{giveaway} end of October favorites

It’s almost time for my favorite month to come to a close, so I’m ending it with style.

What would you think about a GIVEAWAY? 

Good. I’m glad we can agree.

There are two things that inspired this: 1) Because I just love this social media community and always feel the more the merrier! And 2) because this week is the arrival of something I have long been anticipating, the release of Lizzy & Jane, the follow-up to Katherine Reay’s first book, Dear Mr. Knightley.


Just in case you haven’t heard of Katherine Reay, let me fill you in. Her first book recently won TWO Carol Awards in the same night to add to its proverbial mantle of acclaim. It’s intelligent, raw, compelling, and—get this—written in epistolary form! I love that format. So different, especially in the inspirational romance market. Plus, in case you couldn’t tell by the titles, there are plenty of nods to Jane Austen in these books 🙂

If you haven’t read Dear Mr. Knightley, rest assured. I’m giving away:

  • A good old-fashioned paperback copy of Dear Mr. Knightley
  • UPDATE: The super sweet Katherine Reay has added a copy of Lizzy & Jane to the loot! Woo hoo!
  • A $25 giftcard to Barnes & Noble or Amazon
  • An assortment of my favorite things that will probably be decided based on who wins, but will likely include a copy of the CD I’ve been listening to nonstop plus the impulsive favorites that land in my Target cart

There are plenty of ways you can win in the Rafflecopter below, a variety of ways you can help me out a lot on my journey to publication! For example, I recently created an email list to be used only for the most special of announcements. (If the direct link doesn’t work in the Rafflecopter, click here to sign up!) Apparently those are pretty important to have 🙂

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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62 thoughts on “{giveaway} end of October favorites

  1. Sooo exciting. I love Austen adaptations, and this one’s been hovering at the top of my TBR pile for ages. Babies and moves and editing and the pesky matter of not owning a copy are the only things holding me back. 😉

  2. One of my favorite things is definitely Lizzie and Jane :). But also travel trips (I blame on the fact that I’m leaving in a couple of days 🙂 Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. I love to read and just picked up Dear Mr. Knightley from the library. It deserves a spot on my self to be read again and again.

  4. After hearing so much about this book and reading good reviews, I definitely am interested in reading this book!
    Few of my favourite things….hmm, books of course, definitely chocolate, notebooks (adore them), and cats. 🙂

  5. My favorite things right now are my little family, preserves made from things I’ve grown, and watching Dr. Who! Also visiting Tulsa – which I’ll be doing in November. We should catch up!

  6. Laurie, this is such a fun giveaway!

    A few of my favorite things?
    1. that song from The Sound of Music (“Favorite Things”, in case you were wondering which one.) [This one is kind of tongue-in-cheek, but it’s true just the same. It’s a great song. I also like “16, going on 17” from that movie. Leisl is my favorite character from the film, since we’re talking favorites.]
    2. Christian music (particularly have loved listening to CDs of Sanctus Real, Jason Gray, and Sidewalk Prophets lately).
    3. The fact that October brings the new seasons of my two favorite sports: NBA (Go Mavs) and NHL (Go Stars). I’ve enjoyed watching the World Series this month, too.


  7. Chocolate . . . 72% chocolate, coffee w/half & half : ), love crafting with a Christ-centered message and making earrings! Learning more about God’s Word esp when I have studied it before and feel like I have read it for the first time!!!

  8. I love camping, especially in the fall. I always take lots of books and my latest crochet project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. A few of my favorite things are: books, chocolate, strawberries, flowers, and warm (not hot) days. Friends and family too, of course.

  10. I too like all things Austen and as for my favorite things, well, I have quite aplenty. Here are a few:
    Celtic music
    Mysteries…+ a new favorite: Salted Caramel Apple Pie..amazing!
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!! ~ Blessings, Juli

  11. Dear Mr. Knightley is one of those books that will stick with me forever. I sobbed my way through the end and felt such conviction while reading it. It reminded me of what my prayer life is supposed to be, and totally changed how I view prayer. The way Mr. Knightley takes care of her every need reminds me of God’s love as our Daddy Father. So moving!

    A few of my favorite things – dark chocolate, dark chocolate with mint, peppermint hot cocoa, books – kindle and paperback, yankee candle’s North Pole (I get migraines, so I have to be careful what candles I get, but Yankee is almost always fine), cute penguin and snowman stuff, microbrewed root beer, trivia, and Adventures in Odyssey. Oh – and Snow. Lots of snow!

  12. I’m such a blonde. I commented on The Writer’s Alley, and then I found this link. So, I’m adding my favorites here too. 🙂

    1. Pumpkin spice lattés on a chilly fall day
    2. Watching snow fall when I’m inside my warm home, cinnamon scented candle adding soft light and scents to the kitchen
    3. Fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies.
    4. Cuddle time with my boys
    5. Movie/Popcorn night with my honey
    6. Sharing coffee/time with friends

    There are more, but these are a few. 😉

    Loved your post, Laurie!

  13. My favorite things: Reading, winning contests, discovering new authors, hot chocolate, sleeping in a freshly made bed, and lying in bed listening to the rain.

  14. I love Austin — so would love to read this adaptation. Some of my favorite things: a good workout, a good book, nice boots, a sunny day, tasty food, wine with the girls, date night, family time.

  15. I love sweaters, sweet potatoes, coffee, mandolins, jazz music, Golden Retrievers, laughing, starry skies, early mornings in autumn, books that make me feel better about life (Dear Mr. Knightley), and taking time to read when I should probably be doing other things.

  16. Favorites: Reese’s PB cups with a glass of ice cold milk, little feet running on a wooden floor, Dr. Who, singing silly songs, and entering contests:-)

  17. Can.not.wait to read Lizzy & Jane, as Dear Mr Knightley is a fave of mine. A few other favorite things are Starbucks Mochas, reading every chance I get, and hanging out with my little family

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