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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Friday, November 05, 2010

Giving Away Five Copies of The Silent Order

The Silent Order, my latest suspense, releases this week! To celebrate, I'll be giving away five copies of The Silent Order in December.

To enter the contest, please leave a brief comment below or on my FB page (it can be very brief—like “enter me"). I will draw names on December 2nd and then post the winners' names on Facebook and here on the blog.

Here's a blurb about the story:

Cleveland, Ohio, 1929.

Dark secrets bind the notorious Cardano family together, but Detective Rollin Wells is close to exposing them. The Cardanos are working in the hills south of Cleveland, and when Rollin travels to Sugarcreek to investigate, he discovers that the Cardanos want him dead. Rollin hides out in an Amish home, trying to uncover why the Cardanos are in Amish country and who is collaborating with them.

As he gets closer to the truth, he also attempts to find out what a beautiful Amish woman named Katie Lehman—a woman who reminds him of the girl he once loved—is hiding. Will Katie trust him with her secret..and her heart? Or will the Cardano code of honor silence them both?

Thanks for celebrating with me!


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Anonymous Laurie Timberlake said...

God has blessed you with an amazing talent Melanie! Looking forward to this book!

9:15 AM  
Anonymous Torri said...

Excited to read your next masterpiece, Melanie!! Looks very intriguing!! :)

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Linda Webb said...

I would love to win a copy of your book silent order, I love the stories of the Amish and Mennonites.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Nebraska Fillemans said...

YIPPEE!! This would be GREAT!!! Can't wait to read it!!!!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Julie White said...

I would love a copy - love your writings!! Can't wait to read it one way or another!

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Jan Boyer said...

Can't wait to read it Melanie!

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Sharon Loos said...

Would love to win a copy! Love all of your books!

8:33 AM  
Blogger Elyssa said...

Awesome! Please enter me!


9:00 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!


9:01 AM  
Anonymous Ira said...

Whoa, a story about the Mafia and the Amish! Count me in!


9:01 AM  
Anonymous The Jesus Freak said...

Great giveaway! Count me in!


9:02 AM  
Blogger Mesu Andrews said...

Can't wait to read this, Melanie! Sounds like a story close to home and close to my heart!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

Sounds like a good read. Please enter me. kimberlyj503(at)gmail(dot)com

9:48 AM  
Blogger debbie h said...

Melanie thanks for the contest. This looks incredible and having it in the era of the early to mid 20th century I can't wait to read it.


9:49 AM  
Blogger Edna said...

I received your newsletter telling me about this great give away so please enter me


9:52 AM  
Anonymous Mary Ann said...

I'm very thankful God brought you into my life just a few years ago (how's that for a nice cover up) before you became a famous writer. Only you could get me to read :)

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Sherilyn Fields said...

Can't wait to read this, please enter me!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Edwina said...

What a fascinating concept - the mob and the Amish! I would love to read this book.


9:57 AM  
Blogger debforbes said...

So looking forward to this book. Pls enter me thanks deb f

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Johnsons said...

Sounds really interesting! Can't wait to read it! -Tanya Johnson

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've loved everything I've read so far and this one sounds simply great! Keep up the great writing!

I work for the accountant you used in Colorado Springs many moons ago and it brings back memories everytime I read one of your books.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Melanie Dobson said...

I have lived all my life in Ohio, visiting Sugar Creek more often than
Cleveland but quite familiar with both. It will be fascinating for me, especially since reading,appreciating and enjoying your "Mt Vernon" novel, to see how you develop this story!

Pat Gibson

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Karen Hix said...

Can't wait! Enter me

10:28 AM  
Blogger Kat Bryan said...

What an unusual plot line!

winterset AT

10:31 AM  
Blogger Karen Lange said...

Congratulations on your book! It sounds wonderful and I'd love to read it:)
Thanks and blessings,

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie E said...

I love reading books about the Amish! Can't wait to read this one!!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!
Please enter me!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I would aboslutely love to win a copy of this book! Looks great!

11:08 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Sign me up for this one!
An action packed Amish story is definitely something I'm interested in!

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so excited about another book. I have loved every one of them. I now have Uncle Ralph's sister, Sally hooked on them. She is getting them through Amazon. Love to you all, Aunt Kathy

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing book! I am blessed for having read it! Kudos to you - you are one very talented lady!!

Allison Owen

11:13 AM  
Blogger Sarah Hamaker said...

Congrats on the upcoming release! Can't wait to read it:)

12:04 PM  
Blogger Linda Kish said...

This would be great to win and read.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

12:09 PM  
Blogger Bakersdozen said...

I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway. mybakersdozen(at)live(dot)com

12:12 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

This sounds really interesting. Please enter me.


12:35 PM  
Blogger Kaye said...

Sounds like a most intriguing read.


12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Have already purchased for my large Amish book collection, but would love to have a copy to donate to my local small town library.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Jeanette J said...

The Silent Order sounds interesting. Please enter me in your drawing.

1:02 PM  
Blogger heidi330 said...

Congrats,on your new release. I look forward to reading this book. It sounds wonderful. I think thats an very interesting story line...
thanks again,

please include me in your

1:27 PM  
Blogger Judylynn said...

Looks like a great book! I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.


1:45 PM  
Blogger Melanie Dobson said...

Ginger and I are eager to read your new novel. Please sign me up.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Pam K. said...

This sounds like a great book! I'd love to win a copy.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

The storyline is so interesting and I would love to read this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read.

3:13 PM  
Blogger PriviesAndPrims said...

Hoping you pick me! I love to read and never have enough books!


priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait for your next book to reach my hands!! I would love to read and review this book and winning it would be like putting the hot fudge topping on the ice cream.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Melanie, I am SO STOKED about your new book, sounds like a great page turner, and since I'm such a book worm, I'll probably have to spend a few late nights on the couch with this one. Thanks for entering me!
Becca Bozarth

4:40 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Mafia and Amish! Interesting! Enter me, please.

Laurie Lamb

4:47 PM  
Blogger Toystory said...

I really think this sounds like a great read. I find stories of the Amish very interesting and thought provoking.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Brian R said...

What an interesting match. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks

4:58 PM  
Blogger Dave's XL Tip's & Tricks said...

Love your writing, would love a copy.



5:01 PM  
Anonymous Lynn Key said...

I have loved all your books. You are very talented and have HEART. Please enter me in the contest.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Christa Sterken said...

Congratulations Melanie! I am so proud of you, Please enter me, I can't wait to read it!

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Suzie Bowden said...

Melanie, I absolutely love your books. It's so much more interesting reading a book where I can figure out the landmarks here in Ohio. I would be tickled to death to win a copy of the giveaway, but if I don't, then I will BUY IT!!

God has given you a wonderful talent; thank you for sharing that talent with all of us who have a great love of reading.

Suzie Bowden

5:58 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

I already bought a copy, but I'd love to have another :-)


6:14 PM  
Blogger Katie M said...

Ohhh! I'd love to be entered into this giveaway! The book sounds great - and the girl's name is Katie! Too cool!!! :-D


6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cleveland Mafia and the Amish community in Sugarcreek, Ohio...sounds intriguing! Would love to win a copy, count me in!

Best of luck with the new book..


6:24 PM  
Blogger KentuckyTalker said...

Very intriguing! Can't wait to read it! Would love to win a copy, count me in!

Best of luck with the new book..

6:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle V said...

This looks fabulous! Please enter me!

Michelle V

6:33 PM  
Anonymous Patsy said...

This book sounds really good. I love reading anything that has to do with Amish. Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

7:06 PM  
Anonymous Julie Caylor said...

oo..oo..pick me, pick me! :) proud of you, mel!

7:20 PM  
Blogger squiresj said...

Enter me please. May God continue to annoint you and use your writing for his glory. I pray a special blessing upon you.

7:21 PM  
Blogger pennyt said...

I'm a fan of mysteries involving the Amish, so I'd love to win a copy of Silent Order. Thanks for the giveaway.
pennyt at hotmail dot com

7:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle Sutton said...

I guess I am entry #65! :)


8:03 PM  
Blogger Edna said...

i would love to enter the contest and to read the book, I get your newsletter and saw this contest on it.


8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only you could combine the Mafia and the Amish in one masterful story. Can't wait.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope to win a copy of "The Silent Order"

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this book!!


9:41 PM  
Blogger Trinity Rose said...

This is a different kind of Amish story. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is set in a location not too far from us. I'm sure it's another good one! Mindy White

4:25 AM  
Blogger Melinda & said...

This is set not too far from us. I'm sure it's going to be another good one! Mindy White

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Sounds great. I love to win a copy

4:34 AM  
Blogger JoAnn said...

Sounds great--
Please enter me in!

5:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read.

Edna R

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like yet another great book! I cant thank you enough for your kind words of wisdom and wonderful books.

becky sanderson

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book sounds great and thank you for the chance to win.


8:47 AM  
Anonymous Kathy Vogel said...

I would sure enjoy winning a copy of "The Silent Order". I really like books about the Amish & also suspense books.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Sounds like an interesting story.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Theresa N. said...

Sounds great! An Amish mystery, it's on my list.
Theresa N

1:57 PM  
Blogger karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read your latest novel, melanie :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow i love your books! thanks for an oportunity to see your new book.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!!
Sandy Lennander

2:54 PM  
Blogger Sheree said...

ooohhh...i love all things mafia!!! this sounds really interesting!

count me in!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Sheryl Barnes said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds like a definite must read. Please enter me in the drawing.
Sheryl Barnes
Book Club Coordinator

7:51 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Wow this book has a great cover and sounds like an even greater read!

Thanks for the opportunity!

dancealert at aol dot com

8:24 PM  
Blogger BusyMom said...

Love your books!!

5:27 AM  
Blogger BusyMom said...

I love your books!!

5:27 AM  
Blogger Lmartin said...

Looking forward to reading your new book! God has bless you greatly with a talent for writing Christian fiction!

6:13 PM  
Blogger KEGM said...

You sure peeked my insterest..the mob and the Amish. What could they have in common? Now I need to know.

1:34 PM  
Blogger tonie said...

Excited to read this book!!

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds Interesting Melanie!! Please put my name in for the drawing!!

The Book Club Network

5:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would love to win sounds great!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Camille Eide said...

Enter me, Melanie!! It sounds really interesting! And be sure to bring copies to Portland ACFW on Dec 6th for those of us who don't win here.

Congrats & Blessings!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

Your book sounds great!! Please enter me in the contest.

debby236 at att dot net

5:50 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

"Enter me". LOL, there's no way I can be that brief:) You have been working so hard! It looks fabulous!

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Agnie Garcia said...

!!wonderful!! who would want to miss out on this on... not me!!!:)

4:12 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I was just introduced to you on "Amish Wisdom". Looking forward to reading your books!

5:58 AM  
Blogger RUBY said...

I love your books so much! please enter me.

9:35 PM  

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