Sunday, October 12, 2008

Book Giveaway: Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

I'm giving away a brand new set of BOTH of today's books! Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. I'll pick a name and announce the winner on Monday, October 20. US addresses only. Good luck!

PLEASE LEAVE A WAY FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU!!!!

ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFO WILL NOT BE ENTERED AND WILL BE DELETED.


Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew.

In FINDING FATHER CHRISTMAS, Miranda Carson's search for her father takes a turn she never expected when she finds herself in London with only a few feeble clues to who he might be. Unexpectedly welcomed into a family that doesn't recognize her, and whom she's quickly coming to love, she faces a terrible decision. Should she reveal her true identity and destroy their idyllic image of her father? Or should she carry the truth home with her to San Francisco and remain alone in this world? Whatever choice she makes during this London Christmas will forever change the future for both herself and the family she can't bear to leave. Robin Jones Gunn brilliantly combines lyrical writing and unforgettable characters to craft a story of longing and belonging that will stay with readers long after they close the pages of this book.


In Engaging Father Christmas, Miranda Carson can't wait to return to England for Christmas and to be with her boyfriend, Ian. She has spent a lifetime yearning for a place to call home, and she's sure Carlton Heath will be it, especially when a hinted-at engagement ring slips into the conversation.

But Miranda's high hopes for a jolly Christmas with the small circle of people she has come to love are toppled when Ian's father is hospitalized and the matriarch of the Whitcombe family withholds her blessing from Miranda. Questions run rampant in Miranda's mind about whether she really belongs in this cheery corner of the world. Then, when her true identity threatens all her relationships in unanticipated ways, Miranda is certain all is lost.

And yet . . . maybe Father Christmas has special gifts in store for her after all.

(thanks to everyone who did leave info, good luck!! :)

127 comments:

  1. These sound like 2 great books, I would love to enter this contest. I added a link on my blog for it as well!


    sweetie.victoria@gmail.com

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  2. I love Christmas and these books look wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. Doris (yolosr PBS)9:48 PM

    Robin Jones Gunn is one of my favorite authors and my daughter's also. I would love to win these two books to give her for Christmas.

    Doris (PBS yolosr)

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  4. These both sounds really fantastic. I am a sucker for Christmas stories. Please enter me. Thank you!!


    tracisharpton (at) msn (dot) com

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  5. wmhammock9:58 PM

    I found you on Frugal Reader. I really like RJG and these books look great. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Wandah @ FR
    wmhammock@esinc.net

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  6. these do sound like great books- please enter me

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  7. Perfect time for Christmas!!!

    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Count me in! Thanks.

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  9. these sound great, I hope I win!

    Leslie aka hugbandit7 at FR

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  10. I enjoy reading Robin Jones Gunn's books and these 2 books sound great. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Wow, I would love to win these two! Please enter me!

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  12. now I really want to sit down and read these, sounds very good. and I am in the Christmas spirit cause I did online browse shopping for Christmas today!

    thanks for the chance!
    karissag at gmail.com

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  13. sounds like a great pair of books

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  14. Great deal. I'd love to win those!

    ldneuhof at hotmail com

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  15. Count me in!

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  16. I enjoy reading Robin's books, so I KNOW that I'd love these. Please enter my name for the giveaway.
    smilingsal55 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  17. With the cold weather upon us here in MN, I'd love to have a couple of Christmas books on my shelf. We've had Christmas stuff up at our store for over a month now. I've refused to acknowledge it so far. :) Please enter me to win.

    Mimi B

    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

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  18. Anonymous7:04 AM

    I'd like to read these books.
    -Terra
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love Christmas books! I am looking forward to the holidays already!

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  20. JDobs on FR8:38 AM

    I would love to win these books -- RJG is one of my very favorite authors and I love Christmas :)
    Thanks for the opportunity! Julie / JDobs on FR

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  21. I love a good Holiday story! Sounds great.

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  22. These both sound so great.I'd like a chance to win these.

    florida982002@yahoo dot com

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  23. These books sound wonderful I want to be entered please.

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  24. I would love to be entered! milou2ster(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!

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  25. I love all ofRobin's Sisterchicks books! I would love to win these books :)

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  26. It is an unselfish thing for Miranda to think she should just go back to San Francisco and not reveal who she is so as to not tarnish her father's image. But, who's to say her father would very much love to know about her? I'd love to find out how this story plays out, it sounds like I could just cry through it, something I do with GOOD books. The next one sounds equally good, though it looks like it deals with rejection. This is a subject close to my heart as I've been there for almost half of my life in one way or another. Another tear jerker? Probably. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much.
    Pam Williams
    cepjwms at yahoo dot com

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  27. These books sound wonderful! I love Robin Jones Gunn. She is great. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks and God Bless!
    Kyndra
    smile_y9[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. Love Christmas books! Thanks!

    Sunny
    sj3girls(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Our family loves the holidays... and reading. They look like wonderful books to give or receive.

    debbiebuf@hotmail.com

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  30. Thanks for a chance to win Robin's books! I start reading Christmas-themed books early and just finished my first one. These look delightful - and how about the covers? Wow!

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  31. I love Christmas stories, and these 2 sound wonderful. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Thanks!

    castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

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  32. I would LOVE to read these two books!

    I collect Christmas books, and these sound wonderful.

    Thank you,

    Becky C.
    rec(at)hiwaay(dot)net

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  33. Christa wifeandmommie on pbs1:17 PM

    I would love to win the books and share them with our girls
    lynnechrista@gmail.com

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  34. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Robin Jones Gunn is a great author. I haven't read these two books. Thanks for offering them in a contest.

    Vicky
    vtabor at FR
    or vtabor1961@yahoo.com

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  35. Thank you for having this! I would love to win and have a good read. Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  36. These books look like they would be great to read. Thanks.

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  37. Great books

    s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

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  38. Cecilia2:46 PM

    These books sound like a fun read. Thanks!
    Cecilia

    onenightoff@gmail.com

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  39. These sound wonderful, and I love reading Christmas stuff like this in early December. Great giveaway, definitely enter me :)

    Happy Reading!

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  40. Christmas is my favorite! I'd love to read these!

    jowanjowan73@yahoo.com

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  41. christmas the best time of year.love to win this

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  42. I have always wished to spend a Christmas in London. I would love to read these books and feel like I was there.

    mare at mail2peace dot com

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  43. I would love to have either book.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  44. I would really love to win these books!!
    cjnedrow@gmail.com

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  45. I love christmas and love to read!Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize!

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  46. I'd really love to read these. Thanks for including me.

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  47. Two wonderful Christmas books to read! They would also make the perfect Christmas gift for my sister or niece! Please enter me in your fabulous book drawing. I really appreciate it. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  48. I love new books!

    mcapel4444@aol.com

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  49. I love new books. Please enter me to win these.

    msfire40@gmail.com

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  50. Willi B8:58 AM

    Would love to win these!
    Gmalouleigh@hotmail.com

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  51. Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, and I love when new great books come out for the season!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

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  52. Carla1:36 PM

    Sounds like some wonderful holiday reading. Please enter my name.

    ~Carla pluumeria at cox dot net

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  53. Time to think about the Christmas reading list already? Please include me, I love Christmas books and Robin Jones Gunn.

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  54. Please enter me in the drawing. The first book is currently on my wish list so I would love to win this set of books to read back to back.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Anonymous4:35 PM

    I would love to read these books. I'm a fan of Robin Jones Gunn! Thanks.

    frugalberrygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Would love a chance to win! I can't wait for christmas!

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  57. These sound wonderful! Ohh, I can't wait for the holidays!

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  58. Carly3:41 PM

    these look really really good! please enter me! (but you don't have to because you already have 60 comments! poor you)

    fecarly1 at yahoo dot com

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  59. We'd love to have this. kycouple2000 at hotmail dot com

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  60. I would love these for my family.

    babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

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  61. I hope Father Christmas has special gifts in store for me!
    lizzauski@hotmail.com

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  62. my daughter would like me to

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  63. These look like delightful books! Thanks for the giveaway--just in time for Christmas!

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  64. Sounds great :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  65. What a great gift this would be!

    LINDALSHOT@aol.com

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  66. mary jo10:22 AM

    Please add me to your drawing.

    rcmjrobertson (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  67. These sounds like great books!

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

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  68. I love sharing holiday stories!

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  69. 2 great books-please sign me up

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  70. Please enter me to win WIn WIN this contest!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  71. These sound like interesting reading. Would like to have them.



    quetzalcoatl463@yahoo.com

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  72. I love me a good book...thanks!

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  73. They sound like good books. I am needing some new books to read

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  74. I would love to win these two books.
    johnlenoraplus2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. These books look great!

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  76. These look like good books. Thanks for the chance to win them!
    wgbc1446@yahoo.com

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  77. I love Christmas!
    theamira1970 at gmail. com

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  78. They sound like really good books. I'd love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!

    mistyriver2009 (at) yahoo.com

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  79. Can't wait unitl Christmas..I would love to read these books.

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  80. I always like to read a couple Christmas themed books during the holidays and these seem like a good choice.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  81. these look like 2 fun books to read

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  82. Include me, please

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  83. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Only about two months to Jesus' Birthday!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  84. These books look great, thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. Anonymous3:41 PM

    I love to read and do so every night if I have a book on hand. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love to read the Christmas books the different authors write. I think these two book look like the type I really enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win them..

    typhi599@aol.com

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  86. I'd love to read them thanks!

    heatheranne99@hotmail.com

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  87. I was just looking for some good holiday books to read. Please enter me.

    eswright18@gmail.com

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  88. enter me please,i'd love to win this..

    oldplace.betty@gmail.com

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  89. Thanks for the fab contest..I looove to read!!

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  90. I've read other books by Robin Jones Gunn and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'd love to win these!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

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  91. Please enter me :)

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  92. Just looking at those book covers gives me a bit of holiday spirit already! I love Christmas books and I'd love to read these!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  93. These 2 books look fabulous! I would really love to win this giveaway!

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  94. sound great! Hope I win

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  95. These sound great! I love anything that has to do with Christmas. Thank you!!

    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  96. Anonymous11:58 PM

    These books sound really good. Thanks.
    AztecFeller@aol.com

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  97. delores12:54 AM

    please enter me!

    delorezb@yahoo.com

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  98. romero12:55 AM

    would love to be entered.

    roro219708@yahoo.com

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  99. Patty1:06 AM

    Thanks , thiese sound like they will be a great read. add my name please..winnie @ Frugal Reader..

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  100. Anonymous1:11 AM

    I would love to win these books. Please count me in.
    Kathy
    kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

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  101. Anonymous1:17 AM

    These look absolutely wonderful :)

    froggypartyof2@aol.com

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  102. Hope I win it's my son's birthday on the 27th of October and I cannot afford a gift so this would be ideal.

    azexpat@yahoo.com
    David

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  103. These sound like amazing books. I love stories set during Christmas. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  104. I need a good read! Have a lucky day.

    amywill5918 (at) gmail dot come

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  105. These sound like really good books - Please enter me in your contest.

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  106. I would love to give these books to my daughter for christmas. She loves reading books and has instilled this into her three children. Thank you so much for this contest. Dawn Williamson spiritlakeranch@yahoo.com

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  107. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Can you beleive its almost Cgristmas again? I love xmas books especially about the olden days

    kgonzo2@msn.com

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  108. Great contest! The Christmas books sound wonderful! acirucci(at)gmail.com

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  109. Nice prize! I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    gratefulmom@hotmail.com

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  110. these books sound wonderful i love x-max stories thanks for the great giveaway




    kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

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  111. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Hello. I enjoy good Christmas books and any books that have a positive message so I would love these two books. Thanks for making them available for your giveaway. Have a good day!

    Sarah Small
    sarah.m.small@us.army.mil

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  112. These look like great reads! Please enter me into the contest. Thank you

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  113. These sound like great books to read for the upcoming holidays!

    qarae@hotmail.com

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  114. Please enter me in the contest. I love to read and would love to have these books.

    e-mail rsears23@hotmail.com

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  115. I need some good Christmas reading!

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  116. I love Christmas books....thank you!

    teanster@hotmail.com

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  117. These would ne great to read during the holidays. Thanks for having the contest!

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  118. Both books sound good.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  119. I heart Christmas and these books look wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  120. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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  121. Enter me, please! My PBS username is dancingqueen18 or my email is writer(underscore)weaver(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  122. Hey, just in time for Christmas!
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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