Fiction Celebration Giveaway!

Last week, several Bethany House authors won and placed in the 2021 Selah Awards, connected with the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers conference.

The Right Kind of Fool by Sarah Loudin Thomas

2021 Fiction Book of the Year and First Place in Historical/Biblical fiction


Forever Hidden by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse

Second Place in Historical Romance Fiction

Forever Hidden

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green

Third Place (tie) in Historical/Biblical Fiction

Veiled in Smoke

The Promised Land by Elizabeth Musser

Third Place in General Fiction


To celebrate these authors and their lovely books, we’re giving away all four of them in a special prize package. To enter, just comment on the blog with one of your favorite places to read a good book. We’ll choose a random winner on 6/16, so be sure to enter before that!

193 thoughts on “Fiction Celebration Giveaway!

    • I enjoy reading on my back covered porch with an iced beverage. I love to listen to the birds chirping. It is such a relaxing backdrop.
      In the cooler months I enjoy reading by our fireplace in our oversized chair with a cozy blanket!
      Thank you for the opportunity to win this fantabulous prize!

  1. I like to read in bed the most. That is in the evening or at night before sleeping. With a cup of delicious camomile tea and, sometimes, a scented candle. Real bliss.

  2. Congratulations–wonderful writers and terrific titles!!! One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is reading–curled up on my couch with lots of pillows and an old cotton quilt. With “The Book” that I have been waiting impatiently to read, coffee, chocolate, and cats, I am set. Once I settle in, the cats settle on and around me. I look like a statue in the park with all the birds perched on it! The cats seem to sense that I am ready to retreat, sitting quietly with me until I finish my read. >^..^<

    • I love reading at the beach. If not at the beach, I love reading when I turn in for the night. I love reading next to the pool…sometimes I can’t put my book down and I read on a float in the pool. I love to read in my motel room when I’m traveling. I love to read when I am waiting in the doctor/dentist office. I love to read in church following along in my Bible. I love to read when in my favorite chair while my hubby is watching TV. I JUST LOVE TO READ WHEREVER I AM.

  3. What a great giveaway!! Here’s hoping…
    I love to read on the swing on my deck in the summer. Otherwise, my recliner in the bedroom.

  4. I have a comfy chair and ottoman that make up my reading space. I also love to sit on the porch to read when it’s raining. Something about rain and a good book…

  5. One of my favorite places to read is on my reclining loveseat. It’s comfortable and I have a little table next to it for my cup of coffee. 🙂

  6. I love to read outside either on my deck or sitting on my patio swing, able to hear God’s creations: birds singing, trees blowing in the breeze, kids playing outside, neighbors mowing, etc. God is good. Thankful for all the Christian authors that use their God given gift to bless others.

  7. I love to read outside with a little breeze and the sounds of nature surrounding me or on my favorite spot on the couch with my favorite blanket.

  8. When the weather is warm, I like to read on my back porch… when it’s too cold to be outside, my favorite place is on the couch with my dog cuddled next to me. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks for having this giveaway!

  9. Congratulations to all of the authors! Well done! I’m looking forward to reading by the pool which is one of my favorite summer reading spots.

  10. I love reading anywhere, i love to read when the sun is setting on my front porch. Reading outside seems to take me away to where ever i am reading about… its my quiet time

  11. Congratulations to the authors and thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway! I do most of my reading in bed before ending the day.

  12. One of my favorite places to read is on the deck of a mountain cabin rental in early morning where the only noise is the sounds of the birds and the whistle of the breeze.

  13. I love to read when sitting in my screen room on the deck on Palomar Mountain, California. The sounds of nature all around is a joy and the book takes me on a journey.

  14. I love to read in bed where it’s dark, quiet, and no distractions. The only downside is when I’m really sleepy and keep dropping the book on my face. XD

  15. I love to read outside — anywhere outside — where I can listen to nature and (preferably) the babble of a rolling creek. I lose all track of time! What great books! Congratulations to all the award-winning authors!

  16. Congratulations to all the award-winning authors and to Bethany for publishing great novels! Anyplace is a great place to read. But I do have favorites. In the spring and summer (when it’s not beastly hot like today:} ), I love taking my camping chair out to one of our 10,000+ Minnesota lakes and reading as long as my schedule allows. Vacations almost always include an ocean or river location and a suitcase with several books lovingly tucked around the rest of the content. There’s just something about sitting by a body of water with a cup or glass of tea–and a good book!

  17. I love reading while soaking up some sunshine on the deck! Or in my recliner or bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. My favorite reading spot is curling up in the big, overstuffed loveseat…with a blanket, coffee & snacks nearby for nourishment. 🥰📚

  19. I read anywhere! I tote a book and have one going on my phone. However, a comfy place is in the reclining lawn chair on the patio.

  20. I love to read a book pretty much anywhere but it’s especially wonderful next to a lake or river and feel the breeze through your hair.

  21. I read any place- even when I’m cooking dinner, but I most often read on a sofa in the family room. Sometimes I like to read outside, but get too distracted by lovely birds.

  22. I have as a child loved to read a book sitting up in a tree. Now at age 66 have had to move closer to the ground, I like reading on rocks near the water — usually the jettys.

  23. Thank you for sharing these new book titles! I’m excited by the possibility of winning these books. I enjoy reading in my comfortable chair by the fireplace.

  24. Congratulations authors!
    Thank you for this great giveaway.
    I will read anywhere. My favorite place to read is in my recliner with a glass of water or a hot cup of herbal tea and my favorite Christian radio station playing in the background. If it’s nice outside I’ll sit on my swing in front of the house and read, especially in the evening.

  25. One of my favorite places to read is my reading chair, which is a very comfortable recliner.
    While on vacation, my favorite place to read is in a comfortable chair, on a deck, facing the ocean.

  26. I like to read outside on the patio where I can feel the breeze and hear the birds singing. Congratulations to the authors of these wonderful books!

  27. This may sound strange, but my favorite place to read is in the bath tub. I have done this for years, it is quiet, I am alone and is peaceful.

  28. Congratulations! Those look like some good titles to add to my TBR pile! My favorite place to read is outside. I know it sounds crazy but even in winter, on a sunny day I love to sit on my back deck and read. It’s the combination of the words on the page, the view, and the quiet sounds of nature.

  29. I was recently in Atlanta, Georgia and purchased one of Elizabeth Musser’s books at Swan Coach House. As we walked the gardens surrounding Swan House, I found a cute tree seat and sat and read a few minutes. We went there specifically to see Swan House after reading her book!

  30. The spot I’m in the most when I read is my comfy power recliner in the living room. During nice days, I don’t mind sitting outside in my camp chair enjoying the weather.

    Thank you for the giveaway chance to win some fabulous books!

  31. Congratulations to all the authors! When I read during the day and it is nice outside, I like to read on our patio swing that we have in our backyard, and on cooler days, I like to read on the couch with my pup sitting beside me.

  32. My absolute favorite place to read a book is sitting on the beach under an umbrella 🏖 When I am not at the beach, the back patio is my next favorite place.

  33. I enjoy reading in bed and will stay up all night if it’s a page-turner mystery. My next favorite spot is at the Nture Center where there’s a benches nestled in the woods overlooking a creek. it’s a good place to relax and write poetry, too.

  34. I have a simple, Scandinavian style sitting chair that faces a window in my den. Sunny and comfortable for reading: my favorite! 🙂

  35. I love to read in the mornings curled up on the sofa with a cup of coffee. I love Christian historical fiction

  36. My favorite place to read is in my backyard sitting in my zero gravity chair. My backyard is surrounded by trees, it is calm, quiet and so very peaceful. You get pulled into the story in such a peaceful place.

  37. I have a reclining couch, and all 4 of my dogs settle around and on me as I read. Thanks for this opportunity.

  38. I love to read sitting down by the river in the shade in the summer and the rest of the year read on my sectional with a fluffy blanket.

  39. I love reading in my room, usually when it’s quite and everyone is asleep. I also like reading outside!

  40. Somewhere I will not be interrupted : my husband has a bad habit of turning up when I have just a couple of pages to go to finish the book…!

  41. Anywhere and everywhere I can, I read or listen to audiobooks. I love the access of listening while working in the kitchen but sitting in a comfy chair with a cup of herb tea is true comfort.

  42. One of my favorite places to read is on our back patio, early in the morning. It’s usually sunny and still cool enough to enjoy being outside.

  43. My favorite place to read is my living room recliner chair. It was bought from the local hospital, so it’s the right height and very comfortable.

  44. My favorite place to read is in bed with tons of pillows propping me up, after a long day at work it’s the best stress reliever.

  45. Hands down my favorite place to read is laying on the snuggled under a blanket, or on my porch swing with my dog and peppermint tea!

  46. My favorite place to read is in bed with a plush backrest pillow and a couple of standard bed pillows stacked in front of it. I also like a glass of chilled wine on the bedside table.

    • Oh, my favorite place to read is in our living room (I know…boring), but we had some renovations done last year and it’s much nicer than before. But, if I could it would be on a balcony overlooking the ocean!😊

  47. There is something about a good historic, Christian romance novel that is just SO satisfying to read.I usually read at work during down times and/or in bed before going to sleep.

  48. I sit on the right-hand side of my couch with my husband at the other end. I read fiction and he reads non-fiction. We sit and drink coffee (I use cream; he takes it black) and read interesting portions of our books to each other when they arise. It is the favorite part of our day!

  49. I enjoyed Veiled in Smoke so am happy to hear it won! I love Tracie Peterson, but have not had a chance to read that one yet. My favourite place to read is on my bed buried in blankets, but on nice cool summer days, I enjoy reading on the deck or under a tree.

  50. On a beach is the best place to enjoy a novel, but as a child my favorite reading spot was as high as I could climb in the massive tree in our backyard.

  51. I love reading by the window. In fact, I just finished my first Bethany book (A Defense of Honor) and I can’t wait to read more of the same genre.

  52. I love reading a good book, in my big, comfy bed. Lots of pillows, my soft comforter and some gummy bears, make for the perfect reading experience.

  53. I love reading pretty much anywhere, but usually you will find me either at the kitchen table, reading away, or on the sofa. Lovely giveaway!

  54. During the daytime I enjoy reading while relaxing in my recliner with a cup of coffee, and in bed at bedtime.

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