Lakeside Family Book Release Celebration!

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Let’s Celebrate Lakeside Family!

Lakeside Family has been released by Love Inspired! To say I’m excited is an understatement. Having my first book published was a dream come true, but to have another book in less than a year–wow! I’m humbled and overwhelmed.

If you read Lakeside Reunion, you met Josie as the owner of Cuppa Josie’s. I never expected Josie to have her own story, but my friend Ginger said she enjoyed meeting Josie and wanted to know more about her. So I did some pondering about Josie–why she was a single mom, where was her child’s father, etc, and Lakeside Family was born.

I will be celebrating the release of Lakeside Family with a month-long celebration during August. I will be visiting friends’ blogs, giving away free copies of Lakeside Family, drawing random names from my Author Facebook page for Starbucks gift cards and offering other goodies.

Since Josie owns a coffee shop, I figured it was fitting to offer two giveaway baskets: Coffee Lovers Basket & Tea Lovers Basket. 

Coffee Lovers Basket

The Coffee Lovers Basket offers a coffee-themed hand towel, 6 packs of different flavors of coffee, a travel coffee mug, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, handmade cards by me, chocolates, a small coffee cup candle, a copy of The Coffee Mom’s Devotional, a copy of Margery William’s The Velveteen Rabbit and whatever else I may decide to throw in there. 


Tea Lovers Basket 

The Tea Lovers Basket offers a beautiful Romans 15:13 tea set with an assortment of Tazo teas, a copy of Tea Time with God devotional book, handmade notecards by me, a tea-themed memo pad, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, assorted chocolates and whatever else I may throw in there. 


Other Giveaways

  • In addition to these giveaways, I will be drawing 1 name every Monday during the month of August from those who “Like” my Facebook Author Page for a $10 Starbucks gift card. 
  • Also I will be participating in a blog tour and giving away copies of Lakeside Family and other goodies
  • To be entered in the Coffee Lovers Basket or Tea Lovers Basket Giveaways, simply post a comment here with your name, your email address and your coffee or tea preference. Two names will be chosen randomly for each basket–one name per basket. Be sure to leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. 

Contest Rules

  • The names for the Coffee Lovers and Tea Lovers baskets will be selected using the number generator at
  • All contests begin at 12:01 a.m. EST on August 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2012. 
  • Contests participants must be at least 18 years old by August 1, 2012. 
  • Contest participation is limited to U.S. residents only.
  • No purchase necessary to participate.
  • The odds of winning are dependent on the number of participants.
  • Winners will be contacted via email by Friday, August 31. Winners have one week to respond to prize notification. If a winner has not contacted me by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 7th, 2012, another winner will be chosen. Prizes that need to be mailed will be mailed via USPS within one week of contest closing.
  • Winners will be posted on my blog on Monday, September 3, 2012. 
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  1. Melissa Tagg

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I love contests, love Lakeside Family and love you! 🙂 Almost done reading Lakeside Family and it’s so wonderful. You are a fabulous writer, LJ. Maybe I’m slightly biased, but even if I’d never met you and didn’t think you were one of the sweetest people I’ve met along this writing journey, I’d still rave about your writing. 🙂

    Coffee, all the way, FYI. 🙂

    • Lisa Jordan

      If I ever had a fan club, I’d want you to be president! You always encourage me. Thanks for your sweet words!

  2. Terri Tiffany

    I just wanted to come by when I saw this and say WHOO HOO! God is good!! Congrats on your new –SECOND book out!! I would love to win one!

  3. Lindsay Harrel

    Yay! CAn’t wait to get to it. I loved your first one.

    But question…did you manage to spell the MC’s name right this time around? 😉


  4. Arlene Coulter

    So happy for you, and can’t wait to read it!
    Love you. And tea! 🙂

  5. Pat Trainum aka P. T. Bradley

    Oh, Lisa1! Yesterday morning I opened my Kindle Fire and there it was, Lakeside Family! I can’t wait to read it. And I’d love the tea basket. (Now I know why you asked about mugs. lol)

  6. Jennifer Tipton

    Hi Lisa! I loved Lakeside Reunion! Can’t wait for Lakeside Family! Thank you for doing these exciting giveaways!
    I like tea!
    Jennifer Tipton

  7. Michelle Lim

    Lisa, I am so excited for you on the release of Lakeside Family! God is faithful and has given your amazing writing the opportunity to touch hearts as it has touched mine. Congratulations!

  8. Loree Huebner

    Congrats to you! Soooo thrilled for you!

    I look forward to reading it!

  9. Lane Hill House

    Tea for me!!! Kathleen lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    Fun that there is “Tea for Two” in your basket. Congratulations ~*~ happy day for you, Lisa!

  10. JOYE

    I like to read these kinds of books and yours sounds really good. I am always looking for new authors to read and have added your name to my TBR list.
    I am a tea drinker so would welcome that basket
    Have a nice day

  11. Karin Davidson

    Very cool! Anxious to read the next installment! Tea for me!

  12. Angie Arndt

    What a wonderful giveaway, Lisa! Count me in. I’m a coffee-fiend from waaaay back. 😉

  13. Morgan Tarpley

    Hi Lisa! This is sooo exciting about your second published book!! 😀 Yay!

  14. Carole Johnson

    Congratulations! Thanks for tonight’s chat on MBT. I enjoyed it.

    God bless!

  15. Amy C

    Congratulations! What an exciting celebration! Tea for me please! 🙂
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  16. Jane Squires

    I would love to win either basket. I am both a coffee drinker and a tea drinker. I drink tea daily to lower my blood pressure. I may have to depend on it even more since losing my health care.
    God Bless and please enter me. Love your blog.

  17. Delores Topliff

    I remember loving the dilemma of this plot since hearing parts of it at the first StoryCrafters–at least I think that’s when I heard–and will find a copy soon–& drink coffee while riding. God bless you as you move forward with more prizewinning books.

  18. wall-to-wall books-wendy

    Hi Lisa,
    I am reading Lakeside Family right now. I got it from Netgalley. I just love it. It is even better than I thought it was going to be. I am right now looking into downloading your other book. I am going to post my review on Wed. the 15th. I would love it if you stop by and check it out –

    Please enter me in this fabulous giveaway!!! I would love the coffee package (I am not allergic to caffeine!)

    forevereading at gmail dot com

  19. Donna Pyle

    I’m so excited for the release of Lakeside Family, Lisa!! I loved the beautiful story you wove in Lakeside Reunion, so I can’t wait to dig into your new one! CONGRATS!!

  20. Paula Boire

    Hi Lisa,
    Loving your new book!!!!

  21. Candace Gray


    I have not read your works, sadly to report.I read about you on Casey’s Writing for Christ blog. Though more of a coffee drinker, I do drink tea. The coffee I drink is roasted at the lily farm where I work. It comes from various beans around the world, depending on the season. I prefer the African coffees that come from small farmers there. As for tea, generally I brew a mixture from the various mints that i grow. I use a local honey. Now that said, I would love to sit with your books to read and sip.

  22. Judy Burgi

    I would love to win the Tea Lover’s Basket. You are a new author to me. I can’t wait to pick up your book Lakeside Family. I love the Love Inspired books. They fit nicely in my purse. I take a book everywhere I go! Congrats Lisa on this release!


  23. Julia Reffner

    Oooh…Lisa, excited for your release! We have an espresso machine, so I love making my own cappucinos. Found great sugar-free flavored syrups and use skim milk for only 1 Weight Watchers point. Love it!


  24. Nancee

    I’d love to win a copy of your book and/or your lovely baskets. Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway!

  25. Nancee

    I forgot to mention a preference. I like both tea and coffee, so I wouldn’t be unhappy with either!

  26. Abigail Richmond

    I prefer coffee over tea but the tea set sounds really cool too! Thanks!!!
    Your book looks great! Please enter me!

  27. Janet Estridge

    I would love to be able to win both baskets. They would be a great gift for my two sisters, one who loves coffee and the other who loves tea.
    We have been taking care of our mom who has Alzheimer’s 24/7 for almost 2 years. She will be going to her new home next week, a place that is strictly for people with Alzheimer’s.
    Those baskets would be great gifts as a way to say “Thank You” for taking care of our mom and for being my sister.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

  28. Beth K. Vogt

    Had to join the fun, Lisa. So excited for your second book finally being on the shelves! Hurry up and write book #3 — we’re all waiting!

  29. JackieW

    I like coffee and tea equally. i have to have my coffee in the morning while reading my daily newspaper but usually have iced tea for dinner.

  30. Joanne Huspek

    I’m definitely putting this on my to-read list. Congratulations.

  31. Maxie Anderson

    This sounds like a really neat contest. I’ve not had any of Lisa’s books yet. Please enter me.
    Maxie ( )

  32. Megan Fitzpatrick

    This giveaway sounds like so much fun!! The books AND a coffee lovers basket? Mmmmmm…thank you!!!

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