Thursday, March 29, 2018

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Pepper Basham, Review by Kim

JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Pepper Basham

This story had me laughing out loud so much that I had to stop reading it several times depending on where I was and who I was with. The airport scene - well both of them - were hilarious! 

This book reminded me of Cinderella - a humorous version anyway! A single mom, who you will absolutely love, from Appalachia, who, on a once in a lifetime trip, meets her Prince Charming who happens to be a wealthy British actor. One of my favorite lines in the book, of the many I highlighted, is this one: “She’d taken her one chance to feel like Cinderella and instead transformed into Lucille Ball...with an Andy Griffith accent.” 

But don’t think this book is all humor and lighthearted fairy tale. There was a lot of depth also. Both Wes and Eisley had hard pasts that were trying to interfere with their futures. They both struggled at times with trust. Sometimes for good reason! 

There was also a message that I think we all kind of forget sometimes - God loves and forgives us completely. Another one of my favorite lines that really spoke to me because I am a “what if” kind of person is: “Getting lost in the what if’s steals your peace and future.” So true! 

I really enjoyed Just The Way You Are. I am definitely going to be reading more books by Pepper Basham!

Single mom, Eisley Barrett, takes a vacation from her Blue Ridge Mountain "mom" life to travel to the English countryside in search of answers to an ancestral mystery. Burned by romance, she certainly isn't planning to stumble into her own fairy tale. Leading man and former rogue, Christopher Wesley Harrison is fighting to rebuild a new reputation after a tragedy introduced him to the power of redemption. His self-protective avoidance of romance crumbles at Eisley's two left feet and her authenticity send his heart into unscripted territory. When his past threatens to ruin their second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grave salvage their unexpected romance?

*I reviewed this book under no obligation and the options are solely mine.


Learn more about Kim!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A REFUGE ASSURED by Jocelyn Green, review by Winnie Thomas

A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

Rich in historical detail and abounding in fascinating characters, A Refuge Assured is the perfect blend of intrigue, suspense, history, and romance. Jocelyn Green has crafted a spectacular tale that kept me spellbound from the first page to the end. Set against backdrops in France and Pennsylvania in the late 1700s, the history of those areas was integral to the story and seamlessly combined with the fictional tale. I enjoyed learning more about the happenings during that time period.

The main characters, Vivienne and Liam, were endearing and memorable, and they hit me right in the heart as they struggled to overcome their difficulties. With tender messages of forgiveness of self and others, along with faith and hope, this book has earned a spot on my keeper shelf. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy clean historical fiction. I will definitely be looking forward to more books from this author.

Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagined her craft could threaten her life. Yet in revolutionary France, it is a death sentence when the nobility, and those associated with them, are forced to the guillotine. Vivienne flees to Philadelphia but finds the same dangers lurking in the French Quarter, as revolutionary sympathizers threaten the life of a young boy left in her care, who some suspect to be the Dauphin. Can the French settlement, Azilum, offer permanent refuge?

Militiaman Liam Delaney proudly served in the American Revolution, but now that the new government has imposed an oppressive tax that impacts his family, he barely recognizes the democracy he fought for. He wants only to cultivate the land of his hard-won farm near Azilum, but soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwoman recently arrived from Paris, they will be drawn together in surprising ways to fight for the peace and safety for which they long.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher/NetGalley, with no obligations. All opinions are my own.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Introducing Kim, our newest Inkwell Reviewer!

Kim was suggested to me by a wonderful book blogger and we're very pleased to add her to our busy book reviewers. So watch for REVIEWS BY KIM!

My name is Kim. I live in the hill country of Texas with my husband of 35 years. We have 4 wonderful children. We also have 3 grandchildren. I have been blessed to able to be a stay at home mom helping my children with homework and chauffeuring them to their many sports and extracurricular activities. 

In my free time you can find me reading, cooking or baking, teaching Sunday School to a group of 2 year olds, or spending time with my family. I love to read and review clean and inspirational fiction. 

Kim is an INSTAGRAMMER! (so see, even if milennials are leaving facebook and moving on to Instagram, grammas are following!) (Deb's note: Okay, so clearly Kim doesn't look old enough to have grandchildren but I believe her!)

Follow her at

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Austen Inspired Fiction, with Guests and Giveaways!

In which we offer a number of books for your 
consideration and end with a most charming gift offer 

With a topic like Austen Inspired Fiction, I thought I’d bring in two special guests! 

First up, Janet B. Taylor of More Agreeably Engaged. I asked her to explain Austen-inspired Fiction, because, as you'll see by all of the stories we've included, it's a cornucopia of delights!  I 'met' Janet when Austen in Austin was first out, in early 2016, and I was thrilled to find someone so involved in the world of Austen fiction who happened to live in TEXAS!

Thank you, Debra, for inviting me to share my thoughts on Austenesque fiction and some of my favorite books. I’ll begin with how I categorize books. My method is pretty straight forward. 
--I usually consider variations, alternate paths, and vagaries to be basically the same. An alternate path is a detour or in JAFF, a different route to HEA (Happily Ever After), from canon. A variation is a different or distinct form or version of the original. A vagary is an unexpected or inexplicable change in someone’s behavior or situation. A synonym for vagary is variation. Regarding the definitions of the words, there might be a slight variance, depending on how critical one reads them, but I still consider them to be one in the same.
--We all know what Sequel and Prequel represent so there is no need to discuss those descriptions. 
--A Re-telling is recounting the story but in a different time or location. The story changes are based more on locale and time rather than seeing what might transpire if one major or minor plot point was changed. An example of re-telling would be the Austen in Austen two volume set with eight stories, total. Each story is set near Austin, Texas, in an era different from canon. These are great stories representing all of Austen’s novels and are wonderfully interwoven.
Each of us probably has our own view of what these descriptions indicate. For my purposes as a reviewer, and even a reader, I prefer to keep the categories simpler.
--When someone uses JAFF in reference to a book or topic of discussion, I automatically think it will be based on one of Jane Austen’s novels. Most are based on Pride and Prejudice but JAFF is all inclusive in my mind. Jane Austen Fan Fiction could be about any of Jane’s books. If a book is inspired by Jane Austen’s writings, but not about any of her books, per se, I don’t feel it would be considered JAFF.
Now on to the fun part
I get to talk about some of my all-time favorite Austenesque novels. I have literally read hundreds of them, as have many Jane Austen fans. A few stand out and hold a place in my best and most memorable reads. Those are the ones that I will go back and read again. They have made an impression on me and stayed in my thoughts long after I finished reading them. They left me feeling good, and that’s the mark of a worthy premise and a well-written book. None of the books that I mention have explicit sex. All have romance and electricity but are clean reads. 
Nicole Clarkston (this author also writes North and South variations based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s original)
These Dreams is undoubtedly one of the best books I’ve read. It has many layers, and each is handled skillfully and with depth and understanding. Mystery, kidnapping, romance, all are involved. A connection of abiding love and the strength of it is masterfully portrayed.
The Courtship ofEdward Gardiner was a fun novella with a little angst thrown in. The reader gets to see how Edward Gardiner and Madeline met. Lizzy and Jane are young girls and traveling with their father and Edward. Guess who they meet while visiting Lambton? This story is delightful.
Cassandra Grafton 
A Quest for Mr.DarcyDarcy has determined to forget Elizabeth Bennet and traveled for some time to keep her out of his heart and mind. When he returns to Pemberley, he finds her living on his land. What? Of course, all it takes is one look for him to realize all was for naught! The story that follows has a little mystery, lots of fun with the Bingley twins, and of course, time with Darcy and Lizzy in company.
The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen – The reader gets to meet Jane Austen and it seems almost real. What would the world be like without any of her writings? This story answers that question and more. It is set in Bath. (Deb's note-a contemporary!)
For the sheer beauty of Cassandra Grafton’s writing, I also recommend her three book series, A Fair Prospect. She gets in Darcy’s head and lives there. The reader is privy to his thoughts, his torment, and his deep love.  It is a beautifully written set of books.
Joana Starnes (nobody can torture Darcy quite like Joana Starnes. I recommend any book by this author.)
The Falmouth Connection is such a good book. Darcy follows Lizzy across England to Falmouth, where Lizzy is staying with her aunt. Joana Starnes, living in the UK, has visited all the places of which she writes and can describe them in a way that makes the reader see what she has seen. Her writing is excellent.
The Subsequent Proposal and The Second Chance are two books that combine Pride and Prejudice with Persuasion and Sense & Sensibility, respectively.
Kara Louise (I enjoy all this author’s books. You can’t go wrong picking up one of her titles)
Darcy’s Voyage has, as the title suggests, the main setting aboard a ship. Of course, that means that Darcy and Elizabeth will be spending some time together. This was one of my early reads and remains amongst my favorites.
Pirates and Prejudice is an adventure that is fun, different, and exciting! I fell in love all over again with this Mr. Darcy.
Regina Jeffers (This author has many books and I have read most all of them. I enjoyed each of them.  She has several that are mysteries and they are excellent.)
Captain Frederick Wentworth’s Persuasion is as the title suggests, a variation of Persuasion. I enjoyed this story and author’s style of writing this one.
The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy is a murder mystery. As with the others, Darcy and Lizzy are married and it is up to them to solve the mystery.
Jan Hahn (Any book by Jan Hahn is a good book. Her latest The Child, is on a virtual blog tour right now and is already getting many good reviews.)
An Arranged Marriage is the first novel I read in this genre. It is still one of my all-time favorites. I love a forced or arranged marriage for Darcy and Lizzy as that allows us much time in their company. It is written from Lizzy’s point of view.
The Journey takes a detour from the original when Darcy and Lizzy are kidnapped and must spend much time together. It is lovely to watch as they learn more about one another and witness Lizzy seeing Darcy for the man he truly is.
I’ve gone on too long so will stop here. Thank you, again, Debra, for inviting me to share my thoughts.
You are very welcome. 
More ways to follow Janet -  Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook 

What a list!  I've enjoyed learning about each one, Janet, and  I'd like to just not write or work for a month and march through your list.  I know readers are going to enjoy the many ways Authors are incorporating Austen characters into fiction. And this is only a tiny amount of what's out there

Next, let me introduce Ceri T., whom I also ‘virtually’ met when the Austen in Austin Collection was first released and I contacted some of the Austen blogs I’d been following. Well, I’ll have her explain:

Hi there! I am Ceri, I live in the UK, and a few years ago I discovered that there was a whole genre devoted to the works of my favourite author, Jane Austen. I’ve read continuations, modernisations, variations (where the original story is changed) and different era versions. I have a blog, Babblings of a Bookworm, which started off as a blog of the books I’ve read, but over time has morphed into an Austenesque blog.

The most visited post in my blog archive is my review of Austen in Austin, Volume 1. You can see it here if you’d like to add to its stats! I really enjoyed this book of 4 stories and when one of the authors, Debra E Marvin, asked me for some Austenesque recommendations to pass on to her readers, I was happy to oblige. To add to your reading lists, I would suggest:

Bluebells in the Mourning by KaraLynne Mackrory – this is a Pride and Prejudice variation which sees one of Elizabeth’s sisters dying and explores the impact of that. I loved the unexpectedly uplifting nature of this book, considering the subject matter. It’s a very romantic read without sex scenes, which can be said of all of this author’s books.

George Knightley Esquire books by Barbara Cornthwaite  – this is a set of two books showing Austen’s Emma from Mr Knightley's Point of view. The first is called Charity Envieth Not, and the second is Lend Me Leave. I thought it was a wonderful idea for a book, to see things from the hero’s point of view, particularly as Emma misinterprets his views so many times. The humour in this book was an unexpected delight. I think you’d have to be familiar with Emma to get the most out of this pair of books.


The Beresfords by Christina Dudley is an updated version of Mansfield Park. It’s set in the 1980s rather than being a contemporary read. This is a book with strong Christian themes, which makes sense, as the Edmund character is planning on entering the church, like Edmund in MP. When you think about Austen’s MP, one of the things looked at is the fact that the Bertram children had principles that only went skin deep – they used to put on a facade for their parents, and this book had the same thing happening. It’s the most faithful update of MP that I’ve read.

A wildcard choice, if I may: the Archer brothers set of books by Karen Witemeyer - these aren't JAFF, however, I think readers of your anthology may like them because they are set in a similar time and place. You might well have heard of these if you read Christian fiction, I think she's quite popular. They are Christian but the second one has very strong themes. They are wonderful reads, very exciting! The books follow the fortunes of four brothers, who were orphaned when the oldest, Travis, was just 15. He is left trying to bring up his brothers while fighting off the threat of the family being split up, or the brothers being cheated out of their land in a recently-settled area. First in the series is Short Straw Bride, which sees the brothers drawing straws to see who will be the groom to a girl to save her reputation. Following this is Stealing the Preacher, where the brother who has a religious calling goes to try out as a preacher in another town and gets kidnapped from the train. The third story is a short story, A Cowboy Unmatched, which is available to buy on its own or as part of an anthology called A Match Made in Texas.

My last recommendation for the ‘to be read’ lists is: Austen in Austin Vol 2, obviously! I haven't read it yet, but I have it on my kindle :)

I hope you enjoy these books if you decide to give them a try! Thank you to Debra for inviting me to select some recommendations for you.

Thank you Ceri! I love the variety of stories you've brought us. I'm really intrigued. I thought asking for a list of your favorites would be great fun for our readers, but it's also made me long to go shopping!

Readers, I suggest you follow Ceri's blog, and she's offered her twitter as well! follow Ceri on Twitter, (@Frawli1978) . She suggests you'll find a lot more Austen to love at her favorite Facebook group, Mr. Darcy's Extensive Readers
(devoted to the reading of fine Austenesque Literature!) where you'll see Ceri, Janet, and Claudine Pepe of Just Jane 1813 as well.

And here's our own Austen Fan Girl, with a few Regency era stories of her own, and my partner in Crime, 

Susie Dietze! 

It's a good excuse to bring out this fun photo again!

When I asked Susie  to toss out some Austen inspired stories, she shared these titles off of her freshly starched muslin cuff. Just as the movie Clueless was modeled after Emma, we'll be showing you some stories even farther from the canon! We haven't read them all, but parade them by for your entertainment.

Beth Pattillo's series: Mr. Darcy Broke my Heart, Jane Austen Ruined my Life and The Dashwood Sisters Tell All 
Teri Wilson's Unleashing Mr. Darcy. After all, they made a Hallmark movie out of it!
Okay Austen Fans! Are you surprised? Intrigued? Have you been aware of the breadth of the Austen online community that Janet and Ceri are part of? Following my guest’s blogs will take you far deeper into this subject than we can touch here! I have to add another wonderful blog I follow: 

an online community that fosters a book club experience with its readers, to bring you JAFF and other Austen-related book reviews, giveaways, and posts pertaining to everything Austen, all the time.
Just Jane is hosted by Claudine Pepe, another reader/reviewer I had the enjoyment of meeting through Austen fiction. Especially when I can  share this award for Austen in Austin Vol 1:

And now, Deb adds these Contemporary Austen-Inspired reads (Surprise! Because I am so not a contemporary reader!)

The Katherine Reay collection: Dear Mr. Knightly, Lizzy and Jane, The Bronte Plot (available separately, of course!) 

Jane of Austin  (Okay, so I have to admit I hoped readers found ours by mistake—the benefit of a similar title!—but we wish Hillary Manton Lodge continued success! Such a clever cover!)

The Jane Austen Takes the South Collection by Mary Jane Hathaway: Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs; Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin’ Cornbread;  Pride and Prejudice and Cheese Grits (available separately! And so much fun!)

To celebrate our Austen in Austin Boxed Sets (for the low, low price of 99cents adds our announcer who favors Johnny Lee Miller), Anita Mae Draper and Dina L. Sleiman are giving away PAPERBACKS - that's one Volume One and one Volume Two


To enter the drawing, please check out our Inkwell Inspirations Facebook page (liking or following at your discretion), but be sure to comment and tell us you are interested. Are you a true JAFF reader? 

Note: We may just giveaway an ebook or two as well.

If you’ve connected with us on our Inkwell Facebook Page, we will be able to contact you. Otherwise, please leave your email address safely in your comment--please be sure we have a way to contact you.

Drawing will occur March 31 at 9pm. At which point we will be having the most exemplary of vegetables and speak kindly of you with our neighbors.

The Vol 1 Authors! Anita, Gina, Susie and Deb

Don't forget to visit Janet's Blog _ MORE AGREEABLY ENGAGED


Well, gosh, I might as well add this:

Goodreads  Readers voted for their favorite Austen Fan Fiction

Learn more about the Austen in Austin collection - 
with links to purchase, should you be so inclined
And because, basically, I've just done a lot of work to show you many other stories you should buy!  (Wait, what was I thinking?)

Volume One 

Volume Two

or the two book set

Discover eight heroines in historical Austin, TX, as they find love--Jane Austen style. 
Volume 1 includes:

If I Loved You Less by Gina Welborn, based on Emma
A prideful matchmaker examines her own heart when her protégé falls for the wrong suitor.

Refinements by Anita Mae Draper, based on Sense and Sensibility
A misguided academy graduate spends the summer falling in love . . . twice.

One Word from You by Susanne Dietze, based on Pride and Prejudice
A down-on-her-luck journalist finds the story of her dreams, but her prejudice may cost her true love . . . and her career.

Alarmingly Charming by Debra E. Marvin, based on Northanger Abbey
A timid gothic dime-novel enthusiast tries to solve the mystery of a haunted cemetery and, even more shocking, why two equally charming suitors compete for her attentions.

Volume 2:

Simply Lila by Suzie Johnson, based on Lady Susan
Yearning to find a real-life hero, a wallflower must learn to live outside the pages of an Austen novel.

Fully Persuaded by Niki Turner, based on Persuasion
A brokenhearted artist struggles with the shame of her family s bankruptcy and the return of her first love whose proposal she d spurned because he was poor.

Mansford Ranch by Dina L. Sleiman, based on Mansfield Park
An aspiring novelist with a keen eye for character must determine who is worthy of playing her own leading man.

Sense and Nonsense by Lisa Karon Richardson, based on Sense and Sensibility
A would-be missionary is determined to make it to Ceylon, but when her funds disappear, she has to accept help from the man she most wants to avoid.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Meet Book Blogger Beckie from By The Book!

Thanks for agreeing to be my guest, Beckie! Especially after I asked you for your answers and hadn’t actually sent you the questions! 

Debra asks-- How long have you been reviewing, and how did you decide on the theme for your blog?

Beckie answers-- I started blogging about books in 2009 as part of the library ministry at my former church. I thought it would be a great way to introduce church members to what was available in the library. When I found out I could get free books for the library by taking part in review programs and tours, I jumped at the chance. My first reviews are a bit embarrassing, but hopefully I’ve grown since then. ;) My blog’s name, By The Book, is the name of my book club that started in 2002. When I switched from being the church library blog to a personal blog, I thought that the name was fitting.

D- The good thing is that authors like reviews, and understand being ‘our worst critics’, so we all look back and may want to cringe, but it's good to see improvements in your reviewing. Most importantly, just know that even your first efforts were appreciated!

This is Beckie, by the pond, not by the book!
(Enjoying their getaway place in GA).

What’s the best part of being a reviewer?

B- There are so many perks to being a reviewer — access to authors, “inside” info from publishers, and books, books, books galore! But honestly the best part is being a part of a wonderful community of book lovers, specifically Christian fiction lovers. They care about books, yes, but the emphasis on sharing God’s love is something truly special. I view this blogging gig as a ministry, and I have been touched by how “story” reaches people where they are.

D- Yes, and I’m glad to see that there’s more opportunity for authors to present a wide variety of stories to reach people. Now there’s fantasy and SciFi and stories with controversial subjects that would never have been available even ten years ago.

What’s the most difficult part of the ‘the job’?

B- Saying no to books! LOL! I have had to curtail my reviewing because of life. I want to say yes to the many book offers that make their way into my email, but it is just not possible to read all the books out there.

D- I really can’t imagine how bloggers read as many as they do! At least when I hoard books, I’m not obligated to get them read in the next ten years!

What was the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?

B- I am currently reading it! The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright is my book club’s March selection. It is absolutely riveting, and the writing is outstanding. (When I finish typing, I am headed back to the book!)

D- You are certainly not alone. I’m really eager to get to this one because it’s so close to my favorite genre’ (which I used to call historical romantic suspense with a gothicy feel.

What keeps you busy or entertained (beyond reading and reviewing!)?

B- For years I followed my kids around to soccer games and swim meets. My daughter played soccer in college, so while the nest was emptying, I was still able to show up on campus without anyone thinking it was weird. Now the nest is completely empty and no grandkids have come along . . . yet. So my husband and I have started to travel. And we have a cabin in the North Georgia mountains where we escape.

D- ooh, that sounds nice!  I, too, had the years of kids-playing-sports.  Many years. And now the grandkids are at it. Enjoy the break! Haha! 

Don't you love this Burnham Family wedding rehearsal photo?

Beckie, what is your fiction favorite…setting? Place and time? Genre’?

B- I have been a mystery and suspense fan since my Nancy Drew days. I love to try to figure out whodunit along with the sleuth. Setting and time period don’t matter. Just give me a good mystery!

D- Hmmm, have you heard about The Nosy Parker Mysteries? (hint hint!)

What person from history would you most like to text with?

B- I guess I will be a bit cliche and pick Jane Austen. While she didn’t write mysteries, unless you count Northanger Abbey, Jane has always fascinated me. I would love to know the goings on in her family and life.

D- Hmmm, have you heard  about Alarmingly Charming? Okay I really have to stop teasing. And while Jane Austen may not be a novel choice (as in not-cliché), I’m sure she’s going to be at the top of the answer list for this question!

If you had a rainy afternoon alone to watch a movie what would it be? And what meal would you have delivered if that afternoon included a quiet evening as well? I’m paying with my virtual bank account!

B- I may be kind of a cheap date for you! I would probably watch Persuasion — the version with Ciaran Hinds. That is my favorite of all Austen’s works. And although I am on a diet, I will have you spring for some Chinese food — Happy Family with fried rice and an egg roll sounds good.
Deb could be persuaded to be a bit jealous!

D- yes. Really cheap date because I own that particular version of Persuasion too.  While Rupert Penry-Jones wowed me when he walked on screen as Capt. Wentworth, there’s a compelling mix of power and gentleness in Ciaran Hinds’ portrayal. That’s just such an awesome production! I hold my breath during that note scene –as if I don’t know what’s coming!
If you could wiggle your nose and be in your dream career, what would it be? Or are you already living it?

B- Since my day job is keeping the books for my husband’s business, I’d better say I already have the dream job. I’m inching up towards retirement, so I’ll stick to the job and the blogging gig.

D- Haha. Good call! What piece of advice would you offer authors who are just starting out?

B- Reach out to reviewers. We love to read new authors. And if they like your work, you will have a great cheerleader for future projects. But make sure that they read your chosen genre. Don’t expect a romance fan to give glowing reviews to your “zombie cowboy” saga. Just sayin’.

D- True. When I started at zero with reviewers, I did it by contacting them like a ‘cold call’, and now I know so many of them like good friends because they gave me a chance and offered support. Which is why I enjoy doing these blogger interviews and hosting reviewers!

Advice for new reviewers?

B- Take a chance on indie authors. I have read some fantastic books from indie authors. It’s a growing part of publishing, and those authors need our support.

D- Absolutely. Small publishers are producing some of the most popular stories. It’s not just the big guys anymore, and many ‘Readers’ Favorites’ last year were Indie published and small press. And, they don’t have the resources behind them that the big houses do!

Thanks so much for visiting with us, Beckie! I’ve really enjoyed our chat!

Beckie and Hubby during his 'bucket list' trip to Mittenvald, Germany!

Share This Post

How Our Giveaways Work: The Official Rules

We, the ladies of Inkwell Inspirations, would love to give free stuff to everybody. Since we can't, we will often have a giveaway in conjunction with a specific post. Unless otherwise stated, one winner will be drawn from comments left on that post between the date it was published and the end of the giveaway as determined in the post. Entries must be accompanied by a valid email address. This address is used only to contact the commenter in the event that he/she is the winner, and will not be sold, distributed, or used in any other fashion. The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. NO PURCHASE, PLEDGE, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.