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It's giveaway time here again. This round, there's a copy of not one but two lovely author's new novels up for grabs. First is Dani Pettrey's third book in the McKenna series, Stranded (which by the way is an AWESOME book, just as the first two were) and seriously, friends, if you've not read Dani's books but are a fan of suspense, you are going to enjoy these wonderful stories of family, faith and courage. Next is Bethany House debut author, Melissa Tagg. Her first book is Made to Last. Fans of romantic comedies are sure to enjoy this novel; though I haven't read it (yet!), if my book radar is to be trusted at all, this one looks and sounds like a sassy, fun read and the characters, refreshing.

Read on below for all the product details and rules of this giveaway!

Both giveaways are open to U.S and Canadian readers. One comment will count as an entry for both giveaways so long as you "enter" the information in both widgets. Also, please I will just ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget - it's not nearly as easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - believe it or not, there have been a couple people that I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it!


Synopsis: When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns her friend wasn't the only person to disappear mysteriously. Last summer, a woman vanished under almost identical circumstances.

Gage McKenna has taken a summer-long stint leading adventure excursions for the passengers of various cruise lines that dock for a few days of sightseeing. He's surprised to find Darcy working aboard one of the ships, investigating a troubling report. Something sinister is going on and the deeper they dig the more Gage fears they've only discovered the tip of the iceberg.


Synopsis: Miranda Woodruff, star of the homebuilding show "From the Ground Up," will do anything to keep the job she loves. Due to a painful broken engagement and a faith she's mostly forgotten, she's let her entire identity become wrapped up in the Miranda everyone sees onscreen. So when she receives news that the network might cancel her program, she must do the very thing she fears most: let the spotlight shine on her closely guarded personal life. The only problem? She's been living a lie--letting viewers believe she's married--and now she's called upon to play wife to a sweet, if a bit goofy, pretend husband to boost ratings.

Desperate to help his family and prove he's not a total failure, reporter Matthew Knox is looking for a breakout story. When he's offered the opportunity to do an online serial feature on Miranda Woodruff, he jumps at the chance, even if celebrity reporting isn't really his thing. But as soon as he meets Miranda, he knows she's keeping secrets.

When Miranda's former fiance suddenly appears on the scene again, she doubts her life could get more complicated. Juggling three guys, an on-the-rocks television show, and the potential exposure of her deception is way more than she bargained for. Can the woman who makes things look so good onscreen admit it's time to tell the truth about who she is? And if she does, will the life Miranda's built come crashing down just as she's finally found a love to last?
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    1. Yay! Thanks for participating, Nine. :)

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  2. I really want to read 'Made To Last!'

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    1. Me, too, Maria! Lovin' the "look" and sound of Made to Last. Must admit that I am eager to see this one show up in my mailbox. ;)

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  3. I would love to be included. I keep meaning to try this series. Thanks for the awesome contest. :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks for participating, Juju. Appreciate it very much. :)

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  4. Probably my favorite RomCom series would be the ones by Susan May Warren. Josey and Chase just crack me up!!!

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    1. Great picks, Maria! Those are EXCELLENT - really any book by Susan is. I remember reading 'Josey' way back when - it was a charming novel. :)

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  5. I have Shattered, but I haven't read it yet! I've been meaning to for forever though. They look really good :D

    My favorite contemporary series...ermmmm I don't know that I've actually read a series. I love Stephanie Perkins books. They're probably my favorites :D

    Thank you for the amazing giveaways Rissi :D

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    1. Girl, you MUST read Shattered. It's really good - plus Piper is one of the sweetest characters ever. Love her empathy and sweet personality.

      Ooo! I remember you talking about Stephanie's books. Those sound adorable and I plan to read them soon as I get a breather from review copies.

      Thanks for the participation, Sierra - best of luck!

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  6. I don't read a lot of rom-com or contemporary books, but I loved "Made to Last" by Melissa Tagg!

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    1. Aw, yay! Happy to know that, Rebeka. :) Anxious to read Melissa's debut - it looks like it "sparkles" with personality!

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    2. Rebeka, thank you SO much for saying that. Can't tell you how much it makes me smile. :)

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  7. I've only read Submerged so far, which was good! :) I did start to read Shattered via NetGalley but never finished... I'm sure it was great, but I sometimes get stressed by the number of review books I accumulate - and it wasn't holding my interest enough at the time. Contemporary romantic suspense isn't my favorite genre ever, but I did like Dani's setting in book 1 and the historical connections... So, I think it would be fun to have a chance to read the third book sometime, without the pressure of reviewing it by a certain time. :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    ~Amber

    P.S. Can't wait to read Made to Last when the review copies get sent out! :)

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    1. Amber, I completely understand this. Like you, I often put myself in that situation also. Soon as I get through this batch of review copies, I am determined to learn how better to balance/schedule the books I read/review so that overwhelming myself doesn't become second nature. That is never a fun feeling!

      The historical against the contemporary was a unique setting/plot for Submerged. That was one of the greatest things about the book! :) Hope you can finish Shattered sometime and enjoy Stranded!

      Me, too! VERY eager to get my hands on Made to Last. It sounds like a gem. :)

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  8. I'm getting Made to Last to review. I don't read a lot of contemporary, but I was drawn in by the premise, which sounds a bit like Christmas in Connecticut. :) I couldn't resist that.

    ~Kristin

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    1. Hooray! So glad, Kristin - like you, I am anticipating a copy of the book showing up in my mailbox any day. Cannot wait.

      You know, Melissa has been quoted as saying that her debut novel is based on (or inspired by) Christmas in Connecticut. Knowing that endears the book all the more. :)

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  9. Oh FUN, Rissi, I'm just seeing this now. YAY! Thanks for doing an MTL giveaway.

    Oh, and Kristin, yep, Christmas in Connecticut totally inspired MTL. :)

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    1. I was delighted to do this, Melissa - I wanted to do it closer to when I was able to share a review of Made to Last but then figured it'd be better to put these two Bethany House giveaways together. :)

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  10. I haven't read one of Dani's books yet but they are on my wish list!

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  11. I love the Weddings by Bella series by Janice Thompson.

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    1. Dani's novels are keepers, Merry - love all of them. Good rom-com choice; love those books about Bella and Company. :)

      Best of luck!

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  12. I love the Alaskan Courage series by Dani Pettery. I am so invested in the McKenna family. Would love to be included in this give away. Am anxious to read the Melissa Tagg book Made to Last.

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    1. As do I, Katrinae! This is probably one of my top ten fictional families - they are that "real."

      As for Melissa's novel... so am I! Cannot wait to obtain a copy. :)

      Wishing you the best of luck. Thanks for participating.

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  13. Nope, never read any of her books.

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  14. It's not exactly a 'new' or 'modern' series, but I love any Janette Oke books or Nicholas Sparks.

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    1. Dani is a great suspense writer, Raquel - her books are genuine page-turners. :)

      Aw, I remember reading all those lovely Janette Oke books - they were my very favorites for a LONG time. (Several of which were rereads!) Nicholas Sparks has some great ones, too! Some disappoints but the two I read will be rereads. Someday.

      Thanks for participating!

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