Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How cool is 50 years of marriage! #bookgiveaway by Linda Wiken, Author





 
 by J.J. Tanner from the Dinner Club Mysteries by Linda Wiken


J.J. Tanner here. I just finished the final details for the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary I was hired to plan. I’m an event planner at Make It Happen, here in Burlington, VT. What I loved about his gig was everything! The Stanton’s are such a delightful couple, still truly in love after all these years. They were so happy to share their memories and hopes, and so pleased with my suggestions. The party takes place in a few weeks with over 80 close friends and family invited. They knew what they wanted and I was happy to put their plans into action.

What they don’t know is that their children also approached me to arrange for a renewal of their wedding vows at the party. They supplied the names and contact info for those in the original wedding party who are still with us. Every one one I contacted was eager to come to the party, on the sly of course. I’ve arranged for the same bouquets the women carried, white carnations for the men’s lapels, and we even have the flower girl and ring bearer attending – now in their fifties! They have such caring kids; I was so pleased to be able to follow through with this surprise touch. And I can hardly wait to see their faces.

I’m not married and I don’t have a steady boyfriend (not now, anyway) but I’m hoping one day it will happen and that the Stantons will be an inspiration.



To continue the celebration and because Killer Characters is doing a Summer Giveaway, I’m giving away a signed copy of ROUX THE DAY, the second in the Dinner Club Mysteries, to someone who celebrates a 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. If there are several, there will be a draw. If there are none, there will still be a random draw. Just leave a comment telling me how many years for you; or if you’re not married, you can still enter. Remember to leave your email address! The draw is open until noon tomorrow.




ROUX THE DAY is here! 
Find Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries at your favorite bookstore or online.



The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

 

Writing as Erika Chase:


Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

                                                                                           




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on Twitter  @erika_chase. 



Visit Linda at www.lindakwiken.com
at my Facebook author page and
on Twitter  @LWiken 







41 comments:

  1. Put me down for a random draw if you have one! I was married for 17 years, then divorced. If still married it would be 54 years.

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  2. I am not married either at this point...is there a second drawing? Confused...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. We have been married 45 years. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. I have been married for 12 years.
    jackielizn@gmail.com

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  5. We are married 40 years this year.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. I'll be married 5 years come Dec 12.
    Thank you for the chance.
    lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Happy Anniversary. I have been married 10 years.
    xzjh04 (at)gmail.com

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  8. I would have been married to my husband, tomorrow, June 8th, we would have celebrated 21 years of marriage, but sadly he passed away 7 months ago from Kidney Cancer. Thanks as always for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  9. May 24th we celebrated our 47th anniversary. Thanks for your great feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I have been married for 42 years. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Just celebrated 45 years!
    ]libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. June 21st my husband and I will be celebrating our 31st anniversary. Thanks
    Peg_Halley(at)twc(dot)com

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  13. My husband and I are getting close... We celebrated our 46th anniversary this year. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  14. Bob & I have been married since October 1, 1972. That makes 45. bobwiesmann(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  15. Only 22 years but it was the third marriage for each. Took us awhile to find true love.

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  16. 48 for us this month!
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. That sounds like a great party & this sounds like a great series. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. It will be 30 years this October for hubby and I. My parents made it to 50+, and my in-laws made it to 49 and would have made 50 if my father-in-law had survived.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  19. I was married for 11 years, than divorced. Would love to read the book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My parents were married for 66 years.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. My parents had 47 years together before my Mom passed away.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  22. Bob and I were married 45 years in 2003. He died two months after our anniversary.
    That's been almost 14 years ago. Doesn't seem possible that so much time has
    passed. I would love to read the book. I got to help celebrate my parent's
    50th anniversary many - many years ago. thanks.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I celebrated my 35th anniversary this year. If I had stayed married to my first husband it would have been 50 years----but I wouldn't be nearly as happy as I am now.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  24. I was married 46 years when my husband died unexpectedly 25 years ago today. I have a partner now and we have been together 20 years. Thanks for offer of random draw. lrussell127@gmail.com

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  25. I was married 46 years when my husband died unexpectedly 25 years ago today. I have a partner now and we have been together 20 years. Thanks for offer of random draw. lrussell127@gmail.com

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  26. Only half-way there at 25 years married here. Love seeing all these folks married for so many years. kchinetti at gmail dot com.

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  27. It's 27 years for us. Thank you for the chance. Sharon catwoman1a1119(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I'm not married, and I don't intend to get married. I'll be 49 in a few days...My parents, however will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary this September! My mom loves reading mysteries too.

    cozyupwithkathy@gmail.com

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  29. 15 years Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I just haven't found my someone yet. Hopefully I will and will have those 50 years. Heaven knows it's a real accomplishment these days. Thank you for the chance to win. robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. We've been married 37 years. Last weekend we hosted a party for my in-laws' 60th anniversary. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  32. My husband and I will be married 32 years this August. Not too sure we'll make the 50 year mark since we married later than most but we will sure try to. I love the plot and have added it to my to read list. Thanks for posting it on your blog. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Marriage was fine for awhile. Now I am single and enjoying myself.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I didn't make it past17 years.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  35. I celebrated 27 years of marriage this year, can I win 54% of the book? LOL
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. Hi, well, my Husband and I will be married 40 years this coming September! We have also survived 15 years of cancer (mine) together. I think your books sound great. Thanks for the chance to win! Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  37. I was married for 26 years until my husband passed away almost 4 years ago. This year would have been 30 years.

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  38. Never been married. Will be 45 soon. Catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Thanks to everyone who entered. I'm sorry, I couldn't get to the blog on Wed. to comment but I'm so impressed by the variety of stories. To those who haven't reached 50 years yet, good luck! To those who had heartbreak before that time, I'm so sorry. For those not on the marriage path, celebrate your lifestyle!

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