Giveaway: Home for the Holidays (Mother-Daughter Book Club), Betsy-Tacy Books & More!

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Grand Prize! Enter for a chance to win

Two additional winners will also receive a signed copies of Home for the Holidays!

From the promotional copy for Home for the Holidays:

This holiday season, join the mother-daughter book club as they turn the page to a whole new chapter of adventures!

Unfortunately, nothing goes quite as planned for any of the girls. 

On a Christmas cruise with their families, Megan and Becca fight over the dashing son of the ship’s captain. Cassidy and her family fly back to California to visit Cassidy’s sister Courtney and stay with old friends in Laguna Beach during Hanukkah. Meanwhile, theyโ€™re wrestling with a big question: which state should they call home? 

And back in Concord, a disastrous sledding accident means both Emma and Jess have to completely change their winter vacation plans.

Between squabbles, injuries, and blizzards, everything seems to be going wrong. Will the girls be able to find their holiday spirit in time for a rollicking New Yearโ€™s Eve party?

Note: in this story, the club is reading the Betsy-Tacy books!

To enter, comment on this post and include an email address (formatted like: cynthia at cynthialeitichsmith dot com) or a link to an email address. Or email Cynthia directly with “Mother-Daughter Book Club” in the subject line.


Eligibility: U.S./Canada.

Deadline: midnight CST Dec. 14.

Give the gift of children’s-YA literature to the young readers in your life!

Cynsational Notes

Do you like holiday picture books? You can also enter to win one of two copies of Jingle Bells: How the Holiday Classic Came to Be by John Harris, illustrated by Adam Gustavson (Peachtree, 2011). Click this link for details!

64 thoughts on “Giveaway: Home for the Holidays (Mother-Daughter Book Club), Betsy-Tacy Books & More!

  1. I've loved the Betsy-Tacy series for years and years and now have found a new series to enjoy just as much – Heather Vogel Frederick's Mother-Daughter Book Club. I highly recommend both series to everyone ages 5 to infinity.

  2. i am reading pies and prejudiced and im just addicted to this series. i really want this book for christmas. please keep writing these books so we can keep reading them.

  3. This is such an amazing opportunity! I homeschool my 12 year old daughter and although she reads on a high school level, I have SUCH a difficult time finding well-written books with age-appropriate topics. I am thrilled to have discovered the Mother-Daughter books this evening and just ordered Book #1 for my daughter. The Betsy-Tacy books are on our list of books to read as well. My daughter would be beside herself if she were to receive this giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance!

  4. Hi my name is emma jean!I have grown up with these books.Please tell me how to get enter
    -emma jean

  5. I would love to be entered in this! Not only is Home for the Holidays one of the BEST books ever but the canvas bag is so cute! I am reading the first Betsy-Tacy book right now and I love it! It would be great to own the whole series! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I loved Home for the Holidays – it really inspired me to pick up the relevant Betsy-Tacy high school books again and enjoy them anew. It would be wonderful to have my very own copy of HFTH and to pass the Treasury on to my daughter for her very own.

  7. I am so excited for this giveaway! I would absolutely LOVE to win these holiday treats! My favorite books are definitely the MDBC series, and I am so excited about Home for the Holidays. I'm in a mother-daughter book club myself, so I can really relate to Megan, Becca, Jess, Emma, and Cassidy. I'm so excited!
    -Margaret loves the MDBC!!!

  8. What a heavenly giveaway! I've loved Maud Hart Lovelace since I was 10 years old & found her books at a library in Farmers Branch,TX.

    thejohnson5 at hargray dotcom

  9. I love the MDBC series! And I would love to win the give away copy and read the Betsy-Tacy series too!

    blairs25 at yahoo dot com

  10. I stumbled upon the Mother-Daughter Book Club series quite by accident, and I am so glad I did! I love these books and would love to win this contest. Thanks for the chance to enter ๐Ÿ™‚


  11. Wow, this is so cool! I've been wanting to read the Betsy-Tacy series for so long and now here's my chance!

    christina8 at insightbb dot com

  12. I would love to read the "Betsy Tacy" books! I had never heard of the series before I read "Home for the Holidays".
    Unfortunately, I can't get them at my local libraries as they do not have the books. Next time I visit I think I am going to put in a request though.

    karate dot master 7 (seven) at gmail dot com

  13. The Mother-Daughter Book Club series sounds wonderful! Plus, I already love Betsy Tacy. I would be absolutely thrilled to win this giveaway, but will be checking out the book club series regardless.

    mep at nottobrag dot net

    Thanks for hosting!

  14. I love the MOther Daughter Book club book they are my favorites of all time!!!!!!!!

    eileen at piratecat dot com

  15. What a great giveaway! I have just added the entire M-DBC series to my middle school library and I love these books! And, the Betsy-Tacy series is one of my all-time favorites. Perfect giveaway!!!


    Kimberly Kovach, MLS

  16. I'm not familiar with either of these series of books, so reading about them from your posts interests me. The Mother Daughter Book Club sounds especially good.
    I have a new blog called Grammie Bee's Book Buzz for small children to tweens, so this would probably be good to review for that tween age group. Thanks for the review and notes on them.

  17. I love the Betsy-Tacy books, and so does my daughter! And the Mother-Daughter Book Club books are a lot of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beth at bethpriest at yahoo dot com

  18. I love the books!! my favorite series!! cant stop reading them till the end. "The mother Daughter book Club, home for the holidays is so moving!! my class is playing secret santa and had to make a wish list, this book was my first choice!! I also absolutely love the Betsy-Tacy books!!

    bloom_99 at live dot ca

  19. So excited about this giveaway! I have a copy of Home for the Holidays on order, and the Betsy-Tacy book would be perfect for my book club. Thanks for the opportunity.

    joanna.axelrod at gmail dot com

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