Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas giveaway: the what & hows

This month I'm giving away lots of books. It's been a year filled with great story, and I want to share some of those with you. The photo shows you just a few of the books I'll giveaway over the next weeks. 



To get things started, I'm giving away a copy of my book Stars in the Night, just for playing along.  You can read the first chapter here.

All you have to do is stop by the blog and fill in the Rafflecopter entry here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

57 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm really enjoying Stars in the Night! Whoever wins it will be a happy reader!!

Great giveaway, Cara! Merry Christmas to you :)

Cara Putman said...

Thanks, Rachel! So glad to hear you are enjoying it!

Lourdes said...

I have to say my favorite was the long awaited Dee Henderson Full Disclosure!

Debbie Clark said...

I just read the first chapter on your blog. You have me hooked. I would love to win Stars in the Night! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite book that I have read in 2012? I just loved "The Maid of Fairbourne Hall" by Julie Klassen.

debbiemcla(at)msn(dot)com

Ladette Kerr said...

Wow... pick just one!? I don't know... I've read so many great books this year! Okay, a recent favorite was A Merry Little Christmas by Anita Higman.


Cara Putman said...

It was a good year for books. I enjoyed Full Disclosure, love Julie's books, and have Anita's book on my wishlist.

karenk said...

it's so hard to choose a favourite of 2012...i really enjoyed 2 'new' authors debut novels: 'wildflowers in winter' by katie ganshert and 'be still my soul' by joanne bischof.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Cara Putman said...

Karen, both of those are on my TBR pile!

Maaike Louter said...

This book was not published in 2012, but the book I loved the most was the Montana Marriages Trilogy by Mary Connealy. Another really good one is the one I just blogged about today, A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander.

Judy said...

Oh my! There were so many. I guess it would have to be Kathi Macias, Unexpected Christmas Hero. So good!

Blessings!
Judy

Pam K. said...

It's so hard to choose a favorite book from this year since I've read so many good ones! One that stands out is Band of Sisters by Cathy Gohlke. It was my first time to read a book by Cathy but I don't think it will be the last. This is a book that deals with a tough subject but it's handled very well.
Thanks for having this giveaway. I'd love to read your book, Stars in the Night.
pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Cara Putman said...

Maaike, you can't go wrong with Mary Connealy or Tamera. Love both those ladies and their books. Judy, I want to read Kathi, just haven't yet. Same with Cathy, Pam K. Your recs are moving those authors up my lists.

June said...

Since I have to limit it to one I would have to say Irene Hannon's "Lethal Legacy" although there were a TON of great books this year. I think that's the one I waited for with most anticipation. And I think 2013 is going to be an even better year for books. :)

Amy Campbell said...

That's a great question. I'm going to give 5. Glamorous Illusions. Be Still My Soul. Veil of Pearls. Love's Reckoning. The Messenger.
amyc

Danielle White said...

Thanks for the chance to win what I am sure is another great read by Cara Putman!

Julia said...

My favorite book for 2012....so hard to pick. Ummm.....Lydia's Charm. Also has a good recipe in the back. :)

Patty said...

I think "A Love Surrendered' by Julie Lessman was my favorite, but that could just be because I read it quite recently. I also really enjoyed 'Wings of a Dream' by Anne Mateer.

Patty

Tammy Neill said...

I discovered so many new authors in 2012 that it is hard to pick a favorite.

Anonymous said...

I can't pick just one. Love the River series by Lisa T. Bergren, the Reluctant Prophet series by Nancy Rue, anything by Neda Jackson, Jane Kirkpatrick. Just can't pick one!

Anonymous said...

I just finished A Home in Drayton Valley...it was excellent.

Erin
erinb1 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I honestly could not pick a favorite. I read so much, and have read some outstanding books this year.

Project Journal said...

Cara!
This is so fun :D I just signed up to follow your blog, didn't even realize you had one. It's funny because this sounds so much like my Christmas blogfest I'm doing on my blog right now except you have a LOT more people that comment on your blog lol. Anyway, like I said, this is very cool and I'm excited to see what else happens this month!

By the way, is Rafflecopter free? How do you go about doing it? I think it'd be a really fun way to organize my giveaways.
Thanks!
Hannah
hccelie[at]gmail[dot]com

Kanga said...

Oh my goodness ... I have read so many books this year - I very much enjoyed "Full Disclosure" by Dee Henderson and "The Maid of Fairbourne Hall" by Julie Klassen. And of course ... Karen Kingsbury's "Coming Home" which made me cry so hard.

Project Journal said...

Oh whoops, I forgot to answer the question too! Lol hmmmm favorite book? Fields of Grace by Kim Vogel Sawyer was one of them! I thoroughly enjoyed Mother of Pearl as well. I'm not sure, I haven't read nearly as much this year because of all the school reading I've had to do lol. Kinda stinks, but it is what it is!
Hannah

Sarah H. said...

My whole family loves to read! My favorite book this year has been "The Gospel of Yes"

Jaime Wright said...

Too many faves from 2012!!! But! I have to say I really enjoyed Colleen Coble's Tidewater Inn!

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kam110476 said...

I found so many new authors and books this year just by getting the Amazon Kindle app for my phone, including you and A Wedding Transpires...which I read right before I actually went to Mackinac Island for the first time! I can't wait to read Stars in the Night.

I'd have to say my fave books this year have been the Sweethaven Trilogy by debut Christian author Courtney Walsh! Thanks so much for the oppurtunity to win a book or two!

kam110476 said...

P.S. Is anyone else having trouble entering through Rafflecopter or is it just me?

eyeballlucy said...

I have read a lot of good books this year....and I look forward to reading many more during the holiday season...gotta have some me time sometime.......babyruthmac16ATyahoo.com

Mel said...

Radical by David Platt!

Pamela S. Meyers said...

I read Stars in the Night when it first came out and it is an awesome book. Whomever wins it will enjoy the read!

Andrea said...

Been trying to get this posted but having a difficult time. I have read so many books this year that its hard to choose. Of course, I've read yours. Candace Calvert,Dee Henderson, Kathy Herman, Colleen Coble, Jordyn Redwood, Lynette Eason, Irene Hannon...just to name a few. All good for different reasons...hard to choose!

Betz said...

I love to read, so the book I am reading is the favorite until I start another one!

Veronica Sternberg said...

I loved My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren, My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade, and With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin were my favorites this year! Thanks for the giveaways!

Connie said...

I just finished Richard Paul Evan's new book, 'A Winter Dream' and I absolutely loved it! It is a modern version of Joseph and his coat of many colors. I would recommend it to everyone! If you are familiar with the Bible story, you will enjoy it and for those who are not Bible readers, this is a wonderful introduction to the marvelous stories recorded in the Holy Bible!

eyeballlucy said...

I have to definitely post...that one of my very favorite books of 2012 would be 'Breaking The Code bu writer Karen Fisher-Alaniz......it well difinitely touch your heart.....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

Sarah said...

Just one?? Well, I would have to say When A Heart Stops by Lynette Eason.

Sassy said...

LOVE to read so I hope I win!! :D

Sassy said...

The BIBLE!

Caroline said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books! :)

Ronya said...

Favorite book of 2012?? Do you know how difficult of a question that is? I have read many, many books this year that God has used to touch my life and speak to me. I guess my favorite would have to be Dee Henderson's Full Disclosure. God talked to me so much through that book that I didn't read for three or four days because I was still processing.

Cara Putman said...

Y'all are adding to my reading list -- love it! And love books that leave me thinking about them long after I've closed the pages. Soul's Gate by Jim Rubart and Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner were that way for me this year.

Deenie said...

Oh my goodness, I don't know if I can choose!! I've discovered many new authors including yourself!! Welcomed Dee Henderson back, yay!!!, so many!!! Would love to read some of yours, sorry to say I have not. :( I'm going to choose Mel Odom's DEPLOYED. Probably a most realistic look at our troops lives and a great story!

Rose McCauley said...

That's like asking me to choose my favorite child or grandchild! One that has really stuck with me because of the beautiful writing is A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner.

Mary said...

I agree with others, it is hard to pick just one when you love to read. Last year for Christmas I received several gift cards to B&N for my Nook. Decided to try new authors to me. Jamie Carie, Marguerite Benjamin Parker, and Teri Wilson, and Cara Putman to name a few. Some of my all time favorite writers include Melody Carlson, Dian Hunt(praying for her), Julie Carobini, Lauraine Snelling, and Trish Perry(just finished Tea For Two).
Thanks for the chance to win.

madcannonball(at)yahoo(dot)com

Morgan Tarpley said...

Hi Cara! :)

I really enjoyed reading Sarah Sundin's "A Distant Melody" and Susan Meissner's "The Shape of Mercy" in the past year.

Morgan

Lane Hill House said...

How did I ever miss this!! Thank you for your wonderful giveaways! Kathleen
lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Randi L said...

Picking just 1 isn't possible, so I'll say When The Smoke Clears and When the Heart Stops by Lynette Eason. I just finished reading those, and I thoroughly enjoyed them! There were many great books, but those are fresh on my mind. Thanks for the giveaways!!!

Jasmine A. said...

I can't say for sure since I have read some very good ones. But I guess I will just say the last one I read, A Bride Sews With Love In Needles California by Erica Vetsch.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading Seek Me With All Your Heart by Beth Wiseman.
Katie Johnson

Abbi Hart said...

Picking a favorite from this year is going to be so hard! I have read over 220 books and over 90 of them got a 5-star rating! Some of my recent favs have been, You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren and Deadly Pursuit by Irene Hannon.

Anita said...

Out Of Control, Mary Connealy

Anonymous said...

Would love to win your books.

Liz R said...

I really enjoyed Prophet by R.J. Larson!

ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Would really like to win the books.

pol said...

I love to read -what would life be like without it, I would NOT want to find out, thanks for sharing your love of books. I had goal to read 100 during 2012 and have gone over by a few.

Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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