Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!

heart-bookI know that Valentine’s Day happened two days ago, but I didn’t get a chance to post the giveaway I wanted to do in honor of it!  I’m not of the mindset that you must have someone to spend Valentine’s Day with, as long as you are happy with who you are and take time to appreciate yourself.  Therefore, why not curl up with a good book?  With that in mind, we at Reflections would like to give away a few books so that you can do just that.  So, without further adieu, here are the books we’re giving away:

  1. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (Hardcover)
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Hardcover)
  3. Marley & Me by John Grogan (Paperback)
  4. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo (Paperback)
  5. Textual Healing by Eric Smith (Paperback)
  6. Young Master Darcy by Pamela Aidan (Paperback)
  7. Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Paperback)
  8. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange (Paperback)


Eight lucky winners will have the opportunity to win the novel of their choice from the selection above.  Simply leave a comment in the thread below telling us what you like about Valentine’s Day or about your favorite love story.  Comments will be accepted through midnight on Friday, February 22, 2013.  Winners will be picked at random and announced on Saturday, February 23, 2013.  Giveaway open to residents of the US only.  Good luck!

19 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!

  1. Ohh! I Love Valentines Day, my romantic story before my husband and I were married I was stationed 3500 miles away in an area that would not get phone calls or other things that were in the “normal” world I was in the Navy. Valentines came and I thought how much fun all the women , well most had spouses or boyfriends in the military so they were able to cut through the red tape and get flowers. I arrived at work that morning 8am and was sitting behind a desk when a man walks in with these beautiful flowers, roses, carnations, orchids my fav and I couldn’t even call my boyfriend of 2 years, then he says my name. I was shocked I guess my future soul mate thought about the fact that I would be gone Valentines and set it up with my superior to get the flowers too me! I was crying then a good friend of mine told me that I was going to have 10 min to skype to him that is when he asked me to marry him (even got on 1 knee). Needless to say that is my romantic story, after came 5 kids and 2 tours to Iraq. Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. But I do like seeing the hearts and flowers all over the stores. Everything looks so pretty decorated in reds, pinks and purple. Not to mention all the beautiful chocolate!

  3. My favorite love story is mine. Our datingversary is Wednesday, it will be 12 years, married 10. Our first kiss was at the alter, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

  4. As a note, before I begin, this isn’t to enter the giveaway; I live in the UK, so just see this as me sharing my favourite love story.

    It’s not a story from myth, or fiction. It’s not epic, it doesn’t contain a journey across a strange land or a hundred different complications thrown in that the couple have to overcome. Instead, it’s the story of my parents. See, back before they were dating, my mum was working in a pub. My dad used to come in with his mates after playing skittles (sort of…like bowling, but in a pub) and would usually leave a few cigarettes on the table after they’d left, for my mum. One day, when they came in, dad’s friend commented that ‘She has nice eyes, doesn’t she?’ He scoffed and said, ‘Yeah, shame about the tits.’ Yeah, right from the bat, he was a real prince charming.

    Anyway, another night, they come in, and he asks her out. She refuses, saying everyone knows he’s an alcoholic and because of that, she won’t ‘court’ him. So, few nights later, same old same old, he comes in with his friends, and orders a ginger beer. Sits there all night drinking ginger beer, not touching a drop of alcohol, and at the end of the night, she comes over, puts a pint in front of him and says “Fine.”

    Their first date, they met up with her brother and my dad ended up falling asleep in his curry. Throughout what they refer to as their ‘courtship’, he was either banned from a fair few places or got them kicked out. But she stuck with him, because she must have seen in him what I’ve seen every day since growing up, See, my dad is one of the most loyal, kind men ever, even if his looks mean kids are usually scared of him. And he can hold a grudge. But despite that, every single night he asks Mum “Want me to run you a bath?” Even though a night doesn’t pass when she doesn’t say yes, but he still asks. And come Christmas or her birthday, he’ll always try to get her something she’ll really like, even if it means chasing all over or dragging me from one place to another to get her a Kindle. And, the night before Valentine’s day, he came in with a huge bunch of flowers. For her, for the woman he’s been married to 29 years. They’ve had three children, had their ups and downs, and despite the shaky start, they’re still going. It’s a love story with so far no ending, and it’s my favourite because, well, I get to see it every day and when I’m about to lose faith in the whole love thing, I just look at my parents and realise it’s not all in fairy tales and songs.

  5. I’m currently not dating anyone and I had a class late Thursday night so when I came home my parents had chocolates out for me and spent the night watching Valentine’s Day with me so I wouldn’t be alone. I have the best parents around!

  6. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 5 years. Our anniversary is Feb.27 so it was almost exactly a year before we celebrated our first valentines day together. We met in residence while we were in university and lived down from the hall from each other. This is important for the context of my story.

    On our first valentine’s day, my boyfriend got me two red roses with a note attached to each. The first rose was dated for the valentines day a year ago and it read “to the girl across the hall that I’m starting to like.” The second rose was dated for the present and it read “to the woman sitting beside me who I’ve fallen in love with.”

    I’m from Canada, so I’m not elligible for the draw – but this was the best valentine’s day yet. In 5 years he has yet to outdo himself.

  7. My favorite Valentine’s Day story happened this year. Neither my husband nor I are much for celebrating Valentine’s Day, even though this was to be out first one together in the same state. Our town is small, and there are not many options for shopping or dining out in the winter months.
    Last fall, we adopted a six month old Lab mix from our local rescue group. We knew her birthday was most likely in February, but did not know when, since she was found wandering in the desert. In the past, when I’ve adopted a pet, if I don’t know their birthday, I just pick the first of the month because it is easier for me to remember. With Sugar, though, both my husband and I decided, separately, that her birthday should be Valentine’s Day. It made us both laugh when we discovered that we came up with the same day. Sugar got a giant red JollyBall, and we spent the day watching her chase it around the yard.

  8. This was a particularly great valentine’s day for me, because it was my first with my boyfriend after doing the long distance thing for two years. We had a great time and he even had fun taking me to see The Merchant of Venice. I was glad he liked it too since that was definitely an activity we picked out for me 🙂

  9. I totally agree with your stance on valentines day. My loved one is away at the sea and so I curled up with Cloud Atlas and my cat and had a cosy night in. Going to re-blog this for you 🙂

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