Thursday, April 23, 2020

It’s a Spring Highland (and Tennessee) Fling #Giveaway


By Janet Marsh, from the Highland Bookshop mysteries, and Thea Green, from the Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries 

Hello! Janet and Thea, here, writing from Inversgail, Scotland, and Blue Plum, Tennessee – two beautiful places. I (Janet) run Yon Bonnie Books along with my three business partners. And I (Thea) am the librarian in Blue Plum. We both love books and springtime, and we’re guessing you do, too. So we decided why not put the two together and have a fling?

Daffodils in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Magnolia in Blue Plum, Tennessee
  
Here’s how it works. We’re each giving away one book from the series in which we appear, and together we'll give one of our author's stand alones – to anyone in the U.S. or Canada. That means three winners! For your chance to win, leave a comment below telling us what you love about spring where you live. Winners will be chosen at random.

Winners, you get to choose the book you’d like and whether you’d like an e-book or a signed print edition. You can let us know when we exchange emails. Contest ends at noon, central time, on Sunday 4/26/20. 



Bookshops and libraries – they’re two of the best places in the world, don’t you think? But what do they have in common? Books and the people who love them. Wishing all of you good luck and good health. Wash your hands. Happy reading!


Molly MacRae writes the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter  or Instagram.





59 comments:

  1. The cool crisp air with the warm sun shining

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  2. When I lived in the midwest, I loved seeing the world come back to life through spring flowers. In the desert, I enjoy the wildflowers and cactus flowers. jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  3. I live in SC, right over the river from Augusta, GA. Normally, what I love about Spring is that The Masters Golf Tournament is happening. Lots of golfers and patrons (as well as some celebrities) come to our area. The azaleas are not only in bloom at the Tournament, they are in bloom everywhere in our area. The weather is nice here in the Spring (except that the pollen is the devil, LOL). I enjoy seeing everything "come to life" again. bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  4. I love seeing the the Weeping Willow Tree in my front yard blossom every Spring.

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  5. Living in west central Texas, we rarely have much of a Spring. But I love the cool early mornings and the warm late afternoons to sit with a warm beverage on our patio and enjoy Mother Nature (weather, squirrels, birds, budding plants, etc.)
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  6. I love when the lilies of the valley show up usually the first part of May where we are. By then (hopefully) it’s quit constantly raining and the weather is perfect for walking on our farm. Tari H barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. My favorite part of spring is the flowers. Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I love the spring bulbs - from the early snowbells to the crocus then the daffodils and finally the lovely scented hyacinths! Thank you for the opportunity.

    ryannaward71(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love the return of the flowers.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  10. Living in North Texas my favorite part of spring is when the flowers return to bring color back to us.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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  11. The flowers blooming
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  12. Spring in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas is when nature comes to live - both critters and plants.

    The pops of color grab your attention after the dreariness of winter with the daffodils showing the pop of yellow, the Bradford pear trees showing their array of white blooms and the tulip trees showing up their pretty pink petals. We think of green as being green, but in the spring nature shows up that there are tons of shades of green as each bush, tree and grass begins to show it's colors. It's a reminder that it's time to get the garden area ready and to start planning what you are going to plant. Your mouth waters at the anticipation of the fresh from the garden taste in your upcoming meals.

    There there are the critters of every size and shape. Some are migrating through like the cedar waxwing bird or the goldfinch that show up in droves flashing their colors. You have to enjoy them while you can for their stay is short. Then there are the ones like the bunnies, bluebirds, squirrels and even the fox, raccoon and bobcats who are all at once interesting in the opposite sex and wanting to make a new home to raise a family. I joy at the baby bluebirds making their presents known even before you can see them in the birdhouse by making their little chirping noise as one of their parent show up with food for them.

    The world is showing up that it's a time for rebirth, regrown and time to start over from scratch. The world is just waiting for us to take advantage of its resources and for us to spread our wings and fly.

    I truly love spring time in the Ozarks Mountains of Arkansas!

    Thank you for the fabulous chance to win one of your books! Shared every where and hoping to be one of the very fortunate ones selected.

    Stay safe and health!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  13. Spring is beautiful. The deep blue skies, the bright sunshine, the colorful flowers and the endless walks in the foothills. Lighter air and energetic step which is filled with hope for the season. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. The freshness of the air Daffodils blooming Color changing from brown to green

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  15. Spring to me means the awakening of both flora and fauna. The first blooms of crocus, snowdrops, daffodil and tulips brighten our world with all their beautiful colors. Seeing the birth of kittens, baby birds and baby bunnies thrill my heart. But most of all being able to sit outside without being bundled in a million layers. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Spring is new beauty which is remarkable and amazing. Seeing people out walking, hiking, biking and enjoying the warmth and soft Spring air with longer days and earlier sunshine. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I love seeing all the beautiful flowers blooming all the different colors.

    Tighefan42atgmaildotcom

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  18. Spring is very short in Florida. Its the only time that is cool, dry, and oh so pleasant.

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  19. My favorite part of spring is walking in the woods and enjoying the mass of flowers where sun drifts through the branches of the huge budding trees.

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  20. Spring in Blue Plum is lush! Every color of green you can imagine with bursts of pastel blooms across the landscape. All accompanied by the songs of brightly colored birds.

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  21. Thanks for the lovely pictures. It does the mood good. I love planning my gardens in the spring along with the songs of the peepers in the evening. lsum1258 at aol dot com.

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  22. Spring is the countdown to the start of sailing season - I race sailboats in the summer - thanks for such a generous contest - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  23. Love rainy nights and colorful days

    Linda Bieri
    Bieri.linda@yahoo.com

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  24. Happy for spring because it means gardening. I love book stores and libraries, but to me libraries are better because they have more resources.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  25. I love the crabapple and cherry trees in my front yard. They bloom this time of year (and are blooming now) and they give me such a lift after a long winter, and this year, especially.

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  26. I live in Brooklyn and am a yearly supporter of the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I love watching it change from one season to the next. Sadly, now we have to do it online as it is closed to the public during this Carona (beer) Virus. Hopefully things will settle down and they will reopen to the public sometime this summer. I love posting my photos of the park to my FB page to share with friends.

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  27. Spring is a kaleidoscope of colors and scents as the trees and flowers start blooming. And when the birds, squirrels start appearing in full force. The sounds of the birds grow as well. It so excites the cats. Affords us much amusement. deepotter at centurylink dot net

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  28. I live here in the desert of Arizona and the wildflowers are in abundance. They are mostly yellows, oranges, and purples. Their appearance indicates cool nights and warm days. Spring here is March, April and May.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. I live in the Midwest and Spring means warmer weather and the Robins and other birds returning and the trees budding out and spring flowers starting to peek out of the ground.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. The pretty blooming flowers are my favorite part of spring. bella_ringer@hotmail.com

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  31. We have lots of bulbs planted in our front yard, soI love it when they start poking up out of the ground and blooming. the daffodils bloomed early this year. Thanks so much for the great giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Love when it rains & nature starts blooming. Everything starts getting pretty & green.

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  33. I love the flowers. Life is blooming out all over the place.

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  34. Spring means renewal and hope. In south Florida it's a bit of a blip on the weather map. Then head first into summer heat!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  35. I live in Michigan, love it in springtime when all the flowers and animals start to come out! Live on 5 acres and we have a shed in back of the house. Every year some animal has their babies out there. One year it was a car, last year we had bunnies. This year a fox had 5 babies. They are so cute they look like kittens right now. They run around and play and jump on top of each other.

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  36. I always welcome the flowers blooming the most. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  37. I love seeing the cherry blossoms & rhododendrons bloom.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  38. It's my favorite time of year when I see the new flowers bloom. catwoman-@comcast.net

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  39. Flowers and trees blooming.
    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  40. I love to see the flowers blooming.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I love to watch the birds, bunnies and squirrels gather around the bird feeders.

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  42. I love watching everything begin to bloom and watching the squirrels running everywhere. I always know Spring has arrived when the dogwoods in my neighbor’s yard start blooming. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. The flowers and animals, tree leaves turning green, warm weather, walking around town. I know it's spring when my neighbor is sitting outside and my other neighbor starts mowing.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. I live in Northern California and what I love about spring are the blossoms on the trees - both the way they look and the scents.

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  45. In Michigan, I really enjoy the smells involved with Spring, the freshness about the air. I also love to see the birds return and the animals come back out.

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  46. Living in Wisconsin I look forward to snow melting green grass trees budding and birds chirping. The air smells so fresh and the world is coming to life.

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  47. Best thing about Spring is the wonderful light showers that bring about the beautiful colors of my rose bushes. Always amazing after a new rain.

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  48. The flowers are the most amazing thing about spring. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. The best thing about spring are the flowers blooming and adding color to our yards. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  50. The bright vibrant colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

    jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  51. I love being able to sit outside and not freeze or melt! And watch my dogs play and listen to the birds sing!
    mkymouse9100(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. In New Jersey, Spring brings out the beautiful flowers, the baby birds, all of the wildlife, and the wonderful scents and sounds. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. Oh look at those flowers. Gorgeous. This is very generous of you. Thank you.
    I love all the color and new beginnings of spring. I love getting ready for planting for our vegetable and flower gardens. I love seeing new sprouts and watching them grow.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  54. Spring is the time to watch nature's rebirth and gives all who watch, listen, and learn from spring's rebirth that each day is a new page on our life journey to begin again, to try harder, to be better than yesterday, to give more of ourselves to loved ones and those we meet for the first time. Thank you for the anticipation which is just like spring's anticipation of all that is yet to be.

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  55. I love to see the end of winter with cold & wind. My old bones quite aching, at least as much, & the birds return to my yard. I feel like getting out & working in my garden. All too soon summer will be here & the heat will start to bake everything. Already 80 today. That's living in the high desert.

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  56. Sunny not too hot days with a little breeze. Wskwared at yahoo dot com

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  57. I like Spring because of my son's 3/21 birthday! lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  58. I love spring because it’s not too hot and not too cold. You can open windows. Fresh air. Labyrd at msn dot com

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  59. I am a fwe minutes late and still waiting for spring. Our local faires and games have been canceled this year. I was looking forward to men in kilts!
    LaurasReadingBlog At gmail DOT com

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