Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Book Giveaway: One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

One Perfect Day

FaithWords (October 22, 2008)


Lauraine Snelling


Today, Lauraine Snelling is a member of the more than Two Million Books In Print club, but when she first began, she was a mother of three teenagers with a simple dream to write “horse books for kids.”

All told, she has over 50 books published. She thinks. She’s not sure. She’d rather write them than count them. Lauraine’s work has been translated into Norwegian, Danish and German as well as produced as books on tape.

Awards have followed her dedication to “telling a good story”: the Silver Angel Award for An Untamed Land and a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Song of Laughter.

Helping others reach their writing dream is the reason Lauraine teaches at writer’s conferences across the country. She mentors others through book doctoring and with her humorous and playful Writing Great Fiction tape set. Lauraine also produces material on query letters and other aspects of the writing process.

Her readers clamor for more books more often and Lauraine would like to comply, if only her ever-growing flower gardens didn’t call quite so loudly over the soothing rush of the water fountains in her back yard and if the hummingbirds weren’t quite so entertaining. Lauraine and husband Wayne have two grown sons and a cockatiel named Bidley, who loves to tease their Basset Hound named Chewy.


Two mothers end up more closely connected that they could dream...and yet they are strangers to one another.

The first has two children--twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident--a fatal one involving a drunk driver.

Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

If you would like to read the first chapter of One Perfect Day, go HERE

Would you like to win a copy of One Perfect Day? If so, leave a comment by Dec. 11th telling me if you have your Christmas shopping done :) Since my dh loves to last minute shop, we still have a few more things to get and stockings to fill. This contest is open to US and Canada, and please don't forget to leave a way to contact you if you win! Also check back on the 12th to see who won and my next giveaway!!

Congrats to Jo who won the drawing!!


Jo said...

No, I was going to say that I don't have my shopping started but actually we do have my daughter and granddaughter's gifts. It is just the rest of the family whose gifts I don't have. Would love to get entered in the drawing.


Karin said...

I am far from having my shopping done---I can't believe it's December already. Where has the year gone?!

Anonymous said...

I have some of my shopping started but have quite a bit to get yet. Christmas sneaks up on my each year and the older I get the faster it is here. I love gifting, though, and I touchy about what I buy for others so that makes me shop till nearly the last day. *smiles*

Gayla Collins

Nan said...

No I do not have christmas shopping done!! Matt is about finished, we need to bake him some goodies to mail to him :)


Becky C. said...

I have some of my Christmas shopping done, but still have a few things to buy!

I would love to read the book.

Please enter me in the contest.

Thank you,

Becky C.


Sandee61 said...

I have some of mine done, but its usually always last minute, rushing here and there. I love the music on your site. Thanks for adding my name to your list for the giveaway.

Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

I DO NOT have my Christmas shopping and I've barely just started. I used to be the person who would plan to make something for every person on my list and start in Aug or Sept, but no more. Now I'm an official 'last minute shopper.'

I would love to be entered into the drawing for the book!!

Thanks! Leigh Ann Cassell

bigguysmama said...

hahahaha, you're funny. This year I'm so behind it's not funny! I don't even know what everyone wants yet and I'm trying to go practical, which is hard. Thanks for the chance to win Lauraine's book! I love her.


mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

RejoicingComet said...

Well, I've started making some gifts, and I know what I'm getting for a couple other people, but that's pretty much it so far. This year has sped by so fast! It's hard to believe Christmas is only about 3 weeks away.

Thanks so much for doing the give-away; the book sounds very interesting!


Anonymous said...

Well I've started my Christmas shopping with Black Friday but I never seem to get done til right before Christmas no matter how hard I try! The book looks like a great book to read especially when you need a good cry.

Laura Maxwell

Cactus Flower said...

I haven't even started my Christmas shopping yet :-0 I am not normally a last minute shopper, but had to wait for a paycheck. I have a shorter list this year and am looking forward to finishing my shopping!