Thursday, April 29, 2010

On Folly Beach ~ Giveaway!


I have not yet read this book, but I received a free copy for review later this month.

That being said, the publishers have offered me two copies to give away, so I figured maybe I could do that now and they'd get them to you so we could read "together" and discuss!


So, here's a short synopsis of the story (from the Tour website):


To most people, Folly Beach, South Carolina, is simply the last barrier island before the Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary, which is why Janie Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Janie from the loss of her husband in Afghanistan.


Janie is at first resistant, but intrigued after finding love letters and an image of a beautiful bottle tree in a box of used books from Folly's Finds, and decides to take the plunge. The store's seller insists on one condition: Janie must allow Lulu, the late owner's elderly sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard. Historically, bottle trees were brought by African slaves to the American South, and Janie had grown up with one in her backyard, and it has always been a symbol of refuge to her.


Janie generally ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters, wanting to learn more. But the more she discovers of the letters' authors, the closer she feels to Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during World War II are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control, sixty years apart, have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope for a second chance...


If you're interested there are a few ways to win!


MANDATORY ENTRY:

* Leave me a comment with the title and author of one of your favorite books ever!


EXTRA ENTRIES (leave a separate comment for each one, please):

* Follow me and let me know!

* Follow me on twitter @goodgirlgonered (leave me your handle so I can follow you back!)

* Tweet (or retweet) about this giveaway


That's it. Not too many exciting extra entries, I just want to get these free books out to two people who are interested in reading, ya know? So, have at it! And good luck!

Oh yeah, I'll keep this open and pick the lucky winners on May 5th. A Cinco de Mayo win! :) [And easy enough for me to remember!]

15 comments:

Mammatalk said...

Pick me! Pick me! I just finished
The Help by Kathryn Stockett and absolutely adored it. An all time fav!

varunner said...

Well, you KNEW I was going to enter, right? ;-) This book sounds awesome. Great summer read I'm sure.
Favorite book? How do you choose just one when you have more like 50?!? I guess The Secret History is way way up there :-)

varunner said...

Off to go tweet.

LabMom said...

Favorite Author: Carl Hiaasen
Favorite CH book: Sick Puppy.

But if you know me, you know I too am a sick puppy, so why is that not surprising!!

Amy said...

My favorite book ever? I have so many that I enjoy. I just read "The Geometry of Sisters" by Luanne Rice and loved it. I am a huge Luanne Rice fan.

Amy said...

I follow...but don't tweet.

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

My favorite book right as of right now is gah. im just gonna say it. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Losing everything for something you're not suppoesd to have anyway? just a good story. and well i'm one of those moms!

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

I am now following you =)

jenn@peacelovemommy.com

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

now a Twitter follower!!

@PeaceLoveMommy2

nycgirl0501 said...

Let's see favorite book & Author. I have so many its hard to pick but I'll go with The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I NEVER ever get tired of reading that book I've read it twice so far and each time get knew details because it is full of New Orleans history. I adore it!


I follow you on blogger.

I follow you on Twitter

Here is my Tweet proof :)
http://twitter.com/nycgirl0501/status/13312207185

Julie said...

One of my favorites that I read a couple years ago was Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Julie said...

I follow your blog!

Julie said...

I finally signed up for Twitter and am following you now. My handle? Hmmm. I think I'm in there under My Book Retreat....is that my handle??? I haven't the slightest idea!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I follow you on blogger

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