NEW CONTEST: signed first edition of Fire Along the Sky

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I’m moving the contest entry up front as there are only three days until the drawing on August 15, at which point I should have already received a few copies; if I haven’t, I’ll still hold the drawing and pick the winner, and the book will go into the mail as soon as I receive it.

If you’ve tried and failed to enter in the last week, it should work now.

The rules are simple: by entering a comment here, you have entered this contest and you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • the author (me) is not responsible for technical difficulties arising from the software or hardware running this contest, and reserves the right to cancel without awarding the signed first edition if such difficulties make continuing impossible.
  • the author (me) reserves the right to delete entries that (a) are duplicates [though if you make a mistake by clicking twice, send an email and it will be fixed]; (b) contain objectionable material such as spam, advertising or anything else that the author (me) deems contrary to the spirit of the whole undertaking.
  • The winning entry will be drawn out of a hat, by the author (me), the one and only judge, and notified by email. If the winning party does not respond to email notification within one week, a second drawing will be held.
  • All of the author’s (mine) decisions regarding this contest are final.

No information provided will be sold or used in any way beyond required to carry out this contest, just so everybody’s clear on that. The signed first edition will be sent to the winner wherever he or she lives in the world, by airmail.

In your comment/contest entry you need to do the following:

1. State your first name and the first letter of your last name.

2. Provide a valid email address.

3. Reproduce this statement (you can copy and paste): I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

4. You can add a comment if you like (for example, let me know what you would like me to discuss here on the blog, or what you like about the books). However, please be aware that while I really, really like comments, a particularly complimentary comment won’t help your chances at all one way or the other and conversely, no comment at all won’t hurt you, either.

One last thing: if you have difficulties with the contest or questions about it, please get those to me by email. The only comment you should post right here is your contest entry.
Good luck to all.

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177 Replies to “NEW CONTEST: signed first edition of Fire Along the Sky”

  1. Name: Anne V
    email: ahvelosa@cox.net
    statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    residence: Tucson, AZ, USA

    I almost ordered your new book for a friend’s birthday, but thought that _I_ needed to read it first.

    Read the excerpt on the website you listed a few days ago, what a teaser!

    Thanks for allowing a lucky person have a chance at an autographed book. I’m sure we’ll all be envious of the winner.

  2. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    So glad to have stumbled on your blog, very inspiring. Now I have url envy. *Great* another thing to put on my to-do list! How many lives do we get anyway? That’s why I love to read – many lives to live in a conveniently portable storage case.

  3. Name: Heather B.
    E-mail: momofajcl@mindspring.com
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    From: Ashland, Virginia, USA!

    I am looking forward to August 31st for my copy of Fire Along the Sky to arrive. Though a signed copy would be very sweet indeed:) Have a great weekend everyone!

  4. From: Kernersville, North Carolina, USA!

    Though I just read Into The Wilderness this past week, I’m eagerly looking forward to getting my hands on and finishing the next two books so I’ll be up-to-date when Fire Along the Sky is released in August! Gotta find out what happens to Nathaniel, Elizabeth, and of course, Richard and Kitty! Thanks for giving us “their lives” to enjoy (and yes, occasionally, grumble) over!

  5. Name: Rochelle O.
    E-mail: missrockye@aol.com
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    From: Vandalia, OH, USA
    I can hardly wait until Fire Along the Skycomes out and I can get my own copy, though a signed copy would be even better. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  6. Name: Malanie S.
    E-Mail: malaniek@netzero.net
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Cedar Park, TX USA

    Comments: Good luck everyone! In your books, I love the characters the most. There are no small characters in your stories, they all have substance.

  7. Name: Lili F.
    E-Mail: lili@lilirose.net
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Golden, County Tipperary, Ireland
    Comment: I am really looking forward to your new book, and I am enjoying your blog immensely!

  8. Name: Joyce B.
    Email: joycebucci@yahoo.com
    Statement: “I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.”
    Residence: Binghamton, New York, USA
    Comment: Oh boy, would I love to win that book!

  9. Jackson, MI USA
    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I’ve read all three books in this series 2 times and cannot wait for this book!

  10. Schenectady, NY, USA
    Ive read the rules to this and I agree with them. I cant wait to read this!!!! :o)

  11. Statement:I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I cant wait to read the next installment whether i win it or not, i’ll still have to have it!

  12. Name: Estie W.
    E-Mail: estiew2002@yahoo.com
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Residence: Jerusalem, Israel
    Comment: I am really looking forward to your new book.

  13. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    From Swannanoa, NC, USA

    I can’t wait to read this book, and I have loved all of the others. I have enjoyed reading your blog too.

  14. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    From Wellesley, MA, USA

    This is so much fun – thanks

  15. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Comment: Into the Wilderness is still my favourite of all 3 books so far. I was hooked on the first page and as soon as I got to the part where Nathaniel says “for I am sick of love”, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put the book down.
    I was happy to see a fan from New Zealand won the ARC, so here’s hoping I can make it a double from down under!

  16. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I hate this waiting to find out more about your wonderful characters

  17. Bemboka, New South Wales, Australia

    I live in a town not unlike Paradise in a lot of ways, from the topography to the intolerance, even some of your characters have ‘twins’ in my town. Unfortunately there’s no Nathaniel or for that matter Liam amongst the male population!
    I’m killing two birds with one stone here in that I’m entering a competition to win a book I’m desperate for, AND I get to congratulate you on your wonderful writing.
    I stumbled across ‘Into the Wilderness’ some time back and frankly, I haven’t been the same since!

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

  18. NAME: Monique.P
    STATEMENT: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    ADDRESS: Auckland, New Zealand

  19. Name: Cynthia S.
    E-Mail: CFS2050@msn.com
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Address: Sarasota, Florida

    Don’t tell us anymore about the books. I don’t want to know anymore about how many years the story jumps ahead and picks up. Just make the earth go around the faster!

  20. I agree to the terms of the new contest. I look forward to the new book. I go to the library every week to get on the waiting list and they haven’t posted one yet. I am probaly just going to buy it anyway. I have read all the boooks several times anyway. Can’t wait!

  21. Looking forward to the publication of the book and I think the contest ideas are great!!!

    I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Contact information – Andrea . C.

    City: Calgary, Alberta Canada

    [edited by Sara to remove address from public view]

  22. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Location: Canberra, Australia

  23. Carolyn C
    cecowan@ns.sympatico.ca
    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    I was so disappointed that I didn’t win the ARC…maybe I’ll have better luck this time. Best of luck to all and Sara, I love your novels!

  24. Auckland, New Zealand
    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    As someone else said here’s hoping down under can come through twice. Love your books and eagerly awaiting Fire along the Sky.

  25. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Address: Fairfax, VA, USA

    I am looking forward to reading this one. I especially can’t wait to find out more about Hannah, I just love her strength!

  26. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them

    Just recently discovered your books and devoured the first three in the series. I’ve already pre-ordered the book, but if I won the autographed copy I would be thrilled! Love your blog too, it’s become a daily distraction for me:)

  27. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Lawrenceville GA, USA

    I love reading your blog and all the interesting other tidbits you post. From items on writing to your reviews!

  28. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. (Of course)

    I live in New York, New York. Try and find me!

    I can’t wait until the book comes out. I buy it regardless, but I would love to get one for free. (Because I am at heart a yankee! Down-Easter, what you will.)

  29. I’ve read the rules for this contest & I agree to them.

    Central Connecticut, USA

    I love the original (working) titles for your books – wish you weren’t pressured to change them!

  30. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Sacramento, CA, USA

    I really enjoyed reading your books and look forward to the new one!

  31. Name: Jen B.
    E-mail: jmbly@comcast.net
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Current Locale: Aloha, OR USA

    I can hardly wait to escape into “Fire Along the Sky”!

  32. Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Residence: Ames, IA USA

    I’m reading DOADS right now and love it. I’m completely captivated by the story and the characters, and am madly in love with the series. May your ink never run dry, Sara!

  33. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Dudley, MA USA
    My sister and I can’t wait for the next book to come out! We raced through the first three and are impatiently awaiting the fourth, and fifth, and sixth …

  34. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    San Antonio, Texas USA

    Looks like you’ve got quite the turnout for this contest. I’m entering for the fun of it, but even if I do win, I’ll still be in line to buy a copy the day it is released. Just quirky that way.

    Thanks Sara!

  35. I have read the rules for this contest and agree to them.
    Sherwood Park Alberta Canada
    I can hardly wait for the book to be released
    Thanks

  36. I have read all your books I could get my hands on (Sara’s and Rosina’s) and enjoy them immensely. It was gratifying after reading James Fenimore Cooper’s work in high school (years ago) to finally “know” what happened to Hawkeye. Thank you.

  37. I have read the rules for this contest and agree to them.

    Location: Tucson, AZ, USA

    I have enjoyed all your books particularly ‘Into the Wilderness’ and ‘Lake in the Clouds’ and am looking forward to reading the latest book in the series.

  38. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Thank you for a great series of books. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and am trying to wait patiently for Fire Along the Sky.

  39. I’ve read your rules & agree to them. Thanks for your interesting books…keep writing
    DIANE

  40. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. I will email you my personal information.

    I’ve bought all your books in hardback, on the date they were released. I must admit, I read Into the Wilderness first just to get a glimpse of Jamie and Claire. It was truly a visceral experience. But, by then I was totally involved in YOUR story and have reread ITW many many times. So happy to hear there are more coming. I just discovered your blog, so now I’m off to read the excerpt. Thanks for indulging your fans.

    Betty D

  41. Seattle Washington US
    Though I’ve had the first two books for a while, I sat down and devoured them all at once last fall. Then I went into withdrawal. They really lend themselves to an immersion experience. I had to shake my head several times a day because I was sure I was living in the wrong century. Brava!

    Forgot to say–I read the rules of the contest and I agree to them.

  42. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Und ich kann das neue Buch kaum erwarten!!!

    Greetings from Muehlheim/Germany

    Kiki

  43. Southland, New Zealand
    I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Love your books and looking forward to reading the latest!!
    Yet another fan from “down under

  44. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    B?ttwil, SO, Switzerland

    My wife and i really love your books.

    Dieter

  45. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Newnan, Ga USA. I was so excited to hear that there’s a second chance for your new book! Thank you for trying it again, and I can’t wait to read Fire Along the Sky.

  46. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I’m so glad I came across this series.

  47. I’ve read the rules for the contest and I agree with them.
    stanardsville, va, usa
    I hope I haven’t entered the contest twice. I had probs with the arc contest too. I won’t read an excerpt. I need the whole thing in its entirety.

  48. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Wow – how many Auckland NZ fans have you got out there?! Maybe we should set up a book club for the sole purpose of oohing and aahing over this new instalment! Can’t wait for the book to hit the shelves (should I not win!). Hope I don’t drive the local store too nuts with checking on its progress making its way down under.

  49. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

    I’ve just picked up “Lake in the Clouds” and find being back with Nathaniel and Elizabeth like visiting old friends. Happy to hear that the next book is only a month away! (s)

  50. I have read the contest rules and agree to them.

    Love listing to your stories while I quilt. Time speed by and quilts get done – Jan T

  51. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Lake in the Clouds was my favorite. I can’t wait to see what new adventures Hannah gets into. I hope she has a little girl someday!

    Colorado Springs, CO, USA

  52. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. I am a disabled mom. The women in your books inspire me and give me strength to keep going. I keep rereading your books waiting for the next one to come out. I just want to say thank you.

  53. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Dudley, MA USA
    We loan them to anyone we think will love them as much as we do (my sister and I). We can’t wait for the newest edition!

  54. Annalise S

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I love that you are having this contest!

  55. I’ve read the rules for the contest and I agree to them. Hutchinson, KS. I can hardly put the books down. Thanks.

  56. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Your books are wonderfully written with amazing characters! I’m in the process of rereading the first three books. I’m in the middle of Dawn on a Distant Shore right now. Watched Last of the Mohicans again last night. I’m counting down the days until Aug. 31 when I can read Fire Along the Sky. Hope that one day there is a prequel. Would love to hear Dan’l and Cora’s story.

    [moved by Sara to the contest entry]

  57. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Can’t wait for the next book, and the next and the next!

  58. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Upper Montclair, NJ

    Wow! Readers from all around the world have entered. It must be a great feeling to have such a wide following. I thank you for creating such rich characters and detailed stories. They are truly enjoyable. Take care!

  59. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

    I dared to hope that the new book would be published prior to my vacation – with a good book, an 18 hour plus flight is actually part of the vacation as opposed to a test of endurance! Alas, the book will be released after my departure. Other reading recommendations are welcome!!

  60. I’m anxiously awaiting Fire Along The Sky and would love to own an autographed copy! I will purchase a copy as always on the day it goes on sale. Thanks!

  61. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Looking forward to buying a brand new hardcover book, but winning one would be nice, too!!!

  62. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I live in Portland, OR, USA

    Can’t wait until the new book comes out.

  63. I =’ve read the rules for this contest and I agre to them. I live in Mariposa, Calif. I have read your books and love them I was born in the area of New York that your stories take place in, which makes it all the more interesting. My mom loves them, too. I am so glad your next book is almost here and it will be just after my birthday.

  64. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them
    I’m another fan from Auckland, New Zealand who can’t wait for the new book, especially having read the teasers!

  65. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I’m a fan from Austin, Texas. I’ve really enjoyed the Wilderness series and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the fourth book!

  66. I have read the rules for the contest, and accept them.
    Dashing into the bookstore, I grabbed Into the Wilderness the day before my knee surgery. It had just come out in paperback, and intrigued me deeply, knowing I had a long recovery. I have since started many family members and friends on the Wilderness series. Looking forward to Fire in the Sky. Thanks for such a terrific series!

  67. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them and am eagerly awaiting “Fire in the Sky”, thanks for all the great hours of reading!

  68. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I have just finished Dawn on a Distant Shore and about to rush out and buy Lake in the Clouds. I am so glad that I looked on this site to find the name change as I would have been looking for Hidden Wolf and been very disappointed.

    I have to say that apart from Diana G’s books these books actually make you feel a part of. What a fabulous journey we are taking and all because of you. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your gift

    Kayleanne
    Auckland NZ

  69. statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    residence: Taunton, MA
    comment: I’ve gotten 3 friends of mine hooked on your books (not to mention my mom and sister). We are each buying them as fast as they come out. So, do I tell them all about the contest? Or do I keep it a secret in an attempt to increase the my odds of winning? hmmm… we shall see. ;)

  70. I’m in limbo because all the summer books are out and now I am just waiting for new books for fall.
    Hurry please or I’ll have to go find some used books.
    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

  71. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. :)
    Wow, a contest… Goodluck to everyone! I would love to win this autographed book even though I have already ordered Fire Along The Sky Already! I have been waiting for Fire Along the sky to come out for ages now… Before I found this site I went to Chapters everyday hoping that there will be a sign of it coming out soon! hehe
    I’m being patient! ;) Well trying too! Well, who ever wins… I’m happy for you! Lata

  72. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them…

    Good luck to everyone! I just dropped by on my way to order Fire Along The Sky. Any chance of visiting all your friends in Australia?

  73. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them…..

    really enjoy your books! always looking forward to more!

    San Antonio, TX 78217

    Diana P.

  74. I have read the rules to this contest and I agree to them.

    I read ITW in two days last week. I did nothing else, and there were important things to do (oh well). I’ve since read LITC. DDS is not in the shops at the moment. I love the world you’ve created. I hope to see the new book come to New Zealand. Chances are good. There’s only 4 million people all up in NZ and the per capita response from us has been pretty impressive.

    Jennifer D, Wellington New Zealand

  75. Can’t wait to find out what the characters have been up to since LITC.
    Regards, Gerry H., Gawler Sth., South Australia.

  76. I have read the rules to this contest and I agree to them.

    Now i know what im about to say isnt really fair to everyone else. I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of FIRE ALONG THE SKY and i have to say : Sara, you have yourself another fan. As soon as i finished FATS (*giggle* at the acronym) i went out to buy the first in the series. I know im gonna get through your books rather quickly and then i’ll have to suffer along with everyone else til your next book comes out. At first i was apprehensive about the book when i saw that you included a list of all the characters in the book. Im glad that it was alot easier to follow than i thought.
    Keep the great books coming.

    Your new faithful reader (and recommender)
    Beth
    Jacksonville NC USA

  77. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Eagerly waiting.

    Whittier, CA U.S.A.

  78. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Your 3 Donati novels have been great. I’m looking for the Lippi novels now. You info about using the Cooper Leatherstocking Tales led me to read all 5 of them. I found the parallels in Into the Wilderness and his The Pioneers wonderful. I’m hoping you’ve used some of his The Prairie as part of Fire Along the Sky. I think he’d be honored with such a tribute!

  79. Robert C

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Your book would make a perfect anniversary gift for my wife.

  80. Dayton, Ohio USA
    I have read the rules for this contest and I agee to them.

    I love your books and I can’t wait for the next!

  81. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Love the characters, scenarios and countryside descriptions. Feel as though I’m really there. Books originally recommended on radio by rep. from local bookshop on regular Reader’s segment. I even persuaded my usually ‘non-reader’ friend to try them and now she is also hooked. We cannot wait for the next one and since we will have to wait much longer than 31st August for local distribution, would adore an early copy. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  82. Scarborough, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Congratulations on 3 of the most absorbing books I have ever read! If I don’t get my hands on number 4 soon I am going to be HELL to live with! Thanks for giving me a much needed “escape route” from my gorgeous (yet rather demanding!) husband and 3 kids!

  83. Bruce, ACT, AUSTRALIA

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    What a fascinating site! I hope regular visits will tide me over until the release of Fire Along the Sky. I’m looking forward to another great read!

  84. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Just read the excerpt on the website and I am looking forward to the new book.

  85. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    New Britain, CT USA

    I have just recently purchased your books and became comletely wrapped up in them, reading them all in less than a week. As you can imagine, I am a bit tired, although extremely pleased. I am looking forward to the next and was happy to discover this morning that I do not have to wait a year to do so. Thank you!

  86. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I have emailed contact info to Sara.

  87. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    These are my all time favorite series. Exciting, no fluff, wonderful stories. They take you there! I am trying to collect all of them in hardcover and discovered there is a 4th in the series. That has made me so very happy…..

  88. Long Island, New York
    USA

    “I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. ”

    Up until a few years ago, I didn’t think I’d find engaging works of historical fiction by authors other than Wilbur Smith and James Michener. That’s before I stumbled across the Outlander series, and some commentary online that led me to pick up Into the Wilderness. Needless to say, my well-thumbed copies of all three books in the series are patiently (tap, tap, tap) waiting for their fourth sibling to join them on my bookshelf. I’d love a hardcover for my collection, but truth be told I get the most use out of my softcovers because the books I love, I usually read so many times that they just fall apart. Thanks for keeping such great escapes coming…it’s nice to “visit” more more peaceful and rugged parts of NY state for a change!

  89. Thank you for a vivid picture you paint with words. and giving an American born a real idea of what our history is about, and the Native Americans who are very much a part of this.I cant wait until August 31st..

  90. Auckland, New Zealand

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Oops! Didn’t read the instructions properly.
    Very interesting to see where everyone is from.
    I am formerly from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK

  91. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Riverside, Rhode Island USA

    I am so glad that I just discovered this wonderfully enthralling series. I was able to read the first three, one right after the other, and now the fourth is almost here!!

    THANK YOU!!

  92. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    You have a wonderful series! Can’t wait any longer to read the new one. I may have to go back and read all of them again, i tend too do that! LOL

    Thank You! Jeanette

  93. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Columbia, MD

    Thank you for your Niccolo post this Spring – I have now read all of Niccolo, Lymond, and King Hereafter. Dorothy Dunnett has to be read and reread and reread. Now it’s time to eagerly await your book. Love your weblog.

  94. Jay, NY, USA

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I read all three books in a row and now I feel lost and lonely without them. I am anxious knowing there is a new plot wriitten that I cannot read yet! I live in the Adirondacks and the descriptions fit the area. I hope you come to visit the region again. Thank you for writing the series!

  95. statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Residence: Wind Lake, WI

    Pick me, pick me.
    I can?t wait for ?Fire along the sky? to hit the shelves.
    You have a true gift for writing.
    I love getting lost in your books and forgetting the world around me.
    The only part I hate— is waiting for the next book.

  96. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Wish me luck!!! Hello from sunny New Zealand and thanks for the great novels. Regards

  97. Statment I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Residence: great lakes, IL, usa
    I love all three of the books so far and have not been disappointed at. I
    love the characters of the stories. They are so real and you get wrapped up
    thast sometimes u forget that u stopped reading the book. Thank you writing
    such great books.

  98. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Your books are awesome, I have read each one in this series 3-7 times each and anxiously await the next installment.

  99. Statement : I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Sugarbush, New York, USA

    Great books, I’ve even got my co-workers reading them. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

  100. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Ooo, a new contest. Better enter then. :)
    *cross fingers and hope to win*

  101. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Ooo, a new contest. Better enter then. :)
    *cross fingers and hope to win*

  102. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Ooo, a new contest. Better enter then. :)
    *cross fingers and hope to win*

  103. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Ooo, a new contest. Better enter then. :)
    *cross fingers and hope to win*

  104. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Ooo, a new contest. Better enter then. :)
    *cross fingers and hope to win*

  105. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I have e-mailed contact info to Sara.

    Just want to say that I love your books. I have them in paperback currently and have to buy new ones soon as they are falling apart from being read and reread so often.

  106. Well, after chomping at the bit waiting for the next Gabaldon book to appear in the bookstores, I started frantically perusing the local libraries to appease my historical/adventuresome/romantic/mystical appetite. Don’t ask me what particularily led me to your book, other than it seemed to jump off the shelf at me. Curious at the title,( I had never heard of you before, no offense) I saw Ms. Gabaldon’s praise and without so much as a second thought, promptly checked out ” Into The Wilderness “. That was a week ago and I was not disappointed ! What an absolutely, marvelous book. I fell under it’s spell immediately. Today I bought your second book and am trying to restrain myself from reading it till the weekend,so I can savour every word of it while we are camping.The setting in upstate N.Y. is very close to where I grew up and you bring back the sounds and the scents of the picturesque land that I have never had a chance to revisit, except in memory, for the last 26 years. On another note, you did me a real favor. My brother had his first son at the end of June. You guessed it, he named him Nathaniel. Myself and the rest of the family were busy choking on his, actually his wife’s choice of a name. Didn’t go over big. I kept thinking that that name was meant for someone from the Revolutionary War. Now thanks to you, I have a strong affinity for his name. I hope my nephew will grow up to be a man of honor like your Nathaniel,and enjoy a life filled with excitement and adventure. Perhaps when he gets older, I will share this little secret with him! I’ve read the rules to this contest and agree to them. WRITE ON! Contact info e-mailed to Sara.

  107. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Phoenix,AZ USA
    Just finished Lake in the Clouds.Heard about you from best friend, who I told about Gabaldon.Thought I would get on the computer and see what I could find out about you, and here this is.

    Started a new habit of writing in a journal of what inspired, and or influenced me as a reader.I just loved the line on p. 538 Cherries such a dark and deep color that all the other colors of the world were hidden in its depths. Not black or red, but both and neither.A color as deep and complex as the colr of his eyes, looking at her with frank, and unapologetic wanting. It spoke to me of the many colors of peoples skin. The unique undescribable color of eyes, of someone you love. You captured it like poetry. Pure artistry.Thank you for sharing it.

  108. Name: Lynda S.
    e-mail: lynda@teleport[dot]com
    Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Address: Grants Pass, OR USA

    Am so looking forward to reading *Fire Along the Sky* to find out what happens next. *Into the Wilderness* is one of my all-time favorite books.

  109. Statement: I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Address: Nelson, New Zealand

    I really cant wait for the next book I have read the others too many times and they are getting worn!

  110. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Lorain, Ohio USA

    I have read the first two books and they are both so refreshing. I love being taken to another time. I like that Nathaniel and Elizabeth are so strong in their relationship in every way. Times were so hard on men and women back then. I like that with all the difficult times they share they are true to each other.

  111. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I hope you sell one million copies! I like the pic of nuns holding guns on this site!

  112. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Residence: Kent, WA

    My vacation is coming up and I don’t know what I look forward to more: Cruising the Bahamas on a 105 foot yacht with only 21 other passengers, or reading “Fire Along the Sky”.

  113. I have read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Residence: Pembroke Pines, Fl

    I can’t wait for “Fire Along the Sky” to come out in August.The chance for a signed copy just makes it even better.

  114. I have read the contest rules and I agree to them. Cottage Grove, Oregon USA

    I’ve been a fan forever. Thanks so much for writing books that respect the reader’s intelligence. I loved Hanna’s story in Lake in the Clouds. You have a gift!

  115. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    West Linn, Oregon, USA
    I am such a fan of your work…thank you for all the many hours of pleasure you have brought to my life. Also, you have done more than that! I am due to have my third son in October and you have helped me to name him! We plan on calling this new one, Nathanial. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  116. Sara:

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    August finally arrived after a long wait for your new book. I opened you website this morning and now realize it will be the end of August before the book will be released, so I have to wait awhile longer. The wait will be worth it, I am sure. Thanks for such great characters and stories.

    Carol W.

  117. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I’m looking forward to your next novel with great enthusiasm. Thanx for the wonderful hours of fantastic adventure and entertainment.

    Angela B.,
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  118. I have read the rules for this contest and agree to them.

    I feel like I should have my hand raised and add – I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth !!!!

    Wendy J, Tauranga, New Zealand

  119. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I love your books, Rosina, and would treasure a signed copy.(Of course, I would also love reading the book before it hits the bookshelves:)
    I can’t wait to read the continuation of your wonderful and absorbing story (although, I’ll be sorry to see it end with the fifth book.) Also, keep up the fantastic weblog! Thanks, N

  120. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I have really enjoyed the books, cannot wait for
    the new one.

  121. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Salt Lake City, Utah, US

    I generally don’t comment on blogs, so I should take this opportunity to say how very much I enjoy reading yours! Especially the current discussion of sex scenes – can’t wait for the bad examples, LOL.

    Oh, and I really enjoy your books!

  122. This may be my 3rd entry, sorry, I would really like to win, and didn’t know that you had to scroll all the way to then end.
    Thanks

  123. Can’t wait for this book to come out. I love sequels, but the wait is like going through withdrawal.

    Karen, Warminster PA USA

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

  124. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    I can’t wait for this book!

    White Oak, TX USA

  125. almost forgot – I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. – Cindy

  126. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England

    I can’t wait for the new book, I’m rereading the others in preparation. I love the sex scence thread on the blog,it is really fascinating and has made me look at them in a whole different light!

  127. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    i am getting a kick out of ALL WHO have registered for your contest… KEEP UP the GReAT WORD~PAiNTiNG that you DO!
    LOVe your WORK!

    MoST SiNCeREeLy,

    joanna

  128. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.
    Vernon, BC Canada
    Just love your books!

  129. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I love your books and am eagerly awaiting August 31!
    Susan
    Kansas City, MO

  130. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I have enjoyed the Wilderness Series immensely and am looking forward to Fire Along the Sky and Queen of Swords. Thank you!

  131. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I’m really looking forward to Fire Along the Sky. Thanks for the chance to win an autographed copy!

  132. Ooops, posting again to fix my mistake– note to self–read the entry criteria properly.

    Perth, Western Australia

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    From one ‘scaper to another… you rock, Sara. Can’t wait to read Fire In The Sky and the next one and the one after that and the one after that one too.

  133. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Contact info emailed to Sara.

    Thank you, Sara, for some excellent escapist fiction. I’ve enjoyed your
    three previous novels very much, so much so that I’ve started reading
    more about first nations history, etc.

    Thank you again for the fine historical novels.

    Best wishes,
    Suzanne D.

    PS – I’ve tried sending this before but it doesn’t appear to have gotten through…so, trying again.

  134. I bought your first book at the bookstore because the salesgirl informed me that you mentioned Claire and Jamie Fraser. I fell in love with Nathaniel and Elizabeth immediately, and was warmed when you mentioned Ian and Claire…I was excited I “knew” them!! I read the Into the Wilderness and the day I finished I went online and ordered the next two! Thank you and can’t wait for the paperback edition!!

  135. Cape Cod, MA

    I have read the rules for this contest and agree to them. I hope this gets to you in time. love your books and i can’t wait for the next two. thank you for your time.

  136. Sorry, I forgot my last initial, which is E.

    St. Paul, MN, USA

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    *crossing fingers and waiting impatiently*

  137. Hey

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Just been reading the series all over again before the new book comes out! Its so great to finally enjoy reading again after having so many books that just don’t appeal to me after reading only a chapter or so. Its great to enjoy the magic of Nathanial and Elizabeth and i can’t wait to read the continued story!

    Cheers
    Shona D

  138. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them. Stockton, CA USA

    I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog, but it was your willingness to wade into the fic canonization thread at Frell Me Dead that motivated me to enter this contest. Now, reading the comments and seeing that your historical fiction is in the same vein as the Outlander novels, I’m beyond excited. New books to read and a miniseries… the fall is going to be wonderful. :)

  139. Location: Dunedin, New Zealand.
    *I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.*

    I love your books to pieces!!

  140. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Can’t wait for the new book. Loving your series on sex scenes. Would you consider discussing the de-flowering of Jamie Fraser from Outlander? The virginal hero and the older, experienced heroine thing is fascinating. Anything to turn romance genre on its head is fun stuff.

  141. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Love your books and your blogs. Brentwood CA USA

  142. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I haven’t actually read your books yet. My mother has read them all and loved them. I have bought the first one, and it is next on my reading list. I am looking forward to getting into it.

  143. Christy C
    csc315@nyu.edu

    I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    Literally counting down the days until “Fire in the Sky” is available…love your books, and have learned a lot about my own writing through your website classrooms! Thanks!

  144. I’ve read the rules for this contest and I agree to them.

    I have been waiting patiently for your next book. I hope it is a huge hit so you can continue with this series (beyond the next one) Thank You.

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