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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Top (Five) Tuesday + Giveaway - Favorite Authors


Welcome to the OFFICIAL kickoff for a full month of celebration!


Some of you may have seen my teaser post about celebrating my 3 year blogiversary....blog birthday...take your pick. Well the day is FINALLY here! Let the party begin!!!!



I can't believe I have been Bookworm Mama for 3 years now. It has been a crazy ride and SO.MUCH.FUN! Reading, writing, connecting with readers and authors...It truly is a dream come true for me. I would not be where I am without the support of MY readers and friends who have supported me and encouraged me through the last several years. Most of you know the story about how I got into blogging, but if you don't you cand find out more HERE. Ok, ok....on to today's post...

I had to preface it though...Because this month I am featuring 5 OF my favorite authors and their books. A post like this can be tricky, because I have SO many authors that I adore and cherish. Please note that this is NOT an exhaustive list. If I did that, we would be here all day...or week. There are many, MANY more authors that I could add to this list.

You will find links to each author's website below. I am refraining from talking too much about their books, because each author will be be featured for a full week in August. I will be discussing their books, upcoming projects, and WHY I love them. So keep an eye out for these posts and MORE entry options to win the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!!! I now give you, in alphabetical order (because I am weird like that)....


Pepper Basham
Website
Joanne Bischof
Website
Kristy Cambron
Website
Jody Hedlund
Website
Jen Turano
Website
Have you read any books by these authors??? 




I have collaborated with all of these authors and I am so excited for this giveaway! I am giving away a box of FIVE books...All signed (one signed bookplate sticker) by the authors! I will also be including some bookish/reading items in the box of books, bookmarks, tea, chocolate, etc. Each "Blogiversary" post will have MORE options to enter to win, so make sure you check back. Today we are kicking it off pretty easy! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below. If you are having difficulties please email me and we will get your name entered.


**ONE (1) Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter at the end of the giveaway**
Books provided for giveaway by the individual authors and myself. Books included: Just the Way You Are, The Lady and the Lionheart, The Illusionist's Apprentice, Newton & Polly, Behind the Scenes. I am not compensated for any portion of this giveaway. Some of the books were donated for the giveaway. Giveaway will run 8/1/17 - 9/1/17 at 12:00am PDT. Open internationally. Void where prohibited. Please see Policies and Disclosures for more information. *Bookish Swag Prizes subject to change*

118 comments:

  1. I have not had the pleasure yet to read any books by those authors. I hope I will soon :)

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  2. I have read Kristy Cambron and Jen Turano. Love these authors' writing style!

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    1. ME.TOO! If you love them...I know you will love the others!

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  3. Congratulations on hitting the 3 year mark! Hurray! I have read books by all of these authors, all fantastic!

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  4. Congratulations on you Anniversary 🎈I have read books byvJody, Jen, & Kristy. Love them all.

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    1. YAY!!!! Thanks for celebrating with me! You will love Pepper and Joanne too, I am sure of it!

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  5. I've read all the authors and LOVE them all! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  6. YAY!!! What a party!!! Rachel! So excited to celebrate with you and THANK YOU for including me in with such AMAZING ladies/authors like Joanne, Jen, Jody, and Kristy! I'm honored beyond words!!

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    1. Woohoo! So excited to party WITH you in person!

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  7. What a great giveaway! I've read some of these authors.

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    1. YAY!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. How Fun! Thanks for the opportunity. I have read some books by Kristy, Jen and Jody, new to Joanne and Pepper!

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    1. YAY for new authors!!! #morebookstoread

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  9. Haven't read any by these authors, but they are all on my TBR! :)

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    1. Say it isn't so! I hope you love them as much as I do!

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  10. I have read a few books by jen turano by none of the other authors,but they are authors I want to try yet. There books sounds very good.

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  11. Great author picks! I love Jody Hedlund's books especially!

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    1. Hehe! YAY! Thanks for joining the party!

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  12. I haven't read any books by these author...yet. I hope to soon. But for now, their books are patiently waiting for me on my tbr list. I can't wait to learn more about these authors and their novels this month too.

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    1. Oh the never ending TBR hehe! I know the feeling, believe me!

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  13. Happy Blogaversary!!! I have read two books by Jody and one by Jen. They were wonderful. I look forward to reading more of their books as well as the others.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  14. the rafflecopter - comment on authors post link seems to not work

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    1. Ah! THank you for letting me know. I am not sure what happened, but it is fixed now. It is THIS post that you need to comment on anyways. *whew*

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  15. Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I have read and loved books by the authors you have featured today!

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks for celebrating with me!

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS on 3 years blogging! I love Kristy Cambron and Jody Hedlund's book.

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    1. Thank you Caryl! You are a blogger supporter extraordinaire! So thankful for you!

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  17. I don't think I have but maybe sometime soon I will.

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    1. My TBR is the size of a planet...So I understand!

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  18. These five ladies are all stars in my book as well! Congratulations, dear friend!

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  19. These are some of my favorite authors, too. I love their books.
    Congrats on your blogiversary!

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    1. Hehehe! Kindred spirits! Can't wait to hug you!

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  20. I have read books by Jody Hedlund but not the others. I would love to win one of the books being offered. Thanks for the chance. 😊

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    1. My pleasure! The winner will be receiving ALL 5 books!Best of luck!

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  21. I have read Finding Margo by Jan Turano, Joanne Bischof's contribution to The Message in a Bottle collection, several by Jody Hedlund, and The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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    1. YAY! I LOVE Jen's historicals! So much fun! Thank you for joining the party!

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  22. I've read books be Jen and Jody. I have books by Kristy and Joanne on my TBR shelf... Pepper doesn't live far from me, but I have yet to get my hands on one of her books.

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    1. Oooh! Patty! Where do you live?

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    2. I wish I lived closer to Pepper :(

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  23. I've read several books by Pepper and one by Joanne Bischof and one by Jen Turano. I have not yet read any by Jody or Kristy - although I do own at least one by each.

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    1. Hehe...I have ALL of Jody's books on my shelf, yet still have 6 I haven't read.

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  24. Happy blogiversary!!! Great giveaway too from some fabulous authors!!! <3 <3 <3

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  25. I love Kristy and hope to add all the other ladies to my ever growing reading bucket list!!

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    1. I hear ya girl! So many books so little time

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  26. I have read most of Jen and Jody's books but none of the others. Would love to!!!

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  27. I have read Just The Way They Are and The Illusionist Apprentice

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    1. What did you think, Sonnetta? I hope it, at least, made you smile ;-)

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    2. *Sigh* I adore these books!

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  28. Congratulations, Rachel! That's a big achievement!
    Sue

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  29. I've read Jody Hedlund and have a Jen Turano book in my TBR pile. Happy birthday to your blog! :)

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  30. Though I haven't (yet) read all of the books these five authors have written, I've read at least one by each. I think for Jen and Joanne, I've read almost all of theirs. Terrific choices! You have a great blog I enjoy reading. Thanks for having this special celebration.

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    1. Thank you Pam! That means so much to me!!!

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  31. I haven't read any of these authors yet. I'm looking forward to browsing their books and finding something new to read.

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    1. YAY! Love discovering new-to-me authors!

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  32. Love all these authors!!! Happy Blogiversary 😁😘

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  33. These are all authors I'd love to read. I've read Just the Way You Are and one other book by Pepper Basham. I've read one book by Jen Turano (and would love to read more). I haven't read any of the other authors listed.

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    1. YAY! I think you will love them! They are all INCREDIBLE authors!

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  34. Read at least one book from each author and enjoyed the book.

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  35. Happy blogaversary!! I've read a bunch by Jody, one by Pepper (A Twist of Faith), and two by Kristy (Hidden Masterpiece series). I loved all of them!! I've got Joanne and Jen on my TBR wish list too! Such a good collection of authors! 😊

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    1. Oh that makes me happy! I still have to read Kristy's Hidden masterpiece series!

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  36. I have read books by all but Pepper Basham. It looks like I will have to try some of hers now.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Oh yes please do! With such a variety of genres, she has something for everyone!

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  37. Congrats on your third anniversary! These are all new authors to me and I'm looking forward to discovering some awesome new authors.

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    1. Woohoo! I can't wait for you to read them!

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  38. Happy Blogiversary!! I've read a few books by Pepper and Jody. I read Jen's first series and absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for sharing about these authors and the giveaway.

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    1. Jen's latest is by far my favorite! (and I ADORE her other books, so that is saying a lot!) Thanks for visiting!

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  39. I haven't read any of these authors books yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

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  40. I have read A Twist Of Faith by Pepper and loved it! All of the others I have in my tbr stack. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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    1. Thank you Donna! It has been such a joy connecting with readers and authors!

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  41. Happy Three Year Blogiversary!

    Sadly, I have to say I have not read books from these fine authors. However, I have at least one book from each author on my TBR list.

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    1. WHAAAAAAT???? *ahem* I mean...I am glad they are on your TBR! They are FABULOUS!

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  42. I've read books by all the authors except Kristy and Joanne. I love Jen's sense of humour. Congratulations on your blogiversary.

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    1. Very nice! And I agree Jen's humour is fabulous! Pepper's RomCom (Just the Way You Are) has some very unique "laugh out loud while reading" moments too!

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  43. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I can't even pick one of these 5 as my favorite. Jody Hedlund, Kristy Cambron and Jen Turano are my favorites out of your top 5. I haven't read any of Pepper Basham or Joanne Bischof, yet.

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    1. Haha right? And these are just 5 OF my favorites. There are so many amazing authors it is hard to choose.

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  44. Congratulations on hitting the 3 year mark. So excited to be celebrating it with you!I have read books by all the authors but Pepper.

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  45. Congrats on your anniversary! I have read books by Kristy, Jen and Jody.

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    1. *blissful sigh* love them so much!

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  46. Yes! I have read books by Joanne Bischof, Kristy Cambron, Jody Hedlund, and Jen Turano.

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    1. Oooh I can't wait for you to read Pepper's!!!

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  47. Congratulations on your anniversary! I haven't read any of these but I have been wanting to.

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    1. Thank you Monica! I hope you love them as much as I do!

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  48. Jen Turano and Jody Hedlund's books are always on my "must read" list whenever they release a new book! I read Kristy Cambron and Joanne Bischof's newest releases this year and although it was my first time reading either of their books, both landed on my "Favorites of 2017" book list. I have not read any of Pepper Basham's books, but I keep hearing about them so I probably should!

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    1. Yes you do! So glad you love the others!!! <3

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  49. Jen turanos books are so hilarious. I love them all

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  50. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! I have read Kristy Cameron and Jody Hedlund. As my church librarian, I am also familiar with Jen Turano. I loved "The butterfly and the violin"! Such an intriguing title!

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  51. I have read some books by these authors and I enjoy reading books from new authors too.

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    1. YAY! Love discovering new authors!

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  52. Not yet. Hope to in the future.
    Marion

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    1. YAY! Lots of "new" authors for you to discover!

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  53. Congrats to you! I love hearing about new books and new authors! I have read at least one book by each of these authors except Joanne. But all are on my growing TBR pile! Heap! Mountain! Thanks.

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    1. YAY! I am totally in the same boat.

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  54. I have read books by three of the five authors. And have loved them all. Can't wait to read some by the other two.

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    1. Hehe yay. I hope you loooove them!

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  55. I've not read any books by these authors, but I recently picked up a few copies of some of both Jody Hedlund's and Jen Turano's books. They sounded SO good! I couldn't resist! Now I'm even more eager to read them, seeing as they're on your top favorite authors list!
    Elly -Indiana-

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  56. Well you know I love Jem Turano's books and I adored The Lady and the Lionheart. Jody Hedlund's books always turn me into a watering pot (not an easy feat) but also convict me! Pepper's books are just as riveting. Alas I have not read anything by Kristy Cambron, but I'm sure you could help me change that!

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  57. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary!! I have read all of Pepper's Book, a couple of Jen's books, have some of Joanne's, Jody's, and Kristy's books on my kindle waiting for me to read.

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  58. Not at this time. Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary.
    Marion

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  59. I've read books by all of these authors. My favorite is Jen Turano.

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