A few years ago I met Sandy Coughlin through the pages of her book, The Reluctant Entertainer. Here was a woman who spoke about entertaining fears that I had but presented hospitality in such a simple, easy way.
I even contacted Sandy to interview her about the subject for an article but I never wrote the article because I felt like I still couldn’t face this issue.
Her faith-based book is filled with gorgeous, glossy pictures and has loads of ideas on gracious hospitality. What I truly love about her book is that it’s not a book that has over-the-top entertaining ideas. She shares real entertaining fears and offers suggestions on what to do with them.
Simple. Down to earth. Real. Gracious. Encouraging.
Since then I’ve talked to Sandy briefly through Twitter and even sent her an invitation (just to show her that I was having a party) last Christmas. (I’m going to have to update her on my recent party.) Last month I told her about the upcoming Blogathon 2012 and my 31 Days of Fearless Entertaining and she kindly offered to giveaway one of her books signed to my readers. What a perfect way to end my 31 Days!
So you can enter to win a free copy of The Reluctant Entertainer by leaving your comment: What is a fear you have about entertaining AND how can you overcome it? If you aren’t hesitant to entertain, what tips can you offer someone who is.
You can get two more entries if you share this book giveaway on your facebook page and you tweet about the giveaway and come back and leave me a comment that you did. The contest will close Friday at 5 PM, PST. The contest is now closed.
Guess who won? Tia, #1 was generated by Random.org. Congratulations!