Songbird and the Spy Giveaway!

Contest has ended! Congratulations to Emilee Douglas!

My second novel, The Songbird and the Spy, is getting ready to release in a few weeks so in honor of this momentous occasion I’m doing a giveaway to one lucky winner! Up for grabs we have:

– a lovely bird necklace that says ‘Find your own voice and sing your heart song’ which fits the theme of heroine Claire to a T as she finds her heart while singing for the enemy

– delicious French Vanilla hot chocolate in honor of the story taking place in France (though Portugal and Ireland make an appearance as well)

– and one beautiful book cozy that’s perfect to keep your precious book safe and sound when you travel

For a chance to win just leave a comment below on either your favorite song, drink, or book that you’d love to slip into the cozy! Contest ends 29 Jan!

154 Comments

  1. Kailey Bechtel

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! My favorite drink is hot chocolate.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love hot chocolate too, especially when flavored with raspberry 🙂

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    2. Diane Conrad

      I had a hard time finding this… lol
      Hot Chocolate…vanilla yes

      Reply
      1. J'nell (Post author)

        Well, I’m glad you finally found it!

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  2. Kaitlin Covel

    I <3 Paris! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Paris is such a beautiful city with so much history. It’s an easy place to fall in love with.

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  3. Louisa Pritchard

    Loved your first book & can’t wait to read your next!
    Love French Vanilla Cappuccino ❤️

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Aww, thank you! Hopefully you like French Vanilla hot chocolate as well 😉

      Reply
  4. Keri Cushanick

    I am so happy for you and can’t wait to get my hands on the newest book!! Good luck!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you friend!

      Reply
  5. Sonnetta Jones

    One of the books I love to read is Learn to Breathe by Karen White.

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Ooh, I’ve never heard of that one. Is it non fiction?

      Reply
  6. Haley Pye

    I love coffee and drink it all day every day I also love Historical CF. I have been a Christian for about a year and I am so grateful someone told me about CF. It’s all I read now.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I am not a coffee drinker at all, but almost everyone I know is! CF has come a long way over the years and it’s so awesome to have so much variety now days to choose from.

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  7. Nancy M

    I love sweet tea. Any book that I’m reading at the moment would be great to slip into that gorgeous book cozy! I love the pattern for it!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Ok, don’t get onto me, but I’m one of the few southerners who doesn’t drink sweet tea. I know, I know. Blasphemy! I’d much prefer pink lemonade 🙂

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  8. Raechel

    Beautiful giveaway!! <3
    Favorite drink is hot cocoa all the way. <3 And I'd put allllll my books in the cozy! *Heart eyes* Probably not all at the same time though. 😉

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Haha. No, I don’t think more than one, maybe two thin books will fit in it 🙂

      Reply
  9. Jennifer K

    Your giveaway fits well with the book! Excited about this new release!!!!!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I always like it when things match the theme of the book!

      Reply
  10. Deana Dick

    My favorite drink is hot chocolate with peppermint creamer

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I like mine using peppermint whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce

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  11. Deana Dick

    I love hot chocolate with peppermint creamer. Thanks for the chance .

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I have peppermint whipped cream I use with mine.

      Reply
  12. Debbie

    I’d love to win! Can’t wait for your second book

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  13. Arletta

    My favourite song is She’s Got a Way by Bryan Adams. I love peppermint mochas but any mocha will do. And a book that I love and reread often is Maeve Binchy’s Scarlet Feather. It’s about two friends who run a catering businesses but about so much more.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love Bryan Adams!!! I haven’t read Scarlet Feather, but I love adding new books to my list 🙂

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  14. Arletta

    I thought I left a comment here already but it’s not showing up for me. Apologies if this is two show up now! My favourite drink is peppermint mocha.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I have to approve each comment before it pops up and I’m a bit slow today 🙂

      Reply
  15. Lori Payer

    Awesome giveaway! Thank yo for the chance. A nice cup of hot tea and a copy of GWTW would be a perfect way to spend the afternoon and evening.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Ooh, GWTW is one of my favorites 🙂

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  16. Linda Romer

    In this cold weather I love to cozy up with a hot cup of strong coffee! Thank you

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Now you’re talking, although I’ll take hot chocolate over coffee!

      Reply
  17. Brandi

    My favorite drink is a good strong coffee with peppermint mocha cream or Italian sweet cream. Your newest book sounds great; looking forward to its release.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Another coffee lover! I myself don’t drink it, but almost everyone I know does 🙂

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  18. SARAH TAYLOR

    My favorite drink is hot chocolate THANK YOU J’nell for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Hot chocolate is one of my favorites too!

      Reply
  19. Maria Dalmau

    I love coffee, my favorite song is I hope you’re the end of my story by Pistol Annies and whatever book I’m reading at the moment will work. Congratulations on your upcoming release!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      The Pistol Annies are so much fun to listen to!

      Reply
  20. Suzanne Sellner

    Having majored in French and taught French, I love visiting France. I read lots of books set in France regardless of the time period. My favorite drink is iced water with a little lemon or lime juice squeezed into it, but then I’m from Houston, Texas, and it’s usually hot here.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      That’s really cool to major in French. While stationed in Germany, my husband and I got to visit Paris a few times and it was amazing. I used to live in Corpus Christi and College Station so I know what you mean by hot!

      Reply
  21. Kathryn Brooks

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    My favorite book is Future Grace by John Piper and (because I couldn’t just answer one question) my favorite drink is either black coffee or hot chocolate.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Hot chocolate all the way!

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  22. Lynettee Murphy

    I love hot chocolate.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Me too especially with whipped cream!

      Reply
  23. Lori Weller

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I just love a hot mug of tea with any historical fiction.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Historical fiction, now you’re talking!

      Reply
  24. Loraine

    My favorite drink is hot spiced cider. Love to curl up with it, a cozy fire, and warm blanket on a cold Colorado day.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I wish I liked cider because it always looks so good, but alas, me and spices don’t mix well.

      Reply
  25. Laura Campbell

    Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite drink is a non-fat decaf latte. Hot in winter and frozen in summer (with a little caramel). ❤

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Caramel makes everything better!

      Reply
  26. Debrah Nash

    I completed your book “Among the Poppies” and really enjoyed it. It made want to read your next one and to add you as one of the authors I will add to my list of favorites. I love a cuppa of Lady Grey with a touch of milk. It’s a little intriguing to try French Vanilla Hot Chocolate. I love white chocolate and could sit down and eat a whole bar. I would love to be the recipient of this prize. I have preordered your book ” The Songbird and the Spy” for my Kindle. Can’t wait!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Me a favorite, aww thank you!! I’m so glad you enjoyed Poppies. Not many people like white chocolate which I can’t understand because it’s delicious, so glad to find another lover of it!

      Reply
  27. Rosalyn

    Lovely giveaway! I love hot drinks, both coffee and hot chocolate. And I’d love to have a copy of your newest book!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you Rosalyn!

      Reply
  28. Cathy

    What a fantastic giveaway! I have a few favorite hot
    beverage drinks. Herbal tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
    By the way, your book sounds amazing.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you, Cathy! I love hot chocolate too.

      Reply
  29. Jessie Young

    I love hot coffee with a little stevia and a tsp of heavy cream. Mmm

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Cream makes everything better!

      Reply
  30. Terressa T

    How fun! I can’t wait for this book to come out. I would probably have a Sarah M. Eden book in the cozy (after this one, of course)

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I haven’t read any of Sarah’s books, but I have so many on my TBR list as it is!

      Reply
  31. Robin in NC

    I’m afraid I’m addicted to Diet Coke…morning, noon & night. I do enjoy hot chocolate on cold, yucky days though. My name is Robin, so a songbird necklace… 😉 Cute, cute, cute book book cozy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      My good friend is addicted to Diet Coke too 😉 My mom made the book cozy cause she’s super talented like that.

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      1. Robin in NC

        <3

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  32. Melissa Andres

    Hi J’nell! My favorite drink is black tea…hot or cold, depending on the season. My favorite song, hmmm I’ll go with my favorite hymn, which is It Is Well With My Soul. And my favorite book (at this moment) is Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof. I’m really looking forward to reading your new book!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      It Is Well is one of my favorites as well, along with How Great Thou Art (no one sings it like Elvis). I’m dying to read Sons of Blackbird Mt. I’ve heard sooo many good things about it!

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  33. Meredith

    Thanks for this great giveaway! My new favorite book is “Uninvited” by Lysa Terkeurst. It’s a great read if you’re dealing with any kind of rejection or heartbreak.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I hope you’re finding hope in the book as heartbreaks are difficult to recover from.

      Reply
  34. Melissa Gluntz

    I love just about anything chocolate so I guess I could say hot chocolate is my favorite drink although I don’t drink it often. This is a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      YES! Chocolate anything for me too!

      Reply
  35. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Congratulations on your book. I love flavored coffee and creamer on a chilly morning.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you! The only way I’ll take coffee is heavily flavored with chocolate and other sugary stuff 🙂

      Reply
  36. Paula Shreckhise

    Favorite drink is Irish Breakfast Tea, loose. Your new book of course! Thanks for the chance to win. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      The Irish Breakfast flavor is very good 🙂

      Reply
  37. Karen

    You have excellent taste! My favorite drink is Land O Lakes hot cocoa, especially the mint, raspberry, caramel, French vanilla, and hazelnut flavors!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      The raspberry one is my favorite, but the chocolate supreme holds a close second!!

      Reply
  38. Karen Mercer

    I love to drink hot chocolate. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Hot chocolate is delicious! Especially with caramel sauce.

      Reply
  39. Emily Gaitonde

    I love to sit at the kitchen table with a cup of hot coffee or Yorkshire tea and do my Bible study or curl up in my prayer chair and read anything by Julie Klaasen or J’Nell Ciesielski! Can’t wait for her new book!!!!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      We have a chaise by the large front window that I like to read in 🙂

      Reply
  40. Rose Blackard

    My favorite drink is homemade hot choclate with almond mllk and maple syrup. Lovely giveaway!

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Homemade?! That’s impressive. I like the easy packets where you just add milk 🙂

      Reply
  41. Wilani Wahl

    I love the Lily of the Valley and No One Ever Cared for me like Jesus.

    Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I am enjoying the book

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I’m so glad you’re liking it!

      Reply
  42. Mary

    My absolute favorite drink is a chai latte, hot or cold (depending on the weather). Day to day, though, I drink water. As for the book, do I get extra points If I say “Songbird and the Spy”? Haha. I have several books on my Amazon Wishlist, but my TBR pile is so big, I probably won’t get to them in 2019. I’d probably put my kindle in the book cozy. 😊

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Oh yeah, I didn’t even think of using it for a kindle. Great idea!

      Reply
  43. Connie Porter Saunders

    I enjoy coffee for breakfast,iced tea for the noon and evening meals and then, hot chocolate before I go to bed. I would love to have your book to put in the book cozy!
    Thanks for your giveaway.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      You’re a planner with your drinks, I like that 🙂 I’d love to see Songbird in the cozy!

      Reply
  44. Emilee

    I would love to skip your new book into the book cozy! I can’t wait to read it!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I’d love to see Songbird in there too!

      Reply
  45. Katie Poole

    Sounds like a fantastic read. My favorite drink is mint chocolate hot chocolate.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love mint hot chocolate!

      Reply
  46. Donna

    My favorite book (other than the Bible) is Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I love drinking hot tea especially Darjeeling but have too many favorite songs to name! I’m a Francophile and a bibliophile and love to travel. I’ve been blessed to visit nearly fifty countries and France (my favorite) five times!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Oh, Mr. Darcy. He gets us every time. My husband and I have visited France a number of times, but my favorite place is Scotland 🙂

      Reply
  47. Sharon Timmer

    Sounds like we are a lot alike. Pink Lemonade or Raspberry Hot Chocolate are my absolute favorite 2 drinks. 🥰
    I would put the book I am currently reading into the cozy – Falling For You by Becky Wade 👍

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Yes to our drinks of choice! I just won a Becky Wade book, my first, and I’m so excited to read it. She has the best covers.

      Reply
  48. Caryl Kane

    I enjoy sipping a cup of Spice Dragon Red Chai by STASH. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Oooh that sounds spicy!

      Reply
  49. Renee Jackson

    Thank you for this opportunity! My fav hot drink is tea with honey!!!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Tea and honey is great for a sour throat!

      Reply
  50. Lisa Hudson

    My favorite drink is coffee first thing in the morning! I drink Starbucks Mocha coffee that I buy at my grocery store. I also have to have French Vanilla Creamer & it ends up being the color of Peanut Butter – that’s how I know I have the right ratio of coffee/creamer! I am so interested in reading your book!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I don’t drink coffee, but the few times I have I had to add so much extra stuff to it that it no longer resembled coffee 🙂

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  51. Debbie

    Looking forward to reading your next book! I have many favorites but the Thornbirds is towards the top.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I still have yet to read or see the Thornbirds despite everyone talking about it.

      Reply
  52. Natalya Lakhno

    Paris is truly a beautiful city, I’d love to visit again. My favorite drink is Caramel Brûlée Latte 🙂

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I was lucky to visit Paris three times. Still didn’t get to see everything I wanted to.

      Reply
  53. Shirley Emitt

    I would like to say Congrats. I do like hot, black coffee.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you! You like a strong drink 🙂

      Reply
  54. Lual Krautter

    Hi! My favorite drink is green tea with French vanilla Coffeemate, or else a cup of hot chocolate! Thanks for the great opportunity to enter a such a fabulous giveaway! Would love to win a print book! The Songbird and the Spy sounds like a wonderful story that I’d sure like to read! krautter12ATbresnanDOTnet

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Another fan of hot chocolate! Thank you, Lual!

      Reply
  55. Ruth Ann Lingwall

    The book I would slip in the book cozy would be a print copy of Songbird and the Spy! It sounds so fun!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Perfect choice!

      Reply
  56. Carole Blier

    Halfway through The Songbird and The Spy and loving it. Makes you realize al that so many Europeans had to go through during Hitlers reign of terror.. something we need to keep in mind during these turbulent times!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Agreed Carole! I hope that goodness will be achieved in the end.

      Reply
  57. Stephanie H.

    My favorite drinks are different flavors of green, black, and white teas. I read on my kindle a lot so maybe it would fit in the cozy as well.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      A kindle would fit perfectly. It’s like you’re cheating to store more than one book 😉

      Reply
  58. Kimberly Linaburg

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read your book. My favorite drink would probably be a frozen mocha. Love those!

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love frozen drinks, especially in the summer 🙂

      Reply
  59. Anna Niepke

    My favorite drink would have to be Chick-fil-A lemonade…I could drink it all day long. 😄

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I’m right there with you! Looove Chic fil A!!!

      Reply
  60. Victoria Drinnan

    I’m a sucker for a good hot chocolate! Nothing better on a cold day than a hot chocolate and a good book!

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Yes, that is a divine situation in which to find yourself 🙂

      Reply
  61. Nancy Luebke

    I just finished “The Paris Seamstress” by Natasha Lester which was centered around Paris and New York during WWII and not only was Paris devistated but the people were also. I would enjoy reading more about Paris and other places. I’ve been singing over 50 years and have many songs I enjoy but an old one that I enjoy singing for my grandchildren is You are my Sunshine.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      All of France (and Europe for that matter) was gutted by the war, but many of the people remained resilient which is so amazing. I wish I could sing, but alas, it is not my talent.

      Reply
  62. Jessica

    What a gorgeous giveaway, thank you for the opportunity! 💕
    I’d sip hot chocolate while reading your novel then use the cozy when I have to put it down. I hardly listen to music when reading but I love Elevation Worship as I cook 😉. So maybe while I prepare the hot chocolate I’d listen to their songs 😁.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love all of your answers! I can’t listen to music or anything when reading. Silence if preferable.

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      1. Jessica

        Definitely silence with a cozy blanket 🙂

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        1. J'nell (Post author)

          Yep 🙂

          Reply
  63. Debbie Clatterbuck

    My favorite book has been and always will be The Promise by Danielle Steel. I read it when I was a teenager many many moons ago and I was hooked on Romance novels ever since. Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I’ve always enjoyed her Zoya story, possibly because I find the Russian dynasty fascinating.

      Reply
  64. Grace Olson

    My favorite drink has to be coffee, but I do love that brand of hot chocolate/drinks.

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I’ve found Land o’ Lakes to be the best 🙂

      Reply
  65. Winnie Thomas

    What a fun giveaway! I’m reading this now and loving it!

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that!!

      Reply
  66. Amy Smith

    Favorite Drink – Coffee
    Love the giveaway.
    Would love to be reading An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White.

    If this double posted, I apologize,
    I thought I entered but couldnt find it.

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I love Roseanna’s books 🙂 An Hour Unspent is on my TBR pile.

      Reply
  67. Susan Brown

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for an opportunity to win! I have several favorite drinks…My husband will make me hot chocolate with hazelnut flavoring. He is so good to me. Also I love any and all teas whether iced or hot…I like to treat myself with a chai tea latte from time to time.

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      That is a good husband! Now, how can I get mine to do that 🙂

      Reply
  68. Becky D.

    My current favorite drink is Butterscotch Toffee Coffee (farmer’s market flavor — YUM!!) while reading “An Hour Unspent” by Roseanna M White. <3 Your new book sounds very intriguing!

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      You had me up until coffee 🙂 Roseanna’s book is on my TBR pile which keeps getting bigger.

      Reply
  69. Vivian Furbay

    My favorite hot drink is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      That sounds warming 🙂

      Reply
  70. Betti Mace

    My favorite drink is coffee and I just finished Between Two Shores by Joyceln Green. The Songbird and the Spy is on my iPad just waiting for me 🙂

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      I keep hearing good things about Between Two Shores.

      Reply
  71. CutePolarBear

    I could never pick a favorite song, or a favorite book, besides the Bible. (That’s what comes of being both an avid music and historical fiction lover!) I don’t drink much of a variety of drinks, mostly just water and apple cider, and they both have their places. One of the most meaningful songs to me right now, though, is Poor Goliath by Mark Bishop. The last five-star book I read was Les Misérables–except there were a few one-star aspects to that book, so my last real five-star was Ben-Hur. 😀

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    CutePolarBear

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Les Mis and Ben-Hur, man, talk about epic. Les Mis has been on my TBR list for so long, but it’s so intimidating to get started on.

      Reply
  72. Sarah Evankovich

    I enjoy laying on my couch with a cup of herbal tea near & a cat & a book on my lap. Right now I’m working on Remember Me When by Ginny Aiken.

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      How can you read with the cat?! They are notorious for laying right in the middle of whatever you’re trying to do 🙂

      Reply
  73. Carrie Turansky

    Hi J’nell, I’m excited to read or listen to this new novel! Among the Poppies is great as an audio book. One of my favorite new songs is Build My Life by Paul Barrett, a beautiful worship song. https://youtu.be/Z32HiCoFzlU Blessings on your writing journey, Carrie

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    1. J'nell (Post author)

      So excited to see you here Carrie!

      Reply
  74. Lori Parrish

    I loved your first book very much!! Thank u for the chance to win!! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this one!!
    A nice job on your blog

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  75. Terri Peer

    My favorite drink is hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream. Looking forward to reading your second book!

    Reply
    1. J'nell (Post author)

      All about the whipped cream!

      Reply

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