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12.11.12

The Misadventures of Maude March ( and a boot give away!)

The Misadventures of Maude March
by Audrey Couloumbis

I have long been fascinated with the West.  I guess it started with Laura Ingalls' travels to Wisconsin and just kept going westward.  The stories of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and all of the characters who found their way to Deadwood, SD, fill my imagination still today.  I really love it when I find a story of a girl who braved the west.  I read just about any legend, historical fiction or non-fiction that concerns the 19th and early 20th Century and American's westward expansion.  I was thrilled to find this novel by Audrey Couloumbis a few years ago for my 4th grade book club.  It was a club filled with adventurous young girls, and this story filled the bill.

This is a true romp through the west.  The narrator, Sally, is an eleven year old girl.  She is a voracious reader of dime store westerns. She idolizes the heroes and is thrilled by the villains   When Sally and her sister, Maude, are orphaned for the second time, they find themselves in the custody of a family that essentially sentences them to a life of indentured servitude.  Unwilling to stand for the abuse, Maude and Sally, break into their old home, pack what are their belongings, and make their way alone to find a long lost uncle in Independence, MO.  To improve their chances of safe travel, the girls disguise themselves as boys and set out.  Along the trail, though, there are scads of mishaps and scrapes, and soon they are being pursued for bank-robbing, horse-thievery, and murder. 

In honor of the girls' disguises and their adventures in the West, I want to offer you a chance to win a pair a boots! 

So, Now for the fun part, Country Outfitter is giving you a chance to win a $150 gift certificate to go shopping on them! You could choose a lace-up style or more of a work boot.  I found a square-toed work boot with red stitching and a pink lining by Ariat that I love.  They are very comfortable and work beautifully with jeans- my favorite thing to wear. 

We are making it soooo simple for you to enter in just two little steps.


1. Click Here & submit your email address to Country Outfitter (you may receive occasional emails from them).
2. Leave a comment here on the blog letting me know you submitted your email to Country Outfitter.

A random winner will be selected in two weeks (November 26, 2012 after 9pm EST).

Good Luck!

A Break for Technical Interuption:
DISCLOSURE: CountryOutfitter, a retailer of Ariat, gave me a pair Women's Ranchbaby Square Toe Brown Rebel Boots to review.

24 comments:

  1. I submitted! A girl's gotta have her boots.

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  2. I signed up. Can't wait to find that book to read. Who doesn't dream about hiding a shotgun in your petticoats and saving the family homestead.

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  3. I liked this book! Entered the give-away!

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  4. I entered! Love all things Wild West.

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  5. I entered! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  6. We love this book!! And of course I entered the giveaway, in honor of Mary Polly who is looking to get some boots. :)

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  7. I entered! Thanks! lebl9077@bellsouh.net

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  8. So creative and fun! What a great way to maybe when some cool kicks.

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  9. I'll have to read it. It reminds me a bit of Gentleman Outlaw and Me, Eli. Thanks. And boots would be fun!

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  10. I entered. Cowboy Boots...A Girls Best Friend! Thanks for the chance for me to get a new best "friend"! Love your blog!

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  11. i entered and if i win i might gift my boots....christmas is coming

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  12. submitted my email....love toooooooooooo win :)
    thansk
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  13. I entered! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Pandaluvsu82 at gmail dot com

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  14. I submitted! Used email jenni_412@yahoo.com

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  15. I thought I'd entered before, guess I got caught up making a list and didn't. That's taken care of now!

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  16. I entered! want sme boots more than anything! but could never ask my momma to buy them, this is my last year at home and then ill be a poor college student who REALLY cant afford them!

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  17. Garnold23 at sbcglobal dot net
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  18. I submitted. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  20. I summited ! Would love to win some boots to wear out on the farm , mine really need replaced. But there a country girls best friend. Hard to give up :)

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