Monday, April 27, 2009

Giveaway! A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher

Sisters of Bethlehem Springs

In A Vote of Confidence, the stage is set for some intriguing insight into what it was like during 1915 to be a woman in a “man’s world.”

Guinevere Arlington is a beautiful young woman determined to remain in charge of her own life. For seven years, Gwen has carved out a full life in the bustling town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, where she teaches piano and writes for the local newspaper. Her passion for the town, its people, and the surrounding land prompt Gwen to run for mayor. After all, who says a woman can’t do a man’s job?

But stepping outside the boundaries of convention can get messy. A shady lawyer backs Gwen, believing he can control her once she’s in office. A wealthy newcomer throws his hat into the ring in an effort to overcome opposition to the health resort he’s building north of town. When the opponents fall in love, everything changes, forcing Gwen to face what she may have to lose in order to win.

My Review:
The protagonist, Guinevere Arlington, better known as Gwen, is so beautiful that she stops men in their tracks, but if they want to make points with her, they'd better not mention her looks. She's much more than that, and she resents the common thinking that women should not be involved with things other than housekeeping and child-rearing. 

Then, the unthinkable happens. Gwen decides to run for mayor--in 1915--in the small town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, and she sets the town to talking!

This first book of the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series asks the question, "Who says a woman can't be mayor?" The second in the series, Fit to Be Tied, the story of Gwen's sister, Cleo, is due out the end of this year. The question in that novel is "Who says a woman can't be a wrangler?" If you like historical romance novels, this is a good one to grab.

If you'd like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you'd like to buy a copy, click here.

I am willing to give away my ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) copy of this book. (HINT: I like to give away books to people who regularly leave me comments.)

  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • Leave your email address in code in your comment (This is the biggest mistake entrants make. They forget to leave their email address! Please do not ask me to look it up. This is the only thing I ask you to do.)
  • I'll close the comments at 6 PM EST May 7th and pick the winner. I will contact the winner via email to get her mailing information. She will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from her within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.
    Example of email in code: yourname AT hotmail DOT com.


Tea said...

I would like to win a copy of Robin Lee Hatcher's book. Thanks for entering me.

NotNessie said...

Sounds fun! Please count me in.


mindy said...

sounds wonderful thanks for your generosity minsthins at optonline dot net

bridget3420 said...

I'd like to read this.


Sandra K321 said...

I think I would like this book since I enjoy historical stories. Also, I was usually the only female in my engineering courses in college so I can relate to Gwen.

Debs Desk said...

Sounds like a great book. Please include me in your giveaway.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Just letting you know I am a daily reader! I cannot participate because I only have a PO Box. That's country living for you! (hate it!) Still, I appreciate your posts and do pass them on.

Obe's said...

This one sounds like a good read!

Neas Nuttiness said...

You offer the best books. Thanks for another great giveaway!


Sherrie said...

Hi Sally,
I would love to read this book. I love Historical Romances! Please put me in the drawing!
splummer51 AT Yahoo DOT com Have a great day!!


scottsgal said...

This sounds like a wonderful book - please count me in - love historical fiction

msboatgal at

Shimmy Mom said...

Well, I love me a historical romance and I don't see why a woman can't be mayor. So sign me up please, it sounds like a fun read.


Coloradolady said...

I love historical this is right up my alley.

smelkoski (at) yahoo (dot) com

Cathy said...

She's my friend on Facebook, and I would love to have one of her books.
Thanks so much for your giveaways!

BUSY BEE said...

I have been a long time R. Hatcher fan!! I would love to win this book. I own a lot of hers already! I love that most of her books are centered in Idaho (where I happen to live...)

thanks for another great giveaway!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

bj said...

Thanks for so many nice chances to read really good books. When I know YOU like them, I am pretty sure they will be wonderful books..all the ones I've read so far have been great.
Please add me to the list for this one. Hatcher is a wonderful author...

lilbabypug said...

count me in please. msbabypug at gmail dot com

PattiVZ said...

Sounds like a good read - love those historical fiction books! Count me in.


msartist said...

Glad to meet you at the blog party!
Count me in for the drawing!!
Fingers crossed xx
Msartist03 At Yahoo dot com ~
Yahoo if I win :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Happy to have met you and gotten to know you a little better! ~Stacy~

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I would love a chance to win this book.



xinex said...

Would love to get a changce to win this, Sal...Thanks

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sally,
Sounds like a good book. Please put my name in the hat. Thanks.


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Really sounds like a good book, I'd like to sign up.
molly43(at)bellsouth (dot) net

sue14625 said...

i grew up near SENECA FALLS birthplace of Womens lib so to speak this book sounds like a fun read

LittleEagle said...

I would love the opportunity to win and read this book. sharonaquilio(at)hotmail(dot)com

Belinda M said...

please enter me in the giveaway

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Holly said...

This looks like a good story. Please enter me too!!

Karen ~Georgia Angel aka ~Leah Rose's Mom said...

please enter me in your book giveaway. Thanks!
karen AT ageorgiaangel DOT com

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, This book sounds like a great book. Please count me in for the drawing. ~Rhonda :)

Jensmere said...

So thankful to find you! I'm coordinating a women's reading club at my church. It is so exciting to find your review!

Please enter my in the giveaway!

Bless you,

susankbaldwin AT gmail DOT com

bison61 said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love a shot at it! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Smilingsal said...

The winner is Patti VZ