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Friday, April 10, 2009

Giveaway! Jantsen's Gift

Hello my wonderful and dear readers. I am proud to announce my very first giveaway here at Jenny loves to read. This giveaway is courtesy of Anna over at Hachette. She has graciously given me 5 copies of this wonderful book to giveaway. Contest rules are at the bottom of the post. Good Luck!



Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace

Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home. Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.

Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time. Today, she is the mother of two children adopted from Vietnam. More than that, she and her husband have created a foundation called "Touch A Life," dedicated to helping desperate children in countries as far-flung as Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

Pam Cope's story is on one level a moving, personal account of loss and recovery, but on a deeper level, it offers inspiration to anyone who has ever suffered great personal tragedy or those of us who dream about making a difference in the world.

Deadline for entries is midnight Friday, April 24, 2009.

Contest Rules:

  1. Leave me a comment on this post with your email address. No email = no entry.
  2. Another entry if you post about this contest on your blog. Please leave me a link so I can check it out.
  3. Sorry, but only residents of the US or Canada are eligible to win; no PO boxes, please.

Again a big thank you to Anna from Hachette for this giveaway.

Good Luck!

13 comments:

Jenners said...

This sounds very intersting and provacative. Though the subject matter seems very depressing, I am happy to hear she finds meaning in life after the worst thing happened to her that I can think of.

Kerri said...

Sounds like a moving read.

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Tudor Daughter said...

This sounds like a perfect read for my book club. The gals just love this kind of book. Sounds so inspirational.

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Link posted on my blog
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Toni said...

I would love to enter this for this one. tonigomez(@)surewest.net

therubycanary said...

This sounds right up my alley. I'm hoping to travel to Cambodia and Vietnam after I finish my year in S. Korea.

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I'll make a post on my blog to this too!

mindy said...

looks great thanks for the giveaway

liane66 said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Sharon said...

I have heard really good things about this book would love to own a copy. Thanks for the giveawy

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christin said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the chance!
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Valerie said...

sounds inspirational
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Book Bird Dog said...

I love armchair traveling as well ar reading about the situations in other countries.

My email is harvee44@yahoo.com

jwx4 said...

I'd like to read this book.
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ellie said...

I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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