Release Day Giveaway!

It’s the official release day for our May books! I’m especially excited about this because I’ve been telling people about these books for months (to the annoyance of all my friends who haven’t been able to read them yet). That means you can all now enjoy. . . (drumroll please):

Gathering Shadows

Gathering Shadows by Nancy Mehl

Here to Stay

Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

Meant to be Mine

Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

Silenced by Dani Pettrey

11380 NEW Persecuted_mck.indd

Persecuted by Robin Parrish

Until I Found You

Until I Found You by Victoria Bylin

Excited yet? Feeling a sudden, inexplicable urge to go straight to the nearest bookstore and buy out the shelves? I know. Good books have that effect on people. But beyond buying these books, here are three ways to make any author’s release day awesome:

  • Request the book for your local library. Tell your friends. Recommend it to a book club (we have some great resources for book clubs). Authors love it when readers share their love of books with others.
  • Like the author’s page on Facebook, even if it’s an author you haven’t had a chance to read yet. Most really enjoy connecting with fans over social media, and you’ll get the inside scoop on contests and deals. I may be biased, but I also happen to know that these authors are wonderful people in addition to being talented writers, so that’s a bonus too. (I have conveniently linked to our May authors’ Facebook pages just to help you out on this one.)
  • Take a picture of yourself reading the author’s book and post it on their fan page. Or post a quote you loved from the book (you can make it into a Pinterest image if you’re feeling really creative). Because it’s fun to let authors know you’re enjoying what they put so much time and effort into.

Okay, that’s all from me. Except that, because release day is so exciting, why not have a giveaway? I’ll pick six random winners, and each will receive one of these May books (their choice). To enter, comment on this blog post before 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, May 7,ย  with the answer to the following question: If you only had six words or fewer to describe what you would consider a great book, what would they be? (Example: “Made me laugh. Happy ending. Sigh.”)

***UPDATE: Here are our winners! Please email Amy at with your mailing address as well as which one of the books featured in this post you’d like to win. Thanks to everyone for entering…I heard from several of our authors that they enjoyed reading what you considered a great book!***

All winners



213 thoughts on “Release Day Giveaway!

  1. I read my first book by Becky Wade not long ago. I am glad she has a new story out. Also, I am rather curious about the other books (and authors I have never heard of).

  2. Another place and time, broadly developed characters. Oops, seven words! Let’s not count the “and”!

  3. If you only had six words or fewer to describe what you would consider a great book, what would they be? Thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, mind-bending, funny, surprise!

  4. Heart-pounding romance. Couldn’t put it down. Humor. Emotion. Faith.

    Why, yes, that’s more than six. Since I’m not entering myself in the giveaway I decided to go crazy and break all the rules. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best of luck, everyone!! What a fun way to celebrate our release day, Amy! Many thanks to you and to Bethany House.

  5. Far off places, daring sword fights!

    Ok that’s actually Belle’s 6 words from Beauty and the Beast; i do agree with her!
    However here are mine:
    unpredictable plot, humorous characters, adventure and romance!

  6. Far off places, daring sword fights!

    Ok so those are Belle’s six words from beauty and the beast. While I most definitely agree with her here are my own six words:

    Unpredictable plot, humorous characters, romance and adventure

  7. Christian, exciting, funny, happy ending. There, managed it in 5 words, wasn’t sure I could. Thanks for this great giveaway! I love Bethany House books, got hooked as a little girl reading Janette Oke.

  8. “Can’t stop thinking about the story.” When a book changes me and stays with me long after the last page was turned….then I know it was a good one!

  9. Always looking for a “read” that takes me out of my comfort zone & pushes me to trust God even more The journey – the journey!

  10. Feeling the characters emotions right down to my soul…perfect! Waiting patiently for Becky Wade and Melissa Tagg’s new releases…love them.

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