Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Merry Christmas! A free cookbook and a two-book raffle!

A Merry Christmas raffle and a free gift!

What could make the season brighter than a chance to win two terrific Christmas novella collections and get some new recipes? We, the authors of A Pioneer Christmas Collection,
want to celebrate the Advent season
by giving our readers a FREE Christmas Cookbook PDF
featuring recipes connected to our stories PLUS family recipes from our own holiday traditions.
If that’s not enough, we’re offering a raffle for two terrific Christmas classics signed by ALL the authors:
A Pioneer Christmas Collection
and
A Log Cabin Christmas Collection,
featuring several of the same authors.
RaffleLike one of us on Facebook, sign up to follow my blog, Michelle’s blog, or Vickie’s newsletter for a chance to win the two books. Rafflecopter contest runs until midnight, Pacific time, Wednesday, December 11.

(The books will be mailed to the winner on December 15, so you should get them in time for Christmas!)


If all else fails, comment on this blog and you’ll get a free PDF of the cookbook sent to your email address! (Please include it with your comment!)
logcabin raffle
Questions? Post them in the comments!

PIoneer raffleWin two classic Christmas Collections and get a free cookbook! Click to Tweet

Want an easy entry?
 What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

(The Pioneer Christmas Collection Cookbook is ONLY available as a PDF. No purchase required)

21 comments:

  1. I was so excited when I saw this on facebook. I've gotten to meet some great authors on facebook!! My favorite Christmas memory is my parents cooking breakfast on early Christmas mornings (around 3 am) as their 5 kids played with toys in the living room. We only built a fire once a year on Christmas and we only played in the living room once a year. Such great memories. Now, my parents are in their late 80's, but we still talk about these special times. Hope to win!! Thanks!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Welcome, Susan! Facebook can be a great place for both readers and authors. And wow, 3 AM? My mom only let me get up that early on Christmas morning once--but it was a favorite memory for me, too. :-) Blessings!

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  2. My favorite memories were waking up about 3 am (probably minutes after my parents finally went to bed) and tiptoeing down the hallway to the living room to see if Santa had left us presents. After seeing the mound of presents we would run to wake up our parents so we could open out gifts. What special memories those are.

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    1. Another early riser! LOL, a lot of us did that, I suspect ... my mom later instituted the rule that it had to be at least 6, and dad had to have his coffee! :-) Thank you for posting, Angie! Very nice to "meet" new people.

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  3. My favorite memories were when I was little and my mom got the gifts ready and during that time my dad took me sledding and it was a time that we had together.

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    1. That's beautiful, Sonja! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and share! :-)

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    2. I forgot my email address. As I would love the free PDF recipes: Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  4. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

    I remember when I was very little going to my grandparents for Christmas and visiting with all the other family members.

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    1. Thank you so much, Phyllis! Blessings!!

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  5. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Your story Defending Truth was wonderful!! Would love to see a continuation or other books from the same time period! Love your work! Thank you!!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much!! You made my day. :-) Unfortunately, Defending Truth is the only story I have currently in print, but I do have a long historical set during the same time period that I'm hoping to find a publishing home for, soon. Blessings!!

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  6. My favorite memories are coming down the stairs on Christmas morning and seeing all the presents.

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    1. I think that's a favorite memory for many, Brenda! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. At 13 I was sent to a catholic home for girls and my first Christmas there was great. We were 4 girls to a room in a group of 20, so at Christmas they would give us each 5 gifts, the tree was so large and all those gifts under it, to me were amazing. I was an only child and had never seen so many gifts.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that! I love hearing the diversity of people's experiences. Blessings!

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  8. One of my favorite Christmas memories is of my surprise 16th birthday party - with all my friends present. We played 45's & simple games, ate birthday cake & snacks, opened gifts, & talked & laughed. Tame - by today's standards, kind of dates me too - doesn't it?

    Since my birthday is on Dec. 25th, it usually got lost in the shuffle - because of the holiday activities & gifts. This is the time that I can remember having an actual birthday party.

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bonnie! What a wonderful memory. It's hard having a birthday coincide with a major holiday--did you ever celebrate half birthdays just to separate it from the busyness of the season?

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  9. So many happy memories, it's hard to pick out any one! We weren't rich, but we certainly had great times together! After Pop got a movie camera, we all got new Christmas pj's on Christmas Eve so we'd all match on Christmas morning!!

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    1. So sweet! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and comment. :-)

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  10. making tamales on Christmas Eve and then eating them and opening presents at midnight

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    1. Oooh, homemade tamales are the best!! Thank you for sharing!

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