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Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm giving away a copy of American Anthemn by BJ Hoff.

To enter your name to win a copy of this book simply post a comment about your ancestors. When did they arrive in the United States of America? Or, if you live in Canada, tell us about how your family got there. I'll start. On my father's side our ancestors came to America in the 1600s and landed in Massachusettes near Boston, but not Plymouth Rock. That would've been too fun. I can't remember the name of the landing spot. And on my mother's side her grand parents immigrated from Canada and were French Canadian. SO that's my heritage. I can't wait to hear your stories. This contest is open only to US and Canadian citizens. Sorry!

The winner will be notified next Sunday. I will also post their name here at that time.

About the book:

From the teeming streets of New York City to the lush mansions along the Hudson River Valley, immigrants helped shape America. Meet blind musician Michael Emmanuel; Irish-born Susanna Fallon, who seeks revenge for her sister; lonely Scottish physician Andrew Carmichael; and the MacGovern family, struggling to survive the 19th-century slums. Includes Prelude, Cadence, and Jubilee. So it's essentially an entire series in a one book format.

My thoughts:

This is a smoking deal because all three books in the series are bound in this edition. I read all three books when they first released and they were all fantastic. If you love historical fiction and romance, you'll get lots of entertainment from this series. Promise!


Deborah said...

Well my family's arrival to the US is quite recent! 1979 was when my mom and dad immigrated to the US, my mom from Malaysia and my dad from Burma. They got married after getting here (they had written letters to each other back in their home countries). They lived in New Mexico first and then moved a few months later to Virginia where we've been ever since.

Abi said...

I don't know much about my family history, but this book looks like a good read. Thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Annie said...

I'm in Canada.

My mom was born in Canada, in the same city as I was, Victoria, BC. Her parents came from the interior of BC. Her dad, my grandfather was from England and flew for the RCAF in WWI; he was shot down twice and taken prisoner by the Japanese and the Germans.

My dad was born in Yorkshire, England during WWII and came to Canada, Campbell River, BC when he was about 8. My grandmother was Egnlish, Scottish, and Welsh. My dad's bio father retired to Widnes, Cheshire and that's all I know.


mommyjen99 said...

Sounds like a great book!
It's awesome that all the books in the series are in one book!

Anonymous said...

My family on my Fathers side is Native Metis, so our ancestors have been in Canada a very long time. However on my Mothers side, my Papa, or Grandfather came to Canada at 6 years old, from Bolton, England. They came by ship, and arrived at the port in Quebec City, in September of 1926.

Thank you for the entry,

Stina Rose said...

This book looks wonderful!

I have always been interested in the history of my family. My paternal grandmother's granparents came from Russia. While imigrating in through Elis Island, the officials could not understand their last name, and so they were given the name of "Guest".

My maternal Grandmother's people first came over on the May Flower. They are decendets of William Brewster.

I have actually seen the imigration document of my maternal great, great grandfather. His parents first imigrated to Canada from Scotland and then he imigrated to the United States. We found his declaration (Where he denounced the queen and swore loyalty to the US) in an old box in my granpa's garage. The document even smelled like history! :)

My own story finds me in the process of imigrating back to Canada from the US. That's what happens when you marry a Canadian.

Please enter me in this giveaway.


Barbara said...

My family came to America in the 1600's and finally settled in East Tennessee. In fact, they were among the first pioneers who came from Virginia and across the mountains through North Carolina into Tennessee.

I would love to win the book. When will we find out who won?

Helga Marie said...

I just discovered BJ Hoff and I am really enjoying Song of Erin.

My mothers family are 1/2 german from WWII a war bride, and my grandfathers family was Irish and came over in the 16oo's.
On my fathers side I am 100% Basque, and I was first generation in the US< my fathers family immigrated in the 50's.

QallieQ (at) gmail (dot) com

mez said...

My father's family came to America from a German settlement in Russia via Brazil in the late 1800's and settled in Kansas. I would love to win American Anthem, thanks for a chance!

Sylvia said...

Both sides of my family came to America in the 1600's. My father's, mother's family came on the boat right after the Mayflower and landed in Massachusetts. I asked my mother and she thinks they landed at Plymouth, but is not certain. My mother's father's family came in the 1600's also, but later then the others.

I have read and own the Daybreak books by B.J. Hoff, but not this series.

My e-mail adress is Samitude at

Carole said...

B. J. Hoff is one of my favorite authors, so thank you for this giveaway!

Both of my parents' families have been north GA farmers for several generations. My dad's ancestors were originally from France, but I don't know when they arrived here. Good question!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Little Missus Sunshine said...

My grandparents came to Canada when they were both children. My grandma even saved the ratty old hat she wore on the trip across the ocean from Europe and my mom found it about 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! I don't know a lot about my mother's side of the family because her grandfather ran away from home and went under a different name all of his adult life, and we haven't been able to track down his real name or birthplace. On my father's side, however, we came over to America just after the Mayflower and settled in Pennsylvania even before William Penn. We were active in 1700's politics, including a stint as President of the Continental Congress. That same man signed the Constitution. Though now we are more quiet folks in a totally different part of the country I am proud of that heritage and feel a responsibility for voting, etc., because my forefathers fought for this nation when she was first founding.


CherryBlossomMJ said...

Other than reading and quilting, genealogy is my hobby. Too bad none of those can be done at the same time. :) My dad's ancestry was in America as far back as 1540 in Virginia, then in 1759 moved to Georgia and South Carolina. They are still mostly in Georgia and South Carolina. My mother's ancestry goes back at least to 1600 in Virginia, and in the 1780s they were in South Carolina and Georgia. Both from Scotland and England. I actually take care of a couple cemeteries in a few towns over that have my great grandparents, great great grandparents and siblings, as well as my great great great grandparents, and great x4 grandparents.

When I was dating my husband, he went on bike ride in the Atlanta Chatahoochee Nature Trail off Paper Mill and came across a couple stones in a cemetery that had interesting names a Daniel and his wife Mary Andrews and his sister Sarah. Funny because my husband's name is Daniel, his two sisters are Mary and Sarah, and my maiden name is Andrews. I told my dad. Well low and behold Mary Winifred Ansley Andrews is my great great great great grandmother of whose tombstone has been missing since the 1930's. The old directions said something about the bent tree and covered bridge which of course are no longer existent.

I could go on. But needless to say, that approved Daniel into my family quite well.

My hubby other the hand's ancestry was his grandparents were first generation American from Sweden, Germany, and Prussia. They came over in 1917-ish.

cherryblossommj(at)gmail [dot]com

Anita Yancey said...

I don't know much about our family history. But I was told my fathers family comes from Germany and my mom's family from Ireland, both in the later 1800's.


Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Little Missus Sunshine!

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