Monday, June 10, 2013

THE PROMISE BOX - Tricia Goyer - One Free Book on This Blog, Plus Much More

Welcome back, Tricia. I know you speak at various conferences and meetings. What do you have coming up in 2013?
I've cut out most of my speaking in 2013 … but for a very good reason. We're in the process of adopting two little ones from the Foster Care system. They are ages 5 and 2 years old. I knew it would take time for everyone to adjust so I'm staying home as much as possible. That being said, I am excited to be speaking at the International MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) convention in Kansas City!

If you were planning a women’s retreat, what would be the theme for it?
Living Inspired. That is the name of my radio show, and the theme for my life. The word “inspiration” means “Breath of God.” Our lives can be inspiring when we allow God to breathe into them. It doesn't matter what we can do. It matters what we allow Him to do through us!

Who would you want as speakers and why?
Oh, that's a hard question! A few of my friends:
Robin Jones Gunn, Courtney Joseph, Brooke McGlouthin, Stacey Thacker, Gina Smith, Kennisha Hill, Terri Lynn Underwood, Tracey Eyster, Crystal Paine … the list could go on!

Where would you hold the retreat and why?
I'd find someplace near the beach or mountains—someplace that would refresh a woman's soul.

Do you read print books or ebooks? Or a combination of the two?

That’s an interesting title. How did you come up with it?
The Promise Box is titled after the object in the book that changes everything. It's a box where a woman collected the promises that God had given to her, both Scripture promises in promises concerning her life.

So what is the book about.
Lydia Wise is a young Amish woman who returns to the small Amish community of West Kootenai, Montana, after her mother's death. It's then she discovers her mother's promise box, and she learns to trust in God's promises too … while at the same time opening her heart to an Amish bachelor.

Please give us the first page of the book.
Lydia Wyse shook rain from her red curls, wishing she could as easily shake memories of the last time she’d seen Mem’s lowered kapp and bowed head, praying for her daughter’s return. Return not only to West Kootenai, Montana, but to the Amish. Lydia was returning all right, but not in the way Mem had wished. Tomorrow was Mem’s funeral, and during the nine hours of driving—from Seattle to Montana—each minute had brought her closer to home. To heartache.
Lydia had stopped for gas in Eureka, about an hour from her parents’ house, and rain now drenched her long curls. Soaked, standing in line to pay, she spotted a few Amish women climbing from a white van and hurrying into the grocery store attached to the gas station. Seeing them, a twinge of familiarity—of longing—filled her heart, but she stuffed the emotions down.

“Are those Amish from West Kootenai?” she asked the gas station attendant who took her cash.

He shrugged. “Don’t know. Just Amish. Not really sure where they’re from.”

“Just Amish.”

How can readers find you on the Internet?

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!

One "promising" winner will receive:
  • Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
  • Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc...)
  • Sherry Gore's Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
  • The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the "The Promise Box" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 12th. Connect with Tricia for an evening of Amish fun - book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tricia will also share an exclusive look at the next book book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Promise Box and join Tricia on the evening of June 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!

Thank you, Tricia, for sharing all of this with us today.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
The Promise Box  -
The Promise Box (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors) - paperback
The Promise Box (Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors) - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.

The only notification you’ll receive is the winner post on this blog. So be sure to check back a week from Saturday to see if you won. You will have 4 weeks from the posting of the winners to claim your book.

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Anonymous said...

would love to win a copy. Angela from KY

Amy C said...

Looking forward to the new installment of this series.
Amy C

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie J. from Florida

Heidi Reads... said...

Thanks for the interview! I like knowing why the title was chosen.

Heidi, CA

sharon m. said...

THE PROMISE BOX sounds very good to me. I would love to win it! sharon, CA

KayM said...

I like the idea of a promise box. I'd like to read the book to find out more about it.
I live in Tennessee

Jasmine A. said...

Just love Tricia's books! I am doubly enjoying this series since it takes place so close to my home. Can't wait to read this book!

Jasmine from an hour south of West Kootenai Montana.

Mary Preston said...

A first page that tells me that THE PROMISE BOX is going to be such a wonderful read.

Mary P


Cindy W. said...

Oh my, I would love to with THE PROMISE BOX by Tricia Goyer. I LOVE her work. Thank you for the opportunity.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Cindy W. said...

Oh my, I would love to with THE PROMISE BOX by Tricia Goyer. I LOVE her work. Thank you for the opportunity.

I forgot to say I was from Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

Elyssa said...

Awesome giveaway! I LOVE all of the books that I've read from Tricia... can't wait to read her latest! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm from NY. =)


Jenny said...

What a great interview! Tricia's books look wonderful- I've heard very good things about them.



karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this novel

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win
live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

EJ said...

Looking forward to reading "The Promise Box". And I love following Tricia on FB & hearing about those precious children - brings back lots of memories since we were foster parents for 9 years to newborns. We gave up our license after adopting 4!

Elaine in Iowa

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me!

Melody said...

I haven't read this authors work - looking forward to!

from Donna, TX

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond

Marissa said...

I have the first book in this series!! Would love to win this one!

Marissa from CO

Patty said...

I've been following Tricia's podcast recently, but I haven't read nay of her books!

Patty in SC

Lourdes said...

Looking forward to this book. Would so love to win.

Lourdes in Long Island, NY

Shopgirl said...

I enjoyed the first book in this series and look forward to reading this one. I'm in MN.

Jackie Tessnair said...

I want to read this book so bad.Thanks for the chance.Jackie Tessnair from N.C.

rubynreba said...

Tricia Goyer is one of very favorite authors. I look forward to this book!
Beth from IA