Debbie Macomber Offers $10,000 In the Gift of a Second Chance Contest

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Apr 26, 2010, 12:04 ET from MIRA Books

TORONTO and NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you do if you had the gift of a second chance at something special in your life? #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Debbie Macomber is offering participants a chance to win $10,000 in her Gift of a Second Chance Contest.*  

The Gift of a Second Chance Contest calls for entrants to go to and—in 100 words or less—tell the award-winning MIRA Books author what they would do with a second chance in their lives.  One lucky winner will receive $10,000 for the chance to help to make a real change in his/her life.

Participants also have the daily opportunity to instantly win a signed copy of Debbie Macomber's new novel, Hannah's List.  The contest opened Friday, April 23, 2010 and ends Sunday, July 4, 2010 Submissions must be received by May 29, 2010.

Hannah's List is the story of a grieving widower who receives an unexpected letter from his late wife on the first anniversary of her death.  In it she urges him to give love a second chance and re-marry.  To help him on his way, she suggests three women for him to consider—each very different from the other.  The idea for this story is based on a true event shared with Debbie Macomber by a friend.   The critically-acclaimed author was so moved that she was inspired to write Hannah's List.  Hannah's List will be released on April 27.

With more than 75 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Debbie Macomber is one of today's most popular authors.  She has topped the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists several times and is the first-ever recipient of the "readers' choice" Quill Award for Romance Fiction, for 44 Cranberry Point, the fourth book in her highly popular Cedar Cove series.  Debbie has also been honored with a RITA®, romance publishing's "Oscar;" a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award and is a multiple winner of both the Holt Medallion and the B. Dalton Award. In July 2010, Debbie will be presented the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America.

About MIRA Books

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*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (and D.C.) AND CANADA (except Quebec) who have reached the age of majority. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Promotion starts on 4/23/10 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on 7/4/2010 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Submissions must be received by 5/29/10 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For Official Rules and prize descriptions, visit Canadian residents are required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question in order to win an Instant Win Game Prize. One Grand Prize of $10,000 USD and 146 Instant Win Game Prizes consisting of a signed copy of Debbie Macomber's novel, HANNAH'S LIST (approximate retail value: $24.99 USD) available to be won.  Odds of winning depend on number and quality of eligible Submissions received. Sponsor: Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, ON M3B 3K9, Canada.