In Perfect Time Release Day Giveaway!

In Perfect TimeMy latest novel, In Perfect Time, officially releases today! To celebrate, I’m holding a giveaway! In In Perfect Time, Kay Jobson secretly longs for a home. The photo below is the house my family rented in Puyloubiers in Provence, France, and the houses where Kay and Roger are billeted were inspired by this house. Leave a comment about the favorite place you’ve stayed or lived – or the most interesting – and I’ll enter you to win your choice of either In Perfect Time (which I can mail to you now) or Where Treetops Glisten, a WWII Christmas novella collection by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and me (available September 16, 2014).

Puyloubier HouseTo enter the giveaway, leave a comment about the favorite place you’ve lived or stayed, along with your email address in the following format: sarah [at] sarahsundin [dot] com. US and Canada only, please. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law, etc, etc. Giveaway ends Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 11 pm PST. I’ll post the winner on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

98 Responses to “In Perfect Time Release Day Giveaway!”

  1. Diane

    A favorite place of mine was a lovely cottage on Indian River, Delaware that we stayed as kids. Our week’s vacation was filled with family fun and warm ocean breezes.

  2. Kassidy

    My favorite place was in El Paso, Texas. It wasn’t a vacation spot, but I was there to greet my husband coming home from a deployment!

  3. Terri

    The last time I cruised, I had my own stateroom with a balcony. The cruise line had given me a free upgrade. I spent a lot of time on that balcony, enjoying the Med. tlw131 [at] gmail [dot] com

  4. Elyssa

    My favorite place to stay is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It’s so much fun to see the Amish around, as well as the farmland and rolling hills. =)

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Sarah! Can’t wait to read Kay and Roger’s story!


  5. tammy cordery

    My favorite place is going down to the Jersey shore.

  6. Lauren

    My favorite place to stay was my grandparents house on Lake Texoma. My brothers and I roamed all over the woods and lakeshore, Grandpa always had an adventure for us! 😀 Thank you for the giveaway Sarah!

  7. MS Barb

    My favorite place was my parents’ cabin in Northern Minnesota on Upper South Long Lake–it was surrounded by birch & pine trees & the sound of loons would echo off the early morning stillness, as mist would rise from the water–the cabin was primitive when I was growing up–outhouse in back & had to prime the pump every spring…had to heat up water to wash dishes…my siblings & I spent a lot of time IN the lake, or ON the lake!

  8. Britney Adams

    Happy release day, Sarah! I am eager to read IN PERFECT TIME!!

    One of my favorite places to stay was a beach house my family and I rented on the Outer Banks!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  9. Wanda Gerke

    I loved our beach house in Cape San Blas, Florida where I could hear the sounds of the ocean as I slept at night. A second favorite is my first home in Berlin, Germany with its 14′ ceilings, very little heat, but surrounded by wonderful history!

  10. Emma

    Can’t say I’ve been too far out of New York…I’m hoping to one day expand my experience where travel is concerned. But for right now, my favorite place on earth (and a place that will be hard to beat for me) is definitely Pennsylvania. I just love Amish Country. There’s so much peace to be found there, especially for a girl from New York. All the heaviness that comes with living where I do seems to fade the minute I enter PA. We visit very often, and the minute I leave it’s as if I cannot wait to go back. Nothing beats it!

    ps…Sarah, congrats on the new release! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy… (also thanks for the giveaway!!!)


  11. Pam Lawson

    My favorite place was my hometown which was Concordia Kansas. Its a small town where you felt safe and kids were outside playing and not inside playing video games and watching TV. It was a place where everybody knew each other and were there to help each other.

  12. Margie Terheyden

    My favorite get away place is Lake Tahoe at a place we found that is small and family owned. Never in a hurry, enjoying nature, doing whatever you need or thing you want to do. Found much peace there, and was actually able to relax.
    So excited for the release!!! Waiting patiently and so is someone else.

  13. Tami

    I have fond childhood memories of our house with half a mountain and barns in New York… looking back the mountain was probably a really high hill or something.

  14. Tana Ogdengee

    I would have to say my most interesting place was the apartment my husband and I rented while we were in Taldy Korgan, Kazakhstan adopting our daughter. It was like going back in time about 50 years. Like going back to the Cold War era.

  15. Chris

    My favorite place we visited in the summers was Camp Augustana in Lake Geneva, WI. We would stay in a 40’s style cabin and swim in the lake. Head to town and shop in the Swedish shop and have thin crust pizza. I just loved it! Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read this one! chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

    • Dan

      Hey Chris, Camp Augustana is my favorite place when I was young. I used to spend two weeks every August there form 1960 to when it shut down. I think around 1975? Remember the swing set at the bottom of the big hill down from the family cottages? I used the swing for hours without a care in the world. The basement under the Villa where they sold candy and soda. Every time I smell that basement smell I think of the Villa and Camp. Those were great times and so glad they were part of my life. If I could only go to the Canteen one more time!!!

  16. Sarah Neumann

    My favorite place that I have stayed was at my aunts house in Ohio. My sister and I stayed with them for a week one summer. I just loved the town she lives in, and I took a liking to the house. I have good memories there!

    sarahneumann97 at yahoo dot com

  17. Kelly

    The most interesting place I’ve ever stayed in was in Guatemala!! My husband and I were able to spend time working with children at an orphanage there.
    kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Lindsay

    Soo very excited to read Kay’s story. I always enjoyed going to Maine and Virginia as a child and living in Florida with my husband. But my favorite place in all the world is France – especially Southern France. I lived there for a summer when in college. The food, the people, the language, the culture, the history, the massive fields if sunflowers in August – It got into my blood and will be there til the day I die. Someday I hope to return for a visit and show my husband (and hopefully children) where I fell in love with France.
    lspread [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Betti

    My favorite place that I have lived so far is Westcliffe, CO. We lived at 9500 ft just below Horn Peak in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
    bettimace [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Apryl

    One of my favorite places to stay is a log cabin house over looking a lake in Maine. It was built by my grandfather (it was a kit, you buy the logs and piece it together) when my mom was a kid, and she spent her summers growing up there. We still have it in the family, and use it often. It has a great view looking over this beautiful cove of the lake. And he made a beach on the property, so that you can sit in the sun, or wade into the water and splash around (of course laws say you can do such a thing now, but we were grandfathered into being able to keep it that way). I love being there and listening in the early mornings when all is still for the cry the loon family swimming by makes. It’s just peaceful. AprylLynn–at–gmail–dot–com

  21. Norma Downing

    My favorite place is the Outer Banks.

  22. Daniel

    I am a little biased, as a newlywed, to the Bed and Breakfast my new wife and I stayed at in Clarkston, MI. The couple that owned and operated the place were so friendly, warm and welcoming. It made the whole stay just that much more lovely, and stress-free. It wasn’t anywhere exotic, or with a rich cultural history, but for us it was perfect, peaceful, and a piece of our own new history together. My wife and I actually read the Wings of Glory series while we were dating. It was incredibly meaningful to us. Thank you!

  23. Carma Dutra

    My most recent favorite place to stay is in southern California in Grover Beach. My favorite place to live was in Dallas, Texas. I grew up about 50 miles from there and visited my relatives all the time. My family moved and I finished my high school years there and loved going downtown everyday. Dallas is exciting.

  24. Carma Dutra

    I tried using the format suggested in your blog but it would not accept it so i had to use my actual email format

  25. anne

    My favorite place to visit is Italy. I would love to explore this historic, fascinating and wonderful country.

  26. Marianne Barkman

    I love where I live now … In Beautiful Peace Country. There are so many places to discover, and it’s full of history dating the the fur traders!

  27. Amy

    Hmmm… one of my favorite places I’ve stayed was a beach house called “A Change of Pace” my family rented when I was a kid. 🙂 Lots of good memories and fun times in that house!

    aeputney [at] liberty [dot] edu

  28. Marilyn Tuley

    The favorite place I stayed during several summers, was my Grandparents farm in SW Arkansas. Always enjoyed helping pick veggies right out of the ground, shelling peas sitting on the kitchen floor, and having a special Coca-Cola break in the afternoons with my Grand-dad, and riding horseback.

  29. Patty

    My favorite house was where I grew up from about age 5 to 19… big house (at least it seemed to me at the time) in a small town. Five total bedrooms, and all 4 of us kids would swap bedrooms regularly. I don’t remember other kids I know doing that!


  30. Charity U

    Favorite place? Eastern Montana. The openness, the field, the tractors, the cows, the hay bales, the farmers, the whole lifestyle – I love it. I’d live there very happily without any problem! Someday… 🙂

  31. pat davis

    Congratulations on the release of In Perfect Time. I’ve enjoyed many of your WWII novels, Sarah.

    One of my favorite spots is in beautiful Cheshire, UK. I spent six weeks in a friend’s home where I could look out upon spectacular scenery from a large picture window each morning and evening.


  32. Rebecca Maney

    I lived all but one year of my childhood years in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. And I would have to say, that I loved it there. Now Asheville has become a vacation destination instead of “home”.
    rmaney (at) firstarpchurch (dot) org

  33. Lisa Allen

    My very favorite place in the world would be my grandparents house in Winamac, IN. It’s a large white 2 story with a large front porch that was great to play on when it rained! The stair case was beautifully carved. It’s even had an old servants staircase! The basement held so many stories I loved hearing my grandpa tell me about. Not only all that, their freezer always had waffles when we came since ours didn’t! lisamarallen06[at]yahoo[dot]com

  34. Kathy

    My favorite place to stay is Yosemite. We took our granddaughter for Easter one year. It was her first time to see Yosemite. Everything that we saw was like seeing it through her eyes for the first time.

  35. Maris Bennett

    The favorite place I’ve lived was the house I grew up in in the Richmond District of San Francisco, ten blocks from Ocean Beach. It was an ordinary house, nothing unusual in its architecture, very much like those around it. But it had charm: glass foorknobs, built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace and in a large added-on bedroom upstairs. I guess its soecial quality was that it was home.

  36. Maris Bennett

    Oh my, I meant ‘doorknobs’, of course!

  37. Maris Bennett

    And ‘special’ (sorry about the typos).

  38. Melanie Backus

    One of my favorite places was a small house in the mountains of Silverton, Colorado. Those beautiful mountain ranges and that fresh mountain air…….magical!

    Apply release day, Susan!!!!!!

    melback at cebridge dot net

    • Melanie Backus

      Please excuse me for the name mixup. I was thinking Sarah, knew perfectly well who I was addressing, and typed Susan bigger than Dallas!!!!! I am so sorry!

  39. Carol Kelley

    My son has lived in several places over the years which gives us great vacation opportunities. One of those places was in New Orleans. Chattanooga was great too.

  40. Carol Kelley

    opps forgot the email: grams57 (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. Becky Guinn

    When I was pregnant with my son, my husband had a meeting on the Oregon coast, and I got to go with him. We stayed at the Salishan Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. The reason this is the favorite place is the way they confirmed our reservation: They mailed it to EPHARTA instead of Ephrata. It hit my funny bone and still brings me a smile.

    penguinns (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. Cheryl Baranski

    My favorite place that I visited was Crabtree Falls my patents and grandparents were with me.

  43. Cathy Cermele

    I truly enjoyed our vacation in Cape May DE. I loved riding the ferry to get there, visiting the old Victorian homes that offered tours, the beach, the shops and just the atmosphere in general.
    congratulations on the release of your new book.

  44. Sandy

    As a kid we went to Minnesota fishing almost every summer and I remember the excitement of getting to the A-frame cabin. It had a loft where we would play pirates and other fun games that required dropping things over the railing to the living room below. Such fun!

  45. Karen G

    My favorite place was when I used to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Seeing the Amish go by their house several times during the day was the highlight of my stay. I so wished my Aunt and Uncle were still with us because I would definitely be going down to visit.

  46. Katie Lindsey

    I love Tennessee! The mountains are beautiful!

    ktlindsey88 [at] gmail [dot] com

  47. Pam K.

    Though I’ve lived in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Germany, and have done some traveling beyond that (including staying for several days in an old castle in Austria–not my favorite place because it was so cold!) my favorite place is always home, wherever home is. It’s fun to visit new places but I always like coming home.
    Congratulations on the release of In Perfect Time. I have the first two books so would love to win this one to complete the series. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Courtney

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

    The most interesting place I’ve stayed is Marinette, WI. It’s such a sweet, small town. The pace is slow and everyone is friendly. It has a very “40’s” feel to it. 😉

    radiantphotographer [at] gmail [dot] com

  49. Geni

    My favorite place to stay was at these cabins near the Llano River that we used to rent in the summer. I would spend the week with my parents and my grandparents and my aunt and uncle and cousin. We would make it a family affair and celebrate my birthday and my cousin’s birthday (hers was in May, mine June) by having picnics and swimming. There were man made rapids and hammocks and there was even a rope swing to jump into the water. I have a lot of fond memories of my dad there. I want to go back there someday, but it won’t be the same without him.

    Happy book release!! Can’t wait to read the book!

    RwhiteRhino at aol dot com

  50. Wendy Brzezinski

    As an Army wife, I think my favorite place is always the last place we were stationed – seems we never fully appreciate a place until we are on to the next one! Our last home was a vintage 1954 stairwell apartment on post at Heidelberg, Germany…surrounded by history!

  51. Natalie Flores

    Although I don’t remember it because I was too young, my favorite place I can say I’ve lived is Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, TX. I was a baby when when my dad was stationed there in the early nineties, so the only memories I have are the t-shirts, glasses, and other trinkets my family has kept over the years. It’s always interesting, and a little sad, to learn about a place you have a connection to but can not longer visit.


  52. Lane Hill House

    My favorite place? Here on our hilltop home! As we drive up our lane, I tell my husband, “I love it here, I just love it here!” Appreciative of our home. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  53. Marjorie Roy

    Pigeon Fordge in TN., I have the best memories from that area. I really enjoyed going to Dollywood and the wonderful gift shops there.
    I would love to add your new book to my collection that I have of your novels.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  54. Sereina

    A tiny little cabin type place at Mt. St. Helens. It was so quaint and cozy and had an awesome loft.

  55. Amberle

    My favorite place to stay was at Rydal Mount Christian Retreat Center in the Lakes District UK. It was peaceful, beautiful and the community and desserts were amazing.

    amberle [dot] mangis [at] gmail [dot] com

  56. Janette

    Favorite place I ever lived was a little town in Michigan called Linden. It was just a sweet little place with lots of wonderful family memories that made it so. Including a beautiful mill that had been converted into the public library and was one of my very favorite places to visit and find books that carried me away…much like your lovely stories, Ms Sundin!


  57. TeresaB

    Kaui Hawaii is my favorite location. However my favorite house was in Connecticut, a beautiful Cape Cod on the Mystic River.

  58. Alicia A. Willis

    One favorite place I’ve stayed was Branson, Missouri. Loved it there! Sight and Sound Theaters was the highlight of my stay there.

    writerforhisglory (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  59. Ramona Okkema

    Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes of New Year will always hold fond memories, filled with peace and rest, as a farm girl going through many changes during those teenage years. Attending High School in the largest city of New Hampshire and coming from the last dairy farm in the area made ample opportunity for city kids to have someone to joke about. Today, I would not want to raise my own kids any other way. I could lost in the rich history of the Finger Lakes over and over again.

  60. Robin

    My. Favorite place is Isla Mujeres the beaches are beautiful, the water warm, a great place to kick back and reflect on life and the beauty around you

  61. Cassie Burks

    I love living in Tennessee. You have farm fields in the west part of the state and mountains in the east. Nashville in the middle is know for the music scene. I love the beautiful landscape no matter what part of TN you’re in. I love the nice sweet people in small towns that come together to help anybody in need. I enjoy the small town country festivals and all the deep history in our southern state. I also love that we don’t have an income tax 😉

  62. Linda Preiss

    My favorite place is our family cabin on Long Lake in Cheboygan Michigan. Lots of wonderful memories there.

  63. Karen Rearick

    We travel a lot as a family but one place has really stood out for me personally. We were heading out for a cruise and chose to leave from Charleston, SC. Having some time before the boat left, we decided to see some of the city. I fell in love with it! You could really sense the Civil War era still there and The streets were just beautiful. As you can sense, I love history.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  64. Sara Johns

    I’ve only ever lived in one place but I went on vacation to South Dakota for 3 weeks and I loved it. It was so beautiful, the rolling hills where you can see for miles, the sky so blue and all the different nature. Also the different culture. I’m from the south and I learned that we’re not the only ones who do southern hospitality. The people were so friendly. I hope to go there again someday! sarajohns95[at]yahoo[dot]com

  65. Susan Sheldon

    St Maarten-I leave tomorrow for two weeks and I will definitely be reading your books.

  66. Helen

    I have two favorite places.
    1. Alaska – one of the most beautiful places in the USA! Very spiritual and relaxing. We made some beautiful family memories there.
    2. West Bay in Dorset, England. England where we were born and raised then moved to Dorset and had two beautiful children. Dorset is a picturesque corner of Britain with wonderful people.

    Congratulations on your book release. It’s been a long wait for us eager readers 🙂

  67. amyc

    My favorite place is right where I am at now. I’m surrounded by beautiful mountains, trees and wildlife.

  68. Brenda Peterson

    My Favorite place is in my home state, Michigan. Location, Manistee on Lake Michigan. Americas best kept secret. Google it!

  69. Donna B

    My favorite place to stay is home. I live in a small village in the country and it is very peaceful here. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

  70. Heather Boesch-Wages

    Block Island , RI. A little slice of old fashioned beach heaven .

  71. Teresa Friesen

    Spending time with my husband at Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba, Canada is a favorite of mine. Beautiful, quiet and full of God’s creation.
    Thank you!

  72. Robin E. Mason

    Colorado (Aurora, Greeley, and Grand Junction) holds a special place for me, went to high school there, [got married] and had my babies. But I’ve been in Greenville, SC and it’s home now, not because of the 26 years I’ve been here, but because of the friends, and family, and well, roots. robin [at] robin [dot] mason59 [dot] com

  73. Lisa Harness

    AR is the best, but my favorite go to place is Kalispell, MT. Those open skies just put me at ease

  74. Micah

    My favorite place is Paris; our last trip there was a big family vacation. My sister rented a flat right in the heart of the city. And at night while everyone slept, I would think of all the historical novels I’ve read and wonder how many families had lived in the flat before us. We all loved that vacation! Jassiemine (at) aol (dot) com

  75. Deb Pankey

    When I was just 15 I traveled to Israel with my mother. We were part of a Christian tour group. We saw many of the places talked about in the Bible and I really enjoyed it. Most of all I enjoyed seeing the place where Jesus was crucified and the tomb where he was buried. I’ve always wanted to return to the Holy Land. I’ll be 61 in August and with the current situation, it’s not likely I will get to do that. But I really don’t think it will be long before Jesus comes back and takes His children to be with Him forever. 🙂

  76. Melinda Smith

    I would have to say my favorite place I’ve lived is where we are now. We have the best of both worlds of being in the city & being in the country. We’re just a few minutes from town but live with woods around us & a creek meandering through the property. I live in central Louisiana.

  77. Dana McNeely

    I would have to agree with Melinda that my favorite place is our family home where we raised our three kids. We have an acre of property and over the years have had enjoyed the three active and smart darlings, but a series of dogs, cats, horses, mules, and chickens. Nary a goat, thank goodness. We have big old trees, a three-story treehouse, and a cool pool for the 100+ degree summers. It’s been a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

  78. Linda Uhls

    I have 2 places but my favorite of the two was in Banff, Canada. It is a beautiful town nestled in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. It was a beautiful place to see God and His awesome creation. While watching a local artist as he was painting. As I was watching God taught me a beautiful lesson on being on His easle of life and how He gives dimension and meaning to my life, even if I think He’s ruined the artwork. That was over 30 years ago and it only seems like yesterday !

  79. Bruce Judisch

    Berlin, Germany, 1989-1992, stationed with USAF. I have the 80’s version of a ‘selfie’ standing on the Berlin Wall the day it came down. My favorite artifact is an 8×10 of B-17s and C-47s flying in formation over Tempelhof Airport. I gave it to my dad, a B-17 radioman/gunner. 🙂

  80. debianne

    When I first married we lived in Canada near Niagara Falls. Always a beautiful spot to visit, especially in the winter when all was covered with frost. Love the Canadian side.
    d.maerz [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

  81. Claudia Davis

    One of my favorite places to stay was Coronado, California. It was always sunny and breezy and the people were always pleasant!

  82. Marcia Leveque

    A favorite place I have been to many times is the Wine Road in Sonoma, California during any season. My favorite time of the year to go there is Harvest time. It is so peaceful and gorgeous. If I were a wealthy person, I would definitely have a place to live there!

  83. Tammy

    Oh, I’ve been waiting for this book to come out!!
    My favorite place to stay was Hawaii. The first time, my husband and I went right on our 10th anniversary, leaving the little ones with family and friends for a week. We took a stroll on Waikiki and ended up behind a wonderful hotel, had a tropical drink and watched a free show. A perfect way to celebrate! Later that week, we flew to Maui and loved the slower, relaxing pace and the warm beaches. I just fell in love with it!

  84. Denise Duvall

    My favourite place I’ve stayed at was Death Valley. It was so quiet (you could not hear the wind, since there were no leaves on trees to rustle) and isolated, that you really thought about our world and what an amazing and beautiful place it is.

  85. Maxie Anderson

    Hello Susan. I’m always interested in WW ll for that when I first knew anything about war, My brother served in that one. Germany, England, and lots of other places including Normandy Beach. Also two brothers-in-law. And many young mrn who were small town boys. We moved to the city, Houston, Tx so my dad could help out by working in the ship yard. Even the women did all sorts of things to help. As to my special place I lived was in a house in Jackson Hole, WY. close to the little town and where we could see the Teton Mountains everyday. also lots of beautiful lakes and lots of game. They kept the town all western, not letting people come in with big stores that weren’t built western. I loved it there where it was so beautiful with GOD’s glorious works. I would love to win your books. I have two. Thanks. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  86. Maria Kulscar

    I am so happy to find out In Perfect Time has been released! Congratulations! I loved visiting the UK. It is really a toss up between York and Bath. There is so much history there. Stonehenge was a very mystical experience. You could feel the energy there…amazing.

  87. Charleen Schuster

    My father was in France during the World War II, He was in the Thunderbird Division, 157th, Went from Italy, France, then on to Germany and his division was the first ones into the Dachua Concentration Camp. Would love to have your book and will look for them when at the bookstore the next time!!

  88. Mary Goodwin

    Favorite I lived was in Florida close to Orlando. My husband had cancer when we moved there but he wanted to retire where it was warm. Even though he was taking treatments, sick frequently and eventually died there, when he felt good we made wonderful friends, went to many theme parks and traveled all over Florida. We loved it there. It has very sad memories there but a lot more happy memories that bring me joy even after eight years. Any of your books would be a joy to win. Thanks.

  89. Lolli

    This was a good trip down memory lane! For me, my favorite place is our current house. We wanted a house with a big yard where we could get married and we found it 🙂 Moved in and 3 weeks later got married! Now our kids talk about having their weddings here.