Monday, August 9, 2010

Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie - WIN THE BOOK!

It's our pleasure to be one of the stops on the Goodness Gracious Green blog tour!


Goodness Gracious Green is the second in The Green Series, about charming and uncertain journalist Lois Barker who is trying to settle into her second year in the small southern town of Green. The year has scarcely been rung in before Lois is wrung out, but in the midst of challenges, Lois’s journey explodes with possibilities. “The Glory of Green,” book 3 in the series, will be out in February 2011. I can scarcely wait for you to see what happens next!


Poor Lois Barker. She thought the biggest decision of her life was whether or not to give up her big-city life and stay in the small town of Green. But now that she's happily ensconced in her new home, trouble is dogging her... literally. First she's bitten on the face by the mayor's yappy little dog. Then it becomes obvious that someone's trying to burn her out of town. But it's not just Lois. Trouble finds her friends, too. Whoever said small-town life was boring has never been to Green!

Judy Christie follows her charming debut novel with the further adventures of Lois. In Goodness Gracious Green, Christie delivers heaps the drama on poor Lois, making her address not only her own doubts, but racism and the need to look beyond one's self in order to help others. In the middle of all this, there's also a blossoming romance between Lois and widower, Chris. Will the ghost of Chris's late wife stand between them? You'll have to take another trip to Green to find out.


Haven't been to Green? You can go there now for free! For a limited time Gone to Green is available as a free Kindle download from Amazon.



Judy Christie (that’s me) is the author of The Green Series, about the town of Green and the many interesting folks who live there – and how they change a big-city journalist who moves to town. I’m a frequent retreat and workshop leader who loves to help people hurry less and worry less and have written a series of nonfiction books on how to slow down and enjoy each day more. A former journalist, my husband and I live in Louisiana, where I have fun exploring flea markets and used bookstores, wandering through the park and sitting in the porch swing. For more information or to contact me, see I also love Facebook friends and look forward to visiting with you.


Abingdon Press has kindly provided five giveaway copies of Goodness Gracious Green. To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post. Please leave an email address so we can contact you if you're the winner (include spaces or brackets around the "@" sign so Net spiders, etc, can't phish your address). We'll draw five winners at random on Friday, August 13th. Good luck!


  1. This sounds like an amazing book and i cannot wait to read it.

  2. Ooh! This series sounds like so much fun and I wish I were eligible for the drawing! Thanks for visiting today, Judy -- I've got to check out your books. Thanks as well to Jen and Abingdon for sharing with us today.

  3. That sounds interesting.

  4. Yes, this is a fun series. And I just found out that the first book, Gone to Green, is available right now for FREE on Kindle! I think I should add that to the post :+}

  5. I've been wanting this one! Please enter me!

    Michelle V

  6. I have been anticipating Goodness Gracious Green since I turned the last page of Gone to Green. Can't wait to see what happens with Lois and the gang. Thanks for the chance to win.

    eviesmommo at yahoo dot com

  7. I love books with a small-town setting and I also love southern fiction, so Judy's series is a winner for me! I have Gone to Green on my Kindle, but I like to wait until at least the second book in a series is out before I begin reading, so I would love to win a copy of Goodness Gracious Green. My thanks to Jennifer and Abingdon Press for the giveaway.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

  8. Gone to Green --Free on Kindle? Goodness Gracious savings on some Green!

  9. Good one, Deb. You can save some green on Green!

    Great to see all you other ladies here :+}

  10. Grace Jones, we need your email, dear!

    How exciting to be able to give away 5 copies!

  11. I'd love a chance to win Goodness Gracious Green, small town adventures have so many wonderful characters. Thanks!

  12. I would love a chance to able to win this book! It looks like it's going to be a great read. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

  13. I'm so excited about this new endeavor! I have been so impressed with the quality and variety that Abingdon has brought to the table since they began their fiction line. So many deserving stories are being told and it's a joy to read them!

  14. I have Judy's first book and would love to read the second in the series. Thanks for the giveaway!


    hspruitt {at} juno {dot} com

  15. I enjoyed Gone to Green immensely. I am so proud and happy for my friend and old Baylor roomy. I hope to see Goodness Gracious Green on Kindle before long.

  16. Love being part of Inkwell Inspirations! Thank you all for your comments -- and the great Green puns!

  17. thank you for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Judy: Glad to hear "Green 2' is coming out. One of my book clubs just selected "Green 1" for our October read! Woo Hoo! Go Green!

  19. I really would like to wind the 2nd book of Gone to Green. Loved it and the characters.

  20. Enjoyed meeting you at GF Weekend in Jefferson TX in Jan. I would love to have your book to read. I hope you will be back for 2011 GFW. My email address is
    bkmarty [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. This book sounds great! I cant wait to read it!


  22. This book sounds like so much fun and definitely one that I would love to read. Please add my name to the drawing.


  23. It sounds like this book is filled with fun and laughs - just what I need before going back to school. Please enter my name to the drawing.

    Jan Marie


  24. this would be a great book to read.I think it sounds like so much fun please enter me into the draw if Canadains are allowed to enter

  25. God makes us deal with our issues one way or another. This sounds good. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  26. This one looks good! Please enter me!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com


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