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Monday, March 16, 2009

Tower of Strength Giveaway!

**Giveaway Closed**

About a month ago, I met a wonderful woman named Annette Lyon. Annette is an award winning LDS author of 6 novels. From her website I learned that Annette has been writing since second grade, when she piled pillows on a chair to reach her mother's typewriter. (I can totally relate to that!) She is a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English, and she has experience with newspaper, magazine, and business writing, but her first love is fiction. Tower of Strength, her sixth and most recent novel, is her fourth historical centered around old Utah temples.

In 2007 she was awarded Utah's Best of State medal for fiction. Spires of Stone, her fifth novel, was a 2007 Whitney Award finalist for Best Historical Novel. She has received three publication awards from the League of Utah Writers and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the LDStorymakers, a guild for LDS writers. You can learn more about Annette on her website or on her blog.

Last month, Annette sent me a copy of her latest novel, Tower of Strength, and I loved it! It is a perfect book to read while you sit back on the couch with a warm blanket. Tower of Strength is the story of Tabitha, who was widowed at age 19. She finds herself newly pregnant and alone, but through her strength of character is able to make a life for herself and her son. After several years, she finds that she must return to her hometown and face things that she had left behind many years before. It is also the story of Samuel, a recently widowed man, whose path crosses with Tabitha's.

Click the video to see a preview of the book:



Annette has been generous enough to offer a copy of her brand new book, Tower of Strength, to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.

For extra entries, you can do any (or all) of the following:
~Follow me here or on Life is Sweet
~Post my button on your blog or add me to your blog roll
~Fave me on technorati or stumble a post
~Tweet about this giveaway!
~Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post (5 entries!)
~Visit Modern Molly Mormon (where I am a featured writer) for another chance to win! Then come back here and let me know you entered there for double chances.

Remember to post a separate comment for each entry. This contest will end on Monday, March 30 at 10:00 pm Eastern time. Thanks and good luck!

48 comments:

  1. I entered at Modern Molly also

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  2. I Follow your blog My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  3. This looks like a great book by the way...

    My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  4. I have your button on my blog, The Mom Daily.

    My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  5. I Twittered about the contest. Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/VanBurenMom/statuses/1337914058

    My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  6. I blogged about the contest and linked back to your page. You are under the post titled The Mom Daily Afternoon Update 3*16*09

    My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  7. I posted on the Modern Molly site too!!

    My email address is TheMomDaily@gmail.com

    My blog is The Mom Daily at http://themomdaily.blogspot.com/

    Tweet me with Twitter @vanburenmom

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  8. Great giveaway! Sounds like a great book!

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  9. This sounds like a really good book. Count me in!!

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  10. Would love to win this amazing book...I say that, but I haven't read this one of hers yet

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  11. Can't wait to read this book! I watched the trailer and got goose-bumps. Thanks for a book giveaway.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  12. I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading your reviews. Thanks for such good info!

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  13. I put your button on my sidebar and added you to my blog roll.

    Thanks for all your hard work to host giveaways.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  14. I faved you on technorati. My id is mom2maya.

    I like when you said it's a good book to read on the couch with a blanket.....I'm ready!

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  15. I tweeted here http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/1342633734

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  16. I posted about your giveaway on my blog (Giveaways on Blogs) here's a link:

    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-chance-life-is-sweet-giving.html

    I'm looking forward so much to reading this book (either after winning or at the library). Books of this genre always leave me feeling more hopeful. Thanks, again.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net
    Blog entry #1

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  17. I posted about your giveaway on my blog (Giveaways on Blogs) here's a link:

    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-chance-life-is-sweet-giving.html

    I'm looking forward so much to reading this book (either after winning or at the library). Books of this genre always leave me feeling more hopeful. Thanks, again.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net
    Blog entry #2

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  18. I posted about your giveaway on my blog (Giveaways on Blogs) here's a link:

    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-chance-life-is-sweet-giving.html

    I'm looking forward so much to reading this book (either after winning or at the library). Books of this genre always leave me feeling more hopeful. Thanks, again.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net
    Blog entry #3

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  19. I posted about your giveaway on my blog (Giveaways on Blogs) here's a link:

    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-chance-life-is-sweet-giving.html

    I'm looking forward so much to reading this book (either after winning or at the library). Books of this genre always leave me feeling more hopeful. 4Thanks, again.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net
    Blog entry #4

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  20. I posted about your giveaway on my blog (Giveaways on Blogs) here's a link:

    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-chance-life-is-sweet-giving.html

    I'm looking forward so much to reading this book (either after winning or at the library). Books of this genre always leave me feeling more hopeful. Thanks, again.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net
    Blog entry #5

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  21. I also entered at Modern Molly Modern for a second chance at winning.

    mayacarpenter@verizon.net

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  22. Lolli,

    Great giveaway! I certainly am a FOLLOWER, and have your button on my site. I also entered at MMM, so just wanted to let you know. Love you spot here and all your posts at MMM also.

    Best Wishes!

    Kristin (metaphysical Molly)

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  23. Awesome give away. I love a good book.

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  24. Yes! I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  25. I entered over at Modern Molly!

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  26. I'd like to read this book - thanks!

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  27. Awesome! Please count me in!

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  28. I tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/1382844962

    aikychien@yahoo.com

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  29. I visited Modern Molly Mormon for another chance to win! I entered there too.

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  30. Great giveaway! Please enter me.

    Evelyn
    eggyc@hotmail.com

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  31. I participated in Modern Molly Mormon's contest.

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  32. I would love to read the Tower of Strength and then pass it on in our reading circle, Includes my mom, sister, and 3 aunts. (spread out over 400 miles). We all love to read. Thanks!

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  33. This would be a great book to add to my little collection. Thanks for putting it out there.

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  34. I've joined your following and....

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  35. Commented on Modern Molly Mormon

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  36. I am following you
    jen62728@aol.com

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  37. Would love to have this book. Thanks.

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  38. I entered at Modern Molly Mormon

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