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!

97 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. >^..^<

  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!

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