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Last Minute Drawing: Faces

Update: drawing has ended. Congrats to Janel Hartman in Facebook comments and Carolyn Yoder in blog comments. Send me an email at Katrina@500-words.com or private message with your address ASAP so I can get them in the mail!

I just realized that it is almost Christmas, and I’ve given nothing away, and possibly if I do it right now, I can get a gift to the winner before Christmas. 

In this book, you will find enjoy full color, full page photos by Rosetta Byers side by side with my quotes from the person in the photo: memories of the war in Syria, reflections on life as a refugee, or dreams for the future. Many of the characters are children. For that reason, Faces of Syria has been a proven winner with children (and adults I think!) since TGS International published it three years ago. 

In 2015, when Rosetta and I sat at our kitchen table in Jerusalem designing the book at break-neck speed, we thought the war might soon be over. Sadly, we were wrong. On page 85, you will find a woman recounting her memories of the Christmas holiday (or lack of it) during the war.

Leave a comment telling me who you know who would enjoy looking at this book–it doesn’t mean you have to give it to them, of course! You can say “my nephew”, “my daughter”, “my husband”, “my grandma”, etc, if you would rather not use real names. If you are leaving your comment on the blog, please give me enough information to allow me to contact you for your address if you win. I will end the giveaway tomorrow morning with a drawing to decide the winner, and promptly put the book in the mail in hopes of getting it to you by Christmas Eve.

Best wishes in the drawing and Merry Christmas! 

Also available at TGS International or on Amazon

P. S. Thanks for your interest and support for the Monday Merchant blog.  I especially appreciate those of you who interacted by signing up for our Christmas card. I placed the order this morning, but I’m not sure that the cards will arrive before Christmas. I apologize for my tardiness.

I have also edited the merchant post to correct a mistake about the address service. I did not realize that Basic Invite charged for stamps in addition to the address service charge. This makes sense– I was wondering how they could do it without– but I wrote it as if the stamp was included.  I certainly don’t want any false information in my posts. Thank you for your understanding!

57 Responses to Last Minute Drawing: Faces

  1. Lita December 19, 2018 at 9:03 am #

    My children😊

  2. Florinda Stoltzfus December 19, 2018 at 9:08 am #

    Love to have one! ☺

  3. Doris Lee December 19, 2018 at 9:12 am #

    Sharena already has one…so Jen Lee if she doesn’t already have one! 🙂

  4. Renae Hege December 19, 2018 at 9:13 am #

    My children would be very interested

  5. Colleen December 19, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    I think my lovely sister who lives in the US of A would enjoy this book!

  6. Susana Martin December 19, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    My daughter!!! She’s been a bookworm since she could hold a book!!

  7. Connie Stoll December 19, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    My nieces and me. 🙂

  8. Judith December 19, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    My husband and children would love it and so would I! In our house we all live books down to the 1 yr old!

  9. LOVEDA S SCHROCK December 19, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    All three of us!

  10. Loveda Schrock December 19, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    All three of us! But especially Karina.

  11. Lois Reed December 19, 2018 at 9:43 am #

    I would share with my grandchildren who love books! Our last name is Reed so I tell people we live up to our name!

  12. Carolyn Yoder December 19, 2018 at 9:43 am #

    My neighbor friend would definitely enjoy it!;)

  13. Char December 19, 2018 at 10:03 am #

    My daughter and sister..

  14. Crystal December 19, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    I would love to! 🙂 And my whole family; we love books!

  15. Rebecca December 19, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    My children😊

  16. Bev December 19, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    My grandchildren.

  17. Sheryl Zook December 19, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    My daughter.

  18. Marian December 19, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    My children!

  19. Steph December 19, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    My sister in law….my sisters

  20. Krista Burkholder December 19, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    Me! Does that count?

  21. Faith Yoder December 19, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    My Nephews and niece. 😊

  22. Linda December 19, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    I would (!!), but I’ll “give” it to my hubby who will share it with several others!

  23. Anon December 19, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    Me! Me! Me!

  24. Lori December 19, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    My husband.

  25. Stephanie Zimmerman December 19, 2018 at 11:11 am #

    My friend

  26. Juli December 19, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    My four little boys would be delighted!

  27. Bertha December 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    My four daughters, ages 4, 8, 9 and 12!

  28. Angela Stoltzfus December 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    My family

  29. Marlene Graber December 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    Our Downs Syndrome son, Russell. He’s very sympathetic to the suffering.

  30. Louise December 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    My children!

  31. Emma December 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    My whole family would enjoy it!

  32. Gina December 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    My family!

  33. Sharon December 19, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    My husband and daughter! And me!😃

  34. mizrubi@gmail.com December 19, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    my great nephews John and Joey!

    Ruby

  35. Becky Wadel December 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

    My family AND myself!!

  36. Christine Martin December 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Bless you for your blog and for doing a freebie. I am sure anyone who gets it will enjoy it! If I got it I would set it out to share with my visitors who already like to look through another photo book I have, and of course my husband and I would like to read it!

  37. Charlotte G December 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    My entire family would enjoy this book! Or maybe an extra gift for my 2 sweet grandchildren??

  38. Bre December 19, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    My siblings 😊

  39. Anna Evans December 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    A coffee table book for all visitors.

  40. Martina December 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    My entire family!

  41. Sharon S December 19, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    My children and I

  42. Sharilyn Horst December 19, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    I think my daughter would enjoy it and my younger sisters!
    sharihorst@gmail.com

  43. Regina December 19, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    I would enjoy it.

  44. Loreena Storer December 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

    My son Thomas. It would provide a different perspective than what he has experienced.

  45. Mary H December 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm #

    My family and I would all enjoy your book. Thank-you!

  46. Cindy December 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

    My granddaughter!!

  47. Jennalie December 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    I’m a newcomer to this blog, as far as comments go😊 but I’ve been enjoying your blog posts for a while! Keep it up!! My little students would enjoy the book and so would their teacher😉

  48. Barbara December 19, 2018 at 7:36 pm #

    My daughter and the grandchildren

  49. Mim December 19, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

    I would love to look through it but I would like to give it to my neighbor whose mom just died.

  50. Sharon Brubacher December 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm #

    I’ve silently enjoyed your blog for a long time . . . Thank you so much for sharing parts of your story here!
    I’d love to give a copy of your book to my surrogate nieces, ages 12 and 10, who have been on the mission field with their family.
    Blessings!

  51. Wanda December 19, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

    My siblings! 🙂 Thanks so much for the inspiration your blog brings to everyone!! Merry Christmas! ilovethcountry16{at}gmail{dot}com

  52. Coleen December 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

    Me 😄

  53. Maria Martin December 19, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

    My children would enjoy it! And me too!

  54. Ruth December 19, 2018 at 11:11 pm #

    All 4 of us

  55. Julie December 20, 2018 at 4:20 am #

    Maybe this is too late. 😄 that’s ok! But my husband and my girls would enjoy it!!

  56. Rhoda December 20, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    My children, Mom, and sisters would love to look at this book! I would too! Thanks so much Katrina!

  57. Marilyn December 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    My family!