December 2016 Free Book!

What a privilege is mine this month to present as our December 2016 Free Book, the newly released  THE BARON AND THE BEAR, Rupp’s Runts, Haskins’s Miners, and the Season That Changed Basketball Forever by our friend David Kingsley Snell.

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THE BARON AND THE BEAR, published by the prestigious University of Nebraska Press, is an incredible true story about the NCAA championship basketball game of 1966. In this championship game, the favored all-white University of Kentucky team was beaten by little known Texas Western College in a game in which TWC fielded only black players. Not only was this game a classic David versus Goliath match, it also broke the unwritten rule that limited the number of black players a college could play on the court at the same time.

Well-told, THE BARON AND THE BEAR is a psychological study of two of the best coaches in NCAA history — Adolph Rupp and Don Haskins — and also a treatise on basketball strategy. Set in the racially tense 1960s, Snell’s book stands as a soaring affirmation of the strength inherent in determination, tough discipline, and team unity.

Author, David Kingsley Snell is no stranger to folks who live in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, where he and his wife (Pickford native, Mary Lou Storey) spend their summers. Others may remember him as an on-camera presence for ABC News, especially his work as a on-location correspondent during the Vietnam War.

I can’t think of a better Christmas gift for basketball fans in your life. (I’ve already bought 5 copies for various folks on my Christmas list!)

Our Give-Away edition is a brand-new hardcover. To have your name included in our Wednesday, December 14 drawing, just answer this question. Have you ever played on a basketball team?

Blessings!

Sue

 

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September 2016 FREE BOOK Winner!

Congratulations to Brenda Backus who won our free book this month! Brenda, I’ll be sending you a copy of Ann Chandonnet’s THE PIONEER VILLAGE COOKBOOK next week! Please message me with your address on Facebook or email me at sue@sueharrison.com.

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Brenda’s favorite recipe is Potato Candy, an old-fashioned candy recipe her mother used to make!

Blessings and Happy Cooking, Brenda!

Sue

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September 2016 FREE BOOK!

My friend Ann Chandonnet has written an incredible cookbook, and it’s my joy to give away a copy this month. THE PIONEER VILLAGE COOKBOOK is not only full to bursting with great recipes, it’s also packed with old fashioned remedies and historical information! Our give-away book is a new copy of the paperback edition.

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Apple Stack Cake, Raspberry Shrub, Sour Cream Raisin Pie, Oat Crackers, Red Flannel Hash, Pickled Peaches, and Virginia Cider Baked Ham are only a few recipes that will delight you as you read through and use this unusual cookbook.

To have your name included in our Wednesday, September 28 drawing, tell us the NAME of your favorite recipe. (No need to give us the whole recipe!)

Happy Cooking!

Sue

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August 2016 Free Book Winner!!

And we have a winner!! Congratulations to Jennifer Everts! I’ll be sending your copy of THE SHORT & SINCERE LIFE OF ELLORY JAMES by Wendy Paine Miller to you ASAP, Jennifer. Please message me your address and your book will be on its way.

In answer to our question regarding something on your bucket list, Jennifer said she wants to see the Northern Lights!!

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Happy Reading!

Sue

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August 2016 FREE BOOK!!

It’s my joy and privilege to give away THE SHORT & SINCERE LIFE OF ELLORY JAMES by Wendy Paine Miller. What a book! I think a quote from the back cover best says it all:

“This heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting tale will burrow its way into your heart…if you loved The Fault In Our Stars, this book is for you.” Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go.

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Eloquent and joyous, this novel opened my eyes to so many truths in life. It’s also perfect for any reading group that enjoys deep and interesting discussions.

The main character, seventeen-year-old Ellory James designs a bucket list for herself to appease her mother. To have your name included in our Wednesday, August 24 drawing, tell us one of the items on your bucket list. If you don’t have a bucket list, tell us that!

Blessings!

Sue

 

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July 2016 Free Book Winner!

Congratulations to Shara Mittlestat Pullou, who has won a copy of Jordyn Redwood’s FRACTURED MEMORY!! Shara tells us that her favorite place to read is under a large tree at her campsite with a campfire going — not for the heat, but the delicious smell of campfire smoke!

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Happy Reading to Shara and everyone!!

Sue

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July 2016 FREE BOOK!!

We’re giving away a great summer read (or anytime read!) for those of you who love Christian suspense. Written by my friend Jordyn Redwood, who uses her professional medical expertise to provide the perfect background for this novel, FRACTURED MEMORY takes us into the life of amnesia victim, Julia Galloway.

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From the back cover, “United States marshal Eli Cayne save Julia Galloway’s life once…and he’s prepared to do it again. But his task would be easier if she could remember him — or the murderer who almost put her in an early grave….”

Our give-away copy is a new paperback edition, just the right size to slip into a beach tote, briefcase, or purse. To qualify for the Wednesday, July 20 drawing tell us your favorite place to snuggle up or catch the rays with a summer read!

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May 2016 Free Book Winner!!

Congratulations to Jennifer Everts who won our May 2016 FREE BOOK! Hooray!

Jennifer, if you will message me your address, I’ll be sending HIDDEN IN MIST your way soon.

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Happy Reading!

Sue

 

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May 2016 Free Book!!

My friend Penina Keen Spinka has recently released her newest Prehistoric — HIDDEN IN MIST, so, of course, I couldn’t resist offering it as our Free Book this month!!

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Told like a series of stories in a very authentic voice, Spinka carries us into the lives of Hiawatha and the people of the Five Tribes Confederacy. Spinka’s research makes the story come alive, and the romance and heartache of Hiawatha’s niece Jekonsaseh will keep you turning pages!

Portions of HIDDEN IN MIST are set near (and behind!) Niagara Falls. To have your name included in our Wednesday, May 25 drawing, tell us if you have ever visited Niagara Falls (New York, USA and/or Ontario, Canada)!

Happy Reading!

Sue

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March 2016 Book Winner!!

Congratulations to Helen Rohan Baca who won our March Free Book by Ruth McHaney Danner, MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ONE QUILT AT A TIME!! We’ll also be sending the 12″x12″ quilt kit, too, Helen. Enjoy!

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Happy Reading and Happy Quilting!

Sue

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