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257 thoughts on “November Giveaway

  1. I have to say, I am thankful to be alive! My family and I all were fighting covid last Thanksgiving. So blessed we are all here this year and healthy.

  2. I am thankful that my family and closest friends are in good health and able to celebrate together, albeit still cautiously. I am also thankful for the dedication of health care professionals and scientists who have developed the vaccines that may make it possible to start travelling internationally again.

  3. Grateful for finding the romance genre this last year. These books have reinvigorated the romantic in me and have helped me get out of some major reading slumps.

  4. In the past 17 days, I’ve lost 3 members of my family – my mom, a first cousin and a sister-in-law. I’m thankful for friends, my kids and the rest of my family who have offered remembrances and kind words and hugs whether close or long distance. Rereading notes, choosing to make mom’s recipes and going for walks in the park help.

  5. I am most thankful for having a roof over my head, food to eat, warm clothes to wear, heat to take the chill out of the house and very good health.

  6. I am thankful that I am able to be retired so that I get to babysit my granddaughter and spend time with my husband and read all the books that I want.

  7. I’m so thankful that we’re able to travel to see our families for Thanksgiving this year, since we haven’t spent the holiday with them for a couple of years now!

  8. I started Stephanie Laurens Bastion Club series. I don’t know how I missed this series years ago. Enjoying it immensely!

  9. I am thankful for my supportive family who are helping me while I recover from a right foot fracture.

  10. I am so thankful that my nine year old grandson’s heart tests came back good and he will not need to be tested again until he’s twelve.

  11. I’m thankful for my writing pod and coach, who are helping trudge through a trilogy I’ve been working on for over a decade. Now that I’ve done some personal work and gotten some well needed support and advice.. I am loving the results and I think someday soon, I’ll finally knock self publication off of my bucket list. Lol

  12. What I’m thankful for my four and five years old great-nieces. They give the best hugs. 💗💗
    I’m also thankful there are romance,(wide variety),books and authors like you.
    Thank you.

  13. I’m thankful I have a job, home and never go hungry. I’m also thankful for my two cats. 😻😻

  14. I’m thankful for my friends, family, and our continued well being. 🙂
    Hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy holidays!

  15. I have a lot to be thankful for but I’ll spare you the massive list and just list 2 things. 1. We’re getting a puppy on Nov 13th!!! We’ve been without a dog since June of 2020. I’m also super thankful that a) I didn’t need surgery after tripping over my own feet and cutting open my knee in July and b) I have most of my range of motion back and am regaining strength .

  16. I’m thankful that my family has mostly been able to stay healthy through the pandemic.

  17. I’m thankful that my marriage is still intact after spending all these months together 24/7 since March 2020 🙂

  18. I’m so thankful to discover new books and authors!📚🥰 Having the opportunity to enter a contest is the icing on the cake!🍰

  19. I’m thankful my daughter’s company is moving her from Kansas City back home to NC! We will get to go from maybe seeing her twice a year to being able to see each other whenever we want again!

  20. Thankful that my family will be spending Thanksgiving together! Hope yours is also!

  21. I’m thankful for my Christian DNA, family that love God and passed along their faith, as we are trying to do.

  22. I’m thankful for the ability to continue reading. As my parents grew older, health stopped their enjoyment of reading as it grew difficult to focus on the printed word. Books bring joy, fright, and contentment to a reader as they explore the world the author has prepared.

  23. I’m thankful that my husband survived 2 heart attacks, a stroke, open heart surgery and 2 hospital stays of out of control diabetes. thank you

  24. I loved reading questions about answers from authors!! So much fun !!!
    Thank you for sharing these with us! Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful giveaway!
    Hope you have a great day!

  25. Every Day is a gift, that is why God calls it “The Present”. Just survived Covid with pnuemonia and a seizure-so I am one of His miracles!

  26. I’m thankful for my wonderful family and friends and the fact they enjoy getting together often! And I’m alive and still independent!

  27. Had a bad day with my eyes. Afraid I was going diabetes blind. However,
    the next day okay. So thankful!

  28. I’m thankful for my wonderful friends who inspire me every day! I don’t know where I’d be without them!

  29. Thank you, Manda, for your work on disability rights. If I could change one thing, it would be for people to stop assuming someone is not disabled if they don’t have a cast, a cane, or a wheelchair. Walking is painful for me, but I don’t have to use one of the above devices – yet. I’m so tired of getting dirty looks and nasty comments when I park in a handicapped space.
    I’m thankful for the people who are patient when I walk slowly, for the people who ask me if I need help, and for my wonderful husband who has never complained about the limitations my condition puts on our lives.

  30. I’m thankful for my family and friends. This holiday season is going to be difficult since my sisters and I lost our mother earlier this year and my dad has been gone for 7 years. Now one of my sisters is moving to Florida this week. Thank goodness for video chatting. I’m glad to be living in this technical world of today. So much easier to keep in touch with the people in your life.

  31. I am thankful that I am still alive and relatively healthy. Cancer X3 and body parts surgically removed but I’m still standing.

  32. I’m thankful for the many authors of historical romance whose books keep me sane, whisking me away to another time and place.

  33. Hello and Happy November! I love reading historical romance. I’m thankful for libraries, as I work in one!

  34. I’m greatful for having had wonderful parents. Still guiding me through life by their example.

  35. I’m thankful for the privilege of being a grandma. My first grandchild is 3 and I watch him for my daughter and now we’re going to have another boy in April. 💙💙

  36. Here is hoping I win in the United Kingdom . I am thankful for all those who worked so hard on developing the COVID vaccines

  37. Thankful for all your wonderful books that I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
    Always eagerly looking forward to the next one!

  38. This year I am especially thankful for my brand new grandbaby–Benjamin! He was born on October 6th!

  39. All this talk of tabbies and Siamese makes me think of my own Siamese, Deek. He’s a character and I’m so grateful to have him, especially since I lost my sweet tabby, Theo over the summer.

  40. I’m thankful for my family, fur kids included! After a long work day, they help me center myself and find my happy place.

  41. I’m thankful for authors because I love to read. I love that the cat is named Toast – so unique. Also, a big Nancy Drew fan for years.

  42. I am thankful that my husband is still here with us. My kids and I thought last year would be his last birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc…

    His heart can’t be fixed, but he has dialysis 3 x a week and is doing better. Each day is a gift!

  43. I am thankful for my family and friends – a popular answer, but so true because where would I be without them!

  44. I’m thankful and grateful for family and health. I’m also thankful for having a garden full of flowers I can enjoy every day. I’m content and thankful for the small things in life. 😘

  45. I am thankful for my husband and my children, grandchildren and now this year a Grest-Grandson. Life’s good.

  46. I’m thankful for everything good in my life, and lessons learned from all the bad

  47. I am thankful for my family especially my furry babies that are like children to me.

  48. I’m thankful for my faith, family, music, books, and crafting. Otherwise I think I’d go crazy lol.

  49. I’m thankful that this year my daughter graduated with her teaching degree and my youngest son graduated from his super tech school and is an engineer and programmer in high demand. I’m so proud that they are great people more importantly!!

  50. I am thankful for my sweet husband of 49.5 years. Thru good and bad, sickness ( cancer) and good health, richer and poorer he has stayed calm and reassuring to keep us ever going forward.

  51. I’m thankful for my family and friends. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve managed to stay very close, supporting each other, keeping boredom and loneliness at bay.

  52. I am thankful we are able to be back in school full time but most of all I am thankful for God, that I live in America and for all my family whom I love dearly❤️

  53. I am thankful for everyday sunrise and health and happiness of my kids and family ❤️
    Thankful for this cominity of readers and authors for escapes during reading ❤️❤️❤️

  54. I’m thankful for my grandchildren and the time to relax and read and draw with them!

  55. I am most thankful for my health. I am also thankful for my pet clan – 4 dogs and 3 cats – they are great company and entertainment!!

  56. I am thankful for long hikes in the fall when nature is decked out in its showiest outfit.

  57. I am thankful for my kids. I have 3 boys, with my youngest being severe disabled (5 years old). I am thankful for how much my youngest child has progressed and how much he is thriving! I don’t have much free time, due to caregiving responsibilities. But when I do have free time, or the boys are sleeping, I enjoy reading romance novels.

  58. Thankful that I have close friends who truly care about me and I care about them the same way. Blessings!

  59. I am thankful that my husband & I survived Covid pandemic. I am also thankful for local public library that has e-book section; reading & re-reading my favourite authors creating stories for us to lose ourselves in is what kept me sane!

  60. I’m thankful for my upcoming hip replacement surgery! Looking forward to being pain free.

  61. I’m thankful for my father and my family. For good health and all my friends and extended family. Especially thankful to the brilliant scientists who are finding more vaccines everyday to save lives. They truly are heroes .

  62. I am thankful that the weather is getting colder and I can wear cozy clothes and drink hot tea and stomp on crunchy leaves!

  63. hmm what am i thankful for?? i am thankful for my wonderful son and husband. i am thankful that i still have a job. i am thankful for 2022 coming and hope that things improve soon.

  64. I am thankful for being able to live close enough to work and a grocery store so I don’t need to own a car.

  65. It’s so nice getting to find out more about you. Explains you’re books a little bit more. Thank you for sharing with us.

  66. I am so Thankful I have the time and eyes to read. I am up to 160 books so far, and am looking to at least 10 more before the end of the year. My Girlfriend are doing a book club to read Midnight in Washington by Adam Schiff, but she doesn’t read as fast as I do, so I read other books while waiting for her to catch up!

  67. I am thankful my mom is doing well after her surgery and we are looking forward to Thanksgiving together!

  68. Im thankful for good health and that my dad is continuing to get better after suffering from a BAD Gallstone Attack on May 17th that caused SEVERE Pancreatitis Attack and Stroke.

  69. I am so very thankful for my little family! In the past few years, I have lost my father, my mother, my mother-in-law, my brother-in-law and my very best friend in the entire world!! I treasure my husband and daughter more than ever and I am thankful for the life we have!

  70. today – I am not really having a good day – I am striving to pull it together as others need me – this would provide with me a great diversion from the sadness I am feeling

  71. Im thankful for good health insurance! At the beginning of this year I fell on the stairs and needed surgery and loads of physio, the insurance saved me so even though dealing with insurance companies is not my fave, Im thankful for their civerage

  72. I’m thankful for family, friends, and good health with lots of love and laughter, too!

  73. I am thankful my parents are both currently healthy. I am thankful all of my family is.

  74. I’m thankful for my best friend who told me to live in the present and to stop being a worried wart worrying about the future. I may have been offended at the time but I see the truth in his wisdom.

  75. I am very thankful for husband, 3 beautiful daughters, my healthy parents, my 2 amazing brothers & their beautiful families.

  76. I am thankful for friends. They helped keep me sane since I retired just before the pandemic.

  77. I’m thankful for my family, i know people say this all the time, but I’m truly thankful for the wonderful family i have, i’d be lost without them.

  78. Last book I read was The Judges List by John Grisham: a real page turner. I read a lot of fiction in many different genres

  79. Thankful for my cats and my job as Adult Services Manager in a public library where I get to find out about the great books before anyone else! (Not that I have time to read them….)

  80. I’m grateful that I live near my children and their families and that we can spend time together often.

  81. Hi, Julia! I’m thankful for the relaxing hours of reading wonderful books written by fantastic authors such as yourself and Manga! Also for the Greatest Husband Ever!

  82. I am thankful for my salvation through Jesus Christ and knowing that I will spend eternity in Heaven because of His grace and mercy.

  83. I am thankful my husband just made it thru surgery and will soon be on his way to a speedy recovery!!

  84. I’m thankful that my partner is finally going to get his neck surgery (prior insurance allowed him to see 3 specialists who ALL advised for it but insurance but never gave the authorization) and I hope to be thankful that it relieves his chronic pain.

  85. This morning it is raining here and the temps are low enough that a sweater is required. My couch is calling my name. The to-be-read pile has a new addition and I feel like reading all afternoon. I’m thankful for the warm cat in my lap, and the hot cup of coco in my favorite mug. I’m thankful that all my children are safe and sound here at home. And most of all , I’m thankful that tonight my loving husband volunteered to cook dinner. Days like this are few and far between. Today, I am blessed.

  86. I’m thankful that my family and friends are healthy and happy. Also, that I’m healthy enough to deal with two kittens. Thank you for the chance.

  87. I am thankful that slowly but surely the world 🌎 is getting back to normal. Maybe the new norm but wonderful seeing family and friends again.

  88. I am thankful to be retired, for a loving husband, and our cat rescued that came to live with us just a few days before my last day of work. She provides unconditional love and purrs, smiles, laughter and fun during play time and watching her own adventures and discoveries. I’m also grateful to my parents who shared their love of reading so that I’ve had the joy of being a lifelong reader.

  89. I’m thankful that I managed to have kids. I have two wonderful adult boys who are a joy to me

  90. Thankful for my job, but working every day I have little time to read! Hoping to retire soon.

  91. Happy First Day of November! I’m thankful for my family, friends, pets, sweater weather and all the books. Thank you for the chance!

  92. I am thankful for a wonderful family and my loving dog who was a rescue. She was so sick she was going to be put down. Ten years later she gives us unconditional love every day

  93. I am thankful for my family, my health and all the wonderful authors who write the books that I love to read.

  94. I’m thankful for my husband, my kids, and my grandkids. I am also so very thankful for those few close friends who are my support system and life.

  95. I am thankful that my family was both essential employees and that we’ve been covid free, as we had welcomed our 1st granddaughter a week before the nearly complete shutdown in March of 2020

  96. I am thankful that my family will be gathering IN PERSON to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year!

  97. I’m honestly thankful that our sons are healthy and happy in their chosen careers. If our kids are happy, I am happy!

  98. I’m thankful for our grandchildren. I never thought I’d have any, then when my son was 40+, they started coming. They are a JOY!

  99. I’m very thankful for my job — these days getting a decent job in my field when you’re over 50 is difficult, when you’re over 60 it’s even harder! It’s very infuriating, there are so many older Americans with so much knowledge and great work ethics and nobody wants to hire them.

  100. I am so thankful both my kids achieved their grad degrees during the era of COVID.

  101. I’m thankful for my daughter and son-in-law who took me on a trip to see my sister.

  102. I am so thankful for my chosen family. They have been so supportive and nurturing and loving towards me. They did not have to love me but we chose to care and love each other as family.💜

  103. I am thankful for my friends and family, and my doggies who give me unconditional love every day 🙂

  104. I’m thankful that I’m in the season of life that allows me time to read every day!

  105. I am thankful it isn’t snowing yet! Last year we got so mush snow it was horrible. In one snow storm, we got almost 6 ft. of snow in one day! Don’t want to go through that again! lol

  106. I am thankful for my family and friends and their health and well-being, and for the USA and the folks who protect us, and the food we have to eat.

    • I am thankful for my family and friends and their health and well-being, and for the USA and the folks who protect us, and the food we have to eat.

  107. I am incredibly thankful that there are such wonderful authors in this world creating stories for us to lose ourselves in. This last year books have been a lovely distraction from the sad news and awful isolation.

  108. Corny but true. Thankful for my Hubby of 35 years. He has always made me laugh when I need it most and has the most wonderful hugs in the world

  109. I am thankful for our two strong, independent daughters, the husbands who cherish them, and the three grandchildren they have given us; and for my amazing best friend/husband, without whom there would have been no daughters/husbands/grandchildren!

  110. I am thankful for a lot of things but mostly good health, good friends, and good family.

  111. I’m thankful that I have a loving family, even including my quirky teenager, and a home.

    • Congratulations, Caren!

      You’re this month’s giveaway winner.
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  112. I’m thankful that my back injury didn’t require surgery. I was really worried about that and my kids having to take time off to care for me.