Friday, April 5, 2013

Writings of Rosie's 1st Blog-a-versary!

Hey everyone! As you probably guessed from the title, today marks the first year I began blogging. It has been a great year and I look forward to the years to come! To mark this happy day I've set up a series of posts over the next week to help celebrate. To kick things off, I've decided to host a bookswap!

The rules are very simple, raid your bookshelves for books you would be willing to swap and post a list along with your wishlist. You will also need to share an email address so we can contact one another to swap. I have enjoyed all the other bookswaps I have been apart of so I hope this will be a fun experience too. Oh, and another quick note, if you are limited to so many books or cannot ship internationally please state that in your post.

All right! Now that the particulars are over and done with, lets get to the swapping! Here's my list to swap:

Prism by Rachel Moschell
Necessary Deception by Laura Alice Eakes
Flight of Fancy by Laura Alice Eakes (bookmark included, some damage to the book but it came to me that way)
To Honor and Trust by Tracie Peterson & Judith Miller
When the Heart Heals by Ann Shorey
Isle of Shadows by Tracy L. Higley
Love Finds You in Mackinac Island, Michigan by Melanie Dobson
Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart
The Irish Healer by Nancy Herriman
No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig
Sabrina by Lori Wick
Jessie by Lori Wick

And here's my wishlist:
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings
Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland by Roseanna White
You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren
My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren

If you see something on my first list you'd like to swap for, don't hesitate to email me at writingsofrosie(at)gmail(dot)com! I'm sure we can work something out. I'm very flexible. ;D I cannot ship internationally and I do not have a limit on what I can swap.


  1. CONGRATS, Rosie. Your first anniversary, how exciting. Unfortunately I do not have any books I could send - either don't own them or am not willing to part with them - you as regards this wish list but I'll keep an eye out if anyone else participates. :) Thought I had Julie's novel but it's MIA if I still do. LOL!

    Anyway, best of luck! And have fun.

    1. PS: We look forward to more years also. Here's to the next. Hopefully it will have more learning in store for us.

    2. Thanks, Rissi!

      LOL! No problem! I understand not wanting to part, after all, I selected some well-liked books for my wishlist.

  2. Rosie! You have some I'm interested in, but I don't have any of your wishlist ones...rather, I do, but I can't possibly swap them. BUT. I'll be back later this evening to email you with the ones I might want, and to post a list of my own! :)

    1. That's fine! I'm needing to clear off space if you can't swap. I could just send them to you. :)

      I'll be watching for your email! ;D

  3. Congrats on 1 year Rosie! Great idea with the bookswap!

    To Trade
    The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner (ARC)
    The Princess by Lori Wick (Former Library copy)
    Crater by Homer Hickam (Hardback)
    Shepherd's Fall by W. L. Dyson
    Ashton Park by Murray Pura
    Flight of the Earls by Michael K. Reynolds
    Water Lily by Sherrie Hanson
    Where Bugles Call by Robert Elmer
    Burden of Honor by Robert Elmer
    Road of Freedom by Robert Elmer
    Risking the Dream by Robert Elmer
    Traitors by Andrew Snaden
    LFYI Silver City Idaho by Janelle Mowery
    The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris
    A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid (Hardback)
    The Marshal's Promise by Rhonda Gibson
    The Cowboy Takes a Bride by Debra Clopton (Large Print-Spine kinda beat up)
    High Country Hearts by Glynna Kaye
    Rainbow's End by Irene Hannon (Gift copy)
    The Champion by Carla Capshaw (Signed to me)
    The Aristocrat's Lady by Mary Moore
    Yultide Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne
    The Lawman Claims His Bride by Renee Ryan
    Yukon Wedding by Allie Plieter (Beat up spine)
    High Plains Bride by Valarie Hanson
    The Unexpected Bride by Debra Ullrick
    Small Town Moms by Debra Clopton & Janet Tronstad (Beat up spine)
    Protecting Her Own by Margaret Daley (Large Print-Beat up spine)
    Freezing Point by Elizabeth Goddard (Large Print-Beat up spine)
    Sweet Lullaby by Paige Winship Dooly
    Mandy and the Missouri Man by Linda Ford
    White Doves by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
    Where the Dogwoods Bloom by Myra Johnson

    Looking For
    Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee
    Bourne&Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren
    Lovelier Than Daylight by Rosslyn Elliott
    To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander
    The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter
    Tall, Dark, and Determined by Kelly Eileen Hake
    Strong & Stubborn by Kelly Eileen Hake
    The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
    The Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen
    Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker
    Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot
    Remembering You by Tricia Goyer
    Double Take by Melody Carlson
    Ciao by Melody Carlson
    The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
    Homecoming Queen by Melody Carlson
    Viva Vermont by Melody Carlson
    Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze
    Love by the Book by Cara Lynn James
    The House Love Built by Gail Sattler, Susan May Warren, Tracey V. Bateman and Susan K. Downs
    Chance Encounters of the Heart by Elizabeth White, Kathleen Fuller and Susan May Warren
    Wish You Were Here by Beth K. Vogt
    A Suitor for Jenny by Margaret Brownley
    A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley
    The Doctor Takes A Wife by Laurie Kingery
    The Sheriff's Sweetheart by Laurie Kingery


  4. Okay, I'm back with a list or two!

    TO SWAP:
    A Shadow in the Dark – Ronica Stromberg
    Anne of the Island (book #3) – L. M. Montgomery
    Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
    Back Before Dark – Tim Shoemaker
    Dear to Me – Wanda Brunstetter
    Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow – Olivia Newport
    Emma & Knightley – Rachel Billington
    F.A.I.R.I.E.S. – Pearson
    False Pretenses – Kathy Herman
    Forever Faithful Trilogy (3-in-1) – Karen Kingsbury
    Fortress of Mist – Sigmund Brouwer
    King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard
    Love Comes Softly – Janette Oke
    Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver – E. L. Konigsburg
    Rainbow Valley (book #7) – L. M. Montgomery
    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
    Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
    The Runner – A. Wayne Gill
    Vienna Prelude (book #1) – Bodie Thoene
    Women of the Bible – Smith, Sanna, and Phillips

    A Stray Drop of Blood -- Roseanna M. White
    Abigail -- Jill Eileen Smith
    Glamorous Illusions – Lisa T. Bergren
    Hailee – Penny Zeller
    Head in the Clouds – Karen Witemeyer
    Love Amid the Ashes – Mesu Andrews
    Love’s Sacred Song – Mesu Andrews
    Mary’s Blessing – Lena Nelson Dooley
    So Shines the Night – Tracy L. Higley
    Sofia’s Secret – Sharlene MacLaren
    The Woman By the Well -- Diana Wallis Taylor
    To Win Her Heart – Karen Witemeyer
    With Every Letter – Sarah Sundin

    Any books with a Christian view of dating/courtship – I’d consider them!
    Will consider any Biblical fiction as well.
    Will consider any Lord of the Rings books related to the movies (or the books).
    Will consider anything related to Jane Austen, her books, or the movies based on her books.

    Davis Bunn
    Irene Hannon
    Jill Eileen Smith
    Julie Klassen
    J. R. R. Tolkien (more obscure books)
    Karen Kingsbury
    Lisa T. Bergren
    Lynette Eason
    Mesu Andrews
    Murray Pura
    Ronie Kendig
    Roseanna M. White
    Sandra Byrd
    Stephanie Grace Whitson

    Awesome! Thanks so much for hosting, Rosie! Bookswaps are my favs. :)

  5. Somehow...every time I do a bookswap...I forget to include my email address in the first (make that second) comment. So here it is!


  6. Brilliant idea!

    Books I Will Trade:

    "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
    "Love and Friendship and Other Early Works" by Jane Austen (Large Print)
    "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell (library discard -- not pretty)
    "Death of a Doxy" by Rex Stout (a Nero Wolfe mystery)
    "The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad
    "Darcy's Passions" by Regina Jeffers (I never finished this and can't vouch for it)
    "Cowboys of the Old West" a Time-Life book
    "Audrey Hepburn: A Life in Pictures" by Carol Krenz (big and beautiful)

    Books I'm Seeking:

    "A Room with a View" by E. M. Forster
    "A Jane Austen Devotional" by Thomas Nelson
    "Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell
    "The Dutchman" by Maan Meyers
    "Jane Eyre's Husband -- The Life of Edward Rochester" by Tara Bradley
    "Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
    "Return to Longbourne" by Shannon Winslow
    "I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies" by Jeanine Basinger

    I may trade for others that interest me, those are just the ones I'm looking for right now.

    My email address is hamlettethedame at gmail dot com.

    1. Jane Austen's "Love and Friendship and Other Early Works" has been spoken for now, just FYI.

    2. The Audrey Hepburn book is spoken for too now.

  7. This is such a great idea! :-) I have been blogging and reviewing for seven months now, and this is neat! I don't have any of the wish list books, but if I ever do I know where to come! :-)


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