Prize Packages: Misty Willow Novels & Cary Grant Classics

A Merry Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas is the time for giving and winter is the time for curling up with a good story–a contemporary romance or a classic movie. Here’s your opportunity to win one of two fun prize packages.

Where She Belongs Giveaway

Shelby and AJ quote lines from Cary Grant movies to each other. One of their favorites is An Affair to Remember with Deborah Kerr. But as Shelby says, you can’t watch this classic without watching Sleepless in Seattle, too.

This giveaway includes an autographed copy of Where She Belongs, the first novel in the Misty Willow Series, and DVD copies of An Affair to Remember (25th Anniversary Edition) plus Sleepless in Seattle (10th Anniversary Edition).

When Love Arrives Giveaway

Dani doesn’t want Brett to know she was secretly photographing him. So when they unexpectedly meet, she says her name is Regina Lampert–the name of Audrey Hepburn’s character in the Cary Grant classic Charade.

This giveaway includes an autographed copy of When Love Arrives, the second novel in the Misty Willow Series, and a DVD copy of Charade.

Thanks for entering!

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Note: Two winners will be selected in a random drawing. Contest is only open to those with U.S. mailing addresses.

Bottle House Museum & Giveaways

Exploring Prince Edward Island: #Write31Days

Today’s Post: Exploring the PEI Bottle House Museum and Giveaway Links for When Love Arrives

I had no idea what to expect when my sister said, “Let’s go see the Bottle House.”

It’s not a historic or literary attraction–I’ll be sharing Anne of Green Gables photos later in the month!–but it is a monument to one man’s labor of love. Here’s the story:

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This is Mr. Arsenault’s first project, a six-gabled house.

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Here’s a peek inside. This niche houses Mr. Arsenault’s organ . . . and his photo!

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Join me on Monday for photos of the Bottle Chapel and the Bottle Tavern. (Even though it’s a #Write31Day Challenge, no posts will appear on the weekends.)

Your Turn

You’ve been given 12,000 bottles. What will you build?

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Ending soon! A ten-book Revell bundle! Check out Relz Reviewz 10-year celebration interview with author Tamera Leigh and enter!http://relzreviewz.com/johnnie-alexander-a-writer-her-book-plus-giveaway/

That’s not the only giveaway at Relz Reviewz. You can also win a print copy of When Love Arrives. This giveaway ends next week. See the site for details.

Then hop over to All Betts Are Off for my post, “When the Bad Boy Becomes the Good Guy,” and enter the giveaway.

One more! Visit Genesis 5020 for Melissa Finnegan’s review. This giveaway ends October 10th.

Exploring Prince Edward Island: North Point

#Write31Days

Today’s Post: Exploring Prince Edward Island and A Giveaway for When Love Arrives

#Write31Days Challenge

For October’s #Write31Days Challenge, I’m Exploring Prince Edward Island by sharing memories and photos from my recent trip. (Today is the last day to link up with the challenge, so sign up quick if you want to share your own 31 Days. Visit the Write 31 Days website for ideas and inspiration.)

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The Wind & Reef Restaurant at North Point, PEI

On the recommendation of a “local,” my sister and I drove as far north as possible without driving into the sea to eat lunch at the Wind & Reef Restaurant. It’s located on the second floor of the rounded section of the building which also houses the Wind Energy Interpretive Center and a gift shop.

We were seated by one of the many windows and enjoyed the panoramic view of wind-blown clouds across an amazing blue sky and the choppy greens and grays of white-crested waves.

My sister selected clam chowder and a lobster roll while I went with the almond-crusted sole. We may not be locals (and I’m not even much of a foodie), but we definitely recommend the Wind & Reef. I hope to go back again someday.

Since I’m getting a late start on the month-long #Write31Days challenge, here are a few extra photos from our trip to North Point.

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Come back tomorrow for photos of the historic West Point Lighthouse and seashore.

Your Turn

I’ve wanted to visit Prince Edward Island ever since I fell in love with Anne of Green Gables over thirty years ago. Where’s your dream vacation destination and why do you love it?

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Hop over to All Betts Are Off for my post, “When the Bad Boy Becomes the Good Guy,” and to enter the latest giveaway for When Love Arrives, the second novel in the Misty Willow Series.

Our Canada-Bound Adventure (with a Detour to Boston)

Giveaways for When Love Arrives

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: TRAVEL PHOTOS & GIVEAWAY LINKS FOR WHEN LOVE ARRIVES

Canada-Bound with a Detour to Boston

The first stop on our travel itinerary: Boston.

My sister, Hebe, and I ate at the Elephant & Castle which has the BEST pub pretzels ever. Their yeasty, perfectly salted pretzels are served with spiced red ale mustard. Yum! The clam chowder is tasty, too.

After lunch, we strolled through the Granary Burial Ground, the final resting place for John Hancock, Paul Revere, and other famed revolutionaries. The image on this tombstone caught my attention. 09-29-granary-burial-grounds-tombstone

Sad, yes, but also a little bit creepy.

The next day we flew to Halifax.

From there we were to fly to Charlottetown, but the plane was overbooked and I didn’t have a seat. After discussing our options, we rented a car and drove from Halifax all the way to Prince Edward Island.

The compensation was worth the change in plans, and the experience of driving even greater. On our drive we saw rainbows both in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

You have to look really close to see the patch of rainbow in the Nova Scotia sky, but trust me, it’s there. And it was lovely.09-29-rainbow-collage

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We did have one small mishap.

“I wonder what this does,” I said as I pushed a button next to the rental car’s gear knob (which was also a novelty).

Turns out the button was the parking brake. Hebe, who was driving, didn’t think it nearly as funny as I did. Fortunately, the car only bucked a little.

After crossing Confederation Bridge, we were in Prince Edward Island.  We stopped at an information center for maps and tourist guides then headed toward Mermaid’s Lookout–our cottage by the shore.

We unloaded the car and took a few photographs before heading to Coffee & Pizza Shop, the nearest restaurant that was open on a Saturday evening.

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The best of Vinny’s: hot meaty pizza with onions and peppers and hospitable, welcoming ladies who lifted our tired spirits with their good humor.

The worst of Vinny’s: no ice for my soda. (I didn’t fuss.)

We went back again, after a day of sightseeing, for another pizza and a half-order of extra-crispy fries with the works.

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Come back next week for more photos of sunsets, seashores, and sights and less photos of food.

Celebrating with Giveaways

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The Singing Librarian is giving away THREE BOOKS! The prize package includes Where She Belongs, the first novel in the Misty Willow Series, When Love Arrives, and Jane Kirkpatrick’s latest novel, The Road We Traveled. This contest ends on October 4th.

Suzanne Woods Fischer, bestselling author of Amish fiction and nonfiction, is giving away a copy of When Love Arrives. The contest ends soon so scurry on over!

I’d love to have you join me for each of these giveaways. Wishing you luck! (Please confirm with each giveaway for the ending date and time.)