A Giveaway for the Girls!

Celebrating Women with a Great Giveaway!

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strong_womanA Woman is as strong as____?

Can you fill in the blank? I do most every time I start another story. It’s not an easy question, and it’s one that has a multitude of answers. I’m not referring to the minority with an “I am woman hear me roar” attitude. No, I’m talking about the ordinary woman, a woman like me or you. A mother, a wife, a sister, a friend—a less than perfect being who somehow manages to make her imperfection seem so beautiful.

Strength wears many faces. It can come disguised as the ability to survive hardship, or show itself in a bold death-defying act to save a child. Women give birth to babies, nurse them and teach them right from wrong. We often work outside the home as well as in it. Despite the endless hours, there is almost always time to listen to someone else’s problem, deliver a meal to an ailing friend, or provide the comfort of a warm embrace.  A woman can carry her family on her back when she has to. She can rise up to be the sole breadwinner when hard times happen. Even when a woman loses a spouse, she somehow finds the strength to move past her own grief and comfort her children, restoring their belief in a brighter future.

A woman is a shoulder to cry on, and a soother of hurts. Her strength is an inner-strength, not one that can be seen. She may look soft and gentle to the eye, but she is strong of heart and strong of purpose.  It’s inside of every woman. We have it long before we enter this world. It’s passed down from generation to generation and has been since long before anyone can remember.

My mom taught me that a woman's true strength is found in her heart

My mom taught me that a woman’s true strength is found in her heart

To fill in the blank, I would say a woman is as strong as she has to be. Whatever life demands, we give. I know because my mother was just such a woman. She made-do, when making do was all she had.  She taught three girls how to be strong independent women. She taught us to be cognizant of the needs of others, to love and to let ourselves be loved. She blessed each of us with the inner strength that she possessed. I treasure her memory and to honor it, I tuck a little a piece of my mother in every character I create.  Chances are you can see your mom, sister, friend or cousin in those women also. I hope so.

Please share your thoughts or stories of the women who have touched your life in a comment. Post it here on Words, Wit & Wisdom and the most heartwarming story will win my special prize –  a $25. Amazon Gift Card. 

And, who knows…that special someone might well end up as a character in the sequel to Spare Change.

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Now for the big giveaway!

Today we are giving away an iPad Mini and 60 ebooks by 6 bestselling authors!

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In addition to the iPad Mini and the eBooks, all the other authors are giving away prizes today. To enter their giveaways, follow the links below to enter to win:

Steena Holmes bestselling author of Finding Emma is giving away a chocolate gift basket to someone who leaves a comment about their fairy godmother

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Rachel Thompson, bestselling author of Broken Pieces is giving away an Amazon Gift Card to a lucky commenter

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Christine Nolfi, award winning author of Treasure Me is giving away a gift basket of Charleston treats as her giveaway

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Patricia Sands, bestselling author of the hot new release, The Promise of Provence is giving away a beautiful book on the Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence from Amazon to a lucky commenter.

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Karla Darcy, bestselling author of 7 Regency Romances including The Divided Hearts is giving away an Amazon Gift Card to a lucky person

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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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