Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mothers Deserve to be Spoiled Giveaway!


We had such positive response to our recent Heartwarming Spring Fling giveaway that we couldn’t wait to do another. And what better opportunity to have a giveaway then to honor mothers in time for Mother’s Day!

Sixteen of your favorite Heartwarming authors have teamed up to offer some wonderful prize packs!


We are giving away two prize packs of four books each. We will also give away one grand prize consisting of eight books and—winners choice—$100 gift certificate for a favorite restaurant to enjoy a mother/daughter brunch or to your mother’s favorite spa. Where would you like to take your mom?

Photos representative of a special location to celebrate Mother’s Day: What better way to spoil your mother if in Toronto than brunch at the world-renowned 360 Restaurant atop Canada’s CN Tower!

Now if that wasn’t enough, we have a very special gift for each of our prize pack winners! As you may have heard, Harlequin is launching a fabulous new reader loyalty program called My Rewards.

Harlequin My Rewards is a fun, FREE program designed to reward readers for shopping and sharing. With My Rewards you will be able to:
  • Earn FREE BOOKS of your choice
  • Experience EXCLUSIVE OFFERS and contests
  • Enjoy BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS selected just for you
To reward the book lover in you, each prize pack winner will receive 1,000 points to start you on your way to free books and other offers.


There are three exciting prize packs waiting to be won! The contest runs from May 3rd to May 9th. Visit the Harlequin Heartwarming blog on Mother’s Day, May 10th for the announcement of the winners.

The more often you enter, the better your chances of winning!

Once a Marine by Loree Lough
Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock
A Case for Forgiveness by Carol Ross
The Truth About Hope by Kate James

Katia’s Promise by Catherine Lanigan
Fighting for Keeps by Jennifer Snow
Waiting for Sparks by Kathy Damp
Her Lone Cowboy by Patricia Forsythe

The Husband Show by Kristine Rolofson
The Friendship Pact by Tara Taylor Quinn
If I Loved You by Leigh Riker
Back to McGuffey’s by Liz Flaherty
The Parent Trap by Lee McKenzie
Honeysuckle Bride by Tara Randel
In My Dreams by Muriel Jensen
An Unlikely Rancher by Roz Denny Fox

Happy Mother’s day . . . and happy reading!

(Please note, prize packs can only be shipped to a continental US or Canadian address. International winners will receive the books only, in e-book format.)

121 comments:

  1. So many books to look forward to. I do know that I already have "The Friendship Pact" by Tara Taylor Quinn on my wish list.

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    1. I've read The Friendship Pact, Mary, and I am confident you'll enjoy it!

      Thank you for visiting our blog.

      Good luck with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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    2. Good luck, Mary! Happy reading!

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    3. Wishing you lots of luck, Mary, and wishing you a happy week ahead, too!

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    4. Mary, thank you visiting! Good to see you here!

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  2. I love reading the books by the heartwarming authors. Thanks for another great giveaway!! I don't know if it is my computer or the link to follow on the @livestartled twitter but it can't find the page.

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    1. We're glad you like our books, Darlene. With these prize packs, this might be our best giveaway yet!

      I appreciate you making us aware of the problem you experienced with the Twitter link for Kathy Damp. We'll have a look and get it fixed.

      Good luck with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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    2. Darlene, I hope the problem has been resolved. If not, please let us know. Here at Harlequin Heartwarming, we aim to please!

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    3. It worked for me now, thank you for fixing it :) Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for this contest!!!!

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    4. So happy the computer issue was resolved, Darlene! Good luck in the contest, and have a beautiful week!

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    5. thank you! Hope you are having a great week also :)

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  3. Just want to say thank you for a lot of great stories. To all of you who still have a living mother, give her an extra hug from me. I'd give anything to hug my mom again.

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    1. Oh, Kaelee, I'm sorry. I lost my mother quite early in life, and I know the feeling.

      Good luck with the giveaway. There's nothing in the rules that says you can't spoil yourself! :-)

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    2. Kaelee, thank you so much for the reminder that we need to be thankful for those who are still in our lives and not take them for granted. I am fortunate to have my mother and my mother-in-law in my life. Such a blessing.

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    3. You're so right, Kaelee...losing a mom is one of the biggest losses we face in life. I lost mine three years ago, and I just know I'll miss her, always! I'm sorry for your loss and sending you a big motherly hug...and good luck wishes in the contest!

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  4. Just want to say thank you for a lot of great stories. To all of you who still have a living mother, give her an extra hug from me. I'd give anything to hug my mom again.

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    1. I know how that feels, Kaelee. I now do my best to appreciate and honor my older sister. Glad you like our stories. Hope you win something!

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    2. Aw! Thanks, Kaelee :) Happy Mother's Day and good luck!

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  5. Thank you for great books and this great giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I am glad you enjoy our books, Melanie.

      Best wishes with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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    2. Melanie, thank you for reading and loving Heartwarming!

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    3. Thank YOU, Melanie, for visiting, and for being a supportive Heartwarming reader! Good luck in the contest, and have a beautiful week!

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    4. Thanks, Melanie. As a new Harlequin Heartwarming author, I get jumpy happy when I see a real reader posting here. Thanks!

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  6. I think I would enjoy each of the books listed. I already have The Truth About Hope and Katia's Promise on my TBR list . Thanks for the giveaway and a chace to win some good books.

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    1. Vivian, thank you for getting THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE. I would love to get your feedback, once you've had a chance to read it. I am in very good company with Catherine Lanigan!

      Good luck with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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    2. Vivian, we love readers who love Heartwarmings. Fingers crossed for you!

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    3. Happy Monday, Vivian! Thanks for your support of Heartwarming novels...I've read most of them and love, love, LOVE them all! Good luck in the contest, and here's hoping your week will be wonderful!

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  7. This is a great contest for a very special holiday. And it has great prizes. I liked some of the authors. Hoping to be one of the winners. GOD bless.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Maude. We are glad you like the prizes.

      I wish you the best with the giveaway!

      Happy reading.

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    2. Wishing you a happy, happy day, Maude Maxine. And I must say I absolutely love your name. It's novel worthy!

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  8. Thank you all for coming over, for reading (and loving!) our books, and for entering the giveaway. I wish you all could win!

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  9. Thank you and good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!! Loving all of the comments:)

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  10. Gosh, I guess I'm all grown up since I lost my mother and then my step-mother. I'll be celebrating with my kids and husband as the mom/honoree. Looking forward to Roz Denny Foz and Patricia Knoll books!

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    1. They're both such good writers! Thanks so much for entering our giveaway. Good luck, Laura :-)

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    2. Karen is right...Roz and Patricia are amazing story-tellers. But if you're anything like me, you'll feel that way about every Heartwarming author. I've read most of the novels, and loved all of them! Wishing you luck in the contest, and have a happy week!

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  11. A great big Heartwarming thank you to everyone who has visited our blog! (Feel free to share the link with your novel-loving friends who like to win free stuff!) My heart aches for those of you who have lost your moms...mine went to Paradise 3 years ago and I know I'll always miss her! Fortunately, I can share the day with my daughters and a slew of grandorables, and I hope you can, too. If not, you can share your prizes with good friends! Here's hoping the week ahead is beautiful in every way!

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  12. Good luck to everyone who enters. And happy mom's day if you're a mom or a daughter.

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  13. With raising my three teenage grandsons, a husband looking for work, and lifes little ups and downs, I always look forward to reading a good book and escaping for a short time. But more than that, I like reading the different voices that authors write their stories in....joy, humor, sadness, anger, frustration....it's all part of the adventure of life. Thanks for writing such great books for us to read.

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    1. Aw! Brenda... That was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing such an uplifting comment.

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    2. And you just proved why Heartwarming fans are the best people :-)

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    3. Brenda, you just made my day. That's what most authors are shooting for, I think, when we sit down to tell our stories. Readers like you...that's why we keep doing what we're doing, even when life doesn't make it easy! Karen Rock said it perfectly: You just proved why Heartwarming fans are the best people! :-)

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    4. Brenda, thank you for making Heartwarming part of your full and very busy life.

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  14. Good to see so many people excited about the giveaway! I wish I could enter!

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    1. You are more than welcome to enter ladies . . . we'd just have to disqualify you if you came up through the random selection as one of the winners! :-D

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    2. LOL Kate! Well, aren't YOU a party pooper! LOL

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  15. Thanks for featuring some of my favorite authors plus introducing me to so "new to me authors" as well!

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    1. We're so glad you enjoy Heartwarming books, Jeanne!

      Good luck with winning one of the prize packs, so that you can enjoy the work of some of your favorite authors but hopefully find some new favorites, too.

      Happy reading!

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    2. Jeanne, that's me, that's me! I'm a new-to-you author! Thanks for entering the contest. I hope you win something!

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    3. I guarantee: You will love ALL the Heartwarming authors and their stories! Spread the word about this great contest, because it's true: The more the merrier! Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

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  16. What a great giveaway! I haven't read any books from the Heartwarming line (I read the Love Inspired books) but a friend recommended them so I plan to get started! :)

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway, Heidi, as it could be a great way for you to be introduced to Heartwarming!

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    2. Kate is right, Heidi...this contest is a great introduction to the Heartwarming Line! I predict you'll like it just as much as LI! Have a fantastic week!

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    3. I'm so glad your friend recommended them, Heidi! They are such uplifting, Heartwaming stories that leave you with a sniff and a smile :)

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  17. I haven't read any of the books by these authors, mainly because I read historical romances most. That said, there are lots of titles that look pretty interesting and worth investigating. Thanks for the giveaway too. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. We value these giveaways as they give us the opportunity to connect with readers, whether already familiar with the Heartwarming line or have yet to experience our books.

      If you do get the chance to read any of our books, we hope you enjoy them, and we'd love to hear from you, Karen!

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment.

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    2. Kate is so right (again!): We think you'll enjoy the Heartwarming stories, even though they're set in contemporary times! It's wonderful to 'meet' you, and we hope to see you around here, often! Have a terrific week!

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  18. Wow! It's great to see so many visitors here. Wishing all of you the best of luck in the drawing! Meanwhile, have a terrific Tuesday, all!

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  19. My mom's Harlequin books were my first introduction into romance novels so this is awesome! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    1. Harlequin has been publishing wonderful stories for a long time. We are so glad that both you and your mother enjoy them. Good luck with the giveaway, and hopefully you can spoil your mother for Mother's Day with one of our gift packs.

      Happy reading!

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    2. My first experience with romance novels was through a huge box of Harlequin novels my neighbor had read and stored forEVER. Kate is right: HQ has been delighting readers with stories for decades; if you haven't read Heartwarming yet, you're gonna love 'em! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and lots of luck in this contest!

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  20. Wow AMAZING giveaway! I love to read!! Honestly I have agoraphobia so I can't take my mom anywhere but I'd love to make her a beautiful lunch in my home as well as my sister's and boyfriend mom we are all moms and deserve to have at least one meal to celebrate the fact that we gave life and we love it even though we have to keep coloring our hair from those just incase early grays lol

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    1. These giveaways are a lot of fun for us. We love to interact with readers, and the giveaways provide a great opportunity for us to do so.

      Jessica, if you win the grand prize, we can provide another option for you to consider to make the lunch with your family a reality. How about we give you the gift certificate for a restaurant that caters or for your favorite grocery store, as long as they issue gift certificates?

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Having children does tend to change a woman's hair color, doesn't it, Jessica! So sorry to hear you have agoraphobia, but I can't think of a better way to spend time indoors than by reading...Heartwarming novels! As Kate said, if you win we're happy to talk about another prize more suitable to your situation...maybe one of those delicious meals that's delivered right to your door! Enjoy the rest of your day! :-)

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    3. Wishing you and all moms a truly happy Mother's Day, Jessica.

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  21. Jessica, so sorry to hear about your battle with agoraphobia. I had a friend who suffered so and after many years of therapy has been able to venture out. She, too, read voraciously and got so much pleasure from visiting places chosen as settings in books.
    Good luck, and sending lucky vibes to all who have entered the contest.

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    1. A dear friend of mine has agoraphobia, so we make a point of visiting her, every chance we get. I'm sure like Patti, you are a warm and energetic gal who LOVES to chat! So be sure to come back here often to interact with others who follow the Heartwarming Authors Blog. Hugs to you!

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  22. I've read Once a Marine by Loree Lough and I enjoyed the story so much! It's hard to comprehend why humans hurt each other.
    My mom is so special to me and has done so very much for all of my siblings. I wish I could take my mom to a spa for the day and hopefully squeeze in a nice lunch. Never would I be able to thank God enough for my mom.
    We like to share books with each other when ever we can get together. So here's a few books that I think we'd both like; the Husband Show, the friendship pack, The Parent Trap, The Truth About Hope, and Fighting for Keeps. So hard to pick. Jenny

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    1. What a wonderful, touching post, Jennifer. Thank you for sharing how you feel about your mother with us.

      Good luck with the giveaway, and I hope you get a chance to read all the wonderful books!

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    2. Your kind words about Once a Marine just made my day, Jennifer! I'll make you a guarantee: You will enjoy ALL of the Heartwarming novels, at least as much! Good luck in the contest; if you win, we'll be sure to get in touch to see which books you and your mom might prefer! Meanwhile, enjoy your Tuesday...and the rest of your week, too!

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    3. Thank you Loree and Kate!

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  23. I'm looking forward to An Unlikely Rancher the most, I think.
    If I had the chance, I'd take my mom to lunch. But, she passed away four years ago. Instead, my sister and I will have lunch and honor her.

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    1. Oh, Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful thought for you and your sister to have lunch together to honor her.

      Roz is a very talented author, and a terrific person. I know you will love her book. When my editor first suggested I consider writing for the Harlequin line, she presented me with one of Roz's books and I was sold!

      I wish you good luck with the giveaway.

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    2. Linda, what a lovely way to honor your mother. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with happy memories.

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  24. I LOVE reading and I LOVE the Harlequin Heartwarming line. I'm always raving about the Heartwarming books on my blog. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    1. Aimee, thank you for your enthusiasm and support for the Heartwarming line! It means so much to us to get comments like this.

      Good luck with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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  25. Waiting for Sparks looks like a perfect, fun summer romance!

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    1. Kathy is new to Heartwarming, Brooke, and I know she will love reading your comment!

      Good luck with the giveaway, and happy reading!

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    2. Good luck in the giveaway, Brooke, and here's hoping you'll win the book(s) of your dreams! Happy Wednesday to you!

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  26. So many great authors, so many good titles, and a contest. Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day and a happy Spring.

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    1. Oh, thank you for saying that, Ellen!

      Happy spring and happy Mother's Day to you, too. Best wishes with the giveaway.

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    2. Thanks so much, Ellen :) Happy Mother's Day and good luck!

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    3. Thank you, Ellen, for the Mother's Day wishes, and we wish the same to you! Have a wonderful rest of the week, and good luck in the giveaway!

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  27. What an exciting giveaway. What a thrill to win any of the books alone, much less a whole prize pack! :)

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    1. What a wonderful thing to say, LeAnne! I wish you good luck for winning one of the prize packs.

      Happy reading!

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    2. We're excited to find out who the lucky winners will be, LeAnne! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week and a very happy Mother's Day!

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  28. Gosh, I love reading these posts and wish all of you could win. I know you would love all of the books in the line. I've subscribed since the beginning and can't wait for my books to arrive every month. My mom is long passed away, and my daughters don't live near me, but I have my sister here and we usually get together for all special days.

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    1. My mom passed away three years ago, Roz, so I understand the 'missing mom on Mother's Day' thing! Here's hoping you and your sister will have a lovely, happy day...and good luck in the giveaway!

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  29. We may get together and do a lunch for the ladies of the family.

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    1. That would be a wonderful way to use the gift certificate that's part of the grand prize, Deb! We just need to know the winner's restaurant of choice, with the only limitation being that they offer gift certificates.

      Thank you for posting your comment, and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. If you win, Deb, and have a luncheon with the ladies of your family, please share photos! Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  30. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I guess the books I'm most looking forward to reading are, Katia'Promise and The Truth About Hope.

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    1. Catherine writes wonderful books! Thank you for your interest in THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE.

      Good luck with the giveaway, Vivian. If you do get a chance to read our books, we'd love to hear from you about how you enjoyed them.

      Happy reading!

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    2. We're in agreement that no matter which Heartwarming books you win, you'll love them! I've read most of the novels, and plan to read them all again! Happy Mother's Day to you, Vivian!

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  31. thanks for a great giveaway!
    Happy Mother's Day <3

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    1. Thank you for visiting our blog, Lee.

      Happy Mother's Day to you, too, and happy reading!

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    2. Thanks so much, Lee :) Happy Mother's Day and good luck!

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    3. Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes, Lee, and the same to you! Here's hoping your name will appear in the winners' list!

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  32. thanks for the giveaway. it's such a great idea and a wonderful way to celebrate moms. I would use the gift card to take my mom to a fabulous brunch she doesn't like the spa, else i'd book her for a massage. however, we could do brunch at the Commander's Palace. she's like that.

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful plan, Rhi!

      I wish you the best of luck with the giveaway.

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    2. My mom loves brunch, too, Rhi :) Good luck!

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    3. However you spend your gift card, should your name be chosen, we hope you'll share pictures! Have a lovely Mother's Day!

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  33. If I won, I'd like to take my mom to Mandarin ... she would really enjoy that since it's a place we rarely get to go to ... it really would be a special treat!

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    1. Sounds like a lot of fun, Lisa! So we're wishing you lots of luck in the giveaway! Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom!

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  34. Mother's Day is getting closer. It's great to see how many people love books and drop by to enter our contest. Again I want to wish you all good luck. And have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  35. Wow-it's so great to read all of these beautiful stories and posts! Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway! xo

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  36. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I enjoy heartwarming books because I think we all need to read positive, uplifting, love-affirming, and heart-touching books to balance out the ugliness in the world.

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    1. Oh, we SO agree, Cheryl! Wishing you a beautiful weekend and a happy Mother's Day...and good luck in the giveaway!

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  37. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I love the atmosphere in your heartwarming books.

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    1. We aim to please, Shirley! Wishing you much luck in the giveaway, and a very happy Mother's Day, too!

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  38. thank you for such an amazing giveaway for moms!

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    1. You're welcome, Stef! It feels great to give back to those who give the most :) Good luck!

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  39. Thank you for the wonderful contest honoring Moms everywhere! I give thanks every day that I was blessed with a wonderful Mother who is also one of my best friends. I'd love to treat her to a spa treatment; she needs to be pampered as she is always taking care of others. All of these books look wonderful and I'd love a chance to get to know these authors through their stories.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Hi, Cathy! You and your mother have such a beautiful relationship. It's truly a blessing and something to always cherish. Good luck ❤️

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  40. Happy Mother's Day to you all!!!! May you all have a heartwarming day!

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    1. Thank you, Melanie. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  41. What a fun thing to do for Mother's Day. Kate, I just loved "The Truth About Hope"

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  42. Thank you for a, wonderful giveaway. I especially enjoy Harlequin Heartwarming books.
    Connie
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  43. Ooh, it is a toss up between The Parent Trap and Her Lone Cowboy on which one I'd like to read first! But I'd love to read every one of the books! I love this line of feel-good books! I don't have my Mom with me any more but I am a Mom and I'd like to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day!

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  44. I really enjoy those Harlequin Heartwarming tales. Happy Mother's day to all!

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