Mother’s Day Romance Giveaway

Posted May 3, 2010 by Holly in Giveaways | 36 Comments

Book Binge, along with several other lovely blogs, has teemed up with Forever Romance, an imprint of Hatchette Book Group, to bring you an amazing Mother’s Day Romance Giveaway. We’re thrilled to offer you three chances to win 6 amazing romance novels! Whether you are a mom or have a mom, who doesn’t appreciate great books?

MONTANA DESTINY By R.C. RyanThey’re the McCords…three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who’ll inherit the family range–if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts…

Emergency medic Marilee Trainor likes her freedom and lives for trouble. But when she stumbles upon a clue to the legendary McCord gold, she ‘s suddenly in a mysterious killer’s sights–and the arms of irresistible playboy Wyatt McCord. This McCord cousin has been everywhere, yet the ranch is the only place he feels at home. Now Marilee’s courage and independence make him want to protect her, win her heart, and finally settle down. But trust is the one thing Wyatt and Marilee can’t easily give. And their survival and everything they cherish depends on whether they can surrender to each other–to fight for their…


Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal—and a bold rescue—land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.


As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he’s not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire… and desperate for more. With Davina’s secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can’t live without.

STILL THE ONE By Robin Wells – After Katie Charmaine’s husband is killed in Iraq, all she has left is a closet full of his clothes, a few pictures, and fond memories. She not only lost her love, but her last chance to have the children she’s always wanted. Until Zack Ferguson shows up in town . . . with the daughter Katie gave up for adoption nearly seventeen years ago.

Zack Ferguson has never forgotten Katie, or the one magical night they spent together. Seeing her again brings up a tidal wave of emotions: regret over the way he left her, anger at the secret she kept, and desire he hasn’t felt in years. But he’s in town for Gracie. Their daughter is sixteen, angry at the world, and-worst of all-pregnant. She needs the love of her two parents now more than ever. Can these three forgive the hurts of the past and open their hearts to each other?

DESIRE ME by Robyn DeHart – Years ago, Maxwell Barrett found a map to Atlantis and dedicated his life to the search for the mystical lost continent. But when an alluring woman makes a wager for the priceless artifact, he may have discovered an even greater treasure.

A descendant of Atlantis, Sabine Tobias needs the map to decipher an ancient prophecy. What she doesn’t need are the sparks flying between her and Max. He’s too devilishly charming to be trusted: The fate of her people is at stake as well as her heart. Yet a ruthless killer also covets the map. Now Max and Sabine must race to decode the prophecy’s riddle before this criminal fulfills his deadly mission.

Renowned beauty Lady Linnet is torn between two desires: revenge on those who destroyed her family or marriage to her childhood sweetheart Sir James Rayburn. One fateful night, she makes a misguided choice: she sacrifices Jamie’s love for a chance at vengeance.


Jamie Rayburn returns to England in search of a virtuous wife-only to find the lovely Linnet as bewitching as ever. Their reckless affair ignites anew, even hotter than before, although Jamie vows to never again trust her with his heart. Then just as Linnet begins to make amends, she’s tempted by one last opportunity to settle old scores. But a final retribution could cost her Jamie’s love – this time forever.

TO SURRENDER TO A ROGUE by Cara Elliott – An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James “Black Jack” Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger.

Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can’t help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other’s trust. For if they don’t work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.


Isn’t that an awesome lineup? I’ve read two of the 6 already and I have to say, they’re pretty fabulous. I’m sure the others will be just as amazing.

This is a two part contest. If you’d like to be entered to win, leave a comment on this post sharing with us what you think makes a great mother.  Then give us the title of a book that you think features a great mother. 

If you’d like a second chance to win, share this contest on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and/or your blog, then come back and leave us a link. For every place you mention the contest and give us a link, your name will be entered, i.e., if you put links on all four mentioned sites and answer the questions above your name will be entered 5 times.

The rules:

Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win (sorry international readers, but our sponsor sets the rules)
-No P.O. Boxes, please
Contest ends Sunday May 9 @ 11:59 p.m.

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36 responses to “Mother’s Day Romance Giveaway

  1. What makes a good mom is a woman who is supportive of her kids, who tries to understand their point of view and loves them with all her heart.

    I found Laura, Kam’s adopted mom in Shadows of the Past by Lindsay McKenna to be a great mom and Iris to be a fabulous birth grandma- The book had great role models tho the virago villainess was everything a woman shouldn’t be – tho it must be said that she really was trying to do her best for her kids.

  2. I found Sarah from Linda Howard’s Sarah’s Child to be a great mom. In the beginning she had to raise her child basically alone even tho she was married. She was caring and loved both her child and her husband very much, knowing her husband was going thru a torment of his own.

    A great mother is someone who sets a good example, is a good listener and always lets her child know they are loved and that mom will always be there for them.

    Will post my links later.

  3. Great contest!

    I think what makes a great mother is a willingness to share of one’s self, without forcing one’s own mold and beliefs on their children. I grew up with a mother who offered a guiding hand, but she led by example. She let us figure out for ourselves who we were as human beings, and what we believed. As a result, all of her children have an extremely strong sense of self that is very helpful in dealing with the world – particularly when there is so much cruelty and nastiness.

    Violet Bridgerton from Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels is one of my favorite romance moms. My mom reads romance too – it’s one of the bonds we share – and I know she loved those books too.. I can’t help but think of her when I read it. 🙂

    I’m biased.. I think my mom is the best mom ever.

    I also posted about the contest via Twitter:

    If I have time today, I’ll post on the blog too. 🙂

  4. Well, I love Lady Bridgerton from Julia Quinn’s regencies–she’s truly great. Heh, even when she can’t tell her daughters anything pertinent about the marriage bed *snort*

    Another great mother is Roz from Nora Roberts’ In the Garden trilogy–how I wish she were my mom! Or, even better, that I could sit down with her and chat about mothering young adults! :sigh:

    I’ve posted about the giveaway at the Book Lovers Message Board and in the Literature section of MyMedia-Forum.

  5. Em

    A great mother is supportive and understanding but also knows when to give her children the freedom to make their own decisions.

    Violet Bridgerton from Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books, especially in An Offer from a Gentleman, is a great mother. She really cares about her children’s happiness and she knows them, sometimes better than they know themselves.

  6. Anonymous

    A good Mom has to love thier children equally, also be there for them to talk to and have their back when things aren’t going so good.
    Ma from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books was a great Mom.

  7. Anonymous

    A mother has to be strong and protective of yor children and be a leader in showing them how to live their life the best they can.

    Marmee from Little Women was
    sweet and always supportive.

  8. A great Mom comes and gets you when you get your wisdom teeth pulled, makes you broth, and stays with you even when the vicodin wears off. 🙂 I’ve had first hand knowledge of that this week.

    My favorite fictional mom is the mom from the Bridgerton series…she’s spunky, smart, and I loved her!

    rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

  9. A great mom is someone who loves you unconditionally,whos there for you during your ups and down.

    Since I read mostly paranormal/UF there’s not a lot of moms in them. off the top of my head I’ll say Elena Michaels,Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.



  10. What makes a great mother… just simply being there. No matter when, no matter what time, just listening, never judging… Knowing when it is time to give the advice and knowing when just take it all in.

    I woudl have to saw that a good mom that I can think of is Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich. I forgot her name, but she only wanted what was best for her daughter!

  11. What makes a great Mother? Love. Everything else comes from love–understanding, patience, respect, strength, devotion, acceptance, protectiveness, support–anything and everything that a Mother needs to have grows from love.

    Someone earlier chose Mrs. Bridgerton, in Julia Quinn’s series. I agree she’s a good choice. I also love Marmie, from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women–she holds everything together for the family, in spite of much adversity.

  12. Anonymous

    I think, other than loving them, the most important thing is letting your child be their own person.

    My all-time favorite literary mother is Moominmomma. — willaful

  13. I think a great mom is one who is willing to listen to them (to me that’s a biggie) and just love them no matter what.

    I’ll have to go with Violet Bridgerton like some others.

  14. comethespring

    Please enter me! I have to be honest; I read a whole lotta romance and there isn’t one mother who stands out to me as being that memorable so I have to say, I don’t have a favorite.

    I blogged about the contest here,

    AND here,

    Thanks much,

    comethespring at gmail dot com

  15. comethespring

    Sorry, I forgot to say what I think makes a good mother. Someone who isn’t too overbearing or negative.

    comethespring at gmail dot com

  16. Chelsea B.

    A great mother is someone who is there for you. No matter what. No matter when. No questions asked. I am lucky to have one with that exact title.
    I honestly cannot recall a mother very well in a romance book.

  17. A great mother is supportive, positive and encouraging you to be your best.
    I loved Lily in Fireworks over Toccoa as a wonderful mother/grandmother
    msboatgal at

  18. I would love to be entered in this give-away. I think some of the qualities of my mom were her intuitive sensitive to life and the people around her; she was quiet but strong in so many ways. I have often styled her as “the iron fist in the velvet glove.” She was so strong in so many ways — a fitting counterpart to my dad who was also very strong but so very sensitive in lots of ways.

    I think one of my most favorite family books — I am reaching way back in my personal history here — is Pearl Buck’s “The Good Earth.” Just a classic story that has stood the test of time. Of course there is also the mom in “Little Women. . .”

  19. someone who will listin with allow you to make your own mistakes but is their to pick you up if you give all the support you need.a hug whe needed..Mother in book Lorraine Heath’s TO MARRY AN HEIRESS Georgina was a great mother

  20. A great mother is someone who takes care of your basic needs then heaps love, understanding and encouragement on top of all that! And someone who also teaches by example to respect woman.

    A great mother from a book is Ma, Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie.

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  21. librarypat

    A great mother is one who nurtures her children. She recognizes their strengths and their talents and helps them to develop both. She recognizes that her children are individuals and lets them grow to be themselves.

    ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. She was an orphan, but the aunt and uncle she lived with nurtured her and helped her develop into the woman she became. For me, the mother position can be filled by someone who is not necessarily the biological mother.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  22. A great mother is one who a) WANTS to be a mother (in other words, does it with intention) even if the circumstances aren’t always ideal, and b) is willing to do whatever it takes to take care of her child.

    A wonderfully sweet and romantic story featuring just such a mom is Lynne Marshall’s medical romance, HER BABY’S SECRET FATHER, (2006) UK
    By: Harlequin Books S.A.
    ISBN: 0-263-84757-8

  23. Anonymous

    MOM is always there for you 🙂

    a great mom story is by lisa scottoline: Look Again.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  24. Ofcourse a great mum is a mother who is there for you no matter what, cares for you and supports you, but I think it’s also very important that she stands for her own opinion and is not afraid to show that if it’s not in line withy our own.

    A great mother in a romance novel, hmmm, I’ve been pondering and pondering but found it difficult to point out a great mother in one single book I’ve read so far, but I do know of a great mother in a series from way back when and that is from the MacGregor-clan series by Nora Roberts.

  25. A good mom is patient and brave! It;s not a romance novel but Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes to mind as a great mom in a novel!


  26. A good mother listens! Supportive, in-depth conversation is the best way to a daughter’s heart, IMO. I like April Robillard in Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ “Natural BOrn Charmer”. She was once a bad mother, but she makes up for it once she reforms.


  27. Julie at Outlandish Dreaming

    A good mother is a mother that understands her son/daughter and what their limitations can be and won’t fault them for it. They are understanding and supportive, yet are also realistic, they’re there when needed, and know when to stand back and let their kids grow and be strong individuals.

    Violet Bridgerton is a great mother! From all the Bridgerton Series books by Julia Quinn.

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