{Giveaway} Bestsellers and advance copies, just for FOFs!

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 60 copies, by answering this question in the comments below: Which one of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s books would you like to read first: an advance copy of The Orchard or Fireworks Over Toccoa, on sale March 15.

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

We’ve partnered with St. Martin’s Press to offer sweepstakes winners a bestseller and advance copy of books. After you’ve read them, you can join live chats with authors and other FOFs! (Can you tell we’re excited?)

This week, we’re giving away 60 books by critically-acclaimed novelist, Jeffrey Stepakoff. “Move over Nicholas Sparks,” writes Karen White, author of Falling Home. Jeffrey is best known for his work on the Emmy award-winning television shows Dawson’s Creek and The Wonder Years, but has spent the past few years building a cult following for his deeply romantic novels.

Ten FOFs will win an advance copy of The Orchard, Jeffrey’s hotly anticipated new book about a taste-tester from the city who finds love in an unlikely setting. Fifty FOFs will receive Fireworks Over Toccoa, on sale March 15, his critically acclaimed bestseller about war-time love. All of the winners will receive an invite to a private online chat with the author.

60 FOFs will win!

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 60 copies, by answering this question on the comments below: Which one of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s books would you like to read first: an advance copy of The Orchard or Fireworks Over Toccoa (on sale March 15)?

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Ends at 5pm ET on 3/15/2011.  Open to legal residents of 50 US and DC, 18 and older.  Void where prohibited.  For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, click here. To see our past winners, click here.

699 Responses to “{Giveaway} Bestsellers and advance copies, just for FOFs!”

  1. Girl Have No Dress And Breast says:

    Green Evening Gown In Burlesque

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  2. Brenda Leon says:

    I would choose The Orchard. I love a good romance!! I plan on reading them both though. Happy reading everyone!!

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  3. Brenda says:

    I would definitely want to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. Sounds great!

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  4. Joanne Holland says:

    I have read Fireworks over Toccoa and it was great. Our book club discussed it with the author by phone so certainly I would like to win The Orchard so we might discuss it also. I lead the discussions for our group. He has a knack for making the story one you want to know more about, had thought he might do a follow up of the young lady who let her Atlanta friend go.

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  5. Gaylain Fife says:

    I would love a copy of The Orchard. I purchased Fireworks Over Toccoa at a book signing and gave it to my mother in law who, lives in New Zealand, for Christmas. She just loved it! She recently emailed me to say that there was a new book coming out (The Orchard) and she must have it. I would love to win a signed copy to send her.

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  6. Tammy says:

    Would love to read the Orchard!

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  7. Linda R. Floyd says:

    I would like to read an advance copy of The Orchard. I’ve already read the wonderful Fireworks Over Toccoa.

    How exciting!

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  8. Cassandra says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa

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  9. Kathi says:

    I would Love to read both but the one I would pick first would be the orchard, My daughter just moved into a house that is on an apple orchard, How perfect is that???

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  10. Carol says:

    I would love to win either

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  11. Michelle Wickham says:

    The Orchard.

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  12. Kathy says:

    As as avid reader and a member of multiple book clubs, I love to discover new authors. Consequently, I would like to read “Fireworks Over Tocca” since it is this author’s debut novel. Sounds like a great “Summer read”.

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  13. Linda Leonard says:

    My first pick to read would be “The Orchard”.

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  14. Mary Neuendorf says:

    I’d love to read The Orchard, as soon as possible.

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  15. bhavani says:

    I would love to read The Orchard, perhaps with my book club. Reading it will be an indulgence of the senses and I love the undertone of the Garden of Eden and eating the apple love story. I look forward to the opportunity to explore this novel.

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  16. Angela Ritter says:

    Both books by a great author are hard to choose from but since I have to choose, “Fireworks over Toccoa” would be my first choice. It sounds like a great storyline and peaks my interest to see how the story progresses.

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  17. Mary says:

    I too would love to read both, but since I am a closet foodie; a taste tester~my interest piqued immediately! My 1st pick The Orchard.

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  18. Carol says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my first reach, because I love a good love story and one that has lots of twists and turns . THey both sound like wonderful love stories though!

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  19. Joseph Arellano says:

    The Orchard.

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  20. mell says:

    I would love to read Fireworks over Toccoa first.

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  21. Linda says:

    After reading the excerpt from Fireworks Over Toccoa, I would absolutely love to win a copy of this new book. I dabble in orchids, and the lure and lore of orchids is fascinating.

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  22. Claire says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. In my family we have several stories of this 1940s era where the pressure of deployment overseas and the stationing of troops around the world lead to some unique and interesting marriages! I always enjoyed listening to the stories from my family members (when I could get them to share!). I am just sorry that I didn’t ask more questions,; didn’t ask for more in-depth stories and didn’t record all that I heard!!
    I am a Georgia girl who loves to read the works of our Southern authors.

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  23. Jan says:

    I like to read an authors works chronologically. It allows me to watch the evolution of thought.

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  24. Michele says:

    I would love an advance copy of The Orchard. I read Fireworks Over Toccoa and loved it, so I can’t wait to read the next one from this author!

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  25. Veronica says:

    The Orchard–I’m ready for a tale of sweet romance. I would love to have a copy of this book….

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  26. BJRose says:

    Would love to read both but first – The Orchard. Taste tester – the ideal job.

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  27. Sharon Ward says:

    My choice to win ~ and/or read 1st ~ “The Orchard”.
    Why ~ I want to remember ~
    Both sound great and I will read both.
    I just found Jeffrey Stepakoff due to getting an e-mail from your site. Thanks!

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  28. sandra johnson says:

    i would love to read both.

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  29. Kathy Sexton says:

    I would like to read The Orchard.
    I will have my library ordering these books for others to read also!

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  30. Stephanie Burnett says:

    I would like to read “The Orchard” because I have already read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” and absolutely loved the bittersweet love story. It was filled with such rich detail while telling the heartbreaking story of the two star-crossed lovers that I couldn’t put it down. I am salivating with anticipation until I can get my hands on a copy of “The Orchard.”

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  31. Cynthia S says:

    The Orchard, not ready for fireworks yet.

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  32. Rebecca says:

    I would still like to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first.

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  33. Peggy says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be the one I would like to read first..

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  34. Sue Olinger says:

    I’d love to read both books but I think I’d start with Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  35. Susan Navidad says:

    I would like “The Orchard,” because I like unconventional romance.

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  36. Willy says:

    I would like to read The Orchard frist. I am intriqued by the Unlikely setting.

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  37. beth wall says:

    luv to win a copy of the orchard i share all my books with my daughters so this would be good to share

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  38. Alana Grover says:

    Both sound wonderful but I would start with Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  39. sandra wheeler says:

    I have, unfortunatelly, not read any of your books, however the Dawson’s Creek was a favorite. To choose between the books would be difficult because they both sound splendid, but ” The Orchard”, would be my choice.

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  40. Amanda says:

    I would love to read The Orchard! I really enjoyed reading Fireworks Over Toccoa. :o)

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  41. Anne Marie Julian says:

    Looking forward to reading your books. I’d start with Fireworks over Toccoa.

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  42. Gail Gavert says:

    The Orchard sounds like the one for me. That moment of attraction is always fascinating. Will it lead to love or sorrow, or something momentous, the something that makes life more interesting, richer.

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  43. Sue Zinger says:

    I would very much like to read The Orchard first. I think it would be very special to receive an advance copy of one of his books.

    Warmest regsrds,

    Sue

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  44. Valerie Sawyer says:

    I would love to read both of them, but I think I would like to read The Orchard first. They both sound like really good reading!

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  45. yvette chatham says:

    I think I would like to read the ordchard first. : )

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  46. Deb Van Valkenburg says:

    I would love to read “The Orchard” !

    My daughter gave me the audio book, “Fireworks Over Toccoa” last year for Mother’s Day; and it was AWESOME!! It definitely is “the next great love story”!! : )

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  47. Jody says:

    Haven’t read this author before. I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. Thanks.

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  48. Catherine Davis says:

    I would be happy with either book. I love to read, especially romance novels in a beautiful scenic place. It would be great to have a first edition before anyone else does too.

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  49. Lori Thomas says:

    The Orchard

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  50. kathy A. says:

    I think i would enjoy reading “Fireworks over Toccoa” first. Then on to his next novel what an enjoyment that would be to have both thanks for the chance

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  51. Rebecca Lou Dalrymple says:

    I would like an Advance Copy of THE ORCHARD because I find it hard to wait until it is released in July to read it!!

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  52. Jane says:

    I would choose Fireworks Over Toccoa. I met the love of my life almost 30 years ago when we were both involved with other people; he was married and I was engaged to be married. Fate didn’t intervene completely at that point, but we kept running into each other during the next twenty years. Finally, about 10 years ago, fate finally won out, and we met again when we were both available. We got the timing right and are still together. You never know who you will meet when who will change the course of your life.

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  53. debra h says:

    I am not familiar with Mr. Stepakoff’s works. I enjoy reading new material from a variety of authors. I look at this as a wonderful opportunity.

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  54. erdmann says:

    I would love to read them both but would start with The Orchard.

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  55. Dottie Legatos says:

    It doesn’t matter which one I read first. They both look great. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  56. Kay Shostak says:

    I loved Fireworks over Taccoa and would love to get to reading The Orchard as soon as possible – as in an Advance Copy!

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  57. Heather Hamann says:

    Either one would be great!

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  58. granny oma says:

    The Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds like just the kind of reading I would devour, to get me to springtime, which comes in a few weeks, this month. I just finished a so-so book and am ready for on that you can’t put down- a romance novel at that- right up my alley !

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  59. Therese Lombardo says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa – sounds like a winner to me!

    Thanks~

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  60. Vickie Bovender says:

    I mean…um…I was so excited, I forgot to choose, didn’t I? Sheesh. I’d LOVE to read either, but I think I’d really like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. 🙂 Okay, I’m back to crossing body parts now. 🙂

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  61. Vickie Bovender says:

    Oh boy! Fingers crossed, legs crossed, eyes crossed…I’ll think of something else soon!

    🙂

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  62. Roxanne says:

    The Orchard really sounds like my kind of book – appeals to the gardener and investigator in me!

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  63. Sharon says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa

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  64. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first

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  65. Kate says:

    Wow, …At some point I will read BOTH. But which would I love to read first? The Firework’s Over Toccoa… It can be very special to receive the advance copy.

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  66. Denise Medvid says:

    I would LOVE to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa!”

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  67. SallyAnn says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa souns wonnderful.

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  68. nancy wolfe says:

    I would love to read The Orchard! An advance copy would be fantastic!!!

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  69. Judy Frederick says:

    The fireworks over Toccoa in a way is like my life has been. Fabulous, intriguing & full of life. It is possible to find love later on in life. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you & have a fabulous day everyone.

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  70. Rebecca says:

    I would prefer to start with “Fireworks Over Toccoa”.

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  71. Shirley Hughey says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. Sounds like a really good book.

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  72. Alex Hendren says:

    The Orchard sounds amazing! I’d love to read it!

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  73. Dorothy says:

    The Orchard would be my choice.

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  74. Miranda says:

    I would like to read Jeffrey Stepakoff’s “The Orchard” first!

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  75. Susan T. says:

    Wow sounds like a wonderful read. I would love to read to the Orchard. Congrats on your up coming releases.

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  76. merri matalon says:

    I would read both books. I would start with the Orchard.I love to read and need a new book since I am in kidney failure and have hours to spend reading in dialysis.

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  77. Tina Frankrone says:

    I would be grateful to read either book. I am an avid reader and have been blessed to receive other Advanced Reader books from other authors. Lori Handeland’s Moon Cursed was a favorite! Whether I receive FOF or not I will definitely be checking out these books! Thank you!

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  78. Cheryl says:

    I think they both sound wonderful but I would probably like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. I would also like to read the other one, but you have to start somewhere. I always like to discover a new author and be introduced to new characters and stories. I am looking forward to reading some of his work and hope this is just the beginning of his career as an author.

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  79. Linda Millikan says:

    I would love to read The Orchard with anticipation of reading Fireworks over Toccoa. They both sound sooo good !

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  80. Vickie Evans says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my 1st choice, it sounds different and the WWII era is appealing

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  81. Marcia says:

    Have already read (and loved!) FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA, so would like to read THE ORCHARD!!

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  82. Siobhan Furia says:

    I would like to read The Orchard.

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  83. Pamela E. Harris says:

    Fireworks Over Taccoa because I am from Georgia and wonder if it takes place here.

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  84. AJB says:

    I’d be happy with either book…but, if I have to pick, I’ll go with “Fireworks over Toccoa.”

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  85. Patti DeMares says:

    I would love to read the advance copy of The Orchard first.
    Both books sound great and I will certainly will read Jeffrey’s other book, too.
    I loved his work on both TV shows!

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  86. Lucy says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway. I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. I’m a sucker for wartime love stories. Comes from watching lots of old movies and BBC productions. Thank you.

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  87. Terry says:

    Hard to choose, but I guess I’d pick The Orchard. I just love books and I love to win things!

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  88. Cathy Phillips says:

    Thanks for this chance to win.

    Both of these books sound equally good, but I think I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  89. Lori hayes says:

    I would love to read both,since I only get one choice I’m goin with fireworks. Seems like a great read as does orchard. I love to venture into new authors I have yet too discover and thru St. Matins I have discovered alot. Hope to make Jeff stepacoff my next favorite author with one of these books. Advanced copies are a privledge, i would love to be one of those people.

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  90. Marsina says:

    I want to read the Orchard first. Looks like a great read.

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  91. Kim Vercelli says:

    The Orchard please..

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  92. Denise G. says:

    I’d prefer to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  93. becky says:

    would love to read Fireworks over Toccoa first, it is an unexpected love story, full of love and surprises. I then read the Orchard second.

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  94. MarthaE says:

    This was a hard choice but I have decided I would like to read The Orchard first. Thanks.

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  95. Sandy Kay says:

    I’d love to read The Orchard. The idea of a taste tester is pretty interesting and I love advance copies because they always make me feel like I know a secret others haven’t discovered yet.

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  96. Ellyn says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I was drawn to this title because I’m a quilter and have heard that Toccoa is a neat little city from fellow quilter’s who have been to quilt shows there. The story also sounds interesting. I am always on the lookout for new authors.

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  97. Amanda Rich says:

    They both look good, but I would like to read Fireworksover Toccoa. It would be exciting to receive an advanced copy! 🙂

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  98. CrystalGB says:

    I would love to read The Orchard.

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  99. Jenn says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa..looks magical:)

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  100. debbi f says:

    I am a voracious reader and anytime I can read a best seller before it hits the bookstores, I am signing up!

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  101. Amy says:

    Firework’s Over Toccoa

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  102. Angela says:

    I would want to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. It was the first and would be my pick.

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  103. Lizzy D. says:

    I would love to explore new authors and if they are as good as Nicholas sparks, I would love to read both.

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  104. Felicia says:

    I am going to read both. But I want to start off with Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  105. Kathy Sell says:

    I would love to get my hands on the advance readers edition of “The Orchard”, last summer I read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. It was fantastic! Can’t waiat to read “The Orchard”.

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  106. Janet Rose says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first. Please enter me.

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  107. Darinda says:

    I’m a voracious reader. I’ve always enjoyed Nicholas Sparks, so would love to try out Stepakoff’s books.

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  108. Courtney says:

    Would love an advance copy of “The Orchard”!

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  109. kathy warner says:

    the orchard

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  110. Notorious SPinks says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  111. Larisa says:

    The Orchard please! Devoured Fireworks, can’t wait to read his next book, and the next…

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  112. Danielle says:

    I would love to read the Orchard First.

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  113. Pam Fields says:

    Both books sounds great but I would like to read The Orchard first. 🙂

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  114. Maria says:

    Would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”….looks to be a fantastic read!!

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  115. Aimee Phillips says:

    I would love to read one of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s books. Both looks great but Fireworks over Toccoa looks wonderful. Maybe its because Toccoa is the name of town my dad’s family is from.

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  116. debbie haupt says:

    I would love to read Fireworks over Toccoa first, but then dive right into The Orchard.
    Deb

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  117. Stephanie says:

    I would like to read Fireworks over Toccoa first!!

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  118. Debi says:

    That s a very difficult decision, but I think I would choose The Orchard (first one, then the other). The both sound fascinating, but The Orchard speaks to something in me.

    I’ve never read a book before its release…something new and special.

    Thank you for offering this opportunity.

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  119. Myrna McPhee says:

    An advance copy of The Orchard. I an looking forward to reading this author for the first time.i

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  120. Joan says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa; sounds “delicious”!

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  121. tara says:

    i choose… the orchard. good luck to me.

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  122. Debra H says:

    OMG, how to choose one. They both sound great. Since I have not read any of Jeffrey’s books, let’s go with “Fireworks Over Toccoa”.

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  123. Leeanna Fatovic says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa! My college roommate was born in Toccoa and I would love to learn more about the town! Can’t wait to read this book!

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  124. Crystal F says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa, thought both sound wonderful.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  125. Becky Hantsbarger says:

    I’m going to have to go with Fireworks Over Tocca. Thanks for the chance!

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  126. Sonya says:

    Tough call, both sound incredible and can’t wait to read both. I kept waivering back and forth so with a toss of a coin….. it will be “The Orchard”.

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  127. Melissa says:

    I have not read anything by Stepakoff but I would love to read either of these books. My daughter adores Nicholas Sparks and we have both read everything he has published. I would love the opportunity to meet this author and share it with my daughter. If he is anything like Sparks, he will be a huge hit in this house!

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  128. Joann Crinklaw says:

    Fireworks over Tocca. – I love a good love story.

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  129. loretta simpson says:

    I would love to read the orchard.

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  130. goldie says:

    I would love to win a copy of either…you never know if you should start with an author’s newest works or something older to see how they have evolved…so I will leave it up to you! I must also confess to being very curious, I have not read any romance books by a male author ( that I know of I should add….darn pseudonyms!)
    Thanks

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  131. Beth Mills says:

    Would love to read The Orchard since I very much enjoyed Fireworks Over Toccoa–a wonderfully romantic story with interesting characters

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  132. tati says:

    The Orchard sounds intriguing to me. The other book seems a bit too familiar…

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  133. Michelle La Maire says:

    Either look great, but The Orchard would be my first pick!

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  134. leisa prater says:

    They both sound very interesting…..I would start with The Orchard first….would love to add them to my book collection

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  135. Tiffany D. says:

    They both look good, but I would love to read The Orchard! Thank you for the chance 🙂

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  136. Mrs Bernard Yavitch says:

    I read the book Fireworks over Toccoa. It was a captivating book and took me back to many memories of my own life. Good character development and a beautiful story. Who ever wins this will enjoy it.
    I hope to win the Orchard’

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  137. Agnes says:

    I would love an opportunity to read The Orchard.

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  138. Marion King says:

    Its a hard decision, they both sound very good! I guess right now “Fireworks over Toccoa” but I am sure I will read both!

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  139. Kym Amaral says:

    I would love to read ‘ The Orchard ‘ first, but I have to say BOTH books look like great reads !

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  140. Karen Curl says:

    I would like to read both – but if I had to choose, then “Fireworks over Toccoa” would be first. Since I am from Georgia, and both take place in North GA towns, I would enjoy them both and I love any stories that happen within GA. “Fireworks” tale of young love is one that anyone would love to read, and so would I.

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  141. Kimberlea says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I’m sure both of these books are fantastic. Am a huge Dawson’s Creek fan! Can’t wait to try a new author!

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  142. Lynn Feek says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa! Though I must admit that either would be wonderful to read, and this time I don’t have either one of them so I’m not truly picky :o). Ooooh, fingers crossed, I’d love a new book to dive into!!

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  143. Shawn Hamdorf says:

    The Orchard sounds like best seller. Looking forward to reading it.

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  144. Susan Laura says:

    Either one would be wonderful but if I had to choose I would ask for Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  145. Kelly says:

    I would love to read The Orchard.

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  146. Jenny Czerwinski says:

    I would love a copy of The Orchard

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  147. Renee H says:

    Fireworks over toccoa

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  148. Janet Stallard says:

    Would love to read Fireworks over Toccoa…love fireworks and no one ever comes to KY or I never see winners from KY…we LOVE to read in KY

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  149. Linda Henderson says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  150. Allyson Curtin says:

    I would be honored to read any of these books and would be happy to win a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  151. Whitney says:

    I would like to start with Fireworks Over Toccoa because I always like to see how an author develops with each progressive book. Both books sound intriguing and I plan to read them as time permits.

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  152. Diana Manko says:

    Though both books look enticing, I think I would like to begin with “The Orchard.”

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  153. Lisa Lopez says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa sound like a fun read.

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  154. Lisa Lopez says:

    I would like to recieve a copy of Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  155. Nancy Slusher says:

    The orchard

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  156. Karen says:

    I love to read books.

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  157. Mel K. says:

    I’d like to win an advance copy of The Orchard. The book appeals to me immensely! Thanks.

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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  158. Christina says:

    I Agree with the others, they both look AMAZING…
    I think I’d pick Fireworks Over Toccoa to read first.
    Definitly will be picking them both up when they come out.

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  159. Cheryl English says:

    I would read The Orchard first. Thanks for the chance.

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  160. Katrina Warr says:

    I would love to read The Orchard!!!

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  161. sherry says:

    the orchard!

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  162. Davida says:

    I’d LOVE to read both of them and will eventually. I’d really love to read The Orchard first tho.

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  163. Phoenix says:

    I’d love to read either of them, but Fireworks Over Toccoa has a slight edge because it sounds like it could be a story from my family.

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  164. Nathalie says:

    Both look terrific, If I had to choose, then I would choose The Orchard

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  165. Roseann says:

    I think my pick to read first would have to be “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. Thank you!

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  166. Lisa Richardson says:

    I’d like to read The Orchard, although I wouldn’t mind reading Fireworks over Toccoa either, lol!

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  167. marcela says:

    ohh wow!! And how to choose?? *_* ..

    i really like the premise of “fireworks over tocoa” because there is something so special about that first love and the raw feelings it evokes.

    “the Orchard” has this Magical realism to it,that peaks my attention !! i can almost feel myself in that garden surrounded by the all the fragrances .. It looks extremely appealing to me. Its already in my Good reads wish list 😉 and would be my pick!

    thanks so much for the opportunity of a giveaway!!

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  168. Rosalind Dickinson says:

    Both books look so good and I know they will be but I’d say that of the two, I’d love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first. Thank you for such a special chance to win a book from yet another fantastic author!

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  169. Annie Smith says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccao first since I read and write extensively about WW II.

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  170. Mary Rupp says:

    Both books sound good and I think I would enjoy reading both of them. If I had to choose, I think I would start with Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  171. Patricia K says:

    I would love to read The Orchard.

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  172. Connie Roution says:

    The Orchard sounds great! 🙂

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  173. Frances Namuth says:

    I would love to read “The Orchard”

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  174. Debbie says:

    I would like to read The Orchard – thanks for the offer 🙂

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  175. Emily Docimo says:

    I would love to read The Orchard…sounds so interesting and would make a goof movie for TV or screen.

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  176. Darlene Nichols says:

    The Orchard

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  177. Cheryl A says:

    I’ve already read Fireworks Over Toccoa and loved it! That story truly touched my heart and I think Jeffrey Stepakoff is an amazing author. He brought me back in time and I felt like I knew the characters. If you’re looking for a great read I highly recommend Fireworks. Now, I’m anticipating his next book, The Orchard. I wish he could write his books as fast as I can read them!

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  178. judy brown says:

    oh wow, i would have to say that I would love to win the copy of Fireworks over Toccoa. It sounds like a wonderful story.
    thank you very much

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  179. Laura McLendon says:

    I would love to read both but my first choice would have to be “The Orchard”. Thanks for the chance!!

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  180. Nancy says:

    Both books sound great and I would read both of them. But the one i would read first is Fireworks over Tocca. I was intrigued by the preview and want to know the secret.

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  181. Celeste says:

    They both sound like good books, but since I have to choose just one, I would pick Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  182. Susie Kerner says:

    The Orchard would be my choice. I love u-picks at an orchard, making jam, pies, etc. so it’s seems the logical choice for me.

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  183. Kathy C says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. Having lived in western South Carolina, right near the north Georgia border I am very familiar with that area. It is a beautiful part of the south, very unlike many others.
    I can picture the setting right now, red clay, soft southern breezes.
    YES, please pick me for a copy.

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  184. ama says:

    I would love and advance copy. I love all his writings.

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  185. Barbara Green says:

    The y both sound really good. Since I have never read any of Jeffrey’s books, I would love to start with Fireworks over Tocca. It sounds like a book my book club would like.

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  186. Linda Kish says:

    I would start with The Orchard.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  187. Karen V says:

    I would love to read The Orchard.

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  188. JOANNA EXACOUSTOS says:

    I want to read them both…they sound like my idea of a great read..!!

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  189. Melody Horine says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  190. Kathleen Williams says:

    I would like to read “The Orchard” first.

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  191. Anne Fescharek says:

    This is tough. I have read Fireworks Over Toccoa and loved it. It had me sob. I borrowed it from the library and told the librarian to recommend it. But I want to OWN it forever. The NEW book, of course, I’m dying to read that. So you see my quandry. So if a do win, somebody choose for me. I’ll be happyy with either.
    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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  192. Kristi H says:

    I would love to read The Orchard!

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  193. Missy says:

    I would like to read the Orchard first.

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  194. Ann says:

    Both books sound wonderful! Having to make a choice which to read first, at this moment I would pick The Orchard. I am SOOOOO ready for spring and the cover is light and full of the promise of spring. It has nothing to do with the stories, I know. lol

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  195. Betty Savage says:

    I would be thrilled with a copy of either book since Jeffrey Stepakoff is a new author for me. Thank you.

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  196. Laura H. says:

    Count me in for “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. I love flashback-type stories. And I’m really intrigued if he’s being compared to Nicholas Sparks.

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  197. Maxine Urso says:

    I would love to read The Orchard!

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  198. Emily says:

    I love war-time novels! Can’t wait to get my hands on Fireworks Over Toccoa!

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  199. Louise Lucchetti says:

    They both sound interesting but “Fireworks Over Toccoa” would be my first pick.

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  200. Jennifer Poffenberger says:

    I would want to read the Orchard. I have already read Fireworks and loved it.

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  201. Shelly H. says:

    I think I would choose Fireworks Over Toccoa, looks like an excellent read!! Hopefully I will be chosen

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  202. Judy Dudley says:

    I think I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. Thanks!

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  203. Mary Shukers says:

    Orchardway

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  204. Teresa Kincer says:

    They look like very nice reads. I Could use a good book to read.

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  205. Kimberly Cleary says:

    Fireworks Over Tocca! It is already know to be a best seller and I am interested!!

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  206. michelle marr says:

    I would LOVE to read the orchard-
    I LOVE finding new authors- 🙂

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  207. marsha gertzog says:

    I would like to read The Orchard

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  208. Sandy says:

    Both look great, but I’d pick Fireworks first.

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  209. Courtney Silva says:

    I would like to read The Orchard. From reading the preview,it sounds like my kind of story.

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  210. Karen Pollard says:

    Oh my gosh, they both sound awesome. I guess if I’m only allowed to choose one, it would be the Firworks Over Tocoa. Definitely going to look for this author!

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  211. Lynn says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa.” It sounds so romantic! I would be thrilled and appreciative to receive an advance copy.

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  212. Phyllis G says:

    I’d love to read The Orchard first but both are going on my wishlist.

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  213. Kate Mutch says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa

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  214. Cynthia Diaz says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  215. karly Melnick says:

    I would be happy with either. I never win anything!

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  216. M-square says:

    While I would love to read either book, they sound just that wonderful. I suppose my first choice would be “The Orchard.” I will probably read both by the end of the summer…

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  217. Heather says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. It seams like a very interesting book!! Best of luck to all!!

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  218. Pauline Tilbe says:

    The Orchard…because it’s a reminder that winter won’t last forever!

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  219. Shannon says:

    This is so hard — I want to read both of them. But I guess I would like to start with The Orchard because it’s during a more current time period.

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  220. Michelle Strance says:

    I would like to read both books but would like to start with the Orchard

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  221. Erin Langer says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa

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  222. Maria U. says:

    I have read “Fireworks over Toccoa” and I really loved it! I also live near the fireworks company that was mentioned in the book, and I got a kick out of that. I would love to win a copy of “The Orchard”.

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  223. Mariee says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. Great giveaway!

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  224. Julie Fuher says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa! I always like to check out new authors and both books look great. The snippet that is shared drew me in right away!!

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  225. Eileen Laferriere says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa. I haven’t read this author yet but would love to

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  226. Lori Chomyk says:

    To get a Copy of The Orchard, would be phenomenal!

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  227. Margay says:

    I would love to read either of them, but if I had to choose, I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  228. Angie D says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I’ve had my eye on this book for awhile:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  229. kim says:

    I never read your books before. Let me be the winner*:) I am a fan of Lisa Kleypas Historical Romance.
    Kim

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  230. Nancy Campbell says:

    I would like to read Fireworks over Toccoa

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  231. Kris L says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. I am already a big fan of Fireworks. It was a standout of the books that I read last year.

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  232. kevin colbert says:

    It would be fireworks if I won!!!!!

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  233. Debbie Workman says:

    Definitely “The Orchard” it has captured my interest.

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  234. LeslieB says:

    I would love to win an ARC of The Orchard! Thanks!!

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  235. Di Scott says:

    After I’m done with all my books, they are donated to Operation Homefront for our soldiers.
    Thanks

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  236. inga jurevicius says:

    The Orchard would be an interesting book to read.

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  237. Donna says:

    The Orchard

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  238. Jessica says:

    the orchard

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  239. Betty Vincent says:

    Fireworks looks like the one I’d start with!

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  240. Salimah says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first. This is a wonderful program!

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  241. Karen Cherubino says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa since that was Mr. Stepakoff’s first novel; I’m one of those who like to start at the beginning!!

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  242. Brenda Cushman says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first!It would be totally awesome if i got the opportunity to read a advance copy.

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  243. Megan says:

    A tough choice but I would love to read The Orchard first.

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  244. jean olaughlin says:

    I would like the orchard!

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  245. Renee Williams says:

    I like to read both but The Orchard first.

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  246. Donna says:

    Hard decision they both sound great. But I’ll go with The orchard.

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  247. Pharmd726 says:

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  248. TinaMarie says:

    I’d love to read The Orchard. I love the idea of a single dad finding romance.

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  249. sharon says:

    I would love to read both his books.

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  250. Darla says:

    Both books look good but Fireworks Over Toccoa is set in an era that I seek opportunities to read about.

    Darla

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  251. Audra Holtwick says:

    I would like to read THE ORCHARD

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  252. Cindy says:

    They both look great, and who doesn’t love the newest hardcover in their hands? But I’d go for Fireworks Over Toccoa because so many of my friends on Goodreads have given it great reviews last year and it’s already on my TBR list. And then I can leave the Orchard for dessert, so to speak!

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  253. Julie says:

    The Orchard!

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  254. Ann says:

    Would like to read The Orchard.

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  255. Paulette says:

    After reading the excerpts of both I will get and read both. It would be exciting and I would love an advance copy of The Orchard.

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  256. gina terry says:

    i would like to read “the orchard”!

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  257. Karen says:

    I’d like to read The Orchard first as I’m a big supporter of the local food and farmers’ markets movement; divine to imagine that a perfect apple can lead to romance!

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  258. Jennifer says:

    Two excellent choices if I had to choose one it would be The Orchard.

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  259. Rebecca Booth says:

    I would love to read an advance copy of the Orchard, the character finding a beautiful mountain orchard in the clouds has me very intrigued to find out the story.

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  260. libby says:

    This would be wonderful to have to read, sounds great.

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  261. Susan says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. I read Fireworks Over Toccoa and loved it. Thank you so much for the contest. 🙂

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  262. Anita Yancey says:

    They both sound really good. But I would like to read The Orchard first. Thanks.

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  263. Christy Hawkes says:

    I’d like to read them BOTH ~ but I guess I would like to read THE ORCHARD first.

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  264. Renee Detschner says:

    I would LOVE to read BOTH of the books but I think I’d want to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first!! =)

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  265. Karen says:

    I would read Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  266. Holley Smith says:

    I would Love to read the Orchard.

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  267. Maudeen says:

    I certainly fit the FOF criteria. Both books look fab!

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  268. cindy gates says:

    the orchard

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  269. Joan Leonard says:

    nice

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  270. Aimey Chun says:

    I would like to read Fireworks over Toccoa. Romantic war novels are one of my favorites!

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  271. Vera says:

    I’ve already read Fireworks Over Toccoa, so I’d love to win The Orchard!

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  272. Kershia says:

    I would like to win The Orchard

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  273. Robin Kitzmiller says:

    The Orchard would be my choice!

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  274. Elvina Hanson says:

    I would gladly take either, however, I think “The Orchard” is the one I would prefer.

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  275. Susan Stokes says:

    “Of Course “The Orchard” After a Long VT Winter..I could use a “Walk in an Orchard,”,,Delicious…,The Online Chat sounds great,,as well, Thanks, Susan

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  276. laura mccaffery says:

    I want to read THE ORCHARD. i have already read, liked, and reviewed FIREWORS OVER TOCCOA
    THE ORCHARD would be reviewed on http://shelfstalker.blogspot.com should I get it,

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  277. Candice Hopkins says:

    I would like to read both of these. They look very interesting. But the first one I would pick to read is The Orchard. It sounds like a very good novela !

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  278. Linda B says:

    THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THIS!

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  279. Gwen says:

    Fireworks Over Tocca

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  280. Pam Hager says:

    I would like to red The Orchard first.Thank you.

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  281. T J McKinnis says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to receive Stepakoff’s new novel, The Orchard. Would love to read. Would love to have a free book..and could buy the other!

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  282. Charlotte Cecilia says:

    I would love to win Fireworks Over Toccoa, please! Thank you very much for the chance.

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  283. Jessica Alamo says:

    I very want to read The Orchard. I would be so thrilled to receive a copy.

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  284. rhonda says:

    i would love to read the Orchard!!

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  285. Debra Ferragamo-Hayes says:

    Love the content, love early reads!

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  286. Marsia says:

    I would like to read either book but I would like Fireworks over toccoa. I am always looking fab new authors and would like this one.

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  287. Linda Worstell says:

    would love a copy of the orchard

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  288. Marilyn Adam says:

    Fireworks over Tocco…a because I love stories of unrequited love – I always hope the love will win out in the end!

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  289. Emmi Mendez says:

    I will love to read BOTH but……. my choice is …..” The Orchard”…thank u!!

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  290. Patricia Fleishman says:

    I would love to read an advance copy of The Orchard. I already own Fireworks Over Toccoa and I fell in love with it and with Jeffrey Stepakoff’s style of writing. He’s such a romantic writer – you can see the things he writes about in your mind as you’re reading. So magical. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Sincerely,
    Patricia Fleishman

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  291. rita says:

    I must read The Orchard. 😀

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  292. cindy barriga says:

    I would love to read Fireworks over Toccoa.

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  293. Patricia Sanders says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. I read Fireworks Over Toccoa and loved it!

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  294. Vicki Moldafsky says:

    I would like to read The Orchard.

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  295. Arlene Bailey says:

    Both story lines sound wonderful, but as I teach American history during that particular time period, I would have to choose Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  296. Sheila Kerschner says:

    I am a Nicholas Sparks fan and have read all his books. So if this author is a “Move over Nicholas Sparks” author, then I am excited to read anything that he has written. bring it on. Can’t wait. Hope I win….if I don’t, then I will buy a copy and read it anyway.

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  297. Lois says:

    I would like to read both books. If I must choose which to read first, I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  298. Martha Davis says:

    I would love Fireworks Over Toccoa. I’m a sucker for Southern Fiction and I love the WWII time period. Sounds like a great mix.

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  299. Virginia C says:

    I would love to win “The Orchard”. I already own “Fireworks Over Toccoa”, and I recommend it to others!

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  300. Lisa Boggs says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

    sounds good!

    Lisa B

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  301. Debbie W. says:

    I would want to read The Orchard (already read Fireworks).

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  302. anne says:

    The Orchard. Please. thanks.

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  303. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I would like to read the Orchard first.

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  304. Jeanne Miro says:

    I would love to read The Fireworks over Toccia. I met and married my husband while he was active duty in the Navy during Vietnam. After that he joined the Navy Reserves and during his many tours was at hot spots all over the world.

    I would like to find out how Jeffrey handled the crisis and conflict that results from love, seperation, anxiety and fear that a couple endures during this highly charged time of their lives and relationship.

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  305. Christine Zibas says:

    I find that St. Martin’s has a really good list of authors, and in this case, both of Stepakoff’s books look interesting. Given the choice, I would take “The Orchard.” Love the jacket design on the “Fireworks” book, however!

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  306. Brenda Casto says:

    Both books sound fantastic, but I would want to read The Orchard first.

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  307. Linda Young says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. It sounds wonderful. It would also be cool to win the ARC. The release date is on my birthday. : ) The Ides of March.

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  308. gwendolyn bruno says:

    I’d love to win and read THE ORCHARD. I’ve already read and enjoyed FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA. Great to know Jeff’s still banging away at the keyboard!

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  309. Citymom says:

    I already get you emails!
    Both sound fabulous but FIRST – Fireworks Over Toccoa – I must know how the heroine resolves her conflict.
    Great books.

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  310. Tina says:

    I would like to read the Orchard first! Thank you.

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  311. laurie blum says:

    Both books are already on my “to read list” but The Orchard would be my priority – hope I win!!

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  312. Bonnie McGuire says:

    I would love to read this book and how fun to get an advance copy!

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  313. Betty Breithaupt says:

    It was hard to decide which one I want to read first but The Orchard won out. I know they are both superb books.

    Betty

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  314. Teresa says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  315. Brenda Jann says:

    The Orchard

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  316. Christine says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. It sounds like my kind of book. =)

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  317. Sami Thomson says:

    I would love to read The Orchard first!

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  318. Carol Segal says:

    I write book reviews for a local newspaper. I also belong to a book club. Iwould love to read both books in order to review them and also to consider suggesting them as a read for our club. However, my first choice would be “Fireworks Over Toccoa” because the premise sounds more interesting to me.

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    • catslady says:

      I would love the first book, Fireworks Over Toccoa, and then I would like to read The Orchard – both sound wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

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  319. Pat Martin says:

    Great books!

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  320. hofken says:

    I would like to read Fireworks over Toccoa first.

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  321. Laura Abshier says:

    Both books sound great. I chose Fireworks over Toccoa. I like stories about small town life and I’m a sucker for a good romance novel.

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  322. Melba says:

    I love reading good novels and The Orchard sounds like it would be my type of book. It is one I would love to receive an advance copy, that would really be special!

    Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds like a good book also, and I would like to read it after The Orchard.

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  323. DONNA says:

    Sounds like it would make for a exciting read!

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  324. Karen says:

    I would like to read the Orchard.
    I love read when I can.
    Thankyou.

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  325. Patti says:

    I truly enjoy a “love story”, so I would like to read Fireworks over Toccoa first. I would definitely plan on reading The Orchard also though.

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  326. Debbie Shirley says:

    I am only now learning about Jeffrey Stepakoff’s books; and am eager to read his books. I would love to recieve an advanced copy of “The Orchard.”

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  327. Charleen B Dowell says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa definitely, sounds interesting and exciting…

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  328. Maureen Stanford says:

    Definitely Fireworks Over Toccao..how I enjoy reading a great love story! I’ll curl up by the fire and lose myself in the magic of the story.

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  329. Nancy Busick says:

    The Orchard, please.

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  330. Eliza says:

    Either one–surprise me! 🙂

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  331. Elaine says:

    I haven’t read either of these books or a novel by Jeffrey Stepakoff and I would be happy to read one or both.

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  332. Lynda Jacobson says:

    He is fabulous writer. i look forward to reading his new book and chatting with him.

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  333. Kim says:

    Both books look like great reads. I think I would like to try The Orchard first.

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  334. Pamela Wood says:

    I would like to read the Orchard first. It sounds like a relaxing book to read.

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  335. Susan Bradley says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa…my elderly father has reunited with his high school sweetheart after 57 years…I cant’t wait to read the book and compare notes…

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  336. Mary says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. I love books about wartime loves. I never have much time to read, so when I do, I like to choose really good books. This one sounds great!

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  337. Michelle Abene says:

    I would love to read The Orchard

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  338. Loraine Alcorn says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my first choice thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

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  339. hockeynanny says:

    I would still like to win one of the books that are left, as I said before I love to read and you can always find me with a book.

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  340. deb c says:

    Hard decision, both books sound wonderful. I’d choose The Orchard to read first. Thank you for the chance.

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  341. Patricia Cruzan says:

    After hearing you speak at KSU, I’d like to win The Orchard. The summary intrigues me.

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  342. jenbispo says:

    The Orchard! I am in the food industry and am fascinated by thse individuals with advanced palates. I am curently reading “The Man Who Ate Everything” and lose myself in his descriptions. As a side note, my paternal grandparents were ranchers whose livlihood rested in their beloved peach orchards. Thank you!

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  343. Debbie Sorg says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  344. Gloria Monroe says:

    I would love to read “The Orchard” it sounds so suspenseful!

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  345. ann says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa
    Love and war – can’t beat that combination, especially by the good looking and fabulous Jeffrey Stepakoff.

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  346. JoAnn says:

    I would like to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first — the description sounds interesting!

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  347. Barbara R. says:

    The Orchard would be fabulous and my first choice to read. Congratulations and Thank you

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  348. Theresa N says:

    Either one would be great, but I’ll go with Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  349. sandi says:

    Sounds like a great book. Would love to win it

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  350. Claudia Seche says:

    The Orchard – and then Fireworks; or Fireworks and then The Orchard; BOTH!

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  351. Karin says:

    I would choose “The Orchard”. I love “discovering” a new author with fresh ideas.

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  352. Michele Medved says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa! Thank you for the offer!

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  353. Kathy says:

    Of course I would like to read both but would start with The Orchard.

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  354. OVEEDA says:

    I often thought about signing up for our local taste testers forun, but never have maybe this would encourange me on. Maybe I can pickup some ideas on how to be chosen.

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  355. Kathy Delio says:

    Both books sound very interesting, but I think I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  356. Michelle Davis says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa… absolutely

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  357. Patti Sherman says:

    I would like Fireworks Over Tocca as a read

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  358. Julie says:

    Would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. From the little bit I read, it reminds me of the story of my parents and their early lives together!

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  359. Julie says:

    Am jonsing for a new read…after all the brutality of the Steig Larsen books sure would be fun to have a little romance…I think I would like to read the Fireworks over Toccoa first. Yum.

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  360. Michele says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa would be my first choice. But of course I want to read them both.

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  361. Mary Dierschow says:

    Both of the books sound like wonderful reading material! I dearly love romance and happy endings, reguardless of how they got there!

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  362. Kathy Webster says:

    I am so dumb. I wrote the Orchard in my comments, but should have said Fireworks over Taccoa. Not enough coffee this am.

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  363. Kathy Webster says:

    Funny, when I read the notes about the Orchard my heart raced. Even at 56, “that man” is still in my heart and I think of him every day. But my duty and family carved my future. Still makes me melancholy. I could totally get lost in this book.

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  364. Marla says:

    I want to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I am a Sparks fan so I need to check this Stepakoff guy out.

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  365. Kris P says:

    Both sound good, but I’ll go for “The Orchard” first.

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  366. Jodelle Brohard says:

    I loved the Wonder Years, so I am looking forward to reading Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  367. cher says:

    Wow, these both look fabulous. I think I am verring toward Fireworks overer Tocoa too. Thnaks for the opportunity to win a book from an avid reader. Regardless these are now on my reading to do list.

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  368. slbennetti says:

    I am excited that two books are soon to be released. I would love to read Jeffries, “Fireworks over Tacoma” and learn about the lovers in the war time theme. With the world problems of today, and our men/women in other countries, I think this would be a romantic link to unpopular wars. And I most definately have to read “The Orchard”. I am now anticipating these new books. Jeffrey is really growing with his writting and it is exciting to be able to read his new works. Gosh, meeting him would be the blessing.

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  369. Annamarie Dodge says:

    i would love to read “The Orchard” first

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  370. harriet says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. thank you

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  371. Madeline says:

    I would like to read The Orchard. It sounds like something I would like.

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  372. Catherine Davis says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa” first. It sounds like a great romance novel that I would enjoy very much.

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  373. Lisa Englant says:

    I love the book giveaways.

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  374. christine Newton says:

    I would love to win Fiireworks Over Toccao; Lily who is now 84 reminicing about the love of her life…not her husband at that time..and the choices she was faced to make; makes for some great reading.

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  375. Margie says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my pick. I love historical romance and this book would be in that category.

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  376. Frederika says:

    I would love to receive an advance copy of The Orchard to read before my next book club get together.

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  377. Neva McKim says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my #1 choice.

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  378. Pat says:

    They both sound great, you choose for me. I’d be thrilled to have either one!

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  379. Eugenie says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first. It sounds like an interesting read.

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  380. Kathy says:

    I’d read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. I love a good love story.

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  381. AliceFaye says:

    I buy books @dollar stores 4 my 88-year-old mother to devour very quickly. She would love “The Orchard” and I wouldn’t mind tackling “Fireworks Over Toccoa”.
    Then we would have to exchange the books so we could discuss which one was better.

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  382. Paula Weekley says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa – can’t imagine anything nicer than reading about those magical moments when you first fall in love. Sounds wonderful! It would be awesome to win an advance copy!

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  383. Trisha B. says:

    FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA !!!!

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  384. Kai W. says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  385. Julie says:

    I would read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. And, of course, The Orchard next.

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  386. Katie M says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa

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  387. Brenda Rosenberg says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. It makes such sense as the original property where my house sits was a lemon Orchard.

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  388. Mary Ward says:

    I already read Fireworks so I’d love to read The Orchard.

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  389. Marcia Robinson says:

    Coming from a family of avid and vociferous readers, I’m having trouble making up my mind which I’d read first. Have no doubt, that there’s no way I’d chose if I had to choose only one. Both of them touch me.

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  390. Betty Folchi says:

    The Orchard sounds as though it will be a delightful
    read! I would like that one.

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  391. Sharon Swiney says:

    would love to read both, but Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my pick.

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  392. Diana Verner says:

    I would love to read “The Orchard”. This novel sounds like I could immersed myself in it. I love a good love story and I would be delighted to get a copy of Jeffery Stepakoff’s book. I am so excited to enter into this contest, praying that I win this book!

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  393. Cindy says:

    I’ve never read any of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s books but they both sound good. For a first read, I’d like to win the Orchard…….even if I don’t win this, I may have to add both books to my library. They both sound really good!! Hope I do win the Orchard though!! This author writes the type of books that I like to read.

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  394. SUSAN WENDLING says:

    I would like to read “The Orchard” first.

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  395. Lynnmarie Doherty says:

    A chance to have either of these books would be very nice. With summer coming,the nights and light staying longer,sitting outside and reading while enjoying summer breezes is always a great pleasure.

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  396. RED says:

    I would choose to read The Orchard first. The reason is I have been reading many books in the past few months that take place during WWII and need a break!

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  397. El says:

    I was hesitant to read The Orchard.

    “Why,” you ask? Well, the heroine was a stiletto-wearing, work-a-holic! I only wish I could wear stilettos. Birkenstocks, Naot, Saucony… ah, my stiletto days are a faint memory…

    But I read a little further. She lives in Atlanta and my SINGLE son is moving to Atlanta after graduate school this spring so…. I will sacrifice …. and embrace, with total envy, a heroine who wears heels and finds adventure in Atlanta. It’s the least that a Fab Over 50 mum can do!

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  398. Constance says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa – I LOVE a page turner!!

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  399. Kathy says:

    I would enjoy reading Fireworks over Toccoa first.
    Love the cover shot. Reminds me of younger days
    and fun nights.

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  400. Phyllis Neubauer says:

    I would love to read both, but if I have to pick, it would be Fireworks Over Toccoa, then The Orchard.
    Sounds like 2 very exciting reads.

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  401. Carol says:

    I would love to read either but if I must make a choice I would choose The Orchard. If the author is anything like Nicholas Sparks he must be great and to read about a taste tester Wow. What a job.

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  402. Pamela Hansen says:

    would love to win

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  403. Robyn E. says:

    I would choose Fireworks over Toccoa

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  404. Peg Scheppmann says:

    They both sound great but since we used to own an Orchard I’d have to start with The Orchard!

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  405. carol says:

    love the author… handsome and sensitive… wow!

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  406. Dorothy says:

    Not an avid reader but would like to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  407. Janice Farr says:

    Thanks so much for introducing this new author! I would loooove to read an advance copy of The Orchard…this looks like a great story that I’m sure I would enjoy reading and passing along to others to read. I am always anxious to try new books and am an avid reader. Thanks so much for this great contest! I hope to be a recipient of The Orchard. Thanks!

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  408. GRAYCE 39 says:

    I would read ‘The Orchard” first.
    I would like to know just what she went through to discover just who’s orchard it came from.

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  409. Rosalyn Sega says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa is the one I would like to read first

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  410. GRAYCE 39 says:

    I will read “The Orchard”. If I don’t win I will buy it.
    I enjoy researching, this book is for me.

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  411. Regina Harper Odom says:

    I would really like to read an advanced copy of The Orchard, I read Fireworks Over Taccoa and loved it.

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  412. Renee J. says:

    The Orchard and wow! to have it autographed! Nice…

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  413. Margo says:

    I think The Orchard would be just my dish!

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  414. Tricia Douglas says:

    I’m so glad to find an exciting new author! I am drawn to Fireworks Over Toccoa because of the historical side of the novel. But love in any shape or form is always a favorite subject.

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  415. sherie says:

    my choice would have to be Fireworks over Toccoa. the book cover looks intriguing. makes me want to read it right away! as the title …………………….

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  416. Ann says:

    OH I just LOVE a good romance novel on a rainy day!

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  417. Sarah Watson says:

    The Orchard! Since I already read his fabulous, Fireworks Over Toccoa!

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  418. bonnie says:

    Both sound great. I would be grateful for ither with Fire over Tacoa being my first choice.

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  419. Chinchilla says:

    I’ll take “Fireworks Over Toccoa.” There’s nothing like a war romance in the small-town South.

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  420. Eve says:

    I would love to read The Orchard!

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  421. Judy Brenner says:

    This would be an awesome prize! I love to read!!!

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  422. J says:

    Fireworks Over Tocca would be my choice.

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  423. Sharon says:

    Oh… “Fireworks Over Taccoa” is my first choice. I’m a romantic at heart!

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  424. Gail Ahern says:

    Being a woman of wisdom now (69 yrs advanced), and I say this with a delightful smile and a wicked wink, I yearn, even at this age, for the chance to find that wonderful, unique, once in a lifetime fulfilling love with another that is worth all the sacrifice it might require. Perhaps it will require a relocation to Toccoa. Therefore, I am yearning and thirsty to read this wonderful novel “Fireworks over Toccoa” and with each page I will pray that the leading lady, makes the right choice, that is, following only her heart.

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  425. Jodi Gradolph says:

    The Orchard. I read The Botany of Desire and think it would be interesting to ready more about apples.

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  426. Jeanne says:

    I would be thrilled to win either book. They both sound wonderful.

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  427. Jodie Collier says:

    I would love to have a copy of The Orchard, I already have a signed copy of Fireworks over Toccoa, I had to have this one as I am from Toccoa. Cant wait to read The Orchard……….

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  428. gette says:

    I would love a copy of your new book. I have many fond memories of Taccoa Falls from when I went to college , back in the day!

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  429. Dawn Adams says:

    I am very excited about reading Jeffrey’s new novel The Orchard. As a resident of Toccoa it was really neat to read a novel set in the town where I live.

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  430. Debbie says:

    The Orchard would be my first choice. The book sounds very interesting.

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  431. Hewitt Hulse says:

    EVERYbody needs a little romance, I don’t care how old you are! I’ll start with the book I got first, and if I don’t get them, I live within easy riding distance of *3* libraries!

    Thank you for the offer, FOF and Jeffrey Stepakoff!!

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  432. Janet Keyser says:

    I would like to read “The Orchard” first and then the second one. I think that would give me an opportunity to get a feel for his style of writing…

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  433. Kathy says:

    Reading is a peaceful escape away from my crazy, stressful and often physically painful life. A book from a distant place and/or time transports me away to enjoy a new adventure, learn about different cultures or just to share in a moment of joy with a new friend.
    Both books sound wonderful but I believe ‘Fireworks over Toccoa’ would be my first choice. It also comes in E-book which is much easier for me to hold, if that is possible?
    Even if I do not win I will be purchasing these books when they come out.

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  434. jenny hebert says:

    The Orchard

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  435. Deborah Shade says:

    WOW can’t wait to read both books. I love a good read.Fireworks Over Toccoa was my first instinct my mother is retired from a military base close by and all the men in my family have served in the military at some point in time. Then reality set in I’ve become a farm girl the last 10 yrs. My great grandfather had a huge peach orchard near where I live now and I often wondered what it would be like to live on one. Oh my I can’t make up my mind can I choose both or either.

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  436. Laura R says:

    The Orchard!!!
    Fireworks Over Toccoa was FABULOUS!!!

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  437. Martha Hildreth says:

    I’d like both! But, I would love to read “The Orchard first! I love reading, trying out authors that are new to me!

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  438. Sandy McGrew says:

    The Orchard.

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  439. Linda Arzoumanian says:

    Loving orchards and apples and all the things that go with that makes The Orchard my wished for pick.

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  440. Tammy22 says:

    Both titles sound so good! I would love to read either one and be especially honored to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”.

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  441. jana says:

    absolutely The Orchard!! when i was a little girl, we would go on scavenger hunts all the time during the summer months. this sounds like a unique type of scavenger hunt…how fun:)

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  442. Jean Cornet says:

    I want to Read The Orchard First!!

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  443. Bernice D'Addario says:

    I would love to read both, but I would start with The Orchard.

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  444. Patsy says:

    I would love to read both. First I would read The Orchard.

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  445. diane says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first, but both eventually!

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  446. Patsy says:

    I would love to read both. But I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  447. Nina Mills says:

    Would love the Orchard

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  448. Nina Mills says:

    The Orchard. Best to start at the beginning.

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  449. karen walker says:

    I would love to read The Orchard first. What a wonderful thing to read it in advance. Thank you for the chance to do so.

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  450. Laurie says:

    I can not decide as they both sound delightful so either would be fine by me.

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  451. Belinda says:

    Although I would like like to read both of them, I would prefer first to read the “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. The title alone looks like it is good story. Thanks.

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  452. L Newsome says:

    Love to read!!! Advanced copy–two thumbs up.

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  453. hockeynanny says:

    I would love to read the Orchard, just ask my 4 year old grandaughter where I am, and she will tell you, as usual sitting on the couch reading a book.

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  454. RarnChild says:

    I would prefer to read The Orchard. I’m not as interested in ‘period’ pieces as Fireworks Over Toccoa is described.

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  455. sallyjoy says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. I love Southern writers, their way with words is very special and lyrical.

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  456. Barbara says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds like the book I would read first.

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  457. dolores says:

    I would love to win. But I look forward to purchasing
    the orchard first and fireworks over tocca. I will
    be purchasing these books on march 15th .

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  458. Fran Kahn says:

    I’d love to read THE ORCHARD first. It’s said-as He made them, He matched them-so I’d love to read about a search with a twist at the end.

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  459. barbara kessler says:

    they both sound so interesting.

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  460. merrill says:

    I would not be picky which book to read first over the other.

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  461. Kathy F says:

    I will definitely read both, but I will have to go with ‘The Orchard’:) Thank you

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  462. Darlene says:

    They both sound amazing! Fireworks Over Toccoa has me most intrigued, though.

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  463. DawnMarie Helin says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. coming from NY, an apple-growing champion State, and totally identify with a random thought that leads you on a life-changing ‘road trip’…..then I could tell everyone I know about this amazing story!!

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  464. geri says:

    thank you

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  465. Leslie Carcaise says:

    Fieworks Over Toccoa sounds great. Both look good and I’m ready to add Jeffrey Stepakoff to my new favorite author list.

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  466. Carol Segal says:

    I write book reviews for a local newspaper. I also belong to a book club. Iwould love to read both books in order to review them and also to consider suggesting them as a read for our club. However, my first choice would be “Fireworks Over Toccoa” because the premise sounds more interesting to me.

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  467. Darlene Comeaux says:

    I would love to win an advance copy of The Orchard!

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  468. Betty says:

    I think either one is going to be great.I just love to read.So you pick for me..Thank you

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  469. Carol Kaufman Segal says:

    I write book reviews for a local newspaper. I would love the chance to read both books to review. However, the one I would prefer to read first would be “Fireworks Over Toccoa.”

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  470. jeanne says:

    Both sound very entertaining. If I had to choose which one to read first, it would be The Orchard. Thanks for the contest.

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  471. Sharon says:

    It has to be Fireworks Over Toccoa. Nothing better than FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  472. Sandy Myers says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. Thank you for listening.

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  473. Leona E Gibbs says:

    I think I would like to read The Orchard first and then Fireworks over Toccoa. At this time of year an escape from the dreary winter weather would be a welcome break.

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  474. Cindy says:

    I would like to read The Orchard because an advance copy would be fun, and more importantly, I need a break from reading children’s books! (I’m a teacher.)

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  475. Pam says:

    Fireworks over Tocca sounds like a great read. I’m a big romance/mystery fan and the suspense of a war time romance makes it even more appealing.

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  476. Jean says:

    This is a very hard decision to make. Both books sound fabulous!! I believe my first choice though would be Fireworks Over Toccoa. The reason is becuase I was born right after WWII and the stories I heard from both my Mom & Dad will be etched in my heart forever. Of course “The Orchard” sounds wonderful too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  477. Kathy says:

    I would read The Orchard first. It sounds like the kind of book you could get lost in!

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  478. Doreena says:

    Ah Definitely Fireworks Over Toccoa I had read a review on this book a long time ago and went to buy it and it wasn’t out yet at the time & I had forgot all about it. It sounded like an awesome book. So excited if I don’t win it I will still buy & read!

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  479. Susan P. says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first and would have to read The Orchard afterwards.

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  480. Susan Gustafson says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  481. maryann digioia says:

    i would like to read the orchard first.

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  482. Connie Faulkner says:

    Both sound very interesting but my first choice to read would be Fireworks Over Toccoa. That sounds really good to me maybe because of my age.

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  483. mattsbuddy says:

    I would love to read the Orchard

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  484. Holly says:

    I’ve been a fan of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s for many years, how exciting that he is putting his talents towards authoring novels! It would be such a privilege to read his new works, and I would love to begin with either, with the intention of reading both eventually. I’d love to begin with “Fireworks”! Thanks for this great opportunity!

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  485. Laurie Grimes says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first!

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  486. debby blankman says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  487. Linda says:

    Reading is how I relax and refresh myself. I am always searching for new authors and Jeffrey Stepakoff’s new novels both sound like they would be great reads to curl up with along with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter night.
    I would like to read the Orchard first and would be thrilled to win this novel and to chat with the author online!

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  488. longvicki02 says:

    Both books look real interesting, but I would choose The Orchard. Getting an advance copy would be Awesome!

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  489. Donna Fritz says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I am always fascinated with the time during WWII and the 40’s. It was a time my parents were young marrieds and I find it interesting to read about the war and the simpler life of the 40’s. Either book sounds like a good read.

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  490. Deb says:

    A dimensional love story written by Jeffrey Stepakoff of Wonder Years-I am so excited about Fireworks Over Toccoa. I wonder if the protagonist is going to be like a grown-up Winnie…or even Kevin. I wouldn’t be surprised if the husband is similar to Paul. Wow, I can’t wait!

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  491. Ivy Pittman says:

    The Orchard sounds steamy!

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  492. hrbeck_98 says:

    I would like to read them both, but if I have to pick one for first, it would be Fireworks Over Toccoa because I am crazy about wartime romance stories.

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  493. Laurie says:

    The Orchard for sure.

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  494. diana mokry says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. What fun it would be to go on a search like this. I am a very curious person anyway and love to find out about anything different and new to me. I am an avid reader and just can’t put down a really good book. This sounds just like what would keep me reading into the wee hours of the night.

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  495. cynsmomster says:

    Either one would be a great choice but The orchard would be my choice!

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  496. Tricia N. says:

    Gosh, it’s hard to decide which book I would choose– both sound like good reads! However, when I find a new author to read, I like to start with their first book and then go forward. I have done this practically all my life, e.g., when I was a teen, I read Lloyd C. Douglas, et al, until I had read all of his books. I like to see how an author develops and matures over time. So, whichever of these two books –“The Orchard” or “Fireworks Over Toccoa” was his debut book–that is the one I would want to read first!

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  497. ticki says:

    Both books sound fabulous….either one will do!

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  498. erdmann says:

    The Orchard looks like something I would love.

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  499. Brenda says:

    I am more intrigued by The Orchard…but would really like to read both.

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  500. Wendy Rowand says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. I am a retiring teacher and an AVID reader. I absolutely LOVE to read. I read wherever and whenever I can. Please enter me!

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  501. houndhill says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa. One good reason is that it’s being released on my birthday ! The both sound just fascinating 🙂

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  502. Sandy says:

    Hard call. Loving apples and their delectable aroma, I guess I’ll go there first, so it’s The Orchard. But I’ll have to read Fireworks over Toccoa at some point because I worked in Toccoa, GA for a while. What an awesome opportunity. Thank you so much. Pick me!

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  503. Judy says:

    From the descriptions of each book they both sound intriguing. I haven’t read anything Jeffrey Stepkoff has written but would have to pick “Fireworks Over Tocca” to read first.

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  504. Myra says:

    I’d like to read “The Orchard.” Just yesterday I tried a variety of apple – the Pinata – that I’d never had before – and I’d love to know its origin as well! The coincidence is striking.

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  505. Moonchime says:

    I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  506. kim upright says:

    I love discovering new authors and books. They both sound yummy and the author certainly is,he can take me to The Orchard! The Orchard is my pick.

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  507. kathy says:

    Reading the one I win will be a pleasure; then will find a copy of the other to read. Both sound just right for a break with a cup of tea and warm blanket.

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  508. Monika says:

    This was an easy question for me since I just tracked down my own favorite apple!! Pacific Rose. I would so love to read Graces story!! After the curiosity was satisfied I would settle back and savor the romance!! They sound like 2 great books!! Monika

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  509. Alice Forbes says:

    I think I would like to read the “Fireworks over Toccoa”

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  510. Gayle Watkins says:

    I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  511. Tamara Daney says:

    I have a hard time choosing – they both sound great and I am an avid reader! I guess I will have to go with The Orchard – spring is in the air – so is love!

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  512. Elaine says:

    I would love to read both of the books. I read all the time. Elaine

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  513. Bonnie says:

    Both books sound wonderful, I think if I had to choose it would be The Orchard… I would then pass on to my step daughter, she lost everything to a fire and she had a wonderful collection of books… If any one has any books they no longer want I know she would love to have them.

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  514. Jane Nelsen says:

    I would love to read the Orchard. I have seen it mentioned a lot and would love to read it!

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  515. Lisa2543 says:

    Please send me Fireworks over Toccoa since I share my books with lots of people and I promise it will get a lot of mileage! I have to buy books since I don’t live in a library district and any freebies I receive make me one happy reader!

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  516. Debbie T. says:

    Both sound wonderful. Since I can’t pick both, I’ll start with Fireworks. Thank you!

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  517. Jane Nelsen says:

    I’d like to read the Orchard…hearing so much about it!

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  518. Linda says:

    I would read The Orchard because I’m a huge foodie and sourcing a special delicious fruit sounds like what I would do! If I win it, I promise to share it with my friends!

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  519. Linda Lohman says:

    The Orchard would definitely be my choice. I’m an apple SNOB. Don’t like them cooked. I’ve eaten them raw since growing up in Washington state. The new Honey Crisp variety is fabulous and I can readily identify with someone on a scavenger hunt to track down a specific apple and the history of it.

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  520. deb says:

    Both sound good. The Orchard would be first.

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  521. fabulous mimi says:

    Would love to win an advance copy of either “the Orchard” or “Firework’s Over Toccoa” and a chance to receive a private online chat with the author, Jeffrey Stepakoff. Who doesn’t love relating to and getting lost in a wonderful romantic novel by a great author.

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  522. Wendy says:

    Oh my God, reading the synopsis of Fireworks Over Toccoa brought tears to my eyes. When I was 25 I was a waitress and looked forward to seeing this one customer who came in for lunch everyday. His name was Bobby and there was a mutual attraction right from the start. I was engaged at the time and felt very strongly about sticking to my commitment. One day after my shift he asked me to dinner. I accepted explaining that it had to be a secret. The night was nothing short of magical and I knew he was the one I should be with. We saw each other for a few weeks after that but I just couldn’t bring myself to tell my fiance or our families that I it was over. Bobby moved shortly after that and I continued with my life. A year later I heard he had met with an accident and passed away. 29 years later I still go to the cemetery. I don’t think I’ll ever get over what might have been. Fireworks is a must read for me.

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  523. Lynnmarie Doherty says:

    I wouldn’t mind either one of the books. I have never read any of this authors works,and am always searching for new books,authors to read, With the summer coming,more light to sit outside to read,capture the warm summer breezes,books are always a good and welcome companion.

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  524. Rose Reeder says:

    The Orchard looks like an interesting read.

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  525. Ruthie Bloszinsky says:

    The Orchard…an ARC really makes you feel special!

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  526. Bev says:

    The books sound great. I just love to read

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  527. Kelly says:

    Oh, and I forgot to say, fireworks are a favorite of mine so that would be my first choice….but I love orchards too, we make multiple trips every year…the kids started when they were in strollers!

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  528. ann heffner says:

    I think that I would read The Orchard first, simply because I think orchards are among the most beautiful places on earth

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  529. Kelly says:

    I read every day, and taught my kids to do the same. It is the one thing that truely makes my mentally disabled son stand out-he can actually present a speech with cue cards his love of reading is so ingrained. He can’t remember his phone number, but he can read.

    I love reading new authors and would love this opportunity.

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  530. Joan Brigham says:

    Love to read, and would love a free book. Not much extra to buy any, now. Thanks for the opportunity. Joan

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  531. starsmom says:

    I’d love to read either, I’m sure…..but I’ll start with the first one…….Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  532. Tamika Wilks says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa first!!

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  533. Carol Donnermeyer says:

    the orchid

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  534. Wien says:

    The Orchard! But would love to read them both!!!! How special

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  535. Judi says:

    It does not matter. I would love to read either one! But I have heard good things about The Orchard.

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  536. Margaret Wolf says:

    The Orchard sounds like my kinda book! I would love to read the Orchard first!

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  537. Pamela says:

    Gaining an advance copy of The Orchard would be great. I belong to 2 book clubs and I would love to preview the book for the clubs.

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  538. Jo says:

    I would love to read The Orchard first. I just finished an apple from a friend’s orchard. He has taught me so much over the years about different varieties, growing, grafting and especially, eating! I have my favorites and some you cannot find in the grocery store. This book is right up my alley!

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  539. Shirley says:

    The Orchard–because I adore anything related to food, botanical origins, etc. which will add succulent, tasty morsels to what I am sure will be a great story.

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  540. Christian says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa please!!!

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  541. Holly Cohen says:

    I’d like to read “The Orchard”; it sounds like a great book for a vacation read!

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  542. Renee Parton says:

    That would be so cool to win an advance copy! I want it.

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  543. KIm says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa Definitely!!!

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  544. Robin says:

    Wow, after reading each exerpt, both would be great, so I’ll ket you chose for me ! I am an avid reader and love great heart-warming love stories.

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  545. Michelle Davis says:

    Definitely…. Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  546. Catherine M says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my choice!

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  547. Margarida says:

    As I am co-writing a book about adventure in WWII Germany, I would be very interested to read “Fireworks over Toccoa” first as both novels have war themes.

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  548. Paula Peterson says:

    Tough choice, really. Both sound like books that will become my best friends. But I would select The Orchard.

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  549. AliHayden says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  550. Patty D says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  551. Marlene says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my choice! I have read Nicolas Sparks, so I am definitely interested!

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  552. Arlene says:

    Both, but lean toward Fireworks Over Toccoa. I know it will be interesting and can’t wait to start reading.

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  553. Laurie says:

    Both sound great, but I guess The Orchard would be my first pick. Getting to read an advance copy would be exciting!

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  554. Shellie says:

    The Orchard as I lived in Atlanta at one point in my career. And my cat’s name is Grace!

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  555. Joanne says:

    I would really love to read either book but Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds intriguing.

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  556. Cyndi says:

    I would like to read both. If I have to pick one to read first it would be The Orchard.

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  557. sewhite says:

    Yummy Books they are so my favorite activity! I makes the treadmill time at the gym go so much faster. I love romance novels and The Orchard sounds like the one I would like to read first.

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  558. Janice says:

    Would love to read The Orchard!

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  559. DOTTI says:

    OH MY, WOULDN’T MY TWO BOOK STUDY GROUPS BE ENVIOUS IF I WERE TO WIN. EITHER BOOK WOULD BE WONERFUL, BUT IF I HAVE TO CHOOSE I SELECT THE ORCHARD.

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  560. BEVERLY BAILEY says:

    LOOKING FORWARD TO READING THESE BOOKS.

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  561. surikr says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  562. Gail Stephenson says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my pick as I love historical fiction.

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  563. Shannon Barlow says:

    I wanna read them both but I guess if I have to choose one, it would have to be Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  564. diana says:

    My first choice is The Orchard.

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  565. Sharyn says:

    I’m an avid reader and wouldlove to read both books! However, I’d start with The Orchard. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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  566. Carol says:

    Fireworks looks amazing

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  567. Marcie says:

    Want to read the orchard!

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  568. Faith says:

    The Orchard. I grew up picking apples from a dozen various apples trees. I can smell them now. Memories!

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  569. Sheila says:

    The Orchard sounds like a great read. I would love to win it!

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  570. Charlie Jeanne Klumpp says:

    Both are very enticing. I’d begin with Fireworks Over Toccoa — I particularly enjoy reading an author’s works in the order in which they were written. Even when the characters are completely new, there is a thread of character development and style which follows through an author’s body of work.

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  571. Jeanie says:

    I would love to read The Orchard!

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  572. sandy haber says:

    I think I’d like to read the Orchard first… then the other one as well!

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  573. Martha Utter says:

    I love to read, so both would be a pleasure for me to read, but since I am a romantic at heart, I would like to read Fireworks Over Tocca first.

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  574. Sophia Sutton says:

    Since I am an organic gardener I would love to read “The Orchard”. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

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  575. Sheri says:

    I would love to read The Orchard. It sounds like it is just the kind of novel I would like best.

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  576. Edie says:

    this is such a difficult decision. i have never received an advance copy of a book, and reading is one of my all time passions, so the Orchard would be my choice. i am so interested in the Fireworks also, so i would read that as well right after. eventually i would love to have both of these books in my library. i also love the shows mentioned above that Mr. Stepakoff worked in. thanks so much for this great opportunity.

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  577. Cheryl Wilson says:

    Fireworks over Tocoa! I’m a Georgian!

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  578. audrey l dirisio says:

    the orchard

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  579. Cecilia Hughes says:

    I would love to read The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff!

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  580. Berni says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa sounds awesome!

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  581. Shirley T says:

    I have been looking for something good to read. I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  582. Pamm Peterson says:

    Oh My. I was a food taster for eight years. We had a lot of fun. It’s really not as amazing as it sounds. I would enjoy reliving some of my past eating memories. I wonder if this book hits home/ Thanks so much, Pamm

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  583. Loren Lieberman says:

    I would reach for the Orchard first. This sounds like a good read and I do love clicking stilettos!

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  584. Diane says:

    The Orchard

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  585. Rebecca says:

    I would like to read Jeffrey’s newest book – The Orchard! I have read Fireworks Over Toccoa and it was absolutely wonderful! Sad, heart-wrenching and beautiful! I can’t wait for his newest book and I would love to have an advance copy!

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  586. Rebecca says:

    I would like to read Jeffrey’s newest book – The Orchard! I have read Fireworks Over Toccoa and it was abolutely wonderful! Sad, heart-wrenching and beautiful! I can’t wait for his newest book and I would love to have an advance copy!

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  587. Mary says:

    I’m not familiar with Jeffrey Stepakoff’s novels, but I liked his TV shows and I’m always excited to find a new author. So I think I would start with Fireworks Over Toccoa – I really like war time romances.

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  588. Jessica Dewey says:

    “The Orchard” is the one I’d choose. This book sounds as tempting to me as that apple must have to Eve!:) Sounds like a crisp, juicy read!!

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  589. J. Langdon says:

    Would love to dive into a new book….Fireworks over Toccoa!

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  590. Andrea says:

    The orchard sounds intriguing…just what the dr. ordered!

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  591. Adele says:

    I wish I could get both but “Fireworks Over Toccoa” would be my interest. It sounds intriguing…

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  592. Sally says:

    From all of the reviews, Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds like a beautiful, personal story. I would love to read it.

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  593. Barb Mazzara says:

    The Orchard intrigues the bookworm in me!

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  594. Sheila says:

    I’d choose Fireworks Over Toccoa. I’m a sucker for period romance novels.

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  595. Marie says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa…Quests are good, but love trumps all.

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  596. Darlene says:

    I love, love, love to read…The Orchard sounds like a must read! I would like to read both; but The Orchard would be my first choice.

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  597. Becky says:

    I would like to read “Fireworks over Tocca”
    It combines passionate love with Italy. I have experienced passionate love and Italy. Both are which without words. Pure joy.

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  598. Nancy Busick says:

    I would love to read The Orchard.

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  599. Cindy says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa!!

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  600. Rebecca Hively says:

    The Orchard by all means! Advance copies are such a treat!

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  601. cyndi says:

    Wow! An advanced copy of a book, I have never even had the opportunity. I love to read. I love to write.

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  602. elizabeth hegeman says:

    they both sound great!

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  603. MaryMates says:

    Love his work, would be great to have an advance copy keeping my fingers crossed.

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  604. Lynn Whiting says:

    I would like to read “The Orchard” first.

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  605. Valerie Clark says:

    I would like to read the Orchard first because I am curious about how the apple could change her life….and his.

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  606. Linda Gray says:

    The Orchard would be read first. I am crazy about ‘Honeycrisp’ apples so it would be fun to read Stepakoff’s book .

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  607. shari says:

    Alright, if I have to pick between the two I would say I’d like to read The Orchard first. Interesting to see that Karen White says move over Nicholas Sparks! Would be nice to have another author as good and prolific! Good luck to Mr. Stepakoff!

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  608. Rose says:

    I would select The Orchard. I enjoy works of fiction that are also food-themed. Perhaps they evoke memories of having dabbled in the industry, or it could be another symptom of my food addictions — but at least I can’t gain weight reading a book.

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  609. Susan Rivard says:

    The Orchard

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  610. janet says:

    I would like to read both, but The Orchard is my first choice.

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  611. Barbara DeCraene says:

    Both sound great but I would really like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa since it is about the WWII era & that time period in history has always been an interest of mine.

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  612. Alyssa says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first…

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  613. Debbie Sorg says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  614. ogden says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa, i like the idea of fireworks and i have no idea what Toccoa is!

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  615. Renee says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa

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  616. Karin says:

    They both sound great…but…I’d prefer “The Orchard”. I like finding new authors to talk about. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to find them for me!

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  617. Kay says:

    The Orchard

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  618. Robin says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first because I am intrigued by the story line and want to see which man Lily chooses!

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  619. KAREN COGBURN says:

    The Orchard would be wonderful to win.

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  620. Gloria says:

    THe Orchard book sounds wonderful

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  621. Priscilla says:

    I think I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first, because I know where Toccoa, Georgia is located. My father bought some property in Rabun county Georgia, just up the road from Toccoa.

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  622. Tracey says:

    I would read both, and would start with “Fireworks over Toccoa” and then “The Orchard.”

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  623. deb says:

    Either of Jeff’s books would be great.

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  624. Valeen N says:

    Both books sound amazing, but I think I’d like to read “The Orchard” first! Thanks!

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  625. SOPHIA KOCH says:

    I love to read and those two books are looking really good. I love to discover a new Author to keep it fresh!

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  626. Wendy says:

    The Orchard

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  627. Margaret Osburn says:

    I would like to read the Orchard.I grew up in an area where apple orchards were a way of life –this book would be a special treat for me

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  628. Debby says:

    I’d love to read The Orchard. What an adventure that must be!

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  629. zoe lee says:

    Fireworks over Tocca sounds amazing, thanks for the chance to read a new fab book!

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  630. Kathryn says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first. I just watched Dear John for the first time last night and I love war-time stories!

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  631. Jackie Goetsch says:

    Love, love, love this!! Reading is my passion!!

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  632. cyndib says:

    I think I would love to read The Orchard – but really would be happy with either one!

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  633. Barbara Blackmar says:

    My choice would be Fireworks Over Tocoaa. Wartime romances always wonderful.

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  634. Julie says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa for sure. I love war-time love stories.

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  635. Carol says:

    I would love to read both but if I have to choose one it would be The Orchard.

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  636. Phyllis says:

    I would start with reading The Orchard then dive into Fireworks Over Toccoa!

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  637. Rosie says:

    Would love a chance to be one of the first to read the Orchard.

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  638. susitravl says:

    I enjoy novels set in the south, and those about love, so I would like them both, but Fireworks over Toccoa would be my 1st choice.

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  639. karen s says:

    I’d like to read Fireworks over Toccoa because the title is explosively hot.

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  640. JanBergthun says:

    wow will have to toss a coin on this one as both look awesome —- Jan

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  641. theresa dinger says:

    would like 2 read it

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  642. McKim says:

    I’ve already read Fireworks Over Toccoa and enjoyed it greatly, so would now like to read The Orchard.
    kimkmc at yahoo.com

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  643. Linda White says:

    Id like to read over tocccoa first

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  644. johnnywray witten says:

    I would like to read Orchard first. I have a garden I take care of all year long my own produce taste the best.

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  645. Val says:

    This is a hard decision. I guess I’d like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa first.

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  646. Sue says:

    I would like some “Fireworks” please!

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  647. Cynthia says:

    They both sound like enthralling reads, however, the description of “The Orchard” resonated with me. I love that first bite of a truly good apple, when your teeth snap through crisp skin and the separate flavors sparkle on your tongue for just a moment before mixing together.

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  648. joanie friedman says:

    What could be better than a gift of a book? The Orchard would be my new favorite!

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  649. elsie says:

    I want to read the orchard

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  650. belindabg says:

    I would love to read ‘Fireworks Over Toccoa’, I need a good romance and love wartime settings in novels. Would LOVE to read both books but ‘Fireworks’ would be my first choice.

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  651. Roz Rickman says:

    Definitely, “Fireworks Over Toccoa” is my choice. Just inhale books which include love and war. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  652. Carol Harrity says:

    The chance to chat with the author is very intriguing. I think both books sound wonderful, but if I have to choose one it would be The Orchard.

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  653. Barb says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa! It’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to read a good old-fashioned love story!

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  654. dogladydi says:

    It would have to be The Orchard first, closely followed by Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  655. april says:

    I would be so so happy if I could read the Orchard first. But like other people I would love to read both!!!!!!

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  656. Jean F says:

    The Orchard

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  657. carol stark says:

    The Orchard sounds quite intrigiung. The concept of hunting down where an apple came from based on it’s taste is right up my alley, as I have done research for 16 years on Environmental issues, and know what it takes to “Find” meaningful and substantive information.

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  658. Diane Mason says:

    I’d love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. Actually, either book would be a great read, I’m sure.

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  659. Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to read The Orchard!

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  660. Maggie says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa.

    Some people only love once.

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  661. Marilyn says:

    While I’d love to read both, “Fireworks Over Toccoa” is my pick. Raised in the South, and with memories of my own, I am drawn towards this story.

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  662. Elaine C. says:

    They both sound great. I would like to read The Orchard first.

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  663. GinaParker says:

    I’d love to win either, but Fireworks Over Toccoa sounds great – and I love reading books that are (or may be) turned into movies. Thanks for the chance!!

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  664. Debbie says:

    I think that Fireworks over Toccoa would be first because I’m a sucker for WWII romance stories.

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  665. Sara says:

    I would select Fireworks Over Toccoa. I live near Georgia and enjoy books about familiar areas. I have never read Stepakoff but find both book summaries interesting and will be watching for them in my local stores.

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  666. Michaela says:

    Fireworks over Toccoa sounds really interesting!!

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  667. Sondra Brady says:

    I would like to receive an advance copy of “Firewords Over Toccoa” Thank you,

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  668. Evelyn says:

    I would love to read both!!!! It would be wonderfule to receive either!

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  669. Barbara says:

    I have not read either one of these authors. The stories sound interesting. After I complete my books I pass them on to friends so they can enjoy them also.

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  670. Sue Taig says:

    I would like to read The Orchard.

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  671. Anne says:

    I would love to win one of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s new books, and I would choose The Orchard as my first choice. But I’d also love Fireworks Over Tocccoa. Thanks for considering my entry.

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  672. Judy Meidel says:

    I would love to read either book, however, I would probably read Fireworks over Toccoa 1st. I love war/love stories. I never have enough books. It would be great to actually talk with the author too. I’d rather read the book 1st though.

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  673. Pam says:

    “The Orchard” sounds wonderful—I would love to receive an advance copy and share it with my friends and husband. Both books sound very interesting, however, but “The Orchard” would definitely be my first choice.

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  674. bethm says:

    I would like to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. Can’t wait!!

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  675. Mary Ann says:

    The Orchard sounds interesting to me.

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  676. Valarie Adams says:

    I’m a Georgia girl and I love fiction set in places that I’m very familiar with, but I guess I would pick Fireworks Over Toccoa to start off. But I will definitely have to check out The Orchard also. How nice to add new authors to my “To Read” list!

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  677. Kathy P says:

    Would love both of course but if I had to choose I would choose Fireworks over Toccoa.

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  678. Vera B says:

    I also would love to read both but would be thrilled to receive an advance copy of The Orchard!
    Thanks for this chance!

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  679. Joanne Vicente says:

    I would be thrilled to get a copy of The Orchard. The review shows that it’s an unusual one, and that’s what attracts me most. I’m a voracious reader, and there are more books in my house than in many branch libraries. So many follow similar themes and stories! This one seems different, though, and I plan to buy it if I discover I wasn’t lucky enough to win it!

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    • Melissa says:

      I’ve read Fireworks over Toccoa and it was great! I am ready to read THE ORCHARD now.

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  680. Cheryl Mason says:

    I would start with Fireworks Over Toccoa – sounds great

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  681. Lynn Murray says:

    Fireworks Over Toccoa would be a great read!!!!

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  682. freda says:

    I love to read and look forward to finding new authors. I would choose “Firewords over Toccoa” to read first. The decisions we make follow us and help form who we are are how our life enfolds. I would enjly reading how her decisions helped form her life.

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  683. Gloria says:

    The Orchard. I really like first-person diary-like books, and this sounds like one. I know the authors thoroughly research the background, so I am learning something while enjoying the prose, and the writer’s thoughts along the journey.

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  684. Mara Kaplan says:

    I love to read and would love to have either of the books. They look wonderful. I will put them on my list of upcoming books to read. I would read Fireworks Over Toccoa first as I love war-time books. Thanks for doing this.

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  685. Bonnie Malcolm says:

    I would like to read The Orchid, being a widow myself it would enlightening to think of the possiblity of a second love.

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  686. Caedwin says:

    Being a cooking enthusiast, i would love to read The Orchard!

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  687. Joan says:

    Can’t wait to read The Orchard! I’m tired from shoveling and want to take a well-deserved break.

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  688. Phyllis says:

    I would read either one of this author’s books! I am a big fan of Nicholas Sparks, so if you say move over to that author, I am an instant fan! Send my book!!!

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  689. Grace Papaseraphim says:

    A difficult decision! Both look terrific. If I had to choose, then I would choose: Fireworks Over Toccoa. Thanks!

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  690. Karen Martin says:

    I would love to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa.”

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  691. Bette E Butcher says:

    My favorite, relaxing pasttime. I would start with The Orchard with anticipation of reading Fireworks Over Toccoa.

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  692. michelle ellias says:

    The orchard sounds very interesting!

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  693. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    No doubt, I would love to read Fireworks Over Toccoa. Just reading a small part about 84 year old Lily having that chance encounter with Jake Russo, I think there is something in every womans past that can relate to having your heart touched by someone you have never met yet you cannot let go of. I remember back when I was 22 and in a relationship not sure of where it was going, I met a man on the beach by my home around 10 pm, I was walking with my dog and was approached by Jim, we talked briefly and parted, I don’t know why I could never get him out of my mind, we met again the following summer, again at the beach, karma, who knows, ended up dating a few times and found we were better being friends than lovers, to this day he still holds a part of my heart and he told me he keeps me in his heart also. This story I can relate too, I find it so adorable that Lily at 84 has kept that special place in her heart. I would love to read this, I believe every woman keeps a special place in her heart open no matter what your age for that someone you met or who knows, will meet sometime in your life. This must be a great read and also to pass to my daughters. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  694. martha k. bennett says:

    I’d like to read “Fireworks Over Toccoa”. I’m assuming that is Toccoa, GA, which I know had an army base which was where the “Band of Brothers” guys trained before going to airborne camp. Toccoa is only a half hour or so from where I grew up and I am interested in the history of the area.
    I was a great fan of “The Wonder Years” (it seemed to be the story of my own middle-school life!!), so I’d love to read Jeffrey’s new book!

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  695. Megan says:

    Wow, they both look amazing! Fireworks Over Toccoa would be my pick.

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  696. Jane54 says:

    At some point I would love to read BOTH. But which would I want to read first? The Orchard!

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  697. Judy says:

    I would love to read The Orchard–how special it would be to receive an advance copy!

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