Give Books, Not Roses

The Sunday before last, I think it was, I woke my husband up with “Happy Almost-Valentine’s Day.” Yeah, he was a little confused. But Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’m happy to host the “Give Books, Not Roses” Giveaway. The prize is two books, Love Gently Falling and Keys of Heaven, and a bar of chocolate. You can keep them, which is probably what I would do, or give them to a friend or family member you appreciate. The entry form is after the letter from the books’ editor. A winner will be chosen on Valentine’s Day. (US only. Sorry.)

Keys of heaven  Love gently falling

Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Bar_pic

Dear Reader,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The crisp, cool air feels a little sweeter and stores are filling their shelves with greeting cards and candies. But instead of sharing the usual gifts, the way to someone’s heart can be through a story (and maybe a little bit of chocolate). Hachette Book Group is offering a “Give Books, Not Roses” Valentine’s Day giveaway for those of you who want to express your admiration for friends, family, and loved ones.

Love Gently Falling written by Melody Carlson is a romantic novella about the power of Valentine’s Day and how one woman discovers love while at the same time saving her family’s business. Successful hairstylist to the stars Rita Jensen returns to her hometown in Chicago after receiving news that her mother has suffered a stroke. Though Rita must come up with a plan to save her mother’s salon, the oncoming holiday and her undeniable feelings for an old classmate become quite a distraction.

Keys of Heaven is the second book in Adina Senft’s Healing Grace trilogy. Amish widow Sarah Yoder helps her community by creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. She struggles to find love with an Amish man, and she doesn’t know what to do about her attraction to her friend Henry Byler, who has turned away from her beliefs. Sarah’s story will show anyone that romantic love is not the only love that matters.

Valentine’s Day is an internationally celebrated day of romance, dating back to the 5th Century. But today, love touches our lives in so many different ways. Whether you are dedicating the day to your good friends or your life partner, treat them to these wonderful stories of courage, kindness, and love.


Christina Boys

If you can’t wait, or want to give a special someone the books for Valentine’s Day, here are purchase links.


Purchase: Amazon


Purchase: Amazon

And the chocolate is from Olive & Sinclair in Nashville:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.