This giveaway is now over, but “Would You Marry a Farmer?” is now available for Kindle users on Amazon.com
I have a wonderful book to give away to one lucky reader today. I’ll give you all the details below about how you can get your entry in, but first I want to tell you a little about the book.
This book is a first of its kind, written by Lorna Sixsmith, a farming wife from County Carlow. The idea for the book came about after she wrote a blog post a while back entitled “Advice To Those Considering Marrying A Farmer”. By all accounts the blog post was a huge hit, so Lorna got busy, fleshing out the content and organizing a crowd funding campaign to help with the self-publishing costs. Having reached her fundraising goal, Lorna was able to plough ahead (yes I know, a bad pun 🙂 ) and publish this 200+ page book!
I haven’t read the book from cover to cover yet, but I have read enough to tell you it is incredibly well written and informative, as well as funny. And, from this city boy’s perspective, my eyes have been opened to a way of life in Ireland that I knew very little about.
The book “Would you Mary a Farmer?” is written from the perspective of a woman looking for a man, but the book will appeal to anyone looking to discover what farming life is like in Ireland. The book covers so much more than dating advice. Lorna describes almost every aspect of farming life, covering the farming social scene, types of farming, the good and not so good about marrying a farmer, the personality types to expect and so much more. When you’re reading it, be sure to look for the “10 signs you will make a great farmers wife” and, maybe more importantly, the “10 signs he will make a good farming husband”.
Be prepared for a few chuckles too! The dating ads that Lorna has found in newspapers, some dating back to the 1800’s, will have you laughing, as too will many of Lorna’s characterizations of farming life, and the descriptions of the types of characters you’ll come across in rural Ireland.
Enter to win
***competition is now closed***
You can enter to win this hard cover book by leaving a comment below. Feel free to tell us a little about an experience you had in rural Ireland, or rural anywhere for that matter. But that’s not a requirement. All entries are valid. Last entries will be accepted this Thursday (Dec 5th) and a winner will be chosen at random and notified soon after.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Other ways to get the book
The best, and fastest, way to get the book is pop on over to Lorna’s blog today, and grab a copy there. I’m sure Lorna will greatly appreciate your support, and she might even be able to get the book to you in time for Christmas.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret too 🙂 There are a couple of other bloggers reviewing Lorna’s book this week, and I think a couple of them also have a copy of the book to give away. Dee, at Greenside Up, should have more details for you starting Tuesday of this week.
Full disclosure : no lush farming land in beautiful County Carlow was transferred to my name in return for this blog post. I did however receive a copy of Lorna’s book for my own enjoyment and to allow me to review it.
We have a winner!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter to win, and of course to Lorna who has put up the prize. I hope you’ll join me in wishing her every success with the book.
The winner is Janine, who left a comment below about growing up on a farm in Canada. Check your email 🙂