Friday, November 07, 2014

To Celebrate The Everstone Chronicles. . . Gifting a special someone. . .

Here goes, followers. . .

Leave a comment. . .leave your email addy so I can notify the winner. . .and I'll enter your name
in the drawing for a GIFT CARD to be used wherever you like. . .this is not a SMALL gift card in it's value. . .BUT. . .Christmas is coming, and I want to give back to the readers/followers who've been there for me all this time, making my journey to joy so much brighter.

1 - Have you read book one - The Hesitant Heiress yet? 
2 - Have you seen/read book two - The Bound Heart?

If  your answer is 'no' to either of the above. . .go through this week's post and the August 12th post that covers her first release, and get a view of what you've missed out on. . .  there's a brief glimpse below. . .


Dawn Crandall writes long inspirational historical romantic suspense. She has a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University and lives in northeast Indiana with her ever-supportive husband, her three cats [Lilly, Pumpkin and Clover] and their newest addition, a little baby boy named Rhett (March 2014).

A former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn didn't begin writing until her husband found out about her long-buried dream of writing a book. Without a doubt about someday becoming traditionally published, he encouraged her to quit her job in 2010 in order to focus on writing her first book, The Hesitant Heiress. It didn't take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do. Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary.

Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), and associate member of the Great Lakes ACFW Chapter.

Thank you for entrusting your special work with me and my blog with both book releases. I'm honored to have been able to help you!
May God richly bless you as Book Three comes along.
Much love,



Kimberly Russell said...

Have downloaded a sample- wouldn't mind winning the whole thing!

Sarah said...

I have both of these on my to-read list! Now if I could just squeeze a few more hours into each day... :)

You are a blessing, Joy, and your enthusiasm is contagious! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

(tobehispen at gmail)

Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

I've read both and loved them, especially "The Boubd Heart!"


Amanda said...

Love the covers of your books, Dawn! So gorgeous! And amazing titles too!

And fabulous post, Joy! :)


Chris Barratt said...

These books look like something I know someone (and we both know who this is!) would like to read. They sound right up her alley. It was so great you got a chance to catch up with her yesterday and it was good to see you at the conference in September! Can't wait to read your book in print too!


Joy Avery Melville said...

For those of you have these on your TO GET list - IF you win a gift card - you'll be able to get them - no problem - if you've read them - you'll be able to buy something else.

Thanks, Sarah, Anna, Amanda, and Chris. What a great bunch of comments and yes, Chris Barratt, I DO know who you're talking about!

I appreciate you each stopping by to check out the posting. . .will draw a name tonight!

Joy Avery Melville said...

Thanks for stopping by Journeys To Joy this week!
You can buy these with the gift card should you be the winner tonight!


Dawn Crandall said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering Joy's awesome GIVEAWAY!!!! I'm so thrilled to see so many readers interested and loving (after reading them) my books!!! :D Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Joy! :)

Anonymous said...

I have read both and can not wait for book number 3! Thank you for the post and giveaway.


Gail H. said...

I've had the pleasure of reading and reviewing both. Loved them but the Bound Heart is even better than the Hesitant Heiress. Can hardly wait for the third one!

Heidi Robbins said...

I've read and loved both! I can't wait for the third book now! Thanks for your generous giveaway :)

colorvibrant at gmail dot com

Brandy Tyler said...

I have not had the opportunity to read these yet.

Joy Avery Melville said...

Gail H, Heidi, and Brandy. . .
Good stuff Dawn has here and I concur with both Gail H and Heidi on them.
Brandy. . .should you win the gift card, you'll be able to get them, I'm sure. ':)
Thanks gals for showing up at Journeys To Joy and thank you, Heidi for the FOLLOW! Appreciate it.

Sierra Faith said...

I haven't read either of them, but I have definitely heard about them! They look really good!! Thanks for the Giveaway!


Lane Hill House said...

Yes, I have read and reviewed both Books 1 and 2 ~ happily waiting for Spring 2015 release of Book 3 in the Everstone Chronicles! Thank you for this offering! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Mrs Tina said...

Good morning,
I have read both books and enjoyed them. I wrote reviews for both.
Blessings, Tina

Nancy M said...

I have read both books and they are excellent! I highly recommend them. And I can not wait until Book 3! Dawn is an excellent writer and I can't believe these are her first books!
Thanks so much for your blog!

Julie Getter said...

I haven't read either but am always happy to learn of new voices bringing clean, Christian fiction to the reading public.

Joy Avery Melville said...

Samantha, Sierra, LaneHillHouse,Mrs.Tina, Nancy,and Julie. . .thanks for stopping by and for entering the drawing of the gift card.
My pleasure to have you check out Journeys To Joy as well as Dawn Crandall's GREAT HISTORICAL ROMANCES. . .delighted to see how many feel THE BOUND HEART is even better than THE HESITANT HEIRESS - so difficult for authors to make each one stronger, deeper than the first and it's got to be music to Dawn's ears to hear no. 2 is better than no. 1 - I'm also with those of you who said they can't wait for the Spring 2015 release of book no. 3
CONGRATULATIONS, DAWN - great reviews!

Dawn Crandall said...

It is music to my ears, Joy! I'm so glad readers think so! I love them both so much--I love whichever one I'm reading the most at that time. And yes, I reread my books. I can't help it! I can read on sentence, or even just have someone tell me of a certain scene they loved, and I want to go back and experience it all over again! :)

Bobbie said...

I've read both the first and the second book! I can't wait for the third!!! The second was my favorite but they both rock!


Marilyn Johnson said...

I have read and loved them both :)

Marilyn Johnson said...

Forgot to leave my e-mail

lsnljohnson at aol dot com

Patty said...

I haven't read either of Dawn's books, but would love to!
Right now I've been trying to clear some books off od my book shelves, but an e-book is always good!


am_1_2_5 said...

Unfortunately, I haven't read any of the books within this series, but each of them sounds wonderful!! & The covers are so beautiful!! I'm eagerly awaiting these reads!! :)

Oh, & my email is amanda.moffitt.125(at)gmail(dot)com

Caryl Kane said...

I've not read either book. They are on my TBR list. Dawn, your covers are so stunning!


Caryl Kane said...

I've not read either book. They are on my wish list. Dawn, your covers are so stunning.


neeka said...

I've been wanting to read both of these books. I've read so many great reviews about them both.


Margaret McLaughlin said...

No, I haven't read either one but I would like to.

Joy Avery Melville said...

Bobbie, Marilyn, Patty, Amanda M., Caryl, and Veronica -
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.
Getting these books is sure not going to be a disappointment. . .they are well worth the read - and rereads - they're staying on my keeper shelf. . .good stuff. . .I'm with you all. . .can't wait to read no. 3!

Hugs, all!

Joy Avery Melville said...

I need your email address so I can contact you IF you happen to be the winner!


Anonymous said...

Yes and yes - and I'm eagerly awaiting the book 3 release!

Dawn Crandall said...

Hi Amanda! Both books are available on Amazon --I hope you'll give them a try if you win the gift card! :) Thanks for entering!

Dawn Crandall said...

Thank you, Caryl! I do love my covers so much! Whitaker House did such an amazing job with them!! The third one in the series is just as beautiful!!

Dawn Crandall said...

Hi Veronika! I love hearing that! There is so much "silent waiting" being an author! We just keep writing and writing!! And we hope to hear lovely things like that! :)

Deanna Stevens said...

Both books are wonderful. Loved them Dawn. Excited to see more from you!
dkstevensne at outlook DOTCOM

Joy Avery Melville said...

Thanks for coming to express your comments, Deanna.
I'm as excited as you are to get my hands on the next one. . .Hugs,

Joy Avery Melville said...

DRAWING WILL BE HELD IN FIFTEEN MINUTES - No more comments will be taken!

It is 9:45pm- EASTERN TIME.


Joy Avery Melville said...

WINNER IS OF MONETARY GIFT CARD - to be used as she likes - and - where she likes is:


Congratulations, Amanda!
will be sending an email directly so you get the information in your inbox as well.



am_1_2_5 said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm in total shock, I can't believe I won!! & I'll definitely be picking up a copy of each of these!! :D

Joy Avery Melville said...

You are so very welcome, Amanda.
You won it in a drawing - so - it was meant to be, I'd say. ':)

Will be emailing some more info to you shortly.

Dawn Crandall said...

Congratulations, Amanda! I hope you enjoy reading The Hesitant Heiress and The Bound Heart! :D

Dawn Crandall said...

Joy, thank you so much for hosting a contest for The Bound Heart blog tour going on! That was so very sweet of you and so unexpectedly wonderful! :

Joy Avery Melville said...

Oh, Dawn;
You are so so welcome.
I've got the gift card and had the Post Office been open today - it'd be on its way - So as soon as I can get into town (SNOW FORECASTED FOR TOMORROW) I'll see that Amanda gets the card.
It was a very good week, Dawn.
SEE the third book in the Spring I hope! Hugs,