The Light Keeper’s Legacy Giveaway

This year from January through August I’m holding monthly giveaways of my Chloe Ellefson mysteries. The featured book for March is the third in the series, The Light Keeper’s Legacy. (Winner of a Lovey Award for Best Traditional Mystery!)

To enter the giveaway for The Light Keeper’s Legacy, just leave a comment below before 11:59 PM (Central US time) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Only one entry per person, please.

Three winners will be chosen at random from entries here and on my Facebook Author Page, and announced Thursday. Each will receive a signed, personalized copy of the book.  Good luck everyone!

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56 Responses to “The Light Keeper’s Legacy Giveaway”

  1. Christine S Says:

    great books, keep writing !

  2. johnnabooks Says:

    I would love to win a copy of one of your titles. Thank you for the chance!!!

  3. anxious58 Says:

    New author for me.

  4. Jacki Says:

    My favorite because of the Rock Island setting! Also, my choice for an upcoming episode of my history-only book club . . . Thanks for the chance!

  5. suekey12 Says:

    I’ve read the first 2 books of this series—-loved them! It would be nice to win this one and start reading it.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

  6. Malia Hennessy Says:

    I love the books, especially “Mining for Justice”, which is set in one of my favorite places, Mineral Point, WI. I love the history behind the books, and all the details they contain. I look forward to reading more in the series.

  7. Jana Leah Says:

    I love lighthouses. They have such great history.

  8. Lisa Brown Says:

    Sounds great; thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  9. MegB Says:

    I love the books of yours I’ve read so far. Would love to win one!

  10. Cindy Schumerth Says:

    So wonderful to see all your successes! Write On!!!

  11. Christine Witherill Says:

    This is my favorite book of this series!

  12. Carol Smith Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I collect Lighthouse memorabilia. This book sounds very intriguing with lighthouse historical information plus a murder mystery with a female protagonist.
    Would love to rad & review.

  13. Dawn Alexander Says:

    I have read the first book in the series and I’m a hooked fan! I love the history tied into a mystery and the characters feel like family!

  14. Connie Kross Says:

    I love your books! I’ve read them all and shared them with friends!

  15. Tashia Jennings Says:

    Wow!!! What an incredible giveaway opportunity! Thank you so very much for this wonderful chance! Would be tickled pink to win….

  16. Amy Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win “The Light Keeper’s Legacy!” I love both your Chloe and Caroline books!

  17. Karen Says:

    Visited Rock Island years ago and the book was a nice trip down memory lane. I enjoy the way your books link the past to the (almost) present. Adds depth to experience of the sites.

  18. Karen Cramer Says:

    I’ve read the Light Keepers Legacy twice. What a great story! Love the
    “heritage story” too. Would love to have one to give to my daughter.

  19. Stacey Langheim Says:

    Very excited to read this one! Happy Spring!!

  20. ramsflower Says:

    Really liking this series

  21. barbvoigt@hotmail,.co, Says:

    Keep writing. I’ll keep reading. Planning a trip to Cornwall Oct. 20

  22. Karla Says:

    Thanks for new adventures with Chloe.la

  23. Kathie Poritz-Craig Says:

    I’m hooked.

  24. Carol Moore Says:

    How I love your books! I’ve been a compulsiver reader since the age of 3, 77 years ago. For most of my life I’ve been a genealogist and historian as well as a teacher. The first of my family to the Wisconsin Territory were my NY Yankees to Walworth county, and in 1850, my Norwegians to Richland county . My grandmother’s grandfather died fighting with Sherman in Georgia from Blue Earth along with his son in law., leaving behind his second wife, almost 25 years older, a marriage arranged by the Ringsaker church to help him raise his children. Along with her he left two young girls in the care of his 16 year old son. The spring following his death, the son, in a rage that his step mother had inherited by dower rights, leaving him to do the farming, walked to Broaderville and enlisted just after the newspaper had announced that Lee would be surrendering that week , ending the war. The son spent a year having his adventure in the Dakota Territory, and returned home to find the step mother dead, and his two sisters almost starving in the little log cabin. The older of the girls had lost her children, unable to care for them in that year. The younger girl was my great grandmother. He took the girls to court and paid them each $100 for their share of the homestead, and made them leave.
    I spent decades learning these stories with first obituaries, histories, gravestones, census records, and legal records from the court house. Richland county has a wonderful website that gave me contacts to help with the historical gravestones, as they were the third Norwegian family to move into the county, walking into the forest with all of their belongings onto their backs. They settled north of the Wisconsin river in a rough forest that looked like home.
    The most valuable part of the website is the historical plat maps where I found every relative’s farm, thus able to find out from one to the next how they bought their land in relation to the rest of the family.
    i met a historian of the county who we consider each other to be almost cousins. He shared the histories of the first immigrant settlers and the history of the first log church built by them. Eventually it needed to be replaced, being eaten away by squirrels. Part of my family lived immediately across the road when it was replaced. He had a journal written at the time of the day to day building of the second church. Each member cut their own timber and hauled it to Excellsior to be milled and all worked on it. When finished and dedicated, a picture was taken of the congregation standing in front of it, and in front was my white-blond second generation family with all of their children, including my grandmother. What treasures!
    As for myself, I started rosemaling at age 17, knowing my grandmother’s heritage. In college I was the lab assistant for the art department, and wrote to Norway for information, but was told there was nothing, it was a dead art. I learned though of Ethel Kvalheim of Stoughton who was the first rosemaler I ever heard of other than myself. We eventually became good friends. Ethel was honored at the White House as the Mother of Rosemaling in America. We were life members of Vesterheim, the Norwegian American Museum in Decorah Iowa. Not being a competative person, just painting and teaching for the love of doing it, Ethel convinced me to enter the national competition there and have been a member since 1969, I taught rosemaling for the last 25 years of my working life.
    Your books always touch me greatly, bringing back places so familiar to my life. Thank you!

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Carol, wow! What a family story. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am endlessly fascinated by such immigrant accounts, and yours is quite compelling. I applaud you for tracking through the historical records to piece it together. Thanks too for sharing your love of rosemaling. I am quite a novice, but admire the art and enjoy my occasional classes. But I am familiar with Ethel Kvalheim’s work! How wonderful that you knew her, and had someone to share your love of painting with. Thanks so much for your note! I’m delighted that you’re enjoying the Chloe stories.

  25. Jane Kirkpatrick Says:

    If I don’t win this, I’ll just buy another copy because it’s the perfect gift for my step-daughter who is light house crazy! she lives in Florida and this book will make her day like it made mine!

  26. robert gough Says:

    Kathleen, The Ellefson series is captivating. I’d enjoy very much also reading The Light House Keeper’s Legacy. It would keep alive in my mind my visits to Door County. Bob Gough

  27. Cecilia Young Says:

    I’m looking forward to starting this series. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

  28. Michelle Says:

    I have read the entire Chloe series and just love them! I couldn’t choose a favorite book but lighthouses are at the top of my list. Thanks for all of Chloe’s adventures!

  29. Prentiss Garner Says:

    I would love to win a copy. I enjoy your books.

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