Monday, November 12, 2012

Contest Winner, New Giveaway & More

The winner of a new stack of (5) books is:
Debbie Mitchell! 

Congratulations, Debbie!
You've won the following five books:

  1. Flight of Fancy- Laurie Alice Eakes
  2. The Red Siren--MaryLu Tyndall
  3. A Simple Winter (Hardcover with dustjacket)--Rosalind Lauer
  4. The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter--Teresa Slack
  5. The House in Grosvenor Square (Hardcover with dustjacket)--Linore Rose Burkard,  Autographed by moi, of course.  

More Books

I've just finished Flight of Fancy, by Laurie Alice Eakes (one of the books in the prize for last week's contest winner). Isn't the cover pretty?

Since many of you have read and enjoyed my regency trilogy, I wanted to mention Laurie's book since it also an Inspirational Regency Romance.

 Flight of Fancy is a lighthearted, fast-moving romp that fans of the traditional regency will enjoy.  As a bonus, you'll learn lots about the erstwhile science of ballooning and how they managed to lift these huge balloons into the skies back then. I enjoyed the main character and I hope Laurie will write a sequel for the delightful younger sister.  Click the book cover to learn more about the book from Amazon.
I didn't want to underline my copy since I knew the book would be included in the giveaway, but there were a few turns of phrase I just adored. LAE is a writer worth watching.

"'Head of the house' did not mean that our father barked out orders, threw his weight around, and demanded submission from his wife. It simply meant that he was the one finally responsible." Elisabeth Elliot
 Another book I'm reading as a devotional is A Woman After God's Own Heart, by Elizabeth George.
This is a good book to take in small pieces, underlining as you go. It isn't new on the market, (guess I should mention that) but it's certainly relevant for any woman of faith.
Here's a recent bit I found meditation worthy:

 Speaking of the difficult issue of submission within marriage, Ms. George quotes Elisabeth Elliot (one of my heroes of the faith):
She says, "'Head of the house' did not mean that our father barked out orders, threw his weight around, and demanded submission from his wife. It simply meant that he was the one finally responsible."  Ms. George goes on to explain that headship is not something a husband can demand or enforce by any means of control. True headship occurs only when it is given as a gift, by the wife.
She asks,  "Are you giving the gift of headship to your husband through your heart attitude of submission? Are you experiencing the rightness that comes from a decision to follow God's plan for marriage?"

If you're a woman of faith who doesn't always leave the reins of leadership to your husband, well, join the crowd! Then, join me in striving to submit in a godly fashion as women of God.

You might want to start out with this book. It isn't only about the marriage relationship, but all areas of life.

New Book Giveaway!

What about you? Got a good book to recommend to me and my readers? Leave a comment with your top recommendation and I'll enter you in a drawing for a good read. This week's book prize?

THE ROAD TO CANA, by Anne Rice

(*Yes, Anne Rice is the author of all those vampire books. After her conversion to Christ, she stopped writing vampire stuff and now writes books that are actually edifying. Isn't it wonderful?) 

So--leave a comment and recommend a book you found inspiring or just plain wonderful. Fiction or non-fiction. You'll be entered in the drawing to win THE ROAD TO CANA.

Warmest Blessings,

(Click through this link to see the newest regency-era illustrations at the bottom of my calendar)


Linore Burkard said...

Send me your mailing information, Debbie, so I can ship out your books. And Congratulations! Thanks for entering the photo contest on facebook! I was surprised by how few did. Email me at Linore (at) LinoreBurkard (dot) com. (With no spaces)

chaplaindebbie said...

*BIG SMILE* What a way to start my day! Thanks, Linore, I sent you an email with my info.

chaplaindebbie said...

Oh, I forgot to recommend a book. MaryLu Tyndall outdid herself with Veil of Pearls. I highly recommend reading this novel.

karenk said...

Congratulations, Debbie.

I recommend any novel by Julie Lessman :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Linore Burkard said...

I love the cover of VEIL OF PEARLS! And I adore MaryLu. Thanks for recommending her book. And thanks, Karen, for the Julie Lessman recommendation. I've only heard really good things about her work, and she is a sweet, sweet lady.

Pat Cochran said...

Thanks for the book and giveaway information.

Congratulations to Debbie on her
books win!

Pat C.

Linore Burkard said...

Glad you could stop by, Pat! Did you want to recommend a favorite book or author? (That way, you'll be entered in this week's book drawing.) Besides, we'd like to know what your favorite is right now! Thanks. :)

Michelle Sutton said...

I saw this announcement on Goodreads. I've read some very good books lately. But for 2013 (books that haven't released yet) I'd highly recommend Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes and Duchess by Susan May Warren. Both release in March and both are fantastic!

A side note... never read anything by Ann Rice before.


Linore Burkard said...

Thanks, Michelle--great to see you here, and really appreciate the recommendations. This was my first Anne Rice book, but it made me understand how she got so popular. Whoever wins this book, I hope they'll let us know what they think!

DebbieLynne said...

Hey Linore! I have to say that Marylu Tyndall's Veil of Pearls is one of the best new releases this year! If we go way back to one of the very first Christian books I read THE WAKEFIELD DYNASTY SERIES by Gilbert Morris is awesome! You don't need to enter me Linore, I just wanted to stop by and say hello.

Donna J. Shepherd, Author of Love Under the Bubble Wrap said...

I saw Anne Rice interviewed after her conversion. I've never read any of her writing so to win this would be a treat. Thanks for the generosity in running these giveaways!

Megan Parsons said...

I would recommend Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis! makeighleekyleigh at

Linore Burkard said...

Thanks, Debbie Lynne. Always love to see you here or anywhere! That's two "votes" for Veil of Pearls. I'll have to get my hands on a copy.

And hi, Donna! Good to see you here, also. (I should mention that Donna's LOVE UNDER THE BUBBLEWRAP is a short novella and a fun read, by the way. Get it on Amazon for your Kindle.)\

And Megan, Mary Ellis is a fellow Ohio author and a sweet, funny lade--it's nice to see you mention her work.

Thanks, everyone! Two more days to pick a winner. :)

Linore Burkard said...

Make that a sweet, funny LADY!!

kaylyn vanharn said...

This summer I read 'The Dog That Talked to God' by Jim Kraus. I really enjoyed it and various parts of the story stuck with me long after I finished the book.

Linore Burkard said...

Thanks, Kaylyn, that's not what I call an intuitive pick, so I appreciate the suggestion. Nice to see you here, by the way.

Ok, everyone, one more day and we pick a winner!

Urb said...

I recommend "The Runaway Pastor's Wife". I know what a difficult role that can be.

Linore Burkard said...

You sound like a pastor's wife, Urb. Thanks for the recommendation. I got busy with the holiday so I'll pick the winner and post results tomorrow. Thanks to all for entering and I pray you all had a satisfying and blessed Thanksgiving.

Linore Burkard said...

We've got a winner for CHRIST THE LORD: THE ROAD TO CANA, by Anne Rice. It's Karen K!
Congratulations, Karen, and thank you everyone for participating. Please note that there's a new giveaway going on, for the book, GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE MYTH OF THE MODERN MESSAGE BY Ray Comfort.