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December 20, 2013

A Christmas Giveaway

From our family to yours.
This month I'd like to thank all of my followers with a giveaway in honor of the Christmas holiday. This season is a special time of year for my family and me as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

In the words of the apostle, Paul, "Whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8).

I believe every man, woman, and child is a son or daughter of God, and that we are all literal brothers and sisters with a responsibility to love and serve one another. May your 2013 season be full of hope and joy, and may you find more balance in the New Year. 

~Danielle Thorne

The Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop
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Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and an ebook of your choice from my backlist of romantic and historical adventures. (International.) Simply follow this blog and leave a comment below with your contact information included. Good luck!

Follow this blog. Leave a comment below with your contact information by midnight 12/31/2013.


books4me said...

Have a blessed Christmas!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Nicole Hewitt said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

fictionaddiction (at) nicoleandscott (dot) com

Echo R. said...

I'd love the chance to win!

Beautiful Disaster said...

Thanks so much!
Happy Holidays :)
lorih824 AT yahoo dot com

thegreenmockingbird said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Cclark207 (at) gmail.com

Meliizza said...

Thanks!!! Happy Holiday!! :D

Melisa Gamboa

Ali Goff said...

I'd love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.


Chrystina Williams said...
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Chrystina Williams said...

Merry Christmas!!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!


melissa crisp said...

Thanks for this chance.
leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

Cheryl Rahkonen said...

Merry Christmas!


Beppe DM said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!!!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy and peaceful festive season, Danielle.


Robyn Donnelly said...

I look forward to reading your books and happy holidays to you. email: robyndonnelly@ymail.com.

petchk79 said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway, have a very Merry Christmas!!

petchk79 at gmail dot com

Booklover Sue said...

A fantastic giveaway, thank you and happy holidays.

susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

Lisa Brown said...

Love it! Thank you.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Ruth Hill said...

What a generous giveaway--thanks!

Allie said...

Would love this! Always fun to expand my book collection!

Michelle Willms said...

I hope your holidays are wonderful. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Maureen said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Rita said...

Merry Christmas!


Susan Heim said...

I follow via GFC as ParentingAuthor. Thanks for the great giveaway!
smhparent at hotmail dot com

Holly Biggs said...

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! Happy holidays from hballa14@gmail.com :)

Terri Matlock said...

I follow GFC Terri matlock.

Have a merry christmas and happy new year!

Terri M
Oklahomamommy0306 at gmail dot com

layla hernandez said...

Have a very happy Christmas and New Year!
Thank you for the giveaway!
I follow by email: anexihs(at)ovi(dot)com

Anne Consolacion said...

Happy holidays!

GFC follower: Anne Consolacion
anne.j2 [at] gmail.com

Cassi said...

Happy Holidays!
Following GFC as Cassi Z
cassinz10 at gmail dot com

Debra Guillen said...

GFC follower Debra Guillen
dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

Makaela T said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

theindigoshelf [at]gmail[dot]com

Evie Seo said...

Hi Danielle! (and family!)
Happy Holidays and thank you so much for sharing the Christmas spirit with us :) Also, thank you for the generous giveaway! Love the picture of your family, you guys look adorable (you should post more of those!).

Contact information: evieseo@gmail.com

Wishing you a fabulous, joyful Holiday Season, may all your wishes come true!

Evie @Bookish

Kortney Nelson said...

I follow on GFC via Kortney Nelson
My email is kortneynelson828@yahoo.com

Donna Newman said...

Merry Christmas!

Followed-GFC Donna Newman and email


Jessica said...

I follow via GFC - Jessica R
my email is jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com


Cali Willette said...

Merry Christmas!
GFC: Cali Willette

Sarah S said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Thank you for the chance to win the gift card.
GFC Follower: sarah_sal90
Contact info: sarah_sal90(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ashly said...

GFC - Ashly
Email - ashlyh7@gmail

thanks for the giveaway

Cindi said...

I subscribe by GFC--cynthia clubbs.
cc_clubbs at yahoo dot com

Merry Christmas!!

Cate said...

I follow you on Bloglovin' under the name "Cate".

Thanks for hosting!


Jenn Christensen said...

gfc - jenn christensen


RW1010 said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Thanks for the give away!
RW620 AT aol DOT com

Lori M. Lee said...

Merry Christmas. Followed via GFC :)


Think said...

Followed GFC as Think - think.think.80 at gmail dot com!

Dani G said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sophia said...

Followed through GFC! Thanks for the giveaway!
sophiayunjin at gmail dot com

Anastasia Fall said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
GFC Follower - Anastasia

Jadie said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for having this contest.


Michele said...

I love historical fiction! Merry Christmas!


Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas!!! I love following your blog. You always have great ideas to share.

I would love having one of your books to read and review!!! I have loved the ones I have read so far. The gift card would be great too.

Hope you enjoy the gifts our Savior has given us during this Christmas season!


Melanie M said...

Thank you! melaniemcclure@knology.net

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Thank you

sohamolina said...

eddiem11 GFC follower-----eddiem11@ca.rr.com

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great giveaway! Merry Christmas and thanks for the sweet message. journeythroughbooks@gmail.com

Trina Dunning said...

followed via google trina_afterdarkrendezvous@yahoo dot com

Allie G said...

I follow on gfc allie g

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Holidays, everyone! I follow by GFC.

Julianna Smith said...

Followed via GFC (Julianna Smith)

deasuluna said...

Happy Holidays!! Follow on GFC Christina Torres


magic5905 said...

I follow by gfc-magic5905 and email.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Jaime Lester said...

Merry, Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

GFC follower: Jaime Lynn

Gayle said...

I follow on Bloglovin - thanks so much for the giveaway! Hope your family has a wonderful holiday.

Mary Brandis said...

Following you! Thank you for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!


Heidi said...

Following you via GFC! Merry Christmas!

colorvibrant at gmail dot com

Alisha Kostiuk said...

I am following you via gfc- 3 giggly mosnters- Alisha Kostiuk


Jennifer Haile said...

GFC Follower: Jennifer Haile

volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

Karen H in NC said...

Happy Holidays to you.
GFC follow: Karen H in NC
Thanks for the giveaway.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Sierra McBride said...

Happy Holidays !!
Following through GFC : http://www.blogger.com/profile/15698748262576616459

Thank you for the chance !
Gift Cards really help around the Holidays.

stamper_sierra [at] yahoo [dot] com

mandala said...

Happy Holidays! Thanks for the chance. GFC Follower (mandala)
mandalarctic at gmail dot com

Crystal Young said...

GFC Crystal Young
Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

I follow on GFC, Heather Burgess. Merry Christmas!

Linda Trinklein said...

thank you so much!
lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

Anonymous said...

Following via email

Misti said...


I'm a newbie to your blog. So thank you for participating so I could find you. This is such a wonderful giveaway. I really hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. I follow you now by email (Areuscared66@yahoo.com) and GFC (Misti) Thanks!

Texas Book Lover said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

GFC: Texas Book Lover
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

GFC Emily @ Falling For YA

Thanks so much!


GFC/Tammy Hudson

Margay Roberge said...

This would make a great Christmas present!

I follow via email:


James simmonds said...

Loved this and I wish you a very happy Christmas
Best Wishes

Kim Pinch said...

Merry Christmas! kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

RIN said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

realityisnovel at g mail dot com

Barbara A. Ramirez said...

Follow ~ GFC

Barbara gentyl1118@gmail.com

Merry Christams!

Ashfa said...

I follow via GFC as Ashfa Anwer
Thanks for the giveaway!!
blackcapballistics at gmail DOT com

Mary Preston said...

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you.

Email Subscriber


Rayray Cartucci said...

I'm a gfc follower.

Thank you and have a great holiday everyone!


Summer Grinstead said...

I follow email. sumsum085@aol.com

Merry Christmas

Suz Reads said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

jodi lasher said...

I am a gfc follower

Thanks so much


Morena Black said...

I'm following on GFC under the name Morena Black :)


Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas :)

hhkaufman78 said...

GFC follower hhkaufman78
ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

Ellie M. said...

Thank you for awesome giveaway! I followed via GFC (Ellie M.)

spicedlatte (at) hotmail (dot) com

Book Attict said...

Merry Christmas and thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Megan said...

Such a generous giveaway! I followed on bloglovin with megawnx(AT)aol(DOT)com

Kathie Craig said...

I follow you at GFC: Kathie Craig

Cassandra! :D said...

Great giveaway, thanks a ton! :)

T.J. Wallace said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I order things from Amazon all the time!

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Corina Lombardi said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Have a happy holiday! :)

Corina Lombardi


Fizzingwhizbee said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! God bless!

Mandy - mandy.s.holden at gmail.com

Donna M. Clark said...

I follow GFC as Donna Clark.

Thank you for having this giveaway.

Donna Clark
litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

Danielle B! said...

Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for the giveaway!

GFC Danielle B!


Steph F. said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)
Thanks for the giveaway.

GFC Follower- Steph F.


Katie Amanda said...

I follow GFC as katie Amanda. Thanks!

barbara stull said...

Thank you for this giveaway! I am following by email: barbistull(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Dani' said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dani' contestd(at)hotmail.com

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!! and Happy Hoildays!!

Denise Z said...

I follow GFC Denise Zaky. Thank you for participating in this fun hop :)

Nikkie Cossairt said...

Thanks for the chance. Followed: Nikkie Cossairt

Lis L. said...

GFC: Lis L.
Email: lisbeth2650(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thank you so much for the giveaway btw! (:

MissRlovesbooks said...

Following through GFC
Thanks for the giveaway!
Merry Christmas to you and your family <3

MissRlovesbooks said...

rachiemarie11 (at) gmail (dot) com

sherggyy said...

I follow by email

barb said...

thank you for a generous giveaway and happy holidays babscorbitt@gmail.com

Esined615 said...

Following you through GFC esined615. Merry Christmas and thank you for the chance to win. esined615 at yahoo dot com

Elise-Maria Barton said...

Thank you for the wonderful holiday sentiments and your generous giveaway.
I follow via Bloglovin. My email is ilookfamous@yahoo.com

Becca said...

I follow via gfc as Becca. Thanks for the chance! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

latishajean said...

Thank you very much for the great giveaway!
GFC follower- latishajean
Merry Christmas
tishajean@ charter.net

bb said...

Christmas Blessings!
bbswps (at) aol (dot) com

bb said...

Christmas Blessings!
bbswps (at) aol (dot) com

Dorothy Teel said...

I follow via email - I would love to pick out some new books for my granddaughters to read, and an Amazon gift card would help do that plus I could read your book The Privateer - by Danielle Thorne on my Kindle.

annie page said...

followed GFC annie page
email lecasa4@aol.com
Have a Happy Holiday

susan1215 said...

follow on GFC susan1215

s2s2 at Comcast dot net

Heather Sebastian said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Kamla L. said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas season! Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Kamla L.

Stephen Alexander said...

Wow thanks! Stephen_alexander_esq@yahoo.com

Erika R said...

Happy Holidays.. great hop!!!

Erika R

erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

Valerie R said...

Following by email valshemi at gmail dot com

Great hop fun.. Safe holidays!

Jamie Wadowsky said...

Thank you and happy holidays...

dookiepookiebear said...

happy holidays!!
gfc dookiepookiebear

MaryAnne Hart said...

Happy Holidays to all!
maryannehart99 at gmail dot com

Amber Nicole said...

Thanks for the giveaway! (:



Michelle@Book Briefs said...

Merry Christmas!

chelle2006 AT aol DOT com

Rhonda Tenderholt said...

Thank you for your encouragement in Christ. It's a blessing and reassurance to see bloggers faith shine.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Krista said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Krista
pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

Caliens Contests said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! I am following your on Blogger and G+. CaliensContests at gmail . com

Vero G. Jimenez said...

I follow via gfc Alena
Thanks for the giveaway :)

Carolyn Johnson said...

I follow with GFC

David Smith said...

Followed with GFC
smithdw2026 at live dot com

Literary Winner said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

maggie at literary winner dot com

Lily B said...

Gfc Follower - Lily B

Thank you so much for the great giveaway enjoy your holidays!

lilypondreads at gmail dot com

Courtney Renee said...

GFC: Courtney Renee

octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the chance!

Happy Holidays.

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you. I love the verse you posted, and I often think of it when my mind decides to go wandering down a worry path. Another favorite of mine is Joshua 1:9 I like the reminder of the Lord going with me and before me. I am a new follower via GFC Kelly Blackwell, and I also really liked what I read and am a new email subscriber. I know that wasn't requested, but still couldn't resist. :)

Holly Letson said...

I follow on GFC as Holly Letson.
Hope you had a great Christmas.

bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

Mandee Wyrick said...

Followed via GFC. Thanks for the chance!


Valerie R said...

Followed by GFC ... Thanks for chance and hope your holidays were amazing.

Valerie R said...

Oops.. gfc Valerie R

valshemi at gmail dot com

Megan Blackwell said...

Happy Holidays! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I followed via GFC under the name Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. You can contact me at meganblackwell95@yahoo.com

morwesong said...

I followed via GFC under the name Ashley Renn. :-) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

morwesong AT yahoo DOT com

Krysykat said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
GFC- Krysta Banco


Lesley said...

Following through GFC...Lesley Maxey


Jackie said...

I follow via GFC (Jackie)
Thank you!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

jmcgaugh said...

I follow on GFC.
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC Seyma S.
seyma_bennett AT hotmail.com

Stephanie Huff said...

Follow by GFC: Stephanie Huff

Thanks for the giveaway!
snhoveln (at) gmail (dot) com

Ada said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! Following via GFC: Miss Spell

ahui89 at hotmail dot com

Melinda Dartmann said...

I follow by email!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Natasha said...

I follow by GFC: Natasha D
Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Holidays!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Emma said...

I follow by email!augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Happy Holidays

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

Hope you had a great Xmas and have a Happy New Year.

thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com

Eva Millien said...

Followed GFC Thanks for sharing the hop and giveaway. Happy New Year! evamillien at gmail dot com

V Denis said...

Followed GFC V Denis Congrats and Happy New Year

denisval71 at gmail dot com

Holly U said...

GFC: Holly U


hedgerhousehold said...

Follow on GFC as Jenn
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

Mona said...

Email subscriber
Thanks :)


Daniel M said...

Happy Holidays and thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Erika said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! Happy Holidays!
GFC: Erika
saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

Christine Jensen said...

GFC as Chris

thanks for the giveaway

kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Ladette Kerr said...


Amber Terry said...

Thank you for the chance to win!!


Anita H. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I'm following on GFC: Anita H


Dovile said...

Thank you for the chance!

GFC follower - Dovile

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Library Lady said...

Happy New Year!
GFC Follower Library Lady

adsanders77 at gmail dot com

Ashley E said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

GFC: Ashley Van Buren

Sierra McBride said...

Thank you for the chance !!!
Happy Holidays !

stamper_sierra [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bridge said...

Thanks for a chance to win!

brfried at gmail

Stacy said...

Thanks for the chance! Hope you had a great holiday!

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Caliens Contests said...

Thank you for the chance to end the year on a great note! Following GFC Caliens Contests) and by email - caliens contests at gmail dot com.

Angela Cisco said...

I follow via GFC angelacisco79atyahoodotcom

Christy Maurer said...

Happy New Year! I follow you on GFC. Thank you!

ineedadietcoke at aol dot com

ghwasd said...

Following via GFC: ghwasd
ghwasd at gmail dot com

Dede said...

I love your sweet message on this post. Blessings to you!!
dedezoomsalot @ yahoo.com

stacey said...

Happy Holidays and a Great New Year!
Stacey A Smith
sasluvbooks at yahoo.com

becca fowler said...

follow via gfc becca fowler



Kathie Craig said...

Have a Happy New Year!! GFC follow: Kathie Craig.

Fae said...

i follow! my email is in my blogger profile.

Leeanna said...

GFC: Leeanna
email: maurapedia @ gmail.com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah Z said...

I follow on GFC!
Thanks - Sarah Z
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Francine said...

Follow on gfc-Francine Anchondo

fmd518 at gmail dot com

Jolene and Family said...

Thanks for the chance to win


kate said...

Thanks and happy new year!

gokarter418 (at) aol (dot) com

Gina H. said...

Follow on GFC. Gina Hull

Katrina Angele said...

GFC follow Katrina A.

trinibelini AT aol DOT com

Kenia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

GFC: Kenia

linda_flor019 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Clever Girl said...

Thanks for the giveaway
GFC Clever Girl
the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com