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GIVEAWAY | Two Book Contemporary Novel Giveaway Bash


Hello friends. So here's the deal. I told myself I wasn't going to have giveaways for a while because Finding Wonderland just closed out WAY too many (I got out of hand there for a while). But then something happened. 



I read two of the best, albiet very different, novels from my 2016 line up. They are the hot-off-the-press novels The Promise of Rayne and A Portrait of Emily Price by Nicole Deese and Katherine Reay, respectively. The former is a charming romance with a kind of contemporary Romeo and Juliet only this one gives us a reason to smile. The latter I read as a read along (see tweets from Cassie, Courtney, Elizabeth and I by using the #PofEMPRAL) with some of my #BookBesties, so yeah, it was a memorable expereince - and let me tell you, the book is amazing. (As is the standard Katerine so consistantly gives her readers.

(If you've never entered a giveaway on Finding Wonderland, read on below for the rules.)
Let's look at the official synopsis of The Promise of Rayne.
 
SynopsisRayne Shelby has spent her entire life trying to earn the approval of her high-powered family, with the hope of one day managing her late grandfather’s prestigious Idaho lodge. But when she makes a mistake that puts her future in jeopardy, she faces an impossible choice: defy her family or deny her dream. The only way to fix the mess she’s created is to enlist the help of her neighbor, Levi, the apprentice of her family’s greatest enemy. And if Rayne gets caught crossing the divided property lines, the consequences will be irreparable.

Levi Harding has never forgotten the August night he shared with Rayne when they were teens—or the way she later rejected him. Despite his warring instincts, he can’t ignore her plea for help or the spark that’s ignited between them. But now, as wildfires bear down on their town and family secrets are revealed, their newfound alliance might just go up in smoke. - Goodreads


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Let's look at the official synopsis of A Portrait of Emily Price.
Synopsis Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—dreams of having a gallery show of her own. There is no time for distractions, especially not the ultimate distraction of falling in love.

But Chef Benito Vassallo’s relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to breathe new life into his aunt and uncle’s faded restaurant, Piccollo. Soon after their first meeting, he works to win Emily as well—inviting her into his world and into his heart.

Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Ben’s proposal and follows him home. But instead of allowing the land, culture, and people of Monterello to transform her, Emily interferes with everyone and everything around her, alienating Ben’s tightly knit family. Only Ben’s father, Lucio, gives Emily the understanding she needs to lay down her guard. Soon, Emily’s life and art begin to blossom, and Italy’s beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.

Yet when she unearths long-buried family secrets, Emily wonders if she really fits into Ben’s world. Will the joys of Italy become just a memory, or will Emily share in the freedom and grace that her life with Ben has shown her are possible?- Goodreads


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And now let's get the rule details out of the way. (If you're a pro in giveaway's around here, just skip to the good bit: the widget!)

The giveaway(s) is open to All readersThe prize will be a Kindle copy, unless otherwise noted (US readers might have a paperback option when applicable). I do ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not 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 - there have been a few people 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! Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification (you'll be contacted at the email address in the Rafflecopter form) before another winner is randomly chosen.

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you'll find down below. The Giveaway ends November 13th. Happy Rafflecopter-ing!

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  1. Yay for this giveaway! I've heard only good things about The Promise of Rayne, so I'm definitely adding it to the TBR!

    And what fun that read-along was!!!!! :)

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    1. The Promise of Rayne is amazing, Courtney. Hope you enjoy if/when you read it. :)

      ...and yes! I'm so glad we were able to have that RAL. SO much fun. What's next!?

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  2. I just finished reading The Promise of Rayne and loved it! Nicole gets better with each new release. I'm also a fan of Katherine's books and am looking forward to reading Emily Price.

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    1. 'Rayne' is fabulous, Brittaney. I agree. Looking forward to what's next. :)

      'Emily Price' is a delight from beginning to end. Enjoy!

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  3. My current read is Lead Me Home by Amy K. Sorrells, and The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron is waiting in the wings! <3

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    1. Hooray! 'Ringmaster' is brilliant, Becca. Hope you enjoy. :)

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  4. Awesome giveaway! Currently, I'm reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and God's Will by Meghan M. Gorecki.

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    1. Are you liking Jane Eyre, Miranda? I've not read it but do enjoy the film. YAY for Meghan's novel. I'm sure it's lovely. :)

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  5. I'm currently re-reading Elswyth Thane's Williamsburg novels. They're out of print, but I got the whole series years ago. We just visited Williamsburg last month, so I had to go back and read them. My copy of the first book, Dawn's Early Light, says that my mom got it the year I was born...

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    1. Fun! I've not heard of those books, but will have to look them up. Also, I bet Williamsburg is a wonderful place to visit. I've never been. :)

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  6. I haven't read much this year, but I'd love to get back into it this fall and winter. I really enjoy Becky Wade, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Kristan Higgins. I'm always looking for great new fiction authors!

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    1. Coming back to reading in the fall and winter is the perfect time of year to return. Hope you find some wonderful reads, Annie - and Becky Wade is one of my favorites! I've heard of Kristan but never read any of hers: what do you recommend?

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  7. Currently, I'm reading a historical, Bride of the Summerfields by Nancy Moser. I do enjoy contemporaries very much and one that I have started is A Twist of Faith by Pepper D. Basham. Pepper's historicals were very good and I know the contemporary will be excellent also.

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    1. I enjoy contemporaries quite a lot, Sylvia. It's (overall) my favored genre. I hear great things about Pepper's books, so I'm glad to be reminded of them. Thanks! :)

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My current read is lecrae's autobiography. Very interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Candice. Best of luck! Hope you enjoy the rest of your current read. :)

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  9. I've heard such good things about these two books!

    The book I just finished was Polly and Newton by Jody Hedlund — a very interesting look into those historical characters.

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    1. Blogger friends have good things to say about Jody's Polly and Newton. Good luck, Kim. :)

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  10. I'm currently reading Her One and Only by Becky Wade. I'm really liking it so far.

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    1. Becky's books are wonderful, Winnie. Hope you continue enjoying Her One and Only! :)

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  11. Currently reading book four of The Mitford Series by Jan Karon. Needed something lighthearted and fun.

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    1. I love lighthearted books, JJ! They're my favorite. :) Glad to know Jan's are good.

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  12. I've got a hold on Portrait at my library and can't wait to read it! Currently, I'm reading Song of the Ean by Emily Nordberg and The Blythes are Quoted by L. M. Montgomery. Just finished both Letters on an Elk Hunt by Elinore Pruitt Stewart and Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell.

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    1. Do let me know what you think of 'Emily Price,' Rachel. I thought it was beautiful (as all of Katherine's are). Yay for L.M. Montgomery. Enjoy all you reads! :)

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  13. I am currently reading three books: 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson, Crown of Thorns by Sigmund Brouwer, and Notes From A Tilt-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson. I hope to finish all three in next couple of days, since I have Charles Martin's latest book on hold at the library. :)

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    1. YAY for multiple reads! I do this WAY too often. Hope you're enjoying them, Amanda. :)

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  14. My favorite contemporary romance book is probably Meant To Be Mine by Becky Wade. Love that story! :D

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    1. ME TOO, Melanie. One of my ALL-time favorites. Such a beautiful story. :)

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