Tracie Peterson’s 100th Book Party: Giveaway!

And now, the moment every reader has been waiting for: free books! (This might be the only crowd I know who would get more excited about that than the chocolate cake recipe.)

In honor of Tracie Peterson’s 100th book, A Sensible Arrangement, we’re hosting a giveaway on the Bethany House blog. Five winners will win A Sensible Arrangement, and one grand prize winner will win A Sensible Arrangement plus the LAND OF THE LONE STAR series!

Tracie Party!

Here’s how to enter:

  • Share either this post or one of the other three Book Party posts (the virtual card, recipe, or quiz) on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Comment with an answer to the following question to show that you did the first two things on the list: “If you lived in the late 1800s, what convenience or aspect of modern life would you miss most?”

You must do all of the above by noon CST on Friday, April 11th. Winners, chosen randomly from the comments, will be chosen and listed in our last Blog Party post on Friday, April 11th at 2 PM CST.

Thanks for joining in the fun, everyone!


144 thoughts on “Tracie Peterson’s 100th Book Party: Giveaway!

  1. Pingback: Tracie Peterson’s 100th Book Party: Giveaway! | Tenntwo musings

  2. I shared all three posts on Twitter under @bveinotte. I think I would miss my washing machine the most. It is so nice not to spend a whole day doing laundry and having to use lye soap.

  3. I don’t believe I would mind living without electricity – I think it would be fun to cook on a wood stove and read by the light of a kerosene lamp. But what I would miss the most would be my computer and the internet.

  4. I think I would miss the bathroom the most. I’m sure there are a lot of conveniences that we have in this day that would be missed if we went back in time. I would not want to go back to the outdoor toilets for sure.

  5. I would miss the convenience of modern transportation. Visiting loved ones who had moved away was much harder in those days. I shared on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I shared about the giveaway on twitter @lisa72031 and I liked Tracie’s author page on Facebook. I am spoiled by many modern conveniences, what I would miss the most would be the availability of water, when I needed it and where I needed it. Thank you for the giveaway! Congratulations to Tracie Peterson on her 100th book!!

  7. I have shared the recipe post on facebook and “liked” Tracie’s page. I would miss prepared foods and not liking to make everything from scratch. Thank you for the book(s) giveaway.

  8. Out of everything I would miss my coffee pot. And I know they had coffee back then but I have to admit the modern day convince is much more appealing.

  9. I would miss having a phone or the internet to communicate with some of my family who live across the country. It’s so easy now to text photos, call, or email!

  10. Shared on Facebook. It would be a tossup on what I’d miss most – air conditioning or indoor plumbing. I wouldn’t want to do without either.

  11. I would miss following one of my favorite authors’ on Facebook and catching all her latest news on new books and thoughts! One of the best way to spread the word on news of Tracie Peterson is to share her post with others. The ease of having an electric stove and refrigerator would be very hard to live without. The ability to store food without spoiling, or, to cook at the turn of the knob would be very hard to live without.

  12. Of all our modern conveniences I would miss my indoor bathroom. I have used outhouses In my lifetime and really I honestly never want to go back there.

  13. I have already liked Tracie’s facebook page and I shared the quiz on facebook. I think that I would miss being able to contact family that live far away by email or skype.

  14. liked & shared! Of all the modern conveniences, I would probably miss indoor plumbing. An outhouse would definitely be worse than having to use candles or wash your laundry by hand

  15. It’s always fun to get a free book. I especially love Tracie Peterson’s work. I have several of her books on my keeper shelf besides on my kindle. I already like her FB page. And I posted about this give away on my own FB page. I would love to review her book on my blog: `Candle Reviews Christian Romance.

  16. If I lived in the late 1800’s, I would really miss my freedoms as an African American. I would be a slave during those times until the late 1800’s after the Civil War. I would hate to go back in the past. I thank God for my freedoms now.

  17. Tough choice, but let’s do top three–computer/internet, washing machine and cell phone. Liked on FB, shared on pinterest (Kim Hulett huletthouse).

  18. I would miss plumbing with running hot and cold water in the house for daily conveniences like bathing, toileting, and washing dishes.

  19. I am thinking bathroom facilities would be major problem and would miss my modern conveniences…love to read these books so thankful for chance to be in drawing.. will share on FB.

  20. I shared on Facebook & Twitter, already like her author page. My most missed modern convenience would be indoor plumbing and probably washer & dryer!


  21. I shared on Facebook and I already like Tracie’s page. I think I would miss modern medicine, only because we are facing some health issues with my son right now.

  22. I would miss indoor plumbing. I wouldn’t like hauling in water for a bath and then wait for it to heat up. After that, i’d miss my kindle.

  23. I think I would miss my bathroom the most. Hearing stories of my mother’s childhood with an outhouse makes me cringe. Also, there are some rest areas in my state that have not been modernized and a park where we had family reunions did not have plumbing. I couldn’t fathom having to hold my breath each time I needed the necessary. I could live with no electricity, I think. The few times our power has been out for an extended period of time was difficult, but we still had running water–that was a blessing.

  24. I would definitely miss my wash-mach!
    My goodness!
    The hours spent doing the laundry especially in cold weather at the washing place!
    Poor moms.

  25. Liked and shared the quiz. I would miss indoor plumbing the most. I like having running water and not having to go outside to go to the bathroom.

  26. If I lived in the 1800s I think I would miss electricity… I wouldn’t mind the lack of cars, or cell phones, but I would miss my electric lights and flushing toilets. lol

  27. If I lived in the 1800s I would miss our cell phone the most. We’re full time RVers, and we use it daily to keep in touch with family “back home”.
    I not only liked Tracie’s Facebook page, I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. It would have to be either indoor plumbing or A/C (if living in hot summer places in South or Southwest! (liked fb page and shared…)

  29. Medical technology and medicines. But wow, I guess a lot! Electricity for that medical technology and to run a washer, gas stoves, indoor plumbing (Depending on when it was in the 1800’s) automobiles (I am badly allergic to horses)….
    I shared and liked on FB.

  30. I would miss my internet, appliances,medicines,air conditioning,convenience foods, fast mail service,Tracie’s books.lmao

  31. I tweeted @cps1950; I like Tracie’s FB page and to answer the question: I would miss the ability to find information instantly and interact with people everywhere just by holding my phone in the palm of my hand!

  32. Hi. Thank you Bethany House for this fabulous giveaway. I am a huge Tracie Peterson fan. I would love to win her new book. I liked her page and am going to share this post. The modern day convenience that I would miss the most if I lived in the late 1800’s would be electricity.

    • I shared the ‘cake’ post and liked Tracy’s fb page. And thank you Tracy for introducing me to your books — I’m going to have to give them a try. I’m originally from New Mexico and now live in Oklahoma. Texas was always sort of an enemy — Daddy would fuss about all the Texans coming to fish in his fishin’ holes. But hubby got his MDiv at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas, so Texas is ok with me now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. I agree with most of the people here and say that I would most miss indoor plumbing (it encompasses an awful lot).
    (@) thesunsetwont is where I shared the link. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. I would miss electricity and all the things it encompasses like my appliances like the refrigerator and freezer and washer and running water. I have used an outhouse and chamber pots when I was a kid. I have done without internet and cell phones. I wouldn’t be lost without TV. I can even remember party lines and black and white tv. Dang I’m getting old.

  35. Just indoor plumbing nothing else is really important and i would miss indoor plumbing because it would be a bummer to have to go outside

  36. Electricity. .. air conditioner. .. heat… well everything really ๐Ÿ™‚ I could live without tv and just read though

  37. If I lived in the 1800s I would miss a lot of things. I couldn’t come up with the one I would miss the most. Tops on the list are indoor plumbing, my Kindle, modern appliances.
    I have liked Tracie’s facebook page and shared on facebook.

  38. If I lived in the 1800’s I would probably miss cars the most, as it would take a lot longer to travel from place to place. I would also miss indoor plumbing/ hot water.

  39. I’m sure I’d miss a lot of modern conveniences (not having electricity for cooking is one). I think the one I’d miss most would be indoor plumbing – who wants to run to an outhouse at night in the middle of winter??? Not me!!

  40. I know I wouldn’t miss electricity, the internet or cell phones, cars, or appliances, The one thing I would miss the most is an indoor toilet! I am not a good squatter!!!!
    Thank you for this fun contest!!! I did share the post and I liked Tracie Peterson. I wish I had known about her writing historical books earlier because my brother and I both love the era….. but I lost him in January! I will be downloading most of them I am sure!

  41. The thing I would miss most is the telephone .. to be able to personally talk to my kids, no matter where they are, anytime I want!

  42. I would miss the available books from all the fine authors of today. I love to pick up a book and get lost in another world and to have a different author every time to entertain me.

  43. Shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Interest. I grew up in home without indoor plumbing, we did have electricity, we had wood heat, no air conditioning. I remember no phone then party line. I have to say love my indoor plumbing and bathtub. I would miss indoor plumbing! I think the one thing that would be hardest for me to give up now is a phone. My phone is my connection to family and friends.

  44. I think the thing I would miss the most is INDOOR PLUMBING… the thought of going to an OUT HOUSE in the middle of the night and some critter be in there gives me the heebie jeebies =\ … I don’t even like using the Port-a-Pots…

  45. I think I would miss my car the most. I love a good road trip, and while I love reading about them, I don’t think wagon trains and stage coaches would be nearly as much fun as they sound in Tracie’s books. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. I would miss indoor plumbing. When I was little my grandmother still had an outhouse and I even had to draw water from a well. I prefer running water and a hot shower, not to mention a flushing toilet. I love the simple lifestyle but do enjoy modern conveniences.

  47. I would miss air conditioning and my IPAD the most. I couldn’t relax in my comfortable temperature controlled bedroom and respond to this great giveaway if not for either one. โ˜บ๏ธ

  48. In answering this question I was taken back in time to my Aunt Maude’s house, which was way out in the country. I loved her flower garden, the smells of the ‘milk house’ and whe taste of her milk cake that always had a layer of bananas inbetween the two layers. She didn’t have the luxury of electricity or indoor plumbing.
    Having no electricity wasn’t unbearable but not having the luxury of indoor plumbing would unimagineable!
    Thank you for your books, Tracie. I anticipate the release of each of your books and once I open them and begin to read, I can’t put them down!

  49. As a musician and someone who dearly loves listening to music all the time, I think I’d miss the ability to listen to CDs and the radio and such – though even those aren’t as good as hearing something live.

  50. Im a fan of Tracy Peterson’s books and because i longed to read more of it i suggest to our local library in an area called Primrose, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    We dont have the opportunity to win one of your prizes but know that when the opportunity presents itself i do not hesitate to get and read one of your book

    Stay blessed

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