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Monday, October 11, 2010

Snow Day - Giveaway and Review


Peter Boyd is your typical family man. He works hard to support his family of four living in a small Virginia town nestled against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Peter learns from a company wide memo that "Exciting Announcement!!!" is taking place tomorrow even though through the union grapevine there is speculation that is means lay offs. This just weeks before Christmas.

How does a man get through the day, wondering how he is going to provide for his family when in this economy, jobs are hard to come by. Especially a job that he's been at for some time and is making enough to support his family pretty well. In this day in age where jobs are a dime a dozen. Peter decides when he woke up that morning and found out that the weather man was wrong big time, that he too, could afford to take a "Snow Day", and just enjoy this one day while things in his life were still the way he left them last night.

Little did Peter realize how God would play out in a variety of roles through various people, Peter would encounter that day, to show him just what is really important in life and that worrying about them changes nothing. Peter's life on this day will never be the same but profoundly changed forever by an unexpected snow fall.

In his debut novel, Billy Coffey once more takes his readers on a magic journey into the various lives of the people we will meet through Peter Boyd and the need to venture out in search of "bread and milk" for his family and neighbors in "Snow Day"! At the conclusion of each chapter, Peter reflects what the purpose of his encounter means to him and this is where we catch our "Billyisms" or pieces of wonderful wisdom that embed themselves in your heart!

If you haven't heard of Billy Coffey, then you have been missing out of one of the finest writers that is guaranteed to not only touch your heart, but change your life forever by the words he uses to take us on the ride of our lives. I've known Billy Coffey for quite some time as a writer who was hoping one day to share his love of story-telling on his blog, "What I Learned Today" and have a book published. For all of us who have believed that Billy Coffey was a star just waiting to be discovered, this diamond is truly shining in his first book.

His down home charm and virtual porch allows the readers to share a piece of Billy's heart as he shares his personal story through the life of Peter Boyd. This is by far one of the best books I have read to date and once I had the opportunity to review it, I knew I had received a true gift.

I received Snow Day compliments of Hachette Book Group for my honest review and for me this one rates off the scale. It's worthy of 10 stars! For more information on this book, the amazing and talented Billy Coffey, and where to purchase a copy of this life changing book and read an excerpt, click on the title below:


You can also visit his website at http://billycoffey.com and sign up to follow his blog and his writings every day. I also did an interview with Billy Coffey back in August 2009, click here to take you back in time and read what an incredible man he is!!!

The wonderful people at Hachette Book Groups is offering 3 copies of this book to lucky winners of this blog. Here are your guidelines to enter:

1. You must be a follower of this blog.

2. Stop by Billy's website and congratulate him today on his book debut.

3. Join Billy's blog, "What I Learned Today",because I know once you sign up, you'll be completely hooked and you won't want to miss out on his stories.

4. Must be a resident of the US or Canada and please No P.O. Boxes.

5. I need a way to contact you if you are one of the lucky winners, so please include an email address with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. The giveaway ends on Oct 19th.

6. Leave me a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of Billy's book.

Again, congratulations Billy Coffey, we just knew you'd do it!!! Bright Lites will never be the same again!!!

25 comments:

  1. I follow on GFC as frugal tumbleweed acres.

    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I'd like to win because I enjoy reading good Christian books.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I have entered on Heart 2 Heart and the reason I would like to win is because it is a Christian read.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  4. This book sounds cute! And his blog is awesome! I tried to find a place to congrats him but I'll do it on FB.
    You're right about being hooked on his stuff. He has a great way with words.


    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  6. I'm a follower!
    dancealert at aol dot com

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  7. I congratulated him on his book and also became a follower through GFC of his blog.

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  8. I want to win his book because it sounds fabulous and he has a way with words!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  9. GFC Follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'd like to win because the book sounds fabulous.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I am your email subscriber.
    I sent Billy a congratulatory email.
    I signed up for Billy's blog by email.
    This book sounds so good I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

    ruthiekb72@yahoo.com

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  12. would love to read 'snow day' thanks for the chance :) i'm a follower, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  13. I am a follower of this blog.

    teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I subscribe to your blog.
    I follow your blog with GFC.
    I sent congratulations to Billy via Twitter.
    I follow Billy's site by GFC.

    I want to enter this contest because I am sure it will bring back some very happy memories of snow days.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Oh so glad to read this review. I went over and subscribed. I think this one would be great to read too and pass on. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope I win!

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  16. I am a follower. I would like to win this just to try out a story I have not heard of. Its always a fun adventure finding a treasure of a story.

    enchanted_wart(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I am GFC follower.
    Congratulated Billy at his website.
    Joined Billy's blog.
    I would love to win a copy of this book because I enjoy Christian fiction and am always looking for new authors.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  18. I want it just because of your review and recommendation!

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  19. This sounds lovely. Worthy of a 10 is high praise! I am always happy to see how God works things out and reminds us what is important in life. :)
    I am a GFC follower. MarthaE
    I visited Billy's Website; joined the blog and said congratulations.
    mesreadsATgmail.com

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  20. The book sounds great. I always am interested in a book with a great plot. Kat you know I follow you cause you review great books! Anne

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  21. I'm a follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  22. I congratulated Billy on his book debut.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  23. I joined Billy's blog

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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