I am so very excited about this giveaway!
Not only do I love what I am giving away…I love the one who wrote it!
I was so super blessed last year at Blissdom to meet Sandy Coughlin. We sat together at lunch one day and made an instant connection.
We have kept in touch throughout the year, and her friendship has become very dear to me.
In just a couple of months, I will get to see her again at Blissdom, and I cannot wait!
Sandy is an amazing person.
First of all, because she loves the Lord with all her heart.
Secondly, because she loves her husband and children passionately.
Thirdly, because she has used her blog as a way to encourage other women to practice hospitality in their homes…without fear. :)
Sandy has so much to share about this topic that she wrote a book about it!
I was so thrilled when I received my very own copy of it in the mail!
(I will be taking this book to Blissdom to have Sandy sign it!)
Isn’t it beautiful?!!
I am learning so much from Sandy about true hospitality. Sometimes I avoid having company because I am worried about not “having it all together”. But Sandy is reminding me that I don’t need to have it all together to be hospitable.
Her book has been getting amazing reviews by everyone who has read it.
I found this review by kathyscottage at Amazon…
“I purchased two of these books. One for a friend and one for myself. Sandy Coughlins’ common sense ideas and encouragement for the reluctant entertainer are wonderful! She takes the fear and drama out of entertaining and puts the emphasis where it belongs, on just being with people you love. If you hesitate to entertain, this book is full of beautiful ideas that anyone can do, encouragement to not get caught up in appearances, and delicious recipes and suggestions to get you started. A must have for any new bride or for those who would love to entertain more but are afraid they can’t do it well.”
Here are a couple of reviews from bloggers well-known in these parts…
The Nester, author of Nesting Place
“For any excuse-making woman who avoids inviting guests into her home, this book should be required reading. The Reluctant Entertainer gently unveils common misconceptions about entertaining and guides women to the freeing truth: The art of hospitality is about connection, not perfection. I wish I could have read this book fifteen years ago.”
Melissa, author of The Inspired Room
“The Reluctant Entertainer is my go-to guide for practical and inspiring ideas for opening my home to others. In her gracious and gentle way, Sandy helps us women move past our fears and personal hang-ups by providing the tools and perspective to make entertaining doable and enjoyable!”
Now for the giveaway!
Sandy is giving away TWO of her books to TWO of my readers!!!
Here’s how you can enter this giveaway..
1. Leave a comment telling me what hospitality means to you. :)
2. Tweet this: “I want to win the book The Reluctant Entertainer, @SandyCoughlinRE at Beneath My Heart http://www.beneathmyheart.net/2010/11/a-giveaway-you-will-want-to-win/” , then come back and tell me about it in a comment.
3. Share this giveaway on facebook and come back and tell me about it in a comment.
The giveaway will end Thursday, November 18th, at midnight EST. I will announce the winner on Friday, November 19th.