Where the Trail Ends Giveaway

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I’m so pleased to announce the release of my latest historical romance novel, Where the Trail Ends (one of two novels launching the new American Tapestries series this fall).trail_flat_390

Here’s a quick blurb about the book:

A young woman traveling the Oregon Trail in 1842 must rely on a stranger to bring her to safety. But whom can she trust with her heart? 

For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon Country, Samantha Waldron and her family must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on British exporter Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy water. Samantha is overwhelmed with men vying for her affections at Fort Vancouver, but the only one who intrigues her—Alex—is the one she cannot have.
If you would like to enter the contest to receive one of ten giveaway copies, please leave a comment with your email address below. After we draw the names on November 1st, I’ll email the winners. Also, if you’d like to enter the drawing for a Kindle Fire promotion that is launching this series, please click here. That contest ends on Oct. 17.
 
I hope you enjoy the story of this harrowing but rewarding journey to Oregon! As a resident of this beautiful state, I’m very grateful for all those who sacrificed everything to come west. 

 

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  • Angie Adair

    I want this book! LOL This is my favorite genre. I can’t wait to read this one….your books are always fantastic! Angie

  • eliza elliott

    I definately want this book…looks amazing!!!

  • Diana

    I would love to read this. Hopefully I can win!
    joeym11@frontier.com

  • Jodi Stilp

    Pick me. Pick me. Pick me!

  • Wendy Newcomb

    I would really, really like to win this book! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  • Amada Chavez

    PLEASE ENTER ME!!! 🙂 I have been REALLY really REALLY wanting to read your book Melanie! Now want to read it even more after reading this further description!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    Exodus 14:14

  • Jan

    I love reading about the Oregon Trail and that time period. I would really love to read this one.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Melanie locum

    I would love to win your book – always love to help another Melanie!

  • Carmee

    Thank you for this giveaway! I would also, love to read this book.
    miaross1961@yahoo.com

  • Terry

    I’d love to win a copy of your book! Thanks for the chance! :0)
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  • Teresa Young

    I have been reading many historical fiction novels recently but most have been set in the colonies – I’d love to read about the westward migration of the settlers.
    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

  • Amy Campbell

    This SO good and would love to win a copy.
    Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

  • Patsy

    Would love to win a oopy of “When The Trail Ends”. It sounds great!

    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  • scottsgal

    I’m a big fan of historical westerns – can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the chance

  • Ladette Kerr

    Sounds like you all had fun doing research!! Two Thousand miles with your girls.. wow!! I’d love to travel that with my girls. 🙂

    You book sounds wonderful, I would love to read it! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Anonymous

    So eager to read your latest. Love your writing.
    memyamail@gmail.com

  • katsrus

    The cover is so pretty. I would love a chance to win your book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B
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  • Kyle Elliott

    Good luck everyone! My email is ke0104@desales.edu 🙂

  • Susan Heim

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I’d love to read it!
    email: smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

  • breed

    I have loved your other books and can hardly wait to read this one. If there is such thing as a former life, I feel I crossed the prarie in a covered wagon and enjoy reading stories of this era. Keep writing for our enjoyment Barbara at doublebreed5@comcast.net

  • jewels smith

    I just received the newsletter!! I am super super excited to read this book!!! Have a blessed day

    mrslippo@hotmail.com

  • Marianne

    Oh, Melanie…i would love to win this novel. My mom’s lineage starts with a young boy left behind at a river, after a wagon train had gone through the area!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

  • Ashley Krause

    Yay, been waiting for this!
    Ashley

  • eyeballlucy

    Oh I would love to win a paperback copy of Melanie Dobson’s new book ‘Where The Trail Ends’…sounds like a wonderful book to read and enjoy…..babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  • Tammy Courts

    Thanks for the chance to win!! Would be wonderful if I did!!

    rcourts@insightbb.com

  • Patty

    I have always loved books about the Oregon Trail! Just can’t imagine the hardship people went through to cross the country. Would love to win a copy.

    Patty
    pattymh2000ATyahooDOTcom

  • Anonymous

    This book is telling me, “you need to read me!” I would so love to win a copy!

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

  • katsh

    Love your work and would love to win the book.
    karenhix@cox.net

  • A Cooking Bookworm

    Ooh, I would love to win! Just finished Mackinac Island and loved it!

    Stephanie
    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

  • Julia M. Reffner

    I would love to read this book. I’ve really enjoyed Melanie’s books in the past.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Shonda

    I would love this book. shondaet@gmail.com

  • Lauralee Bliss

    Sounds like a great book! blissful63(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Crystal

    This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the giveaway!
    crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

  • Diana Gardner

    Looks great! Would love to win a copy! ladydianajg@yahoo.com

  • Emily C. Reynolds

    Best wishes on the success of your newest release! Thanks for the giveaway. Please toss my name in the hat!

    emily_reynolds(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • PriviesAndPrims

    The Oregon Trail is one of my favorite subjects to read about!
    Please include me in the giveaway.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo .com

  • Nancy Luebke

    Must have been interesting with your girls with you on your research trip, Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith

    One of my favorite periods of history. I’d love a copy.
    billsmith2003 at gmail.com

  • LuAnn

    I’ve always been interested in the history of the Oregon Trail and your book sounds like a good one to add to others I’ve read.

    reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

  • Andrea

    My mom would really love to read this (and me too!). Historical fiction is her favorite! Can’t wait!

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

  • Melanie Dobson

    Enter Derry and Charlene W.
    thewanderingwakefields(a)yahoo.ca

  • Anonymous

    The book sounds amazing! Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  • pol

    Thanks for sharing your books, this sounds like a wonderful story and would love to read, I am a historical reader and also review books I read on my blog and goodreads site.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

  • Marissa

    Can’t wait to read this book!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

  • Judy

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I love the cover. Where the Trail Ends sounds like it will be a book hard to put down. The excerpt was too short!

    I would be delighted to win a copy!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Theresa

    Sounds like another great book! Would love to win a copy 🙂

    ms.theresa.lee(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for doing this!

  • Anonymous

    I love Westerns and would love to win your book Melinda. Please enter me. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  • AprilR

    Sounds awesome. I so enjoy a good historical.
    Please enter me!

    Thanks!
    tarenn98(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Melanie

    Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

    Melanie
    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Anonymous

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks. nanceb(at)embarqmail(dot)com Nancy B

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win. Looks like a great book.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

  • bn100

    Congrats on the book! It sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Sharon Richmond

    Enter me this book looks absolutely wonderful and I would love to win a copy!!
    Sharon Richmond
    Blanch,NC.
    sharonruth126@gmail.com

  • Sarah

    I would love to win, Enter me!!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com

  • Meg

    I would love to win a copy!!! 🙂
    megthecoolgirl@hotmail.com

  • Sonna

    Hi Melanie,
    I am in!:)
    Sonna

  • LaTawnia Kintz

    Enter me please! I really enjoy these types of stories. And I really enjoy your books.

    latawniakintz at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to have one!! bdixon3@stny.rr.com

  • Anonymous

    Hi Melanie, I love your books and this sounds like a “winner” for me.
    kathy_music@yahoo.com

  • Susieq

    Would love to win this book for my daughter who was born in Oregon.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

  • karenk

    thanks for the chance to read your novel, melanie

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  • Mystica

    I’d like to be counted in for this one. Thank you for the email informing me of this giveaway.

  • trichie

    Would love to read this

  • Lane Hill House

    I would love to be chosen for a copy of your new book, Melanie! Historical Fiction is the genre I read and review! I loved Jane Kirkpatrick’s novels about the Oregon Trail. Kathleen
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  • Grace4betts

    Can’t wait to read another of your fabulous books!!

  • Anonymous

    I sure would love to win this book of yours Melanie. I love this sort of books. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks! Maxie ( mac262(at) me(dot)com )

  • fdigsby

    I would love to read your book.

    Thanks for the chance!

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

  • noseinanovel

    I am really excited for this novel! I’ve enjoyed books set on the Oregon Trail ever since I read “Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie” over 10 years ago. Would love to win a copy 🙂

  • Theresa N.

    Sounds wonderful.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Anonymous

    sounds like a great book
    marci-lyn@hotmail.com

  • Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife

    I do enjoy your writing. I have this and one other of your books and want to read more.

  • Veronica Sternberg

    This looks great! I’m excited to read it! shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

  • Keli Zsolcsak

    I would love to read your new book! I hope I am one of the winners! It was nice to meet you in the chat

  • Stephanie Craig

    I would love to win your book. I was at the Summerside party tonight (Janice Thompson fan) and now I want to read your book as well as the one for next year.

  • KayM

    I would love to read your book. Thank you for offering the opportunity.
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  • windycindy

    The cover of your book is delightful!
    Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy…
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  • Melanie Dobson

    Entering Beverly Duell-Moore
    duellonlysis@aol.com

    I’m sorry that the letters don’t always work when you confirm a comment. If anyone else has trouble leaving a comment, please email me at comments (@) melaniedobson . com. I’ll enter for you. Thanks so much!!

  • Amy Baker

    Hello 🙂 Excited for your new book, would love to win a copy… my email is yammiabu at gmail dot com

  • Amy R.S.

    This new series of books sounds great. What fun to travel and research with your daughters. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

  • Deborah Dunson

    I would really love to read your book. rdunson@knology.net

  • Marianne

    i would be blessed to win this book. i read your blog about how you and your daughters traveled together. Thanks for the awesome chance to win

  • Nanc

    This book looks really good! I love Christian Historical Fiction. My 16 year old daughter does too. We enjoy reading these type of books as part of our pain management regiment. We bond over books!

  • Abbi Hart

    This book looks good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kayleigh

    Your books look really interesting

  • Kara

    Would love to win, thanks for the giveaway!
    Kara
    wman4jcATaolDOTcom

  • Meagan

    I would love this book!! So excited

  • JMB

    How exciting! It would be great to be picked! 🙂 janeb.31313@gmail.com (Does it count I played the game Oregon Trail in grade school? LOL! Kidding!)

  • 88f42e34-1ecd-11e2-847c-000bcdcb2996

    I’d live to ready it!
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  • Melanie

    Would love this book. And then to pass it on.

    mjanders921(at)yahoo.com

  • Bethany

    I would love to read this book!

    bethyhope96@yahoo.com

  • Kate

    Great Contest! I’d love to win!

  • Pris

    The book looks so pretty! I’d like to enter! 🙂

  • travelingstacey

    Hi Melanie! I just got a copy of your “Love Finds You…” book and would love a copy of this one…it sounds great! ~Stacey
    travelingstacey (at) bellsouth(dot) net

  • Brianna

    Awesome!! Would love to be entered to win a copy!!! 🙂

  • Kathryn Cooper

    This book sounds wonderful! A historical fiction and a romance! Thanks for the giveaway.
    cleanteenfiction at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win this book. Looks very interesting. Love pioneer stories.

    karensue kimberly@yahoo.com

  • Lisa Eichelberger

    I would love to win this book! I live in Vancouver (WA), so this subject is of particular interest to me!

    followsjc[at]yahoo[dot]com

  • Anonymous

    Oh my! I love stories about the brave pioneers who traveled across the unknown country. Thanks for your generosity.

    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

  • RJ

    I would love to win this book! historical fiction is one of my favorite genre’s so this book really interests me!
    Ruth
    imacowgirl@ymail.com

  • Ladette Kerr

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

    Would love to win!!

  • Emily

    I would love to win one of your books!

  • Marisa

    I want this book!! I am now reading your book about Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa, and enjoying it so far!! I can’t wait to see how Hilga and Matthias manage to get out of the ‘marriage’ agreement they are in. Friedrich is gone, yes, but I didn’t feel all that sad…oops! I have always liked Matthias better!
    filledwithgrace96(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Jaguar Hero!

    I’ve always been fascinated with the whole wagon train and oregon trail stuff! (used to always read the Little House books). 😀

    jaguarhero1(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Kelly

    Looks like a fun book!

  • Julia

    So want to win this!

  • Susan Stahley

    I would love to win one of the 10 copies. It looks like I would love this book.

    luvsherfam @ gmail dot com

  • Adeline Petross

    Love historical fiction! smile_13_03@hotmail.com!

  • Marie

    Yes yes yes please! I am so intrigued by this premise! Thank you!
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Amy Drown

    Would LOVE to win a copy of this story — it sounds so exciting! And I’m REALLY enjoying this Scavenger Hunt! Can never have too many favorite authors!!! 🙂

  • Amy Drown

    Ooops! Forgot my email address! It’s amy(at)amydrown(dot)com

  • Kirsten

    Oregan trail stories are always exciting!

    fancynoodle[at]yahoo[dot]ca

  • Megan Parsons

    This book looks amazing! I would love to win and read it!!! Thanks makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

  • Angela Bell

    I’d love a chance to win your book!

  • Sandra Kaczanowcke

    I would like to read this story. I would also love to read the book about Mackinac Island since I live in the lower peninsula of Michigan and have been to Mackinac Island for a visit once.

  • Becky Doughty

    Hi Melanie and Ruth,

    Love these scavenger hunts!

    Would love a copy of Where the Trail Ends – my daughter and I just finished reading ALL the Little House books and ALL the Rose Wilder books. And my first inspirational books were the Love Comes Softly books.

    beckydwriter(at)gmail(dot)com

    Blessings,
    Becky

  • Bookishqueen

    I would love to read this book!

  • Becky

    Even if I don’t win I will definitely be reading this book!

    becky_tyree(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Jennifer

    This looks like a great read!!!
    jmschwindt0306 at gmail dot com

  • mama mudbug

    I would love a copy. The best part of the scavenger hunt is new-to-me authors. Mama dot mudbug7 at gmail dot com 😉

  • Carla

    Love your books! Would love to win “Where The Trail Ends” The cover is great and I always love books about wagon trains and the Oregan Trail.
    littlebird(at)hur(dot)midco(dot)net

  • Carla

    Sorry typo – Oregon

  • leeleeisblessed

    I’d love to win a copy of your book! Looks so good!! My email is lisagaska(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Susan Stitch

    Please include me in the drawing. I loved your post for the scavenger hunt. The facts you shared were fascinating!

  • Rina

    I loved playing the computer game Oregon Trail (after I was mature enough not to cry when I or someone in my party tied of a snake bite or cholera). Your book sounds great! Would love to read it!

  • Jamie

    Looks fantastic!

  • chaplaindebbie

    This book sounds great! Please enter me to win.
    debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

  • Tonya

    I would love to read this one! I am dying to get my hands on it now! Love books about this wonderful area!

  • Marty

    Sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it.
    belovedones97(at)yahoo[dot]com

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  • Becca-ellen

    Sounds GREAT!!!

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  • Jasmine A.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    montanamade(at)gmail(.com)

  • Brittany

    I so very much love reading Oregon Trail stories. I did a research paper on the Oregon Trail in graduate school. Would be excited to win this book!

    rolltide_04@yahoo.com

  • LadySaotome

    I would love to enter, too Thanks!

    kawaii(dot)katers(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Stephanie

    I have not read any of your books, but now look forward to reading some. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books. 🙂

    grumpysmurf817@yahoo.com

  • Heather

    Would love to win.

    hmt90a at gmail.com

  • ButterscotchDreamer

    This book sounds so good. I am looking forward to it’s release!

  • Cherie Hamby Kasper

    I would love to win a copy of your book and read it.

    ckasper49(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Sharon McClurg

    Would truly love to win a copy of your book 🙂
    As a girl I thought I would have done better at life if I was living in Pioneer times ! They still fascinate me in my “older age”…

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win this book!
    nancy@kennethssales.com

  • Marcia

    I love your work and I would be thrilled to win a copy of “Where the Trail Ends”!

  • tena

    I have not read any of your books, but would love to do so!

  • Terri

    I would love to win this book. I love books from this era.

  • Debra E. Marvin

    I really enjoy seeing photos of the places in a book and I’m especially interested in ‘trail’ books. The whole idea is so compelling.

    Thanks! I’d like to be in the drawing for Where the Trail Ends. Thank you Melanie

  • Debra E. Marvin

    I really enjoy seeing photos of the places in a book and I’m especially interested in ‘trail’ books. The whole idea is so compelling.

    Thanks! I’d like to be in the drawing for Where the Trail Ends. Thank you Melanie

  • Debra E. Marvin

    I really enjoy seeing photos of the places in a book and I’m especially interested in ‘trail’ books. The whole idea is so compelling.

    Thanks! I’d like to be in the drawing for Where the Trail Ends. Thank you Melanie

  • Debra E. Marvin

    I really enjoy seeing photos of the places in a book and I’m especially interested in ‘trail’ books. The whole idea is so compelling.

    Thanks! I’d like to be in the drawing for Where the Trail Ends. Thank you Melanie

  • Sarah

    I’d love to win a copy of the book. And after I read it, I know just the right group of ladies to pass it on to 😉

    sestasik(@t)gmail(dot)com

  • Cheri S.

    I would love to read this book!

  • Judy

    I would love to win a copy of Where the Trail Ends.

    Blessings!
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Kate Meyer

    This sounds like a great book!! I’m excited to read it…and excited at the thought that I could win it 😉

  • Anne Payne

    I love reading about the Oregon Trail. There’s just something so fascinating about all those folks who traveled such a long and arduous journey.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to win a copy of your book!
    Beth Gillihan
    rbgillihan@gmail.com

  • Catherine

    I would love the chance to win 🙂

    catherine(dot)dacosta09(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Susan Moran

    I too grew up in love with Little house on the prairie, and would love to read your book.

  • Sarah

    I would love to win this! It looks so interesting!

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t read any of your books… but I would love to read Where the Trail Ends!! 🙂

    (shantelle@truevine.net)

  • Hannah

    I would love to win! My email is hannahpeasha@gmail.com

  • Jody Rigle

    I HAVE NOT READ ANY OF YOUR BOOKS, BUT I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW AUTHORS. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO POSSIBLY WIN ONE . GOD BLESS

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to win! I love the 1800’s the most! Your book sounds fantastic!
    Marie Ferland
    mariefluffy@yahoo.ca

  • Mom
  • Minabucket

    I would love to win. minabucket2@verizon.net

  • Anneliese

    I would love to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
    anneliese.n.shaw@gmail.com

  • Karen B

    This brings back memories of watching Wagon Train in the 50s with my father!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

  • Flghtlss

    Her Good name sounds like a great book. I love all historical periods when reading but my favorite is 1800’s western romance. There’s just something about rough and tumble cowboys! Thank s to all the authors for participating in this scavenger hunt!
    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  • Anonymous

    Fascinating info you shared from the museums, Melanie. Would enjoy receiving this book.

    Blessings,
    Mary Kay

    markay4given [at] hotmail [dot] com

  • Flghtlss

    Oh my Gosh! This is my favorite time period in romance books! I LOVE it and won’t be shy about telling you I want to WIN! Thank you for this contest!

    flghtlss1(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  • Gail

    I love reading about the pioneers crossing the plains and would love this book. Huge “Little House” fan as a child. One of my favorite things I have ever seen in the world was the wagon ruts in western Nebraska. So cool to see where the wagons went! Makes me feel connected. Gail
    bookwurm70 at gmail dot com

  • Kristie Truett

    From one Oregonian to another, I’d love to win!! He he. I live in Salem and was excited to see you live in Oregon too. God bless!!

    kristie@connectionlifechurch.org

  • Tina

    I would love to win “Where the Trail Ends”.

    bluehair(at)centurylink(dot)net

  • Trish

    Love the scavenger hunt and would love to win (and read) your book! Thanks

  • Rebecca

    I live near the Columbia River, in Canada. 🙂 Would love to win your book!

  • Iris

    Sounds like “Where the Trail Ends” is a great book! Would love to read it. Thanks

    cha0sangel86@yahoo.com

  • Brandi

    a fellow Oregonian here, would be honored to win one of the copies of your book. Thanks for sharing your imagination intertwined with real history!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Randi
    wpd_2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Lynnae

    I would love to win a copy of your book! lynnae71 at gmail dot com.

  • Lauri Pierce

    This book sounds amazing! I will read it one way or another. Thank you for taking part in this! I am blessed to know you! 🙂

    elecviolnplar101(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Mom of 9

    This looks like a fun book to read. I’ve always been fascinated with the Oregon Trail and don’t think I will ever get tired of reading books about it! Would love to win a copy.

  • Johnette

    I would love to read this book….I so enjoy historical christian fiction. My e-mail is sunydey26@aol.com

  • jhtwriter

    Thanks for making your book available for all these great contestants.

  • Becky

    I really like the cover! Looks like a good book to cozy up with.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to receive a copy of this book. It looks very interesting.

    meljberry(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • LeAnne Bristow

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one your books! It looks amazing! I love books from that time period.

  • Gail Griffey

    Your book sounds interesting. Thanks for being part of the hunt.
    ggriffey(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  • Anonymous

    What a fun vacation with your girls that must have been. I can’t wait to read this book.

    jbedwards123@triad.rr.com
    Rebecca

  • Jennifer Ryland

    Would love to win! jennifer_ryland@yahoo.com

  • Sally

    Would love to win and read this book!
    saharris67@embarqmail.com

  • `Candle

    I love historical novels set in the 1800’s especially the old west; but most of all, I love Wagon Train settings. I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks.

  • Amanda

    Would love to win this book!!!
    mandaandtom@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    i would dearly love to win this book! katie_1010@hotmail.com

  • Project Journal

    I’m so glad to have been introduced to you on the tour, Melanie! I would love to read and review your book on my blog to tell everyone about it 😀
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Hannah
    hccelie[at]gmail[dot]com

  • eliza elliott

    would love to win!!

  • Marissa

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

  • Singing4Him

    What an interesting post! Thanks for sharing some of your experience on the Oregon Trail with your daughters — what fun!

    Just,
    Dana
    wade underscore 6072 at yahoo dot com

  • Melissa Jagears

    I loved the kids counting miles tidbit from the other post, please put me in the hat for this book. Thanks.

  • Knitwit

    I have always wondered how they figured out how far they’d gone! I would love to read the rest of the story!

  • squiresj

    I would definitely love to win and review this. You know how I love your books. God Bless and enter me.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

  • sharon m.

    Would really love to win a novel on the Oregon Trail. We travel the US to National Parks and check into historical events along the way.

  • Debbie K

    My step daughter is obsessed with the lifestyle of this time period, she would love to read this book! If I don’t win it, I will have to buy it!

  • Shannon Gillette

    Historical fiction is my favorite to read! I would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks
    tagillette@comcast.net

  • Tia Harmon

    thanks for the opportunity to win a new book…LOVE getting new reading material!!

  • Leana

    I’m going to stop at the library and pick this one up… the pictures / video def help with creating a physical backdrop to read with.

  • Jan

    Melanie, this looks like a good one. I always enjoy Oregon Trail history novels.

  • Heather

    I would LOVE to win this book! I really enjoyed reading about you and your story on Margaret Daley’s website! Thanks!

    busymommy01@cheerful.com

  • Diana Gardner

    I would love to win a copy of your book! ladydianajg@yahoo.com

  • Brenda Hurley

    Fri Oct 26th,
    Good morning. I would love to win a copy of: “Where the Trail Ends” ! Fictional historical romance novels in the setting of days-gone-by, and story-time in the 1800’s … I thoroughly enjoy.
    Thank-you for this opportunity.
    Take care, and, God Bless,
    In Him, Brenda Hurley
    brennie7@hotmail.com

  • Susan P

    Would love to read this book! Thanks for joining in. 🙂
    tsazspoll (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • C.E. Hart

    Please enter me in this contest! I love reading stories of the early pioneer days and Where the Trail Ends sounds fabulous!

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  • Lauren

    Would love this book!!

    laurenf917@yahoo.com

  • The Giggling Gull

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! marijotaverne@ clear wire. net

  • Emily Rachelle

    I’d love to read this! newyorksnowflake @ gmail . com

  • Thisisme

    I would LOVE to win a copy! I have always been fascinated with the Oregon Trail. Email is – ForeverdazzledbyKL(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Lynda E.

    I would love to read this book–I used to live in the NW and the Oregon Trail has always sparked my imagination. Please enter me in your drawing, and thanks in advance! danandlyndaedwards(at)msn(dot)com.

  • Kandra

    Please sign me up!
    kandrajane at bellsouth dot net

  • Beth Rumbaugh

    I always like free books. I have never read one of yours, but would love to begin.

  • Kim

    I so enjoy the Laura Ingalls story and show! I think I would like this story too. 🙂
    Please enter me!
    Kim
    lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

  • Laura Wilson

    I would love to win this book. This is my first time doing a scavenger hunt.

    Laura
    laura(at)unforsaken(dot)ca

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win a copy of your book.

    God Bless,
    Kim in NC
    kimosborne(at)earthlink(dot)net

  • Betz

    I loved to play the Oregon Trail game my daughter had when she was a child. This time period is very interesting to me, and I would love to read this book.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to win this book! Thank you for being a part of the scavenger hunt!
    Andrea(dot)hilton809(at)gmail(dot)com

  • shelly

    This looks like a great read!
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  • Rachelle

    This book looks very interesting based on the excerpt I read. I don’t remember the last book I read set in this region and time. This scavenger hunt is really helping improve my “to be read” pile. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Donna McGinnis

    I love historical books, especially westerns. This book sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • karenk

    thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story, melanie 🙂

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win.
    Katie J.
    johnsonk133@yahoo.com

  • Awakened Anew

    I would love to win this book. Historical fiction is my favorite!

  • kettleheadhats

    It sounds like an excellent book! Please enter me in the drawing :). kettleheadhats(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Anonymous

    Found you through the Scavenger Hunt. Sounds like a good book! Thank you, mamalusco at ortelco.net

  • Donna

    I love this era and also was a Little House on the Prairie fanatic growing up. The Oregon Trail is a fascinating topic!

  • Jamie Adams

    I love wagon train stories. Please enter my name!

  • Jamie Adams

    I love wagon train stories. Please enter my name!

  • Sharon D

    I’d love to win this book!

  • Sharon D

    Forgot to leave me email for when I win! (haha)

    srdcontest@hotmail.com

  • Claudia

    Thank you for giving away books. It would be a privilege to win one.

  • Anonymous

    I would have to say my favorite time periods for historical books are the late 1800s and the early 1900s.

  • Peg

    I would love to read this book.
    goodwn(at)qis(dot)net

  • Sarah G

    I’m not sure if we need to leave a comment here for the scavenger, but I’m all in for new books! :))

    sarahgorton12@gmail.com

  • Trish

    Love historical fiction especially the Oregon Trail.
    trisheggert@yahoo.com

  • Melodi

    I’d love to win this book…being from the great PNW, I love all things concerning the Oregon Trail. Melodi@net-venture.com

  • Melodi

    I’d love to win this book. Being from the PNW, I love all things concerning the Oregon Trail! Melodi@net-venture.com

  • Deenie

    Would love to read this book

  • Susan H

    Sounds like a great book!
    shardick(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  • Sandy

    Such an interesting time period! I’m not sure I would be able to trek 2,000 miles on foot!

    psagens at gmail dot com

  • Cindy Regnier

    I really want to read this! Thanks for the opportunitythepbl

  • Candice

    I would love to win a copy of this book, sounds like a great story!
    jandch04(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Martha Eskuchen

    I love reading how the characters struggle through in these historical reads. I’d love to read Where the Trail Ends. Thanks for sharing in the scavenger hunt.
    mesreads AT gmail.com

  • Mary Preston

    I would love to read WHERE THE TRAIL ENDS thank you. It looks wonderful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  • Abby

    I would absolutely love to win this book!!!!

    africaabby(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Aunt Marcia

    Love historical fiction and would love to read about an area I have traveled.

  • Aunt Marcia

    I love historical fiction – especially of places that I have traveled to.

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to your new book. Appreciate all the research you do. What a joy that your girls could join you!

  • Anonymous

    Always looking forward to one of your books. Would love to win it. What a joy that your daughters could join you while doing your research. Appreciate all the background work you do. Blessings. dixiefrye68@yahoo.com

  • Gretchen

    Our mutual friend, Jodi, introduced me to your books. I am a definite fan. Would love to own a copy.

  • Gretchen

    I learned about your books from our mutual friend, Jodi, and I have become a big fan. Would love to win your book!

  • Dale

    Third try. Maybe this is the charm to get my post in:) I would love to read your book and winning it in this contest would be so great. Thank you so much for the opportunity in providing a way to learn more about your writing style.

  • Pam K.

    I would love to win a copy of your new book. I have great admiration for people who survived that journey.
    Thanks for the chance to win Where the Trail Ends.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

  • Sarah

    I love historical fiction. This book looks interesting!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to read Samantha’s story. Thanks for the chance to win
    Blessings
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Sapphire

    This book looks amazing! I’ve never read anything set on the Oregon Trail before.

    sapphirefeltner (at) optimum (dot) net

  • Judy

    I am fascinated with the stories of the Western expansion and have filled my bookcases with historical non-fiction of the period. I live near Vancouver,WA, just North of you and love it here. I would love to read your book! My e-mail is jrich60@att.net

  • Sharma

    I would love to win this book. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

  • Sharon

    I really enjoyed your interview on the last blog. I found all of the information you gave about the trail fascinating. Definitely made me want to read your new book!

  • Sharma

    I hope I win.

  • Diane Kenyon

    I would love to win your books!

  • Candice

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book – it sounds great!

  • Laura Foote

    I really hope I win this book.
    llfoote@nb.sympatico.ca

  • Wilani Wahl

    I would love to read your book.

  • Cindy W.

    I love the cover of Where the Trail Ends and would love to win a copy. Thank you for your generosity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

  • Gean

    Sounds like a great book – sign me up!

  • Molly

    Historical fiction is absolutely my most favorite genre to read! Thanks for the opportunity to win your novel!
    creativityblog at yahoo.com

  • Gailya Keller

    I truly enjoy the Regency period. My next favorite is Early Western (I am unsure the correct name for this period). But everyone loves a cowboy! 🙂 Thanks so much for this chance!!

  • Anonymous

    This book looks so fun and interesting! I would love to win, but if I don’t, I’m definitely going to get it somewhere and read it!

    av4jc@live.com

  • Shan

    I am Canadian but love history and would very much enjoy learning about a time past of my favorite country to visit, so please enter me in this give away.
    Thank you.

  • Rose Marie Kelley

    Please enter me in the drawing for this book. I historical christian fiction is my favorite and would enjoy reading this book!

    rose(at)rosemariekelley(dot)com

  • Brittney D.

    I would love a chance to win this book!!

  • Leah Rattray

    I grew up playing the Oregon Trail computer game and watching/reading the Little House on the Prairie series, so I would love to win this book!

  • Reuben & Amanda Rog

    Looks like a great one!
    mandyerog(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Brenda S.

    This book sounds great! I love reading about the Oregon Trail. Walking in some of the trail ruts in east Wyoming is a cherished memory!

  • Brenda S

    Sorry for the double post. Forgot to leave the email address.

    Brenda S
    4randb(at)gmail(dot)com

  • StillyBee

    Love to win one of your books Melanie. Anything in history is GOOD.

  • Jenny B.

    I love your books!

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to win your book! I’m enjoying this scavenger hunt!
    Allison
    jones36852@bellsouth.net

  • Tyleia H

    I find the oregon trail hx fascinating. Will be reading this book whether I win or not but a win would be nice 😉

    tjw1996(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • bonnie

    Love books about the Oregon Trail -thanks for the opportunity to win a book & become acquainted with the writing of a new (to me) author!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

  • bonnie

    Love books about the Oregon Trail -thanks for the opportunity to win a book & become acquainted with the writing of a new (to me) author!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

  • Matt and Robyn Conners

    Thanks for the opportunity. I would love to read this

  • Lcenlow

    Would be blessed to win such a wonderfulling sounding book!

    lcenlow@sit-co.net

  • Anonymous

    Would love to win this!
    Kelly kurkel(at)msn(dot)com

  • Laura

    I love this time period and the sheer adventure of traveling 2000 miles across America before much of it was tamed. This book may deserve an entire day to get from cover to cover before my head hits the pillow!

  • bn100

    I’d like to read this. Please enter me in the contest.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Athena

    I would love to win! So sad I missed the blog tour for this one 🙂

    mama2six (at) bresnan (dot) net

  • Anonymous

    Your book sounds really good! Thanks for the interesting facts about the Oregon Trail. 🙂

  • Erin Wormuth

    I would like to be entered to win this book please! Thank you!

    booknerd88@gmail.com

  • Lis

    This book looks so good. thank you for taking part in the scavenger hunt!

  • Joanna Stricker

    I would enjoy your book. I’m also happy to hear that you live in my neck of the woods 🙂 Vancouver, WA is my home. I love it when I learn that those, whose books I enjoy, live and work in my community.

  • Anonymous

    I wpould love to win these! looks like it would be a very good read

  • paintergal

    Thanks for entering me!

  • ndfan1993

    Definitely would love to win a copy!! I’ve always always always loved the Oregon Trail!! That was my favorite game as a child (and now!! I’ve played it in so many different forms and consoles that my family thinks I’m crazy.) and I always loved Little House on the Prairie. I’m sure I’ll adore this book!!

    ndfan1993(@)gmail.com

  • Walt Mussell

    I’m writing a book set in historical Oregon, so I would love to see what this one is about.

  • Jennifer

    This book sounds so good! I loved reading the tidbits about wagon trains. So much I didn’t know!

  • Lourdes

    Oh I would love to win.

  • Kathy

    I would love to win a copy. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    kauppatgridcomdotnet

  • Daka

    I can’t wait to read this book! agardner@elp.rr.com

  • Debra Pierce

    I would love to win this book! I love historical fiction!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to read your book. Thank you for this opportunity and may GOD bless your writing.
    Nancy Winn. sentwinn@AOL.com

  • Louise Barner

    Excited to learn of you and to read your books. Now that winter is coming, I will have more time to read. This is great way to be introduced to new authors!

  • Cathy

    This book looks great! I can’t wait to read it!

  • kimberly Vogel

    I am super impressed that you took your girls for a wagon experience! I would love to win this book!
    kimberlya(dot)vogel(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Kerry S,

    I’d love to win. larksc[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Annette

    This looks like a “must have” addition to my “must read” library!
    askmetoby(at)iswan(dot)net

  • Jes

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

  • Rose Marie Kelley

    I would love to receive this book. My email is rose(at)rosemariekelly(dot)com

  • Anonymous

    I would love to win. I can’t wait to read your book.

    Katie Johnson
    taskczar@thebelgiumco.com

  • Melissa M.

    I’d like to win this! Always good to learn history by fiction.

    -Melissa M.

  • Melissa M.

    Oh, and if I have to leave my e-mail, it’s misshoneybee(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Melanie Dobson

    Thanks so much to everyone who entered to win a copy of Where the Trail Ends! It was really fun for me to read all of your comments about the Oregon Trail. The winner’s names have been drawn and they will be notified in the next 24 hours.

    With joy,

    ~Melanie

  • trichie

    I love period books.

    trichie@windstream.net

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