Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Enter to Give" Giveaway!

Enter the GIVE:JOY Sweepstakes from author Lauraine Snelling!

About the Sweepstakes


In bestselling author Lauraine Snelling's new novel, Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah Taylor has an orderly life, and that is just how she likes it. A balanced bank account, a perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. Then her well-ordered world is thrown into chaos when she finds a seven-year-old boy and his scruffy dog sitting alone outside her office building.

To celebrate the release of this heart-warming novel, FaithWords and author Lauraine Snelling are pleased to present the GIVE:JOY Sweepstakes.  This sweepstakes features three spectacular prizes, each closely connected to the story, but each prize also comes with a twist: you “Enter to Give”, rather than “Enter to Win”!

This is your chance to do something beautiful and make a difference for a friend, family member, shelter, church, or charity.

Timeframe & Notifications:

This giveaway starts July 1, 2014 and ends July 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Tuesday July 22, 2014, and announced at
GIVE:JOY Grand Prize
In Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah meets an extraordinary little boy named Jonah, and his dog, Mutt. Jonah faces a life of struggle, hunger, and poverty, but his courage in these challenges inspires Dinah to step outside her well-ordered world and do something wonderful for him. Through her choice, Dinah discovers joy is found not in getting more for herself, but in giving to make someone else’s life better. Our Grand Prize winner will have the same opportunity for joy, with their choice of :
• A $250 VISA gift card for a friend in need, or
• A $250 donation to the faith-based charity, church, or shelter of their choice

GIVE:JOY Second Prize
A mysterious thing happens to Dinah several times in the story: flowers! Beautiful encouragement bouquets—with no sender's name—appear on her office desk during difficult times when she feels she can’t go on. In honor of Dinah's secret flower sender (you'll have to read the story to find out his or her identity) we're offering our Second Prize winner the chance to become a secret flower sender themselves, and brighten the day of a sick friend, a new mom, a military spouse, a weary co-worker, or some other deserving person in their life, with:
• A 3-month gift subscription to ProFlowers Bouquet of the Month Club
GIVE:JOY Third Prize
Like Jonah's dog, Mutt, the animals in our lives are priceless sources of help, comfort, and unconditional love. No one understands this better than our story's hero, veterinarian Garret Miller. Throughout the book, “Dr. G” works tirelessly to save and heal people's furry friends, including Mutt, and an injured service dog named Valiant.

And Like Dr. G, many real-life veterinarians and animal shelter workers make all the difference in the lives of our animals, often giving services beyond what's billed. Our Third Prize winner will have a chance to do something extra special for their favorite vet or animal shelter, with:
• A $100 veterinary/shelter donation to be used toward treatment of an animal whose owner cannot afford to pay for veterinary care, or
• A $100 Starbucks card sent to the veterinary/shelter staff as a special encouragement gift

How to Enter:
Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between July 1 and July 21.


  1. Sid,
    Thank you SO much for helping us let people know about Lauraine's new book and extraordinary giveaway. We appreciate you!
    Cheering you on,

  2. Sid, what a fantastic post! Your help in spreading the word about the Give:Joy giveaway is such a blessing. It means so much, and we're grateful! ~Amanda

  3. Thanks Sid for spreading the news about our Give Joy sweepstakes. We sure do appreciate what you do.

    Do you really have a bookmobile? Since we lived in the country, that was my library. When Marion the Librarian learned I wanted to be a writer, she brought out all the books on writing and lots of childens's novels she thought I should read in order to write for kids. She has a secure place in my heart, that's for sure.
    Again, thanks and blessings on all you do.

  4. No, I don't have a bookmobile. I drove one when I was a student at the University of Texas, and worked with a librarian who did more than distribute books. She helped people in many Christian ways. I still have a love for bookmobiles and have included that librarian in all my novels.