Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love Giveaway

Okay, I'm a hopeless romantic. I'm also the queen of chick flicks. When Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Hallmark approached me about doing a review for "the #1-rated Hallmark Channel Original Movie" The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love I couldn't refuse. The movie was just released on May 5, 2009 and is available in stores now - you can also find it on Amazon and other places.

The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love stars Genie Francis (from "General Hospital" fame) and Ted McGinley (from "Hope & Faith"). After watching the movie it really made me want to see The Note - the first movie based on the book by Angela Hunt.

Here is the synopsis from the press release:
When do you take a chance on love? It's a question columnist Peyton McGruder (Genie Francis) asks herself and her readers. Haunted by past mistakes, Peyton hesitates to take the next step with the man she loves (Ted McGinley). But a note from a readers warns about the regret caused by passion denied. Peyton uncovers the author's secret history involving a doomed romance...and a love which may yet live again. The characters created by bestselling novelist Angela Hunt return in romantic tale of love that just might change your life.


Although the movie is about taking chances on love, there are other themes that I found to be equally interesting. Having remarried myself I enjoyed the storyline centering around the children of each of the characters and how becoming a step-family plays into each decision.

Giveaway:

Sony Pictures gave me 2 copies - 1 for review and 1 to give to a blog follower. However, I try not to keep my review DVDs because I'm not a collector. Therefore I am giving both copies away! The winner of the giveaway copy will be chosen by the best comment left telling me if you ever took a chance on love or if you ever let a love slip away. The review copy winner will be chosen by Random.org (DVD SRP $24.96 x 2) This comment is a mandatory entry.

Want additional entries?

2. Follow me on twitter (@lisasamples) and tweet this contest leaving me a link. (1 entry per tweet per day)
3. Follow my blog or if you are already following - tell me who you are. (2 entries)
4. Leave a comment on my blog anywhere else and leave me the link. (1 entry per comment)
5. Blog about this and link back to me. (5 entries)
6. Stumble this giveaway. (1 entry)
7. Technorati fav me! (2 entries)
8. Add my button to your blog and let me know where I can find it. (2 entries)

Giveaway open to all US residents. Ends 5/17 at 11:59pm. The first winner will be chosen by the best "Taking a Chance On Love" comment. The second winner of my review copy will be chosen by Random.org.

26 comments:

Shelly Leatham said...

I was in an abusive marriage and NEVER planned to get remarried, but I did take a chance on love and I ended up getting remarried.  I married a man whom I met over the internet(through a friend) and one I only considered to be a friend in the beginning.  It was the best decision I ever made.  Not only did I marry my soul mate, I also married my best friend and the best DADDY my daughter could ever have!  Thanks so much!
 
 

Shelly Leatham said...

I tweeted for you at http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/1727723746

onecluttered brain said...

Already a follower. I am a writer and this is what I do I write romantical fiction. I LOVE romances and would LOVE to win a romance. Anyway, question is Have I ever let a love slip away?
YES! If you want to count high school. There was this one boy that I knew we both were friends (I happened to have a crush on his best friend, best friend didn't like me) Anyway as I talked and talked to this boy I realized I was starting to fall in love with him. However I was TOO CHICKEN to tell him, he went away to college and I haven't seen him since. He was the first boy that helped my confidence along. HE KNEW I was beautiful and told me that everyday. (That was his nickname for me) I thank him in my mind everyday for allowing me to have a wonderful relationship with the man I love today. It might not have happened if I still though I was an ugly duckling. I'll tweet and blog about this giveaway too! Awesome. And if I knew what technorati was I'll probably do that too but I don't. I can tell my FB friends about it though. Thanks for the great giveaway. My follower name is one cluttered brain! Tweet name is aquamrine76!

Shelly Leatham said...

I follow your blog
bleatham(at)gmail.com
 

Shelly Leatham said...

Blog Follower entry 2

Shelly Leatham said...

Faved on Technorati
entry1

Shelly Leatham said...

faved on technorati entry 2
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LisaMomof2Boys said...

The FB thing would be great and acceptable.

Shelly said...

I think we all take chances on love when we choose to open our hearts to someone.  My first marriage did not work out; my ex left me when my son was only two and asked me to move out of the house.  It was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through.  After being hurt like that, I didn't think I would ever want to open my heart up again.  But about 4 years ago I decided to take a chance and struck up a friendship with this sweet guy that ended up becoming a lot more than a friendship.  God helped heal my heart and I was able to open up and fall in love again.  The man I married is a caring, gentle and sweet-spirited person and I am so thankful for him!  He is not only is a wonderful husband, he is also a wonderful step-dad to my son!  We will be married 3 years this coming August.  Thank the Lord for second chances!

Shelly said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Shelly said...

I have added your button to my blog:
 
http://www.atticgirl.blogspot.com 
You can find your button underneath the sidebar caption: My Blog Roll Mamas; Check Them Out!

Shelly said...

I now follow you on twitter:
 
http://www.twitter.com/atticgirl76 
and tweeted

Shelly said...

I technorati faved you.  http://technorati.com/faves/atticgirl?uid=1704381&limit=10&start=0&tag=

Shelly said...

I left a comment on another post here on your blog:
http://momof2boyswifeof1.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-do-bride-wars-and-paper-shouts-review.html

Mom said...

I married my first husband twice so he was my first and my third husband. He showed alot of improvement the second time around. We have been married 48 years or 30 years whichever you use as a start date.

MoonNStarMommy said...

Did I ever take a chance at love, yes.  I was in a 10 year marriage, a bad one in the end, and got out (whew!) (course aren't they all bad in the end?) ...  but I wanted to move on with my life.  I got married as a teenager and never dated.  I didn't honestly think anyoen would want me since I was the mother of 2 boys, one of which living with a rare genetic disorder who had a lot of medical issues.  And here in lay the major issue, where was I going to meet anyone!?!  So I turned to the internet, free dating sites, mostly for laughs, and a little attention then thinking anything serious would happen.  But it did... twice.  The first time, I knew it wasn't going to last, but he was a great guy and he helped me in a lot of ways.  After that ended, I figured - oh well - it'll be just me and the boys.   And then I met Dennis.  He lived in NC and me in WI.  We started talking as friends, thinking that would be it, and it ended up being so much more.  Just talking on the internet, webcam, phone - there was so much more bringing us together then just a lot of common interests.  My mom had decided to take my boys to WA State to stay with her for 2 months during the summer, it was suppose to be a chance for me to be me and not "mom" ... but all I could think of was "what if he's the one" ... so we set it up, a few days after my boys left, so did I.  They went to one side of the country, I went to the other.  I was scared, terrified he would take one look at me and reject me.  Instead, he came up to me, and he swooped me back, crushing my mouth with his - the way you see in movies.  That was it...  I was hooked, and apparently so was he.  It's so cliche to say that you met on the internet, and rarely works, but in our case, both being completely honest about who we were - we clicked.  We've been together for 3 years and married for 2 1/2 ... we ended up adding two more boys to our crew ... and it's still happily ever after... 
 
I also started to follow you :)
www.moonnstarmommy.blogspot.com

MoonNStarMommy said...

I added your button to my blog today :)    It is on my side bar on http://moonnstarmommy.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Sure, I've let a love slip away and there have been moments of regret but just moments. It all turned out the best way possible.

Ann said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1830131605

Ann said...

Follower (quelleheure4) #1

Ann said...

Follower #2

Ann said...

Technorati fave (quelleheure4) #1

Ann said...

Technorati fave #2

Ann said...

Stumbled! (quelleheure4)

Ann said...

I have your button #1

Ann said...

Button #2