Thursday, April 28, 2011

ARE YOU LISTENING? ON THURSDAY! DEBBIE MACOMBER'S CHANGING HABITS AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY

WELCOME TO
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"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS WEEK'S
"ARE YOU LISTENING? DAY"
AUDIO BOOK CHOICE IS.....

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
CHANGING HABITS
THE AUDIO BOOK 
 BY DEBBIE MACOMBER

ABOUT THE AUDIO BOOK:
They were sisters once.

In a more innocent time, three girls enter the convent. Angelina, Kathleen and Joanna come from very different backgrounds, but they have one thing in common — the desire to join a religious order.

Despite the seclusion of the convent house in Minneapolis, they're not immune to what's happening around them, and each sister faces an unexpected crisis of faith. Ultimately Angie, Kathleen and Joanna all leave the sisterhood, abandoning the convent for the exciting and confusing world outside.The world of choices to be made, of risks to be taken. Of men and romantic love.The world of ordinary women…

Debbie Macomber illuminates women's lives with truth and with compassion. In Changing Habits, she proves once again why she's one of the world's most popular writers of fiction for — and about — women.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With more than 140 million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes heartwarming tales about small-town life, home and family, enduring friendships and women who knit. Every book features the delightful sense of humor for which readers around the world clamor. Not bad for a woman who is dyslexic and didn't learn to read until she was in the fifth grade. 
...Since I have written about so many books of Debbie Macomber's books and information on her life, I thought today, I would put in some information for those of you who are fans of knitting, like Debbie. 
In addition to her bestselling novels, "Debbie's world" includes knitting pattern booklets and from Leisure Arts and her own yarn store in Port Orchard, Washington. That store, A Good Yarn, was named after Debbie's first "knitting book" in her popular Blossom Street Series. Universal Yarn launched Debbie's own yarn line in August 2010 designed to complement her Blossom Street series. She her husband, Wayne, serve on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet.   

READ AN EXCERPT:
Kathleen waited in the cold rain of a Seattle winter as her brother placed her suitcase in the trunk of his car. She felt as awkward and disoriented as she probably looked, standing there in her unfashionable wool coat and clumsy black shoes. For the last ten years she'd been Sister Kathleen, high school teacher and part-time bookkeeper for St. Peter's parish in Minneapolis. Her identity had been defined by her vocation.

Now she was simply Kathleen.And all she'd managed to accumulate in her years of service was one flimsy suitcase and a wounded heart. She had no savings, no prospects and no home. For the first time in her life, she was completely on her own.

"I'll do whatever I can to help you," Sean said, opening the car door for her.

"You already have." Tears stung her eyes as her brother backed out of his driveway. She'd spent the last two months living at his house, a small brick bungalow in this quiet neighborhood. "I can't thank you enough," she whispered, not wanting him to hear the emotion in her voice.

"Mom and Dad want you to come home."

"I can't." How did a woman who was nearly thirty years old go home? She wasn't a teenager who'd been away at school, a girl who could easily slip back into her childhood life.

--To read the rest of this excerpt, visit Debbie Macomber's website HERE.
--To read the list of discussion questions for a great book club read, you can find them HERE
  
GIVEAWAY
 I HAVE ONE ABRIDGED COPY OF DEBBIE'S
AUDIO BOOK OF CHANGING HABITS
 TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER
 
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOVE THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN CHANGING HABITS. 

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT DEBBIE MACOMBER'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN COMMENT ON ONE OF HER BOOKS YOU HAVE READ, OR WOULD LIKE TO READ

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, MAY 14
GOOD LUCK! 

38 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to see what makes them change the course of their lives.I would enjoy listening to this book.
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debbie said...

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debbie said...

I read her book the perfect Christmas, and really enjoyed it.
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Karen B said...

I live in a Minneapolis suburb and enjoy books with a MN setting.

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Karen B said...

I follow Debbie's blog and have read all of her Cedar Cove and her Blossom Street series.

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Karen B said...

GFC follower.

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Tore said...

I would like to see what happens to make them change their course and what the final outcome is. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

lag123 said...

I would like to see what their thoughts are that make them leave the convent. I love audiobooks and I love Debbie Macomber, so what could be better?

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lag123 said...

I have read the Blossom Street series. I love it!

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I am a GFC follower.

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Steve Capell said...

Wow! I would say 140 million copies in print means success! I would love to listen to this book. Thanks for the opportunity. I am GFC follower.

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Christa said...

I would like to read Changing Habits because I want to find out why each girl left the convent, whether they meet up again, and where there lives take them after this life changing experience.

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Christa said...

Just tweeted about this giveaway!
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Christa said...

I visited Debbie Macomber's website and would like to read her Cedar Cove series.

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Christa said...

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Carol N Wong said...

I am very interested in this book. I would really love listening to this book.
My best friend grew up near a Carmelite monastery and we often took walks over there, listened to their singing in the morning and ate the honey from their bees. It is hard for me to imagine any of the sisters going out into the world after such a different existence so I would really this audio book. And of course Debbie Macomber is one of very favorites.


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Carol N Wong said...

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Carol N Wong said...

I loved reading 'Hanna's List". It was easy to tell that Hanna loved her husband so very much. Sometimes the book is so good that I hug the book!
That was one of the hugged books!


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Carol N Wong said...

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mamabunny13 said...

Interesting storyline.
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mamabunny13 said...

I would like to read A Turn In The Road
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Cindy W. said...

Any new book by Debbie Macomber makes me want to read it. I LOVE her work. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Changing Habits.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I am a GFC follower.

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Cindy W. said...

One of my favorite books by Debbie is Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy.

Smiles & Blessings,
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RuralMom said...

I'd love to win this book first because I've loved other Debbie Macomber books that I'd read... and so, I trust that this book will be equally loveable. Plus, I'd like the extra fun of listening to it. Would be great, I think to listen to as I garden!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs,
Barb

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Sue Farrell said...

I find religious orders and convent life just facinating and would like to see what makes these ladies reject the life.
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Sue Farrell said...

I read "The Snow Bride" a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm a real sucker for Christmas stories so I should read some more of Debbie Macomber's Cristmas books.
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Linda Kish said...

I don't know what would make them change their minds and their lives about becoming nuns. I'd like to find out.

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Linda Kish said...

I'd like to read Hannah's List

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I am a GFC follower

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Susan said...

I am interested in what these women do with their lives after being in the convent.
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Susan said...

I would like to read Twenty Wishes.
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