Give:Joy Sweepstakes

3 Jul

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In bestselling author Lauraine Snelling’s new novel, Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah Taylor has an orderly life, and that is just how she likes it. A balanced bank account, a perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. Then her well-ordered world is thrown into chaos when she finds a seven-year-old boy and his scruffy dog sitting alone outside her office building.

To celebrate the release of this heart-warming novel, FaithWords and author Lauraine Snelling are pleased to present the GIVE:JOY Sweepstakes.  This sweepstakes features three spectacular prizes, each closely connected to the story, but each prize also comes with a twist: you “Enter to Give”, rather than “Enter to Win”! 

This is your chance to do something beautiful and make a difference for a friend, family member, shelter, church, or charity.


Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between July 1 and July 21.  

This giveaway starts July 1, 2014 and ends July 21, 2014 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Tuesday July 22, 2014, and announced at




grandprize1In Heaven Sent Rain, Dinah meets an extraordinary little boy named Jonah, and his dog, Mutt. Jonah faces a life of struggle, hunger, and poverty, but his courage in these challenges inspires Dinah to step outside her well-ordered world and do something wonderful for him. Through her choice, Dinah discovers joy is found not in getting more for herself, but in giving to make someone else’s life better. Our Grand Prize winner will have the same opportunity for joy, with their choice of :

• A $250 VISA gift card for a friend in need, or
• A $250 donation to the faith-based charity, church, or shelter of their choice



secondprize1A mysterious thing happens to Dinah several times in the story: flowers! Beautiful encouragement bouquets—with no sender’s name—appear on her office desk during difficult times when she feels she can’t go on. In honor of Dinah’s secret flower sender (you’ll have to read the story to find out his or her identity) we’re offering our Second Prize winner the chance to become a secret flower sender themselves, and brighten the day of a sick friend, a new mom, a military spouse, a weary co-worker, or some other deserving person in their life, with:

• A 3-month gift subscription to ProFlowers Bouquet of the Month Club



thirdprize1Like Jonah’s dog, Mutt, the animals in our lives are priceless sources of help, comfort, and unconditional love. No one understands this better than our story’s hero, veterinarian Garret Miller. Throughout the book, “Dr. G” works tirelessly to save and heal people’s furry friends, including Mutt, and an injured service dog named Valiant.

 And Like Dr. G, many real-life veterinarians and animal shelter workers make all the difference in the lives of our animals, often giving services beyond what’s billed. Our Third Prize winner will have a chance to do something extra special for their favorite vet or animal shelter, with:

• A $100 veterinary/shelter donation to be used toward treatment of an animal whose owner cannot afford to pay for veterinary care, or
• A $100 Starbucks card sent to the veterinary/shelter staff as a special encouragement gift


Book Summary:

Heaven Sent RainDinah Taylor has an orderly life, and that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah.

The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day…and the next. She tries to learn more about him, to help him, but he’s remarkably skilled at evading her questions.

And then, late one night, he calls her in a panic–his dog has been badly injured. Dinah rushes them to a local animal clinic, where she meets Garret, a veterinarian with a thriving practice and a passion for drawing.

Though Jonah takes to Garret right away, for some reason neither understands, Dinah and Garret just don’t mesh. But for Jonah’s sake, their lives continue to collide, and slowly the relationship between these three strangers begins to change.

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8 Responses to “Give:Joy Sweepstakes”

  1. Kelli Standish July 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    This is so great, and the Give Joy banner looks so pretty with your cheery blog colors! Thank you for your wonderful support and for helping us spread the word about Lauraine’s extraordinary giveaway. I hope you’ll stop by and enter, too.
    Happy 4th of July.
    Cheering you on,

    • B. Adams July 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

      You are such an encouragement, Kelli! Thank you so much for all you do and for stopping by!!

  2. Amanda Dykes July 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    Britney, a very happy 4th of July to you! Once again, you’ve blessed us so much with the time and care you pour into each of your beautiful posts. Thank you so much for all you are and all you do, Britney! ~Amanda

    • B. Adams July 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

      You are such a joy, Amanda! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!!

  3. Alexa Verde July 6, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    What an amazing and generous giveaway!

    • B. Adams July 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

      It certainly is, Alexa! Thank you for stopping by!!

  4. Lauraine Snelling July 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    OOOH I love your header. Thank you for posting our Give Joy sweepstakes and passing on joy to your readers. Blogging takes a lot of time and commitment so thanks for letting us be part of your family.

    • B. Adams July 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Lauraine! It is a pleasure to share your generous giveaway!

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