Share a Book Contest 2017!

Based on the fun of finding a can of pop with your name on it (or not, depending on how creative your parents were when naming you), I thought we’d have a little giveaway!


Why not try “Share a book with…”? There’s something fun about reading a book where the character shares our name. (So take note if you’re looking for birthday presents—every reader I know would love to get a book with their namesake as the main character.)

Just for fun, here are the protagonists of the Bethany House books that have released from August 2016 to August 2017. Look at the list, and if you see the name of one of your friends, comment with the name of your friend and one thing you appreciate about her. Only one comment/entry per person, please! Enter until midnight on August 9 I’ll chose three random comments and send the commenter two copies of the book—one to keep, and one to share with the namesake friend!

Remember, this is “Share a book,” so choose a book featuring a friend’s name, not your own name. Also, really close names count. (Beth for Betsey, Annie for Anne, Catie for Kate, etc. We’re pretty lenient.)


• Perla & Ella—A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas
• Ainslee & Levi – The Artisan’s Wife by Judith Miller
• Beth & Jarrick – Where Hope Prevails by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
• Lydia & Nicholas – A Heart Most Certain by Melissa Jagears
• Evie & Gabriel – Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson
• Lady Ella & Lord Cayton – A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White
• Esther – The Domino Effect by Davis Bunn
• Clara & Curtis – A Love Transformed by Tracie Peterson
• Leona & Gloria – The Wish by Beverley Lewis
• Deirdre & Matthew – Love’s Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason
• Shira – Shadow of the Storm by Connilyn Cossette
• Deborah & Anton – From this Day Forward by Lauraine Snelling
• Gessje & Anna – Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin
• Loni & David – The Cottage by Michael Phillips
• Wilek (William will also count) – King’s Blood by Jill Williamson
• Mercy & Mark – Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl
• Willet (William will also count)– The Shattered Vigil by Patrick W. Carr
• Cole “Tox” & Kasey – Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig
• Jane – The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
• Betsy & Joel – For the Record by Regina Jennings
• Adelaide & Trent – An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter
• Cassidy & Allan – In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse
• Julianne – The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green
• Rose & Reuben – Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould
• Drew & Madeline – Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering
• Rebekah & Nathaniel – A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander
• Avery & Parker – Still Life by Dani Pettrey
• Justin & Angie – Long Time Gone by Mary Connealy
• Jenny & Ryan – To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden
• Grace & Alex – Treasured Grace by Tracie Peterson
• Permilla & Asher – Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano
• Hope & Luke – The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller
• Sallie – The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis
• Evie & David – Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
• Kate & Tony – Dark Deception by Nancy Mehl
• Alanah & Tobiah – Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette
• Nora & John – True to You by Becky Wade
• Evelyn & David – A Love So True by Melissa Jagears
• Elise & Thornton – With You Always by Jody Hedlund
• Rosalyn & Nate – The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere
• Grace & Amos – Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer
• Evelyn & Simon – High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin
• Rosemary & Peter – A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
• Loni & David – The Legacy by Michael Phillips
• Chava & Cleopatra – Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt
• Hope & Lance – Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson
• Mia & Jake – The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin
• Ian – Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson
• Signe & Rune – The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snellings

Go ahead, tell us a little bit about a friend who shares a name with one of these main characters, and you’ll be entered to win two copies of that book!


29 thoughts on “Share a Book Contest 2017!

  1. My friend Julianna (close to Julianne) has been my pen pal since 6th grade, I appreciate the letters and thoughtful gifts she has sent me over the years.

  2. My friend Ana is always there for me in the most surprising ways, from a phone call whenever either of us needs to talk to helping me review for a difficult test (even if she understands nothing that I’m talking about haha)

  3. My college roommate and friend Rebekah (and spelled exactly the same as Rebekah from A Note Yet Unsung). She is the epitome of a godly woman – faithful, prayerful, patient, compassionate.

  4. My best friend’s mom is Mrs. Rosemary! She has the most gracious and loving heart and a beautiful family. There are many pages I hope to take from her book (and her cookbook!!) when I become a wife and a mother!

  5. My mom, Jennie (spelled different), has been a huge blessing! She is dedicated to her heart’s desires, willing to sacrifice anything for us kids, and an inspirational example for how a godly woman should be!

  6. My friend Janet (close enough to Jane?) is an amazing mom, teacher, and friend. She is so thoughtful and encouraging.

  7. Do guy names count? If so I deeply appreciate my cousin Gabriel’s service in the Army (Gabriel from Traces of Guilt).

    If the above does not count, then I must say that Grace is the sweetest friend ever! She is so kind, and generous, and helped my whole family by taking the time to write some recommendation letters for us (while she was busy in school)! Whats more, I know she would completely LOVE Treasured Grace (and the fact that her name sake is the main character will probably make the sweet girl cry)!!!

  8. My dearest BFF’s name is Kenzie, and so the closest I could find on this list would be “Kasey” I guess… “Cole “Tox” & Kasey – Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig”. 🙂 And I’m thankful for her sweetness and always being there for me. ❤

  9. My sister’s name is Jenny! She’s my best friend and frankly, the coolest person I know. She makes me laugh like no one else, but she’s a private person, so only the family gets to hear her brilliant sense of humor. In fact, she would make a fascinating protagonist in a novel…but she would say she’d rather be the villain 🙂

  10. My dear friend Rebecca and I have been through a lot of adventures over the last 18 years. We’ve gotten lost together and had incredibly embarrassing moments. She’s shared heavy sorrows with me, making the load easier to bear. She has the best sense of humor. We’ve laughed so hard, the tears ran down our legs. And then we laughed harder!
    (Rebekah – A Note Yet Unsung)

  11. I’m not having much luck with finding the names of my friends in this list. I’m going to go with Nancy Mehl’s Kate – for my daughter Katrina (who we call Kat). You won’t ever find my name or the names of any of my siblings on a Coke bottle! (Marcella, Dudley, Clarene, Chester, Lynnford, Arletta and Gaylene)

  12. Beth. She’s been doing my hair for 30 years. (Amazing because we’re both still so young!)
    I was 15 when I started going to her, and she was just a little older. We had kids around the same time.

  13. I have a beautiful niece named Rebecca and would love to win Tamara Alexander’s book. I’ve read 2 of her books and she is a very good author.

  14. I didn’t see any friends names but I did see Beth– Where Hope prevails by Janette oke and Laural oke Logan.
    My daughter’s name is Elizabeth.
    She is a beautiful, sweet girl who loves to read.

  15. Roseann (close to Rosemary), my sister in law has been a wonderful sister-in-love for over 40 years. I never had a sister, but she has always been kind and loving.

  16. Kate (Dark Deception b y Nancy Mehl) My dear friend Katie has been thru so much in her life, the death of her teenage boyfriend in high school, depression, a recent betrayal and she is still going strong. She is an inspiration to me for all she has been thru she putting herself thru college to get her second degree in the medical field.

  17. Hope is the name of my soon to be daughter-in-love. She is very sweet and the right girl for my son. Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson

  18. Grace. She’s been my friend for 14 years. She’s a beautiful, smiling, amazing person to be around. I appreciate everything she’s done for me, I couldn’t ask for someone better. As a bonus she’s my cousin! But more than that a friend. Always and forever.

  19. Sally Loving’s (Sallie – Beverly Lewis’s “Ebb Tide”) last name couldn’t be anymore accurate for her. She is the head of our town’s Bread of Love service which makes and takes meals to those in our community, mostly elderly, who aren’t able to get out of their homes. She is very understanding and passionate about her job, doing everything she can to make her fellow neighbors feel loved and appreciated. She is an inspiration to our town!

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