October Give-away

Amish fiction, Contest Comments: 169

A Give-away for YOU

It’s been a while since we’ve had a give-away. What was I thinking? Let’s make up for it today. Since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, I thought I’d give away this little wall hanging and your choice of books. The wall hanging is done in pretty pinks and has a nice HOPE border at the top. It’s only 19″ x 14″, but it would be nice to put on a table top or hang on the wall.

All you have to do to be entered is comment below. Maybe you could offer encouragement to those who are battling cancer. If you’d like to be entered TWICE, hit the re-tweet button at the bottom, share on Facebook or Pinterest, or email a friend. Then leave a 2nd comment that you’ve done so, and you’ll be entered twice!

Thanks so much. We’ll randomly draw a winner in a week.



ps – My latest release HIDDEN is still available in ebook for only $3.99 and print for $10. CLICK HERE for more information.

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169 thoughts on “October Give-away

  1. Juanita Wickey

    Would love to win on of your books, of course, but my heart goes out to those battling cancer. The Lord will give you strength to bear it, focus on Him. Hope He chooses to heal, but if He does not He needs you in eternity. Put your faith in His death and resurrection and you will spend eternity super healthy.

  2. Deb Simmering

    I have 2 friends who have had breast cancer, and all I can say is the power of prayer is wonderful. They are both doing well today cancer free and they attribute it to everyone who prayed for their healing. Thank you for the opportunity to win the wall hanging and book. Have a Blessed Day.

  3. Dorothy Perry

    Hidden was a book full of suspense – I couldn’t put it down – I was disappointed when it ended because I didn’t want it to end. Vannetta you need to make a book 2. Thanks so much for writing such wonderful stories

  4. Paula

    I would love the wallhanging!…I am a 7 year breast cancer survivor!! Also love your books Vannetta and winning a book would make it extra-special!!

  5. D K Stevens

    My heart goes out to anyone suffering from this. I lost my father-in-law & my mother to cancer. I also have a sister-in-law who won her battle with breast cancer.
    Please let friends & family hold you up & encourage you, You’ll feel God’s love through them too 🙂

  6. Connie R.

    I would give this wall hanging to my cousin who runs an organization(non-profit)in honor of her mother, who passed away from liver cancer, I think it was, or pancreatic. The organization, called Joy’s Network, gives baskets and financial support to families dealing with cancer. They have all sorts of goodies in the baskets, like gas and grocery cards, cancer awareness bracelets, food, etc. and also do fundraisers so that they can purchase the gift cards for the families. Thanks, Vannetta, for your generosity.

  7. Mallory Fry

    I would love to win Vanetta! My aunt had breast cancer, so those affected by cancer are very near & dear to my heart. Plus, I love your books too. I also shared this on Facebook too! God bless!

  8. Shirley Chapel

    My Sister In Law went through breast cancer about 5 years ago. It was discovered from her yearly mammogram. She had a lumpectomy and there was no cancer in her lymph nodes. She has been on cancer medication ever since. The doctor felt she got all the cancer.
    My neighbor had a double mastectomy some years ago and she had cancer in some of her lymph nodes. She had cancer treatments that were very hard on her and she was very sick. But thanks to God the treatments stopped her cancer and after 5 years she was declared cancer free.
    I would love to win some books and have enjoyed everyone one of your books I’ve read so far.

    1. Gorham Maine

      I couldn’t log in with wordpress but I have tweeted this; it’s so important. I’ve been touched and I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t been directly effected by this difficult disease. We pray for a cure.

  9. Candace Crocker

    I loved”Hidden” and I love living in an age where public support has been so overwhelming that deaths from breast cancer are slowly diminishing from what they were not so long ago!

  10. Linda McFarland

    The pink wall hanging is so pretty. When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, we went to a cancer center in her area that did different things to support cancer patients & survivors. She was invited to sign her name on a breast cancer quilt. She had surgery and radiation and she is a 3-year survivor. Thanks, Vannetta, for Breast Cancer Awareness and yes, I would love to win….Linda

  11. Judy B

    I am a 15 year breast cancer survivor and my advice to those who are going through breast cancer is, hang on to your faith, ask for help if needed, and try to keep a positive attitude. (Not always easy!)

    Love your books Vannetta. Hidden blew me away! I loved it!

    Judy B

  12. Carolyn Jefferson

    I have been 4years breast cancer free. Would love to win the wall hanging or as a scarf on table. Love Your books Vannetta .
    God Bless,
    Carolyn J.

  13. Melanie Backus

    Hi Miss Vannetta! What a wonderful giveaway! Cancer touches so many and our hope will continue to be that there will one day be a cure.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  14. Kate

    Thank you for remembering those who are battling breast cancer. Is there any one among us who has not been affected – personally, family, friend? We are all one family, supporting each other!

  15. Ruth Smith

    Hi Vanetta, it would simply make my heart feel so good if I could inspire and encourage just one person with cancer! I was diagnosed in July 2012 as having LMS in the pelvis area….Leiomyosarcoma is classified as a soft tissue sarcoma and are malignant tumors that arise from the connective tissue, which connects, supports and surrounds various structures and organs in the body. Soft tissue includes fat, muscle, nerves, tendons, and blood and lymph vessels. The exact cause of leiomyosarcoma, is unknown. In Sept. 2012, the only Dr. anywhere near us was Dr. Carl Schmidt at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. So they did surgery and was able to remove about all of it, except a spot about 6″ long in the soft tissue of the pelvis….I had 39 Radiation treatments and for almost 2 years, I was in remission, and had lots and lots of wonderful encouraging words, prayers, thoughts, letters, cards, etc. to keep me going. My tests all came back good in April 2014, then in July 2014, they discovered that the Sarcoma had returned with a vengenence. Growing like a weed, Dr. Shah said! My Dr sent me back to OSU to evaluate me once again, buy they decided that it was much too big for surgery, so I am right back to square one again! I have been overwhelmed with all the words of encouragement and prayers, blessings, etc that I have received both from family and friends but also from such caring people that I don’t even know these past several months as I have to face my Oncologist once again this Monday, the 27th to discuss Chemotherapy this time. When I thought no one in the world cared one iota about me, I was amazed at the people that DO care and want me to live and go on with as normal of a life as possible. For this I am sooooo grateful. Our son passed away suddenly in Jan. 2014 of a massive heart attack, and I thought my life should have ended then, but I have a dear darling precious grandson that loves me and wants me to keep going and fighting this thing. He and our son’s beautiful wife he left behind is a big inspiration to me. And my husband, of course, is my other ROCK, the Lord and Savior being my main rock. If I could only inspire one person by saying or doing something that would give them the courage to keep fighting their CANCER, then my life will have been fulfilled. It is very hard to stay encouraged and inspired, but you must work at it every single day. Just don’t give up and when you are feeling down, blue and lonesome, try your best to put on your “Happy Suit” and start the day all over again. There are people that care for you, no matter who or where you are! Stand on that! God bless everyone everywhere suffering from any form of cancer. Sorry honey, did not mean to write a book, but I get kinda overwhelmed when I start writing about this and trying to encourage others as I have been encouraged.

  16. Ruth Smith

    I retweeted for you Vanetta…..and have read several of your books and have loved every one of them. HIDDEN was the last one I read, which was one wonderful, fantastic book! I loved it and highly recommend it to everyone!!

  17. Ronna Lord

    My daughter has been dealing with breast cancer for almost two years now. PYL the cancer is gone and she has gone through surgery to use the tissue from her stomach area to form new breasts. Actually, she’s going through some “tweaking” surgery on her breasts tomorrow. I never realized all the things that breast cancer people went through until I’ve been through it with my beautiful daughter. I think this is a great contest. As a crafter myself, I’d love to win the wall hanging for her and books for me. Thanks for this

  18. Cheri Howard

    I encourage anyone going through breast cancer to, if able, take a few minutes a day to immerse themselves into a good book. Your mind will forget for awhile what you are going through. Live in your book for awhile and enjoy yourself. I, myself, have never battled cancer, but have been the caregiver more times than I can count. That person, also should take to time go get away, if only in a book.

  19. Debbie Rhoades

    Please, don’t ever give up hope. My Auntie and my cousin both had breast cancer, about the same time, and they fought it and beat it. God bless everyone who has had to deal with that nasty disease.

  20. Juanita Cook

    My Mother had cancer and beat it. Have three Aunts that also have had breast cancer.All have passed and have one Aunt that is still living cancer free today. My mother and her sisters all died of heart related problems except for one Aunt who ended up dying of brain cancer. It is such a terrible disease for anyone to have. But there is always hope, always. Sometimes God does give that healing miracle to those who have cancer. We all need to pray for those who have this terrible disease. My prayers and thoughts are with all.
    Yes I would love to win this quilt and one of your books.

  21. Linda Zaragoza-Zrubek

    I would love this, my Mother is. Breast cancer survivor for 15 years she is now 93 years old. My family has had many family members that have had cancer since I was a little girl of 5. I can recall a couple of aunts and uncles who had cancer and were taken way to young. I pray some day soon that there will be a cure for all types of cancer. God bless those fighting the battle today, may a miracle happen that they may be cured. In reality….my prayers goes out to each and every one of them. Keep fighting!!!!

  22. Maxie Lloyd-Hamilton Anderson

    Hi Vannetta. This sounds like a great give-away. I had a sister who had breast cancer. She passed away at 47. And, I had my oldest niece who had both breast removed to be rid of breast cancer. Have also had friends who were survivors. Cancer is bad, no matter what kind. I lost my husband to Prostate cancer. You just have to give it to GOD and have all of your family and friends praying for you. I would love to be your winner. Thanks for this chance. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  23. Mary Herrnstein

    we just found out a week ago that my sister has stage 4 Adenocarcinoma…it started on her right lung and has matastisized in her brain…she is on her ninth radiation treatment of ten…which will be followed by more tests…and then chemotherapy…knowing there is no cure for this cancer…only a chance at lengthening her time with us…is heart-rending…I find myself praying to Our Father almost constantly…begging Him to allow researchers to find a cure for this terrible disease…to save all those battling for their lives…and to give us the strength we will need to accept His decision…my faith in God is stronger than it has ever been…please…join me in praying for everyone who has cancer…and remember…through Him all things are possible!

  24. Tina Rice

    Good morning Vannetta!
    Your wall hanging sounds lovely. Thanks for a chance to win one of your books and the wall hanging.

    I am a retired/disability Oncology Nurse. I worked with patients at our local hospital for many years who had cancer. It is heartbreaking seeing what these brave women (& men) go through to rid the cancer attacking their bodies and how it affects the whole family. In addition to caring for patients I have cared for many family members who had cancer and have family & friends who are breast cancer/cancer survivors! Treatments have changed for the better over the years, giving patients a greater chance of survivor. I have seen patients who have a strong faith & positive attitude do far better than those who have no faith at all. Faith is so important in all areas of our life and certainly is when facing cancer.


  25. Susan Quimby

    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was so scary, but I had so much love and support that I made it through and am forever grateful to all my family and friends.

  26. Patricia

    I doubt there’s anyone who doesn’t know someone who has, or has had, breast cancer…maybe themselves. May God bless everyone who has helped someone get through this, give strength to those fighting their battle and comfort those who have lost someone.

  27. Elizabeth Dent

    Hey Vannetta , I would like to say to anyone battling cancer to not give up . I had breast cancer 25 years ago . Had to have both breast removed to prevent it coming back . I went through surgery , Chemo and radiation . I am a survivor of 25 years and a survivor of 4 years for bladder cancer . Still going for test and special procedure for my bladder . Just had a procedure done this Tuesday and everything look good . My advice is never give up . Keep fighting . I have a very supporting husband who has stood by me .
    In.ove your books Vannetta . Keep writing

    1. Ruth Smith

      Congratulations Liz…..I have had surgery, radiation and am now facing chemo on sarcoma cancer of the pelvis and I, lke you, have a very supporting husband. You keep taking care of yourself and I pray for your continued remission. Thanks for the inspiration. Ruth

  28. Sharrie

    I would love to win this contest – love reading your books, Vanetta! I thank God that I have never had to battle breast cancer of any kind but I pray every day for those who have been affected with any kind of this horrible disease. God performs miracles every day.

  29. Jan Brooks

    What a wonderful give away!! The yucky C word! When my sister in law was battling cancer her little boy told his Dad he wasn’t gonna say that “c word” it was a curse word. We’ve had a battle in a half with it in my family. From breast, lung, bone and even my skin cancer.
    But we hold on to the hope that they find a cure!! They’ve made remarkable advances from now to 32 years ago when my Gram’s battle ended. God bless you that are in the battle and your families!! May you find strength, love, hope, and encouragement in him <3 <3 <3

  30. mary mackay

    Thirty years ago my son, a four year old very active little boy was diagnosed with Leukemia. Thru the healing power of Jesus, he just turned 34 years old! We could not have done it without our faith and trust in Him! Love your books and would love to win this prize?

  31. Louise Deist

    Would love to win the blanket. I would give it to a friend. His wife just died a few months ago after many years of battling breast cancer. We love and miss you Ruthie.

  32. sue whitmarsh

    I lost my Mom to breast cancer 36 yrs ago,I have a sister that survived it and just heard one of her daughters was just diagnosed with it.Sure wish they would fond a cure

  33. Joyce Seal

    God, bless all that are dealing with Cancer. Help them and their families to stay strong, fight, and most of all to trust in you.

  34. alisa kibg

    I love the wall hanger and I love your books. Breast cancer awareness is close to my heart I have friends and family that hsve passed away not without a good fight. I prayed for them and asked god to protect them and not let them suffer. Put it all in gods hands because he knows.

  35. Donna Taylor

    Prayers for all those that are dealing with breast cancer, or any type of cancer. May God give them comfort.
    Love your books. Thanks for the contest and chance to win.

  36. Sandi Ansell

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. It was journey to get here today, but so far I am cancer free. I love Vanetta and her books. She is a true inspiration. God bless and thanks!

  37. Elizabeth Suiter

    Just want to send out prayers and ask for prayers for couple of people, Raelyn Cutbirrh, (4 yrs. old) Sharon Thompson ( sister in law) Donny Smith ( Great Uncle) and everyone else who is fighting this ugly disease. Plus for those who fought it and are free of it. My dad George Kolerich, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and more. God Bless you all.

  38. Loretta

    Love that color pink but especially what it represents. I try to stay vigilant about my mammograns, in fact, I am calling monday for an appointment. I realize that I can’t ever think that I’m getting older, I can relax. I plan to stay vigilant all my life.

  39. Crystal Blackburn

    I’ve known 2 ppl who has battled breast cancer and another one is going thru it right now. Sadly the one passed when I was almost 17 and the second one has been cleared since 2008 (roughly around that time). They are one of those that are my inspiration that no matter what you can fight thru anything in a sense. My aunt is just starting through this battle my thoughts and prayers are not just with her but the rest of the family but to all those that are going thru the battle.

  40. Brenda Cushman

    I tweeted and sharing on Facebook and pinterest.Lovely giveaway.I have a couple of relatives that are battleing Breast Cancer so far they are winning.

  41. Tammy H

    I am a cancer survivor. Not breast cancer. I had a rare form. I am 13 yrs cancer free. I know chemo is not fun. Makes you so very sick. Makes you lose your hair, have mouth sores, you are so weak, etc. However it can not rob you of love, hope, happiness, and joy. To those fighting keep up the fight!!! 13 yrs free from Gestational trophoblastic disease! Thank you God!!!

  42. JoAnn Sterner

    God Bless all those suffering from cancer. Just today we buried a friend that had a brain tumor. Love your Amish mystery books Vannetta.

  43. Donna Bascle

    I am a child of two cancer survivors – both parents have fought the good fight and I am proud and honored to be their daughter. I only hope I can be as strong in my trials as they have been through theirs. God is our strength.

  44. Ruth

    I would love to win one of your books and this wall hanging. The wall hanging will in turn be sent to my cousin who has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I have another cousin and her mom who are also battling breast cancer but the one who will get the wall hanging is most in need of it. I just met a lady yesterday who told me she has brain cancer that started in her lungs. Her greatest regret is that she will lose her hair so I am crocheting some chemo caps for her. She is determined to beat the cancer. Thank you so much for having this drawing.

  45. Donna

    I would truly love to win this contest for my daughter-in-law. She just found out her younger, only sister has advanced breast cancer. She completely loves reading books, especially Amish ones!

  46. Elizabeth

    Love your books and would LOVE to win! Hospice nurse here….fighting daily with my patients for a cure for this awful disease. Praying for peace and comfort to surround all those affected with breast cancer. You are not alone. You are LOVED and prayed for daily! <3
    Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
    #breastcancerawareness #prayers #pinked #hospicenurse #fightforacure

  47. Lora Dietrich

    I would love to win this to give it to a friend who has had breast cancer twice, she is doing great and sassy as ever

  48. Gail Hollingsworth

    Love the wall hanging, so special! I am a 3 yr breast cancer survivor and would love it and one of your books too, of course!

  49. Karen G

    My sister-in-law had breast cancer and had both breasts removed. Also lost my favorite male cousin to cancer and my husband’s twin brother died from cancer. My husband’s brother died 20 years to the day as his father with the same type of cancer.

  50. Angie Carroll

    I would give the quilt to my mother who had breast cancer and is cancer free! It can happen! We are blessed that she is healthy!

  51. Joann Cundiff King

    I shared on Facebook. My sisyer has Breast cancer and will have her mastectomy in 3 weejs. I have tested positive for BRCA2 (breast cancer gene mutation) and with a strong family history puts me at a greater risk. I will have a preventive maste tomy and recomstruction in January.

  52. Phyllis

    Thank you for your concern for breast cancer victims and survivors. I am one who has been through treatment and am considered cancer free. I am BLESSED!
    I would like to win, too!

    1. Ruth Smith

      PTL….so happy to hear you are FREE…..I certainly pray to hear those words some day!! Hoping you win also, as you certainly deserve to!!! God continue His Blessings on you is my prayer for the day.

  53. Bonnie Swiney

    Lost my mother to cancer, so i know the pain all too well. This was in 1981, so they have came a long way now. I pray for each and every one!!

  54. Aprul Patterson

    You are a wonderful and inspirational author and I would love to win a book of yours.

    Prayer for Those With Cancer

    Vienna Cobb Anderson

    Bless, O God,
    all who struggle with cancer.
    Empower them with hope
    for each and every day.
    Provide them with loving
    and tender care, laughter,
    and the support of love.
    Grant them
    courage when they are afraid,
    comfort when they are in pain,
    and your blessing
    when all else seems hopeless,
    that in their fight with illness
    they may continue to praise you
    and glorify your name.

    Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Multifaith/Illness/Prayer-For-Those-With-Cancer.aspx#iQtQ5m16uJV1kh1I.99

  55. Maryann

    I have been so encouraged by other cancer fighters and survivors during my own cancer journey. I almost died during one of my surgeries and was in a coma for 2 days. I believe God has me here for a reason. I dont have too much strength but I do manage to teach vacation bible school one week a year. That is my joy and service to our Lord., because we should serve Him with gladness. I belong to a little internet group of breast cancer survivors but they invite all others to join them as well and they have welcomed me. I am encouraged by all they go through. Some never mention God or faith, so I try to tell them that it is exactly the Lord and my faith that got me through this. I dont get out all that much so I love to read, especially Amish fiction and reading sure helps with memory and focus too!. Blessigs to all those who are fighting and to the survivors. Be strong in the Lord- He is your strength!

  56. Donna B

    My mom lost a sister to breast cancer over 40 years ago. I’m so thankful for all of the test and research that has been improved since then. Praying for all who have been affected by this terrible disease.

  57. Lisa Johnson Cowell

    I love your books, and I can see a couple that I have not read yet. I will have to put them on order, but winning one would be great, too!

  58. Nancy Greenhouse

    I have battled cancer twice and if it wasn’t for my love of reading I would have lost my mind. !y favorite memory is cuddled under a soft blanket, snuggled with a book!

  59. Tina Butryn

    God Bless all those who had to hear those 3 words…..You Have Cancer(I heard it twice), Those fighting , those taken and those yet to be told. XOXO

  60. Denise

    I would say to all of those who are facing the fight against breast cancer, stay strong in your faith; the sun is shining on the other side. I can say that as a nine year survivor. My mother is a 27 year survivor. God is good all the time.

  61. Teresa Kerr

    I would love to win this! My prayer certainly go out to all those battling cancer. It’s such a terrible thing to go through for them and for their loved ones.

  62. Penny Lohman

    Cancer is such a disease of destruction. I have lost numerous friends and family to this disease, but that has never stopped me from praying for them. If everyone would pray for everyone they know, asking for healing and for assistance for those who are trying to cure this disease then maybe there will be some improvements. It sure can’t hurt to try!

  63. Debi Smith

    Would love to win one of your books. I have a friend who is battling her second round of Breast Cancer. Praying God heals her.

  64. Tracy McFletcher

    My sister in law passed away from breast cancer in 2007. I am so thankful to God that we had a chance to get to know each other before she went to Heaven. My other sister in law and I have become best of sister’s. We check on each other every day, evev though we live several states apart. Thank you Vanetta for your wonderful stories.

  65. Sharon Bargo

    I always reading new books. For those fighting cancer, remember that God is bigger than this battle you are fighting. Lean on him for strength. He will not forsake you.

  66. Dorie

    I lost my sister in law to cancer 9 years ago and then my nephew 4 years later. I try to be a help as an Aunt and friend to my niece with her 2 little ones. Cancer is so hard on families. Though it does bring many closer together.
    Would love to read your newest book.

  67. kim

    Would love to win one of your giveaways. My sister is a cancer survivor and I’m so glad that she is still in my life and we have each other. Unfortunately my mom passed away of brain cancer at the age of 50 and I think about her every day and miss her so much. There’s just me and my sister now and I am so thankful for her.

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  69. rhondanyy

    I learned to sew at age 12 and have loved to make quilts as gifts for the last 30+ years. When I feel stressed, overwhelmed, or sad …I just create! Remember only you know where you boo boos are! A friend just sees love and hugs

  70. Judy B

    I love the color of the wall hanging and of course one of your books would be nice too!

    I am a 15 year cancer survivor as of September of this year. My advice to those who may be going through this horrible disease is to remember, God is only a prayer away. I put my Faith and Trust totally in God’s hands and he saw me through each and every day. Having a positive attitude helped me also. I never asked. why me Lord, because if not me, who would I wish this upon instead? My answer to that is, NO ONE! I pray for those who are fighting this fight.

    (For me, my battle with cancer was, if I am healed of this disease, I win! If God chooses to call me home, I win! So in my eyes, it was a win/win situation.)

    Judy B

  71. KayLee from NY

    I had breast cancer in one breast and decided to remove both breasts. I have been cancer free for 10 years.

  72. Jean Junkin

    My husband’s sister battled breast cancer for 8 years before she passed away. It was so sad. She had 4 children and never had a chance to meet her grandchildren.

  73. Bobbe Hadley

    The quilt and your books are very special, especially this time of year. I hope these gifts will give the winner a brighter day for those who are fighting this battle. Helping friends over the years who are going through this unexpected journey has helped me to understand how much it means to have others by your side. I, myself was surprised to learn just year ago in April that I too, now had this journey to follow. Thinking positive & being blessed with so many prayers has made my life so much easier each and every day and the gift of your giving means a lot to so many. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

  74. Janice

    I have a friend who has done 2 rounds of Chemo and today starts her radiation. I pray daily that God give her the strength to keep fighting.

  75. Tina Harrison

    I don’t know anyone who has battled breast cancer, but my dad had bladder cancer and they removed his bladder. One of my husbands brothers fell last week, broke both hips in the ball and socket. They also found cancer there, his right kidney and pelvis. He just had his 2nd hip surgery last night. They need his hips to heal before they can do any cancer treatments. My husbands paternal grandmother passed away from cancer and the only aunt in my family that I ever met, had her thyroid taken out and they found that she was full of cancer. She passed away 2 months after her dad, who also passed away from cancer.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have any friends that read Amish books. And I don’t know how to use twitter. I do enjoy your books a lot!