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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rebellious Heart Giveaway

It’s September and that means Jody Hedlund’s newest release will soon be hitting the shelves! You can read my interview of her in the September issue of Southern Writers magazine: http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/

To celebrate the release of Rebellious Heart, coming September 15th, I get to be part of her 20 Book Giveaway!!

Rebellious Heart follows in the same vein as The Preacher’s Bride and The Doctor’s Lady in that it’s also inspired by a famous couple from history. The story is set in Colonial America and inspired by the beautiful courtship of John and Abigail Adams.

In 1763 Massachusetts, Susanna Smith has grown up with everything she’s ever wanted, except one thing: an education. Because she’s a female, higher learning has been closed to her, but her quick mind and quicker tongue never back down from a challenge. She’s determined to put her status to good use, reaching out to the poor and deprived. And she knows when she marries well, she will be able to continue her work with the less fortunate.

Ben Ross grew up a farmer’s son and has nothing to his name but his Harvard education. A poor country lawyer, he doesn’t see how he’ll be able to fulfill his promise to make his father proud of him. When family friends introduce him to the Smith family, he’s drawn to quick-witted Susanna but knows her family expects her to marry well. When Susanna’s decision to help an innocent woman no matter the cost crosses with Ben’s growing disillusionment with their British rulers, the two find themselves bound together in what quickly becomes a very dangerous fight for justice.

For a chance to win a free copy of Rebellious Heart just leave a comment on this post! If you want to earn extra entries, here’s a few easy ways:
1.      Become a follower of this blog.
2.      Follow  Jody's blog..
3.      Share on Twitter and/or Facebook: “Want to win a signed copy of @JodyHedlund’s Rebellious Heart?! You can win one here http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/ via @SylviaNey
4.      Follow Sylvia Ney and Jody Hedlund on Twitter and Facebook.

Be sure to leave a comment by 9/06/13 at 11:59 (CST). I will announce the winner in a blog post here on September 7.
While you wait, here are a few interesting facts Jody shared with me:

She received a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and a master’s from the University of Wisconsin, both in Social Work. Currently she makes her home in Michigan with her husband and five busy children.
You say you hope that readers will enjoy reading your books as much as you loved writing them. Do you communicate much with your readers? As a published author, I love hearing from readers. I’m always thrilled to get emails or hand-written notes from readers telling me how much my story touched them.

What is your favorite snack food and your beverage of choice? My favorite non-sweet snack is nachos and cheese.  My favorite sweet snack depends on my mood. Of course I like chocolate! But I also occasionally like pie (particularly Apple, Blueberry, Cherry pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company which is just around the corner from my house!). My beverage of choice for the morning is coffee—very black and very strong! And in the afternoons I switch to tea.
If money were absolutely no object, what is one place you would love to go with only your husband? I’d love to take a research trip to England. I know my husband would enjoy going too and would put up with my obsessive need to read about and study all the historical details of everything I come across.

And as a family? My children on the other hand don’t have as much patience for my appetite for history. So I’d love to take them hiking in the Rockies or to Yellowstone.
Where can readers find you?
I hang out on Facebook here: Author Jody Hedlund
I also love to chat on Twitter: @JodyHedlund
My home base is at my website: jodyhedlund.com
Or you're welcome to email me at: jodyhedlund@jodyhedlund.com

Thanks Jody! And good luck to everyone entering for a chance to win Rebellious Heart!


Unknown said...

I would love to win an autographed copy of the book "Rebellious Heart." It looks like an interesting and fun read!

Darlene said...

Please include me in this contest as I would love to win Jody's new book.

Unknown said...

I love Jody's blog. She has great writing advice. I didn't realize she graduated from Taylor University (she'd know about Ivanhoe's-- the best ice cream place ever!). I graduated from nearby Anderson; a college I'm sure she'd be familiar with. All the best to her with her sales!

Marissa said...

I can't wait to read this book!! I love Jody's writing!

I became a follower of Jody's blog, your blog, and shared on Twitter!


KayM said...

Rebellious Heart sounds like a great book. I would love a chance to win a copy. I haven't read any of Jody's books yet, but I hope to do that soon.

I started following your blog.
I started following Jody's blog.
I tweeted.
I already follow Jody on Twitter.
I signed up to follow @SylviaNey.


Unknown said...

I want so bad to win this boook, your a new author to me and i would love to start reading your books, Shirley B jcisforme@aol.com

Heidi Reads... said...

Thanks for the giveaway and sharing the interview!

Following on GFC
Following Jody's blog on GFC
Tweeted (@colorvibrant)
Following Jody on twitter
Following Sylvia on twitter
Following Jody on facebook

Bonita62 said...

I would love to win her new book!! Thanks for an opportunity to win!!

Cheryl Barker said...

I would love to win Jody's new book! Thanks for the giveaway!

CrystalB said...

Awesome! Thank you for introducing me to this author. I loved "Noble Groom" and I really want to read this new one.

Cyndi said...

Great interview! I LOVED Preacher's Bride and her others are on my TBR list! I've been anticipating this one for some time. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

I'm a fan/follower of Jody's on facebook.

I follow this blog.


Wilani Wahl said...

I would love to win a copy of your book!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

I love history and this would be such a great read! Please enter my name and thank you for this chance!!!

Joyce said...

I am looking for Good books to get me through a long winter... It's fall so winter is coming. I must prepare so I am entering contests to win books!

Sharon B said...

I love historical fiction. Would love to win your book. It looks so good! Thank you!

Emma said...

a follower of your blog.
I Follow Jody's blog.
I Follow Jody Hedlund on facebook.
I Follow Sylvia Ney on facebook.

Rebellious Heart sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Ann said...

I'd love to win a copy!

Unknown said...

Love historical fiction! Great cover!

Unknown said...

Would love to read this book!

dreams said...

Would love to read this book! Sounds like a good one!

bonton said...


Love this storyline & would love to read/win a copy of the book! Thanks for the opportunity!

I follow Jody on Facebook & her blog, & posted the contest on my FB page.


Sharon Timmer said...

Love Jody's books - thanks for the opportunity to win!

Unknown said...

Jody Hedlund is an amazing writer. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!


Anonymous said...

I loved the Preacher's Bride. And, I will definetly put Rebellious Heart on my reading wish list.
I am glad to see there is someone else wholikes to eat pie~~my family does not like it, but I would eat a piece of pie before I would eat a piece of cake.
Thanks for this opportunity!!

Kristin J.

Dorie said...

I would love to win this book! Has me very interested in reading it.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. Hope I win!

Mary Koester said...

Anxiously waiting to read a copy! I have read everyone of Jody's books. Love her writing!

Pawprint said...

I'd love to win a copy of Jody's latest book! I very much enjoyed her last release and would like to read more from her. Thank you!

Stephanie F.


Nicole said...

Congrats to Jody! I enjoy historical fiction, so this one sounds very intriguing.

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