Friday, August 04, 2006

August Drawing!

I got my (stingy) three copies of the UK release of THE MISTAKEN WIDOW and it is gorgeous! One special copy is set aside for one of my blogger buddies. Each comment to my blog between now and Wed Aug 30th is an entry. On Friday Sept 1st I will mail your gift out to you if you're the lucky winner.

And here's the prize. I went shopping yesterday to sweeten the pot. Such a sacrifice, I know. To go with the book I picked up a sterling silver necklace with a mother of pearl pendant and a fresh bottle of my favorite summer OPI color, Dutch Tulips. I discovered this color at the nail salon and have worn it nearly all summer.



So start leaving comments, asking questions and referring friends over!

34 comments:

  1. Just love all your books. Whenever I see a new release, I immediately go ahead and buy. No need to read the cover. I know I'll love it!

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  2. Oooh, can't wait to read it!! Cound me in the drawing!

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  3. Sanjay took words out of my mouth. :) I can't wait to read the book, either.

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  4. Thank you, rhettmom! I love to hear that!

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  5. Just finished reading PRAIRIE WIFE and enjoyed it very much. It was a sad love story with a happy ending and you wrote it beautifully. I had never read one of your books so now I am a fan. Can't wait to read this new one

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  6. Thanks, Joye! My working title for Prairie Wife was Always Amy. I started that story for a contest called Book of Your Heart and got some really good feedback. One of the judges told me it reminded her of her parent's situation and how her father never got over the death if a child. I had to compromise a few things in order to sell the story to the editors, but was basically able to tell it the way I wanted to. Life can be tough and people face difficult situations. I like to create characters who grow and overcome real-life issues. That story was special for me.

    I need to create a printable book list so readers can find all of my books. Some are out of print now and have to be hunted down.

    Thanks for posting! Nice to "meet" you!

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  7. Love your books - have read nearly all of them!!!



    Martha Lawson
    mlawson17@hotmail.com

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  8. I Love all your stories, and have been trying to find all the older ones, and I can't find this one, so count me in the drawing also, please.
    Waiting for the next new one....

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  9. Hi Georgia! I believe next month I will have to hold a contest for a book of choice from my backlist.

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  10. Gorgeous necklace.

    I, too, just buy if it says Cheryl St. John. Sadly, I am waaaaayyyyy behind on reading.

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  11. Enjoyed your newsletter, Cheryl. Can't get over the guard dog and the bears. A "beary" nasty situation indeed. *groan*
    I hope you haven't opened the champs yet. My birthday is Aug. 11 and I'm going to need a drink. lol!
    Lovely prize! I'd feel extremely fortunate to win the one book you are giving away. :-)

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  12. I have just finished reading the Prairie Wife (which was the most wonderful book and really helped me (and my DH) with the loss of my miscarriage--thanks to Amy and Jesse on the way to healing. Thanks so much for writing that book Cheryl, it truly was a gift!
    I also agree with rhettsmom--you said it better than I could! The cover of Mistaken Widow (wonderful read, BTW) is wonderful(love the colors) and congrats on Prairie Wife and His Secondhand Wife. I can not wait to read about Sophie and Clay. And to visit with Caleb and Ellie!
    Katrina
    taylormakenzie@msn.com

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  13. Katrina, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I've never gone through that, so I can't even imagine how much it hurts.

    The first time I ever heard from a reader who had experienced the same tragedy as a character in my book, I felt terrible. It seemed as though I was just sitting in my safe happy house making up stories while others out there were experiencing pain and sadness.

    But then her words, like yours, made me realize that stories about people who rise above situations are healing and bring hope to many. That's what the romance genre is all about really, stories about commitment, growth, love and hope.

    Whenever I dedicate a book to readers, I really mean it. I write these books for you. I think about my readers when I'm creating and when I'm writing, and I think that knowing you'll be reading my words helps me write the best book possible.

    Thanks for sharing, Katrina.

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  14. That's a wonderful prize and the cover is beautiful. Normally I like scenes but this is an exception! They did a great job!

    LOL, Mel. It'd a shame that the dog did that.

    Katrina, I, also sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs

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  15. Sorry, can't type tonight. I was out shopping all day and I'm tired.

    I meant it's a shame and I'm sorry.

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  16. I have 17 signed CSJ books and am seeking the rest so like the idea of a backlist contest. But it would be special to have a UK edition as I am 25% English & Hubby is 100%. Have visited twice.

    Mel & Cheryl What newsletter?

    Katrina, my condolences. Have several friends who share your experience and found 2 books that helped them also. Let me know if you want the titles (can't lay my hands on them this minute.)

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  17. Sorry for your loss, Katrina. I, too, had a miscarriage years ago. In FL the nurses kept saying "Oh, you're fine". Then I moved to NY and a gyno said to me "You're not 5 months pregnant". I had been carrying a dead fetus for 5 months.
    Didn't you get Cheryl's newsletter, Lucky? You must read the story about the guard dog and the bears.

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  18. Very sad to hear that, Mel. Goodness, girl, you've been through it all!

    Lou, I will go now to double check - perhaps you're not subscribed to my newsletter!?? Horrors!

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  19. Sorry about your loss Katrina. Just found out a friend has had a miscarriage. Cheryl, are there any books but yours??? Love U and your books and so happy you are finally getting the recognition you so much deserve!!!

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  20. What a cool prize - maybe it will help chase the hot summer temps away!

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  21. I need some books from your backlist too...LOL

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  22. I do believe the last book I read from you was "The truth about Toby". Yeah, long long time ago and I am so very behind.

    I don't often get a chance to read. When I am looking for a book I do look for Cheryl's on the shelf. I never find them though. I need to start looking online.

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  23. Thanks, Cheryl. Yea, my life has not been an easy one. And I'm just stating the facts. Not looking for sympathy.

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  24. thank you all for your kinds words. to say You all have overwhelmed me is putting it mildly. As Mel said, I am not loooking for sympathy (thanks for it all the same though) just stating the facts and Cheryl's book really helped. You always read a book about couples getting together BUT not what happens after they are married-- so this was a refreshing change and nice way help heal.
    Mel I am so sorry for your loss-- that was horrible thing for the dr to say... not a very good bedside manner! hugs to you girl!
    Cheryl you are the best!!

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  25. Thank you, Katrina. Yea, he had huge hands too and I would try to grab them when he did the examination. The nurse would yell at me. lol!

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  26. I love all your books. I have a hard time waiting the new ones to come out.

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  27. I agree. That's a beautiful cover and I know I'll love reading it whether I win it or purchase it!

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  28. I have to tell you I went to look for the nail polish you are giving away for the contest and the girl was so rude she would not help me. After she ignored me I just up and left the store I will not be going in there anymore. I will have to find a new store to go to for pedicure and a manicure. I will keep looking I guess. I just wanted you to know what time I have had trying to find it. A little funny. LOL

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  29. Brenda, well a BIG raspberry to her from me!

    Ppbhbphbpbhlphblphbl!

    There!

    I found OPI Dutch Tulips at a Beauty First store. They have a computer where they can look it up and see if they have it in stock. Try calling first.

    Walgreens also caries OPI, but not sure if they'd have the same color.

    I went Sat night to have my nails shortened and changed back to that color. I'd had a French manicure the last couple of times for something different.

    But now I can type again!

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  30. you are one of my favorite wrier i'm tring towrite just like you
    barbara navarro

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  31. Hi Barbara! Thank you for the compliment. Words of wisdom I heard in the past said to learn from the things you like about an author, but to develop your own style and voice. I never even knew I had a narrative voice until someone told me. LOL Good luck with your writing.

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