Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaway

I sometimes get feedback from readers wishing we published large print books. We don’t, but we do give rights to Thorndike Press to do so. When they publish a Barbour book, we get several copies sent to us that we send on to the authors and keep in our archives. I happen to have two extra copies of Sweet Home Alabama by Paige Winship Dooly, Pamela Griffin, Lisa Harris, and Pamela Kay Tracy. Here’s how I want to give them away in honor of Mother’s Day coming up this weekend:

If you have an elderly mother, grandmother, or great-grandmother who loves to read but needs large print books, leave a comment. In that comment, tell us a treasured memory or story you have of spending time with this special lady. From all the comments we receive we’ll pick two random winners of this large print version of Sweet Home Alabama.

We look forward to reading your comments! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, and this weekend, be sure to let all the moms in your life know how much they mean to you!


Debby Mayne said...

My mother-in-law Bobbie is an amazing woman with a lot of heart. When my own mother was dying, Bobbie was right there by my side, praying with me, and making sure my young daughters were well cared for. Family is important to her, so it wasn't a surprise when she and my father-in-law moved from Atlanta to be closer to us.

My father-in-law passed away a few years ago, so Bobbie now lives alone in a retirement community--but she's not lonely. She's the woman who shows up at her neighbors' doors with encouragement for those who are sad and bowls of hot soup for the sick. When people see her coming, they can't help but smile!

I love all the authors in this book, and I know Bobbie would, too!

PW said...
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PW said...

Please don't assume its just the elderly who needs large print. I'm an avid reader/book reviewer/blogger. I have just passed the 40th birthday mark a few months ago, BUT have worn bifocals since 1991. I'm not elderly. But there are others of us 'young folks' out there who enjoy books that are decent sized or even large print. Thanks for listening/reading this comment.


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Edna said...

I would love to win that book, I love the novellas, I really like the ones about the south, as I am from SC.
May God Bless


Barbara Curtis said...

My mother loves reading Christian novels. A very special memory of spending time with her is this past April when I was visiting her in Michigan and we attended one of the Barbour Michigan Book-Signing Tours together. She (as well as I) very much enjoyed meeting the four very lovely authors there. We each got a book(s) and spent the evenings reading our Barbour books together. After my visit, she went to stay temporarily with a relative--and her Barbour book went right with her. I treasure the memory of our book-signing adventure together. Thank you to all the authors who work hard to write these books.

mez said...

My mother-in-law Sally shares my love of reading. And I know she would love a copy of Sweet Home Alabama.

When we worked in an inner city ministry in New York City, she came to stay with us when we had a group of over a hundred in to evangelize all over Manhattan. She joined in with such zeal and joy. I know she touched my heart as well as many others as she shared the love of the Lord with the people we met. I love this wonderful lady!

Blissful said...

My mom suffers from Parkinson's Dsease and has since suffered a pelvic fracture. She now finds herself sitting much of the time when she used to be so active and involved in every aspect of life. I know how much she has enjoyed my books and know she would love to read others too, especially while she is confined.

I just came back from a visit with my mom. I reminded her of how much she cared for me and helped me when I was depressed, like taking me out to lunch at Friendlys topped off with ice cream and buying me a favorite pair of designer jeans.
God bless our moms and the love they have shown and continue to show.

Mary Connealy said...

My mom is strictly a non-fiction reader...except for my books. Bless her heart she makes an exception for me. :)

So don't put me in the drawing but it's such a great idea!!!

Vickie McDonough said...

My mom never liked to read, but after my dad died four years ago, I got her to read a few of my Christian fiction books. Now, she reads at least a book a week. :)

I remember one time as a kid, Mom took my sister and I to a bowling tournament in another town. On the way back, this guy kept gunning his motor, probably at my cute sister. We encouraged mom to not let him pass us, and she ended up going around 90 mph, racing this guy down the highway. Not the wisest thing she ever did, but I still remember the fun of it.

Martha W. Rogers said...

Well, my mom went to be with the Lord 10 years ago, and I still miss her. I am in the category of needing large print myself. I wear tri-focals and need large print to keep from getting eye-strain. I love the novellas, especially set in the South and would love to have this one. I am a mother of three, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 1.

Anonymous said...

I know I've mentioned large print Heartsongs to Becky several times, always with my dear sweet mother in mind. You see, my mom never read a lot when we were growing up--she just didn't have time with three active kids! But a few years ago after my grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimers, she needed something to take her mind off of the situation.

So I introduced her to Christian Fiction which is ironic when you think that this it the woman who always encouraged me to read. She got to the point one time where she had read everything in the Christian market which encouraged me to write short stories just for her.

In recent years, she just can't read the small print of some presses and doesn't read as much as she would like. So I would like to enter her in this drawing. Her name is Margaret Smith and I thank God every day for such a wonderful Mom.

Patty Smith Hall

Cara Putman said...

My grandmother -- the person Audrey in Canteen Dreams is based on -- love to read. She and my Grandpa Willard read all the time though Grandpa requires a really strong light and glasses now. My parents moved us from Georgia to Nebraska so we could be closer to our Grandparents. And it's been wonderful that my kids have had the opportunity to get to know them.

A classic example of my grandma. After she read Canteen Dreams, her comment was "I see you borrowed our names." I know she'd love to read these novellas too.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

I went to Michigan to see my mom this past weekend--the first time in 13 years that I've been home on Mother's Day since moving to Texas. We celebrated with all of the kids and grandkids and had the most wonderful time.

This visit, like always, I stopped by the cemetary to visit the graves of my mother-in-law and my son, Seth, who passed away when he was just three months old. I was surprised to discover that someone had planted fresh flowers next to Seth's headstone...well, not surprised, really. I knew intuitively who had done it. When I got back to the house, I asked my mom if she had been by the cemetary. She said yes, and when I asked about the flowers, she said, "Well, I knew you would do it if you were home."

I love my mom. What joy and comfort it brings me to know that she stops by the cemetary on occassion when I can't. She is one special lady.