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Thursday, November 12, 2009

THE CHRISTMAS BOWL!

"30 Best Gifts for Christmas" - Day 12!!

"The Great Christmas Bowl" by Susan May Warren
We have many "Christmas classics" in our home. Each year, we watch certain movies ("Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," and "A Christmas Story" to name a few...), we listen to TONS of Christmas tunes, old and new, and we have specific decorations that we have turned into traditions as well.

After reading "The Great Christmas Bowl," I believe it should, too, become a Christmas time classic!

"Marianne Wallace is focused on two things this Christmas: planning the greatest holiday ever and her youngest son's football game. But when she's asked to sub for the school mascot in a fish costume, organize the annual church tea, and cope with children who can't come home, will it take a miracle to restore her cheer?" -review from ChristianBook.com

A little about the Author:
Susan says, "I can't help be amazed at the gifts God has delighted me with - a wonderful husband, four amazing children, and the opportunity to write for Him.

I've been writing as long as I can remember - I won my first book writing contest in first grade! Over the years, writing has become, for me, a way to praise God and see Him at work in my life.

Although I have a degree in Mass Communications from the University of MN, my real writing experience started when I penned the The Warren Report - a bi-monthly newsletter that detailed our ministry highlights.

Living in Russia meant I never lacked for great material - and those experiences naturally spilled out first into devotionals and magazine articles and finally into my first published story, "Measure of a Man," in the Tyndale/HeartQuest, Chance Encounters of the Heart anthology.

Susan and husbandI grew up in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, and became an avid camper from an early age. My favorite fir-lined spot is the north shore of Minnesota - it's where I met my husband, honeymooned and dreamed of living. The north woods easily became the foundation for my first series, The Deep Haven series.based on a little tourist town along the shores of Lake Superior. I have to admit - I'm terribly jealous of Mona, the heroine of my first full-length book, Happily Ever After, a Christy Award Finalist published in 2004 with Tyndale/Heartquest.

Our family moved home from the mission field in June 2004 -- and now we live in the beautiful town I'd always dreamed of! God has amazed me anew with His provision, and blessings -- and allowed me a season when I can write full time for Him.

I 'm delighted you've stopped in to visit. My hope is that you'll be blessed and encouraged by soul-stirring stories of regular people interacting with a God who loves them.

I'd love to hear from you! I love getting mail, especially from readers and I welcome your questions and comments. Write to me at susan@susanmaywarren.com. And, if you're interested, sign up for my newsletter, a quarterly sneak peek into upcoming releases and projects. Thank you for your interest and support."

Also, check out her other great books! Click HERE

Are you ready to win your OWN copy of "The Great Christmas Bowl?"


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The winner will be chosen by random drawing on http://www.random.org/integers/ on November 19th at 6pm. Good luck!

Thank you to Susan May Warren for donating the free copy of her book for my review. I was not compensated monetarily for this review, or for any reviews or giveaways on my blog site. All reviews are provided after I receive a free or donated product from the publisher, manufacturer, or PR company. Reviews are written from an unbiased point of view. Only business relationships exist with those who provide products for review. The Author of Mingle Over Mocha is not responsible for your difference in opinion or happiness with this product, or your safety when using this product.


36 comments:

joeandbridge said...

Oh, I love book giveaways! So, many books so little time! Thanks for the giveaway!
Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com

joeandbridge said...

I love Susan's Scribbles Blog the most. I also signed up for her email newsletter. Thanks!

joeandbridge said...

I subscribe to your blog by email.

joeandbridge said...

I follow your blog on Google Friend Connect. Thanks!!!

joeandbridge said...

I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
fb name: bridgette.groschen

joeandbridge said...

I invited friends on Facebook.
fb name: bridgette.groschen

joeandbridge said...

I follow you on Twitter (@joeandbridge) and tweeted your giveaway:
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5660046453

FB Post:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/bridgette.groschen?ref=profile

Tanya said...

thanks for the book giveaway! :)
sunshinestgurl AT gmail DOT com

Tanya said...

Im an email subscriber

Tanya said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5660427855

patw said...

This book sounds like a fun read

patw said...

Love this blog!

Amanda said...

This sounds like a great book to read!

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I went to Susan's website. I like her list of novels best because I found several novels that I'd like to read.

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I follow on Google friend connect.

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I am a FB fan. (Amanda Corley)

corley@wildblue.net

Amanda said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted.
http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5683977748

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

daily tweet, thank you
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5698098912

Tanya said...

daily tweet, thank u!
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5712165910

Amanda said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5717614582

corley@wildblue.net

joeandbridge said...

**Daily Tweet**
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5720923357

Maureen said...

Sounds like a good one.
Maureen
moecurt@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5744403249

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

daily tweet, thank u :)
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5752491964

Amanda said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5770706525

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

daily tweet here, thanks :)
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5773336348

Amanda said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5797104896

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5816170083

Amanda said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5827446363

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

daily tweet here, thanks :)
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5835307897

joeandbridge said...

**Daily Tweet**
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5855982072

Amanda said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/frugalmomto4/status/5859032958

corley@wildblue.net

Tanya said...

last daily tweet :)
http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/5877491394

joeandbridge said...

**Daily Tweet**
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/5903862573

Anna said...

HOW did I not pick a winner for this?!?!?!?
Our winner is Amanda Corley!
Here are your random numbers:

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