My latest giveaway is for 5 copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson courtesy of Valerie over at Hachette Book Group. I read this back when I had first started my blog and you can read my review here. Here’s a bit of a description of the book from Hachette…
Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she’s helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.
While Laurel’s life seems neatly on track– a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home– everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne’s backyard pool. Molly’s death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia’s help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.
Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family’s haunted past, the true state of Laurel’s marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.
Check out Part I and II of an interview with Joshilyn Jackson…
Want to win? The rules are simple:
- Leave me a comment and please leave an email address if I’m not familiar with who you are already
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Good luck!
Debs Desk says
Please include me in your giveaway.
I have heard such lovely things about this book. I would appreciate being included in the give- away.
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Literary Feline says
I’d like a chance to win a copy, Dar. Thanks!
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I’d love to read this book, include me in th giveaway Dar
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I’m always game to try my luck!!!
I keep hearing good things about this book. I’d love the chance to win this book. Please count me in. Thank you!
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Susan Helene Gottfried says
Okay, this one’s on my wishlist, so throw my name in the hat. Maybe we’ll ship it to Bridget… *grin*
I’ve posted about this at Win a Book. Thanks for the e-mail; I figure it’ll be at least a week before I’m caught up on my reader. AT LEAST.
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I’d love to be entered. My address is amandagignac [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!
Erika Lynn says
this book sounds amazing, count me in!
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Ann Diana Dinh, says
Count me in!
Please enter me for a chance to win this book! I’d love to read it!
please enter me in this giveaway.
sounds awesome! pls include my name for this too! 🙂
Carrie K. says
This book sounds fantastic – thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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What an awesome giveaway! I’ve read Jackson’s other books and really enjoyed both of them. 🙂
Obsessed Reader says
I LOVE Joshilyn Jackson! I have not had a chance to read this one, though. I would love to be included in the giveaway…thanks!!
I would love to read this!
I’d love to read this.
This looks great! Please enter me!
I’d like a chance to win a copy of this one. Thanks, Dar. 🙂
Another great contest, Dar! Please enter me in the drawing.
I’d love to win this book. It sounds great. Please enter me. Thanks.
she’s so animated in this interview. Thanks for the giveaway!
Great interview! I would love to read this!
Please count me in.
Please count me in on the drawing.
I’d love to be entered in this giveaway.
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Please enter me in this giveaway. I’ve been wanting to read this book for some time. Thanks! Indigo
This looks like a great book Dar…please enter me in this contest.
It sounds like an interesting book.
no need to enter me in the draw, i’m swamped with my TBR’s 🙂
Literate Housewife says
I really loved Gods in Alabama. If this book is only half as good, it’s well worth reading. I would love a chance to win a copy!
Looks like a great book, thanks!
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Wow this sounds like a really good story! Never heard of art quilting before but it sounds interesting too. Really need to pick this up regardless if I win or not…
Please enter me in your giveaway. I have to read this book. Please choose my name. Sounds like a terrific book.
I’d like to win, please enter me. Sararush at hotmail dot com
Cheryl S. says
Please count me in!
Ally M says
This book is on my short list of books I want so much to read. Thanks for the chance to win it!
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This sounds like an awesome book, and I would love a chance to win it, so thanks for offering it to us.
Sounds like a great book! Please enter me!
I’ve been dying to read this, but my book budget is bust. Please enter me. Thanks!
Please include me please.
Please include me, this looks great!
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Jill Robinson says
This has been on my “To Read” list!
3m (Michelle) says
I’d love an entry!
Thanks for the contest,
I have been wanting to read this! thanks! email@example.com
I’d like to enter.
I just found your blog today and will be back again to read more reviews. Please consider me for this giveaway! 🙂 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sue W. says
I would love to be included in this giveaway. Thank you for having it.
Please add my name to your draw. Thanks.
I would love to read this book. I enjoy things with intricate family dynamics especially including a scary mystery.
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Sounds like a great book. I hope I get an opportunity to read it. Thanks.
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I’d love to win this book about family, mysteries, and hidden agendas. Thanks.
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This sounds great!
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This is NOT an extra entry. I have a new gmail address,since mine got deleted. Its email@example.com which is almost the same as my old one. I am minishoes1 too.thanks
This book sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to read it!
I’ve heard so many great thing about “The Girl Who Stopped Swimming”. I would LOVE to read it!
Please enter me. Thanks!
I would LOVE to win this one.
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I’d love to win this. I’ve read another of her books (Gods in Alabama). Thanks so much!
This looks great! Please enter me!