miss Jen D

    Happy Birthday! My favorite way to spend my birthday is to take the day off from work and have a low-key day with no plans.

    My book choice is The Lost Lieutanant.

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  74. Laurie

    I like to go out to eat, so I don’t have to do the cooking. But I also want there to be dessert, so I will probably have to make that. LOL. My birthday isn’t till spring, but now that I’m thinking about desserts, I’m in the mood for a Fall-y apple pie! I’d like to win A Mosaic of Wings, but I’m not familiar with any of these authors, so they all need to go in my TBR pile!

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  75. Joyce

    I enjoy being spoiled on my birthday by family and friends ~ just birthday greetings and a dinner I didn’t have to prepare myself, is special!

    I would love to read The Gold in These Hills.

    Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the opportunity to win a book!

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  76. Virginia taylor

    I enjoy having dinner with my husband of 70 years. Then we come home and READ. I have been librarian at my church 47 years and have all your books there.
    Would like either of the three but The Lost Lieutenant sounds good

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  77. Cathy

    I enjoy something simple like a picnic at a state park, to get out of the house and the city.

    There’s Gold in These Hills sounds interesting.

    Enjoyed your newsletter this morning!

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  78. Jennifer

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I love spending my birthday with my family. And maybe a bit of angel food cake 🙂

    The Gold in These Hills would be my first choice. These are all great authors.

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    • Kati Mills

      Happy Birthday!

      I have always loved visiting someplace interesting or doing something out of the ordinary on my birthday. Last birthday my kids and I went canoeing for the first time in our lives. It was so much fun!

      The Gold in These Hills would be my choice. ❤️

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  79. Elly

    I like to go out to eat to a favorite Mexican restaurant😋
    I’d love to be entered to win A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberley Duffy!

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  80. Mary Jo Anderson

    I love to go to lunch with friends and share dinner with my family on my birthday.

    I would be happy with any of the books!

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  81. Connie Price

    Getting together with my family for a special dinner. A Mosaic of Wings.

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  82. Rhonda Whitcomb

    For my birthday I love going to Plymouth and go down by the waterfront and possibly stick my feet in the water and then go to Lobster Hut for dinner. Now that Kilwins is there, we have to go for ice cream! I’m originally from Michigan and Kilwins originated from there. Best ice cream! I think I would love to read Gold in these Hills. It sounds like it would be a great read. Happy Birthday Carrie.

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  83. Melissa M.

    We don’t usually do much to celebrate my birthday, but I like spending it with family and friends. One time my brother & sister-in-law took me out to a restaurant and I got a free chocolate dessert for my birthday. Mmm!

    I would like to win “The Lost Lieutenant,” if I win. They all look good, though!

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  84. Andrea Conner

    Love to celebrate my birthday with going someplace new to eat with my mother. Would love to receive the book, Gold In These Hills.

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  85. Maria Proctor

    One of my favorite ways to spend my birthday is by going out to dinner to our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant. A Mosaic of Wings would be my choice.

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  86. Carrie

    Happy Birthday! I enjoy going out with my husband for a special dinner for my birthday and eating cheesecake! I would like The Gold in These Hills.

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  87. Carol Alscheff

    I enjoy a family gathering with my children and grandchildren. I would like to win The Gold in These Hills.

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  88. Maria Proctor

    I meant earlier out to dinner with my husband! (Sorry!!!)

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  89. Ashley Hedin

    I enjoy getting a pedicure for my birthday!
    I would love to receive The Gold in These Hills!
    Thank you! And Happy Birthday!

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  90. Jay

    I love surprises on my birthday…whether a new restaurant (I’m a ‘dive’ and ‘diner’ type girl) or something handmade from my kids. My mom made my birthday so much fun that, as an adult, birthdays are kind of a let-down (ha!) so these days, I’d rather skip it 😛

    Of these three covers, “The Lost Lieutenant” looks the most intriguing!

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  91. Deena Adams

    I enjoy being with family to celebrate my birthday. I’d love to win Joanne Bischof’s new book. I love her writing! Thanks for the opportunity, Carrie, and Happy Birthday!!

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  92. Kim Peterson

    For my birthday, since we live in East Tennessee, I enjoy a picnic with my husband at a national or state park. I would like *The Gold in These Hills,* but *The Lost Lieutenant* looks intriguing too. Happy birthday, Carrie! Thank you for sharing gifts.

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  93. Donna Patterson

    Blessings on your birthday, Carrie! I always celebrate my birthday with our daughter and her family who live near us (our son and his family live further away) but in recent years my husband and I have planned trips to celebrate our December (his) and January (mine) birthdays. We have enjoyed Australia, New Zealand and Panama Canal cruises together with my sister and brother-in-law who live on Vancouver Island! I’d love to read Erica Vetsch’s The Lost Lieutenant.

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  94. Lynette

    My son shares a birthday with me, so it’s fun to shower him with gifts and go out to eat.
    All three books look great, but if I had to pick The Lost Lieutenant.

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  95. Amanda

    Happy Birthday, Carrie! One of my favorite ways to celebrate my birthday is to get a family gift that we share on that day – such as a game or a book.

    I would love to read The Lost Lieutenant.

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  96. Sheila Samuelson

    Go to my favorite restaurant in Erie PA.
    The Lost Lieutenant.

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  97. LaDonna Fager

    I enjoy spending my birthday with family. My birthday is just two days before our granddaughter’s and it is fun to celebrate her birthday with lots of fun and games. I would love the book The Gold in these Hills sounds interesting.

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  98. Marie Waters

    I enjoy celebrating my birthday with my birthday “twin”. We reconnected several years ago after she moved to Georgia and is now just over two hours away from our house in South Carolina. We try to make it a yearly tradition to do something together on our shared birthday. My husband will probably take me out to dinner so I don’t have to cook that day and my birthday is next week. A book would make a great gift. All three books look great but I will select The Lost Lieutenant.

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  99. Sarah Oldre

    I like to go out to dinner with friends and family for my birthday. All three of these books look interesting, but my first choice would be the gold in these mines. Thanks, and happy birthday!

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  100. Kerri Norrod

    I like to celebrate a birthday by going out to eat for a meal with my family. My mom always gets a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for my birthday. It is my favorite cake. I would love to win The Lost Lieutenant. Thanks for the chance!

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  101. Julie P

    Happy birthday, Carrie! Eating with family is the best way to celebrate (as long as I’m not cooking)! The book I’d most like to win is A Mosaic of Wings.

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  102. Judith Jennings

    One of my favorite ways to spend my birthday is to go out for a drive and a treat with my husband and our dog.

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    • Judi Jennings

      One of my favorite ways to spend my birthday is to go out for a drive and a treat with my husband and our dog. I would like The Gold in These Hills

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  103. Stephanie Frost

    I enjoy spending time with my family, over a nice meal , for my birthday! All the books sound great, but I think The Lost Lieutenant, would be my choice.

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  104. Sally Davison

    Happy birthday to you Carrie! My favorite way to celebrate is to be with my closest family members for a dinner (at their house if possible). Of the three books, I’d like to read The Lost Lieutenant.

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    • Cindi Hoppes

      Hello! I like to celebrate my birthday with my friends, then my family…🎉🎂🥳 I would be happy to win any of your three books. I would choose The Gold in These Hills!
      Many thanks, Cindi

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  105. Karen Humphries

    I like to go out for a meal. I. Would like either The Gold in these Hills or The Lost Lieutenant.

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  106. Jennifer R

    I like to have a great meal and find a terrific new book to read.

    The Lost Lieutenant

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  107. Phyllis Whitaker

    I like to go out for lunch on my birthday with family and friends. My favorite cake is strawberry shortcake. My birthday is in May, (strawberry season), and I make myself one. As far as the books are concerned, it doesn’t matter which one. I would love to read all of them.

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  108. David Holder

    Go to a new place to eat.
    Mosaic of Wings

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  109. Renee Jackson

    Being with my family and going out for dinner.

    Any of these wonderful books would be appreciated!

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  110. Candi F

    1. I like to celebrate my birthday with my twin brother and eating either Mexican or Italian food and having ice cream and/or something chocolatey for dessert.

    2. I would like to win “The Gold in these Hills” by Joanne Bischof.

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  111. Diane Corbin

    I enjoy going out to eat for my birthday – someplace special I would never go normally – expensive! With dessert.

    I would like to receive “The Gold in These Hills”, please

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  112. Lori Smanski

    Happy Birthday. Hope it is special and full of love and laughter.
    Thank you for such a generous give a way.

    1. Now I like to celebrate my birthday with dinner out and a movie of my choice.
    2. I would love to read: The Gold in These Hills

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  113. Ruth Jarrett

    I enjoy going out to dinner with friends, then we go to one of our homes for dessert and play games.

    I would like to receive The Gold in These Hills.

    Happy Birthday, Carrie!

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  114. Sherry Brown

    Hi Carrie,
    I celebrate my birthday with going out eat . Followed by a Birthday cake. I feel very blessed.
    I would love to win The Gold in the Hills.
    Thank you so much for wonderful giveaway!!!

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  115. Jessica Harwood

    Happy birthday month! I love celebrating by not doing a single bit of housework all day. I enjoy going out to eat and having cheesecake and ice cream. I also enjoy going on a date with my husband.
    I would choose the Lost lieutenant.

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  116. Cathy Lykens

    I love to celebrate my birthday by sharing a meal and memories with my family. If I have to choose a book, I pick The Lost Lieutenant… But really I would be happy with any of them.

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  117. Karen Scholten

    1. Going out to eat. That way I don’t have to plan, cook or clean up!
    2. The Gold in These Hills.

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  118. Jeanne Sheats

    Dinner with my immediate family is my favorite (as long as I don’t have to cook it lol). I would be happy with any of these books – thanks.

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  119. Amanda

    I enjoy eating at my favorite restaurant with my husband on my birthday. Usually, we get together as a family for a meal on a day that is convenient for everyone.
    I would love to win The Lost Lieutenant.
    Thanks!

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  120. Barbara Jill Oosterhof

    I Would Love To Win Any One Of These Books For My Daughter For Either Her Birthday Or Christmas Present.

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  121. Janelle Willis

    Happy birthday on Tuesday! It is a special day for me this year, too! I will think of you as I fly to Grand Rapids on my way to be with a dear friend and visit Mackinac Island. To celebrate my “week before Christmas” birthday, I like to have lunch with my youngest son and his family. The following week I get to enjoy being with my other son and his family
    (who live 5 hours away) for Christmas and another birthday celebration.
    I would like any of the books, but if I had to choose, probably “The Gold in Those Hills.” Thanks!

    I would like to receive “The Gold in These Hills.”

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  122. Susan Leinberger

    My husband and I like to be as active as possible, so for birthdays we go on a hike or a bike ride, then we don’t have to feel guilty about splurging with a special birthday dessert!
    I’d love to read any of these books, but
    The Lost Lieutenant would be my first choice!

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  123. Trudy

    I enjoy going out to lunch with my friends! I’d be happy with any of the books!

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  124. Beth

    Happy Birthday Carrie
    I love spending my birthday with the people I love preferably at Walt Disney World! Eating as much birthday cake as I can.

    The book I would like to win is The Lost Lieutenant

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  125. Lori Byrd

    I love going out for a nice dinner.
    I’d love to win the gold in these hills.

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  126. Laura Hartness

    My birthday falls on my wedding anniversary, so I enjoy going out for a romantic dinner with my husband to celebrate both.

    I read (and very much enjoyed) The Lost Lieutenant and its two sequels!

    I’d love to win A Mosaic of Wings.

    Happy birthday!

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  127. Becky Lewis

    I like to go out to eat with my hubby and any adult children that are able to go. Also, spending time with my dog and reading.

    I would love to win Kim Duffy’s book, Mosaic of Wings.

    Happy Birthday!!

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  128. JOAN ARNING

    I enjoy spending my birthday with friends since my family doesn’t live nearby. In fact, my birthday is Sept 29 and two friends are taking me to Red Lobster. I’ll pick The Lost Lieutenant.

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  129. angela thompson

    A nice meal out is always nice.
    The Lost Lieutenant.

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  130. Connie Lee

    I like celebrating my birthday by going out to eat at a nice restaurant.
    The book I would like to win is The Gold in These Hills.
    Happy Birthday to you and thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. Hannah

    1. My favorite way to spend my birthday is with my husband (who works almost constantly) and with my children. Anything that has our family together and away from work.
    2. I guess I will go with The Lost Lieutenant.

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  132. Faith Creech

    A very happy birthday to you and best wishes for a wonderful year! I like to spend my bday with my hubby. Our bdays are just a day apart so we love to spend the day together just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company! I don’t have a preference of which book I’d like. They all sound so good!

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  133. Ola K Norman

    With birthday cake! I’d like A Mosaic of Wings

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  134. Shelia Hall

    my favorite way to celebrate my birthday is going out to favorite restaurant with family and friends then coming home for cake and gifts. and love to win The gold in these hills.

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  135. Tahsin Tabassum

    I would like to celebrate my birthday by cutting chocolate cake and receiving gifts

    I wanna receive “The gold in these hills”

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  136. Manda

    I love spending time with friends and family for my birthday., and of course having cake.
    The Lost Lieutenant looks like an enjoyable read that I would like to win.

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  137. Debra Guyette

    I enjoy time with my family and an ice cream cake. I would love the Lost Lieutenant.

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  138. Vivian Furbay

    We normally don’t do anything special on my birthday. This past June my daughter Michelle took me out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. We had a good meal and a nice visit. My other daughter Rhonda was there with her adopted Mom. I would like to read A Mosaic of Wings.

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  139. Renee Pelfrey

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a great birthday month.

    My husband takes me out to eat for my birthday and I usually choose the restaurant.

    I have only read A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy, so one of the other two books would be great.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

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  140. Jerrye Bell

    I love a party at home with my favorite foods and cake.

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  141. Jerrye Bell

    And I would love to have The List Lieutenant

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  142. Margaret

    I like going out to eat with family for my birthday. Happy Birthday on the 28th! I love all the books but picking one would be A Mosaic of Wings.

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  143. Tracy

    I don’t really have a favorite way to celebrate but I love Nothin Bundt Cakes.

    I would most like to receive The Gold in These Hills

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  144. Sabrina G

    1. My favorite thing to do for my birthday is drive to the mountains with my family. 🙂 We live fairly close, but far enough away that we always say we should go, but never do.😜

    2. The Lost Lieutenant

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  145. Sue C Quimby

    1) My best celebration is not having to cook or clean up. I would love any of them but especially Mosaic of Wings…..

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  146. Michelle Fisher

    1. I love celebrating with my kids and grandkids. An apple pie for dessert
    2. The lost lieutenant

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  147. Stephanie H.

    1)I enjoy having a special dinner and dessert with my family at home.

    2)The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof

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  148. Kim Jolly

    Happy Birthday (a bit early!)! By the way, my birthday is the day before yours. 🙂

    My favorite way to celebrate is to do multiple small celebrations spread out over the course of a week (or more!). However, doing a little something with a friend or two on my special day means a lot.

    I think I’d enjoy any one of the books, however, A Mosaic of Wings seems to draw me in a bit.

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  149. Terra Price

    My favorite birthday gift ever was when my kids traveled 6 hours and surprised me. They called when they were near and asked me to open the garage door. What a fun surprise!

    My choice of books would be The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof.
    Thanks!

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  150. Barb F

    Hello! My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is going to our favorite restaurant ( no cooking !). If I had to choose one book, I would choose The Gold in These Hills.

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  151. Elizabeth Schachterle

    Happy almost Birthday!! I enjoy celebrating my birthday over a week to put less pressure on having one perfect day. I enjoy a special dinner with family, a trip/outing, quiet time to read, and talking with friends and family.
    And a hard pick between these books! But I’d love to read A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy or second The Gold in These Hills by Joanne Bischof.
    Thanks so much!

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    • Jeanne Bishop

      Happy birthday, Carrie!
      I loveto celebrate my birthday with my family.
      Of the three books, I would like to read “A Mosiac of Wings”.

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  152. Sharon Jorgenson

    For my birthday, I love going out to eat with our children & grandchildren. Time with them is precious & their lives are very busy.
    I would love to receive any of the three books but if I have to choose one, it would be The Lost Lieutenant. The other two books sound wonderful, too & will be placed on my tbr list!

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  153. Denice Nard Ferrell

    I love to spend my birthday with family! We have my birthday on the 4th of July. I have this type of birthday since I was 5 years old. Growing up I thought my birthday was the 4th.

    I would love any book! They all look inviting!

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  154. Kathy Johnson

    The Gold In These Hills sounds like my kind of book! I love to spend my special day with my family, doing a meal together and visiting to our hearts content! Wonderful times with loves ones make the best memories. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!!

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  155. Anya May

    I love taking the day off work for my birthday and just relaxing with a good book. Maybe curl up in a sweatshirt and blanket with some cocoa too. This year it is Thanksgiving, so I’ll be cooking all day (rest the day after)!

    I’ve already read the beautiful Mosaic of Wings, so I would say the next choice would be The Lost Lieutenant.

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  156. SARAH TAYLOR

    Happy Birthday Carrie My favorite thing to do on my Birthday is spending time with my family going out to dinner! and the 2nd. Is My choice would be Gold In These Hills Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  157. Connie Porter Saunders

    Going out to eat is a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday, and I always hope that my daughter and granddaughter can join us. I would prefer The God in These Hills. Thanks for this giveaway & Happy Birthday Carrie.

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  158. Staci

    Thank you for the opportunity!

    My favorite way to celebrate is for my husband to make dinner and my daughter to make dessert. They are both great in the kitchen! Such a blessing.

    I’d love to win The Gold in These Hills.

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  159. jennifer galindo

    My favorite gifts to receive are always books. My aunt started the tradition and I love passing it on to my kids and nieces/nephews. I’d like the Gold in these hills.

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  160. Rochelle Deinert

    I love to go out to dinner! Any night I don’t have to figure out what to feed the family is a party!! I’d love to read Joanne Bischof’s book. I’ve read Erica’s and it was wonderful. (I haven’t read anything by Kimberly Duffy yet so that would be my second choice). Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us in this fun way. Happy Birthday!

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  161. Suzanne Lewis

    Happy Birthday to you! My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to get together with my family and have a meal together. My mom usually cooks for whoever can get together and we just have a great visit. I would like The Gold in These Hills.

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  162. Barbara Brown

    I like to celebrate with my family and have lots of chocolate and a good book! I would like The Gold in These Hills. Happy Birthday – love your books.

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  163. Teresa Whitehead

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My favorite way to spend my birthday is with my family. They know how to treat me right with dinner that I do not have to cook. Love your books! The book that I would like to receive is “The Gold in These Hills”.

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  164. Linda Herold

    Happy September birthday. I must have chocolate cake on my birthday!! My book choice would be The Lost Lieutenant.

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  165. Paula Shreckhise

    The way I like to celebrate my birthday is to have my husband cook a steak dinner.
    My choice would be The Gold in these Hills. Because I have the other two. And I’ve been wanting to read it.

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  166. Bonnie Bifano

    Hi Carrie, I don’t know if you remember me.
    I attended PIBC from the late 1980’s from the time we moved to the mainland around 10 years later.
    It was a thrill to find you as an author while I was searching Christian and historical !
    What wonderful stories !!
    I hope you have a lovely birthday.

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  167. Alyssa Schwarz

    If the weather is nice, I always love to go for a hike in the mountains on my birthday.

    I can’t wait to read Joanne’s next book, The Gold In These Hills!

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  168. Emily Baer

    I love picking a movie to watch (which is quite the honor in my family)!

    I love Mosaic of Wings

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  169. Ruth S

    Happy birthmonth!

    I like to spend time with my family, do no household chores, eat at a restaurant, and maybe see a movie or read a book.

    I just recently finished Kimberly Duffy’s book, so I pick The Lost Lieutenant by Erika Vetch.

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  170. Kailey Bechtel

    1. I like to spend the day with family and go out for dinner.

    2. The Gold in these hills

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  171. Jeanette Davis

    for my birthday, I love to have cake and ice cream with my family!

    Any of the books would be wonderful as I have not read any.

    Thank you so much and Happy Birthday!!

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  172. Deanne Patterson

    Happy Birthday, Carrie. My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to visit a historical site with my family. I have visited many fascinating places this way.
    I would love to win The Gold In These Hills. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  173. Kim Bakos

    Going out to dinner with family. I would love to win The Mosaic of Wings

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  174. Brenda W

    My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is to go out and eat seafood or fried catfish.
    I would choose to win the book–The Gold in These Hills.

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  175. Julia Stone

    Hanging out with my family, either going out to eat or ordering pizza and watching a movie at home.

    I’d like A Mosaic Of Wings. It looks like one my daughter and I would both enjoy. 🙂

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  176. Holly Bleggi

    My birthday is in December so I love driving around looking at the Christmas lights with my family. I would love to win The Gold in These Hills.

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  177. Beth

    For me it’s not having to cook, maybe going out for a decadent coffee drink and dessert.

    I would choose either The Gold in These Hills or The Lost Lieutenant!

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  178. Alicia Haney

    Hi Carrie, I love to spend my birthday at home with a nice meal and cake of course, I love to spend my birthday with my family. I would love to win “A Mosaic of Wings” Thank you for the chance. Have a Happy and Blessed Birthday!

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  179. Barbara Jill Oosterhof

    Hi Carrie, I Like To Spend My Birthday With My 2 Children Mikala & Jeff. I’ve Not Seen My Son In 7 Years So My Only Wish Is That I Can Spend It With My Children. Any Book Would Do As I Love All Your Books. GOD BLESS!

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  180. Denise C

    I love to spend my birthday with chocolate and with friends!

    I’d pick The Gold In These Hills.

    Thanks!

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  181. Karen Hoyt

    I am now 70 years old. My favorite way to celebrate now is to receive phone calls from my children and grandchildren. That is true happiness for me.

    I would like to receive “The Gold in These Hills”.

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  182. Donna Wilkinson

    I have always liked to celebrate my birthday by going to our favorite restaurant. It has closed but it was always a favorite thing to do for us. I would like to win any of your books as I have not read any of them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  183. Judy Young

    I so love celebrating birthdays with family! We enjoy to sit around and catch up and reminisce about past birthdays and family adventures. When our families are away, my husband and I probably will go out to a nice meal and take a leisurely drive.

    I would enjoy the book, The Gold in These Hills.

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  184. Vickie

    Happy Birthday!! My favorite way to celebrate my birthday is being with family. The book that I would like to receive is “The Lost Lieutenant”.

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  185. Phyllis

    Wow! Happy Birthday!

    My birthday is usually around Labor Day weekend, in fact, this year it was on Labor Day! So, I like to take a long weekend trip with family of just hang out together ❤️

    I have 2 of these books, so I would love to get The Gold in These Hills! I watched an interview with Joanne Bischof and this book sounded like another good one from her!

    Thanks for sharing with us today!

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    • Jennifer Hibdon

      I love going to special restaurants for my birthday!!! Happy Birthday and thanx for the guveaway!!!! I would love The Lost Lieutenant.

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  186. Katrina Dehart

    Going out to dinner.
    The lost lieutenant

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  187. Angie Pool

    Spending time with my husband and kids!! If I win I would like either The Lost Lieutenant or The Gold in These Hills!! Happy birthday!!! Thnx for the giveaway!!

    Reply

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