Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

What's the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you? Barbara Rainey asks this question today over at Family Life.

It got me to thinking of all the ways my sweetheart of a man has blessed me with all things hearts and chocolates.

For us gals, romance comes pretty easy. I can think of a trillion-zillion things my husband could do to gain Romeo-status. After fifteen years together, It's actually quite painful for him. He just doesn't think that way. Sigh... So, whether your married to a Fabio, or a husband who feels bullied by Hallmark and strong-armed by St. Valentine, I'm having a giveaway.

Comment below to be entered once, blog about this on your site to be entered twice. Then make sure to come back on Monday for the winner of a $10 Starbucks card and a signed copy of Continents Apart.



Continents Apart,, is out on shelves now.

Odette Peterson has a clear understanding of where the Lord wants her, and that's in the African missionary field. When she meets veteran missionary, Xavier Sand, she embraces their budding relationship. He's everything she's wanted in a man: Christian, kind, and a man who's dedicated his life to ministry. But when he insists she put aside her evangelization efforts and join him in Japan, she finds she must let Xavier go.

Across three continets, and with others vying for their hearts, Odette and Xavier must learn to trust that God knows what's best for their futures...even if that means they will never be together.


I'll be interviewing author, Dana Sudboro, here on Monday.  A former missionary, he weaves a story of love that spans the continents. It's not often you  read a romance novel by a male author. He is gifted not only in his wordsmith abilities, but as a Professor at Epic Bible College in Sacramento.

You still have time. Make this Valentine's Day special. You don't have to spend a lot of money. Click here for 5 Valentine's Day ideas on a budget.

And, just in case your husband is romance-challenged, you can always come back here to win!




15 comments:

Dawn said...

I heard Barbara Rainey's question posed yesterday, too. It had me thinking of new dishes for Mother's Day presented on a freshly set table in the middle of the night and of an overnight anniversary trip planned in secret, complete with getting the day off from my boss.

And then my dear man gave me another most romantic moment just yeseterday....

http://everydayordinarydawnings.blogspot.com/2011/02/scandal.html

Denise said...

The most romantic thing lovebug ever did for me, was helping me take care of my mom when she was dying. I remember him picking her up in his arms, and carrying her to our car to take her to the hospital, because she was too weak to walk. She smiled up at him, and said, wow, I have never been swept off my feet before. True love in action.

Faith Imagined said...

Sounds like a fantastic and much needed book! I'll share your link through Twitter!

Dee said...

How lovely! Thank you for the chance. Nothing spells a good Sunday better than a great book and a delicious cup of coffee :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the chance!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Kathy S. said...

You are funny! I am lol-ing. I love java! Going to dinner with my Cassanova tonight! (it's been 27.5 years here...)

Chris Pedersen said...

We even have a baby in the family named Xavier. His Mommy and Daddy just moved him one continent apart from the rest of us as Dad serves in the US Air Force in Germany.

The Real Me! said...

Can you throw in the mug of Hershey's Kisses? LOL! Just kidding! *sort of*
I know that romance isn't "easy" for any man so I don't "expect" anything but if he does do something it's extra special.
He does like coffee and so do I so that would be a nice little outing together. LOL!
Have a great night.
Kim

Jaclyn said...

That book sounds like a good read! If I don't win, I'll be buying it.
Mike is pretty good about doing romantic things for me, and I'm actually the one who is the slacker in this area! But this year I decided to write a love letter each day from February 1st, till the 14th as a Valentine's Day countdown.

chris said...

this giveaway is great! the book sounds so enjoyable!

eph2810 said...

The book sounds very interesting. Like you said, not many male authors dipping into the romance market :)

Thank you for the chance to win a signed copy :)

Jacquelyn Stager said...

loved this post! Well, I'm thinking over 35+ years and let's just say my hubby didn't get much training in this department. He is an only child of parents who loved each other and were married for 59 years, but who were not the type to show a lot of affection. So I've had to do some "teaching" along the way. He's been a good "learner" and demonstrates his love to me every day with his kindness and devotion to me and our family. He understands my need for chocolate and usually fills my Christmas stocking up with the good stuff :) The books sounds really interesting, and I LOVE signed copies!

Lisa C. said...

I'd have to say the most romantic thing my husband has done for me would be helping the kids make breakfast in bed for me every Mother's Day. It means so much to me and the children just love it, so that makes it very special. There's other things he's done but that has meant the most.

Rebecca said...

Here I am, thanks to Jacquelyn! Couldn't help signing up - and can't help saying how thankful I am for my husband's faithfulness to me and "us". It is the most blessed thing I could ask for!

Kela said...

I, myself, am romantically challenged. My hubby has NO problems slatthering on the romance. I think I'd need to treat him to Starbucks!

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