Friday, May 1, 2009

Mother's Day Giveaway

In honor of Mother's Day, I am giving away three sets of mother-related books courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

Each set of books will contain the following:

MIRACLES OF MOTHERHOOD: PRAYERS AND POEMS FOR A NEW MOTHER

ODD MOM OUT By Jane Porter

MOMMY GRACE By Sheila Schuller Coleman

BEGINNER'S GREEK By James-Collins

THE ROAD HOME By Rose Tremain

For your chance to win, just leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me who is your favorite fictional mother. To double or triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. The giveaway will be open until May 31st at 11:59 p.m. EST; and I will announce all three winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses only -- no p.o. boxes please. Good Luck!

93 comments:

trishalynn0708 said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite fictional mother would have to be in a book that I am reading right now. It is called The Gift by Eileen Goudge. I think the reason I like her so much is because her daughters find out things about her in her Diaries that they thought their mother never could have done. Her name is Elizabeth Marshall.

trishalynn0708 said...

I twittered about it at http://twitter.com/trishalynn0708 also.. Thanks again for the chance to win. :)

Mary said...

What a great giveaway!

One of my favorite fictional moms would be Agnes Browne from The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll.

I will blog in my sidebar : )

meah56 AT gmail Dot com

Jennsbookshelf said...

Wow! What an amazing giveway!
I tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/jennsbookshelf/status/1668743307

My favorite fictional mom is Barbara Forbes from Things I Want My Daughters To Know. She had terminal cancer, and wrote each of her four daughters letters that they receive after her death. Each letter is a bit of wisdom, tailored to that daughter, that helps each of them get through their grieving proceess, and to become stronger women. It's an amazing book. One of my favorites!

Crystal said...

Great giveaway! My favorite mother is from a recent book I read because it's the one I can think of and that is Kerri Sullivan in Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery.

bridget3420 said...

Favorite fictional mother... Hmm. Good question. I guess I'd have to say Rachel Morgan's mom from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

bridget3420 said...

Posted contest on my sidebar:

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Michele said...

I'm going to say Margaret "Marmee" March from Alcott's Little Women - one of my favorite novels of all time! It took a strong women to juggle all of those girls.

Esme said...

Ella from The News from Paraguay.

Michele said...

Here is a link to my tweet about this giveaway:
http://twitter.com/Micha1230/status/1669694016

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ha. You HAD e-mailed this to me this morning!

Thanks for doing that; it makes life much easier. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Wendy said...

Awesome give-away! My favorite would be Stephanie Plum's Grandmother Mazur :) So full of life and vitality and orneriness!!

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

This prize pack looks great. THanks for the giveaway!

Belle said...

Anne Blythe (née Shirley) - Anne of Green Gables after she marries Gilbert and has kids in the rest of the Anne books!

The Tome Traveller said...

What a great contest!

My favorite fictional Mom is Mrs. Weasley from Harry Potter.

Please enter me!

Carey

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My favorite fictional mother is Lorelei Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Amy R said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite would be Mrs. March from Little Women.
Thanks!
erodda (at) yahoo (dot) com

Annie said...

These books would be lovely to win!


Thanks for the opportunity!



nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I Tweeted

greeeneyedwhwomhttp://tinyurl.com/dlb8ku Win Mother's Day Package of Books!

http://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom

(I still have yet to figure out where the status link is for Twitter)

Thanks


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traveler said...

What a wonderful idea and giveaway. My favorite fictional mother would have to be Meenal, the mother from the novel, The Hindi-Bindi Club. She is memorable and amazing.

Cheryl S. said...

My favorite fictional Mom would be Sophie Petrillo from "The Golden Girls" TV show.

Thanks for a great giveaway!
Cheryl
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

AmandaSue said...

My favorite "mom" is Heidi Elliot (Balancing Act & Bottom Line by Kimberly Stuart) I really like how real she is, shes a mom trying to balance work, motherhood and a husband, and she even makes mistakes. She's also really funny and entertaining. Thanks for entering me for this great book giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

RachieG said...

I <3 my Mom :) Would love to read these!

My fav. fictional mom is Marge Simpson...she loves her kids and manages to get everything done week after week. :D

Shauna said...

Please count me in! I would l♥ve to read these books! Thanks for the chance! My fav. fict mom is Amy in a good book I am read in high school. tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

MJ said...

I teach kindergarten. I'll go with Peter's Mom in The Tale of Pter Rabbit!!!

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

baggypants said...

My favourite fictional mom has to be Lorelai Gilmore!!

Marie said...

I see my choice has already been taken :-) I would choose Mrs. March from Little Women because I loved that book and her character when I was growing up.

marielay@gmail.com

Marie Burton said...

Great giveaway! I have always adored Marmee from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, I even called my own marmee Marmee for awhile due to the book.
Thanks for the giveaway,
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

The mother in Robert Munsch's book "Love You Forever."

Debs Desk said...

My favorite fictional mom is June Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Kristi said...

I think Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter books is a hoot!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Holly said...

There are a lot to choose from! Marmee and Mrs. Weasley, definitely. Caroline Ingalls, although she's not fictional.

Awesome giveaway. I'd love to be entered!

a real librarian said...

Thanks for the contest!! My new favorite mom is Barbara from Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble.

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

janetfaye said...

Florence Flowers from the book One Day At A Time.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Karlie said...

Mrs. Weasley from Harry Potter. Thanks for the contest!

tynlyd said...

My fav. fictional mother is Clare Huxtable from the Cosby Show, but Cheryl S. is right, Sophie Petrillo comes a close second.
Thanks!
tynlyd4ever1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wanda said...

My favourite fictional mother has always been the old woman who lived in the shoe and had so many children she didn't know what to do.

LoveMyCoffee said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. My favorite fictional mom, another vote for Mrs. Weasley.
Thank you
Dutchlvr1 (at aol.com)

c said...

I love Katie Nolan from "a tree grows in brooklyn" - she could have been so many of the grandmas in our neighborhood when I was growing up.

Katrina said...

my favorite fictional mother would be Ms. Weasley from Harry Potter hands down...she is amazing!

Anonymous said...

My favoriet fictional Mother was Richie Cinningham's mom on Happy Days. My favorite fictional grandmother is Grandma Mazur in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. She's great.
JOYE
JWIsleyATaol.com

sharon54220 said...

I would have to say Claire Huxtable from the Cosby Show. I also agree about Grandma Mazur from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.

This is a great collection of books.

sharon54220@gmail.com

nightdweller20 said...

My favorite fictional mother is Rose Hathaway's mother in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

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Cookie said...

My favorite fictional mom would had to be Miss Clavel from the book Madeline.

Sylvia

bbort10356@aol.com

ScrewLucy said...

Roseanne Conner--she reminds me of my aunt.

DEBIJOT said...

Halfpint's Mom on Little House on the Prarie.

Carlene said...

My favorite fictional mom would have to be the mother of The Things I want My Daughter to know. I dont recall her name, sorry, but she was the best. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Jackie said...

My favorite fictional mother would be Carol Ingalls (from Laura Ingall's Little House series). Thanks for a nice giveaway!

Belinda M said...

My favorite fictional mom would have to be peg bundy from married with children. She is so funny and the opposite of how you would ever imagine a mother to be

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Pam said...

My favorite TV mom would be Claire Huxtable and my favorite book mom would be like many others....Mrs. Weasley.

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

gaby317 said...

This is a tough one!

My favorite fictional mother would either be be Charlotte in Charlotte's Web or Tavi's mother in the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher.

Please count me in!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

I've posted a link to your contest on my blog's sideroll.

Thanks!

www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

I've just become a follower - very much like your blog!

chambernm said...

I love Kitty from That 70's Show. Her laugh is infectious and she is one sharp cookie!
chambernm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicole said...

My favorite fictional mother is Marge Simpson. She's usually so calm and collected when everything around her is chaos.

Chris said...

My favorite fictional mother is Molly Weasley. I love the way she talks and manages her household.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue W. said...

Because I loved and still love the Harry Potter Series so much, I must say that Mrs Weasley is my favorite fictional mother. Doing all she did for her family and also caring for Harry made her almost real in a witcherly way.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Ashley said...

I tweeted about it! My favorite fictional mother would have to be Nova from Goodnight Beautiful. Such a beautiful story.
Thanks for the opportunity!
bellasnovella(at)gmail.com

Terri said...

The momma racoon in The Kissing Hand is my favorite mother!

Pam said...

Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter books is an awesome fictional mom. She tries hard to be domestic (knitting horrible sweaters) and is so supportive of all her children.

melacan at hotmail dto com

Kim said...

I would have to say my favorie fictional mother is Mrs. March from Little Women.

Love your blog, just found it!

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

My favorite fictional mother is Sarah Connor from the “Terminator” film series :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I blogged about the giveaway :
http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/05/531-mothers-day-giveaway/
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I Tweeted the giveaway :
http://twitter.com/TheLuckyLadybug/status/1874077248
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Kim said...

oops forgot to leave my email address:

klsweeneysd@aol.com

Thanks for the opportunity!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

One of the favorite Mom's in a series is Edna (she actually grandmother is this series) in Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula Series.

Please enter me.

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

janiekaye said...

My favorite fictional mom is Marian Cunningham from Happy Days. Thanks for the great contest and happy belated Mother's Day!

janiekaye said...

Sorry, I forgot to include my email address - janetkowal@gmail.com

holdenj said...

Please enter me for a chance to win!

I think one of my favorite mothers is one who had motherhood thrust upon her, Marilla Cuthbert. First, with Anne, then Davy and Dora, Marilla eventually melted my heart as a mom.

JHolden955*at*gmail*dot*com

Anonymous said...

Hi
My favorite fictional mother is Sarah Connor from the Terminator series. She is such a strong figure and extremely protective of her son. I love her. She's the embodiment of a mother who would do anything for her child.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Cheers
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

Alexa said...

Enter me please!
My favorite fictional mother would have to be Mrs.Giordano from Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez. I like her because she is a strong woman who uses her powers for good.


lovinfitch@aol.com

ossmcalc said...

My favorite fictional mother is Carol Ingles from the "Little House on the Prairie" series.

This is a fantastic giveaway. It would be so great to win.

Thank you,

Christine Womack
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Misusedinnocence said...

Oh man. That's hard.

I guess Molly Weasely from the Harry Potter books. :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite fictional mom would be Carol Brady from the Brady Bunch
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robynl said...

Michael Learned who portrayed Olivia Walton on The Waltons TV series is my favorite fictional mom.

PhyllisC said...

I read mostly historical romance stories. That genre is my favorite, so there is no particular person that comes to mind. So I started thinking about fictional mothers on tv. Mrs. C on Happy Days comes to mind. She always seemed like a fun mother. Sometimes a little spacey but fun. :-D Thanks for the contest - the prize is fantastic.

Kelly said...

My favorite fictional Mom is Mrs. Weasley from Harry Potter.

kellys3ps@sbglobal.net

esther said...

My favorite fictional mother would have to be Lorelei from Gilmore Girls.

Daniel M said...

hmm, how about mrs doubtfire (robin williams) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

This is great and fun. I like Carol Ingalls, Laura Ingalls mom. I remember how she did so much cooking and I see myself doing the same today. Just not as hard. :')

cpharney@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Marge simpson is the modern version of mrs cleaver - clueless, loving, and always suportive. Mrs Weasley is another great fictional mom.
mother_goose2@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Marmee from Louisa Alcott's Little Women!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

etirv said...

Lorelei Gilmore! Thanks!
delilah0180 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Erma Bombeck is my favorite fictional mother.

pboylecharley@hotmail.com

Rebecca Cox said...

Hannah in Hannah's Daughters. She had more strength than any mother ever.
thanks for the giveaway.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

Bingo said...

the mother of Norman Bates
nazatraz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lucy said...

Please include my name in your giveaway. My favorite fictional Mother is Molly Weasley from J K Rowling's Harry Potter. She has a huge family with many problems and activities. She has enough room in her heart for Harry Potter. She loves everyone and tries to include all in her life.
makeupgirl21@comcast.net

ewalsh said...

I'm not sure if she's officially a mother as I'm not sure whether Marilla or her brother adopted Anne.

But Marilla Cuthbert, practical, and non emotional, but who learns how to truly love Anne during the course of Anne of Green Gables.

I've always loved her character.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a particular favourite fictional mom because I've got the best real Mom ever!
KP

Sue A. said...

One of my favorite fictional moms is Samantha Stephens of Bewitched. You never knew what would happen in that household.

throuthehaze said...

i like Mrs. Weasley from Harry Potter.
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

canadiangiveaways said...

Harder to think of one than I thought it should be - but I too vote for Lorelai Gilmore - rip Gilmore Girls :)

canadiangiveaways said...

Also I blogged about this here:

http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/05/booking-mama-mommy-books-giveaway.html