Welcome and come on in!
It’s fabulous to see you here at our CELEBRATING WOMEN party!
As you know from our HerBooks page, I’m joining with five of my favourite girlfriends to talk about ways we celebrate the women in our lives.
Those of you who know me also know that women’s friendship is a subject I LOVE to talk about! That’s why I wrote THE BRIDGE CLUB!
Today along with my post about women and friendship and also our HUGE giveaway, I’ve got my own special gift here for one of you. See below for details, but for now….
As long as we are living, no matter when or where,
If you should ever need me, just call and I’ll be there.
I’ll climb a thousand mountains and swim a thousand seas.
Anything to be there, because you’re always there for me.
Those are a few lines from a poem by “anonymous” that I came across one day and they really struck a chord. Women who share a true friendship live those words without even thinking about them. I know many who do and feel blessed to have such friends.
Every woman probably has her own unique take on the secret to having or being a good friend. To some, it’s the women who are there for us at a very important time our life or who simply offer support and companionship in our routine life. To others, it’s the lifelong friends who have become more our family than ‘just friends.’ To others still, it may be those who have taught us great lessons or inspired us to reach our dreams.
As well as some steadfast BFF’s I also have a group of girlfriends that has shared friendship for over 45 years. There are ten of us in what we laughingly call The Bridge Club because, to be honest, cards have not played the most important role in our lives although we do enjoy the game.
Although we are all the same age,
give or take one year, that is about all we physically have in common. We have very diverse personalities, sizes, shapes, hairstyles, careers, bank accounts, and families. Yet at the same time, we are one. That ‘one-ness’ rests in our hearts and minds. It shows itself in our values.
We share a history filled with memories that range from deliriously happy to devastatingly sad and encompass everything in between. It’s been quite a ride; made all the more meaningful by knowing each one of us was “there” for whatever we needed. It hasn’t always been everyone responding at the same time but rather whoever had the best to offer the situation. No matter what, we were all in the loop and ready to bring what we could.
Even though some of us are separated geographically now, we keep in touch regularly. Six of us still get together often and we plan reunions with the others when we can. For the past twenty years, we have held a major birthday celebration for a week every five years and it’s a given that we will laugh way too much!
This much we know: whether you are 25 or 85, a girlfriend is a girlfriend, through and through. Age is no barrier.
The most important lesson we have learned from each other? To have a good friend, you must be a good friend.
I would love to hear your take on women’s friendship. What is the most important lesson you have learned from your best friends? What do you offer them?
SCROLL DOWN NOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS! GOOD LUCK!
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Following on the theme of my new novel, THE PROMISE OF PROVENCE, my special giveaway is an edition of “The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Provence”. For more details about this fabulous book, click on the picture.
To be entered to win a copy, please leave a comment below with your thoughts on women’s friendships. What is the most important lesson you have learned from your best friends? What do you offer them?
All names will be entered into Random.org and one lucky winner will be selected. (I LOVE this book!)
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Now for more prizes!
First, enter to win an iPad Mini or one of 60 ebooks from our group of authors.
To do that, click on the link below, and you will be taken to the Rafflecopter to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
But wait … you aren’t finished yet!
There are more prizes to be won!
There is a chance to win a special prize at each of our websites, as you can see from the list below:
Steena Holmes, bestselling author of Finding Emma, is giving away a chocolate gift basket to someone who leaves a comment about their fairy godmother
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Rachel Thompson, bestselling author of Broken Pieces, is giving away an Amazon Gift Card to a lucky commenter on “sisters”
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Christine Nolfi, award winning author of Treasure Me, is giving away a gift basket of Charleston treats as her giveaway
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Karla Darcy, bestselling author of 7 Regency Romances including The Divided Hearts, is giving away an Amazon Gift Card to a lucky person
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Bette Lee Crosby, ten-time award-winning author of Spare Change, is giving away an Amazon Gift Card for answering a question.
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