The Blackberry Winter Gift Box Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share this fun giveaway to celebrate the one-month countdown to publication of my third novel, Blackberry Winter. As you know, this is a very special and meaningful story to me, and I have never been more excited to send a book out into the world as I am right now.

So, would you like to win this lovely blackberry-themed gift box? It contains:

*A signed copy of Blackberry Winter
*A special note from the author (moi!)
*A jar of wild Northwest blackberry honey
*A container of blackberry sage tea
*A bottle of Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry Perfume (it is the most beautiful scent ever!)

How to enter? Simply leave a comment below! I’ll count shares via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog as an extra entry (just be sure to leave a separate comment for each time you share via a separate channel so you’ll get the extra entries). The week before publication day (the book comes out on 9/25), I will choose a winner at random, and send the lucky person this box of blackberry bliss.

In the meantime, I would be so, so, so excited if you pre-ordered a copy at your favorite independent bookstore, or online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. (And if you win an extra copy, you can always give it to your favorite girlfriend, mom, grandma, babysitter, teacher or aunt as a gift, and keep all the other goodies for yourself!) πŸ™‚

Curious about the story? You can see the amazing things REAL SIMPLE had to say about the novel here, watch the book trailer here, learn more about the book here, and watch a really goofy video of me talking about my adventures in blackberry-pie-baking.

Oh, also, I have a few remaining pre-publication galleys left, and I may just choose a few additional people here to share those with!

Thank you for entering, and for your interest in Blackberry Winter!

640 Comments
  • August 28, 2012
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    Oooh! Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

  • August 28, 2012
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    I came, I saw, I shared on Facebook. ;o)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie

    This is such a creative idea.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie

    I just shared on Facebook.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Crystal

    Oh I hope I win! I LOVE all of your books!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Erica ferland

    Very much looking forward to Blsckberry Winter! I’ve preordered a copy for my mother and plan to download the audiobook on release day!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Erin Tierney

    Would love this very creative prize! I shared.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Alex

    Adorable little box! Counting down the days.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Love this creative idea. Definitely sharing!

  • August 28, 2012
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    I tweeted, too! Have I mentioned I SHOULD be folding laundry?

  • August 28, 2012
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    Susan Ericksen

    Oh Sarah…I would love to share all of these things with my girlfriends. I would make a real tea party out of it…and we could all sit around and read together!!!! That would be a little slice of heaven for me!!!(and my friends!)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Kelly

    I can’t wait to try out all those goodies!! πŸ˜‰

  • August 28, 2012
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    Such an awesome giveaway! I’ll definitely share the news and send you others.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Kate G.

    Please pick me! Want to win this for my mom!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Angie Finley

    Would love to win!!! I will definitely share on facebook:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Ann-Marie

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you pick me:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Tiffany Dufour

    Yay I cannot wait for this book to come
    Out!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Carroll Hudson

    I can hardly wait for this book…I loved your others so much. I will be glad to share on Facebook!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie

    I just shared on Twitter.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Ann-Marie

    Just shared on facebook too:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    oh pick me! Your books rock our socks off at book club!! xoxxoxo

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie

    I just shared on Google.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Crystal

    Oh and I shared your post on Facebook with my Book Club group!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Karen

    I have been having such a difficult time these past few months this would be such a welcome treat! I will spread the news for sure!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Jerriann Graff

    I want it all. Pick me, pick me….

  • August 28, 2012
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    Lynette Rachelle

    Shared on Facebook! πŸ˜€

  • August 28, 2012
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    Kristin

    I absolutely cannot wait for this book to come out!!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Lynette Rachelle

    Shared on Twitter! πŸ˜€

  • August 28, 2012
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    Tiffney Pedersen

    Wow!!!!!
    4 of my favorites….but, in Blackberry! That sounds amazing.
    I would love to win this!
    Can’t wait to read this book!!!!!
    You rock!!!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Robbie

    I would LOVE to win this! Awesome!

  • August 28, 2012
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    What an awesome treat! You are so generous!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Robbie

    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Judy

    I would love to be picked!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Mary MacCormick

    It would be an honour to win this!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Lynette Rachelle

    Aaaaannnddd…Shared on Google+! πŸ˜€ Can’t wait for it to come out. Loved your other two books!! <3

  • August 28, 2012
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    I had trouble with the link at first. You’re so popular the wires were jammed, I suppose.
    Looking forward to the new book and am happy to know there are even more to come.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Ti

    Wow! So excited! Hope I win πŸ˜‰

  • August 28, 2012
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    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie K

    Nice gift box giveaway. It would be sweet to win.

  • August 28, 2012
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    I would love to win this!!! It would be an honor and a privelege to have another signed book by you!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie K
  • August 28, 2012
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    Beautiful giveaway! Love your writing! Best, Athena

  • August 28, 2012
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    Erin R

    Hi Sarah! Love your books. Would love to win this basket. Thanks, Erin

  • August 28, 2012
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    Sheila Sthomas

    What a fun and beautiful gift!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Ooooh I would love this! So excited for your new book!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Dolores

    Love your books, choose me, choose me!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Mellany Carver

    What a clever contest! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Alexis Maclean

    I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter!! Xoxo

  • August 28, 2012
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    Desiree Coleman

    I would love to win this great package!

  • August 28, 2012
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    donna

    What a great way to warm up with ‘winter.’

  • August 28, 2012
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    Pam

    I’ve read both VIOLETS and THE BUNGALOW, would love love love to win this gift box!! Can’t wait to read!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Megan Borah

    Love this package! Will these be available for purchase?

  • August 28, 2012
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    Liz

    Did someone say Blackberry ? Would love this opportunity! Please and Thank You X A Million!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie Santos

    Already requested to read for our next book club!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Bonnie Santos

    Shared on Facebook too!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Im so hooked to your books. The best would be sitting by the fire with the tea your giving away, English muffins with the yummy jelly and your book to loose myself in…Oooh I would so like that

  • August 28, 2012
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    Rebecca

    I’d love to win! I per-ordered my copy months ago! If I win, I’ll share my copy with my boo club (who at all huge fans!)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Debra Taylor

    I read tons of books a month…….so please pick me!!!! Would live to write u a super review!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Tammie Knick

    I learned about you as an author from Jodi Picoult. She highly recommended you! I have read all of Jodi’s books and now am enjoying reading all of your books too (well two so far)! Can’t wait to read your third novel. I’m definitely pinning this to my board of books to read!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Drew

    I’d love to read your newest book! Such a cute little box you’ve put together!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Trudy

    I’m so excited I can hardly wait for Blackberry Winter to come out!! I get so lost in your books I feel like I am really there with the characters!!! OHH to smell and taste the scents while reading your book would be the best.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Such a gorgeous giveaway! I would love to be picked!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Somer Hanson

    I am so excited for Blackberry Winter! Thank you so much Sarah for sharing your talent!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    I shared on Facebook:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Joanna Christiansen

    I would love to win and would love to share it with my bookclub! We all love your writing!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Christi Gillette

    Violets read in 2 Days, Bungalow probably 3…and both books now gone from my possession as they were “you just have to read this book” books…and they keep going…Just hope I get them back! Can’t wait for the next one! Blackberry! And living in Seattle brings all these to life for me! Thanks Sarah…Keep writing…

  • August 28, 2012
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    JENNIFER

    MY SISTER IN LAW, JILL BRUSH LOVES YOU!!!!!!!! SHE’S YOU’RE #1 FAN!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Jodie McNulty

    What an awesome idea!! I love how excited you get with your release dates looming! Can’t wait to read the awesome Blackberryness!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Margaret Powell

    Love all things Blackberry… I bet the book is delish too:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Kathy

    Pick me! Pick me! I <3 all of your books! =)

  • August 28, 2012
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    June Bradford

    Would love to start reading your books! Just recently read about you and your writing style sounds like something I would really enjoy reading!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Malizza Witherspoon

    I would love to be entered in your contest. thanks, Sarah! πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2012
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    Diane Siniscalchi

    What an absolutely thoughtful and comforting gift basket! Thank you for being so available and kind to your readers <3

  • August 28, 2012
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    rebecca doolin

    This is awesome! Thank you!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Jessica Dysart

    That perfume sounds ah-mazing. I love your books and your writing style, it’s inspiring. I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter and winning this would be awesome!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Veronica Wood

    I’m going blackberry picking at Magnuson Park tomorrow and I’ll send you some “Give Vro the Blackberry Package” thoughts from there!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Brooke Banzhaf

    πŸ™‚ I would love to win!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Congrats Sarah on your writing success! I couldn’t have happened to a nicer person:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Veronica Wood

    And my second entry for sharing on FB!–Cheers!

  • August 28, 2012
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    This would be such a treasure to win! I loved your first two books in a way that I have not loved a book in a long time. I stayed up til the wee hours finishing them both, which says a lot because as a mother to two young girls, I love my beauty sleep πŸ˜‰ PLUS, my birthday is September 20th, so what a fabulous gift this would be!! Fingers crossed!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Anne-Walker Brown

    I absolutely love your books and would love to win!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Glenda

    Love it!!! I’ve preordered already. Just waiting.
    Best to you always!!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Pauline

    What a beautiful prize to offer! I would love to win.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Donna Aromando

    I love your books, I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter! I would love to win this wonderful package!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Oh my! I’d love to win this! What a wonderful giveaway! I’m so thrilled for you and absolutely cannot wait to read Blackberry Winter. xoxo

  • August 28, 2012
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    Kai Charles

    Would love this ! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Kai

  • August 28, 2012
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    Leigh Shemenski

    Can’t wait to read it! Loved Violets and The Bungalow!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Cheryl

    Loved your first two books! A dear friend told me about The Violets of March…and I was hooked! Loved The Bungalow, too…hated to see it end!
    Can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter!!!!! Keep writing, Sarah!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Heather K.

    I just heard about this book and author for the first time on your site and I’m so glad I found it. I watched the beautiful trailer and now I can’t wait to read the book! I love finding new authors. It was the word blackberry that caught my attention. They are one of my favorite foods and I love their color and fragrance. The gift box is just perfect and filled with my favorites things as if it was custom made for me! Lol Thanks for this wonderful post and the generous giveaway. I will definitely be reading that book when it comes out.:)

  • August 28, 2012
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    Runa Nakayama

    Big Fan since the begining!
    thank you for your inspirations Sarah, keep writing, PLEASE!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Danzel B.

    What a lovely giveaway! I’d love to read this.

  • August 28, 2012
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    June M.

    What a beautiful gift package! This will definitely make someone’s day to win this box.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Danzel B.
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    Jaimee Reese

    I loved Violets of March, can’t wait to read your new book!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Would really really really want to have this and read!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Taryn @MySecretRomance
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    Cinnamon Swires

    YUMMY! What a lovely gift set!

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  • August 28, 2012
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    pinned it already @ PINTEREST

    http://pinterest.com/pin/465911523919819455/

  • August 28, 2012
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    Phyllis S.

    So excited. Waiting patiently for this release. I would treasure a signed copy. I love your books. Keep writing; we will keep reading! You have an amazing talent !

  • August 28, 2012
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    Christine

    Am currently reading The Bungalow, found a copy while on vacation in Taiwan! I would love to be picked! πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2012
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    Elisabeth Bergt

    I cannot wait for the new book! I’m counting down the days! Thanks for doing this contest.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Jodi Saylor

    This give away looks amazing with the tea, honey and of course YOUR
    Book!! I am so excited about you as an author, just discovered your books this summer and read both of them as well as gave them to friends as gifts! And I always reccomend your books on Facebook after reading them. I find them to be enchanting and mysterious! Keep writing!!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Brandy Steffensen

    I loved your first two books and greatly looking forward to this one! πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2012
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    Jan Alexander

    Oh, pick me! Lol. Would love the beautiful box.

  • August 28, 2012
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    Texas Phyllis

    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Texas Phyllis

    Posted on pinterest, also!

  • August 28, 2012
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    Marie Haney

    What a great giveaway! I’ve added your book to my TBR list, and am looking forward to reading it! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the opportunity to win! πŸ™‚

  • August 28, 2012
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    Marie Haney

    I shared this on Twitter! πŸ™‚

    Link: https://twitter.com/poshpow/status/240704330573959169

  • August 28, 2012
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    Mary M.

    What a fun video…… I totally want your kitchen….. and the pie looked very Martha-worthy! I am sure the book is as tasty as the pie was! I hope you pick me!

    emmasmom AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  • August 28, 2012
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    Mary M.

    Shared on Facebook!

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  • August 29, 2012
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    Veronica Meserve

    Would love to win this set. Would make an amazing birthday gift for my beautiful Mother!! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Veronica Meserve

    Shared on facebook! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    I would love to win this wonderful package from you!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I shared the competition on Twitter: http://bit.ly/PrBZcN.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristi VanDeKreke

    I can’t wait for the new book. Loved the first two! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Chris Hutson

    Hi, If this competition inludes us in the UK, please put my name in the hat! Can’t wait for the new book.

  • August 29, 2012
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    tessa s

    I’d love to win πŸ™‚ !

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jaclyn Gronwoldt

    I would love to win this!!!!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Just finished The Bungalow – LOVED it. Can’t wait to get my hands (eyes) on Blackberry Winter. Thanks for a great read.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lisa Milstead

    I would treasure a signed copy of Blackberry Winter! I have at least one on preorder at BN. Have already posted on Pintrest on my to read board but will share this there again! Loved vioets and the Bungalow!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jayme Pacheco

    I am so looking forward to reading this book. I loved Violets and Bungalow. You have become my favorite author!!! Keep em coming

  • August 29, 2012
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    Pauline G

    Waow ! I just discovered on amazon the upcoming new book, i was planning to pre-order it but wanted to see the summary on your website (because amazon France doesn’t have one), and what do i see ? This amazing giveaway ! I’d love to win it !
    I loved the “violets of march” so i can’t wait to read this new book, hope it’ll be a success !

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jennifer Hoskins

    I love your work!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Patti

    What a lovely giveaway! Really enjoyed Violets of March, and am trying to pace myself with The Bungalow so the wait for book #4 doesn’t seem so long! πŸ™‚ congrats on your success

  • August 29, 2012
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    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! Please enter me.

  • August 29, 2012
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    I’d love to win! Please enter me only if it’s international πŸ™‚

    thanks!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle B

    Thanks for the great giveaway. I can’t wait to read your new book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lisa Milstead

    Shared on Pintrest!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sabreana

    Looking forward to the release!!!

    <3

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carol Luczynski

    Hi Sarah..reading the Bungalow now and looking forward to your new book also. I love your style. All of your books are excellent!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sue McNulty Bertram

    I am really looking forward to reading this book, the gift box looks wonderful! It is such a clever way to launch it!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Colleen Turner

    What an awesome gift, you are so kind to be giving this away to one of your readers! I am so excited for this book to come out as everyone here is :). Thanks!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Colleen Turner

    I shared on Facebook ( Colleen Turner).

  • August 29, 2012
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    I would love a signed book – I am so worth it…..

  • August 29, 2012
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    Colleen Turner

    I shared on Twitter (@candc320).

  • August 29, 2012
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    I love your books and `i would love a signed book – I am so worth it.

  • August 29, 2012
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    btwmommy

    What a generous and gorgeous gift set! I would be absolutely over the moon to win this wonderful treasure trove. Thanks for always giving us something to look forward to, Sarah. Of course I am sharing on FB, because the next best thing to winning is enjoying seeing a friend win!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle Smith

    Can’t wait for the new book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Julie Kimmett

    I would love a copy of your new book! Can’t wait to read it!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sandy Newbern

    Can’t wait for this book to hit the stands!!!!! I have been waiting forever!!!! Such a wonderful author!!!!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I can’t wait for the release! You must be getting excited too. πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Julie Mays

    I would be over the moon to have a signed copy of Blackberry Winter! Your writing lets me escape from a crazy, busy world and I am anxiously awaiting this book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Emilie

    I loved your first 2 books and I have pre-ordered this one! I also love reading your blog!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jennifer D.

    I cannot WAIT to read your next book! “The Bungalow” was definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a really REALLY long time, and I am sure “BW” is going to be just as good, and knowing there will be “The Last Camillia” and at least two more after that, makes me smile! Keep up the amazing work!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Janet

    Love, love, love your books!!!! Of course I’d love to win this, especially to have the autographed book. This book is extra special to me as it comes out on my youngest daughter’s birthday. Special day all around!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sarah, I’m a big fan of your books, and I cannot wait to read Blackberry Winter. I love how I feel as though I know your characters when I read your stories and the way you weave together such interesting plot lines. Congratulations on the new books! Very best, Buffy

  • August 29, 2012
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    I’m so excited to read Blackberry Winter!! I absolutely loved The Bungalow, and I’ve been waiting for this one ever since!! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    I want to win this so badly! I love your books Sarah and cannot wait until it comes out! Although I have written down September 27th – how did I have that wrong?! Changing it now!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Heidi

    Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I just posted about it on facebook (and tagged you in it)!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Susan Miller

    The gift set sounds so yummy. The book sounds very good and I would love to win a signed copy!

  • August 29, 2012
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    And I just tweeted about it and tagged you in it!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Susan Miller

    I shared your link on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jennifer

    I can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter! I have read your other books and they are wonderful!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Maureen Manning

    Can’t wait to read this!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle Hanson

    As a busy, often-overwhelmed Mom to 3 precious kiddos, I covet any shred of personal time I can salvage each day. When reading any of Sarah’s literary gems, I find myself salvaging more and more time, even if that includes locking myself in a closet, bathroom, etc. to get some quiet time with her books. That is because her intoxicating words are to be savored, and the stories she weaves are like drink to a man in the desert….I am always wanting more!
    Jerry Spinelli said, β€œYou haven’t lived until you’ve basked in the adoration of people.”….well, bask, Sarah, bask! You are wonderful beyond words. Thank you are sharing your mesmerizing stories. And, if you are a reader, you haven’t truly read until you’ve read Sarah Jio!

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    I’m already hooked on your other books, so can’t wait for Blackberry Winter. I do a little housework and reward myself with a few chapters of your books. You are such a gifted writer, lost myself in The Bungalow. Hope I win the gift basket. What a wonderful reminder of your new book. Please keep the books coming.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sandra Swanson

    Love reading your books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristie

    LOVED your first two books and can’t wait to read this one and the others that you have in the works! I also really enjoy your blog posts, both here and on Vitamin G. This gift box looks AMAZING, especially the signed book. I know you’re choosing at random, but please please PLEASE pick me!

    P.S. your pie-baking video is adorable

  • August 29, 2012
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    Robin Hoffman

    I am axiously awaiting Sept. 25th.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allison Marcum

    Would love to win this! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Alana D.

    Dearest Sarah, I enjoy reading your novels! Would love to win your prize and win this newest read. Please keep the novels coming…they are #1 to me. Thanks a bunch…Alana.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Wow awesome giveaway! Thank you

    <3 Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/tobi.helton/posts/487094187969430
    Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Phyllis D.

    Am counting the days until the release of Blackberry Winter!! Would love to win the wonderful prize you are offering!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Susan Breece

    What a lovely and thoughtful giveaway! Congratulations on your book.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Julie Bohannon

    Sarah,
    I’m so excited to read Blackberry Winter. It’s been so enjoyable to read the Violets of March and Bungalow. I loved them. I tell everyone about them.
    Can’t wait for the 25th!
    Julie Bohannon

  • August 29, 2012
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    Julie Bohannon

    I’ve Pinned you!
    Julie Bohannon

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jessica

    Sooo looking forward to the release of Blackberry Winter!! Loved the first two books!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Julie Bohannon

    Sarah,
    I’ve shared you on Facebook!
    Julie Bohannon

  • August 29, 2012
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    This is the most lovely prize I have ever seen. Quite imaginative! Best wishes on your release.

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    Marlys Simonson

    I already have this new book pre ordered and anxiously waiting for the 25th!!! I loved your other two books so know I will LOVE this one too! It would be awesome to win this basket!! Keep on writing!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Patricia

    I absolutely loved your other books, so I know I’ll love this one too! Can’t wait ’til it’s out!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/tobi_helton/status/240786351908331520
    Tobi
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle B

    I shared on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Alicja Trzopek

    I have pre-ordered your book months ago! Can’t wait for it to come out! Although I am starting grad school in the fall and have a full time job, I am sure I will find time to read it shortly after it arrives! I love all of your books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jen F

    Just read The Bungalow in less than 24 hours! So good, I’m sure this book will be too!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kay Houy

    You have become one of my favorite writers, I cannot wait for your next two books to release…..I think you are going to be as big as Luanne Rice, Kristin Hannah, etc…….love your writing style and this is such a great package to give away. Much congratulations on your much deserved successes~~~~~~~

  • August 29, 2012
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    Donna

    I can’t wait to read all of your books. I would love a signed copy!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jean K

    What a wonderful gift package to receive, would love to win but will read the book even if I don’t. Thanks

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sandy Long

    Wonderful books! Very popular at my library!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Oh my, what a fantastic prize pack! I can’t wait to finally get my hands on Blackberry Winter! Thank you for the opportunity to win πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    jad18

    What a cozy and lovely gift! I loved both of your prior books, so I am looking forward to reading this one as well.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Mary Dawson

    Honestly, haven’t read your books YET. But, I know I’ll be reading them and liking them – just from what I’ve read from you on Facebook. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jen

    Would love to win this, loved your 1st 2 books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Rose Marie Guay

    I love to read and your new book sounds very interesting. I also enjoy blackberries. I can’t wait until your new book gets published.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Oh I am so excited for your new book!! Pre-order done! Would love to get this yummy package delivered to me. Keep writing for us, Sarah!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Ellen Lopes

    Good morning from the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jenny Hamman

    Can’t wait for your new book! Our book club is crazy about your books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lynda

    How exciting Sarah! What a great gift package for the giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity. Whoever wins will be very lucky!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carla Potts

    Can’t WAIT to get my hands on the next book! It seems your stories get better and better with each new novel. CONGRATS!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Ellen Lopes

    I shared on Facebook πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lynda

    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sounds like a great book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a lovely giveaway!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Mel

    Would be so delighted to win this box of bliss! I have been trying to find another novel to immerse myself in during this wait to make the time go faster but nothing seems to compare to yours!

  • August 29, 2012
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    jess johnson

    i can’t wait to your new book is out – i would love to win!

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a lovely contest! Fingers crossed, and I look forward to reading your book (whether I win or not!).

  • August 29, 2012
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    Mel

    Shared on facebook as well! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carol Smuck

    I would love to win this beautiful box!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Katrina Hager

    Good Morning from the Great State of Kansas!!!!!!!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Tamara Beard

    This is SO exciting!!! Thanks!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stacey Burke

    I can’t wait until this book is out!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Charleen Mehan

    Looking forward to reading this new book.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stephanie S.

    What an exciting giveaway!! Count me in!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stacey Lechner

    Loved all your books so far and can’t wait to read the new one!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Wow, what a basket of goodies, and the book looks great!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stephanie S.

    I have shared on Facebook

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stephanie S.

    I have shared on Pintrest.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Thank you so much for the giveaway. Love the blackberry sage tea, would love all the other goodies. Look forward to your new book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stephanie S.

    And I’ve shared on Twitter! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carrie Steedman

    Looking forward to a new book! Loved violets of march and reading the bungalow now!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on Facebook.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristi Fleming

    What an awesome gift! I can’t wait to receive it. LOL

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shirley Hodge

    Would love to win a signed copy of a book! You are an amazing, young author! I have enjoyed your books so much!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on Twitter.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Can’t wait to read your new book! I love
    the trailer!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I would simply adore winning this fun package. I can’t wait to meet you in Wenatchee WA!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Melany

    Love, love, love, LOVE your books! Can’t wait for the next to come out!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Diana

    Can’t wait to read this!

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a fabulous prize pack! I’d love to win!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Karen Belk

    would love to read Blackberry Winter when my grandbaby is sleeping

  • August 29, 2012
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    Karen Belk

    would love to read Blackberry Winter – especially when my grandbaby is sleeping

  • August 29, 2012
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    Amy Bromberg

    You know for a fact I shared on Twitter and Facebook! Love all of your books and love this package!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sophie Bristow Harris

    Hi, I’ve had Blackberry Winter on my wishlist for ages and keep bumping it back to the top. Looks a fabulous read and I’ll be first in line to buy a copy when it comes out πŸ™‚
    I’ll be sharing this on Facebook too.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allie

    Ooh, hope I win! I’ll review it on my blog if I do, I promise. And I’ll also review the jam.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jess Lippy

    I would love to win!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I remember you putting your first book out around the time we were both having our third babies…and now this is your third literary baby! I heard you have more in store for us, as well. Congrats! Can’t wait to read this one and you know I’ll be sharing it with my mom too. πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jess Lippy

    Just shared on FB too . . bet a lot of my friends would love this too!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lynn Sullivan

    Excited about the book. Everything else would just be ‘gravy on the plate’!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I saw your book mentioned in Real Simple and am excited for it!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allie

    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allie

    Shared on Twitter!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lindy Enlow

    What a wonderful package. It would be a blessing to win those items! Thanks for the opportunity! Lcenlow @ sit-co. Net

  • August 29, 2012
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    CatherineLyn Ryan

    Lavender and Vanilla are truly my favourite scents, Lavender is great for the bath and on my pillows to help sleep so amazing scents and this is a beautiful giveaway. I would feel very blessed to receive it πŸ™‚ thanks for offering it πŸ™‚ Cat

  • August 29, 2012
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    Wow! What a fab giveaway! I would love to win! Give me a good book and a cup of tea and I am ready to rock n’ roll! I’ll be tweeting about this giveaway, too! Thanks!

  • August 29, 2012
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    CatherineLyn Ryan

    I have Pinterest and have pinned several of your books πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Laurie F.

    Sarah,

    Such a beautiful gift basket for one lucky gal!

    I cannot wait to read your newest book and although I have pre-ordered it, I would LOVE to get the autographed copy! Thanks for thinking of us readers both with great stories and special gifts!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allie

    Shared on my blog!

  • August 29, 2012
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    iola reneau

    This would be such a wonderful way to begin the fall. Snuggled up with a cup of tea and a beautiful book

  • August 29, 2012
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    Would love to win this very special giveaway and/or a pre-publication copy of your new novel for review! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carl

    With Christmas on the horizon there’s no way I could pass up the chance to win this for my wife. Just imagine what a great gift this would be to someone who’s not expecting it. Thanks so much Sara, for the chance to win.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Carl

    I also shared the message on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/240813642776473601

  • August 29, 2012
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    I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is an international giveaway! I get my hopes dashed constantly for US only contests πŸ™ I’ve heard such amazing things about your novels (Amy Bromberg is a HUGE supporter, I know!) and I’d love to have the chance to read this one! Am hopping off now to share on Facebook and Twitter (@KaleyS23) πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jessica Commerford

    Hi Sarah! I have already pre-ordered your book and can’t wait for it to get to me!!!! This gift looks amazing and I would love to get a signed copy for my bookshelf! ps I love blackberries!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Christine Serlin

    This gift would be perfect for a rainy day curled up on the couch!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Darcy

    Thanks for offering this. I cannot wait to read your latest book! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Betty

    This is such exciting news! Thank you for allowing folks this opportunity.
    I’m happy to share this-whether or not winning is on the line.
    Your books are magic, Sarah and I plan on pre-ordering. πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Nikki Rose

    Such an adorable idea! I can’t wait to read your book this winter in Alaska.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shannon

    I loved your first two books and can’t wait to read this one!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Theresa

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Would love to win!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Helene C Rose

    I look forward to reading your book and to winning! Helene Rose

  • August 29, 2012
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    Betty

    PS….I’ve shared on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
    I wish you much, much success on your upcoming release. (Excited for you.)

  • August 29, 2012
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    Robin

    I cannot wait to read this book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sandi

    What a great giveaway, thank you so much for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Stacey

    I can’t wait to read this!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kimberly C

    I would love to win this prize pack! I love the theme!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Regina Ballard

    What a cute idea! I’m looking forward to the book; thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I LOVE your books. Your characters are amazing, and you remember them long after the back page turned. I shared with all of my friends so they can get into the contest as well. Either way I know I will be getting my hands on a copy of Blackberry Winter…

  • August 29, 2012
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    Priscilla Sierra

    Looking forward to it. Will share with others as well.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Tina Canon

    I’ve been waiting forever for this book to come out. πŸ™‚ Shared your link on FB and Twitter! And I pre-ordered for my Nook. –Tina

  • August 29, 2012
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    Cari Glenn

    Excitedly awaiting the release date!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Deborah

    Can’t wait for the next book and would love to win the goodies above. How creative and fun!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Gerry Verhoef

    As always, anticipating the arrival of Blackberry Winter when it is released. Thanks for using your God given gift to help all of us enjoy our lives a little more.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Angi M

    Can’t wait to read this! I have passed around my copy of “Violets of March” to several friends and they LOVED it! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Angi M

    I shared on Facebook too! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lisamarie

    Shared on Twitter @Lisamarie5825

  • August 29, 2012
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    Amanda Prim

    I have never been so anxious to read a book!!! I loved your first two and can’t wait to read and fall in love with another by my new favorite author that hits my heart so profoundly!!! Thank you…

  • August 29, 2012
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    OH YAY! I think you know how excited I am already but, OMG SO EXCITED!!!! Would love to win (but have it pre-ordered already, lol).

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jennie Hartley

    Thanks for offering this!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Holly Robertson

    The book sounds lovely, can’t wait to get a copy!

  • August 29, 2012
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    vicki ward

    Thanks

  • August 29, 2012
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    Paz

    Can’t wait for the new book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristy Bartholomew

    Love it and I want that soooooo badly lol

  • August 29, 2012
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    I shared it on twitter (and got kinda fan girl, do excuse): https://twitter.com/FireMom/status/240839310637686785

  • August 29, 2012
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    Elena

    I’m so excited to start reading your novels. Love your site and the summaries sound great. Can’t wait!! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    aida alberto

    love your books and am looking forward to the new one. Can’t wait to read it.

  • August 29, 2012
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    And I shared it on my public Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/StopDropBlog/posts/360846863991484

  • August 29, 2012
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    Tamara Murphy

    What a nice give away!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Rose D.

    I haven’t read anything of yours yet, but I am going to pick up your other books today! I can’t wait!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Paula Dolin

    Sounds wonderful – thanks for the chance to win!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Tamara Murphy

    I pinned it on pinterest.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Congrats on yet another book published! What a wonderful way to celebrate! I’m so excited to read your latest!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristin

    So excited for your newest book. I really loved Violets of March and The Bungalow. Thanks so much for offering!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Tamara Murphy

    I shared it on facebook too!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Ruth C.

    I could not put down The Violets of March, and I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to indulge in another of your books! Thank you!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I posted on FB also.

  • August 29, 2012
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    What an awesome giveaway! Can’t wait for the release πŸ™‚ Perfect time to read a book and sip some blackberry tea.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristin

    Can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive. Love your work!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Allison Gruesbeck

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the Blackberry Winter gift.

  • August 29, 2012
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    So excited!!! :0)

  • August 29, 2012
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    I pinned this post on Pinterest!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I tweeted about the giveaway too!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on Twitter! @carolinabeckey

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristin

    Shared your contest on my Facebook wall

  • August 29, 2012
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    Real Simple is my favorite publication and I take their comments/recommendations very seriously so I am looking forward to this read!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kristin

    Pinned you on Pintrest as well!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Lynne

    Love it! I was already excited about this book and now I may get to win this pretty gift pack too! How great is that?

  • August 29, 2012
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    Real Simple is my favorite publication and I take their comments/recommendations very seriously so I am looking forward to this read!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sara P

    Im such a huge fan! Can’t wait to read your latest!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Congrats on the new book release. Few things are as scary to imagine as returning home to find your child missing.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sara Wright

    That scent sounds amazing! I love that you are so personal with your fans!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margaret

    What a wonderful giveaway thank you! I would love to win!!!

    Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jessica

    I love discovering new authors. What a great way to spread word about your new book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margaret

    Shared on twitter The Blackberry Winter Gift Box Giveaway! – http://www.sarahjio.com/2012/08/28/the-blackberry-winter-gift-box-giveaway/

    (at)LiteraryChanteu
    Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margaret

    Shared on facebook
    Literary Chanteuse Margaret

    Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margaret

    Pinned on giveaway board on Pinterest

    Literary Chanteuse Margaret

    Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
    singitm(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • August 29, 2012
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    Many Congratulations, Sarah!! This is the story I’ve been waiting for. It sounds so intriguing.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sally

    I would love the chance to win this book! I read and adored The Violets of March and The Bungalow. Thanks so much for the offer Sarah.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on facebook.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Frank Bragg

    I would love to win this for my wife.

  • August 29, 2012
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    dawn hall

    would love a copy. love all your books!! the cover is gorgeous!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle Hanson

    Attention Readers: Don’t miss this!!!!
    As a busy, often-overwhelmed Mom to 3 precious kiddos, I covet any shred of personal time I can salvage each day. When reading any of Sarah’s literary gems, I find myself salvaging more and more time, even if that includes locking myself in a closet, bathroom, etc. to get some quiet time with her books. That is because her intoxicating words are to be savored, and the stories she weaves are like drink to a man in the desert….I am always
    wanting more! Jerry Spinelli said, β€œYou haven’t lived until you’ve basked in the adoration of people.”….well, bask, Sarah, bask! You are wonderful beyond words. Thank you for sharing your mesmerizing stories. And, if you are a reader, you haven’t truly read until you’ve read Sarah Jio!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Andi

    I love this very blackberry giveaway & I’m looking forward to reading Blackberry Winter!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Michelle Hanson

    I shared it on Facebook with 61 of my friends!!!!! (and highlighted it on my timeline):)
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1188305865&ref=tn_tnmn

  • August 29, 2012
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    Andi

    Shared on Facebook: Andi Winterfield

  • August 29, 2012
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    Andi

    Tweeted! @gtgt πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Iwouldlove to win this and read your books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    And tweet-tweeted. =)

  • August 29, 2012
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    I love the way you write! The Bungalow is one of my favourite books!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Andi

    Posted to my Book Love board on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/gtgt/book-love/

  • August 29, 2012
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    Mary Cook

    sounds interesting and worth my time

  • August 29, 2012
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    Natalia J

    yay thank you for the giveaway. πŸ™‚ Looking forward into reading the book.
    shared on facebook : Natalia C Jaramillo
    tweeted : https://twitter.com/rogue484/status/240851883663716352

  • August 29, 2012
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    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Kim

    This would be awesome to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sally

    Thanks so much for the chance to win and congrats to you!!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    louise lumsden

    great giveaway,would love to read your book as well.I’ve shared on myfacebook time line, also tweeted @loobylambchop I’m also trying to find a way to google plus it just now as well

  • August 29, 2012
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    bella smyth

    wow love your books cant wait for this one ive posted over on pintrest http://pinterest.com/pin/29906784996502764/

  • August 29, 2012
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    bella smyth

    ive also retweeted @bella165 thankyou

  • August 29, 2012
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    Peg Griffin

    Sounds divine, looking forward to reading the book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    bella smyth

    also shared on facebook thankyou

  • August 29, 2012
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    Casey Meling

    I am very excited to read your book and even more excited to hopefully win this prize package πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Jessica

    I’m looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the contest! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Keisha Talley

    Would love to win the perfume sounds like a lovely fragrance.

  • August 29, 2012
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    eden

    What a great idea! This month the blackberries at Magnuson Park are out of control! I’ve packed up four gallon sized bags for those times when I need a bit of summer in my winter pancakes.

  • August 29, 2012
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    eden

    Tweeted by @EdenBon

  • August 29, 2012
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    Regina Fagan

    Sarah, finding your books this year has been a highlight of my reading adventures. Your work is superb, soothing and exciting at the same time. I can hardly wait for “Blackberry Winter”.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Gina Sandoval

    Oh this looks fabulous!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Gina Sandoval

    pinned it

  • August 29, 2012
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    Angela Farrey

    Retweeting @baaaf459

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    tamalyn roberts

    would love to enter xx

  • August 29, 2012
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    Joanna

    What a fun giveaway.

  • August 29, 2012
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    tamalyn roberts

    have shared on facebook tamalyn.roberts

  • August 29, 2012
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    tamalyn roberts

    have tweeted on twitter @tamalyn1 xx

  • August 29, 2012
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    Joanna

    I pinned it on pinterest.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Sarah, I would absolutely love to win this. What a great idea!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Rita Wray

    I’m looking forward to reading the book. The giveaway is lovely.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  • August 29, 2012
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  • August 29, 2012
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    And tweeted πŸ™‚ http://twitter.com/reneelbeck

  • August 29, 2012
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    How exciting! Congrats on your publication! I’d love to read it.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Thanks for the chance to win…this prise package sounds great!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I shared on Facebook.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Christi

    This is such a cute idea. I’m going to have to look for the Lavanila Vanilla Blackberry Perfume because it sounds like a wonderful scent!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Krystal Dyer

    I pinned your giveaway on my Pinterst “Books” board! πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    Regina Dixon

    Would love a copy of your book!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Regina Dixon

    Shared on Facebook!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Beth

    I already have the book on order … can hardly wait for it to arrive.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Beth

    Shared on Facebook as well.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Blackberry tea and a signed copy your book! A perfect combination. Would love to win that box!

    harvee44@yahoo.com

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    Beth
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    Jennifer Violette

    Such a beautiful book and beautiful package. Best of luck with your new release!

  • August 29, 2012
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    kerry shaw

    wow what a fab prize have shared on facebook x

  • August 29, 2012
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    liz henriquez

    I shared on Facebook and Twitter =)

  • August 29, 2012
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    This book sounds wonderful! What a fun giveaway!

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    faith

    Cute giveaway

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    Emily Lewis

    Sounds awesome! Congrats! Shared on Facebook!

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    Michelle

    It all started when I saw a pretty cover. That caught
    My attention . I then read the back to see if it interested me. It had me
    Hooked first sentence. I bought the book read it in one day. That was the violets of march. It became my favorite book and
    Ms. Jio my new favorite author. I never thought any story could win over violets then I read the bungalow. One day as well. On valentines day how perfect. I said Ms. Jio has done it again. Now I am awaiting for Blackberry Winter. I am so excited to read
    It and for it to grab me into the story like her other novels did. Not only does Ms. Jio write to pull at your heart strings and fall in love with the characters. She herself is a kind sweet person. She sent me two bookplates for my books. I am so glad she is down to earth and that she shares her wonderful stories with the world ❀

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    Sarah,

    What a lovely idea, and beautiful presentation! I love your Blackberry Winter gift box, and I am really looking forward to reading your third book, too. I’ll be ordering the book for international delivery (Prague), but can provide a US address for the giveaway, in the far-off chance that I win πŸ™‚ .

    [In case other international readers are looking to order a paper copy of your gorgeous book, The Book Depository in London (bookdepository.com) delivers free worldwide, for your international English-reading fans.]

    Thanks, Sarah, for your writing. You make a difference. xo JK

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    Penny Dyal

    I will put the book on my list to read it sounds great. I would to win bc I would like try the blackberry honey.

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    Linda

    What a wonderful combination gift of my favorite things–fruited tea, tasty honey, a great book to relax with, and a lovely scent (not to mention, a special note from the author!). Thanks for this giveaway contest!

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    Tiffany

    Really awesome idea to get the word out.

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    Alex W

    Thanks so much for this chance!

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    Can’t wait to read the book, and the extras just make it all the more appealing. Thanks for such a wonderful offer.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Erin

    The gift box looks amazing!

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    Amy Moore

    As much as I would love to win this for myself, I’d like to plug my friend Michelle Smith Hanson. She has been in-love with your books from the get go and has shared them with everyone she knows!! With three young children, it’s truly her escape!! Now however, she better share that yummy perfume if she is selected!!
    Much continued success with your books!!
    Amy Moore

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    Amy Gornikiewicz

    I’d love to win but I’ll be reading it in any event πŸ™‚

  • August 29, 2012
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    looks like the perfect read for this time of year, winter is approaching…

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    Rens Ackley

    Hot tea flavoed with a little honey, snuggled by the fire reading a new book, what could be better? Perhaps spritzing on a bit of the Lavanilla scent and having my husband sit, reading and sipping tea with me.

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a creative way to promote your book and offer as a giveaway!

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a fabulous prize! Excited for the chance to win πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!

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    Wanda Z

    I look forward to reading the book and would love to win the autographed copy!

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    I post on my FaceBook Page. Type booksbysteph or I hope this link takes you there https://www.facebook.com/sjziegler82?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/booksbysteph/129629413784207

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    I also posted to my personal FaceBook page, which is private. If you want the link for proof, I will be happy to email it to you! πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer

    I haven’t read any of your books yet, but Blackberry Winter looks very good!

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    Barbara Petersen

    What a lovely idea! I would be thrilled to win your book and all the wonderful extras!!!

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    Sarah

    The book sounds lovely and this gift box is so sweet! I’d love a chance to win!

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    Janine Bailey

    I pinned on Pinterest x

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    Janine Bailey

    I have shared on Facebook x

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    Kamie Wittrock

    I would love k win this!

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    Janine Bailey

    Tweeted as @JanineBailey5 x

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    Kamie Wittrock

    I also retweeted on Twitter!

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    Janine Bailey

    What a beautiful prize xxx

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    Joyce Best

    What a great way to show appreciation for your many fans. Would love to win this special gift.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Rada

    I shared on Twitter. Looking forward to reading the new book. Ill reread your other ones

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    Dawna

    i love blackberrys

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    Vicky

    What a fun way to celebrate! Sipping a steaming cup of blackberry sage tea sweetened with blackberry honey and reading a signed copy of Blackberry Winter sounds like a wonderfully relaxing afternoon.

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    Cindy A.

    Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway!

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    Cindy A.
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    I would love to win this set! Perfect read for a fall day!

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    Suzanne

    What a lovely giveaway. I am looking forward to the new book!

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    Becky Edwards

    I am a mothet of 5 children and miss teading books. Would love to get back into reading adult books. ;0)

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    Bobbie Williams

    Nothing better than a cup of tea and a great book !!

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    Amy

    I love your books and share them all the time, so if I win, I would pass along my pre-ordered copy πŸ™‚

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    Tiana Trammell

    A blackberry-themed box is an awesome way to present your newest work to the world. The recipient will be quite the lucky duck. Good luck to everyone!

  • August 29, 2012
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    teresa

    What a great giveaway.. I am so excited for the release of this book.

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    Nadine Tatum

    This book sounds like an great choice for the bookclub I facilitate. Also, the tea and honey sound scrumptious, to say nothing of the perfume (I love wearing vanilla scents for winter, and the addition of blackberry would be heavenly)

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    I am very excited for this book to come out- absolutely loved your others!

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    Danielle L.

    Your book trail had me tearing up a bit… can only imagine what emotions reading the book will inspire. Looking forward to reading it.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Pam

    I love all your books and can’t wait to read this one too!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    Megan

    What a wonderful contest! Here’s hoping for a win!

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    Suzanne H

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

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    Jessica M

    I love all of your books and this one sounds so amazing too!

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    Jessica M

    I shared it on facebook. Here’s a link to my facebook page. I don’t know how else to show that I shared it.

    http://www.facebook.com/jessica.meddick

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    Jessica M
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    kari campbell

    Thank you so much for giving us a chance to win!

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    susan coster

    My friend, Carmen S., has turned me on to your novels. Your creativity astonishes me and I would love to win this gift of blackberry……xoxoxox

  • August 29, 2012
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    sharon

    many thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Your book looks captivating.

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    Sheena

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I loved The Violets of March and The Bungalow and can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter!

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    wproudfo

    Love your books. I’m looking forward to this new one,Blackberry Winter. Our bookclub can’t wait to read it!Your website is just great.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margie Hunter

    What a neat giveaway! I look forward to reading the new book.

  • August 29, 2012
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    Margie Hunter

    I shared on facebook!

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    Deidre

    What a fun giveaway! Makes me want to go explore your backlist. πŸ™‚

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    JoAnn

    Thank YOu for having this great Giveaway!!

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    Joy Anne

    sounds great!

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    Lisa

    Shared on FB! If I win- I will be giving away my own pre-order, never mind the ones I have for gifts! It will truly be a Blackberry Winter!

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    Lisa Milstead

    Pinned on Pinterst!!

  • August 29, 2012
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    What a gorgeous basket full of fun goodies! And a great promotional idea. Love it!

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    And a shout-out on Twitter πŸ™‚
    Sara DiVello ‏@sdivello
    Ooh! The amazing @sarahjio is giving away a signed copy of her new book & a basket of blackberry goodness! Quick-enter! http://www.sarahjio.com/2012/08/28/the-blackberry-winter-gift-box-giveaway/

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    Oops! Should’ve just sent the tweet link πŸ™‚ https://twitter.com/sdivello/status/240945532456034304

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    Also FB’d it too. OK, that’s all my social media connections–lol. It’s such a great gift though! https://www.facebook.com/sara.divello

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    What a great basket, would LOVE to win it :)))

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    Paul Joyce

    Sounds like an interesting read, and blackberries are my favorite !

  • August 29, 2012
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    Mara Jarrett

    This is a great idea. What an awesome giveaway!!!

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    Jpetroroy

    How nice of you! I can’t wait to read it.

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    What a gorgeous giveaway! Cannot wait to read Blackberry Winter. πŸ™‚

    I FB’ed,Tweeted, and Google +ed, Yahoo Buzzed it and emailed it, lol.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/charli.mac.5
    https://twitter.com/CharliMacs
    https://plus.google.com/107230010090892680957?hl=en#

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    Cindy S.

    What a wonderful gift to give. Can’t wait to read. Thanks

  • August 29, 2012
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    I absolutely love your books – can’t wait too read Blackberry Winter

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    Lynnette Neupauer

    I can’t wait to read this! When I read The Violets of March, I couldn’t read it fast enough and yet I didn’t want it to end. Love your work.

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    Janne Angus

    I just read The Bungalow a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it so now I have ordered Violets in March. Very excited to see another new book on the horizon and I can’t wait to read it. Great story lines and character development. Thanks!

  • August 29, 2012
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    I’d love to win the gift basket! I’m really enjoying your books!

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    Marie-Elena Baker

    I can’t wait to read the new book! Already pre-ordered!!
    Was just tickled today when I processed “The violets of March” for a “reading books” class at Bainbridge High School Today! I just hugged the book!! I can’t wait to talk with the students after they read it!
    HUMMMM..maybe time to read it again, before “Blackberry” !!
    I am so excited for you, Sarah !!!

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    Nancy H

    SO looking forward to reading this!!!

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    I would looove to have the signed copy of your book! I loved The Bungalow. I actually read this with a friend on Goodreads and it made for a great discussion. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Panne Johnson

    Can’t wait to read this!

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    Karen Bolin

    Love your books, I’ve read them twice, bought those and will have them in my book collections. I have a kindle put these books are displayed where I can talk about them with friends. Hope to see more books in our future for all your fans. Thank you

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    Beth Turner

    Have PIN’d it too … everyone should read your books!! Do you plan to come to Bellingham or Vancouver BC to do a promotion? Hoping to get all your books autographed!

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    EKB

    I am such a fan of your work so I did preorder already but this would make a lovely gift for my mom so should I be the lucky one she will thank you very much :-} Keep writing!!!!

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    Krystal Salazar

    This is a cute package and contest! So cute!!

    – Krystal

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    Donna

    Just shared on my Facebook page πŸ™‚

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    Marnie Mellish

    I just finished reading The Violets of March which I really liked. So, decided to do a little research. I will go to used book store to see if I can find a copy of The Bungalow. I think I might also read Years of Grace. You must be so excited to have new books in the ‘to be published’ queue. mlm

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    Lydia

    Was introduced to you by SheReads. Loved The Violet of March as well as The Bungalow. Have already pre-0rdered Blackberry Winter for my Kindle. The best part about pre-ordering the book is I don’t have to try to remember the publication date and instead will get a happy surprise when it downloads to my Kindle. Keep on writing as you inspire readers and writers alike. Thank you!

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    Danielle

    I’m SO excited for this book! πŸ™‚

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    Danielle
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    Danielle
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    Jann Simmons

    Thanks, Sarah! I am excited to read your new book. Congratulations! My mother-in-law and I have an informal book club, and we enjoy your books immensely. πŸ™‚

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    Debbie Hill

    Can’t wait to read this book!!!

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    Debbie Hill

    Shared this on Twitter too πŸ™‚

    https://twitter.com/DebbieDHill

  • August 29, 2012
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    I tweeted about the giveaway tonight! πŸ™‚ I will be sending along another comment tomorrow because I plan on blogging about the giveaway too!

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    Jenifer

    Your books are a joy to read!!! Thank you for telling the amazing stories that you tell.

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    Penelope

    This book sounds amazing! Fingers crossed on winning this gift pack!

  • August 30, 2012
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    Would love to win. Beautiful book cover.

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    This month we are reading The Violets of March. I flew through the book and grabbed The Bungalow as an in between book. I LOVED THEM BOTH!!! I can not wait to read The Blackberry Winter!!! XOXO

    Shared on Facebook!!!

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    Shared on Pinterest!!!

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    Cindy Thigpen

    I can not wait to read the new book. I am sure it is as good as the other ones. Violets of March was my personal favorite.

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    Norma Dodds

    Blackberry ANYTHING sounds wonderful!

  • August 30, 2012
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    What a fantastic giveaway. I’ve shared on my blog facebook page and will put together a post soon!

  • August 30, 2012
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    What a brilliant way to promote the launch of your book!
    Congrats

  • August 30, 2012
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    Wonderful gift box! I can’t wait to read the book.

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    Sarah Jio ROCKS!!

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    Jenn

    What a cute idea!!! Can’t wait to read this one!!! Congrats on all your success

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    Kristen

    Loved Violets of March and The Bungalow – can’t wait for this one!

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    Andrya Wallace

    I loved your first two books and cannot wait to read the next four! You are an amazing writer!

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    Natalie

    I am looking forward to your new book. I just bought The Bungalow from Audible and cannot wait to listen to it! Good luck with your new book! I would so love to win this gift, but whomever does will be very lucky β™₯

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    Melissa

    I’ve pre-ordered a copy of Blackberry Winter already, but would definitely rather win the Gift Box Giveaway :)! Really looking forward to the new book!

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    Ashley Hudson

    I picked up The Violets of March just because I liked the cover so much and wound up LOVING the book so much I couldn’t put it down. Same with The Bungalow! Can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter! I’m counting down the days.

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    Dorene Schmidt

    I attend Arthritis Association Warm Water Aerobics classes and among other things, our instructor is a book reviewer/author. When she reviews a book, many times she comes to the pool and while we are doing our exercises she tells us about a book she has just reviewed. She has been excitingly telling us about Blackberry Winter for a couple of weeks and tells us this is one we really should read. She hasn’t steered me (us) wrong so I’ve ordered Blackberry Winter and can’t wait to read it. She started me on Elaine Viets books by telling us about “Final Sail”. I am in the process of reading ALL of this series and probably another of her series. I am sure I will be doing the same with your books. With my Arthritis, I can’t do a lot at one time so I read in between – which means I read a LOT.

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    Heidi
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    Kay Knight

    Can’t wait to read your new book.

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    Kristin

    Can’t wait for your new book!

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    T Anderson

    I would be thrilled to win this!

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    Sandy

    I absolutely cannot wait for this book to come out. One of my most favorite authors EVER!!!!

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    Maribeth Long

    I’m so excited that soon I will have Blackberry Winter in my hands to read and feast on. The Gift would be nice also but the book is what I’m hoping for. Great job, Sarah. Maribeth Long

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    Alexandrea Brandon

    I’m very excited for your newest book, and have heard wonderful things about it already. Can’t wait to read it!

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    Lisa Wielosik

    This looks awesome πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read your newest book!

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    Wendi Gill

    Loved “Violets” and “The Bungalow” so much. Can’t wait to read “Blackberry!” Thanks for writing such wonderful stories.

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    Nancy Marshall

    What a lovely gift for someone to win. I am so looking forward to the newest book!!

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    Sonny

    I’m looking forward to reading your new book. Your give-away is an absolute temptation.

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    Maggie Torcello

    I have just the special person this would make the greatest present for- plan on ordering for my kindle

  • August 30, 2012
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    Kery Croucier

    This book sounds great! It would be a great thing to win!

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    Billie Henderson

    Hi Sarah, not sure you remember me, you met our family back when you were a teen. You exchanged a couple of letters with our daughter, Tiffany, when you returned home from your visit in KC. I just learned you are an author. I look forward to buying and reading your books!

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    This book sounds great! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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    One of my dearest friends has been recommending you for months and I am finally next on the list at the Bungalow… we are both book nerds so I totally trust her suggestions. Can’t wait to read and check out your other book(s).

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    Darlene

    What would be better than sitting in front of the fireplace with a Cup of Blackberry sage tea and Blackberry Winter!!!

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    Kristen

    So excited for this book! I love your stuff.

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    I love tea and good books. πŸ™‚

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    Nadia Waldman

    I loved violets and I preordered blackberry winter for my kindle. I can’t wait to read it!

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    Rita Turner

    I can’t wait for this one to come out. I think The Violets of March is one of my all time favorites. I also loved Bungalow. Your writing makes you feel as though you are there!

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    So, I got so excited about this that I completely forgot to add my additional entries. LOL Yes, it is in fact the first full week of kindergarten. Ha!

    Posted on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheresABook

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    And also on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/the1stdaughter/status/240672954382417920

    Hopefully I caught them all. πŸ™‚ Thank you again Sarah and Congratulations!!!

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    I love books by Susan Meissner and she recommended your books on her facebook page – and so I’m going to read your books! I love finding new authors whose books I enjoy! Thanks!

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    Shellie James

    Look forward to reading your newest book! Blackberries are a special memory to me. Picking them with my Grandmother and her homemade blackberry jam. Yum! Can’t find anything to compare with hers. :O) It will soon be cobbler time.

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    Terri Zinchiak

    Awesome prize!! Looking forward to reading the book!

  • August 30, 2012
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    What a beautiful gift giveaway, would so love to win!

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    Sherri Goodner

    I can’t wait for your next book!

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    Sherri Goodner

    Posted on Facebook to share with others

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    Wendy Lozier

    Would love to win this book and set!

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    Michelle James

    Sarah, how generous of you to award such a beautiful gift to one lucky person! I can’t wait to read BLACKBERRY WINTER. I know it will be wonderful.

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    I am looking forward to reading Blackberry Winter.

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    Gina Beirne

    Please enter me to win!

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    Vicki

    I just discovered you! I would love to win this!

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    Michelle James

    I shared your giveaway on facebook.

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    Michelle James

    I tweeted your giveaway.

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    Michelle James

    I pinned your giveaway on Pinterest.

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    Susan Wilson

    I will be a new reader of your books once I can get my hands on one of them! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome giveaway!

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    Jennifer Tipton

    I happily shared this event on Facebook Sarah! πŸ™‚
    jennydtipton[at]gmail.com

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    Jennifer Tipton

    Sarah your book looks so inviting and I would enjoy reading it. I hope your book does awesome!
    jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

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    Susan Wilson

    I just shared on Facebook!

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    Penny Maddox

    Love your writing, love the Seattle area, and espically Pikes Market. Can’t wait for the newest book. Thanks!!!!!!

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    Sheri

    I read Violets of March and loved it! I would love to win a copy of The Blackberry Winter! The cover for your new book is beautiful!!

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    Sheri

    Shared on twitter . . . nwgeorgiagirl πŸ™‚

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    Connie R.

    I’d love to “meet” a new author, and all the blackberry items sound fabulous!! Good luck with your new book’s release..

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    Lydia

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! I look forward to reading your book.

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    Brianna Burgess

    I am soo excited for your next book! I haven’t been able to think or read about anything else. I even went a splurge and attemted at baking a blackberry pie a while back. πŸ™‚ But I am very excited for the next installment expecially for the coming of fall and the crisp air to make the story come more to life!

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    Stephanie

    Blackberry Sage tea is my favorite! Great tie in with your new novel… can’t wait to read it!

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    Jackie Tessnair

    I would be thrilled to win this.I would love to read this book.Thanks

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    Ursula Stomsvik

    Love your wonderful books. It is always a privilege to read something by someone with a beautiful and special voice as yours. Thanks for sharing your gift with us. Picking blackberries tomorrow to serve over French Vanilla ice cream in the rainy season.

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    Vicki Williams

    Looking forward to this book and counting down with you

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    erica s

    Can’t wait to read the book!!

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    Marilyn

    Counting down with your Pendleton, Oregon Fan Club! 26 days to go… unless Amazon comes through with our pre-orders early! Gift box is a bonus touch. Oh, and yes… thumbs up for the houseboat.

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    lila b taylor

    Can’t wait for this one!! Counting down now… I was actually blackberry picking 2 days ago,ive yet to bake a crumble πŸ™‚

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    Tina Novotny

    I can hardly wait to enjoy your new book. I read Violets of March and loved it. Only 26 days to go ’till Blackberry Winter comes out. That is unless I’m lucky enough to win the gift pack.

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    Adna

    That box looks beautiful

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    Stacey Burke
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    Bridget

    I wonderful prize. I look forward to reading the new book.

  • August 31, 2012
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    @momisreading

    Oh this is lovely!

  • August 31, 2012
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    Laurie F.

    Love the video Sarah!!

  • August 31, 2012
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    Melanie Newberry

    This is the nicest thing. I can tell you really love your readers, and that makes me feel loyal to you and happy that you are a generous, warm person who has not let success get in the way of connecting to those who love your work.

  • August 31, 2012
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    Sabrina-Kate Eryou

    I love blackberries. We have them growing wild in the country and I look forward to picking them every summer.

  • August 31, 2012
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    Sabrina-Kate Eryou

    I shared this on my Facebook page.

  • August 31, 2012
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    Sabrina-Kate Eryou

    I posted this on Twitter (@stereoqueenbee)

  • August 31, 2012
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    Samantha Dye

    We used to go blackberry picking at kids, and the smell of blackberries always takes me back to that time. A great prize!

  • August 31, 2012
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    Samantha Dye

    I posted this on Twitter @sammieshoequeen

  • September 1, 2012
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    Kathy K

    I’m looking forward to reading your new book!!

  • September 1, 2012
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    Laura

    I am very much looking forward to the new book!! September is finally here :-).
    Laura

  • September 2, 2012
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    Nushechka

    I wonderful prize

  • September 2, 2012
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    39daffodil

    I just read “The Bungalow”, and am looking forward to enjoying “Blackberry Winter” as well. Hope I win the prize!

  • September 2, 2012
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    LOVED your first two…can’t wait for this one! I’m sharing this on Pinterest today under “Amy Sorrells.” πŸ™‚ Best wishes for a spectacular release!

  • September 2, 2012
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    Renee Taylor

    I love ALL your books Sarah. You are a fabulous author and I sooo look forward to this new book of yours!!!

  • September 2, 2012
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    Zsuzsa

    Oh, I would love to have that gift!

  • September 2, 2012
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    LOVE THIS! love, love, love…. ( :

  • September 2, 2012
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    I adore you, pretty -sweet- talented Sarah! Congratulations on all your success and here’s to so much more with the pending birth of this latest book. So proud of you & so blessed to know you.

  • September 2, 2012
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    Dana Dickenson

    Excited to read this! What a great prize! Excited about your houseboat adventure!

  • September 3, 2012
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    judy

    i bet the honey tastes awesome, would be great in recipes.

  • September 3, 2012
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    Lenda Swinhart

    Sounds wonderful. Thank you.

  • September 3, 2012
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    Sarah this looks like a great prize and congrates on the Real Simple article.

  • September 3, 2012
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    Stacy silva

    It sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to get my pre-ordered copy! I’ll definitely recommend this on Facebook.

  • September 3, 2012
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    I love following your comments. It makes you feel part of your life.
    I can’t wait until your new book comes out this month!

  • September 3, 2012
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    Sandra Kelley

    Waiting anxiously for the release of your new book! Reading the reviewer who called it “a blend of mystery, history and romance …a book hard to put down” appealed to me immediately. Can’t wait, pre ordered @ Amazon.

  • September 3, 2012
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    theresa

    great prize love it!

  • September 3, 2012
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    Elizabeth Sage

    I loved the 1st 2 books, I finished them both over Memorial Day weekend! I could not put them down and I can’t wait for “Blackberry Winter.” I am so excited for September 25th!

  • September 4, 2012
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    Valerie

    Can’t wait to read it!

  • September 4, 2012
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    Nathalie Taylor

    Love this πŸ™‚ Fab prize. Have Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/200621358371638257/
    xxx

  • September 4, 2012
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    Nathalie Taylor
  • September 4, 2012
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    Nathalie Taylor

    Shared of Facebook x

  • September 4, 2012
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    Bonnita Denson

    Hello – Real Simple brought me to this page. This story really intrigues me, I love split narrative stories. Can’t wait to read it.
    Thank you!!
    Bonnita

  • September 4, 2012
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    What a darling collection of blackberry-themed goodies, Sarah.

  • September 4, 2012
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    Margie

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • September 4, 2012
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    Nicole Brant

    I pre-ordered back in April. I can’t wait! Whatever I am reading when I get my copy will promptly be dropped for Blackberry Winter. πŸ™‚

  • September 4, 2012
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    Walterine Lukeman

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Best of luck with the writing on the houseboat! Looks cozy!

  • September 4, 2012
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    Jeannie L

    I recently found you through your upcoming release novel, Blackberry Winter and I shall say that I can’t wait to get started reading your books. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  • September 5, 2012
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    Danielle

    I can’t wait to read the book!

  • September 6, 2012
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    Katie

    Can’t wait for Blackberry Winter. I am sure that I won’t be able to put it down, just like the other books of yours!

  • September 7, 2012
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    amanda

    La vanilla fragrances are the best! I hope I win!!

  • September 7, 2012
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    dru

    cool, going to look for your books.

  • September 7, 2012
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    Sharon

    I already left a comment but I’m not sure it went to the right place for an entry so I’m posting again here to cover my bases. I’d love to win this, it has me all excited.

  • September 7, 2012
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    Looking forward to it..

  • September 7, 2012
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    Diana

    Oh! I hope I can still enter! What a great prize! πŸ™‚

  • September 7, 2012
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    Diana

    Just shared on Facebook!

  • September 7, 2012
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    Diana

    shared on twitter too!

  • September 8, 2012
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    Rin

    This is a lovely gift set. Looking forward to the release of the book πŸ™‚

  • September 8, 2012
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    Shannon

    What a great gift box! How generous of you! Here’s my comment I hope to win…. !! Best of luck to you!

  • September 8, 2012
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    Cynthia Ematrudo

    I’ve never read any of your books before, but plan on starting with this one, Blackberry Winter. It’s one of my favorite fruits. color schemes – purple on white, and scents. I’m glad I found your website and look forward to reading more.

  • September 8, 2012
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    Kathy Brosch

    I’ve been recommending your books to all my bookclub friends – and I can’t wait to read the latest!

  • September 8, 2012
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    Kathy Brosch

    I just shared your blog entry on facebook! Yay!

  • September 9, 2012
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    erica

    Hope I win … excited to enter!

  • September 9, 2012
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    Marie-Elena Baker

    I am so excited about this book, can’t wait! JUST had my first piece of B.I. blackberry pie and thought of Sarah Jio !!!
    YEAH!!!

  • September 10, 2012
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    I am excited to enter the drawing. I loved your two previous books and can’t wait to read Blackberry Winter!

  • September 11, 2012
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    Lisa Milstead

    I’ve pinned, tweeted, and shared on Facebook all, several times! If I were to win, some lucky friend will receive it, as I have already pre-ordered my own, and a couple for gifts!

  • September 11, 2012
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    I have not yet managed to read one of your books, so please toss my name in the hat. I really *mean* to . . .

  • September 12, 2012
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    LSUReader

    I just read the column from Real Simple. Blackberry Winter sounds great. Thanks so much for the post and giveaway.

  • September 12, 2012
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    Sherry Hughes

    I am very anxious to read this book!

  • September 13, 2012
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    Love Sarah Jio!

    Just started Bungalow and cannot wait for my copy of Blackberry Winter !

    I would love to win the gift box!!

  • September 13, 2012
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    Just posted on my blog!!!

  • September 13, 2012
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    Terri Driggers

    Just discovered your blog today… via amazon.. advertising your new book………. would love this gift!! The book sounds like it will be amazing!!!!

  • September 13, 2012
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    Terri Driggers

    oh and btw…. I also pinned it!! πŸ™‚

  • September 13, 2012
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    Carol Stanoszek

    Oh I would live to win this gift set! I run a book club of 20 women and I cant wait to have them read Blackberry Winter! If I won I would have to find a way to shair it with all of them!!

  • September 13, 2012
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    Diane Auriemma

    What a wonderful opportunity you have made for us. I sure hope it ends up being me.

  • September 13, 2012
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    Nancy Gallagher

    Love your books!

  • September 14, 2012
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    Michelle Champley

    How have I not entered yet? OMG – Can’t wait for the book!

  • September 14, 2012
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    Michelle Champley

    I liked on Facebook! πŸ™‚

  • September 14, 2012
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    Karen Vandyken

    Hi Sarah:
    I can’t wait for Blackberry Winter to come out…I have it on order at the library! I requested our library to buy your other books Violets of March and The Bungalow and everytime I’m in the library and I see someone looking for a new book to read I tell them about your books!! You’re such an amazing writer…your books just take the reader into the story itself!!

  • September 14, 2012
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    Dying to sniff that purfume!
    I Re-Tweeted, posted on my person (private) FaceBook account and my (public) FaceBook Page (booksbysteph).
    Thanks for a creative and generous giveaway opportunity!

  • September 14, 2012
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    I’m very excited about this giveaway! It will be shared on my Facebook pages, tweeted, and on my blog! Good luck, everyone!

  • September 14, 2012
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    Jenna

    I have read all of your books and can’t wait for this one to come out. I will share the news of your new book with everyone I can.

  • September 14, 2012
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    Cariadne

    Absolutely excited and looking forward to the read!

  • September 16, 2012
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    Christine Schultz

    please pick me!

  • September 16, 2012
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    bn100

    Congrats on the book!

  • September 17, 2012
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    Kathy Martocci

    What a wonderful contest! I have put the book on my to-read list! Here’s hoping!!!!

  • September 18, 2012
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    Kathy M.

    The book sounds great! Please enter me in the contest.

  • September 18, 2012
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    I just can’t wait to read the new book. Blackberries are one of my favorites so the title alone grabbed my attention. And what a great prize.
    Hope I win.

  • September 19, 2012
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    Melinda

    I’m not sure when this ends, but I’d love to enter!

  • September 20, 2012
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    Kay S.

    Can’t wait to read this new book! I absolutely loved your first two books (I read Violets of March in one day; couldn’t put it down!). This is a fun goodie box that I would be thrilled to win, but the best thing will be reading Blackberry Winter!

  • September 21, 2012
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    Martha Crutchfield

    Wonderful prize!!

  • September 24, 2012
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    Trish

    I just finished Violets of March….I stayed up late because I could not put the book down. It was WONDERFUL! Just pre-ordered my copy of Blackberry Winter. Can’t wait!

  • September 25, 2012
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    Dee in OKC

    Violets in March is my new all time favorite book. I finished it – and just sat there – there just had to be more – there must be a sequel. It was a perfect finish leaving the reader wanting more. Thanks to She Reads Book Club for recommending Violets of March. I’m now extremely excited to read Blackberry Winter. Visited our Son & DIL in West Seattle and was blown away at the wild blackberries growing so profusly on their hillside & all over. Loved picking, eating the blackberries that summer. Now just dream of that sweetness as store bought just cannot compare. Thank you for this wonderful reading experience.

  • September 27, 2012
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    TeiLea

    I love to read (when I find the time!) and I can’t wait to sit down, relax and enjoy your new book!

  • September 27, 2012
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    Edith (Penny) Weldon

    I really liked reading your blog and especially feel a kinship of Sleepless in Seattle. I love that movie. You have given me a wonderful item to add to my bucket list of life-renting a houseboat is a dream I had almost forgotten. Thanks for reminding me!
    I adore blackberries and remember picking them as a child and as an adult, making blackberry cobbler and jam. YUMMY! Cracker Barrel makes great cobbler, but nothing tastes better than homemade! A theme we use often in our home, homemade is best!

    Penny

    PS I am off to Barnes & Nobles to purchase your books!

  • September 29, 2012
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    Did someone win this already?

  • October 1, 2012
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    Janet Nydegger

    Your new book sounds wonderful. I look forward to reading it.

  • October 3, 2012
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    Blackberry Winter is on my to-be-read list.
    I’m eager to learn more about the 1930s, esp. after reading some Steinbeck.

  • March 13, 2013
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    Nancy Worden

    I would love to win this beautiful gift…..actually, for my friend who introduced my to your first book, The Violets of March, while I was visiting her…even though she has moved several states away, we send each other books often and share books that we have read..I could hardly wait to read your next book and your next book and now your next book…..I have reread your books….it like revisiting and old friend…I love the blog on Downton Abbey….I love that series…Please keep writing, Sarah, you havea very special gift that you bring to all of us……

  • October 3, 2013
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    Wenche Berit Borgen

    Hope to win Blackberry Winter πŸ˜‰

  • August 10, 2019
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    This Webpage

    Wow! Thank you! I constantly wanted to write on my site something like that. Can I take a portion of your post to my website?

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