Okay, we couldn't narrow it down to just two. So in the generous holiday spirit, we have four winners.
Angelia Sparrow - Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas by Russel Hoban
Vicky Burkholder - Silver Spurs, Santa Mouse
As one of our editors commented about the two above: "Both women chose books that were read to them as children (or they read to their children) and the legacy continues. I think it’s wonderful that they’ve managed (directly or indirectly) to foster a love of reading in their kids, who’ve then passed it on to their own kids, via a traditional holiday read. "
Liz - Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan
Yes, it's true that this book wouldn't make much sense or be meaningful unless you have been reading the whole Carpathians series. But it is a great example of the holiday spirit of families and old friends getting together, old and new love, celebration of children, hope for the future.
Amara - Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Mr. Pratchett's Discworld series is hilarious and often such a wonderfully ironic take-off on the real world. It's fun to see what can go wrong with holidays - because it makes us appreciate when things go right.
So, Angelia and Vicky and Liz and Amara - email RedlinesDeadlines@gmail.com. Give us your mailing address and your pick of the prizes (see original contest post).
And a happy reading holiday to all!