Saturday, May 08, 2010


It's been said that a mother's hand rules the world.

On this blog: FIVE wonderful gifts for some of you mothers out there, for those who have an inspiring mother, or for those who love a mother somewhere.

How to win?

  • Comment with your choice:
Tell me one of the greatest moments as a mother.
OR, tell me about a special moment with your mother.
OR, Tell me how your mother (or mother figure) has inspired you.

  • Include your email address (and check back or watch for an email to see if YOU won. I'm sad when I don't get an answer & have to make a second choice.)
  • And, become a follower.
  • If you're already a follower, you must do one of these things:
Either: announce this contest and giveaway on your blog (leave link, please)
OR: influence someone else to become a follower. Let me know their name, or have them tell me YOU influenced them to do so.

What are the gifts, you want to know?
Smile. Read on . . .

  • A Stray Drop of Blood (book) by Roseanna White
Roseanna M. White, author of A Stray Drop of Blood, is wife, mommy, writer, reviewer, and lover of all things literature-related. She makes her home in the mountains of Western Maryland with her husband, two small children, and the colony of dust bunnies under her couch. She is the
founder and senior reviewer of the
Christian Review of Books ( Her second Biblical novel, Jewel of Persia, will release in June 2011. Look for it!

About A Stray Drop of Blood:

Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish carpenter. Disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all, she never knows love until she receives the smile of a stoic Roman noble.

Check out Roseanna's website :
Or her blog at:

  • A beautiful mug filled with chocolates and other goodies from Michele Levigne.
Michele Levigne is an multiple award winner author who is president of ACFWOhio and a very busy lady. Friendly and talented, this writer has several great books to choose from varying from fantasy to romance.

About A Quiet Place:
Jeannette Marshall came home to Tabor, widowed and pregnant. All she wanted was to find peace and quiet to raise her son, and forget her vicious in-laws, who had driven her out of town.

Nathan Lewis had always been there for Jeannette -- a big brother in the orphanage, then introducing her to her late husband. He realized too late that he loved Jeannette as more than a little sister. He made himself be content to be her shield and protector, and uncle to her son, BJ. But he always hoped someday, he and Jeannette would have more.

Then the Evans family invaded Tabor Heights, determined to take Jeannette's son from her by any means possible. When the dust settled, Nathan and Jeannette's lives would never be the same again.

  • Before the Season Ends (book) by Linore Rose Burkard
Linore Rose Burkard creates Inspirational Romance for the Jane Austen Soul. Her characters take you back in time to experience life and love during the Regency England era (circa 1800 - 1830). Ms. Burkard's novels include Before the Seasons Ends, The House in Grosvenor Square and, The Country House Courtship. Her stories blend Christian faith and romance with well-researched details from the Regency. Readers experience a romantic age, where England from the past comes alive and happy endings are possible for everyone!

Check out her website at:

About her book:

Trouble at home sends Ariana to her aunt's townhouse in the fashionable Mayfair district of London. There, she soon finds herself neck-deep in high society and at odds with Mr. Phillip Mornay, London's current darling rogue. Then, a scandal changes Ariana forever. Her heart, her faith, and her future are all at stake in an unexpected adventure that gains even the Prince Regent's attention.

Will Ariana's faith survive this test? What about her heart? For it's Ariana's heart that most threatens to betray the truths she has always believed in. When she finds herself backed against a wall, betrothed to the wrong man, how can it ever turn out right?


  • A ten page critique from Mary Proctor

Besides being an award winning writer with lots of talent, Mary is a mother, carpenter, ghost writer for her minister, maintains her own blog with personal thoughts, reviews and interviews at:   Make sure you check out her blog and befriend her on facebook so that you can see the wonderful Christmas lights and decorations she and her family offer to their community.

She is hard at work preparing her latest book, Seasons of Surrender for a lucky editor. 

  • Out With the In Crowd (book) by Stephanie Morrill

Stephanie Morrill is a twenty-something living in Kansas with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband and their daughter. She's the author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series, written for teenage girls. She's also the founder of, a blog that offers a helping hand to teens aspiring to be authors. You can find out more about Stephanie's journey as a young novelist and read sample chapters of her books at

About Out with the In Crowd

Skylar Hoyt may have vowed to change her partying ways, but it’s not so easy to change her friends. She’s trying hard to live a new life, but her old one is constantly staring her in the face. Add to that two parents battling for her loyalty, a younger sister struggling with a crisis pregnancy, and a new boyfriend wishing for more of her time, and Skylar feels like she can’t win. After all, how do you choose favorites among the people you love most?


Thanks for visiting my blog, wonderful readers! Enjoy! 


Martha A. said...

The greatest moment as being a mother was when i looked at my first son and realized that he was mine and this feeling of awe filled me. I was only 19, but you suddenly are a mother and feel like one. You just want to protect and be with that little one.

Roseanna M. White said...

What a lineup! I'm honored to be a part of this. =)

Linda Kish said...

My greatest moment as a mother was my son's wedding. He has grown into the most wonderful man. I must have done something right.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Tiffany Harkleroad said...

I am a new follower, thanks to Roseanna White :)

I just became a follower today.

One of my most special moments with my mom occurred when I was really small. My mom used to hand make barrettes for my hair, with ribbon and flowers on them, and then, she would fix my hair with them. It used to make me feel like a princess.

Thank you for this great contest opportunity!

Caroline said...

Don't forget that you must let me know if you're a follower and are influencing someone else to follow. Thanks so much for the participation. :)

A BIG welcome, Tiffany!

Naasom A. Sousa said...

My mom and my wife (mom to) woul love read this books. Please enter me.


Wendy said...

I am a follower.
One of my best memories with my mom is when I was struggling in waiting on God, she would send me little verses and devotional words. I have kept them all and refer back to them.

Julia M. Reffner said...

I can't sum it all up, but I did write a tribute to my mom here:

I think the most important thing my mom taught me is to appreciate every moment, because it all goes so quickly.

What a great line-up of books. I already own Roseanna's book, but if I won have someone special I would really like to give it on to.

I'm a new follower.


Melissa M. said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
I just became a follower.

My mom has been inspirational to me in many ways--in her generosity, loving ways, hard work, and knowledge of the Bible. She has made me want to be a better student of the Bible, and a harder worker, partly to help save her from doing it all herself! She isn't so young as she used to be.

Abi said...

greatest moment is when they say "Momma"

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

nmetzler said...

So far my husband and I have been unable to conceive. However, the boys that my husband has work with him have become my boys.
I cried myself to sleep the night the first one called me "Ma".

It was indeed, my greatest moment of being a mother.

natashasiegrist at hotmail dot com

bluerose_shelnut said...

I just became a follower(Carmen sent me). My greatest moment as a mother was the day I brought my son home. He was very premature and stayed in the NICU for 3 1/2 months, so it was an extra special day to come home! :)Thanks!

MoziEsmé said...

Hearing my daughter pray is a highlight of a moment!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Judylynn said...

I remember a woman who influenced me as a young girl. She inspired me to be godly and loving towards all. I never heard her utter a harsh word. She was so wise. I want to be like her.

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


And I am a new follower!

Esther Y.M. said...

The greatest moment with my mother, was Mother's Day 2009. It was the first mother's day I spent with her as a born again Christian in the presence of the Lord and it was great, it was full of emotions :)
And she is a great mom!

I am now a follower and please enter me into this contest. Thanx.


Esther Y.M. said...

p/s I forgot to mention that Carman sent me.

karenk said...

what a fabulous giveaway...

i'm not a mom....but i have many precious moments w/ my mom and grandmother (who lived w/ us)...both are in heaven now...but their memories live on in my heart forever :)

Carman said...

Please enter me!

This is a great giveaway.

My mom is very strong amd she inspires me to be bold and speak my mind. She is also very generous and will always help when people are in need.

I posted about this giveaway on my blog.


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