Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dear Reader #Giveaway

By Shelby McDonald
from Peg Cochran's Farmer's Daughter Series

Dear Reader,

I might as well say this right now because you’re probably thinking it anyway – my last name is McDonald and I live on a farm.  Go ahead and laugh at the irony of it—you won’t be the first and you won’t be the last, I’m sure.

Love Blossom Farm is my favorite place on earth even when the smell of manure drifts over from Jake Taylor’s dairy farm!  It’s not a big farm—I grow numerous varieties of lettuce, herbs and as many vegetables as I can to feed my family and sell at the farmer’s market.

Family is Amelia, aged almost thirteen and Billy Jr. who is almost nine.  Bill senior, known as “Wild Bill” sadly died in a motorcycle accident several years ago.  Somehow I’m coping even though I still miss him.

Amelia has recently become glued to her cell phone (a present from her grandparents) while Billy is still a little boy—always outside and nearly always covered in dirt!

My blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, has become quite popular which is a wonderful surprise.  I share recipes, household tips and tales of life on a farm with two children.     


Ours is a relatively quiet life…at least it was until murder struck!

No Farm, No Foul, which is a RT Magazine TOP PICK, is book #1 in the all new Farmer’s Daughter series, and will be out on September 6 and is available for pre-order now!


GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Killer Characters’ summer giveaway, I am giving away a copy of either Berried Secrets or Berry the Hatchet (your choice) from my Cranberry Cove series.    





78 comments:

  1. Both series are new to me! I look forward to reading these. Thanks for the chance to win.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway
    ofhp@att.net

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  3. Well the new Book sounds really good and I haven't read either of the two books in the giveaway...thank you for the preview and the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  4. I'm always looking for new series to read. This series sounds interesting. Would love to win Berry The Hatchet. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bah195@yahoo.com

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  5. Am I allowed to enter your giveaway please as I live in the UK? If I am then my email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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  6. You may be a McDonald and live on a farm but are you old? Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Well Shelby isn't old but my children think I'm a dinosaur--they've nicknamed me Pegasaurus. LOL.

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  7. This sounds like fun!!! teawithilona at gmail dot com

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  8. Your last name matches mine. Interesting. Who doesn't love to be down on the farm.
    Thanks for the chance.
    cochrandcr@gmail.com

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    1. Another Cochran! I acquired the name through marriage!

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  9. Thanks for the chance!

    ElaineE246 (at) msn (dot) com

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  10. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  11. Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to win one of your books. I love finding new series to read. I love cranberries. Yvonne
    mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to win one of your books. I love finding new series to read. I love cranberries. Yvonne
    mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. The book sounds wonderful! I can't wait to read. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books. bubs(dot)girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Both series sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance. jmhinton@psci.net

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  15. Both series sound wonderful. Thanks for the chance. jmhinton@psci.net

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  16. Shelby, unless you're actually "Old" McDonald it's okay! ;-)

    Love Blossom Farm sounds, well, lovely, and I know I'd enjoy your blog and your recipes. Hope you're staying cool in this heatwave!

    Nicole :-)

    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  17. I own a copy of Berried Secrets and enjoyed it immensely. I plan to read your new farm series also. If I win I'd like "Berry the Hatchet".

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. You have great covers!!! Do you design your own?
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. No, my publisher has artists on staff who do the design although I do make suggestions for what I would like to see which is really fun!

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  19. Both books look great! The new series looks awesome. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for another super contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  21. this would be a new author/series for me.
    Great to find a good new read.
    thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Congrats on the new series! Berries #1 is on my shelf ready to go. I'm excited my bookstore finally had it.
    Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  23. I enjoyed the first Berry book and would love a chance to read the second.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  24. this sounds like a cute beginning to a series! Definitely one I would pick up!

    mysandycat (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I am such a fan of people who provide fresh food for the world. No farmers equals no food. this sounds like a wonderful series. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  26. This series sounds good! Always looking for new authors to read. :) Dianne
    jademoss17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. The new series sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway of a Cranberry Cove book.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. This sounds like a good series and I love to start at the beginning. Off to pre-order.

    Thanks for the giveaway of another of your fun books.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  29. I can't wait to try this new series. I always wanted to live on a farm. I will have to look for your other series. Debbie Wroblewski em is jsister98@gmail.com

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  30. My fingers are crossed!
    Sara Gordon sweetest1337@gmail.com

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  31. I can't wait for cooler weather when I can curl up in a blanket on the sofa with a good book like this.

    susierobertsmom at Hotmail dot com

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  32. Both are on my TBR list....thanx for a chance from an old New Englander

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  33. I'm still trying to find the Berry the Hatchet beer you wrote about earlier this year. It is supposed to be available in Colorado, so I will keep looking! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  34. I love the name of this series and the covers. Sounds really interesting. Ninaatmyhouse(@)Yahoo (dot) com

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  35. I love the name of this series and the covers. Sounds really interesting. Ninaatmyhouse(@)Yahoo (dot) com

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  36. Great series. Thanks for the giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Thanks for this captivating series and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Looking forward to your new series. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Looking forward to your new series. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I can't wait for this new series. Have an awesome day!

    brookeb811[at]gmail.com

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  41. Delightful books. This new addition should be a winner.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  42. I have heard a lot about these books! All good.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  43. I read a couple of these books and thoroughly enjoyed them.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. I am looking forward to the new series and would love to win Berry the Hatchet! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I love your books, I would love Berry The Hatchet, Thanks for this generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  46. Sounds like great stories cannot wait to read the series.
    Strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  47. Ooooh, the new series sounds fun! I'm going to have to pre-order!

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for the chance. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  49. If Berry the Hatchet is as great as Berried Secrets, I know it will be a success. Thanks for
    the opportunity to enter the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  50. My mom was raised on a farm. She has a lot of great stories to tell. Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens083 at aol dot com

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  51. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have not read either series and would love a chance. They both sound great. I will have to check them out. crossxjo @hotmail.com

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  52. Congrats on the new series! I know I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  53. I've always wanted to live on a farm...but the work! I look forward to reading your adventures from the comfort of my semi-rural, more suburban home.

    Cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  54. I can't wait to start this series. Thanks for the chance!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  55. look like a great series! thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  56. Would love the chance to listen to anything related to Ireland..;-)
    illinirog70@yahoo.com Cannot wait to come back!

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  57. I would love to win Berry the Hatchet & I can't wait to read the new series, it does sound like a good one. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  58. I love finding new series thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  59. thanks for he giveaway would like to read this series. Looks really interesting, bet there is lot of information and maybe recipes? Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  60. WOULD LOVE TO TRY A NEW SERIES! THAANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  61. I cannot wait to read No Farm No Foul...it's on my wish list! Thanks for the chance in the give-a-way.
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  62. Thanks for the opportunity! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  63. Sounds like a great series.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  64. I'd love to read either one! :)

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  65. Already have Berried Secrets but would love to read the other. Thanks for this opportunity. Our children keep saying they are helping us into the 21st century with computer stuff.

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  66. This new series sounds intriguing and on my must read list. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!
    northstarvance@gmail.com
    Merry

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  67. I can't wait to start this series. Thanks for the chance to win. utaker555@gmail.com

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  68. Can't wait to read this series. Love looking at the cranberry bogs as we drive to visit my in-laws on Cape Code. Thanks for the opportunity to win. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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    1. I LOVE Cape Cod. It's my "spiritual" home!

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  69. Sounds like a great series I would love to read and review them in print. Thank you for the article. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  70. I absolutely love the artwork on your books, including this new series! I'm looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the great article!
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  71. I look forward to reading these. Kristy Oliver doglover62510@twc.com

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  72. Thanks for the giveaway hope to read the series soon.
    gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

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