Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Carrie Turansky book giveaway-Christmas Mail Order Brides

Welcome Carrie! So glad to have you on my blog. Carrie is giving away a copy of her book, Christmas Mail Order Brides. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing.

1) Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.

I am sitting at my corner desk in the dining room. I’m wearing long-sleeve flowered T-shirt, navy blue, with navy blue pants, and running shoes. Not too exciting, but I’m very comfortable.

2) Who's your one biggest fan/supporter of your writing?

One of the most encouraging supporters of my writing is my friend Cathy Gohlke, who is also an author. She has invited me to her home several times to brainstorm and write. I feel very blessed to have a friend who loves me and encourages me like that.

3) What is your favorite time period to write in?

I like to write books set in the 1800’s, but I also write contemporary stories.

4) If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why?

I’ve always loved Anne of Green Gables. She was very creative, intelligent and had a lot of determination.

5) Are you or any close family members in the characters personalities?

All of my characters are a mix of friends, family and my creative imagination.

6) Did anyone inspire you to write?

My mother was a very creative woman. She was an artist and an author, and she has been a great inspiration to me.

7) If you could live in any time period when and where would that be and why?

I enjoy reading and writing historical stories, but I think I still like living in the present time period.

8) If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why?

I would like to visit Greece, especially the Greek Islands. I read the book Moon Spinners when I was 12, and I’ve wanted to visit the Greek Islands ever since.

9) If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord)

Another blogger asked me that same question a few months ago and it had some surprising results. I said I would like to meet Dr. and Mrs. James Dobson, because I admire them so much, and they have made a huge impact on our family. Dr. Dobson has someone who keeps an eye on the Internet for any time his name is mentioned. They forwarded my comment, and Dr. Dobson wrote back and invited me to come to Colorado to have lunch with him. We haven’t worked out a date yet, but I was excited to receive his message and look forward to meeting him sometime soon.

Wow! That is really exciting. Dr. Dobson has touched so many lives. You'll have to come back and let us know how that lunch went! Thanks for being on my blog, Carrie.

Three unmarried women contact Mrs. Mayberry's Matrimonial Society for Christians of Moral Character seeking husbands and travel the Transcontinental Railroad hoping love awaits them.

Annika Bergstrom, a Swedish immigrant, travels to Wyoming where her intended, Chase Simms, has disappeared, leaving his father and brother saddled with her future. When her groom returns, will her heart still be free to give?

Enroute to Nevada, Jolie Addams's stagecoach is robbed, placing her in a compromising situation with wounded fellow passenger, Clay Jackson, when they are forced to spend a night on the trail alone together. Will Joile's fiance be understanding?

Elizabeth Lariby packs up her life of secrets and heads to Nebraska for a new start, but her fiance, Zane Michaels, also has secrets that could doom the new marriage. Can they learn to trust each other?

When Amelia Mayberry decides to end her matchmaking service, she still has one prospective groom waiting to be matched. Will traveling to California to meet Lennox Baily set things right or create new conflicts?

Will this Christmas season bring hope to those seeking lasting love?

Winner of Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul is Nancye.

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, December 13.


  1. Wow, Carrie, what a fun interview. I will give careful consideration if anyone asks me who I would like to meet.

  2. Enjoyed the interview, Carrie. Blessings to you this Christmas holiday season!

  3. Wow, what a wonderful life you have Carrie. So blessed and such a creative person. I enjoyed your interview. I would love to win Christmas Mail Order Brides. I love those kind of stories. Thank you for sharing your story with us. God bless and Merry Christmas!

  4. Please enter me! I would love to win this book:) You asked some great questions. Great interview!


  5. Really nice interview...I love learning about new/or old authors and the questions are fun. I'd love to read "Christmas Mail Order Brides", please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you for the entry.

    Many Holiday Blessings,


  6. Please enter me in this contest. I have this on my wishlist!


  7. Hi Friends, Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It's always encouraging to hear comments from readers. Christmas Mail-Order Brides is written by four authors, Vickie McDonough, Susan Page Davis, Therese Stenzel, and me. We loved working together on this book. If you don't win a copy they are available at many Walmarts, Sam's, Amazon, Christianbooks.com, and through my website. www.carrieturansky.com. I'd be happy to autograph a copy and get it out to you in time for Christmas.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!

  8. I love Mail-Order Bride novels. What they endure is hard to believe. I don't think I'd have what it takes to be a Mail-Order bride.

    Please add me in.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  9. I'd love a vacation in Greece also, it looks so beautiful. Christmas Mail-Order Brides sounds like a delightful set of stories, please include me in the drawing.

  10. Anne without an "e" is simply dreadful! Love Anne Shirley :) Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.


  11. What a fun interview!!! What if you were in the bathroom on your computer....that would have been hard to tell the truth! = )

  12. What a fun interview! The book also sounds like a fun book to read. Please enter me.


  13. Oh, please count me in on the giveaway! Looks like a great book!

    - Katie M


  14. Oh, this book looks so good! I read about your drawing on Carmen's website and had to stop by. Now that I've read your interview - I'm a follower! I loved it it was fun & thoughtful.
    Gina ~ Hott Books
    reginahott at gmail dot com

  15. Thank you everyone for stopping by.
    I keep waiting for someone to be in the bathroom. LOL But they would probably just go to another room. I know I would! This is on my Christmas list, too! That is if I can wait that long. I may just have to go out and buy it before hand. =)

  16. All the stories in this book sound fantastic! Thank you for offering this as a giveaway! :)
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

  17. Oh, Oh, Oh, I so want to read this book and to win it would be even more wonderful!
    Please consider me for this giveaway!
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

  18. I love mail order bride books and I love Christmas so a book about both would be extra special. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    Cindy W.


  19. What a fun interview. I enjoyed getting to know Carrie better. Lunch with the Dobson's - how wonderful!

    That Chrismas books sounds right up my alley! Can't wait to read it!

    carlagade [at] gmail [dot] come

  20. That's pretty cool about Dr Dobson. 20+ years ago when my son was little I listened to his tapes all the time.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  21. I enjoyed the interview! I would love the opportunity to win this book! Thanks for the chance!!

    Thank you sooo much for the Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul that I won!! :)

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  22. Thanks for the interview, I would love to win.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

  23. This sounds very good! :)


  24. That is an awesome answer for who you'd like to meet, Carrie. And what a wonderful response from Dr. Dobson. Just goes to show, you never know who's watching.

    Your book looks fun.
    Tina Pinson

  25. Cute book and thanks for the interview, Debbie Lynne and Carrie. I came over from HisWriters, Debbie Lynne, to check this out.

  26. Hey Carrie! Good to see you again. Thanks for stopping by. Tina, you're right, you never know who is watching. Your welcome, Nancye. The book went in the mail yesterday. Thank you everyone for stopping by.

  27. Great interview. Please enter me.

  28. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now after hearing praise of it. Thanks for the chance to win!


  29. Please include me in this book giveaway thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. A great interview. I always wondered about the women who would sign up to be mail order brides. What a scary adventure that would be. I would love to read this book.

  31. Looks good, please enter me.

    ebeandebe at gmail dot com

  32. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for considering me. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net