Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saturday Surprise - December Hamper & Foreign Book Giveaway!

Well, it's another Hamper Day here at The Pink Heart Society!!! And you know what that means....prizes out the wazoo as a great big thanks to all of you for coming along to play with us this month!!!

This time around we would like to know:



Which movie would you add to the Pink Heart Society Hall of Fame if you had a Friday Film-Night slot and why??? And you can only pick one!!!

The gates are open from 12 midnight GMT today until our next Friday Film Night!


This months prizes are:

AT THE SHEIKH'S COMMAND + a special bookbag by Kate Walker
THE GIRL MOST LIKELY by Donna Alward
THE BRIDE OF MONTEFALCO by Rebecca Winters
INHERITED: BABY by Nicola Marsh
THE ANTONIDES MARRIAGE DEAL Anne McAllister
CLAIMING THE CATTLEMAN'S HEART by Barbara Hannay
THE MISTAKEN WIDOW by Cheryl St John
GLADIATORS HONOUR & SOCIETY WHIRL - 2IN1 Aus Edition from Michelle Styles & Anne O'Brien

And from Lee Hyatt 's Tote Bag:

A GENTLE FRAGRANCE by Pamela Griffin
SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL by Vickie McDonough
THE RANGER’S WOMAN by Carol Finch
A TOUCH OF SILK by Lori Wilde




And as if that's not enough we have a Foreign Book Giveaway as well... Just add a language preference to the end of your answer to be eligible for these great prizes!!! Authors can still add any foreign titles to the list as well and the Competition will run until the end of January...



IN JAPANESE:

1 Title by Kate Walker
1 Title by Liz Fielding
2 Titles by Trish Wylie

IN AFRIKAANS:

1 Title by Kate Walker
2 Titles by Trish Wylie

IN FRENCH:

1 Title by Liz Fielding
1 Title by Trish Wylie

IN GERMAN:

1 Title by Kate Walker
3 Titles by Trish Wylie
1 Title by Anne McAllister
1 Title by Pat White
1 Title by Nicola Marsh

IN SPANISH:

1 Title by Kate Walker
1 Title by Liz Fielding
3 Titles by Trish Wylie
2 Titles by Anne McAllister
1 Title by Barbara Hannay

IN PORTUGESE:

4 Titles by Trish Wylie

IN INDONESIAN:

1 Title by Kate Walker

IN DUTCH:

1 Title by Trish Wylie

IN GREEK:

3 Titles by Trish Wylie

IN RUSSIAN:

1 Title by Trish Wylie
1 Title by Barbara Hannay
1 Title by Nicola Marsh

IN HUNGARIAN:

2 Titles by Trish Wylie

IN ITALIAN:

4 Titles by Trish Wylie
1 Title by Jennie Adams
1 Title by Anne McAllister
1 Title by Pat White
1 Title by Barbara Hannay

IN POLISH:

1 Title by Pat White


AND DON'T FORGET OUR NEW YEARS EVE PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT WHERE YOU CAN COME ALONG AND CONFESS YOUR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2007....

19 comments:

  1. I just searched the site to see if my movie had already been picked and I THINK I'm safe! I'd have to pick The Notebook! It's my new favourite romance because it not only showcases fun-loving first love, it shows how sometimes real life gets in the way, before true love conquers all. I also think it's THE most romantic movie because it shows love is not only for the young! This movie made me cry and cry and cry but at the same time made me hope me and my darling hubby are like that when we're old. Noah is my HERO!!!

    Hope I've got the timing right - not sure if you mean Midnight fri/sat or midnight sat/sun.

    RACH Blair

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  2. Only one!! That is hard...I love movies almost as much as books!

    Hmm...I think I will go with SLIDING DOORS. I love this movie. It has one of the most fascinating concepts...it simultaneously shows what happens to her life if Gwyneth Paltrow's character makes her train and what happens if she misses her train....kind of like two movies in one...and it is very well done. There is a very touching romance between Paltrow's character and John Hannah. The story touches on every emotion as well...humor, sadness, etc. It is one that I enjoy watching over and over...might have to get it out and watch it again.

    I usually go for romantic comedies, but this film just captured my attention and I loved it.

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  3. My favourite film of all time has to be Mr Holland's Opus. Not a traditional 'romance' but the theme of love runs through it all.
    The Holland's are already married. He is a teacher of music. It is the other great love of his life. His wife is a homemaker. When she falls pregnant, they believe it is the greatest thing that can happen to them, but when their son, Cole, is born, he is found to be profoundly deaf. This has a tremendous effect on the Hollands. He, because he'd dreamed of giving his son the gift of music and her, because she cannot communicate with her son. It is the fifties and society wants them to ignore their son. She finds a school where they teach sign language and goes against everyone's wishes. It causes problems in their marriage. At his school, there is a young girl who has a crush on him. Mr Holland has for years worked on his own musical opus but it has never had a name. He names it after this girl, Rowena, even though nothing happens between them. He just sees her as beautiful. She loves music like he does and has the most beautiful voice. Holland's wife learns about Rowena and hopes that nothing has occurred between the two.
    Years pass and it is time for Mr Holland' retirement from school. Cole is grown and they can actually communicate with their son and he has a life of his own, something the authorities once told them would be impossible. At his retirement 'do' the school brings back all of Mr Holland's past students and they have secretly rehearsed his opus (now renamed The American Theme) and they play it for him.
    It really is a most uplifting magnificent movie. It has me in tears every time and displays that love can be in many forms. True love, the love of music, the love of beauty, love through adversity and endearing love through the years.
    Definitely my movie of the week!

    P.S. German, please!

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  4. Houseboat with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. Lighthearted and fun with Cary as a Dad left to bring up his kids and Sophia on the run from her controlling father. Wonderfully uplifting and I defy you not to sing along to the tunes.

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  5. The Bridges of Madison County:
    Guy(Clint Eastwood) meets girl(Meryl Streep), only the problem is, girl is happily married with 2 children. Seemingly happy living the american dream until the true love of her life arrives for a brief few days and touches her for the rest of her life. Streep stays with her husband but up until the last minute is undecided as to what to do. Love it!!!

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  6. My choise would be Beautiful Mind. I love that movie! It tells about the life of mathematical genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash and his wife.


    German, Italian or Japanese.

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  7. My choice would be Ever After. I have always been a sucker for a cinderella story and this version was a very creative take on the fairy tale.

    Spanish


    Cherie J

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  8. I'd choose Cutting Edge about a figure skater and hockey player who pair up to compete at Nationals. A very cute romance!

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  9. I simply love and adore Cinema Paradiso. Empathetic, emotional, beautifully portrayed and well written. It is so touching and absolutely incredible. It conveys messages about people, lives and loves. This movie resounds in your heart and soul and is totally memorable.

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  10. A movie that I will never forget and has had such an influence upon me was In America. This special movie was sentimental but not cloying but it still tugs at the heartstrings and is moving and meaningful.

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  11. I may be dating myself but when I think of a wonderful romance what I envision is the movie, Brief Encounter. This represents true love and the aching desire for connection. Nothing can reach that pinnacle.

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  12. Moonstruck is my fave in that area. It is priceless since it has the charm of the actors, and the romantic comedy throughout which is unique and touching as well.

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  13. Random Harvest has since I first watched it given me the shivers. It is sentiment and heartbreaking love combined which makes it a truly beautiful collaboration.

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  14. Mostly Martha I just recently watched on my birthday and was entranced with this gem. An extraordinary story told with extreme care and a light touch. Romantic comedy with charcters who come to life onscreen. I was in love with the male lead immediately, charisma, charm and a sense of humor which made the movie a winner.

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  15. I don't think this one's been mentioned, ROMANCING THE STONE. what stands out the most for me is the chemistry between the two. And it wasn't your typical romance. I think its one of the first movies I ever remember seeing

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  16. I'd choose Dangerous Beauty. I love this movie. It plays out just like a historical romance book. It's about a Venetian courtesan who falls in love with a senator. He cannot marry her because of her class. Rufus Sewell plays the senator and I could just spend hours and hours watching him.

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  17. Only one is so hard to pick but I will pick Pride and Prejudice. Who can resist watching Mr. Darcy as he falls in love with Lizzie and the scenery and costumes are beautiful.

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  18. ROMANCING THE STONE for sure! The heroine is a romance novelist and the hero parallels the hero in her books. There's adventure, intrigue, danger, a foreign setting, fun and a happy-ever-after ending. What's NOT to love about this movie???

    Marilyn -- who is SO glad to find others who adore category romance

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  19. I would choose The Lake House. I loved that movie last year.

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