#FridayFreebie: Forgiveness Is the Hardest Thing – An Anthology

Forgiveness is the Hardest Thing – An Anthology

Leschenault Press

ISBN: 9781922670373

RRP $34.95


Forgive (verb): 1. Stop feeling angry or resentful towards a person who has done something hurtful or wrong. 2. excuse an offence or mistake.

Forgiveness (noun): the action of forgiving.

(OED, Oxford University Press 2009)

The path to forgiveness requires acceptance, introspection, admission of guilt, and the ability to see the situation through another's eyes.  

During the prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns, twenty-one women were invited to write about their experiences of forgiveness through the medium of poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction. The result is an anthology that lays bare the shared need to forgive or to be forgiven.

It captures deeply personal stories of domestic violence, family disruptions, the disintegration of friendships, and the impact of taking an individual's power. But it also brings gifts of insight, stories of healing, techniques to help with physical and mental well-being, and a discourse about the spiritual side of forgiveness from a unique perspective.

Featuring the writing of multiple-award winning authors from across North America, the UK, Ireland, NZ and Australia, Forgiveness is the Hardest Thing is an inspiring collection to draw from when you too are wondering, how can I forgive?

**Thanks to Leschenault Press I have one copy of this evocative anthology to give away. Simply hop over the publishers website https://bookreality.com/project/for-authors/ and list one  of the contributors to the anthology. Open to residents of Ireland, USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.  Winner randomly selected on 5/2/022.**  

#FridayFreebie – Exit .45 Ben Sanders

Today is my first give away for 2022 nd I am very excited to be able to offer the opportunity ( Thanks to the author and Allen & Unwin Aust) a copy of the tension packed read Exit .45

**Open to Australian residents only. In the comments list another great read by this author, easy as that 🙂 Entries close Thursday 27th January. The winner will be notified by email.**


Today’s #Friday Freebie is bought to you by the generous people at Pan Macmillan Australia. Simply let me know in the comments section of this post what book from the Pan Macmillan website you would recommend to me 🙂   https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/


The winner will be drawn next Friday  10th August 2018 and will receive a copy of Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott.  **This giveaway is open to Australian residents only.**


Theresa Smith Writes- you are the lucky winner!!

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott



Friday Freebie

I have 1 copy of the fabulous read,  Ghosted by Rosie Walsh to give away courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia. Comment below with your favourite book you’ve read from Pan Macmillan for the chance of winning. Entries close 22nd of June 2018.

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh cover art

**Competition open to Australian participants only.**


**Congratulations Stacy, I have sent you an email.**



Friday Freebie: Call to Arms – Rachel Amphlett

Call to Arms


The talented and generous Rachel Amphlett has offered 3 readers of my blog a chance to win an ebook (Kindle or ePub) copy of her latest release  Call to Arms  – which is book five in her Kay Hunter series. Check out Brenda’s 5star review of Call to Arms here:   https://wp.me/p3aMo4-39H

To enter, simply pop over to Rachel’s website www.rachelamphlett.com   and check out the Kay Hunter Series page and in the comments section of this post identify another title in the Kay Hunter series. Easy isnt it?


This giveaway will be open until the 16th of April 2018. Good luck.



***Pam, Anne and Lesley – congratulations you are the lucky winners. I have emailed Rachel your  contact details. Let me know via a comment on this page how you enjoyed the book.  ***


Tell Me How You Pause…

It is Freebie Friday! To win a copy of the outstanding book Pause: How to press pause before life does it for you by Danielle Marchant ($19.99), published by Hachette Australia, in the comments tell me how you pause.

How to press pause


** This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday the 1st of November 2017. Thanks Hachette Australia for the opportunity to host this great giveaway.



****The winner is Brett. Thanks to all who entered.

Friday Freebie – There’s Not One – Jennifer Higgie

Thanks to the lovely people at ScribbleKidsBooks who publish divine and colourful children’s books – I have two copies of  There’s Not One by Jennifer Higgie to give away. ** Australian residents only.


There's Not One


For your opportunity to win tell me the colour of the dog on the cover of this book in the comments of this post. Good luck.  Winners will be randomly selected next Friday. Scribble will post the book directly to the winners.



**Abbie and Jen are our winners!!! Congratulations.

Friday Freebie

Head over to Tracey’s site   Carpe Librum ‘s site http://www.carpelibrum.net/2016/09/friday-freebie-and-blog-tour-for.html      for a chance to receive a copy of the 5star read –  Laura Bloom’s The Cleanskin.  I am reviewing this book very soon – it was fantastic read!


The Cleanskin


***Hint – a Cleanskin – is not an unlabeled  bottle of wine ( unless you live in a wine region) 🙂

– is not  hardened criminal

–  is not a person who has just taken a shower

🙂 🙂 🙂



Friday Freebie – Cook Book Giveaway

Thanks to  Murdoch Books Australia I have a crisp new copy of  the book Quick. Easy. Healthy. by Callum Hann and Themis Chrysssidis up for grabs.



 In the comments section of this blog post, tell me in which state Sprout Cooking School is  located. Easy really 🙂 This giveaway is for Australian residents only. Entries close midnight Friday 22nd April 2016. The winner will be randomly selected.   Good luck to all that enter.

**The winner is Janine K – enjoy Janine!



Friday 20th November Freebie

Today I have three eBook copies of Rachel Amphlett’s latest release Three Lives Down  to give away, via a Smashwords coupon, thank you Rachel for your generosity.

Cover Three Lives Down


All you need to do is leave a comment or “like” on my  review of Three Lives Down  by midnight Thursday the 26th of November 2015  and I will  make a random draw of three winners on Friday 27th November. Easy!