Monday, November 14, 2016

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

GIVEAWAY

HICKEY, CYNTHIA
WELBORN, GINA
ALLEE, JENNIFER
BREIDENBACH, ANGELA
FRANKLIN, DARLENE
PAGELS, CARRIE FANCETT
STOCKTON, AMBER
TURNER, NIKI
WHITHAM, BECCA
THE BLUE RIBBON BRIDES COLLECTION

All's fair in love and friendly competition.

The competition is fierce at state and county fairs when nine women between 1899 and 1930 go for the blue ribbon to prove they have something valuable to contribute to society. From sculpting butter in Nevada to baking pies in Colorado, from stitching quilts in Michigan to polishing pigs in Arkansas, there are grand prizes to be own.

Walk the displays and watch the judging of contests as men and women meet at the fair and enter into the greatest Prize pursuit -- that of a devoted and godly heart.

My Review:

There's something in this collection for everyone. Drama, comedy and plenty of sweet romance. Love the fair theme and readers get to visit them all across the country. Short stories (approx. 50 pages each) still manage to pack a punch and provide a quick reading getaway. You can easily finish a novella in one sitting so perfect as we approach the busy holiday season. In fact, The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection would make a fantastic gift.  The book nerd in me can't get over this exquisite book package. Quality paper with deckle edges. Divine! (yes, I notice details like that!) And the photographed end pages. Scrumptious. Take a gander and you'll see what I mean.



My thanks to Carrie Fancett Pagels for providing me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the  subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 20 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. I have been eyeing this one! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  2. I love these novella collections! The deckle edge on high quality paper is such a nice touch.

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is. And the book is bound well too. (says the librarian.) LOL Good luck, Heidi.

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  3. KAV, I adore these collections! So many wonderful authors to enjoy.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. And a lot of them are new-to-me authors. Good luck, Caryl.

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  4. This collection looks like it has some new to me authors stories in it. I'm familiar with a few of them and their books are good. This would be a great way to visit some fairs from the past. Thanks for this review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. I really loved the fair aspect. There's something so exciting and magical about a state or county fair. Good luck, Donna.

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  5. Wonderful collection and beautiful pages. I really enjoyed all the stories. I have this book so just wanted to comment. Hugs

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    1. Isn't it a beautifully packaged collection? Thanks for commenting, Lucy.

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  6. My eyes light up when I find a new collection of stories like this one. It's a great opportunity to read new-to-me authors and have a gorgeous book on my bookcase. What could be better? Winning! Thank you for the chance, Kav.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Definitely a win/win. Good luck, Diane.

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  7. I've been following a blog tour for this book and I'd love to add it to my collection :-) Fairs, food and a little romance....yes!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. What's not to like, right? Good luck, Trixi.

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  8. I've read a number of good reviews for this book. Would love to read it. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  9. On my must read list. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Sorry - mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. And there's a whole lot of authors to try in this collection. Good luck, Mindy.

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  11. I love these books! I have this one on my wish list. I'm wishing I win and if not, I wishing that I get it for Christmas. Probably won't see it under the Christmas tree because hubby will not buy me books. That's why I always ask for Amazon gift cards, so I can buy things and sneak the books in!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Bwahahahaha! That's sneaky, Karen. Of course you should get books for Christmas. Everyone should!!!! Good luck.

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  12. What an awesome assortment of authors! Love them all!! This should be a great book to read.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  13. Like you, Kav, I love the physical book itself. These particular novella collections are always beautiful with their rustic looking pages. (btw, I'm not entering)

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    1. Barbour did such a great job with this book. So luscious.

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  14. I LOVE these collections!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  15. Hi Kav, Anthologies or novellas draw me in every time. You get a bunch of stories in one book along with not just one great author but many great authors. You can't go wrong.
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a great way to get to know new authors, isn't it? Good luck, Jennifer.

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  16. Sounds like a great read, and that pie looks delish! :-) Thanks for the giveaway. amylsmith AT bledsoe DOT net

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  17. This has been on my wish list for months. I love these collections. They are so much fun to read and a great way to try new authors. Thank you for a chance to win.

    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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