Welcome to Gratitude Giveaways! This giveaway hop event includes 318 different blog participants. There are PLENTY of amazing prizes to be won and I hope each of you has the time to go through the entire list. You will not only have a lot of fun, but also increase your chances to win a lot of great prizes that each blog has up for grabs! This event will run from November 17 – 27, 2011 @ 11:59PM. Giveaway is open to residents in the US & Canada; 18+.
One lucky winner is going to receive a copy of Lucinda Sue Crosby’s latest book, Francesca of Lost Nation. Click here to read my full review of this heartwarming, captivating, and perfectly written book by Lucinda. Or, read below for a small snippet just to get an idea of this prize.
Lucinda Sue Crosby, former Hollywood actress (Pretty Woman, Beaches, Frankie & Johnny, and more), has recently published Francesca of Lost Nation, which has most recently won three literary awards. Lucinda is also known as a recorded Nashville songwriter, professional athlete, award-winning journalist, commissioned poet, and winner of various environmental awards. Plus, she is also Roy Roger’s Goddaughter, which is just another perk to her already fantastic resume of experience and qualifications.
Francesca of Lost Nation is the story of a 59-year old woman and her granddaughter, Sarah, during the summer of 1947 "with the wounds and sacrifices of World War II still too fresh in everyone’s minds". The story is set in a small village called Lost Nation, Iowa. We are introduced to these characters and learn of their close friendship as best friends.
This story is told from Sarah’s viewpoint as she spends her summer with her grandmother. Her parents have won a trip to Europe and she will gain a great deal of knowledge, experience, and understanding while staying with her grandmother, Francesca. As a young woman that considers herself to be especially close and best friended with her own grandmother, I found this story to be remarkably heartwarming, close-to-home, and impressive.
LuckyCinda.com Book Description: "Unconventional, daring and intelligent Francesca, and her resourceful 10-year old granddaughter, Sarah, embrace the adventures of a lifetime over the summer of 1947 in Lost Nation, Iowa. Together, they enchant barnstorming pilots, wow Clinton County Fair goers, confront an escaped felon, conquer the skies, discover how Lost nation got its intriguing name and demonstrate to one another the greatest truth about love.
Thank you for entering here at MamaNYC! As much as I would LOVE for you to stick around and read more posts, there are 317 other giveaways for you to enter. Check out this list and start hopping down the list and be sure to enter all of these amazing giveaways!