December 16: Advent Calendar Giveaway

It’s my day for the Historical Holiday Advent Calendar Giveaway and I’m giving away an autographed copy of THE LOTUS PALACE, which has been nominated for an RT Award for Best Historical Adventure, and a keepsake book locket. (The winner can opt for a digital copy of the book if they so prefer.)

lotus_prizeIsn’t that a festive red cover?

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  1. Louisa Cornell
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 18:59:00

    We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of my grandniece Miss Marilyn Rose. She is due on January 2nd, but a Christmas arrival would be lovely. Even better, a December 29th arrival would be a special birthday present for the aunt who has already purchased infant sized pink cowboy boots with faux black snakeskin uppers to start my grandniece’s shoe collection in the proper way!

  2. Alyn Y
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 19:25:07

    Most memorable gift is a plastic drum set I received when I was around 6 or 7 years old. I remember banging on it with the drum sticks. One day the top of the drum broke. I was very sad until I realized there were other musical instruments inside. Nobody in the family knew about them. It was a nice surprise.

  3. Regina W
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 19:54:55

    The most memorable gift would be hard to choose but it has to be anyone of the many gifts made for me by my children when they were in grade school. They are truly priceless.

  4. JanD
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 20:13:33

    A wrist watch from my parents was my most memorable gift.

  5. ShannonS
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 21:20:23

    It is hard to choose. One would be a pink ballerina doll.

  6. Diane Sallans
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 21:25:54

    I get an annual calendar with pictures of the family from the prior year – I get to look at their smiling every day & see a new set of pictures every month.

  7. Ginger
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 21:46:33

    One of my most memorable gift was a puppy I got on my seventh birthday. I named the poodle Baby.

  8. Kris
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 22:14:03

    My mother’s necklace.

  9. donna harris
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 22:47:32

    My most memorable gift was I got my horse. I was around 9 yrs old, I still think about him today, like it was yesterday. My horse was my best friend.

  10. Janie McGaugh
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 23:53:19

    This is really hard to answer, because there are a lot of gifts I remember from over the years, especially the ones I still have. I think, perhaps, my most memorable gift would be the year my husband gave me a sewing machine for my birthday (especially since I went into labor early the next morning with my daughter!).

  11. brandy
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 00:52:16

    Mine will be this year; my first-ever niece will have just been born! 🙂

  12. Carol L
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 02:26:24

    That’s easy. It’s when my 8 year old daughter went into remission from Bone Cancer and after spending 11 months as an inpatient she was released to go home on Christmas Eve. :)The greatest gift of all time. I’m so Blessed to say that was 15 years ago and she’s a beautiful and healthy young woman today. 🙂 Happy Holidays everyone.
    Carol L

  13. flchen1
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 04:38:52

    One of my most memorable was a gift DH gave to me when he proposed–he’d kept a journal of our time together, and it was such a treasure to see in his own words what some of that meant to him 🙂

  14. Karen H in NC
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 15:29:55

    Back to my childhood days when I was 10, my mom got me a beautiful bride doll as part of my Christmas gifts. I loved that doll and really enjoyed playing with her. Still wish I had her today. Maybe that’s why I have a small collection of dolls!

  15. Charlotte McFall
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 07:25:33

    Most memorable gift would have to be my engagement ring from Hubby 🙂

  16. Lexi
    Dec 18, 2013 @ 22:20:22

    From childhood: a my Little Pony castle. It was amazing and huge to my little self. As an adult: my twin boys since they were born a week before Christmas.

  17. Genna
    Dec 19, 2013 @ 01:19:31

    My most memorable gift would be the jade pendant I received.

  18. Cassie
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 03:55:05

    A bottle of my favorite perfume: Snow, Glass, Apples. It’s from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and was produced in a very limited run.

  19. Deidre
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 19:47:12

    I was about four and I received a stuffed animal from my older sister, one from her own collection. I cherished it. lol