Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving - Meet Me in Manhattan Giveaway

Macy's Parade in downtown Manhattan. 

Home games for the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. 

Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and good cheer.

These are the making of the North American holiday - Thanksgiving!

Our Canadian neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving on the 2nd Monday of October.  The US celebrates it on the 4th Thursday of November.

I've had the privilege to stand on the steps in Plymouth, England where the Pilgrims departed, the market square in Leiden, Netherlands where the Pilgrims first sought religious sanctuary, and Plymouth, Massachusetts where the Pilgrims landed in the New World. 

Pilgrim Memorial in Plymouth, England

I am thankful for the warm weather in Hawaii, the neighbors who are hosting us for the big dinner, and the military personnel deployed around the world so we can celebrate this national holiday in peace.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am giving away five copies of Judith Arnold's MEET ME IN MANHATTAN. 

From Judith's website,

Ted Skala and Erika Fredell were the perfect New Jersey high school sweethearts. Like many teens, Ted and Erika spent plenty of time in parked cars under the stars, but there was so much more between them than the chemistry that ignited their courtship, and Ted couldn't imagine a life without Erika. By graduation he was ready to get engaged. Erika, however, was ready to spread her wings, and faraway she flew to college. She broke his heart. She sailed the world.

Fast forward fifteen years. Living in Manhattan, Erika successfully climbs the corporate ladder but her love life stinks. Ted is also living the life of a successful businessman in Manhattan, and he's involved in a serious relationship. Problem is, he still cannot get Erika out of his system. When fate intervenes and their paths cross, the result is emotionally explosive and that old black magic is back with the force of a super nova. But Erika once ravaged his heart: How can Ted ever trust her again? And now that he's seriously involved with another woman, how can Erika hope for a second chance with the man she never should have let go?

Meet Me in Manhattan is a classic love story that is told as only Judith Arnold can tell it. With a deep grasp of the complexities of the human heart, this acclaimed author explores Ted Skala and Ericka Fredell's compelling true story of a lost love unexpectedly found again.

To enter the book giveaway, leave a comment about your Thanksgiving tradition.   Comments will be open through November 27 for the book giveaway.  The contest is open to US and Canadian residents.

Join us tomorrow for the BLACK FRIDAY PARANORMAL GIVEAWAY.  Special guests include Molly Harper, Tara Nina, Linda Robertson, and Susan Squires.


Kim in Hawaii


  1. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Our tradition is one that my husband and I started 15 years ago -- we do the whole turkey dinner but it's just the two of us. We love it -- that way we have leftovers. :)

  2. we always get together with family to have a nice thanksgiving dinner! People we never see during the regular year come, and it's always a great time. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. We don't really have any traditions except we try to put up the tree and other decorations after the big dinner.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Our only tradition is a family dinner.

  5. My family always seemed to be apart during the holidays due to work and lots of traveling, so I grew up spending Thanksgiving with distant family members and lots of close friends. We, even to this day, get up early to get the turkey in the oven, bake pies, mash potatoes, and stir gravy til the kitchen gets warm and cozy from all the heat and people. An overwhelmingly huge amount of people always show up. We watch football until our brains can't think any longer, and we laugh and we have a great time with those we love.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    My Thanksgiving tradition is the same as always; dinner with the parents.

    Please DO NOT enter me in the contest.

  7. My sister always has Thanksgiving at her place and we go there every year for dinner

  8. Our tradition is having dinner with my husband's family one year, then mine, the next

  9. Our traditions have evolved over the years depending on family and location. But, no matter where we are our day includes a long list of phone calls to imediate and distant relative and a few very special friends. The Holiday is just not complete without hearing those voices.

  10. Our tradition consists of 125! extended family members getting together for thanksgiving lunch. It's a huge potluck with a lot of food--we have to gather at a church reception hall.

  11. We have dinner at my house. All the family plays cards and watches the game. If you are not playing cards right then you are washing pans! Jodi T

  12. We meet at my cousin and have a big meal, watch football, and lie on eac h other. I love it.