31 May 2016

Love is Patient Collection from Barbour -- Giveaway


Looking for some summer reading? We're giving away a copy of the Love is Patient Romance Collection from Barbour books (February, 2016).  With two stories from Erica Vetsch (Lady-in-Waiting, Shining Armor, 2012), and novellas from Vickie McDonough (The Spinster and the Tycoon, 2007), Jill Stengl (The Spinster's Beau, 2006), Darlene Franklin (A Birthday Wish, 2013), Lena Nelson Dooley (The Spinster and the Cowboy, 2007), Janet Lee Barton (Harvest of Love, 2000), Frances Devine (The Spinster and the Doctor, 2007), and Connie Stevens (Hope's Dwelling Place, 2013).

Blurb: Enjoy the slow dance through the courtship of nine historical couples in the American west, including the territories of Arizona and Wyoming. Just at a time in life when they have nearly given up on finding love, romance enters their lives. But will it be true love, and will it be worth the wait? Find out in this delightful collection written by eight bestselling authors of inspirational romances. 

GIVEAWAY: A paperback of Love Is Patient Romance Collection. Answer this question -- what are you most wanting from reading a novella besides a quicker read?

42 comments:

  1. I like that you can read several authors in one place. Usually I recognize at least one of the authors & this allows me to meet new ones! Awesome!
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  2. This looks like a great collection of novellas and fabulous authors.
    There are times when I don't have a large block of time to sit and read a full length novel. A novella is perfect for those times I only have a few minutes to enjoy a book.
    Blessings, Tina

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    1. P.S. I am not entering the contest.

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    2. That is my main reason, too, Tina!

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  3. With a novella, you can get invested in the lives of the characters quickly. I love that! Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity.

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    1. That is an interesting comment, Melanie! I agree!

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  4. With a novella, you can get invested in the lives of the characters quickly. I love that! Thank you for this great giveaway opportunity.

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    1. That's a good point, Melanie! Thanks for coming by!

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  5. I love novellas because it gives you a glimpse of an authors' writing, as well as a story that you can enjoy when time is an issue. =) Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Annie
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    1. During holiday season, I pretty much only read novellas because of this, Annie! Blessings!

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  6. When i read a novella I'm looking for a sweet story that doesn't have an intricate plot but it character driven and demonstrates the qualities of the characters through their actions and words rather than telling about them in the narrative. Romance and a happy ending are a must ;)

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    1. I have the same thoughts, here, too! Thanks, Heidi!

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  7. What I want from a novella besides being a quick read is a good story and a happy ending.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. So pretty much, a good romance novella, Susan. Thanks!

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  8. Novellas must be well written and engaging!
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    1. Good point! If they are sloppy it doesn't matter if they are shorter and have a HEA in them.

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  9. I like that novellas are concise and I can enjoy meeting new characters and see an authors writing style in a smaller reading setting. It also helps me to remember story lines better.
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    Maryann

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    1. It is easier to remember all the storylines for a novella both as a reader and as a writer! Thanks Maryann!

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  10. I like it when they make me laugh or cry. I really like it when I learn something about how to handle a situation or increase my faith. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. That's always a good read when you laugh or cry!!! And how wonderful to have the spiritual arc speak to your heart!

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  11. What a generous giveaway. These stories look so good and interesting. Thank you fro the opportunity to win them.
    Marilyn
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    1. This collection is hard to find right now, Marilyn! But I do have a copy to give away!

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  12. A novella can give you a condensed, full on story where every word counts.

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    1. That's a good point, Mary! Every word does count in a novella!

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  13. Thanks for sharing our book with your readers, Carrie!

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    1. Hey Vickie! It is hard to find and I'm glad to share with our OWG readers!!! Thanks for coming by, Vickie!

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  14. Love novella. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  15. Easy question. Novellas give me a glimpse of what new-to-me authors have to offer.
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    1. That is a very interesting answer, Chappy Debbie! Thanks for coming by!

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  16. I agree with the other comments - I love the chance to be introduced to new authors without having to purchase a full length book. As well, it is very nice to be able to finish a story in a shorter time - especially on those days when time is short. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Betti! All those things make these collections special!

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  17. Thanks Carrie for this post and giveaway! From the description these stories sound wonderful. I love good novella stories! Please add my name to the giveaway. lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. I love novellas because they are easy to read. They introduce me to new authors. Thanks for the giveaway. debradawn777(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sometimes that is the important thing. Thanks Debra!

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  19. Thank you, Carrie, for sharing our book with your blog readers.

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    1. Glad to do it, Lena! It is a beautiful book!

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  20. I like getting a quick story and an introduction to a writer I'm not familiar with. I also like when writers use a novella to introduce a book series so you get a little more insight into the characters before getting involved in complicated plots.

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    1. I like that too to get a novella to introduce a new series, just as long as they don't overlap the story into the first novel.

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  21. I like that I can find new to me authors. Thank you for the chance. Blessings

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