Posted by: Karen | September 15, 2014

GODDESSES ANONYMOUS series GIVEAWAY

Courtesy of Blackstone Audiobooks, I have one CD copy of each of the first 3 audiobooks in this series to give away:

One Mountain Away

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Somewhere Between Luck and Trust

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No River Too Wide

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Author Emilie Richards explains the name of the series:

“The friends decide to call themselves the Goddesses Anonymous to honor Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of compassion, a powerful figure to Buddhists and Taoists, with many different names and representations in Eastern Asia. Kuan Yin turned back on her journey to heaven when she heard the cries of the suffering on earth and asked to stay and minister to them anonymously until no more suffering remained.”

To be entered into this random drawing, just make a comment below and tell us about the “Goddesses” in your life.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Christine M. is the randomly selected winner and the CDs will be mailed out to her as soon as I get her address.  Thanks to all for entering! I give away lots of books – to find out about them in the future, please consider following this blog, or my Facebook page, or on Twitter.

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Responses

  1. Christine Miller is the randomly chosen winner of this giveaway. Thanks to all for sharing your heartfelt goddess stories! I do hope you’ll all find your way to these books; I think you’ll find them inspiring.

  2. The goddess in my life was my mother. She was always there, quietly in the background, giving encouragement when needed. She always listened to whatever was on my mind, without judging me, even if what I was telling her was something she probably didn’t want to hear! She has been gone nearly two years and not a single day goes by when I don’t think of her or some wisdom or advice she shared with me. When I was younger, i thought it would be tragic to be like my mother. Now I think it would be the highest honor to be compared to her!

  3. I just read the second book and would love to hear you narrate it. I’m sure the accents will be perfect!

  4. This sounds like such an interesting series and something that will speak to me at this point in my life.

  5. […] the 3 titles in the series to giveaway: all you have to do is go to her blog and comment!  Go to Home Cooked Books  and enter – and do it soon […]

  6. My mother was my first goddess. She taught me the joy of books, games and adventures and always taught tolerance and peace. She birthed in me (after birthing me in the first place!) a great appreciation of far off cultures and strange and wonderful peoples AND also appreciation for the little things in life in front of us like asparagus growing wild along the canal banks. She’s passed on but she’s immortal now, living in the hearts and memories of her friends, children and grandchildren.

    My wife is my second goddess. She teaches me every day that extraordinary moments of acceptance and kindness can spark change and understanding. She teaches me not only to listen with an open heart and mind but to act toward making this the world we all want it to be. As a wife, she’s enchanting, but as a therapist, she helps troubled people find the strength and acceptance in themselves to direct positive change in their lives. As her fees go up with her popularity and success, she keeps a handful of clients who can’t afford to pay more than a nominal fee (or who pay in small gifts of their art, be it photography, flowers or chocolate…)

    My daughter is my third goddess. She once touched me ever so gently on the cheek and whispered, “Your mom really really loved you.” (I don’t know where that came from, but my heart felt it deeply) She values kindness in others and herself. She writes of crazy adventures in strange worlds with her friends. She once wrote secretly in my notebook a love letter to her mom and I. She is ever enchanting, and sometimes profoundly wise, but always ready to dance and run on grass doing cartwheels…

  7. The women in my book club are my Goddesses! Brought together by our love of books but we have stayed together through friendship!

  8. There were four Goddesses in my life: my mother, her best friend Margaret, my “second Mom” Barbara, and a favorite teacher, Carol, still a good friend today.

    Each woman, in her own way, helped me realize my own self-worth and dignity, partly they advice and support, but mostly by giving me fabulous role models to emulate!

  9. These are great books! I’d like to be part of the Godesses.

  10. The Goddesses in my life are my three sisters. We had a very volatile childhood in the very county that is one of the settings for the book series. Our very strong and faith-filled mother passed on her strength and family values, which have kept us close over a half-century.

  11. My grandkids are my goddesses. I am in awe of all they do, cheer,dance, baseball and just the happiness they stow upon me when I visit. Some are close by but some I do not see enough, but I make sure to get all the hugs I can, to substandard me, until the next time! !!

  12. My girlfriend that has raised her two boys alone and now after all these years found a love interest and trying to make it all work.

    • Christine, you are the randomly chosen winner of these books! I will contact you via email to get your mailing address.

  13. Apologies if this is a duplicate comment! Wp mobile is acting wonky! Great giveaway Karen! TY for the chance to win. Love the meaning behind the title. My longtime BFF’s Kat, Bren & Gill are my goddesses, they, like my mother and aunt are the rocks in my life, along with a more recent book loving friend with whom I text near daily and my bookclub gals!

  14. Great giveaway Karen! TY for the chance to win. Love the meaning behind the title. My longtime BFF’s Kat, Bren & Gill are my goddesses, they, like my mother and aunt are the rocks in my life, along with a more recent book loving friend with whom I text near daily and my bookclub gals! (Since I’m doing this via mobile I’m not sure wordpress is signing me in or not).

  15. My mother is the Goddess in my life. Always willing to help anyone with any problem/project large or small. She loves to feed people & holds the family together with her warmth & love.

  16. My daughter, my daughte-in-law, my granddaughters and my sister. They are all goddesses in my life. My mom was my first goddess and to remain so all of my life. What a lucky person I was that she loved me unconditionally 🙂

  17. I don’t have any goddesses in my life but I do have a lot of cheese…. by cheese I mean cheddars. my Group of amazing women that I can count on through thick and thin no matter, was named for a semi drunken ritual around a box of Better Cheddars crackers. and yet out of that silliness was born friendships that have in all seriousness saved my sanity at times. ♡

  18. My 2 granddaughters are the goddesses in my life.

    • I actually just heard Garrison Keillor read this poem on his show The Writer’s Almanac this morning and thought it was beautiful:
      Grandchildren
      by Olivia Stiffler
      They disappear with friends
      near age 11. We lose them
      to baseball and tennis, garage
      bands, slumber parties, stages
      where they rehearse for the future,
      ripen in a tangle of love knots.
      With our artificial knees and hips
      we move into the back seats
      of their lives, obscure as dust
      behind our wrinkles, and sigh
      as we add the loss of them
      to our growing list of the missing.

      Sometimes they come back,
      carting memories of sugar cookies
      and sandy beaches, memories of how
      we sided with them in their wars
      with parents, sided with them
      even as they slid out of our laps
      into the arms of others.

      Sometimes they come back
      and hold onto our hands
      as if they were the thin strings
      of helium balloons
      about to drift off.

      • Damn, makes me want to cry… As a parent I’m terrified of the ‘wake up one day and they’re grown’ day. I try to hold the moments as they pass. But my future lays out with less of her in it, while the world will get more of her…

  19. My grandmother who kept the family together overseas while my grandfather
    worked and sent money home until he was able to bring the family to the US.


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