“Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana” Book Giveaway

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I’m so excited to announce the release of my first historical novel, Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana. This story has been brewing inside me for decades so it was an absolute delight and blessing to be able to write it.

The book is about a Quaker woman in Liberty who risks everything to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad and a young newspaper editor who fights for these same runaways with his pen. During my trip to Liberty, I visited a number of old homes that were once stations along the Underground Railroad, and I loved learning the real-life stories about the courageous men and women who escaped slavery and/or fought for freedom.

On June 24th, I will be drawing five names to receive a free copy of this book. If you’d like to be included in this drawing, please leave a quick comment below. I will post the names of the winners on June 25th and mail the books off by the end of the month.

Thanks for celebrating with me!

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  • robin_titan

    This looks really interesting! Love the cover it looks..mysterious haha

  • Mary Ann

    Of course I am interested in getting it (but I will get it whether I win a free copy or not). Keep them coming.

  • Diane

    I’ve never read any of your books, but would love to start with this one!

  • Liz

    Hi Melanie!
    Please include me in the drawing. I am looking forward to reading your latest book. πŸ™‚

  • Lynn

    Hi Melanie, Please put my name in for the drawing. I look forward to reading your book. Just read Miralee’s and it was great. I hope you’re well. I’m writing song lyrics now and loving it. God bless, Lynn Key

  • Illuminating Fiction

    Sounds like a great read, Melanie!

  • HΓ©lΓ¨ne

    I like the sound of the plot. Please enter me!

  • Xn-Woman

    Melanie, I would like to be considered for your book giveaway. I teach in a high school where young people have undergone tramatic events in their young lives. I think your book would inspire courage.

  • windycindy

    Many congratulations on the release of your first historical novel!
    The cover of your book is lovely and stirring! Your travels sound amazing!
    I appreciate authors that really research their books. Please enter my name in your delightful book giveaway drawing.
    Many thanks and best wishes…..

  • Sally Bradley

    I love reading about the Underground Railroad. Please enter me. sallybradleywrites AT gmail {Dot} com

  • Kat Bryan

    This sounds like a very interesting book. I know there were stops on the underground railroad in this area, too, and I’ve always found that fascinating.

  • Michele N.

    Sounds like a fantastic book and your photos are really neat, thanks for sharing!

  • Windy

    Hey Mel! Looking forward to reading this one. I bet my mom would love it, too (since she is such a big quilter)! Entering my name (on behalf of my mom) in the book giveaway πŸ™‚

    xx See you soon!! xx


  • Deborah

    please enter me!! i would love to read this book!

  • mez

    I would love a chance to win your new book. Finding freedom though the underground railroad is a great setting. Thanks!


  • David

    Having lived in Richmond, Indiana for a number of years, I am looking forward to reading this book set in Liberty, Indiana, a short drive from Richmond.

    Whether or not I win a book, it will be bought later today.


  • Merry Jo Haber


    I imagine that the research you have done has brought the history to of the Underground Railroad to life. I look forward to reading my first book written by you. : )

  • sugarandgrits

    Congratulations on your newest release! YAY!

    It sounds/looks like a great book. I have all of the “Love Finds You” books on my Wishlist ~ maybe I’ll win yours to start my collection. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for sharing,


  • Judyg54

    I look forward to reading your book (because I will purchase it if I don’t win it). I lived in Indiana for many years and wish now I would have had a chance to visit the houses as you did for your book.

  • Sandra B

    I am looking so forward to reading this book. Our Ladies Book Club at church is going to use it for the book of the month either August or September. Will be glad to give you our comments on it.

  • Renee

    Sounds like a great book. I would love to read this book

  • Becca

    Melanie, this is absolutely wonderful!!! I can’t wait to read your new book, its exactly my style, I simply devour american history!!! You go girl!

  • omdahls

    I can’t wait to read you latest! You have a wonderful gift for bringing peoples stories alive. Historical fiction is my favorite – – a story about the Underground Railroad will not disappoint.

    I’d love win a copy of your book – – if not, i’ll get my hands on a copy somehow!

  • Sherry K

    It sounds like a great book and I love the cover. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Sherry K

  • Torri

    Hi Melanie. I am super excited for your book. I can honestly say that as an adult, I have not read any fiction books. I stick pretty close to the non-fiction section – however your book looks so appealing, that I just don’t think I can help but get it. πŸ™‚ (Oh, and please include me in your drawing). Blessings.

  • Carly Kendall

    Hi Melanie,
    I have already purchased my copy, but I would love to win a copy to give to my church library. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the launching of your new book…I love historical settings and I am very interested in the underground railroad.

    Please enter me in your contest.

    Gayla Collins

  • Linda

    I absolutely would love this book. Anything about the underground railroad intrigues me, especially after reading “Roots” by Alex Haley. They were brave men and women to risk their lives to help these fellow citizens start a new life. Thank you that you finally put it to life in your new novel.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com.

  • rebornbutterfly

    That’s exciting, I love Historical fiction. The Undergroud Railroad is one of the most interesting topics in American History.

  • carla stewart

    Congrats, Melanie! The book sounds great, and I’d love to be in the drawing.
    Kudos, too, for getting your book in Wal-Mart! They say that’s when you’ve arrived:-)))


  • Renee

    Liberty looks like my kinda town! I’l bet the trip was so exciting! I have my BA in History so all of these old American towns excite me! Your books sounds terrific! I love the Love Finds You books and would love a chance to win your latest book!


  • Janna

    I love, love, love the concept behind this book. Please enter me!

    ryanx6 at msn dot com

  • bigguysmama

    So many people entered to win your book!! How exciting for you, but a bummer for me because I’d love to win your book and there’s a lot of competition. πŸ™‚ Please enter me to win!

    Mimi B

    mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

  • Lindsey

    Definitely intriguing, I would love to read this one! πŸ™‚

  • Martha A.

    It sounds like a really fun book! i would love to win a copy! If not, I will be checking it out other places!

  • Patty

    I would love to win a copy. I love the history of the underground railroad. My daughter was doing some research on it this year and I found it very interesting. I have also read three of the Love Find you books and I really enjoy them.


  • Carrie Turansky

    Hi Melanie, This sounds like a great book, and one that I would enjoy very much. Please enter me in the drawing.
    carrie (at) turansky (dot) com

  • Christine

    I’d love to win!

  • Melissa Fidler

    I would love to win a book! It looks very good! I’ve recently finished reading a book to my kids about the Underground Railroad and would love to read another!

  • Nicki

    Everyone in Liberty is waiting on your book at the library. Please include me in your drawing.

  • Wendy

    Congrats on your first historical novel. Would love a chance to win and read it!

  • Sylvia

    Hello! This sounds like a very interesting topic. I would like to be entered into the giveaway for this book.

  • Anonymous

    Growing up in Liberty, and then moving away from the area, I am intrigued that someone would find a way to captivate our small quait town! There is so much history withing the area in regards to the time period of which you have written. I can’t wait to read this book!

    sjsmith96@hotmail.com, please enter me in your contest!

  • peachykath

    Please enter me in the drawing for this book. I grew up in Northern Indiana and reading the description of the book really hits close to home and I would love the opportunity to read the book.


  • Amy

    Hey, I am excited about your new book! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Cara Putman

    Congratulations, Melanie. They can’t keep it in stock at carpenter’s son in Lafayette, IN. πŸ™‚

  • Megan

    Sounds like a very interesting book! Please sign me up!

    megan.nadalet at gmail.com

  • Bob

    Hey Melanie – just read The Black Cloister – awesome book! Next on the list is Going for Broke πŸ™‚ Hope you guys are well – hello to Jon.

  • Emma

    Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana sounds wonderful. congratulations on the release of your first historical novel!
    Please put my name in the drawing. Thank you. Have a good week.

  • Linda

    I just finished reading “Love finds you in Liberty, Indiana” and it was very good! It kept my interest all the way through and it was a page turner waiting to see what happens next. Also, Melanie, You did an excellent job of bringing in the historical facts of the 1850’s into the storyline of the book. I am definitely passing this book around and telling others about it.

  • Abi

    I’d love to win I grew up in Norther Indiana.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Anonymous

    Stefanie said….
    I live in Liberty and my husband’s Aunt and Uncle are the Logue’s. I have been talking to Karen at Our Library and I can’t wait for the book!!! They said you where going to ship them some. I even talked to a lady at a christian book store in Richmond (close by here) and she didn’t know about the book and said she was going to order some. I’m selling them before I have one!! I hope I win!!! rentpro@gte.net

  • lastnerve

    I really really want to win this book. I have Love Finds you in Valentine Nebraska and can’t wait to read the Liberty, Indiana book. Please enter me.

    Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win.


  • I can’t wait to read this book. I am an avid genealogist and my family was from Liberty Indiana in it’s early days, and many still live near there now.

    Christine Abernathy Macke

  • Melanie Dobson

    A huge thank you to each of you who submitted your name to win a copy of Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana! We drew the names last night, and the winners are:

    Renee (steeler girl)
    Bob E.
    Linda (desert rose)
    LuAnn (reading frenzy)

    If you won a book, please email me your mailing address at comments(at)melaniedobson.com, and I’ll send a copy right out. If you didn’t win a book, I will be posting the links in the upcoming weeks of other bloggers who will be giving away copies of it as well.

    Thanks again! Happy summer reading!!

  • Ashley

    I almost bought this book at walmart the other day with the Love finds You in Treasure Island Florida but my budget is tight and It took all my will to put it back. Would love to win this book. Even if I don’t win I am sure to buy it too.

  • Kim

    I just bought this book for my daughter for her birthday! She lives on the west coast now, but loves visiting her grandparents in Liberty, Indiana when she is able to. We have a long line of history of many generations growing up in Liberty, Indiana starting in the early 1800’s!
    I can’t wait to read it also!

  • Jess

    A truly wonderful book. I was born and raised in Liberty and at one time attended the Quaker church which still exists. The book took me back home and gave me a tremendous appreciation for those who challenged the horrible attitude toward the black population.

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