Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cole Family Christmas book GIVEAWAY!!! CLOSED

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!! Congratulations to Chelsey for winning this delightful book!


For this giveaway I am offering a copy of this wonderful Christmas book....


COLE FAMILY CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Liu Bryan with Hazel Cole Kendle: The wish book. This amazing year, the nine children in the Cole family have been allowed to sit down with the Sears, Roebuck and Company catalogue to choose the gift they would most like to receive for Christmas. This is a rare event, for the Coles are not wealthy. This is the true, tender, and wholly unforgettable tale of a coal miner's family, as remembered by the youngest of the family, now 88 years old, and told by her granddaughter-in-law. The story takes place in the small company town of Benham, Kentucky, in a time (1920) and place when coal was king and families made their precarious living mining the dirty and sometimes deadly coal.

I loved this book. I thought it was truly a heartwarming Christmas story that every family could enjoy!

HOW CAN YOU WIN????

1. Leave me one comment telling me you want to win.

2. Visit The Cole Family Christmas website and take a look around. Come back and tell me something you discovered. You can do this as many times as you like as long as you leave a different discovery in each comment!

After you have done one of the first two you can...

3. Add my link to your blogroll and leave me the link to your site here.

4. Subscribe to my blog in a reader or follow my blog and then leave me a comment telling me you did!

5. Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to the post. If you don't have a blog just email five of your friends about this giveaway and leave me a comment telling me you did it!

6. Twitter about this giveaway and leave me a link. You can do this once per day for extra entries.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU IF YOU WIN!!!

This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere - I will choose a winner on Saturday, November 8, 2008. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose another winner.

And don't forget to enter these other great giveaways I am currently running...

71 comments:

Cindi said...

This book sounds really cool!I love book and I love Christmas so it sounds like a perfect combination!

Little Missus Sunshine said...

Sound like a good book to read on a cold day with a hot cup of tea. Thanks Tara.

Gettysburg Mom said...

It sounds like a great story...Pick me! Pick me! Thanks again.

Caroline said...

I would love this book. Thank you!

Caroline
P.S. Visit my blog!

Bridget said...

I've posted at Win A Book. No need to enter the contest.

Andria said...

Sounds like a good story! Sign me up.

freeshopper said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Would be good to read.

Amanda Daybyday said...

My kids need to hear about a story like this.

okbarbie5 said...

I'd love to have this book so I could read it to my grandchildren! Thanks!

darbyscloset said...

One,I'd like this book....to cute!!!
Two, on the website I liked "Hidla's Favorite Blog's" list along with the cute picture of Hilda!!!
Thank you for introduceing this book and site!
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Katie Stacey said...

Another great christmas book i would love to read.

samsakara said...

I would love this story for my kids.

samsakara@wcny.rr.com

michelle said...

This sounds like a very heart-warming story and I would love to be entered.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

the schros said...

count me in

Chantelle said...

Awesome Giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

Deedles said...

I want to win.

Sandra said...

We live in the mountains in a town that was founded primarily because of mining...I would love to read this story to my son as our setting is similar to the one in the book...I love that it focuses on the value of people rather than material things.

owatz (AT) telus (DOT) net

frugallm said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

count me in!

Audra said...

I really thought the Christmas Gift tags that matched the book were cute and would be fun to coordinate the books and gift-
Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

sweetsue said...

I would love to win! This book sounds like something I would like to read aloud to my grandchildren this holiday season!

smchester at gmail dot com

Blakely said...

I would love to win.

karen and co. said...

I love Christmas stories.

Becca Ann said...

Thank for the great book..

Hil'Lesha said...

Sounds good!

lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

semtaylor said...

I would love to win. semtaylor@yahoo.com

semtaylor said...

Not familiar with this...Nine kids. Wow this would make Christmas fun. semtaylor@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Sounds like a great book.

Sandy said...

please enter me...mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

Betsy said...

This sounds like a great family read-aloud.

jnmacdonald said...

It sounds really endearing.

Chelsey said...

I'd like to win this!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

An 88 year old wrote this along with her grandaughter-in-law!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

I guess that last post was technically something you mentioned, but I thought it was pretty amazing when I read it more closely on the website!

Hazel has four children, seven grandchildren, and one great- grandchild. What a legacy!

mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Hilda is the spokesgoat for ReadAloud.org. What a great goal -- encouraging families to read aloud together!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The animation of Hilda the goat is done by a computer and a behind the scenes actor! Reminds me of Polar Express except on the fly! Amazing! The youtube footage is great!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

You can download free gift tags with the characters and scenes on them! What a great idea.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Mama's prize bowl is broken in chapter 1 while the boys (and dog) were wrestling.

I'd really like to win this book (as you can tell!).
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Cherie J said...

Would love to win.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jesica said...

I love reading. I love Christmas. I love this giveaway!

piece of me said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jodi said...

My family (mother and father) are both from Kentucky, and from Coal mining towns, this would be a wonderful book to share with my mom.

purehrt555(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathleen said...

I'd like to win a copy of this to read to my son at Christmas. It sounds both charming and educational. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book for my family to enjoy.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Molly C. said...

I discovered that Next Chapter Press will contribute a percentage of the net proceeds from the sale of Cole Family Christmas to the Berea College Appalachian Fund

Sweetpeas said...

I'd love to win this!

Lori said...

what a sweet giveaway, count me in.

Jennifer said...

This looks like a really good book, thanks for the giveaway!

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Co-author Hazel Cole Kendle is the youngest and last surviving member of the nine Cole children.

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I learned that Hilda, the animated goat from the new book 'Cole Family Christmas' received his first media coverage May 29 on CBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.

mattandjen[at]gmail.com

Renee said...

I would love to win this book! It sounds fabulous! I learned that Hilda the Goat - first had media exposure on MAy 29th which I thought was neat b/c that is my BELOVED's B-day!

DieselMonkey said...

like you said "i want to win!" :)
(email in profile)

crystalf said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

penney douglas said...

Sounds like a good book. The old ones are the best!

Penney
penneymaried@sbcglobal.net

Mom 2 To Boys said...

Sounds awesome. Count me in!

Jinxy and Me said...

I want to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

We love getting new Christmas books to read with our sons each year, and this one sounds terrific! Thanks for the chance to win!
sttil@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Something I discovered from the website. . . it was a book recommended by Lynn Swan.

sttil@juno.com

Anonymous said...

Something else I discovered. . . there are discounts offered if you buy more than one copy . . . :-)
It looks like a great book--looking forward to reading all of it!
sttil@juno.com

Chelsey said...

Hilda's first media coverage was on May 29 on CBS/KCAL in Los Angeles.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The book "Cole Family Christmas" Premiered May 29 - June 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The authors were there to sign the book!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

The story was told to Hazel by her sister who was 10 years older than her. She said it was the best Christmas their family ever had.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Hazel's said "He (I assume her dad) would let the goat in until my mother discovered it and she would make the goat get out". How great to have an indoor goat!!!
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

From now to November 17 Hilda, the live-animated goat, is interacting daily with audiences at Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
www.blackbearjamboree.com
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas: “…the book reminds us of some of the greatest treasures of Christmas - creating family memories that last generations."
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Diane Petryk Bloom, Children's Book Examiner, writes that the Cole children were allowed to ask
for presents from the Sears catalogue. Even though they had their best Christmas ever none of it came from the Sears catalogue.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

"Next Chapter Press will contribute a percentage of the net proceeds from the sale of Cole Family Christmas to the Berea College Appalachian Fund."
This fund works towards improving health, education etc. of people living in the Appalachian Mtns.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chelsey said...

Jennifer, Hazel's granddaughter-
in-law has one son -- Jack who is Hazel's first great grandchild.
mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

ChristiS said...

This looks lovely! Thanks for sharing!

 
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