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Valentines Special: 3 Book Give-Away!

Sun, 2018-02-11 13:29 -- Jocelyn Green

Happy Valentines Week, everyone! I'm so excited to be teaming up with TWO of my launch day sisters, Kristy Cambron and Sarah Sundin, to bring you a special triple give-away! One lucky winner will receive all three of our new releases: The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron; A Refuge Assured by yours truly; and The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin. It isn't just our release date we have in common! My book takes place during the French Revolution, and is set in Paris and the U.S. Sarah's book, of course, is a World War 2 tale. And Kristy's is the link between both - a triple-timeline book that includes both French Revolution and World War 2, in addition to present day! 

Before we get to the give-away, we have a fun mystery interview to share. Each of us has answered the same question, but I'm going to mix up our answers for each question (not every "A" response, for example, is from the same author!) and not tell you whose response is whose until the end of the week! See if you can guess. (A few of these will be pretty easy, granted.) 

UPDATE: The give-away has closed, and the winner is: Nichole Ridner! I have put our real names in for the answers in the interview below! How did you do?

1. What was the inspiration for your novel?

Sarah: As D-day approaches, an American naval officer and a British Wren work together, but his success may destroy what she loves most.

Kristy: Before wartime memories are lost to Alzheimer’s, a granddaughter travels to French wine country to learn her family’s past, and uncover the French Revolution and WWII legacies of a forgotten storybook castle.

Jocelyn: A lacemaker seeks asylum from the French Revolution in politically-charged America, only to find she can’t escape its reach even in Philadelphia.

2. What is the spiritual theme?

Kristy: “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age- old foundations; You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls.” (Isaiah 58:12)

Jocelyn: “Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living” (Psalm 142:5).

Sarah: “If I...dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:10)

3. What is one place you visited to do research for the book?

Jocelyn: Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern

Sarah: Crossed the English Channel to Normandy on a ferry

Kristy: Arrington Vineyards, Arrington TN

4. What is your favorite writing beverage?

Kristy: COFFEE :)

Jocelyn: Honey Almond Tea

Sarah: Tea - berry black, Earl Grey, pomegranate-blueberry green tea, and more! 

5. What is your favorite novel published at least ten years ago?

Jocelyn: A Voice in the Wind  by Francine Rivers

Sarah: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Kristy: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

6. What are you currently reading?

Sarah: Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke

Kristy: The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd, Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

Jocelyn: The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

About the Author: 

Jocelyn Green

Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mark of the King; Wedded to War; and The 5 Love Languages Military Edition, which she coauthored with bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. She graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. As a speaker, Jocelyn inspires faith and courage in her audiences. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visit her at www.jocelyngreen.com.

Comments

Submitted by Cheryl Barker on
Jocelyn, I'm guessing you gave answer C to the first question :)

Submitted by Perrianne Askew on
#1 a Sarah b Kristy c Joycelyn #2 a Kristy b Joycelyn c Sarah #3 a Kristy b Sarah c Joycelyn #4 a Sarah b Joycelyn c Sarah #5 a Joycelyn b Sarah c Kristy #6 a Sarah b Joycelyn C Kristy

Submitted by Anonymous on
So fun.Here are my guesses! Q1: A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn Q2: A. The Lost Castle B. Refuge Assured C. The Sea Before Us Q3: A. Jocelyn B. Kristy C. Sarah Q4  A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah Q5: Hmm… A. Kristy B. Sarah C. Jocelyn Q6: A.Sarah B: Kristy C.Jocelyn

Submitted by Rosalyn on
These are always fun! :) If I win, because I already have a copy of your book, I'd love to be able to pass on to a reader on my blog! 1. A- SS, B - KC, C - JG 2. A - KC , B -JG, C - SS 3. A - JG, B - KC, C -SS 4. A- KC, B-JG, C-SS 5. A-JG, B-SS, C-KC 6. A-KC, B-JG, C-SS

Submitted by Susan Stitch on
Wow -- these are three awesome books! My guesses -- Sarah:1A, 2C, 3B, 4A, 5A, 6A Jocelyn: 1C, 2B, 3A, 4B, 5C, 6B Kristi: 1B, 2A, 3C, 4C, 5B, 6C

Submitted by Elizabeth on
I absolutely cannot wait to read these books!! 1. A--Sarah, B--Kristy, C--Jocelyn 2. A--Kristy, B--Jocelyn, C--Sarah 3. A--Jocelyn, B--Sarah, C--Kristy 4. A--Sarah, B--Jocelyn, C--Kristy

Submitted by Jocelyn Green on
Francesca, you can enter, and if you win I will figure out a way to get the books to you. What country do you live in?

Submitted by Paula Shreckhise on
Here are my guesses: 1. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn 2. A Kristy, B Jocelyn, C Sarah 3. A Jocelyn, B Sarah, C Kristy 4. A Jocelyn, B Kristy, C Sarah 5. A Sarah, B Jocelyn, C Kristy 6. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn

Submitted by Cathy on
1 Sarah, Kristy, Jocelyn. 2 Kristy, Jocelyn, Sarah. 3 Jocelyn, Sarah, Kristy. 4 Kristy, Jocelyn, Sarah. 5 Jocelyn, Sarah, Kristy. 6 Sarah, Kristy, Jocelyn

Submitted by Lori Smanski on
big guess's here: #1-a Sarah, b Kristy c Jocelyn # 2- a Kristy b Jocelyn c Sarah #3 - a Jocelyn b Sarah c Kristy #4 - a Kristy b Jocelyn c Sarah #5 - a Jocelyn b Sarah c Kristy #6 - a Sarah b Jocelyn c Kristy

Submitted by Amada (pronounc... on
1. What was the inspiration for your novel? Sarah: A. As D-day approaches, an American naval officer and a British Wren work together, but his success may destroy what she loves most. Kristy: B. Before wartime memories are lost to Alzheimer’s, a granddaughter travels to French wine country to learn her family’s past, and uncover the French Revolution and WWII legacies of a forgotten storybook castle. Jocelyn C. A lacemaker seeks asylum from the French Revolution in politically-charged America, only to find she can’t escape its reach even in Philadelphia. 2. What is the spiritual theme? Kristy A. “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age- old foundations; You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls.” (Isaiah 58:12) Jocelyn B. “Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living” (Psalm 142:5). Sarah C. “If I...dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:10) 3. What is one place you visited to do research for the book? Jocelyn A. Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern Sarah B. Crossed the English Channel to Normandy on a ferry Kristy C. Arrington Vineyards (link is external), Arrington TN 4. What is your favorite writing beverage? Sarah A. COFFEE :) Jocelyn B. Honey Almond Tea Kristy C. Tea - berry black, Earl Grey, pomegranate-blueberry green tea, and more! 5. What is your favorite novel published at least ten years ago? Sarah A. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers Kristy B. Persuasion by Jane Austen Jocelyn C. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Submitted by Debbie Clatterbuck on
So, my guesses are: 1. A. Sarah, B. Kristy, C. Jocelyn; 2. A. The Lost Castle B. Refuge Assured C. The Sea Before Us; 3. A. Sarah, B. Kristy, C. Jocelyn; 4. A. Sarah, B. Kristy, C. Jocelyn; 5. A. Jocelyn, B. Sarah, C. Kristy; 6. A. Sarah, B. Jocelyn , C. Kristy.

Submitted by Carol G. on
1) A. Sarah B.Kristy C. Jocelyn 2) A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 3) A. Jocelyn B. Sarah C. Kristy 4.A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 5.and 6. Tough. Weavers daughter sounds like it would be something Jocelyn would read. But clueless otherwise.

Submitted by MJSH on
Here are my guesses: 1. A- SS, B-KC, C-JG 2. A-KC, B-JG, C-SS 3. A-JG, B-SS, C-KC 4. A-KC, B-JG, C-SS 5. A-JG, B-SS, C-KC 6. A-JG, B-KC, C-SS

Submitted by Carol Alscheff on
I would love to read all of thesr books. I know that the answers to 1 are a. Sarah b.Kristy c. Jocelyn.n6vic

Submitted by Sonja on
These books are so amazing sounding and the authors are wonderful! I guess these: 1. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn 2. A Sarah, B Jocelyn, C Kristy 3. A Jocelyn, B Sarah, C Kristy 4. A Jocelyn, B Kristy, C Sarah 5. A Sarah, B Jocelyn, C Kristy 6. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn

Submitted by Beverly Duell-Moore on
I loved The Last of the Mohicans! I reaf that several years ago.Your books sound great!

Submitted by Mia on
1. What was the inspiration for your novel? A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn 2. What is the spiritual theme? A. Kristy B. “Jocelyn C. Sarah 3. What is one place you visited to do research for the book? A. Jocelyn B. Sarah C. Kristy 4. What is your favorite writing beverage? A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 5. What is your favorite novel published at least ten years ago? A. Sarah B. Jocelyn C. Kristy 6. What are you currently reading? A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn lol, this was fun :)

Submitted by Pam K. on
I found the first three questions to be rather easy but then they got harder. I totally guessed on the last two. 1. A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn 2. A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 3. A. Jocelyn B. Sarah C. Kristy 4. A. Sarah B. Jocelyn C. Kristy 5. A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn 6. A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn

Submitted by Trixi on
These are total guesses and I can't wait to find out the answers! :-) Thanks for the giveaway chance! 1.) A= Sarah B=Kristy C=Jocelyn 2.) A=Kristy B=Jocelyn C=Sarah 3.) A= Jocelyn B=Sarah C=Kristy 4.) A=Kristy B=Sarah C=Jocelyn 5.) A= Kristy B=Jocelyn C=Sarah 6.) A=Sarah B=Jocelyn C=Kristy 6.)

Submitted by Tashia Jennings on
Guessing 1. A. Susan B. Kristy C. Jocelyn 2. A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C.Susan 3. A. Jocelyn B. Kristy C. Susan 4. A. Krisy B. Jocelyn C. Susan 5. A. Jocelyn B. Susan C. Kristy 6. A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Susan Thank you for this wonderful chance

Submitted by bn100 on
1. A- S, B- K, C- J, 2. A- K, B- J, C- S, 3. A- J, B- S, C- K, 4. A- K, B- J, C- S, 5. A- J, B- S, C- K, 6. A- J, B- K, C- S

Submitted by Tami on
1. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn 2. A Kristy, B Jocelyn, C Sarah 3. A Jocelyn, B Sarah, C Kristy 4. A Jocelyn, B Kristy, C Sarah 5. A Sarah, B Jocelyn, C Kristy 6. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn

Submitted by Kathleen W on
I would say 1. A is Sarah, B Kristy, and C is Jocelyn. As far as who is reading what and what drinks you like I have no clue. It I should interesting to see what types of books y’all read.

Submitted by Anonymous on
1.Sarah..Kristy...Jocelyn 2. Kristy...Jocelyn...Sarah 3.Jocelyn...Sarah..Kristy 4. Sarah..Jocelyn..Kristy 5. Kristy..Jocelyn..Sarah

Submitted by Patty on
Here are my guesses, just using authors first initial. Sorry if this comes through twice. 1. S, K, J 2. J, K, S 3. J, S, K 4. K, S, J 5. S, J, K 6. S, J, K

Submitted by Caryl Kane on
1 A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn 2 A Kristy, B Jocelyn, C Sarah 3 A Jocelyn, B Sarah, C Kristy 4 A Kristy, B Sarah C Jocelyn 5 A Sarah B Jocelyn, C Kristy 6 A Jocelyn, B Kristy, C Sarah

Submitted by Kailey Bechtel on
1. A. S, B. K, C. J 2. A. K, B. J, C. S 3. A. J, B. S, C. K 4. A. K, B. J, C. S 5. A. S, B. J, C. K 6. A. S, B. K, C. J

Submitted by Karina Thibodeau on
Here are my guesses: 1. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn 2. A Kristy, B Jocelyn, C Sarah 3. A Jocelyn, B Sarah, C Kristy 4. A Jocelyn, B Kristy, C Sarah 5. A Sarah, B Jocelyn, C Kristy 6. A Sarah, B Kristy, C Jocelyn. Thank you for the chance.

Submitted by Laura W. on
I am not sure, but my son got (what I am assuming to be the flu) and I am also not feeling well, so I like a game to keep my mind off of it all. So I will say #1 Sarah, Kristy, Jocelyn. #2 Kristy, Jocelyn, Sarah. #3 Jocelyn, Sarah, Kristy. #4 Kristy, Jocelyn, Sarah. #5 Jocelyn, Ssrah, Kristy #6 Sarah, Kristy, Jocelyn.

Submitted by Lori Payer on
1. A- Sarah B- Kristy C- Jocelyn 2. A- Jocelyn B-Kristy C-Sarah 3. A- Jocelyn B-Sarah C-Kristy 4. A-Kristy B-Jocelyn C-Sarah 5. A- Sarah B-Kristy C-Jocelyn 6. A-Kristy B-Sarah C-Jocelyn

Submitted by Alison Boss on
Here are answers to your questions. I hope I got them right :) 1.) A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn 2.) A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 3.) A. Jocelyn B. Sarah C. Kristy 4.) A. Kristy B. Jocelyn C. Sarah 5.) A. Jocelyn B. Sarah C. Kristy 6.) A. Sarah B. Kristy C. Jocelyn

Submitted by Jocelyn Green on
Good morning everyone! Thank you all so much for entering this give-away, and for guessing which author had what answer! The winner, drawn at random by Rafflecopter, is Nichole Ridner! I've updated the blog post with our names beside each answer, in case you'd like to see how you did with your guesses. Thanks again!

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