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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh, Say Can You See? by LC Lewis - Countdown to Christmas 2010

24 days until Christmas!

Laurie (LC) Lewis is the author of six books, four of which are part of her "Free Men and Dreamers" series. The fifth book in the series is due to be released in March. Laurie has an obvious appreciation for the early years of US history.

You can visit with Laurie on her website: Laurie (L.C.) Lewis, her blog: A View From the Other Side of the Hill, on Facebook and on Twitter @laurielclewis.

Watch the "Free Men and Dreamers" trailer here.

LDSWBR: What author/book had the most impact on you this year?

LAURIE: Probably Heather B. Moore's Women of the Book of Mormon. She elevated my consideration, respect and awe of these women. I try to look between the lines more as I read the scriptures, to see the characters as real people--mothers and fathers--who sacrificed, suffered, rejoiced, played, and loved.

LDSWBR: What books are you giving/asking for this Christmas?

LAURIE: Braden Bell's The Road Show is one I think every leader and teacher should read. I also love Anne Bradshaw's True Miracles With Genealogy, and Heather B. Moore's book are on my gift-giving list.

LDSWBR: If you could only participate in one Holiday activity or tradition this year, what would it be?

LAURIE: I want to Secret Santa some folks this year.

LDSWBR: Eggnog or warm apple cider?

LAURIE: Hmmm... I think I'll go for the cider. Something about that warmth that sounds cozy. In fact, I have mulling spices and cider ready to go right now! Great minds think alike!

LDSWBR: Thank you, Laurie. Enjoy your mulled cider!

Oh, Say Can You See? by L.C. Lewis (Brigham Distributing; Nov 2010) is available for purchase at Deseret Book, Seagull Book, Amazon and wherever LDS books are sold.

Have you read any of the "Free Men and Dreamers" series? Have you ever been involved in a Secret Santa event? If so, how was the experience?

Find more gift ideas for the readers in your life in the sidebar of the blog under "More Great Books by LDS Authors."

***Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest***

LDSWBR will hold a drawing on December 26, 2010 for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, as well as a variety of books being offered by some great LDS authors.

Book prizes generously donated by the authors:

  • Oh, Say Can You See? by Laurie (LC) Lewis
  • Backlash by Traci Hunter Abramson
  • Alma the Younger by Heather (HB) Moore
  • True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
  • Dingo by Anne Bradshaw
  • Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer
  • Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
  • Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin
  • Save the Child by Margaret Turley
  • Anasazi Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Mayan Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards (and Walnut Springs Press)
  • A cute, handmade apron by Joan Sowards

How to enter:

  • Post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Christmas 2010 posts. Comments can be added on any of the countdown posts at anytime during the contest period (December 1, 2010 through December 25, 2010). Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Christmas" post will be entered into the drawing. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @LDSWBR - then send us a direct message to let us know you want to be entered in the Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest. If you are already a follower send a direct message telling us you want to be included in the contest.
  • Tweet this message each day (one entry per day). Just copy and paste into your twitter message window to send it (LDSWBR must be able to see the tweet): LDSWBR Countdown to Christmas 2010 at http://ldswbr.blogspot.com! Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & great books! @ldswbr #ldswbr2010
  • Follow LDSWBR on Facebook, then send an email to ldswbr at gmail dot com that you’d like to be entered into the Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest. If you already follow LDSWBR on Facebook, send us an email to let us know you’d like to be included in the contest.
  • **BONUS +5 entries**- Blog about this contest on your blog in a post that includes a link back to the LDSWBR blog, then send us the link to your specific blog post.

Here are the rules:
  • Contest ends at 12:00 Midnight MST on December 25, 2010. Drawing winners will have until 12:00 Midnight MST on January 3, 2010 to claim their prize. After that time, another name will be drawn to receive the prize.
  • LDSWBR reserves the right to decide what determines a "thoughtful" comment.
  • Physical book prizes can only be shipped within the contiguous United States.
  • Authors taking part in the countdown are eligible to participate in the contest.
  • The drawing held on December 26, 2010 will be a raffle-type drawing. All entries will be combined and names drawn for the prizes.

Please join us in counting down to Christmas with some great reads!


  1. Thanks for the interview, ladies! Wish I could share some cider with you! Merry Christmas!

  2. Yay! I'm so excited you are doing this contest again! So fun!! :D I've never read these books, but they look good. :)

  3. I love doing Secret Santa. Giving is the best part of Christmas.

  4. I bought presents for kids on the Bishop's Christmas tree and was very excited, until we got some of them back. I guess we were on the list! I also love doing random cookie/cake drops!

  5. Secret Santa is so much fun abd gratifying. It gives you such a good feeling to do for those who would not have Christmas otherwise.

  6. I like doing Secret Santa, and was excited last year when the person wanted a church book. I try to do it every year.