Giveaways and Downloads

Hello! Welcome to the Giveaways Page!

Each month, you’ll find giveaways and downloads that I hope will entice you to return frequently.


Beginning July 9 – 31, I’m giving away The Last Will and Testament of Anne Charbonnier, a seventeenth-century short story prequel for my Waldensian Series, to anyone who subscribes to my newsletter. Of those who subscribe, one person will receive four full-length contemporary and historical romances written by Scrivenings Press authors. Visit Donna’s website at to receive your copy of The Last Will and Testament of Anne Charbonnier and enter the contest.


--The Last Will and Testament of Anne Charbonnier by Donna Wichelman

In this seventeenth-century short story prequel to Light Out of Darkness and Undaunted Valor (Books 1 and 2 of the Waldensian Series), The Last Will and Testament of Anne Charbonnier is about one Reformation Christian woman’s fight for love and freedom during her peoples' return to their home valleys from which they had been exiled.


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July Giveaways:


I’m excited you stopped by. In celebration of my Gilded Age historical romance coming out in December 2024 by Scrivenings Press, I’m holding monthly giveaways. Every month from June 2024 – December 2024, several authors have offered their books as a Packaged Prize Giveaway to one lucky winner when you sign up for my newsletter

Enter July's Giveaway:

Just Another Home by Kim Banet

Sixteen-year-old Sam Keller has lived in foster homes and group homes most of his life and has long ago given up on the dream of a stable, forever family. Adults have always let him down, as has God, and he has no use for either.

John and Abbie Grayson are a respected, successful couple in their fifties with two grown children. They live in their dream home in Franklin, TN, an idyllic suburb of Nashville, where John is a successful college basketball coach, and Abbie works part-time at their local church. But Abbie feels something is missing from her life and convinces John they should become foster parents.

Their worlds collide when Sam is placed in the Grayson home for a few days. Days turn into months, and Sam thrives with the Graysons and allows himself to dream of a forever family while John and Abbie realize the teen has found his way into their hearts.

As the Graysons begin to investigate the possibility of adopting Sam, an evil agenda emerges, and a secret past is revealed. Nothing short of a miracle can save Sam from a harrowing ordeal and keep the Grayson family together.

Banet Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She started writing in 2020, and in 2023 Just Another Home was a Genesis Finalist. Kimberly and her husband, Jeff, have been married for thirty-six years and have two grown children, Nicole and Brandon. They live in beautiful Starlight, Indiana with their two dogs, Daisy and Winnie.

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Hope Takes the Reins by Jenny Mcleod Carlisle

O.D. Billings has lived in the shadow of his brothers all his life. Even his name brings him down, so he has used only initials for years. But now, his older “war-hero” brother has returned home, rebelling against his expected role in the family business, and the younger brother is intent on risking his life on the back of a bucking bull. O.D. talks a good game after each rodeo tie-down competition, but can he step up to help anyone without really knowing where he fits in?

Hope Caldwell’s world is still reeling after her mom’s recent death from cancer. She thrives on keeping the family’s rodeo on an even keel. Keeping everything normal seems more and more impossible when she overhears her uncle’s plan to sell out. How can she continue without the only way of life she has known for all of her nineteen years? Can she rely on the help of a big-talking cowboy?  Or does he have too many problems of his own?

Jenny Carlisle retired from a career in state government to pursue her dream of writing fiction. After years of attending conferences, entering contests, and soaking up advice from mentors, her first Fiction title, Hope Takes the Reins was published by Scrivenings Press in 2022. Her bookshelf now includes the second and third books in her Crossroads series, Faith Moves Mountains and Love Never Fails, as well as a Christmas novella, Rejoicing with Joy, as part of the collection, A Gift for All Time, with fellow Arkansas authors Tanya B. Ashley and Ellen Withers.

Jenny is past president of the American Christian Fiction Writers-Arkansas Chapter and Saline County Preservation, a group formed to save a historic house near her home.

Jenny and her husband, James, live in Benton, Arkansas, where they worship with the Church of Christ. They have three married children and eight grandchildren. She loves spending time with her supportive tribe of readers and writers, in person and on social media. God is good!

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Treasure and Trouble by Betty Woods

Treasure & Trouble

Can a pampered Southern belle give up life of luxury to follow her heart?

Eugenia Hampton wants to be loved for who she is, not what she has. Her parents intend to see her married and cared for, but she’s determined not to be a mere parlor decoration to show off some man’s achievements. She wants a love match or no match.

Paul Stuart is tired of clashing with people over his abolitionist views—especially with his father, who is the overseer for Eugenia’s father. Paul is saving money to move from Tennessee and buy a farm in Illinois where he can live in peace with people of like-minded ideas.

Paul rescues Eugenia after her horse throws her. They form a secret, forbidden friendship based on their common family problems. Neither of them expects their relationship to grow into love. But when Eugenia’s father selects a non-Christian man for her husband, she must choose between her known and comfortable life of luxury or a lifetime of love with Paul, where little else will be certain.

Betty Woods writes heartwarming romance with a Southern accent. She’s an incurable history buff who was once mistaken for the tour guide at an historical site while answering her grandchildren’s questions. When not living in her make-believe nineteenth-century world, she enjoys time with her family, especially vacations with children, grandchildren, and great grands. Taking RV trips with her husband and Chihuahua to research information for books is one of her other favorite things.

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Meadow Song by Beth Wescott

Meadow Song

To escape memories of her dead fiancé, artist Kate Greenway leaves her home in Mountain View to work for her friend, Ellie Somers, at Mill Valley Florist in Millvale. A year later, Kate begins to paint again, and she meets motherless little girl, Blythe Chambers and Blythe’s uncle Jack Chambers. Blythe’s zest for life awakens Kate’s desire to move on with her life, and she realizes she’s falling in love with Jack. Though drawn to Kate, Jack resists commitment, intending never to marry.

When Kate returns to Mountain View to care for her ill mother, will she ever fulfill her dreams in art and love? Will Jack overcome his fear and realize that life without Kate will be his greatest loss?

A year later, Kate begins to paint again, and she meets motherless little girl, Blythe Chambers, and Blythe’s uncle Jack Chambers. Blythe’s zest for life awakens Kate’s desire to move forward with her life. She’s falling in love with Jack. Jack, although drawn to Kate, resists commitment, intending never to marry.

When Kate returns to Mountain View to care for her ill mother, will she ever fulfill her dreams in art and love? Will Jack overcome his fear and realize that life without Kate will be his greatest loss?

A life-long lover of books and reading, Beth’s first Christian romance novel, Meadow Song, debuted in 2018 with Mantle Rock Publishing, republished by Scrivenings Press in 2020. Heart’s Desire released in 2021, A Heart’s Journey in 2022, and Her Heart’s Longing in 2023, completing the three-book Three Sisters Series.

First with Child Evangelism Fellowship and then in pastoral ministry in several churches, Beth worked alongside her husband for 38 years. She taught Bible classes to children, teens, and women, and participated in church music ministry, homeschooled her children for twelve years, and became a 4-H leader when her children joined 4-H, Beth and her husband have three adult children and five granddaughters. She enjoys reading, music, gardening, sewing, and photography.

She resides with her husband in Otego, New York.

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