Saturday, April 2, 2016

Is it July Yet? ...by Amy, Catherine, Karen and Kate

July might seem like a long time away, but the four of us with releases that month have been planning fun ways to celebrate with our readers. This postwith two chances to winis just a teaser. We have four months of fun and giveaways planned. Watch for our announcements on our social media platforms and, in some case, right here on the Heartwarming Authors blog.

So, let's start by introducing ourselves.















If you frequent this blog, follow us on social media or have read any of our books, you've probably seen the above pictures before, right? Well, what we're fairly certain you haven't seen, are the following pictures. Yes, those pictures are of us well before we started writing Heartwarming stories!










First Giveaway!

Here's our first giveaway! Would you like to win signed copies of the following four books?

All you have to do is match our baby pictures to us correctly, using our names and the letter of the baby picture. You can enter by leaving a comment at the end of this posts or, if you prefer to keep your responses private, e-mailing readers@kate-james.com. If more than one person matches all the baby pictures correctly, we'll have a random draw for the winner. You have until end of day April 3rd to enter. Check back here at the bottom of this post or visit our Facebook pages on April 4th for the announcement of the name of the winner.

Second Giveaway!

Okay, the first giveaway was easy...at least we thought so, until Kate's husband guessed that Catherine's baby picture was Kate! (Not to worry, Kate took it as a compliment, as she thinks the world of Catherine.) You have a second chance to win signed copies of our books.

This giveaway will take a little more effort! Our July releases are now available for preorder and the links to the books on Amazon are provided below (please click on the title to access the Amazon page for that book).

~ Amy's The Girl He Used to Love (Grace Note Records);

~ Catherine's Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake);

~ Karen's Under an Adirondack Sky (A Walsh Family Story); and

~ Kate's When I Found You (K-9 Trilogy).

Here is what you have to do to win all four books with this giveaway. Read the back cover copy for each book on Amazon. Next, read the short excerpts below. Match the excerpt to the book. You have the same ways to enter (comment here or e-mail readers@kate-james.com).

Here are the four excerpts:

Excerpt 1

     She followed him inside and glanced at the massive four poster iron French bed covered in a beige and gold satin duvet and a mass of gold and beige pillows of every size. In the middle of the bed was a pink doggie blanket and the teddy bear they’d bought her at the pet store—that first day. She felt her heart melt another fraction. Frenchie sprang out of her arms and directly onto the pink blanket. She cuddled around the teddy bear, still shivering, though measurably less now that she didn’t let Him out of her sight.

     He walked into the bathroom and picked up a towel and started drying off his head, face, shirt and shoes.

     “The teddy bear,” she said pointing at Frenchie. “She appears very attached to it.”

     “She is. We picked it out together, as I remember.”  He came to the door way, still scrubbing his hair with the towel.

     She eased around him and found the hair dryer.

     She plugged in the dryer and turned it on full blast. “Come here,” she ordered.

     “My hair’s dry enough,” he said walking over to her. “But I could dry yours for you.”

     She dropped to her knees and started drying his pants legs. “If you let the water set, there will be a permanent stain around the edges. As soon as you can on Monday take the tux to the cleaners and ask them to work on these water stains. Maybe you can save the suit.”
     “The jacket is probably toast, but it was worth it.”

     She continued drying his pants legs. She pretended she didn’t hear what he’d just said. Right now she was thankful she was on the floor because being this close to him, in this intimate setting had turned her bones to jelly. Most people would have thought they’d had a bleed out. There had to be a physical reason for this kind of instant inertia.

     Fear. Was a reason.

     So was desire. The kind that flames up, incinerates your soul and then leaves only ash.

     He reached down and pulled her to her feet with his hands on both her arms. He took the hair dryer from her and turned it off. Suddenly, the room seemed quiet as a church at midnight.

     “You can’t help it, can you?”

     “What?”

     “It’s just in you to always help. It’s like you have some ever-expanding bleeding heart that takes in the broken, the wounded, dogs, anyone in pain. Me, included. Do you ever put yourself first?” He didn’t wait for an answer. “I don’t think so, because I haven’t seen it.”

     He put the palm of his hand on her cheek and with his thumb he caressed her temple. His eyes roamed her face slowly as if memorizing every plane and hollow. “You didn’t stop to dry your hair, which is quite wet. Still beautiful. But wet. You didn’t towel off your dress which probably needs to go to the cleaners just as much as my tux. Maybe more. My tux is a decade old. And that’s new, isn’t it?”

     “Uh, huh,” she muttered with only a tip of her head. She didn’t want to take her eyes from his. Something monumental was happening to her and for the first time in her life she didn’t want to stop it, slow it down or change course. She wanted to meet it head on. Fling herself over the waterfall and see if she survived.

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Excerpt 2

          He gave her another bottle of water and was relieved to hear that her voice, although subdued, was calm when she thanked him. He watched her closely as she took a long drink. There was a slight tremor in her hand, but he had to give her credit for keeping it together as well as she was.

     She ran the cool bottle over her brow and hung her head. “What am I missing? What is it that I should be seeing that I’m not?”

     “I wish I had the answers.” His frustration mingled with a sense of failure.

     She raised her head. He could read the uncertainty, the exhaustion and the residual fear as clearly as if it was written in ink.

     “I don’t know what to do. This is about me. There’s no denying it now. It’s personal. But why?”

     The expression on her face tore at his heart. He crouched in front of her, resting his forearms on his knees and taking her hands into his. He wanted to dismiss what she was saying and comfort her, but she was speaking the truth.

     “I...I don’t know what to do. Knowing I’m the target, and responsible for what’s happening—”

     He cut her off abruptly. “You’re not far off the mark with most of what you’ve said, but you are not responsible for it.”


Excerpt 3

     On the kitchen table were cooling racks covered in dozens of perfectly golden-brown, chocolate-chip cookies. He could almost taste the melted chocolate, brown sugar, and something else he couldn’t quite identify.

     The only thing that could pull his attention from these tempting cookies was the woman who’d made them. She slipped another cookie sheet into the oven. Her hot-pink apron was tied around her slim waist. Again, he was struck by how grown-up she looked. Where had the time gone? What would Addison have looked like at thirty years old?

     He shook off thoughts of his baby sister. He couldn’t go there. Not when they threatened to unleash feelings he had successfully boxed up and put away years ago.

     “Do I smell whiskey?” he asked, finally putting his finger on the mystery scent.

     She jumped, clutching her chest and shrieking loud enough to be heard for miles. Before he had the opportunity to apologize, she whacked him with her spatula.

     He tried to protect himself. “I’m sorry! Stop. Stop!” he pleaded.

     She gathered her wits and appeared remorseful. “Oh my gosh, I’m sorry.” Then quickly added, “But you really shouldn’t sneak up on people like that.”

     Keeping a safe distance, he tried to explain. “I wasn’t sneaking up on you. You didn’t even give me a chance to say good morning before you went postal on me.”

     She pushed some stray strands of hair that had fallen out of her ponytail behind her ear. “I’m not used to people walking around the house like mice. Sawyer whistles everywhere he goes, so I always know when he’s coming.”

     “Well, I apologize for not being a noisier guest. I’ll be sure to stomp through the house so you hear me coming from now on.” He reached for a cookie, figuring she owed him that much for attacking him. He was so hungry and the smell was so mouthwatering…

     She smacked his hand with the spatula before he could grab one.

     “Ow!”

     “Sorry,” she said, her cheeks turning red. “Just don’t touch my cookies.”

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Excerpt 4

     The world evaporated around them. She felt the rasp of his bristles under her palms, the warmth of his breath on her skin. His eyes studied her own, so seriously, as if he’d only just seen her.

     Unable to bear it, she looked at the ground. “I don’t want to like you,” she admitted, then peeked up at him. An electric current charged the air, crackling between them.

     “Me, neither.”

     “Nothing can come of this,” she told him.

     “Probably not.”

     “I can’t be last on your priority list.”

     “And I don’t have room to add you,” he said, his mouth turning down at the corners.

     “So why do I still want to find out what this thing is between us?”

     “In some parallel universe,” he said, “I’d show you how I—”

     Enough.

     She cut him off by grabbing the thick hair at the base of his neck and pulling that gorgeous head of his down. If they couldn’t exactly have a relationship, she’d settle for this moment. This chance to chase away the loneliness that haunted her still. Besides, everyone they’d need to keep this a secret from was at the camp.

     He kept his arms at his sides, but when she parted her lips, he groaned and his utility tool dropped to the ground with a loud clink. His strong hands came to rest on her waist, and tightened reflexively. When his tongue met hers, her eyes closed, her body sparked and stuttered. Their hearts thudded against each other and she inhaled his breath, its traces of apple and cinnamon. His mouth dropped to her neck, creating an unfamiliar melting sensation deep inside. This was more than kissing, it was…well, it felt like a lot more, even though it couldn’t be.

     His hands never stopped moving. One circled her back while the other tangled in her hair. He wasn’t the only one exploring. Her palms roved up his shoulders and across his chest, feeling his muscles tense beneath her hands, and something in her altered. An awareness. A knowing. Of him. Of herself.

     She touched his jaw and the roughness of a day’s growth of beard scratched her skin. A sudden silence, as if nature had muted itself, descended and tore them apart. It had stopped raining.

     He looked at her with intense passion. “We have to get back,” he said, his breathing ragged.

     “Oh. Well, sure.” Suddenly embarrassed, she stepped away.

     “Meet me after the campfire tonight,” he growled, his voice low and in the back of his throat.

     “I can’t risk any of the counselors seeing us together. They’d accuse me of being unprofessional. It’d threaten my tenure.” But deep down, she knew she’d seek him out in spite of the threat of getting caught.

     “Now who’s putting her job first?”

     A long breath escaped her.

     “I don’t know how Connor would react, either.” His gaze pierced her and then his mouth swooped down and captured hers again in a lingering kiss that left her breathless and clutching his broad shoulders.

     “We have to stop,” she gasped.

     He kissed her again and then pulled back, his lips curled in a cocky grin. “Make me.”

     She swatted him. “Seriously.”

     “I know.” He raked a hand through his hair and released a shaky breath. “Back to reality. The one where we’re both wrong for each other. Where none of this—where we don’t work.” He turned on his heel and trudged away.

     She nodded and followed him outside, silently disagreeing.

     If they were so wrong for each other, why did it feel so right?

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Now, simply match the book title to the excerpt number. Again, you have until end of day April 3rd to enter. If more than one person matches the excerpts to the books correctly, we'll hold a random draw. Check back here at the bottom of this post or visit our Facebook pages on April 4th for the announcement of the name of the winner.

If you liked reading these excerpts follow us on Wattpad as Catherine, Karen and Kate will be posting the first two chapters of their books as a free read, and Amy will be posting a special treat for you: a prequel to her book. Click on our names in the previous sentence to go to our Wattpad profile pages to follow us.

We hope you had as much fun with these giveaways as we had putting them together.
And this is just the beginning . . . J

Thank you for spending time with us today. Happy reading!

Amy, Catherine, Karen and Kate



The giveaways are open to US and Canadian residents for print books. If a winner lives outside US/Canada, e-books will be provided. 

And the winners are . . .
Thank you very much to everyone who played along with us. We had fun and hopefully you did, too.

Now, it’s our great pleasure to share with you the correct answers and announce the winners of the two prize packs of four books each. 


First giveaway: match the pictures

Here are the baby/child pictures matched with the authors:

In summary:

©  Catherine ~ B

©  Kate ~ C

©  Amy ~ D

©  Karen ~ A

Congratulations Katie Watkins  (who submitted by e-mail)! You are the winner of the first prize pack of four books. Katie, please e-mail your mailing address to readers@kate-james.com to claim your books.

Six other people matched the pictures correctly, including Heartwarming author Cerella Sechrist and Heartwarming senior editor Victoria Curran! (Cerella and Victoria were not entered in the random draw for the winner from among the correct entries.)


Second giveaway: match the excerpts to the books

The correct answers are:

©  Excerpt 1 ~ Catherine's Sophie's Path (Shores of Indian Lake)

©  Excerpt 2 ~ Kate's When I Found You (K-9 Trilogy)

©  Excerpt 3 ~ Amy's The Girl He Used to Love (Grace Note Records)

©  Excerpt 4 ~ Karen's Under an Adirondack Sky (A Walsh Family Story)

Congratulations Dawn! You are the winner of the second prize pack of four books. Please e-mail your address to readers@kate-james.com to claim your books.

Eight other people matched the excerpts to the books correctly.

And this was just the beginning! We have three more months until our release date and then a whole month more to celebrate. We have activities, blog tours and giveaways planned, and we hope to see you along the way!

Thank you, again, for playing along with us, and please remember to pick up one or all of this month’s terrific new releases!


Until we see you again, happy reading!

Amy, Catherine, Karen and Kate
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84 comments:

  1. The Girl He Used to Love #1
    Sophie's Path #3
    Under An Adirondack Sky #4
    When I Found You #2

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    1. We have our first entry! Thank you, Rhonda.

      Please note, I'm keeping a completely neutral face to make sure I don't let on if you are correct or not! Please check back on April 4th to find out. :-)

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  2. Looking forward to these, ladies!

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  3. This is a challenge. Here's what I think:
    1 Sophie's Choice
    2 When I found you
    3 The Girl He Used to Love
    4 Under An Adirondack Sky

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    1. Oops, #1 title should be Sophie's Path.

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    2. Thank you, Cathy. Please check back on April 4th to see if you are a winner!

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  4. A - Kate
    B - Catherine
    C - Karen
    D - Amy

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    1. Lynn, your entry is the first for matching the baby pics. Yay! I'm still keeping a neutral face to not let on if anyone has the correct answers! :-)

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  5. 1 - Sophie's Path
    2 - When I Found You
    3 - The Girl He Used to Love
    4 - Under an Adirondack Sky

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  6. Super excited for this contest! It's fun to see your guesses. Please keep them coming :):)

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  7. Oh, my gosh ! This is so much fun already! I have a hard time just watching. I wanna play!
    I am honored to be in such talented company. These are great excerpts. Sure makes me want to pre-order. Good luck to everyone!

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  8. What a fun post, Ladies! These baby pictures made my morning. What a bunch of cuties. Excellent choices for your excerpts. I'm already hooked. Good luck with all your promo ventures!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carol. I'm almost finished If Not for a Bee and loving it! :-)

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  9. What a wonderful and creative post, Ladies. One photo that I know for sure is "D"...it's Amy. That smile hasn't changed one bit! :)

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    1. Include your guesses for the other three pics, too, Jill, since we can't award one book for one correct guess, IF you are correct! :-D

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    2. LOL - no telling! But you are super sweet, Jill! :)

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    3. Here goes:
      A. Karen
      B. Catherine
      C. Kate (Although I really think this is the Gerber Baby. :)
      D. Amy

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    4. :-) We promise we wouldn't do something sneaky like that!

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  10. #1 - Sophie's Path
    #2 - When I Found You
    #3 - The Girl He Used to Love
    #4 - Under an Adirondack Sky

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    1. Thank you for participating, Dawn. Are you willing to try matching the baby pics? :-)

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    2. This was really difficult, but my guesses on the baby pics are:
      Catherine - B
      Kate - C
      Amy - D
      Karen - A

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  11. This is such a great idea for a blog post! I love this, you guys! And I'm totally stumped on the baby photos. I can't wait to find out the answers on April 4!

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    1. Come on, Cerella, take a shot! Although Heartwarming authors do not qualify for the book giveaway, if anyone matches the baby pics correctly, I'll send a special token prize! :-) (If more then one Heartwarming author matches them correctly, the random draw rule applies!)

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    2. Okay, this is tough but here goes!
      A is Karen
      B is Catherine
      C is Kate
      D is Amy
      I really think you should email me to tell me if I'm right and not make me want until April 4!! LOL!! ;)

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    3. Thanks for playing along with us, Cerella, but you'll have to wait with everyone else to find out if you are correct!

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  12. What creative fun!! :) Don't enter me bc I'm a HW author and you're all auto-buy authors ;), but I just have to guess at the baby pics lol. Let's see...

    A is Karen
    B is Catherine
    C is Amy
    D is Kate

    Man this is hard! I'm not really sure and can't wait to see the answers lol!

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    1. Thanks for playing along, Rula! As tempted as I am to send you an e-mail to let you know how you did, I'll resist! You, too, will have to wait until April 4th to find out if you're correct.

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  13. So fun to see what people think! Can't wait to announce the winners. Thanks for playing everybody!

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    1. It is fun, Amy! So glad you stopped by :)

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  14. Oh my goodness! Y'all are making my brain hurt, today. Then you give those amazing excerpts so that I'm going to have to rush out and get the books because I'm dying to know what happens. Mean. Just mean. (Thank you so much, though!)
    Matching baby pictures is sooooo hard! But here are my guesses. Catherine - B, Kate - D, Amy - C and Karen A.
    The excerpts are:
    1 - Sophie's Path
    2 - When I Found You
    3 - The Girl He Used to Love
    4 - Under An Adirondack Sky

    Thanks for the great contest!

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    1. LOL- LeAnne, you crack me up :) So glad you powered through the brain attack to share your guesses! Good luck.

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  15. What fun. Don't enter me, because I've read all the stories (and loved them), but I can't resist guessing those pictures. Great excerpts - I'm looking forward to the books in July.

    A-Karen
    B-Amy
    C-Catherine
    D-Kate

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    1. Thanks so much, Beth!! We're excited for the July release :)

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  16. The Girl He Used to Love #3
    Sophie's Path #1
    Under An Adirondack Sky #4
    When I Found You #2

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    1. We've got you thinking, Jen... Thanks so much for entering the contest :)

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  17. Awesome post, ladies! *resists not playing along*. Good luck to everyone participating!

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    1. Come on, Anna, take a shot at the baby pics! I noted above that if a Heartwarming author gets them correct, there's a box of chocolates in their future!

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  18. Karen is a , catherine is c and kate is b, and amy is d.

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    1. Now why did you pick me for the baby with the suspiciously shiny chin, Beverly? LOL.

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  19. Wow, this is really hard...my guesses: A is Karen, B is Catherine, C is Amy, D is Kate. If I get even one of these right, I'll be impressed with myself! ;)

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    1. Thank you for taking time away from your writing to stop by, Elizabeth. Since you're an author (and one of my favorites!), you'll qualify for the chocolate prize, IF you matched the pics correctly!

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  20. Okay, for the first challenge, I say Karen (A), Catherine (B), Kate (C), and Amy (D). I need to check out the excerpts, then I'll be back. Thanks for the chance, ladies!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Christy, and entering our giveaways. We hope you're enjoying it, because we're having a LOT of fun with it!

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  21. Hey.... Why is everyone pointing at the goofy baby and picking me? LOL. (Wipes shiny chin*)

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    1. Why is everyone pointing at the blonde child and picking me?! Okay...just to be clear, Karen and I are NOT giving you hints nor are we trying to throw you off. Go with your instincts!!!

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  22. My guesses. Catherine - B, Kate - D, Amy - C and Karen A.

    1 - Sophie's Path
    2 - When I Found You
    3 - The Girl He Used to Love
    4 - Under An Adirondack Sky

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    1. Thank you for participating in our giveaway. We're having a LOT of fun. Hopefully you are, too, Deanna!

      Please check back on April 4th to see if you are a winner!

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  23. You're all so pretty, it's really tough to choose, but here are my guesses:

    A. Karen
    B. Catherine
    C. Amy
    D. Kate

    I can't wait to see the correct answers. Thanks for doing this, girls!

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    1. It's great to see you here, Dale, and thanks for joining in on the fun.

      I'm still keeping a neutral face, to make sure I don't give anything away until the contest closes!

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    2. You're so welcome, Dale! So glad you stopped by <3

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    1. Thanks, Sophia :-) It was fun exchanging them!

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  25. love the baby pictures and would love to read and review A. Karen B. Catherinec. Amy D.Kate also 1 Sophies path2 When I found you 3 The girl he used to love 4 Under an Andirondack sky. thank so much fun and so glad that the books are all in print peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com Now it has to be print to do anything due to disbaled sorry for that .

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Peggy, and playing along with us. Please check back on April 4th to see if you are a winner.

      Happy reading!

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  26. What a fantastic post, you guys! I can't wait to get my hands on these stories! Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Loree! We had to be creative to come up with something that comes close to the terrific ones you and Cerella post! :-)

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  27. LOL, I love the group posts. The stories all sound wonderful. I'm looking forward to getting to read them.

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  28. Okay, I'm guessing wildly!
    Catherine - B
    Kate - C
    Karen - A
    Amy- D

    Am I close????

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    1. Hmm ... should a mother hen know her chicks?? :-) You'll have to wait with everyone else until Monday to find out if you are correct or not!

      Thanks for taking the time to join in the fun!

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  29. I'll take a stab at this...
    Catherine is B
    Kate is C
    Amy is A
    Karen is D

    All the best with your July releases, ladies!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Darlene, and taking a shot at matching the pictures. Please check back on April 4th to see if you are a winner.

      Best wishes for the weekend!

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  30. A. Karen
    B. Catherine
    C. Kate
    D. Amy

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Jessica, and taking a shot at matching the baby pics to us. Please check the end of the post on Monday, April 4th for the correct answers and the names of the winners.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  31. Here are my guesses for the books:
    1 - Sophie's Path
    2 - When I Found You
    3 - The Girl He Used to Love
    4 - Under An Adirondack Sky

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  32. The pictures were so much harder, so here are my best guesses:

    A Amy
    B Catherine
    C Karen
    D Kate

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    1. Thanks for taking a guess at both, Darlene. Don't feel bad if you don't get the pictures matched correctly, since my husband couldn't even pick me out!

      Please check back here (at the end of the post) Monday morning for the correct answers and to see if you are a winner.

      I hope you have a great day!

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  33. Good luck to everyone stopping by to guess at the baby pictures and excerpts! This was as much fun for us to do this as it was for you all to play. Thanks to Kate for keeping us all up on the happenings yesterday while some of us were without power due to these storms!! This is just crazy weather and it's in both Canada and the US. Good luck to everyone today!

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  34. A: Karen, B: Kate, C: Amy and D: Catherine...my guesses ;) What fun!
    Kathleen Bylsma

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    1. Thanks for joining in on the fun, Kathleen. Please check the end of the post Monday morning for the correct answers and to see if you are a winner.

      Happy Sunday!

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  35. Good Lord you say this is easy? I tried to look at the eyes and smile but I am sure I missed it by a mile.
    Kate- A
    Catherine - B
    Karen - C
    Amy - D

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    1. I don't believe I said it was easy, Cynthia. After all, my husband couldn't even pick out my baby pic! :-) Thank you for visiting and giving it a shot. Please check back tomorrow morning for the correct answers and to see if you are a winner!

      Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  36. Now, simply match the book title to the excerpt number easy as pie…ARE YOU KIDDING ME? There is nothing simply here ladies but since adore your writing style I will give it a shot.
    This is so much fun LOVE it.

    Catherine's Sophie's Path Excerpt 1
    Kate's When I Found You Excerpt 2
    Amy's The Girl He Used to Love Excerpt 3
    Karen's Under an Adirondack Sky Excerpt 4

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    1. Thanks again, Cynthia! We appreciate you being such a good sport about it! ;-)

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  37. Here's my guess.
    A. Karen
    B. Kate
    C. Catherine
    D. Amy

    Have to work on the excerpts when I have more time. ( :

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    1. We're so glad you found the time to stop by, Laurie. The giveaway ends end of day today (ET). Hopefully you'll be able to take a guess at the excerpts.

      Thank you for playing along!

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    2. Okay, I've read the excerpts again and again and I'm still not sure about all of these, but here's what I think:
      Excerpt 1 - Sophie's Path
      Excerpt 2 - When I Found You
      Excerpt 3 - The Girl He Used to Love
      Excerpt 4 - Under an Adirondack Sky

      This was tough, but I really enjoyed reading the excerpts. ( :

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    3. Thanks, again, Laurie. We're glad you enjoyed the excerpts and participated in our giveaway!

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  38. Congratulations Katie and Dawn!!
    Heartwarming ladies, you all were such cute babies!! I almost got it right. ) :
    I can't believe I matched the excerpts correctly. That was a tough one.

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    1. You can't be faulted for thinking Catherine's baby pic was me, Laurie, since that's what my husband thought, too. I take it as a huge compliment, since Catherine is very beautiful! :-)

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  39. LOL....If your husband got it wrong too, I don't feel so bad.

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