Sunday, April 13, 2014

Holy Week (Semana Santa) Contest

In commemoration of the events that changed the world 2000-odd years ago, I'm holding a
which begins today (Palm Sunday) and ends at noon on Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday in Canada). The prize for the
is an autographed copy of one of my Owen Family Saga novels, The Man from Shenandoah, Ride to Raton, Trail of Storms, or Spinster's Folly.

If the winner is not from the United States, I will email him or her instructions for downloading a free copy of the novel of their choice as an e-book. They then can go to and put in a request for a digital autograph (or they can do it from the gadget over in the left sidebar).

Each person who follows the rules below and comments on this post with the desired information will have his or her name placed in my ten-gallon contest-drawing hat. The winner's name will be drawn from the hat on Easter Monday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (because, you know, I live in Arizona).

Here are the Rules: 
  1. Think about the novels you have read from the Owen Family Saga. 
  2. Determine which is your favorite character.
  3. Figure out why they are your favorite character.
  4. Comment on this post and tell me who that character is and why he or she is your favorite.
  5. Tell which book you want autographed and sent to you if you win.
  6. Include your email address for winner notification.
  7. You may only enter the HOLY WEEK CONTEST one time (but see the Bonus Rules below).

Bonus Rules:
  • If you also include in your comment which book made you like this character best, I will put your name into the hat a second time.
  • If you include a favorite passage from one of the novels that is no longer than three paragraphs long and is pertinent to why you like your favorite character, I will put your name into the hat a third time.
Remember: This contest starts today and runs through Monday, April 21. Each commenter may enter only one time, as you know, favorite is favorite, after all... even if your opinion of your favorite character will change next time you re-read one of the Owen Family Saga novels... or read the next one, Gone for a Soldier, coming later this summer.

Good luck to all of you!


  1. Marsha, I see your method here. Some of us have not yet read one of your books, so now we have to buy and read one before the week is out to participate. I guess I better get reading!

  2. Well, I love James Owen. I think I love him because he's got grit and heart. He broke away on his own rather than staying with the family business, showing grit, and the way he treats Amparo shows he's got a heart. I'm anxious to find out what happens (in the next book) with the twist at the end of Ride to Raton! Great cliffhanger!

    1. Polly, thank you! Have you read Trail of Storms? That novel answers your "What happens next?" question.

  3. I have only read Ride to Raton and it has been awhile sense I have it. I lent it to a brother in my ward and he is waiting for the next one which I don't have. I am hoping maybe we can get them in our library. I need to check with him if he has found out if they will check into it.


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