Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Many Sparrows Audio Version: An April Shower Giveaway

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, Woodburn Oregon. Photo by Lori Benton. April 2018
Thanks for the comments and entries. I wound up being away from my computer April 30 and am just getting back to close comments and the drawing now, early morning May 1. I'm going to get some sleep (been driving all night) and come back later today to do the drawing. See ya soon! Happy Spring, everyone! April has arrived and so have the showers and flowers (at least in my neck of the woods). It's also raining books around here.

I'm happy to have in my possession FOUR copies of the audio version of my latest release, Many Sparrows (WaterBrook Press 2017), published by Recorded Books, Inc. and read by Kate Forbes (who read The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, my earlier novel which has a strong connection to Many Sparrows and quite possibly should be read right after it, even if you've read it before... just saying).


One of those copies of Many Sparrows is MINE. I've been a Recorded Books fan since long before I was a published author, and it's still surreal to hear my name announced as the author at the start of one of my audio books. Another fun fact: when I receive these author copies it's the first time I read my published books. This time was a longer than usual wait. But they're here at last and while I do keep one for my personal library that leaves three copies for me to give away. So that's what I'm doing. Right here. Right now.

Here's what to do.

If you have a USA mailing address, leave a comment on this post to enter and give me some way of contacting you (a masked email address would be great) in case you are the winner. If I don't have a way to contact you and your name is drawn, I'll have to draw another name (so sad, please don't make me do that).

If you want to enter more than once:

~ Follow me on my Facebook author page for an extra entry.
~ Follow me on Instagram for another extra entry.

Be sure and tell me you did so (and I'll check too) in your comment on this post, else I might miss it.



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rizes to win

Grand prize: one randomly drawn winner will receive one audio CD copy each of the Recorded Books audio versions of Many Sparrows AND The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, and a signed paperback copy each of Many Sparrows and The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. Plus bookmarks!



First prizes: two randomly drawn winners will receive an audio CD copy of the Recorded Books version of Many Sparrows, plus a signed paperback copy of Many Sparrows. And
bookmarks!


Second prizes: six randomly drawn winners will receive a signed copy of Many Sparrows (paperback) and yes, bookmarks!










The drawing will remain open until April 30th, at the end of which I'll close comments (the end of my day here on the west coast USA usually happens around 9pm). I'll draw names on May 1 and notify the winners via the handy email address you'll leave me in your comment. 

Thanks for all your encouragement and support, reader friends. I hope you are (or will be soon) enjoying my fifth novel. If you're just hearing about it now, here's what it's about:


Many Sparrows


Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would…

In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.

When Philip does not return and Jacob disappears from the wagon under the cover of darkness, Clare awakens the next morning to find herself utterly alone, in labor and wondering how she can recover her son...especially when her second child is moments away from being born.

Clare will face the greatest fight of her life, as she struggles to reclaim her son from the Shawnee Indians now holding him captive. But with the battle lines sharply drawn, Jacob’s life might not be the only one at stake. When frontiersman Jeremiah Ring comes to her aid, can the stranger convince Clare that recovering her son will require the very thing her anguished heart is unwilling to do—be still, wait and let God fight this battle for them?






37 comments:

  1. Wonderful giveaway!

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  2. I loved both of these books on audiobook. The reader does such a good job!

    triciamingerink (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Wow so exciting!!! I'd love to enter!
    tobiafaith (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!

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    1. Oh I forgot I am following you on facebook and instagram 😊

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  4. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I’ve not heard many audiobooks, but I’ll bet this one is incredible. Lori Benton did such a wonderful job with this book and I would have never guessed the ending.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. Anonymous12:30 PM

      I forgot, following on Facebook.
      perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
      Perrianne

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  5. I love audio books. So happy for you. I followed you on Facebook.
    irishniff(at)yahoo(dot).com

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  6. Hey! I would love to enter. :) I followed you on Instagram and Facebook. Here is my email - keziahchristian@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  7. Congratulations on your audio books, it must be special to hear your name on them ♥! I love audio books and listen to them at work and as I drive :). I followed you on Facebook as Jessica Alvarado, and on Instagram as Txjessy1 :).
    My email is Txjessy1@gmail.com.
    Have a blessed day!!

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  8. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Love your books! I’d love to try the audiobook.
    Pvmeistrel at Aol dot com. (Following you on FB)

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  9. I love audio books. I already follow your FB page.
    my email is haketm @ msn.com

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  10. Anonymous1:52 PM

    What a great giveaway! I love audiobooks and I love your books! I also follow on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    - Kailey Bechtel
    Kaileybehrendt @ Gmail(dot)com

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  11. I would love to be able to receive this audio version. It sounds like a good book. Chellerenee12@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing, Lori! I'll look on audible.com and see if they have it available for download. A pretty cover!

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  13. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway! It is so sweet of you!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  14. I live for audio books in the school pick up line and I'm heading over to fb and Insta to follow you. I can be contacted at lcarlene2003 (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  15. I love your books. Having audio would be great.

    gpk1946 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Going to FB and Instagram.

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  16. I would love this for my mom. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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  17. This is such a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! As I wrote on Facebook a while back, you are my favorite author! Jesus, nature, history, romance, adventure! It doesn't get better than that. Many Sparrows is the only book I have not yet read, but I plan to buy it to read on my vaca next month! I follow your facebook and all the awesome photos on Instagram! I have a decent work commute so audio books are handy.
    Aporter0629@starkstate.net

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  18. Love all your books. I would love to hear" Many Sparrows" .but if I was fortunate enough to receive it-I would give it to my sister who is legally blind. She receives talking books from the Perkins School for the blind and also from the Vision Inpaired . I am sorry I don't have the proper name for it. But they have Hearing Library's all over the country. She was an avid reader and now she is an avid listener. It is a great service. that's what I would if I was chosen.
    Elsie Upton
    psm2714@ apl.com

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  19. I just ordered " Many Sparrows" for myself for my I Pod from ITunes. . Now I have all of Lori's books on my IPod.
    I am so happy!

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  20. Hi Lori, I really enjoy Christian historical fiction. I'm a pastor at a small rural church that is located on an Indian reservation. I can't help but think of the history that shaped the reservation into what it is today. Thank you for the story of Many Sparrows. Things I enjoyed: how the title was woven into the story, the mystery of some of the characters and their connections to other characters, seeing issues and struggles of the characters from more than one perspective (Christian and non-Christian, "White" and Indian), and so much more. Thanks for the Christian principals brought out that made me think about how to apply them in my own life's struggles. Psalm 46:10. mel34@calvinseminary.edu

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    1. Hi Mark, I really appreciate hearing how Many Sparrows resonated with you! Many blessings to you as you minister in your field. I don't know if you've read The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, but those mysterious characters (Wolf-Alone and Wildcat at least) get to tell more of their story in that book, which was actually written first. So I had a lot of fun weaving their backstory into Many Sparrows. :)

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  22. Wow at the prizes! Any of these would be fabulous. I follow you on both Insta (bbulow) and Facebook (Beth Bulow).

    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. I would love to win this! jeanasealock7002 at gmail dot com

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  24. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Hi Lori! I LOVE all your books and tell everyone how wonderful they are and that they should read them too. After reading Many Sparrows and discovering that two of the characters were the heros of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, I re-read that book as soon as I could get it from the library. And loved knowing the backstory of the characters. Thank you for entering me in your drawing. I have never listened to one of your books but LOVE audiobooks and always have one in progress in my car.
    JJamieson (at) IESengineering (dot) net

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  25. Forgot to tell you I follow you on Facebook.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  26. This is a great giveaway! I would love to win an audio book, I can share it with my mom.
    I already follow you on Facebook and I just followed you on Instagram (A1Reads)
    Thanks so much!
    andreastephens (at) yahoo (dot)com

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  27. What a great give away! I already follow you on Instagram and Face book. You know, I have never listened to an audio book.
    duellonlysis(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. Favorite author I read all your books. Alexiabryant15@gmail.com

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  29. Oops I meant alexiabryant1217@gmail.com

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  30. Good morning Lori!
    Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful prizes!
    I already follow your facebook page.
    Blessings,Tina
    KINGsDaughter5683 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Thank you, Lori, for this incredible giveaway and the chance to win your wonderful books and audiobooks!!! I am following you on Facebook and Instagram! (I am also following you on Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Bookbub!)
    ~Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. It’s been years since I listened to an audiobook, I would need to take a road trip to find the time to listen to it=)

    I follow of FB and Instagram (love seeing your photography)

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I am on your Facebook and Instagram love to win thank you wurthmargaret@yahoo.com

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  34. I follow your Facebook, love seeing your photography, and am excited to read/listen to Many Sparrows, at the top of my to-be-read list. What a fantastic giveaway opportunity!
    Narnian war horse (at) gmail (dot) com

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