I admit, the title of this week's posts can be a bit deceiving. What I really want is for this week to be more like summer camp, rather than actually "roughing it." (Let's say we're on a summer retreat in a nice home in the woods like the one pictured above that my family and I stayed in last summer in Sunriver, OR.)
Now, here's the itinerary so you can make sure you're all packed for a fun and refreshing week!
- Monday (Today): Welcome/Giveaway announcement
- Tuesday: Rafting
- Wednesday: Hiking and night game
- Thursday: Mail call!
- Friday: Crafts
- Saturday: Farewell
On top of these posts, I'm planning on posting in the evening (Monday-Friday). These evening posts will be our time around the campfire, with devotions and stories (except for Wednesday, which will be a fun night game!). At the last campfire Friday night, I will announce the winners of the giveaways.
Yes, you heard me correctly. Giveaways (plural). From my own collection (for anyone interested), I will be giving away a gently used copy of A Bride in the Bargain by Deeane Gist and a gently used copy of Twice Loved by Lori Copeland.
Here are the details:
- To enter, just leave a comment on this post saying which book drawing you would like to be entered in (choose only one).
- For extra entries, leave a comment on any of the posts between now and Friday evening (let's say 6:00 p.m. PST). Only one extra entry per post (although feel free to leave as many comments as you want!).
- You must have a U.S. mailing address.
- You must leave your e-mail in your first entry comment.
From Bethany House Publishers: "The Wedding Is All Planned...Someone Just Needs to Tell the Bride
In 1860s Seattle, redwoods were plentiful but women scarce. Yet a man with a wife could secure 640 acres of timberland for free.
Joe Denton doesn't have a wife, though. His died before she could follow him to Seattle and now the local judge is threatening to take away his claim. In desperation, he buys himself a Mercer bride--one of the eastern widows and orphans brought to the Territory by entrepreneur Asa Mercer.
Anna Ivey's journey west with Mercer is an escape from the aftermath of the Civil War. She signed on to become a cook--not a bride. When she's handed over to Denton, her stubborn refusal to wed jeopardizes his land. With only a few months before he loses all he holds dear, can he convince this provoking, but beguiling, easterner to become his lawfully wedded wife?"
From HarperCollinsPublishers: "Willow Madison and her friends Copper and Audrey taught school in neighboring Texas towns until the Yankees rode in and burned them out. In the midst of fear and chaos, survivors banded together to fight for what remained of their homes. Then word reached the people that the terrible war was over.
Now penniless but still hopeful, Willow vows she will take care of her friends, and her ailing uncle, in Thunder Ridge, Texas, even if it means having to marry wealthy Silas Sterling, a man thirty years her senior. But standing in her way is sawmill owner Tucker Gray, with his enticing eyes and infuriating headstrong manner—the man Willow cannot get out of her head . . . or her heart. Even though her friends beg her not to give up her dream of happiness, Willow is determined to do the right thing for those who are dearest to her. But which path does God want Willow to take: a life of duty and commitment . . . or a life of everlasting love?"
There you have it! Don't feel like you have to read and comment on every post, but please visit whenever you get a chance.
Sign-up in the comments and let me know you'll be joining us at camp this week! Hope to see you soon!