A Time Of Grace Trilogy Giveaway

Good morning, friends!
How are you on this lovely December day?
I hope you are well and enjoying this joyous Christmas season.
Just this past Saturday my husband, little one, and I 
ventured into the woods to find the "perfect" Christmas tree
and came home with a 9-footer. . .the tallest we've ever had.

Today I have a delightful book giveaway for you,
but first I want to share a teensy bit about the books that I am giving away. . .

A Time of Grace is a touching trilogy
that entails the lives and accounts of the Picoletti family.
As you read about the members in this family
you will be taken on an incredible emotional journey of
heartache, pain, disappointment. . .
hope, forgiveness, redemption. . .
love, grace, and healing.

The bittersweet stories of Grace and Sarah are presented in the first book
The Fragrance of Geraniums
and their tales continue on through the series.
Alicia gets right down to the nitty gritty and doesn't hold back
about the heartache, pain, and suffering these women face.
When they have sunk into the deepest pit and all seems lost
the Lord brings to light that there is blessed HOPE and REDEMPTION
found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
These precious women go through the fire,
but they come forth as beautiful gold.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; 
and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: 
when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; 
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
- Isaiah 43:2 -

The lovely author, Alicia G. Ruggieri, 
writes grace-filled, Christ-centered fiction
and this trilogy couldn't be more Christ-centered.
I highly recommend this set of books
as I know you will be blessed and encouraged just as I was.

To find out more about this wonderful author
you can visit her website:

Or you can check her out on Facebook

You can also find her books on Amazon.com

Since I enjoyed this trilogy so much
I am offering the entire set {actual hard copies of the books} 
to one blessed winner.

To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment
telling me what a favorite book of yours is.

I will announce the winner 
next Tuesday, December 13th.

Thank you for stopping by, sweet friends.
This time of year is perfect for reading as you snuggle up by the fire 
or in a cozy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa.
The set would also make a delightful Christmas gift for any book lover.

Love and hugs to you!


Laura Lane said...

One of my favorite books that I've read is Endless Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti. I think it's a must read. Here's why.


Christmas hugs!

Carmen said...

Thank you for having the giveaway! I just finished The Inheritance and The Cottage by Michael Phillips and really enjoyed them both.

Laura Smith said...

Right now I'm reading You're Going to Be Okay by Holley Gerth it's helping me while I go through a time of grieving but is not a grief centered book. I also love Amish fiction. Its nice to know a book will be "clean" and speak Jesus's name!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are lovely books! I just finished The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith and it was very good! Happy holidays!

Paiges Pages said...

It's so hard picking a favorite book! I love missionary/midwifery/mystery books! :)

Regina said...

Oh I have to say my favorite book is Vera's Journey by Judy Yoder. It is awesome!

Sandy said...

I do not want to be entered in the give away Stephanie - I just wanted you to know what a joy reading your post is. My favorite book of all time -- A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith. I have more books in my personal library and on my Kindle than I will ever have time to read. Right now I am reading a true account of Catherine the Great. Most interesting.
So very nice of you to give books away - reading is a most precious gift.
sandy xx

Karen said...

My favorite book is about the life of Christ called The Desire of Ages by Ellen White.

mamasmercantile said...

I have a host of books that I love to return to my favourite I think is Little Women, a classic.

Ang Smith said...

Oh, I have so many favorite books! I love all Debbie McComber books. I love Phil Robertson's 2 books, "Happy, Happy, Happy" and "UnPHILtered". I love "Unwrapping Lazarus"...I could go on all day! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Melanie said...

One of my favorite Christmas books is "A Christmas Mouse" by Miss Read. Such a charming tale. This trilogy sounds very good. Have a blessed day.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a thoughtful giveaway, Stephanie! I have so many favorite books, but one that I'm reading right now is What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, by Holley Gerth. A sweet blogging friend sent it to me, and at the end of each chapter, there's room to right down one's thoughts.
I'll bet your tree is a beauty!
Love and hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

My favorite book in PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE by Jane Austin.

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely giveaway. I don't know this author but will look up her books as they sound so readable.
If I have a favourite it would be The Little White Horse, by Elizabeth Goudge.

Kim said...

My favourite all time read is Book Of Negros..fabulous read.

Anne Payne said...

Dearest Stephanie, I completely trust your recommendations and know that this book series will be a blessing for whoever wins! My all-time favorite fiction book from a contemporary (meaning today) writer is Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers. It's an amazing biblical fiction story (the first in a series of three books) that rips your heart out, makes salty water run in deep rivulets down your cheeks, and brings about a satisfying story of love and redemption.

Rain day here. Lots of book promos today. Send caffeine ;)

love & hugs!!!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely giveaway, my friend! I love learning about new book series to enjoy! One of my most favorite books would definitely be the Narnia books...I've just recently gotten into them after many years of thinking that I would not enjoy books of that sort (I was wrong!), and now I LOVE them {{smiles}} And currently, I'm reading "Little Women" for Christmas and it's wonderful as well.

By, the way, your Christmas tree sounds gorgeous! We got ours up last week and I just love the way the lights twinkle at night...so pretty!

Have a lovely day, dear Stephanie! Love and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Dear Stephanie, thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway to your readers! There are so many books to love, but I always come back to Little Women as having a very special place in my heart. I first read this book in my teens and have reread it over the years. At 60 years old now, my love for it has not diminished. May you and your family have a most blessed Christmas! Nancy D.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These books look wonderful. I'm finding my heart leaning towards Christian literature right now. One of my favorite books is 'Redeeming Love' by Francine Rivers. I think it is one of the most powerful books I've ever read. Thanks for always letting us know about good books to read. Hugs!

Jill said...

I have so many books that I love... I'm an avid reader, but the one I will mention today is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.... this book brought me to tears and still haunts my memory today. I have not yet seen the movie, but I hope it does the book justice. It's a wonderful, well written story. A must read... :-)

These books look very good as well! If I'm not the lucky winner I will have to add them to my reading list ;-)

Have a wonderful evening Stephanie! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.


cindy shipley said...


Simply Linda said...

I take a class call Minority Cultures, and I just did my final project on my Christian Privilege--well..my favorite series of books is the Narnia collection...oh, I have many others, like the Teashop/Scrapbook mysteries...

ANYWAYS--Hope your Tuesday a was lovely one friend, will you share photos of the tree?

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is "Mary Queen Of Scots" by Antonia Fraser and the "Honey Bunch series as a child.
Thank You for this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

My favorite books are Amish . They are so inspirational.

Lowcarb team member said...

So many good books to read, and your give-away is lovely but please do not include me ...

Wow, a 9-footer, yes your tree does sound tall, and I'm sure it looks fabulous!

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Brenda Fricke said...

Hi Sweet Stephanie! My favorite read (not counting the Bible of course:)) is, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and Keep a Quiet Heart by Elizabeth Elliot. Thank you for this great give away! So sweet of you!

Ashley said...

Hi Stephanie,

How sweet of you to give this set away! I read the first book and loved it! I can't wait to read the other two. One of favorite books (besides the Bible) is Stepping Heavenward by Elisabeth Prentiss. It's SOOOOO good. :)

Merry Christmas!
Love in Christ,

Lauren said...

Thank you so much for having this giveaway. My favorite book series are the missionary books by Janet and Jeff Benge. Have a very blessed Merry Christmas

Love Lauren

Anonymous said...

My favorite book is "Little Women". Classics are always a good read over and over. Thank you for this lovely giveaway.

Abigail Joy said...

I don't have a favorite, (I like to keep my options open. :} ) but any classic is as close to my favorite as it gets. Can't wait to see who wins these beautiful books! Abigail Joy.

Debby in KS said...

I'm a reading addict so this is a tough one! I love the Love Comes Softly series, but I think I will go with the Little House series... The Long, Long Winter in that group.

Cheryl said...

I would love to be entered in the giveaway! Some of my favorite books are Streams in the Desert and Stepping Heavenward. We are reading through Penny Nance's book, "Feisty and Feminine" in our CWA prayer group. As a family, we are working through Tim Tebow's book right now. Thank you for the chance to win, sweet friend. :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, what a generous giveaway, dear Stephanie! This trilogy sounds so beautiful and how wonderful that it is God-honouring too! I would be simply thrilled to enter your sweet giveaway, if I may...I am enjoying reading so much of late. I never used to be a bookworm, but I recently discovered a few good reads and have been reading a chapter whenever I have a moment! My current favourite book is The Love Letters by Beverly Lewis... Oh my, this story touched my heart and I would highly recommend it! I love Amish fiction and Beverly Lewis writes some good novels...
I am so glad you found just the right Christmas tree...how fun to have gone in search of it!
Love and hugs to you this beautiful December morning...I am about to enjoy a cup of tea after a busy morning in the kitchen!
With love,

Olivia said...

I've read the first of this series and loved it! I think of my favorite books would be Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery. It's a perfect picture of sweetness, sadness, and reality all rolled in one!

Tamago said...

Wow, 9-foot tree, very tall! I bet you will decorate it really beautifully!
That's a great giveaway. Those books sound wonderful! I want other friend to win, though, as I have too many books in line that I haven't read :-) Have a great day, Stephanie!

Sherry said...

It is hard to choose a favorite book, I have read so many good ones. I think that the Lighthouse Trilogy by Eugenia Price is my all time favorite. I have read these books several times.

Lynn Bean said...

Dearest Stephanie they all sound wonderful. Blessings to you as you prepare for this most joyous season!

Maggie Ann said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a comment, that was so so nice of you. I think my all time favorite might be 'Girl of the Limberlost' by Gene Stratton-Porter.....but there are so many books I love! I loved 'Miss Willie' by Janice Holt Giles and I could go on and on and on. Wishing you a blessed and a Happy Christmas!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh how delightful! A book giveaway! I haven't read in a while, this sounds like a wonderful book to read over the holidays as we will be traveling (flying). I have a few books picked out to do the honors. One of my all-time favorite books is written by Catherine Marshall, and she may be one of my favorite authors too. It is called "Beyond Ourselves". It is a powerful book that speaks deeply to your heart. I like to read books that offer meat to my soul, and this one definitely fits into that category. I also love anything by L.M. Montgomery, especially books about Anne. Thank you for offering up this lovely giveaway, so sweet of you to do! I trust you are enjoying your 9' Christmas tree, sounds wonderful! Hugs to you today dear friend!

Gigi's Blog said...

I would be honored to win! I would love to cozy up and read through some such books this winter. Thank you for the giveaway. Blessings to you!

Gigi's Blog said...

P.S. I am reading a book on Susannah Wesley right now, along with a few others on the go such as Fascinating Womanhood. I love all books, but mostly biographies and some fictional history.

krishna said...

I would love to read them...

Vicki G said...

I have so many favorite books! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Such a nice giveaway! I can't think of a favorite book but I love and have read all the books by Maeve Binchy.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, What a beautiful book giveaway. They look like wonderful reads. Oh I bet your tree is gorgeous.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend ahead. Love and Blessings xo

Debbie said...

i am sure your tree is beautiful, decorated with lots of love and special ornaments!! i have lost my ability to read, so don't put my name in on the give-a-way, which sounds awesome btw!!!

Daniela said...

As you well know, dearie, I use to read so much, and the last book is often the best !
Now I'm reading PRIVATE LIFE IN BRITAIN'S STATELY HOMES - MASTERS AND SERVANTS IN THE GOLDEN AGE by Michael Paterson, who's such an able writer, he has the capability of involving you and make you feel present into the world he describes ... actually I'm looking forward to read as many pages as I can every day, believe me, this is the world I feel I belong to !

Hope you're having a lovely weekend,
I'm sending blessings of joy to you, wonderful, precious friend of mine

Xx Dany

P.S.: remember my name for this so Beautiful giveaway ;) !

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