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Using Random.org, and listing all your names (+ extra entries) and then numbering, and putting them through Random.org... I have a winner!!!


The WINNER IS : FLOATING!!! congratulations!!! She chose San Diego by Cathy Marie Hake & Joyce Livingston, and One Smooth Stone by Marcie Lee Laycock



And thank you all for entering, I will be doing other giveaways in the future...so stay tuned...You never know when I'll get the bug for a giveaway!!!


And until then HAPPY READING!
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Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer
Given to me by Karen Witemeyer


Back Cover:


When a recovering romantic goes to work for a handsome ranch owner, her heart's
not the only thing in danger!


Adelaide Proctor longs to find a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a governess position on a remote Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her silly romantic yearnings behind.


Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, never expecting to end up with a child. T his dismay, five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the governess concerns Gideon- and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions.


When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the girl-ad her inheritance-Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. Soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so may heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?


A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?

I was soooooo looking forward to reading this book... You want to know why? Because of the cover!!! People always say, 'Don't judge a book by it's cover!'...But I always do! If the cover doesn't catch my attention...It takes me a lot longer, to sit there and decide if I even want to look at it's back description!!! (unless I already know the author) But what grabbed me about this cover, was the fact that this girl reading, was about to walk off the porch...and she was completely oblivious of the fact!!! This is something I would/have done often!!! Another reason, Karen Witemeyer is the Author of A Tailor Made Bride, One of my favorite reads of 2010!!!

Now to the inside of the book...This book, like her other, is filled with mystery, danger, and of course ROMANCE! Adelaide is a lover of the classics, her favorites...Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Jane Eyre. And she compares the men in her life, to the hero's of these stories! (Something I sometimes catch myself doing :)

It was really a coincidence that Adelaide even happened on the ad for a governess to Gideon Westcott's little girl Isabella. To get out of the area, where she recently humiliated herself, with her romantic notions, she applies, and is taken out to the ranch with 2 other women to have a final interview with Gideon and Isabella.


Gideon Westcott, the youngest boy of an English Lord, is in America to prove that he can do something worth while. But on his way to America he finds himself with a little girl, who doesn't speak now that her mother is dead. But with Sheep Shearing upon him...he can't spend as much time with the girl, as is needed...So with Bella's help, he needs to pick a governess.

Through an interesting beginning Adelaide is chosen, for the way she got into the child's heart at the onset...not to mention the Rancher's!


Everything seems to be going well, until there is word that Isabella's uncle was coming to claim her...Causing both Adelaide and Gideon to become as protective as a momma bear. They don't only have to worry of loosing Isabella...but also their Hearts! Will Gideon be willing to do what is needed to Keep Isabella and Adelaide safe? and will Adelaide Finally get her Romantic ending she's always envisioned?


I Give this book a 5/5!!! I highly recommend this book to anyone!







To the FTC and whomever else it may concern, I received this book From Karen Witemeyer. In return, I have promised to review the book but have been given the freedom by Karen Witemeyer to give my honest opinions whether they be positive or negative.
G.R.I.T.S.

Just a reminder to all of you...I have a book giveaway going on...Must Enter by Sept. 24th! Pick the two books you would want, and place a comment in the post...
Please let other's know about the giveaway as well!!!
http://c-romance.blogspot.com/2010/09/birthday-giveaway.html
G.R.I.T.S.

Yes it is, It's My Birthday, and I"m giving away some Books, (books that were supposed to be in a giveaway for the blog's 2 year anniversary, ooops) .

The Books in the giveaway are(the winner gets to pick 2):
~That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake
~San Diego by Cathy Marie Hake & Joyce Livingston
~ One Smooth Stone byMarcia Lee Laycock
~Courting Trouble by Deeanne Gist


How to Enter:
~Be a Follower!!!
~Leave a valid e-mail address in your comment below.
~ Must be an US citizen!
~State which books you're interested in!

Extra's:
~ be a follower of my makeup blog(link @ bottom of post) +2
~ Tell us your Favorite Author, and Why +1
~ If you had to pick 1 FICTIONal read, to have with you on a desert Island...What would it be @ why? +2

ENDS: Sept 24th....All entries must be in before 12 am that night!


Also My Makeup blog, is also having a birthday bash giveaway, so stop on by and check it out! & You mention in ur comment that u came from this blog, you'll automatically get an extra entry!
G.R.I.T.S.



Today is my Birthday!!!






I will be doing a Birthday Giveaway....But I have to get the pictures done, and decide which books I'll b giving away!! So stay in tune for that Post!!!






Rae Byuel
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(Click on the link at bottom of post, and you can read an excerpt from the book)

Yellow Rose Trilogy By: Lori Wick



Back Cover:

The first meeting between Slater Rawlings and Liberty Drake could hardly be called ideal. As acting deputy of shotgun, Texas, Liberty is simply enforcing the town laws. But Slater, a former Texas Ranger with a restless spirit, is surprised to find himself on the wrong side of the law-and even more shocked to realize it's a she who is arresting him!


Yet despite his rocky start in Shotgun, Slater finds himself drawn to the close-knit town, to it's strong church family, and especially to the fascinating Deputy Drake. As his heart grows more tender toward Liberty, Slater longs to see her turn in her gun and badge. Can liberty, realizing her awakening feelings for the rugged cowboy, give up her position when so many townspeople have come to rely on her? As Slater and Liberty struggle to understand their own Feelings and find common ground in their beliefs, God's hand gently guides the way in this unpredictable heartwarming romance.





A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS?

Can you imagine being a Former Texas Ranger, and finding a girl who could very well out shoot you? And then finding out that you have fallen in love with her? How are you supposed to protect her? Just Imagine! It made me laugh a little when this happened! Not to mention the trouble he's gonna have when his family realizes, well when his Brother Dakota finds out he gave up Rangerin, AND got saved to boot! Making Dakota the last of the Rawlings Boys to do so.


Liberty Drake...first of all, I love the name Liberty! Can you guess what day she was born? lol. When she has to arrest Slater for refusing to give her his gun, or at least hesitating 1 second to long, can she get over the way he acted? The gruff manners? And see the heart of gold within? And can she really give up her gun and badge for the sake of love?


A great story from Lori Wick! Can't wait to get the rest of them from the library!


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