Thursday, February 5, 2015

Give Books, Not Roses (With GIVEAWAY!!!!!!)

Roses are perfectly lovely things, but with the price hike in the month of February, I'd much rather get books!

So, I 100% agree. #givebooksnotflowers ;)

Read to the end for a giveaway for two sweet, romantic books perfect for some February reading, AND some chocolate. Books and chocolate.....the perfect combination! ;)


Letter from the Editor:

Dear Reader,

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! The crisp, cool air feels a little sweeter and stores are filling their shelves with greeting cards and candies. But instead of sharing the usual gifts, the way to someone’s heart can be through a story (and maybe a little bit of chocolate). Hachette Book Group is offering a “Give Books, Not Roses” Valentine’s Day giveaway for those of you who want to express your admiration for friends, family, and loved ones.

Love Gently Falling written by Melody Carlson is a romantic novella about the power of Valentine’s Day and how one woman discovers love while at the same time saving her family’s business. Successful hairstylist to the stars Rita Jensen returns to her hometown in Chicago after receiving news that her mother has suffered a stroke. Though Rita must come up with a plan to save her mother’s salon, the oncoming holiday and her undeniable feelings for an old classmate become quite a distraction.

Keys of Heaven is the second book in Adina Senft’s Healing Grace trilogy. Amish widow Sarah Yoder helps her community by creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. She struggles to find love with an Amish man, and she doesn’t know what to do about her attraction to her friend Henry Byler, who has turned away from her beliefs. Sarah’s story will show anyone that romantic love is not the only love that matters.

Valentine’s Day is an internationally celebrated day of romance, dating back to the 5th Century. But today, love touches our lives in so many different ways. Whether you are dedicating the day to your good friends or your life partner, treat them to these wonderful stories of courage, kindness, and love.

Sincerely,Christina Boys



Rita Jansen is living her dream as a hairstylist in Hollywood when her father calls with news that her mother has suffered a stroke. When she gets home to Chicago, Rita finds her mother is healing but facing a long recovery. Worse, without being able to run their family-owned salon, her mother could lose the business. Rita decides to help, but she only has until Valentine's Day to come up with a plan.
As Rita takes her mother's place at work, the nearby skating rink she loved as a child brings back fond memories. Rita also finds herself renewing friendships with her childhood best friend, Marley, as well as her classmate Johnny. Although they now lead such seemingly different lives, Rita is surprised by how well she and Johnny connect and how far he will go to help her. Though Rita believes Johnny is only being kind, with romance kindling in the air and on the ice, their friendship may just fall into something more.

Purchase Link:

Love Gently Falling


Sarah Yoder is learning to help the people in her Amish community as a Dokterfraa, creating teas and tinctures from the herbs she grows. But her latest patient seems to have a problem that can't be resolved with Sarah's remedies-a woman who, in Sarah's mind, would flourish anywhere other than where she lives. Meanwhile, as Sarah's relatives attempt a little matchmaking between her and a visiting Amish man, she struggles to let God show her His choice of partner and not allow her friendship with her neighbor, Henry Byler, to grow into anything more.

Henry has seen some success as a potter since a major store commissioned his work for their catalog. But the trouble is they want to market him as Amish. Though he was raised in the faith and lives in Amish country, Henry has never joined church and doesn't plan to. Which also means, despite the attraction between them, he must keep his distance from Sarah. But what will happen when Sarah and Henry are called upon to help a runaway whose Englisch family is blind to how lost their son has become? The plant Sarah calls Keys of Heaven can grow in impossible places, but it's hard for people to find their own place, which creates quite a temptation for Sarah to take matters into her own hands...

Purchase Link:

Keys of Heaven: A Healing Grace Novel




This giveaway is for both books AND Olive & Sinclair Chocolate.

To enter:

Just leave me a comment with a way to contact you if you win. (Just out of curiosity, what book are you hoping to get for Valentine's Day?)

Extra Entry:

Advertise in any way, and let me know. (It's okay to combine entries in one comment or leave two....whatever is easier for you.)

**If you are having trouble leaving a comment, feel free to email me @ bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com and I'll make sure you're entered!)


-US only
-Must be 13 or older
-Ends February 13th
-Winner will be chosen by

Good Luck! :D



  1. Oh...nothing like books, chocoate and a little coffee to make me happy for Valentine! :)


  2. I'm not sure...are we supposed to choose between those two books? If so, I would choose Love Gently Falling. If you meant another book, I would want a James Patterson book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    1. The giveaway is for both books and a bar of chocolate. (I was just curious about what books are on Valentine wish lists.) :)

  3. I would love to get both of these books for Valentine's Day! I've already got my present. My hubby bought me a movie, "The Best of Me," based on the book by Nicholas Sparks (which I also own). My e-mail is myfacebookemail23 at yahoo dot com. I'm going to share this on Facebook too, so my friends can enter!

  4. I love getting books for any occasion. I don't have a particular book I want to get. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I have The Beekeepers Son by Kelly Irvin on my wish list.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com