Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Ocieanna Fleiss and Tricia Goyer

Want to win a copy of a fun new Summerside release? Read on to learn about TWO contests with this fun post.

If you peek inside the cover of Ocieanna's and Tricia's book, and glance at the acknowledgements page, you might find an interesting connection. Ocieanna and I have been friends for years. In fact, we live only about seven minutes apart. We are in the same critique group. As Ocieanna and Tricia were writing and finishing this book, they gave me the privilege of helping edit/critique the manuscript. Because of that, I won't be posting a review. But I will say readers' response has been very positive. I'm thrilled to highlight my friend's first novel. (Waving at my new friend Tricia, the prolific author of books which span multiple genres.)

A fun aside: You'd think with a word like lonesome in the title this book would be heavy and perhaps sad. Not so. You'll probably chuckle out loud a few times reading the fun prose about some quirky characters. I found myself thinking of these characters after I'd finished the book.

First, the back cover copy:

In 1890, Julia Cavanaugh travels west from New York City to unite orphans in her care with new families.

Imagine her horror when she discovers that she's to be "delivered," too--as bride to an uncouth miner! But with no return fare, Julia's options are bleak.

What does God have planned for her on the lonesome prairies of Montana?

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana. I'll have a drawing on Monday, November 30th for the winner. Please don't forget to leave your email address: address (at) wherever (dot) com

About the authors:

Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW's Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her Web site.

Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer's historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook!

Pictured: Ocieanna Fleiss & Tricia Goyer

SECOND contest information:

The authors, Tricia and Ocieanna, have put together one humdinger of a contest for this blog tour! Enter the Fall in Love With Lonesome Prairie Contest and WIN a perty Montana Gift Basket!

To enter, simply fill out the entry form ( ), (then tell 5 or more friends about the contest)! The winner will be announced December 14th, just in time for an old-fashioned Montana Christmas. Giddy-up!

The Winner of our ‘Fall in Love with Lonesome Prairie’ giveaway will receive a fantastic Montana Gift Basket, including:

*Winter fleece throw
*Huckleberry chocolate bar
*Paula Dean candle
*Burt’s Bees gift set
*Wild Huckleberry taffy
*Montana stationary notebook
*Montana greeting card set
*Montana ball cap
*Montana apron
*Montana refrigerator magnet
*Charlie Russell 2010 Montana Calendar

To win a copy of their book, leave a comment with this post by 11/29/09. Drawing to be held on 11/30. I will email the winner AND post the winner's name here in the comments section. Check back. :-)

Click on this
link to leave a comment for a chance to win the basket mentioned above. Feel free to enter BOTH contests!!


  1. Great post. Please enter me. Blessings.

  2. Hi April, you're entered in the contest to win a copy! :) Did you also go sign up for the basket of goodies?

    :) Annette

  3. The LFY line gets great reviews and I'd love to experience Lonesome Prairie, Montana. Thank you for the giveaway.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  4. Hey readers,

    I put your names on scraps of paper and drew one. And the winner is:


    I'll email you as well.

    Thanks for reading. Carole, I hope you get a copy in hand to read. :)


  5. Thank you. I sent the information.I started to buy this book today, but decided to wait. Thank you so much.Blessings.