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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Now I'm giving away A Little Bit of Charm by Mary Ellis!

About the book:

A Little Bit of Charm, the third book in bestselling author Mary Ellis's New Beginnings series, is about fresh starts...and how faith in God and His perfect plans provide the peace and joy all long for.

After the death of her parents and then watching both of her older sisters find happiness in homes of their own with husbands who adore them, Rachel King yearns for a new beginning. Her cousin Sarah lives near a thoroughbred stable in Kentucky, and working around beautiful horses is Rachel's dream come true. She leaves Lancaster County to find a job at Twelve Elms Stables and believes God has answered her prayers.

And then she meets Jake, an attractive and charming Englisch man. At first she refuses to go out with him, but he eventually convinces her to give him a chance. When Amish men who also wish to date Rachel start encountering strange mishaps, she wonders if Jake is really who he seems to be.

What does a young woman do when her heart is pulled in two directions?

My thoughts: I don't have this book to review, but it sure has a sweet cover!

Now for the question:  When you look at a book cover and see a bonnet on a female character, what is your first thought?

Have fun with this question. A winner will be chosen next weekend.


24 comments:

Judy said...

Since I simply love Amish fiction books, my first thought when I see a book cover with a bonnet on a female character, I simply have to pick up the book to see what it is about. I'm usually thinking, oh boy, another Amish book!

I love Mary's books. I have been a fan of hers for a long time. I would be delighted to win a copy of, A Little Bit of Charm.

Blessings!
Judy B
judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

apple blossom said...

guess it depends on the bonnet style. This one would be oh, goodie Amish...

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Mary Ellis said...

thanks so much, Michelle, for inviting to your blog! you have great readers!

Emma said...

I like Amish fiction books.I would check the author name and read the back of the book. A Little Bit of Charm sounds wonderful.
Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

shirley Blanchard said...

i think its a book on the Amish, i love the Amish so i hope i win this one
Shirley B
jcisforme@aol.com

Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win and read this book.Thanks for the chance.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

Carol Q. said...

Usually when i see it i say oh goodie another book for me, then i look at the cover more and say why is she facing the camera and have make up on! If you want it to look realistic she should be plain

Tammy Courts said...

What I see a bonnet, I know it is an Amish book! A good spiritual fiction book! Thanks for the chance to win A Little Bit of Charm! Love Mary's books!
rcourts@twc.com

Andrea said...

My first thought would be that it is an Amish book. I would jump to the conclusion that it is a light-hearted clean read, although lately there are some good Amish mysteries that have come out.

andrea2russia@hotmail.com

LeAnn Mooneyham said...

With me if it doesn't I don't pay to much attention to them. I love reading about the Amish.

susanlulu said...

Bonnet - female character - My first thought is Amish Christian fiction - my favorite kind of book! I read every one I can get my hands on. I also think of Laura Ingalls Wilder - depending on the look of the bonnet.
susanlulu@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would think this is an Amish fiction book and I would love to read the story of this woman.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

MsRubyKat said...

I would say - Oh goodie, another Amish book to read!

Karen G.
kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

windycindy said...

It kind of depends on the style of the bonnet! When I see a woman on the cover of a book, with a bonnet, I also try to guess an age...Sometimes, I assume that it is a colonial period book and then look at what else I can see on the cover. Mennonite, Amish, etc. I even may think the character is somewhat passive, but, often times, that is not the case. And, I love that...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Wendy Newcomb said...

Oh boy, another Amish book! I love Amish stories.

wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

Sonja said...

Amish is the first thought, the second historical fiction such as pioneer type stories. I love to read about them both!

Barbara Thompson said...

When I think of a bonnet, I think either Amish or Historical. Mary Ellis is a fantastic author. I love Mary's books. I remember pictures of my great-grandmother working in the garden with her bonnet on. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!
Barbara Thompson
barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My first thought is, I have to read this book. I love Amish fiction and stories of the pioneer times.

Katie J.
johnsonk133ATyahooDOTcom

From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

My first thought is usually, "Hmm... have I already read this one?" Followed by, "This looks good!" And then I wonder if the author really knows their stuff or if they're just jumping on the bonnet bandwagon. I don't like to read books by people who haven' treally spent any time with the AMish b/c they're not authentic enough. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kay from NY said...

When a see a book cover with a bonnet on a female character I say to myself, "Is that an Amish book? It is! I must read it!!" Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.
msbookwormlady(at)aol(dot)com

Mary Ellen Ashenfelder said...

A female character with a bonnet always draws me in. Then, I check out the author and sometimes, read the reviews. A book about the Amish is always a good read. Please accept my entry in this giveaway.

karenk said...

great question...I never gave a bonnet any thought...now I will :)

thanks for the chance to read this novel.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Kevlin said...

My first thought would be - Oh boy, another Amish book to read and add to my bookshelf!! Hope it's a good one. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your Amish novel.

prettyinpurplerose(at)aol(dot)com

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

LeAnn Mooneyham

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