Monday, November 19, 2012

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson ends November 26th

 Melanie Dickerson is the author of The Healer’s Apprentice and The Merchant’s Daughter, both Christy Award finalists, and the upcoming Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs retelling, The Fairest Beauty. She has a degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary in Eastern Europe. She is a member of ACFW and loves to interact with readers on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/melanie.dickerson.author and https://www.facebook.com/MelanieDickersonBooks and on her website, http://www.MelanieDickerson.com. She lives and writes near Huntsville, Alabama with her husband and two daughters. 

A very warm welcome to my wonderful friend, Melanie Dickerson. Thank you for coming this busy holiday week! Melanie has offered to give away a copy of The Merchant's Daughter. Leave a comment telling who your thankful for to be entered. Don't forget to leave your email addy and let me know if you are a follower! Good luck. 



Thank you so much, Debbie Lynne, for having me on your blog! Since this is Thanksgiving week, I wanted to talk about some of the things I’m thankful for as a writer. First I want to say how thankful I am for all my writer friends like Debbie Lynne who are so supportive and understand and can commiserate with me when things aren’t going so well.
I’m also thankful for all my publisher does to help my books be successful—promoting, selling, editing, and especially hiring Magnus Creative’s Mike Heath to do my covers. I am very thankful for my covers!
But most of all, I want to say how thankful I am for my readers. I’m thankful for readers who write to me through my website and tell me how much they loved my books. And I’m thankful for the readers on my facebook pages that are so supportive and positive. Thank you so much for telling your friends about me and my books, for buying my books, checking them out at the library, and sharing them with family and friends! Not sure what I would be doing without readers. Probably not writing! So from my heart, I thank you.
What are you thankful for? Here’s your chance to thank someone, or thank God for something!



Two Hearts. One Hope. Rose has been appointed as a healer's apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter's daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her---a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she's never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose's life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.


 

An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse who is rumored to be both terrifying and beastly. Her circumstances are made even worse by the proximity of Lord Ranulf's bailiff---a revolting man who has made unwelcome advances on Annabel in the past. Believing that life in a nunnery is the best way to escape the escalation of the bailiff's vile behavior and to preserve the faith that sustains her, Annabel is surprised to discover a sense of security and joy in her encounters with Lord Ranulf. As Annabel struggles to confront her feelings, she is involved in a situation that could place Ranulf in grave danger. Ranulf's future, and possibly his heart, may rest in her hands, and Annabel must decide whether to follow the plans she has cherished or the calling God has placed on her heart.




 In this Snow White fairy tale retelling, a woman arrives in Hagenheim claiming the young woman betrothed to the duke’s son, Valten, is still alive. With Valten injured, his younger brother, Gabe, defies his family to find Sophie himself. Meanwhile, Sophie desperately wants to get away from her stepmother’s jealousy, and plans to escape. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother. This could be Sophie’s one chance at freedom---but can she trust another person to keep her safe?








DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING by following my blog with Powered by FEEDBURNER on the right, and don't miss any giveaways (the button with the flame). If you already follow my blog go ahead and follow by FEEDBURNER so you can be entered twice. If you're not getting an email telling you I have a new giveaway you're not following through Feedburner. Just mention that you follow through Feedburner when you leave a comment with each giveaway and you'll be entered twice.
Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday,November 26th, 8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants

65 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Debbie Lynne!!! You are amazing and I so appreciate you. It is so good to have like-minded writer friends. HUGS!!!!!

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  2. Love the covers on your books Melanie! Look forward to reading each of them soon.
    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. They are beautiful! I love them, too. Zonderkids does an awesome job.

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    2. Thanks so much, Patty! I hope you will enjoy them!

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  3. Hey Melanie! Thank you for being here. I love having my very good friends on my blog. It's like having a party! Let the fun begin!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie Lynne!!! :-) You are an awesome friend!!!

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  4. Wow, I have entered so many giveaways for 'The Merchant's Daughter' some time ago. I would be delighted to win this book. I love historical fiction so much.

    +1 I now follow this blog with Feedburner too.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Carol! Thanks for coming by and entering again! :-)

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    2. Carol, if you don't win this I highly recommend that you buy it. You won't regret it. This is a a delightful story with intrigue, twists, and of course romance. It has it all!

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  5. I've read so many good things about this book. I'd love to read it. I'm thankful my husband's cancer is in remission.

    I subscribe by feedburner.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Rubynreba, I'm so happy your husband's cancer is in remission! Praise God. Thanks so much for coming by. :-)

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    2. Praise the Lord! I'm rejoicing with you. How long has he been in remission?

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  6. Yay!!! I've heard wonderful things about Melanie's books but haven't yet had a chance to pick one up. Would LOVE to win a copy---thanks for this giveaway.

    I'm thankful for my crit partners, always encouraging, always sharpening & honing. Great bunch of ladies (and one guy!)

    emily_reynolds(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Emily! Yes, crit partners can be such a blessing! So glad you found a great group!

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    2. I agree with Mel. Crit partners are the best. And I have some awesome ones! Wink, wink, Mel.

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  7. I've heard great things about Melanie.
    I'm thankful for my husband. without him, I wouldn't have two great kids with a wonderful father.
    I'm a feedburner subscriber.
    AmyC
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Amy! Thanks for sharing what you're thankful for! God is good.

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    2. Hey Amy, I'm so thankful for my husband too. He's an amazing man and given me 4 children. And you heard right about Mel's books. They are wonderful!!!

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  8. I would love to win any of your books, Melanie! The covers of all of your books are gorgeous! Please enter me into the contest and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. I honestly think the cover of Mel's books are some of the most beautiful out there.

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    2. Thank you, chaplaindebbie! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! God bless you.

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  9. I am a Google Friend Connect friend and receive e-mails of your current posts from FeedBurner. I would love to win ANY of Melanie's books. Like potato chips ~*~ can't have just one! I am thankful for my life the Lord has given me. He has seen to the end of it here on earth and comes back to walk through it with me daily ~ if I will but ask! Sure works out better with Him! Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Kathleen, yes indeed, God will walk with us every single day. God bless you, and thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!

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    2. LOL! I love your potato chips comment. But it's true. If you read one of Mel's books you'll want to read them all!

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  10. I'm sorry, I forgot to put down who I am thankful for. I am thankful for my son, Aaron. Since my husband's mini stroke back in April, Aaron has been helping us out financially. He is a great young man and I am proud to call him my son. One day, he will make a lucky young lady a great husband and provider. :)

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    1. Aw, that's awesome, chaplaindebbie! I hope you get a wonderful daughter-in-law some day soon! ;-)

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    2. He sounds like a fine young man, Debbie. Some lucky girl is going to snatch him up!

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    3. Thanks ladies. I pray that one day soon God blesses Aaron tremendously for all that he is doing for his father and I.

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    4. He will. It's all in His timing. (In this career we learn that quick). I bet if he knows how much you appreciate it he is already feeling very blessed.

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    5. I tell him how much I appreciate him all the time. And he just informed us this morning that he got a promotion at work, so God is already blessing him! Praise God!

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    6. Praise the Lord! God knows the desires of our hearts even before we ask. That is so wonderful, Debbie.

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  11. I would LOVE to read and review ANY of these! :) They all sounds GREAT!!! I am thankful for so many! But I guess the one that is on my mind a lot lately is my dearest friend Pam. I would also like to ask for prayers for here if you don't mind. Her brother's cancer has returned and it is relentless. Plus this is the same cancer that took her father another VERY dear friend. I am SO thankful for Pam thought because she is the strongest, bravest, and most faith filled person I know! She really is amazing and my Father in Heaven has truly blessed me more than I deserve!

    Sorry Melanie and Debbie. I kinda wrote a lot! Thanks for this opportunity though!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    Exodus 14:14

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    1. Amada, I'm so glad you have a wonderful friend! I am praying God will heal her brother. I know God loves you, Pam, and her brother, and he will bless even in the midst of trial. Praying for healing!

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    2. Amanda, you sound like an awesome friend yourself! I'll pray for her brother and for Pam. That has to be hard for both of them knowing that their father died from the same thing. And I love it when my commentors write long responses! It's great to get to talk with everyone so no need to apologize!

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  12. Melanie, all of your books look real interesting. I haven't read any yet, so maybe I can win this one and remedy that. LOL Thanks Debbie for having Melanie here. I follow this blog by feedburner. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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    1. If you don't win, ask for one for Christmas, you'll be glad you did. But then you'll be dying to read the others.

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    2. Hi, Maxie! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  13. I follow by Feedburner.
    My daughter and I read The Healer's Apprentice and liked it very much. I'm thankful for many things, one of which is wonderful books to read! I'd love to win a copy of The Merchant's Daughter. The Fairest Beauty looks like it is a great book as well.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. They are all wonderful. I loved The Merchant's Daugher and The Fairest Beauty, too!

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    2. Thank you, Pam! I love it when I hear of mother and daughter reading teams reading my books! :-) It makes me feel like my books appeal to all ages. Thanks! And I hope you and your daughter will read all my books!

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  14. Ms. Melanie, the cover of your books are all beautiful! I haven't had a chance to read any of them yet, but I would love a chance to be able to fix that :)
    I follow this blog on Feedburner...

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com



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    1. Hey Samantha. Zondervan does a beautiful job on their covers and I think Melanie's are some of the best out there. They put so much thought into each one capturing the story so wonderfully.

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    2. Thanks so much, Samantha! I hope you can fix that too! ;-) If you don't win one, you could always check your local library to see if they have them! Thanks for commenting!

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  15. Melanie, your books sound so enticing. I would love to start reading one right now!
    I am thankful for each of my wonderful daughters. They are such blessings to me.
    I subscribe through feedburner.
    may_dayzee[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Thanks for coming by and following, Kim. My children are a blessing to me, too, Kay. I have 3 boys and 1 girl. And right now I hear my grandbaby stirring, which I kept overnight. Need to go get her up. :o) She's another one I'm very thankful for!

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    2. Kay, daughters are a blessing, aren't they? I have two, and they are probably what I am most thankful for in the whole world--besides salvation and God!
      Thanks for coming by!

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  16. These look like amazing books and the covers are beautiful.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Jan! I love the covers too! I love that the artistic design team made the covers actually reflect what was in the book. They didn't just take a picture of a beautiful girl in a beautiful dress! Although they did that too!

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  17. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a feedburner follower -

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  18. I'm thankful that my husband is having surgery for his back pain today. I'll be even more thankful when he's out.

    I've read The Merchant's Daughter on Kindle, but there's just something about a book in my hands.

    I am an email follower.

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    1. Andrea, I saw your prayer request earlier! I pray the surgery goes smoothly, they fix the problem, and your husband's recovery is quick and easy as possible. I praise God, too, for medical technology and advancements!
      Thanks, Andrea. :-)

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  19. I am soo thankful for such a loving, caring family...and am soo excited about the upcoming holidays, to celebrate with family. I have shared on facebook and twitter about Melanie Dickerson's new book 'The Merchant's Daughter'........and I would love to win a wonderful paperback copy of Melanie Dickerson's book too.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate you sharing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. I will be celebrating with my family too! God Bless.

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  20. Aw, thank you! I hope you have a WONDERFUL holiday with your family! God bless!

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  21. I am thankful for writer friends and awesome accountabilities partners like Melanie! Big hugs!! Don't enter me for contest. Thanks for hosting Melanie, Debbie Lynne! And we are enjoying having you with us on Overcoming With God this week, DL!!! Hugs!!!

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  22. Thank you for the plug, Carrie! I'll finish it off! After leaving a comment here on my blog go to http://cfpagels.blogspot.com/2012/11/debbie-lynn-costello-interviewed-by.html where we talk about some of the hardest things we've gone through. Let us know what you've been through and be entered to win a beautiful gift basket that Carrie put together!

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  23. I'm thankful for my sister. She is such a prayer warrior! I have to be careful what I ask her to pray about ;)

    Who doesn't love a fairytale? These all look intriguing. Fantastic covers! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of The Merchant's Daughter.

    I follow through Feedburner.

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  24. Hey Anne.That's awesome about your sister being a prayer warrior. I have several friends I know I can count on like that plus my family. there is comfort knowing when you ask someone to pray for you that they will.

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  25. These covers are amazing and I'd love to win this one. Please put my name in. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Her covers are amazing aren't they? I threw your name in the hat! Good luck, Darlene.

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  26. Your books look amazing! I've heard great things. I follow through Feedburner. shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for being a follower, Veronica! Melanie is a talented author. The great things you hear are all true. :o)

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  27. I'm thankful for my sister. She really is my best friend and I'd go crazy(ier?) without her =)

    I follow via Feedburner.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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