Saturday, May 4, 2013

Where the Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey and a floral cup and saucer with English tea in a tin SATURDAY ONLY

Day 6 of Kathy's release party for Bachelor Buttons brings us a special guest. Kathy Maher's husband, John had a few words to say about his wife. It's a beautiful thing to see a husband so supportive of his wife's writing. I'm thinking romance, so I'm giving away a flower cup and saucer with English tea in a tin and Where the Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey. Read below for more information.
My Wife, Kathy Maher
One of the many things that stands out in my mind that I would like to say about my with wife, Kathy Maher, is that she gives one hundred percent effort in the lives of her writer friends. Kathy has been there for anyone who has come to her for help and has spent countless hours helping them with editing  and promoting their work. I can remember several times when she called her friends to encourage them because they received some bad news. She would uplift them and pray for them regardless of time constraints. 
My wife is a sincere, honest, and loving person that cares not only for her writer friends, but her family as well. She has always put herself last and her kids first. She's a selfless woman.

In the fourteen years that we have been together she has always made sure that our children's needs were met. But she goes above filling their needs. She loves to garden with them, read with them, and enjoys going to all of their school functions. Kathy gets involved with every interest that my kids have no matter what it is.  She is there for me whenever I need her. She is an ever constant support and my best friend.  

From her Husband, 
John
Today because the post was written by Kathy's sweetheart, I thought flowers were fitting. I am giving away Where the Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey and a flower tea cup with English Tea in a tin. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Don't forget to leave you email addy and let me know if you are a feedburner follower for the extra entry. 
GRAND PRIZE:
Trader Joe's bag filled with goodies. Tea cup with strainer, tea bags, loose tea, coffee, cake candle, decorative candle large Better Homes and Garden Candle, 2 pads of paper, pen, Family Guardian by Laurie Alice Eakes, and a pink necklace and earrings from Dressbarn! Everyday you leave a comment gives you one entry. A possible total of 7 entries! Grand prize drawn May 6th. AND a pdf copy of Bachelor Buttons!

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 Sunday, May 5th at 8:00 A.M. EST. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.

63 comments:

  1. That was soooo sweet! He's a keeper, Kathleen. :)
    These giveaways are so great! I keep winning tea...I need that tea strainer. LOL
    Hugs and God bless!

    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Yes, I agree, Chaplain Debbie. :) Thank you!

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    2. LOL! I'll be praying you win the tea strainer! heehee. I do love that cup. I was tempted to keep it! I've never seen one like it before. I've met John, and you are right Chaplain Debbie. He is a keeper. They make a great couple.

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  2. Wow! Kathy's John sounds like a lot like my John. He simply adores her and he recognizes all she does and gives her the support she needs when she needs it. Good job John! John is the husband God intended for him to be.

    I would love to win the beautiful flower tea cup and a copy of, Where the Wildflowers Bloom.

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com
    (I am a feedburner follower)

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    1. Thank you Judy! I agree--he is very supportive and nurturing. And blind to my faults.
      I'm glad your John is a good guy, too. Must be something about the name. :)

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    2. Hey Judy. Sounds like your hubby is a great guy, too. And don't let Kathy fool you with her nonsense about her faults she up there for sainthood. ;o) Good luck!

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  3. Beautiful words and sentiment, and a lovely prize.
    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Connie. Good luck!

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    2. Thanks for coming by. John's a great guy but then Kathy's a great lady. they make the perfect pair. Thanks for coming by and good luck!

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  4. what a wonderful posting :)

    thanks for the chance to read this story.

    i'm a follower, too!

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Karen. Yeah, he surprised me. If I had seen it I could have corrected his typos! LOL

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    2. Thanks for being a follower, Karen and for coming by. Hey wait, Kathy, did we still have typos? That would be my fault. Not a good editor. Yikes!

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  5. thank you for the chance to win a copy of Bachelor buttons and the other lovely prizes. I'm a follower :D

    winterrose (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Hi, Louise! Thank you for dropping in today. So thrilled to see so many familiar faces. :)

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    2. Thanks for coming by, Louise. Good luck on winning!

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  6. Love your post and the chance to win this wonderful giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Carol. Good luck on the giveaways. Debbie Lynne has outdone herself. She deserves the praise for most supportive friend.

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    2. Pshaw, Kathy. You deserved a fine debut party! Carol, thanks for coming by. It's good to have you here to help celebrate with us.

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  7. The flower tea cup is beautiful! I'm a feedburner follower.

    Rachel
    time4us2havetea(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. That is a nice one, isn't it? Good luck!

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    2. Hey Rachel. Thanks! I thought it fit with the book title. ;o) Good luck.

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  8. I would love to win Where the Wildflowers Bloom! I REALLY enjoyed When the Heart Heals and I have been wanting to read what happened before that! :) Not to mention that cup is beautiful! :) Thanks for the chance to get them! :)

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

    amada_chavez[AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    I am a Feedburner follower!! :)

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    1. I read the second one, too! I loved the heroine and her dog. It was a nice story.
      Good luck!

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    2. Hey Amatha! so glad you enjoyed Ann's book. Good luck on winning this one.

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  10. What a wonderfully supportive husband and best friend :D
    I am a feedburner follower . email: leannlaustin at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, Leann. Kathy and John are both great. They make the perfect couple.

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    2. yeah, we're both crayzee! heehee Thanks, Leann

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  11. I have read Ann Shorey's second one and loved it - this is on my to read list!
    Your hubby sounds wonderful - I love that he wrote something about you. :)
    Susan P
    farmygirl at hotmail dot com

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    1. I know, right, Susan? How many guys would do that. What a guy. Good luck!

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    2. It was all Debbie Lynne's idea, but he was nice enough to comply. heehee Thanks, Susan. He's a good guy.

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  12. Thank you so much for the great giveaways. I would love to win. When the Heart Heals was the first book I read of hers and I would love to win this one and the lovely tea set.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey Deanna,

      I've enjoyed doing the giveaways for Kathy's debut party. It's been fun! But still one more day of giveaways! Good luck on winning!

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    2. That is a gorgeous tea set, isn't it? Good luck, Deanna.

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  13. I forgot to add that I am a Feedburner follower.

    deamundy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Would love to win tea - I drink a lot of it to keep my blood pressure low
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Cool! I didn't know that. Must be why my bp is low. I drink a lot of tea! good luck!

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    2. Ditto--didn't know that, either. I do love tea. That British tea tin is adorable!

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  15. What a sweet post. I collect tea things so I'd love to be entered. I got this post through feedburner.

    Amber Schamel
    VisionWriter2@gmail.com

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    1. Hey Amber! Thanks for following through Feedburner! I have a small collection of tea cups myself. I do love tea. Not a coffee drinker. Good luck.

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    2. Hi, Amber
      Thanks for stopping in today and good luck on the contest.

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  16. Such a wonderful write-up from your husband, Kathy! I am a coffee drinker, but am learning to drink tea....lol
    I am also a feedburner follower.
    God bless,
    Betti
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL Hey Betti. I just said above I'm not a coffee drinker but I love tea so when I saw you say the opposite I had to giggle. Good luck! And thanks for following my blog.

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    2. Thank you, Betti. I try to keep him happy by bribing him with Apple products. heehee Its worked so far ;)

      I love both coffee and tea and seem to choose as the mood strikes. Tonight it is hot tea to nurse my cold.
      Good luck, and God bless!

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  17. This was a beautiful thing written about Kathy by her husband. How wonderful and how sweet. Most husbands might think like this but would never write for everyone to read. Thanks John, for the lovely things you have told us. And, Debbie, thanks for this chance to win this lovely gift. Would love to be the winner. I am a follower of yours by Feedburner. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Hey Maxie. Your welcome. I've enjoyed doing the giveaways. And you are so right. It was super sweet of John to take the time to write this. Good luck.

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    2. Hi, Maxie. Yeah, he's very romantic and sweet. He spoils me. I don't let him know what a catch he is, it might go to his head. LOL
      Good luck!

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  18. Just tweeted this! So sweet what John had to say!!! What a perfectly sweet husband for a perfectly sweet wife! SO excited about Kathy's novella making some best seller lists on Kindle this morning!!!

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    1. Thank you, Carrie. He has it all backwards, though. He needs to realize that my friends are even more kind and helpful to me than I am to them. :D

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  19. Yay! How exciting, Carrie. I'm thrilled to hear she's making the best seller lists, but certainly not surprised!

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  20. How sweet! I agree with all the wonderful comments above...just so refreshing to read - I love it when our men admit we are their best friend. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com
    I am a feedburner follower

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    1. hi, Eliza. How kind of you to come and add to the generous sentiments. He's my soul mate. We keep each other sane in an insane world. :)

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  21. I know. My hubby is my best friend too.

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  22. What wonderful sentiments. Support is so great!

    Kim LitlePokie@aol.com
    I'm a feedburner follower.

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    1. Thanks for coming, Kim. I am blessed with a good man.

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win. I am also a follower. This book looks like a nice one to read.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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    1. Hey, Angela
      Ann Shorey's books are really nice. Good luck!

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  24. I don't drink coffee but I do drink tea, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! I'm a follower through feedburner. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS, AMBER! YOU WON TODAY'S DRAWING!!!

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  27. LUcky Amber!! Congrats to her

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  28. What a wonderful tribute to a wife!

    I follow by Feedburner.

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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