Monday, September 16, 2013

SUPER GIVEAWAY! By Kathryn Cushman

In author Kathryn Cushman’s newest novel, Chasing Hope, Sabrina Rice is a gifted runner and Olympic hopeful who’s had her dreams shattered by a devastating diagnosis. One forfeited scholarship and several years later, she’s focused on building new dreams. Dreams that have nothing to do with running.
Until the day she sees Brandy Philip running across the community college campus, easily outpacing security. Sabrina immediately recognizes world-class speed, and it’s all the more painful that it belongs to a teenage graffiti artist.
When a chance encounter brings the two young women together, Sabrina gets the uncomfortable feeling her life plans are about to be toppled…again. And that God may be asking her to help this troubled but talented girl see her dreams past the starting block.
To celebrate the story, author Katie Cushman and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the CHASING HOPE Giveaway, and your chance to win one of three fabulous prizes connected with the story!
Timeframe & Notifications:
This giveaway starts September 16, 2013 and ends October 3, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PST). Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Friday, October 4, 2013, and announced at

Nike’s motto is: Just Do It, and Sabrina Rice of Chasing Hope lives out this attitude despite tremendous obstacles. But chasing dreams is hard work, and every champion needs fuel for their journey.
To celebrate everyday champions like Sabrina, we’re offering our Grand Prize winner the chance to fuel up, and have some fun as they chase their dreams.
The winner of this package will receive a $200 shopping spree to the Nike Online Store, and a 1-Year subscription to Runner’s World Magazine.
In Chasing Hope, Brandy Philip has world-class talent, but she needs a fresh start, and a little extra help to get her on the right path. Just like Brandy, we all need a boost now and then, especially when it comes to our health and fitness goals!
While we can’t all have a personal trainer like Sabrina to help us meet those goals, our Second Prize winner will receive the next best thing: This prize includes a $175 value Nike + FuelBand accelerometer, which tracks each step taken and calories burned (and tells the time of day), and The Courage To Start running book, written by popular life coach and former self-proclaimed “couch potato”, John Bingham.
In Chasing Hope, Sabrina and Brandy find that even the strongest runners also need time to rest.
Whether you run marathons, a carpool, or just weekly trips to the grocery store, you can always use a little you-time, and a chance to recharge!
Our third prize winner will get that chance with a $50 gift card to, plus an inside look at the life of Eric Liddell, (Sabrina’s hero and inspiration), through the ‘Complete Surrender’ biography book, and the Chariots of Fire DVD, featuring Ben Cross.
You do NOT want to miss this book!
How to Enter:
Go to and complete the entry box, anytime between September 16 and October 3.


  1. How awesome....a chance to win a book and some valuable prizes!

  2. Book sounds great. Love giveaways!

    Thank you Mary for all you do

    Cathy Weber

  3. Thanks Mary for all you do for your authors, This is a great giveaway Kathryn is doing for her readers. It is authors like this one that I must support by buying her books. She cares about her readers, and it shows.

  4. I have to agree with you sister. I want to buy the books of authors that care about their readers. I see Mary post so many reviews and the authors never come and thank her for the review or the readers for buying their books, well very few do that is. So on that note Thank you Kathryn for looking out for your readers. It is so sweet of you to do this wonderful giveaway.

  5. Thank you, Mary for this great review. This sounds like a wonderful story full of hope and determination. And thank you, Kathryn, for this great giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds like a great contest that Kathryn and her publisher is having. If you haven't entered be sure to do so!

    Judy B

  7. YAY!!! Mary, thank you so very much for all the work you put into this post and into your review, and for helping us promote Katie and her fabulous giveaway. I love the comments here from your readers, and they are RIGHT. Katie is so fantastic, with such a great heart, and worthy of our best support.
    Cheering you on,

  8. Mary I can't think you enough for your support! Thank you for promoting this giveaway, and thank you SO MUCH for your wonderful review and nice comments about all my books. Words simply are not enough, but thank you, thank you, thank you!

  9. Mary you have to be the best blogger around. You are always sharing the best with us. Thank you

  10. Mary, this sounds really interesting to me and I would love to be able to win and read this book! I'm crossing my fingers!

  11. Thanks Mary for the good review you gave us. I would like to try and win this book and prize. That's the only way I would ever have a pair of Nike's. Please put my name in. Thanks.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  12. Sounds like a wonderful book of inspiration, would love to read it!

    Bonnie Roof