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Friday, April 15, 2011

Giveaway: Emily of Deep Valley, by Maud Hart Lovelace

Today one of my readers will have the opportunity to read a fabulous book.  It's a classic and takes place in the early 1900's.  Written by the fabulous author Maud Hart Lovelace (especially if you like books of simpler times like Anne of Green Gables and Little House on the Prairie, yet still quite different from both of those series).

Emily of Deep Valley stole my heart when I read it.  It seems to be one of my favorite books of all time!  I already shared a review of it, but here is just a bit of it.

Emily of Deep Valley: A Deep Valley Book (P.S.)Emily Webster is just finishing high school and longs to go to college.  She lives with her grandfather and is fully committed to staying with him to care for him.  She sees all of her friends off to college and is left alone and lonely.  Depression sinks in.  Emily fights it.  She  thinks about others-especially the Syrians.  She reaches out first to the Syrian children by creating a Boys Club (that a girl is welcome to be part of), and then by teaching the Syrian women English!  Wow...remember this was in the early 1900's!

Not only is Emily amazing in her love toward the Syrians of Deep Valley, but she also had a deep love and respect for her grandfather, as well as others of his generation.  She sacrificially cares for him.  At first it is hard for her, but then it becomes her joy....continue reading by clicking the link!

There is so much more to this book!  It's full of rich personality and even history.  I highly recommend reading it!!  (And of course, being the last day of our celebration week, this is the final giveaway!)  I hope you've enjoyed them!   If you win this book, you might be interested in taking part in the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, but I wouldn't recommend waiting until October to read it!

Harper Collins is offering a copy to one Live, Learn, Love reader!   Just leave a comment below!  Make sure I have a way to contact you through email or your blogger profile.

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Giveaway open through April 19th.  

Thank you, Harper Collins, for bringing back these wonderful books to print again!


Bluerose said...

You've had me wanting to read one of these books since I've seen your reviews! :)

Bluerose said...

I'm a follower.

Bluerose said...

Facebook fan.

Bluerose said...

I blogged.

Miller Moments said...

I've already read this book and own a copy, but wanted to say...LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! :)

RivkaBelle said...

This sounds like a wonderful read :o) I've read all of her Betsy/Tacy books, but didn't realize she wrote about other girls too! Happy discovery!


RivkaBelle said...

Follow via GFC :o)


Carrie said...

Yes, I'd love to read this!

Carrie said...

I follow your blog!

Carrie said...

And I'm an FB fan! =)

S Mehrens said...

Yeah! What a great give-away. I don't need a copy (I have one), but wanted to let you know that I have spread the word about your blog and give-away via twitter @LibraryHospitalBlog and Facebook:

Olive's mum said...

I'm loving all those giveaways of yours, would love to win!

Olive's mum said...

I follow you GFC + google reader

Laura Fabiani said...

Would love to win a copy! Especially after reading all your praise about it.
laura at laurafabiani dot com

Laura Fabiani said...

I'm an old follower.
laura at laurafabiani dot com

Christy said...

This book sounds so good!

Mozi Esmé said...

I'm all for classic reads! Haven't heard of this one.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love reading! Always looking for something new and exciting!

BabyCenter BB friend.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Sign me up! I'll try to get a post up about this, too.

Beth said...

Emily of Deep Valley has been one of my favorite books for years. But somehow the only copy I own is a VERY old ex-library copy with a totally falling apart binding. I would love to win a copy of the new issue from Harper Collins!

bethpriest at yahoo dot com (or via my blog)

Linda Kish said...

Please include me

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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