Voices from the Past (a delightful give-away!)

by Emily Rose Brookshire on November 30, 2010 in Announcements, Giveaways, Tools, Training Ground for Mature Adult Character

A Place for the Books

When I grasp a good book in my hands and read words that edify, my heart sings; it is a breath of fresh air, a lovely breeze on a warm summer’s day.

The books that inspire, uplift, and encourage are such rich blessings, but they are not always easy to come by.

This past week I’ve been able to read a book – or, listen to it, I should say. The book is a collection of letters written by a sturdy, godly woman in the 1700’s. Although she was imperfect in an imperfect world, she was a hard-worker, diligently sought to improve her skills, and delighted in the Lord and His sovereign plan.

At the age of sixteen, her father left her in charge of his plantation in South Carolina. She was responsible, put her mind to her work, and took pleasure in caring for her father’s property. A rigorous schedule she made for herself and followed, looking out for the well-being of others and ways to help the economy in the state she lived.

Her name? Eliza Lucas Pinckney. She was an inspiring woman, and God has used her legacy to continue to impact lives today.

Would you like to listen to her story, and know more about this amazing woman of God? Read below…

The new audio-book series Voices from the Past: American Heroines in Their Own Words is read aloud by Victoria Botkin. The first four in this series are:

The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney
A Bride Goes West
An English Family in the American Wilderness
Abigail Adams: Her Letters

Each of these are encouraging, inspiring, challenging, uplifting, and share about the beauties and hardships of life and the women who lived before our time – women whose examples we can learn from.

With period-fitting music composed by her daughters, Mrs. Victoria Botkin captures each story in a way that imprints on hearts and minds. Her voice is soothing, with meaning behind each word . . . I believe I could listen to her all day long.

The Western Conservatory has graciously offered to give away four copies of the “Voices from the Past” audio-books – there will be four (4) winners! Each winner will get to choose which one of the audio-books they would like to win.

To Enter:

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Extra Entries: Facebook, tweet, blog, email the link to this giveaway (…and be sure to leave separate comments for each thing you do!)

Give-away ends December 6th at Midnight EST!

Emily Rose Brookshire

Emily Rose is a lover of truth, people, beauty, hospitality, and laughter. She works from her home studio drawing patterns, designing websites, and being the visual editor for her illustrator sister. Among other things, you’ll find her hands mixing batter, stitching hexagons, and labeling packages for shipment. She blogs at Simply Vintagegirl and you can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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Carlee November 30, 2010

I would love to win this and share it with my daughter!

lucyt November 30, 2010

I would love to win this.Thank you for the chance.

Margreet November 30, 2010

I would love this for my daughter and me. It would be a blessing for both of us (and in addition to the whole family). Thanks for this give-away!


Lisa H. November 30, 2010

I’d have a tough time choosing between the Pinckney and Abigail Adams….
Thank you for the giveaway! What a wonderful gift this would be for my daughters!

Colletta November 30, 2010

This sounds so interesting. Please enter me in the drawing!

Joy November 30, 2010

Oh wow! I have never heard of these books before. I would love to read or listen to them. I can’t wait. I think I may have to order one soon! LOL

Becky November 30, 2010

I enjoyed your post. I’m interested in the books. I need an inspiring uplift. I love history but so much of itt is written is from a mans perspective. What do these strong, wonderful women have to tell me and how will their experiences affect my life?

Michelle Devine November 30, 2010

This looks like a wonderful set.

Kathy November 30, 2010

This sounds great! Love audio books for those times when there isn’t time to sit and enjoy reading a good book.

Jennifer November 30, 2010

LOVE this! Thanks so much 🙂

Jennifer November 30, 2010

Facebooked it!!!!

Jennifer November 30, 2010

emailed it 🙂

Angela November 30, 2010

Hello, thans so much for this opportunity to enter this contest. You are amazing!! Angi

Richard November 30, 2010

Thank-you for entering me in your contest.

Bekah November 30, 2010

I would like to be entered in your contest please. Thank you very much. Bekah

Pamela November 30, 2010

I would love to listen to these!! Thanks for the chance.

Tahlia November 30, 2010

I’d love to enter!

Stephanie November 30, 2010

I shared this on FB!

Stephanie H. November 30, 2010

I have listened to Mrs. Botkin before and what a true delight it would be to win! She is so very soothing in her speech!

AR November 30, 2010

Wow – these sound great!

Nancy Mosley November 30, 2010

Last night in our family quiet time, my husband was reading from Proverbs 31 and discussing with our children about The Virtuous Women. It would be neat to win this audio series and listen about this women from the past that can encourage us today to live a life that counts for the Lord and have No Regrets!
Thanks for the opportunity.

I Live in an Antbed November 30, 2010

We love to read biographies of “those who have gone before.” Not only does it give us historical context, but it is such an important thing for children to understand the process of “becoming”. It helps them to see that “great men and women” were faithful in the little things, and God increasingly trusted them with more.

Margreet November 30, 2010

This would very good too for learning English pronuciations for my daughter, since we are native Dutch, but homeschooling with an English Curriculum.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this!


Cheryl Liday November 30, 2010

What a treat these books would be for my daughter. She is never without a book in her hand, is recently renewing her faith in God. Also wanted say that I have learned so much from your site and what a blessing it is to me.

Monica Michaels November 30, 2010

This looks great!! Thanks

Shelley C November 30, 2010

I’ve never done audio books before; this sounds like an enjoyable ‘read’ 🙂

Donna November 30, 2010

My girls grew up in the Carolinas. I would love to share this audio book with them.

Jes November 30, 2010

My precious daughter LOVES listening to books on CD! She’s been through the first 3 Elsie Dinsmores countless times and is going through. Little Women right now.

We would be tickled pink to win one of these! Thank you for the opportunity!

Theresa November 30, 2010

Wow, these seem wonderful! I think the hard part would be winning and having to choose just one!

Thanks for a chance to have that problem!

Amy November 30, 2010

We LOVE listening to things like this! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one!

Theresa November 30, 2010

I tweeted!

Theresa November 30, 2010

I fowarded the e-mail! If I don’t win I wouldd like it if one of my friends did!

Rebecca November 30, 2010

Thanks for another great give-away opportunity!

Mrs Team S November 30, 2010

How neat! This looks like a great gift! 🙂

Carol November 30, 2010

These audio collections sound amazing. What a wonderful resource to share with my daughters, as well as my sons. There are so many Godly women in our history to glean timeless lessons from. Thanks for this terrific opportunity.

Candice November 30, 2010

These stories sound amazing! What a great give-a-way! I would love to be entered in to win a copy, but which one to choose?! : )

Stephanie Blizzard November 30, 2010

What a great resource! Thanks for this giveaway!

Candice November 30, 2010

Posted to FB! Thanks for the extra entry.

Denice Gustafson November 30, 2010

I’m so excited about this series! We would love to win!

Cari B. November 30, 2010

What a great prize. Thank you for the opportunity.

Denice Gustafson November 30, 2010

I emailed my friends!

Denice Gustafson November 30, 2010

I facebooked this!

Tina Piper November 30, 2010

what a great giveaway!

Julie C November 30, 2010

These sound wonderful. I know they would be a blessing to my daughters.

kristen e. November 30, 2010

Sounds wonderful.

Julie C November 30, 2010

I emailed friends about this wonderful give away

Kristy Fuss November 30, 2010

I would love to have this series!

Andrea November 30, 2010

This looks like a wonderful gift!

Andrea November 30, 2010

I facebooked this.

Amy November 30, 2010

My daughter would love this!

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