Confessions of a Book Hoarder–with a giveaway

Hello, my name is Anne Mateer, and I’m a book hoarder.

It’s true. Really. I have more books than is good for one person (or rather, two, since hubby is a book hoarder as well!), even when I regularly weed through and clear room on my shelves for new ones. But until the past few years, at least my book hoarding had been confined to books I’d actually read. 

Lately I find I’ve been hoarding books I want to read. Too many books. I’ll never get to all of them. They have overflowed my small “to read” bookshelf in my bedroom and are now stacked nearby. Three toppling over stacks. And so I’ve come to a very hard conclusion–I need to give some of them away to people who will read them. Maybe to people who will review them or send a nice note to the author when they’ve finished. As an author, I know I’d rather have my book in front of someone’s eyes rather than languishing in an overfull stack.

So here’s my idea: I’m not looking for likes or followers or newsletter subscribers in this giveaway. Just tell me what you would do with the book should you win it–read it yourself (start reading within a couple of weeks of receiving it), give it to a local library of some sort, give it to a friend who needs something to read, etc. Below are three books by fellow Bethany House authors that I’m giving away and a little about them. (Yes, a pittance of my stacks, but giving up hoarding ways is hard and so I’m starting small!) Let me know which one you are vying for when you comment. And as a bonus, the winner of each will also win another surprise title as well! Two books to read or giveaway–for free!

I’ll draw my winners on Sunday, January 12th, so tell your friends and get entered before then! Happy reading, y’all!

 

Book 2 in the fantasy series Books of the Infinite

Book 2 in the fantasy series Books of the Infinite

      A Fantasy Saga Fueled by Adventure and Faith

      The last thing Kien Lantec expects on his first day of military leave is to receive marching orders from his Creator, the        Infinite. Orders that don’t involve destroyer-racing or courting the love of his life, Ela. Adding to Kien’s frustration, his Infinite-  ordained duties have little to do with his skills as a military judge-in-training. His mission? To warn the people of ToronSea  against turning their backs to the Infinite to worship a new goddess.

     But why Kien? Isn’t this the role of a true prophet, such as Ela of Parne?

     Seeking answers, Kien visits Ela and finds her stricken by a devastating vision of her own. Her birthplace, Parne, has been  corrupted by her enemies and will soon suffer judgment. Pulled in separate ways, each must seek to follow the Infinite’s  leading and hope He will reunite them again soon.

 

 

Historical fiction by 7 time Christy Award winning author Lynn Austin

Historical fiction by 7 time Christy Award winning author Lynn Austin

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Josephine Weatherly and her mother, Eugenia, struggle to pick up the pieces of their lives when they return to their Virginia plantation. But the bitter realities of life after the war cannot be denied: their home and land are but shells of their previous grandeur; death has claimed her father and brother; and her remaining brother, Daniel, has returned home bitter and broken. The privileged childhood Josephine enjoyed now seems like a long-ago dream. And the God who failed to answer any of her prayers during the war is lost to her as well.

Josephine soon realizes that life is now a matter of daily survival–and recognizes that Lizzie, as one of the few remaining servants, is the one she must rely on to teach her all she needs to know. Josephine’s mother, too, vows to rebuild White Oak…but a bitter hatred fuels her.

With skill and emotion, Lynn Austin brings to life the difficult years of the Reconstruction era by interweaving the stories of three women–daughter, mother, and freed slave–in a riveting tale.

 

 

 

Historical Romance

Historical Romance

    In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of  logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned  fortunes of his lumber baron father.

     Posing during the day as a photographer’s assistant, Lily can’t understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to  persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of  three of his father’s lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he’s interested in clearing the pine and earning a  profit. He figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters.

     Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the  corruption that’s dominated Harrison for so long.

281 comments on “Confessions of a Book Hoarder–with a giveaway

  1. Would love to read all things new then would pass it to my niece, then we would share with the ladies in the church. We all love to read

  2. Thanks for the give away. I love books too. The one I would be interested in reading is “Judge”. Then I would pass it on to my daughter to read. I have the other two. I have already read Unending Devotion. It takes place in my home state, so I couldn’t resist. It is a great book.

  3. When I receive books, my mother, my sister and I all read them. I then donate them to my church library for others to enjoy. While I have not yet read “Unending Devotion,” I have enjoyed the two other books I have read by Jody Hedlund and look forward to reading this one.

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy reading. It is one of the most pleasant things to do in a very small town in West Texas. Books that have been passed around from one reader to another reader sometimes are passed back to the original owner. We have a library, but with the cuts, our library will soon close. Books are in some instances the main entertainment for many ladies in Paducah, TX. Our church has several ladies who ready 5 to 8 hours a day. They subscribe to book clubs until they have to cut their expenses, so I buy as many as I can afford to share. I sometimes find good books at the thrift stores, but they are over 100 miles away, so that keeps many trips impossible. So, I guess I am saying, we try to fill the vacancy the library will leave. I have read many of Lynn Austin’s books and the other two authors are new to me. Again, thank you for sharing, no matter who you pick, the cycle of sharing continues. Thank you, Cathie Ross

  5. Oh Definitely “Judge”, To Read Myself. I Would Have To Buy The First Book Though! I Have Over A Thousand Books But I Regularly Donate The Ones I Don’t Want To Keep. My Husband (Was Also A Bookworm) Just Passed And I Brought Several Books To The Hospital Gift Shop In The Two Months He Was There. They Sold Used Books For Just A Dollar And I Thought That Was Cool.

    • That is very cool, Lisa! What a blessing that is to those in the hospital for extended periods of time–and to those who sit with them! If you do ebooks, the first book, Prophet by RJ Larson is currently FREE to download! 🙂

  6. I would like the book “Judge”> After reading it I would forward it on to a Friend so that way my friend would be able to enjoy a good book.

  7. My pick would be Unending Devotion, because it sounds intriguing. After reading it, I would pass it on to my sisters and mother. We love to share great reads!

    • Yes, Bethany House has amazing authors. I still pinch myself that I get to be among them! What a blessing!

  8. I would choose All Things New to read. I would pass it on to two Christian friends to read before donating it to the library.

  9. I’d like one of the historical ones, Unending Devotion or All Things New. I don’t think the fantasy one is for me. I love to read mysteries. I would read the book I won and then trade it online. I swap books on Paperback Swap and Book Mooch.

    I have tons of books too. I like to get a big bag from the library book sale, which they have about seven times a year. I can get a big paper bag full of books for $6.00 (30 to 40 books can fit in a bag!).

    I don’t do e-books because I don’t own a computer or e-reader.

  10. I love Larsen books and “Judge” is one I haven’t read yet! If I was to win I would first read it then donate it to our military library on post. I would also send the author a note telling them how wonderful the series is!

  11. I would like to read “Unending Devotion.” I would read it and then, as I am a librarian, I would donate it to the library. 🙂

  12. I would love to read All Things New, and my second choice would be Unending Devotion. I would share them both with a neighbor that loves to read as I do and we are limited financially. I am not sure either one can afford our habit. lol Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  13. It’s a hard choice between All Things New and Unending Devotion. I love historical fiction, especially Civil War and frontier living.
    I am probably more inclined towards Unending Devotion. My grandparents came over from Germany before the turn of the 20th century. They settled in northwestern Wisconsin where there was much logging done, especially as the railways expanded.
    I would read it and then pass it on to friends and/or donate it to a local library. I hate parting with my books. But as I have downsized my living space, I have to be more selective about which books I keep and those I pass on for others’ enjoyment.

  14. I would read the book as soon as I could, then share it with my daughter or a friend. I would choose All Things New by Lynn Austin, but want to read both the others too.

  15. I love to read any type of book and historical christian fiction is one of my favorites. I have now gotten to the point in my life that I don’t have to keep every book I have read and its okay for me to give it away to anyone who likes to read. I always tell them do not give me the book back pass it on to someone else who may like to read it. This way I feel as if I have managed my TBR pile better.

  16. I was born in Richmond, VA during WWII. My Dad was in the Army and was stationed there. I was three months old when he and Mom moved to Birmingham, AL. In the late 60’s, my husband, an AF officer, was attached to the Pentagon. We traveled to Richmond and found the apt. house where my parents had lived; also the park where they enjoyed many picnics. I’ve always been fascinated by Virginia and the Southern Belles who once lived there. I try to buy every book set in that beautiful state. Some time back, I donated about 300 books to our local library. I’d love to begin restocking those empty shelves with “All Things New”.

  17. I was a book hoarder until I got my Kindle and now, oh my. Since I am getting up in years, I gave my Christian books to church school library and am finding homes for my others when I find someone who likes what I read

  18. I would read it and then donate it to our GED program at the local college. I average 3 books a week. There are never enough books for me, I love them and then share them to enrich someone into becoming an avid reader such as myself.

  19. I love to read.. but I also love to share!! 🙂 ..I would read the books and then they would make the rounds to my sisters. And then I usually like to donate them to the library or send them to our serviceman and women over seas. 🙂

  20. I love books!!!! I am learning to give some away; (ouch, ow, that hurts!)I am sharing with some ladies at my church that have the same tendencies! I sometimes share with my sisters, but I usually lose the good ones that way! I am from Michigan. I would LOVE to read ‘Unending Devotion’.

  21. UNENDING DEVOTION by Jody Hedlund. I share my books with friends, family and our church library. Love to win this one! sharon, CA

  22. I’m a book hoarder, myself. I love reading books, but I also enjoy passing them on to others. If they are really crafted well, they will actually make it on my bookshelf and be read over and over again. I’d like to read the first one of your giveaways.

  23. Hard to pick, but I would love the book by Jody Hedlund. After I read it, I will post reviews on a few book sites, then donate it to our local library where I work, so I can recommend it to people there.

  24. I truly would enjoy the second or third one. It is reassuring to know I am not the only one who hoards books – it is a tough habit to break! I have been reading books and have decided to share them – gets them out of my house and I am not keeping all of them! So I would read and give them to friends or family members whom I think would enjoy the story. I enjoy sharing books with others – they are great for conversation starters!! Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity to win one of them! Thank you for your Christian writing Anne – I pray God continues to bless you!

    In Christ,
    Lori

  25. I already own the Lynn Austin book, but do not have the other two. I would prefer Judge since I have the first one in the series and would like to complete the series before I read it. I always will read then give them away. I do not reread books. I am also a fellow hoarder and my attic has been relegated to hold my books…I doubt I will ever read them all, but I can try!

  26. Hello,
    My name is Kristi and I am a book hoarder also. Unfortunately my husband is not and I tend to get teased about it quite a bit. . .

    I would love to win the Lynn Austin book. I loved her Chronicle of the King’s series and A Woman’s Place. I would read this myself and then donate it to our local MOPS group.

    I am a new follower (email subscriber)

  27. I have read all of R.J. Larson’s books, but unfortunately only own one! I’m not even exactly sure where that one is right now, because I loan her books out to almost everyone I meet. I would love to own Judge as well so that – well, first I could read it again – but mostly so I can loan all of my friends a really good book!

  28. I would love to read All Things New. I would read it myself and then pass it on to my sister who would read it and then pass it on to her friends and when it had made the rounds I would either post it onto paperbackswap.com or donate it to the church library.
    I get a lot of mileage out of books. Everyone I know loves to read! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  29. It’s great to meet other people who are passionate about books and reading! I really like the idea of using books to make deeper connections with others around us. For me, I would be happy with any of the books but Unending Devotion rally speaks to me because my sister and I are finally close after 30+ years of contention. So, I would read it, pass it on to my sister and then invite her for coffee to discuss!

  30. I would like to read them all, and then pass on to my daughter to read. I used to buy books all the time, but also could not find room for them all. I now only buy reference books, cook books, or patterns, and get all my other reading material from the library. I am one of the founding members of my local Friends of the Library, so I know our library will be getting lots of gently used books. My daughter is now a book hoarder, and my granddaughter (1-1/2 years old)is much worse than either of us. She would read all day, if possible. I picked up a few books at the library for her a couple of weeks ago and she read them all many, many, many times! I had to take them back yesterday, and all day she has been asking for her favorites from the pile. She is asking for the by title, so if she keeps up at this pace, she will be reading on her own by the time she is 2. She has about a hundred of her own books, but I need her to get more familiar with the library, or I will go broke!

  31. It’s nice to meet another person who is passionate over books!I like the idea of sharing books as gifts to make connections and deepen relationships. I am interested in Unending Devotion because my sister and I are finally close after thirty plus years of contention. I would pass it on to her to read and invite her to coffee to discuss!

  32. I would love to have the chance to read Lynn Austins book. I live in the south and have read and studied the Civil War for many years and am always intriqued to read different points of view, be they fact or fiction.
    When I am done I will be sharing the book with the women of my small church. We all read and discuss Bethany House books regularly so I know everyone would enjoy. I am also in the process of adding a book review section to my blog so will be thrilled to kick off the review section with this book! http://www.oneashplantation.webs.com Thank you for this opportunity!!!

  33. I think that JUDGE looks very interesting and you be glad to read this and then share with my sons, who I think would enjoy them as well. Thanks for sharing with us fellow book lovers. Blessings to you!

  34. Anne, What a great blessing you are giving us book lovers. I would love to read All Things New. Then I would donate it to the in patient hospice that helped me through the loss of my husband. It is such a great blessing to people in need . I know from my time there that patients families benefit from their small library to help them through the hours and sometimes the books are read to the patients if they desire to be read to. Thank you

  35. I would read it and then donate it to my Church’s library so others could enjoy it too. I enjoy Lynn Austin’s books and the book by Jody Hedlund looks very interesting, too. I’d love to browse through your bookshelves! Blessings!

    • Don’t you love looking at what books those who read choose to keep? Looking at someone’s bookshelves tells you so much about them!

  36. I have too many books myself they kinda get away with.you. I would definitely would read them.I olive to read. All three titles sound great. Hard decision but I would go with Lynn Austin’s boon.

    Tammy Hudson
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  37. I would love to read any of those three books and then donate to our local small town library so that others may read it too!

  38. Unending Devotion sounds good and I would read it and then pass it around to my friends that would also read it!

  39. I have big stacks of tbr books also. However, Judge is not one of them and I would LOVE to own that book!

  40. Love historical fiction – would love, love to read/own Unending Devotion. Would devour it in a few days and forward on to my dear sister to read.

  41. My favorite genre of books is Christian Historical Fiction. I am always looking for new authors to read and the book “Unending Devotion” sounds really good. If you chose me to receive a book, I would of course read it and probably end up adding it to my collection. But I would be sure to pass on the gift and donate one of my books to someone else to read and enjoy!

  42. I would love to have “Unending Devotion”. I would read it, share it with my friend, then offer to share with my church women’s group.

  43. I would read and share with friends and possibly the church library 🙂 I just love books!

  44. I would love any of the books, but “All Things New” caught my attention. I’m a book lover. I have a Kindle, but love the feel of a real book in my hands. I often read my favorite books several times. Sometimes I loan books to my daughter and other times I donate the books to Goodwill so others have the opportunity to read. I appreciate how hard it is for you to give up your books.

  45. Anne I’ve already read, and loved Unending Devotion so I have no interest in receiving it. I’m not into fantasy at all and I love stories connected to the Civil War so I’d love to get and read All Things New. After reading it I have a lady at my church that I would pass it on to and she would then, hopefully, have someone she could pass it on to. I would be thrilled to receive a second book to read and it also would be passed on to Frances. The only ones I keep are those that have been autographed by the author.

  46. I am a bit of a hoarder too. My hubby was getting really upset with all the books overtaking all the shelves and corners of our house, so I started a library at our church. I haven’t read any of the three books and would love to read any or all of them so I will let you choose. I will read and review the book, then I will take it to my Aunt, She is in her 90’s and loves to read. When she is finished she sends them back and then I take them to our church library.

    • Good for you to start the library at your church! I love it when passion finds an outlet to help others. 😉

  47. I am a book hoarder too! I reread all of my books, well skim to my favorite parts whenever I am bored, and as I high school student when am I not? I totally understand have a want to read bookshelf. Thankfully I read so quickly that they never last long. When I am done I force them on my friends. I am using subtle Christian Fiction to share God’s love with my agnostic friend. She is so passionate, I cannot wait until that passion is directed towards God. Do you have any books that would help minister to her? She really enjoys crime and mystery and anything that will get her thinking. I read Prophet. The first book in the Infinite Series, I believe you have the second, Judge. I got if for free on the Kindle and I loved it! I would have requested the second one, but I fell so in love with the first that I immediately ordered them in paperback through CBD. Great reads. I recently read the Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund and I adored that. I would love to read another of hers, Unending Devotion. No matter what I hope that you get to read all of the books on your shelf at some point or another.

    • I love that you give your agnostic friend Christian fiction! Every Christian fiction author loves to hear that. Some good ones in the crime/mystery genre are Terri Blackstock and Brandilyn Collins. If she likes medical suspense, Richard Mabry. If she likes a historical mystery, I loved Julianna Deering’s set in 1920s England. All have good spiritual threads woven in.

  48. I would like to read All Things New. I would read it then pass it on to my friends to read and if it came back I would donate it to my church library.

  49. I would read, and share, but I would have my name in the book cuz I would want it back! (I’m a book hoarder…(grin!)

  50. It seems I am among great company….those who love reading as much as I do! I have just begun passing books to my Mom. She said she read a lot when she was younger. I am in my 40s and never saw her read a book until last year!! She will be 80 this year and I have been so excited sharing my favorites with her. She would like Lynn Austin the best I am sure. Thank you for doing a great giveaway!

    • Wow! What a cool story about your mom! My husband’s 98 year old grandmother reads my books and I’ve never seen her read any others!

  51. Wow, y’all. Just WOW!!! I’ll at least read all the comments, reply to some. I’m completely overwhelmed–in a good way! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words about my fellow authors’ work! 🙂

  52. I like to read books. I read them and pass them on to someone else I know would enjoy them or donate them to library. I never let a book go to waste.

  53. I would like to have All Things New…….I have read Lynns books and I love em,,,love that era and books set in that era…I would definitely read it and share with others that would want to read it…..recommend her books.

  54. I love to read! Ask my local librarian about the stack of books I used to check out. No linger able to get to the library. Books given to me definetly get passed on-either to one of my daughters, granddaughters. the church library or the local library. Thanks for the chance of a free one!

  55. I would choose Judge. I work at a public library as well as a church library. I would read it first, then of course I would have to share it with my book buddy, then I would donate it. Hey, I’m a book hoarder too, maybe we should have a support group!

  56. Thanks for the generous giveaways.

    I would choose All Things New by Lynn Austin for a few reasons. I love her books, this is my favorite time period to read about, and it sounds REALLY good. Ü

    After reading the book I would give it to our church library. That way many other people would be able to enjoy the same book. (I do this with the majority of the books I read)

  57. What a fantastic idea! Although I have not accumulated that many books (most of the books I read come from the library), but giving away is just fun –and necessary– sometimes. (: I have been dying to read Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund. She just writes so well and inspiring! If I did win it, after reading it, I would lend it to friends who could benefit and appreciate it. I have a mini library in my room. (:

    Thanks again! I might try hosting this kind of giveaway; it’s easy and fun to enter. (:

  58. OH yes, I know your “hoarding” pain! What fun it is to have books. I usually try to pass them to my church and then friends and family. We all share books! Jody Hedlund or Lynn Austen are both wonderful books.
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  59. I would love a chance to win a new book to read. I don’t always have the money the purchase new books. If I was to win I would share the book with my book pal and then I would donate it to my local library. I live in a small down and our library is very small and I have donated books to them before. Thank you for this chance!

  60. I Love books! I am a blogger, and regularly devour as many books as I can in a month. I have reviewed your books in the past, thanks for your great god given writing talent! I am starting a library at our small church here in Comox BC with all the books I review. The shelves are growing along with my excitement!
    I would love to read Jody H’s book. 🙂 Thank you so much and keep up the great work!

  61. I would love to have the Lynn Austin book! I would read it then pass it on to someone else to read as well!!

  62. All three look good, but Unending Devotion is the one that catches my eye. Lynn Austin’s books are a favorite of mine though. I guess that you might call me a book hoarder too, but at least half of my book collection is pulled from either the classic shelf or my Dad’s bookshelf. Since I am the youngest, most books are passed down with the option to keep or give away. My Mom gave many of our books(classics) to our Amish neighbors..I just gave away some of mine too, but then I have gained more since then.
    For now I would say that I would pass it on to my Mom to read and if I feel so led, I may give it to one of my local libraries. I’ve done the latter quite often, but I’ve regretted it a few times, like when I gave away my Karen Witemeyer books..When I got one out to reread, my Mom read and loved it and I wondered “What was I thinking?”..ha..Anyways, I do usually pass them on afterwards for others to read and enjoy. I am attempting to keep track of my growing to-be-read list via Goodreads…Thank for this lovely opportunity to share! 🙂

    • Oh my! Yes, I can’t imagine passing on my Karen Witemeyer books! Of course I love these three authors, too, it’s just that their books release at the same time mine do and so I get busy and fall behind on my reading. Of course I have Jody’s and Lynn’s newest ones in my TBR stack, hoping to get to them soon!

  63. I’d like to read Unending Devotion.

    I’m from Michigan and used to work at Baker Book House. I have a lot of books and have often given them away. Theological books to seminary students, counseling books to people struggling with an issue, and others to people who just like to read. I currently live in Wisconsin and there is no library in my church. Maybe I need to start one.

  64. I am also a book hoarder but 98% of my books come from local used book stores, goodwill and book sales from my local library. I have 2 bookcases full of all type of Christian books and I love sharing them with anyone that wants to read them.

    One book I have been wanting to read is “All New Things” by Lynn Austin.

  65. Would like All Things New. Would read first and then pass on the our local Community Ministry.

  66. I would love to read Unending Devotion. I usually share the books I read and then store them away to read again and again. I always have to be reading something! My little way of escaping!

  67. Oh my gosh, I am a book hoarder too! My husband isn’t a reader so just keeps shaking his head when he looks at the shelves upon shelves and toppling stacks around the house :). I would love to read All Things New…I have had it on my wishlist for a while and just love historical fiction!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. I too am a hoarder. I would really like to read Jody Hedlund’s book. My mom would like Lynn Austin’s book. I would read and pass along friends that love reading also.

  69. I would like to read Unending Devotion. I belong to a quilt group that also each week shares all the books we are reading. So after I read it and after the quilters, I would pass it on to the Young at Heart senior group at my church.

  70. I would love to read “All Things New”.I would then pass to a friend or trade for another ‘new’ book!! I confess,I am also a ‘hoarder’ of books-but have a stack right now I’ve read and plan to share.

  71. I would read it, and pass it on to several other people. We pass books back and forth! After everyone has read it that wants to, it either goes back on my shelf, or donated!

  72. I love reading so much that in my family I am known as a bookworm. I was even given socks stating so and they are my favorites. I would love to read Devotion, it sounds magical.

  73. I would love “All Things New” or “Unending Devotion” it’s too hard to choose! I would read them first (and then what has become my tradition) is I then give it to a friend (and ask that they pass it on) or I donate them to the Jesus House.

  74. I just recently read Lynn Austin’s non-fiction book ‘Pilgrimage’, and would love to read ‘All Things New’ as it has been quite awhile since I’ve read any of her novels.
    After the time I read it, there are two distinct possibilities:
    1. I love it so much that I put it on my favorites shelf. Or, one of my favorites shelves! *blushes* I just might be a book hoarder as well…
    2. It will be put in a sale to help fund the trip to Turkey that I’m hoping to make this summer, to learn about the culture and spend some time as an English teacher. 🙂

    • Awesome! My sister taught at a missionary school in Turkey for a couple of years. All three of her boys ended up being born there! 🙂

  75. I was a book hoarder until we got rid of everything to go to the mission field. Now I have mostly books on kindle. I would read any of them and then pass them along to someone else to enjoy.

  76. I would love to read “Unending Devotion” because it sounds heart touching. Then
    I would pass it on to my daughter-in-law because I am a book hoarder in recovery! 🙂 (Except ebooks they take up way less space!)

  77. I would like to read Unending Devotion. I love to read and my family and a lot of my friends are book lovers too. I would read it first and then share with others to read also. Thank you for giving away these books! I know it would be a hard choice to decide which to give away.

  78. I would love to read any of them, but if I had my pick I would choose “Unending Devotion” I would first read it myself then pass it along to my sister. Her favorite genre is historic fiction, especially if there is a little bit of romance in there too. Plus it is only a state away where it takes place.

  79. I am a book hoarder also. Since being disabled in 2009, my TBR pile is slowly going down, thank goodness. After finishing a book it gets passed to family members. The books then go to the library in bags, since we read several books a day. I would enjoy reading either All Things New or Unending Devotion.

    • I so sorry for the reason your TBR pile is decreasing, but I’m sure you’ve loved reading some wonderful books, too!

  80. I would love to read the Unending Devotion. I love historical romance and it is set in Michigan which is great!
    It would be great to have this book to take to my sister when I visit her in March. Then she will bring it back to me in May when she visits here! That is if I can stand not peaking into it for that long!

  81. I would love to read Judge by RJ Larson. I haven’t read any of that series but have wanted to for a long time. I would pass on to a friend and then the local library. I don’t believe our library has any of the Larson books.

  82. I have been a book hoarder forever!! For the past few years I have been reading/collecting/hoarding Christian Novels, and love to read them. I recently shared my collection with my sister who really enjoys them.

  83. All Things New. I would read and then share with my sister and friends. Thanks for the opportunity.

  84. I recently read All things new (actually my favorite of all Lynn Austin’s books) so I would love to win Unending devotion. I would read it first, then if I think the women in my book discussion would like it, I would use it as one of our monthly selections. Then, I would donate it to the local Library! Thanks for this opportunity! Ceil

  85. I would love to win “All Things New” by Lynn Austin. She is one of my favorite authors and my mom likes to read as much as I do, so of course I would share it with her. 🙂

  86. I would read the first and the last one, have and have read the second one, so would give it to someone who would enjoy it! I am a terrible book hoarder also! Current count is five bookshelves full between my husband and I, not counting the books in each of the kids rooms!

  87. Judge sounds really interesting! I’ve been trying to broaden my reading horizons, because I got stuck in a historical romance rut. Since I usually borrow books from the library, I think I would donate it (ever notice how hard it is to find the books you’re actually looking for at the library? 😛 ) unless it was one of my most favorite books I’ve ever read.Then I’d keep it in my *small* personal collection

  88. I am a Christian Therapist and every book I obtain is shared and passed along to someone who could use it.

  89. Hello,
    Yes I am a book love that is a book hoarder. I read the books I purchase then place them on shelves or in boxes. I wait 2 to 3 years and then revisit my favorite stories. Sometimes I share with others as long as they return the books so I may read them again. I think “All Things New” or one of the others would look pretty on my shelves. I even have a place for one of the new books you’ve written, I don’t have that one yet.

  90. I love the idea of passing books along to new readers. I might have to rethink the possibilities with my 2 overflowing bookshelves. 🙂 I would love to read All Things New or Unending Devotion. After I get done reading a new book, I usually end up passing it along to my mom or grandma. We’ve got quite a family book club going. 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  91. I’d definitely read it. If I thought I would never read it again I might donate to the library I work for or it will go on my shelf. Depends on the book.

  92. I’d love Judge by R.J. Larsen! I have the first one on kindle so would love to have the second! After would either give to my mom, or one of my nieces (we all share the love of reading 🙂 ).

  93. I would love any of these books, as I am eclectic in reading as I am in most everything else! What would I do with the one if I won? I would read it, then share it, then donate to a library! You are very brave to take this on, downsizing your own library! I admire the thought!

  94. I am a huge fan of Lynn Austin and would love to read All Things New. If I win I would read and review the book on Good Reads and Amazon, and then pass it on to my Mother in Law, who also loves Lynn Austin. I have to admit I am also a book hoarder, but I am working at giving away books too!

  95. I love to read and am a bit of a book hoarder myself! Over the past couple of months I’ve started weeding through and have made a tidy little box of books that I must either read this year or sell/give away.
    Usually I read a book and share it with my mom or sister if they are interested in reading it. Personally, I would love to win/read All Things New by Lynn Austin. (Anything Civil War tickles my fancy!)
    Thanks for sharing! God bless!
    ~Micaela 🙂

  96. I would like to read Unending Devotion. It sounds like a really good book. Then, since I too am a book hoarder who is trying to reform I would pass it on.

  97. I would love to read All Things New! My hope would be that I would donate it to the library after completion, but that would mean overcoming some of my own book hoarding tendencies.

  98. I am a church librarian and am always looking for new and good books. My budget is small so I would put the book in the library and when I had a chance I would read it. Being a librarian helps me not to be a book hoarder but I am close.

  99. Hey, My name is Rachel and I absolutely love books!!! My family is missionary’s in Costa Rica!!! After I read the book and my family reads the book I would pass it onto other missionary family’s in Costa Rica!!! I would love a copy of All New Things, or Unending devotion!!!
    Thanks so much in advance 🙂

  100. I would enjoy reading Unending Devotion. If I win the book, I would keep it in my own collection which my friends are known to go through and use as their own personal library 🙂 Or (because I just moved and after packing 20+ boxes of books) I would pass it along to my church that is trying to establish a library for the members. Thanks for doing this! What a wonderful idea.

  101. I would love to read either Unending Devotion or All Things New. I’m a fan of Lynn Austen, but Unending Devotion looks really interesting, too. Choices, choices… 🙂

  102. I love to read and have many books myself that I havent gotten too. Due to I bead and crochet as well. But any of my books that are read are past on to my step daughter and sister in laws. We all enjoy them. So no matter how many I have they are all passed on and shared. I thank god every day to just be able to share them. But no matter if I win or loose. Thanks for letting us share with you as well. I love them all.

  103. I am a voracious reader but I don’t know if I could be termed a hoarder. I read all the time, even cereal boxes while eating breakfast and got an e-reader to continue my vice without having to bring 10 boxes of books with me when I move.I have given away to the library fund raising sales, everything in paperback. I do have a the collection of hardcover books by Diana Gabaldon. I Would love to win “All things new” as I love historical novels and think I should have been born in that era.Thanks for the chance. I would pass it on to my sister and her friends afterwards.

  104. I would love to have a copy of All Things New to give to my mother. She loved Lynn Austin’s books and hasn’t read this one yet.

  105. I would like to read all things new by lyn austin. When I am finished reading it I will put it in my church library. I am the librarian and am always looking for book to put in there. Thanks for the opportunity

  106. I would love to win Judge. I have read the first book in the series and would like to continue it. 🙂 I am starting to amass a hoard. While I have hundreds on my kindle at one time, I like the paperback copies better. For my birthday, I am asking for another bookshelf.

  107. Would love to have any good Christian book to add to our small church library. After being shocked by what our church ladies were reading (passing bags of books around after church) I have been working on keeping a nice selection of Christian fiction and popular Christian authors in front of them. Thanks for your generosity! Co-pastor: Dianna Marcum

  108. They all sound great and would be perfect to give to my mother. If I had to choose one is probably pick unending devotion. Thanks for the opportunity to give a book to my mother

  109. This year I also decided to remove some of my big stacks of books I wanted to read. I let my church library choose some first, and a few friends…then I sold a handful on Facebook.

    I think I would read All Things New the fastest, so I would choose that if I were given the opportunity. Thanks so much for reminding us that we should not just hold onto books!

  110. I love to read! I’m impressed that you would share with others. I love to read and then give my books away for others to read. This is awesome.

    I would love to read any of these.

  111. I recently read the first book from the Books of the Infinite collection. After passing it around in church to everyone, I know at least 20 people who would love to get their hands on the second one!

  112. Hi! I have been reading christian fiction since I was 13. 🙂 I would really love to read to Unending Devotion!

  113. All Things New or Unending Devotion both look amazing and I would love to read them and share them with my sister and sister-in-law. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway!

  114. I would like to read “All Things New” the most I think. It was a tough choice between that and “Unending Devotion.” I really like Lynn Austin’s work so I would love to read this. Then I would share with some friends Eventually I plan to donate it to the library. But that is hopefully a ways down the road. I’m a book hoarder too (librarian). Oops!! Thanks for the generous giveaway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

  115. I think Unending Devotion would be an awesome read. I usually read really fast while I am waiting in the pickup line at my son’s elementary school, as that is my only quiet time of the day. Once finished, I would pass it on to a friend in need of an escape. 🙂

  116. I am a bookworm! I manage to read despite having a 23 month old and 8 year old. Anyway, I love our local library and I also love our church library and I frequent both. Our church library is working on growing and getting new books. Many of the congregation who frequent the library are women. They like a good Christian fiction book. It would be nice to actually give a new book to our church library that has been working so hard in the last couple years to have other books than ones that are 20-80 years old. Old books are great, but we also need more current ones. We are in Michigan, so I bet the ladies in the congregation would enjoy Jody Hedlund’s Unending Devotion novel the best. And books during the winter here are wonderful things. So I would love to be able to donate this book to the church where it could be enjoyed by many, as well as I may check it out myself, when I am done with the 4 library books I currently have out. 😉 Thanks!

  117. I would like to win All Things New by Lynn Austin. I would read it myself and then share with my sisters. They are book lovers, too.

  118. Thank you for the generous giveaway! I would like “All Things New” by Lynn Austin…I do love her books! Happiest of New Year!

  119. I would love any of them but unending devotion sounds good. I would read it then share with my bookswapping friends

  120. I would take any of the three! They all sound really good. And, January 12 is my birthday…

    After I’ve read a good book, my husband usually reads it next. Then if there’s a specific friend I know will like it, I pass it on to her/him. If no specific friend comes to mind, I save it for our next trip overseas to share with missionary friends who love to read but don’t have easy access to lots of books.

    • Great idea! And I love that your husband reads them, too! Having a husband who understands your love of books is an awesome blessing, isn’t it? I’m so thankful for mine!

  121. I would like Undending Devotion. I would probably keep it for myself and read it. Then post it on paperbackswap.com so I could get a credit and get a different book. 🙂

  122. Choosing one is hard but I would pick All Things New. I enjoy reading historical fiction. After I finish I would give it to the library at my church. If by chance they already have it I would give it to the church where we do home school co-open. They are just starting their library.

  123. What a wonderful idea….as a book hoarder myself I understand. I would read these three titles, especially Unending Devotion which I have been wanting to read. Then I would donate the books to the Northland Church library in Longwood, Florida which allows anyone to check out Christian books everyday! It has been a wonderful resource for our family.

  124. I would love to have a copy of “Judge”. I will share it (after OI read it, of course) with a young non-Christian friend who is a budding author… she is very intrigued by the Christian novels I share with her. It’s a whole new world to her, and I love seeing the curiosity it sparks in her about the REAL supernatural realm!

  125. I so appreciate the opportunity to participate in this giveaway! I can say that Christian Fiction has truly impacted my life positively. I enjoy seeing the difference living passionately for Christ make in a life through carefully crafted pages. I would enjoy reading Lynn Austin’s book, and would likely begin it right away, as soon as I rip the wrapper off! We have quite a few people in our assembly that are on fixed incomes, or have limited means, so I always pass books on to them.They in turn share them with others, and I’m sure some books are still making their way from home to home, building up and encouraging others along their journey. Thanks again!

  126. I would like to read Unending devotion. I too have been a book hoarder at times, but a Kindle makes it so much easier they don’t stack up anymore.

  127. I love books. I must be a book hoarder too, because my books are stacked on top of the ones already lining my shelves. I’d love to read Unending Devotion. Whenever I get a good book, I loan it to a friend so they can read it as well.

  128. I would want Judge–I have Prophet in my own to-read pile, and it would be great to have the second one in the series already there for when I finish it!

  129. I don’t hoard books on my bookshelves anymore, but…..I have over 1200 on my Kindle Paperwhite (blush).
    However, my girlfriend and her husband have worked in prison ministry for 40 years. She sends paperbacks to prisoners and her overflow she sends to an inner city church that’s setting up a library. We were in a used bookstore one day (Christian owner) when I mentioned that she was involved in prison ministry in a large prison in Chicago. They immediately packed up several boxes of books for her to distribute. From then on they would call her monthly to pick up unsold Christian books. That bookstore has since closed.

    • I’m right up there with you on the number of ebooks. It is a tad embarrassing. 🙂

      I love and hate your story! Love them giving books to the prisons, hate that they had to close. 🙁

  130. I would love any of them but especially All Things New. I love Lynn Austin. I love Christian Historical Romances. I can’t get enough of them.

  131. I would love to have either UNENDING DEVOTION or ALL THINGS NEW! My friends refer to me as the “book lady” since they know all the books I lend or give are Christian based and they will find nothing to offend. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to share.

  132. For some reason “Unending Devotion” rings a bell in my heart this morning. I have been a book hoarder and as my husband and I downsize have learned the better joy of reading and sharing. One of my friends is a frequent recipient of my books as she is a teacher and on a tight budget. From there they go to another friend who breaks them down to be scanned so her sister with MD can read them. I love this creative way to downsize your precious book “friends!”

  133. I would read them as soon as I get them, not only do I hoard books I read very fast. After reading them I would pass them to a friend who would pass them on until they eventually were donated to the library. Thank you in advance for the new book

  134. Fellow book hoarder here !!! But isn´t it fascinating addiction ? The adventure that is waiting (or waiting again – in the case of already read ones) to live in ?
    If I win, I will read the book and love it 🙂 Book is such a special gift, that I am not able to give it away, it is love concentrated 🙂

    God bless you !

  135. I love Lynn Austin! I would love to read her book. Also Unending Devotion looks good too. I love to read. I would read these books immediately. My niece and I trade books back and forth, so she would definitely get these books after I finished them. I read at least three books at a time. My husband finally got me a Kindle Fire because he got tired of making bookshelves for me. Of course, a book always finds it way to my house! 🙂

  136. I would love to read Judge! I’m a big speculative fiction fan. 🙂 I love reading (and reviewing) books. I also love sharing books with my friends. Nothing better than saying, “oh! You have to read this; you’ll love it!”

  137. I love books. I love the way they feel as I hold them while reading. I would read it as soon as I got the book and then give it to my library. Never too many Christian books at the library…

  138. I am a book hoarder too! My husband says he won’t build me anymore bookshelves, so I have resorted to putting them on my Kindle Fire. But, I am sure I can find space for one more book on my shelves. I would definitely read it first and then donate it to the library I work at. All three books look good and I am interested in reading the R.J. Larson book since I already have book number 1. Hope you find good homes for the books you are giving away!

  139. Hello Anne,
    I would like to start by thanking you for your generosity. I love to read and I read everything I can get my hands on. I would enjoy All Things New. When I am finished with the book I will send it to my sister. We have our own sort of book club where we trade books. When we are both done, she donates them to a hospital near her home. I hope I am a winner!
    Thanks again,
    Michelle

  140. I love my books, they are like true friends and wonderful memories, but I had to move to another state recently and I resolved not to haul any more books….so now, when I read a book, I bring it to work and leave it for someone to pick up – most all have disappeared…I love any/all Christian fiction, especially historical – thank you so much!!

  141. I also love to buy, borrow, receive books. My rule is once I read them that I give them away (okay except for a few favorites that look nice on my book shelves.)
    If they are fitting for young adults/teens, I give them to the library I volunteer at, a local Christian school. I was a public high school librarian until last May and donated many to the school I worked at. I’m also in a book club. I bring my books to the club and offer them to the other members. If not, I find a neighbor or friend who enjoys that genre. If all else fails, the public library has a book sale to raise funds.

  142. Hi Anne,

    You are in good company being a hoarder from the comments I’m seeing. I am not one, but I do like to contribute books to my church library. They don’t really have a budget for books. Anything I purchase or win goes on their shelves. The ladies in my church love Christian fiction. If I had to choose one, I go with Unending Devotion. Thank you for this opportunity to win one of your books. 🙂 And, thanks to Bethany House for helping me find the way to your home.

  143. Would definitely like to read Unending Devotion. Also a book hoarder – running out of room myself. Have donated books to libraries as well as given them to friends. Wonderful idea to share your beloved books this way.

  144. I would read all the books then donate to our church library. We don’t have any by R.J. Larson and had a request for his books last week.

  145. I would love Unending Devotion. I would read the book then donate it to our local senior center. Christian Fiction books are my favorite books to read. Thank you for being so generous.

  146. My husband would not agree that I need anymore books but I find great enjoyment from reading. In fact, in February I will be starting a book club through our Women’s Ministry at church. If I win I may use the books for the club. Afterwards, I will pass them on to the local assisted living/nursing home library. {We are a military family so we move a lot.} At our previous duty station in IL, I collected books through my bible study class for the assisted living center. The residents loved the new additions and I liked giving them hope and encouragement through Christian books!

  147. I love stories involving the Civil War and I’m originally from Michigan so those 2 are ‘no-brainers’ for me! The other is from a genre I’ve never read, but would love to try out. As for keeping, swapping, or donating…..not sure yet.
    Thank you for the chance, and nice to ‘meet’ you.

  148. Since I have read 2 out of the 3 books you have listed. I will choose Judge by RJ Larson. I have the first book in this series already on my Kindle and it would be good to have the 2nd. I would read and review and hopefully pass it along to my daughter to read. Or maybe some of her friends. I have wanted to read this series for a while. It looks really good. Thanks for sharing. It’s a lot of fun sharing books! My husband’s family and I do that as well as some friends.

  149. I would love to read either one. Then when I get through with it my 87 yr old Aunt would read it and then she passes on to her friends at the senior center.

  150. I would add the books to our church library. It has proven to be a valuable witness to the readers who cannot afford to buy the books. I have enjoyed the author Jody Hedlund and would like her book.

  151. I would read the book and then donate it to my church. Or church has a library and if you want to read a book you just borrow then bring it back so others can enjoy. My book choice is Judge.

  152. I would give the Larson one to the church library bc I’m not a fan of that genre, but the other two look like books I would read, share with my mom and then swap on paperback Swap or donate to the library.

  153. First off…my bookshelves look just like yours!

    I never got to read Unending Devotion, but sure would love to! When I’m done with a book that I know I most likely won’t read a second time, I pass it along to a lady in my church. When she is done reading them, she passes them along to her daughter who is developing a library for the ladies at her church!

  154. Please please please please please may I have Lynn Austin’s book! I am crazy over historical fiction! I KNOW I was born in the wrong century and when I read historical fiction I can BE there where I “belong”! 🙂 I live in the same town as Jodi Hedlund so I can buy her book here (which I’ve been dying to do) but my Beverly Lewis Amish Fiction addiction overtook me at Christmas. 😉 I will read the entire book the day it arrives. Then I will give it to my older two daughters to read. Then I will reread it myself and then pass it around to my
    What do you write? I’m always looking for new Authors to follow.

    Sincerely,
    “The lady born in the wrong century”

    • Ah, yes. Me, too. I love to time travel through books and imagine myself right there with them. Although I am very, very happy I live with indoor plumbing and electricity! 🙂

  155. I hoard books too. If I won I would read it myself and maybe donate or give to someone who needs something to read.

  156. I would love any of them but I think to pick one it would be Unending Devotion. I am too a bit of a book hoarder. Once I read a book I typically give them to others to read or I donate them to Goodwill. I love to share books I have read with others!

  157. I’d read them , looking for the life lessons & give them away to someone who will also treasure the lesson who in turn would pass it on. Unending Devotion and All Things New look like winners 8)

  158. I would love to win Judge. If I won it, I would read it and then pass it on to another reader. I am part of a local book swap, so I would trade it there in exchange for another book.

  159. I would love to read any of the ones that you listed. I too am a book hoarder, but I just can’t help myself lol. However, I am good about passing the ones I read on for others to enjoy.

  160. I would be interested in the Lynn Austin book. I am an avid reader and most of the books I buy end up in our church library which I help run. It helps our budget. 🙂

  161. I think i would enjoy reading all of these books! Unending devotion sounds like a good read and I am curious to find out how it all plays out. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 It is fun to pass books along to friends.

  162. I’ve read the 1st and last books, so I would want the one in the middle ‘All Things New’ by Lynn Austin. I’m a bit of a book hoarder myself, but so far I’ve been keeping up with reading them. So I would definitely read and give a review. But then I would loan it out to my mom who loves anything Christian fiction.

  163. I would love to win “All Things New” and “Unending Devotion”. I would read them and then pass them on to my daughter (mother of 6). She would then pass them on to a friend or family member to read. We love to read and then pass our books on.

  164. I would love to read any one of them & then I would put it in my church Library of which I am in charge of.

  165. I am told that I too am a book hoarder both books and ebooks, but I don’t see it that way. I rather see it as a collector. haha
    Should I win a book I would read it as a possible selection for our book club since we haven’t done a book by any of these authors. My 1st preference would be Jody Hedlund. I’ve heard great things about her books.

  166. I used to be a total book hoarder. My husband too. We were both English majors. Now I try to read as much through the library and Kindle as I can. I would enjoy reading All Things New and Unending Devotion. I love historical fiction. I work at a public library, so I would donate the book after I read it. Maybe share with my mom first.

  167. I am a book hoarder that shares her collection with others and then passes it on to library stores to benefit the library or to Christian book stores for their used books section. I am interested in All Things New by Lynn Austin and Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund, they are two of my favorite authors.
    Thank you for sharing.

  168. I would love to read Unending Devotion and then pass it on to a good friend whom God lays on my heart to give it too.

  169. I’m a book hoarder also! I have started giving books to friends, the library (for a book sale & almost bought one of my books back) & to the youth group at my church, who was having a yard sale!

  170. If this contest is open to Canadians I would love to read All Things No and Unending Devotion.

  171. I, too, love books. Recently I have been clearing books off of my shelves by giving to friends the ones that I think they will enjoy. I used some of my book as a White Elephant gift and was not really surprised when everyone fought over them. Oh, well! Lot’s of book lovers – lots of books.
    Thanks

  172. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I would love to receive and read Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund. 🙂

    Once I read a book I love to share it with friends and family. When everyone has finished passing it around it usually ends up back on my bookshelves (yep, book hoarder, too!!) where I will offer it to the next guest who is looking for a good read. 🙂 Books and stories are meant to share.

    Blessings to you ~

  173. I would absolutely read it!! And then pass to my friends so we could share the read. 🙂 I would choose “All Things New” by Lynn Austin, although the choice was hard.

    Thanks!
    Meagan

  174. I usually read a book and then pass it on to bless a friend. I dont have room in my house to keep that many books. I would like to read either All Things New by Lynn Austin or Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund. Wishing you a blessed 2014.

  175. I tend to hoard Kindle books and then reading them when I have nothing else to read! I have read All Things New already but I must say it just spoke to something in me! It reminded me that God makes all things new in His time!

    • Glad to hear it! I love Lynn’s books but though it seems trite it is too true: Too many books, too little time! 🙂

  176. I confess I’m a book hoarder too. So many of them just feel like friends when I’m finished with them. It’s so hard to part with friends! I know I have All Things New waiting on my Kindle, so Unending Devotion is the book I’d really like to win. I’ve read one or two other books by Jody Hedlund and really enjoy her writing. I’d share it with my daughter and maybe with others in my book club. It depends on how attached I feel to it after reading it! Sometimes it’s hard being a book hoarder!

  177. An Unending Devotion looks like a book I would like to read. Normally, I read the book and pass it on to my sister to read. I have loaned several to my granddaughter to read and anyone else that would like to read them. I am also a book hoarder. I love books and probably spend more money on books than anything else.

  178. I would love to win and read any one of them but will admit I am drawn to RJ Larson’s Judge. I would read, send the author a note about how fantastic it is, and then pass it around office and or send it to my local library to pass around. As a fellow book horder, they are quite familiar with me. Sometimes I buy books and take them directly there and donate them for circulation so I know they will be there to read later and I don’t have to find room on my overflowing bookshelf.

  179. Read it myself first of course and then I would donate it to our church library where they have a small but growing Christian fiction section that gets a lot of use.

  180. Would love to read Jody Hedlund, or Lynn Austin’s books. and will also share with a close friend – a avid reader, who is ill, and homebound.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Anne!

  181. I would read All Things New….and then pass it down to my 14 yr old Daughter. She homeschools and loves Historical Fiction to supplement her Histroy with.

    • I’m sure that would be a good one. I love that reads historical fiction to supplement history. Historical fiction helps history come alive. At least in my opinion. 🙂

  182. I would love to win “Unending Devotion” and should I be blessed enough to win, I would read it, post a review and pass it on for my other book loving friends and family to enjoy.

  183. Anne, my last comment got the cart before the horse so to speak, book I spoke of was Lynn Austin ,”All Things New”, I recently read one of yours so put your name in there but hey you both write good stories.

    • I’ll put you in the hat for All Things New. And bless you for even mentioning my stories in the same sentence with hers! 🙂

  184. I would love to read your book “All Things New” I would pass it on to my sisters as I do my other books read and they in turn pass them on, It would go to Tx,Ky,Nebraska before landing in a church library. thanks for sharing your books.

  185. That is one benefit to e-books, you cant see them all, however I still love the paper books too 🙂

  186. Please don’t ask how many books I have that are in the “to be read” category! I think Unending Devotion sounds like an interesting book.

  187. I would read either Unending Devotion or All Things New and post a review within a couple weeks. Then they would be passed on to my sisters and so on as we share are books and then donated when done.

    Thanks for the opportunity to read new authors.

    • I would like to read “All Things New.” I have a group of friends at church and we are always sharing our books, so after I read the book then it would be lovingly passed on to the next person. Fingers crossed!!

  188. I think “Judge” sounds exciting as well as enlightening. I like the mix. I enjoy a battle well fought as long as it has good triumphing over evil. I am also a big lover of history so actually all 3 books sound good. I share my books with two other readers/hoarders and then donate them to our local public library system.

  189. I would love Judge since I have King to work on getting the trilogy in my own library! But then I have not read Jody Hedlund and would love to read that one and pass it on to my mom and then our tiny amazing local library! Thank you for this opportunity!

  190. I would love to read Jody Hedlund’s book – I’ve read a few of her others and loved them. I already own and love All Things New. I am a bit of a book hoarder too, but I’ve set aside a bag to donate, was hard to give some up though!

    • Jody’s books are always good. Notice I didn’t offer (yet) my copy of her newest one. Still hoping to get to it! 🙂

  191. Good morning, Miss Anne! I would have to stand right beside you and announce boldly that I am a hoarder too. Books just make me feel good and I have read some wonderful books. I enjoy passing books along after reading them and I would also love to write an author to express how much I enjoyed his or her book. I think it is wonderful that you are taking those stacks down one book at a time and I would love to receive a book from my dear friend. Smiles to you, Melanie

  192. I find that I hoard books as well, I probably had like 5 boxes at one time. I’ll slowly give them away. If I win the book by Lynn Austin or Jody Hedlund, I would share with my preacher’s wife who likes to read as much as I do!

  193. I applaud you. I have attempted to thin out my books many times, but I love my hoard. 🙂 there are friends in those pages! I would love to add Judge to one of these shelves, I’m sure there is room.

    • I love my hoard, too, Shay. It’s hard! But giving away author friend’s books helps since I know it is good to put their books in readers’ hands. In other words, I’m trying to make sure they go to good homes! 🙂

      • I would pick All Things New to read and then donate to my church’s annual book sale to benefit the local food pantry. I am a book hoarder as well, but I promise not to hoard this one!

        • I would love “Unending Devotion”..I am from the lovely state of Michigan…so this book would be a wonderful thing to read! I would read it then pass it on to my oldest daughter..we have similar reading tastes..and this sounds tasty!!

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